Death of a Scoundrel (1956)

“What shall it profit a man if he gaineth the whole world and loseth his own soul?” Clementi Sabourin (George Sanders) is a successful business man… but not exactly on the up-and-up. In business and in his personali life, he’s seen his fair share of scandal. One morning, Sabourin is found dead in his home.…

The Lady Takes a Sailor (1949)

Jennifer “Smitty” Smith (Jane Wyman) is a consumer protection expert, head of the Buyer’s Research Institute. She’s just received news that she’ll be getting an endowment to allow her to continue her research, and decides to celebrate with an afternoon out on her boat. When the boat is capsized by a rising submarine, Smitty insists…

The Night Walker (1964)

Howard Trent (Hayden Rorke) hears the secrets that you keep, when you’re talking in your sleep… particularly if you’re his wife, Irene (Barbara Stanwyck). Howard has secretly been recording every conversation that takes place in his home, including those his wife has with no one, while she’s dreaming. Howard is convinced that Irene isn’t dreaming…

Gambling on the High Seas (1940)

Greg Morella (Gilbert Roland), like many casino-running men of his time, has decided to move his operation to the water to avoid the law. Anchoring his ship, Sylvania, three miles off the coast, Morella assures his operation is safe from the clutches of the police. Aboard the ship one particular evening is Jim Carver (Wayne…

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…

The Catered Affair (1956)

Tom Hurley (Ernest Borgnine) is a New York cab driver hoping to strike out on his own and buy a cab. Ending a shift at his current job, he returns to his apartment in the Bronx, where his family’s day is just beginning. Daughter Jane (Debbie Reynolds) announces to the family that she and her…

Second Looks: Magnificent Obsession (1954)

Bob Merrick (Rock Hudson) is a daredevil. Notorious for pulling off dangerous stunts, he’s an adrenaline junkie. One day, while driving his speedboat too fast on the lake, he crashes. In the small town of Brightwood, there’s only one resuscitator, so it’s brought to the scene of the crash from the house of Dr. Wayne…

Dangerous Crossing (1953)

Ruth Stanton (Jeanne Crain) is now Ruth Bowman — married less than a day ago and boarding a ship for her honeymoon. Her new husband John (Carl Betz) has made all of the arrangements, and the young couple is excited to be heading out to sea for a romantic voyage. When Ruth decides she wants to stay…