Sunday, February 3, 2013
STEAMBOAT BILL JR, released in 1928 by United Artists Pictures, Directed by Buster Keaton and Charles Riesner, stars Buster Keaton, Sally O'Neill, and Walter James. A steamboat captain is carrying on a feud with the wealthy owner of a fancy new ferry boat. Complicating matters, the captain's son is in love with the ferry operator's daughter.
THE LADY IS WILLING, released in 1942 by Columbia Pictures, directed by Mitchell Leisen, stars Fred MacMurray, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Lane, Sterling Holloway, and Neil Hamilton. A bold and eccentric Broadway performer comes home one day with a baby she picked up on the street. She wants to keep the baby but has to find a husband in order to adopt the child. Who better than her new obstetrician? She offers him help with his research on rabbits in exchange for marriage and he accepts.
MOONTIDE, released in 1942 by 20th Century Fox Pictures, directed by Archie Mayo, stars Ida Lupino, Jean Gabin, Claude Rains, Thomas Mitchell, Jerome Cowan, and Victor Sen Yung. After a drunken binge on the San Pablo waterfront, longshoreman Bobo fears he may have killed a man. In his uncertainty, he takes a job on an isolated bait barge. That night, he rescues a lovely young woman from a watery suicide attempt and installs her on the barge. But Tiny, Bobo's longtime pal and parasite, hopes to drive Anna away before domestic bliss tears Bobo away from him; the still unsolved murder may be just the wedge Tiny needs.