Classic Film Club


Rhonda Fleming

Rhonda Fleming (1950)
  • (Rhonda Fleming, 1950)



Rhonda Fleming was born Marilyn Louis, in Hollywood, in 1923. Her mother, Effie Graham, had previously been a model and stage actress and her father was in the insurance business.

Fleming debuted for Republic Pictures in 1943, at the age of 20. She went on to appear in 45 feature films through 1980.

Fleming married six times:

  1. Thomas Lane Jr., 1940-1948, one child, divorced. Her son became the actor Kent Lane;
  2. Dr. Lewis Morrill, 1952-1958, divorced;
  3. Lang Jeffries, actor, 1960-1962, divorced;
  4. Hall Bartlett, producer/director/writer, 1966-1972, divorced;
  5. Ted Mann, owner of Mann Theatres, 1978-2001, widowed;
  6. Darol Carlson, 2003-2017, widowed.

She passed away in Santa Monica, California, in 2020, at the age of 97.



Since You Went Away

Since You Went Away
  • Since You Went Away
  • 1944
  • A woman is left to maintain the household and raise her two daughters while her husband leaves to fight in World War II. Claudette Colbert, Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten and Shirley Temple star.


  • Spellbound
  • 1945
  • The new director of a psychiatric facility begins to exhibit mental problems. Alfred Hitchcock directs Gregory Peck and Ingrid Bergman.

Out of the Past

Out of the Past
  • Out of the Past
  • 1947
  • Robert Mitchum stars as a gas station owner getting on with his life when a man from the past shows up and coerces him back to make amends. Jacques Tourneur directs.
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