Mill Creek Musings: Woman on the Run (1950)

While walking his dog one night, Frank Johnson (Ross Elliot) sees a man get shot and killed. Noticing that he has an audience, the killer shoots at Frank twice, but misses. Realizing that his life is in danger if the man tracks him down, Frank nearly agrees to go into protective custody, but decides it’s better to go into hiding on his own since the … Continue reading Mill Creek Musings: Woman on the Run (1950)

Mill Creek Musings: The Red House (1947)

Pete Morgan (Edward G. Robinson) and his sister, Ellen (Judith Anderson), live on a farm in a small community. Together they’ve been raising a young girl named Meg (Allene Roberts), who was orphaned when her parents left town when she was only a baby. Meg is now a teenager, and she’s got a lot of responsibility on the farm. Pete has a wooden leg, which … Continue reading Mill Creek Musings: The Red House (1947)

Mill Creek Musings: The Wrong Road (1937)

Jimmy (Richard Cromwell) and Ruth (Helen Mack) had dreams of a great life together when they were in college, but things haven’t turned out quite as they expected. To top off a string of disappointments, Jimmy has now lost his job. The two decide to rob the bank where Jimmy has been working. They’ll steal $100,000, hide the money somewhere only they can find it, … Continue reading Mill Creek Musings: The Wrong Road (1937)

Mill Creek Musings: The Sleeping Tiger (1954)

Dr. Clive Esmond (Alexander Knox) reacts strangely when he’s held up at gunpoint by Frank Clemmons (Dirk Bogarde). Rather than sending his attacker to prison, Dr. Esmond decides to invite him home… to serve as a guinea pig for Esmond’s apparent psychological “cure” for criminal behavior. Dr. Esmond’s wife, Glenda (Alexis Smith), is just returning home from a trip to Paris when she discovers her … Continue reading Mill Creek Musings: The Sleeping Tiger (1954)

Mill Creek Musings: Whistle Stop (1946)

Mary (Ava Gardner) has returned home to her small “whistle stop” town after two years away. Since she’s back, she wants to reconnect with her old love, Kenny (George Raft). Kenny has become bitter after years of unhappiness, though, so Mary decides to take up a little fling with Kenny’s rival, a nightclub owner named Lew (Tom Conway). Kenny’s friend Gitlo (Victor McLaglen) is a … Continue reading Mill Creek Musings: Whistle Stop (1946)

Mill Creek Musings: The Man Who Cheated Himself (1950)

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. The Man Who Cheated Himself marks my fifth viewing from the 50 Dark Crimes set. One of the consequences of a messy divorce is that your angry ex-spouse may come back … Continue reading Mill Creek Musings: The Man Who Cheated Himself (1950)

Mill Creek Musings: The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)

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. The Strange Love of Martha Ivers marks my fourth viewing from the 50 Dark Crimes set. This was my second time watching the film, but this review is in the same … Continue reading Mill Creek Musings: The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)