Gale Storm plays Paula Consodine, who comes to Los Angeles in search of her missing sister. Newspaperman Mark Sitko (Dennis O'Keefe), investigating on Paula's behalf, discovers that the sister is dead, a supposed suicide. The whole thing seems a bit fishy to Sitko, and indeed it is: the girl's death was engineered by a black-market adoption racket, headed by one DeCola (Will Kuluva).
- Stars:Dennis O'Keefe, Gale Storm, Marjorie Rambeau, Raymond Burr, Will Kuluva, Jeff Chandler, Meg Randall, Jeanette Nolan, David Clarke, Mike Mazurki, Sid Tomack, Ruth Sanderson, William Frambes, Perc Launders, Steve Darrell,
- Director:Joseph M. Newman,
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(ag) wrote: nice movie. nothing great, but cute. the kind you watch when you're working on a weeknight at home.
(ca) wrote: 16 when he wrote the script, 19 when he directed and starred in the movie, Xavier Dolan in "J'ai tu ma mre" demonstrated early his many talents. His turn as Hubert Minel is both manic and touching. It is never really clear why he dislikes his mother so much, though she is certainly a character with deeply ingrained flaws and psychological depth of her own. His reaction to her is sometimes bewildering and nearly violent, and this sharply contrasts with the character's other relationships.If the movie is somewhat opaque in what is driving Hubert, it is quite detailed in portraying the depth of emotions being explored. Dolan's dramas are darkly humorous, which helps him explore these very complex relationships. There is also a coming-of-age thread going on in the background, resulting in an exploration of character both insightful and surprising.There are moments that wander into strange dreamlike tangents, and expressions of emotion that are depicted by actions that occur only in Hubert's head. An entire film like that would have been numbing. Fortunately, the movie finds much of its power in the realistic dialogue, including shouting that in a Romantic language is incredible to experience. Only 25, Dolan continues to make movies that are as insightful and affecting and funny, and I'm looking forward to how his writing, directing, and acting mature over time.
(nl) wrote: How can a mockbuster prequel be a lot WORSE than it's predecessor? Watch this movie and find out. This one is shockingly bad.
(au) wrote: Written and directed by Warren Beatty, this film was made in absolute total secrecy at the time, mainly because Fox owed Beatty a film, as way of getting out of a lawsuit with Beatty because Fox dropped out of doing Dick Tracy (1990). Beatty only gave them a rough outline, and got $30 million to make his film. It's a good political satire, which focuses on what politicians which they could do, but can't because it would be career suicide for them. In 1996, liberal Senator Jay Bulworth (Beatty) is in a state of depression and is feeling suicidal. His political opinions, which won him voters in the 1960's and 1970's aren't working today, and a lot of people have turned their backs on him. He puts out a $10 million life insurance policy on his own life, and hires an unknown assassin to kill him. With nothing to lose, he appears at political rallies in California, extremely drunk and starts speaking his mind and makes offensive remarks, which reaches a head when he goes to a club, and starts rapping. This attitude actually wins favours with voters, and it's a shocking boost to Bulworth's career, he is aided by young campaigner Nina (Halle Berry), but Bulworth is fearful and mindful of when the day will come when he will be assassinated. It's a darkly funny look at fame, and how people crave it and some shun it, and what some people will do to stay in the public spotlight for as long as possible, there's no-one worse at doing that than politicians. It was also Beatty's last major film, (the debace of Town & Country (2001) aside), it's about time he made another film, as his presence has been missed from cinemas.
(de) wrote: I love this movie...it makes me so happy and I cry every time I watch it! A feel good movie ~
(it) wrote: Presumed Innocent is a brooding legal drama that's laced with intrigue and deception. It is filmed to be forbidding with its stark settings, brown and black tones and characters shuffling through the shadows of bland offices and court rooms. It is the noir of legal dramas, with its sinister plot and shady characters. Rusty, the man at the center of the film, is a quiet and angry man who internalizes the loss of his lover and the unfortunate, damning charges against him. Harrison Ford manages to balance appearing both innocent and guilty at once throughout the film. In looking and feeling like a dark, smoky murder mystery legal drama, Presumed Innocent nails it. Part of its strength is the intricate, intertwining plot. Rusty is assigned to find the rapist murderer of a woman he had an affair with who also worked with him and slept with his boss. Her murder ruins his boss run at reelection for the DA and when the new DA charges Rusty, Rusty finds out that he's been framed for her murder, his old boss has turned on him and the judge also slept with his mistress. All of these conflicting motives combine to create an engaging and mysterious story where the result is never predictable and the circumstances are often incredibly strange.The most interesting part of the film is the shocking conclusion where we find that the one motive that was largely ignored, Rusty's wife's jealousy, was the most essential motive to the film and it set that ugly chain of events in motion. In the case of this noir, the grim anti-hero is actually outdone by two femme-fatales, his conniving mistress and his vengeful wife. This provides a strong sense of mistrust both between the characters and the plot, in the uncertainty of what will happen next. My one parting thought is that the sensual scenes in the film are incredible. Rusty's mistress is beautiful and the scenes are intimately captured with a lot of style.
(gb) wrote: I'll get this out of the way: Lucille Ball (God love her and if He doesn't, I sure do!) should NEVER have played this part. I think even the director and camera people knew this, since she is constantly bathed in soft focus while everyone around here is in sharp focus, making it seem as if she's an ethereal sprite not quite on the same plane. Other than the age issue, she just doesn't have the vocal capabilities to carry this role and it really damages the movie as a whole.Is she hilarious in the non-singing straight comedy bits? YES! Heart-warming in the emotional bits? YES! But all in all this is a mess, and they should have let Angela Lansbury - who originated the part on stage - play it in the film as well.Oh ya, Beatrice Arthur - who does reprise her stage role - is fantastic and for me the best part of the film. Her entrance consists of one 3letter word, and it got the biggest laugh out of me for the whole movie.
(au) wrote: John Garfield's final screen role is a brilliant study in paranoia, with strong support from Shelley Winters. Garfield, like his co-star Serena Royle and director John Berry, was a victim of the Hollywood blacklist. Considered a predecessor to Brando, he died of a heart attack less than a year later, aged just 39.
(ag) wrote: Much funnier than the original! Who can forget Mrs. Topper screaming for fun and encouraging the policeman to join her - or telling them all she has a screwdriver they can borrow (at home on her dresser)? :)
(de) wrote: They should've called this "Holy Shit: The Movie", because something seems to go wrong every two minutes in this adrenaline-rush mountain climbing flick. I actually liked Vertical Limit more than I expected, but I have to dock it a full star for that finger straightening scene *shudders*. Oh well, still a decent flick, and that helicopter landing scene was oddly entertaining for a movie that is nearly a decade and a half old.