Search results for "Don Brodie"

A Fig Leaf for Eve (1944)

A nightclub dancer, raised in an orphanage, learns she might be the long-lost heiress to a hair tonic fortune.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Brodie
CAST:  Jan Wiley  •  Phil Warren  •  Eddie Dunn  •  Emmett Vogan

Bell, Book and Candle (1958) RT 75% / Audience 67%

DVD release: Mar 2000

A modern-day witch likes her neighbor but despises his fiancee, so she enchants him to love her instead... only to fall in love with him for real.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Richard Quine
CAST:  James Stewart  •  Kim Novak  •  Jack Lemmon  •  Ernie Kovacs

Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940) RT Audience 82%

DVD release: Apr 2003

Johnny Brett and King Shaw are an unsuccessful dance team in New York. A producer discovers Brent as the new partner for Clare Bennett, but Brett, who thinks he is one of the ...  (more)

GENRES: Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Norman Taurog
CAST:  Fred Astaire  •  Eleanor Powell  •  George Murphy  •  Frank Morgan

Captains Courageous (1937) RT 93% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Jan 2006

Harvey, the arrogant and spoiled son of an indulgent absentee-father, falls overboard from a transatlantic steamship and is rescued by a fishing vessel on the Grand Banks. ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Victor Fleming
CAST:  Freddie Bartholomew  •  Spencer Tracy  •  Lionel Barrymore  •  Melvyn Douglas

Detour (1945) RT 100% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Sep 2000

Al Roberts, a New York nightclub pianist, hitch-hikes to Hollywood to meet his girlfriend Sue. The gambler he's riding with, Charles, unexpectedly dies. Afraid the police ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Edgar G. Ulmer
CAST:  Tom Neal  •  Ann Savage  •  Claudia Drake  •  Edmund MacDonald

Harvey (1950) RT 84% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Feb 2001

The classic stage hit gets the Hollywood treatment in the story of Elwood P. Dowd who makes friends with a spirit taking the form of a human-sized rabbit named Harvey that ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Henry Koster
CAST:  James Stewart  •  Josephine Hull  •  Peggy Dow  •  Charles Drake

Hot Lead and Cold Feet (1978) RT Audience 65%

DVD release: Jul 2004

Twin brothers -- one rough and tough, the other a city-bred milquetoast -- compete for their father's fortune.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Family • Western
DIRECTION:  Robert Butler
CAST:  Jim Dale  •  Karen Valentine  •  Don Knotts  •  Jack Elam

Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)

At a family reunion, the Cooper clan find that their parents' home is being foreclosed. "Temporarily," Ma moves in with son George's family, Pa with daughter Cora. But the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
CAST:  Victor Moore  •  Beulah Bondi  •  Fay Bainter  •  Thomas Mitchell

Pinocchio (1940) RT 100% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Mar 2009

Lonely toymaker Geppetto has his wishes answered when the Blue Fairy arrives to bring his wooden puppet Pinocchio to life. Before becoming a real boy, however, Pinocchio must ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family
DIRECTION:  Hamilton Luske  •  Ben Sharpsteen
CAST:  Cliff Edwards  •  Evelyn Venable  •  Mel Blanc  •  Frankie Darro

The Busy Body (1967) RT Audience 60%

DVD release: Jul 2008

Sid Caesar is a bumbling gopher to a mob boss who must recover a fortune in cash stowed in the suit of a corpse.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  William Castle
CAST:  Sid Caesar  •  Robert Ryan  •  Kay Medford  •  Walt Davis

The Comancheros (1961) RT 100% / Audience 75%

DVD release: May 2003

Texas Ranger Jake Cutter arrests gambler Paul Regret, but soon finds himself teamed with his prisoner in an undercover effort to defeat a band of renegade arms merchants and ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Romance • Western
DIRECTION:  John Wayne  •  Michael Curtiz
CAST:  John Wayne  •  Stuart Whitman  •  Ina Balin  •  Nehemiah Persoff

The Great Dictator (1940) RT 92% / Audience 95%

DVD release: May 2010

Dictator Adenoid Hynkel tries to expand his empire while a poor Jewish barber tries to avoid persecution from Hynkel's regime.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Charles Chaplin
CAST:  Charles Chaplin  •  Jack Oakie  •  Reginald Gardiner  •  Henry Daniell

The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939) RT 80% / Audience 68%

DVD release: Oct 2006

In 1911, minor stage comic, Vernon Castle meets the stage-struck Irene Foote. A few misadventures later, they marry and then abandon comedy to attempt a dancing career ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  H. C. Potter
CAST:  Fred Astaire  •  Ginger Rogers  •  Edna May Oliver  •  Walter Brennan

The Woman in the Window (1944) RT 95% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Jul 2007

A seductive woman gets an innocent professor mixed up in murder.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Fritz Lang
CAST:  Edward G. Robinson  •  Joan Bennett  •  Raymond Massey  •  Edmund Breon

Second Chorus (1940) RT Audience 34%

DVD release: Jul 2006

Danny O'Neill and Hank Taylor are rival trumpeters with the Perennials, a college band, and both men are still attending college by failing their exams seven years in a row. ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  H. C. Potter
CAST:  Fred Astaire  •  Paulette Goddard  •  Artie Shaw  •  Charles Butterworth

Diary of a Madman (1963) RT Audience 55%

Simon Cordier, a French magistrate and amateur sculptor comes into contact with a malevolent entity. The invisible - yet corporeal - being, called a "horla" is capable of ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror
DIRECTION:  Reginald Le Borg
CAST:  Vincent Price  •  Nancy Kovack  •  Chris Warfield  •  Elaine Devry

The Winning Ticket (1935)

A barber tries to find the winning lottery ticket he hid from his moralistic wife.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Charles Reisner
CAST:  Leo Carrillo  •  Louise Fazenda  •  Ted Healy  •  Irene Hervey

Woman Wanted (1935) RT Audience 33%

Ann Grey is wrongly convicted of murder. On her way to prison a car accident gives her the opportunity to escape. She is helped by young lawyer Tony Baxter. He hides her from ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  George B. Seitz
CAST:  Maureen O'Sullivan  •  Joel McCrea  •  Lewis Stone  •  Louis Calhern

Sinner Take All (1936)

A young lawyer is determined to identify the killer who is murdering members of a wealthy New York publishing family. Director Erroll Taggert's 1936 mystery stars Bruce Cabot, ...  (more)

GENRES: Mystery
DIRECTION:  Errol Taggart
CAST:  Bruce Cabot  •  Margaret Lindsay  •  Joseph Calleia  •  Stanley Ridges

Man of the People (1937)

An Italian immigrant studying the law gets mixed up with crooks.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edwin L. Marin
CAST:  Joseph Calleia  •  Florence Rice  •  Thomas Mitchell  •  Ted Healy