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Anthony Adverse

Anthony Adverse is a 1936 American epic historical drama film directed by Mervyn LeRoy and starring Fredric March and Olivia de Havilland. Based on the first part of the novel Anthony Adverse by Hervey Allen, with a screenplay by Sheridan Gibney, the film is about an orphan whose debt to the man who raised him threatens to separate him forever from the woman he loves; the film received four Academy Awards. Among the four Academy Awards that Anthony Adverse won, Gale Sondergaard was awarded the inaugural Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance as Faith Paleologus. In 1773, young Scottish beauty Maria Bonnyfeather is the new bride of the cruel and devious middle-aged Spanish nobleman Marquis Don Luis. Don Luis suffers horribly from gout, so the consummation of their marriage must be postponed until his cure at a famous spa is complete. Meanwhile, Maria’s true love, Denis Moore, the man she loved before being forced to marry Don Luis, follows them and stays near the château where they are living.

While the marquis is away taking the cure, they contrive to meet in the woods and after 3 months Maria tells him she is carrying his child. The marquis returns home and Maria is horrified at what awaits her; the lovers plan to flee that night. Don Luis takes her across Europe, but Denis at last tracks them down at an inn, where Don Luis treacherously kills him in a sword duel. Months Maria dies giving birth to her son at a chalet in the Alps in northern Italy. Don Luis leaves the infant in the foundling wheel of a convent near the port city of Leghorn, where the nuns christen him Anthony because he was found on January 17, the feast day of St. Anthony the Great. Don Luis lies to Maria's father, wealthy Leghorn-based merchant John Bonnyfeather, telling him that the infant is dead. Ten years completely by coincidence, Anthony is apprenticed to Bonnyfeather, his real grandfather, who discovers his relationship to the boy but keeps it a secret from him; the only explanation for Don Luis’ behavior is that Maria’s child was illegitimate, Bonnyfeather cannot bear to have his daughter—or his grandson—bear that stigma.

He gives the boy the surname Adverse in acknowledgement of the difficult life. From his arrival at Bonnyfeather’s Anthony and the cook’s daughter, Angela Giuseppe are attracted to each other, as they grow they fall in love. Angela Giuseppe has ambitions to become a great singer. Anthony wants to serve Bonnyfeather and marry Angela. Angela's father wins the family leaves Leghorn. Years Anthony finds her, singing professionally, in the opera chorus; the couple wed. Soon after the ceremony, Anthony is asked by Bonnyfeather to depart for Havana to save Bonnyfeather's fortune from a laggard debtor, the merchant trading firm Gallego & Sons. On the day his ship is supposed to set sail, he and Angela are supposed to meet at the convent before departing together, but she arrives first, he is late. Unable to wait any longer, she leaves a note outside the convent to inform him that she is leaving for Rome with her opera company, but the note Angela leaves for Anthony is blown away, he is unaware that she has gone to Rome.

Confused and upset, he sails without her. Meanwhile, assuming he has abandoned her, she continues her career as an opera singer. Learning that Gallego has quit Havana, Anthony leaves to take control of Gallego & Sons' only remaining asset—a slave trading post on the Pongo River in Africa. Three years in the slave trade corrupts him, he takes slave girl Neleta into his bed. Anthony is redeemed by his friendship with Brother François. After the monk is crucified and killed by the natives, Anthony returns to Italy to find Bonnyfeather has died, his housekeeper, Faith Paleologus, has inherited Bonnyfeather's fortune. Anthony goes to Paris to claim his inheritance. In Paris, Anthony is reunited with his friend, prominent banker Vincent Nolte, whom he saves from bankruptcy by loaning him his entire fortune, having learned from Brother François that "there's something besides money and power". All Paris is buzzing with gossip about Mademoiselle Georges, the famous opera star and mistress of Napoleon Bonaparte, the magnificent diamond necklace he has given to her, although Josephine wanted it.

Through the intercession of impresario Debrulle, Anthony is reunited with Angela and discovers that she bore him a son. They spend two together. Angela tells him that she is singing at the opera and he goes with Nolte to hear her, he searches the program in vain for her name, but he hears her voice coming from the stage. He exclaims, “that’s Angela” and Nolte replies, “That’s Mademoiselle Georges!” Angela emerges from the shadows, descending a long staircase. Her voice is superb, she is magnificently costumed—and she is wearing Napoleon’s gift, she whispers "Anthony," as he stands and leaves the box. Shaken, he returns home to find that she has sent him their son, with a letter stating that he is better suited to raise the boy, apologizing for not seeing him again. Anthony departs for America with Anthony Adverse, in search of a better life. Fredric March as Anthony Adverse Olivia de Havilland as Angela Giuseppe Donald Woods as Vincent Nolte Anita Louise as Maria Edmund Gwenn as John Bonnyfeather Claude Rains as Marquis Don Luis Rollo Lloyd as Napoleon Bonaparte Louis Hayward as Denis

Doctor Who (season 25)

The twenty-fifth season of British science fiction television series Doctor Who began on 5 October 1988. It comprised four separate serials, beginning with Remembrance of the Daleks and ending with The Greatest Show in the Galaxy. To mark the 25th anniversary season, producer John Nathan-Turner brought back the Daleks and the Cybermen; the American New Jersey Network made a special behind-the-scenes documentary called The Making of Doctor Who, which followed the production of the 25th anniversary story Silver Nemesis. Season 25 saw the start of a move to explore the Doctor's past; as a consequence he, together with writers Ben Aaronovitch and Marc Platt, began developing the seeds of a new backstory, which would be hinted at throughout the season, that suggested the Doctor to be more powerful than most people were aware of. This concept came to be known as the "Cartmel Masterplan". Sylvester McCoy as the Seventh Doctor Sophie Aldred as Ace Terry Molloy as DavrosTerry Molloy makes his final appearance as Davros, the Dalek creator in Remembrance of the Daleks.

John Leeson who regularly voiced the robot companion K9 from 1977–1978 and 1980–1981, appears as one of the Dalek voices in Remembrance of the Daleks. David Banks makes his final of four appearances in the series in Silver Nemesis as a Cyber-leader; this season was broadcast on Wednesdays. The entire season was broadcast from 5 October 1988 to 4 January 1989. Transmission moved to Wednesday nights. Season twenty-five was to have been broadcast in production order, with The Greatest Show in the Galaxy second. However, the expected start of the season on 7 September was postponed to 5 October as a result of BBC coverage of the Seoul Summer Olympics. Nathan-Turner still wanted to lead off the year with Remembrance of the Daleks and have episode one of the twenty-fifth anniversary story, Silver Nemesis, broadcast on 23 November – the actual date of Doctor Who's 25th anniversary; this left only three weeks in between the two serials. The original season finale, The Happiness Patrol, was exchanged with The Greatest Show in the Galaxy

Randia (plant)

Randia known as indigoberry, is a neotropical genus of shrubs or small trees in the Rubiaceae. The International Plant Names Index lists a total of 738 names for the genus, synonyms included. Several Australian species have been reassigned to the genus Atractocarpus; these include. Carl Linnaeus retained the name Randia, applied by Houston to commemorate Isaac Rand. Gustafsson, C.. Persson. "Phylogenetic relationships among species of the neotropical genus Randia inferred from molecular and morphological data". Taxon. 51: 661–674. Doi:10.2307/1555021. Borhidi, A.. "El género Randia L. en la flora del estado Guerrero". Acta Botanica Hungarica. 46: 41–53. Doi:10.1556/abot.46.2004.1-2.4. Randia at the USDA PLANTS database