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: 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)

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: Five Minutes to Live (1961)

It’s Monday — time for another installment of Mill Creek Musings! Today’s film, Five Minutes to Live, appears in the Sensational Sixties set. The print runs 1:14:22 and visually, it’s a bit fuzzy, but not too bad. Five Minutes to Live opens with a monologue by a man sitting at a shadowy table, which turns into narration as the film transitions into a flashback. A … Continue reading Mill Creek Musings: Five Minutes to Live (1961)

Mill Creek Musings: Murder with Music (1941)

Lola (Nellie Hill) is a woman with a gaggle of admirers. She’s got not one, but three men wrapped around her finger. A criminal, a musician and a journalist all vie for her attention. But when one of Lola’s men turns up dead, she and her other beaus become suspects. Song and dance surround the murder mystery in 1941’s appropriately titled Murder with Music, which … Continue reading Mill Creek Musings: Murder with Music (1941)

Mill Creek Musings: The Wrong Road (1937)

Jimmy (Richard Cromwell) and Ruth (Helen Mack) had dreams of a great life together when they were in college, but things haven’t turned out quite as they expected. To top off a string of disappointments, Jimmy has now lost his job. The two decide to rob the bank where Jimmy has been working. They’ll steal $100,000, hide the money somewhere only they can find it, … Continue reading Mill Creek Musings: The Wrong Road (1937)

Mill Creek Musings: The Bigamist (1953)

Eve Graham and her husband Harry have applied to an adoption agency in hopes to grow their family, but first they’ve got to pass the rigorous inspection process. The head of the agency, Mr. Jordan, sees immediately that Eve would be a great mother, but he’s not so sure about her husband. He can tell that Harry’s keeping a secret and makes a point to … Continue reading Mill Creek Musings: The Bigamist (1953)

Mill Creek Musings: The Admiral Was a Lady (1950)

Jimmy (Edmund O’Brien), Eddie (Johnny Sands), Mike (Steve Brodie) and Ollie (Richard Erdman) are Army vets who live as members of the “52-20 club,” surviving on $20-per-week unemployment benefits afforded them as they re-adjust to civilian life after the war. At the unemployment office one day, the men meet Jean Madison (Wanda Hendrix), an ex-WAVE who is also scrimping by on $20 a week. Jimmy … Continue reading Mill Creek Musings: The Admiral Was a Lady (1950)