Tag Archives: Evelyn Keyes
Mr. Soft Touch (1949) Gordon Douglas, Henry Levin, Glenn Ford, Evelyn Keyes, John Ireland, Drama, Romance, Crime, Film-Noir
A Thousand and One Nights (1945) Alfred E. Green, Evelyn Keyes, Phil Silvers, Adele Jergens, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941) Alexander Hall, Robert Montgomery, Claude Rains, Evelyn Keyes, Fantasy, Comedy, Romance
Boxer Joe Pendleton, flying to his next fight, crashes…because a Heavenly Messenger, new on the job, snatched Joe’s spirit prematurely from his body. Before the matter can be rectified, Joe’s body is cremated; so the celestial Mr. Jordan grants him the use of the body of wealthy Bruce Farnsworth, who’s just been murdered by his wife. Joe tries to remake Farnsworth’s unworthy life in his own clean-cut image, but then falls in love; and what about that murderous wife?
The Face Behind the Mask (1941) Robert Florey, Peter Lorre, Evelyn Keyes, Don Beddoe, Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Janos Szaby is a kind, innocent immigrant to America. Just after he arrives though, he is caught in a fire and his face is horribly burned and disfigured. Although a skilled craftsman his hideous features make it impossible for him to get work, and driven by despair he is forced to turn to crime to live. He finds himself very proficient at that, and soon makes enough money to buy a very lifelike mask to hide his scars behind. He hates what he does, but is he in too deep to get out?
Johnny O’Clock (1947) Robert Rossen, Dick Powell, Evelyn Keyes, Lee J. Cobb, Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Johnny O’Clock (Dick Powell) is a junior partner in a posh casino with Guido Marchettis (Thomas Gomez), but is senior in the eyes of Nelle (Ellen Drew)—Guido’s wife and Johnny’s ex. This love triangle leads to a web of complications, leaving Police Inspector Koch (Lee J. Cobb) to unravel the threads of deceit and a murdered casino employee’s sister (Evelyn Keyes) to tug on Johnny’s heartstrings before it’s too late.
There’s Something About a Soldier (1943) Alfred E. Green, Tom Neal, Evelyn Keyes, Bruce Bennett, Drama
War-time films set in stateside training camps abounded in the early Forties. Often, these films utilized the basic plot points of programmers but set the action in the contemporary locale of an army camp. Tom Neal (Detour) plays Wally Williams, a trainee who’s so full of himself that his fellow candidates – and maybe the audience – dislike him.
In the late nineteenth century, Ellen Creed works as the live-in companion to Miss Leonora Fiske, a retired actress who lives in the English countryside and who still retains her theatrical mannerisms. Ellen receives notice that the landlady of her two sisters, Emily Creed and Louisa Creed, who currently live in London, is threatening to call the police to haul them away to an asylum because of their disruptive behavior due to their mentally deranged state. Ellen will not allow her sisters to be institutionalized, and convinces Miss Fiske to allow them to stay with them for a couple of days. Miss Fiske was unaware of their deranged mental state when she agreed and is also unaware that Ellen hopes to make their stay permanent. Both issues eventually become apparent to Miss Fiske, who cannot tolerate how Emily and Louisa disrupt her home life. However, Ellen “convinces” Miss Fiske to take an extended leave from the house, while Ellen tells her sisters that she bought the house from Miss…
Uncle Rollo finally retires to the house he was brought up in. Lost in thoughts of his lost love, Lark, he does not want to be disturbed in his last days. However, the appearance of his niece and the subsequent romance between her and Lark’s nephew causes him to reevaluate his life and offer some advice so the young couple don’t make the same mistake he did, all those years ago.