Pink String and Sealing Wax (1946, UK, Hamer) – Mervyn Johns drives his kids away by being an asshole in the good old patriarchal tradition. He believes in sobriety, religion and respectable family life, but the kids want to hang out with loose women and do something in media and fall in love with someone outside their social class and all that. Watched it all.
Two Guys from Milwaukee (1946, USA, Butler) – Some fancy foreign prince befriends a New York taxi driver to see how the common people live. He’ll probably learn valuable life lessons. Watched: 12 minutes.
Cinderella Jones (1946, USA, Berkeley) – A man dies and leaves behind a will with amusing stipulations that must be fulfilled before the movie is over. Watched: 3 minutes.
The Captive Heart (1946, UK, Dearden) – British officers are taken prisoners, and spend the war reading about and dreaming of home. It’s not such a bad life. In fact, all things considered, I think they’re pretty lucky. Look at them, garden and everything! Watched it all.
London Town (1946, UK, Ruggles) – A British attempt at a big, expensive, technicolor musical, Hollywood-style. Watched: 2 minutes. The movie was a flop – that ought to teach them.
The Story of Menstruation (1946, USA) – This Disney animated short was made for health education classes and explains that menstruation is a normal part of life. It advises girls not to worry, but stay healthy – and stop slouching, (it looks bad). Wikipedia says this was the first movie ever to use the word “vagina”.