40’s movies marathon – part 97

The Web (1947) - Vincent Price

The Web (1947, USA, Gordon) – I’ll watch anything with William Bendix, Vincent Price and Fritz Leiber’s dad, even if it’s just another noir about some guy who gets mixed up in etc. etc.  Favorite moment: Price explaining that he’ll have to do something  he’s .. not going to like, not going to like at all.  Watched it all.

Copacabana (1947, USA, Green) – In their glory years, the Marx Brothers would use test audiences to fine tune their jokes and get the timing just right before they ever started filming.  If they hadn’t, and if Chico and Harpo had been replaced by Carmen Miranda, I imagine the result would have been a little bit like this.  Watched: 17 minutes.

Monsieur Vincent (1947) - Pierre Fresnay

Monsieur Vincent (1947, France, Cloche) – A priest throws himself into the struggle against poverty in 17th century France, sacrificing everything he is and has.  He learns that there’s nothing noble about being poor, and that charity work is often hypocritical and futile.  But he keeps going, because it’s the right thing to do, and because it’s better than being a lazy rich asshole.  Watched it all.

Captain From Castile (1947) - Tyrone Power, Jean Peters

Captain From Castile (1947, USA, King) – The inquisition imprisoned his family.  They killed his sister.  Now Tyrone Power travels with Cortez to America .. to fight for FREEEEEDOM!  Hey this is a pretty fun swashbuckler.  Watched it all.  IMDB reviewers praise its “historical accuracy”, which I guess must be some sort of euphemism for Jean Peters’ legs.

Miracle on 34th Street (1947, USA, Seaton) – Santa Claus is real!  Or possibly fake, but it doesn’t matter, because of Christmas Spirit.  Watched: 12 minutes.

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