Monday, October 19, 2009

40's movies marathon - part 34

Vredens dag (1943, Denmark) - Witchcraft and adulterous lust among 17th century protestants. Perfect. I love the intro: The shadow of a cross across the words of a hymn about eternal damnation. Watched it all.

The Youngest Profession (1943, USA) - Friendly satire about screaming teenage autograph hunters. The movie stars, who here play themselves, are all very friendly, and don't mind having long chats with fans and replying to their letters. Watched: 26 minutes.

Girl Crazy (1943, USA) - Mickey Rooney is such an obnoxious rich teenager that his father sends him away to a remote school. It doesn't help, he's still obnoxious. Watched: 14 minutes.

Immortal Sergeant (1943, USA) - American actors pretend to be English soldiers, and come off as neither. Watched: 6 minutes.

Titanic (1943, Germany) - The voyage of the Titanic illustrates the dangers of unrestrained capitalism. Watched 15 minutes, then fast-forwarded to see how it ends: The ship hits an ice-berg and sinks! Everybody behaves like animals, and the capitalist who is responsible for it all is acquitted by a British court. The director of this movie was hanged, but I think Goebbels overreacted.

The Constant Nymph (1943, USA) - Charles Boyer is a depressed composer. All the girls are wild about him. Watched: 11 minutes.

Dead Men Walk (1943, USA) - Tedious and cheap vampire movie. Wathced: 7 minutes.

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