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 from a normal family, with no history of mental illness … Continue reading Bewitched (1945)

Classics of the Corn: Lady in a Cage (1964)

Never did I expect an Olivia de Havilland film to show up in TMP’s Classics of the Corn series, but that’s exactly what’s happening today. Lady in a Cage follows de Havilland as Mrs. Hilyard, a very wealthy woman who lives with her son. The house is a three-story mansion with its very own elevator, installed after she suffered from a broken hip. On the … Continue reading Classics of the Corn: Lady in a Cage (1964)

Mill Creek Musings: Strange Illusion (1945)

Welcome to Mill Creek Musings, a segment in which I work my way through the three low-price Mill Creek film sets that I own, reviewing each film for content and quality along the way. Strange Illusion marks my seventh viewing from the 50 Dark Crimes set. Paul (Jimmy Lydon) is a young man struggling with a recurring nightmare. His father, a California political figure, met … Continue reading Mill Creek Musings: Strange Illusion (1945)

HORROR HALF-WEEK, Day 3: Carnival of Souls (1962)

A note from Lindsey: Halloween is almost here! The time for ghouls, monsters and otherworldy creatures is upon us. This post is the third in TMP’s four-part, through-the-decades Horror Half-Week series in honor of the spooky holiday. Today’s review features my new favorite 1960s thriller flick, Carnival of Souls. (Previous posts in the series: 1946’s The Face of Marble and 1958’s Attack of the Puppet … Continue reading HORROR HALF-WEEK, Day 3: Carnival of Souls (1962)

Strange Intruder (1956)

British actor Edmund Purdon is Strange Intruder Paul Quentin in this 1956 psychological thriller from director Irving Rapper (Now, Voyager). Paul is a survivor of a POW camp during the Korean war. While in the camp, he meets and befriends Dr. Adrian Carmichael (Donald Murphy). The two pass the time by talking about Dr. Carmichael’s life and family back home. Dr. Carmichael reminisces on his … Continue reading Strange Intruder (1956)