Thirteen women who were schoolmates send to a swami for their horoscopes. Little do they realize that Ursula, a half-breed Asian, is using her hypnotic powers over the swami and them to ... See full summary »
George Baxter was a highly successful corporation lawyer who was always in control of everything at the office, but almost nothing at home. When he returned from the office at day's end, to... See full summary »
Three specific and separate stories of life's passing parade are presented. In "Unclaimed Millions", millions of dollars sit in banks unclaimed often because those accounts are forgotten. ... See full summary »
This Passing Parade entry looks at several historical "truths" that just aren't so: Steve Brodie never jumped off the Brooklyn Bridge; Mrs. O'Leary's cow did not start the great Chicago ... See full summary »
Edward L. Cahn
Mary Stevens (Kay Francis) and her old friend Don Andrews (Lyle Talbot) find themselves graduating from medical school at the same time. They decide to set up their respective medical ... See full summary »
At a maternity hospital, future fathers pace the corridors while their wives wait for their babies either anxiously or happily. Efficient and compassionate nurse Miss Bowers keeps the ward ... See full summary »
This Pete Smith Specialty showcases a group called the Water Bugs. Its members devise new ways to experience thrills on the waters of California lakes. Included in this film are paddle ... See full summary »
The story of Donald Campbell, son of the late Sir Malcolm Campbell, British champion auto-racer, and his efforts to survive driving a jet-powered boat at record speeds on Lake Meade, Nevada... See full summary »
The freighter upon which Allan "Blank", a naval seaman, is serving is torpedoed. He survives the incident seemingly both physically and mentally. His service completed, Allan dreams of buying some farmland in California, which he looks at with one of his shipmates, Jack Stuart. However, after a twenty minute absence, Allan returns in an emotional state, looks as if he had been rolling around in some dust, and the money which he was to use to buy the property is missing from his being. He is admitted into the Pacific Rest Home the result of the this confused mental state, which includes now being violent toward Jack. Once Jack tells the doctors what he knows of Allan's story, the doctors use dream therapy to uncover what is buried deep within Allan's memory to discover what led to his mental collapse and what happened to the missing money. Written by
One of the weaker entries in MGM's Passing Parade series has Morris Ankrum playing a doctor who spends his days treating wounded soldiers who are suffering from memory loss. One soldier can't seem to remember his past but he does remember bits and pieces of dreams so the doctor tries to re-create these dreams so that the soldier can remember who he is. This is one of the most disappointing films I've seen in the John Nesbitt series because in the end it really doesn't get anything done. We're told that this doctor has worked with all sorts of people helping them get their memory back yet we only see the one case here and I can't say it impressed me too much. The experiment had the soldier dreaming of bacon and eggs so the next time he goes to sleep the doctor cooks bacon and eggs in his room. This is just one example of what happens here but in the end it just didn't add up to any sort of entertainment. Fans will notice a young Peter Cushing playing one of the people waking up from their dream but this is just footage lifted from an earlier Passing Parade short called DREAMS (which was also used in another PP short called THE WOMAN IN THE HOUSE).
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