Miss Dove is a strict disciplinary, plus a well respected teacher, who has inspired her students to individual greatness. One day during class, Miss Dove experiences great pain in her back,... See full summary »
Toward the end of his life, F. Scott Fitzgerald is writing for Hollywood studios to be able to afford the cost of an asylum for his wife. He is also struggling against alcoholism. Into his life comes the famous gossip columnist.
Tom Rath lives in Connecticut and commutes to work every day in Manhattan. He's happily married and has a loving wife and three children. Money is a bit tight and when the opportunity arises, he applies for a public relations job with a major television network. During his long commute to work everyday, Tom reminisces about the war. Although 10 years have gone by, he is still haunted by the violence and the men he killed. He also thinks of Maria, an Italian girl with whom he had an affair while stationed in Rome. At his new job, the head of the network Ralph Hopkins takes an immediate liking to him. Tom soon realizes that he will have to choose between becoming a wholly dedicated company man or maintaining a healthy work-life balance. When he learns that Maria gave birth to his son after he left Italy, he decides to let his wife know and ensure that the boy is cared for.Written by
The train station scenes were filmed at the former New Haven Railroad Westport and Saugatuck station. In 2017 it is called simply Westport station and train service is provided by Metro North Railroad. See more »
Another post suggests that the film erred by Tom shifting his car into reverse then drives away forward at the end of the film. The car is a manual transmission Ford with a column-shifted 3 spd manual transmission with an unsynchronized first gear. A quirk of that style transmission is that at a standing stop, getting the transmission into 1st gear when the engine is running is easiest if the operator first abruptly lifts the shift lever from neutral to place the transmission into second gear, then back down into first. This prevents clash (grinding) of the unsynchronized first gear. Drivers of the era, including Gregory Peck, would have been well familiar with this technique. See more »
The most significant thing about me so far as the United Broadcasting Corporation is concerned is that I am applying for a position in its Public Relations Department and after a reasonable period of learning I believe I could do a good job. I will be glad to answer any other questions relevant to this application for employment but after giving it serious thought I am unable to convince myself that any further speculation on my importance could be of any legitimate interest or value to the ...
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(I'm a) Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech
Lyrics by Billy Walthall
Music by Frank Roman and Mike Greenblatt
based on "Son of a Gambolier"
Music by Charles Ives (1895)
Played on the ukulele by Gregory Peck See more »
A wonderful film about a returning WW II vet having trouble fitting back into society, and feeling like a cog in some giant wheel. He also has to deal with flashbacks, and his indiscretion, which wind up affecting his marriage. A classic film. Should be on all Top 100 lists.
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