Mill Creek Musings: The White Orchid (1954)

Robert Burton (William Lundigan) is an archaeologist working to find remains of the Toltec civilization in southern Mexico. He sends for a photographer to accompany him on his mission, and is disappointed to find that the photographer sent to him is a young woman named Kathryn (Peggie Castle). Robert doesn’t think she can get the job done, and they constantly butt heads over his narrow-minded … Continue reading Mill Creek Musings: The White Orchid (1954)

Mill Creek Musings: Love Island (1952)

Lieutenant Richard Taber (Paul Valentine) is a US Navy pilot who miraculously survived a crash-landing on an island in the South Pacific. The name of the island that he lands on translate to “love island” in English, and sure enough he gets himself into some romantic complications during his four-day stay before being rescued. Richard befriends a beautiful woman named Sarna (Eva Gabor), the first … Continue reading Mill Creek Musings: Love Island (1952)

Mill Creek Musings: Midnight Manhunt (1945)

Sue Gallagher (Ann Savage) is a reporter on her way home late one night, headed to the New York City apartment in which she dwells above a wax museum. She happens upon the body of Joe Wells (George E. Stone), a gangster who was shot. Knowing his death will be a great opportunity for an exclusive story, she hides the body in the wax museum … Continue reading Mill Creek Musings: Midnight Manhunt (1945)

Mill Creek Musings: Road Show (1941)

Drogo Gaines (John Hubbard) is a rich man and a notorious womanizer who has finally decided to settle down. The woman he’s marrying, however, is likely a gold digger. He realizes this at the last minute after pretending to pass out and hearing his bride say she should have married someone else with just as much money. Drogo plans to leave the lady at the … Continue reading Mill Creek Musings: Road Show (1941)

Mill Creek Musings: Lost in the Stratosphere (1934)

Tom ‘Soapy’ Cooper (William Cagney) and Richard ‘Woody’ Wood (Eddie Nugent) are both lieutenants in the U.S. Army. As two of the Army’s best pilots, they often work together on very dangerous missions. Risking their lives together all of the time makes the men close friends, but they also engage in friendly rivalries. Many of their rivalries are of the romantic type. They frequently find … Continue reading Mill Creek Musings: Lost in the Stratosphere (1934)

Mill Creek Musings: The Wild Ride (1960)

Johnny Varron (Jack Nicholson) is a rebellious guy who divides his time between partying, racing cars and generally causing trouble. When Johnny’s best friend Dave (Robert Bean) decides to give up their rebellious lifestyle for the straight-and-narrow path, Johnny gets angry. Johnny decides he can handle the situation in one of two ways: either get revenge on his friend, or lure him back into delinquency. … Continue reading Mill Creek Musings: The Wild Ride (1960)

Mill Creek Musings: Woman on the Run (1950)

While walking his dog one night, Frank Johnson (Ross Elliot) sees a man get shot and killed. Noticing that he has an audience, the killer shoots at Frank twice, but misses. Realizing that his life is in danger if the man tracks him down, Frank nearly agrees to go into protective custody, but decides it’s better to go into hiding on his own since the … Continue reading Mill Creek Musings: Woman on the Run (1950)

Mill Creek Musings: Delightfully Dangerous (1945)

Sherry Williams (Jane Powell) is a young girl who, like many young people, dreams of having a big-time singing career. She’s 15 years old, and she’s already working hard to achieve her goals, studying at the Fernridge School of Music. Sherry wants to find success like her sister, Jo (Constance Moore), who is living in New York and working in stage musicals. Sherry is set … Continue reading Mill Creek Musings: Delightfully Dangerous (1945)

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)