Alvah, a young GI who happens to own a vineyard, elopes to Las Vegas with Lee, his housekeeper's daughter. But Alvah's chicken pox postpone the wedding night. The rest revolves around more delays to the consummation, caused by Lee's manipulative Mama and the flock of mostly obnoxious relatives with whom she's filled the house.
World War II spy thriller, taking place in a ship-building plant, withPat OBrien, who made a whole lotta movies, mostly war times. CarolLandis, who made a good number of movies, but committed suicide at anearly age, shortly after making, ironically, "The Noose". SecretCommand was nominated for an Oscar, but was up against "30 seconds overTokyo" (S Tracy, V Johnson,R Mitchum), so of course, it didn't have achance. I thought the suspense-full high crane scenes were actuallypretty good, considering when this was made, in spite of the liberaluse of back-mats throughout the film. The sound also cuts out severaltimes, and I wondered if it was dialo...
The stooges are auto mechanics who need money so they can marry their girls. When some escaped convicts pull into their garage, the boys manage to capture them and use the reward money to marry their sweethearts.
The stooges are the trainers of "Chopper", a beefy boxer, and they bet their bankroll on Chopper to win his next fight. When "Big Mike", their boss, tells them to have Chopper lose or they'll lose their lives, the boys try to soften up Chopper so he'll lose. The fight gets canceled and the stooges have to contend with an angry Big Mike and his goons.
Told in flashback, Moe is on trial for assaulting Larry and Joe. It seems that Moe was in debt and suffering a nervous breakdown so Larry and Joe took him to the country for rest and relaxation. After a marauding bear ruined the peace and quiet, their cabin became the scene of a shoot-out between the sheriff and an escaped outlaw. The boys captured the bad guy, and the reward would have paid Moe's debts, but the crook escaped and Moe went after Larry and Joe with an ax.
Oklahoma in the Thirties is a dustbowl and dispossessed farmers migrate westward to California. After terrible trials en route they become little more than slave labor. Among the throng are the Joads who refuse to knuckle under.
What happens when writer Young, who hates marriage and dominating males, and a medical college instructor, Milland, who yearns to become a professor, meet in thebedroom? The movie dishes up a fast-talking, gibe-poking comedy that is still good for laughs. Young and Milland get involved in publicity linking them to marriage. Young takes advantage of the contretemps to dash off a hot novel, and Milland gets hisprofessorship. They must pretend to go through with it, and actually take an apartment, and that's where the bickering and name-calling begins.
There is no way to write a "spoiler"---is there actually somebody somewhere who, ten minutes into this 1950's film, wouldn't know where it is going and will end up---since it is a strictly written-by-the-numbers corruption and redemption meller that finds: number 1, a doctor returns from the Korean War to his Pennsylvania mining hometown, (and 2) must choose between dedicating himself to treating the suffering poor (or 3) build himself a swank office and get rich by flattering wealthy women with imaginary ailments. Throw in elements no. 5,Lizabeth Scott as a rich, spoiled, twice-divorced woman with a lip stiffer than his, and number 6, Dianne...