Mill Creek Musings: Second Chorus (1940)

Danny O’Neill (Fred Astaire) and Hank Taylor (Burgess Meredith) are what today’s youth would call “frenemies.” They’re friends and roommates, but also rivals. Both play the trumpet in a college band, “O’Neill’s Perennials.” Ellen Miller (Paulette Goddard) works for a debt collector and has hunted the men down to serve them a collection notice. When… Read More Mill Creek Musings: Second Chorus (1940)

Mill Creek Musings: The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954)

American journalist Charles Wills (Van Johnson) works for the Stars and Stripes newspaper. He’s in Paris, covering a story about the VE day celebration marking the end of the second World War. Outside of a local cafe owned by his friend Maurice, he meets Helen Elliswirth (Elizabeth Taylor), a beautiful American woman who has spent… Read More Mill Creek Musings: The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954)