Tag: Gene Tierney

Episode 21: Where the Sidewalk Ends

, with special guest:

Where the Sidewalk EndsThis week, we watch Where the Sidewalk Ends, Otto Preminger’s steely cop drama.

We highly recommend you watch the film before listening to the episode, because it’s a great film, and we spoil the ending. This film is currently available on DirecTV and on DVD. There are also stray free copies of the film on YouTube and on Archive.org, but we’re never sure how long those will hang around.

Join us on April 7th for our episode on Sunset Blvd!

Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)
Where the Sidewalk Ends poster Rating: 7.6/10 (6,768 votes)
Director: Otto Preminger
Writer: Ben Hecht (screenplay), Victor Trivas (adaptation), Frank P. Rosenberg (adaptation), Robert E. Kent (adaptation), William L. Stuart (novel)
Stars: Dana Andrews, Gene Tierney, Gary Merrill, Bert Freed
Runtime: 95 min
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Released: 01 Aug 1950
Plot: Det. Sgt. Mark Dixon wants to be something his old man wasn't: a guy on the right side of the law. But Dixon's vicious nature will get the better of him.

Episode 19: Night and the City

Night and the CityThis week, we watch Jules Dassin’s London-based masterpiece, Night and the City!

We highly recommend you watch the film before listening to the episode, because it’s excellent, and we spoil the ending. This film is currently available on DVD, and there is also currently a copy on YouTube with Greek subtitles.

Join us on March 7th for our episode on Gun Crazy!

Night and the City (1950)
Night and the City poster Rating: 8.0/10 (10,307 votes)
Director: Jules Dassin
Writer: Jo Eisinger (screenplay), Gerald Kersh (novel)
Stars: Richard Widmark, Gene Tierney, Googie Withers, Hugh Marlowe
Runtime: 96 min
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery, Sport, Thriller
Released: 27 Nov 1950
Plot: A small-time grifter and nightclub tout takes advantage of some fortuitous circumstances and tries to become a big-time player as a wrestling promoter.

Episode 12: Leave Her to Heaven

, with special guest:

Leave Her to HeavenDear listeners, you are in for a real treat this week. Our regular crew is joined by special guest star Sharon Stiteler (aka Birdchick) for our episode about Leave Her to Heaven!

We highly recommend you watch the film before listening to the episode, because we spoil the film. Like, a lot. You want to see the movie. While this movie isn’t on most of the usual streaming channels, there are a couple copies on YouTube, and it can usually be found for DVD rental.

Also, during the episode, we start talking about the Haunted Mansion at Disney theme parks. Here’s a quick correction: Melissa says that Thurl Ravenscroft is the voice of the Ghost Host, which is only sort of true. Mr. Ravenscroft is the Ghost Host on the album, Story and Song from the Haunted Mansion. The actual Ghost Host you hear during the American ride is Paul Frees, who is also awesome but who is not Tony the Tiger.

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Join us on November 21st for our episode on Akira Kurosawa’s Stray Dog!

Leave Her to Heaven (1945)
Leave Her to Heaven poster Rating: 7.7/10 (9,536 votes)
Director: John M. Stahl
Writer: Jo Swerling (screenplay), Ben Ames Williams (novel)
Stars: Gene Tierney, Cornel Wilde, Jeanne Crain, Vincent Price
Runtime: 110 min
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Drama, Film-Noir, Romance, Thriller
Released: 01 Jan 1946
Plot: A writer falls in love with a young socialite and they're soon married. But her obsessive love for him threatens to be the undoing of them both, and everyone else around them.