|Nightmare 1956 N/R, 89 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance / Thriller
Director: Maxwell Shane
Cast: Edward G. Robinson, Kevin McCarthy, Connie Russell, Virginia Christine, Rhys Williams, Gage Clarke, Barry Atwater, Marian Carr, Billy May, Meade "Lux" Lewis, Ralph Brooks, Sol Gorss, Jack Chefe, John Mitchum, Cosmo Sardo
A fine cast, good (jazz) musical score, and creative directing make this re-do of "Fear In The Night" enjoyable. Jazz musician Stan Grayson (Kevin McCarthy) dreams he has stabbed a man in a mansion; his cuts and bruises indicate it may be real. His brother-in-law Rene Bressard (Edward G. Robinson), a police detective, tells him to forget it. But, he is determined to find the mansion, and he does. Now, Bressard, after hearing that a murder has been committed there, finds out what really happened.
|On an Island with You 1948 N/R, 107 min.|
Genre: Musical / Comedy / Romance
Director: Richard Thorpe
Cast: Esther Williams, Peter Lawford, Ricardo Montalban, Jimmy Durante, Cyd Charisse, Leon Ames, Kathryn Beaumont, Dick Simmons, Xavier Cugat, Marie Windsor, Arthur Walsh, Nolan Leary, Chester Clute, Cosmo Sardo, Garry Owen
While acting as technical advisor for a song/dance/swim film being made in Hawaii, Navy Lieutenant Larry Kingslee (Peter Lawford) falls in love with Rosalind Reynolds (Esther Williams) who stars in the movie. Rosalind rejects Larry, and the next day, as directed, he takes her for a ride on his plane but then ignores orders and flies away from the movie set and lands on an island where they first met. They dance to music from Larry's portable radio, and Rosalind becomes attracted to him. When they return, problems rise to the fore–including a possible court martial for Larry's improper conduct. But, by story's end, Rosalind and Larry are preparing to live happily ever after.
|Same Time, Next Year 1978 PG, 119 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: Robert Mulligan
Cast: Ellen Burstyn, Alan Alda, Ivan Bonar, Bernie Kuby, Cosmo Sardo, David Northcutt, William Cantrell
In 1951, George (Alan Alda) and Doris (Ellen Burstyn) leave their mates and join each other at an inn in California after which they return to their homes. They continue their trysts every five years until 1977. This story reflects their personal changes over the 25 year period. George sees a psychiatrist, moves to California, and becomes a piano player. Doris' life also changes from a hippie lifestyle to that of a successful businesswoman. Without fail, every five years, they always appear on schedule and help each other through crises of life. Burstyn was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar.
|Tunnel of Love 1958 N/R, 98 min.|
Director: Gene Kelly
Cast: Doris Day, Richard Widmark, Gig Young, Gia Scala, Elisabeth Fraser, Doodles Weaver, Elizabeth Wilson, Charles Wagenheim, Robert Williams, Vikki Dougan, Esquire Trio, Sid Melton, Cosmo Sardo, Donald Kerr, Howard Negley
There are really funny things that happen during the adoption process, and a married couple, Isolde and Augie Poole (Doris Day and Richard Widmark), encounter more than their share when they register with the Rock-a-Bye adoption agency. When the agency sends out Estelle Novick (Gia Scala) to interview Isolde and Augie, their neighbor Dick (Gig Young) hits on her, and Estelle decides that Augie is not a good candidate for fatherhood. Augie decides to change Estelle's mind by taking her out to dinner. Matters get out of hand, and Augie wakes up in a motel room with a hangover. Nine months later, the agency tells Augie and Isolde that they have a baby for them. The baby bears a striking resemblance to Augie. Is there more to this than meets the eye?
|1. Nightmare (1956)|
2. On an Island with You (1948)
3. Same Time, Next Year (1978)
4. Tunnel of Love (1958)
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