THE UNFAITHFUL
1947, Warner Bros., 109 min, USA, Dir: Vincent Sherman

Ann Sheridan plays a woman whose sexual indiscretion leads to murder and a tangled web of deceit. Isn’t that always the way? Legendary noir scribe David Goodis applies his typically thorny plotting to this reimagining of W. Somerset Maugham’s The Letter, transposed to post-WWII Los Angeles. Featuring Zachary Scott, Lew Ayres and Eve Arden.


GREASE
1978, Paramount, 110 min, USA, Dir: Randal Kleiser

Pompadoured tough-guy John Travolta learns the meaning of true love, 1950s style, from summertime sweetheart Olivia Newton-John, with help from a fantastic supporting cast including Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway, Eve Arden and Frankie Avalon. A soundtrack of wall-to-wall hits ("You’re the One That I Want," "Hopelessly Devoted to You," "Look At Me, I’m Sandra Dee") punctuates director Randal Kleiser’s irresistible teen-dream of a movie musical.


WHIPLASH
1948, Warner Bros., 91 min, USA, Dir: Lewis Seiler

Mix OUT OF THE PAST with BODY AND SOUL and what do you get? An artist who falls for a mystery woman, pursues her to the Big Apple, and ends up fighting for the middleweight championship! Pugnacious Dane Clark is artist/boxer Mike Angelo (get it?), Alexis Smith is his sexy siren, Eve Arden the sassy girlfriend, Douglas Kennedy the scar-faced gunsel and, best of all, Zachary Scott is a sadistic, wheelchair-bound fight manager! "Whiplash" is what you'll get keeping up with the careening plot, which climaxes in a smashing finale! Not on DVD!


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