#354: The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

v59svfyekailrlopwvr1zxtpnpf#354 – The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, 1943, Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger

General Candy, who’s overseeing an English squad in 1943, is a veteran leader who doesn’t have the respect of the men he’s training and is considered out-of-touch with what’s needed to win the war. But it wasn’t always this way. Flashing back to his early career in the Boer War and World War I, we see a dashing young officer whose life has been shaped by three different women, and by a lasting friendship with a German soldier.

#391: Shadow of a Doubt

sqhoiswkgdppx6zdpwx6homowjj#391 – Shadow of a Doubt, 1943, Alfred Hitchcock

A bored teen living in Santa Rosa, California, Charlotte “Charlie” Newton, is frustrated because nothing seems to be happening in her life and that of her family. Then, she receives wonderful news: her uncle (for whom she was named), Charlie Oakley, is arriving for a visit. But Uncle Charlie may not be the man he seems to be.

#417: Day of Wrath

vpbgto1iuzwxjom4rafmv5kpkgl#417 – Day of Wrath, (Vredens dag), 1943, Carl Theodor Dreyer

In a Danish village in the early 1600s, a young woman named Anne, whose mother was thought to be a witch, develops sympathy toward an old woman, Marte, who is accused of witchcraft. The intervention of Anne’s older but kindly husband, Pastor Absalon saved her mother – but now, urged on by his overbearing mother, he refuses to help Marte. When Absalon’s son returns home and is attracted to Anne, it’s a matter of time before her family destiny catches up with her.

#750: The Ox-Bow Incident

u51nqqluvkuf2mbidie7cj4ikz5#750 – The Ox-Bow Incident, 1943, William A. Wellman

Gil Carter and Art Croft ride into a small Nevada town plagued by cattle thieves. Initially suspected of being the rustlers themselves, Carter and Croft eventually join a posse out to get the criminals, who also may be involved in a recent shooting. When the posse closes in on a group that could be the fugitives, they must decide on a course of action, with numerous lives hanging in the balance.