Escape Me Never (1947)

Caryl Dubrok (Gig Young) is a young and talented composer living in Venice at the turn of the 20th century. He’s been having a sweet romance with Fenella MacLean (Eleanor Parker), an English heiress. Fenella is smitten and wishes to marry Caryl, but her parents (Reginald Denny and Isobel Elsom) have other ideas. They disapprove of the man, because they believe he is living with another … Continue reading Escape Me Never (1947)

Two films, one tale, one Tyrone: That Wonderful Urge (1948)

I’m reviewing two Tyrone Power films that tell the same story. First up we had Love is News (1937), co-starring Loretta Young. Today, That Wonderful Urge (1948), with Gene Tierney taking on the role formerly occupied by Young. Two films, one tale, and one leading man in Tyrone Power! Sara Farley (Gene Tierney) is the heiress to a major grocery store chain, nicknamed the “fifty … Continue reading Two films, one tale, one Tyrone: That Wonderful Urge (1948)

Right Cross (1950)

Pat O’Malley (June Allyson) is a second-generation fight promoter, taking the reigns from her father Sean (Lionel Barrymore). He was once the best promoter in the biz but has suffered some health complications, leaving his daughter to take over much of his work. Along with the work, Pat has also found a bit of romance in the boxing world, striking up a relationship with her … Continue reading Right Cross (1950)

Polly of the Circus (1932)

Polly (Marion Davies) is an aerialist in the circus, the starring act of the show. When her circus heads to a new town, she finds that the posters advertising her act have been covered up due to her bare-legged costume. Outraged, Polly assumes that the cover-ups are the work of Reverend John Hartley (Clark Gable), so she decides to confront him. He proclaims his innocence, … Continue reading Polly of the Circus (1932)

Cattle Town (1952)

The Civil War has ended in the United States, and the state of Texas has found itself in big financial trouble — practically bankrupt. Investors are flooding in from the north and snatching up land, including Judd Hastings (Ray Teal) and his daughter Marian (Amanda Blake), who own a cattle company. Hastings asks the governor for some help when a group of squatters — ranchers who … Continue reading Cattle Town (1952)

Three Days of Fred: Where Do We Go From Here? (1945)

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 we’ll be looking at the time-hopping comedy Where Do We Go From Here? Yesterday’s review: The Shaggy Dog; Tomorrow: Never a Dull Moment All that Bill Morgan (Fred MacMurray) wants to do is join … Continue reading Three Days of Fred: Where Do We Go From Here? (1945)

Hit the Deck (1955)

Sailors with the U.S. Navy — including pals Danny (Russ Tamblyn) and Rico (Vic Damone) — are in the Arctic completing “Operation Ice Cream,” which requires them to swim in freezing waters. Luckily for the two friends, they’re able to get out of taking an icy dip by volunteering to bake a cake for the commander with their friend Bill (Tony Martin) after the cook falls ill. … Continue reading Hit the Deck (1955)

No Other Woman (1933)

Anna (Irene Dunne) lives in a company-controlled mining town, where she’s just married steelworker Jim Stanley (Charles Bickford). Anna dreams of getting out of the mill, so she runs a boarding house, saving up money for a better life. When Anna’s friend Joe (Eric Linden) creates a permanent dye out of the steel mill’s waste products, they both see an exciting chance to change their lives for … Continue reading No Other Woman (1933)

You Can’t Run Away From It (1956)

Ellie Andrews (June Allyson) is the daughter of a wealthy Texas cattleman, A. A. Andrews (Charles Bickford).When Ellie goes against her father’s wishes by marrying the gold-digging Ballarino (Jacques Scott), Mr. Andrews goes to great lengths to secure an annulment, hatching a plot to have his own daughter kidnapped. Trapped on her dad’s yacht but unwilling to comply with his annulment scheme, Ellie takes a dive overboard and … Continue reading You Can’t Run Away From It (1956)