Mill Creek Musings: Murder with Pictures (1936)

Kent Murdock (Lew Ayres) is a newspaper man with a reputation of pulling the rug out from under his competition and beating them to get the scoop. His latest story is that of Nate Girard (Onslow Stevens), the suspected boss of a crime ring. Girard’s lawyer, Stanley Redfield (Ernest Cossart), has decided to throw a party for the newsmen, a less-formal version of a press … Continue reading Mill Creek Musings: Murder with Pictures (1936)

Mill Creek Musings: Impact (1949)

“Impact: The force with which two lives come together… sometimes for good, sometimes for evil.” With this fabricated dictionary definition, 1949’s Impact begins. The film follows Walter “Walt” Williams (Brian Donlevy), a successful California businessman who has just purchased three new Denver factories for his company and must travel to Colorado. Walt would like his wife, Irene (Helen Walker), to travel with him, but she … Continue reading Mill Creek Musings: Impact (1949)

Mill Creek Musings: The Death Kiss (1932)

Myles Brent is hard at work on his latest film as leading man, a gangster flick called The Death Kiss. In the final scene of the film, his character gets shot… and while filming the scene, Brent himself is literally shot and killed. Brent was known for his talents on the big screen, but also had a reputation as a womanizer. He was fooling around … Continue reading Mill Creek Musings: The Death Kiss (1932)

Mill Creek Musings: Woman in the Shadows (1934)

John Bradley (Ralph Bellamy) is a released prisoner who has been serving time because he accidentally killed a man during a brawl — hit him a bit too hard for flirting with his girl, Helen (Nell O’Day). Knowing that he has anger issues, John decides to isolate himself by moving into and renovating a cabin that was built by his father. Helen tries to reunite … Continue reading Mill Creek Musings: Woman in the Shadows (1934)