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Best Foot Forward (1943)

Best Foot Forward (1943), starring Lucille Ball, Harry James
Best Foot Forward (1943), starring Lucille Ball, Harry James A fun musical, that frequently had me asking, “When is Lucy coming back on screen?” Please understand, that even without Lucy on screen, it’s a fun musical farce.  There are several nice musical numbers and some Wonderful music by the Harry James...
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Calling Dr. Death

Calling Dr. Death (1943), starring Lon Chaney Jr., J. Carrol Naish, Patricia Morison Synopsis of Calling Dr. Death Losing his memories for the last few days, neurologist Dr. Steele is told his wife has been brutally murdered. Aware of his wife’s infidelity he believes he may have been the killer...
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Hangmen Also Die

Hangmen Also Die, by Fritz Lang, starring Brian Donlevy, Walter Brennan, Gene Lockhart, Anna Lee
Hangmen Also Die! (1943), by Fritz Lang, starring Brian Donlevy, Walter Brennan, Gene Lockhart, Anna Lee Synopsis of Hangmen Also Die Hangmen Also Die is set in occupied Czechoslovakia.  It revolves around the successful plot by the Czech resistance to assassinate Deputy Reich-Protector of Bohemia and Moravia Hangman Reinhard Heydrich.  And the...
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Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man

Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943) By: The Masked Reviewer
Synopsis of  Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man Larry Talbot, the unwilling Wolf Man, is returned to life with the unwitting help of grave robbers.  He wishes only to die, in order to avoid hurting anyone else as the Wolf Man.   So, he gets the help of the...
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Sahara

Sahara (1943) starring Humphrey Bogart, Bruce Bennett, J. Carrol Naish, Lloyd Bridges
Sahara (1943) starring Humphrey Bogart, Bruce Bennett,  J. Carrol Naish,  Lloyd Bridges Sahara is, in short, an excellent movie — €” set in World War II, in the desert conflict, it involves a ragtag multi-national group of Allied soldiers (Humphrey Bogart, Bruce Bennett, Lloyd Bridges) as well as...
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Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man

Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943) By: The Masked Reviewer
Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943) By: The Masked Reviewer The movie begins on a full moon in a graveyard, with two grave robbers robbing Larry Talbot’s tomb. Too bad werewolves don’t die. Larry wakes up in a hospital 40 miles away, with a severe head injury. He...
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Thousands Cheer

Thousands Cheer (1943) starring Gene Kelly, Kathryn Grayson
Thousands Cheer (1943) starring Gene Kelly, Kathryn Grayson Thousands Cheer is a musical romance, set in the U.S.A. during World War II.  The first half of the movie deals with Kathryn Roberts (played by Kathryn Grayson), a concert singer who is retiring from the stage to work on putting...
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Bataan

Bataan, starring Robert Taylor, Desi Arnaz
Bataan (1943) — €“ Robert Taylor, Desi Arnaz — €“  World War II movie of a desperate delaying action, best known as Desi Arnaz’ best dramatic role
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Whistling in Brooklyn [Red Skelton]

Whistling in Brooklyn (1943) starring Red Skelton, Ann Rutherford, Rags Ragland
Whistling in Brooklyn (1943) starring Red Skelton, Ann Rutherford, Rags Ragland Movie review of Red Skelton’s third, and final, appearance as Wally Benton, aka. The Fox, a radio personality and amateur detective. In this installment, The Fox is still trying to marry his fiancee, but is on the run from the...
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I Dood It [Red Skelton, Eleanor Powell]

I Dood It! (1943) starring Red Skelton, Eleanor Powell, directed by Vincente Minelli
movie review of I Dood It! (1943) starring Red Skelton, Eleanor Powell, directed by Vincente Minelli  The movie I Dood It! is a musical comedy, dealing with a romance between two unlikely people – stage star Constance €œConnie € Show (played by Eleanor Powell), and pants presser at a hotel Joe Renolds (played by Red...
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