Thousands Cheer

Thousands Cheer (1943) starring Gene Kelly, Kathryn Grayson
Thousands Cheer (1943) starring Gene Kelly, Kathryn Grayson Thousands Cheer is a musical romance, set in the U.S.A. during World War II.  The first half of the movie deals with Kathryn Roberts (played by Kathryn Grayson), a concert singer who is retiring from the stage to work on putting...
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Cry of the Werewolf

Cry of the Werewolf (1944)
Cry of the Werewolf (1944) Celeste, a Romany princess visits a paranormal museum where the curator Dr. Morris is writing the history of her werewolf mother, Marie LaTour. Shortly after her visit to the museum Dr. Morris is murdered. The police automatically suspect Elsa, his personal assistant. So...
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Advise and Consent

Advise and Consent (1962) starring Henry Fonda, Charles Laughton, Walter Pidgeon, Burgess Meredith, Gene Tierney, Peter Lawford
Advise and Consent (1962) starring Franchot Tone, Henry Fonda, Charles Laughton, Walter Pidgeon, Burgess Meredith, Gene Tierney, Peter Lawford In short, Advise and Consent is one of the best political intrigue movies that I’ve ever seen.   The basic plot involves a very ill President of the United...
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Invitation

Invitation, starring Van Johnson, Dorothy McGuire, Ruth Roman
Invitation (1952) starring Van Johnson, Dorothy McGuire, Ruth Roman Editorial review of Invitation (1952) starring Van Johnson, Dorothy McGuire, courtesy of Amazon.com No more loneliness. Shy, plain Ellen Bowker has found unexpected fulfillment as the bride of handsome Dan Pierce. What she doesn’t know is that Dan was...
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No Time for Sergeants

No Time for Sergeants, starring Andy Griffith
No Time for Sergeants (1958) starring Andy Griffith Technically, No Time for Sergeants is Don Knotts first movie.   However, his time on-screen is very brief, playing a neurotic Army officer who gives Andy Griffith’s character, Will Stockdale, one of his tests.   As a consolation, however, No...
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Chicago Confidential

Chicago Confidential - Brian Keith, Beverly Garland
Chicago Confidential (1957) starring Brian Keith, Dick Foran, Beverly Garland, Elisha Cook Jr.  Chicago Confidential is one of those films that wouldn’t be produced today.   It’s not that it’s a film noir.  The basic plot has an Illinois District Attorney, played by Brian Keith, investigating a...
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Quo Vadis

Quo Vadis (1951) starring Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr, Leo Genn, Peter Ustinov
Quo Vadis (1951) starring Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr, Leo Genn, Peter Ustinov Quo Vadis is the kind of movie that Hollywood doesn’t, and won’t, make anymore. It’s a three-hour epic, telling the story of Marcus Vinicius (Robert Taylor), a Roman general returning to Nero’s Rome after 3 years...
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Solomon and Sheba

Solomon and Sheba, starring Yul Brinner, Gina Lollobrigida, George Sanders
Solomon and Sheba (1959) starring Yul Brinner, Gina Lollobrigida, George Sanders Solomon and Sheba stars Yul Brinner, Gina Lollobrigida, George Sanders in an un-Biblical Biblical epic, that’s enjoyable fluff
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Crime School

Crime School (1938) starring Humphrey Bogart and the Dead End Kids
Crime School (1938) starring Humphrey Bogart and the Dead End Kids – A surprisingly good movie, Crime School stars Humphrey Bogart as the crusading warden trying to turn a corrupt reform school around – with the Dead End kids as the biggest trouble-makers!
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