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Period Film: Crazy Mama (1975)

Melba (Cloris Leachman) is a down-on-her-luck hair stylist who loses her salon when she gets too far behind on her payments.

With her mom, Sheba (Ann Sothern), her pregnant daughter Cheryl (Linda Purl) and Cheryl’s boyfriend Shaun (Don Most) in tow, Melba decides to pack up the car and head back to Arkansas, where she hopes to buy back the family farm. 497 more words

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"A Letter to Three Wives": Dress is destiny?

In Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s 1949 A Letter to Three Wives, Lora Mae (Linda Darnell) is a shopgirl who lives on the wrong side of the tracks. 268 more words

The Blue Gardenia (Fritz Lang, 1953)

The Blue Gardenia lacks the extra creative push that could have made it an impactful film, and it falls short of its own clear potential. It stars Anne Baxter as Norah, a telephone operator who makes the mistake of going out with Harry Prebble (Raymond Burr) on an impulse. 825 more words

1950s