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Category: 1950’s

Two Weeks With Love (1950)

Comedy rules the day in this musical trifle that sees Jane Powell setting her sights on the worldly Ricardo Montalban with Debbie Reynolds along for the ride and stealing every […]

The Mississippi Gambler (1953)

No longer under the 20th Century Fox banner, Tyrone Power found himself working for the folks over at Universal International who had a steady stream of westerns under production with […]

The Hitch-Hiker (1953)

First and foremost, this Ida Lupino directed feature is a must see for those who haven’t yet taken the time to make an effort to catch up with it. It’s […]

The King’s Thief (1955)

This sword wielding adventure is just the right tonic for a rainy Sunday afternoon if you can get your hands on a copy. By no means does it fall into […]

Cowboy (1958)

Cowboy marked the fifth consecutive western in a row to be directed by Delmer Daves, three of which cast western favorite Glenn Ford in the lead role. The previous two […]

Simba (1955)

The¬†shocking scene that opens this tale of British farmers in Kenya sets the tone for what is to come in a harrowing struggle of racial tensions starring Dirk Bogarde and […]

The Fuller Brush Girl (1950)

This Frank Tashlin script starring Lucille Ball can best be described in a couple ways. Firstly it’s like a Jerry Lewis movie minus Jerry in the lead role. I say […]

A Bullet For Joey (1955)

If we’re to believe the story that Edward G. Robinson got into a fisticuff altercation with George Raft on the set of Manpower way back in 1941, both actors must […]

Hidden Fear (1957)

It’s Noir time, Denmark style when John Payne takes his tough talking cop overseas for some location filming with Andre De Toth along for directing duties in this gritty effort. […]

The Strange Door (1951)

Returning to Universal Studios,¬†the home of his glory years, horror icon Boris Karloff takes second billing opposite Charles Laughton as the two bring the pages of this Robert Louis Stevenson […]

The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw (1958)

English thespian Kenneth More scores the title role in this Raoul Walsh effort that also sees the proper leading man landing the bountiful Jayne Mansfield as his paramour in this […]

Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)

It’s hard to come up with a better vehicle to showcase the on screen chemistry of cinema icons Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas than the tale of Wyatt Earp and […]

I Bury The Living (1958)

One might easily assume after watching this Albert Band chiller that it must have been meant for Vincent Price. I’m not saying Price was ever approached to play the role […]

Bloodhounds of Broadway (1952)

For your musical entertainment why not take a pair of Mitzi’s, Gaynor and Green along with a couple of lazy bloodhounds. Now mix them with a numbers racketeer looking for […]

Zero Hour! (1957)

For those readers who know of this film and it’s significance, just think of the fun you can have over a few beers and tell all your unsuspecting pals that […]

World Without End (1956)

This Allied Artists release is a wonderful example of a thoroughly enjoyable low budget sci-fi adventure done right. It’s filmed in color with some wonderful sets on board a spaceship […]

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