Anne Shirley plays Alice Fisher-the daughter of a small grocer who at the last minute gets to go to little Talbot College. She learns that joining a sorority is an essential thing at the ... See full summary »
Twelve people are aboard Coast Air Line's flagship the Silver Queen enroute to South America when the airplane encounters a storm and is blown off course. Crashing into jungles known to be ... See full summary »
Delia Jordan's father is murdered and some very valuable jewelry stolen. She hires Michael Lanyard (aka The Lone Wolf), a retired-and-reformed jewel thief to find the killer and the jewels.... See full summary »
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Barry Sulivan is a cynical gangster who controls the Neptune Beach waterfront. He runs a numbers racket with the local soda shop owner: the police are in his pocket and the local hoods are on his payroll.
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One of the most brilliant, cutting, comedies ever made by a major studio (RKO.)
Alan Mowbry and Donald MacBride set out to find the most ghastly play imaginable to keep their temperamental star (Helen Vinson) from defecting to another producer. They hit on one by an earnest country girl, Barbara Read.
This ranks with "Twentieth Century" and "All About Eve" -- though clearly made on a far lower budget than either -- as a caustic study of venomous theater/movie types.
Mowbry is delightfully smarmy -- and there is more than a hint that he and his business partner are gay. Between its view of the Wide-eyed self-styled playwright and the demanding diva, this movie is misogyny personified.
The happy ending feels tacked on but it doesn't change, neutralize, or cushion what's come before it.
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