The Little Hut (1957)

Susan (Ava Gardner) doesn’t have the ideal marriage. Wed to Sir Philip Ashlowe (Stewart Granger), a British noble, she feels neglected as he spends his time fulfilling stately duties. Desperate to reconnect, Susan convinces Philip that they should take a vacation on their yacht. Several friends are invited along, including Henry Brittingham-Brett (David Niven), with whom Susan incessantly flirts in attempt to make Philip jealous. … Continue reading The Little Hut (1957)

Favorite Things About… Bachelor Mother (1939)

The favorite film: Bachelor Mother, a romantic comedy from RKO, directed by Garson Kanin and written by Norma Krasna The synopsis: Toy saleswoman Polly Parrish is being let go from her seasonal job just after Christmas. After seeing a woman leave a baby on the step of a local orphanage, she is mistaken for the baby’s mother. Could this twist of fate help Polly save … Continue reading Favorite Things About… Bachelor Mother (1939)

Raffles (1939)

Scotland Yard has been attempting to track a thief only known to the investigators as “The Amateur Cracksman.” The culprit is the last person they’d suspect: A. J. Raffles (David Niven), a well-known cricket player. Raffles is the portrait of elegance but is only able to maintain such a lifestyle through his thefts. Raffles tries to reform after falling for Gwen Manders (Olivia de Havilland), but … Continue reading Raffles (1939)

Mill Creek Musings: The Lady Says No (1951)

Dorinda Hatch (Joan Caulfield) has written a best-selling book. But this book is no soapy melodrama or pulpy paperback. It’s an advice book titled The Lady Says No, in which Dorinda attempts to convince the women of America that men are both dangerous and completely unworthy of their attention. Bill Shelby (David Niven) is a photographer for LIFE Magazine. He’s been sent to Dorinda’s town … Continue reading Mill Creek Musings: The Lady Says No (1951)

The Other Love (1947)

Karen Duncan (Barbara Stanwyck) is a famed concert pianist who has been touring the world and essentially living any musician’s dream. But that all comes to a halt when Karen is admitted to a Swiss sanitarium to be treated for tuberculosis by Dr. Stanton (David Niven). Though she realizes she’s ill, Karen doesn’t quite understand how serious her condition is until she discovers that the … Continue reading The Other Love (1947)

Please Don’t Eat the Daisies (1960)

Please Don’t Eat the Daisies, based on the book of the same name, stars Doris Day and David Niven as Kate and Larry McKay, a housewife and her drama critic husband who live in New York City with their four children. They all live in a cramped urban apartment where there is plenty of opportunity for the four young boys to get in trouble, but … Continue reading Please Don’t Eat the Daisies (1960)