Notorious (1946)…Alfred Hitchcock
High Society (1956)...William Beaudine
A Foreign Affair (1948)...Billy Wilder
The More the Merrier (1943)...George Stevens
The Devil and Miss Jones (1941)...Sam Wood
The Lady Eve (1941)...Preston Sturges
Casablanca (1942)...Michael Curtiz
The African Queen (1951)...John Huston
Little Women (1949)...Mervyn LeRoy
Ball Of Fire (1941)...Howard Hawks
I’m not much of a comedy person, but the Valentine’s Day list includes four that I think are near to perfection: The More The Merrier, The Devil and Miss Jones, The Lady Eve, and Ball of Fire.
I’ve never seen A Foreign Affair, so I’m looking forward to seeing the movie that became the impetus for Billy Wilder’s direction of Witness for the Prosecution; according to Robert Osborne, Marlene Dietrich agreed to play Christine in Witness only if Billy Wilder would direct, and this proviso was based on her positive experience working with him on A Foreign Affair. Also, I’m a huge Jean Arthur fan, so I am excited about seeing her in role that is new to me.
I would love to hear what my fellow philes are looking forward to watching!