40′s movies marathon – part 63

The Men Who Tread on the Tiger’s Tail (1945, Japan, Kurosawa) – A group of soldiers who have lost favor with the government try to trick their way past a guard post.  The message is that it’s better to talk your way out of problems than to die gloriously in a futile battle, which sounds like an allegory about defeated Japan.  Watched it all, but they could have done without Jar-Jar.

Pardon My Past (1945, USA, Fenton) – Fresh home from the war, a man stumbles into the old “happens to look like a famous criminal” plot.  Watched: 6 minutes.

Thunderhead, Son of Flicka (1945, USA, King) – Horses are smart and cute and the best thing in the whole world.  Watched: 5 minutes.

A Royal Scandal (1945, USA, Perminger) – Intrigue at the court of Katherine II of Russia.  The lines are almost worthy of the Marx Brothers.  Watched it all.

Bewitched (1945, USA, Oboler) – A girl has two personalities, and the evil one is struggling to gain control over her.  Corny, but moderately scary.  There have been almost no frightening movies in this marathon so far, not even the so-called “horror” movies.  I wonder why.  Is is the same reason why the comedians aren’t funny?  Watched: 14 minutes.

Circumstantial Evidence (1945, USA, Larkin) – This movie was made to warn us against the dangers of circumstantial evidence.  It says so in a long text at the beginning.  Watched: 2 minutes.

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