The Stranger (1946)

Mr. Wilson (Edward G. Robinson) works for the United Nations War Crimes Commission, and he’s on the trail of a fugitive. Franz Kindler (Orson Welles), a Nazi war criminal, has managed to erase every clue to his whereabouts and identity, aside from the fact that he’s well-known to be obsessed with clocks. Wilson hopes that Konrad Meineke (Konstantin Shayne) can lead him to Kindler, and … Continue reading The Stranger (1946)

Five Star Final (1931)

Bernard Hinchecliffe (Oscar Apfel) owns a tabloid paper, the New York Evening Gazette, and the paper’s circulation numbers are down. Hinchecliffe wants big numbers, so he insists that managing editor Joseph Randall (Edward G. Robinson) make some changes to the paper’s content. Randall decides to create a scandal for his paper by revisiting a twenty-year-old murder case in which Nancy Voorhees (Frances Starr) shot her … Continue reading Five Star Final (1931)

Illegal (1955)

Victor Scott (Edward G. Robinson) is a Los Angeles DA with a long track record of successful convictions. His latest case was against Edward Clary (DeForest Kelley), a man arrested for murder. Clary attempted to proclaim his innocence, but Victor remained convinced of his guilt, thanks to evidence dug up by investigator Ray Borden (Hugh Marlowe) and Victor’s assistant Ellen Miles (Nina Foch). Clary is … Continue reading Illegal (1955)

Larceny, Inc. (1942)

J. Chalmers Maxwell (Edward G. Robinson) — known as “Pressure” by his buddies in the underworld — has big plans for his new life after being released from prison. Another prisoner, Leo Dexter (Anthony Quinn), has proposed that they work together on a bank heist. Instead, Pressure wants to go straight and build an upstanding life with his adopted daughter, Denny (Jane Wyman). Pressure’s plans … Continue reading Larceny, Inc. (1942)

Mill Creek Musings: The Red House (1947)

Pete Morgan (Edward G. Robinson) and his sister, Ellen (Judith Anderson), live on a farm in a small community. Together they’ve been raising a young girl named Meg (Allene Roberts), who was orphaned when her parents left town when she was only a baby. Meg is now a teenager, and she’s got a lot of responsibility on the farm. Pete has a wooden leg, which … Continue reading Mill Creek Musings: The Red House (1947)