Invitation (1952)

Ellen (Dorothy McGuire) seems doomed to a life of spinsterhood. Her devoted father (Louis Calhern) keeps her company at home, and she goes out now and then, but in the realm of romance she has little hope. Fragile due to the long-term effects of a childhood illness, Ellen has resigned herself to the fact that she’ll… Read More Invitation (1952)

Mill Creek Musings: The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954)

American journalist Charles Wills (Van Johnson) works for the Stars and Stripes newspaper. He’s in Paris, covering a story about the VE day celebration marking the end of the second World War. Outside of a local cafe owned by his friend Maurice, he meets Helen Elliswirth (Elizabeth Taylor), a beautiful American woman who has spent… Read More Mill Creek Musings: The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954)

Favorite things about… In the Good Old Summertime (1949)

The favorite film: In the Good Old Summertime, a 1949 musical/romance directed by Robert Z. Leonard for MGM. The synopsis: Andrew and Veronica are instant enemies from the day they meet. When Veronica is hired as a saleswoman at Oberkugen’s, a music store where Andrew also works, their dislike for each other continues to grow.… Read More Favorite things about… In the Good Old Summertime (1949)