Mill Creek Musings: Sunny (1941)

Sunny Sullivan (Anna Neagle) is a lovely lady who makes her living performing in the circus, crafting exciting song-and-dance numbers for the audience. Sunny meets and falls in love with Larry Warren (John Carroll), the heir to a very successful automobile  company run by his very wealthy family. Sunny is worried that her boyfriend’s family will not approve of her if she lets them know … Continue reading Mill Creek Musings: Sunny (1941)

Mill Creek Musings: Inner Sanctum (1948)

Inner Sanctum opens with a very mysterious man who calls himself a doctor — but the honorary kind, not medical. While traveling by train, he’s asked by another passenger what time it is. He’s able to tell time without a watch, and the young woman sitting next to him is impressed. She begins talking to him, mentioning that she’s traveling with her fiance and that she … Continue reading Mill Creek Musings: Inner Sanctum (1948)

Mill Creek Musings: The Red House (1947)

Pete Morgan (Edward G. Robinson) and his sister, Ellen (Judith Anderson), live on a farm in a small community. Together they’ve been raising a young girl named Meg (Allene Roberts), who was orphaned when her parents left town when she was only a baby. Meg is now a teenager, and she’s got a lot of responsibility on the farm. Pete has a wooden leg, which … Continue reading Mill Creek Musings: The Red House (1947)

Mill Creek Musings: Behave Yourself! (1951)

Bill Denny’s (Farley Granger) life isn’t as wonderful as it could be. He’s been happily married for two years, but he’s living with his grumpy, critical mother-in-law (Margalo Gillmore) while trying to jump-start his career as an accountant. Bill and his wife, Kate (Shelley Winters), love each other… but they’ve encountered their share of troubles since they wed. In celebration of his second wedding anniversary, … Continue reading Mill Creek Musings: Behave Yourself! (1951)

Mill Creek Musings: The Lady Says No (1951)

Dorinda Hatch (Joan Caulfield) has written a best-selling book. But this book is no soapy melodrama or pulpy paperback. It’s an advice book titled The Lady Says No, in which Dorinda attempts to convince the women of America that men are both dangerous and completely unworthy of their attention. Bill Shelby (David Niven) is a photographer for LIFE Magazine. He’s been sent to Dorinda’s town … Continue reading Mill Creek Musings: The Lady Says No (1951)

Mill Creek Musings: The Sleeping Tiger (1954)

Dr. Clive Esmond (Alexander Knox) reacts strangely when he’s held up at gunpoint by Frank Clemmons (Dirk Bogarde). Rather than sending his attacker to prison, Dr. Esmond decides to invite him home… to serve as a guinea pig for Esmond’s apparent psychological “cure” for criminal behavior. Dr. Esmond’s wife, Glenda (Alexis Smith), is just returning home from a trip to Paris when she discovers her … Continue reading Mill Creek Musings: The Sleeping Tiger (1954)

Mill Creek Musings: Chained for Life (1952)

Vivian and Dorothy Hamilton are conjoined twin sisters who work the vaudeville circuit together (portrayed by actual conjoined twins Violet and Daisy Hilton, who also appeared in Freaks). The twins are connected at the lower back/hip, and as such are generally able to live as “normally” as possible; each woman retains full control of her arms and legs. While working that vaudeville show, Vivian and Dorothy get … Continue reading Mill Creek Musings: Chained for Life (1952)

Mill Creek Musings: Whistle Stop (1946)

Mary (Ava Gardner) has returned home to her small “whistle stop” town after two years away. Since she’s back, she wants to reconnect with her old love, Kenny (George Raft). Kenny has become bitter after years of unhappiness, though, so Mary decides to take up a little fling with Kenny’s rival, a nightclub owner named Lew (Tom Conway). Kenny’s friend Gitlo (Victor McLaglen) is a … Continue reading Mill Creek Musings: Whistle Stop (1946)

Mill Creek Musings: Guest in the House (1944)

Welcome to Mill Creek Musings, a segment in which I work my way through the three low-price Mill Creek film sets that I own, reviewing each film for content and quality along the way. Guest in the House marks my third viewing from the 50 Dark Crimes set. (I haven’t posted these in order, so you’ve already seen my thoughts on the first, second, fourth … Continue reading Mill Creek Musings: Guest in the House (1944)

Mill Creek Musings: The Man Who Cheated Himself (1950)

Welcome to Mill Creek Musings, a segment in which I work my way through the three low-price Mill Creek film sets that I own, reviewing each film for content and quality along the way. The Man Who Cheated Himself marks my fifth viewing from the 50 Dark Crimes set. One of the consequences of a messy divorce is that your angry ex-spouse may come back … Continue reading Mill Creek Musings: The Man Who Cheated Himself (1950)