Wonder Man (1945)

Buzzy Bellew (Danny Kaye) is a nightclub entertainer… and a part of the criminal underworld. His life has been pretty busy, of late. He’s preparing to testify against a mobster named Ten Grand Jackson (Steve Cochran), and preparing to wed his girlfriend/fellow singer, Midge Mallon (Vera-Ellen). Of course, with his plans to testify, he’s become… Read More Wonder Man (1945)

Eight Days of Christmas, Day 2: Second Looks – White Christmas (1954)

On the second day of Christmas, TMP brings to you… Bing Crosby’s baby blues! That’s right, we’re spending one of our days of Christmas with the “other” blue-eyed crooner, not known as “Ol’ Blue Eyes,” but known for singing the song “White Christmas” many times — including in the film of the same name, which we’ll… Read More Eight Days of Christmas, Day 2: Second Looks – White Christmas (1954)

Big Leaguer (1953)

The New York Giants are hosting their annual training camp, and young men from all over the country have come for the chance to win a spot on the team. Hans Lobert (Edward G. Robinson), a retired third baseman, runs the camp and greets the hopefuls when they arrive. Hans’ neice, Christy (Vera-Ellen), will also… Read More Big Leaguer (1953)

Mixed bag: A Summer Place (1959), Midnight (1939), The Lady Eve (1941), Happy Go Lovely (1951)

Originally published on recollective.tumblr.com, January 13, 2012 Watched January 8, 2012 A Summer Place (1959): 5/5; When I see the name “Sandra Dee” attached to a film, I expect something pretty fluffy. As much as I love her, most of her roles were very light entertainment – cute, fun films that are highly enjoyable to… Read More Mixed bag: A Summer Place (1959), Midnight (1939), The Lady Eve (1941), Happy Go Lovely (1951)