Category Archives: 1940s Films

My Review of ‘My Name is Julia Ross’ (1945)

This is a rather interesting little movie. It’s a gothic film noir. According to Wikipedia, “gothic fiction” is sometimes called “gothic horror” and “is a loose literary aesthetic of fear and haunting.” On that note, it’ll come as little or … Continue reading

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‘Son of Dracula’ (B-Movie Review) (1943) — Part Two

Okay, ready for Part Two of the amazing film Son of Dracula from 1943? Right. Let’s get this over with done! Then Professor Lazlo arrives at Dr. Brewster’s house. The doctor has noticed the stupid Word Jumble rearrangement of letters … Continue reading

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‘Son of Dracula’ (B-Movie Review) (1943) — Part One

Back again with another exciting interesting review of the movie Son of Dracula! Or, at least, Part One of said review. In yet another sequel in the Dracula franchise, we get to see Lon Chaney Jr. play the titular character. … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Pitfall’ (1948)

Hi today, I’m doing a review of Pitfall from 1948. I don’t think I’ve reviewed this one before, but I’m gonna have to check. If I did, I’m doing an updated review then. This is a review offered straight from … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Johnny Angel’ (1945)

I found this movie to be weirdly appealing. There are all sorts of reasons why I shouldn’t like it. A merchant ship captain who bears the titular name (played with all the dramatic intensity of a plank of wood by … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Repeat Performance’ (1947)

Hi, everyone! Today, I’m doing a film review by video, which I haven’t done in quite a while, actually. I have been putting up old ones, but this is my latest, and I will try to do this without reading … Continue reading

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My Mixed Feelings About ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

The first time I saw this movie, as far as I can recall (since it’s been a long, long time), my feelings about it were generally positive. For one thing, the movie is about an ordinary fellow who basically saves … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Johnny O’Clock’ (1947)

When Eddie Muller claimed during his TCM Noir Alley intro that this movie’s plot was overstuffed or too complicated to follow, I was surprised at how simple it actually is. The title character is played by the incomparable and severely … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Brighton Rock’ (1948)

This movie was adapted from a book by Graham Greene, who co-wrote the screenplay with Terence Rattigan. I read the book a few years ago and mainly remembered what a little shit the main character, Pinkie, was. And that description’s … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘The Bribe’ (1949)

This is an interesting film, but not because it’s the most awesome film noir ever made. It begins in media res, with a federal agent named Rigby (fans of Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid, feel free to laugh) staring moodily … Continue reading

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