Mill Creek Musings: Sunny (1941)

Sunny Sullivan (Anna Neagle) is a lovely lady who makes her living performing in the circus, crafting exciting song-and-dance numbers for the audience. Sunny meets and falls in love with Larry Warren (John Carroll), the heir to a very successful automobile  company run by his very wealthy family. Sunny is worried that her boyfriend’s family will not approve of her if she lets them know … Continue reading Mill Creek Musings: Sunny (1941)

Where did they go?: Michael Schoeffling aka Jake Ryan of Sixteen Candles

As I’ve mentioned before, both of my parents graduated from high school in the early ’80s. Everyone gets attached to movies from their childhood and young adulthood, and my parents were no exception. I’ve been lucky enough for them to pass this fondness on to me, introducing me to everything from About Last Night… to Top Gun to all of the John Hughes greats, one … Continue reading Where did they go?: Michael Schoeffling aka Jake Ryan of Sixteen Candles

Mill Creek Musings: The Death Kiss (1932)

Myles Brent is hard at work on his latest film as leading man, a gangster flick called The Death Kiss. In the final scene of the film, his character gets shot… and while filming the scene, Brent himself is literally shot and killed. Brent was known for his talents on the big screen, but also had a reputation as a womanizer. He was fooling around … Continue reading Mill Creek Musings: The Death Kiss (1932)

Mill Creek Musings: Woman in the Shadows (1934)

John Bradley (Ralph Bellamy) is a released prisoner who has been serving time because he accidentally killed a man during a brawl — hit him a bit too hard for flirting with his girl, Helen (Nell O’Day). Knowing that he has anger issues, John decides to isolate himself by moving into and renovating a cabin that was built by his father. Helen tries to reunite … Continue reading Mill Creek Musings: Woman in the Shadows (1934)

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)

Second Looks: Mr. Skeffington (1944)

Today we’re back with another installment of the sparsely-updated series Second Looks, where I re-watch a film I haven’t seen in a few years and evaluate it with a new pair of eyes. The film in question in this installment is 1944’s Mr. Skeffington, the film which earned Bette Davis her 8th Academy Award nomination in the Best Actress category. Davis stars as Fanny, a … Continue reading Second Looks: Mr. Skeffington (1944)

Lindsey Tries to Appreciate Westerns: Black Hills Ambush (1952)

Rocky Lane (Allan Lane), a U.S. marshal, has arrived in town to help his friend Nugget (Eddy Waller), a freight runner. Nugget has been having a problem with bandits robbing him of his shipments. After learning that the robbers have only targeted incoming shipments, Rocky begins to think that the band of thieves have been repackaging the shipments and bringing them back to Nugget to … Continue reading Lindsey Tries to Appreciate Westerns: Black Hills Ambush (1952)