40’s movies marathon – part 40

The Fallen Sparrow (1943, USA) – A veteran of the Spanish civil war tries to solve his friend’s murder. He meets a creepy Norwegian history professor whose stories about ancient torture techniques causes memories from his own torture in a Spanish prison to resurface, slowly driving him insane. Watched it all.

War of the Wildcats (1943, USA) – Ah, the good old days, when men were assholes. Watched: 11 minutes.

The Mad Ghoul (1943, USA) – A mad scientist has invented a method whereby you can make a person undead, and then, simply by transplanting a new heart into their body, make them alive again. God knows why. Watched: 12 minutes, then fast forwarded to see the ghoul, a drowsy student.

San Demetrio, London (1943, UK) – Cheerful sailors cross the Atlantic. Watched: 10 minutes.

The Heavenly Body (1943, USA) – William Powell is an uninteresting astronomer surrounded by stupid women and stupid black subordinates. Watched: 7 minutes.

Flesh and Fantasy (1943, USA) – Moderately spooky stories, told badly. Watched: 8 minutes.

Tender Comrade (1943, USA) – Makes coming home on leave to Ginger Rogers seem dull. Watched: 6 minutes.

The Cross of Lorraine (1943, USA) – French prisoners of war are sent to a Nazi labor camp, where they’re guarded by Peter Lorre. Watched: 23 minutes.

Hello Frisco, Hello (1943, USA) – The good thing about this musical is that it isn’t about the war. Watched: 6 minutes.

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