Our new Grand Old Movies post is up, and, contrary to our title, it’s not about avant-garde cinema. It’s about a more conventional film, the 1942 comedy-mystery, A Night to Remember, whose plot concerns a mystery writer and his wife encountering a real murder. However, even conventional films have their charms, which is largely supplied in this film by its stars, Loretta Young and, especially, Brian Aherne, two attractive masters of cinematic ease and grace. The film may be fluffy, but it has its delights, and delight is a rare quality in any film, or, indeed, in any kind of entertainment.
And as for the cinematic underground? That refers to the film’s setting, in a Greenwich Village basement apartment. Since we once lived in several basement apartments, the film evokes some nostalgic recollections for us. You might even call our post Notes From The Underground. Click here to read what those notes are; and mind the steps on the way down.