Tagged: 1940s

Johnny Belinda Jane Wyman 1948

Johnny Belinda (1948) – A Review

Johnny Belinda In the farming and fishing community of Nova Scotia there lives Belinda (Jane Wyman), a deaf/mute daughter of a farmer. She is dismissed by the town and even...

Woman in the Window 1944 film noir

The Woman in the Window (1944) – A Review

Joan Bennet and Edward G. Robinson in The Woman in the Window Criminology professor Richard Wanley (Edward G. Robinson) is alone in New York City while his family is away....

Destination Tokyo 1943 submarine war movie Cary Grant

Destination Tokyo (1943) – A Review

Cary Grant in Destination Tokyo It’s the middle of WWII and a submarine captain leads his crew into enemy territory. Opening his orders he discovers his secret deadly mission is...

Westerner Gary Cooper Walter Brennan

The Westerner (1940) – A Review

The Westerner Gary Cooper was one likable movie star. Throughout his career he brought his ‘aw shucks’ screen persona to over one hundred films. He would win the Best Actor...

Key Largo Bogart Bacall

Key Largo (1948) – A Review

Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall in Key Largo Humphrey Bogart is WWII veteren Major Frank MCCloud. He arrives in Key Largo, Florida to see the widow and father of his...

Naked City 1948 film noir

The Naked City (1948) – A Review

The Naked City reads the headlines The Naked City is an interesting film. It shows the tireless work done by the police to solve a murder case that occurs on...

Mildred Pierce Joan Crawford 1945

Mildred Pierce (1945) – A Review…

Joan Crawford in Mildred Pierce I’ve always heard about this film and finally got around to watching it. Based on the popular 1941 novel by James M. Cain, Joan Crawford...

Detour 1945 film noir Tom Neal Ann Savage

Detour (1945) – A Review

Al Roberts (Tom Neal) is a down on his luck piano player. He spends his time playing in this low-life joint, dreaming of bigger things and reuniting with his gal...

Too Late For Tears 1949 film noir

Too Late For Tears (1949) – A Review

Dan Duryea and Lizabeth Scott in Too Late For Tears If you find yourself in the middle of a film noir you’ll probably think you have it made at first....

Sahara 1943 Humphrey Bogart

Sahara (1943) – A Review

Bruce Bennet and Humphrey Bogart in Sahara A year after he made the classic film Casablanca, Humphrey Bogart starred as Sergent Joe Gun, who with a mix of soldiers are...

Brief Encounter 1945 romance David Lean

Brief Encounter (1945) – A Review

Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard in Brief Encounter It’s one of those classic old romantic stories. A man and woman meet randomly and fall in love. What’s so complicated about...

This Gun For Hire Alan Ladd Veronica Ladd 1942

This Gun For Hire (1942) – A Review

Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake in This Gun For Hire In his breakout role, Alan Ladd plays Raven in this classic noir film. Raven is a taciturn hired killer who...

Miracle on 34th Street 1947

Remake Recon: Miracle On 34th Street

Miracle On 34th Street Being deep into the holiday season inevitably I’ll stumble onto some holiday films and specials. Of course one of the biggest Christmas films of all-time is...