Wings for the Eagle (1942)

Corky Jones (Dennis Morgan) and Gil Borden (Don DeFore) are looking for jobs in Burbank, California when they’re plucked from obscurity to champion the war effort at the very respectable Lockheed aircraft factory. Though the U.S. is technically still neutral when they’re hired on, it’s preparing for war, producing large numbers of fighter jets and bombers. While awaiting his first paycheck, Corky stays with his … Continue reading Wings for the Eagle (1942)

Castle on the Hudson (1940)

Tommy Gordon (John Garfield) thinks he’s invincible. Deeply involved in the criminal underworld, he has no fears of being shipped away to prison. He has too many friends and allies for that. At least, that’s what he believes. His tune changes when, after an arrest, his friends swiftly abandon him — with the exception of his devoted girlfriend, Kay (Ann Sheridan), who will do anything … Continue reading Castle on the Hudson (1940)

The Doughgirls (1944)

Vivian (Jane Wyman) is newly married to Arthur Halstead (Jack Carson) and they’re headed to Washington, D.C. Arthur will be working there, as aide to the Administrator of Inter-Bureau Coordination. Upon arriving in D.C., Arthur and Vivian find that their hotel room is still occupied by its previous tenants, Julian (John Ridgely) and Edna Cadman (Ann Sheridan). Edna is furious to be thrown out, as … Continue reading The Doughgirls (1944)

Edge of Darkness (1943)

Karen (Ann Sheridan), the daughter of a prominent local doctor (Walter Huston), has joined the resistance against Nazi occupation of her small Norwegian town. She’s also in a relationship with Gunnar Brogge (Errol Flynn), the local leader of the resistance. Unlike Karen, her parents want to remain neutral and try to live life as normally as possible. But others in town, including the doctor’s brother-in-law … Continue reading Edge of Darkness (1943)

The Opposite Sex (1956)

In Manhattan’s high society, the salon is the place to go for a makeover… and for a heaping spoonful of gossip. Sylvia Fowler (Dolores Gray) is getting a manicure one afternoon when her manicurist, Olga (Alice Pearce), tells her that Steven Hilliard (Leslie Nielsen) is having an affair with a chorus girl named Crystal Allen (Joan Collins). Sylvia is friends with Steven’s wife, Kay (June Allyson), … Continue reading The Opposite Sex (1956)

George Washington Slept Here (1942)

Bill (Jack Benny) and Connie Fuller (Ann Sheridan) live a decent life in New York City, but they have one major problem: they can’t find the right place to live. At their current apartment, they’ve run into trouble with the landlord, who hates their mischievous (and slightly destructive) dog. Unwilling to give up the pup, Connie naturally decides that the family’s only option is to … Continue reading George Washington Slept Here (1942)

Honeymoon for Three (1941)

Kenneth Bixby is a sensation of the American literary world, having written a number of best-selling, well-received novels. By his side through it all is Anne Rogers, his faithful secretar… WAIT. Haven’t I written this before? In fact, I have. The tale of Kenneth Bixby, his crazed fans, and his secretary’s love for him was told in Michael Curtiz’s Goodbye Again (1933). The roles of … Continue reading Honeymoon for Three (1941)

Star Spotlight: Ann Sheridan

Ann Sheridan Born Clara Lou Sheridan Date of birth: February 21, 1915 Date of death: January 21, 1967 Roles First role: Ladies Should Listen (1934) Final film role: Woman and the Hunter (1957) Final television role: Pistols ‘n’ Petticoats Best known for… …appearing in almost 100 roles over the span of her three-decade career …being nicknamed ‘The Oomph Girl” …being the heroine of the novel … Continue reading Star Spotlight: Ann Sheridan