Claudia and David (1946)

Released in 1943, Twentieth Century-Fox’s Claudia told the story of a young wife (Dorothy McGuire) struggling to adapt to country life with her husband (Robert Young). Desperate to move back into the city to be closer to her mother, Claudia found her life becoming even more complicated upon learning that she was going to become a mother herself. Three years later, a sequel followed. Claudia and David … Continue reading Claudia and David (1946)

Three Coins in the Fountain (1954)

There is no quicker way to win me over than to begin a film with a beautiful montage of Italy and the equally beautiful voice of Frank Sinatra. And that is exactly how it all starts for 1954’s romantic drama Three Coins in the Fountain. After the lovely opening, the film follows three American roommates who are working in Italy as secretaries. They live in … Continue reading Three Coins in the Fountain (1954)

The Enchanted Cottage (1945)

The Enchanted Cottage is based on a stage production of the same name, which was also made into a successful silent film in the 1920s. Originally written to provide encouragement to disfigured soldiers returning from combat in World War I, this 1945 adaptation is updated to feature a World War II veteran who has been mentally and physically scarred. Dorothy McGuire stars as Laura Pennington, … Continue reading The Enchanted Cottage (1945)