Sunday, January 8, 2017

Movie Review: This Gun for Hire (1942)

I'm reviewing old movies for how good the fashions are, since that's the main reason I watch movies.  I'll be reviewing the movie as well, since not everyone wants to watch a terrible movie just in the hopes that there might be a really snazzy dress.

Movie:  7 (on a scale of -10 to +10)
It's WWII, and a lounge singer gets recruited to bust a group which has been selling American industrial secrets to the enemy.  The pacing was slow by modern standards, but many of the main characters were interesting and three-dimensional and the plot was more complex than I've come to expect from such films.  Solid seven out of ten.  Plus, there were cute kitties.

Fashions:  7 (on a scale of 1 to 10)
The protagonist is a lounge singer, so naturally she gets to wear some pretty awesome clothes.  Unfortunately, the other female characters don't get much screen time, but still, definitely worth a watch.

In short:  Decent movie with decent fashions.  Not the best ever in either category, but definitely a solid choice.

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