Special Report

The Greatest Love Stories in Movie History

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35. Gigi (1958)
> Starring: Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan, Hermione Gingold

Set in upper-class Paris at the turn of the 20th century, this musical tells the story of Gigi, a precocious young tomboy who is being trained as a courtesan, and Gaston, an older family friend and womanizer who is bored with his superficial lifestyle. Their unlikely bond is threatened when Gigi’s family offers her up as Gaston’s new mistress.

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34. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
> Starring: Paige O’Hara, Robby Benson, Jesse Corti, Rex Everhart

In this animated musical, an arrogant prince who has been transformed into a beast imprisons a young townswoman in his castle. His cruelty eventually softens, but will the two come to love one another and break the prince’s curse?

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33. Camille (1936)
> Starring: Greta Garbo, Robert Taylor, Lionel Barrymore, Elizabeth Allan

This tragedy based on a novel and play by Alexandre Dumas follows a French courtesan with tuberculosis as she bounces between a wealthy baron and a charming young bachelor who lacks riches but makes up for it in devotion.

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32. Dark Victory (1939)
> Starring: Bette Davis, George Brent, Humphrey Bogart, Geraldine Fitzgerald

When a carefree socialite is diagnosed with an incurable brain tumor, she must decide whether to squander her last days carousing or be with the man she loves and face her fate with dignity.

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31. The King and I (1956)
> Starring: Yul Brynner, Deborah Kerr, Rita Moreno, Martin Benson

Loosely based on the memoirs of Anna Leonowens, a British woman who tutored the children of the King of Siam in the 1860s, this musical dramatizes the cultural differences between Anna and King Mongkut, and the respect and affection that develops between them.

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