40’s movies marathon – part 83
March 6, 2010 Leave a comment
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.