|The Bride Wore Boots 1946 N/R, 85 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Director: Irving Pichel
Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Cummings, Diana Lynn, Patric Knowles, Peggy Wood, Robert Benchley, Willie Best, Natalie Wood, Gregory Marshall, Mary Young, Catherine Craig, Charles D. Brown, Myrtle D. Anderson, Walter Baldwin, James Millican
Horsewoman Sally (Barbara Stanwyck) has major problems trying to convince her husband, Jeff (Robert Cummings), to enter her world of love and respect for horses. Jeff is a Civil War historian and is popular with Civil War historical society members–especially Mary Lou Medford (Diana Lynn). Jeff and Sally's differences threaten to break-up their marriage–until Jeff wins a steeplechase race, and they find hope for their future.
|The Lost Weekend 1945 N/R, 101 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Billy Wilder
Cast: Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, Phillip Terry, Howard Da Silva, Doris Dowling, Frank Faylen, Mary Young, Anita Sharp-Bolster, Frank Orth, Byron Foulger, Lillian Fontaine, Lewis L. Russell, James Millican, Emmett Vogan, David Clyde
Ray Milland won the Oscar for his portrayal of Don Birnam, writer and alcoholic. Birnam's problem reaches a crisis during one long weekend of drinking, after which he suffers the D.T.s as his girlfriend Helen St. James (Jane Wyman) begs him to stop drinking. Ray Milland: "Most men lead lives of quiet desperation. I can't take quiet desperation." This film also won the Best Picture Academy Award, as did Billy Wilder for his directing and writing.
|Shock 1946 N/R, 70 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller / Drama
Director: Alfred L. Werker
Cast: Vincent Price, Lynn Bari, Frank Latimore, Anabel Shaw, Stephen Dunne, Reed Hadley, Renee Carson, Charles Trowbridge, John Davidson, Selmer Jackson, Pierre Watkin, Robert Adler, George E. Stone, Charles Tannen, Mary Young
While waiting in a hotel for her husband Paul Stewart (Frank Latimore) to return from World War II, Janet (Anabel Shaw) witnesses a murder from her hotel window. Janet goes into shock, and the hotel management calls in a psychiatrist, Dr. Cross (Vincent Price), who is the man Janet had seen murdering his wife. When Paul returns, he does not believe Janet's story about Cross murdering his wife and sends her to Cross' sanitarium. Cross instructs his lover and nurse, Elaine Jordan (Lynn Bari), to give Janet an overdose of insulin–an event that turns into Cross murdering Jordan, but Janet's life is saved.
|The Stork Club 1945 N/R, 98 min.|
Genre: Musical / Comedy / Romance
Director: Hal Walker
Cast: Betty Hutton, Barry Fitzgerald, Don DeFore, Robert Benchley, Bill Goodwin, Iris Adrian, Mikhail Rasumny, Mary Young, Andy Russell, Pierre Watkin, Charles Coleman, Catherine Craig, Perc Launders, Audrey Young, Anthony Caruso
Judy Peabody (Betty Hutton) is a hat check girl who saves the life of Jerry B. Bates (Barry Fitzgerald). He repays her anonymously by setting her up as a wealthy woman. But, problems develop when her boyfriend, Sgt. Danny Wilton (Don DeFore), returns from the war and is suspicious of her newfound prosperity.
|Watch on the Rhine 1943 N/R, 114 min.|
Director: Herman Schumlin
Cast: Paul Lukas, Bette Davis, Lucile Watson, Donald Woods, George Coulouris, Henry Daniell, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Beulah Bondi, Helmut Dantine, Mary Young, Anthony Caruso, Clyde Fillmore, Erwin Kalser, Kurt Katch, Clarence Muse
This powerful film, made during the height of Hitler's terror, is about an anti-Nazi, underground worker (Paul Lukas) and his wife (Bette Davis) who, while visiting in America, find that their lives are in danger. This is a good film adaptation of Lillian Hellman's play. Lukas won the Best Actor Oscar and nominations were received for Best Picture, Supporting Actress (Lucile Watson), and Writing-Screenplay (Dashiell Hammett).
|1. The Bride Wore Boots (1946)|
2. The Lost Weekend (1945)
3. Shock (1946)
4. The Stork Club (1945)
5. Watch on the Rhine (1943)
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