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Category: 1940’s

Docks of New Orleans (1948)

With Monogram taking over the Charlie Chan films in the latter part of the 1940’s the series was in steady decline.The death of Sidney Toler didn’t help any. Taking over […]

Immortal Sergeant (1943)

“Henry Fonda was the gifted, tough and classy kind of leading man that I most enjoyed working with.” This from Maureen O’Hara’s autobiography “Tis Herself. Far from an all out […]

Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)

Joining me once again in our monthly challenge is Kristina of Speakeasy. It’s when we assign each other a film that the other has yet to see. Click here for […]

Odd Man Out (1947)

Time to once again get a look at a film that has passed me by. For this month’s challenge, Kristina of Speakeasy and now a veteran of the TCM Film […]

Torrid Zone (1940)

HERE COMES TRIPLE TROUBLE and IT’S TORRIFICO! So says the trailer of this Warner Brothers release from producer Hal Wallis. The triple trouble refers to the re-teaming of James Cagney, […]

It’s a Great Feeling (1949)

I have always enjoyed revisiting this Warner Brothers comedy musical for a variety of reasons led by the voice of Doris Day and the antics of Jack Carson. It’s really […]

Along Came Jones (1945)

“The Coop” takes a poke at his own image and brings Loretta Young along for the adventure. Long before actors like Burt Lancaster moved into producing their own films in […]

Joan of Paris (1942)

This RKO production is a first of sorts for various reasons. Paul Henried was making his Hollywood debut with this tale of five downed flyers trying to make contact with […]

The More the Merrier (1943)

Of all the movies that Kristina over at Speakeasy has challenged me to watch in our ongoing series it’s this one that I was surprised the most at not having […]

The Smiling Ghost (1941)

In the days of the studio system each one of the majors had a “B” unit for keeping their contract players busy as well as putting product in the movie […]

Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)

Time for another monthly assignment with Kristina from Speakeasy. With all due respect to the other films she pointed me to (see here), this one far outshines the others in […]

Batman (1943)

When I learned that the famed Batman series of the sixties with Adam West was finally getting released to home video on blu ray I was all set to go […]

Who Done It? (1942)

When Thomas Gomez’s radio president is murdered on air during a live broadcast of Murder at Midnight it’s up to Bud Abbott and Lou Costello to play detective and solve […]

That Hamilton Woman (1941)

Once again I assign Kristina what I believe to be a solid western to watch and she gives me……. a film I had no idea that I would enjoy as […]

Fury at Furnace Creek (1948)

One year after the Noir classic Kiss of Death, Victor Mature re-teamed with Coleen Gray in this enjoyable black and white western from 20th Century Fox. The film starts with […]

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