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Category: 1950’s

Too Many Crooks (1959)

I can’t think of a better way to sit back and have a good laugh then to see the supreme cad, Terry-Thomas, itching to hold on to every last penny […]

Hellgate (1952)

A pair of well known figures of the western genre, Sterling Hayden and Ward Bond, face off against each other in this above average effort from Lippert Productions and director […]

The Winning Team (1952)

While Ronald Reagan is playing the central figure, Grover Cleveland Alexander, in this Warner Brothers bio, it’s Doris Day who scores top billing as the woman who stands by him […]

The Purple Gang (1959)

Serving as both the narrator and lead investigator in out story, Barry Sullivan takes top billing for this prohibition tale of the notorious Purple Gang that terrorized Detroit back when […]

Target Zero (1955)

Though this Harmon Jones directed “B” picture may be a cliched tale of foot soldiers caught behind enemy lines led by top billed Richard Conte during the Korean conflict, it […]

Timbuktu (1959)

With a smile that’s bigger than life and the he-man brawn to match, Victor Mature flexes his heroic tendencies opposite sexy Yvonne De Carlo for a director who has steadily […]

War Drums (1957)

As much as I love the western, this Reginald Le Borg effort could easily have been adapted by the Zucker Brothers into a smash comedy hit instead of Zero Hour, […]

Soldier of Fortune (1955)

For the second time in as many years, the fiery Susan Hayward is off to find a husband who has gone missing in a strange land. In 1954 she hired […]

The Atomic Kid (1954)

Blake Edwards. That name was synonymous with The Pink Panther series in my house growing up laughing till I cried while watching the antics of Inspector Clouseau as enacted by the comedic […]

Women’s Prison (1955)

While it may seem a tad unfair, this behind bars picture that features a sadistic Ida Lupino as the edgy prison warden headed over the top is ripe for poking fun […]

Robbers Roost (1955)

Born in Montana, George Montgomery, was well suited to the western during the decade of the 1950’s when the genre was at it’s zenith. This Sidney Salkow directed effort of […]

The Cariboo Trail (1950)

The first thing I should point out while spotlighting this Randolph Scott western is how fortunate we are to be able to see it thanks to it’s recent reconstruction and […]

The Lemon Drop Kid (1951)

Brainey Baxter, Oxford Charlie, Sam the Surgeon, Straight Flush Tony, Moose Moran and The Lemon Drop Kid. Names like these are music to my ears when watching a Damon Runyon […]

The Lawless (1950)

Dated though this Joseph Losey title may be, there is still a timeliness to it’s topic of racial tensions and an irresponsible media blowing things out of proportion that resonates […]

Beneath the 12-Mile Reef (1953)

With Cinemascope backed up by a tremendous score from Bernard Herrmann and a stupendous cast of character players surrounding youngsters Robert Wagner and Terry Moore, this underwater adventure is hard […]

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