Bad Girl (1956)

“Kindly allow me to choose my own friends!” Synopsis: A widowed editor (Anna Neagle) reluctantly dates a handsome client (Norman Wooland) while becoming increasingly concerned about her rebellious daughter (Sylvia Syms), who is spending more and more time with a jive-loving hepster (Kenneth Haigh). Genres: Juvenile Delinquents Teenagers Review: Reportedly made as a British response […]

Devil Commands, The (1941)

“Your mother is not dead – not really. She’s come back to me!” Synopsis: A scientist (Boris Karloff) mourning the loss of his beloved wife (Shirley Warde) enlists the help of a corrupt “medium” (Anne Revere) in making contact with Warde through brainwave technology. Genres: Boris Karloff Films Edward Dmytryk Films Life After Death Mad […]

Paper Chase, The (1973)

“I need a way of living that I can rationalize!” Synopsis: An ambitious law student (Timothy Bottoms) dates the daughter (Lindsay Wagner) of his professor (John Houseman) while joining forces with a handful of his classmates to prepare for final exams. Genres: Lawyers Literature Adaptation Review: James Bridges’ adaptation of John Jay Osborn, Jr.’s novel […]

Barefoot in the Park (1967)

“Corie, if it’s a good marriage, it’ll last until 5:30.” Synopsis: A newlywed couple — fun-loving Corie (Jane Fonda) and straitlaced Paul (Robert Redford) — struggle to adjust to married life in a tiny New York apartment. Genres: Charles Boyer Films Jane Fonda Films Marital Problems Neil Simon Adaptations Newlyweds Play Adaptations Robert Redford Films […]