Wonder Man (1945)

Buzzy Bellew (Danny Kaye) is a nightclub entertainer… and a part of the criminal underworld. His life has been pretty busy, of late. He’s preparing to testify against a mobster named Ten Grand Jackson (Steve Cochran), and preparing to wed his girlfriend/fellow singer, Midge Mallon (Vera-Ellen). Of course, with his plans to testify, he’s become an enemy of Jackson, who swiftly decides to have him … Continue reading Wonder Man (1945)

Eight Days of Christmas, Day 2: Second Looks – White Christmas (1954)

On the second day of Christmas, TMP brings to you… Bing Crosby’s baby blues! That’s right, we’re spending one of our days of Christmas with the “other” blue-eyed crooner, not known as “Ol’ Blue Eyes,” but known for singing the song “White Christmas” many times — including in the film of the same name, which we’ll be taking a look at today. On to the show!… … Continue reading Eight Days of Christmas, Day 2: Second Looks – White Christmas (1954)

A Tale of Two Mittys (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty – 1947 & 2013)

Walter Mitty was a man who liked to daydream in 1947, and it’s a habit that has stuck with him well into the 21st century. As of the recent Christmas holiday, Mitty’s story has now been told twice, with both versions inspired by (but not steadfast adaptations of) James Thurber’s 1939 short story of the same name. Norman Z. McLeod directs Danny Kaye and Virginia … Continue reading A Tale of Two Mittys (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty – 1947 & 2013)