Gambling on the High Seas (1940)

Greg Morella (Gilbert Roland), like many casino-running men of his time, has decided to move his operation to the water to avoid the law. Anchoring his ship, Sylvania, three miles off the coast, Morella assures his operation is safe from the clutches of the police. Aboard the ship one particular evening is Jim Carver (Wayne … Continue reading Gambling on the High Seas (1940)


Remaking the Classics: Out of the Past (1947) and Against All Odds (1984)

I never hear anyone talk about the remake of Out of the Past, probably because Out of the Past is practically sacred territory among classic film buffs. The 1947 noir is a film that I, personally, adore. Everything about it is great: the photography, the dialogue, the performances, the drama, the chemistry! It's a well-made film … Continue reading Remaking the Classics: Out of the Past (1947) and Against All Odds (1984)

FilmStruck Friday: Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956)

Welcome to this week’s edition of FilmStruck Friday! Every Friday here on TMP, with the exception of the first Friday of the month (which is reserved for “Favorite things about…”), we’ll be taking a look at a film available through the TCM and Criterion Collection streaming service. Today, a crazy Fritz Lang crime drama starring Dana Andrews. … Continue reading FilmStruck Friday: Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956)

Bedevilled (1955)

Gregory Fitzgerald (Steve Forrest) and Tony Lugacetti (Robert Christopher) are headed from New York to France, where they plan to study in Montmartre and become priests. Tony is seen off at the airport by his large family. Gregory is seen off by his priest, Father Cunningham (Joseph Tomelty). Gregory tells Father Cunningham that he has doubts and … Continue reading Bedevilled (1955)

The Fallen Idol (1948)

Phillipe (Bobby Henrey) is an innocent but slightly mischievous young man. His father is a French ambassador, and his mother has been away from home for many years, hospitalized. Phillippe barely remembers her, in fact. With both of his parents being distant absentees, Phillipe spends much of his time with Baines (Ralph Richardson), the family … Continue reading The Fallen Idol (1948)