Julie (1956)

Julie (Doris Day) and Lyle (Louis Jourdan) are newlyweds, but their honeymoon hasn’t exactly been happy. Lyle has been acting jealous and strange. Julie was married once before, the marriage only ending due to her husband’s unexpected death. As Lyle’s behavior becomes more erratic, Julie starts to believe her friend Cliff (Barry Sullivan) may be…

Man in the Attic (1954)

London in the time of Jack the Ripper is a paranoid place. Anxieties are high for most. The cops are on high alert, doing their best to protect potential victims — patrolling the streets at all hours, walking people home, attempting to work out the puzzle of the Ripper’s identity. Among the fearful is Helen…

The Fighting Lawman (1953)

Following a bank robbery in late-1800s Arizona, Deputy Marshal Jim Burke (Wayne Morris) is tracking four suspects. He manages to capture one, Manuel Jackson (Rick Vallin), but Manuel refuses to give up the names of his conspirators. A few years later, Manuel escapes from prison, and Burke must follow his trail again. When Burke finds…

George Washington Slept Here (1942)

Bill (Jack Benny) and Connie Fuller (Ann Sheridan) live a decent life in New York City, but they have one major problem: they can’t find the right place to live. At their current apartment, they’ve run into trouble with the landlord, who hates their mischievous (and slightly destructive) dog. Unwilling to give up the pup,…

HORROR HALF-WEEK, Day 1: The Devil’s Hand (1961)

Welcome to TMP’s annual Horror Half-Week, a celebration of horror films in the four days leading up to and including Halloween! Today we begin with a review of 1961’s The Devil’s Hand. Rick Turner (Robert Alda) is engaged, but his fiancée (Ariadne Welter) isn’t the only woman in his life. There’s another (Linda Christian) who has been…

The Tall Target (1951)

The year is 1861. President Lincoln has recently been elected and will soon be inaugurated. John Kennedy (Dick Powell) is a New York police officer. With the country in turmoil following the election, Kennedy is convinced that Lincoln will face an assassination attempt on his way to Baltimore for a pre-inauguration speaking engagement. Kennedy unveils his…

The Window (1949)

Tommy Woodry (Bobby Driscoll) is a trouble-making tween with a reputation for lying. His latest prank involves his whole family: when Tommy says they’re moving from Manhattan to a Texas ranch, the landlords begin showing their apartment, expecting them to move out any day. The Woodrys are fed up with Tommy’s behavior. He frequently tells…

Bewitched (1945)

Joan Ellis (Phyllis Thaxter) is a convicted murderer, sent to death row for her crime. Her execution has been scheduled, and in less than an hour she’ll be dead. Joan’s psychiatrist, Dr. Bergson (Edmund Gwenn), wishes to clarify the facts of the scandalous case. He reflects on her psychological deterioration. She was a normal girl…

A Lost Lady (1934)

Marian (Barbara Stanwyck) is set to marry her love, Ned Montgomery (Phillip Reed) in less than 48 hours. The two are celebrating their upcoming wedding at a party thrown for them by friends when they decide to leave and spend some alone time together. On their way out of the party, Ned and Marian are…

The 1947 Blogathon: Dark Passage

Bogie & Bacall: One of Hollywood’s most well-known and beloved couples, on screen and off. After meeting on the set of To Have and Have Not, Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart married in 1945 and went on to make three more films together. I enjoy all four of the Bogie & Bacall films, but tend…