It stars a singer, a US Postal Service Inspector, his brother the Treasury Agent (and romantic interest of the singer). It also has a near airplane crash, a flood, some Guinea Pigs, a little romance, crazy gadgets, a little crime-drama, some speed boats, and a little bit of music… and it has Bela Lugosi.
Frank Sinatra plays a bad guy who wants to kill the President in the small town of Suddenly. Hes taken the sheriff and his family hostage to accomplish his dastardly scheme. The tranquility of Suddenly is usually disturbed only by sheriff Tod Shaw’s unsuccessful courtship of widow Ellen Benson, a pacifist who can’t abide
Quicksand stars Mickey Rooney and Jeanie Cagney. Jeanie is a bad, bad girl that gets poor Jim in trouble with increasing regularity.
Joan Crawford plays prostitute Sadie Thompson. Because of a cholera outbreak, she is marooned on the South Pacific island of Pago Pago with a missionary couple, Mr. and Mrs. Davidson. Alfred Davidson (Walter Houston) tries to reform Sadie, who is spending most of her time partying with the sailors on the island, but finds his own morality slipping.
A Victorian orphan who secures a position as governess at Thornfield Hall. She falls in love with her employer. It is based on the 1847 novel Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, and is the first adaptation to use sound.
A young woman is about to be married. Her fiancées ex-wife shows up. She’s been missing for 7 years and has come home with a bad attitude. It’s not that she wants her husband, she just wants to make him miserable.
It’s not your typical sword and sandal. It reminded me somewhat of a modern interpretation of the King and I without it being as good of course.