Showing posts with label 1940s. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 1940s. Show all posts

Dernier atout (1942)

Directed by: Jacques Becker
Stars: Mireille Balin, Raymond Rouleau, Pierre Renoir
Language: French Subtitles: English [srt]
Country: France | Imdb Info | Dvdrip
DescriptionA man is shot In the hotel of an imaginary South American country. Clarence and Montès, two inspector students, must elucidate this murder to decide who is the winner of a shooting contest, but they do not know that the dead guy is the n°1 public enemy in the USA.

Rendezvous in July (1949)

Directed by: Jacques Becker
Stars: Daniel Gélin, Brigitte Auber, Nicole Courcel
Language: French Subtitles: English [srt]
Country: France | Imdb Info | Dvdrip
Also known as: Rendez-vous de juillet
DescriptionHopes and love and ambitions and friendship in a group of young jazz-loving Parisians.

Hungry Hill (1947)

Directed by: Brian Desmond Hurst
Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Dennis Price, Cecil Parker
Language: English
Country: Uk | Imdb Info | Dvdrip
DescriptionStory of a feud that has gone on between two Irish families for more than 50 years.

Crack-Up (1946)

Directed by: Irving Reis
Stars: Pat O’Brien, Claire Trevor, Herbert Marshall
Language: English
Country: Usa | Imdb Info | Dvdrip
DescriptionArt curator George Steele experiences a train wreck…which never happened. Is he cracking up, or the victim of a plot?

Murder Melody (1944)

Directed by: Bodil Ipsen
Stars: Gull-Maj Norin, Poul Reichhardt, Angelo Bruun
Language: Danish Subtitles: English [srt]
Country: Denmark | Imdb Info | Dvdrip
Also known as: Mordets melodi
DescriptionOne rainy night between five and six happens a crime, which terrifies the inhabitants of the city. A woman is found strangled in her shop. Her name is Sonja. Shortly after another murder is committed. This time the victim is a young, flirtatious girl. But perhaps the most terrifying is that the girl’s name is also Sonja. The police is convinced it is the same killer, and at each scene is heard a woman singing the same song. A song which is soon dubbed the ‘murder melody’.

Margin for Error (1943)

Directed by: Otto Preminger
Stars: Joan Bennett, Milton Berle, Otto Preminger
Language: English
Country: Usa | Imdb Info | Dvdrip
DescriptionIt is a toss-up as to who is most displeased when Patrolman Moe Finkelstein is given the duty of guarding the German consulate ran by Karl Baumer; neither Moe nor Baumer are too happy with this turn of events. Moe, however, quickly becomes fiends with the other residents of the consulate: Sophie Baumer, the consul’s wife; the secretary Baron Max Von Alvenstor; and a pretty maid named Freida. Moe senses an underlying tension that is not entirely accounted for by the gathering clouds of war. The gambling-loving Baumer has lost a large sum of money belonging to the German government, Sophie has learned to hate her husband and what he stands for and represents, and Baron Max has fallen in love with her. Max confronts Baumer with the discrepancy in the consulate’s funds, and Baumer threatens to inform Berlin that one of Max’s grandparents was not “Aryan.” The arrival of a group of Nazi saboteurs and the insistence they be given the funds to finance their project stirs consulate affairs

The Devil and Miss Jones (1941)

Directed by: Sam Wood
Stars: Jean Arthur, Robert Cummings, Charles Coburn
Language: English
Country: Usa | Imdb Info | Dvdrip
Description: Department store owner J.P. Merrick finds that several of his employees are unionizing to get more money and better working conditions. In order to find out who the organizers are, he gets a job at the store as a shoe salesman. Not realizing his true identity, he’s befriended by Mary Jones and Joe O’Brien, the two ringleaders, and Elizabeth Ellis, a charming older woman with whom he develops a romance.

Ruthless (1948)

Directed by: Edgar G. Ulmer
Stars: Zachary Scott, Louis Hayward, Diana Lynn
Language: English
Country: Usa | Imdb Info | Dvdrip
Also known as: Prelude to Night
Description: Horace Vendig shows himself to the world as a rich philanthropist. In fact, the history of his rise from his unhappy broken home shows this to be far from the case. After being taken in by richer neighbours he started to exhibit an obsessive and selfish urge to make more and more money, loving and leaving women at will to further this end.

Tangier (1946)

Directed by: George Waggner
Stars: Maria Montez, Robert Paige, Sabu
Language: English
Country: Usa | Imdb Info | Dvdrip
Description: A rare black-and-white Maria Montez vehicle, Tangier can be described as a second-echelon Casablanca. Montez plays a Spanish dancer named Rita, who is determined to bring Nazi collaborator Colonel Jose Artiego (Preston Foster) to justice. Artiego is at presently working incognito, as military governor of the North African city of Tangier. Maria finds an unexpected ally in the form of Artiego’s discarded mistress Dolores (Louise Allbritton). Dominating the film’s hotel-lobby set is an old-fashioned “open” elevator, which will obviously figure prominently in the climax. A camp classic

The Madonna’s Secret (1946)

Directed by: Wilhelm Thiele
Stars: Francis Lederer, Gail Patrick, Ann Rutherford
Language: English
Country: Usa | Imdb Info | Vodrip
Description: The sister of a murdered model poses for the same artist to try to catch her killer.

Joan of Arc (1948)

Directed by: Victor Fleming
Stars: Ingrid Bergman, José Ferrer, Francis L. Sullivan
Language: English
Country: Usa | Imdb Info | Dvdrip (uncut)
Also known as: Joan of Lorraine, Giovanna d’Arco
Description: In the Fifteenth Century, France is a defeated and ruined nation after the One Hundred Years War against England. The fourteen years old farm girl Joan of Arc claims to hear voices from Heaven asking her to lead God’s Army against Orleans and crowning the weak Dauphin Charles VII as King of France. Joan gathers the people with her faith, forms an army and conquerors Orleans. When her army is ready to attack Paris, the corrupt Charles sells his country to England and dismiss the army. Joan is arrested, sold to the Burgundians England and submitted to a shameful political trial in Rouen castle.

Naughty Arlette (1949)

Directed by: Edmond T. Gréville
Stars: Mai Zetterling, Hugh Williams, Margot Grahame
Language: English
Country: Uk | Imdb Info | Tvrip
Also known as: The Romantic Age
Description: Arlette is a malicious schoolgirl who uses her feminine charms to attract, and then destroy, every man gullible enough to respond to her flirtations. She sets her cap for the art professor and very nearly does him in… but his loving wife and daughter help the deluded man escape the seductive mantrap.

The Strawberry Blonde (1941)

Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Stars: James Cagney, Olivia de Havilland, Rita Hayworth
Language: English
Country: Usa | Imdb Info | Dvdrip
Description: Quick-tempered but likable Biff grimes falls big for beautiful Virginia Brush, but he’s not the only young man in the neighborhood who’s smitten.

They Knew What They Wanted (1940)

Directed by: Garson Kanin

Stars: Carole Lombard, Charles Laughton, William Gargan

Language: English

Country: Usa | Imdb Info | Tvrip

Description: Tony (Charles Laughton), a successful but illiterate middle-aged grape farmer, sends the photograph of his handsome young foreman, Joe (William Gargan), instead of his own, hoping to woo and marry Amy (Carole Lombard), a waitress in a San Francisco restaurant. Through a series of letters, the two become close and Tony invites his “future wife” to visit. When the beautiful, young Amy arrives at Tony’s Napa, California ranch she falls for the wrong man thinking that Joe is the wealthy Tony. When Tony tries to win her over in broken English, she is at first furious and then charmed. But Tony breaks his legs while showing off to impress Amy, and — left alone to care for a cripple — she reluctantly succumbs to Joe’s charms and becomes pregnant. Although Tony discovers that he has been cuckolded and that Joe has run off, his anger turns to genuine love and he offers to take Amy back unconditionally for the sake of the child and his own true feelings for Amy.

Kings Row (1942)

Directed by: Sam Wood

Stars: Ann Sheridan, Robert Cummings, Ronald Reagan

Language: English

Country: Usa | Imdb Info | Dvdrip

Description: The dark side and hypocrisy of provincial American life is seen through the eyes of five children as they grow to adulthood at the turn-of-the-century.