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  • My Girl Tisa

    ★★½

  • The McKenzie Break

    ★★½

  • The One That Got Away

    ★★½

  • Show-Business at War

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  • My Girl Tisa

    My Girl Tisa

    ★★½

    36 views on Letterboxd, this film has! If you might be interested in seeing some other entertaining low watched films have a look at this other Letterboxd member's list of Surprising Gems with few watches.

    Early 1900s tale of immigrant life in New York City. It is half a fairly well-acted tale and half a fairy tale. It's also a good movie to watch if you are an especially big fan of Teddy Roosevelt, but despite the positivism inspired by…

  • The McKenzie Break

    The McKenzie Break

    ★★½

    Letterboxd summary says 600 try to escape. Actually, it is around 30

    The McKenzie Break features hundreds of German POWs, but they aren't unified. A group of submariners don't get along well with Luftwaffe POWs. There is a murder by some of the former of one of the later and the 30 or so submariners make the "break" herein, without any other German POWs. There they try to reach the coast where a U boat has been contacted to pick…

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  • Murder on the Orient Express

    Murder on the Orient Express

    ★★★★★

    Part of my list of movies with the word MURDER in their titles

    At the one hour 50 minute mark of this film, Poirot (Albert Finney) halfway through his 8 pages of script grilling the suspects of this murder mystery abruptly sits down adjacent to a small round table and pours himself a small glass of water from a pitcher on the table. He takes the water and drinks it down so much in character that there isn't a bit…

  • The 39 Steps

    The 39 Steps

    ★★★★★

    Peggy Ashcroft is only in this for several minutes, but evinces why this film is so effective: she is so believable and makes the viewer elicit so much empathy for her as she puts herself in some harm's way to aid Richard Hannay, the protagonist in this so well portrayed by Robert Donat.

    Other supporting players really shine in their parts in this, too: John Laurie (of later Dad's Army fame) ably plays Ashcroft's crofter husband; Wylie Watson (as Mr.…