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Title:   Two O'Clock Courage
Director:   Anthony Mann
Year:   1945
Genre:   Noir
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   07.06.06

Other Movies Seen By This Director (1)
- T-Men

Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
07.06.06Internet Tonight is Anthony Mann Noir Night! Two crackin movies that as far as I know are unavailable on DVD... procured thanks to the generosity of TCM and the ingenuity of l33t internet hax0rs.

First up is this movie, whose title seems to be some sort of circa-1945 saying that I have no clue what it means... 5 "oClock shadow is still around I guess, but what the hell happens at 2 O'Clock? 2 AM or PM? For some reason (probably the completely separate term "liquid courage") I think it has something to do with being drunk...

In actuality, it's the name of a stageplay that's involved with the Amnesia Mystery plotline of the picture. What's immediately surprising is just moments after a pitch dark ultra-noir opening where a man wakes up on a street corner bleeding from the head with no clue of who he is and what he's doing there the movie cranks into fast forward screwball comedy pacing and rapid-fire wise-acre dialogue like this was some light Cary Grant comedy. Stylistically it's not very noirish at all... but it still has a few themes and hints that make me categorize it as such.

I actually got a kick out of the main twist that explains the movie... pretty fun... and at a whopping 66-minute running time it really flies by. This is really just an intro though, because the movie that I really want to see is coming up next.
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