Thursday, April 16, 2009

30's movies marathon - part 29

Goodbye, Mr Chips (1939, USA) - An old teacher at a British public school looks back on his life, and the generations of boys he has taught. This is probably the perfect nice movie, intelligent and well balanced between melancholy and humor. Starring Robert Donat as Albus "Chips" Dumbledore. Watched it all.

Buck Rogers (1939, USA) - Upon being awakened from 500 years of suspended animation, Buck Rogers is immediately handed a space ship and a stupid suit, courtesy of .. the FUTURE! First episode of a serial, but that is no excuse. Watched: 17 minutes.

Der Feldzug in Polen
(1939, Germany) - This came without subtitles, but the gist of it seems to be that all Germany wants is peace. Watched: 37 minutes.

Another Thin Man (1939, USA) - Another hard-boiled comedy with Nick & Nora, taking the series to new heights of plot complexity. The underlying message is that every alcoholic (indeed, every man) should have a wife like Myrna Loy. Watched it all.

You Can't Cheat an Honest Man (1939, USA) - Some moderately funny circus jokes. Watched: 16 minutes.

Made for Each Other
(1939, USA) - Apparently even James Stewart can be a terrible actor, as long as the script is bad enough. Watched: 8 minutes.

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