The Thrill of It All (1963)

Beverly Boyer (Doris Day) is a happy housewife. Her husband Gerald is a successful doctor. They have two young children and a very nice, large house. All is well. One evening, while having dinner with one of Gerald’s patients, Beverly tells a cute story about her kids and their new love for “Happy Soap” — a product that just so happens to be made by … Continue reading The Thrill of It All (1963)

Julie (1956)

Julie (Doris Day) and Lyle (Louis Jourdan) are newlyweds, but their honeymoon hasn’t exactly been happy. Lyle has been acting jealous and strange. Julie was married once before, the marriage only ending due to her husband’s unexpected death. As Lyle’s behavior becomes more erratic, Julie starts to believe her friend Cliff (Barry Sullivan) may be correct in his suspicion that Lyle had something to do … Continue reading Julie (1956)

Second Looks: That Touch of Mink (1962)

Cathy Timberlake (Doris Day) isn’t having the best day. Struggling to find a job, she is headed to the unemployment office to pick up a check when she’s nearly smushed flat by a passing limousine. She survives, but her outfit doesn’t, splattered with mud. Philip Shayne (Cary Grant), the man in the limo, later spots Cathy from his office window and sends one of his … Continue reading Second Looks: That Touch of Mink (1962)

Tea for Two (1950)

Nanette Carter (Doris Day) made it through the stock market crash relatively unscathed… or so it seems. Her uncle, J. Maxwell “Max” Bloomhaus (S. Z. Sakall), is tasked with guarding her fortune and making investments for her. She thinks he’s done a great job of it, but in reality, he made poor investments, and all of the money was lost in the crash. Unaware that … Continue reading Tea for Two (1950)

April in Paris (1952)

S. Winthrop Putnam (Ray Bolger), or “Sam” for short, works for the government. His latest jobs involve cleaning up a couple of messes. Philippe Fouquet (Claude Dauphin) is a French entertainer who has been living in the United States, but has found his monetary assets frozen by the government just in time for his return to France. With his resources tied up, he can’t exactly … Continue reading April in Paris (1952)

Films to watch in winter: On Moonlight Bay (1951)

A note from Lindsey: Since the holidays have now passed, today I’m recommending a film for general Winter viewing: On Moonlight Bay. Only a portion of the film takes place during Winter, but I think it’s a great selection to watch during this time of the year! Buy this film or stream it on Amazon and a small donation will be made to TMP :) … Continue reading Films to watch in winter: On Moonlight Bay (1951)