40’s movies marathon – part 107
June 11, 2010 1 Comment
The Boy With Green Hair (1948, USA, Losey) – When Dean Stockwell’s parents die in the war, his hair turns green over night. In a vision he learns that he has been marked, set apart from other people. He must go out in the world and spread the word of pacifism, to prevent the world from ending in a nuclear apocalypse. Watched it all. Yes this is actually what happens in this movie. Amazing.
Without Pity (1948, Italy, Lattuada) – A young woman finds herself alone in Levorno with a bunch of shady characters and really badly played American soldiers. Another movie I might possibly enjoy if I didn’t know English. Watched: 23 minutes.
Daughter of Darkness (1948, UK, Comfort) – If we can accept Buffy the Vampire Slayer as historical fact, (and why not?), then Drusilla clearly made a visit to Britain in 1948 under the name “Siobhan McKenna”, to play the servant girl who is hated by other women because her strange, otherwordly beauty brings out the beast in every man she meets. Watched it all.
Fighting Father Dunne (1948, USA, Tetzlaff) – With all these movies to get through, I have to make quick decisions based on first impressions. For instance, any movie where the main character is a priest, and which opens with uplifting music? Next! Watched: 3 minutes.