Rich kid Danny Churchill (Rooney) has a taste for wine, women and song, but not for higher education. So his father ships him to an all-male college out West where there's not supposed to ... See full summary »
It's turn of the century America when Andrew and Veronica first meet - by crashing into each other. They develop an instant and mutual dislike which intensifies when, later on, Andrew is ... See full summary »
On a train trip West to become a mail order bride Susan Bradley meets a cheery crew of young women traveling out to open a " Harvey House " restaurant at a remote whistle stop to provide ... See full summary »
Small-town Indiana girl Lily Mars dreams to be a stage actress. She begs visiting Broadway producer John Thornway for a role but he dismisses her as an amateur. She follows him to New York and worms her way into his show, and his heart.
Jenny Bowman is a successful singer who, while on an engagement at the London Palladium, visits David Donne to see her son Matt again, spending a few glorious days with him while his father... See full summary »
Psychologist Dr. Matthew Clark is the head of the Crawthorne State Training Institute, one of the first boarding schools for developmentally challenged children. Dr. Clark is sympathetic ... See full summary »
Discovery by Flo Ziegfeld changes a girl's life but not necessarily for the better, as three beautiful women find out when they join the spectacle on Broadway: Susan, the singer who must ... See full summary »
Soldier Joe Allen is on a two-day leave in New York, and there he meets Alice. She agrees to show him the sights and they spend the day together. In this short time they find themselves falling in love with each other, and they decide to get married before Joe has to return to camp.Written by
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This film was first telecast in Los Angeles Friday 1 February 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11); it first aired in Seattle 8 March 1957 on KING (Channel 5), in Hartford CT 23 March 1957 on WHCT (Channel 18), in Chicago 1 April 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), in New York City 13 April 1957 on WCBS (Channel 2) , in Philadelphia 19 April 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), in Altoona PA 3 May 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10), in Portland OR 5 May 1957 on KGW (Channel 8), in Phoenix 9 June 1958 on KPHO (Channel 5) and in Miami 9 July 1957 on WCKT (Channel 7); in San Francisco it first aired 5 February 1958 on KGO (Channel 7) and in Minneapolis 11 April 1960 on WTCN (Channel 11). See more »
In long shot, the milk truck is a 1937-1939 Stutz Pak-Age-Kar. No paint stripes down the hood, no large name badge, square front windscreens, twin bright bumper guards.When it arrives, its a 1939-1942 White Horse van,with heavy bumper over-riders, slanted windscreens,large badge and lettering on the front.Vehicles are mixed through rest of scenes involving milk trucks. See more »
Joe, Joe, Joe, darling, Joe. I thought I'd lost you. I didn't know where to look.
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Very simple, yet engaging, "The Clock" makes use of some rather interesting casting, some slight but sincere characters, and a story that still works all right despite no longer having its original immediacy. Judy Garland and Robert Walker work surprisingly well as the lead couple, and James Gleason probably makes the picture with his scenes. The title is appropriate, both for its reference to the role of the station clock in the plot and also as something of a simple metaphor of the broader situation faced by the characters.
Generally, the best reason for having Garland in the cast is for her singing, yet here she carries the role without using her best-known talent. By keeping the character simple but believable, it works all right. Whenever you see Walker, it's almost impossible not to think of "Strangers on a Train" (although, of course, that film came later), yet here he also succeeds with a very different, sensitive character.
In contrast, Gleason plays exactly the kind of character role that he does best and most naturally, and it's hard to see the movie working without him.
He comes along at just the right time to keep things from petering out, and his character seems to provide exactly what was needed to keep the story from getting off-track.
Much of the movie is not especially memorable, and the production is unspectacular, though solid. Yet it's hard not to come away with a positive feeling from watching this simple yet pleasant and thoughtful film.
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