Wednesday, July 1, 2009

40's movies marathon - part 15

Dumbo (1941, USA) - Hey, this is brilliant! Not because of the story, but because of all the perfect scenes and details on the way. This is how Disney conquered the world, (after declaring their intentions with Fantasia.) Watched it all.

All Through the Night
(1941, USA) - The gangster movie is dead, but the corpse is shambling along as a parody of itself. This time it's gangsters vs nazis. Oh brother. Watched: 12 minutes.

Two-Faced Woman (1941, USA) - Sleaze-bag rich guy Melvyn Douglas meets, gets skiing lessons from, and marries, Greta Garbo as Ninotchka, all within 8 minutes. Watched: 8 minutes. IMDB verdict: "They fool around on a dance floor!!!!!" (Count the exclamation marks.)

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941, USA) - It's ironic that this story has remained so popular, while Victorian morality hasn't. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is Victorian morality. Keep your emotions under the lid, or you'll release your lustful inner beast. But then, doesn't all horror reflect old-fashioned morals? Anyway, it's a good story, and I like that Spencer Tracy doesn't play Hyde in silly monster makeup. Watched it all.

49th Parallel (1941, UK) - Hey America, look! This war of ours can come to your front steps as well! How about giving us a hand, eh? Watched: 15 minutes.

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