Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, A (1949)

“Me thinketh I liketh Camelot — a lot.” Synopsis: A 20th century blacksmith (Bing Crosby) awakens from a hit on the head to find himself in medieval England, where he impresses King Arthur (Cedric Hardwicke) and Merlin (Murvyn Vye) with his technological know-how, and romances Lady Alisande (Rhonda Fleming) with his crooning melodies. Genres: Bing […]

Now, Voyager (1942)

“I’m the maiden aunt; every family has one.” Synopsis: The dowdy daughter (Bette Davis) of a domineering matriarch (Gladys Cooper) is encouraged by a friendly psychiatrist (Claude Rains) to take a trip abroad, where she transforms into a sleek and elegant young woman, and soon falls in love with a troubled married man (Paul Henreid) […]

Old Dark House, The (1932)

“Can you conceive of anyone living in a house like this if they didn’t have to?” Synopsis: On a dark and stormy night, a group of travelers — including a honeymooning couple (Raymond Massey and Gloria Stuart) and their friend (Melvyn Douglas), as well as a portly young widow (Charles Laughton) and his female companion […]

Notorious (1946)

“A man doesn’t tell a woman what to do; she tells herself.” Synopsis: The American daughter (Ingrid Bergman) of a convicted Nazi criminal is recruited by an FBI agent (Cary Grant) to infiltrate a ring of Nazi leaders in Brazil — including a man (Claude Rains) who was once in love with her. Genres: Cary […]