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Minesweeper (1943) with Richard Arlen & Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams
on June 7, 2009
I don't know why the DVD companies refuse to clean up these older movies, probably just plain cheap.
I agree Minesweeper, the movie & story make for a good WWII training geared U.S. Navy picture, with a number of real Navy scenes, some of which are far too dark.
Richard Arlen (who I have always liked in movies), Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Jean Parker, Emma Dunn, Douglas Fowley, Chick Chandler and a number of the other players, we have all seen a various 1930s, 1940s & 1950's movies, are in this 1943 B movie. Even uncredited William 'Billy' Benedict, (Inoculations Corpsman) who played the funny "Whitey" in the Bower Boys as a role, plus a young, uncredited Robert Mitchum has a part as (Seaman Chuck Ryan). I gave this war-era picture 4 stars, to boost up the rating a bit, which it deserves for a movie, but not for the lousy, lazy video transfer presentation.
To the companies selling old movies on DVD... "Clean up your act, or get out of the DVD business! The public is sick and tired of rotten unclear sound and schlocky transfers!