Debra Johnson

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  1. Debra Johnson

    "Harriet Craig"/"Craig's Wife"

    I LOVE the movie "Harriet Craig" w/Joan Crawford. Just stumbled across "Craig's Wife" and am watching it now. Didn't even know the former was a remake. Hope the original is as good as the remake.
  2. But how could you tell a child is insane? And if it wasn't while he was a child that whatever happened happened.....why was his untouched room that of a very young child? So confusing. But the movie was pretty good. I enjoyed it.
  3. Yes, didn't realize this was the wrong board to post questions.
  4. What happened to Cord's brother? In one scene they show him entering a baby's room that looks as though it has not been entered into by anyone in years. He has a flashback where he's asking for his brother and his dad tells him he's no longer a part of their lives (not that he's dead). Cord breaks down crying remembering this event. Later there is a scene where someone mentions his brother, there's a conversation (don't recall what it was) and Cord throws a glass of alcohol into a mirror. In another scene b/COrd and his wife, the wife tells him he was afraid their daughter would inherit what ever was wrong w/his brother. I can't figure out if the brother a.) died as a baby b.) killed himself later in life c.) was an alcoholic or had mental illness and was sent away to an asylum d.) the old man Cord had a wife at some point who ran off, taking only the baby. (since no mention was ever made of Cords mother....only the step mother).
  5. What happened to Cord's brother? I don't think I missed any of the movie (although it DID seem to last 2-3 hours) but I never heard it explained what happened to his brother, like why was it even mentioned if it was not going to be explained. I hate when movies do this. At first I thought he died as a baby but then later it seemed as though maybe he killed himself later in life (when Cord threw the glass at the mirror when he and someone was talking about his brother ...I think his wife). THen it seemed like maybe the brother had mental illness as his wife said something to the effect that he was afraid their daughter would inherit it. I just really want to know.
  6. Thank you! Just found it online and am watching it now!
  7. It's set during WWII. It opens w/a woman's husband going off to war (or maybe he's already gone and she receives a letter). Anyways, there are 3 kids (I think) and older daughter, a young girl and perhaps a little boy. THe family seems to be pretty well off. I THINK they receive word the father is killed in action so they take in a boarder.....who for some reason (I'm thinking) it comes out doesn't have a relationship w/his grandson. Somehow the grandson ends up in the town, he's a terrible mess up. He and the older daughter fall in love. He ends up joining the military to gain his grandpa's respect....and ends up being killed. His death make the older daughter who'd been somewhat shallow mature quickly. THe only thing I can recall definitely about the movie is after the daughter's beau is killed, she's working as a nurse (I think) and some older women in the town offend her by saying they could never be a nurse (I think) and she gives a rather drawn out silloloquy (sp). The movie is NOT "The Best Years of Our Lives".
  8. ITA the whole situation would be a bit too sordid for the censors of that era (which is why it caught my attention as being incongruous) but what confuses me is that when the girls were giggling in class over something Selma has said, I thought they said that Selma has asked about Ingaborg's baby. That's why I concluded she was being molested by her father, became pregnant by him and then killed herself. I mean, whom else could she have been pregnant by as close a reign as her dad kept on her.
  9. Watching it right now but I'm distracted by the below side plot.....(spoiler alert below)
  10. I'm trying to recall a great movie I watched starring a young Robert Wagner that loosely had this same theme. He kills his gf who is preggers also. I think the time setting for this movie though is the mid 50s to mid 60s. Can't for the life of me recall the title and I own it on DVD somewhere. ETA: It's titled "A Kiss Before Dying". Anyone else seen this and if you agree it is loosely the same storyline as "An American Tragedy" and "A Place In the Sun".....sort of a trope if you will?
  11. Please explain what you mean by the bolded.
  12. Thanks for the replies. I've seen "A Place In the Sun" several times and NEVER knew it was based on a true story!
  13. I was just playing a game of online Jeopardy on my phone and a question came up in the category Books & Authors in reference writer Theodore Dreiser's "An American Tragedy". Intrigued, I immediately googled and the story sounds strikingly similar to "A Place In the Sun" starring Liz Taylor and Montgomery Clift. Anyone know if this was a remake of a 1931 film (google revealed) titled "An American Tragedy"?
  14. Recently I watched "The Man I Married" and am now watching "The Mortal Storm" with Robert Young and James Stewart. I find it interesting to see the Nazi movement through the eyes of Nazi supporters. Does anyone have any suggestions for movies similar to these on this topic. I don't want to see actual "war" movies, just movies that shows how families acted during these times. I saw "Gentleman's Agreement" many years ago and enjoyed it as well.
  15. I thouroughly enjoyed the movie but at the end, the TMC host shared the goings on of the leading lady Gloria Graham, who was married to the producer who came home one day in 1950 and caught her in bed w/his 13 year old step son....whom she MARRIED and had a child w/7 years later, making him step-father to his step-brother...the child his now wife had bore for his father!!! I didn't know such scandolous things were going on in the 50s!!

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