Friday, April 3, 2009

30's movies marathon - part 26

Midnight (1939, USA) - An American woman with a talent for lying finds herself in Paris without money, and gets mixed up in adulterous upper-class intrigues. One of the funniest farces I've seen. Watched it all.

Pygmalion (1938, UK) - My Fair Lady without the silly songs, and about twice as intelligent. Perfect. Watched it all.

Bringing Up Baby (1938, USA) - Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn in two very annoying roles. I expect this from Grant, but Hepburn?! Watched: 15 minutes.

Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938, USA) - Andy Hardy is a teenage boy who is just wild enough to land himself in the sort of trouble that leads up to the delivery of valuable life lessons from his stern, wise father, but not enough to shock any 1938 middle class parents. I don't approve, but I have a weakness for nice movies done well. Watched it all.

Boys Town (1938, USA) - The street kids are unruly, but all they need is a little attention from the local Catholic priest. Watched: 14 minutes.

Sex Madness (1938, USA) - I'm confused: Is the anti-syphilis message a pretext for making a movie with burlesque shows and "frank" sex talk, or is that just a ruse to teach moviegoers about the joys of clean, syphilis-free living? It's a dreadful movie either way. Watched: 13 minutes.

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At 05 April, 2009 00:30 , Anonymous Ivar said...

You watched all of Love Finds Andy Hardy and Pygmalion, but gave up on Bringing Up Baby after 15 minutes!??

At 05 April, 2009 09:22 , Blogger Bjørn Stærk said...

Yes. I guess I'm an idiot. ;)

I can see why many people like Bringing Up Baby, but I just found it extremely annoying. Of course, my way of evaluating movies is deeply unfair. I'm bound to miss out on some real classics just because I didn't enjoy the first ten minutes.


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