40’s movies marathon – part 74
February 12, 2010 4 Comments
Scarlet Street (1945, USA, Lang) – Wouldn’t it be nice if Edward G. Robinson saved a young woman on the street and it turned into a romance and an opportunity to live out all those dreams about being an artist that he buried decades ago? Yes, it would! But the woman he saves is Joan Bennett, who steals his money and destroys his dreams. Watched it all.
Hotel Berlin (1945, USA, Godfrey) – ‘Schnuppi’ and other blond Germans prepare for the end of the Reich in a hotel in Berlin. Some of them want to escape and start the Nazi movement all over again .. IN AMERICA!!!!! Watched: 19 minutes.
The Atom Strikes (1945, USA) – A look at the terrible structural damage caused to Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Not so much look at the human damage. There are hardly any humans around at all. Watched it all. You know, they shouldn’t have done that. It wasn’t right. They could have tried some other way first to demonstrate the power of their fully operational battle station.
Back to Bataan (1945, USA, Dmytryk) – Oh, enough with the war movies now. Watched: 7 minutes.
Confidential Agent (1945, USA, Shumlin) – Charles Boyer comes out of the Spanish civil war with the idea that he’s being pursued by fascist agents. Lauren Bacall finds this highly amusing, and laughs mockingly all throughout their thrilling fascist agent-related adventures. Watched it all.
Kitty (1945, USA, Leisen) – Poor thief Paulette Goddard is dressed up as a lady, in order to say something or other about Class Boundaries. Watched: 15 minutes.