|Between two Worlds 1944 N/R, 112 min.|
Genre: Fantasy / Drama / Mystery
Director: Edward A. Blatt
Cast: John Garfield, Paul Henreid, Sydney Greenstreet, Eleanor Parker, Edmund Gwenn, George Tobias, George Coulouris, Faye Emerson, Sara Allgood, Dennis King, Isobel Elsom, Gilbert Emery, Lestre Matthews, Patrick O'Moore
In this updated remake of "Outward Bound" (1930), after being killed in a London air raid, deceased passengers aboard a ship of the dead, "Limbo," are headed to either Heaven or Hell. But, before the destination for individual passengers can be determined, their life stories are revealed.
|Deep in My Heart 1954 N/R, 130 min.|
Genre: Musical / Drama / Comedy
Director: Stanley Donen
Cast: Jose Ferrer, Merle Oberon, Helen Traubel, Doe Avedon, Walter Pidgeon, Paul Henreid, Tamara Toumanova, Jim Backus, Gene Kelly, Russ Tamblyn, Paul Stewart, Isobel Elsom, Rosemary Clooney, Jane Powell, Ann Miller
Jose Ferrer is excellent in his role as Sigmund Romberg who comes to the United States in 1909 and begins his song-writing career in New York City. He is encouraged by Anna Mueller (Helen Traubel), and 40 years later he has written more than 2,000 songs as well as the scores for more than 80 plays, musical shows, and operettas–including "The Student Prince" and "The Desert Song." Romberg's songs, performed by musical stars, highlight this biography of his rise to fame and fortune.
|The Errand Boy 1961 N/R, 92 min.|
Director: Jerry Lewis
Cast: Jerry Lewis, Brian Donlevy, Howard McNear, Dick Wesson, Renee Taylor, Kathleen Freeman, Isobel Elsom, Sig Ruman, Doodles Weaver, Fritz Feld
Errand boy Marty S. Tashman (Jerry Lewis) works at a film studio that will never be the same after he "helps out."
|The Ghost and Mrs. Muir 1947 N/R, 104 min.|
Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Cast: Gene Tierney, Rex Harrison, George Sanders, Edna Best, Vanessa Brown, Anna Lee, Robert Coote, Natalie Wood, Isobel Elsom, Victoria Horne
When widowed Mrs. Muir (Gene Tierney) and her small family move into Gull Cottage, they find it is already inhabited–by the ghost of sea Captain Daniel Gregg (Rex Harrison). Although she thinks she is in love with Miles Fairley (George Sanders), it is really the captain with whom Mrs. Muir is destined to become a soul mate.
|Illegal 1932 N/R, 64 min.|
Director: William C. McGann
Cast: Isobel Elsom, D.A. Clarke-Smith, Margot Grahame, Ivor Barnard, Moira Lynd, Edgar Norfolk, Wally Patch, Arthur Goullet, Margaret Damer, Victor Fairley
Evelyn (Isobel Elsom) kicks her no-good husband, Albert (Ivor Barnard), out of the house and then opens up a night club offering illegal gambling and liquor. Her business works–until Albert returns, and complications ensue.
|Love from a Stranger 1947 N/R, 81 min.|
Director: Richard Whorf
Cast: Sylvia Sidney, John Howard, John Hodiak, Isobel Elsom, Ernest Cossart, Ann Richards, Frederick Worlock, Philip Tonge, Anita Sharp-Bolster, Billy Bevan
This remake of the 1937 Roland V. Lee film casts Sylvia Sidney in the role of the woman who suspects that her new husband (John Hodiak) plans to kill her.
|Love Is a Many Splendored Thing 1955 N/R, 102 min.|
Director: Henry King
Cast: Jennifer Jones, William Holden, Torin Thatcher, Isobel Elsom, Murray Matheson, Richard Loo, Virginia Gregg, Soo Yong, Philip Ahn, Donna Martell
Yes, the story is pure soap, BUT the film is worthwhile. This story of racial bigotry develops when a Eurasian doctor (Jennifer Jones) falls in love with an American journalist (William Holden). Love triumphs, as did the title song, which won an Oscar. The film won two other Oscars and was nominated for an additional five, including Best Picture and Actress.
|Monsieur Verdoux 1947 N/R, 125 min.|
Director: Charles Chaplin
Cast: Charles Chaplin, Mady Correll, Allison Roddan, Robert Lewis, Audrey Betz, Martha Raye, Ada May, Isobel Elsom, Marjorie Bennett, Helene Heigh, Margaret Hoffman, Irving Bacon
Henri Verdoux (Charles Chaplin) marries wealthy women and then murders them for their money–acts that he justifies as necessary and no worse than the position of those who profit by building the Atomic Bomb.
|My Fair Lady 1964 N/R, 170 min.|
Genre: Family / Musical / Comedy / Romance
Director: George Cukor
Cast: Rex Harrison, Audrey Hepburn, Stanley Holloway, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Theodore Bikel, Gladys Cooper, Jeremy Brett, Isobel Elsom, Mona Washbourne, John Alderson, John Holland, James Wood, Grady Sutton, John McLiam, Queenie Leonard
Among other awards, this film captured the Oscar for Best Picture, Best Director (George Cukor), and Best Actor (Rex Harrison). It is the delightful story of "Pygmalion" set to music by Lerner and Lowe. Rex Harrison plays tutor Henry Higgins who claims that he can change the demeanor of Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle (Audrey Hepburn). In all, the film received eight Oscars and was nominated for four others, including Best Supporting Actor (Stanley Holloway) and Supporting Actress (Gladys Cooper).
|Of Human Bondage 1946 N/R, 106 min.|
Director: Edmund Goulding
Cast: Paul Henreid, Eleanor Parker, Edmund Gwenn, Marten Lamont, Alexis Smith, Patric Knowles, Janis Page, Henry Stephenson, Isobel Elsom, Una O'Connor
In this version of W. Somerset Maugham's story, the young medical student is replaced by a young artist (Paul Henreid), whose love affair with a promiscuous waitress (Eleanor Parker) nearly brings about his ruin.
|The Paradine Case 1947 N/R, 131 min.|
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Cast: Gregory Peck, Ann Todd, Charles Laughton, Charles Coburn, Alida Valli, Leo G. Carroll, Ethel Barrymore, Louis Jourdan, Joan Tetzel, Isobel Elsom, Edgar Norton, John Goldsworthy, Lester Matthews, Lumsden Hare, Patrick Aherne
This courtroom drama involves the case of Maddelena Anna Paradine (Alida Valli) who is on trial for murdering her wealthy husband. Defense attorney Anthony Keane (Gregory Peck), although married to Gay (Ann Todd), falls in love with his beautiful client, fails to see the blatant facts of the case, and believes that she is innocent. Meanwhile, Judge Lord Thomas Horfield (Charles Laughton) sees through Anna's facade, and the prosecuting attorney, Sir Joseph (Leo G. Carroll), is determined to find her guilty. Despite Anna's protests, Keane calls her lover, stableman Andre Latour (Louis Jourdan), to the stand and tries to prove that he is the murderer. After being disgraced, Latour commits suicide. Finally, Anna admits that she killed her husband and blames Keane for Latour's death. The story ends with a stunned Keane leaving the courtroom. Ethel Barrymore received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress in her role as Lady Sophie Horfield, the judge's loony wife.
|The Pleasure Seekers 1964 N/R, 107 min.|
Director: Jean Negulesco
Cast: Ann - Margret, Anthony Franciosa, Carol Lynley, Gene Tierney, Brian Keith, Gardner McKay, Isobel Elsom, Pamela Tiffin, Vito Scotti, Peter Brocco
This remake of 1954's award winning "Three Coins in the Fountain" changes location (Madrid), but it is still the story about seeking romance in Europe.
|Rock-A-Bye Baby 1958 N/R, 103 min.|
Director: Frank Tashlin
Cast: Jerry Lewis, Marilyn Maxwell, Connie Stevens, Salvatore Baccaloni, Reginald Gardiner, Hans Conried, Ida Moore, Isobel Elsom, James Gleason, George Sanders
When film star Carla Naples (Marilyn Maxwell) has triplets, she hires Clayton Poole (Jerry Lewis) to care for the babies and keep them out of the public eye. And the fun begins.
|The Second Time Around 1961 N/R, 98 min.|
Genre: Family / Comedy / Western
Director: Vincent Sherman
Cast: Debbie Reynolds, Steve Forrest, Andy Griffith, Juliet Prowse, Thelma Ritter, Ken Scott, Isobel Elsom, Rodolfo Acosta, Timothy Carey, Tom Greenway, Eleanor Audley, Marie Blake, Nicky Blair, Charles Seel, Jimmy Garrett
Widowed Lucretia "Lu" Rogers (Debbie Reynolds) leaves her two children in New York and resettles in Charleyville, Arizona Territory, where she takes a job working on Aggie Gate's (Thelma Ritter) ranch. Lu is courted by saloon owner Dan Jones (Steve Forrest) and by rancher Pat Collins (Andy Griffith). Lu adapts well to her new surroundings and is elected sheriff. When Lu is kidnapped, Dan and Pat form a posse and rescue her. After her rescue, Lu marries Dan, gives the sheriff's badge to Pat, and uses the reward money to bring her children to Arizona.
|The Secret Garden 1949 N/R, 92 min.|
Genre: Family / Drama
Director: Fred M. Wilcox
Cast: Margaret O'Brien, Herbert Marshall, Dean Stockwell, Gladys Cooper, Elsa Lanchester, Brian Roper, Reginald Owen, Aubrey Mather, George Zucco, Lowell Gilmore, Billy Bevan, Dennis Hoey, Matthew Boulton, Isobel Elsom, Norma Varden
This is, perhaps, the best of several filmed versions of Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic story. Orphaned and spoiled Mary (Margaret O'Brien) is sent to live with her uncle, Archibald Craven (Herbert Marshall) in his dark, run-down mansion. Archibald has turned gruff and uncaring since his wife died in a walled garden on the estate, which he now keeps locked. Likewise, he keeps his crippled son, Colin (Dean Stockwell), hidden away. Mary finds the key to the garden, and, with the help of another youth, Dickon (Brian Roper), brings the garden to life. She also sneaks Colin into the garden on a daily basis. Each family member grows up in the process.
|The Turn of the Screw 1959 TV, 90 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: John Frankenheimer
Cast: Indrid Bergman, Isobel Elsom, Laurinda Barrett, Hayward Morse, Paul Stevens, Alexandra Wager
A good atmosphere enhances this live TV production based on Henry James' classic novel. Ingrid Bergman, in her first TV appearance, plays the governess who is hired two watch over two children who, in turn, appear to be possessed by evil spirits.
|The Two Mrs. Carrolls 1947 N/R, 100 min.|
Director: Peter Godfrey
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Barbara Stanwyck, Alexis Smith, Nigel Bruce, Isobel Elsom, Patrick O'Moore, Ann Carter, Colin(2) Campbell, Anita Sharp-Bolster, Creighton Hale
Geoffrey Carroll (Humphrey Bogart) is an insane artist who paints pictures of his wives entitled "The Angel of Death" and then poisons them.
|You Were Never Lovelier 1942 N/R, 97 min.|
Genre: Musical / Comedy / Romance
Director: William A. Seiter
Cast: Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth, Adolphe Menjou, Isobel Elsom, Leslie Brooks, Adele Mara, Gus Schilling, Barbara Brown, Kirk Alyn, Kathleen Howard, Douglas Leavitt, Xavier Cugat and his Orchestra, Catherine Craig, Stanley Brown, Larry Parks
Wealthy Argentinean Eduardo Acuna (Adolphe Menjou) tries to marry off his daughter Marcia (Rita Hayworth) to a "proper" suitor, but in the meantime, Marcia falls in love with an out-of-work American dancer, Robert Davis (Fred Astaire).
|1. Between two Worlds (1944)|
2. Deep in My Heart (1954)
3. The Errand Boy (1961)
4. Escape Me Never (1947)
5. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)
6. Illegal (1932)
7. Ladies in Retirement (1941)
8. Love from a Stranger (1947)
9. Love Is a Many Splendored Thing (1955)
10. Monsieur Verdoux (1947)
11. My Fair Lady (1964)
12. Of Human Bondage (1946)
13. The Paradine Case (1947)
14. The Pleasure Seekers (1964)
15. Rock-A-Bye Baby (1958)
16. The Second Time Around (1961)
17. The Secret Garden (1949)
18. The Turn of the Screw (1959)
19. The Two Mrs. Carrolls (1947)
20. You Were Never Lovelier (1942)
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