Drama

Drama

Dishonored Lady (1947)

Dishonored Lady stars Hedy Lamar as the party girl, career woman Madeline Damien. She not really happy with her lot in life, but has a lot of trouble escaping her decadent friends and lifestyle.

Drama

Valley of the Dolls (1967)

Sharon Tate (yep… victim of the Manson family) stars here in the trashy film version of author Jacqueline Susann’s trashy 1966 novel alongside Hollywood veterans Susan Hayward, Lee Grant and Patty Duke as well as TV’s ‘Bad Girl’ Peyton Place star Barbara Parkins. Did I mention this movie was trashy and scandalous for 1967?  

Drama

Matter of Life and Death, A (1946)

If you haven’t, you should watch A Matter of Life and Death. It was released in the US under the title of Stairway to Heaven. It’s a charming story about a pilot who dies after being shot down in a plane and whether love can save him. It’s got David Niven and a very cute Kim Hunter. This is a charming story. One interesting thing is that like the Wizard of Oz, it’s shot in color and black and white, but the scenes on Earth are in color and heaven is in black and white.

Crime

Postal Inspector (1936)

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.

Drama

Quicksand (1950)

Quicksand stars Mickey Rooney and Jeanie Cagney. Jeanie is a bad, bad girl that gets poor Jim in trouble with increasing regularity.

Drama

Rain (1932)

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.