40’s movies marathon – part 19

Suspicion (1941, USA) – Rich girl Joan Fontaine falls in love with Cary Grant to spite her parents, and marries him, but he turns out to be a no-good moneyless slacker. Doesn’t he always? Watched it all.

Manpower (1941, USA) – Macho drama about the brave men who fix power lines. Watched: 15 minutes.

Target for Tonight (1941, UK) – Shows how a bombing raid against Germany is carried out, from the planning stage to the actual bombing. Turns out there’s a lot of dull work behind raining fiery death from the sky. Watched: 5 minutes.

That Uncertain Feeling (1941, USA) – A woman goes to a psychoanalyst to cure her hiccups. That’s funny, but the movie isn’t. Watched: 8 minutes.

Hold Back the Dawn (1941, USA) – Rumanian fortune hunter Charles Boyer seeks some naive American girl to woo and marry, so he can move to America and be with his girlfriend. Takes place in a hotel in Mexico, where everybody is waiting for their entry visa, and everybody has their own plan for getting it. Watched it all.

Horror Island (1941, USA) – There’s a treasure buried on an island. A .. horror island. Boring. Watched: 7 minutes.

They Drive By Night
(1940, USA) – Humphrey Bogart is a truck driver for an apple company. He may not make his delivery on time, oh dear. Watched: 9 minutes.

That Night in Rio (1941, USA) – A silly musical in Glorious! Techni! Color!, starring Carmen Miranda, mother of all fruit-hat-wearing Latin-American stereotypes. Watched: 14 minutes.

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