Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Starring Bette Davis, Jim Davis, Janis Paige, Woody Herman, John Hoyt, and Florence Bates. Directed by Bertaigne Windust. A disenchanted poet meets a disillusioned war hero and invites him back to her apartment for a nightcap. Drawn to one another, these two lost souls fall in love while discussing their inner demons.
Starring Bette Davis, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Donald Crisp, Sig Ruman, and Ian Wolfe. Directed by Irving Rapper. A research psychologist escapes from Budapest after the nature of his work is discovered and resettles in Scotland where he resumes his work. He eventually marries his female assistant but she dies in a fire trying to protect his valuable notes. The doctor dedicates the rest of his work to her memory and heads to China to work as a medical missionary.
Starring Fred MacMurray, Eleanor Parker, Richard Carlson, Madge Blake, Chris-Pin Martin, and Nestor Paiva. Directed by George Marshall. A secretary for a legal firm is sent to California to inform an overly sentimental radio host that he has just inherited two million dollars. Looking to raise her standard of living, she decides to court the man and marry him before telling him he's a millionaire.
Starring Claudette Colbert, Macdonald Carey, Marilyn Monroe, Robert Wagner, Zachary Scott, Frank Cady, Kathleen Freeman, and Barbara Bates. Directed by Richard Sale. The daughter of a long-married couple who have decided to divorce hopes to bring her parents back together, which proves to be a difficult proposition when the wife's old flame, now a millionaire, arrives back in town.
Starring William Holden, Frances Dee, Margaret Hamn, Anne Revere, Grant Mitchell, and Dick Elliott. Directed by Alfred E. Green. A wealthy socialite falls in love with a young man and agrees to marry him on his terms - that they survive on his salary alone.
Starring Monty Woolley, Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan, Jimmy Durante, Mary Wickes, and Billie Burke. Directed by William Keighley. A lecturer slips on the ice on his way into the home of a prominent Ohio family and breaks his leg. Confined to the home in a wheelchair, the man begins to meddle in the lives of everyone in the household.
Starring James Stewart, Donna Reed, Henry Travers, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell, Ward Bond, Beulah Bondi, H.B. Warner, Gloria Grahame, Ellen Corby, Charles Lane, Frank Faylen, and Mary Treen. Directed by Frank Capra. On Christmas Eve a businessman who has long consid himself a failure faces financial ruin and is seriously contemplating suicide.
Starring James Stewart, Joan Fontaine, Eddie Albert, Roland Young, Percy Kilbride, Porter Hall, Fritz Feld, and Jimmy Dodd. Directed by H.C. Potter. A wealthy heiress marries in haste and realizes her mistake on her honeymoon in New York. Thought it is her wedding night, she decides not to consummate the union and ends up hiding in the room of the guest next door.