40’s movies marathon – part 84
March 8, 2010 4 Comments
Till the End of Time (1946, USA, Dmytryk) – Marines come home from the war, and find that nobody wants to know what they’ve been through. The war has created a gulf between those who fought, and those who didn’t. Watched it all.
Magnificent Doll (1946, USA, Borzage) – Abandoning the White House during the 1812 war with Britain, Ginger Rogers makes sure to take with her the original Declaration of Independence and the portrait of George Washington. Watched: 4 minutes.
The Dark Mirror (1946, USA, Siodmak) – Either Olivia de Havilland or her identical twin Olivia de Havilland have murdered a man, and they won’t say which one. Faced with this conundrum, the police is helpless. Watched: 16 minutes.
Strange Impersonation (1946, USA, Mann) – The weirdest noir so far, with some really inventive touches, such as all the main characters being women, so I don’t mind that it’s terrible. Watched it all. IMDB reviewers complain that this isn’t strictly noir or strictly good or strictly coherent, which is to miss the point: It’s strange and fun!
Till the Clouds Roll By (1946, USA) – All these biopics are the same. This one’s about Jerome Kern, some composer who I’m sure faced the usual adversity etc. etc. Watched: 9 minutes.
Wanted for Murder (1946, UK, Huntington) – A woman dates a psychotic asshole, despite there being a perfectly fine nice guy available. He’s probably the murderer referred to in the title, (unless it’s the nice guy, you can never trust these quiet ones). Watched: 17 minutes.