THE BISHOP’S WIFE
1947, Park Circus, 109 min, USA, Dir: Henry Koster

When a bishop (David Niven) trying to build a cathedral prays for divine guidance, he gets it in the form of a charismatic angel named Dudley (Cary Grant). Focused on raising construction funds, the bishop neglects many things - including his wife (Loretta Young), to whom Dudley is eventually drawn. This delightful Christmastime comedy was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning one for Best Sound.


HARVEY
1950, Universal, 104 min, USA, Dir: Henry Koster

Easily the greatest movie ever made starring a 6-foot-3-inch invisible rabbit. Jimmy Stewart gives his own favorite performance as Elwood P. Dowd, a perfectly nice guy whose best pal nobody can see, leading his sister (Oscar winner Josephine Hull) to try to get him committed. Featuring Cecil Kellaway, Wallace Ford and, in his film debut, Jesse White. Based on Mary Chase’s play (in which Stewart previously starred), written to cheer up a neighbor whose son was killed in WWII. A warm, wonderful and truly ageless comedy!


FLOWER DRUM SONG
1961, IDP Films, 133 min, USA, Dir: Henry Koster

In this adaptation of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Broadway musical, Mei Li (Miyoshi Umeki) arrives in San Francisco for an arranged marriage, but husband-to-be Sammy Fong (Jack Soo) is more interested in Linda Low (Nancy Kwan), a singer at his nightclub. While their parents feel bound by tradition, Mei Li and Sammy would prefer to follow their hearts - something that becomes easier to do when it turns out that another young man (James Shigeta) also is looking for a bride. Features choreography by Hermes Pan and such memorable songs as “I Enjoy Being a Girl.”


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