Decent proto-noir with a solid and creepy role for Robert Montgomery and a great supporting turn by Dame May Whitty, though rather a thankless one for Rosalind Russell. Some really good moments, but also some kinda silly ones as it tries to be poetic and doesn’t quite make it.
I figured I'd go ahead and watch this before The Avengers comes out, since I had missed it in theatres the year it came out. "Missed" isn't the right word. I heard bad things about it and opted not to go. And yeah, this movie is pretty boring, especially for an action movie. There are only like two and a half actual action scenes in it.
The first hour or so I was kind of bored stiff - there were…
Week 2: 1930s Musicals
Challenge: Watch an unseen 1930s musical.
We're totally in my wheelhouse doing 1930s musicals, so much so that I had to go much more obscure than the Fred/Ginger and Busby Berkeley films many other Challengers are doing (though if you haven't seen those, that's absolutely the way to go). Instead I went for a Pre-Code Lubitsch/Chevalier musical…