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The Paleface (1948) starring Bob Hope, Jane Russell

The Paleface

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The Paleface (1948) starring Bob Hope, Jane Russell

The Paleface is a classic comedy, set in the Old West, starring Bob Hope and Jane Russell. She’s working undercover to stop a gun smuggling operation. And he’s the witless dentist she marries as her cover. But then she begins to fall in love with him …

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Romance on the High Seas

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Romance on the High Seas (1948), starring Doris Day, Jack Carson, Janis Paige, Don DeFore, S.Z. Sakall, Eric Blore, Franklin Pangborn, Oscar Levant directed by Michael Curtiz

Synopsis of Romance on the High Seas

In Romance on the High Seas, Elvira is supposed to go on a cruise, but decides to stay home when she suspects her husband is cheating on her. Her husband suspects the same of his wife, and sends an investigator to spy on her on the cruise – but he is really spying on Elvira’s husband.

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Call Northside 777

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Call Northside 777 (1948) starring Jimmy Stewart, Richard Conte

In 1932, a cop is killed and Frank Wiecek (Richard Conte) sentenced to life. Eleven years later, a newspaper ad by Frank’s mother leads Chicago reporter P.J. O’Neal (Jimmy Stewart) to look into the case. When he begins to investigate he meets increased resistance from authorities unwilling to be proved wrong.

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Blondie’s Secret

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Blondie’s Secret (1948) starring Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake

In Blondie’s Secret, the Bumstead’s summer vacation has been postponed 3 times. It’s already September! What will Dagwood’s co-worker Ollie have to do to make it a 4th time?

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Blondie’s Reward

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Blondie’s Reward (1948) starring Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Jerome Cowan

In Blondie’s Reward, Dagwood is demoted to office boy because the Northside property he went out to buy turns out to be on the Southside.

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Unfaithfully Yours

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Unfaithfully Yours (1948) starring Rex Harrison, Linda Darnell

Unfaithfully Yours is a black comedy about a musical conductor (Rex Harrison). He suspects his younger wife (Linda Darnell) of infidelity. He literally lets his imagination run wild. Directed by Preston Sturges.

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The Tennessee Waltz [song lyrics]

Song lyrics to The Tennessee Waltz (1948), lyrics by Redd Stewart, music by Pee Wee King

All versions of The Tennessee Waltz tell the story of a person introducing his or her sweetheart to a friend who then waltzes away with her or him. The popularity of Tennessee Waltz also made it the fourth official song of the state of Tennessee in 1965

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Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

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Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948) starring Cary Grant , Myrna Loy , Melvyn Douglas

Synopsis of Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

Cary Grant and Myna Loy star in this classic screwball comedy about a big city executive who wants to find a simpler life in the country when Mr. Blandings Builds his Dream House. Advertising executive Jim Blandings (Grant–Charade, North by Northwest) learns about rural life, real estate and construction the hardest way possible when he buys a farm in Connecticut.  And moves with his tolerant if not understanding wife, Muriel (Loy–Thin Man films), to a decaying shack that’s closer to a nightmare than the house of his dreams.

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The Judge Steps Out

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The Judge Steps Out (1948) starring Alexander Knox, Ann Sothern

Review of The Judge Steps Out

The Judge Steps Out is a surprisingly enjoyable drama.  A probate court judge (Alexander Knox) is comfortable with his lot in life – but his wife isn’t.  She’s far more worried about what “her friends will think” than about her husband.  She’s focused on society and position, and their daughter’s upcoming marriage.

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