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 become professional fishermen. But, they’ve got families to support, so … Continue reading Out of the Fog (1941)

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 City Sleeps. Happy viewing! A serial killer has been victimizing … Continue reading FilmStruck Friday: While the City Sleeps (1956)

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)

Fight For Your Lady (1937)

Ham Hamilton (Jack Oakie) is a wrestling manager, but he’s not a man of wealth. In fact, he’s in trouble with his creditors, and in order to remedy the situation he tries to get champion wrestler Mike Scanlon (Gordon Jones) to throw his next match. Mike, however, will do no such thing when he hears that lovely actress Marcia (Margot Grahame) is betting on him. … Continue reading Fight For Your Lady (1937)

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, was one such artist. Ida was born to showbiz parents … Continue reading 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 himself as an artist, and he wants out of the … Continue reading The Big Knife (1955)

Mill Creek Musings: The Bigamist (1953)

Eve Graham and her husband Harry have applied to an adoption agency in hopes to grow their family, but first they’ve got to pass the rigorous inspection process. The head of the agency, Mr. Jordan, sees immediately that Eve would be a great mother, but he’s not so sure about her husband. He can tell that Harry’s keeping a secret and makes a point to … Continue reading Mill Creek Musings: The Bigamist (1953)

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 dance partner, Guy Richards (Keefe Brasselle). But when Carol learns … Continue reading The Young Lovers (1949)