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Private Worlds

Private Worlds
  • 1935
  • US
  • 84 min
  • Directed by: Gregory La Cava
  • Cast: Claudette Colbert, Charles Boyer, Joan Bennett, Joel McCrea

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Private Worlds

The flow of life at a progressive psychiatric hospital is disturbed by the arrival of the conservative new superintendent and his sister. This unusual melodrama, one of the first Hollywood films to deal with mental illness, is one of La Cava’s most visually arresting works.

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Reviews & features

Gregory La Cava Retrospective

28 Jun 2012

A look at the glamour, irreverence and eccentricity of the under-appreciated Hollywood director

It’s touching somehow that Nora Ephron’s sad death coincided with the arrival of a Gregory La Cava retrospective at EIFF and Filmhouse. His masterworks of screwball action and improvised banter occupy just the sort of eternal Old Hollywood cocktail hour…

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2012 Day Planner

25 Jun 2012

Day-by-day highlights of the 2012 EIFF

List film editor Gail Tolley selects the highlights of this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival. You can catch every one of these films in the order they’re listed.

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