I had a dim memory that I enjoyed watching Vivien Leigh in That Hamilton Woman, so I recommended to Gary that we watch it.
IMDB claims this was Stalin's favorite movie. (He gave it 5 hammers and sickles.) It was also Winston Churchill's favorite movie. (5 victory signs up.) I don't know why it was their favorite, unless they felt Lord Nelson was the star of the show. Laurence Olivier keeps being pecked apart by munitions until he dies, totally unconcerned with what will happen to his courtesan.
(I had to check up in that, and it seems he actually plead with the English government that they would establish a fund for her upkeep in her later years. And of course, that's demented. I mean, "I know my wife won't give my lover any money after I die, so I want the government to take care of that.")
At any rate, Gary has nothing in common with Stalin or Churchill, and he kept up a running commentary that was so negative that I left the room just after Lady Hamilton meets Nelson's wife.
So, it was disappointing the second time around. However, I feel Stalin and Churchill's accounts might bear more significance than mine.