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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

1948 / 106m - USA
Comedy, Fantasy
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The Postman Always Rings Twice

1946 / 113m - USA
Crime, Thriller
The Postman Always Rings Twice poster

A very straight-forward noir/romance that's been stretched to a runtime that nears the 2-hour mark. I'm not quite sure why, possibly because they tried to cram in as much as possible from the book this was based on, but with a plot and characters this simple there's really no point to let it drag on this long.

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Frank's a wanderer, someone who can't stay in one place for very long. That is, until he walks into a diner and meets Cora. Cora is married to Nick, but their marriage has dulled and it doesn't take long before Frank and Cora hook up. The only problem is that they have to try and get rid of Nick, which proves harder than expected.

The performances are relatively weak, the plot is extremely predictable, the direction is frumpy, and the film really starts to drag during the second half. The courtroom scenes in particular are pretty damning. No doubt fans of noir/classic cinema will find something here, it did absolutely nothing for me.