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Stalag 17 (1953) William Holden, Don Taylor, Otto Preminger |War, Comedy Drama

Review by Bruce Eder …(allmovie.com) Billy Wilder’s Stalag 17 was a new kind of war movie in 1953, a more realistic look at POW camp life than earlier POW movies (often British) had offered, featuring vivid depictions of larceny, betrayal, sadism, gallows humor, and a near-lynching of an innocent (though hardly guiltless) man. Wilder and […]

A Woman Of Distinction (1950) Ray Milland, Rosalind Russell | Comedy

A Woman of Distinction serves as a tailor-made vehicle for Rosalind Russell. The star is cast as Susan Middlecott, a highly respected college dean. As can be expected, Susan is too busy for romance — at least until handsome professor Alec Stevenson (Ray Milland) enters the picture. At first, the dean and the prof are […]

Laurel & Hardy – Another Fine Mess

Another Fine Mess is a 1930 short comedy film starring Laurel and Hardy. It is based on the 1908 play Home From The Honeymoon by Arthur J. Jefferson, Stan Laurel’s father. Homeless, penniless and one step ahead of the police, Stanley and Oliver take refuge in the home of big-game hunter Colonel Buckshot while the […]

The Wild Women of Wongo (1958) [Adventure] [Comedy]

On the tropical island of Wongo, a tribe of beautiful women discover that the other side of the island is inhabited by a tribe of handsome men. They also discover that a tribe of evil ape men live on the island, too, and the ape men are planning a raid on the tribe in order […]

Beat The Devil (1953) [Action] [Adventure] [Comedy]

Beat the Devil is a 1953 British film directed by John Huston, starring Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones and Gina Lollobrigida, and featuring Robert Morley, Peter Lorre and Bernard Lee. Huston and Truman Capote wrote the screenplay, loosely based upon a novel of the same name by British journalist Claud Cockburn, writing under the pseudonym James […]

Behave Yourself! (1951) [Comedy] [Crime]

Behave Yourself! is a 1951 American film directed and co-written by George Beck, starring Farley Granger and Shelley Winters, and released by RKO Radio Pictures. The movie is about Bill (Farley Granger), who forgets about his anniversary, with Kate (Shelley Winters) until the last minute, when a small dog starts to follow him. From there, […]

Life With Father (1947) [Comedy]

“Life with Father” tells the true story of Clarence Day, a stockbroker who wants to be master of his house, but finds his wife and his children ignoring him, until they start making demands for him to change his own life. In keeping with the autobiography, all the children in the family (all boys) are […]

Midnight Manhunt (1945) [Comedy] [Crime] [Mystery]

Midnight Manhunt begins with the shooting death of a master criminal who expires in a wax museum. Reporter Sue Gallagher (Ann Savage) is first on the scene, but she is soon in competition with her boyfriend, fellow reporter Pete Willis (William Gargan). The killer traps Sue in the wax museum when he returns there looking […]

Charlie Chan | The Chinese Ring (1947) [Crime] [Comedy]

“The Chinese Ring” is a film directed by William Beaudine. The film is also known as “Charlie Chan in the Chinese Ring” (American poster title) and “The Red Hornet”. This is the first to feature Roland Winters as Charlie Chan. Charlie Chan (Roland Winters) is a private investigator living in San Francisco. One day a […]

Flying Wild (1941) [Comedy] [Drama]

While pals Skinny (Donald Haines), Danny Graham (Bobby Jordan), Peewee (David Gorcey), Algy Reynolds (Eugene Francis), and Scruno (Sunshine Sammy Morrison) all work at the Reynolds Aviation Company, which is run by Algy’s father (Herbert Rawlinson), Muggs (Leo Gorcey), the only one of the kids who refuses to work, spends his time flirting with an […]

My Man Godfrey (1936) [Romance] [Comedy]

“My Man Godfrey” is an American screwball comedy film directed by Gregory La Cava. The screenplay was written by Morrie Ryskind, with uncredited contributions by La Cava, based on “1011 Fifth”, a short novel by Eric Hatch. The story concerns a socialite who hires a derelict to be her family’s butler, only to fall in […]

Life With Father (1947) [Comedy]

“Life with Father” is an American comedy film. It tells the true story of Clarence Day, a stockbroker who wants to be master of his house, but finds his wife and his children ignoring him, until they start making demands for him to change his own life. In keeping with the autobiography, all the children […]