What the Beck???
Bucket List Update
Academy Award Nominated Movies
1940 Kitty Foyle: The Natural History of a Woman
starring: Ginger Rogers, Dennis Morgan, James Craig, Ernest Cossart, Gladys Cooper…
plot – A wealthy man dates and eventually weds a girl from a lower class. His family is not happy about the wedding. They divorce and she finds a doctor, until her ex returns.
This was a really good movie. It was predictable because of the rich man/poor girl stories. I did enjoy the movie, however.
1938 The Citadel
starring: Robert Donat, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Richardson, Rex Harrison, Emlyn Williams
plot – A young doctor begins his first job in Wales in a mining town. In his spare time he studies the persistent cough of many of the men. He thinks something in the mines is making the tuberculosis worse. He meets resistance from everyone. He moves to London to a better location, but begins to lose his goals and ambition and more importantly his values.
This was a pretty good old movie. I loved his beginning ambition and desire to better the world around him. It was hard to see him change and value the almighty dollar more than his original goals.
1943 Watch on the Rhine
starring: Bette Davis, Paul Lukas, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Lucile Watson, Beulah Bondi
plot – An American woman and her family come to the USA to visit. Her husband is a German whose is an engineer by trade. A Romanian count negatively impacts their visit with her family.
This was an okay movie, because it was pretty predictable. The DVD also had several bumpy spots that broke up the most important parts of the movie. Another one checked off the list.
1942 Wake Island
starring: Brian Donlevy, Macdonald Carey, Robert Preston, William Bendix, Albert Dekker, Walter Abel, Rod Cameron, Bill Goodwin, Damian O’Flynn, Frank Albertson
plot – Our Marine forces are deployed to Wake Island. A new strict Major is sent to the island to prepare the forces for war. The men dislike all the rules and regs., and don’t want to change at all. The Japanese attacks and the men show their courage and bravery.
This was a really good movie. I liked that it included a little humor before the war began and showed how the Marines rose to the challenge when overrun by the Japanese.