Tuesday, October 27, 2009

40's movies marathon - part 36

Sahara (1943, USA) - The wounded tank alone in the desert is an interesting movie theme. This is the second to use it. The desert here becomes a microcosmos of the war, with individual soldiers from the US, England, France, Germany and Italy meeting and fighting their own small battle in the shadow of El Alamein. Watched it all.

So Proudly We Hail (1943, USA) - Judging from the titles, at least half of the movies I have lined up for 1943 are about the war. This time some army nurses have escaped the Japanese, and one of them is depressed about it. We go into flashback mode to learn why. I don't care. Watched: 9 minutes.

His Butler's Sister (1943, USA) - What the butler saw only 6 minutes of.

Sugata Sanshiro (1943, Japan) - The schools of jujutsu and judo fight it out, proving that Japan was awesome even when it wasn't. Kurosawa's first movie. Watched it all.

Spy Train (1943, USA) - Well how good do you expect a B-movie called Spy Train to be? Watched: 6 minutes.

The Silver Fleet (1943, USA) - The brave Dutch resistance resists bravely, etc. etc. Watched: 9 minutes.

Revenge of the Zombies (1943, USA) - Zombies sure were boring back when they were just enslaved corpses. Watched: 5 minutes, then fast forwarded to see the great zombie apocalypse, but instead of ending the world the zombies become good guys and turn on their master. I strongly object.

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