Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Watch on the Rhine (1943)

With this title and knowing it was a WWII movie, I was surprised to find it is set in Washington D.C. Bette Davis plays the proud wife of an anti-fascist German man who, along with their three children, has been on the move for several years dodging the Nazis. They come to D.C. to visit the family she hasn’t seen in 17 years.

This movie had a really solid script by Dashiell Hammett, but the words were given over to what I would call very clunky acting from everyone outside of Bette Davis and Oscar winner Paul Lukas. So while I enjoyed the story, it was hard to get too immersed in it.

45 to go…

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