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Category: 1940’s

It All Came True (1940)

A pair of well known faces circa 1940 turn up in this Mark Hellinger produced comedy/gangster effort filmed in traditional black and white for Jack Warner and Bros. Namely, the […]

The Lady Gambles (1949)

The lady in question? Barbara Stanwyck. Long before James Caan starred as the addicted, Gambler, or Philip Seymour Hoffman captivated me as a gambling junkie in Owning Mahoney, Miss Stanwyck, […]

Feudin’, Fussin’ and A-Fightin’ (1948)

With the unlikely coupling of Marjorie Main and Percy Kilbride capturing the public’s hearts after their winning performances as The Kettles in 1947’s, The Egg and I, opposite leading players […]

I Love You Again (1940)

Proving they were a perfect match beyond the Thin Man series, William Powell once again joins hands with Myrna Loy for a winning screwball romp under the MGM banner for […]

Murder, He Says (1945)

Supposedly Fred MacMurray stepped in to this eerie tale of backwoods madness as a Bob Hope substitute over at Paramount and in the end, he delivers a hilarious performance while […]

The Ghost Breakers (1940)

While the horror movie in general is meant to bring thrills and chills there is still one ingredient that is always a welcome addition to the genre when done right. […]

One Touch of Venus (1948)

What’s a man to do when a statue looks just like Ava Gardner? Well, where Robert Walker is concerned, you do some daydreaming, kiss it and hope for the best. […]

Outpost in Morocco (1949)

I couldn’t help but wonder while watching this French Foreign Legion tale from director Robert Florey if there were ever any actual Frenchman in the ranks of the Legion. The […]

Lost In a Harem (1944)

Up to this point, the smash comedy team of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello having graduated from the world of burlesque had starred in twelve movies from 1940 onward. All under […]

Return of the Frontiersman (1950)

At just seventy-four minutes, this Technicolor feature from Warner Brothers proves to be an easy western to squeeze in on most any night of your choosing. If you happen to […]

The Fallen Sparrow (1943)

“In a world at war, many sparrows must fall….” It’s 1940 as Sparrow opens and we’ll find John Garfield on a train that is set to arrive in New York. […]

The Undying Monster (1942)

It should come as no surprise to anyone that this 63 minute “B” thriller is a superior film thanks to an abundance of talent both in front of and behind […]

Salome, Where She Danced (1945)

This Walter Wanger production by way of director Charles Lamont plays like a bizarre 1940’s rendition of There’s Something About Mary. From the American Civil War to a European backdrop […]

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