On the Town (1949)

“You know, somewhere in the world there’s a right girl for every boy.” Synopsis: Three sailors on leave for the day in New York City become romantically involved with a trio of girls: Ozzie (Jules Munshin) encounters a sexy scientist (Ann Miller) in a museum; Chip (Frank Sinatra) is aggressively pursued by a cab driver […]

Pride and Prejudice (1940)

“Look at them — five of them without dowries! What’s to become of them?” Synopsis: In 19th century England, the mother (Mary Boland) of five young women — headstrong Lizzie (Greer Garson), beautiful Jane (Maureen O’Sullivan), musical Mary (Marsha Hunt), and uniform-loving Lydia (Ann Rutherford) and Kitty (Heather Angel) — attempts to marry them off, […]

Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)

“My son and I had a rare and wonderful love and trust between us — a sort of contract, a covenant.” Synopsis: A wealthy widow (Katharine Hepburn) attempts to convince a renowned brain surgeon (Montgomery Clift) to perform a lobotomy on her niece (Elizabeth Taylor) in exchange for a generous endowment to a cash-strapped mental […]

African Queen, The (1951)

“Could you make a torpedo? Well, do so, Mr. Allnut.” Synopsis: As World War I reaches the heart of German-controlled Africa, a boozy boat captain (Humphrey Bogart) and a religious spinster (Katharine Hepburn) whose minister-brother (Robert Morley) has just died make their way down a treacherous river in hopes of torpedoing a German battleship; along […]

Hand, The (1981)

“Mandro doesn’t think.” Synopsis: While arguing with his wife (Andrea Marcovicci), a comic strip artist (Michael Caine) loses his right hand in a car accident, and soon comes to believe that the severed hand has taken on a life of its own. Genres: Artists Disembodied Parts Horror Michael Caine Films Oliver Stone Films Review: Written […]

Heiress, The (1949)

“Only I know what I lost when she died — and what I got in her place.” Synopsis: The socially awkward daughter (Olivia de Havilland) of a wealthy doctor (Ralph Richardson) falls in love with a handsome suitor (Montgomery Clift) who may or may not have mercenary intentions. Genres: Father and Child Heiresses Historical Drama […]