Gaslight (1944) starring Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman, Angela Lansbury
In Gaslight, after her aunt is mysteriously killed, Paula (Ingrid Bergman) is sent to Italy to receive opera training. Being charmed by Gregory Anton (Charles Boyer) she falls in love and they move in together in London. Soon Paula begins to notice strange things happening, as Gregory is slowly manipulating her into believing she is insane.
Movie Quotes from The Picture of Dorian Gray – an excellent adaptation of the classic novel, starring George Sanders, Hurd Hatfield, Angela Lansbury, Donna Reed, Peter Lawford
Lord Henry Wotton (George Sanders): If I could get back my youth, I’d do anything in the world except get up early, take exercise or be respectable.
Lord Henry Wotton (George Sanders): I apologize for the intelligence of my remarks, Sir Thomas, I’d forgotten that you were a member of Parliament.
Ziegfeld Follies (1945) starring William Powell, Red Skelton, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Lucille Ball, Lena Horne, Kathryn Grayson and many more
Ziegfeld Follies is an attempt at recreating the spectacle of Flo Ziegfeld’s famous Broadway shows … And so the film is a series of unrelated musical and comedy routines. They’re unconnected except by the narration of the ghostly Flo Ziegfeld (played by William Powell) as he sits back in Heaven, thinking of the spectacles that he could create with then-current stars. The various acts include:
The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) starring George Sanders, Hurd Hatfield, Angela Lansbury, Donna Reed, Peter Lawford
The Picture of Dorian Gray is one of the great movies — about a young man who, after an off-hand wish, finds himself unaging, with age — and corruption — affecting his portrait, but he himself is apparently untouched. He is guided down the path of corruption and self-indulgence, and leads, directly or indirectly, to multiple deaths and suicides. Can he find salvation?
Editorial review of Anchors Aweigh (1945) courtesy of Amazon.com
Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra teamed up for their first of three musical comedies in this frothy confection of sailors on leave in Hollywood, with gawky, shy young Sinatra tagging along with his worldly buddy Kelly, who promises to show him the ropes. Overlong at more than two hours, this meandering production is light on story, and more than a little sentimental, but full of first-rate entertainment. Sinatra croons “I Fall in Love Too Easily” and “What Makes the Sunset,” chirpy costar Kathryn Grayson sings “All of a Sudden My Heart Sings,” classical pianist Jose Iturbi provides a little highbrow interlude, and Gene Kelly dances with cartoon mouse Jerry (of Tom and Jerry fame) when not chasing dames.
Somewhere in the midst of this, little Dean Stockwell makes his film debut as a runaway orphan who melts the heart of self-centered Kelly. This big-budget Technicolor extravaganza, directed by MGM stalwart and musical specialist George Sidney (Show Boat, Kiss Me Kate), was one of the studio’s biggest hits in 1945. –Sean Axmaker