Category Archives: 1940-1949

Jane Eyre (1943) Rated NR

Orphaned Jane Eyre is hired by Edward Rochester to care for his daughter. Based on the book by Charlotte Brontë.  Starring Orson Welles, Joan Fontaine, and Margaret O’Brien. I rather enjoyed this version of Jane Eyre. It is not as … Continue reading

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The Outlaw (1943) Rated NR

Western legends Pat Garrett, Doc Holliday, and Billy the Kid play against each other and vie for the attention of a woman. Starring Jack Buetel, Jane Russell, and Thomas Mitchell. This film is most notable for turning Jane Russell into … Continue reading

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Santa Fe Trail (1940) Rated NR

In 1854, a group of graduates from West Point heads out to Kansas, where they’ll keep the peace, so the railroad construction continues onto Santa Fe. Starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, and Raymond Massey. The film is about the … Continue reading

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Valley of the Sun (1942) Rated NR

In 1868, an army scout is arrested for helping Native Americans against their white oppressors. Along the way, he meets a Café owner who is planning on marrying a crooked Native American agent unless he has something to say about … Continue reading

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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947) Rated NR

A clumsy daydreamer gets caught up in a conspiracy. Based on the story by James Thurber and Rosemary Thurber. Starring Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, and Boris Karloff. I will say – this film is more comical and interesting than the remake … Continue reading

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Affectionately Yours (1941) Rated NR

A married reporter is used to traveling the world and flirting with the women in every port, but when he’s in Lisbon working on the latest female, he gets word that his wife wants a divorce and is seeing another … Continue reading

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I’ll Be Seeing You (1944) Rated NR

While home on furlough for Christmas, a soldier meets a young woman and love blossoms. Starring Ginger Rogers, Joseph Cotten, and Shirley Temple. This is a lovely film; it shows how a soldier with a past can overcome hi issues. It’s … Continue reading

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Penny Serenade (1941) Rated NR

The ups and downs of life are shown in the marriage of two young people as they begin their life together. Starring Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, and Beulah Bondi. I loved this movie; I thought it was a great excerpt from … Continue reading

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Malaya (1949) Rated NR

A newspaperman convinces the government to steal rubber from the Japanese. Starring Spencer Tracy, James Stewart, and Valentina Cortese. This is a compelling story of a disreputable man who says that he can smuggle rubber out of British Malaya. Although it’s a … Continue reading

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Miss Grant Takes Richmond (1949) Rated NR

A secretary unknowingly takes a job working for a bookie who is masquerading as a real estate agent. Starring Lucille Ball, William Holden, and Janis Carter. This film is a classic farce. Lucille Ball shows off her comedic talents before she … Continue reading

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