December 1st, 2009

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Hangover Square (1945)

Hangover Square is perhaps not a great film, but it does have great moments, including the climax. Laird Cregar plays a classical composer (in 1890s London) with a cinematic dissociative disorder -- discordant noises send him into amnesiac rages. Yes, a pretty lame gimmick.
Despite a budding romance with the good girl, he falls in with the very very very naughty Linda Darnell as a dancehall singer. She quickly has him eating out of her hand, and who could blame him?
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