Ann Sheridan

  • Michael Curtiz – Dodge City (1939)

    1931-1940ClassicsMichael CurtizUSAWestern

    Dodge City. A wide-open cattle town run by Jeff Surrett. Even going on a children’s Sunday outing is not a safe thing to do. What the place needs is a fearless honest Marshal. A guy like Wade Hatton, who helped bring the railroad in. It may not help that he fancies Abbie Irving, who won’t have anything to do with him since he had to shoot her brother. But that’s the West.Read More »

  • Vincent Sherman – Nora Prentiss (1947)

    Vincent Sherman1941-1950Film NoirUSA

    from IMDB user review
    Straight-laced San Francisco doctor and wonderful family man Richard Talbot (Kent Smith), has never done anything more serious in his life then being late at his doctors office. That was all to change when one evening going to his car, he runs into singer Nora Prentiss (Ann Sheridan).Read More »

  • Sam Wood – Kings Row (1942)

    1941-1950DramaRomanceSam WoodUSA

    Five children in an apparently ideal American small town find their lives changing as the years pass near the turn of the century in 1900. Parris and Drake, both of whom have lost their parents, are best friends; Parris dreams of becoming a doctor, studying under the father of his sweetheart Cassie, while Drake plans on becoming a local businessman when he receives his full inheritance – juggling girlfriends in the meantime. As they become adults, the revelations of local secrets threaten to ruin their hopes and dreams…Read More »

  • Lloyd Bacon – Wings for the Eagle (1942)

    1941-1950DramaLloyd BaconUSAWar

    Set at a factory that makes aircraft for World War II, Roma and Brad Maple’s marriage begins to show signs of difficulty. Their problems get worse when Brad’s friend Corky, who wants to work at the factory to avoid being drafted, arrives to stay with them and makes a move for Roma.Read More »

  • Anatole Litvak – Castle on the Hudson (1940)

    1931-1940Anatole LitvakCrimeDramaUSA

    Mobster Tommy Gordon isn’t worried about being sentenced to Sing Sing prison because his political pals have promised him a quick parole. A troublesome prisoner, he finally concedes that his friends have deserted him, and he makes an effort to reform. When his girlfriend Kay is injured in an accident, Warden Long gives Tommy a pass to go see her. But trouble erupts when Tommy encounters the man responsible for his imprisonment.

    Remake of the 1933 film 20,000 Years in Sing SingRead More »

  • Norman Foster – Woman on the Run (1950)

    1941-1950Film NoirNorman FosterUSA

    Steven K. Hill writes:
    Shot largely among the gritty working class landscapes of mid-century San Francisco, Woman on the Run spotlights Ann Sheridan as an acerbic wise-cracking wife in search of her estranged husband who suddenly disappears after witnessing a gangland assassination.

    After a suffering through a series of disappointing roles at Warner Bros, Sheridan bought out her remaining contract and turned to the upstart independent Fidelity Pictures in an attempt to re-establish her career as a leading lady. The resultant film was Woman on the Run, and Sheridan delivers a tour-de-force performance, aided by equally strong turns by Dennis O’Keefe, Robert Keith, and Ross Elliott in the supporting roles.Read More »

  • Howard Hawks – I Was a Male War Bride (1949)

    1941-1950ClassicsComedyHoward HawksScrewball ComedyUSA

    Captain Henri Rochard is a French officer assigned to work with Lieut. Catherine Gates. Through a wacky series of misadventures, they fall in love and marry. When the war ends, Capt. Rochard tries to return to America with the other female war brides. Zany gender-confusing antics followRead More »

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