Angel Baby (1961)

Jenny Brooks (Salome Jens) is an emotionally scarred young woman. After spending her childhood with an abusive father who beat both her and her mother, Jenny has become mute. She has also begun turning to men for validation and affection, much to the dismay of her religious mother. Paul Strand (George Hamilton) is a preacher … More Angel Baby (1961)

Favorite things about… The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)

The Favorite Film: The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer, a 1947 romantic comedy directed by Irving Reis The Synopsis: Dick Nugent is a famous artist, almost as famous for his courtroom visits and romantic exploits as he is for his art itself. After a morning in court for inciting a fight between two women at a … More Favorite things about… The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)

Favorite things about… Vivacious Lady (1938)

The favorite film: Vivacious Lady (1938), a delightful romantic comedy directed by George Stevens The synopsis: Associate professor Peter Morgan heads from Old Sharon to Manhattan to track down his party-lovin’ cousin, Keith, and bring him home. Peter gets more than he bargains for in the big city when he finds Keith in a nightclub, … More Favorite things about… Vivacious Lady (1938)

The Prodigal (1955)

The seaport of Joppa is home to a busy marketplace, but it isn’t a prosperous place. It is, instead, a place of slavery and violence. The year is 70 BC. When a mute slave named Asham (James Mitchell) tries to escape and is targeted by a marketplace guard, a faithful Hebrew man named Micah (Edmund … More The Prodigal (1955)

Mill Creek Musings: The Duke is Tops (1938)

Ethel Andrews (Lena Horne) is a talented singer. She has long collaborated with producer Duke Davis (Ralph Cooper), who is also her manager and  beau. Their current show is called “Sepia Scandals,” and at the latest performance, Ethel catches the eye of a couple of big-time show people from New York City. It’s an exciting … More Mill Creek Musings: The Duke is Tops (1938)