Definitely the best movie ever made about were-panthers, it is remarkably effective at building tension using mostly shadows, sound design, and weird sexual undertones.
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THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS (1942)
Orson Welles’ “Citizen Kane” follow-up was cut-up by the studio but remains extremely impressive technically. I found myself mostly annoyed at the characters.
YANKEE DOODLE DANDY (1942)
This “jukebox musical” of patriotic Broadway hits showcases James Cagney’s powerhouse performance, but that’s basically the only part of the movie that works for me.
Maybe the classic Old Hollywood movie, made at the height of World War II and maybe one big metaphor for the war itself.
TO BE OR NOT TO BE (1942)
A surprisingly funny take on World War II from the point of view of Polish actors, that came out only 3 months after Pearl Harbor.