David Hempstead


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Tender Comrade (1943) - Kind Of Red And Uncomfortable On their first night in their new shared house, WWII defense factory workers Jo (Ginger Rogers) and just-married Doris (Kim Hunter) share fairly intimate info, in Tender Comrade, 1943, featuring future blacklist targets Hunter, Mady Christians, writer Dalton Trumbo and director Edward Dmytryk.
Tender Comrade (1943) - You Made Me Love You Speedy path to a flashback getting top-billed Ginger Rogers, as Southern California wartime factory gal Jo, into a sexy outfit (with three, maybe four-inch heels in the back yard!), recalling the proposal by now-deployed Chris (Robert Ryan), in the home-front drama Tender Comrade. 1943.
Tender Comrade (1943) - You Have Very Small Ears Kind of a moment for Ruth Hussey (as Barbara, married to deployed Pete, who might well be a heel), with WWII California factory worker housemates, Kim Hunter, Patricia Collinge and Ginger Rogers (as newlywed Doris, Helen and Jo), about dating other men, in Tender Comrade. 1943.
Tender Comrade (1944) - Awful Bed-Hog Direction by Edward Dnytryk, script by Dalton Trumbo, both future blacklist-ees, soldier Chris (Robert Ryan) comes home to wife Jo (Ginger Rogers), opening Tender Comrade, 1944.
Tender Comrade (1944) - White For Dumbrowski? Looks like at least the crew visited the Douglas Aircraft plant in Long Beach, CA, military wives Jo (Ginger Rogers), Barbara (Ruth Hussey), Helen (Patricia Collinge) and Doris (Kim Hunter, one of her earliest roles), getting lunch in Tender Comrade, 1944.
Sky's The Limit, The (1943) - One For My Baby Bummed out pilot Fred Astaire introduces the Harold Arlen/Johnny Mercer original that became a Frank Sinatra standard, with lots of real broken glass, which caused some fuss at the time due to wartime shortages, and medics were standing by off camera, in The Sky’s The Limit, 1943.
King And Four Queens, The (1956) - Lady Of The House Drifter Kehoe (Clark Gable) rides to the McDade ranch where Ma (Jo Van Fleet) and four widowed daughters in-law (Barbara Nichols, Jean Willes, Sara Shane and Eleanor Parker, dressing, in that order) are said to be sitting on $100,000 in stolen gold, early in The King And Four Queens, 1956.
King And Four Queens, The (1956) - I Wouldn't Lie To Her Kehoe (Clark Gable), who contrived to be shot as a trespasser by the matron of the ranch where her four possibly-wealthy widowed daughters-in-law live, is treated by the smartest, Sabina (Eleanor Parker), checking out his story, early in The King And Four Queens, 1956.
None But The Lonely Heart (1944) - Might Be My Son Lots of tone in the opening, leading man Cary Grant and supporting Barry Fitzgerald introduced, in the first of only two films directed (also scripted) by the playwright Clifford Odets, None But The Lonely Heart, 1944, also starring Ethel Barrymore, from the novel by Richard Llewellyn.
None But The Lonely Heart (1944) - Black As The Ace After a first spat with his long-suffering mother, Ernie (Cary Grant), back from his latest wanderings, in his London East End neighborhood, visits tolerant friend Aggie (Jane Wyatt), in None But The Lonely Heart, directed by Clifford Odets, from his screenplay and Richard Llewellyn's novel 1944.
None But The Lonely Heart (1944) - What Are Them Pills For? London pawn shop proprietor "Ma" Mott (Ethel Barrymore in her Academy Award winning role) reveals her illness to friend Ike (Konstantin Shayne), then tangles again with her ne'er-do-well son Ernie (Cary Grant), in None But The Lonely Heart, 1944, from the Richard Llewellyn novel.
Sky's The Limit, The (1943) - Slippery Times Shedding the cowboy hat he picked up in Utah when he ditched the Flying Tigers publicity tour, having hitched back to New York, Fred Astaire as “Fred Atwell” meets barkeep Vic Potel and publisher Robert Benchley, in pursuit of Joan Leslie as photographer “Joan Manion,” in The Sky’s The Limit, 1943.

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