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  • Joseph L. Mankiewicz – The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)

    Joseph L. Mankiewicz1941-1950ClassicsFilm BlancRomanceUSA
    The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)
    The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)

    Synopsis:
    ‘In 1900, strong-willed widow Lucy Muir goes to live in Gull Cottage by the British seaside, even though it appears to be haunted. Sure enough, that very night she meets the ghost of crusty former owner Captain Gregg…and refuses to be scared off. Indeed, they become friends and allies, after Lucy gets used to the idea of a man’s ghost haunting her bedroom. But when a charming live man comes courting, Lucy and the captain must deal with their feelings for each other.’
    – Rod Crawford (IMDb)Read More »

  • Jean Renoir – This Land Is Mine (1943)

    Jean Renoir1941-1950DramaUSAWar
    This Land Is Mine (1943)
    This Land Is Mine (1943)

    A mild-mannered school teacher in a German-occupied town during World War II finds himself torn between collaboration and resistance.Read More »

  • Joseph L. Mankiewicz – All About Eve (1950)

    Joseph L. Mankiewicz1941-1950DramaQueer Cinema(s)USA
    All About Eve (1950)
    All About Eve (1950)

    Quote:
    “All About Eve” is a literate, adult film of the calibre that will do big league, big town business. In addition it has all the elements for the general runs.

    The whyfore of the producer’s insistence for “scheduled performances” becomes obvious as the story unfolds from its banquet scene that honors a new Broadway legit great and the flashbacks which deal with the brittle, hard-bitten and frequently bitter saga that tells us “All About Eve.”

    Anne Baxter, in the title role, is the radiant newcomer who has attained the thespic heights. And as she mounts the podium to receive the supreme accolade, the intimates who figured in her breathless success story project their own vignettes on what made this hammy glammy run.Read More »

  • Wolf Rilla – Cairo (1963)

    1961-1970CrimeThrillerUSAWolf Rilla

    A man called Major is in Cairo after being released from a German Prison. He is there to proceed with his plan to steal the jewelry from the King Tutankhamen exhibit at the national gallery. This plan has been on hold since he was jailed.Read More »

  • Anatole Litvak – Confessions of a Nazi Spy (1939)

    1931-1940Anatole LitvakClassicsThrillerUSA

    Prior to the United States entry into World War II, Nazi spies try to steal American military secrets. Among those whose passions are roused is Kurt Schneider who was court-martialed and dishonorably discharged from the US Army. Schneider is not very bright and is easily swayed by the oratory of Dr. Karl Kassel, a prominent physician who is eventually made the head of the Nazi spy ring. When Schneider’s contact is arrested in Scotland, the US military asks the FBI to root out the spies. Agent Edward Renard is put in charge of the case and they methodically arrest all who have been spying.Read More »

  • Cecil B. DeMille – Samson and Delilah (1949)

    1941-1950Cecil B. DeMilleEpicRomanceUSA

    Synopsis:
    Though his people, the Israelites, are enslaved by the Philistines, Samson (Victor Mature), strongest man of the tribe of Dan, falls in love with the Philistine Semadar (Dame Angela Lansbury), whom he wins by virtue of a contest of strength. But Semadar betrays him, and Samson engages in a fight with her real love, Ahtur (Henry Wilcoxon), and his soldiers. Semadar is killed, and her sister Delilah (Hedy Lamarr), who had loved Samson in silence, now vows vengeance against him. She plans to seduce Samson into revealing the secret of his strength and then to betray him to the Philistine leader, The Saran of Gaza (George Sanders).Read More »

  • John Brahm – The Lodger (1944)

    1941-1950250 Quintessential Film NoirsFilm NoirHorrorJohn BrahmUSA

    In late Victorian London, Jack the Ripper has been killing and maiming actresses in the night. The Burtons are forced to take in a lodger due to financial hardship. He seems like a nice young man, but Mrs. Burton suspects him of being the ripper because of some mysterious and suspicious habits, and fears for her beautiful actress niece who lives with them.Read More »

  • Stanley Logan – The Falcon’s Brother (1942)

    1941-1950CrimeDramaStanley LoganUSA

    Quote:
    Gay Lawrence, amateur detective known as The Falcon, learns that his brother Tom has been reported murdered on a ship arriving from South America. Gay pursues the murderers, despite the fact that he knows his brother is still alive. When he is disabled, his brother Tom takes over the case, investigating a fashion magazine involved in secret activities with German infiltrators.Read More »

  • Joe May – The House of the Seven Gables (1940)

    1931-1940DramaJoe MayThrillerUSA

    Synopsis:
    Clifford Pyncheon’s (Vincent Price) father, Gerald (Gilbert Emery), decides that in his dying days, the family’s mansion must be sold to clear their debts. Gerald also believes it will remove the family of a curse — a result of their many misdeeds over the years that allowed their once-prominent lifestyle. However, Gerald’s other son, Jaffrey (George Sanders), has different ideas as to what should be done with the property, and frames Clifford for murder in an attempt to keep the mansion.Read More »

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