Tommy Scott goes to a Connecticut college to become a doctor, but is soon discovered to be a prodigious football talent. He becomes a national star and falls in love, but fame and ill-advised financial deals threaten to ruin his future.
Month: August 2020
Young lovers on the run in Paris attempt to elude a number of sinister characters. French new-wave filmmaker Claude Chabrol, appearing in a bizarre role as a voyeur, is one of many in-jokes/references to Fuller’s fascination with European culture.
Sicilian opera lover Matteo Scuro is a retired bureaucrat who wants to have a family reunion. When most of his adult children cancel their trip to Sicily, Matteo decides to take the train to them. On each visit to a different part of Italy, he learns about the lies that his family has been telling him, including a significant one about his missing son, Alvaro.
A rising tennis star falls for an older woman engaged with a wealthy man she doesn’t love. Will he become the next John McEnroe? Will she choose love over financial security?
Widowed mother Charlotte Lord would like to marry wealthy Guy Barton, but Bartons’ avaricious ex-wife Sybil insists upon contesting their recent Mexican divorce. Charlotte’s daughters Jane, Leni and Marilyn conspire to put Sybil out of the way by pairing her off with Steve Nelson, gilding the lily by convincing Nelson to pose as Argentine cattle baron Don Pablo Viscente. The ruse almost works, but then the real Don Pablo shows up. Undaunted, the Lord girls concoct a variety of additional schemes to smooth the path of romance for their mother and the eligible Mr. Barton.
An ambitious grain trader Chris Martin, who through fair and foul means corners the wheat market and becomes a millionaire. Outgrowing his humble farm beginnings, Chris makes a bid for respectability by marrying Chicago socialite Cynthia Flint. Meanwhile, Chris’s ex-sweetheart Ellen marries his down-to-earth brother Walt, who has chosen to remain on the family farm. Inevitably, the two brothers find themselves on opposite sides when Chris’s greed overtakes his common sense.