Days of Wine and Roses (1962)

“You and I were a couple of drunks on the sea of booze, and the boat sank.” Synopsis: A boozing PR man (Jack Lemmon) marries a beautiful secretary (Lee Remick) and turns her on to drinking, much to the chagrin of her hardworking father (Charles Bickford); soon both of them are fighting for their lives […]

Cape Fear (1962)

“A type like that is an animal — so you’ve got to fight him like an animal.” Synopsis: A sexually deviant sociopath (Robert Mitchum) stalks the wife (Polly Bergen) and daughter (Lori Martin) of the lawyer (Gregory Peck) who testified against him eight years earlier; when Peck’s attempt to secure protection from a policeman (Martin […]

Invisible Boy, The (1957)

“Don’t make such a fuss; he’s probably doing this just to get attention.” Synopsis: A young boy (Richard Eyer) whose scientist father (Philip Abbott) is obsessed with building a Super Computer befriends a time-traveling robot named Robby, who becomes brainwashed by the Computer into attempting to dominate the Earth. Genres: Father and Child Mind Control […]

Badman’s Country (1958)

“I saw it today, Pat. Even without your badge, you were the lawman. You took over.” Synopsis: Retired sheriff Pat Garrett (George Montgomery) intends to marry his sweetheart (Karin Booth) and head to California, but is waylaid in Abilene, Kansas when notorious outlaw “Sundance” (Russell Johnson) and two cohorts appear in town, in anticipation of […]

Child Under a Leaf (1974)

“He might come and try to take our baby away; so I’d have to kill him.” Synopsis: A woman (Dyan Cannon) in a loveless marriage has a child with her lover (Donald Pilon), but lives in fear of her abusive husband (Joseph Campanella) finding out the baby isn’t his. Genres: Dyan Cannon Films Marital Problems […]

Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957)

“I never even lived before. Not really lived before, inside.” Synopsis: During World War II, a Marine (Robert Mitchum) drifts ashore onto a seemingly deserted South Pacific island, where he encounters its lone inhabitant: a stranded nun (Deborah Kerr). As they struggle to survive and devise a plan for escape, they develop a deep fondness […]

Big Beat, The (1958)

“The public is a monster with a very delicate palate. If it doesn’t like what you feed it — off comes the arm!” Synopsis: The son (William Reynolds) of a “square” music producer (Bill Goodwin) tries to sign on some hot rock ‘n roll bands, with the help of his beautiful secretary (Andra Martin); meanwhile, […]

Miracle Worker, The (1962)

“It has a name; the name stands for the thing.” Synopsis: A young girl (Patty Duke) who became deaf and blind during her infancy is coddled by her well-meaning parents (Victor Jory and Inga Swenson), who are unable to discipline her. When a headstrong teacher named Anne Sullivan (Anne Bancroft) comes to work with Helen […]

Magnificent Obsession (1935)

“He’s dead, I’m alive — we’re both out of luck.” Synopsis: A wealthy playboy (Robert Taylor) pursues the beautiful widow (Irene Dunne) of a beloved doctor, accidentally prompting an accident that causes her to lose her sight. He conceals his identity and befriends her as she adapts to a world of blindness; soon the two […]

Magnificent Obsession (1954)

“Once you find the way, you’ll be bound. It will obsess you, but believe me, it will be a magnificent obsession.” Synopsis: A reckless playboy (Rock Hudson) involved in a boating accident pursues the widow (Jane Wyman) of a beloved doctor whose life was lost when Hudson was using the only resuscitation device available. When […]