The Very Thought of You (1944)

The war is on, and Dave Stewart has been on active duty for over a year with his buddy Fixit Gilman. They’re finally being given a short leave to visit California. While on their three-day pass, Dave and Fixit head to Pasadena, where Dave went to college. On the bus, they meet Cora Colton (Faye Emerson) and Janet Wheeler (Eleanor Parker). Girl-crazy Fixit is instantly … Continue reading The Very Thought of You (1944)

Woman in White (1948)

Walter Hartright (Gig Young) is traveling to Limmeridge, England to work as a drawing teacher at the Fairlie estate. While walking the final few miles to the estate, he encounters a woman dressed in white. A little further down the road, a man asks him if he’s seen anyone on the road. Walter keeps the woman’s secret, knowing she’s hiding from something. Upon arriving at … Continue reading Woman in White (1948)

Valley of the Kings (1954)

At the turn of the 20th century, a young American woman named Ann Mercedes (Eleanor Parker) has arrived in Cairo for a bit of archaeological exploration. Her father, a famed archaeologist, had previously searched for a tomb that could provide proof of the Old Testament’s text. Desperate to get to the bottom of the mystery, Ann meets with Mark Brandon (Robert Taylor), a man in … Continue reading Valley of the Kings (1954)

Escape Me Never (1947)

Caryl Dubrok (Gig Young) is a young and talented composer living in Venice at the turn of the 20th century. He’s been having a sweet romance with Fenella MacLean (Eleanor Parker), an English heiress. Fenella is smitten and wishes to marry Caryl, but her parents (Reginald Denny and Isobel Elsom) have other ideas. They disapprove of the man, because they believe he is living with another … Continue reading Escape Me Never (1947)

Lindsey Tries to Appreciate Westerns: Many Rivers to Cross (1955)

Bushrod Gentry (Robert Taylor) is a frontiersman living in the budding territories of the midwest and working as a trapper. One day he meets Mary (Eleanor Parker), an outdoorsy “tomboy” of a woman who has her very own gun and knows how to use it. She’s a bit of a tough gal, and she runs the risk of becoming a spinster… until she meets dear … Continue reading Lindsey Tries to Appreciate Westerns: Many Rivers to Cross (1955)

Caged! (1950)

Caged! (1950): 4.5/5 Marie Allen (Eleanor Parker) is a 19-year-old widow, jailed as an accessory to an armed robbery committed by her husband, who didn’t make it out of the heist alive. Marie is sent to the local women’s prison, where she encounters a caring warden (Ruth, portrayed by Agnes Moorehead), an evil overseer (Evelyn, portrayed by Hope Emerson) and a number of tough female … Continue reading Caged! (1950)