August 05, 2011

The Blue Gardenia

Norah Larkin (Baxter) is a working girl who wakes up a murderess after passing out in the apartment of brutish playboy Harry Prebble (Burr). Branded "The Blue Gardenia" by a sensational columnist (Conte), Norah dodges dragnets, informants and the cruel hand of fate as she struggles to conceal her involvement with Prebble, and to remember the details of her ill-fated night. As her hopes for justice fade, she decides to gamble her future on the journalist who transformed her into such a notorious figure.

This film is a witness to the societal attacks a woman must deal with when a mistake is made. Anne Baxter is outstanding. ~Mike

Released in 1953
Directed by Fritz Lang

Askwith Media Library 32487-D

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April 04, 2011

Murder by Contarct

Murder by contract: A hit man discovers his next target is a woman.

Best known for his role as Dr. Ben Casey (1961-1966) Vince Edwards plays a cool, contract murderer. He is very meticulous with his craft until the contract's victim is a woman. He has one of those television faces that when you see him you recognize him.

Released in 1958

Askwith Media Library 50740-D

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March 21, 2011

The Window

Tommy habitually tells tall tales and nobody believes him when he witnesses a murder through a tenement window.

Bobby Driscoll gives an outstanding performance as Tommy for which he won an honorary Oscar.

Released in 1949

Askwith Media Library 54850-D 73 minutes

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March 16, 2009

Sorry, Wrong Number

Barbara Stanwyck demonstrates her fantastic acting ability while increasing her terror and never leaving her bedroom. The supporting cast Burt Lancaster and Ed Begley among others only help to increase the drama.

Askwith Media Library 34496-D
Released in 1948 USA
Directed by Anatole Litvak
Written by Lucille Fletcher

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