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More About Nostradamus (1941)

Approved | | Short, Biography, War | 18 January 1941 (USA)
This short starts with a short biography of Nostradamus and highlights some of his prophecies that came true in his own day (e.g., telling a young priest that many years later he would ... See full summary »

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David Miller

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Carl Dudley (story) (as Carl Ward Dudley), Franco Bruno-Averardi (story) (as Dr. Franco Bruno-Averardi) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
John Burton John Burton ... Michel de Nostradamus (uncredited)
Hans Conried ... Feliz Paretti later Pope Sixtus V (uncredited)
James Dime ... Grave Digger (uncredited)
John George ... Townsman (uncredited)
Carey Wilson ... Himself - Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
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This short starts with a short biography of Nostradamus and highlights some of his prophecies that came true in his own day (e.g., telling a young priest that many years later he would become Pope Sixtus V). Then we come to the present and learn that Nostradamus' writings foretold WWI. Several of his prophecies are then applied to the events leading to WWII, as well as to current war events. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 1941 (USA) See more »

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Carey Wilson's 'More About Nostradamus' See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Cursed Tomb of Propaganda
1 December 2018 | by CineanalystSee all my reviews

Inexplicably nominated for an Academy Award, this short sequel, "More About Nostradamus" follows a similar pattern to its predecessor, "Nostradamus" (1938), wherein a book of poetry is fabricated into a series of vague, liberally-interpreted after-the-fact prophecies. This sequel does two things differently, though. First, there's an introduction where the exploration of the tomb of Nostradamus plays out like one of Universal's mummy movies, complete with a curse and a scroll. I suppose one of the screenwriters had recently seen the prior year's "The Mummy's Hand."

Second, the supposed prophecies of Nostradamus are distorted and exploited for a bit of WW2 propaganda. Pity the first "Nostradamus" film didn't foresee all of this, lest alleged prognostication be of potential value. Instead, the bombastic narrator of "More About Nostradamus" lists some newsreel highlights from the rise and conquests of the Nazis and concludes with some rah-rah rallying, including imagery of the Statue of Liberty, encouraging Americans to have the back of their British brethren in the fight.


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