2 stars

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.

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.

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.

Suicide Squad; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Suicide Squad; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Not the epic disaster I expected, for what that’s worth.

Hanky Panky; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Hanky Panky; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Uneven comedy-thriller pairs Gene Wilder and Gilda Radner for the first time.