The Night Walker (1964)

Howard Trent (Hayden Rorke) hears the secrets that you keep, when you’re talking in your sleep… particularly if you’re his wife, Irene (Barbara Stanwyck). Howard has secretly been recording every conversation that takes place in his home, including those his wife has with no one, while she’s dreaming. Howard is convinced that Irene isn’t dreaming at all, but carrying on an affair with his attorney, … Continue reading The Night Walker (1964)

Valley of the Kings (1954)

At the turn of the 20th century, a young American woman named Ann Mercedes (Eleanor Parker) has arrived in Cairo for a bit of archaeological exploration. Her father, a famed archaeologist, had previously searched for a tomb that could provide proof of the Old Testament’s text. Desperate to get to the bottom of the mystery, Ann meets with Mark Brandon (Robert Taylor), a man in … Continue reading Valley of the Kings (1954)

This Is My Affair (1937)

A nun is giving a tour of Arlington Cemetery when a child asks her why Lt. Richard Perry (Robert Taylor), whose headstone they pass, is not listed in the guidebook. The nun gives a generic response about how surely he performed some “unusual service” for the country. The child may never know the answer, but we (the audience) have an advantage. We get tossed back … Continue reading This Is My Affair (1937)

“Robert Taylor Tells His Greatest Love Story”: True Story, May 1937

True Story is one of my favorite old mags to collect. While the truth of the stories is, in reality, questionable, these issues are a lot of fun to read, full of wild tales, interesting vintage ads and even some classic Hollywood features. A recent addition to the TMP vintage magazine archive is the May 1937 issue of True Story, which includes a story titled … Continue reading “Robert Taylor Tells His Greatest Love Story”: True Story, May 1937

Favorite things about… Waterloo Bridge

The favorite film: Waterloo Bridge, a 1940 wartime melodrama from MGM, directed by Mervyn LeRoy The synopsis: Just as England is headed toward war again, a British officer (Roy) decides to visit Waterloo Bridge. Here, he reminisces on a night just before he left to fight in World War I. On that night he met a beautiful ballerina (Myra) during an air raid, and the … Continue reading Favorite things about… Waterloo Bridge

Lindsey Tries to Appreciate Westerns: Many Rivers to Cross (1955)

Bushrod Gentry (Robert Taylor) is a frontiersman living in the budding territories of the midwest and working as a trapper. One day he meets Mary (Eleanor Parker), an outdoorsy “tomboy” of a woman who has her very own gun and knows how to use it. She’s a bit of a tough gal, and she runs the risk of becoming a spinster… until she meets dear … Continue reading Lindsey Tries to Appreciate Westerns: Many Rivers to Cross (1955)

His Brother’s Wife (1936)

When Rita Wilson (Barbara Stanwyck) meets and falls for epidemiologist Chris Claybourne (Robert Taylor), they have an instant connection and quickly fall in love with each other. But Chris isn’t 100% invested in their relationship; he’s also wrapped up in his work. When he decides to leave for the tropics against Rita’s wishes to find an elusive cure he’s been searching for, Rita decides to … Continue reading His Brother’s Wife (1936)