Tag Archives: 1940s
Dance, Girl, Dance (1940) Dorothy Arzner, Roy Del Ruth, Maureen O’Hara, Louis Hayward, Lucille Ball, Comedy, Drama, Musical
Judy O’Brien is an aspiring ballerina in a dance troupe. Also in the company is Bubbles, a brash mantrap who leaves the struggling troupe for a career in burlesque. When the company disbands, Bubbles gives Judy a thankless job as her stooge. The two eventually clash when both fall for the same man.
After the war, Jim Harding (Douglass Montgomery) is desperate to put his knowledge of chemistry to good use but his wife’s greed forces him to sell potions for baldness and stomach disorders in a fairground booth on Blackpool’s Golden Mile.
Gene Autry attempts to arrange that both the Indians and ranchers, scheduled to be driven from their land by Mesa City’s mew aqueduct, benefit from the deal, which is opposed by town banker Mason. Mason stirs up the Indians against Gene but, with help from school teacher Carol, Gene is able to expose Mason’s schemes.
Fanny By Gaslight (1944) Anthony Asquith, Phyllis Calvert, James Mason, Ann Stephens, Drama, Romance
Absent-minded professor Quincey Pennant creates a formula to transmit the impact of explosives over greater distances.
Prisoner of Japan (1942) Arthur Ripley, Edgar G. Ulmer, Alan Baxter, Gertrude Michael, Ernst Deutsch, Drama, War
Nurse Anne Lee blames herself for a fatal mistake of her sister Lucy, who also is a nurse. Anne loses her job, and gets a new one at a poorly equipped country hospital. There she falls in love with Dr. Prescott, who is battling with Mr. Bowly, the chairman of the local hospital board, who also makes Anne’s life miserable. But then a virulent epidemic begins…