Possessed (1931) starring Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Wallace Ford
Possessed is a pre-code story of the allure of wealth and easy living — though at a price, for a beautiful young woman. She becomes a successful attorney’s mistress, and slowly falls in love with him …
Harvey (1950), starring James Stewart, Josephine Hull
Synopsis of Harvey
James Stewart gives one of his finest performances in this lighthearted film as the good-natured Elwood P. Dowd. His constant companion is Harvey, a six-foot tall rabbit that only he can see. To his sister, Veta Louise, Elwood’s obsession with Harvey has been a thorn in the side of her plans to marry off her daughter. But when Veta Louise decides to put Elwood in a mental hospital, a hilarious mix-up occurs and she finds herself committed instead. It’s up to Elwood to straighten out the mess with his kindly philosophy, and his “imaginary” friend, in this popular classic.
The Mummy’s Hand (1940) starring Dick Foran, Wallace Ford, Peggy Moran
If there’s one deadly sin committed by The Mummy’s Hand, it’s that it’s too slow–and I’m not talking about the shambling movement of Kharis the living mummy. The titular mummy doesn’t make his first appearance until an hour into the movie, which has spent far too long in setting the scene. Handsome, young archaeologist Steve Banning (Dick Foran) is stuck in Egypt, without the funds to pursue his archeological dig. His friend Babe Jensen (Wallace Ford) is along as comic relief.
After Babe fails to swindle a fellow American they meet at a bar with a card trick (actually a traveling magician, The Great Solvani, played by Cecil Kellaway), the magician decides to fund their expedition with his life’s savings–for no clear reason. His beautiful daughter (Peggy Moran) tracks down “the swindlers” and tries to encourage them to give back the money (with the aid of a trick pistol from their magic act)–but it’s too late, the money’s been spent, and she swiftly begins falling in love with the handsome archaeologist.