Attorney Tom Cardigan is the discontented "mouthpiece" for Vanny Powers' mob. When Tom takes sweet June Perry as his mistress, she tries in vain to redeem him. But Powers decides Tom would ... See full summary »
Carl Bellairs and Lindsey Lane, his daughter, meet many years after he deserted her and her mother. They don't much like each other, but wind up working in the same nightclub. Bellairs ... See full summary »
Ernest B. Schoedsack
Romance in the Dark is a 1938 film directed by H. C. Potter and starring Gladys Swarthout, John Boles, John Barrymore, and Claire Dodd. It is one of five movies produced by Paramount in the... See full summary »
Polio breaks out in Rio de Janeiro, the serum is in Santiago and there's only one way to get the medicine where it's desperately needed: flown in by daring pilots who risk the treacherous weather and forbidding peaks of the Andes.
This film was included in the original MGM feature film package first released to television in late 1956. It was first telecast in Los Angeles Thursday 25 April 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11); it first aired in Hartford CT 4 June 1957 on WHCT (Channel 18, in Miami 15 June 1957 on WCKT (Channel 7), in Minneapolis 29 June 1957 on KMGM (Channel 9), in Seattle 24 July 1957 on KING (Channel 5), in New York City 26 August 1957 on WCBS (Channel 2), in Portland OR 31 August 1957 on KGW (Channel 8), in Norfolk VA 24 November 1957 on WTAR (Channel 3), in Honolulu 3 December 1957 on KHVH (Channel 13), in Akron 31 December 1957 on WAKR (Channel 49), and in Peoria 9 January 1958 on WTVH (Channel 19). In Philadelphia it was Initially telecast 13 May 1958 on WFIL (Channel 6), and in San Francisco 13 March 1959 on KGO (Channel 7),; it was also shown during this period on most of the other many stations who had contracted for this MGM series. It was last telecast on cable TV on Showtime in August 1985. Since that time, legal complications involving rights problems arose, and it was withdrawn from public exhibition. Presently, it's in the TCM library, but has yet to be shown, or released on DVD, because of this situation. See more »
A Habsburg prince turned taxi-driver meets his former love.
John Barrymore is perfectly cast as the fallen Habsburg prince, Rudolf, reduced to making a living as a taxicab driver by the fortunes of war and the fall of the empire. Barrymore brings to this role the perfect mix of tragedy, bathos, and comic self-deprecation. Diana Wynyard is entirely believable as his erstwhile lover dissatisfied with the clinical attentions of her psychiatrist husband, Frank Morgan, and longing for the lost days at Schoenbrun. Eduardo Cianelli, Henry Travers, Una Merkle, and May Robson round out the ensemble cast in this highly enjoyable period piece. Sadly, as Diana Wynyard's character finds, we all have to live in the present.
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