Peyton Place (1957)

Peyton Place is a small town in New England which, at first glance, may seem like the perfect town. Look a little closer, though, and you’ll see cracks in the façade. Michael Rossi (Lee Philips) is new in town and looking for work. He’s eventually hired by Leslie Harrington (Leon Ames), the town’s big-time mill … More Peyton Place (1957)

Kings Row (1942)

Kings Row is “a good town. A good clean town. A good town to live in and a good place to raise your children.” But is it as perfect as it seems? Parris Mitchell (Robert Cummings), Cassandra Tower (Betty Field), Drake McHugh (Ronald Reagan), Louise Gordon (Nancy Coleman), and Randy Monaghan (Ann Sheridan) are five young … More Kings Row (1942)

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)

Blonde Ice (1948)

Claire Cummings (Leslie Brooks), a society reporter living in San Francisco, is giving up her career in favor of marriage. Her groom is Carl Hanneman (John Holland), a wealthy businessman. Claire isn’t in love with Carl. She’s actually in love with Les Burns (Robert Paige), a sports writer from the paper where she worked, who … More Blonde Ice (1948)

Stella Dallas (1937)

A note from Lindsey: This film was viewed as part of TMP’s Barbara Stanwyck Filmography project. Check out Listography for a full list of the project’s progress! Stella Martin (Barbara Stanwyck) is a working-class girl who falls for a rich, high-class man named Stephen Dallas (John Boles). Despite the differences in their backgrounds, the two marry … More Stella Dallas (1937)