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Category: 1950’s

New Orleans Uncensored (1955)

Now that 1954’s On the Waterfront blew the doors off of organized crime running the docks of New Jersey, that central theme is transferred to the coastal waters of New […]

The Bandits of Corsica (1953)

Here’s a popcorn adventure for the Sunday matinee crowd that starred Richard Greene and drew me in for two simple reasons. The villains of this swashbuckler are played by Raymond […]

Spin a Dark Web (1956)

Carrying the Columbia logo for it’s North American release, this low budget Noir effort from across the pond stars a pair of imports to take on the lead roles of […]

Spaceways (1953)

As was the custom of Hammer Films prior to becoming the premiere company in the world of horror movies, the studio imported a well known name from Hollywood to star […]

Thunder Road (1958)

I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that screen icon Robert Mitchum was at the height of his box office pull when this tightly budgeted black and white feature […]

Fearless Fagan (1952)

Brando’s Pick of the Month For this MGM release detailing the plight of Fagan, a 400 pound tamed lion, Janet Leigh, scored top billing opposite Carleton Carpenter and Keenan Wynn […]

All At Sea (1957)

aka Barnacle Bill. Long before Alec Guinness would become eternally famous in the world of pop culture as Obi-Wan Kenobi he was on one hell of a roll in the […]

Les Miserables (1952)

In general terms I know the story of Jean Valjean, the main character of Victor Hugo’s classic novel. I’d seen two other filmed versions of the story but admittedly that […]

High Society (1956)

Just a short 16 years following the Grant-Hepburn-Stewart classic, The Philadelphia Story, from director George Cukor came this musical rendition utilizing the star power of Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly and […]

The Indian Fighter (1955)

Following in the tracks of Burt Lancaster, the actor he is most closely associated with, Kirk Douglas, made The Indian Fighter his inaugural production under his new company banner, Bryna […]

Sea of Sand (1958)

aka Desert Patrol There’s always something authentic about seeing an actor like Richard Attenborough in a Rank Production with a plot centered around a WW2 man on a mission adventure. […]

Duel On the Mississippi (1955)

Just a few years shy of William Castle’s emergence as a showman of the macabre, he directed numerous low budget efforts including this “B” unit project released by Harry Cohn’s […]

Hell’s Half Acre (1954)

Directed by John H. Auer, this Noir effort featuring Wendell Corey was quick to remind me that the Massachusetts born actor could do better than just play second banana roles […]

The Disembodied (1957)

Voodoo rituals and a writhing Allison Hayes moving to the beat of the drums? Damned if I’m not about to volunteer to have my custom made voodoo doll stuck with […]

Edge of Eternity (1959)

With Don Siegel directing there’s one thing we can be assured of and that’s an opening scene that grabs you by the throat in this murder/mystery action thriller. That opening […]

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