|Father's Little Dividend 1951 N/R, 82 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Director: Vincente Minnelli
Cast: Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, Elizabeth Taylor, Don Taylor, Billie Burke, Moroni Olsen, Russ Tamblyn, Paul Harvey, Richard Rober, Frank Faylen, Tom Irish, Hayden Rorke, Marietta Canty, Dabbs Greer, Howard M. Mitchell
This sequel to "Father of the Bride (1950)" has Stanley Banks (Spencer Tracy) trying to adjust to becoming a grandfather. His daughter Kay (Elizabeth Taylor) is now married to Buckley (Don Taylor), and they are expecting a baby. Stanley's overbearing wife Ellie (Joan Bennett) is worried throughout the pregnancy, but their young grandson arrives safely. The baby now screams whenever Stanley comes near–until Stanley mistakenly leaves the baby alone in his carriage for a half hour. When Stanley returns, he is greeted by a smiling baby, and he is finally a proud grandfather.
|In the Good Old Summertime 1949 N/R, 102 min.|
Genre: Musical / Comedy / Romance
Director: Robert Z. Leonard
Cast: Judy Garland, Van Johnson, S.Z. Sakall, Spring Byington, Clinton Sundberg, Buster Keaton, Liza Minnelli, Lillian Bronson, Marcia Van Dyke, William Forrest, Joi Lansing, Howard M. Mitchell, Everett Glass, Jeffrey Sayre, Frank Mayo
Remade as a musical from the original film, "The Shop Around the Corner," this delightful story is about music-store clerk Veronica (Judy Garland) whose pen pal is, in reality, her hard-to-get-along-with co-worker Andrew (Van Johnson). In life, they detest each other but do not realize that they are pen pals because they do not sign their real names. They fall in love on paper, but will that love remain strong when the truth comes out?
|Irish Luck 1939 N/R, 58 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Mystery
Director: Howard Bretherton
Cast: Frankie Darro, Mantan Moreland, Dick Purcell, Lillian Elliott, Sheila Darcy, Dennis Moore, James Flavin, Howard M. Mitchell, Maxine Leslie, Ralph Peters
A hotel guest is murdered, and hotel bellhop Buzzy (Frankie Darro) hides the suspect, Kitty (Sheila Darcy), at his house while he and friend Jefferson (Mantan Moreland) find the real killer after a series of misadventures.
|Of Mice and Men 1939 N/R, 107 min.|
Director: Lewis Milestone
Cast: Burgess Meredith, Lon Chaney Jr., Betty Field, Bob Steele, Charles Bickford, Noah Beery Jr., Roman Bohnen, Oscar O'Shea, Granville Bates, Leona Roberts, Leigh Whipper, Helen Lynd, Barbara Pepper, Eddie Dunn, Howard M. Mitchell
This film is an adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel about California migrant workers during the Great Depression. George (Burgess Meredith) and his cousin Lennie (Lon Chaney Jr.) are workers dreaming of a better life; however, Lennie is mentally retarded, and George cannot always protect Lennie from himself. They are hired by rancher Jackson (Oscar O'Shea) but have problems with Jackson's son Curley (Bob Steele). Curley's wife Mae (Betty Field) flirts with Lennie, and, while consoling him over the death of a pet rabbit, Lennie accidentally strangles Mae, which leads to a tragic end.
|1. Father's Little Dividend (1951)|
2. In the Good Old Summertime (1949)
3. Irish Luck (1939)
4. Of Mice and Men (1939)
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