Lively, entertaining reviews of, and essays on, old and newer films and everything relating to them, written by professional author William Schoell.

Thursday, April 1, 2010


PUKEY (1946). Director: Rouben Mamoulian.

It's no wonder that this June Allyson (pictured) "comedy" was never released! Allyson plays an aspiring singer whose nickname is -- believe it or not -- Pukey. Therefore it shouldn't come as a surprise that every time she has to audition for someone, she gets so nervous that she has to run off and -- well, you know. Yes, Allyson spends most of the movie tossing her cookies [mostly off-screen, mercifully]. Keefe Braselle plays the love interest, an assistant producer who unaccountably thinks that Allyson has talent. The movie doesn't have a single laugh, and when the overly perky Allyson finally gets to sing, you'll wish you were anywhere else. A total dog. The movie, that is! Avoid this DVD at all costs!

Verdict: Could engender mass projectile vomiting amongst audiences! 1/2*.


Tom said...

Ha ha! This was a good one. You had me for a few seconds there.

William said...

Thank you. If this movie actually existed I'd probably watch it just to see how bad it really was!

You've got a couple of interesting blogs. I'll add them to my blogroll in the near future.

Best, Bill