Barbara Wyatt-Hollis is an English professor who begins to fall under the effects of Alzheimer’s. The film documents her decline and the emotional turmoil it causes for her. It also show how the changes impact her husband, George, and their children. The film also looks at the process by which families can be educated and supported to deal with the impact of the disease, as well what is done for those afflicted.
In a small English coal town, aspiring artist Paul Morel sets out to break free of the difficult mining life that has hardened his father, Walter, and killed his brother. His wishes appear to come true when local art lover Henry Hadlock offers to send him to art school in London. However, Paul’s deep love for his kind but possessive mother, Gertrude, threatens to keep him from abandoning his old life.
Starry-eyed Czech immigrant Krystyna journeys to New York City to meet her hero, Anna, a once-famous actress from her homeland. Having passed her Hollywood prime, Anna now struggles to find even bit parts in movies, and so instead begins mentoring young Krystyna, encouraging her in her own pursuit of stardom. As one star’s career fades and another’s begins to rise, the two women band together to overcome inequities in the unforgiving world of show business.
Boxer Jack Jefferson is the world’s reigning heavyweight boxing champion. There’s just one problem, he is also the first black heavyweight champion, and that bothers a lot of people. Jack’s celebration is cut short, as Jack is framed for crossing a state line with Eleanor, his white fiancé, a violation of the Mann Act. Facing a prison sentence, Jack escapes to Europe, with Eleanor in tow, encountering problems in England, and then France, and eventually landing in Cuba. In Havana, Jack agrees to enter the boxing ring for what might be the bout of his life.
An aging salesman is fired from his job after a long career in it. Broken, without much to look forward to, he tries reconnecting with his wife and kids who he had always put down as he dedicated himself to work.
The daydreams of a provincial Italian husband just before his solo trip to Sweden provide the basis of this comedy. Naturally, things don’t go exactly as planned, but that is when all the fun begins.
An industrialist and a pianist meet on a trip and fall in love. Through a quirk of fate, they are reported dead in a crash though they weren’t on the plane. This gives them the opportunity to live together free from their previous lives. Unfortunately, this artificial arrangement leads to greater and greater stress. Eventually the situation collapses when they come to pursue their original, individual interests without choosing a common path.
The ever-popular Maria Felix stars as a white woman who enters into a romance with a Mexican Indian, played by singing star Pedro Infante (who died shortly after the film’s completion). The racial barriers between the lovers prove to be insurmountable, resulting in tragedy. Director Ismael Rodriguez spends a great deal of time establishing the folklore and traditions of Infante’s people, much to the fascination of his audience.