FilmStruck Friday: While the City Sleeps (1956)

Welcome to this week’s edition of FilmStruck Friday! Every Friday here on TMP, with the exception of the first Friday of the month (which is reserved for “Favorite things about…”), we’ll be taking a look at a film available through the TCM and Criterion Collection streaming service. Today’s film comes from 1956 – While the City Sleeps. Happy viewing! A serial killer has been victimizing … Continue reading FilmStruck Friday: While the City Sleeps (1956)

Star Spotlight: Vincent Price

Vincent Price Born Vincent Leonard Price, Jr. Date of birth: May 27, 1911 Date of death: October 25, 1993 Roles First role: Service de Luxe (1938) Final film role: Arabian Knight (1995) TMP’s favorite Vincent Price role: Dr. Warren Chapin in The Tingler (1959) Best known for… …appearing in horror films like The Tingler …appearing in quite a few film versions of Edgar Allan Poe’s … Continue reading Star Spotlight: Vincent Price

Favorite things about… Laura (1944)

This post contains spoilers for Laura in the “Favorite things/quotes” section. Tread with caution if you’ve never seen this wonderful film! The favorite film: Laura, a 1944 noir/drama directed by Otto Preminger The synopsis: Detective Mark McPherson is investigating the death of Laura Hunt, a woman who has been found dead in her apartment. Interviewing plenty of suspicious people who knew her, McPherson begins to … Continue reading Favorite things about… Laura (1944)

Favorite things about… House on Haunted Hill (1959)

A note from Lindsey: Today is my birthday, and it is also the anniversary of the release of William Castle’s The Tingler! How lucky am I to share a birthday with one of my favorite films? To celebrate the release of that fantastic film (which I’ve already done a Favorite Things About… post for) and Castle’s work as a whole, I’m going to be spending … Continue reading Favorite things about… House on Haunted Hill (1959)

Favorite things about… The Tingler

The favorite film: The Tingler, a 1959 Columbia Pictures horror/sci-fi flick written by Robb White and directed by William Castle The synopsis: Dr. Warren Chapin has a solid job conducting autopsies on executed prisoners. On the side, he’s a bit of a mad scientist, formulating theories about fear. He sees fear as a creature living inside every single person – a creature he calls “the … Continue reading Favorite things about… The Tingler

Casanova’s Big Night (1954)

*This review contains a spoiler for the ending of the film, but it is clearly marked! Pippo Popolino (Bob Hope) is a miserable tailor’s apprentice living in Italy in the mid-18th century. He wants to woo the widow Francesca (Joan Fontaine), and to do so decides to dress up as Italy’s most notorious ladies man, Casanova. He quickly gets found out by Francesca and the … Continue reading Casanova’s Big Night (1954)