Tuesday, July 14, 2009

40's movies marathon - part 17

Big Store (1941, USA) - This is the first Marx Brothers movie in the marathon, because I've watched most of them already. There's little reason to bother with their later movies like this one. Watched it all, but only because I'm a Loyal Fan. For a Marx Brothers masterpiece, watch A Night at the Opera, Duck Soup or Horse Feathers.

Tobacco Road
(1941, USA) - Georgia is full of stupid white trash and/or hillbillies. You'll laugh your false teeth out. Watched: 8 minutes.

Hellzapoppin' (1941, USA) - Fourth wall breakage, nonsense slapstick, and my second favourite jazz scene so far. Many movies are fun. This movie has fun. The Broadway show it was based on was supposedly even less coherent. I wish I could have seen it. Watched it all.

Blood of Jesus
(1941, USA) - All-black Christian proselytization effort. Good music, odd style, terrible acting. Watched: 16 minutes.

Among the Living (1941, USA) - Recipe for a MST3K-worthy B-horror: Spooky house, mad twin brother who's been hidden in the cellar for decades, and some old fool who does things for no good reason, which would be okay if he wasn't a lead character. Watched: 15 minutes.

Spooks Run Wild (1941, USA) - Bela Lugosi is neither dead nor undead, but he really needs to lie down for a rest, he looks terrible. Some unruly teenagers from the city go on a camping trip, but there's a killer on the loose. Watched: 16 minutes.

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