Paris Interlude (1934)

Paris is preparing to welcome Charles Lindbergh, American aviator, who is completing a historic transatlantic flight. Expats and journalists Pat Wells (Robert Young) and Sam Colt (Otto Kruger), rather than joining in on the fanfare, are drinking together at the Brass Monkey, a bar known as the place to be for Americans living in Paris. Pat admires Sam, the much more experienced and well-respected of … Continue reading Paris Interlude (1934)

Bridal Suite (1939)

Neil McGill (Robert Young) is set to marry Abbie Bragdon (Virginia Field), but things don’t go quite as planned. The marriage is called off by the bride-to-be’s father, who is fed up with Neil’s nonchalant attitude toward the marriage. You see, Neil completely forgot about the wedding. He never showed! Neil’s own father is fed up, too, and has decided to cut his son off financially. … Continue reading Bridal Suite (1939)

Favorite things about… The Canterville Ghost (1944)

The favorite film: The Canterville Ghost, a 1944 fantasy-comedy directed by Jules Dassin The synopsis: In 17th-century England, Sir Simon de Canterville committed a cowardly act. After fleeing a duel, Simon was doomed to die in the castle and walk its halls until a Canterville descendant could commit an act of courage. By 1943, the Canterville castle is deserted under the ownership of a six-year-old descendant… but the … Continue reading Favorite things about… The Canterville Ghost (1944)

Claudia and David (1946)

Released in 1943, Twentieth Century-Fox’s Claudia told the story of a young wife (Dorothy McGuire) struggling to adapt to country life with her husband (Robert Young). Desperate to move back into the city to be closer to her mother, Claudia found her life becoming even more complicated upon learning that she was going to become a mother herself. Three years later, a sequel followed. Claudia and David … Continue reading Claudia and David (1946)

Cairo (1942)

The Times Leader of Cavity Rock, California has just been given the honor of being named “America’s most typical small-town newspaper.” This may not sound like a great honor, but it is cause for celebration for the newspaper’s staff. The title also makes for a big opportunity for Homer Smith (Robert Young), the leading Times Leader small-town reporter. He gets to travel abroad and do … Continue reading Cairo (1942)

Mill Creek Musings: The Second Woman (1950)

Mill Creek Musings is a series where I attempt to review every film in each of the five Mill Creek Entertainment DVD sets that I own. Starting today, Mill Creek Musings will be appearing every Monday on TMP! The series has been around for a while, but I wanted to kick it into a higher gear this year and make greater progress with it, so … Continue reading Mill Creek Musings: The Second Woman (1950)

The Enchanted Cottage (1945)

The Enchanted Cottage is based on a stage production of the same name, which was also made into a successful silent film in the 1920s. Originally written to provide encouragement to disfigured soldiers returning from combat in World War I, this 1945 adaptation is updated to feature a World War II veteran who has been mentally and physically scarred. Dorothy McGuire stars as Laura Pennington, … Continue reading The Enchanted Cottage (1945)