Bonus 02. Two Anthony Mann B-Pictures: My Cousin Knows Someone Who Swallowed a Can Opener

On this week’s bonus episode of What’s in the Basket, we’re heading out to Poverty Row for our research-free discussion of two Republic Pictures programmers from early in the career of director Anthony Mann: Nobody’s Darling (1943) and Strangers in the Night (1944). We jam out to “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” with our cool teen friends, bond with mysterious women over the homoerotic poetry of A.E. Housman, and have a few questions about phenobarbital and the physics of falling portraits.

Show Notes

Theme music by Kevin MacLeod: “Dark Hallway (Distressed)” and “The Show Must Be Go

Strangers in the Night (1944) is available to view on

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