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HISTORY IS MADE AT NIGHT: Hard to Define, Harder to Forget

History Is Made At Night: Charles Boyer, Jean Arthur and Colin Clive, under the gloriously romantic direction of Frank Borzage. What’s not to love? But loving it is easier than explaining it. Clive plays Bruce Vail, a deeply crazed shipping magnate whose creepy scheme to hang onto his wife Irene (Arthur)  drives her straight into …

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Charles Boyer: A Birthday Celebration

Happy Birthday, Charles Boyer! I love you beyond all reason and sanity. This photo, taken during one of his many shifts at the Hollywood Canteen, really seems to capture him: warm, real, and totally un-movie-star-ish. Absent are the silly studio-mandated shoe lifts and toupee, which he never wore off camera—and you can see how hideously disappointed Claudette …

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