PERILS OF PAULINE:
Betty Hutton has a field day in PERILS OF PAULINE, a “biography” of Pearl White, the daredevil damsel who thrilled millions during the hey-day of silent serials. The plot follows sewing-machine girl Pearl, as she gets involved with a tank-town theater troupe, developing her talents and finally becoming a star attraction in the new fascinating entertainment medium of motion pictures.
96 mins, Color, 1.33:1, 1947, Not Rated
Hutton portrays a hat-check girl at the famed New York nightspot, The Stork Club. One night after work Hutton rescues an old tramp, played by Barry Fitzgerald, from drowning. The tramp is really a millionaire, despondent over a failing marriage and in his gratitude, anonymously provides for her financial well-being. Being set up in luxury changes her life - but not all for the best. Jealous over the unknown benefactor, Judy's boyfriend dumps her. This does more than crimp her love life - it sidetracks her aspirations for a singing career as well. Can the old man's marriage be saved? Will bubbly, animated Judy get her fellow back? Rumors are that the Stork Club itself financed The Stork Club as a feature-length commercial.
95 mins, B&W, 1.33:1, 1945, Not Rated