I'm a native Floridian of the Melancholy/Idealist temperament who spends her time in part exploring and enjoying the world of classics in Hollywood, literature, history, and politics. I've been convinced that I was born too late since childhood.
Strangers When We Meet (1960)
Variety said that the film is "...easy on the eyes but hard on the intellect...an old-fashioned soap opera", and: "It is a rather pointless, slow-moving story, but it has been brought to the screen with such skill that it charms the spectator into an attitude of relaxed enjoyment, much the same effect as that produced by a casual daydream fantasy". Look for a post devoted to this movie coming soon!
Primrose Path (1940)
Ellie Mae (Ginger Rogers) lives on Primrose Hill with her good-hearted and fancy free mother, her drunken father, her younger sister (a young Joan Carroll who played Agnes in Meet Me In St. Louis) and a mean-spirited grandmother. The Hill is not a good part of town, however. When she meets and falls for a hard-working man, they marry and she hides her past from him. When he discovers the truth it jeopardizes their marriage.