While there are some great movie reviews out there that rate recently released movies from a male, non-leftist, traditional Western perspective, I think it would be helpful to review older “classic” movies through such a lens, especially since many of us believe that men, movies and messages were much less screwed up in the past, and many more are looking for an antidote to pretty lies venom vomited by Hollywood today.
I’m going to start this series with one of my favorites: the hilarious “aiming” comedy from 1940, His daughter Friday.
Short version of the plot
The basic plot is as follows: Within twenty-four hours, Walter (Cary Grant), editor of a big city newspaper, convinces Hildy (Rosalind Russell) – his newspaper’s former star reporter and also Walter’s ex-wife – to cover the story of the convicts. cop killer about to be executed in the morning. To complicate matters, Hildy, who has left print media, leaves town that day with her beta fiancé, Bruce (Ralph Bellamy), who takes her away to be a housewife.
Meanwhile, it turns out that the killer, Earl (John Qualen), is really a sweet, desperate guy with a sad life, who only accidentally killed the cop in a moment of panic over unemployment, loneliness and despair; however, despite the plot ostensibly centered around him, Earl’s story has become cheap political football that anyone can use to their own cynical advantage.
This movie is such a red pill it almost hurts, except the comedy is so good it’s easier to swallow. The more you look, the more truths you see.
The press is nothing but liars, slanderers, thieves and crooks
One of the film’s major themes is that the reporters are conniving trash and all have agendas that gratuitously shape whatever they “report.” (Sound familiar to you, journalists?). Almost every scene has a reporter lying, backstabbing, or being a heartless jerk, all for the sake of their stories.
A good illustration is when Earl is finally discovered in the roller office; you get individual close-ups of each reporter when they call their office, and they each give wildly contradictory accounts filled with lies. Molly Malloy’s accusatory rant about them could apply to any journalist working today.
Politicians use the law and the very lives of people only for political reasons
The mayor and sheriff conspire to deny Earl his legal reprieve, and thereby kill him, all to score political points. The governor only grants Earl his reprieve to push his execution closer to election day. And when the sheriff realizes where Earl is, he gives the order to shoot; it is only protests from passers-by that cause the sheriff to arrest Earl instead.
Alpha Fux, Beta Bux and Cads over Dads…
Walter is an alpha cad, Bruce is a clear beta, and guess who brought the girl here?
…But betas can have dignity
A somewhat buried truth is that Bruce, despite being a beta, isn’t total child’s play. Although he mistrusts too many people, he always ends up realizing and embracing the hard truth, even if it hurts. Bruce leaves Hildy in a manly way, and although he leaves the door open for her to return, he is determined to save his pride. Most betas today lack such a backbone; they simply slip away in denial or humiliation at being rejected, or worse, burst like a gamma.
Career women are bad wives
A woman obsessed with her career will never be obsessed with her man or his family. Hildy, despite her protests, is in love with being a journalist and becoming famous. She may have hidden behind a mask to catch Bruce’s proposal, but the mask slips. Luckily for beta Bruce, he didn’t marry her and get the divorce violated by her. Any woman “in the fast lane” or “career oriented” is a bad, BAD idea.
Strong, strong women existed before the arrival of feminazis and were Far Stronger than the Feminazis
Hildy, despite being a bad wife, is a beautiful tough broad who has earned the respect of her male peers because she is a good reporter. She takes the hit they give her and gives it back right away. She didn’t need affirmative action or #MeToo (although sleeping with Walter certainly didn’t hurt). She would eat today’s feminist snowflakes alive. (I like to imagine him walking into a Huffington Post editorial meeting and make all the feminists cry).
Divorce was still happening at the time
Divorce-hating social conservatives and red looters have to come to terms with the fact that divorce did not suddenly begin in the 1960s at the insistence of Gloria Steinem. Career girls with big city options got divorced. Country girls who were forced by society to stay married did not divorce.
Cowardice, manipulation and scum are no obstacle to a woman’s panties
Walter is hilariously revealed to be a liar, a cheat, a cheat, a con man, a coward, and in bed with criminals – and yet Hildy is madly in love with him. Of course, as many anti-PUAs will claim, it’s because he looks like Cary Grant, but that doesn’t solve the problem; objectively, Bruce is as handsome as Walter. Behavior matters.
Sexy young women are attracted to older, established, powerful men
Hildy came to work for Walter fresh out of college—meaning she was twenty or twenty-two—who is not only clearly older, but was the big editor of the paper. ‘Nuff said.
And, most importantly, the final scene is a Redpill fountain of truth.
At the end of the film, the shameless con man Walter tries to get rid of Hildy after she achieves her goal, and even stiffens her with counterfeit money, but Hildy’s hamster takes it all only as proof that Walter loves her. In reality, if you observe Walter’s behavior, it’s hard to tell that he has any love for Hildy, only a desire to keep her working on the story. Yet despite this, Hildy is willing to do anything Walter asks, breaking down like an obedient schoolgirl.
It’s surprisingly bizarre from a logical point of view – even Walter is surprised by his reaction – but corresponds quite well to female psychology: a dumb man who shamelessly manipulates and abuses a woman is catnip for her, and she will love him and apologize for him no matter what he does.
Conclusion: See His daughter Fridayand absorb its truths from the red pill
This truly hilarious film is full of old-school truth buried under clever comedy. Watch this film, enjoy it, and be filled with truths that today are far too rare.
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