Ladies of the Chorus (1948)

Peggy Martin (Marilyn Monroe) and her mother May (Adele Jergens) are chorus girls in a burlesque show. When the star of the show, Bubbles LaRue, quits, May encourages Peg to take a chance and do a solo number. Peg takes the stage, and she’s a hit, soon given the starring role in the show. But…

California (1946)

It’s the place “where the sun takes his shoes off.” It’s the place that “has got everything but population.” I’m referring, of course, to none other than 1840s California — soon to become known as the golden state! Jonathan Trumbo (Ray Milland) has been hired to lead one of the first wagon trains to make…

The Doughgirls (1944)

Vivian (Jane Wyman) is newly married to Arthur Halstead (Jack Carson) and they’re headed to Washington, D.C. Arthur will be working there, as aide to the Administrator of Inter-Bureau Coordination. Upon arriving in D.C., Arthur and Vivian find that their hotel room is still occupied by its previous tenants, Julian (John Ridgely) and Edna Cadman…

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…

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…