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1940s Challenge (Official, April 2019)

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Post by India Istanbul » April 13th, 2019, 2:17 am

cinephage wrote:
April 8th, 2019, 7:07 pm
blocho wrote:
April 8th, 2019, 5:49 pm
- Can you name any movies with a character undergoing a prolonged bout of sleeplessness (not just inadequate sleep but total lack of it)?
https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/no+dormiras/
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Perhaps the only one I can think of is DOA with Edmund O'Brian. But it's only for 24 hours.

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Post by blocho » April 13th, 2019, 4:41 am

India Istanbul wrote:
April 13th, 2019, 2:17 am
cinephage wrote:
April 8th, 2019, 7:07 pm
blocho wrote:
April 8th, 2019, 5:49 pm
- Can you name any movies with a character undergoing a prolonged bout of sleeplessness (not just inadequate sleep but total lack of it)?
https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/no+dormiras/
:sleeping:
Perhaps the only one I can think of is DOA with Edmund O'Brian. But it's only for 24 hours.
Good catch! I think that was my first noir movie, about 25 years ago. I definitely did not remember the particulars.

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#123

Post by shugs » April 13th, 2019, 6:54 am

6. T-Men (Anthony Mann, 1947) - 7.5/10
Interesting docu-drama about some Treasury agents infiltrating a counterfeiting ring.

7. My Darling Clementine (John Ford, 1946) - 10/10 :wub:
This was such a well made, moody film.
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1. Lifeboat (Alfred Hitchcock, 1944) - 9/10
2. Detour (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1945) - 7/10
3. Call Northside 777 (Henry Hathaway, 1948) - 6/10
4. Hollow Triumph (Steve Sekely, Paul Henreid, 1948) - 6/10
5. Det regnar på vår kärlek aka It Rains on Our Love (Ingmar Bergman, 1946) - 9/10

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#124

Post by Traveller » April 13th, 2019, 7:19 am

27. Stranger on the Third Floor (1940) - 6/10
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Post by sol » April 13th, 2019, 2:50 pm

Out of the PastShow
1. The Sin of Harold Diddlebock (1947)
2. The Street with No Name (1948)
3. All This, and Heaven Too (1940)
4. Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
5a. Know for Sure (1941) 22min
5b. The Cage (1947) 28min and
5c. At Land (1946) 15m = 65min
6. The Dancing Masters (1943)
7. Give Us This Day (1949)

8. To Each His Own (1946)

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Olivia de Havilland has several strong moments here and convincingly plays her character over three different life stages with subtle yet distinct changes, but outside of her performance and a poignant final minute, there is little to write home about. The film plays out as high melodrama with near absurd plot developments and an overbearing music score to match. Mary Anderson is grating as de Havilland's arch nemesis and none of the relationship drama resonates. There is some interesting discussion though about wartime pilots addicted to mission thrills.
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#126

Post by Traveller » April 13th, 2019, 3:40 pm

28. The Seventh Victim (1943) - 6/10
29. Murder, My Sweet (1944) - 8/10
30. Secret Beyond the Door... (1947) - 6/10
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#127

Post by sheikofhyrule » April 13th, 2019, 5:40 pm

I cleaned out my computer of some really old downloads.

01.) Wonder Man (1945) 2/10 I guess you would like this film if you like Danny Kaye. Constant mugging to the camera and trying to be funny was not that funny.
02.) Why Girls Leave Home (1945) 7/10 I liked this crime film and how it was told one interview at a time.
03.) Sweet and Lowdown (1944) 3/10 Next to no plot and basically just a bunch of filmed Benny Goodman songs for a World War II audience.
04.) So Dear to My Heart (1948) 6/10 Cute little Disney film with some animation that is not of good a story or have better songs than Song of the South.
05.) My Foolish Heart (1949) 5/10 I do not know how Susan Hayward was nominated for an Oscar. She was so unbelievable as a college student in love for the first time, that it kept taking me out of the movie.
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01.) Wonder Man (1945)
02.) Why Girls Leave Home (1945)
03.) Sweet and Lowdown (1944)
04.) So Dear to My Heart (1948)
05.) My Foolish Heart (1949)

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#128

Post by weirdboy » April 13th, 2019, 6:43 pm

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1. 49th Parallel (1942) - Michael Powell 6/10
2. Pitfall (1948) - Andre De Toth 6/10
3. He Walked By Night (1948) - Alfred Werker 7/10
4. Hollow Triumph AKA The Scar (1948) - Steve Sekely 6/10
5. Dark Mirror (1946) - Robert Siodmak 6/10
6. The Paradine Case (1947) - Alfred Hitchcock 6/10
7. The Little Foxes (1941) - William Wyler 6/10
8. Random Harvest (1942) - Mervyn LeRoy 8/10
9. My Name is Julia Ross (1946) - Joseph H. Lewis 6/10
10. So Dark the Night (1946) - Joseph H. Lewis 6/10
11. Oliver Twist (1948) - David Lean 8/10
12. Chichi ariki 父ありき AKA There Was a Father (1942) - Yasujiro Ozu 7/10
13. The Long Voyage Home (1940) - John Ford 6/10
14. Riso amaro AKA Bitter Rice (1949) - Guiseppe De Santis 8/10
15. Stranger on the Third Floor (1940) - Boris Ingster 6/10
16. I Remember Mama (1948) - George Stevens 7/10
17. Ride the Pink Horse (1947) - Robert Montgomery 8/10

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#129

Post by 72allinncallme » April 13th, 2019, 7:23 pm

2. Panique (1946)
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1. Moontide (1942)
2. Panique (1946)

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#130

Post by albajos » April 13th, 2019, 8:38 pm

04. The Big Steal (1949) USA 1 official list 411 checks [double]
05. Now, Voyager (1942) USA 10 official lists 2 540 checks
06. The Long Voyage Home (1940) USA 3 official lists 576 checks [double]
07. Random Harvest (1942) USA 6 official lists 915 checks
08. I Remember Mama (1948) USA 2 official lists 811 checks
Was not prepared on seeing a movie about norwegian-americans. But as neither the actors or writers are from Norway, it's a bit on the funny side rather than factual.
09. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945) USA 4 official lists 969 checks
10. Secret Beyond the Door... (1947) USA 2 official lists 925 checks [double]
11. Monsieur Verdoux (1947) USA 11 official lists 2 944 checks [Platinum on 1940s]
12. This Gun for Hire (1942) USA 4 official lists 1 282 checks [double]
13. Brute Force (1947) USA 5 official lists 1 613 checks [double]

"Mother worry so much that she even talked norwegian today!"
- I Remember Mama

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+6 1940s (100%)

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01. Force of Evil (1948) USA 12 official lists 1 573 checks [double]
02. Scarlet Street (1945) USA 9 official lists 2 503 checks
03. The Little Foxes (1941) USA 6 official lists 1 425 checks

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#131

Post by Traveller » April 14th, 2019, 8:08 am

31. The Snake Pit (1948) - 7/10
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But at the bottom, the immanent philosopher sees in the entire universe only the deepest longing for absolute annihilation, and it is as if he clearly hears the call that permeates all spheres of heaven: Redemption! Redemption! Death to our life! and the comforting answer: you will all find annihilation and be redeemed!

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#132

Post by sol » April 14th, 2019, 8:30 am

Out of the PastShow
1. The Sin of Harold Diddlebock (1947)
2. The Street with No Name (1948)
3. All This, and Heaven Too (1940)
4. Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
5a. Know for Sure (1941) 22min
5b. The Cage (1947) 28min and
5c. At Land (1946) 15m = 65min
6. The Dancing Masters (1943)
7. Give Us This Day (1949)
8. To Each His Own (1946)

9. The Wicked Lady (1945)

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Margaret Lockwood is solid as the title character here. Her thrill-seeking, desperate nature is not especially well developed, and it is over 25 minutes before she even thinks of being a highwayman, but she is still fun to follow around as she goes to extremes in order to protect her secret identity. The less said about the supporting characters the better though. All are pretty lifeless outside of James Mason as a fellow highwayman. The film is lusciously photographed though, with shots from inside a fireplace (a bit blurry, but see above; those are flames in the foreground) standing out in particular.
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#133

Post by shugs » April 14th, 2019, 9:51 am

8. Foreign Correspondent (Alfred Hitchcock, 1940) - 5/10
9. My Name Is Julia Ross (Joseph H. Lewis, 1945) - 7/10
10. So Dark the Night (Joseph H. Lewis, 1946) - 6/10
11. Duel in the Sun (King Vidor, 1946) - 8/10
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1. Lifeboat (Alfred Hitchcock, 1944) - 9/10
2. Detour (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1945) - 7/10
3. Call Northside 777 (Henry Hathaway, 1948) - 6/10
4. Hollow Triumph (Steve Sekely, Paul Henreid, 1948) - 6/10
5. Det regnar på vår kärlek aka It Rains on Our Love (Ingmar Bergman, 1946) - 9/10
6. T-Men (Anthony Mann, 1947) - 7.5/10
7. My Darling Clementine (John Ford, 1946) - 10/10

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Post by hurluberlu » April 14th, 2019, 10:00 am

5. The Body Snatcher (Robert Wise, 1945) 7-
6. Dead of Night (Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden, Robert Hamer, 1945) [DTC Nom] 7
7. Lifeboat (Alfred Hitchcock, 1944) [DTC Nom] 7
8. [61min shorts]
[15 min] Darek (Jirí Trnka, Jirí Krejcík, 1946) 6
[20 min] Fireworks (Kenneth Anger, 1947) 5+
[8 min] King-size Canary (Tex Avery, 1947) 6+
[7 min] Red Hot Riding Hood (Tex Avery, 1943) 8
[11 min] They Caught the Ferry / De nåede færgen (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1948) 7-
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1. Western Union (Fritz Lang, 1941) 6
2. The Stars Look Down (Carol Reed, 1940) 6
3. Northwest Passage (King Vidor, Jack Conway, 1940) 5
4. Drunken Angel / Yoidore tenshi (Akira Kurosawa, 1948) [DTC Nom'] 7
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#135

Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » April 14th, 2019, 11:12 am

Thanks for hosting, 72!

Five to get me on the board:

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1. 'Rebecca' / 1940, Alfred Hitchcock / 9/10
2. 'Saloon Bar' / 1940, Walter Forde / 8.5/10
3. 'Lady in the Death House' / 1944, Steve Sekely / 6/10
4. 'They Were Expendable' / 1945, John Ford, Robert Montgomery / 7.5/10
5. 'The Wife of Monte Cristo' / 1946, Edgar G. Ulmer / 7.5 or 8/10

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Post by sol » April 14th, 2019, 11:29 am

Out of the PastShow
1. The Sin of Harold Diddlebock (1947)
2. The Street with No Name (1948)
3. All This, and Heaven Too (1940)
4. Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
5a. Know for Sure (1941) 22min
5b. The Cage (1947) 28min and
5c. At Land (1946) 15m = 65min
6. The Dancing Masters (1943)
7. Give Us This Day (1949)
8. To Each His Own (1946)
9. The Wicked Lady (1945)

10. 40,000 Horsemen (1940)

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A hyper-jingoistic World World I drama. Released when Australia was fighting Germany in the Second World War, the heavy pro-war propaganda slant of the project is perhaps to be expected, but this none of the characters are especially likeable either, there is a dull romance in the mix, and the film's suggestions that the ANZACs triumphed in World War I because the enemy did not know how to respond to the boisterous Australian spirit is fanciful to say the least. Some of the battle scenes are well staged though with horses running only just past the camera, etc.
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Post by ororama » April 14th, 2019, 12:47 pm

2. King of the Royal Mounted: Manhunt (1940) * 27 min.
King of the Royal Mounted: Winged Death (1940) * 17 min.
King of the Royal Mounted: Boomerang (1940) * 17 min.

Well-made Republic serial with surprisingly strong acting. I didn't realize that it was a contemporary spy story, I was expecting a period western. The only jarring thing is the accents-almost all the characters speak with the standard American accent, whether Canadian or Nazi officials in Berlin, except one French Canadian henchman and one Nazi official.

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1. The Heart of Britain (1941) * 9 min.
Words for Battle (1941) * 8 min.
Listen to Britain (1942) * 20 min.
This is England (1941) * 10 min.
Safeguarding Military Information (1942) * 10 min.
Themis (1940) * 4 min.

*First time viewing.
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#138

Post by Traveller » April 14th, 2019, 2:20 pm

32. Adam's Rib (1949) - 7/10
33. Whisky Galore! (1949) - 7/10
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But at the bottom, the immanent philosopher sees in the entire universe only the deepest longing for absolute annihilation, and it is as if he clearly hears the call that permeates all spheres of heaven: Redemption! Redemption! Death to our life! and the comforting answer: you will all find annihilation and be redeemed!

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Post by Lonewolf2003 » April 14th, 2019, 2:58 pm

12. Night Train to Munich (1940): 7.5
13. The Palm Beach Story (1942) (rewatch): 8.5 > 8.5
14. Les visiteurs du soir [The Devil's Envoys] (1942): 7.2
15. The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fift with His Battell Fought at Agincourt in France [Henry V] (1944): 7.0
16. Dead of Night (1945): 6.8
17. Mildred Pierce (1945): 8.0
18. Brief Encounter (1945) (rewatch): 9.0 > 8.8
Catching up on the 40sShow
1. The Wolf Man (1941): 6.8 -
2. Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941): 8.0
3. Man Hunt (1941): 7.5
4. The Gang's All Here (1943): 6.8
5. I Walked with a Zombie (1943): 6.5
6. Ministry of Fear (1944): 7.5
7. Laura (1944) (rewatch): 6.5 > 7.8
8. Cover Girl (1944): 7.2 -
9. Phantom Lady (1944): 8.0
10. The Killers (1946) (rewatch): 8.0 > 8.0
11. The Uninvited (1944): 7.5
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#140

Post by albajos » April 14th, 2019, 8:39 pm

14. Nazi Concentration Camps (1945) USA 121 checks [double]
15. The Strawberry Blonde (1941) USA 1 official list 446 checks [double]

Off. list progress
+6 1940s (100%)

The fair four tiesShow
01. Force of Evil (1948) USA 12 official lists 1 573 checks [double]
02. Scarlet Street (1945) USA 9 official lists 2 503 checks
03. The Little Foxes (1941) USA 6 official lists 1 425 checks
04. The Big Steal (1949) USA 1 official list 411 checks [double]
05. Now, Voyager (1942) USA 10 official lists 2 540 checks
06. The Long Voyage Home (1940) USA 3 official lists 576 checks [double]
07. Random Harvest (1942) USA 6 official lists 915 checks
08. I Remember Mama (1948) USA 2 official lists 811 checks
09. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945) USA 4 official lists 969 checks
10. Secret Beyond the Door... (1947) USA 2 official lists 925 checks [double]
11. Monsieur Verdoux (1947) USA 11 official lists 2 944 checks [Platinum on 1940s]
12. This Gun for Hire (1942) USA 4 official lists 1 282 checks [double]
13. Brute Force (1947) USA 5 official lists 1 613 checks [double]

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » April 14th, 2019, 9:24 pm

24. The Lost Tribe (1949 / William Berke) FTV 6/10
25. Wake of the Red Witch (1948 / Edward Ludwig) FTV 6/10
26. Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake (1942 / John Cromwell) FTV 8/10
27. The Black Swan (1942 / Henry King) FTV 7+/10

It’s not the coffee, it’s the bunk.Show
1. The Great Lie (1941 / Edmund Goulding) FTV 7+/10
2. Captive Wild Woman (1943 / Edward Dmytryk) FTV 6/10
3. Jungle Woman (1944 / Reginald Le Borg) FTV 4+/10
4. Man Made Monster (1941 / George Waggner) FTV 7+/10
5. Horror Island (1941 / George Waggner) FTV 5/10
6. Drums of the Desert (1940 / George Waggner) FTV 5/10
7. The Black Cat (1941 / Albert S. Rogell) FTV 7/10
8. Night Monster (1942 / Ford Beebe) FTV 6+/10
9. Jungle Man (1941 / Harry Fraser) FTV 5+/10
10. Waterloo Bridge (1940 / Mervyn Le Roy) FTV 7+/10
11. That Hamilton Woman (1941 / Alexander Korda) FTV 7+/10
12. Background to Danger (1943 / Raoul Walsh) FTV 8/10
13. The Mask of Dimitrios (1944 / Jean Negulesco) FTV 7+/10
14. Three Strangers (1946 / Jean Negulesco) FTV 7+/10
15. The Verdict (1946 / Don Siegel) FTV 8/10
16. Jungle Siren (1942 / Sam Newfield) FTV 6+/10
17. Arabian Nights (1942 / John Rawlins) FTV 7/10
18. The Mark of Zorro (1940 / Rouben Mamoulian) 8+/10
19. Blood and Sand (1941 / Rouben Mamoulian) FTV 8/10
20. Lucky Ghost (1942 / William Beaudine) FTV 6+/10
21. Jungle Jim (1948 / William Berke) FTV 6+/10
22. Find the Blackmailer (1943 / D. Ross Lederman) FTV 6/10
23. You’re Out of Luck (1941 / Howard Bretherton) FTV 6/10

24. The Lost Tribe (1949 / William Berke) FTV 6/10
25. Wake of the Red Witch (1948 / Edward Ludwig) FTV 6/10
26. Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake (1942 / John Cromwell) FTV 8/10
27. The Black Swan (1942 / Henry King) FTV 7+/10

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#142

Post by peeptoad » April 14th, 2019, 9:24 pm

15. The Devil Bat (1940) 5
16. Return of the Vampire (1943) 7
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1. The Mummy’s Hand (1940) 7*
2. The Mummy’s Ghost (1944) 6
3. Son of Dracula (1943) 6
4. House of Dracula (1945) 6
5. King of the Zombies (1941) 6
6. Shadow of a Doubt (1943) 8*
7. Strangler of the Swamp (1946) 6
8. The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942) 6
9. Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943) 7
10. Before I Hang (1940) 6
11. Nazi Concentration Camps (1945)
12. Bluebeard (1944) 4
13. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949) 7
14. Dr. Cyclops (1940) 7

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Post by Lonewolf2003 » April 14th, 2019, 9:39 pm

19. My Name Is Julia Ross (1945): 7.0
20. So Dark the Night (1946): 7.2
21. The Dark Mirror (1946): 7.5
Catching up on the 40sShow
1. The Wolf Man (1941): 6.8 -
2. Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941): 8.0
3. Man Hunt (1941): 7.5
4. The Gang's All Here (1943): 6.8
5. I Walked with a Zombie (1943): 6.5
6. Ministry of Fear (1944): 7.5
7. Laura (1944) (rewatch): 6.5 > 7.8
8. Cover Girl (1944): 7.2 -
9. Phantom Lady (1944): 8.0
10. The Killers (1946) (rewatch): 8.0 > 8.0
11. The Uninvited (1944): 7.5
12. Night Train to Munich (1940): 7.5
13. The Palm Beach Story (1942) (rewatch): 8.5 > 8.5
14. Les visiteurs du soir [The Devil's Envoys] (1942): 7.2
15. The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fift with His Battell Fought at Agincourt in France [Henry V] (1944): 7.0
16. Dead of Night (1945): 6.8
17. Mildred Pierce (1945): 8.0
18. Brief Encounter (1945) (rewatch): 9.0 > 8.8

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Post by jdidaco » April 14th, 2019, 10:40 pm

Camerini & Cottafavi mastering the difficult (and subversive) art of Melodrama with nearly ecstatic results,

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31. O Pai Tirano (The Tyrannical Father, António Lopes Ribeiro, 1941) 6.5/10
32. Una storia d'amore (Love Story, Mario Camerini, 1942) 9/10
33. The Lady Is Willing (Mitchell Leisen, 1942) 9/10
34. Distinto amanecer (Another Dawn, Julio Bracho, 1943) 9/10
35. Club Havana (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1945) 8/10
36. La dama de la muerte (The Lady of Death, Carlos Hugo Christensen, 1946) 7.5/10
37. The Exile (Max Ophüls, 1947) 8.5/10
38. Lighthouse (Frank Wisbar, 1947) 7/10
39. L'amore (Ways of Love, Roberto Rossellini, 1948) 8/10
40. Fiamma che non si spegne (The Flame that Never Dies, Vittorio Cottafavi, 1949) 10/10 (l)

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1. Spring Parade (Henry Koster, 1940) 8/10
2. Correo de Indias (Edgar Neville, 1942) 9/10
3. Rojo y negro (Red and Black, Carlos Arévalo, 1942) 9/10
4. La cena delle beffe (The Jester's Supper, Alessandro Blasetti, 1942) 9.5/10
5. Giorno di nozze (Wedding Day, Raffaello Matarazzo, 1942) 8/10
6. Hi Diddle Diddle (Andrew L. Stone, 1943) 8/10
7. La vida en un hilo (Life on a Thread, Edgar Neville, 1945) 9/10
8. Roma città libera (Rome: Free City, Marcello Pagliero, 1946) 9/10
9. Child of Divorce (Richard Fleischer, 1946) 8.5/10
10. Embrujo (The Spell, Carlos Serrano de Osma, 1948) 8.5/10
11. Ohm Krüger (Uncle Kruger, Hans Steinhoff & Karl Anton & Herbert Maisch, 1941) 6.5/10
12. Wiener Blut (Vienna Blood, Willi Forst, 1942) 8/10
13. Zwei in einer großen Stadt (Two in a Big City, Volker von Collande, 1942) 8/10
14. Immensee - Ein deutsches Volkslied (Immensee: A German Folksong, Veit Harlan, 1943) 9/10
15. Valamit visz a víz (Something Is in the Water, Gusztáv Oláh & Lajos Zilahy, 1944) 8/10
16. Die Fledermaus (The Bat, Géza von Bolváry, 1946) 8.5/10
17. Wozzeck (Georg C. Klaren, 1947) 10/10
18. Ének a búzamezökröl (Song of the Corn Field, István Szöts, 1947) 10/10
19. Bush Christmas (Ralph Smart, 1947) 7,5/10
20. Eureka Stockade (Harry Watt, 1949) 8/10
21. Moontide (Archie Mayo & Fritz Lang, 1942) 9/10
22. La aldea maldita (The Cursed Village, Florián Rey, 1942) 8.5/10
23. El hombre que se quiso matar (The Man Who Wanted to Kill Himself, Rafael Gil, 1942) 7.5/10
24. Le capitaine Fracasse (Captain Fracasse, Abel Gance, 1943) 9/10
25. Två människor (Two People, Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1945) 9/10
26. Aquila nera (The Black Eagle, Riccardo Freda, 1946) 8/10
27. Le diable souffle (Woman of Evil, Edmond T. Gréville, 1947) 9.5/10
28. The Web (Michael Gordon, 1947) 8/10
29. Ihmiset suviyössä (People in the Summer Night, Valentin Vaala, 1948) 8/10
30. Proibito rubare (Guaglio, Luigi Comencini, 1948) 9/10

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Post by AB537 » April 14th, 2019, 11:46 pm

8. Remorques - Stormy Waters (Jean Gremillon, 1941)
9. The Maltese Falcon (John Huston, 1941)

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Post by flavo5000 » April 15th, 2019, 2:24 am

3. Bush Christmas (1947)
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1. 40,000 Horsemen (1940)
2. Mahal (1949)
3. Bush Christmas (1947)

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Post by Traveller » April 15th, 2019, 4:44 am

34. The Great McGinty (1940) - 6/10
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Post by Traveller » April 15th, 2019, 5:48 pm

35. The Letter (1940) - 6/10
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Post by albajos » April 15th, 2019, 8:30 pm

16. None But the Lonely Heart (1944) USA 1 official list 288 checks
17. In Which We Serve (1942) UK 6 official lists 856 checks
18. The True Glory (1945) USA | UK 2 official lists 134 checks
19. Oliver Twist (1948) UK 7 official lists 4 194 checks [double]
20. Brighton Rock (1948) UK 8 official lists 1 269 checks [double]
21. The Lady from Shanghai (1947) USA 9 official lists 5 162 checks
22. Night Monster (1942) USA 1 official list 90 checks

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+6 1940s (100%)

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01. Force of Evil (1948) USA 12 official lists 1 573 checks [double]
02. Scarlet Street (1945) USA 9 official lists 2 503 checks
03. The Little Foxes (1941) USA 6 official lists 1 425 checks
04. The Big Steal (1949) USA 1 official list 411 checks [double]
05. Now, Voyager (1942) USA 10 official lists 2 540 checks
06. The Long Voyage Home (1940) USA 3 official lists 576 checks [double]
07. Random Harvest (1942) USA 6 official lists 915 checks
08. I Remember Mama (1948) USA 2 official lists 811 checks
09. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945) USA 4 official lists 969 checks
10. Secret Beyond the Door... (1947) USA 2 official lists 925 checks [double]
11. Monsieur Verdoux (1947) USA 11 official lists 2 944 checks [Platinum on 1940s]
12. This Gun for Hire (1942) USA 4 official lists 1 282 checks [double]
13. Brute Force (1947) USA 5 official lists 1 613 checks [double]
14. Nazi Concentration Camps (1945) USA 121 checks [double]
15. The Strawberry Blonde (1941) USA 1 official list 446 checks [double]

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Post by Simba63 » April 16th, 2019, 2:45 am

7. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945) - 8/10

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Post by sol » April 16th, 2019, 3:09 am

Out of the PastShow
1. The Sin of Harold Diddlebock (1947)
2. The Street with No Name (1948)
3. All This, and Heaven Too (1940)
4. Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
5a. Know for Sure (1941) 22min
5b. The Cage (1947) 28min and
5c. At Land (1946) 15m = 65min
6. The Dancing Masters (1943)
7. Give Us This Day (1949)
8. To Each His Own (1946)
9. The Wicked Lady (1945)
10. 40,000 Horsemen (1940)

11. Caught in the Draft (1941)

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Playing a smug Hollywood actor not unlike himself, Bob Hope delivers well in this war comedy that that sees him accidentally enlist in the army. The film does not really make the most of its initial conceit (that he will be no good as a soldier since he is scared of loud noises) but there are several very funny, well-timed routines though - most notably Hope crawling and climbing throughout an entire hospital in his underwear. The dialogue is generally witty too; "she looks like Dorothy Lamour with clothes on" comments Hope upon first seeing his leading actress.
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Post by AB537 » April 16th, 2019, 3:48 am

10. Christmas in July (Preston Sturges, 1940)

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Post by maxwelldeux » April 16th, 2019, 5:21 am

Has it really been this long since I posted here?
Anything happen this decade?Show
1. The Battle of Russia (1943)
2. Force of Evil (1948)
3. Know Your Enemy - Japan (1945)
4. They Live by Night (1948)
5. Detour (1945)
6. Side Street (1949)
7. Great Expectations (1946)

Too tired for more comments, but a lot of good-not-great in this batch.

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Post by sol » April 16th, 2019, 7:45 am

Out of the PastShow
1. The Sin of Harold Diddlebock (1947)
2. The Street with No Name (1948)
3. All This, and Heaven Too (1940)
4. Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
5a. Know for Sure (1941) 22min
5b. The Cage (1947) 28min and
5c. At Land (1946) 15m = 65min
6. The Dancing Masters (1943)
7. Give Us This Day (1949)
8. To Each His Own (1946)
9. The Wicked Lady (1945)
10. 40,000 Horsemen (1940)
11. Caught in the Draft (1941)

12. Bell-Bottom George (1944)

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After the superb Let George Do It!, this follow-up Marcel Varnel and George Formby collaboration has the ukulele player once again trying to stop Nazi spies. After an early appearance though, the Nazis here are pretty much forgotten until the final half-hour. Formby's character is hard to make out too; he spends the first part of the film complaining about how the Navy rejected him, then tries to weasel out when a mix-up leads to him being mistaken for a Navy man. Varnel keeps the proceedings lively though, from bicycle POV shots to a part in which footage is rewound with an apology.
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Post by peeptoad » April 16th, 2019, 9:38 am

17. Le corbeau (1943) The Raven 8
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1. The Mummy’s Hand (1940) 7*
2. The Mummy’s Ghost (1944) 6
3. Son of Dracula (1943) 6
4. House of Dracula (1945) 6
5. King of the Zombies (1941) 6
6. Shadow of a Doubt (1943) 8*
7. Strangler of the Swamp (1946) 6
8. The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942) 6
9. Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943) 7
10. Before I Hang (1940) 6
11. Nazi Concentration Camps (1945)
12. Bluebeard (1944) 4
13. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949) 7
14. Dr. Cyclops (1940) 7
15. The Devil Bat (1940) 5
16. Return of the Vampire (1943) 7

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Post by ororama » April 16th, 2019, 11:15 am

3. The Saint Takes Over (1940) * 69 min.


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1. The Heart of Britain (1941) * 9 min.
Words for Battle (1941) * 8 min.
Listen to Britain (1942) * 20 min.
This is England (1941) * 10 min.
Safeguarding Military Information (1942) * 10 min.
Themis (1940) * 4 min.
2. King of the Royal Mounted: Manhunt (1940) * 27 min.
King of the Royal Mounted: Winged Death (1940) * 17 min.
King of the Royal Mounted: Boomerang (1940) * 17 min.

*First time viewing.

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Post by sol » April 16th, 2019, 12:58 pm

Out of the PastShow
1. The Sin of Harold Diddlebock (1947)
2. The Street with No Name (1948)
3. All This, and Heaven Too (1940)
4. Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
5a. Know for Sure (1941) 22min
5b. The Cage (1947) 28min and
5c. At Land (1946) 15m = 65min
6. The Dancing Masters (1943)
7. Give Us This Day (1949)
8. To Each His Own (1946)
9. The Wicked Lady (1945)
10. 40,000 Horsemen (1940)
11. Caught in the Draft (1941)
12. Bell-Bottom George (1944)

13. The Face of Marble (1946)

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Between the outlandish premise (voodoo and reanimation) and John Carradine playing a character old enough to be his father, this should be have been quite a quirky and kooky film, but alas the titular problem - that the reanimated corpses have marble-like faces for whatever reason - is as offbeat as the film gets. William Beaudine's tell-don't-show directing approach is pitiful, with limited atmosphere and characters talking over 95% of the time. Then there some sound issues as the music and audio effects tend to be louder than the dialogue. Not very enjoyable at all.
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Post by Tarris1 » April 16th, 2019, 1:36 pm

18. Fallen Angel (1945) 7/10
17. He Walked By Night (1948) 7.5/10
16. Sorry, Wrong Number (1948) 7/10
15. I Wake Up Screaming (1941) 8/10
14. Whisky Galore! (1949) 7/10
13. Caught (1949) 7/10
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12. Remorques (1941) 6/10
11. Suspicion (1941) 8/10
10. Jour de Fête (1949) 8/10
9. Act of Violence (1949) 8/10
8. Le Silence de la Mer (1949) 7.5/10
7. Brighton Rock (1948) 8/10
6. The Spiral Staircase (1946) 6/10
5. The Long Voyage Home (1940) 8/10
4. My Favorite Blonde (1942) 7/10
3. 4 passi fra le nuvole (1942) 8/10
2. Jane Eyre (1943) 8/10
1. A Mortal Storm (1940) 8/10

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Post by sol » April 16th, 2019, 4:29 pm

Out of the PastShow
1. The Sin of Harold Diddlebock (1947)
2. The Street with No Name (1948)
3. All This, and Heaven Too (1940)
4. Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
5a. Know for Sure (1941) 22min
5b. The Cage (1947) 28min and
5c. At Land (1946) 15m = 65min
6. The Dancing Masters (1943)
7. Give Us This Day (1949)
8. To Each His Own (1946)
9. The Wicked Lady (1945)
10. 40,000 Horsemen (1940)
11. Caught in the Draft (1941)
12. Bell-Bottom George (1944)
13. The Face of Marble (1946)

14. Monsieur Beaucaire (1946)

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While this mostly feels like an excuse for endless mistaken identity gags and for Bob Hope to get a kick out of imitating the mannerisms of others, the movie is actually based on a non-comedy novel. This probably explains why the plot feels both overly complex (lots of scheming supporting characters) and a little patchy for a comedy, but with Melvin Frank and Norman Panama behind the script, the film is full of memorable dialogue, with Hope rolling off several witty retorts and comments. There is some swordplay for good measure too.
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Post by Traveller » April 16th, 2019, 5:40 pm

36. Brute Force (1947) - 8/10
37. The Big Clock (1948) - 6/10
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But at the bottom, the immanent philosopher sees in the entire universe only the deepest longing for absolute annihilation, and it is as if he clearly hears the call that permeates all spheres of heaven: Redemption! Redemption! Death to our life! and the comforting answer: you will all find annihilation and be redeemed!

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