Barbara Stanwyck and Burt Lancaster. SORRY,WRONG NUMBER.

Very noirish!



Cary rightly distrusts that handshake!
Carole Lombard, Cary Grant, Kay Francis. IN NAME ONLY.

A pity it didn’t lead to better roles for Kay  in the 40s. And a great shame Carole and Cary didn’t do a screwball together.



Joan Tetzel, Alan Ladd. HELL BELOW ZERO.

New Yorker, Joan Tetzel (1921-1977)was a stage actress whom David Selznick put into The Paradine Case where she was somewhat overshadowed by Alida Valli. ( Selznick wanted to rename Joan ,’Elizabeth Ives’.)

Joan only made a few films and I  liked her in Hell Below Zero. I guess Selznick lost interest, or she decided to stick to the Theatre – she was in the original cast of I Remember Mama in 1944 but lost the film role to Barbara Bel Geddes. 

Joan married Oscar Homolka in 1949 and they were together till her death in 1977 – they had lived in England since the early 60s and she appeared on the London stage.

Oscar Homolka died three months after his wife. He too was in the original I Remember Mama and was very good in the film version.


Randolph Scott, Anne Jeffreys, Robert Ryan. TRAIL STREET.

Not a great part for Robert Ryan, but he had Crossfire the same year.




Preston Foster, Angela Lansbury, Judy Garland, John Hodiak. THE HARVEY GIRLS.


Janet Leigh, Jack Lemmon, Betty Garrett. MY SISTER EILEEN.


Clark Gable, Deborah Kerr, Sydney Greenstreet, Adolph Menjou, Ava Gardner. THE HUCKSTERS.


Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young, Orson Welles. THE STRANGER.


Gilbert Roland, Barbara Stanwyck. THE FURIES.


7 responses »

  1. Vienna, really wonderful photo selections, as always. They are all good, but I probably like the one with Barbara Stanwyck and Gilbert Roland the best from THE FURIES(filmed 1949, released 1950.

  2. Just a small correction it’s Anne Jeffreys not Jeffries. I met Anne at the Cinecon in Hollywood in 1996. We talked about Trail Street, one of my favourite westerns and she told me her song You May Not Remember was written by George Jessel.

  3. Thanks, Jim. I’ve corrected the spelling. Lovely that you met Anne. I always remember Nancy Kelly singing that lovely song in Show Business.

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