George Milton and Lennie Small are migrant workers in the 1930s Depression. Lennie is mentally disabled and George looks after him. While working as hands on a Western ranch, they dream of ... See full summary »
Lon Chaney Jr.,
Actor Philippe Martin and his married date Yvonne plan to neck in a darkened cinema, but he gets the wrong seat and mistakenly kisses lovely Monique, a publisher's daughter. An absurd ... See full summary »
In Brooklyn, fishing is the hobby of the workers Jonah Goodwin and Olaf Johnson and they use to fish every night in their old boat. Jonah's daughter is the twenty-one year-old telephone ... See full summary »
Perry Ashwell is a self-satisfied child psychologist who takes his colleagues and wife somewhat for granted. So confident is he of his position that he introduces rich attractive painter ... See full summary »
A headstrong young girl falls completely for a writer of trashy novels, and insinuates herself into his household, all to the chagrin of her erstwhile fiancé.He conspires with the author's wife to show the girl how foolish she's been.
Casino operator Johnny Lamb hires down-on-her-luck socialite Lucille Sutton as his casino hostess, in order to help her and to improve casino income. But Lamb's pals fear he may follow ... See full summary »
One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »
Not a great movie, but worth watching once if you're in the right mood
There are lots of problems with this movie that pull it down.
The biggest, for me, is that it is, in part, a musical, but the songs are all instantly forgettable and very simplistic. It's a shame, because Mary Ellis had a good voice, and was a beautiful woman. If she had been given the sort of material Grace Moore or Jeannette MacDonald or even Lily Pons were being given then at other studios, she could have done some memorable work.
The strongest performer here, as in many of the movies in which she appeared, is the character actress Jesse Ralph. She makes her character come alive in a way none of the others does.
Ida Lupino, as a blonde, does not stand out here. Tulio Caraminati wasn't a good actor, and without good material, as is the case here, he makes no impression.
The plot is obvious, and you can see everything coming a mile away.
I enjoyed watching Ellis and Ralph. The rest was pretty much a wash for me.
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