February 1948: Sleep, My Love

Noir! Sirk! Colbert!

*gets popcorn*

This is brilliantly paranoid; a vortex of (possible) gaslighting, (possible) insanity and (possible) conspiracies.

They give away the game a bit too early, I think, and from then on it all seems a bit too predictable.

But it’s fun and it’s funny and gripping and it’s quite Douglas Sirk. Sirk is, of course, one of my favourite directors, and I’m going to see all his movies.

Sleep, My Love. Douglas Sirk. 1948.

Popular movies in February 1948 according to IMDB:

62907.4Call Northside 777
3977.2To the Ends of the Earth
11176.9Sleep, My Love
5596.8Blanche Fury
4136.6Tenth Avenue Angel
10796.4Arch of Triumph
3686.3Three Daring Daughters
4736.0On Our Merry Way
3895.9Summer Holiday

This blog post is part of the Decade series.

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