Favorite things about… Dial M for Murder (1954)

The favorite film: Dial M for Murder, a 1954 domestic thriller by Alfred Hitchcock The synopsis: When Tony Wendice’s plan to have his wife killed goes awry, he decides to instead get rid of her by having her locked up for murder. The cast: Ray Milland as Tony Wendice Grace Kelly as Margot Wendice Robert Cummings as Mark Halliday John Williams as Inspector Hubbard Anthony … Continue reading Favorite things about… Dial M for Murder (1954)

Let’s Do It Again (1953)

Gary Stuart (Ray Milland) is a Broadway composer… and somewhat of a habitual liar. He frequently tells his wife, Connie (Jane Wyman), that he’s going out of town. Really, he remains in New York, hanging out and performing at various clubs throughout the city. Mrs. Stuart, described by Gary’s brother as “the perfect wife,” isn’t exactly devoid of talent in the music department. She’s been … Continue reading Let’s Do It Again (1953)

The Uninvited (1944)

Roderick (Ray Milland) and Pamela Fitzgerald (Ruth Hussey) are a brother and sister from London. They decide to purchase a house in Cornwall after stumbling upon it during a vacation and realizing that it is vacant. It’s a beautiful and secluded place, situated atop a hill and just on the waterfront.  It’s got beautiful views and plenty of room — the opposite of a cramped … Continue reading The Uninvited (1944)

Classics of the Corn: Frogs (1972)

“COLD GREEN FLESH against SOFT, WARM SKIN! a CROAK… a SCREAM!” If that tagline isn’t enough to make you want to see Frogs (1972), you must have no appreciation for the wonderful world of good-bad movies. Frogs (1972) is at the top of the heap when it comes to corn, as you’d expect from such a hilariously dramatized marketing slogan. Directed by George McCowan, the … Continue reading Classics of the Corn: Frogs (1972)

Panic in Year Zero (1962)

The Baldwin family – Harry (Ray Milland), Ann (Jean Hagen), Rick (Frankie Avalon) and Karen (Mary Mitchel) – are headed off to fish and camp when they witness an explosion from afar, eventually realizing that Los Angeles has been hit with a nuclear attack. The country goes mad. Looting and violent encounters plague the worldwide population since bombs were also dropped on other major cities, … Continue reading Panic in Year Zero (1962)