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Category: 1950’s

Checkpoint (1956)

Mike’s Take On Stanley Baker Films ….. Day 5 While he may be billed in third spot albeit above above the title, Stanley Baker is the motivating factor that keeps […]

Paris Holiday (1958)

Filmed on location, this feature comes by way of an original story from Robert Hope. It was also the first credited film produced by Mr. Robert Hope. Perhaps you’ll know […]

Split Second (1953)

If one were to subtitle this Dick Powell directed feature then how about, The Petrified Forest Meets The Atomic Age. While we don’t get Bogie, Howard or Davis, we do […]

The Long Haul (1957)

For the better part of an hour, this noir like tale of British gangsters running the truck industry delivers a punch that is only enhanced by American leading man Victor […]

Helen of Troy (1956)

Arguably the biggest release on the Warner Brothers schedule for the calendar year and in Warner Color no less, Helen hit the screens minus one notable thing, a definite lack […]

Bedevilled (1955)

MGM, Paris, Steve Forrest and Anne Baxter all collide in technicolor for this mixture of noir, religion and romance. It’s a tale that sees handsome, square shouldered and rock jawed […]

China Gate (1957)

From famed director Samuel Fuller comes an early version of the mercenary flick. One that resembles a first class directorial effort at times though sadly it seems to be a film that was cut up […]

Le Testament du Docteur Cordelier (1959)

aka The Doctor’s Horrible Experiment or according to IMDB, Experiment In Evil. Taking a page from the career of Hitchcock and Castle, this enjoyable take on the Jekyll and Hyde […]

The Nevadan (1950)

Thanks to the Made On Demand line of DVD’s that are becoming a must for film collectors, I finally had the chance to see this Randolph Scott western that once […]

The Purple Plain (1954)

Like many film stars coming out of the studio era, leading man Gregory Peck headed overseas to stay abroad, make movies and capitalize on some income tax loopholes. One of […]

Johnny Guitar (1954)

I hadn’t actually seen this Nicholas Ray western since I was first discovering films as a kid and my tuning in to see it on a late show was mainly […]

Darby’s Rangers (1958)

Subbing in for Charlton Heston who was originally slated to play Col. William Darby in this Wild Bill Wellman military bio, is first time leading man James Garner assuming the title role. “Maverick […]

He Ran All The Way (1951)

When I attended the 2016 TCM Festival in Hollywood, this final film in the career of John Garfield was playing at the Egyptian Theater and was clearly marked on my […]

Vice Squad (1953)

A day in the life police procedural from United Artists has one driving force that makes the whole endeavor worthwhile. Mr. Edward G. Robinson. This film may have come at […]

Woman They Almost Lynched (1953)

Here’s a title that I really had no idea even existed until happening upon a blu ray copy issued forth by Olive Films. It’s a black and white oater from […]

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