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1940s Challenge (Official, April 2019)

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Post by ororama » April 30th, 2019, 11:20 am

8. Ladies in Retirement (1941) * 92 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.
3. The Saint Takes Over (1940) * 69 min.
4. The Saint in Palm Springs (1941) * 66 min.
5. King of the Royal Mounted: Devil Doctor (1940) * 17 min.
King of the Royal Mounted: Sabotage (1940) * 17 min.
King of the Royal Mounted: False Ransom (1940) * 17 min.
King of the Royal Mounted: Death Tunes In (1940) * 17 min.
6. Du Barry Was a Lady (1943) * 101 min.
7. Inspirace (1949) * 11 min.
The Private Life of a Cat (1947) * 22 min.
Mouse Trouble (1944) 7 min.
Seeing Hands (1943) * 11 min.
Bah Wilderness (1943) * 7 min.
Contrathemis (1941) * 4 min.

*First time viewing.

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Post by peeptoad » April 30th, 2019, 11:49 am

26. Revenge of the Zombies (1943) 5
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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
17. Le corbeau (1943) The Raven 8
18. Phantom of the Opera (1943) 4
19. The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941) 7
20. The Red House (1947) 8
21. Black Narcissus (1947) 8
22. The Scarlet Claw (1944) 6
23. Inner Sanctum (1948) 7
24. Detour (1945) 8
25. Return of the Ape Man (1944) 4

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Post by blocho » April 30th, 2019, 2:52 pm

7. La Otra (1946)
This, along with some other Gavaldon (mostly known around here for Macario) movies, was on my to-see list for the past several years. And now MoMA in New York is running a Gavaldon series. I saw La Otra as well as En la Palma de Tu Mano as a double bill last Friday. Both were effective and very similar Mexnoirs. But La Otra was the better of the two, with a classic noir twin scenario (reminded me of Siodmak's The Dark Mirror) with Dolores del Rio playing both twins. Great stuff.

8. Moontide (1942)
Jean Gabin in his Hollywood interlude before he went back to Europe to fight with the Free French. This movie is basically poetic realism in an American setting, drawing strongly from Le Quai des Brumes. The story is a bit weak, but Gabin and the atmospherics are great (Claude Rains is also great in a supporting role). There's also a remarkable drunken montage that was apparently designed by Dali before being bowdlerized by the studio. Bowdlerized Dali is still pretty great. Available on youtube.

And that's it for me this month.

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Post by sol » April 30th, 2019, 3:55 pm

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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)
15. The Way of All Flesh (1940)
16. King of the Zombies (1941)
17. Louisiana Purchase (1941)
18. Louisiana Story (1948)
19. Spare a Copper (1940)
20. Blood and Sand (1941)
21. Madame Curie (1943)
22. Before I Hang (1940)
23. Voodoo Man (1944)
24. Saps at Sea (1940)
25. Great Guns (1941)
26. Jitterbugs (1943)
27. Margie (1946)
28. Macbeth (1948)
29. Moontide (1942)
30. Gaslight (1940)
31. The Lodger (1944)
32. Saludos Amigos (1942)
33. The Bullfighters (1945)
34. All-American Co-Ed (1941)
35. The Three Caballeros (1944)

36. The Body Disappears (1941)

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After the emotional wallop of Once Were Warriors, this was a pleasant way to conclude my April viewings. A fun invisibility comedy with zesty supporting turns from Edward Everett Horton and Willie Best, awesome practical special effects (especially for an invisible monkey) and lots of fun gags involving the neighbours thinking that EEH is insane and Best looking like he is travelling about in a self-driving car. The sci-fi nut in me wishes that the pseudoscience was better here (especially since his visibility keeps sporadically returning, both only when he is clothed) but this was fun while it lasted.

Same can be said about this Challenge. Thanks for hosting, 72a! And who would have thought that the 1940s Challenge would be the busiest this month?
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Post by India Istanbul » April 30th, 2019, 4:01 pm

44. The Man With Nine Lives (1940)
45. Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (1947)
46. Before I Hang (1940)
47. Strangler in the Swamp (1946)
48. Men of San quentin (1942)
49. Prison Mutiny (1943)

Total: 49 Points

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1. Double Indemnity (1944)
2. The Fuller Brush Man (1948)
3. The Corpse Vanishes (1942)
4. Bluebeard (1944)
5. The Amazing Mr. X (1948)
6. Blonde Ice (1948)
7. Shock (1946)
8. The Invisible Wall (1947)
9. The Guilty (1947)
10. Life With Father (1947)
11. Zombies on Broadway (1945)
12. Bowery at Midnight (1942)
13. Return of the Ape Man (1944)
14. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
15. Return of the Vampire (1943)
16. Son of Dracula (1943)
17. House of Dracula (1945)
18. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
19. Voodoo Man (1944)
20. The Hidden Hand (1942)
21. Shadow on the Stairs (1941)
22. Cat People (1942)
23. I Walked with a Zombie (1943)
24. The Leopard Man (1943)
25. The Seventh Victim (1943)
26. The Ghost Ship (1943)
27. The Curse of the Cat People (1944)
28. The Body Snatcher (1945)
29. Isle of the Dead (1945)
30. Bedlam (1946)
31. Decoy (1946)
32. Detour (1945
33. Charlie Chan in Rio (1941)
34. Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise (1940)
35. Charlie Chan and the Chinese Cat (1944)
36. Midnight Limited (1940)
37. Charlie Chan Dark Alibi (1946)
38. City Without Men (1943)
39. Charlie Chan in the Wax Museum (1940)
40. Girls in Chains (1943)
41. How Green Was My Valley (1941)
42. Doomed to Die (1940)
43. The Red House (1947)

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Post by OldAle1 » April 30th, 2019, 4:01 pm

blocho wrote:
April 30th, 2019, 2:52 pm
7. La Otra (1946)
This, along with some other Gavaldon (mostly known around here for Macario) movies, was on my to-see list for the past several years. And now MoMA in New York is running a Gavaldon series. I saw La Otra as well as En la Palma de Tu Mano as a double bill last Friday. Both were effective and very similar Mexnoirs. But La Otra was the better of the two, with a classic noir twin scenario (reminded me of Siodmak's The Dark Mirror) with Dolores del Rio playing both twins. Great stuff.
I saw that last year - would kill to see it in 35mm or at least in a better copy than what I saw. Probably the best Golden Age Mexican film I've seen so far that's not Buñuel and certainly deserving of a spot on anybody's noir-to-see lists. del Rio was a revelation, I don't think I've ever seen a performance half that good from her Hollywood career.

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Post by Tarris1 » April 30th, 2019, 4:29 pm

38. The Dark Mirror (1946) 7.5/10
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36-37. Kitty Kornered (1946) 7 min
Dough for the Do-Do (1949) 7 min
Le tempestaire (1947) 22 min
The Shooting of Dan McGoo (1945) 8 min
Señor Droopy (1949) 8 min
Northwest Hounded Police (1946) 7 min
The Barber of Seville (1944) 7 min
Tulips Shall Grow (1942) 7 min
Little Red Riding Rabbit (1944) 7 min
Puce Moment (1949) 6 min
Swinging the Lambeth Walk (1940) 4 min
Contrathemis (1941) 4 min
Dots (1940) 3 min
Dumb-Hounded (1943) 7 min
Who Killed Who? (1943) 8 min
Out-Foxed (1949) 8 min
= 120min

35. The Suspect (1944) 7/10
34. Sands of Iwo Jima (1949) 6/10
33. The Snake Pit (1948) 7/10
32. The Leopard Man (1943) 6/10
31. Too Late for Tears (1949) 8/10
30. A Foreign Affair (1948) 8/10
29. Soldaten og Jenny (1947) 7.5/10
28. Hollow Triumph (1948) 7/10
27. Yoidore Tenshi (1948) 7/10
26. The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) 7/10
25. Phantom Lady (1944) 7/10
24. Gaslight (1940) 7/10
23. Riso Amaro (1949) 7/10
22. The Stranger (1946) 8.5/10
21. Kanzashi (1941) 7/10
20. The Uninvited (1944) 7.5/10
19. Kiss of Death (1947) 7/10
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
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
And that's it for me this month. One of my best challenge performances so far (if not the best)

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Post by Traveller » April 30th, 2019, 5:02 pm

Personal statistics for this month’s challenge as I won’t fit in another film. Thanks for hosting, 72.

Total number of films: 67
Average runtime: 97min
Average rating: 6,28/10
Best Film: Le Corbeau
Worst Film: Going My Way
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Post by blocho » April 30th, 2019, 5:26 pm

OldAle1 wrote:
April 30th, 2019, 4:01 pm
blocho wrote:
April 30th, 2019, 2:52 pm
7. La Otra (1946)
This, along with some other Gavaldon (mostly known around here for Macario) movies, was on my to-see list for the past several years. And now MoMA in New York is running a Gavaldon series. I saw La Otra as well as En la Palma de Tu Mano as a double bill last Friday. Both were effective and very similar Mexnoirs. But La Otra was the better of the two, with a classic noir twin scenario (reminded me of Siodmak's The Dark Mirror) with Dolores del Rio playing both twins. Great stuff.
I saw that last year - would kill to see it in 35mm or at least in a better copy than what I saw. Probably the best Golden Age Mexican film I've seen so far that's not Buñuel and certainly deserving of a spot on anybody's noir-to-see lists. del Rio was a revelation, I don't think I've ever seen a performance half that good from her Hollywood career.
MoMA had a totally pristine copy that was beautiful to watch. And yes, del Rio was magnificent. I added it to my 500<400 list.

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Post by peeptoad » April 30th, 2019, 5:55 pm

27. Man Made Monster (1941) 5
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*rewatch
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
17. Le corbeau (1943) The Raven 8
18. Phantom of the Opera (1943) 4
19. The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941) 7
20. The Red House (1947) 8
21. Black Narcissus (1947) 8
22. The Scarlet Claw (1944) 6
23. Inner Sanctum (1948) 7
24. Detour (1945) 8
25. Return of the Ape Man (1944) 4
26. Revenge of the Zombies (1943) 5
That's it for me this month. Thanks for hosting, 72 :cheers:
my top FTVs in order-
The Red House (1947) 8
Le corbeau (1943) The Raven 8
Black Narcissus (1947) 8
Detour (1945) 8

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Post by jeroeno » April 30th, 2019, 6:42 pm

My final two for the month:
42. Humoresque (1946)
43. Thunder Rock (1942)

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » April 30th, 2019, 7:14 pm

jdidaco wrote:
April 30th, 2019, 2:28 am
From Agfacolor ('Die Frau meiner Träume') to Trucolor ('Hellfire'), wrapping up the 40s in a colorful, scintillating fashion,

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53. Syncopation (William Dieterle, 1942) 8.5/10
54. Träumerei (Dreaming, Harald Braun, 1944) 8/10
55. Die Frau meiner Träume (The Woman of My Dreams, Georg Jacoby, 1944) 7.5/10
56. Renegades (George Sherman, 1946) 7.5/10
57. Thunderhoof (Phil Karlson, 1948) 9/10
58. Hellfire (R.G. Springsteen, 1949) 8.5/10

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A collection of shorts,

59-60. Le tonnelier (Georges Rouquier, 1942) 7.5/10 (23 min), Kokoda Front Line! (Ken G. Hall, 1942) 5/10 (9 min), The Silent Village (Humphrey Jennings, 1943) 9/10 (36 min), Indonesia Calling (Joris Ivens, 1946) 7.5/10 (23 min), La rose et le réséda (André Michel, 1947) 9/10 (8 min), Give Us the Earth! (Gunther von Fritsch, 1947) 7/10 (21 min) (Total: 120 min)

That's it for me! Thanks again for hosting, 72.

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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
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
41. 40,000 Horsemen (Charles Chauvel, 1940) 7.5/10
42. Komödianten (The Comedians, Georg Wilhelm Pabst, 1941) 9/10
43. Uta onna oboegaki (Notes of an Itinerant Performer, Hiroshi Shimizu, 1941) 8.5/10
44. Lågor i dunklet (Flames in the Dark, Hasse Ekman, 1942) 7.5/10
45. Voyage sans espoir (Voyage Without Hope, Christian-Jaque, 1943) 9/10
46. Escape in the Fog (Budd Boetticher, 1945) 7.5/10
47. Soldaten og Jenny (Jenny and the Soldier, Johan Jacobsen, 1947) 9.5/10
48. Moss Rose (Gregory Ratoff, 1947) 8/10
49. I, Jane Doe (John H. Auer, 1948) 9/10
50. Omokage (Vestige, Heinosuke Gosho, 1948) 9.5/10
51-52. Verbena (Edgar Neville, 1941) 7.5/10 (33 min), Yunyi Frits (The Young Fritz, Grigoriy Kozintsev & Leonid Trauberg, 1943) 6.5/10 (25 min), Do Not Disturb (László Moholy-Nagy, 1945) 9.5/10 (19 min), Midvinterblot (The Sacrifice, Gösta Werner, 1946) 9.5/10 (12 min), Hello Out There (James Whale, 1949) 7/10 (31 min) (Total: 120 min)
Looks like you're chompin' a the bit for the western challenge, jd! The color in both your screenshots is amazing. :cheers:

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Post by shugs » April 30th, 2019, 8:26 pm

15. Phantom Lady (Robert Siodmak, 1944) - 8.5/10

That's it for me. Thanks for hosting, 72a! :cheers:
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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
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
12. The Little Foxes (William Wyler, 1941) - 10/10
13. Panique (Julien Duvivier, 1946) - 8/10
14. Murder, My Sweet (Edward Dmytryk, 1944) - 8/10

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » April 30th, 2019, 8:56 pm

72. The Invisible Man’s Revenge (1944 / Ford Beebe) 7/10
73. The Devil Commands (1941 / Edward Dmytryk) FTV 8/10
74. The Climax (1944 / George Waggner) FTV 6/10
75. The Corpse Vanishes (1942 / Wallace Ford) 8/10
76. She-Wolf of London (1946 / Jean Yarbrough) 7/10
77. You’ll Find Out (1940 / David Butler) FTV 6/10
78. Sensations of 1945 (1944 / Andrew Stone) FTV 8/10

79-80, a-g. Shorts {122 min. total}
x. You Nazty Spy! (1940 / Jules White) FTV 8+/10 {18 min.}
b. Rockin’ Thru the Rockies (1940 / Jules White) 7/10 {17 min.}
c. A Plumbing We Will Go (1940 / Del Lord) 8+/10 {18 min.}
d. Nutty But Nice (1940 / Jules White) 7+/10 {18 min.}
e. How High is Up? (1940 / Del Lord) FTV 7/10 {17 min.}
f. From Nurse to Worse (1940 / Jules White) 8/10 {17 min.}
g. No Census, No Feeling (1940 / Del Lord) FTV 7/10 {17 min.}

And that nice round 80 (Double Forty!) is plenty for me. Thanks for hosting, 72! :cheers:

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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
28. Captain from Castille (1947 / Henry King) FTV 7+/10
29. Prince of Foxes (1949 / Henry King) FTV 7+/10
30. Dr. Cyclops (1940 / Ernest B. Schoedsack) FTV 6+/10
31-39, a-b. Serials {542 min. total}
a. Batman and Robin (1949 / Spencer Gordon Bennet) FTV 6+/10 {264 min.}
b. Holt of the Secret Service (1941 / James W. Horne) FTV 7/10 {278 min.}
40. Topper Returns (1941 / Roy Del Ruth) FTV 7/10
41. Chasing Trouble (1940 / Howard Bretherton) FTV 6/10
42. The Smiling Ghost (1941 / Lewis Seilor) FTV 6/10
43. Revenge of the Zombies (1943 / Steve Sekely) 6/10
44. The Hidden Hand (1942 / Ben Stoloff) FTV 7/10
45. The Ape Man (1943 / William Beaudine) 7/10
46. King of the Zombies (1941 / Jean Yarbrough) 6+/10
47. The Mummy’s Hand (1940 / Christy Cabanne) 7/10
48. The Mummy’s Tomb (1942 / Harold Young) 5+/10
49. The Mummy’s Ghost (1944 / Reginald Le Borg) 5+/10
50. Desperate Journey (1942 / Raoul Walsh) FTV 8+/10
51. The Invisible Man Returns (1940 / Joe May) 7/10
52. Return of the Ape Man (1944 / Phil Rosen) FTV 6+/10
53. The Mummy’s Curse (1944 / Leslie Goodwins) 6+/10
54. Edge of Darkness (1943 / Lewis Milestone) FTV 9/10
55. Northern Pursuit (1943 / Raoul Walsh) FTV 8/10
56. The Invisible Woman (1940 / A. Edward Sutherland) 7+/10
57. Uncertain Glory (1944 / Raoul Walsh) FTV 8+/10
58. Hollywood Canteen (1944 / Delmer Daves) FTV 8+/10
59. Zombies on Broadway (1945 / Gordon Douglas) FTV 7/10
60. Voodoo Man (1944 / William Beaudine) FTV 7/10
61. The Return of the Vampire (1943 / Lew Landers) FTV 7+/10
62. The Ape (1940 / William Nigh) 7+/10
63. The Monster Maker (1944 / Sam Newfield) 6+/10
64. Freckles Comes Home (1942 / Jean Yarbrough) FTV 5/10
65. Black Friday (1940 / Arthur Lubin) FTV 8/10
66. Before I Hang (1940 / Nick Grinde) FTV 7+/10
67. The Flying Serpent (1946 / Sam Newfield) 6/10
68. Invisible Agent (1942 / Edwin L. Marin) 7/10
69. The Man With Nine Lives (1940 / Nick Grinde) FTV 7+/10
70. The Boogie Man Will Get You (1942 / Lew Landers) FTV 7/10
71. Girls in Chains (1943 / Edgar G. Ulmer) FTV 6/10

72. The Invisible Man’s Revenge (1944 / Ford Beebe) 7/10
73. The Devil Commands (1941 / Edward Dmytryk) FTV 8/10
74. The Climax (1944 / George Waggner) FTV 6/10
75. The Corpse Vanishes (1942 / Wallace Ford) 8/10
76. She-Wolf of London (1946 / Jean Yarbrough) 7/10
77. You’ll Find Out (1940 / David Butler) FTV 6/10
78. Sensations of 1945 (1944 / Andrew Stone) FTV 8/10

79-80, a-g. Shorts {122 min. total}
x. You Nazty Spy! (1940 / Jules White) FTV 8+/10 {18 min.}
b. Rockin’ Thru the Rockies (1940 / Jules White) 7/10 {17 min.}
c. A Plumbing We Will Go (1940 / Del Lord) 8+/10 {18 min.}
d. Nutty But Nice (1940 / Jules White) 7+/10 {18 min.}
e. How High is Up? (1940 / Del Lord) FTV 7/10 {17 min.}
f. From Nurse to Worse (1940 / Jules White) 8/10 {17 min.}
g. No Census, No Feeling (1940 / Del Lord) FTV 7/10 {17 min.}



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Post by PUNQ » April 30th, 2019, 9:20 pm

Great start, lousy finish. I barely watched any movies the past 2 weeks. but I did catch these which might give me a undeserved edge in the competition portion of this challenge.


81. 3 Cheers for the Irish (1940, Lloyd Bacon) - 5/10
--- Tribute to the American-Irish spirit of street cops and hatred for the Scottish. Can't say it's a very original, or for that matter, a good story, but Thomas Mitchell dominates it and makes it good. A cheerful cheer to the stereotypical Irish!


82. The Keys of the Kingdom (1944, John M. Stahl) - 6/10
--- In this long religious themed movie, Gregory Peck proves himself an immediate God of the screen. Truly pleasant experience without becoming a true believer of the story.


83a. Film Exercises 2-3 (1944, John Whitney Sr. & James Whitney) - 2min
83b. Film Exercise 4 (1944, James Whitney) - 7min
83c. Main Street Today (1944, Edward L. Cahn) - 20min
83d. Skip to My Lou (1941, Minoco Productions Inc) - 3min
83e. The Shining Future (1944, LeRoy Prinz) - 20min
83f. Witch's Cradle (1944, Maya Deren) - 11min




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1. Forever and a Day (1943, 7 directors) - 6/10
2. The Powers Girl (1943, Norman Z. McLeod) - 5/10
3. Flight for Freedom (1943, Lothar Mendes) - 5/10
4. Shadow of a Doubt (1943, Alfred Hitchcock) - 7/10
5. The Hard Way (1943, Vincent Sherman) - 6/10
6. The Gang's All Here (1943, Busby Berkeley) - 6/10
7. Tender Comrade (1943, Edward Dmytryk) - 5/10
8. I Dood It (1943, Vincente Minnelli) - 7/10
9. Girl Crazy (1943, Norman Taurog & Busby Berkeley) - 6/10
10. Hello Frisco, Hello (1943, H. Bruce Humberstone) - 5/10
11. Johnny Come Lately (1943, William K. Howard) - 7/10
12. Slightly Dangerous (1943, Wesley Ruggles) - 5/10
13. The Dark Tower (1943, John Harlow) - 4/10
14. Criminal Investigator (1942, Jean Yarbrough) - 3/10
15. Hi, Buddy (1943, Harold Young) - 4/10
16. The Fallen Sparrow (1943, Richard Wallace) - 6/10
17. Lassie Come Home (1943, Fred M. Wilcox) - 7/10
18. It Ain't Hay (1943, Erle C. Kenton) - 6/10
19-22. The Desert Hawk (1944, B. Reeves Eason) - 4/10
23. The Sky's the Limit (I) (1943, Edward H. Griffith) - 5/10
24. Flesh and Fantasy (1943, Julien Duvivier) - 7/10
25. Holy Matrimony (1943, John M. Stahl) - 7/10
26. Lost Angel (1943, Roy Rowland) - 6/10
27. The Moon Is Down (1943, Irving Pichel) - 6/10
28. Girls in Chains (1943, Edgar G. Ulmer) - 3/10
29. Government Girl (1943, Dudley Nichols) - 4/10
30. The Chance of a Lifetime (1943, William Castle) - 4/10
31. Blichers Jylland (1944, Gunnar Robert Hansen), De danske sydhavsøer (1944, Astrid Henning-Jensen & Bjarne Henning-Jensen), Den danske folkehøjskole (1944, Sven Methling), Nyborg kalder (1944, Svend Methling)
32. Development of the Rabbit (1944, Mary Field), Who's Who in Animal Land (1944, Lou Lilly), Atlantic Trawler (1944, Frank Sainsbury)
33. Crofters (1944, Ralph Keene), Triple Trouble (1944, Harry D'Arcy), Framing Father (1942, Charles E. Roberts), Beyond the Blue Horizon (1944, USA), Caravan (II) (1944, USA)
34. Aqua-Maids (1944, Harry Foster), A Pee-kool-yar Sit-chee-ay-shun (1944, Sid Marcus), Arctic Hunters (1944, Laura Boulton), Eskimo Summer (1944, Laura Boulton), Land for Pioneers (1944, James Beveridge & Margaret Perry), Hey Lawdy Mama (1944, Josef Berne)
35. As the Fly Flies (1944, Howard Swift), Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (1944, LeRoy Prinz), Boogie-Woogie Dream (1944, Hans Burger), Dance Revels (1944, William Forest Crouch), Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me (1944, Storyville Films), Die goldene Gans [The Golden Goose] (1944, Lotte Reiniger), Juke Box Saturday Night (1944, Ben K. Blake), Lazy River (1944, RCM Productions), Kehoe's Marimba Band (1944, Ben K. Blake)
36. Git Along Little Pony (1944, Warren Murray), North East Corner (1944, John Eldridge), The Modern Coal-Burning Steam Locomotive (1944, Norfolk and Western Railway), Telefon [The Telephone] (1944, Mikhail Tsekhanovskiy)
37. Eine Stunde [One Hour] (1940, Peter Pewas), For Years to Come (1944, Rodney B. Radford), Groovie Movie (1944, Will Jason), Jammin' the Blues (1944, Gjon Mili), Los reyes magos de Pituco (1944, Jaime Baguñá Gili)
38. Doctor, Feel My Pulse (1944, Jules White), New Builders (1944, Kay Mander), Feather Your Nest (1944, Hal Yates), Take Me Back to Tulsa (1944, Josef Berne), Playmates (1944, USA)
39. Girls! Girls! Girls! (1944, Harry D'Arcy), He Forgot to Remember (1944, Hal Yates), Hymn of the Nations (1944, Alexander Hammid), Sinitsa (1944, Aleksandr Vasilyevich Ivanov & Mstislav Pashchenko), Springtime in an English Village (1944, Colonial Film Unit)
40. Open Season for Saps (1944, Jules White), Pick a Peck of Plumbers (1944, Jules White), Once Over Lightly (1944, James Bloodworth), Magic Strength (1944, Bob Wickersham)
41. Musical Instruments of India (1944, Modhu Bose), Penicillin (1944, Kay Mander & Alexander Shaw), Return from Nowhere (1944, Paul Burnford), Say Uncle (1944, Ben Holmes), The Dream Kids (1944, Bob Wickersham), The Herring Murder Mystery (1944, Dun Roman)
42. Why Daddy? (1944, Will Jason), Safety Sleuth (1944, Will Jason), Power Lines (1944, James E. Rogers), The Town (1944, Josef von Sternberg), The Snow Man in July (1944, USA), The Amazon Awakens (1944, Walt Disney Studios)
43. She Snoops to Conquer (1944, Jules White), X Marks the Spot (1944, Warren Murray), Radio Rampage (1944, Charles E. Roberts), My Heart Tells Me (1944, USA), Stop That Dancin' Up There (1944, Josef Berne)
44. Swing Shift Maisie (1943, Norman Z. McLeod) - 5/10
45. Lady of Burlesque (1943, William A. Wellman) - 6/10
46. The Lamp Still Burns (1943, Maurice Elvey) - 5/10
47. The Peterville Diamond (1943, Walter Forde) - 4/10
48. The Crystal Ball (1943, Elliott Nugent) - 4/10
49. The Youngest Profession (1943, Edward Buzzell) - 5/10
50. Jitterbugs (1943, Malcolm St. Clair) - 5/10
51. Hit the Ice (1943, Charles Lamont & Erle C. Kenton) - 6/10
52. Sweet Rosie O'Grady (1943, Irving Cummings) - 6/10
53. Happy Go Lucky (1943, Curtis Bernhardt) - 5/10
54. Isle of Forgotten Sins (1943, Edgar G. Ulmer) - 3/10
55. Let's Face It (1943, Sidney Lanfield) - 5/10
56. The Butler's Dilemma (1943, Leslie S. Hiscott) - 3/10
57. Swing Fever (1943, Tim Whelan) - 5/10
58. Gildersleeve's Bad Day (1943, Gordon Douglas) - 6/10
59. Gildersleeve on Broadway (1943, Gordon Douglas) - 5/10
60. Gildersleeve's Ghost (1944, Gordon Douglas) - 4/10
61. Phantom Lady (1944, Robert Siodmak) - 6/10
62. Mr. Skeffington (1944, Vincent Sherman) - 8/10
63. Ministry of Fear (1944, Fritz Lang) - 7/10
64. Kashchey bessmertnyy [Kashchei the Immortal] (1945, Aleksandr Rou) - 5/10
65. Music for Millions (1944, Henry Koster) - 7/10
66. The Uninvited (1944, Lewis Allen) - 7/10
67. This Happy Breed (1944, David Lean) - 6/10
68. The Lady and the Monster (1944, George Sherman) - 5/10
69. The Mask of Diijon (1946, Lew Landers) - 4/10
70. Laura (1944, Otto Preminger) - 8/10
71. Bathing Beauty (1944, George Sidney) - 7/10
72. Hets [Torment] (1944, Alf Sjöberg) - 7/10
73. Gaslight (1944, George Cukor) - 9/10
74. National Velvet (1944, Clarence Brown) - 7/10
75. Double Indemnity (1944, Billy Wilder) - 9/10
76. Der verzauberte Tag [The Enchanted Day] (1944, Peter Pewas) - 6/10
77. Die Frau meiner Träume [Woman of my Dreams] (1944, Georg Jacoby) - 6/10
78. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944, Vincente Minnelli) - 7/10
79. Summer Storm (1944, Douglas Sirk) - 5/10
80. Flying with Music (1942, George Archainbaud) - 3/10
81. 3 Cheers for the Irish (1940, Lloyd Bacon) - 5/10
82. The Keys of the Kingdom (1944, John M. Stahl) - 6/10
83. Film Exercises 2-3 (1944, John Whitney Sr. & James Whitney); Film Exercise 4 (1944, James Whitney); Main Street Today (1944, Edward L. Cahn); Skip to My Lou (1941, Minoco Productions Inc); The Shining Future (1944, LeRoy Prinz); Witch's Cradle (1944, Maya Deren)

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » May 1st, 2019, 2:33 am

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43. 'The Case of the Frightened Lady' / 1940, George King / 6 or 6.5/10
44. 'Meet John Doe' / 1941, Frank Capra / 9 or 9.5/10
45. 'Mañana me suicido' / 'Tomorrow I'll Kill Myself' / 1942, Carlos Schlieper / 7/10
46. 'Rhythm Serenade' / 1943, Gordon Wellesley / 5/10
47. 'Bell-Bottom George' / 1944, Marcel Varnel / 7/10
48. 'For Those in Peril' / 1944, Charles Crichton / 6/10
49. 'Behind Green Lights' / 1946, Otto Brower / 7.5 or 8/10
50. 'Till the Clouds Roll By' / 1946, Richard Whorf, Vincente Minnelli, George Sidney / 7.5 or 8/10

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That's all, folks!

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Post by nimimerkillinen » May 1st, 2019, 2:52 am

nimimerkillinen wrote:
April 7th, 2019, 4:01 am
1. The Set-Up (1949) light fave
2. Riso amaro (1949) - light fave - some great cinematography
The Gang's All Here (1943) an ordeal acting and plotwise but some choreography, cinematography, dancing moments were kind of interesting

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Post by maxwelldeux » May 1st, 2019, 4:39 am

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)
8. Black Narcissus (1947)
9. Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
10. The Palm Beach Story (1942)
11. Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)
12. Now, Voyager (1942)

Thanks for hosting, 72a!

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Post by sheikofhyrule » May 1st, 2019, 4:54 am

Once again, I should have gotten more done to clear out my TiVo, but oh well.

06.) Too Many Husbands (1940) 5/10 The basic premise of a woman having two husbands due to the supposed death of one, got really old really fast.
07.) Kitty (1945) 7/10 A version of Pygmalion that did seem to work, but not as much as other versions.
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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)
06.) Too Many Husbands (1940)
07.) Kitty (1945)

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Post by jdidaco » May 1st, 2019, 5:00 am

psychotronicbeatnik wrote:Looks like you're chompin' a the bit for the western challenge, jd! The color in both your screenshots is amazing. :cheers:
beatnik!!! Yes, the colors were stunning, Agfacolor we all know how radiant it can be, but Republic's Trucolor was a revelation, the most gorgeous oranges and greens you'll ever see. They made several westerns with the process, and 'Hellfire' must count as one of the best, with Wild Bill Elliott preaching the Good Word and Marie Windsor in drag!

I wanted to end all three challenges with westerns (Karlson's 'Thunderhoof', a minimalist, allegorical horse film, another highlight), as, sadly, I won't be watching all the westerns I want to this month (my focus will be Cannes).

I enjoyed going through your 40s viewings (some of the horror flavored, especially the William Beaudine ones, have been on my watchlist for ages), and you inspired me to do a Mantan Moreland mini-fest as soon as I can! :cheers:

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Post by albajos » May 1st, 2019, 9:36 am

I ran out of movies a week ago, so I'll just thank you for hosting 72allinncallme!

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Post by ororama » May 1st, 2019, 11:25 am

9. King of the Royal Mounted: Satan's Cauldron (1940) * 17 min.
King of the Royal Mounted: Espionage (1940) * 17 min.
King of the Royal Mounted: Blazing Guns (1940) * 17 min.
King of the Royal Mounted: Master Spy (1940) * 17 min.
King of the Royal Mounted: Code of the Mounted (1940) * 17 min.
NBC Valentine Greeting (1940) * 2 min.
Meditation on Violence (1949) * 12 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.
3. The Saint Takes Over (1940) * 69 min.
4. The Saint in Palm Springs (1941) * 66 min.
5. King of the Royal Mounted: Devil Doctor (1940) * 17 min.
King of the Royal Mounted: Sabotage (1940) * 17 min.
King of the Royal Mounted: False Ransom (1940) * 17 min.
King of the Royal Mounted: Death Tunes In (1940) * 17 min.
6. Du Barry Was a Lady (1943) * 101 min.
7. Inspirace (1949) * 11 min.
The Private Life of a Cat (1947) * 22 min.
Mouse Trouble (1944) 7 min.
Seeing Hands (1943) * 11 min.
Bah Wilderness (1943) * 7 min.
Contrathemis (1941) * 4 min.
8. Ladies in Retirement (1941) * 92 min.

*First time viewing.

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Post by OldAle1 » May 1st, 2019, 2:05 pm

A Peaceful DecadeShow
1. 40,000 Horsemen (Charles Chauvel, 1940)
2. The Gang's All Here (Busby Berkely, 1943)
3. None Shall Escape (André De Toth, 1944)
4. Panique (Julien Duvivier, 1946)
5. La nuit fantastique / Fantastic Night (Marcel L'Herbier, 1942)
6. Easter Parade (Charles Walters, 1948) (re-watch)
7. Anjô-ke no butôkai / The Ball at the Anjo House (Kôzaburô Yoshimura, 1947)
8. L'assassin habite... au 21 / The Murderer Lives at Number 21 (Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1942)
9. Enemy Agent (Lew Landers, 1940)
10. The Captive Heart (Basil Dearden, 1946)

World War II POW film from the still underrated Dearden that almost manages to be something really special, but is undone by a few questionable choices in screenplay and direction I think. The biggest problem, which runs throughout the film, is a fractured focus on too many characters. While all the acting is solid, much of it first-rate, and the characters aren't uninteresting, it's the central drama/romance about Michael Redgrave's character - a non-Brit who has taken the identity of a dead British officer while on the run, only to end up in a POW camp and having to fake a life that isn't his - and the wife of the man he's impersonating back home (played by Redgrave's real-life spouse Rachel Kempson) that is really interesting and fresh; when we move away from these characters we are in more prosaic and familiar and less engaging territory. The Redgrave-Kempson relationship offers really poignancy and brings up all kinds of elements of guilt and identity in ways that are rather interesting;
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and it is unfortunate that their meeting near the end is spoiled by an overbearing use of music, which really undercuts the poignancy and power of this sequence
. Still well worth seeing but I had some hopes for greatness early on which did not see fulfillment.

11. China Girl (Henry Hathaway, 1942)

This piece of romantic exotica - in the Casablanca vein only with more action and less romance - gives us George Montgomery, a sort of Gable-esque actor who should have become a bigger star - caught between two women, Gene Tierney and Lynn Bari, Japanese plots, his own greed and disinterest in politics or nationalism, etc, in war-torn China just before the outbreak of war between the US and Japan. I'd imagine it gets a lot of flack for having Tierney play a Chinese woman, but this is one case where the whitewashing isn't really as huge a dealbreaker as it might be, we're only told that she's the daughter of a Chinese teacher and we can presume that she's adopted or half-white (we never know anything about her mother) if we want to. The more serious problem is the massive shift in tone in the last 20 minutes or so from relatively lighthearted adventure to serious and tragic wartime propaganda - though there are hints of that direction in the first 5 minutes, most of the film does in fact play like a less complicated, more macho Casablanca. Still worth seeing IMO, and I also have to mention the presence of Victor McLaglen, and of the wonderful use of L.A. landmark the Bradbury Building as the hotel where much of the action is set. This is one of the earliest if not the earliest usages of this architectural treasure in film and it somehow totally fits.

12. Remorques / Stormy Waters (Jean Grémillon, 1941)

My first Grémillon film, I think, a film made (or at least released) during the Occupation but with no reference to it. Jean Gabin is a tugboat captain, I guess on the North Sea though it wasn't entirely clear to this person who doesn't really know his French geography, with a sick wife (Madeleine Renaud, probably giving the best performance in the film) who won't tell him how sick she is, and a potential new romance in the form of a younger woman (Michèle Morgan) who he rescues along with her asshole husband and his crew. Obvious models aside the sea rescue scenes were well done and it's an engaging piece overall but I felt like the central love triangle didn't amount to so much overall; this is I think my first Grémillon film also and there are some stylistic oddities and editing choices that I found strange and a little off. In any case I'm sure I'll see more, and the scenes between Gabin and Renaud do stand out as more realistic and believable - more "modern"? - than a lot of husband-wife dialogues from this period.

Thassall4me...thanks for hosting, 72!

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Post by Lonewolf2003 » May 1st, 2019, 8:41 pm

38. The Song of Bernadette (1943): 7.5
39. Leave Her to Heaven (1945): 7.5
40. The Set-Up (1949) (rewatch): 9.0 > 8.5 - a blend of boxing and noir with a very simple story, but very well done. This movie is highly rewatchable, because half the charm comes from the locker room banter before the fight and the crowds reactions during the fight.
41. Gaslight (1944): 7.8 - Bergman is very convincing as a insecure woman doubting herself when being... well gaslighted, kind of a pity Boyer isn't as great, than the whole movie would been even better.
42. A Canterbury Tale (1944): 7.5
43. 'I Know Where I'm Going!' (1945): 7.8
44. Nora inu (Stray Dog) (1949) (rewatch): 9.0 > 8.5 - Kurosawa goes neorealistic, using a simple plot about a detective hunting down his stolen gun to show how the hard life in post-war Tokyo lead some to crime.
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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
19. My Name Is Julia Ross (1945): 7.0
20. So Dark the Night (1946): 7.2
21. The Dark Mirror (1946): 7.5
22. Magnificent Doll (1946): 6.5
23. Panique (1946): 8.0 -
24. Kris [Crisis](1946): 7.8
25. Skepp till India land [A Ship to India] (1947): 6.8
26. Secret Beyond the Door... (1947): 6.8
27. Kiss of Death (1947): 7.5
28. Ride the Pink Horse (1947): 8.0
29. Brighton Rock (1947): 7.2
30. L'amore (1948): 7.2 -
31. Moonrise (1948): 8.0
32. Hamnstad [Port of Call] (1948): 6.0
33. Törst [Thirst] (1949): 6.2
34. Twelve O'Clock High (1949): 6.8
35. Whisky Galore! (1949): 7.0
36. Riso amaro (1949): 8.2
37. A Letter to Three Wives (1949): 7.8

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » May 1st, 2019, 8:46 pm

jdidaco wrote:
May 1st, 2019, 5:00 am
psychotronicbeatnik wrote:Looks like you're chompin' a the bit for the western challenge, jd! The color in both your screenshots is amazing. :cheers:
beatnik!!! Yes, the colors were stunning, Agfacolor we all know how radiant it can be, but Republic's Trucolor was a revelation, the most gorgeous oranges and greens you'll ever see. They made several westerns with the process, and 'Hellfire' must count as one of the best, with Wild Bill Elliott preaching the Good Word and Marie Windsor in drag!

I wanted to end all three challenges with westerns (Karlson's 'Thunderhoof', a minimalist, allegorical horse film, another highlight), as, sadly, I won't be watching all the westerns I want to this month (my focus will be Cannes).

I enjoyed going through your 40s viewings (some of the horror flavored, especially the William Beaudine ones, have been on my watchlist for ages), and you inspired me to do a Mantan Moreland mini-fest as soon as I can! :cheers:
I'm sorry you wont be focused more on the westerns, jd, as I recall gleaning several good recs from your watches in the previous western challenges. Hellfire sounds (and looks) extraordinary - I will have to seek it out if I can. I also enjoy Phil Karlson's films quite a bit so Thunderhoof is a must. Enjoy the Cannes Challenge - I've narrowed my focus to one or two challenges each month so I will not be posting there. :cheers:

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Post by sebby » May 1st, 2019, 10:30 pm

15 the heiress 1949 6/10
16 woman of the year 1942 3/10
17 murder my sweet 1944 6/10

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01 Quai des Orfèvres 1947 5/10
02 my darling clemtine 1946 4.5/10
03 brighton rock 1948 5/10
04 on the town 1949 4/10
05 meet me in st louis 1944 3/10
06 the thief of baghdad 1940 3.5/10
07 the ghost and mrs muir 1947 4/10
08 duel in the sun 1946 4/10
09 stormy weather 1943 6/10
10 adam's rib 1949 6/10
11 ivan the terrible part 1 1944 5/10
12 this gun for hire 1942 5/10
13 whisky galore 1949 2/10
14 the more the merrier 1943 6/10
15 the heiress 1949 6/10
16 woman of the year 1942 3/10
17 murder my sweet 1944 6/10

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » May 2nd, 2019, 12:20 am

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51. 'Arizona' / 1940, Wesley Ruggles / 8/10
52. 'Balkezes angyal' / 'Awkward Angel' / 1941, Ákos Ráthonyi / 7/10
53. 'Bob's Your Uncle' / 1942, Oswald Mitchell / 4.5 or 5/10
54. 'Emberek a havason' / 'People of the Mountains' / 1942, István Szöts / 9/10
55. 'Much Too Shy' / 1942, Marcel Varnel / 8.5 or 9/10
56. 'Distinto amanecer' / 'Another Dawn' / 1943, Julio Bracho / 9/10
57. 'Blonde Ice' / 1948, Jack Bernhard / 7 or 7.5/10
58. 'Raw Deal' / 1948, Anthony Mann / 8 or 8.5/10
59. 'Sons of Matthew' / 1949, Charles Chauvel / 7.5 or 8/10

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Thanks for hosting, 72. I enjoyed the challenge a lot!

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That's all, folks!

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Post by 72aicm » May 3rd, 2019, 11:42 am

So it’s May all over the world, right? And then some... Time to close this challenge. 838 points were earned which gives and average of 22.6 points per participant.

Top eleven:
01. PUNQ 83
02. psychotronicbeatnik 80
03. Traveller 67
04. jdidaco 60
05. RogerTheMovieManiac88 59
06. India Istanbul 49
07. Lonewolf2003 44
08. jeroeno 43
09. Tarris1 38
10. albajos 36
10. sol 36

Congratulations to PUNQ with his second win in two months! Thanks to the 37 players for participating. The full list is in the OP.

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