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Category: 1950’s

Conquest of Space (1955)

Having previously directed the box office hit War of the Worlds for Paramount Studios in 1953, Byron Haskin proved the logical choice for the studios’ newest venture into outer space with […]

Fire Maidens Of Outer Space (1956)

“I wonder if the beings on Jupiter’s Satellite will look anything like her?”  This comment between two men of science as they watch a shapely secretary ascend a set of […]

The Burglar (1957)

It may have taken Jayne Mansfield’s sudden ascension to Marilyn Monroe like status in the latter part of the 1950’s to get this Noir tale a proper release but it’s Dan Duryea […]

The Big Caper (1957)

I don’t mix pleasure with business.” Not always riding the range, Rory Calhoun stars here as a not so hardened criminal in the employ of father figure, James Gregory. Gregory […]

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 […]

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