The ABC's of Film Noir
The ABC's of Film Noir

The Shop Around the Corner (1940) Classic Movie Review 177

The Shop Around the Corner (1940)

Today’s movie is The Shop Around the Corner (1940). This movie has a very respectable 8.1 on iMDB.com[1]. Rottentomatoes.com has it at 100 percent on the Tomatometer and 91 percent audience approval[2]. So, not too shabby. Tomatoes continues with the quote “Deftly directed by Ernst Lubitsch from a smart, funny…

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Satan Met a Lady (1936) Classic Movie Review 176

Satan Met a Lady (1936)

Today’s movie is Satan Met a Lady (1936). God, it’s terrible. I felt like I was being punished when I watched it. This is what I expect a remake to be like, not like The Maltese Falcon (1941). They decided to turn it into a comedy and made Gutman a…

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The Maltese Falcon (1931) Classic Film Review 175

The Maltese Falcon (1931)

Today’s movie is The Maltese Falcon (1931). Okay. I’ll say it. My entire logos is based on the FACT that there has never been a good remake of a movie, so all we need are the classics. The simple fact that this movie exists and the other version, Satan Met…

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The Shanghai Gesture (1941) Classic Movie Review 174

The Shanghai Gesture (1941)

    Welcome to today’s show, my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on Apple Podcast formally known as iTunes or follow the links to social media in the podcast show notes. So please subscribe when you are finished listening. You can also go to…

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The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) Classic Movie Review 173

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)

  Today’s movie is The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946). This interesting Film Noir is rated a solid 7.5 on iMDB.com[1]. On rottentomatoes.com has this movie at 100 percent on the Tomatometer and 73 percent audience approval[2]. An anonymous New York Times film critic said on July 25, 1946:…

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Frankenstein (1931) Classic Movie Review 172

Frankenstein (1931)

Today’s movie is Frankenstein (1931). Mary Shelly’s little creation with sound. The film was directed by James Whale, who gave us in addition to Frankenstein (1931), The Invisible Man (1933), the wonderful Bride of Frankenstein (1935), the now controversial Show Boat (1936), and The Man in the Iron Mask (1939).…

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House of Dracula (1945) Classic Movie Review 171

House of Dracula (1945)

Today’s movie is House of Dracula (1945). It is said to be a sequel to House of Frankenstein (1944), but it’s more like a rehash. The movie is rated 5.8 on iMDB.com[1] and 56 percent on the Tomatometer and 29 percent audience approval in Rottentomatoes.com[2]. I’m going to have to…

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Son of Dracula (1943) Classic Movie Review 170

Son of Dracula (1943)

Today’s movie is Son of Dracula (1943). This movie was directed by Robert Siodmak. It is rated 6.2 on iMDB.com[1] and is rated 60 percent on the Tomatometer and 33 percent audience approval on rottentomatoes.com[2]. This movie had a couple of firsts. This was the first time a man’s transformation…

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Them! (1954) Classic Movie Review 169

Them! (1954)

Today’s movie is Them! (1954). This movie is a beloved sci-fi film that fits in the “we messed up exploding atomic bombs” genre. There were spiders, grasshoppers, 50-foot women, shrinking men, and of course the king of the monsters, Godzilla, that were all created in this general way. This film…

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