7.1/10
108
10 user 2 critic

The Shrike (1955)

A successful theatrical director is driven to failure by the machinations of his vengeful wife. Eventually, he lands in a mental hospital where both his wife and his new love, a young ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

, (play)
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Interlude (1957)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The story of a young woman, Helen Banning, who travels to Munich in search of life experience and romance. While working for America House, she meets a famous symphony conductor, Tonio ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Sirk
Stars: June Allyson, Rossano Brazzi, Marianne Koch
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The eccentric Bullock household again need a new butler. Daughter Irene encounters bedraggled Godfrey Godfrey at the docks and, fancying him and noticing his obviously good manners, gets ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Koster
Stars: June Allyson, David Niven, Jessie Royce Landis
The Great Man (1956)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Joe Harris, preparing a eulogy for popular radio commentator Herb Fuller, finds that nobody has a good word to say about him.

Director: José Ferrer
Stars: José Ferrer, Dean Jagger, Keenan Wynn
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Air Force test pilot Pike Yarnell reluctantly attends the memorial service for long-dead Donald Beasley, his navigator during the Korean War; recalling, in flashbacks, their painful days ... See full summary »

Director: Helmut Käutner
Stars: June Allyson, Jeff Chandler, Sandra Dee
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

McGrath publishes books for children and Uncle Bump is one of the best sellers. Unfortunately, Greg, who is Uncle Bump, tends to drink too much and has not started his next book. Martha won... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog
Stars: Van Johnson, June Allyson, Jackie 'Butch' Jenkins
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Biography of bandleader Glenn Miller from his beginnings to his death over the English Channel in December 1944.

Director: Anthony Mann
Stars: James Stewart, June Allyson, Harry Morgan
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The first female doctor in New York City comes up against prejudice from male counterparts who feel threatened by her skills. Eventually, though, they come to respect her and romance ... See full summary »

Director: John Sturges
Stars: June Allyson, Arthur Kennedy, Gary Merrill
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Ellen (June Allyson) is kidnapped by father (Charles Bickford) after she ran off and got married to someone he thinks is a gold digger. She escapes and starts an adventurous trip back to ... See full summary »

Director: Dick Powell
Stars: June Allyson, Jack Lemmon, Charles Bickford
Battle Circus (1953)
Romance | War | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Set in Korea and made during the war, this is the love story of a hard-bitten Army surgeon, and a new nurse ready to save the world.

Director: Richard Brooks
Stars: Humphrey Bogart, June Allyson, Keenan Wynn
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

While waiting in New York City to ship out to Europe, a sailor stops by a serviceman's canteen and meets a USO hostess. They immediately fall for each other and get married that night. ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Whorf
Stars: Robert Walker, June Allyson, Hume Cronyn
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Shortly after their tenth wedding anniversary, New York theater producer Steven Hilliard and his wife, former popular radio singer Kay Hilliard née Ashley, are getting a Kay-initiated Reno ... See full summary »

Director: David Miller
Stars: June Allyson, Joan Collins, Dolores Gray
High Barbaree (1947)
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Van Johnson is a navy pilot in WWII, who has been shot down in the Pacific on a bombing mission. He and a wounded comrade are the only survivors of the mission and are lost at sea. As they ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Conway
Stars: Van Johnson, June Allyson, Thomas Mitchell
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Ann Downs
...
Charlotte Moore
Kendall Clark ...
Dr. R.S. Bellman
Isabel Bonner ...
Dr. Barrow
Jay Barney ...
Dr. Kramer
Somar Alberg ...
Dr. Schlesinger
...
Harry Downs
...
Gregory, Male Nurse
...
Tager
Martin Benedict ...
Jimmy
...
John Ankortis
Martin Newman ...
Carlos O'Brien
...
Schloss (as Billy Greene)
Joe Comadore ...
Major
Edit

Storyline

A successful theatrical director is driven to failure by the machinations of his vengeful wife. Eventually, he lands in a mental hospital where both his wife and his new love, a young actress named Charlotte, are waiting to see him. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 June 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

In all diesen Nächten  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Allyson badly wanted to play a dramatic, villainous role and, according to her, "begged them to let me (play Ann Downs)." However, preview audiences said "'June Allyson would never, ever put her husband in an insane asylum and leave him there. She'd at least get him out.' We had to reshoot the end of the film [where] I went back to the insane asylum . . . So I could be good. So the public never accepted me as anything but the wife and the girl next door." See more »

Crazy Credits

The opening credits are typewritten on a roll of paper, which a hand cuts at intervals with a pair of scissors. See more »

Connections

Version of ITV Play of the Week: The Shrike (1960) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Great Allyson Performance in a Substantial Film
13 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this film in its original release in Hollywood and have never forgotten June Allyson's shrew of a wife and how she kept putting the psychological knife in her poor, emotionally wasted husband, played by Jose Ferrer. I was too young to know why a wife would do this but the effect has never left me. This film deserves a beautifully restored DVD presentation. June Allyson deserved an Oscar nomination and perhaps the award given the fact that she made a 180 turn against her long established type. Ms. Allyson would only make three more Hollywood films and then escape into television with her own series and then guest host and star in her husband, Dick Powell's, weekly anthology series. She proved her dramatic mettle over and over on television and lived out a serene, much respected retirement in California's wine country near Clint Eastwood's place. Those in Ojai, according to what one resident told me, would see Ms. Allyson in town and about and always gave her the respect of admired distance, yet with warmth. I loved June Allyson, still a handsome beauty to the end.


9 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?