Category Archives: Fantasy

Miranda (1948)

Glynis Johns in one of the most charming performances ever. She is absolutely irresistible as a mermaid named Miranda Trewella. Dr.Paul Martin takes a solo fishing vacation because his wife Clare has no interest in fishing. Paul ends up hooking … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time (1944)

Absurd fantasy about a theater owner and producer and his nine year old pal who has a dancing caterpillar. Jerry Flynn (Cary Grant) is about to lose his theater. He’s produced three bombs in a row and the bank won’t … Continue reading

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One Million B.C. (1940)

A perfect cure for insomnia. What happens? Nothing. It was nominated for the Best Special Effects Oscar. The winner was “The Thief Of Bagdad.” It was also nominated for Best Original Score. The winner was “Pinocchio.” The movie was remade … Continue reading

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The Lost Atlantis (The Mistress Of Atlantis) (1932)

Weird German movie that isn’t like any other film with Atlantis in the title. No scientists, nukes, monsters or even a fish. It’s disjointed and moves slowly but if you like strange check it out. Captain Saint-Avit of the French … Continue reading

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Mr.Peabody And The Mermaid (1948)

Very nice comedy that doesn’t rely on slapstick to tell the story of a man having a midlife crisis. He goes fishing and hooks a mermaid. 1984’s “Splash” is not a remake. Polly Peabody (Irene Hervey) takes her husband Arthur … Continue reading

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Topper Returns (1941)

Starts out really well and then falls into screwball comedy. Joan Blondell is excellent but Billie Burke is beyond annoying. Her part calls for her to be that way but it’s still too much. Donald MacBride as a police Sergeant … Continue reading

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The Catman Of Paris (1946)

A total bore from start to finish. It’s billed as a horror film but it doesn’t come close. Someone is murdering people in Paris. Some authorities are ready to believe the killer is a man who turns into a cat. … Continue reading

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