40′s movies marathon – part 14

The Lady Eve (1941, USA) – Barbara Stanwyck goes on the prowl on a cruise ship, looking for a sucker to swindle, and finds Henry Fonda, a naive millionaire. The production code means that no matter how delightfully crooked Stanwyck is, she and Fonda must eventually fall in love and get married and settle down forever and ever until death does them apart, but the route by which the movie fullfils that obligation is rather clever. Watched it all.

The Ghost Train (1941, UK) – Arthur Ashley tries to be a Marx brother. Watched: 8 minutes.

Spare a Copper (1941, UK) – George Formby tries to make a comedy. Watched: 6 minutes.

Shadow of the Thin Man (1941, USA) – I’m tired and sick of Nora and Nick. Watched: 13 minutes.

Road Show (1941, USA) – Seems I’m getting all the bad comedies today, or maybe I’m just cranky. There’s possibly a marriage, or whatever. Watched: 5 minutes.

Sun Valley Serenade (1941, USA) – Sonja Henie is an implausibly affectionate refugee from Norway who is sent to live with American jazz musician John Payne. They go to a ski resort, where she steals him away from his girlfriend with her downhill skills. Bad, but charming, and Glenn Miller’s music is excellent. Weirdest / saddest scene: On arrival in New York, Henie hears a siren, and throws herself down on the floor, screaming “air raid!” Watched it all.

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