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Old 04-15-2021, 02:56 AM
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FRANCIS (1949) The premise of a Doofus getting in and out of situations by a Talking Mule (also the inspiration for TV's MR ED) seemed cheesy, but after checking out the casts, decided to add it to NETFLIX. This and the five sequels have many performers I like (Tony Curtis, Gene Lockhart, Cecil Kellaway, Paul Cavanaugh, Timothy Carey, Julie Adams, Jim Backus, ) as well as those early in their careers (Piper Laurie, Lori Nelson, David Janssen, Alison Hayes, Clint Eastwood, Joan Shawlee, Mara Corday and Mamie Van Doren). However, this is wretched...painfully unfunny and had a difficult time getting to the end without fast forwarding and could only take 10 minutes of FRANCIS GOES TO THE RACES.
My tolerance only stretches so far. 1/2
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D.O.A. (1949)

D.O.A. (1950)
8/10

In the film's opening, we discover accountant Frank Bigelow (Edmond O'Brien) has been fatally poisoned, but he'll survive two days to a week, perhaps just enough time for him to discover why and who murdered him.

The early drama of the film is a bit corny, highlighted by the use of an instrumental cat-call when Frank sees women he's interested in. It's not a comedy and tries to be a serious film noir, but these cat-call effects are so whimsical. However, the second half of the film turns up the intrigue, suspense, and action. It's a unique film noir story done competently with sharp-looking cinematography and evocative direction.
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