A Woman’s Secret (1949)

Susan “Estrellita” Caldwell (Gloria Grahame) is a well-known radio singer, a rising star. But she’s tired of putting so much effort into her career. Actually, she’s tired of her career, period. She wants to give it up. Susan been mentored by Marian Washburn (Maureen O’Hara), a retired singer with whom she also shares an apartment. When Susan returns home after a show, an argument ensues … Continue reading A Woman’s Secret (1949)

Coquette (1929)

Norma Besant (Mary Pickford) is part southern bell, part flapper. The daughter of a doctor, she’s a popular, flirtatious young woman with many suitors after her affection. Dr. Besant (John St. Polis) wants Norma to end up with Stanley (Matt Moore), but she’s taken a liking to Michael Jeffrey (Johnny Mack Brown), of whom Dr. Besant doesn’t approve. Despite her father’s misgivings, Norma and Michael … Continue reading Coquette (1929)

Kisses for Breakfast (1941)

Juliet Marsden (Shirley Ross) is a woman in love… but not with her fiance. Breaking her engagement to Lucius Lorimer (Jerome Cowan), she instead decides to marry Rodney Trask (Dennis Morgan), a handsome crooner who is fully smitten with her. This isn’t the first time she’s walked out on Lucius. According to Juliet’s friend Betty (Lee Patrick), there have been flings with Tom, Dick, Harry, … Continue reading Kisses for Breakfast (1941)

Key to the City (1950)

A convention for mayors may seem like an odd place for a love match to be struck up, but that just may happen when Puget City mayor Steve Fisk (Clark Gable) and Wenonah, Maine mayor Clarissa Standish (Loretta Young) meet. Mayor Standish is an upstanding politician, well-educated and devoted to her taxpaying public — not your average mayor. Mayor Fisk is somewhat her opposite: very outspoken and a bit rough … Continue reading Key to the City (1950)

The War Against Mrs. Hadley (1942)

Stella Hadley (Fay Bainter) is a wealthy woman, celebrating her birthday with her inner circle: her son Ted (Richard Ney), her daughter Pat (Jean Rogers), her best friend Cecelia (Spring Byington), her doctor, and an old friend named Elliot Fulton (Edward Arnold). It’s a small gathering, but a happy one for Stella, who prefers to celebrate in this low-key fashion every year. Unfortunately for Stella, … Continue reading The War Against Mrs. Hadley (1942)