Tag Archives: Gregory La Cava
Living in a Big Way (1947) Gregory La Cava, Gene Kelly, Marie McDonald, Charles Winninger, Comedy, Musical
The Age of Consent (1932) Gregory La Cava, Dorothy Wilson, Arline Judge, Richard Cromwell, Drama, Romance
Gabriel Over the White House (1933) Gregory La Cava, Walter Huston, Karen Morley, Franchot Tone, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Womanhandled (1925) Gregory La Cava, Richard Dix, Esther Ralston, Edmund Breese, Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Bill Dana, a New York City playboy, can resist the flaming flapper and red-hot mamas along the Great White Way, so he decides to head out west to his uncle’s ranch in Wind River, Texas. But the gold-diggers and their relatives follow him.
One Touch of Venus (1948) William A. Seiter, Gregory La Cava, Robert Walker, Ava Gardner, Dick Haymes, Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
In the art department of a large department store, the statue of the famed Anatolian Venus comes to life and falls in love with Eddie Hatch, a window trimmer. Just before the unveiling of the prized statue, Eddie takes “Venus” to the model-display house in the store, where the store’s boss finds her. He, too, falls in love with her and makes her Glamour Girl Number One. Eddie and Venus dance in Central Park, but Eddie is arrested for stealing the statue. Venus goes back to her pedestal and Eddie is released. While Eddie is sadly preparing for another unveiling, a new employee asks him a question. She tells him her name is Venus Jones.
Poor glazier Sam Bisbee has invented break-proof glass. He intends to show it off to a convention of automobile men. Due to a mixup his car is switched with another and his demonstration toss of a brick simply breaks the car’s windshield. On the way home he thinks a woman is trying to commit suicide and so prevents her. The woman is really Princess Lescaboura, who arrives in Bisbee’s home town looking for him.
Terry Randall, rich society beauty, has decided to see if she can break into the Broadway theatre scene without her family connections. She goes to live in a theatrical boarding house and finds her life caught up with those of the other inmates and the ever-present disappointment that theatrical hopefuls must live with. Her smart-mouth roommate, Jean, is approached by a powerful producer for more than just a role. And Terry’s father has decided to give her career the shove by backing a production for her to star in, in which she’s sure to flop. But his machinations hurt more than just Terry.
The story takes place in Scotland, where plain Maggie Wylie’s family, fearing she may become a spinster, finances young John Shand’s studies in return for his agreement to marry her in five years. Recognizing his ambitions, Maggie helps to guide his career without his realizing it. He honors his commitment, even though he does not feel real love for her as she does for him. Will he succumb to the wiles of young aristocratic beauty Sybil, or learn to appreciate Maggie’s true worth?