Friday, January 30, 2009
Watch On The Rhine. Feature film. (1943, 114 mins) IMDB
nother war propaganda war film. In this one, Davis is the wife and mother to a German resistance fighter. She and her family escape a Europe-in-war and end up in her family home near Washington, D.C.
Act I is about the family travelling from Europe through Mexico back to her family home. It's also about the folks living there: her mother, servants, and guests. In particular a certain Count from Romania who as sympathies with the Nazi.
In Act II, these forces meet as the Count wants to sell what he knows about the Davis's husband to the Germans who still have an embassy in the US.
In the end, right triumphs over evil.
I didn't find this movie the least bit interesting or believable.
Posted 2009/01/30 at 19h26ET in Movie Commentary.