Dec 3, 2021
For our penultimate Sullavan episode, two movies widely disparate in tone: John Cromwell's So Ends Our Night (1941), the fourth and final Sullavan appearance in an anti-Nazi film (and the second based on an Erich Maria Remarque novel); and Appointment for Love (1941), a less bitter Woman of the Year in which Sullavan revisits her Even Newer Woman character from Next Time We Love and director William A. Seiter gets to redeem himself for The Moon's Our Home. Whether paired with a young Glenn Ford making puppy-dog eyes or a befuddled Charles Boyer who's so desperate he uses Eugene Pallette as his love confidant, Sullavan continues her streak of co-star chemistry.
0h 01m 00s: SO ENDS OUR NIGHT (1941) [dir. John Cromwell]
0h 28m 05s: APPOINTMENT FOR LOVE (1941) [dir. William A. Seiter]
* Marvel at our meticulously ridiculous Complete Viewing Schedule for the 2020s
* Intro Song: “Sunday” by Jean Goldkette Orchestra with the Keller Sisters (courtesy of The Internet Archive)
* Read Elise’s latest film piece on Preston Sturges, Unfaithfully Yours, and the Narrative role of comedic scapegoating.
* Check out Dave’s new Robert Benchley blog – an attempt to annotate and reflect upon as many of the master humorist’s 2000+ pieces as he can locate – Benchley Data: A Wayward Annotation Project!
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