Tag Archives: 1940s

213. Went the Day Well? (1942)

Film 81 in C4 Top 100 War Films Masquerading as British soldiers on a training exercise, pesky Nazis invade a genteel English village. Only an observant vicar’s daughter and a young lad notice anything astray at first, but when German … Continue reading

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164. Henry V (1944)

Film 69 in C4 Top 100 War Films A play within a play, but this isn’t Hamlet, but Laurence Olivier’s film of Henry V, with its combination of occasionally bawdy stage play mixed with action shots of Henry V’s greatest … Continue reading

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132. Dragonwyck (1946)

This week commemorates the 100th anniversary of the birth of the great Vincent Price, so it seems appropriate to watch one of the first films he made in which he played a more villainous role, rather than his very early … Continue reading

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99. A Matter of Life and Death (1946)

Film 43 in C4 Top 100 War Films I’m rather partial to Powell and Pressburger films generally, and know A Matter of Life and Death quite well, but watching a film for enjoyment, and for blogging purposes is a bit … Continue reading

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91. Rope (1948)

Two young men murder a third, just because they believe themselves his intellectual superiors. They also think they can get away with it, as the perfect murder. Later that day, they host a party. Invitees include the murdered man’s father … Continue reading

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90. Great Expectations (1946)

Great Expectations tells the tale of young orphan Pip who lives with his sister and her kind-hearted blacksmith husband, Joe Gargery. After meeting an escaped convict on the marshes, Pip helps the man with food, but the man is re-arrested … Continue reading

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83. The Colditz Story (1955)

Film 38 in C4 Top 100 War Films My knowledge of Colditz stems purely from the tv series from the 1970’s. It was sold to me as the epitome of Nazi fortresses – impenetrable and inescapable – to be sent … Continue reading

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