Night Waitress (1936)

Helen Roberts (Margot Grahame) is a San Francisco waitress working at a dockside restaurant. She's also an ex-con on probation. Determined to make a better life for herself, Helen just wants to work and stay out of trouble. When she meets persistent schooner captain Martin Rhodes (Gordon Jones),  however, his charms may lead her into … Continue reading Night Waitress (1936)

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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)