Tag Archives: Viveca Lindfors

Morris Engel – Weddings and Babies (1958)

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In New York City, wedding photographer Al Capetti is being pressured by his girlfriend and assistant, Bea, to get married. Al thinks he doesn’t make enough money to support a family; his answer is embarking on a career as a filmmaker. Meanwhile, Al’s senile mother starts a fire in a boarding house, and he has to decide about putting her in a nursing home. As Bea tires of Al’s lack of commitment, their relationship threatens to go up in flames. Read More »

Don Siegel – Night Unto Night (1949)

Stunning photography and Don Siegel’s direction make the most of an unusual overly melodramatic story starring Ronald Reagan as a scientist with epilepsy who goes to south Florida on doctor’s orders and meets a young woman, (Viveca Lindfors) recently widowed, who is haunted by the voice of her dead husband. Reagan rents her slightly dilapidated beach mansion and experiences several epileptic episodes, but tries his best to keep his condition a secret. Broderick Crawford’s role as an artist who lives close by verges on annoying as he goes on and on about art and life. Ossa Massen gives the film a boost as Lindfor’s scheming, jealous sister who tries seducing Reagan and later drunkenly blurts out his secret when she realizes that she can’t have him. The concluding hurricane arrives just in time, with all the main characters assembled for dinner in the creaky old mansion, and Reagan pushed to verge of suicide by the shame of his medical condition, while Lindfors begs him to reconsider. Read More »

Joseph Losey – The Damned AKA These Are The Damned (1962)

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An American tourist, a youth gang leader, and his troubled sister find themselves trapped in a top secret government facility experimenting on children. Read More »

Christian-Jaque – Singoalla AKA Gypsy Fury AKA The Wind Is My Lover (1949)

Claimed as being the most expensive movie made in Sweden up to this date Singoalla is a tale about doomed love and stolen treasures in 14th century Sweden. And gypsies.

Based on a musty 1857 novel by Viktor Rydberg. Read More »