Baby Face Harrington (1935)

Millie (Una Merkel) is a wannabe socialite married to Willie (Charles Butterworth), a man who hasn’t quite given her the lavish life she’s always wanted. Inspired by a newspaper story about the money-grabbing crimes of Rocky Bannister, Millie urges Willie to ask for a raise the next time he sees his boss. Reluctantly, to make her happy, he agrees. But when Willie brings the idea … Continue reading Baby Face Harrington (1935)

Fight For Your Lady (1937)

Ham Hamilton (Jack Oakie) is a wrestling manager, but he’s not a man of wealth. In fact, he’s in trouble with his creditors, and in order to remedy the situation he tries to get champion wrestler Mike Scanlon (Gordon Jones) to throw his next match. Mike, however, will do no such thing when he hears that lovely actress Marcia (Margot Grahame) is betting on him. … Continue reading Fight For Your Lady (1937)

Call Out the Marines (1942)

Jimmy McGinnis (Victor McLaglen) and Harry Curtis (Edmund Lowe) are old Marine pals who haven’t seen each other in fifteen years. When they end up working at the same racetrack, they rekindle their friendship — and find themselves sparring for the affection of the same woman, Violet (Binnie Barnes), a performer at the Marine-friendly Shoreleave Café. Little do they know, Violet isn’t just a café … Continue reading Call Out the Marines (1942)

Three Days of Fred: Never a Dull Moment (1950)

A note from Lindsey: I happened to schedule a few Fred MacMurray films in a row, so this week TMP brings to you an impromptu series of posts, THREE DAYS OF FRED! Today is day three, and we’re capping off the series with  a review of Never a Dull Moment. Previous reviews: The Shaggy Dog and Where Do We Go From Here? Kay Kingsley (Irene Dunne) is a beloved … Continue reading Three Days of Fred: Never a Dull Moment (1950)

Claudia and David (1946)

Released in 1943, Twentieth Century-Fox’s Claudia told the story of a young wife (Dorothy McGuire) struggling to adapt to country life with her husband (Robert Young). Desperate to move back into the city to be closer to her mother, Claudia found her life becoming even more complicated upon learning that she was going to become a mother herself. Three years later, a sequel followed. Claudia and David … Continue reading Claudia and David (1946)

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 the war years in Paris with her father (Walter Pidgeon) … Continue reading Mill Creek Musings: The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954)

For the Defense (1930)

William Foster (William Powell) is a successful defense attorney. He’s in love with actress Irene Meyers (Kay Francis) but won’t marry her, because he doesn’t want to marry at all. In order to provoke jealousy from Foster, Irene begins spending time with Defoe (Scott Kolk), a society man. While driving with Defoe one night, she hits and kills a pedestrian. Defoe takes the blame to … Continue reading For the Defense (1930)

Top of the World (1955)

Lee Gannon (Dale Robertson) is an Air Force man, but he’s too old to keep flying jets. He’s being reassigned to Alaska’s Ladd Air Force Base, where he’ll still be active in the Air Force, just in a different capacity. Gannon’s ex-wife, Virgie (Evelyn Keyes), is also living in Alaska, where she’s opened up a nightclub. Though he’s upset to be leaving his home in … Continue reading Top of the World (1955)