Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Bedtime For Fred and Ethel

They Won't Believe Me (1947)

Starring Robert Young, Susan Hayward, Jane Greer, Rita Johnson, Frank Ferguson, Ellen Corby, Irene Tedrow, and Byron Foulger. Directed by Irving Pichel. An accused man stands trial for the killing of his lover. Telling his story in flashback, he reveals himself as a duplicitous husband whose marriage for money nonetheless overrules the substantial relationships he builds with other women. When he seems finally to have made the break with a woman he loves a freak car accident leaves him alone but in a position to plot for his wife's money without the wife.

You're Never Too Young (1955)

Starring Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Raymond Burr, Nancy Kulp, Nina Foch, Diana Lynn, Mitzi McCall, and Milton Frome. A young man working as an assistant in a hotel barbershop is mistakenly involved in a robbery and is forced to disguise himself as a 12 year old boy to escape from his persecutor.

A Thousand Clowns (1965)

Starring Jason Robards, Barbara Harris, Barry Gordon, William Daniels, Martin Balsam, John McMartin, Gene Saks and Philip Bruns. Directed by Fred Coe. A 12-year old boy lives with his eccentric uncle who keeps hoping the right job will turn up. What turns up is a social worker who falls in love with him.

Conflict (1945)

Conflict starring Humphrey Bogart, Alexis Smith, Sydney Greenstreet, Frank Wilcox, and Grant Mitchell.

An unhappily married man (Humphrey Bogart) concocts a scheme to kill his shrewish wife so that he'll be free to marry her sister (Alexis Smith).

Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)

Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy starring Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Marie Windsor, Richard Deacon, and Michael Ansara.

When the murder of an archaeologist puts a valuable medallion into their hands, Bud and Lou waste little time in trying to sell it--only to find themselves pursued by police, a slinky adventuress, an Egyptian high priest, and the mummy himself.

Remember the Night (1940)

Remember the Night starring Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Beaulah Bondi, Sterling Holloway, and Elizabeth Patterson. Directed by Mitchell Leisen. An attorney prosecuting a woman for shoplifting arranges her bail at Christmastime and ends up taking her home to his family for the holidays.