Tell It to a Star (1945)

Gene Ritchie (Robert Livingston) leads the band of the Hotel Tamarind in Palm Springs, Florida. One day during rehearsal, he is given an odd message. The hotel’s cigarette girl, Carol (Ruth Terry), has sent him a letter requesting an audition with him. Horace Lovelace (Franklin Pangborn), manager of the hotel, believes that Carol is trying to use the hotel’s wealthy guests to further her singing career, and … Continue reading Tell It to a Star (1945)

Mill Creek Musings: Strange Illusion (1945)

Welcome to Mill Creek Musings, a segment in which I work my way through the three low-price Mill Creek film sets that I own, reviewing each film for content and quality along the way. Strange Illusion marks my seventh viewing from the 50 Dark Crimes set. Paul (Jimmy Lydon) is a young man struggling with a recurring nightmare. His father, a California political figure, met … Continue reading Mill Creek Musings: Strange Illusion (1945)

The Enchanted Cottage (1945)

The Enchanted Cottage is based on a stage production of the same name, which was also made into a successful silent film in the 1920s. Originally written to provide encouragement to disfigured soldiers returning from combat in World War I, this 1945 adaptation is updated to feature a World War II veteran who has been mentally and physically scarred. Dorothy McGuire stars as Laura Pennington, … Continue reading The Enchanted Cottage (1945)

Bedside Manner (1945)

Bedside Manner (also known as Her Favorite Patient in its 1950 reissue)(1945): 3.8/5 Ruth Hussey is Dr. Hedy Fredericks. She’s not the first doctor in the family — ‘Doc’ Fredericks (Charlie Ruggles) is her uncle. Doc still works in Hedy’s small hometown, but Hedy is destined to be a big city girl. She’s on her way to Chicago when she stops to visit her uncle. … Continue reading Bedside Manner (1945)