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Category: 1940’s

Slightly Dangerous (1943)

Though this may not be the best screwball comedy that I’ll watch this year, there’s no denying that MGM has thrown together an unbelievable cast of recognizable faces in support of […]

Champion (1949)

One of the great things that can happen to a classic movie fan is when your offspring want to see so many of the great films of yesteryear. So a couple […]

Experiment Perilous (1944)

The Mad Movie Challenge Strikes Again. Kristina over at Speakeasy has placed this Jacques Tourneur film on top of my viewing pile nudging me to see it for the first […]

Lex Barker Tackles Tarzan … Part 1

When Johnny Weissmuller retired from his loin cloth duties as the Lord of the Apes, producer Sol Lesser and RKO studios thought it best to continue on by hiring the […]

The Saxon Charm (1948)

While I’m not sure exactly why, I had somehow expected a screwball comedy going in to this feature starring Robert Montgomery as the title character. The opening scene did nothing […]

Calamity Jane and Sam Bass (1949)

This one was a new to me title thanks to picking up a discarded Universal Vault release on DVD on one of my many movie hunts in local shops about […]

Wake of the Red Witch (1948)

This film produced during John Wayne’s tenure with Republic Studios not only offers one of the better non western adventures of his career but also as a film we can […]

Four Faces West (1948)

Taken from a Saturday Evening Post story by Eugene Manlove Rhodes, this western feature presents Joel McCrea in another likable role though this time he’s an outlaw on the run […]

A Yank In The R.A.F. (1941)

Cocky and brash, looking every inch a movie star, Tyrone Power arrives in Canada delivering a new plane marked for shipment to England to fight the German war machine. Once again under […]

Bad Boy (1949)

With reliable stalwarts Lloyd Noland and James Gleason at his back, America’s baby faced war hero Audie Murphy played his first major role in this Kurt Neumann film released through […]

Johnny Come Lately (1943)

“If I were thirty years younger.” To see Marjorie Main look James Cagney up and down with a hunger in her eye and deliver that line is alone worth the price of admission to […]

Background to Danger (1943)

Warner Brothers Studios attempts to recapture that Casablanca feeling by once again giving theater goers international intrigue, the pairing of Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre opposite  Humphr……. scratch that, opposite George […]

The Enchanted Cottage (1945)

I’m not sure how long ago but I recall an acquaintance once asking me if I knew of a film where a disfigured couple live in a magical cottage where […]

Home Sweet Homicide (1946)

An odd title? Not really unless you look at the cast list and see that Randolph Scott is starring in a Nancy Drew styled murder mystery. Detective Randolph Scott and his […]

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