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Margie (1946)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 27, 2013

While Margie (Jeanne Crain) and her teenage daughter Joyce are looking for something in the attic, Joyce gets a kick out of finding some of Margie’s things from when she was a teenager and asks Margie what she was like when she was young.  Margie thinks back to 1928 at a time when all the girl read more

Cain and Mabel (1936)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 26, 2013

When Aloysius K. Reilly (Roscoe Karns) accidentally causes waitress Mabel O’Dare (Marion Davies) to lose her job, Reilly is determined to find her an even better job.  Mabel insists that waiting tables is her only skill, but when Reilly finds out she can dance a little, he tries turning her i read more

Heaven Can Wait (1943) (2)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 25, 2013

When Henry Van Cleve (Don Ameche) dies, he has no delusions about going to Heaven.  But before he can go anywhere, he has to explain to the devil why he belongs in Hell.  So he starts telling his life story, beginning with his privileged childhood spent living with his parents and doting grandfather read more

Father of the Bride (1950)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 24, 2013

Upon getting the news that their daughter Kay (Elizabeth Taylor) is getting married to her boyfriend Buckley (Don Taylor), Stanley and Ellie Banks (Spencer Tracy and Joan Bennett) are immediately thrown into the whirlwind of planning a wedding.  While Ellie is largely enthusiastic about Kay’s read more

The Honey Pot (1967)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 23, 2013

After catching a performance of the play “Volpone,” Cecil Fox (Rex Harrison) has the idea of playing a prank on some of his former lovers.  He decides to send letters to three of his former lovers — actress Merle McGill (Edie Adams), Princess Dominique (Capucine), and his common la read more

Miss Grant Takes Richmond (1949)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 22, 2013

Graduates from the Woodruff Secretarial School are virtually guaranteed to have their choice of good jobs.  Well, that may be true for most students, but not Ellen Grant (Lucille Ball).  Despite desperately wanting to have a career, Ellen just can’t get the hang of secretarial work.  On the read more

Janie (1944)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 21, 2013

Hortonville is a small, quiet town and that’s the way Charles Conway (Edward Arnold) likes it.  His hands are full enough with running a newspaper and trying to handle his teenage daughter Janie (Joyce Reynolds).  Charles just can’t make sense of all the modern slang he hears Janie and read more

The Tall T (1957)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 20, 2013

While making a trip to buy a seed bull, cowboy Pat Brennan (Randolph Scott) loses a bet with his former employer and has to give up his horse.  Pat starts walking home and along the way, he’s passed by his friend Ed Rintoon (Arthur Hunnicutt), who is driving a stagecoach with newlyweds Doretta read more

A Cry in the Night (1956)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 19, 2013

Like many teenagers, Elizabeth Taggart (Natalie Wood) enjoys spending evenings with her boyfriend Owen (Richard Anderson) at the town’s Lovers’ Loop.  Elizabeth and Owen are engaged, but it’s a secret engagement because Elizabeth is afraid that her overbearing father, police captai read more

A Date With Judy (1948) (1)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 18, 2013

The big school dance is coming up and Judy Foster (Jane Powell) is planning on attending with her boyfriend Oogie Pringle (Scotty Beckett).  Oogie is also the brother of her best friend Carol (Elizabeth Taylor).  But right before the big dance, Oogie decides he can’t take Judy, so the owner read more

Killer McCoy (1947)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 17, 2013

Tommy McCoy (Mickey Rooney) is a hard working, albeit hot tempered, kid who supports his family by selling newspapers and playing pool while his father Brian (James Dunn) looks for work in the theater.  When Brian is approached about performing at a local boxing match, he convinces Tommy to join him read more

The Valley of Decision (1945)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 16, 2013

Mary Rafferty (Greer Garson) comes from a family of poor Irish immigrants.  After living with her wheelchair bound father Pat (Lionel Barrymore) and widowed sister in a rundown house, Mary suddenly finds herself living with one of the most prominent families in Pittsburgh, the Scotts, when she lands read more

Dangerous (1935)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 15, 2013

Actress Joyce Heath (Bette Davis) had once been hailed as the most promising new actress on Broadway, the best thing since Jeanne Eagels.  But then her career takes a turn for the worse, leaving her a broke, alcoholic mess.  Virtually the only person who hasn’t lost faith in her is architect read more

Five Reasons Why I Love Bette Davis

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 14, 2013

1.  She was talented. Enough said. 2.  Who needs glamour when you can have realism? When Bette Davis first signed with Warner Brothers, the executives at Warner’s had no idea what to do with her.  Bette said of her early days at Warner’s, “I was known as the little brown wren.  read more

Girl Crazy (1943)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 14, 2013

Danny Chuchill, Jr. (Mickey Rooney) has been living the high life as the son of a wealthy newspaper publisher.  But when his father gets tired of Danny’s scandalous behavior making headlines, he decides to send Danny out west to Cody College to teach him a thing or two about hard work.  And, read more

Mississippi Mermaid (1969)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 13, 2013

After communicating with Julie Roussel (Catherine Deneuve) through a personal ad, tobacco plantation owner Louis Mahé (Jean-Paul Belmondo) decides to bring her to his home on the island of Réunion so they can be married.  When she arrives, Louis is surprised to find Julie looks nothing like the pic read more

The Male Animal (1942)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 12, 2013

It’s homecoming weekend at Midwestern University and while almost everyone on campus is excited about the big football game, English professor Tommy Turner (Henry Fonda) has more important things to worry about.  Dean Frederick Damon (Ivan F. Simpson) has just read an inflammatory editorial wr read more

Johnny Eager (1941)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 11, 2013

Johnny Eager (Robert Taylor) had been a known as a ruthless gangster, but after spending some time in prison, he’s turned over a new leaf as a cab driver.  At least that’s what he wants his parole officer to think.  When he isn’t driving a cab, he’s as cutthroat as ever, inv read more

The Magnificent Seven (1960)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 10, 2013

In the Mexican village of Ixcatlan, the villagers have an ongoing problem with being raided by Calvera (Eli Wallach) and his band of thieves.  They ride into the village, rape the women, and take most of the village’s food, leaving the villagers to starve.  Few people are brave enough to try read more

Across to Singapore (1928)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 9, 2013

Joel Shore (Ramon Novarro) is the youngest son in a family full of sailors.  While his older brother Mark (Ernest Torrence) is off on a trip, Joel has been in his hometown with Priscilla (Joan Crawford), who he has been in love with for a long time.  Priscilla is also in love with Joel, but when Mar read more