Wrangler Clay Phillips and his younger brother Steve are taking horses to their ranch near Sonora when they come across four dance hall girls heading the same way with a wrecked buggy. One ... See full summary »
Claude Jarman Jr.
On New Year's Eve 1946, Sheila Page kills her husband Barney. She wishes that she could relive 1946 and avoid the mistakes that she made throughout the year. Her wish comes true but cheating fate proves more difficult than she anticipated.
After Police Captain Dan McLaren becomes police commissioner former detective Johnny Blake knocks him down convincing rackets boss Al Kruger that Blake is sincere in his effort to join the ... See full summary »
Edward G. Robinson,
While in a train halted at a station, Nikki Collins witnesses a murder committed in a nearby building. When she brings the police to the scene of the crime, they think she's crazy since there's no body. She then enlists a popular mystery writer to help with her sleuthing.Written by
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Agatha Christie's novel, 4.50 from Paddington (published in 1957), involves a woman witnessing a murder while looking out the window of a train, just like Nikki Collins does in the first scene of Lady on a Train (1945). This scene also occurs in the Over My Dead Body: Pilot (1990) from Over My Dead Body (1990) and in the novel The Girl on the Train, as well as its film adaptation. See more »
When Mr. Haskell leaves Grand Central Station with Nikki Collins; they call for a taxi. But when a taxi pulls up, Nikki's luggage is piled up in the front seat. But she did not walk out with any bags nor did a porter load any luggage into the taxi. The taxi wasn't there waiting for them; it was just a random taxi that happens to pull up. The scene, therefore, doesn't make any sense and it interrupts the flow of the story. See more »
This was the first Deanna Durbin film I've seen, and while it's much different than her other films, it seems a great place to start! The first thing that struck me was how likable Ms. Durbin is in the lead role. She keeps the tone light and airy, and the film flies along at a joyous speed! The photography is amazing (the snowy Manhattan sets and Ms. Durbin's close-ups are wonderful!) Deanna's vocals on "Night and Day" hint at a sensuality that wasn't present in her other pictures, and her rendition of "Silent Night" is divine.
I won't summarize the plot, as it has been done in other comments, just suffice to say that this hilarious whodunit is perfect viewing while curled up with a hot drink on a snowy winter evening!
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