Paul Douglas (actor)
Paul Douglas Fleischer was an American actor. Douglas was born in Philadelphia, the son of Margaret and William Paul Fleischer, he participated in dramatics as a student there. Douglas worked as an announcer for CBS radio station WCAU in Philadelphia, relocating to network headquarters in New York in 1934. Douglas co-hosted CBS's popular swing music program, The Saturday Night Swing Club, from 1936 to 1939, he appeared on the CBS network broadcast of the 1937 World Series between the New York Giants and New York Yankees alongside France Laux and Bill Dyer. He made his Broadway debut in 1936 as the Radio Announcer in Doty Hobart and Tom McKnight's Double Dummy at the John Golden Theatre. In 1946 he won both a Theatre World Award and a Clarence Derwent Award for his portrayal of Harry Brock in Garson Kanin's Born Yesterday. Douglas began appearing in films in 1949, he may be best remembered for two baseball comedy movies, It Happens Every Spring and Angels in the Outfield. He played Richard Widmark's police partner in the 1950 thriller Panic in the Streets, frustrated newlywed Porter Hollingsway in A Letter to Three Wives, Sgt.
Kowalski in The Big Lift, businessman Josiah Walter Dudley in Executive Suite and a con man-turned-monk in When in Rome. Douglas was host of the 22nd annual Academy Awards in March 1950. Continuing in radio, he was the announcer for The Ed Wynn Show, the first host of NBC Radio's The Horn & Hardart Children's Hour. In April 1959 Douglas appeared on The Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Show as Lucy Ricardo's television morning show co-host in the episode "Lucy Wants a Career". In 1955 he appeared in the play "The Caine Mutiny" but his union placed him on probation for saying, "The South stinks. It's a land of segregation," which offended southern audiences. Douglas claimed. Douglas was cast in the 1960 episode of The Twilight Zone called "The Mighty Casey", a role written for him by Rod Serling based on his character in Angels in the Outfield. Douglas died the day, he had been in his last stages of illness during filming, his severe physical state was apparent on film. The episode –, a comedy – was deemed unairable.
It was, resurrected some months and Douglas's scenes were re-shot with Jack Warden. Douglas was married five times – to Elizabeth Farnum, Susie Wells, Gerri Higgins, to actresses Virginia Field and Jan Sterling. Douglas and Field had Margaret; the couple divorced in 1946. He married Sterling on May 12, 1950, they had a son, born October 20, 1955. Paul Douglas died of a heart attack at his home in Hollywood, California on September 11, 1959, at the age of 52, he had just finished filming scenes from a Twilight Zone episode called "The Mighty Casey". As with Angels in the Outfield, he played a manager frustrated by a losing team. Most of his scenes were re-shot with Jack Warden as the manager. Film director Billy Wilder and his longtime co-writer I. A. L. Diamond had just offered him the role of Jeff Sheldrake in the 1960 movie The Apartment that went to Fred MacMurray instead. Wilder said: "I saw him and his wife, Jan Sterling, at a restaurant, I realized he was perfect, I asked him right there in the parking lot.
About two days before we were to start, he died. Iz and I were shattered." Paul Douglas on IMDb Paul Douglas at the Internet Broadway Database Paul Douglas at Find a Grave
The High and the Mighty (film)
The High and the Mighty is a 1954 WarnerColor American disaster film in CinemaScope directed by William A. Wellman and written by Ernest K. Gann who wrote the 1953 novel on which his screenplay was based; the film's cast was headlined by John Wayne, the project's co-producer. Composer Dimitri Tiomkin won an Oscar for his original score while his title song for the film was nominated for an Oscar; the film received positive reviews and grossed $8.5 million in its theatrical release. The supporting cast includes Claire Trevor, Laraine Day, Robert Stack, Jan Sterling, Phil Harris, Robert Newton. In Honolulu, a DC-4 airliner prepares to take off for San Francisco with 17 passengers and a crew of 5. Former captain Dan Roman, the flight's veteran first officer known for his habit of whistling, is haunted by a crash that killed his wife and son and left him with a permanent limp; the captain, John Sullivan, suffers from a secret fear of responsibility after logging thousands of hours looking after the lives of passengers and crew.
Young second officer Hobie Wheeler and veteran navigator Lenny Wilby are contrasts in age and experience. Stewardess Spalding attends her passengers, each with varying personal problems, including jaded former actress May Holst, unhappily married heiress Lydia Rice, aging beauty queen Sally McKee, cheerful vacationer Ed Joseph. Spalding befriends the terminally ill Frank Briscoe after being charmed by his pocket watch. A last-minute arrival, Humphrey Agnew, causes the crew concern with his strange behavior. After a routine departure, the airliner experiences sporadic sudden vibrations. Although the crew senses that something may be wrong with the propellers, they cannot locate a problem; when a vibration causes Spalding to burn her hand, Dan inspects the tail compartment but still finds nothing amiss. After nightfall, as the aircraft passes the point of no return, Agnew confronts fellow passenger Ken Childs, accusing him of having an affair with Agnew's wife; the men struggle and Agnew pulls out a gun, intending to shoot Childs, but before he can do so, the airliner swerves violently when it loses a propeller and the engine catches fire.
The crew extinguishes the fire, but the engine has twisted off its mounting. In mid-ocean, the crew sets in motion a rescue operation. Dan discovers that the airliner is losing fuel from damage to a wing tank and that as a result, along with adverse winds and the drag of the damaged engine, the plane will run out of fuel and be forced to ditch. Unassuming José Locota disarms Agnew and confiscates the gun, compelling him to sit quietly. Gustave Pardee, who up until now has made no secret of his fear of flying, inspires calm in his terrified fellow passengers. Dan calmly explains the situation, trying to lessen their anxiety, but warns that their chances of making the coast are "one in a thousand." The passengers find changed perspectives about their existing problems. They toss luggage from the airliner to lighten its load, with May Holst kissing her mink coat goodbye. In San Francisco, Manager Tim Garfield comes to the airline's operations center but is not sanguine about their chances. A favorable change in the winds raises the crew's hopes that they have just enough fuel to reach San Francisco but Wilby discovers that he made an elementary error in navigation and their actual remaining time in the air is inadequate.
Dan's experience tells him that their luck would be better trying to make land than ditching in the rough seas at night. Sullivan panics and prepares to ditch but Dan slaps him back to his senses. Thinking again, Sullivan decides not to ditch; as the airliner approaches rain-swept San Francisco in the middle of the night and at a perilously low altitude, the airport prepares for an emergency instrument landing. The plane narrowly surmounts the city's hills and breaks out of the clouds with the runway lights dead ahead, guiding them to a safe landing; as the passengers disembark, Garfield watches their reactions as they are harried by inquisitive reporters. After the tumult dies down, he joins the crew inspecting the damaged airliner and informs Dan that only 30 gallons of gas remained in their tanks. Dan acknowledges the gamble they took and walks away and whistling. "So long...you ancient pelican," Garfield mutters to himself. Credited cast members and roles: After Wayne and Robert Fellows had formed Wayne-Fellows Productions in 1952, the duo worked on several films including Big Jim McLain, Plunder of the Sun, Island in the Sky.
In 1953, director William Wellman was releasing Island in the Sky when he learned that his screenwriter Ernest Gann was writing another aviation story. Gann shared the story with Wellman, the director offered to make a sales pitch. Wellman relayed the story of the Mighty to Wayne-Fellows Productions. Wayne purchased the story on the spot, agreeing to give Gann $55,000 for the story and the screenplay plus 10 percent of the film's earnings. Wayne agreed to give Wellman 30 percent of the earnings to be the film's director, based on the condition that The High and the Mighty would be filmed in CinemaScope, it was a widescreen projection process that involved using an anamorphic lens to widen the image produced by regular 35 mm film. Wellman's experience was that the CinemaScope camera was "bulky and unwieldy", the director preferred to station the camera in one plac
A movie ranch is a ranch, at least dedicated for the creation and production of motion pictures and television productions. They were all within the 30-mile studio zone in the foothills of the San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita Valley and Simi Valley. Movie ranches first came into use for location shooting in Southern California during the 1920s with the rising popularity of westerns. Hollywood-based studios found it difficult to recreate the topography of the Old West on sound stages and studio backlots, so they looked to the rustic valleys and foothills of Southern California for filming locations. Other large-scale productions needed large, undeveloped settings for outdoor scenes, such as war films for their battle scenes. To achieve greater scope, productions would conduct location shooting in yonder parts of California and Nevada, but travel expenses for production staff created a dispute between workers and the studios; the studios agreed to pay union workers extra. The definition of out of town referred to a distance of greater than 30 miles from the studio, or beyond the studio zone.
To solve this problem, many movie studios invested in large tracts of undeveloped rural land, in many cases existing ranches, located closer to Hollywood. In most cases, the ranches were located just within the 30-mile perimeter in the Simi Hills in the western San Fernando Valley, the Santa Monica Mountains, the Santa Clarita area of the Greater Los Angeles Area; the natural California landscape proved to be suitable for other settings. As a result of the post-war era suburban development raising property values, rising taxes, the resulting urban sprawl of Los Angeles, most of these movie ranches have since been sold and subdivided. A few of these have survived as regional parks, are still used for filming. Movie ranches have moved to other regions such as New Mexico and Texas. Below is a partial listing of some of the classic Southern California movie ranches from the first half of the 20th century, including some other and newer locations. Apacheland Studio - The tail end of 1957 and all of 1958 saw movie studios calling on ranchers in the Superstition Mountain area, such as "Quarter Circle U", "Quarter Circle W" and the "Barkley Cattle Ranch" to use their facilities as makeshift towns.
One movie, filmed during this time was Gunfight at the O. K. Corral with Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster; the movie is inaccurate, but it shows the area known as Gold Canyon with the Superstitions towering over the Clanton ranch. During this time, Victor Panek contacted his neighbors in Apache Junction, Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Hutchens, to suggest the idea of building a studio in the Superstition area. Hutchens and Panek began to look for sites and soon found what they were looking for, located in the Superstition Mountains in central Arizona, intended to be the "Western Movie Capitol of the World". Construction on the Apacheland Studio "western town" began on February 12, 1959 by Superstition Mountain Enterprises and associates. By June 1960, Apacheland Studio was available for use by production companies and its first TV western Have Gun, Will Travel was filmed in November 1960, along with its first full-length movie The Purple Hills; this Arizona landmark has seen many western actors walk the streets on Kings Ranch Road in Gold Canyon, from its incorporation as Superstition Mountain Enterprises in 1959 as Apacheland Studio, to its demise in 2004 as Apacheland Movie Ranch.
Actors such as Elvis Presley, Jason Robards, Stella Stevens, Ronald Reagan, Audie Murphy filmed western television shows and movies, such as Gambler II, Death Valley Days, Charro!, Have Gun, Will Travel, The Ballad of Cable Hogue. The last full-length movie to be filmed was the 1994 HBO movie Blind Justice with Armand Assante, Elisabeth Shue, Jack Black. On May 26, 1969, fire destroyed most of the ranch. Only seven buildings survived; the sets were soon rebuilt, but another fire destroyed most of Apacheland on February 14, 2004, two days after its 45th anniversary. On October 16, 2004, Apacheland closed its doors to the public permanently; the causes of both fires has not been determined. "Apacheland Museum". Archived from the original on 2014-12-16. Big Sky Ranch is a movie ranch located in California, it has been used for the filming of Western television and film productions. Some of the past television episodes and productions filmed there include: Rawhide, Bonanza, Little House on the Prairie, Highway to Heaven, Father Murphy, The Thorn Birds and Carnivàle.
A fire in 2003 destroyed most of the standing sets, including a replica of the farm house from Little House on the Prairie and sets used in the TV series Gunsmoke and many movies. Circa 1937, Ray "Crash" Corrigan invested in property on the western Santa Susana Pass in California's Simi Valley and Santa Susana Mountains, developing his'Ray Corrigan Ranch' into the'Corriganville Movie Ranch.' Most of the Monogram Range Busters film series, which includes Saddle Mountain Roundup and Bullets and Saddles, were shot here, as well as features such as Fort Apache, The Inspector General, Mysterious Island, hundreds more. Corrigan opened portions of his vast movie ranch to the public in 1949 on weekends to explore such themed sets as a rustic western town, Mexican village, western ranch, outlaw hide-out shacks, cavalry fort, Corsican village, English hunting lodge, country schoolhouse, rodeo arena, mine-shaft, wooded lake, interesting rock formations. In spite of Corriganville's weekend tourist trade, production of films continued.
The action TV series The
Lou Henry Hoover
Lou Henry Hoover was the wife of President of the United States Herbert Hoover and served as the First Lady of the United States from 1929 to 1933. Marrying her geologist and mining engineer husband in 1899, she traveled with him, including to Shanghai and became a cultivated scholar and linguist, she made extensive study of languages including Latin, Mandarin Chinese, German and French. She oversaw construction of the presidential retreat at Rapidan Camp in Virginia, she was the first First Lady to make regular nationwide radio broadcasts. Lou Henry was born in Iowa, to banker Charles Delano Henry and Florence Ida Weed. Lou grew up something of a tomboy in Waterloo, as well as Whittier and Monterey, California. Charles Henry took his daughter on camping trips in the hills—her greatest pleasures in her early teens. Lou became a fine horsewoman. Hoover's postsecondary school began at the Los Angeles Normal School, now known as the University of California, Los Angeles, she transferred to and graduated from San Jose Normal School, now known as San Jose State University, with a teaching credential in 1893.
She went to Stanford University where she met Herbert Hoover, a senior. In 1898 she graduated—as the school's only female geology major at the time—with a B. A. in Geology. When Herbert Hoover graduated from Stanford in June 1895, they had decided to delay wedding plans while she continued her education and he pursued his engineering career in Australia. In 1898, the year she graduated from Stanford, Hoover cabled a marriage proposal, which she promptly accepted by return wire. Both Herbert and Lou were 24 years old when they married on February 10, 1899, at the home of the bride's parents in Monterey, California. Although raised an Episcopalian, Miss Henry decided to become a Quaker, but because there was no Quaker Meeting in Monterey, they were married in a civil ceremony performed by Father Ramon Mestres, a Roman Catholic priest of the Cathedral of San Carlos Borromeo. The day after their marriage, the Hoovers sailed from San Francisco for Shanghai, where they spent four days in the Astor House Hotel.
The newlyweds soon settled into a large house in Tianjin. They lived in China from April 1899 until August 1900. Hoover's job required extensive travel throughout remote and dangerous areas, which they did together. Mrs. Hoover was present with her husband during the Boxer Rebellion. Mrs. Hoover studied Mandarin Chinese while living in China, her Chinese name was'Hoo Loo' derived from the sound of her name in English. In the White House, at times, she would speak to her husband in it to foil eavesdroppers. To date, she is the only First Lady to speak an Asian language. Mrs. Hoover was well versed in Latin; the Hoover translation was published in 1912, remains in print today as the standard English translation. During World War I, she assisted her husband in providing relief for Belgian refugees. For her work she was decorated in 1919 by King Albert I of Belgium, she was involved with the American Women's War Relief Fund, which provided ambulances, funded two hospitals and provided economic opportunities for women during WWI.
Mrs. Hoover distinguished herself by becoming the first First Lady to broadcast on a regular and nationwide basis. Although she did not have her own radio program, she participated as a guest speaker on a number of occasions between 1929 and 1933 advocating for volunteerism, or discussing the work of the Girl Scouts. Radio critics praised her for speaking with confidence; as First Lady, she discontinued the New Year's Day reception, the annual open house observance begun by Abigail Adams in 1801. She played a critical role in designing and overseeing the construction of a rustic presidential retreat at Rapidan Camp in Madison County, Virginia, it was a precursor of Camp David. The Hoovers had two sons: Herbert Charles Hoover -- diplomat. Born in London, by age two, he had been around the world twice with his globetrotting parents, he began working as an aircraft engineer. He taught from 1928 to 1929, at Harvard Business School, he turned to geophysical engineering, founding the United Geophysical Company in 1935 to develop new electronic instruments to discover oil.
He served as mediator during the 1953 -- 1954 oil dispute between Iran. He was appointed Under Secretary of State for Middle Eastern affairs 1954–1957 by President Eisenhower, he died in California. Allan Henry Hoover – mining engineer and financier. Born in London, he graduated in economics from Stanford University in 1929 and earned a master's degree from the Harvard Business School in 1931, he went into banking and operated a ranch in California for a time, but he, became a mining engineer. A private man, he shunned publicity throughout his career, he died in California. Lou Henry Hoover died of a heart attack in New York City on January 7, 1944, she was found dead in her bedroom by her husband. She was buried in Palo Alto, California, her husband was devastated by her death and never considered remarrying. Following Herbert's death in 1964, she was reinterred next to the president at Iowa, she served as the national president of the Girl Scouts of the USA from 1922 to 1925 wh
Union Station (film)
Union Station is a 1950 crime drama film noir directed by Rudolph Maté and starring William Holden, Nancy Olson and Barry Fitzgerald. In this police thriller that takes place in Chicago Union Station, a railroad policeman, William Calhoun, is approached at work by an apprehensive passenger named Joyce Willecombe who believes that two travelers aboard her train may have been up to no good. Joyce is the secretary to a rich man named Henry Murchison, whose blind daughter, has been kidnapped and held for ransom; the railway station where Calhoun works has been chosen as the location to pay off the ransom. Calhoun and fellow cop Inspector Donnelly race against time to find the kidnappers and bring them to justice. William Holden as Detective Lt. William Calhoun Nancy Olson as Joyce Willecombe Barry Fitzgerald as Inspector Donnelly Lyle Bettger as Joe Beacom Jan Sterling as Marge Wrighter Allene Roberts as Lorna Murchison Herbert Heyes as Henry L. Murchison Fred Graff as Vince Marley James Seay as Detective Eddie Shattuck Parley Baer as Detective Gottschalk Ralph Sanford as Detective Fay Richard Karlan as Detective George Stein Bigelow Sayre as Detective Ross Charles Dayton as Howard Kettner Jean Ruth as Pretty Girl John Crawford as Hackett George Lynn as Detective Moreno The film was based on Nightmare in Manhattan, an Edgar-winning novel by Thomas Walsh.
Sydney Boehm's script for the film version was nominated for an Edgar in the screenplay category. Aside from changing the setting from New York City's Grand Central Station to Chicago's Union Station, changing the kidnap victim from a little boy to a blind, teen-aged girl, the script was quite faithful to its source material. William Holden and Nancy Olson appeared in Sunset Boulevard the same year. Filming locations include: Union Station, Downtown Los Angeles, California, it looks like it was filmed on Chicago's South Side El from 1892 to Indiana station, where the train is uncoupled to go on the Stockyards Branch, which ran until 1957. The branch ran as a shuttle, it terminated at Exchange station, the terminal after 1956. The staff at Variety gave actor William Holden a good review, writing, "William Holden, while youthful in appearance to head up the railway policing department of a metropolitan terminal, is in good form."Channel 4's film review notes, "Despite the believable plot, the film has a real edge.
Made in 1950, it can't push to the extremes of Dirty Harry but it shares the same mean spirit. Maté capitalizes on the story's setting by using innocent passengers and the station's dramatic spaces to heighten the feverish atmosphere."Critic Jerry Renshaw lauded the film and wrote, "On the surface, Union Station is a routine action film for 1950, with its high level of suspense, strong-arm police procedural tactics, caper-film trappings. However, a definite noir outlook is belied by the fact that the police play as rough as the bad guys, blurring the lines of good and evil. Audiences are used to seeing Barry Fitzgerald as a kindly Irish priest in most roles. That's one of the more chilling moments of noir, more suited to James Ellroy than Fifties Hollywood. Director Maté helmed the classic D. O. A. in 1950." Union Station on IMDb Union Station at AllMovie Union Station at the TCM Movie Database Union Station film trailer on YouTube
Mystery Street is a 1950 black-and-white film noir directed by John Sturges with cinematography by cinematographer John Alton. The film features Ricardo Montalban, Sally Forrest, Bruce Bennett, Elsa Lanchester, Marshall Thompson; the MGM film was shot on location in Cape Cod. Featured are Harvard Medical School in Roxbury and Harvard University in nearby Cambridge; the film's story earned Leonard Spigelgass a nomination as Best Story for the 23rd Academy Awards. Blonde B-girl Vivian tries to contact the father to seek financial help, he stops taking her calls. She goes to "The Grass Skirt" bar in Boston where she works and picks up a drunk so she can use his car to drive to Cape Cod, where she can confront the father face to face. Vivian drives with the car's owner drunk by her side; when the man realizes he's miles from Boston, he demands to be taken back. Instead, she steals the car, but the father of the child, James Harkley, kills Vivian rather than pay up or risk exposure of the affair to his wife and family.
He sinks the car in a pond. A day the drunk reports the car stolen to his insurance but neglects to mention the blonde, not wanting to get in trouble with his wife, hospitalized suffering from the loss of a pregnancy. Months the B-girl's skeleton is found half-buried on a beach. State Police Lt. Peter Morales, assigned to the District Attorney's Office in Barnstable, teams up with Boston police and uses forensics with the help of Dr. McAdoo, a Harvard doctor, to figure out who the woman is. Morales wants to know. Vivian's nosy landlady attempts to blackmail Harkley, the man Vivian had been calling from her boarding house, going so far as to visit the wealthy married man and steal his gun. Morales tracks down the stolen car from police records and questions Henry Shanway, the drunk Vivian was with the night she disappeared. Morales finds Shanway's car and he's identified in a police lineup; the innocent man is charged with the murder. Dr. McAdoo discovers a bullet stuck in the car. Morales finds that the landlady has the gun, but not before she tries to blackmail Harkley for $20,000, has been knocked over the head and died.
Morales loses the killer. He comes across a hidden baggage check in the landlady's bird cage, which sends Morales racing to catch the killer before the murder weapon can be disposed of. At the train station, he takes him into custody. Shanway gets to be set free. Ricardo Montalban as Lieutenant Peter Morales Sally Forrest as Grace Shanway Bruce Bennett as Dr. McAdoo, of Harvard Medical School Elsa Lanchester as Mrs. Smerrling, the landlady Marshall Thompson as Henry Shanway, Grace's husband Jan Sterling as Vivian Heldon, bar-girl and murder victim Edmon Ryan as James Joshua Harkley Betsy Blair as Jackie Elcott Wally Maher as Tim Sharkey Ralph Dumke as A Tattooist Willard Waterman as A Mortician Walter Burke as An Ornithologist Don Shelton as A District Attorney According to MGM records the film earned $429,000 domestically and $346,000 foreign, resulting in a loss of $284,000. Time magazine called it a "low-budget melodrama without box-office stars or advance ballyhoo does not pretend to do much more than tell a straightaway, logical story of scientific crime detection" but notes that "within such modest limits, Director John Sturges and Scripters Sydney Boehm and Richard Brooks have treated the picture with such taste and craftsmanship that it is just about perfect."
The New York Times called it "an adventure which, despite a low budget, is not low in taste or its attention to technical detail and plausibility" with a performance by Montalban, "natural and unassuming." Nominated Academy Awards: Best Writing, Motion Picture Story, Leonard Spigelgass. Mystery Street at the American Film Institute Catalog Mystery Street on IMDb Mystery Street at AllMovie Mystery Street at the TCM Movie Database Mystery Street film trailer on YouTube
The Mating Season (film)
The Mating Season is a 1951 film made by Paramount Pictures. A farce with elements of screwball comedy, it was directed by Mitchell Leisen, produced by Charles Brackett from a screenplay by Charles Brackett, Richard Breen, Walter Reisch, based on the play Maggie by Caesar Dunn; the ensemble cast stars Gene Tierney, John Lund, Miriam Hopkins, Thelma Ritter. Ellen McNulty gives up her hamburger stand in New Jersey when the bank calls in her loan, goes to visit her son Val in Ohio. Val has married a socialite, Maggie. To help Maggie put on a dinner party, Val has an employment service send a cook. Ellen, to avoid embarrassing Maggie, does not correct her. After the party, Val follows her home, persuades her to move in with them; the next morning, Ellen arrives with her things, continues the deception, explaining to Val that a mother-in-law in the house would only cause friction. Val reluctantly goes along with the charade. Maggie's mother comes to stay with them, she is a snob, disapproves of both Val and Ellen.
Maggie and Val "lend" Ellen to the Kalinger family, owners of the firm where Val works, for a party of their own, whose guests of honor, Mr. and Mrs. Williamson, own a Maryland firm with which the Kalinger firm is about to make a major contract. While tending to Mr. Kalinger in his illness, Ellen finds that his son, Kalinger Junior – who had courted Maggie – is taking credit for Val's research that led to the contract, she tells Kalinger Senior so. Kalinger Senior invites Val and Maggie to the party, forcing Junior to reveal Val's role, which he does graciously. At the party, Maggie is insulted by storms out. Val, realizing that this woman carries a lot of influence, forces Maggie to call the party to apologize, she does so unwillingly. The next morning and Maggie make up, agreeing that they were both in the wrong; that day, Ellen's friends come to the door and ask to speak to "Mrs. McNulty" - thus revealing to Maggie that Ellen is Val's mother. Maggie is furious with Val for hiding his mother's identity from her.
She and her mother leave for a hotel. Maggie confronts Val at his office. Val tries to explain himself, she tells him that she is moving to Mexico. Mr. Kalinger decides to get Maggie together, he convinces Maggie to come to the hotel bar with him for a good-bye drink, knowing that Val will be there for a party. When Maggie sees Val, she again scolds him for trying to hide his mother, leaves the bar. Val leaves the party, rushes to fetch his mother and bring her back to the party. Maggie, who has come back to the bar, is a witness as Val introduces Ellen to Mrs. Williamson, about to hire Val, but wants nothing to do with him when she finds that his mother is neither of her class nor cowed by her. Kalinger Junior finds Ellen appalling, but Kalinger Senior is delighted, decides to marry her. Gene Tierney as Maggie Carleton McNulty John Lund as Val McNulty Miriam Hopkins as Fran Carleton Thelma Ritter as Ellen McNulty Jan Sterling as Betsy Donaldson Larry Keating as George Kalinger, Sr. James Lorimer as George C.
Kalinger, Jr. Gladys Hurlbut as Natalie Conger Cora Witherspoon as Mrs. Owen Williamson Malcolm Keen as Owen Williamson Ellen Corby as Annie Billie Bird as Mugsy Mary Young as Spinster Samuel Colt as Colonel Conger Grayce Hampton as Mrs. Fahnstock William H. Welsh as Mr. Paget William Fawcett as Mr. Tuttle Carol Coombs as Susie WonBerlin International Film Festival - Bronze Berlin Bear NominatedAcademy Award for Best Supporting Actress Eastern Color Movie Love #9 The Mating Season on IMDb The Mating Season at AllMovie Senses of cinema: Mitchell Leisen