Curse of the Demon (1957)

“Where does imagination end and reality begin?” Henry Harrington (Maurce Denham) is a professor investigating a devil-worshipping cult, and the investigation has gotten him into a world of trouble. Dr. Julian Karswell (Niall MacGinnis), the leader of the cult, has put a curse on the professor. Though he begs for the curse to be reversed, Henry soon turns up dead. His aide approaches visiting American … Continue reading Curse of the Demon (1957)

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. Happy viewing! Austin Spencer (Sidney Blackmer) is an outspoken newspaper … Continue reading FilmStruck Friday: Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956)

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 City Sleeps. Happy viewing! A serial killer has been victimizing … Continue reading FilmStruck Friday: While the City Sleeps (1956)

Star Spotlight: Dana Andrews

Dana Andrews Born Carver Dana Andrews Date of Birth: January 1, 1909 Date of Death: December 17, 1992 Roles First film: Sailor’s Lady (1940) Final film: Prince Jack (1985) TMP favorites: Laura (1944), The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950) Best known for… …his roles in noir films …acting as the president of the Screen Actors Guild from 1963 – … Continue reading Star Spotlight: Dana Andrews

Favorite things about… Laura (1944)

This post contains spoilers for Laura in the “Favorite things/quotes” section. Tread with caution if you’ve never seen this wonderful film! The favorite film: Laura, a 1944 noir/drama directed by Otto Preminger The synopsis: Detective Mark McPherson is investigating the death of Laura Hunt, a woman who has been found dead in her apartment. Interviewing plenty of suspicious people who knew her, McPherson begins to … Continue reading Favorite things about… Laura (1944)

Classics of the Corn: Hot Rods to Hell (1967)

It’s all Christmas fun and happy, suburban child hijinks in the Phillips household. Young Jamie (Jeffrey Byron) forces his older sister Tina (Laurie Mock) to wear a Santa beard and calls her his brother while they anxiously await their father Tom’s (Dana Andrews) “home for the holidays” arrival from a business trip. Happy holidays become frightful when Jamie, Tina and their mother Peg (Jeanne Crain) … Continue reading Classics of the Corn: Hot Rods to Hell (1967)

Daisy Kenyon (1947)

Daisy Kenyon (1947): 5/5! – Contains mild spoilers Daisy Kenyon opens with an awesome, fun-fact-spewing cabbie (who is never seen again, but is a great way to start the film) and a romantic, airy song. This opening may set a viewer who has never seen or read about the film before to think that it’s going to be a comedy, but don’t be fooled! This … Continue reading Daisy Kenyon (1947)

Edge of Doom (1950)

Edge of Doom (1950): 3/5 Edge of Doom is a flashback noir in which Father Roth (Dana Andrews) uses an anecdote of his past experience as a pastor in order to convince his young fellow pastor from leaving. They’re pastors in a poverty-stricken neighborhood, and the younger pastor wants to be moved because he finds the hardened people there difficult to deal with. The tale … Continue reading Edge of Doom (1950)