A photographer for Life magazine comes to London to do a story on a local theater troupe which never missed a performance during World War II. Read More »
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Bud and Lou enlist in the army in order to escape being hauled off to jail, and soon find themselves in basic training. Read More »
Standing before a divorce court judge are Sergeant Andy Anderson and Janie Anderson asking him to dissolve their marriage. Read More »
Angie Evans, fast-rising nightclub singer, interrupts her career to marry struggling songwriter Ken Conway. Read More »
The unsuccessful writer Stephen Byrne tries to force his servant Emily Gaunt sexually while his wife Marjorie Byrne is visiting a friend and accidentally strangles her. Read More »
Conceited singer Garry Mitchell refuses to renew his radio contract, so agent Doug Blake decides to find a new personality to replace Garry. Read More »
Maisie becomes attached to a dirt-poor farmer and his family as they try to make ends meet joining hundreds of others digging for gold in a previously panned-out ghost town. Read More »
Rusty Parker, a red-headed leggy dancer at Danny McGuire’s Night Club in Brooklyn, wants to be a successful Broadway star. She enters a contest to be a ‘Cover Girl’ as a stepping-stone in her career. She reminds the publisher, John Coudair, of his lost love, showgirl Maribelle Hicks.
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She Wouldn’t Say Yes (1945) Alexander Hall, Rosalind Russell, Lee Bowman, Adele Jergens, Comedy, Romance
Susan Lane is a gifted psychiatrist, grounded in self-control. Before returning by train to her practice in Chicago, she spends time back East with war veterans, building their self-esteem, but frowning on the impulsive, as represented by a favorite comic strip called “The Nixie.” She bumps into Michael Kent, an officer and the comic strip’s author. He likes her instantly and she dislikes him. He’s headed to the Pacific, sees her on the train, gets off in Chicago, and with her father’s help, pursues her and hatches a plan to marry her. Meanwhile, she has her own plan to get rid of him with the help of a blond patient. Will the Nixie get into her psyche?
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The Walls Came Tumbling Down (1946) Lothar Mendes, Lee Bowman, Marguerite Chapman, Edgar Buchanan, Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Romance
The Columbia mystery melodrama The Walls Came Tumbling Down is regarded in many circles as star Lee Bowman’s finest hour-and-a-half. Bowman is cast as Winchellesque Broadway columnist Gilbert Archer, who insists upon investigating the death of an old friend, a priest. The police insist that the priest hanged himself, but Archer believes otherwise, and together with Boston socialite Patricia Foster (Marguerite Chapman) he begins to play detective – though “play” is hardly the word. Key ingredients to the mystery are two rare Bibles and a painting of the fall of Jericho. The principal villainy comes at the grubby hands of Columbia contractees George Macready and Edgar Buchanan, while J. Edward Bromberg has a few amusing moments as a kooky art dealer.
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Kid Glove Killer (1942) Fred Zinnemann, Van Heflin, Marsha Hunt, Lee Bowman, Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
First feature film from director Fred Zinneman is a snappy little “B” feature that features Van Heflin as the head of a city crime lab who solves the murder of the town mayor by analyzing evidence from the crime.
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