Category Archives: 1940-1949

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945) Rated PG

 A young woman who idealizes her luckless father comes of age in a New York tenement during the early 1900s. Based on the novel by Betty Smith. Starring  Dorothy McGuire, Joan Blondell, James Dunn. This film beautifully captures the essence of the … Continue reading

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Holiday Affair (1949) Rated NR

A sales clerk romances the young widow who got him fired. Based on the story, Christmas Gift by John D. Weaver. Starring Robert Mitchum, Janet Leigh, Wendell Corey. If you need to get into the holiday spirit, this is the … Continue reading

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Christmas in July (1940) Rated NR

An office worker who enjoys entering contests to win prizes hopes that someday he’ll win enough to propose to his girl. When his office decides to pull a prank on him that he’s won $25,000, good things start happening, but … Continue reading

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Remember the Night (1940) Rated TV-G

Lee Leander is caught shoplifting.  Her prosecutor decides not to take her case to trial until after the holidays. In the meantime, he bails her out of jail and takes her home to his family for Christmas. Starring  Barbara Stanwyck, Fred … Continue reading

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Dishonored Lady (1947) Rated NR

Madeleine Damien is the fashion editor of a top magazine by day and a party girl at night. When her lifestyle brings her to the brink of a breakdown, her psychiatrist advises her to quit her job, move to a … Continue reading

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For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943) Rated UR

During the Spanish Civil War, an American allies with the Republicans to blow up an important bridge. Along the way he falls in love. Based on the novel For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway. Starring Gary Cooper, Ingrid … Continue reading

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Till the Clouds Roll By (1946) Rated NR

The biography of Jerome Kern, the writer of many Broadway musicals. Starring June Allyson, Lucille Bremer, Judy Garland, Lena Horne, Van Johnson, Tony Martin, Robert Walker As the lover of many of Kern’s musical scores- most notably Show Boat-I had … Continue reading

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Samson and Delilah (1949) Rated NR

Based on the biblical story of Samson and Delilah. Starring Hedy Lamarr, Victor Mature, George Sanders, Angela Lansbury, Russ Tamblyn This is one of the best bible stories set on film. It’s also very typical Cecil B. DeMille. The cinematography … Continue reading

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Sun Valley Serenade (1941) Rated NR

A band leader sponsors a Norwegian refugee just as he’s taken a job at a ski resort. Starring Sonja Henie, John Payne, Glenn Miller, Milton Berle, Joan Davis This film stars Sonja Henie, who was an Olympic champion in figure … Continue reading

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The Bells of St. Mary (1945) Rated NR

A Father and  a Nun become friends and rivals in a big city Catholic School. Starring Bing Crosby, Ingrid Bergman, Henry Travers This film is sugary sweet. My own cynicism has issues with this film. I’ll get into that later. … Continue reading

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