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Tag Archives: Tom Drake
William McClure is the villlage doctor in a remote Scottish glen. Read More »
Encomium to Larry Hart (1895-1943), seen through the fictive eyes of his song-writing partner, Richard Rodgers (1902-1979) Read More »
Ill Be Yours (1947) William A. Seiter, Deanna Durbin, Tom Drake, William Bendix, Comedy, Musical, Romance
Louise Ginglebusher (Durbin) finds herself in New York City after leaving her small town to find work in the big smoke. Read More »
The Spectre of Edgar Allan Poe (1974) Mohy Quandour, Robert Walker Jr., Cesar Romero, Tom Drake, Drama, Horror
Poe’s fiance, Lenore, falls into a coma and is taken for dead. She is rescued at the last possible moment from being buried alive, but the experience has driven her insane. Read More »
Sudden Danger (1955) Hubert Cornfield, Bill Elliott, Tom Drake, Beverly Garland, Drama, Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery
A woman who heads a sportswear manufacturing company is found dead. Although it is ruled a suicide, the police detective in charge believes she was murdered Read More »
Maisie is overworked at her defense job and is ordered to take a two week vacation. Read More »
Mr. Belvedere Goes to College (1949) Elliott Nugent, Clifton Webb, Shirley Temple, Tom Drake, Comedy
Clifton Webb recreates his Sitting Pretty role as Mr. Lynn Belvedere, the World’s Greatest Genius. Read More »
A convict is finishing a ten-year prison sentence, during which time he has studied to become a gentleman and intends to go straight. Read More »
The Beginning or the End (1947) Norman Taurog, Brian Donlevy, Robert Walker, Tom Drake, Biography, Drama, History
Docudrama on the development of the first atomic bomb. Told from the perspective of a film recovered from a time capsule several hundred years into the future, the story is narrated by Robert Oppenheimer (Hume Cronyn) and Major General Leslie Groves (Brian Donlevy) beginning with the Nazis stated goal of developing an atomic bomb. Along with Britain and Canada, the U.S. reacts by beginning its own atomic program. The major developments are all presented: Fermi’s successful atomic chain reaction; building the huge complex at Oak Ridge, Tenn.; the production of the first supply of plutonium; the testing in the Nevada desert; and finally the dropping of the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima.
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This Man’s Navy (1945) William A. Wellman, Wallace Beery, Tom Drake, James Gleason, Drama, Adventure
Ned Trumpet (Wallace Beery), the chief pilot of a Navy blimp, is given to weaving accounts of the fighting prowess of his non-existent son. His friendship with widow Maude Weaver (Selena Royle) and her son Jess (Tom Drake) in effect sets him up with a real family. Jess enters the service and goes on to sink an enemy submarine – from a blimp. Having that real-life feat to brag about, Ned can at last quell all the longtime doubts of his friend Jimmy (James Gleason), and he decides to marry Maude. Bit-Part Alert: Watch for a young Blake Edwards, the future writer/director of 10, S.O.B., and Victor/Victoria, as a flier.
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Faithful in My Fashion (1946) Sidney Salkow, Donna Reed, Tom Drake, Edward Everett Horton, Comedy, Romance
A U.S. Army sergeant is home on leave to reconnect with his girlfriend he hopes to marry. However, in the years he’s been away, she’s gotten a huge promotion where they used to work together – and has become engaged to another man.
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