Black Strap Molasses

Black Strap Molasses

Song lyrics to Black Strap Molasses– performed by Danny Kaye, Groucho Marx, Jimmy Durante, and Jane Wyman

Black Strap Molasses is a novelty song by Carmine Ennis and Marilou Harrington, released in August 1951. It was recorded by Groucho Marx, Jimmy Durante, Jane Wyman, and Danny Kaye, with chorus and orchestra directed by Sonny Burke.  The song was a popular success, reaching number 29 on the Billboard charts.

All That Heaven Allows (19) starring Rock Hudson, Jane Wyman, Hayden Rourke

All That Heaven Allows

All That Heaven Allows (1955) starring Rock Hudson, Jane Wyman, Hayden Rourke

Synopsis of All That Heaven Allows

All That Heaven Allows – Friends and family want a rich widow to end her romance with a tree farmer about 15 years her junior.

How to Commit Marriage (1969) starring Bob Hope, Jackie Gleason, Jane Wyman

How to Commit Marriage

How to Commit Marriage (1969) starring Bob Hope, Jackie Gleason, Jane WymanSynopsis of How to Commit Marriage (1969) starring Bob Hope, Jackie Gleason, Jane Wyman

In How to Commit Marriage, seemingly happily married couple Frank and Elaine Benson (played by Bob Hope and Jane Wyman) are on the verge of divorce.  But they plan to wait until after their daughter’€™s marriage. The groom’€™s father, Oliver Poe (Jackie Gleason) is opposed to marriage in general — €” and dislikes Bob Hope’s character in particular.

After seeing how marriage hasn’t worked for their parents, the couple decides not to get married, and lives together instead.  After the birth of their first child, they decide to put the baby up for adoption.  And the child is adopted by Bob Hope and Jane Wyman, who have reconciled to adopt their own grandchild.

The Lost Weekend (1945) starring Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, Howard Da Silva

The Lost Weekend

The Lost Weekend (1945) starring Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, Howard Da Silva

Although I’m aware of the actor Ray Milland (Starflight One, X: the Man with the X-Ray Eyes), I’m young enough to say that I’d never seen a truly great performance by him. That was before I watched  The Lost Weekend.