Death of a Scoundrel (1956)

“What shall it profit a man if he gaineth the whole world and loseth his own soul?” Clementi Sabourin (George Sanders) is a successful business man… but not exactly on the up-and-up. In business and in his personali life, he’s seen his fair share of scandal. One morning, Sabourin is found dead in his home.…

Until They Sail (1957)

“Eat, drink, and make love, for tomorrow, we die.” -Capt. Jack Harding Barbara (Jean Simmons), Delia (Piper Laurie), Anne (Joan Fontaine), and Evelyn Leslie (Sandra Dee) are sisters living in Christchurch, New Zealand. The town is preparing for war, and just about every man — including their brother Kit, and newlywed Barbara’s husband Frank —…

Three Who Loved (1931)

John Hanson (Conrad Nagel) is the head teller at a bank by day, and studies for the bar exam by night. He’s engaged to Helga Larson (Betty Compson), a Swedish girl recently arrived in America and excited to start her life with John. But John’s work and studies keep him very busy. Enter Phil Wilson…

California (1946)

It’s the place “where the sun takes his shoes off.” It’s the place that “has got everything but population.” I’m referring, of course, to none other than 1840s California — soon to become known as the golden state! Jonathan Trumbo (Ray Milland) has been hired to lead one of the first wagon trains to make…

All This, and Heaven Too (1940)

Henriette (Bette Davis) is beginning a new job as a teacher at an all-girls school in New York, but she’s off to a rocky start. One of her students suspects that she may be the infamous “Mademoiselle D,” a woman caught in a scandal which was highly publicized in the French-language newspapers. Word begins to…

Kings Row (1942)

Kings Row is “a good town. A good clean town. A good town to live in and a good place to raise your children.” But is it as perfect as it seems? Parris Mitchell (Robert Cummings), Cassandra Tower (Betty Field), Drake McHugh (Ronald Reagan), Louise Gordon (Nancy Coleman), and Randy Monaghan (Ann Sheridan) are five young…

No Man of Her Own (1950)

Happy #Noirvember! TMP is celebrating the genre this month with a noir review every Sunday. Today’s review is also a part of the Barbara Stanwyck Filmography Project, one of her many films noir, No Man of Her Own. Previously in this series: When Strangers Marry (1944), Decoy (1946) The police are after Helen Ferguson (Barbara…

Destiny (1921)

A young couple is traveling through the country by carriage when they pick up a hitchhiker. The man is odd, dressed in all black and having a strange aura about him. They’re suspicious of him, but what they don’t know is that the stranger is none other than Death. Unfortunately for them, Death has no…

Halloweek: The Hidden Hand (1942)

Welcome back to Halloweekl! TMP’s annual celebration of all things spooky in the days leading up to Halloween has been extended from four days to seven! Today’s chiller is a 1942 haunted house mystery, The Hidden Hand. Stay tuned for more through Tuesday! John Channing (Milton Parsons) has escaped from an asylum and returned to…

Favorite things about… Rebecca (1940)

The favorite film: Rebecca, a 1940 romantic thriller from the Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock The synopsis: When a shy young woman meets and falls in love with the wealthy Maxim de Winter in Monte Carlo, they quickly marry before heading back to his Cornwall estate, Manderley. But after arriving, the bride finds that the…