Suddenly, It’s Spring (1947)

The war has ended, and WAC Captain Mary Morley (Paulette Goddard) is headed home to the States after spending the war counseling young military couples. She’s earned the nickname “Captain Lonelyhearts.” Captain Lonelyhearts may soon be a lonely heart herself, though. She’s met at the dock by her husband, Peter (Fred MacMurray), who has come to get her signature on a certain set of legal … Continue reading Suddenly, It’s Spring (1947)

Mill Creek Musings: Second Chorus (1940)

Danny O’Neill (Fred Astaire) and Hank Taylor (Burgess Meredith) are what today’s youth would call “frenemies.” They’re friends and roommates, but also rivals. Both play the trumpet in a college band, “O’Neill’s Perennials.” Ellen Miller (Paulette Goddard) works for a debt collector and has hunted the men down to serve them a collection notice. When she loses her job over their case, they decide to … Continue reading Mill Creek Musings: Second Chorus (1940)

An Ideal Husband (1948)

Sir Robert Chiltern (Hugh Williams) is a prominent politician preparing to make his career by exposing a huge financial scandal. But whether he will be able to follow through with his plan is questionable when Laura Cheveley (Paulette Goddard) enters the picture. Laura has invested in the very fradulent venture that Robert is trying to uncover, and she’s prepared to stop him in his tracks. … Continue reading An Ideal Husband (1948)

The Women (1939)

Watched February 5, 2012 The Women (1939): 5/5! Let me begin by saying that this film has an AMAZING cast, which is what attracted me to it in the first place. Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, Norma Shearer, Paulette Goddard, Joan Fontaine… it doesn’t get much better. And this fantastic cast certainly doesn’t disappoint. The script itself is very clever, but is even further escalated by … Continue reading The Women (1939)