In the early 1940s, Billy Wilder was the new hot director in Hollywood. The Major and the Minor was very well received when it was released in 1942 and some of the most iconic films in Hollywood history were soon to come–Double Indemnity, Sunset Boulevard, Some Like It Hot, The Apartment. Meanwhile, World War II […]
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Last night I threw on the Dick Powell-directed World War II film from 1957, The Enemy Below. I figured this would be a standard WWII procedural. Robert Mitchum is the captain of an American destroyer.
This is a pretty interesting World War II infantry training film. See, an American takes two Japanese soldiers hostage. He’s furious that they killed so many of his men. But they respond that th
Most of my familiarity with Paul Muni is with Scarface, in which he does a great job and uses an accent that was far more immigrant-English focused that anything else out of Hollywood, which I’ve always found impressive. But I don’t know his career much beyond this. So I watched the 1942 film Commandos Strike […]
World War II did not lead to a wave of great literature, especially given its overwhelming importance in the twentieth century. But it sure led to a wave of great film. Perhaps no other event has so d