Every film my grandmother saw in 1943

As a 17 year old living in Hamilton, Victoria in 1943 my grandmother kept a diary, and one of the things she listed was all the movies she went and saw, mostly at the town's cinema, the Regent in Brown St., but some in Melbourne also. This was 13 years before the introduction of television in Australia and provides a fascinating record of what a teenage girl was going to see week to week. Funny to think that she was logging and rating movies back in the 1940s as that is one of my hobbies, but she had to use pen and ink because there was no Letterboxd.

Nanna's, let's call them "capsule reviews" added in notes.

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  • Eagle Squadron

    1

  • Louisiana Purchase

    2

  • Dumbo

    3

  • Isle Of Destiny

    4

  • Captains of the Clouds

    5

  • H.M. Pulham, Esq.

    6

  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    7

  • Joan of Paris

    8

  • Little Nellie Kelly

    9

  • The Courtship of Andy Hardy

    10

  • How Green Was My Valley

    11

  • Johnny Eager

    12

  • Lydia

    13

  • The Palm Beach Story

    14

  • A Yank in the R.A.F.

    15

  • True to the Army

    16

  • You'll Never Get Rich

    17

  • Shadow of the Thin Man

    18

  • Sunday Punch

    19

  • Smilin' Through

    20

  • Moon Over Her Shoulder

    21

  • They Died with Their Boots On

    22

  • Lady for a Night

    23

  • Roxie Hart

    24

  • Confirm or Deny

    25

  • Tarzan's New York Adventure

    26

  • They Flew Alone

    27

  • The Man Who Came to Dinner

    28

  • Ride 'Em Cowboy

    29

  • Moon Over Miami

    30

  • Hellzapoppin'

    31

  • Ship Ahoy

    32

  • The Shanghai Gesture

    33

  • Jackass Mail

    34

  • To the Shores of Tripoli

    35

  • Sing for Your Supper

    36

  • Panama Hattie

    37

  • Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake

    38

  • The Vanishing Virginian

    39

  • The Common Touch

    40

  • Scattergood Survives a Murder

    41

  • The Affairs of Martha

    42

  • The Roaring Twenties

    43

  • Are Husbands Necessary?

    44

  • Hi, Neighbor

    45

  • Remember the Day

    46

  • Crossroads

    47

  • South American George

    48

  • Week-End in Havana

    49

  • One Foot in Heaven

    50

  • Twin Beds

    51

  • The Adventures of Martin Eden

    52

  • A Yank at Eton

    53

  • Invisible Agent

    54

  • Street of Chance

    55

  • Ball of Fire

    56

  • Paris Calling

    57

  • Ships with Wings

    58

  • Always in My Heart

    59

  • Tall, Dark and Handsome

    60

  • Waterloo Bridge

    61

  • All Through the Night

    62

  • The Drum

    63

  • The More the Merrier

    64

  • Broadway

    65

  • Girl Trouble

    66