Tag Archives: 1940s

It Happened Tomorrow (1944) René Clair, Dick Powell, Linda Darnell, Jack Oakie, Comedy, Fantasy

It Happened Tomorrow (1944)
In the beginning of the Twentieth Century, Lawrence ‘Larry’ Stevens is an ambitious reporter of The Evening News. One day, he is celebrating with his colleagues and he tells his friend Pop Benson that he would like to know the news in advance before it happens. While they are walking on the street, they see a poster of the clairvoyant Cigolini and his gorgeous niece Sylvia Smith and they decide to go to a theater to see the show. Larry flirts with Sylvia and on his way back home, he overhears Pop on the street and the old man tells that he is waiting for him and gives a newspaper to him. Larry does not give much attention and puts the newspaper in the pocket of his jacket. On the next morning, he finds that the newspaper is an edition of the next day. Larry uses the information to scoop about a hold up in the opera house, becoming the prime suspect of Inspector Mulrooney. Larry dates Sylvia and Pop gives another edition of The Evening News of the next day.
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Fallen Angel (1945) Otto Preminger, Alice Faye, Dana Andrews, Linda Darnell, Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

Fallen Angel (1945)
Eric Stanton (Dana Andrews), thrown off a bus for not having the fare, begins to frequent a diner called “Pop’s Eats” , whose main attraction is a beautiful waitress by the name of Stella seems disinterested in Eric, he decides if he had money she would pay attention to his advances. He marries June Mills ( Alice Faye ) for her money, and stella is mysteriously murdered. Even though June Learns of Eric’s dishonest plans, she still loves him. It is with her support that he investigates the killing on his own, eventually discovering the shocking identity of the real killer.
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The Black Arrow (1948) Gordon Douglas, Louis Hayward, Janet Blair, George Macready, Action, Adventure, History

The Black Arrow (1948)
Sir Richard Shelton, a young British nobleman, returns from the War of the Roses to find his father dead and his accused murderer, Sir John Sedley, living in the forest with a fugitive band of die-hard rebels like Robin Hood. Shelton’s uncle, his father’s sinister and cruel half-brother, Sir Daniel Brackley, is living on his father’s estates and has reinstated cruel corporal punishment among the peasants, something his father had abolished. Shelton’s suspicions are aroused when a yeoman loyal to Brackley is murdered using a black arrow. Other Brackley henchman, including Shelton’s former mentor and Master-at-Arms, who had access to the supposed murder of his father by Sedley are also on the Black Arrow’s death list. Shelton’s growing antipathy toward Brackley is complicated by his uncle’s desire to marry Sedley’s beautiful daughter, an ambition shared by Shelton.
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Il bandito / The Bandit (1946) Alberto Lattuada, Anna Magnani, Amedeo Nazzari, Carla Del Poggio, Crime, Drama

Il bandito (1946)
Ernesto returns from captivity in Germany, at the end of the Second World War. And ‘only, the house destroyed, his mother died, his sister disappeared. He finds her in a brothel, during the struggle that comes with the exploiter the girl is killed and the man is driven by Ernesto in the stairwell. Wounded and chased by the police took refuge in the house of a prostitute who is the head of a gang of robbers. Become loving woman and leader of the gang, but the proceeds of the business benefits that bestows in acts comrades disapprove. One day, while with assaulting a car with accomplices, Ernesto is reported to the police by the same prostitute who wants revenge on a grievance. It could be saved, but waiver to safety to bring home the child of a former comrade who was in the car assaulted.
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Million Dollar Baby (1941) Curtis Bernhardt, Priscilla Lane, Jeffrey Lynn, Ronald Reagan, Comedy, Romance

Million Dollar Baby 1941
An older woman discovers that her multi-million dollar fortune was based on embezzlement, so she sets out to right the wrong. She goes to America to meet the young woman who is the one and only heir to the embezzled man years before. She works in a department store, in love with a struggling pianist. When the handsome young attorney tries to give the young woman a check for a million dollars, the heiress doesn’t believe it. On rhe sly, the older woman befriends the younger woman.
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Night and Day (1946) Michael Curtiz, Cary Grant, Alexis Smith, Monty Woolley, Biography, Drama, Musical

Night and Day (1946)
The fictionalized biography of composer Cole Porter from his days at Yale in the 1910s through the height of his success to the 1940s. The film’s attempted biography matches many public myths surrounding Cole at the time, despite its lack of relationship with truth. For instance, truth and movie are different in regards to: his sex life (he was a gay man in a marriage of convenience with a divorcee friend), his relationship with his wife, Monty Wooley was a contemporary (not Professor), and his French military experience was a hoax.
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