Collections: 1940

Comrade X (1940) Starring Clark Gable, Hedy Lamarr, and Oskar Homolka

Journalist McKinley “Mac” Thompson (Clark Gable) is on assignment in pre-World War II Moscow and secretly files uncensored stories critical of the Stalinist government with an American newspaper. Hotel valet Vanya (Felix Bressart) discovers his true identity and blackmails him into spiriting his beloved daughter, a Communist streetcar driver who calls herself Theodore (Hedy Lamarr), out of Russia. Mac agrees to get her out, but faces obstacles of farcical proportions.

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I Take This Woman (1940) Starring Spencer Tracy, Hedy Lamarr, and Laraine Day

Dr. Karl Decker is devoted to the poor patients who fill his East Side clinic until he saves Georgi Gragore from flinging herself into the sea. He falls in love with the well-bred beauty, and takes up an unfulfilling practice among Manhattans elite to support her in style. Georgi is grateful for his sacrifice and his love but cant help longing for the man whose betrayal drove her to attempt suicide. In the first of […]

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Stranger on the Third Floor (1940) Starring Peter Lorre, John McGuire, and Margaret Tallichet

Critics and fans agree: Stranger on the Third Floor is the little B picture that launched one of the greatest movements in cinema history: film noir. Peter Lorre plays the eerie title role in this once-neglected gem about a reporter (John McGuire) whose testimony sentences a small-time loser (Elisha Cook Jr.) to the electric chair for murder. When the reporter himself is fingered in a second murder, he realizes both crimes are the work of […]

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Brother Orchid (1940) Starring Edward G. Robinson, Ann Sothern, and Humphrey Bogart

Edward G. Robinson, Humphrey Bogart and Ann Sothern star in this story of a gangster who finds what he’s been looking for while hiding out in a monastery … and of the monks who find the hero they need in the gangster they dub Brother Orchid. Gang boss “Little John” Sarto (Robinson) abandons his life of crime to seek class in Europe only to return penniless after a few years. But his gang is now […]

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