Frisco Jenny (1932)

When her father and her boyfriend are killed in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, pregnant and unwed Jenny Sandoval (Ruth Chatterton) must find a way to survive. She takes up residence in the Chinese district and is able to make ends meet, but not necessarily through legal methods. Mixed up with gamblers and running a … More Frisco Jenny (1932)

Exclusive Story (1936)

Ace Acello (Joseph Calleia) is working for gangster Martin Werther (Robert Barrat), operating a numbers racket — an illegal lottery which never has an honest winner. Acello approaches grocer Michael Devlin (J. Farrell MacDonald) in hopes to sell numbers to his store’s customers. When Devlin isn’t crazy about the idea, Acello tries to intimidate him … More Exclusive Story (1936)

FilmStruck Friday: Green for Danger (1947)

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 British wartime mystery surrounding a death … More FilmStruck Friday: Green for Danger (1947)

FilmStruck Friday: While the City Sleeps (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’s film comes from 1956 – While the … More FilmStruck Friday: While the City Sleeps (1956)

Step On It (1936)

Larry Evans (Richard Talmadge) is a motorcycle-driving police officer. He’s on the case and tracking down Connie Banning (Lois Wilde), the daughter of the man who runs the local oil refinery. Connie has a bit of a history of legal trouble (especially when it comes to obeying traffic and auto safety laws), and Larry knows he’ll encounter … More Step On It (1936)

The Moonlighter (1953)

A tough cattle rustler (Fred MacMurray) escapes a lynch mob by mistake and returns to a life of crime. His ex-girlfriend (Barbara Stanwyck) is deputized and seeks to bring him to justice. Wes Anderson (not to be confused with the modern-day director) is a cattle-rustlin’ criminal known throughout the land as “the moonlighter.” He’s been … More The Moonlighter (1953)