|Bells Are Ringing 1960 N/R, 127 min.|
Genre: Musical / Comedy / Romance
Director: Vincente Minnelli
Cast: Judy Holliday, Dean Martin, Fred Clark, Eddie Foy Jr., Jean Stapleton, Frank Gorshin, Ruth Storey, Dort Clark, Ralph Roberts, Valerie Allen, Bernard West, Steve Peck, Gerry Mulligan, Jimmy Ames, Jan Arvan
Judy Holliday recreates her Broadway role of Manhattan telephone operator Ella Peterson who works for an answering service run by her cousin, Sue (Jean Stapleton). Ella gets involved with her clients and, while on the phone with playwright Jeffrey Moss (Dean Martin), Ella falls in love with him. Problems develop because Ella will not reveal her true identity, but Moss and other clients appear together at Ella's doorstep, and all ends happily. The songs include "Just in Time" and "The Party's Over." The film received an Oscar nomination for Best Scoring of a Musical Picture.
|The Blue Gardenia 1953 N/R, 90 min.|
Director: Fritz Lang
Cast: Anne Baxter, Richard Conte, Ann Sothern, Raymond Burr, Jeff Donnell, Richard Erdman, George Reeves, Ruth Storey, Ray Walker, Nat King Cole, Gail Bonney, Frank Ferguson, Mike Donovan, Jess Kirkpatrick, William Haade
After finding out that her soldier/boyfriend has found a new girlfriend, Norah (Anne Baxter) goes out with Harry (Raymond Burr). The blind date doesn't go well for Norah. Returning to Harry's place after having too much to drink, he makes a pass at her, and she takes a poker to him. Later, after Harry is found dead, Norah assumes she did it while drunk, and now a reporter (Richard Conte) is on her trail. OK film noir.
|In Cold Blood 1967 N/R, 134 min.|
Director: Richard Brooks
Cast: Robert Blake, Scott Wilson, John Forsythe, Jeff Corey, Paul Stewart, Gerald S. O'Loughlin, John Gallaudet, James Flavin, Charles McGraw, Will Geer, John McLiam, Ruth Storey, Vaughn Taylor, Brenda Currin, Paul Hough
This film is the adaptation of Truman Capote's account of the true story about two Kansas killers Perry Smith and Richard "Dick" Hickock (Robert Blake and Scott Wilson). The script traces the events from the planning through the execution of the murder, and on to the final hanging of the killers. John Forsythe plays detective Alvin Dewey who breaks the case. A great film.
|1. Bells Are Ringing (1960)|
2. The Blue Gardenia (1953)
3. In Cold Blood (1967)
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