30’s movies marathon – part 22

Young and Innocent (1937, UK) – A British movie that doesn’t suck! In fact it’s good. Hitchcock does his innocent suspect thing, with black humor and many inspired scenes, such as a jazz drummer in blackface trying desperately not to reveal his villainous twitch. Watched it all.

A Damsel in Distress (1937, USA) – Merging Fred Astaire with P.G. Wodehouse sounds like a good idea, but .. nah. Watched: 15 minutes.

Salama fi khair (1937, Egypt) – En Egyptian farce! It’s actually funny, at times. A lazy office worker gets stuck with a large sum of money, and becomes afraid of thieves. Watched: 31 minutes.

The Prisoner of Zenda (1937, USA) – A man happens to look exactly like the crown prince, and happens to meet him just in time to fill in for the prince at his coronation after he’s poisoned. This will no doubt cause 1h and 40m of intrigue and confusion, but this sort of aristocratic adventure doesn’t interest me. Watched: 15 minutes.

La Habanera (1937, Germany) – A Swedish woman visits Puerto Rico with her humorless aunt, where she is swept off her feet by the natives and their exotic customs (bull-fighting etc.) Watched: 14 minutes. IMDB reviewers say the romance doesn’t last, and she ends up safely in the arms of a fellow Aryan.

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