I Met My Love Again (1938)

Ives Towner (Henry Fonda) is an idealistic young man with dreams of a wonderful future with his love, Julie Wier (Joan Bennett). They plan to marry, but not until Ives has finished college and made something of himself. After waiting years for Ives to finally marry her, Julie starts to go a little stir-crazy in her small Vermont town. When she gets lost one day … Continue reading I Met My Love Again (1938)

The House Across the Bay (1940)

Steve Larwitt (George Raft) is a nightclub owner who has found love with a pretty performer at one of his clubs named Brenda (Joan Bennett). Things are going smoothly for the couple for a while, until George takes misguided advice from his lawyer, Slant (Lloyd Nolan), and ends up in prison for ten years. Even when separated by prison walls, the couple seems unbreakable. George … Continue reading The House Across the Bay (1940)

Dynamic Duos in Classic Film: Cary Grant and Joan Bennett

While it will come as no surprise to any regular visitor of TMP that I love Cary Grant, it may come as a surprise that one of my favorite leading ladies of his is Joan Bennett. I know exactly what you’re thinking: “But Lindsey, Topper is one of your favorite films of all time! Don’t you mean the other Bennett sister?” While it is true … Continue reading Dynamic Duos in Classic Film: Cary Grant and Joan Bennett

The Woman on the Beach (1947)

Scott (Robert Ryan) has been having frequent nightmares, and he’s sure that these nightmares mean one thing: he’s losing his mind. In order to maintain some sense of normalcy in his waking hours, Scott proposes to Eve (Nan Leslie), a nice young woman who works at the local shipyard. Eve readily accepts his proposal and is completely in love with him. One day, while visiting … Continue reading The Woman on the Beach (1947)

Netflix Instant Pick #5

Scarlet Street (1945) is one of my favorite films of all time, and possibly my absolute favorite noir as well. This pitch-perfect classic stars Edward G. Robinson and Joan Bennett. Robinson is Christopher Cross, a cashier who easily falls under the spell of Bennett’s character, Kitty. Much to Christopher’s enjoyment, Kitty agrees to get together with him. What he doesn’t know is that she’s not … Continue reading Netflix Instant Pick #5