Haven D. Allridge is the editor-in-chief of the News-Intelligencer newspaper in St. Howard, a town where he and his family have lived all their lives. Read More »
Tag Archives: John Hodiak
Philip Ainley is a happily-married English teacher at a major USA university, whose life is turned upside down when his wife and child are killed by an explosion and fire in their home. Read More »
Across the Wide Missouri (1951) William A. Wellman, Clark Gable, Ricardo Montalban, John Hodiak, Adventure, Romance, Western
From the 1830’s beaver trapper Flint Mitchell along with other white guys hunt and trap in the then unnamed lands of Montana and Idaho. Read More »
Battleground (1949) William A. Wellman, Van Johnson, John Hodiak, Ricardo Montalban, Action, War, Drama
We follow a band of American soldiers as they engage the Germans in a snowy, foggy winter near Bastogne in World War II. Read More »
Somewhere in the Night (1946) Joseph L. Mankiewicz, John Hodiak, Nancy Guild, Lloyd Nolan, Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
During the World War II, a soldier is hit by a grenade that deforms his face and leaves him with amnesia. Read More »
Conquest of Cochise (1953) William Castle, John Hodiak, Robert Stack, Joy Page, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Western
Its 1853 and the Gadsden Purchase has just brought part of Mexico into the United States. Read More »
Major Joppolo and his men are assigned to restore order to the war-torn Italian town of Adano. Read More »
Maisie is overworked at her defense job and is ordered to take a two week vacation. Read More »
The Arnelo Affair (1947) Arch Oboler, John Hodiak, George Murphy, Frances Gifford, Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Romance
Anne Parkson feels neglected by her lawyer-husband Ted, so she falls in love with night-club owner Tony Arnello, a shady character who is a client of her husband’s. Read More »
On the Threshold of Space (1956) Robert D. Webb, Guy Madison, Virginia Leith, John Hodiak, Drama, Sci-Fi
The story centers on an Air Force doctor who performs many detailed test to discover how the human body will respond to the rigors of space travel Read More »
Danny, a Marine Corps veteran of World War II, re-enlists when the Korean War breaks out. He joins a Marine motion picture unit specializing in combat footage.
Read More »
In the Atlantic during WWII, a ship and a German U-boat are involved in a battle and both are sunk. The survivors from the ship gather in one of the boats. They are from a variety of backgrounds: an international journalist, a rich businessman, the radio operator, a nurse, a steward, a sailor and an engineer with communist tendencies. Trouble starts when they pull a man out of the water who turns out to be from the U-boat.
Read More »
The Miniver Story (1950) H.C. Potter, Victor Saville, Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, John Hodiak, Drama
The Second World War is over, and the Miniver family is trying to keep themselves together in post-War Britain, among continuing shortages and growing tensions within the family.
Read More »
Song of Russia (1944) Gregory Ratoff, Robert Taylor, Susan Peters, John Hodiak, Drama, Music, Romance
In June 1941, famed American symphony conductor John Meredith (Robert Taylor) is touring Soviet Russia with his manager Hank (Robert Benchley) when they go to a small rural town where famed Russian composer Tchaikovsky was born. John meets Nadya (Susan Peters), a sweet peasant girl with an ear for classical music and they soon get married. When war breaks out, John want to flee back to the USA, but Nadya wants to stay and fight the invading Germans who are closing in on the village.
Read More »
A Korean War film with a secondary plot of the training of South Korean pilots, to fly fighters in air defense, by American Air Force instructors,led by Major Brady, a famed and skilled-but-grounded pilot, assigned to the Kongku base. Once there he meets again Donna Cottrell (Barbara Britton), whom he was about to marry a year ago until she learned that she wasn’t the widow she thought she was. Her husband (Bruce Bennett), had been a prisoner and wasn’t dead, and showed up before the wedding and more or less put a damper on the whole proceedings. He is the base doctor and also keeps a wary eye on his wife and Brady. Not a bad idea considering the short period of grief she went through, after being informed he was dead, before heading for the altar with Brady. But Bruce Bennet, as was par for the course for characters Bennett usually played, does the right thing and gets himself blown up by an enemy bomb (and is certified real dead this time), thereby ensuring the two top-billed players will end up together.
Read More »