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Category: 1940’s

The October Man (1947)

From writer/producer Eric Ambler and noted director Roy Ward Baker ( A Night to Remember) comes this compact thriller in the Noir genre with another first rate performance by John […]

Together Again (1944)

This entry into the screwball comedy genre comes by way of Columbia Studios and director Charles Vidor. It features Irene Dunne caught squarely in the eyesight of Mr. Charles Boyer’s […]

Ma and Pa Kettle (1949)

Though the characters of Ma and Pa Kettle first appeared in the Fred MacMurray – Claudette Colbert winning comedy The Egg and I, it is here in the first of […]

The Lady in Question (1940)

At the thirty-eight minute mark of this charming comedy comes a scene of pure cinema magic. It’s when Glenn Ford with a look of wonderment on his face first meets […]

Weird Woman (1944)

“A witch wife.” This in reference to Lon’s young Anne Gwynne who he has returned to his job as a college professor with. While in the darkest jungles Lon met […]

Confessions of Boston Blackie (1941)

Since I’m still here in Boston……. Edward Dmytryk steps into the directors chair for the second Chester Morris outing as the famed jewel thief gone straight. Much to the chagrin […]

Meet Boston Blackie (1941)

Since I’m off to Boston. For my first title in the Chester Morris series I may as well start with the film that introduced him as the character created by Jack […]

Bowery Bombshell (1946)

The word Bowery in a film title pretty much means one is about to partake in a seventy minute adventure with Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall and the Bowery Boys up […]

Too Late For Tears (1949)

What’s not to love when Kristina over at Speakeasy challenges me to a Dan Duryea Noir flick that I hadn’t seen? Nothing I can come up with. Now toss in […]

Variety Girl (1947)

If you love playing spot the “star” when watching a classic feature this Paramount entry should do just the trick as it features a huge roster of faces from their […]

The Brighton Strangler (1945)

New Years Eve, a foggy night, Big Ben and a romantic couple on a rooftop where the young woman is about to uncover a deadly secret. “There will be no […]

They Won’t Believe Me (1947)

This little gem of the Noir genre was my latest assignment from Kristina over at Speakeasy. It’s when we issue a challenge to the other to catch up on a […]

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