|Always Goodbye 1938 N/R, 75 min.|
Director: Sidney Lanfield
Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Herbert Marshall, Ian Hunter, Cesar Romero, Lynn Bari, Binnie Barnes, Mary Forbes, Albert Conti, Franklin Pangborn, Ben Welden, Marcelle Corday, Eddie Conrad, Johnny Russell, Rita Gould, Robert Lowery
In this remake of "Gallant Lady," Barbara Stanwyck plays the sacrificing mother Margot Weston who, with help from Dr. Jim Howard (Herbert Marshall), gives up her child for adoption. The baby is placed in Phil Marshall's (Ian Hunter) home, and promises are made that the child will never know who his real mother is. Years later, Margot is in Europe where Count Giovanni Corini (Cesar Romero) woos her, and she meets her young son Roddy (Johnny Russell). Corini, Margot, and Roddy travel on the same ship back to America. Roddy's adoptive mother has died, and Phil is now engaged to Jessica (Lynn Bari). Margot does not approve of Jessica, and problems ensue.
|The Blue Bird 1940 N/R, 83 min.|
Genre: Family / Fantasy
Director: Walter Lang
Cast: Shirley Temple, Spring Byington, Nigel Bruce, Gale Sondergaard, Eddie Collins, Sybil Jason, Jessie Ralph, Helen Ericson, Johnny Russell, Laura Hope Crews, Russell Hicks, Cecilia Loftus, Gene Reynolds, Leona Roberts, Al Shean
In a change of character for Shirley Temple, she plays a little brat, Mytyl, who leaves home with her brother Tyltyl (Johnny Russell) and follow the Fairy Berylune (Jesse Ralph) on a trip through the past, present, and future in search of the Blue Bird of Happiness. But, Mytyl finds that happiness can only be found through unselfishness.
|Jesse James 1939 N/R, 105 min.|
Genre: Western / Action / Drama / Romance
Director: Henry King, Irving Cummings
Cast: Tyrone Power, Henry Fonda, Nancy Kelly, Randolph Scott, Lon Chaney Jr., Henry Hull, Brian Donlevy, John Carradine, Jane Darwell, Donald Meek, Slim Summerville, J. Edward Bromberg, Johnny Russell, Charles Tannen, Willard Robertson
Ruthless Jesse James (Tyrone Power) and his brother, Frank (Henry Fonda), seek revenge through bank robberies after the Midland Railroad fought for their family land, and a railroad agent killed their mother (Jane Darwell). They succeed in their robberies, but then Jesse surrenders hoping for a brighter future. But, he is double crossed and is killed by his "friend" Bob Ford (John Carradine) who wants the reward. Fonda returns in a sequel: "The Return of Frank James."
|1. Always Goodbye (1938)|
2. The Blue Bird (1940)
3. Jesse James (1939)
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