Adam Metz 25 April Every Tuesday night, after the conclusion of Parenthood, my wife says to me sentimentally, "I want to be a Braverman! Each episode beckons the viewer to identify with one branch of the Braverman family tree. Do you see yourself as the successful oldest brother, Adam, who everyone in the family looks to for support and advice? What has become a staple of Parenthood is the argument scene.
Jane Doe refuses to testify on her own behalf and is sentenced to death, but the execution is delayed when she is unexpectedly found to be pregnant. Eve convinces Jane, whose true name is Annette, to take the stand in a retrial for her baby's sake, and Eve represents her.
In a series of flashbacks Annette's shocking story is told, including her wartime marriage to Stephen after his plane was shot down over Europe -- a marriage which took place despite the fact he was already married to Eve.
Stephen fled back to the U. I, JANE DOE is a most interesting courtroom drama in which two women who should ostensibly be enemies unite as one, recognizing in retrospect that the man they each loved was an utter sleaze.
Hussey and Ralston each handle their roles with quiet dignity. Hussey is always good, and this is one of the better, more natural performances I've seen from Ralston. I particularly liked the matter-of-fact way the film treats Hussey and Benay Venuta as professional attorneys, despite the unusual situation in which Hussey's Eve finds herself.
Without any fuss Eve is accorded respect as an equal by her state's attorney friend John Howard and everyone else, without the condescension or "battle of the sexes" that's so often part of a '40s "working woman" storyline i. Hussey's onscreen persona could never be less than highly intelligent, and that shines through in this performance.
Carroll's shift-eyed, narcissistic performance is highly convincing. They're backed by an excellent cast of pros including Gene Lockhart as a prosecutor, James Bell as the judge, John Litel as a public defender, and Adele Mara, notable in a single scene as Stephen's pre-war paramour who gives Eve her first hint all is not well with her marriage.
Also of note is the film's set design, from a rather modern-looking courtroom -- which seems unique compared to other movie courtrooms of the era -- to Stephen and Eve's apartment with a striking hooded brick fireplace. Auer and filmed by Reggie Lanning. It runs 85 minutes.
The lone extra on this release is a five-film trailer gallery for other films available from Kino Lorber. This movie is such an interesting discovery that I wish it had been accompanied by a featurette or commentary, but I'm delighted that it's now available for home viewing in a gorgeous print.
Thanks to Kino Lorber for providing a review copy of this Blu-ray. Won't You Be My Neighbor? Rogers used his TV platform to help interpret the adult world for children, while at the same time helping them feel listened to and accepted. It's a moving documentary for anyone such as myself who grew up loving Mr.
In my case I especially loved the trolley and the visits to the Neighborhood of Make Believe, where all the characters were voiced by Mr. It seems as though many people have their own special Mr.
Rogers story, and mine is somewhat unique, as the show helped me through a difficult time when I was extremely ill early in my first pregnancy. I turned it on daily for the next couple of weeks, until I was over the worst of it, just enjoying his calm, understanding presence.
The show was also a nice reminder that though I was feeling bad at the time, it was because I was going to ultimately have a child who could watch it -- and indeed she did, as did our other children.The job proves nerve-wracking, and soon Chuck finds himself pledged to help Eddie's lovely, fearful, prisoner-wife Lorna (Michèle Morgan) to escape.
The result leaves Chuck caught like a rat in a trap, vainly seeking a way out through dark streets. Their year marriage, which lasted until Meara's death in , produced countless hours of comedic entertainment and two children, actress and comedian Amy Stiller and actor-writer-director Ben Stiller.
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