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Cynara

Cynara

Cynara

1932 / 75min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: KING VIDOR

CAST: KAY FRANCIS, RONALD COLMAN, PHYLLIS BARRY

British barrister Ronald Colman’s happy marriage to Kay Francis falls apart when she heads to Italy and he falls into the hands of shop girl Phyllis Barry, in this sober, sophisticated adultery drama from master filmmaker Vidor, here producing a triumph of the early sound era. Vidor makes full use of Francis’s sensitive, understated performance style and her capacity for expressing despair through the simplest of means.

Screening as a part of Kay Francis: The Queen of Pleasure.