A Taste of Evil (1971)

Susan Wilcox (Barbara Parkins) was attacked by a man at the age of thirteen, and was so traumatized by the experience that she stopped speaking. She was sent to a psychiatric facility as a result. Seven years later, Susan has returned to her old home, where her mother Miriam (Barbara Stanwyck) still lives along with…

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November 2017 in Film

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… happy December! Here’s a look back at what was watched in November. New-to-me viewings: 7 Re-watches: 1 Total for October: 8 Total for 2017, so far: 214 I thought last month was low… eight may be my lowest month ever! The new-to-me list: California (1947) Backfire (1950)…

All This, and Heaven Too (1940)

Henriette (Bette Davis) is beginning a new job as a teacher at an all-girls school in New York, but she’s off to a rocky start. One of her students suspects that she may be the infamous “Mademoiselle D,” a woman caught in a scandal which was highly publicized in the French-language newspapers. Word begins to…

Woman in White (1948)

Walter Hartright (Gig Young) is traveling to Limmeridge, England to work as a drawing teacher at the Fairlie estate. While walking the final few miles to the estate, he encounters a woman dressed in white. A little further down the road, a man asks him if he’s seen anyone on the road. Walter keeps the…

Backfire (1950)

Happy #Noirvember! TMP has celebrated film noir with a review from the genre every Sunday this month. To bring the celebration to a close, today’s film is 1950’s Backfire. Previously in this series: When Strangers Marry (1944), Decoy (1946), No Man of Her Own (1950) Bob Corey (Gordon MacRae) was wounded near the end of…

Kings Row (1942)

Kings Row is “a good town. A good clean town. A good town to live in and a good place to raise your children.” But is it as perfect as it seems? Parris Mitchell (Robert Cummings), Cassandra Tower (Betty Field), Drake McHugh (Ronald Reagan), Louise Gordon (Nancy Coleman), and Randy Monaghan (Ann Sheridan) are five young…

Love Nest (1951)

Jim Scott (William Lundigan) is a serviceman returning to his home of New York city after World War II. He has aspirations to be an author, but figures he’ll have to get a “real job” in the meantime. His wife Connie (June Haver), however, has a different plan. Unable to find an apartment to rent,…

No Man of Her Own (1950)

Happy #Noirvember! TMP is celebrating the genre this month with a noir review every Sunday. Today’s review is also a part of the Barbara Stanwyck Filmography Project, one of her many films noir, No Man of Her Own. Previously in this series: When Strangers Marry (1944), Decoy (1946) The police are after Helen Ferguson (Barbara…

Valley of the Kings (1954)

At the turn of the 20th century, a young American woman named Ann Mercedes (Eleanor Parker) has arrived in Cairo for a bit of archaeological exploration. Her father, a famed archaeologist, had previously searched for a tomb that could provide proof of the Old Testament’s text. Desperate to get to the bottom of the mystery,…