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Category: 1940’s

Dillinger (1945)

By the time Monogram released this crime thriller that gave Lawrence Tierney his first starring role, the real life Public Enemy Number 1, John Dillinger, had been dead 11 years. Famously […]

The Walking Hills (1949)

Long associated with tough, male dominated pictures like The Magnificent Seven, Bad Day At Black Rock and The Great Escape, director John Sturges got an early go around with a […]

The Uninvited (1944)

While I normally associate the name of Oscar winning writer Charles Brackett with the career of Billy Wilder, this time out Brackett serves as an associate producer on The Uninvited. An absolute […]

The Fighting O’Flynn (1949)

This energetic Douglas Fairbanks Jr. swashbuckler is one which will easily make my list of most enjoyable new to me discoveries for the calendar year 2018. It’s an old fashioned […]

Courage of Lassie (1946)

Brando’s Pick of the Month I wasn’t sure if Brando picked this one for the appearance of the famed Collie or the participation of a young Elizabeth Taylor though I […]

South of St. Louis (1949)

By 1949 leading man Joel McCrea had pretty much settled into the western on a permanent basis. This time out he’s surrounded by a top notch cast in technicolor for […]

Take Me Out to The Ball Game (1949)

Vaudeville mixes with romance and baseball in this lighthearted MGM technicolor feature from director Busby Berkeley that sees Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly take to the ball diamond while Esther […]

Christopher Columbus (1949)

Four hundred and fifty seven years in the making, The Rank Organization finally brings the story of explorer Christopher Columbus to the screen.  When it comes to historical drama’s and […]

Race Street (1948)

It’s an old plot with a leading actor who had by this time played the same role for years but why should that bother me or my enjoyment of a […]

Springtime In The Sierras (1947)

With a whole lot of comic relief from Andy Devine and harmony singing from The Sons of the Pioneers, cowboy icon Roy Rogers tracks down a gang of poachers in […]

God Is My Co-Pilot (1945)

Warner Brothers contract star Dennis Morgan takes center stage in this WW2 yarn that sees him as a fighter pilot in China following the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Morgan serves […]

The Black Cat (1941)

Not to be confused with the 1934 classic of the same name or any other future film utilizing the Poe title which includes a 1981 thriller from gore maestro, Lucio […]

Buffalo Bill (1944)

William A. Wellman directs and Joel McCrea takes the title role in this entertaining Hollywood version of the true story of Buffalo Bill Cody. True? I have absolutely no idea […]

They Met In Bombay (1941)

This colorful heist film from MGM features Clark Gable in fine form that somehow morphs itself into an adventurous war film that features Clark Gable in …………… fine form. In […]

Dakota (1945)

Officially I guess we’d call this a western but it’s not exactly the type we most often associate with John Wayne. If you’re at all familiar with some of his […]

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