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The Major and the Minor

The Major and the Minor (1942) starring Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland, by Billy Wilder
The Major and the Minor (1942) starring Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland, by Billy Wilder Synopsis of The Major and the Minor In The Major and the Minor, a frustrated city girl (Ginger Rogers) decides to disguise herself as a youngster in order to get a cheaper train ticket...
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For Me and My Gal

For Me and My Gal (1942), starring Gene Kelly, Judy Garland, George Murphy For Me and My Gal is a good many things — an ode to vaudeville, with some excellent song and dance routines, a “boy meets girl” movie, the film debut of Gene Kelly, a patriotic...
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The Mad Monster [George Zucco, Glenn Strange]

The Mad Monster (1942), starring George Zucco, Glenn Strange, Ann Nagel, Johnny Downs Synopsis of The Mad Monster In The Mad Monster, Dr. Cameron (George Zucco) has succeeded in his experiments with a serum which will turn a man into a wolf-like monster and is ready to avenge himself on the...
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Roxie Hart

Roxie Hart (1942), starring Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou, George Chandler Synopsis of Roxie Hart After her husband shoots a burglar in their apartment, Roxie Hart (Ginger Rogers) is talked into pretending she did it by a newsman and a theatrical agent who promise to sign her for a vaudeville tour....
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They Got Me Covered

They Got Me Covered (1942), starring Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour,  Donald MacBride Synopsis of They Got Me Covered In They Got Me Covered, (Bob) Hope springs eternal in the role of an eager, but not-too-bright, newspaper correspondent. He seeks to expose the activities of foreign spies in Washington D.C. The...
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Holiday Inn [Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire]

Holiday Inn (1942), starring Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds, Virginia Dale Editorial review of Holiday Inn courtesy of Amazon.com This perennial, Christmas-season favorite from 1942 teamed Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire as entertainers (and rival suitors of Marjorie Reynolds) running an inn that is only open on holidays. It’s a...
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Ghost of Frankenstein

Ghost of Frankenstein (1942) starring Lon Chaney, Jr., Cedric Hardwicke, Ralph Bellamy, Lionel Atwill, Bela Lugosi, Evelyn Ankers Synopsis of Ghost of Frankenstein In  Ghost of Frankenstein, the ghost isn’t literal, but psychological.  Another son of Victor Frankenstein, brain surgeon Ludwig (played well by Cedric Hardwicke), who is...
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Cat People

movie review of Cat People –  by The Masked Reviewer In Cat People, a beautiful Serbian fashion designer Irena Dubrovna (Simone Simon) marries marine engineer Oliver Reed (Kent Smith). All is going well until the wedding night, Irena refuses to consummate her marriage to Oliver. The next day...
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Invisible Agent

Invisible Agent (1942) starring John Hall,  Ilona Massey, Peter Lorre,  Cedric Hardwicke,  J. Edward Bromberg,  Albert Bassermann Invisible Agent is an entry in the Invisible Man series, set just before the United States entered World War II. The film begins with a Nazi undercover agent Conrad Stauffer (...
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Maisie Gets Her Man

Maisie Gets Her Man (1942) starring Ann Sothern, Red Skelton In Maisie Gets Her Man, Ann Sothern stars as Maisie Ravier in this seventh entry in the “Maisie” series — here, vaudeville performer Maisie has to leave the knife-throwing act when her partner, “Professor Orco” is jilted by...
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