Two teachers, man-hungry Doris and restrained Marian, visit the Yorkshire moors a year after friend Evelyn disappeared there. On a stormy night, they take refuge in the isolated cottage of ... See full summary »
Patsy Brand is a chorus girl at the Pleasure Garden music hall. She meets Jill Cheyne who is down on her luck and gets her a job as a dancer. Jill is engaged to adventurer Hugh Fielding and... See full summary »
Kipps the draper's apprentice falls in love with a girl above his station. When he unexpectedly inherits a fortune, he thinks his dream has come true. But money can't make him a gentleman, or bring him the girl he really wants...
A prominent politician is preparing to expose a financial scandal. But then a woman who has invested heavily in the shady venture threatens to uncover a damaging secret in the politician's ... See full summary »
Lt. Dick Stacey is dismissed from the Fleet Air Arm for poor discipline. He joins the Aircraft Carrier "HMS Ark Royal" (The Ship with Wings). When they go into battle in the Mediterranean ... See full summary »
17th-century beauty Barbara Worth starts her career of crime by stealing her best friend's bridegroom. Her next exploit is to recover gambling losses by donning mask and cloak and taking to... See full summary »
In my younger days, I was a great fan of film fairs. In fact, I even helped to organize a few myself. Early on in this love affair, I came across a seller who had a 16mm print of "The Farmer's Wife" on sale. Naturally, I thought it was the 1928 Alfred Hitchcock movie starring Jameson Thomas as the farmer, plus Lillian Hall Davis and Gordon Harker. Fortunately, it didn't cost me much, but imagine my disappointment when it turned out to be this 1941 remake! Not that this movie is all that bad! And at least it's the same broad matrimonial farce from the pen of Eden Phillpotts. But this re-make, alas, is directed without any distinction by Norman Lee and Leslie Arliss, both of whom also collaborated on the screenplay with J.E. Hunter. Alas, the plot has little going for it. It's not only very predictable, but not terribly interesting. We all know how it's going to turn out. Fortunately, this version does present us with a great cast led by Patricia Roc and Michael Wilding and it sure is beautifully photographed by Claude Friese-Greene. And what's perhaps even more important, this version also serves up some really enjoyable musical interludes.
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