In the Pacific during WWII, a Roman Catholic widow falls for a tough lieutenant colonel. Read More »
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Erie Canal, N.Y., 1850: Molly Larkins, cook on Jotham Klore’s canal boat, has a love-hate relationship with her boss. Read More »
The Model and the Marriage Broker (1951) George Cukor, Jeanne Crain, Thelma Ritter, Scott Brady, Comedy, Romance
Marriage broker Mae Swasey, who somewhat cynically arranges her loser clients’ affairs, meets model Kitty Bennett and can’t resist meddling in her life Read More »
City Across the River (1949) Maxwell Shane, Stephen McNally, Thelma Ritter, Luis Van Rooten, Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Brooklyn youth Frank Cusack, good son and brother by day, is a gang member by night. The Dukes, seemingly likable dead-end-kids, are dangerously involved with racketeer Gaggsy Steens. Read More »
Pickup on South Street (1953) Samuel Fuller, Richard Widmark, Jean Peters, Thelma Ritter, Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
On a crowded subway, Skip McCoy picks the purse of Candy. Among his take, although he does not know it at the time, is a piece of top-secret microfilm that was being passed by Candy’s consort, a Communist agent. Candy discovers the whereabouts of the film through Moe Williams, a police informer. She attempts to seduce McCoy to recover the film. She fails to get back the film and falls in love with him. The desperate agent exterminates Moe and savagely beats Candy. McCoy, now goaded into action, confronts the agent in a particularly brutal fight in a subway.
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A New Kind of Love (1963) Melville Shavelson, Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Thelma Ritter, Comedy, Romance
The fashion industry and Paris provide the setting for a comedy surrounding the mistaken impression that Joanne Woodward is a high-priced call girl. Paul Newman is the journalist interviewing her for insights on her profession.
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When a gentleman (Monty Woolley) is forced to retire at age 65, he’ll do just about anything to beat the system. Dying his hair black, he poses as the president of his former employer’s holding company. Suddenly free to air his views on everything from company policy to national economics, comic craziness ensues when he meets not only the firm’s top executives, but someone equally impressive – a beautiful secretary, played by Marilyn Monroe, in one of her first and funniest roles.
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