The  Jeanne Crain Collection

Apartment For Peggy
    Starring: Jeanne Crain, William Holden & Gene Lockhart

Professor Henry Barnes decides he's lived long enough and contemplates suicide. His attitude is changed by Peggy Taylor, a chipper young mother-to-be who charms him into renting out his attic as an apartment for her and her husband Jason, a former GI struggling to finish college.

Belles on Their Toes
    Starring: Jeanne Crain,
Myrna Loy, Debra Paget,
                      Edward Arnold & Hoagy Carmichael

The "Cheaper by the Dozen" is back. After the death of her husband, Lillian is struggling to make ends meet without her husband's income, while Anne, Martha, and even Ernestine find romance.

Cheaper By the Dozen
    Starring: Jeanne Crain, Clifton Webb & Myrna Loy

"Cheaper By the Dozen", based on the real-life story of the Gilbreath family, follows them from Providence, Rhode Island to Montclair, New Jersey and details the amusing anecdotes found in large families. Frank Gilbreath, Sr., was a pioneer in the field of motion study, and often used his family as guinea pigs (with amusing and sometimes embarrassing results). He resisted popular culture, railing against his daughters' desires for bobbed hair and cosmetics.

Dangerous Crossing
    Starring: Jeanne Crain & Michael Rennie

A young bride is set to begin her honeymoon aboard a luxury liner. Her happiness does not last when she finds that her husband has disappeared. Trouble is, no one else ever saw him board the ship with her and his name has mysteriously dropped from the passenger list.

The Fan
    Starring: Jeanne Crain, Richard Greene
                    & George Sanders

In this revised adaptation of Oscar Wilde's famous comedy of manners, Lady Windermere's Fan, the middle-aged but still beautiful Mrs. Reline, well-known for her romantic adventures, has cast her eye upon Lord Windermere, who is married to Lady Windermere, a woman young and beautiful but socially conservative and harsh in her judgement of others. Lord Windermere is just as interested in Mrs. Erlynne as she is in him, and soon he's giving her money to live in the lavish manner to which she's accustomed. When Lady Windermere discovers this, she takes up with handsome rogue Lord Darlington, who makes no secret of his interest in her. When Mrs. Erlynne hears of Lady Windermere's indiscretion, she urges the younger woman not to make the tragic mistakes she has made and reveals a long-hidden secret.

The Fastest Gun Alive
    Starring: Jeanne Crain,
Glenn Ford
                    & Broderick Crawford

Whenever it becomes known how good he is with guns, ex-gunman George and his wife Dora have to flee the town, in fear of all the gunmen who might want to challenge him. Unfortunately he again spills his secret when he's drunk. All citizens swear to keep his secret and support him to give up his guns forever -- but a boy tells the story to a gang of wanted criminals. Their leader threatens to burn down the whole town, if he doesn't duel him

Full House
   Starring: Jeanne Crain, Anne Baxter, Marilyn Monroe,
Charles Laughton, Farley Grainger
& Richard Widmark

A dozen top stars - five famed directors bring you the best stories of O. Henry! Five O' Henry stories, each separate. The primary one from the critic's acclaim was "The Cop and the Anthem". Soapy tells fellow bum Horace that he is going to get arrested so he can spend the winter in a nice jail cell. He fails. He can't even accost a woman; she turns out to be a streetwalker. The other stories are "The Clarion Call", "The Last Leaf”, "The Ransom of Red Chief", and "The Gift of the Magi".

Gentlemen Marry Brunettes
    Starring: Jeanne Crain,
Jane Russell, Alan Young
                    & Rudy Vallee

It's a spoof of the 50's musicals that were practically unspoofable in the first place. Enormously over-the- top it's nonetheless a great deal of fun; loud, brashy, colorful and vulgar. Travilla's costumes should give you a clue that it wasn't to be taken seriously. Monroe's principal costumer, he purposely spoofed himself with this picture. Relax and enjoy. Enjoy Paris in 1955 and delectable Jane and Jeanne.

Home in Indiana
    Starring: Jeanne Crain, Lon McCalister, Walter Brennan,
                    June Haver & Ward Bond

A lad with a penchant for trouble is sent to live with his aunt and uncle in Indiana. Though he's not happy about the arrangement at first, his love of horses and his affection for a young colt that he plans to race makes life bearable. He also finds romance with tomboyish Char who shares his love for horses. Wonderful film for lovers of horses and racing.

Hot Rods to Hell
    Starring: Jeanne Crain &
Dana Andrews

A man is disabled in a car wreck and decides to move to the desert and open a hotel, only to be terrorized by the native kids, in garish shirts, who chase his family off the road in their souped-up cars and play loud music.

The Joker is Wild
    Starring: Jeanne Crain, Frank Sinatra, Mitzi Gaynor,
                      Eddie Albert &
Jackie Coogan

Frank Sinatra plays Joe E. Lewis, a famous comedian of the 1930s-50s. When the movie opens, Lewis is a young, talented singer who performs in speakeasies. When he bolts one job for another, the mob boss who owns the first speakeasy has his thugs try to kill Lewis. Lewis survives, but his vocal cords are cut and he cannot sing. Several years later, his buddy tracks him down and tries to help him with little success. That attempt, though, leads to Lewis meeting Letty Page . They fall in love and she inspires him to follow up on an offer to become a comedian (a result of his buddy's failed attempt to rejuvenate his singing career). Lewis has problems, though. The assault that nearly cost him his life also helped turn him into an alcoholic and an inveterate gambler. These two character defects become the basis for his act and help to make him a smash success. Unfortunately, they also work to wreak havoc in his personal life.

Madison Avenue
       Starring: Jeanne Crain,
Dana Andrews
& Eleanor Parker

Ad-man, Clint Lorimer is fired from his job working for a big ad agency, and he is determined to prove himself better than his former bosses. He has two romantic liaisons, one with Peggy Shannon and another with Anne Temaine. Anne works as the advertising agent for a milk company run by a weirdo exec  who plays with toy airplanes in his office, but as time passes he becomes Machiavellian and ego-maniacal. Anne herself changes from a frump to a tough and glossy businesswoman, perhaps making Clint's choice of a future bride easier.

Man Without a Star
    Starring: Jeanne Crain, Kirk Douglas, Claire Trevor,
                        Richard Boone & William Campbell

Dempsey Rae, a cowboy with no clear aim in life, winds up working on a spread with a hard lady owner just arrived from the East. She needs a tough new top hand and uses all her means of persuasion to get Rae to take the job. But he doesn't like the way the other settlers are getting treated and starts to side with them, despite their introduction of the barbed wire he loathes.

The Model & The Marriage Broker
    Starring: Jeanne Crain, Thelma Ritter, Zero Mostel
                        & Scott Brady

Marriage broker Mae Swasey, who somewhat cynically arranges her loser clients' affairs, meets model Kitty Bennett and can't resist meddling in her life, by disentangling her from a married man and fixing her up with a nice radiologist. Of course things go wrong.

You Were Meant for Me
    Starring: Jeanne Crain & Dan Dailey

1920's bandleader Chuck Arnold meets hometown girl Peggy at one of the band's dances and next day weds her. Though she loves him, life on the road becomes increasingly difficult for her, but it is the 1929 Crash that makes things really tough for the both of them.

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