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English Playwright

Noël Coward

  • Dec 16, 1899 - Mar 26, 1973 (age 73)
  • 6' 0" (1.83 m)
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2017
Nomination2017

Best Revival of a Play

Nominated for "Present Laughter".
Tony Award
2013
Greatest Hits
AlbumJul 8, 2013

Greatest Hits

Greatest Hits released.
2012
SongNov 8, 2012

The Stately Homes of England
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His Greatest Show Songs
AlbumNov 8, 2012

His Greatest Show Songs

His Greatest Show Songs released.
SongNov 8, 2012

Don't Let's Be Beastly To The Germans
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The Plays & Poems of Noël Coward
AlbumOct 30, 2012

The Plays & Poems of Noël Coward

The Plays & Poems of Noël Coward released.
Mad Dogs and Englishmen [AP]
AlbumFeb 28, 2012

Mad Dogs and Englishmen [AP]

Mad Dogs and Englishmen [AP] released.
2011
A Portrait of Noel Coward
AlbumDec 7, 2011

A Portrait of Noel Coward

A Portrait of Noel Coward released.
A  Talent to Amuse: Original Recordings 1931-55
AlbumDec 6, 2011

A Talent to Amuse: Original Recordings …

A Talent to Amuse: Original Recordings 1931-55 released.
Conversation Piece
AlbumOct 11, 2011

Conversation Piece

Conversation Piece released.
2009
Revue and War Years 1928-1952
AlbumSep 15, 2009

Revue and War Years 1928-1952

Revue and War Years 1928-1952 released.
2008
Mad About [Box Set]
AlbumJun 24, 2008

Mad About [Box Set]

Mad About [Box Set] released.
Conversation Piece and Other Musical Plays
AlbumMar 3, 2008

Conversation Piece and Other Musical Pl…

Conversation Piece and Other Musical Plays released.
2007
SongAug 21, 2007

The Party's Over Now
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2005
Mad About the Boy
AlbumMay 24, 2005

Mad About the Boy

Mad About the Boy released.
2004
Noel Coward Album: Noel Coward Live from Las Vegas & New York
AlbumMar 1, 2004

Noel Coward Album: Noel Coward Live fr…

Noel Coward Album: Noel Coward Live from Las Vegas & New …
Noel Coward Album: Noel Coward Live from Las Vegas & New York released.
Vol. 4: 1944-1951 - I Wonder What Happened to Him
AlbumJan 5, 2004

Vol. 4: 1944-1951 - I Wonder What Happ…

Vol. 4: 1944-1951 - I Wonder What Happened to Him released.
2002
Mad About the Boy: Complete Recordings, Vol. 3
AlbumNov 19, 2002

Mad About the Boy: Complete Recording…

Mad About the Boy: Complete Recordings, Vol. 3 released.
Best Revival of a Play
Nomination2002

Best Revival of a Play

Nominated for "Private Lives".
Tony Award
Best Revival of a Play
Award2002

Best Revival of a Play

Won award for "Private Lives".
Tony Award
2001
Mad Dogs & Englishmen: Complete Recordings, Vol. 2
AlbumOct 16, 2001

Mad Dogs & Englishmen: Complete Rec…

Mad Dogs & Englishmen: Complete Recordings, Vol. 2 released.
2000
Relative Values
MovieJun 23, 2000

Relative Values

A comedy of discriminating taste and dirty little secrets, the …
A comedy of discriminating taste and dirty little secrets, the story is set in 1952 England, where Nigel, the Earl of Marshwood, woos Hollywood star Miranda Frayle, upsetting both his mother, Countess Felicity of Marshwood, and her former love, fellow Hollywood star Don Lucas. Right before the engagement party to be held at Marshwood, Moxie, the Countess's personal maid and best friend reveals that Miranda is her estranged sister. Crestwell, the Countess's butler, quickly devises a plan-but an inebriated Lucas's arrival at Marshwood to try to talk to Miranda causes all chaos to break loose.
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Nomination2000

Outstanding Broadway Play

Nominated for "Waiting in the Wings".
Outer Critics Circle Award
1999
On the Air: Rare Unknown Broadcasts 1944-1948
AlbumNov 16, 1999

On the Air: Rare Unknown Broadcasts 1…

On the Air: Rare Unknown Broadcasts 1944-1948 …
On the Air: Rare Unknown Broadcasts 1944-1948 released.
The Revues
AlbumOct 14, 1999

The Revues

The Revues released.
SongSep 6, 1999

20th Century Blues
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The Great Shows
AlbumSep 6, 1999

The Great Shows

The Great Shows released.
Noel Coward Sings His New Broadway Hit - Sail Away
AlbumJul 12, 1999

Noel Coward Sings His New Broadway …

Noel Coward Sings His New Broadway Hit - Sail Away …
Noel Coward Sings His New Broadway Hit - Sail Away released.
Legends of the 20th Century
AlbumMay 10, 1999

Legends of the 20th Century

Legends of the 20th Century released.
Sings Sail Away and Other Coward Rarities
AlbumJan 19, 1999

Sings Sail Away and Other Coward Rariti…

Sings Sail Away and Other Coward Rarities released.
1997
Nomination1997

Best Revival of a Play

Nominated for "Present Laughter".
Tony Award
1996
The Real Las Vegas
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TV ShowDec 1, 1996

The Real Las Vegas

It's a city that's larger than life. A city without limits. A glittering …
It's a city that's larger than life. A city without limits. A glittering mecca of excess and forbidden desires. THE REAL LAS VEGAS tells the fascinating story of this fabled place and the ...
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The Songs of Noel Coward
AlbumAug 20, 1996

The Songs of Noel Coward

The Songs of Noel Coward released.
London Pride
AlbumMar 26, 1996

London Pride

London Pride released.
1995
A Talent to Amuse: The Words and Music of Noël Coward
AlbumOct 13, 1995

A Talent to Amuse: The Words and Musi…

A Talent to Amuse: The Words and Music of Noël Coward released.
Noel Coward Sings the Girl Who Came to Supper
AlbumAug 22, 1995

Noel Coward Sings the Girl Who Came t…

Noel Coward Sings the Girl Who Came to Supper released.
1994
The Compact Coward
AlbumJan 1, 1994

The Compact Coward

The Compact Coward released.
1993
Sail Away [Original Broadway Cast]
AlbumSep 15, 1993

Sail Away [Original Broadway Cast]

Sail Away [Original Broadway Cast] released.
The Masters' Voice -- Noel Coward: His HMV Recordings 1928 to 1953
AlbumAug 17, 1993

The Masters' Voice -- Noel Coward: His …

The Masters' Voice -- Noel Coward: His HMV Recordings 1928 to …
The Masters' Voice -- Noel Coward: His HMV Recordings 1928 to 1953 released.
Sutherland Sings Coward
AlbumJan 1, 1993

Sutherland Sings Coward

Sutherland Sings Coward released.
1992
The Masters' Voice (disc 4)
AlbumAug 17, 1992

The Masters' Voice (disc 4)

The Masters' Voice (disc 4) released.
The Girl Who Came to Supper
AlbumJan 1, 1992

The Girl Who Came to Supper

The Girl Who Came to Supper released.
1991
SongJul 30, 1991

Why Must the Show Go On?
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1990
Together With Music
AlbumOct 25, 1990

Together With Music

Together With Music released.
1989
SongJan 1, 1989

I Went to a Marvelous Party
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Noel Coward Sings Noel Coward
AlbumJan 1, 1989

Noel Coward Sings Noel Coward

Noel Coward Sings Noel Coward released.
1974
Brief Encounter
MovieNov 12, 1974

Brief Encounter

Dr. Alec Harvey travels by train to the city once a week to visit …
Dr. Alec Harvey travels by train to the city once a week to visit the local hospital. One day, when a passing train kicks up dirt and the dirt lands in a woman's eyes, he comes to the woman's rescue, wiping the dirt away. Harvey's interaction with the woman is brief. Harvey has no idea fate has something planned for him: When Harvey sees the same woman again, he recognizes her and begins to chat with her. Harvey soon learns that her name is Anna, and she is a social worker who also travels to the city once a week. Although they are married, they begin to see each other.
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Nomination1974

Best Play

Nominated for "Noel Coward in Two Keys".
Outer Critics Circle Award
Award1974

Best Play

Won award for "Noel Coward in Two Keys".
Outer Critics Circle Award
1973
Noël Coward
PersonalMarch 1973

Noël Coward

Noël Coward passed away.
1970
Award1970

Special Tony Award

Won Special Tony Award.
1969
The Italian Job
MovieJun 5, 1969

The Italian Job

Charlie has a "job" to do. Having just left prison, he finds one …
Charlie has a "job" to do. Having just left prison, he finds one of his friends has attempted a high risk job in Italy right under the nose of the Mafia. Charlie's friend doesn't get very far, so Charlie takes over the "job". Using three Mini Coopers, a couple of Jaguars, and a bus, he hopes to bring Torino to a standstill, steal the gold, and escape.
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1968
Boom!
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MovieMay 26, 1968

Boom!

Film version of playwright Tennessee Williams' "The …
Film version of playwright Tennessee Williams' "The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore" involves very wealthy Flora 'Sissy' Goforth, supposedly dying, and living in a large mansion on a secluded island with her servants and nurses; into her life comes a mysterious man, Angelo Del Morte and "the Witch of Capri." The mysterious man may or may not be "The Angel of Death".
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The Dick Cavett Show
TV ShowMar 4, 1968

The Dick Cavett Show

The Dick Cavett Show was the title of several talk shows hosted …
The Dick Cavett Show was the title of several talk shows hosted by Dick Cavett on various television networks, including: ABC daytime ABC prime time ABC late night CBS prime time PBS USA Network prime time ABC late night CNBC TCM Cavett taped his programs in New York City.
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1967
Androcles and the Lion
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MovieNov 15, 1967

Androcles and the Lion

The story of Androcles, the …
The story of Androcles, the simple-hearted Christian tailor whose friendship with a lion saves himself and his friends from martyrdom in the Roman Colosseum.
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Omnibus
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TV ShowOct 13, 1967

Omnibus

Omnibus is an arts-based British documentary series, …
Omnibus is an arts-based British documentary series, broadcast mainly on BBC1 in the United Kingdom. The programme was the successor to the long-running arts-based series Monitor. It ran from 1967 until 2003, usually being transmitted on Sunday evenings. During its 35-year history, the programme won 12 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards.
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1966
Bitter Sweet
AlbumJan 1, 1966

Bitter Sweet

Bitter Sweet released.
1965
Bunny Lake Is Missing
MovieOct 3, 1965

Bunny Lake Is Missing

Ann Lake has recently …
Ann Lake has recently settled in England with her daughter, Bunny. When she goes to retrieve her daughter after the girl's first day at school, no one has any record of Bunny having been registered. When even the police can find no trace that the girl ever existed, they wonder if the child was only a fantasy of Ann's. When Ann's brother backs up the police's suspicions, she appears to be a mentally-disturbed individual. Are they right?
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1964
Ninety Years On
MovieNov 29, 1964

Ninety Years On

A live variety show on the eve of Winston Churchill's Ninetieth …
A live variety show on the eve of Winston Churchill's Ninetieth birthday, comprising of music and comedy sketches from the past 90 years and a look at Churchill's life.
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Paris When It Sizzles
MovieMar 1, 1964

Paris When It Sizzles

Hollywood producer …
Hollywood producer Alexander Meyerheimer has hired drunken writer Richard Benson to write his latest movie. Benson has been holed up in a Paris apartment supposedly working on the script for months, but instead has spent the time living it up. Benson now has just two days to the deadline and thus hires a temporary secretary, Gabrielle Simpson, to help him complete it in time.
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Nomination1964

Best Author

Nominated for "The Girl Who Came to Supper".
Tony Award
Nomination1964

Best Author

Nominated for "The Girl Who Came to Supper".
Tony Award
Nomination1964

Best Book of a Musical

Nominated for "The Girl Who Came to Supper".
Tony Award
Nomination1964

Best Book of a Musical

Nominated for "The Girl Who Came to Supper".
Tony Award
Nomination1964

Best Direction of a Musical

Nominated for "High Spirits".
Tony Award
Nomination1964

Best Direction of a Musical

Nominated for "High Spirits".
Tony Award
1960
Surprise Package
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MovieSep 22, 1960

Surprise Package

An American gangster is exiled from the United States for …
An American gangster is exiled from the United States for criminal activity and is sent back to the Greek island where he was born. Once on the island, he is watched by a corrupt local ...
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1959
Our Man in Havana
MovieDec 30, 1959

Our Man in Havana

Jim Wormold, who is a vacuum cleaner salesman, …
Jim Wormold, who is a vacuum cleaner salesman, participates as an Agent in the British Secret Service. But he soon realizes that his plans by lying are going to get him into trouble.
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CBS Reports
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TV ShowOct 27, 1959

CBS Reports

CBS Reports is the umbrella title used for documentaries by …
CBS Reports is the umbrella title used for documentaries by CBS News which aired starting in 1959 through the 1990s. The series sometimes aired as a wheel series rotating with 60 Minutes (or other similar CBS News series), as a series of its own, or as specials. The program aired as a constant series from 1959 to 1971.
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1956
Around the World in 80 Days
MovieOct 17, 1956

Around the World in 80 Days

Victorian-era Englishman …
Victorian-era Englishman Phileas Fogg proclaims before his fellow members of a London gentleman's club that he can circumnavigate the globe in a mere eighty days, further boasting that he will bet the princely sum of twenty thousand pounds sterling on the success of his endeavor. With his stalwart manservant Passepartout alongside, he goes forth on his adventure, pursued by a dogged Police Inspector who suspects Fogg of chicanery.
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Blithe Spirit
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MovieJan 14, 1956

Blithe Spirit

Television adaptation of Noel Coward's famous play about …
Television adaptation of Noel Coward's famous play about an unhappily married man plagued by the spirit of his dead previous wife.
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Best Musical Contribution For Television
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Nomination1956

Best Musical Contribution For Television

Nominated for "Ford Star Jubilee".
Primetime Emmy Award
1955
Ford Star Jubilee
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TV ShowSep 24, 1955

Ford Star Jubilee

Ford Star Jubilee is an American anthology series that aired …
Ford Star Jubilee is an American anthology series that aired once a month on Saturday nights on CBS at 9:00 P.M., E.S.T. from the fall of 1955 to the fall of 1956 (With a summer hiatus). The series was approximately 90 minutes long, broadcast in black-and-white and color, and was typically telecast live. Ford Star Jubilee was sponsored by the Ford Motor Company.
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1954
I'll See You Again
AlbumJan 1, 1954

I'll See You Again

I'll See You Again released.
1953
Person to Person
TV ShowOct 2, 1953

Person to Person

Person to Person is a popular television program in the …
Person to Person is a popular television program in the United States that originally ran from 1953 to 1961, with two episodes of an attempted revival airing in 2012. Edward R. Murrow hosted the original series from its inception in 1953 until 1959, interviewing celebrities in their homes from a comfortable chair in his New York studio (his opening: "Good evening, I'm Ed Murrow. And the name of the program is 'Person to Person'. It's all live – there's no film"). In the last two years of its original run, Charles Collingwood was the host.
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1952
Meet Me Tonight
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MovieSep 9, 1952

Meet Me Tonight

An omnibus of three Noel Coward tales: the first, "The Red …
An omnibus of three Noel Coward tales: the first, "The Red Peppers" (featuring Kay Walsh, Ted Ray, Martita Hunt, Frank Pettingell and Bill Fraser) about a bickering vaudeville couple who ...
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1950
The Astonished Heart
MovieFeb 14, 1950

The Astonished Heart

The film begins with a scene in which Barbara rings Leonora …
The film begins with a scene in which Barbara rings Leonora to tell her that something has happened to Chris. At this point, we don't know who Chris is or what has happened, only that he has lost conciousness. The film then flashes back a year, to when the old friends Barbara and Leonora meet again after having lost contact for many years. Time has not strained their relationship it seems, and Barbara invites Leonora to her house a few days later to meet her husband. Her husband Chris, a pompous, austere psychologist, gets off to a bad start with Leonora. The two despise each other until one night when Barbara has to leave town to look after her mother. Because of this, she is unable to go to the play she had arranged to go with Leonora to. Chris reluctantly decides to go in place of Barbara, and the two hit it off and begin a relationship.
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What's My Line?
TV ShowFeb 2, 1950

What's My Line?

What's My Line? is a panel game show that originally ran in the …
What's My Line? is a panel game show that originally ran in the United States on the CBS Television Network from 1950 to 1967, with a dozen international versions and subsequent U.S. revivals. The game uses celebrity panelists to question contestants in order to determine their occupation, i.e., "line [of work]," with panelists being called on to identify a weekly celebrity "mystery guest" while blindfolded. It is the longest-running U.S. primetime network television game-show. Moderated by John Charles Daly and with regular panelists Dorothy Kilgallen, Arlene Francis, and Bennett Cerf, What's My Line? won three Emmy Awards for "Best Quiz or Audience Participation Show" in 1952, 1953, and 1958 and the Golden Globe for Best TV Show in 1962.
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1946
Best Dramatic Presentation
Nomination1946

Best Dramatic Presentation

Nominated for "Blithe Spirit".
Retro Hugo Award
1945
Brief Encounter
MovieNov 13, 1945

Brief Encounter

At a café on a railway station, housewife Laura Jesson …
At a café on a railway station, housewife Laura Jesson meets doctor Alec Harvey. Although they are both already married, they gradually fall in love with each other. They continue to meet every Thursday in the small café, although they know that their love is impossible.
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Blithe Spirit
MovieApr 5, 1945

Blithe Spirit

Charles and his second wife, Ruth, are haunted by the spirit of …
Charles and his second wife, Ruth, are haunted by the spirit of his first wife, Elvira. Medium Madame Arcati tries to help things out by contacting the ghost.
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Graham Payn
Relationship1945

Graham Payn

Graham Payn (25 April 1918 – 4 November 2005) was a …
Graham Payn (25 April 1918 – 4 November 2005) was a South African-born English actor and singer, also known for being the life partner of the playwright Noël Coward. Beginning as a boy soprano, Payn later made a career as a singer and actor in the works of Coward and others. After Coward's death, Payn ran the Coward estate for 22 years.
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1944
This Happy Breed
MovieMay 28, 1944

This Happy Breed

Noël Coward's attempt to show how the ordinary people lived …
Noël Coward's attempt to show how the ordinary people lived between the wars. Just after World War I, the Gibbons family moves to a nice house in the suburbs. An ordinary sort of life is led by the family through the years with average number of triumphs and disasters until the outbreak of World War II.
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1943
Best Original Screenplay
Nomination1943

Best Original Screenplay

Nominated for "In Which We Serve".
Academy Award
Best Picture
Nomination1943

Best Picture

Nominated for "In Which We Serve".
Academy Award
1942
In Which We Serve
MovieSep 17, 1942

In Which We Serve

This is the story of a British Naval ship, H.M.S. Torrin, from its …
This is the story of a British Naval ship, H.M.S. Torrin, from its construction to its sinking in the Mediterranean during action in World War II. The ship's first and only commanding officer is the experienced Captain E.V. Kinross, who trains his men not only to be loyal to him, but to the country, and most importantly, to themselves. They face challenges at sea, and also at home. They lose some of their shipmates in action, and some of their loved ones in the devastation that is the blitz. Throughout it all, the men of the Torrin serve valiantly and heroically.
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We Were Dancing
MovieFeb 20, 1942

We Were Dancing

Princess Victoria 'Vicki' Wilomirska and Baron Nicholas Eugen …
Princess Victoria 'Vicki' Wilomirska and Baron Nicholas Eugen August Wolfgang 'Nikki' Prax are expatriate European nobles with no assets or property except their aristocratic pedigrees. They have become professional house guests at homes of socially ambitious nouveau riche Americans who want the prestige of playing hosts to these titled spongers. However, when Vicki and Nikki want to get married, they find that married royals are not in demand as eligibly unmarried ones. Ultimately one of these socially attractive, unambitious bluebloods will have to do the unthinkable and actually get a job.
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Academy Honorary Award
Award1942

Academy Honorary Award

Won award for "In Which We Serve".
1935
The Scoundrel
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MovieApr 30, 1935

The Scoundrel

A ruthless, cynical, hated publisher is killed in a plane crash, …
A ruthless, cynical, hated publisher is killed in a plane crash, doomed to be a "restless" spirit for being unloved. A heavenly power gives him a month on Earth to find one person to shed a tear for him before his fate is sealed.
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1933
Design for Living
MovieNov 22, 1933

Design for Living

While traveling through France, the playwright Thomas B. 'Tom' …
While traveling through France, the playwright Thomas B. 'Tom' Chambers and his best friend, the painter George Curtis meet Gilda Farrell and they fall in love with her. Gilda is "protected" by the wealthy Max Plunkett and Tom and George are losers, but she cannot decide between them who could be her boyfriend. So she proposes a gentleman's agreement where they would be friends without having sex. She decides to criticize their works and they become successful. But will their platonic relationship work?
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Tonight Is Ours
MovieJan 21, 1933

Tonight Is Ours

Tonight Is Ours is a 1933 American Pre-Code drama film …
Tonight Is Ours is a 1933 American Pre-Code drama film directed by Stuart Walker and starring Claudette Colbert, Fredric March and Alison Skipworth. Made by Paramount Pictures, it is based on the play The Queen Was in the Parlour by Noël Coward.
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1931
Private Lives
MovieDec 12, 1931

Private Lives

Elyot and Sibyl are being married in a big church ceremony. …
Elyot and Sibyl are being married in a big church ceremony. Amanda and Victor are being married by a French Justice of the Peace. Both couples go to a hotel on the same day and are put in adjoining rooms with adjoining terraces. Things go fine until Amanda sees her former husband Elyot on the adjacent terrace. While they both pretend to be happy, both make plans to leave, but their spouses do not want to leave as it is their respective honeymoons. So the other spouses each go down to the bar. This leaves Elyot and Amanda together and they reminisce. Before long, the sparks again fly and they both decide to leave together to the Mountains of Switzerland. They love, they bicker, they fight, they stop. Then it begins over and over. Then Victor and Sibyl show up at their chalet.
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1928
Easy Virtue
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MovieMar 5, 1928

Easy Virtue

Larita Filton is named as correspondent in a …
Larita Filton is named as correspondent in a scandalous divorce case. She escapes to France to rebuild her life where she meets John Whittaker. They are later married, but John's well-to-do family finds out Larita's secret.
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1923
Prince George, Duke of Kent
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Prince George, Duke of Kent

Prince George, Duke of Kent …
Prince George, Duke of Kent KG KT GCMG GCVO (George Edward Alexander Edmund; 20 December 1902 – 25 August 1942) was a member of the British Royal Family, the fourth son and fifth child of King George V and Queen Mary, and younger brother of Kings Edward VIII and George VI. He held the title of Duke of Kent from 1934 until his death in a military air-crash on 25 August 1942.
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1918
Hearts of the World
MovieJan 1, 1918

Hearts of the World

Young lovers in a French village are torn apart with the …
Young lovers in a French village are torn apart with the coming of the Great War.
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1899
Noël Coward
BirthDecember 1899

Noël Coward

Noël Coward was born.
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