• Jeff South

10 Movies To Watch With Your Sweetie: My Bloody Valentine

My Bloody Valentine (1940)

Lori Haller: Sarah

Neil Affleck: Axel

Jensen Ackles: Tom

Megan Boone: Megan

Mae West: Flower Belle Lee

W.C. Fields: Cuthbert J. Twilie

Screenplay by Mae West and W.C. Fields

Directed by George Milhalka

My Bloody Valentine is a screwball comedy about a saucy woman and wise-cracking con man masquerading as a married couple in an Old West town. While there, they learn that an urban legend about a serial killer who murders on Valentine's Day. Undaunted by this tale, the pair proceed with a plan to stage a Valentine's Day dance. The film received notoriety because of its controversial depiction of graphic violence and Mae West's double-entendres. At the end, it is revealed the West's character Flower Belle Lee was the killer and as she is hauled off to prison, Field says, "why don't you come up and see me sometime."

When asked why he still cares about the murderous Flower Bell, Fields quips in a cockney accent, "because she's my bloody valentine, guv'nuh!"

My wife and often will put My Bloody Valentine on when we are in the mood to relax, laugh, and enjoy flirtatious banter and gratuitous violence. It's the kind of movie you can watch anytime, because, really...

...um...you see....


Something's not right.

I'm sorry. I'm getting My Bloody Valentine confused with My Little Chickadee. I don't know why. Probably the lingering side effects from last night's flu medication.

I guess you could watch both My Bloody Valentine and My Little Chickadee. Throw in the 2009 remake of My Bloody Valentine and make it a triple feature. Really, it's your relationship. Do what you want. I'm just trying to honor a commitment to post about romantic movies on my blog. I'm going back to bed, guv'nuh.

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