A remake of Robert Montgomery's 1934 hit Hide-Out, this superb film directed by Robert B. Sinclair (known for his classic Broadway productions of The Philadelphia Story, Dodsworth and Pride... See full summary »
Robert B. Sinclair
There have been a spate of London police murders, the victims always killed by a long knife (which the police know is a sword cane), the murders always taking place in a deserted but ... See full summary »
During the Great Depression, a wealthy banker throws away his wife's expensive fur coat; it lands on the head of a stenographer, leading to everyone assuming she is his mistress and has access to his millions.
Fourteen-year-old Tessa is hopelessly in love with handsome composer Lewis Dodd, a family friend. Lewis adores Tessa, but has never shown any romantic feelings toward her. When Tessa's ... See full summary »
A grandmother seeks a governess for her 16 year old granddaughter, Laurel, who manages to drive away each and every one so far by exposing their past, with a record of three in one week! ... See full summary »
Lord Peter Wimsey is an amateur detective. He is to be married to Harriet Vane, who writes crime novels, at a big Society wedding. Harriet has little charms made so that they both promise ... See full summary »
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While running away from the police, playboy racketeer Jack 'Lucky' Wilson receives a non-life threatening bullet wound. Lucky manages to escape and drives as far as he can before passing out. Lucky is found by farmer Henry Miller, who believes Lucky is an innocent man who was randomly shot by gangsters. Lucky contacts his partner, Tony Berrelli, who sends the mob payrolled doctor to check on Lucky's condition. Tony believes this situation is perfect: the Miller farm is the perfect hide-out for Lucky from the police during Lucky's recuperation. Farm life is against Lucky's sensibilities, that is until he meets the pretty Miller daughter, Pauline. He immediately falls for her and she for him. Lucky needs to figure out how to reconcile his gangster background with the simple farm life, especially with Henry who has had his own bad experiences with racketeers, and with the police who are still after him. Written by
This film was first telecast in Philadelphia Friday 8 February 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6); it first aired in Altoona PA 6 March 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10), in Minneapolis 21 March 1957 on KMGM (Channel 9), in Los Angeles 17 April 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11) and in Chicago 25 April 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2); it found its way to San Antonio 27 November 1957 on WOAI (Channel 4), to Norfolk VA 4 August 1958 on WTAR (Channel 3), and, finally, to New York City 14 June 1959 on WCBS (Channel 2), and to San Francisco 28 February 1960 on KGO (Channel 7). See more »
When Pauline is arranging the preserves, Lucky comes into the cupboard and they kiss. She has her left arm completely around his neck, and seconds later the arm is on his chest. See more »
With this title I expected a Warners Bros. crime melodrama but seeing the
producing studio was MGM, I was wary. It starts out like a WB production
but shifts gears and becomes a warm and winning romantic comedy. Lucky
Wilson (Montgomery) is a two-bit, womanizing extortionist. He's shot by
police in a getaway attempt and escapes to the country where he is nursed
back to health by a warm, loving farm family. He of course falls for the
daughter and completely reforms. When the police arrive to take him back,
she promises to wait for him. Both leads do well with Montgomery giving
of his best performances, worthy of an Oscar nom. Equally good is the
screenplay, which makes its moralizing point without a heavy hand (the
Original Story was deservedly Oscar nominated). The direction by W.S. Van
Dyke (whose superb work on THE THIN MAN that same year would be Oscar
nommed) is breezy, witty and effervescent. A surprisingly enjoyable film
well worth a watch.
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