Classics

Odds Against Tomorrow; Review by Robert Pruter

Odds Against Tomorrow; Review by Robert Pruter

The last 1950s-style noir film shows classic strengths in the genre with strong acting by top actors performing as noir archetypes and with stark grey urban imagery but is somewhat undone by weak story telling.

Christmas Holiday; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Christmas Holiday; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

The hard-to-wrap-one’s-head-around story of Deanna Durbin as a prostitute-ish character married to a homicidal psychopath played by Gene Kelly.

The Mad Miss Manton; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

The Mad Miss Manton; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Romantic screwball mystery misses the mark of a true classic but offers fine performance by Stanwyck.

Mad About Music; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Mad About Music; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Wholesome, overly sweet Durbin vehicle lacks appeal for modern viewers.

Where the Boys Are (1960); Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Where the Boys Are (1960); Review by Robin Franson Pruter

A surprisingly complex and engrossing tale of young love, sex, and sexism.

Tea and Sympathy; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Tea and Sympathy; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

When you talk about this movie, and you will, be kind.

The Bells of St. Mary’s; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

The Bells of St. Mary’s; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Manipulatively inspirational pablum elevated by Ingrid Bergman’s stellar performance.

The Clock; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

The Clock; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

The Most Romantic Film Ever Made, IMO.

Satan Met a Lady; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Satan Met a Lady; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Adaptation of Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon tries too hard to be everything but The Maltese Falcon.

To Each His Own; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

To Each His Own; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Outstanding romantic drama of a woman’s struggles through two world wars.