Monday, March 2, 2009

30's movies marathon - part 20

Stage Door (1937, USA) - Loud comedy about a boardhouse for girls who want to make it in the theatre. I especially like the scenes where Ginger Rogers and Katharine Hepburn are sniping at each other. (Now why is is that the few 30's movies I've seen that are Bechdel compliant are about actresses?) Watched it all.

Festliches Nürnberg (1937, Germany) - Having finally freed itself from Jewish oppression, the German people celebrates with a spontaneous outburst of goosestepping. You know, sometimes I feel sorry for the regular German people I see in these movies. Other times I feel they got just what they deserved.

Marked Woman (1937, USA) - This gangster movie taught me a new word: clip joint, a shady club that scams its customers. Watched: 23 minutes.

Paradise Isle (1937, USA) - An American washes ashore a South Sea island where the white men (including himself) are arrogant jerks, and the natives are happy, subservient and child-like. Watched: 15 minutes.

Pensionat Paradiset (1937, Sweden) - Light summer vacation farce. Watched: 18 minutes.

Kid Galahad (1937, USA) - Just some lousy boxing movie. Watched: 6 minutes.

Nothing Sacred (1937, USA) - I love what this satire about a fake victim of radiation poisoning who becomes the darling of the New York press is trying to do: It's full of odd jokes and black humor. That doesn't save it from being, at times, kind of bad, but I refuse to hold that against it. Oh, poor, doomed Hazel Flagg! Watched it all.

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