Eric Busch, a novelist/playwright, and his wife, Janet, go to New York where he arranges to have Matt Saxon, who has a reputation for ruthlessness, produce his play. Saxon insists on so ...
See full summary »
Henry Pecket keeps a land-bound, home-made sloop in the backyard of his boarding house ran by widow Sara March, who is tolerant of the fancied trips around the world taken by her "ancient ... See full summary »
As told to a psychiatrist: Mr. Peabody, middle-aged Bostonian on vacation with his wife in the Caribbean, hears mysterious, wordless singing on an uninhabited rock in the bay. Fishing in ... See full summary »
The story of a dress and the effects it has on the women who wear it begs the question of where is O.Henry when he is needed. "Nude at Midnight", a new and daring Paris style creation is ... See full summary »
Alfred E. Green
In the bordertown of San Pablo, preparing for an annual 'Mexican Fiesta,' arrives Gagin: tough, mysterious and laconic. His mission: to find the equally mysterious Frank Hugo, evidently for... See full summary »
In El Paso, lawyer and ex-Confederate captain Clay Fletcher forms a vigilante group to bring law and order to a town where the judge is a drunk, the sheriff is corrupt and the town is run by a crooked landowner.
Eric Busch, a novelist/playwright, and his wife, Janet, go to New York where he arranges to have Matt Saxon, who has a reputation for ruthlessness, produce his play. Saxon insists on so many meetings, changes and revisions that it cause a rift between Eric and Janet. Saxon goes to Hollywood to get a prominent actor to play the lead but the actor, no fan of Saxon, declines. Saxon then deliberately robs his own girlfriend of her chance in Hollywood. The actor then comes to New York and offers to do the play, if someone other than Saxon is the producer. Written by
Les Adams <email@example.com>
Robert Montgomery patterned his portrayal of a ruthless Broadway producer who lets nothing stand in the way of getting what he wants, after Jed Harris, a noted Broadway impresario who had the same reputation. See more »
Robert Montgomery is a malicious Broadway producer
"The Saxon Charm" (1948) is a relatively obscure film from Universal. It's available on DVD now, I think, so it will become better known. I enjoyed it thoroughly. I do like its attractive cast and the story was off the beaten path for sure in depicting a Broadway producer (Saxon) who has a malicious streak that he indulges.
Robert Montgomery plays the lead as the producer and delivers a sharp and stinging character to us, whose charm covers an effort to control everyone around him. He has producing talent but it doesn't guarantee success in bringing plays to the public.
John Payne plays a novelist who seeks out Montgomery to produce a play he's written. Audrey Totter, who loves Montgomery, warns Payne's wife, Susan Hayward, to steer clear of Montgomery's embrace. Of course, Payne doesn't. Harry Morgan provides his usual excellent support as Montgomery's right-hand man, a good guy.
The story holds our interest and provides one helluva portrait of this character.
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?