Category Archives: 1940s

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

DIRECTED BY: Frank Capra STARRING: Cary Grant, Raymond Massey, Josephine Hull, Jean Adair, Peter Lorre RATED: NR OPINION STARS: 4 out of 5 THIS FILM IS: Dark, Funny, Clever DESCRIPTION: Newlywed Mortimer Brewster (Grant) gets the shock of his life … Continue reading

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The Maltese Falcon (1941)

DIRECTED BY: John Huston STARRING: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet RATED: NR OPINION STARS: 4 out of 5 THIS FILM IS: Suspenseful, Clever, Dramatic DESCRIPTION: Humphrey Bogart stars as the Sam Spade, private investigator. When young Miss … Continue reading

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Casablanca (1942)

DIRECTED BY: Michael Curtiz STARRING: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henried, Claude Rains, Peter Lorre RATED: PG OPINION STARS: 4.5 out of 5 THIS FILM IS: Dramatic, Clever, Intense DESCRIPTION: Set during World War II, Casablanca stars Humphrey Bogart as Rick Blaine, an allegedly apolitical nightclub owner … Continue reading

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Double Indemnity (1944)

DIRECTED BY: Billy Wilder STARRING: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson RATED: NR OPINION STARS: 4.5 out of 5 THIS FILM IS: Suspenseful, Clever, Eerie DESCRIPTION: Femme fatale Phyllis Dietrichson (Stanwyck) – who is unhappily married to a stingy … Continue reading

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