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Damsel in Distress, ADamsel in Distress, A (1937)
Dir. George Stevens
Feat. Fred Astaire, George Burns, Joan Fontaine
A wealthy American entertainer (Astaire) must win the heart of a lovely English lady (Fontaine). His efforts to woo are drastically hindered by her…
Women, TheWomen, The (1939)
Dir. George Cukor
Feat. Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell
They gossip! They bitch! They cackle! What does one expect with a cast of 135 women. Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford and Rosalind Russell head the…
RebeccaRebecca (1940) Recommended
Dir. Alfred Hitchcock
Feat. Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders
A masterful gothic romance about a nobleman's second wife who becomes haunted by the image of his beloved first. Hitchcock's first American film was…
SuspicionSuspicion (1941) Recommended
Dir. Alfred Hitchcock
Feat. Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine
One of Hitch's first American films uses the artificial charms of Cary Grant to strangely sinister effect, as a manipulative playboy whom wife Joan…
Jane EyreJane Eyre (1943)
Dir. Robert Stevenson
Feat. Joan Fontaine, Orson Welles, Peggy Ann Garner
Orphan Jane's (Joan Fontaine) harsh childhood and strange marriage are fuel for splendid gothic melodrama in this version of Charlotte Bronte's…
Frenchman's CreekFrenchman's Creek (1944)
Dir. Mitchell Leisen
Feat. Joan Fontaine, Arturo de Córdova, Basil Rathbone
A faithful adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's novel about an aristocratic English woman who falls in love with a French pirate during the reign of…
Letter from an Unknown WomanLetter from an Unknown Woman (1948) Recommended
Dir. Max Ophuls
Feat. Joan Fontaine, Louis Jourdan
Joan Fontaine waxes regretfully in a letter to her object of infatuation, a womanizing concert pianist (dishy Louis Jourdan) in late 19th Century…
IvanhoeIvanhoe (1952)
Dir. Richard Thorpe
Feat. Robert Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine
Boisterous Middle–Ages spectacular featuring brutal action scenes.
Bigamist, TheBigamist, The (1953)
Dir. Ida Lupino
Feat. Edmond O'Brien, Joan Fontaine, Ida Lupino
A San Francisco adoption agency, investigating salesman Edmond O'Brien and wife Joan Fontaine, discover he has a second life, and wife, in LA.…
Beyond a Reasonable DoubtBeyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956)
Dir. Fritz Lang
Feat. Dana Andrews, Joan Fontaine, Sidney Blackmer
This bleak film noir from director Fritz Lang is a triumph of style and mood with a cynical take on fate and the human condition. An impeccably…

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