Following the death of publishing tycoon Charles Foster Kane, reporters scramble to uncover the meaning of his final utterance; “Rosebud”.
Mother Gin Sling operates the finest gambling house in Shanghai. Only when the newly arrived landowner Sir Guy Charteris threatens to make her close shop, she decides to return the favor.
Coolie: “You like-ee Chinee New Year?”
Tired of churning out lightweight comedies, Hollywood director John L. Sullivan (Joel McCrea) decides to make O Brother, Where Art Thou? - a serious, socially responsible film about human suffering.
“Once long ago, as a teenage cinephile, I found myself sitting in front of Sturges’ The Lady Eve (1941). I had been told it was a masterpiece but, as is the case with every cinephile, I needed to be personally convinced of its greatness – so I waited for the epiphany to arrive.