Always believing she had a happy marriage, a young wife’s trust in her husband is shaken when she discovers that her father had paid him to marry her. Read More »
Tag Archives: Dorothy McGuire
In 1916, beautiful young mute Helen is a domestic worker for elderly, ailing Mrs. Warren. Read More »
Philip Green is a highly respected writer who is recruited by a national magazine to write a series of articles on anti-Semitism in America. Read More »
Disney musical about Mother Carey, a Bostonian widow and her three children who move to Maine. Read More »
In 1950, life as usual in a middle-American town. Cold War paranoia is beginning; the young men’s biggest concern is the draft board and deferments from the peacetime army. Read More »
Crystal ‘Chris’ Benson, a single mother in a small New Mexico town, senses a shadowy menace stalking her in the night. Read More »
The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (1960) Delbert Mann, Robert Preston, Dorothy McGuire, Eve Arden, Drama
In Oklahoma in the 1920s, Ruben Flood loses his job as a traveling salesman, when the company goes bankrupt. Read More »
Child bride Claudia Naughton has made life difficult for her husband David because she can’t stand living so far away from her mother. Read More »
Callaway Went Thataway (1951) Melvin Frank, Norman Panama, Fred MacMurray, Dorothy McGuire, Howard Keel, Comedy, Western
Two smart marketing people resurrect some old films starring cowboy Smoky Callaway and put them on television. Read More »
Till the End of Time (1946) Edward Dmytryk, Dorothy McGuire, Robert Mitchum, Guy Madison, Drama, Romance, War
Three former marines have a hard time readjusting to civilian life. Perry can’t deal with the loss of the use of his legs. Read More »
The Hunter family has long owned a mansion on Pine Island, a summer resort located off the Maine coast. Read More »
The Skipper is a charming old man loved by all his neighbors. What they don’t know is that he is also Mr. 880, an amateurish counterfeiter who has amazingly managed to elude the Secret Service for 20 years.
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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945) Elia Kazan, Dorothy McGuire, Joan Blondell, James Dunn, Drama, Romance
In Brooklyn circa 1900, the Nolans manage to enjoy life on pennies despite great poverty and Papa’s alcoholism. We come to know these people well through big and little troubles: Aunt Sissy’s scandalous succession of “husbands”; the removal of the one tree visible from their tenement; and young Francie’s desire to transfer to a better school… if irresponsible Papa can get his act together.
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Adapted by Don M. Mankiewicz from his own novel, Trial is a surprisingly timely story of how justice can sometimes be compromised by “special interests”. It all begins when Mexican youth Angelo Chavez (Rafael Campos) is placed on trial for the murder of a white teenaged girl. Battling the lynch-mob mentality in and out of the courtroom is relatively inexperienced defense attorney David Blake (Glenn Ford). Believing that anything done on behalf of his client is for the common good, Blake approves the organization of an “Angelo Chavez Society” to pay the boy’s court costs and ostensibly see that justice is done in the face of small-town prejudice. Soon, however, Blake discovers that both he and his client are being used as dupes by a Communist lawyer, who hopes that Chavez will be found guilty and executed, thereby creating a martyr for the Red cause. Much was made in 1955 of the fact that the presiding judge is a black man, played by Juano Hernandez. A bit creaky at times, Trial nonetheless still packs a wallop when shown today.
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