Child Bride / Child Bride of the Ozarks (1938)

“I’m going to fight for these people until the state realizes that child marriage must be stopped!” Synopsis: A schoolteacher (Diana Durrell) enlists the help of her D.A. boyfriend (Frank Martin) in lobbying to make child marriage illegal in Appalachia — but will she succeed in time to prevent 11-year-old Jennie (Shirley Mills) from being […]

Grave of the Vampire / Seed of Terror (1974)

“What’s growing inside your womb isn’t a human being!” Synopsis: A half-human vampire (William Smith) seeks revenge on the legendary vampire (Michael Pataki) who raped his mother (Kitty Valacher). Genres: Horror Rape Revenge Vampires Response to Peary‚Äôs Review: Peary seems at least mildly impressed by this “little-known” horror flick, which he refers to as “pretty […]

Penny Serenade (1941)

“We don’t need each other anymore. When that happens to two people, there’s nothing left.” Synopsis: A newly married couple (Cary Grant and Irene Dunne) experience the joys and heartaches of parenthood when they adopt a young baby (Jane Biffle). Genres: Adoption Cary Grant Films Flashback Films George Stevens Films Irene Dunne Films Marital Problems […]

Sitting Pretty (1948)

“I dislike children intensely — and yours, if I may say so, have peculiarly repulsive habits and manners.” Synopsis: A self-described genius (Clifton Webb) comes to work as a live-in babysitter for a couple (Maureen O’Hara and Robert Young) with three unruly boys, provoking much discussion among the townsfolk. Genres: Clifton Webb Films Comedy Governesses […]

White Rose, The (1982)

“We can only get rid of the Nazis if we lose the war.” Synopsis: During the height of World War II, German college student Sophie Scholl (Lena Stolze) discovers that her brother Hans (Wulf Kessler) is involved in an underground anti-Nazi movement known as the White Rose, and decides to join in the group’s efforts. […]