Helen Ferguson, pregnant, penniless and dumped by her boyfriend Steve Morley, takes the identity of the pregnant Patrice Harkness, when she and her husband are killed in a train crash. The ... See full summary »
In present-day U.S., Dr. Michael Parker, a prominent surgeon, unexpectedly runs into his German-born wife whom he thought was dead. Victor, an artist and his "dead" wife's now boyfriend, ... See full summary »
Alvah, a young GI who happens to own a vineyard, elopes to Las Vegas with Lee, his housekeeper's daughter. But Alvah's chicken pox postpone the wedding night. The rest revolves around more ... See full summary »
A bookish historian is married to a steely Southern belle who raises horses, an animal that he doesn't care for. However, the cute young neighbor girl doesn't feel that way about him and makes no bones about letting him know it.
Clifford Groves, toy manufacturer, is in full charge at the factory but feels left out and taken for granted by his wife and children at home. Alone and depressed, he meets old flame Norma, and one thing leads to another. While their relationship is still fairly innocent, his son Vinnie sees them together and suspects the worst. It's time for tortured souls behind rain-streaming windows... Written by
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Near the end of the film, Cliff bumps the toy robot on the table, starting it walking towards the camera and he walks back to the shop window. The camera starts tracking forward and as the toy robot is walking forwards out of the shot, bottom left, the shadow of the camera falls across the toy robot. See more »
Once upon a time in sunny California...
[Cut to downpour]
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"At my age a birthday is only a time to turn all mirrors to the wall."
Fourth and final pairing of Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray. It's a midlife crisis soaper from director Douglas Sirk about a man (MacMurray) who feels neglected by his wife (Joan Bennett) and kids. When he meets old flame Stanwyck, sparks fly. When his kids find out, it naturally causes problems. Well-directed with some nice photography from Russell Metty. The visuals help make a routine story a little more interesting. But still, it's just that: routine. This is not the kind of movie that I would watch more than once. The performances are all fine but I just found it rather dull. Still, Stanwyck and MacMurray fans will want to check it out.
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