Amateur plumber Cluny Brown gets sent off by her uncle to work as a servant at an English country estate. Read More »
Tag Archives: Peter Lawford
American Jack Washington is hiding in Paris under an assumed name. He also sports a beard to hide his facial traits. Read More »
At fictitious Tait University in the Roaring 20’s, co-ed and school librarian Connie Lane falls for football hero Tommy Marlowe. Read More »
Mark MacLene owes the IRS, the banks and others a lot of money. The problem is that his trust makes $1,000,000 a year, but he spends $150,000 every month. Read More »
After the funeral of her brother-in-law, Edith Phillips learns that Margaret de Lorca, her rich twin sister, had tricked her way into marriage with the man she also loved. Read More »
The Red Danube (1949) George Sidney, Walter Pidgeon, Ethel Barrymore, Peter Lawford, Drama, Romance, War
Shortly after the end of World War II, British Colonel Michael ‘Hooky’ Nicobar is assigned to a unit in the British Zone of Vienna. Read More »
The Hour of 13 (1952) Harold French, Peter Lawford, Dawn Addams, Roland Culver, Crime, Mystery, Romance
Nicholas Revel (Peter Lawford) is a young man any dowager in London welcomes to her parties. Read More »
My Brother Talks to Horses (1947) Fred Zinnemann, Jackie ‘Butch’ Jenkins, Peter Lawford, Beverly Tyler, Comedy
Living with his family in Baltimore, 9-year-old Lewie Penrose claims that he can converse with horses–and also pick the winners of upcoming races. Read More »
Ellery Queen: Don’t Look Behind You (1971) Barry Shear, Peter Lawford, Harry Morgan, E.G. Marshall, Drama, Mystery
Detective Ellery Queen has to solve a series of murders where the victims were killed in numerically descending ages and the men were strangled with blue cords, the women with pink ones. Read More »
Katie McDermad, who comes from a working class household, is a dedicated surgical nurse, who loves her profession but not the low pay. Read More »
1936. Julia Packett, a London chorus girl, is always in trouble financially, but she always seems to manage to land on her feet by using her feminine wiles to manipulate the men in her life with a smile on her and usually their faces.
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Royal Wedding (1951) Stanley Donen, Fred Astaire, Jane Powell, Peter Lawford, Comedy, Musical, Romance
Tom and Ellen Bowen are a brother and sister dance act whose show closes in New York. Their agent books them in London for the same period as the Royal Wedding. They travel by ship where Ellen meets and becomes involved with Lord John Brindale. This causes her to miss a rehearsal. Tom (Astaire) uses the time to dance with a hat rack and gym equipment. Later Tom and Ellen attempt a graceful dance number as the ship rolls. Upon arrival Tom holds auditions and meets Anne. There is much indecision by the siblings about their romantic partners even though they are in-the-clouds. Tom dances on the walls and ceiling of his hotel room. All ends well in this light musical. By the way, there is a vaudeville-style dance number in their show that features slapstick. It’s a hoot.
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Man (Lewis) is told by his doctor (Lawford), and best friend, that he has a terminal illness. At his wife’s urging, he lives life to the fullest, racking up insurmountable debts. When the damage is done, his friend the doctor tells him that he’s not dying. Unfortunately, his life will eventually be ruined by his actions. So, they decide to stage his death so that his wife and family will not have to suffer for what he’s done. Lewis eventually discovers that his friend, the doctor, set the entire scenario up so that he could get Lewis’ wife.
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On an Island with You (1948) Richard Thorpe, Esther Williams, Peter Lawford, Ricardo Montalban, Comedy, Musical, Romance
A young navy lieutenant is brought in as techninical adviser on a song-dance-and-swim film being made by screen star Rosalind Reynolds. Having once done a number with her – and been kissed at the end – at a Forces show, the young lad somehow believes she should be his girl. Her boyfriend – and fellow co-star – is just one of those disagreeing.
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Little Women (1949) Mervyn LeRoy, June Allyson, Peter Lawford, Margaret O’Brien, Drama, Family, Romance
Louisa May Alcott’s autobiographical account of her life with her three sisters in Concord Mass in the 1860s. With their father fighting in the civil war, the sisters: Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth are at home with their mother – a very outspoken women for her time. The story is of how the sisters grow up, find love and find their place in the world.
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