ALL MY SONS
1948, Universal, 94 min, Dir: Irving Reis

Edward G. Robinson gives one of his most affecting performances as successful businessman Joe Keller, grappling with guilt over having framed his business partner for a crime he committed. When his son (Burt Lancaster) becomes engaged to the convicted man’s daughter, the sins of the past come hurtling back. Reis and writer-producer Chester Erskine - aided by the noir-stained cinematography of Russell Metty - create a powerful (and inexplicably rare) version of Arthur Miller’s Tony Award-winning play.


THE BACHELOR AND THE BOBBY-SOXER
1947, Warner Bros., 95 min, USA, Dir: Irving Reis

Sidney Sheldon scripted this classic comedy, with Shirley Temple as a teenager who develops a crush on Cary Grant after he guest lectures at her school. The girl's psychiatrist uncle (Ray Collins) convinces Grant to play along until the crush subsides, but Temple's feelings only grow more intense in a situation made even more complicated by a budding romance between Grant and his young fan's older sister (Myrna Loy).


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