Out of the Fog (1941)

Jonah Goodwin (Thomas Mitchell) and Olaf Johnson (John Qualen) are a tailor and a cook, living in Brooklyn. Life isn’t rosy, but the men have one thing that keeps them going: the fishing trips they take together after work. They dream of buying a larger boat, which would allow them to leave their jobs and … More Out of the Fog (1941)

The Letters (1973)

Mail service is usually pretty predictable. You drop a letter in a mailbox, and depending on how far it’s traveling, you can usually expect it to be received in a matter of days… unless some sort of accident occurs. When a U. S. mail plane crashes, the usual service is, of course, disrupted. Three letter-senders … More The Letters (1973)

FilmStruck Friday: While the City Sleeps (1956)

Welcome to this week’s edition of FilmStruck Friday! Every Friday here on TMP, with the exception of the first Friday of the month (which is reserved for “Favorite things about…”), we’ll be taking a look at a film available through the TCM and Criterion Collection streaming service. Today’s film comes from 1956 – While the … More FilmStruck Friday: While the City Sleeps (1956)

Ida Lupino: An Anti-Damsel On Screen and Off

Director, producer, writer, and star… all of these positions in the film industry require talent, knowledge and skill in order to produce good results. Everyone once in a blue moon a super-human artist emerges who can fill all four of these roles successfully. Ida Lupino, an actress of many memorable performances and a pioneering filmmaker, … More Ida Lupino: An Anti-Damsel On Screen and Off

The Big Knife (1955)

Charles Castle (Jack Palance) has found great success in Hollywood, but to do so, he’s sacrificed his artistic integrity, taking whichever role would make him the most money. Castle came to Hollywood with big dreams of making great films. He had morals, he saw acting as a craft. But he sold out. He’s tired of compromising … More The Big Knife (1955)

The Young Lovers (1949)

From director/actress/generally kick-ass lady Ida Lupino comes 1949’s The Young Lovers (also released as Never Fear), a film which spins a tale of disease and romantic melodrama. Carol Williams (Sally Forrest) is a young woman who seems to have everything going for her. She’s beautiful, she’s a talented dancer, and she’s become engaged to her … More The Young Lovers (1949)