ha, listen to William Bendix’s new york accent- it’s basically the same as it is today, but this is 1944.. u could drop him in manhattan in 2018, and he would fit right in- he would just be curious why everyone was constantly on their handheld radios.. i’d like to see a conversation with a 1944 William Bendix and Michael Rappaport..
“i can outjibe the rest of those hip cats even with a bum gam” = 40’s speak for “i can dance better than those fools, even with a bad leg”
brandy mentioned again, as it has in every hitchcock film so far..
Hume Cronyn (Stanley) is an upsetting cross between harrison ford and rick moranis– in that he has the face of harrison ford, but the body and mannerisms of rick moranis.. your 2018 mind won’t know what to make of his face..
Tallulah Bankhead: “dying together is even more personal than living together”
holy shit, this mob beats the living shit out of him, and throws his ass overboard, in one of the more brutal scenes i’ve seen lately.. jesus.. their revenge was perfect, and afterwards hitchcock masterfully captures their satisfaction/disgust..
A Royal Scandal (1945)
This picture is about Catherine of Russia. Her people called her the “Mother of all the Russias.” Her biographers caller “The Great.” Our story takes place at the time of her life when she was not so much of a mother ~ but when she was especially great.
Stage Door Canteen (1943)
this blows, wtf.. a couple of cool scenes, only because i’m a movie dork– we see goerge raft early on.. guess what ladies? i’m single..
also this dude was decently funny in places in his monologue, then tap-danced his fucking ass off.. who is this guy? meh, doesn’t matter..