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All Fall Down (1962)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 20, 2012

Sixteen-year-old Clint Willart (Brandon De Wilde) wants to be just like his older brother Berry-Berry (Warren Beatty).  Berry got out of his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio and now spends his days roaming from city to city and picking up lots of women along the way.  When Clint arrives in Florida to giv read more

Listen, Darling (1938)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 19, 2012

After the death of her husband, Dottie Wingate (Mary Astor) is unable to support her children, Pinkie (Judy Garland) and Billie (Scotty Beckett), and is on the verge of marrying banker Arthur Drubbs (Gene Lockhart).  She doesn’t love him and Pinkie and Billie don’t like him at all, but read more

Pat and Mike (1952)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 18, 2012

Pat Pemberton (Katherine Hepburn) is a first-class athlete, but you’d never know it if she’s playing while her fiance Collier Weld (William Ching) is around.  Whenever he’s nearby, he makes her so nervous that she just can’t play as well as she normally would.  One day, she read more

Viva Las Vegas (1964) (1)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 17, 2012

Lucky (Elvis Presley) has come to Las Vegas to participate in the big Grand Prix race.  The only problem is that his car needs a new engine.  He’s able to win the money he needs for a new engine, but his luck runs out while pursuing swimming instructor Rusty Martin (Ann-Margret).  While singin read more

The Wind (1928)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 16, 2012

Letty (Lillian Gish) leaves her life in Virginia behind to live on her cousin Beverly’s (Edward Earle) ranch in Sweet Water, Texas.  While on the train to Texas, she meets Wirt Roddy (Montagu Love), who lives near Beverly’s ranch.  All the wind in Texas is making Letty very nervous and read more

City for Conquest (1940) (1)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 15, 2012

Danny Kenny (James Cagney) isn’t a man with big dreams.  He likes working as a truck driver, he’s got his girlfriend Peggy (Ann Sheridan), he’s got a roof over his head, what more could he want?  Well, he could use some extra cash so that he can send his musician brother Eddie (Ar read more

The Hucksters (1947)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 14, 2012

After coming home from World War II, Vic Norman (Clark Gable) wants to get back into the advertising business.  When he lands an interview with Mr. Kimberly (Adolphe Menjou) at Kimberly Advertising Agency, their meeting is interrupted by Evan Llewellyn Evans (Sidney Greenstreet), the very demanding read more

Primrose Path (1940) (1)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 13, 2012

Ellie May Adams (Ginger Rogers) is hardly living the high life.  She lives in a run-down house with her prostitute mother Mamie (Marjorie Rambeau), her former-prostitute grandmother (Queenie Vassar), her alcoholic scholar father Homer (Miles Mander), and her younger sister Honeybell (Joan Carroll).  read more

Thunder Rock (1942)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 12, 2012

When his employer realizes that lighthouse keeper David Charleston (Michael Redgrave) hasn’t been cashing his paychecks, an inspector and David’s friend Streeter (James Mason) take a trip out to Thunder Rock on Lake Michigan to check on him.  Living and working on Thunder Rock is not eas read more

Night Flight (1933)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 11, 2012

Delivering the mail by air through South America is a dangerous game and Riviére (John Barrymore) is determined to be the best at it.  He manages a mail-carrying airline and stops at nothing to uphold his its reputation for punctuality.  Even the owners of the airline think he’s too strict read more

Drunken Angel (1948)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 10, 2012

Doctor Sanada (Takashi Shimura) spends his life dealing with the consequences of a toxic environment.  The area he lives and works in is a dirty slum, full of germs and disease.  Not only that, there’s also the influence of the Yakuza for him to contend with.  He drinks a lot, but he does genu read more

The Strawberry Blonde (1941) (1)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 9, 2012

One Sunday afternoon, dentist Biff Grimes (James Cagney) gets a phone call about a man who urgently needs to have a tooth pulled.  Biff doesn’t typically work on Sundays, but when he finds out the man in question is Hugo Barnstead (Jack Carson), he’s willing to make an exception.  ItR read more

Paris Blues (1961)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 8, 2012

Ram Bowen (Paul Newman) and Eddie Cook (Sidney Poitier) are a couple of American musicians living in Paris.  They each have their own reasons for living there instead of America.  In Paris, Eddie doesn’t face the kind of discrimination he would in America and Ram thinks living there is good read more

H.M. Pulham, Esq. (1941)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 7, 2012

Harry Pulham (Robert Young) has always lived his life by the book.  He came from a wealthy background, went to all the right schools, has a respectable job, has two children, and is married to Kay Motford (Ruth Hussey), an ideal woman for a man of his stature.  Now middle-aged, he meets up with some read more

Four Wives (1939)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 6, 2012

A few months after the events of 1938′s Four Daughters, things are as lively as ever at the Lemp household.  All of Adam Lemp’s (Claude Rains) daughters all come back home to help out with his spring cleaning, but they all have other things on their mind.  Emma (Gale Page) thinks she mig read more

Niagara (1953)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 5, 2012

When Polly and Ray Cutler (Jean Peters and Max Showalter) head to Niagara Falls for their belated honeymoon, all they’re expecting is a relaxing vacation and maybe a little bit of business networking for Ray.  The last thing they expect is to find themselves mixed up in a murder plot.  When read more

Tarzan’s New York Adventure (1942)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 4, 2012

When Tarzan finds out that some people working for a circus have come to his jungle to capture animals for their show, he warns them to leave.  They agree, although, Boy (Johnny Sheffield) is very curious about the airplane they came in and keeps trying to hang around it.  Just as the circus workers read more

My Five Favorite Marilyn Monroe Performances

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 4, 2012

What is there to say about Marilyn Monroe that hasn’t already been said?  Fifty years after her untimely death, Marilyn’s star is still as bright as it ever was.  But for all the hype surrounding Marilyn’s image, the one thing I don’t think she gets nearly enough credit for read more

The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 3, 2012

While at a bar one night, boxing manager Edwin J. Bennett, AKA: Professor, (Walter Huston) sees sailor Steve Morgan (Max Baer) knock out a couple of drunks.  The Professor sees that Steve has the potential to be a great boxer and convinces Steve to let him train him.  While the two of them are jogg read more

Red River (1948)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 2, 2012

Thomas Dunson (John Wayne) and his friend Groot (Walter Brennan) join a wagon train headed to California, but along the way, they decide to leave in Texas to start up a cattle ranch.  It means Tom has to leave behind Fen, the woman he loves, but Tom has always dreamed of having his own cattle ranch read more