|Angel on My Shoulder 1946 N/R, 100 min.|
Genre: Drama / Fantasy / Romance
Director: Archie Mayo
Cast: Paul Muni, Anne Baxter, Claude Rains, Onslow Stevens, George Cleveland, Hardie Albright, Fritz Leiber, Maurice Cass, George Meeker, James Flavin, Erskine Sanford, Marion Martin, Jimmie Dundee, Sarah Padden, Addison Richards
A murdered mobster, Eddie Kagle (Paul Muni), goes to Hell and makes a deal with The Devil, Nick (Claude Rains), to come back to life. The deal is for Eddie to take over the body of respected Judge Fred Parker and perform bad deeds. To Nick's dismay, Eddie only performs good deeds, and, when he falls for the judge's fiance Barbara Foster (Anne Baxter), he tries to break his deal with Nick. Nick takes Eddie back to Hell after promising Eddie that he will leave the judge and Barbara alone.
|At War with the Army 1950 N/R, 92 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Musical / Romance
Director: Hal Walker
Cast: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Mike Kellin, Jimmie Dundee, Dick Stabile, Tommy Farrell, Polly Bergen, Angela Greene, Douglas Evans, Frank Hyers, Danny Dayton, William Mendrek, Kenneth Forbes, Paul Livermore, Jean Ruth
This is Dean Martin's and Jerry Lewis' first film in which they are the headliners. They play two Army friends, 1st Sgt. Vic Puccinelli and Pfc. Alvin Korwin, who have grown up together and performed as a song-and-dance team before enlisting in the Army. Their lives are heading in different directions, both professionally and personally. Vic has done well in the Army, but Alvin continues to bumble his way through assignments. Alvin is married, but Vic is involved in womanizing adventures with beautiful Helen (Polly Bergen) while his pregnant ex-girlfriend Millie (Jean Ruth) continues to pursue him. Nevertheless, Vic and Alvin do stick together through a number of escapades.
|Force of Evil 1948 N/R, 78 min.|
Director: Abraham Polonsky
Cast: John Garfield, Beatrice Pearson, Thomas Gomez, Roy Roberts, Marie Windsor, Howland Chamberlin, Paul McVey, Beau Bridges, Paul Fix, Charles Evans, Stanley Prager, Barry Kelley, Stanley Prager, Jan Dennis, Jimmie Dundee
Joe Morse (John Garfield) is a lawyer who tries to organize racket members but gets in over his head in New York's organized crime scene.
|Hail the Conquering Hero 1944 N/R, 101 min.|
Director: Preston Sturges
Cast: Eddie Bracken, Ella Raines, Raymond Walburn, William Demarest, Franklin Pangborn, Al Bridge, Bill Edwards, Jimmie Dundee, Georgia Caine, Elizabeth Patterson, Freddie Steele, Harry Hayden, Jimmy Conlin, Chester Conklin, Esther Howard
This "hero" Woodrow Lafayette Pershing Truesmith (Eddie Bracken) is really a U.S. Marine Corps reject (he has hay fever!) who returns home to a town whose citizens think he is one of their returning soldiers and deserving of honor. Now, he finds himself running for mayor of the town and tries to explain that he did not serve in the Marine Corps, but he cannot convince his fellow citizens that his reputation is undeserved. The film was nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.
|Lady by Choice 1934 N/R, 78 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: David Burton
Cast: Carole Lombard, May Robson, Roger Pryor, Walter Connolly, Arthur Hohl, Raymond Walburn, James Burke, Henry Kolker, Mariska Aldrich, William Faversham, John T. Doyle, Gino Corrado, Don Brodie, Jimmie Dundee, Kathleen Howard
After the success of "Lady for a Day" the previous year, May Robson was cast in a similar role–this time as Patsy Patterson, a drunken, feisty derelict. Brought before a judge, she is sent to an "old ladies" home. At the same time, "Alabam" Lee (Carole Lombard) is brought before the judge for her racy, fan dancing performance. Alabam's agent thinks her image will be improved if she has a mother, so it's off to the old ladies' home to choose one. Of course, she picks Patsy, and both are helped by the choice.
|1. Angel on My Shoulder (1946)|
2. At War with the Army (1950)
3. Force of Evil (1948)
4. Hail the Conquering Hero (1944)
5. Lady by Choice (1934)
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