Tag Archives: 1950’s

Anthony Mann – The Naked Spur (1953)

Synopsis:
Howard Kemp is a bounty hunter who’s been after killer Ben Vandergroat for a long time. Along the way, Kemp is forced to take on a couple of partners, an old prospector named Jesse Tate and a dishonorably discharged Union soldier, Roy Anderson. When they learn that Vandergroat has a $5000 reward on his head, greed starts to take the better of them. Vandergroat takes every advantage of the situation sowing doubt between the two men at every opportunity finally convincing one of them to help him escape. Read More »

Franco Enriquez – Otello (1958)


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Amazon user review: I’m no special fan of things past, rather proposing that each age has its special conductors, singers, orchestras and that idolising per se performances of 30, 50 or more years ago may turn you away from your own surroundings and set you to unnecessarily living in a past that will not return, leading you to ignore very important events going on in your surroundings. There are exceptions, of course, and one of them is this 45 year old film (yes, film, not video tape and there lies its main problem, read below). Read More »

Francis D. Lyon – Cult of the Cobra (1955)

While stationed in Asia, six American G.I.’s witness the secret ritual of Lamians (worshipers of women who can change into serpents). When discovered by the cult, the High Lamian Priest vows that “the Cobra Goddess will avenge herself”. Once back in the United States, a mysterious woman enters into their lives and accidents begin to happen. The shadow of a cobra is seen just before each death. Read More »

Godfrey Grayson – Innocent Meeting (1959)


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PLOT: ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

A troubled teen discovers that reform isn’t always easy in this drama. The lad is on probation for robbery when he falls in love with a wealthy young girl.

Wanting to help him out, she gets him a job in her father’s textile mill. Things are swell there until her father is unable to find his wallet. Due to the boy’s dubious recent past, he is naturally the first suspect. Afraid that no one will believe him innocent, the boy takes off. In desperate need of quick cash, he robs a store. Eventually the police catch up to him, but by this time the wallet has been found and the boy’s gal convinces him to go face his crime and go straight for good.
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John Gilling – Interpol AKA Pickup Alley (1957)

After his sister is murdered while trying to pass on information about a drug dealer, FBI agent Charles Sturgis (Victor Mature) dedicates himself to tracking down international drug kingpin Frank McNally (Trevor Howard). Traveling to London on a lead, Charles learns that McNally is difficult to identify, as he changes his appearance regularly. Charles finds McNally’s courier, Gina (Anita Ekberg), and places her in danger by following her across Europe, hoping that she’ll lead him to McNally. Read More »

Terence Fisher – The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958) (HD)

Plot: Baron Frankenstein escapes from the guillotine and goes to Germany. There, he names himself Dr. Stein and plans to restart his experiments by using parts of dead bodies. Read More »

Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger – Gone to Earth (1950)

Screen legend Jennifer Jones (Portrait of Jennie) stars as the young, beguiling Hazel Woodus in 1897 Shropshire, England. More than the people around her, she loves and understands the wild animals of the countryside, especially her pet fox. Whenever she has problems, she turns to the book of spells and charms left to her by her gypsy mother. When dashing local squire Jack Reddin (David Farrar, Hour of Glory) begins to pursue Hazel—despite her marriage to Baptist minister Edward Marston (Cyril Cusack, Fahrenheit 451)—a struggle for her body and soul ensues. Read More »