40’s movies marathon – part 83

No Regrets For Our Youth (1946) - Setsuko Hara

No Regrets For Our Youth (1946, Japan, Kurosawa) – A group of anti-militarist students try to find their place in the Japan of the 30’s and early 40’s, but there isn’t any.  All they have is old ideals and a dream that things may one day be different.  Watched it all.

Tomorrow is Forever (1946, USA, Pichel) – Claudette Colbert faints when she hears that her husband Orson Welles has been killed in the war,  (the previous one).  Watched: 10 minutes.  Did you know that shock and fear does not actually cause people to faint?  The only exception is people who are afraid of blood or needles.

Devotion (1946, USA, Bernhardt) – The lives of the Brontë sisters (and their brother Dot) were just as interesting and dramatic as the novels they wrote.  Watched: 6 minutes.

The Jolson Story (1946, USA, Green) – Al Jolson loves to singa, about the moon-a and the June-a and the spring-a, he loves to sing-a.  Watched: 54 minutes, mostly spent reading the much more interesting Wikipedia entry about Jolson, where I learned that he was the Elvis of jazz, blues and ragtime, and also that the movie is completely fictitious.

Cloak and Dagger (1946, USA, Lang) – The OSS recruits Manhattan Project scientist Gary Cooper to go to German-occupied Europe as a spy, to prevent the Nazis from acquiring the nuclear bomb.  Oh come on, that’s just retarded.  Well, maybe Feynman could have done something like that.  Watched: 13 minutes.  Btw, the Office of Strategic Services is a much cooler name for a spy organization than the Central Intelligence Agency.

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