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Category: 1950’s

23 Paces To Baker Street (1956)

A murder mystery? Baker Street? Must be a Sherlock Holmes movie based on one of Arthur Conan Doyle’s original stories from noted director Henry Hathaway. Murder mystery it may be […]

Run For the Sun (1956)

Here’s a compact thriller with a sparse cast but one that features a foursome most classic film fans are sure to find comfort in led by Richard Widmark in one […]

El Vampiro (1957)

aka The Vampire This effective chiller is the perfect example of what you would find under the foreign horrors chapter when reading up on vampire films in books like the appropriately […]

Blood of the Vampire (1958)

Sounds like a Hammer Film. Looks like a Hammer Film. Written by one of Hammer’s most notable writers, Jimmy Sangster. What does all this add up to? A non-Hammer title […]

Miss Sadie Thompson (1953)

One of the more identifiable movie roles for ‘The Love Goddess” Rita Hayworth, Miss Sadie Thompson was originally released in 3D to cash in on the 50’s craze and allow […]

Betrayed (1954)

“A spy has no character. He only assumes one.” Clark Gable played his final role for MGM in this WW2 spy thriller alongside Lana Turner and Victor Mature. Gable rose […]

The Golden Mask (1953)

aka South of Algiers Long before Spielberg and Lucas turned archaeology into big screen adventures that enthralled us all, Hollywood flirted with the subject on numerous occasions beyond the Universal […]

Destry (1954)

If Alfred Hitchcock can famously remake his own The Man Who Knew Too Much than what’s to prevent Raoul Walsh from redoing High Sierra as a western called Colorado Territory […]

The Breaking Point (1950)

Here’s an article I was fortunate enough to have published in the 2016 year end edition of the Noir Magazine, The Dark Pages. Thanks to Karen and Kristina for the […]

Terror On A Train (1953)

aka Time Bomb In the same year that saw Glenn Ford star in one of his most iconic films, Fritz Lang’s The Big Heat, he also headlined this minor entry […]

The McConnell Story (1955)

Not only does this Warner Brothers feature have James Whitmore which gives it instant credibility but it’s star players Alan Ladd playing opposite June Allyson sparkle on screen together making […]

Operation Petticoat (1959)

The year 1958 may have offered up a pair of war time dramas of the submarine variety for audiences with Gable and Lancaster in Run Silent, Run Deep followed by […]

Mr. Music (1950)

Who better than Bing Crosby to play the lead role in a film titled Mr. Music circa 1950? It’s a familiar tale in this black and white feature from Bing’s […]

The Magic Carpet (1951)

The film that Lucille Ball made for spite! This Sam Katzman production released through Harry Cohn’s Columbia Studios casts Lucy in this sword and sandals “epic” that wouldn’t even have […]

99 River Street (1953)

Proving once again that he was an actor who perfectly fit the mold of the Noir leading man, John Payne, stars as an ex-boxer in a dead end marriage doing […]

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