Tag Archives: Marjorie Reynolds
Doomed to Die (1940) William Nigh, Boris Karloff, Marjorie Reynolds, Grant Withers, Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Meet Me on Broadway (1946) Leigh Jason, Marjorie Reynolds, Frederick Brady, Jinx Falkenburg, Comedy, Musical
Believing that he can produce better Broadway shows without the hindrance of his producer, Eddie Dolan quits the musical he is directing, taking his starring actress and sweetheart, Ann Stallings, and his songwriter, Deacon McGill, with him. Eddie’s hopes of success are soon dashed, however, as he and his troupe are plagued by a steady stream of financial woes. About to lose his apartment, his office and Ann, Eddie decides to make money by putting on amateur shows in small towns outside New York. While Ann threatens to leave Eddie if he doesn’t settle down to a steady job outside show business, Eddie manages to get her to join him by telling her that he has taken a job as manager of the Hazelton Country Club. Confusion abounds when Eddie, Deacon and Ann arrive at Hazelton and Eddie tries to keep Ann ignorant of that fact that they’re there to put on a show. Ann soon learns the truth, but when she demands to return to New York, Eddie persuades her to stay with the promise that he’ll use the money earned from the show to pay for their wedding. During rehearsals for the show, Eddie gets an idea to have the wealthy John Whittaker, Hazelton’s leading citizen, finance his next Broadway show, and sets out to court Whittaker’s favor by promoting the singing talent of his daughter Maxine.
Bad Men of Tombstone (1949) Kurt Neumann, Barry Sullivan, Marjorie Reynolds, Broderick Crawford, Western
During the gold-rush days, Tom Horn is jailed for an assay office holdup at Gold City, after he loses his money and horse to cardsharp Blackie. Tom escapes with cell-mate Morgan, when the latter’s men, Mingo, Red and Curly, rescue him from the jail. Mingo, and most of the gang, dislike Tom and they have lean times until Tom, using Morgan’s gun, robs the Blue Goose Mining Company, where Julie works. The gang hides out in a ghost town from where they rob a train, and Tom saves Morgan’s life. Tom and Julie become sweethearts, and he promises her wealth and a trip to San Francisco. But the gang begins to unravel.
Holiday Inn (1942) Mark Sandrich, Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds, Comedy, Drama, Musical
Lovely Linda Mason has crooner Jim Hardy head over heels, but suave stepper Ted Hanover wants her for his new dance partner after femme fatale Lila Dixon gives him the brush. Jim’s supper club, Holiday Inn, is the setting for the chase by Hanover and manager Danny Reed. The music’s the thing.
Ministry of Fear (1944) Fritz Lang, Ray Milland, Marjorie Reynolds, Carl Esmond, Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Stephen Neale is released into WWII England after two years in an asylum, but it doesn’t seem so sane outside either. On his way back to London to rejoin civilization, he stumbles across a murderous spy ring and doesn’t quite know who to turn to.