Your shitty free movie of the week… this week: Sunset Murder Case

Sunset Murder Case (1938)

Bubble Dance Your Way to Crime Solving with Sally Rand!

Noted astronaut entertainer Sally Rand solves a crime, or something, in this slight bit of entertainment from depths of the Great Depression.

God-fucking-dammit, I don’t know. There was a plot here, but it seemed like the plot was completely nonsensical, kind of like half the episodes of Doctor Who these days.

What struck me about this movie is:
1. How much men and women drank and smoked; and
2. The constant and extreme manhandling of women.

If this movie is even partially accurate about “The Good Old Days,” women must have had to nurse bruises up and down their arms, especially their upper arms, and probably had to have a sling handy for dislocated shoulders from all the yanking around men performed on them. If you can manage to pay any attention to this movie, which is feat in itself, pay attention to that. By the end of the movie, I found myself rubbing my arm. Well, at least the obnoxious reporter got clobbered in the head with a vase. There’s that.

Ah! What do you want for free, anyway? A masterpiece?