Category Archives: 1940s Films

My Review of ‘Decoy’ (1946)

The movie opens with some guy (whose name is Dr. Lloyd Craig, but we don’t know that yet)  stumbling down the road in the middle of nowhere like a zombie. He somehow hitches a ride with a faint wave of … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Mr. Soft Touch’ (1949)

Hi, today I’m reviewing the movie Mr. Soft Touch. This is very odd film noir. Yeah, I just hastily wrote some notes about it, so I will try to tell you my notes without reading them. Hopefully a little bit. … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Obsession’ (1949)

In this film, the premise is pretty simple. Clive Riordan, a wealthy London psychiatrist discovers his wife, Storm, is cheating on him with (dear God!) an American fellow chap named Bill Kronin. (I love the way, in old movies, that … Continue reading

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Part Four of ‘A Close Call for Boston Blackie’ (1946)

And now for the final part of this fascinating tale of crime and punishment. Crime committed by the filmmakers and punishment for the rest of us. It’s Part Four of A Close Call for Boston Blackie! Enjoy! 🙂 PS: Be … Continue reading

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Part Three of ‘A Close Call for Boston Blackie’ (1946)

Today, we have Part Three of A Close Call for Boston Blackie! One more part left to go! 🙂

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Part Two of ‘A Close Call for Boston Blackie’ (1946)

Back again with another installment of the tenth entry in the series of fourteen Boston Blackie movies made back in the day! It’s Part Two of A Close Call for Boston Blackie. They just don’t make ’em like this, anymore! … Continue reading

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Part One of ‘A Close Call for Boston Blackie’ (1946)

This week we have another old classic B-movie from the public domain. With commentary all by my lonesome. So here it is! Part One of A Close Call for Boston Blackie. We’re also on Patreon!

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My Review of ‘Scarlet Street’ (1945)

This has never been one of my favorites of the film noir canon. However, given the chance to watch it again on TCM, I’ll grant you the movie hits all the right noirish notes. Our anti-hero is named (interestingly) Christopher … Continue reading

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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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