Tag Archives: Aline MacMahon
Heroes For Sale (1933) William A. Wellman, Loretta Young, Richard Barthelmess, Aline MacMahon, Drama, War
Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933) Mervyn LeRoy, Warren William, Joan Blondell, Aline MacMahon, Comedy, Drama, Musical
The Eddie Cantor Story (1953) Alfred E. Green, Keefe Brasselle, Marilyn Erskine, Aline MacMahon, Biography, Drama, Music
This merry musical biography of “Banjo Eyes” will gladden the hearts of Cantor and musical fans alike. It’s got fabulous songs, assured direction by Alfred E. Green (The Jolson Story) and elaborate numbers typical of the Ziegfeld stage.
In this melodrama set in San Francisco, a businesswoman gives a job to an unemployed, homeless sailor. Later she becomes his wife. They are happy for a while, but then one day a woman shows up and claims that the sailor fathered her child. The couple adopts the child, but then the wife’s sister tries to steal the sailor, who had been known to wander a bit. But the sailor has found himself in fatherhood and has decided to remain true blue to his wife and son.
Guest in the House (1944) John Brahm, John Cromwell, Anne Baxter, Ralph Bellamy, Aline MacMahon, Drama, Film-Noir
Mary Herries is a rich woman with a habit of contributing to those less fortunate than her. On her way home from a concert on Christmas Eve she discovers a poor, would-be artist outside her estate. Mary takes pity on this artist, Henry Abbott, and gives him some food and money. After taking him in, she finds herself somewhat attracted to this artist; he is handsome, and quite knowledgeable of fine art, especially the paintings in Mary’s extensive collection. However, when she discovers that Henry has both a wife and a small child that he is struggling to support, she gives him some money and hand-me downs, and sends him on his way. A few days later he shows up with some of his own paintings (which are absolutely awful) as well as some items he stole from Mary’s house on Christmas Eve. Henry demands a large amount of money for his paintings, which Mary eventually pays. She then discovers that Henry has left his wife and baby outside, in the rain.