40’s movies marathon – part 72
February 4, 2010 1 Comment
Le Retour (1945, France/USA, Cartier-Bresson) – The prisoners are coming home. Millions of prisoners, by foot, by train, and by plane. When some of them look into the camera, you see a small reflection of Hell in their eyes. Others look so ordinary, like it was all a horrible misunderstanding. I wonder what became of them. Watched it all.
My Name is Julia Ross (1945, USA, Lewis) – A girl is kidnapped by evil Cornwallians, for use in a plot that is so complicated that it might take the whole movie to resolve. Watched: 20 minutes.
The Corn is Green (1945, USA, Rapper) – Bette Davis moves to Hollywood Wales, and upsets the local Hollywood Welshmen. Watched: 8 minutes.
Betrayal From the East (1945, USA, Berke) – The Japanese-American community is full of insidious fifth columnists. And they all look alike, so I guess we should, I don’t know, lock them all up or something. Watched: 14 minutes.
Objective Burma! (1945, USA, Walsh) – On principle, I never watch Errol Flynn movies. The principle is that I hates him I hates him I hates him. Watched: 9 seconds.
Brewster’s Millions (1945, USA, Dwan) – A soldier returns home to find that he has inherited a fortune. What an incredible stroke of luck! And there’s a Moral too! Watched: 18 minutes.
Flame of Barbary Coast (1945, USA, Kane) – John Wayne wanders into the fun-loving world of gambling. They let him win lots of money just because they like him, and he’ll probably get the girl too. Watched: 20 minutes.