Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)

“I know I don’t look like Joe, but I’m him just the same!” Synopsis: When his plane crashes, a boxer (Robert Montgomery) with fifty years left to live is prematurely brought to heaven by an overly zealous angel (Edward Everett Horton). Because his earthly body has been cremated, Montgomery enlists the help of administrative angel […]

Christmas in July (1940)

“Now that you’re a capitalist, I don’t know how you feel about working for a living…” Synopsis: A lowly employee (Dick Powell) engaged to his sweetheart (Ellen Drew) is fooled by his co-workers into thinking he’s won a $25,000 slogan-writing contest, and believes his luck has changed for good. Genres: Advertising Comedy Dick Powell Films […]

Send Me No Flowers (1964)

“That’s one heck of a guy you’ve got there, Judy. When they made George Kimball, they threw away the mold!” [Note: The following review is of a non-Peary title; click here to read more.] Synopsis: A hypochondriac (Rock Hudson) mistakenly believes his doctor (Edward Andrews) has determined that he only has three weeks left to […]

Dark End of the Street, The (1981)

“Something bad happens, it’s gotta be someone’s fault.” Synopsis: When a white teenager (Laura Harrington) and her boyfriend (Henry Tomaszewski) witness the accidental death of a black friend (Terence Grey) and are afraid to report it, another black teenager (Albert Eaton) — the brother of Harrington’s best friend (Michele Greene) — is falsely accused of […]

Radio Ranch (1935)

“If we could capture Gene Autry, Radio Ranch would soon become deserted, and the entrance to our underground kingdom would remain forever undiscovered.” Synopsis: When singing cowboy Gene Autry is kidnapped by inhabitants of a uranium-rich kingdom in the middle of the earth, it’s up to two of his devoted young radio fans — Frankie […]

Pillow Talk (1959)

“Have you any idea what it’s like to be on a party line with a sex maniac?” Synopsis: When a frustrated interior designer (Doris Day) lashes out at the playboy composer (Rock Hudson) who’s been monopolizing their party line, Hudson retaliates by wooing her in the guise of Texas oilman “Rex Stetson” — much to […]

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)

“You’re beating your head against a stone wall, Milly: You’ll never make jack-a-dandies out of them!” Synopsis: In 1850s Oregon, a woodsman (Howard Keel) comes to town to find a wife (Jane Powell), who he brings back to the cabin he shares with his six rough-and-tumble brothers (Jeff Richards, Russ Tamblyn, Tommy Rall, Marc Platt, […]