Thursday, July 28, 2011


Born in Portland, Oregon, on July 28, 1948, actress Sally Struthers celebrates her 63rd birthday roday.


Born in Washington, D.C., on July 28, 1948, actress Georgia Engel turns 63 today.


Born in Queens, New York, on July 28, 1964, actress Lori Loughlin turns 47 years old today.

The Rare Breed (1966)

Starring James Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith, Jack Elam, Juliet Mills, Don Galloway, Ben Johnson, and Harry Carey, Jr. Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen. A widowed Englishwoman convinces a rancher to use her new cattle breed. His ranch hand agrees to take the rare bull to Texas to breed it with longhorns, but the determined woman and her daughter demand to go along on the trip.

Vengeance Valley (1951)

Starring Burt Lancaster, Robert Walker, Joanne Dru, John Ireland, Hugh O'Brian, Ray Collins, Ted de Corsica, and Will Wright. Directed by Richard Thorpe. A cattle baron takes in an orphaned boy and raises him, causing his own son to resent the boy. As they get older the resentment festers into hatred and eventually the real son frames his stepbrother for fathering an illegitimate child that is actually his, seeing it as an opportunity to get his half-brother out of the way so he can have his father's empire all to himself.

Parrish (1961)

Starring Troy Donahue, Connie Francis, Karl Malden, Claudette Colbert, Dean Jagger, Diane McBain, Dub Taylor, and Madeleine Sherwood. Directed by Delmar Daves. A young man lives with his mother and stepfather on a Connecticut River valley tobacco plantation. The stepfather is a ruthless planter who insists the boy learn the tobacco business from the ground up.

The Man From Colorado (1949)

Starring William Holden, Glenn Ford, Edgar Buchanan, Denver Pyle, Ellen Drew, and Ray Collins. Directed by Henry Levin. Two friends return home after the Civil War. However, one of them has deep-rooted psychological damage due to his experiences during the war and as his behavior becomes more erratic and violent his friend desperately tries to find a way to help him.

Notorious (1946)

Starring Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, Louis Calhern, Bea Benaderet, Frank Wilcox, and Virginia Gregg. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. An American secret agent is ordered to enlist the aid of the libidinous daughter of a suspected World War II traitor in trapping the head of a neo-Nazi group.

The Harvey Girls (1946)

Starring Judy Garland, John Hodiak, Angela Lansbury, Marjorie Main, Ray Bolger, Preston Foster, Cyd Charisse, and Chill Wills. Directed by George Sidney. On a train trip out West to become a mail order bride, a young woman meets a group of other young women traveling to open a Harvey House Restaurant. After meeting her bashful suitor, the young bride-to-be decides to join the Harvey Girls instead.

Blaze of Noon (1947)

Starring William Holden, Anne Baxter, William Bendix, Sterling Hayden, Sonny Tufts, Lloyd Corrigan, Will Wright, Frank Ferguson, and Howard Da Silva. Directed by John Farrow. Four brothers working as stunt pilots for a flying circus leave their jobs to become mail pilots.

Mirage (1965)

Starring Gregory Peck, Diane Baker, Walter Matthau, Kevin McCarthy, Leif Erickson, Jack Weston, George Kennedy, Bill Quinn, and Anne Seymour. Directed by Edward Dmytryk. A dazed man wanders down the stairs of a New York skyscraper during a power blackout only vaguely aware of who he is, where he has been, and why he has this nagging feeling that danger lurks all around him.

The Unforgiven (1960)

Starring Burt Lancaster, Audrey Hepburn, Lillian Gish, Doug McClure, Audie Murphy, John Saxon, Charles Bickford, and Albert Salmi. Directed by John Huston. The neighbors of a frontier family turn on them when it is suspected that their adopted daughter was stolen from the local Kiowa tribe.

The Lady Gambles (1949)

Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Preston, Tony Curtis, Stephen McNally, and Jerome Cowan. Directed by Michael Gordon.
A woman accompanies her husband to Las Vegas where she begins to gamble to pass the time. Encouraged by the casino manager, she gets hooked on gambling to the point where she steals her husband's expense money to pursue her addiction.

Block-Heads (1938)

Starring Oliver Hardy, Stan Laurel, George Chandler, James Findlayson, and Billy Gilbert. Directed by John G. Blystone. A soldier patrolling the trenches in France 20 years after the end of World War I shoots down a French aviator. His Army buddy sees his old friend's picture in the paper and goes to visit him at the soldier's home. Thinking the man is disabled, his friend takes pity on him and takes him home for a nice home-cooked meal, but his wife has other ideas and leaves them both to fend for themselves.

Yellow Sky (1948)

Starring Gregory Peck, Richard Widmark, Anne Baxter, Harry Morgan, John Russell, and Victor Kilian. Directed by William A. Wellman. An outlaw leader and his gang take refuge in a frontier ghost town whose only inhabitants are an elderly man and his pretty grand-daughter. The old man reveals that there's gold buried in the area, prompting a few of the gang to plot the old man's demise.

Dangerous (1935)

Starring Bette Davis, Franchot Tone, Dick Foran, and Mary Treen. Directed by Alfred E. Green. A man finds a former stage star a penniless and drunk and takes her to his Connecticut home for rehabilitation. Unaware that she is married, he asks his fiancee to free him and offers to sponsor the former actress in a play.