|Affairs of Dobie Gillis 1953 N/R, 72 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Musical
Director: Don Weis
Cast: Debbie Reynolds, Bobby Van, Barbara Ruick, Bob Fosse, Hans Conried, Lurene Tuttle, Charles(2) Lane, Kathleen Freeman, Hanley Stafford, Archer MacDonald, Almira Sessions, John Smith, John McKee, Alan Harris, Charles Halton
This enjoyable comedy/musical is centered on the campus life of young college freshman Dobie Gillis (Bobby Van). Dobie and his roommate Charlie Trask (Bob Fosse) have one goal at Grainbelt University: to have fun. Dobie dates Pansy Hammer (Debbie Reynolds), and Charlie hooks up with Lorna Ellingboe (Barbara Ruick), and they have fun together. But, Pansy's father, George (Hanley Stafford) does not care for Dobie and wants Pansy to leave Dobie and change colleges. And, now the schemes to prevent this from happening lead to many predicaments before Pansy returns to Grainbelt and Dobie.
|Blood Legacy 1971 R, 90 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Horror / Thriller
aka: Legacy of Blood
Director: Carl Monson
Cast: Rodolfo Acosta, Merry Anders, Norman Bartold, John Carradine, Faith Domergue, Jeff Morrow, Ivy Bethune, Richard Davalos, Roy Engel, Buck Kartalian, John Russell, John Smith, Brooke Mills
While spending the week at their family estate in order to claim inheritance, four potential heirs live in the midst of spiteful misdeeds that, before the week is out, will lead to murder.
|Friendly Persuasion 1956 N/R, 140 min.|
Director: William Wyler
Cast: Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire, Anthony Perkins, Phyllis Love, Marjorie Main, Richard Eyer, Robert Middleton, Walter Catlett, Richard Hale, Joel Fluellen, Peter Mark Richman, Theodore Newton, John Smith, Marjorie Main
The Civil War interferes with a Quaker farm family's peaceful existence in Indiana. Son Josh (Anthony Perkins) defies his parents' (Gary Cooper and Dorothy McGuire) beliefs and enlists on the Union side as a soldier. The film accumulated several major Oscar nominations (Best Picture, Director, Supporting Actor (Anthony Perkins), Song, Writing, and Sound).
|Hot Rod Girl 1956 N/R, 75 min.|
Director: Leslie H. Martinson
Cast: Lori Nelson, John Smith, Chuck Connors, Frank Gorshin, Mark Andrews, Roxanne Arlen, Eddie Ryder, Fred Essler, Del Erickson, Russell Thorson, Dabbs Greer, Charles Keane
Hot rodding was a big deal in the 1950s, and this film, set in the San Fernando Valley of California, homes in on that fad. Ben (Chuck Connors) is a cop who attempts to set up a drag strip to keep the young hot rodders off the streets. Two deaths associated with the races make Ben's job more difficult.
|Island of Lost Women 1959 N/R, 71 min.|
Director: Frank Tuttle
Cast: Jeff Richards, Venetia Stevenson, John Smith, Diane Jergens, Alan Napier, June Blair, Gavin Muir, George Brand, Bob Stratton
Following their plane crash on a remote island in the Pacific Ocean, radio commentator Mark Bradley (Jeff Richards) and his pilot Joe Walker (John Smith) find weird scientist Dr. Paul Lujan (Alan Napier), and his three daughters–Venus (Venetia Stevenson), Urana (Diane Jergens), and Murcuria (June Blair). Lujan has been working on atomic experiments, and, when Bradley threatens to expose him, Lujan destroys their airplane. The girls help Bradley and Walker build a raft to escape the island, but an explosion in Lujan's solar furnace almost wrecks the island. The blast does attract the attention of Australian authorities, and now the survivors wait for their rescue.
|The Kettles on Old MacDonald's Farm 1957 N/R, 80 min.|
Director: Virgil W. Vogel
Cast: Marjorie Main, Parker Fennelly, Gloria Talbott, John Smith, Claude Akins, Roy Barcroft, Patricia Morrow, George Dunn, George Arglen, Donald Baker, Ricky Kelman, Harvey B. Dunn, Hallene Hill, Polly Burson, Sara Taft
In this last entry in the series of Ma and Pa Kettle movies, Pa is played by Parker Fennelly, but Marjorie Main remains in her role of Ma Kettle. Ma and Pa Kettle encourage wealthy Sally (Gloria Talbott) to act like a hick in order to make her marriage to lumberman Brad (John Smith) work. Of course, complications ensue in this entertaining comedy.
|We're No Angels 1955 N/R, 106 min.|
Director: Michael Curtiz
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Aldo Ray, Peter Ustinov, Joan Bennett, Basil Rathbone, Leo G. Carroll, Lea Penman, Gloria Talbott, Paul Newlan, Torben Meyer, John Baer, John Smith, Joe Ploski, Ross Gould, Victor Romito
Three Devil's Island convicts–Joseph, Albert, and Jules (Humphrey Bogart, Aldo Ray, and Peter Ustinov)–escape and take refuge with the Ducotel family (Leo G. Carroll, Joan Bennett, and Gloria Talbott). While living with the Ducotels, the ex-cons protect the family from evil Uncle Andre Trochard (Basil Rathbone) who threatens the family with eviction after auditing the books of the store he owns that the Ducotels manage. The convicts contemplate murdering Trochard, but Albert's pet poisonous snake does the job for them. Now the Ducotels inherit the store and Trochard's fortune. The convicts have solved the family's problems except for finding a mate for Isabelle (Talbott), but soon that problem will be solved, and the convicts will have done their "good" deeds. 2 User Reviews
|One of the best comedy films, should be more like this||Larry 11/01/2012 |
|susan 01/13/2012 |
| loved this movie. Saw it many times when I was younger. Wish TCM would play it again!|
|1. Affairs of Dobie Gillis (1953)|
2. Blood Legacy (1971)
aka: Legacy of Blood
3. Friendly Persuasion (1956)
4. Hot Rod Girl (1956)
5. Island of Lost Women (1959)
6. The Kettles on Old MacDonald's Farm (1957)
7. We're No Angels (1955)
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