The Doughgirls (1944)

Vivian (Jane Wyman) is newly married to Arthur Halstead (Jack Carson) and they’re headed to Washington, D.C. Arthur will be working there, as aide to the Administrator of Inter-Bureau Coordination. Upon arriving in D.C., Arthur and Vivian find that their hotel room is still occupied by its previous tenants, Julian (John Ridgely) and Edna Cadman … More The Doughgirls (1944)

Favorite things about… All That Heaven Allows (1955)

The favorite film: All That Heaven Allows, a 1955 melodrama from the soap king himself, Douglas Sirk The synopsis: In a well-to-do suburban town, Cary Scott lives alone. Her two children are in college, and her husband has died, leaving her with an empty home and a less-than-active social life. Her friend Sara and admirer … More Favorite things about… All That Heaven Allows (1955)

Kid Nightingale (1939)

Skip Davis (Walter Catlett) is a boxing manager hoping to discover the “next big thing” in the sport. When he happens upon the scene of singing waiter Steve Nelson (John Payne) engaging in hand-to-hand combat with a few hecklers, Skip thinks he may have found his star. Steve isn’t too interested in making his name … More Kid Nightingale (1939)

Private Detective (1939)

A custody battle is raging between Millard Lannon (John Eldredge) and his ex-wife Mona (Gloria Dickson). In attempt to discredit his ex-wife, Millard has called upon the Nation-Wide Detective Agency. Agency head Simmy Sanger (Selmar Jackson) tells top detective Myrna “Jinx” Winslow (Jane Wyman) that she must testify against Mona. Firm in her belief that … More Private Detective (1939)

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 … More Larceny, Inc. (1942)