Tag Archives: 1940s

Le diable au corps / Devil in the Flesh (1947) Claude Autant-Lara, Micheline Presle, Gérard Philipe, Denise Grey, Romance, Drama

Le diable au corps (1947)
During World War I, underage student Francois Jaubert meets and falls in love with Marthe Grangier, who is engaged to Jacques, a soldier at the Front. Though Francois pursues her ardently, they become separated and she marries Jacques. But when Marthe and Francois meet again, their mutual feelings prove stronger than ever, and they begin an extramarital affair…regardless of potentially tragic consequences.

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Ship Ahoy (1942) Edward Buzzell, Eleanor Powell, Red Skelton, Bert Lahr, Comedy, Musical, Romance

Ship Ahoy 1942
Miss Winters is a dancer with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and is asked to secretly transport a prototype magnetic mine to Puerto Rico. She thinks that she is working for the US Government, but fails to see why she would be involved. The enemy agents got the plan from a pulp novel written by Kibble, who is also on the ship and falls for her. But then she overhears his new novel and believes that he is talking about her. So when they leave the boat, she ignores him, but somehow, the bags get switched and he gets the magnetic mine – which she must later retrieve. It is mainly a Tommy Dorsey showcase with Sinatra singing – Powell dancing – and a small plot.

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The Devil and Miss Jones (1941) Sam Wood, Jean Arthur, Robert Cummings, Charles Coburn, Comedy, Romance

The Devil and Miss Jones 1941
Department store owner J.P. Merrick finds that several of his employees are unionizing to get more money and better working conditions. In order to find out who the organizers are, he gets a job at the store as a shoe salesman. Not realizing his true identity, he’s befriended by Mary Jones and Joe O’Brien, the two ringleaders, and Elizabeth Ellis, a charming older woman with whom he develops a romance.

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Without Love (1945) Harold S. Bucquet, Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Lucille Ball, Comedy, Romance

Without Love (1945)
In WWII Pat Jamieson is a scientist working, with Government support, on a high-altitude oxygen mask for fighter pilots. But he has nowhere to conduct his research in secret until he meets Jamie Rowan, a woman with an unused house with a scientist’s basement. Jamie has no hopes of marrying for love (and neither does Pat) but Jamie wants to help the war effort and she likes this quirky scientist and his dog, so to satisfy the proprieties they agree on a business arrangement: a marriage of convenience and partnership. They happily work on oxygen mixes instead of honeymooning. But as the footing of their relationship begins warm up, Jamie is courted by another man and the old flame that broke Pat’s heart is back in his life. It will take a sleepwalking ruse, dodging in and out of doors, and a working oxygen mask to get them together again.

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Both Barrels Blazing (1945) Derwin Abrahams, Charles Starrett, Tex Harding, Dub Taylor, Romance, Western

Both Barrels Blazing 1945
The outlaw gangs are robbing the railroads and the Rangers cannot follow them when they move to New Mexico. So Kip decides to take a vacation to New Mexico and, as the Durango Kid, bring Cass and his gang back to justice. But Cass and his gang are killed at the bank in a double cross and Kip must still find the loot. For this, he enlists the help of Tex and Grubstake, although Grubstake does not know it.

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