April 12th, 2011

Can't Help Singing (1944)

In English.
Genres: Musical | Western
Director: Frank Ryan
Deanna Durbin ... Caroline Frost
Robert Paige ... Johnny Lawlor
Akim Tamiroff ... Prince Gregory Stroganovsky
David Bruce ... Lt. Robert Latham
Leonid Kinskey ... Koppa
June Vincent ... Jeannie McLean
Ray Collins ... Sen. Martin Frost
Andrew Tombes ... Sad Sam
Thomas Gomez ... Jake Carstairs
Clara Blandick ... Aunt Cissy Frost
Olin Howland ... Bigelow (Wagonmaster)

With the California Gold Rush beginning, Senator Frost's singing daughter Caroline loves a young army officer; the Senator can't stand him, and has him sent to California. Headstrong Caroline follows him by train, riverboat, and covered wagon, gaining companions en route: a vagrant Russian prince and gambler Johnny Lawlor, who just might take her mind off the army

The Affairs of Susan (1945)

 In English.
Genres: Comedy
Director: William A. Seiter
Joan Fontaine ... Susan Darell
George Brent ... Roger Berton
Dennis O'Keefe ... Bill Anthony
Walter Abel ... Richard Aiken
Don DeFore ... Mike Ward
Rita Johnson ... Mona Kent
Mary Field ... Nancy
Byron Barr ... Chick
Francis Pierlot ... Uncle Jemmy

  Susan is about to be married, but the wedding may get called off after her fiancee summons three former beaus. Each reveals a different portrait of Susan: one describes her as a naive country girl who reluctantly becomes an actress, another paints a picture of a gay party girl and and the third describes a serious intellectual. Which one is the real Susan?