30’s movies marathon – part 25? 26? who knows?!

Aleksandr Nevskiy (1938, Soviet Union) – Considering that the message here is “never mind the Mongols who just passed through our village, the Germans are our real enemy”, it’s not surprising that Hitler broke the pact. Watched: 18 minutes.

Carefree (1938, USA) – Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers spoof psychoanalysis. Best (only?) attempt in film history to combine tap dancing with golf. Watched: 16 minutes.

Little Tough Guy (1938, USA) – The ‘Dead End Kids’ from ‘Dead End’ reach a [two words, two syllables] in this terrible followup. Watched: 8 minutes.

Mr Wong, Detective (1938, USA) – What is it about the 30’s and stereotypical Chinese detectives? Boris Karloff could at least have tried to look the part. Watched: 6 minutes.

The Great Waltz (1938, USA) – A movie about Johan Strauss and his immortal waltzes. I hate Johann Strauss and his immortal waltzes. Watched: 4 minutes.

Suez (1938, US) – Yes, but what I want to know is: Whatever happened to Napoleon the second?! Watched: 14 minutes.

Le quai des brumes (1938, France) – Probably a very fine movie about a cynical deserter, but not for me. Watched: 15 minutes.

Marie Antoinette (1938, USA) – A cheerful, empty-headed princess marries a royal imbecile, and then she’s beheaded by the citizens. Interesting, but the acting is either bad, or an accurate portrayal of some truly annoying people. Watched it all.

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