Category Archives: 1940s

  1. Hail the Conquering Hero (1944)

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    November 26, 2014 by smumcounty

    Woodrow (Eddie Bracken) comes from a long line of war heroes. His father “Hinky Dinky” Truesmith was a hero who …
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  2. Cluny Brown (1946)

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    July 28, 2014 by smumcounty

    It’s a beautiful Sunday afternoon in London in 1938. Hilary Ames (Reginald Gardiner) is preparing for a dinner party in …
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  3. Battleground (1949)

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    April 14, 2014 by smumcounty

    “This story is about, and dedicated to, those Americans who met General Heinrich von Luttwitz and his 47 Panzer Corps …
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  4. The Manificent Ambersons (1942)

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    March 8, 2014 by smumcounty

    “The Magnificent Ambersons” (1942), based on the novel by Booth Tarkington, is the story of a great American family in …
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  5. The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek (1944)

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    November 28, 2013 by smumcounty

    Preston Sturges’ “The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek” (1944) begins with a harried newspaper editor making a frenzied call to the …
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  6. Hangmen Also Die (1943)

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    July 13, 2013 by smumcounty

    “Hangmen Also Die” begins with a meeting of the Nazi occupiers of Czechoslovakia welcoming their leader Reinhard Heydrich (Hans Heinrich …
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