Ride the Pink Horse (1947)

“That’s the kind of man I like — the man with no place.” Lucky Gagin (Robert Montgomery) has traveled to New Mexico in search of Frank Hugo (Fred Clark) — and revenge. Hugo was responsible for the death of Gagin’s friend, Shorty Thompson. Gagin plans to blackmail Hugo to avenge Shorty’s death and line his own pockets. Soon after arriving in town, Lucky meets Pila … Continue reading Ride the Pink Horse (1947)

Petticoat Fever (1936)

Dascom Dinsmore (Robert Montgomery) is a telegraph operator working and living in an isolated cabin in the snowy north. His only human contact is with his occasional Eskimo assistant, Kimo (Otto Yamaoka). Dascom’s cabin is about to get a lot more social, though. Sir James Felton (Reginald Owen) has had to make an emergency  landing nearby in his small plane. Accompanying Felton in the flight … Continue reading Petticoat Fever (1936)

Favorite things about… Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941)

The favorite film: Mr. and Mrs. Smith, a screwball comedy from the Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock The synopsis: Ann and David Smith are a happily married couple living in New York City… but they have their share of fights. Fights that tend to last for up to eight days. Still, each time, they reconcile… until it comes to light that their marriage isn’t legal! … Continue reading Favorite things about… Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941)

Three Loves Has Nancy (1938)

Malcolm Niles (Robert Montgomery) is a New York writer who should have no problem drawing inspiration from life, thanks to his latest romantic troubles. Excited for a romance with actress Vivian Herford (Claire Dodd), the fire is extinguished when Vivian’s mother (Cora Witherspoon) shows up and immediately starts talking about weddings. Malcolm has no interest in marriage, and so decides to flee, embarking on a … Continue reading Three Loves Has Nancy (1938)

Private Lives (1931)

Amanda Prynne (Norma Shearer) and Elyot Chase (Robert Montgomery) were once married, but are now divorced and have both recently remarried. Elyot’s new gal is Sybil (Una Merkel), who frequently questions him about his ex-wife. Amanda has found romance with Victor (Reginald Denny), but he spends much of his time talking about Elyot, promising Amanda that he’ll never treat her the way Elyot did. As … Continue reading Private Lives (1931)

Haunted Honeymoon (1940)

Lord Peter Wimsey (Robert Montgomery) has been working as a detective, but he’s planning to give up the business. He is marrying Harriet Vane (Constance Cummings), a crime novelist, and both of them have vowed to steer clear of society’s dark underbelly in the future. As a token of their devotion — to each other, and to these career changes — Harriet buys them both … Continue reading Haunted Honeymoon (1940)