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Category: 1940’s

Obsession (1949)

For this month’s Mad Movie Challenge, Kristina of Speakeasy has assigned me a British thriller that also is known under the title The Hidden Room. It’s a twisted tale of […]

The Golden Fleecing (1940)

While MGM may have been home to more stars than there are in the heavens, they still put out a steady stream of “B” flicks for the double bill market […]

The Heiress (1949) Miss Olivia …. Day 5

As the 1940’s came to a close, Olivia de Havilland delivered what surely must be considered her finest dramatic role if not her best  performance period in this William Wyler […]

Ship Ahoy! (1942)

Using the backdrop of WW2 espionage, MGM sends dancing Eleanor Powell and Red Skelton on a sea faring voyage mixed with intrigue and big band numbers from Tommy Dorsey and […]

Shockproof (1949)

I had noticed this film was listed in the TCM guide for January 2016 and had every intention of making an attempt to watch it. That notion was cast in […]

Riff-Raff (1947)

He’s unpolished, but smart.” So says leading lady Anne Jeffreys of Pat O’Brien playing a very Mike Hammer styled private eye in Panama. Would you believe his character’s name is […]

The Great McGinty (1940)

Mention the name Brian Donlevy to me and I instinctively think of the back stabbing second lead he often excelled at. The type of guy who was sure to fire a […]

The Devil Bat (1940)

With the horror films resurgence in the late thirties, Bela Lugosi was back in business though not in starring roles with the likes of Columbia or Universal studios. This even […]

Holiday Affair (1949)

Laid back tough guy of cinema and Noir poster boy Robert Mitchum in a Christmas movie? Sort of. Mitch’s home studio RKO saw fit to toss him into this romantic […]

They Met In The Dark (1943)

If there is one thing I am always interested in, it’s the smooth delivery of James Mason on screen. This time out Mr. Mason has just been thrown out of […]

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