Classic Stars on the Small Screen: Claire (1956)

Vera (Angela Lansbury) is a newlywed, returning home with her husband Stanley (George Montgomery) following their honeymoon. They share a beautiful home, situated on a lake. It should be an ideal place to start their lives together. But Vera finds herself restless and skittish. This is thanks to the lingering memory of Stanley’s first wife, Julie, who lived in the house… and whose Siamese cat … Continue reading Classic Stars on the Small Screen: Claire (1956)

Mill Creek Musings: Please Murder Me (1956)

“Dear Ray: In exactly… 55 minutes, I will be dead. Murdered. First of all, let me explain, I find myself completely sober, reasonably sane, and not at all surprised. It started back in World War II…” These words (and further explanation of the speaker’s past) make one hell of an opening to Please Murder Me, a 1956 noir film. Just before the credits, we see … Continue reading Mill Creek Musings: Please Murder Me (1956)

Favorite things about… The Harvey Girls (1946)

The favorite film: The Harvey Girls, a 1946 technicolor musical directed by George Sidney The synopsis: Susan Bradley is taking the train west to marry a man she’s been corresponding with via letters. On the train, she meets a gaggle of lovely women who are headed to the same town as she. They are “Harvey Girls” – waitresses who will work at the new Harvey … Continue reading Favorite things about… The Harvey Girls (1946)