Little Pinks is in love with a nightclub singer named Gloria. But it is a unrequited love as she does not know that he exists. Pinks is a shy busboy and Gloria only goes out with men who ... See full summary »
Police surround the apartment of apparent murderer Joe Adams, who refuses to surrender although escape appears impossible. During the siege, Joe reflects on the circumstances that led him to this situation.
Barbara Bel Geddes,
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The trustees of Midwestern University have forced three teachers out of their jobs for being suspected communists. Trustee Ed Keller has also threatened mild mannered English Professor ... See full summary »
Olivia de Havilland,
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Henry Fonda is thrown into action by trying to halt two spirited horses charging down the street with an open carriage. This is the kind of incident that propels a story forward. Without it, there's no need for Fonda to be in the film.
You get a clear sense of who Lillian Russell is. She wants to sing on stage just like an actor wants to act in the theatre. She is consumed by her ambition and cannot see herself doing anything else.
I'm not particularly a fan of Don Ameche and I'm not sure if he contributes anything to this film.
It touches on the Suffragette Movement, but that's just a backdrop. It's not the story.
Overall, it plods along without any engagement in terms of story or character. Fonda fans would do well to stay away from this film.
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