Tag: 1940s

September 25, 2021 / Drama
September 22, 2021 / Drama

A retired general, whose request for active duty is turned down, finds his own way into action by providing shelter for evacuees during World War II. Based on James Ronald’s novel “Medal for the General.”

September 20, 2021 / Comedy

Henry Aldrich for President was the second of Paramount’s “Henry Aldrich” series to star Jimmy Lydon in the teenaged title role. This time Henry is pitted against an arrogant jock for the presidency of the Centerville High School student council. Henry’s chances don’t seem bright, especially since a pompous teacher is writing the opponent’s speeches for him. 

September 18, 2021 / Comedy

Jennifer Peters is a normal girl except for one unfortunate trait. All the women in her family stop any mechanical contrivance that they travel in. As the film progresses, Jennifer stops her boyfriend’s automobile, then a train she travels in without being aware of what she does. Tension mounts when a girlfriend takes ill and Jennifer takes her job; an air hostess on a Handley Page Halton aircraft, a civil conversion of the Handley Page Halifax, wartime bomber.

September 3, 2021 / Drama

A pilot loses his memory after an unfortunate plane crash. A good friend comes by after the fact to help him remember his past by talking about a transport plane they built together.

July 8, 2021 / Musical

Singing star Dixie Boy Johnson and his wife Caroline are jubilant over Dixie’s headlining a Broadway show and Caroline’s impending motherhood. On opening night, Caroline is rushed to the hospital and Dixie begs to leave the theater and join her, but producer Lew Dunn refuses. Caroline dies in childbirth and Dixie is shattered. He leaves the baby in the care of his friends, Lasses and Mae, and drops out of sight. Presumed dead, Dixie stays undercover and takes an assumed name, as a shipboard entertainer.

June 9, 2021 / Comedy

A pair of barbers are driven out of business because most of the men in their small town are drafted into the army. When their attempts to also enlist fail, they decide to form a Home Defense Force, and wind up getting involved with a gang of crooks.

June 9, 2021 / Drama

Farmer Chris Lowe meets and falls in love with Molly , a chorus-girl. Despite the fact that she is a city girl through and through, she accepts his proposal of marriage and after the wedding goes to live on the farm. Chris realises that the transition for Molly will be difficult, and in an attempt to ease her into farm life, buys her a strawberry roan calf to look after. Unfortunately Molly finds the adjustment to rural life extremely difficult and does not settle down. She fails to integrate into the local community and starts to feel she has made a big mistake.