Second looks: Rita Hayworth as ‘Miss Sadie Thompson’ (1953)

World War II is coming to an end. At a South Pacific military base, Sgt. Phil O’Hara (Aldo Ray) and his cohorts — all members of the U.S. Marines — are waiting to be discharged. While they wait, the men carry out a series of mundane tasks that are required of them during peacetime, including … More Second looks: Rita Hayworth as ‘Miss Sadie Thompson’ (1953)

Down to Earth (1947)

Terpsichore is one of the nine mythological Greek muses, and she’s come down to earth to help a hunky man achieve success in an entertainment endeavor. If this plot sounds familiar, that’s because it is. Down to Earth, this 1947 film starring Rita Hayworth as Terpsichore, served as an inspiration for the 1980 Olivia Newton-John/Gene … More Down to Earth (1947)

TCM’s Summer Under the Stars – TMP’s recommended viewing, from Hayworth to Cagney

Throughout the month of August, I’ll be sharing recommended films from TCM’s Summer Under the Stars programming every Tuesday, ending with a final post sharing what I watched during SUTS, ending with a final post sharing what I watched during SUTS. Feel free to share your own recommendations for me in the comments below, as … More TCM’s Summer Under the Stars – TMP’s recommended viewing, from Hayworth to Cagney