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House of Frankenstein

House of Frankenstein (1944), starring Boris Karloff, John Carradine, Lon Chaney Jr., J. Carrol Naish, Glenn Strange, Lionel Atwill, Anne Gwynne, Peter Coe Synopsis of House of Frankenstein House of Frankenstein is the first of the Universal Studios monster mashes.  In short, mad scientist Niemann and “friend Daniel” his hunchback assistant...
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The Fighting Sullivans

The Fighting Sullivans (1944) starring Anne Baxter, Thomas Mitchell, Selena Royle
The Fighting Sullivans (1944) starring  Anne Baxter,  Thomas Mitchell,  Selena Royle  There are a great many positive things to say about  The Fighting Sullivans. It’s set against the backdrop of World War II. But at it’s heart it’s the story of a loving Irish Catholic family. As they...
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Mr. Skeffington

Mr. Skeffington, starring Bette Davis, Claude Rains
Mr. Skeffington (1944), starring Bette Davis, Claude Rains Product Description of Mr. Skeffington  Bette Davis stars as a beautiful but vain society woman who, to pay her brother’s gambling debts, marries a financier she does not love — Mr. Skeffington. The marriage does not last, and the former...
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Cry of the Werewolf [monster movie]

Cry of the Werewolf (1944)
Cry of the Werewolf (1944) starring Stephen Crane, Nina Foch Celeste, a Romany princess visits a paranormal museum where the curator Dr. Morris is writing the history of her werewolf mother, Marie LaTour. Shortly after her visit to the museum Dr. Morris is murdered. The police automatically suspect...
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Between Two Worlds

Between Two Worlds (1944), John Garfield, Paul Henreid, Sidney Greenstreet
Between Two Worlds (1944) starring John Garfield, Paul Henreid, Sidney Greenstreet Imagine a movie about eight people, seemingly chosen at random, riding on a cruise ship, heading to an unknown destination.   It’s a movie about the interaction between these seeming strangers, and what happens as they near...
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Bathing Beauty – starring Esther Williams and Red Skelton

Bathing Beauty, starring Esther Williams, Red Skelton, Basil Rathbone
Movie review of Bathing Beauty (1944) starring Red Skelton, Esther Williams, Basil Rathbone Synopsis of Bathing Beauty  In Bathing Beauty, Swim instructor Caroline Brooks (Esther Williams) angrily returns to her teaching job at a New Jersey girls school. Her brand new marriage to songwriter Steve Elliott (Red Skelton) is disrupted by scheming show producer George...
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Meet Me in St. Louis

Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) starring Judy Garland, Margaret O’Brien, Mary Astor
DVD review of Meet Me in St. Louis – starring Judy Garland, directed by Vincent Minelli – one of the best musicals of the 20th Century
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The Princess and the Pirate

The Princess and the Pirate, starring Bob Hope, Virginia Mayo, Walter Brennan, Walter Slezak
Movie review of The Princess and the Pirate, one of Bob Hope’s funniest and most popular movies. The cowardly, inept Sylvester the Great (Bob Hope) gets embroiled in rescuing the beautiful Princess in disguise (Virginia Mayo). It’s hilariously funny!
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