Piper Laurie

  • Brian De Palma – Carrie (1976)

    Brian De Palma1971-1980HorrorUSA
    Carrie (1976)
    Carrie (1976)

    Carrie White, a shy, friendless teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom.Read More »

  • George Sherman – Johnny Dark (1954)

    1951-1960ActionClassicsGeorge ShermanUSA

    Tony Curtis stars as Johnny Dark, a moody automobile designer. Rejected by a major auto firm because of his “radical” notions, Johnny sets out to prove the efficiency of his cars on the racetrack. He is aided and abetted by pretty Piper Laurie and less pretty Paul Kelly, while motor mogul Sidney Blackmer fumes and fusses until he realizes that Johnny’s designs will save his company. Most of the film is devoted to a marathon race, pitting Johnny against his friendly enemy Don Taylor. Johnny Dark is a must for racing buffs, as well as a prime example of Tony Curtis in his beefcake period.Read More »

  • Rudolph Maté – The Mississippi Gambler (1953)

    1951-1960RomanceRudolph MatéUSAWestern

    In 1854 Mississippi, honest riverboat card gambler Mark Fallon wins young Laurent Dureau’s diamond necklace, a family heirloom which, in the end, will bring him happiness and tragedy alike.Read More »

  • Louis King – Dangerous Mission (1954)

    USA1951-1960Louis KingThriller

    Plot Synopsis by Hal Erickson
    The 3D melodrama Dangerous Mission starts off with a bang when innocent Piper Laurie inadvertently witnesses the murder of her gangster boss. Though she doesn’t get a particularly good look at the killer, she knows she’s dead meat if she remains in town. Thus, Laurie skeedaddles to Montana’s Glacier National Park, where most of the film takes place. Following her westward are Victor Mature and Vincent Price. One of these men is a federal agent, bound and determined to bring Laurie back to the East to testify; the other is the murderer, who intends to silence our heroine for keeps. Laurie doesn’t know which is which, but the audience does. A bit poky at times (thanks in part to the uninspired editing of Gene Palmer), Dangerous Mission roars into life during a mid-film forest fire and a climactic chase through the glacier fields.Read More »

  • Dario Argento – Trauma (1993)

    1991-2000Dario ArgentoGialloItalyThriller

    Plot Synopsis:
    While driving home one day, David, a graphic designer and recovering addict, sees a young girl on the edge of a bridge, possibly about to jump to her death. He rescues the girl, named Aura, who is also an addict and an anorexic. The two are suddenly separated, though, when Aura is reunited with her oddball parents. That night, Aura’s mom is holding a séance, which is interrupted by “The Headhunter” — a serial killer who beheads victims with an electric cutting wire.Read More »

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