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Category: 1950’s

War Drums (1957)

As much as I love the western, this Reginald Le Borg effort could easily have been adapted by the Zucker Brothers into a smash comedy hit instead of Zero Hour, […]

Soldier of Fortune (1955)

For the second time in as many years, the fiery Susan Hayward is off to find a husband who has gone missing in a strange land. In 1954 she hired […]

The Atomic Kid (1954)

Blake Edwards. That name was synonymous with The Pink Panther series in my house growing up laughing till I cried while watching the antics of Inspector Clouseau as enacted by the comedic […]

Women’s Prison (1955)

While it may seem a tad unfair, this behind bars picture that features a sadistic Ida Lupino as the edgy prison warden headed over the top is ripe for poking fun […]

Robbers Roost (1955)

Born in Montana, George Montgomery, was well suited to the western during the decade of the 1950’s when the genre was at it’s zenith. This Sidney Salkow directed effort of […]

The Cariboo Trail (1950)

The first thing I should point out while spotlighting this Randolph Scott western is how fortunate we are to be able to see it thanks to it’s recent reconstruction and […]

The Lemon Drop Kid (1951)

Brainey Baxter, Oxford Charlie, Sam the Surgeon, Straight Flush Tony, Moose Moran and The Lemon Drop Kid. Names like these are music to my ears when watching a Damon Runyon […]

The Lawless (1950)

Dated though this Joseph Losey title may be, there is still a timeliness to it’s topic of racial tensions and an irresponsible media blowing things out of proportion that resonates […]

Beneath the 12-Mile Reef (1953)

With Cinemascope backed up by a tremendous score from Bernard Herrmann and a stupendous cast of character players surrounding youngsters Robert Wagner and Terry Moore, this underwater adventure is hard […]

My Forbidden Past (1951)

Picture this. New Orleans, Ava Gardner and Robert Mitchum. Sounds like a sure fire Noir thriller with Mitch and Ava flirting in the jazz clubs on Bourbon Street dodging bullets and […]

This Woman Is Dangerous (1952)

Deep within this tale of screen icon Joan Crawford getting her sight back thanks to the efforts of Dr. Dennis Morgan there lurks a so-so Noir tale or what could have […]

The Wild North (1952)

Leading man Stewart Granger continued his association with the splendor of MGM by appearing in this outdoor adventure filmed in color that offered the actor a departure from the swordplay epics […]

Bunco Squad (1950)

Thanks to the Warner Archive division I am reminded once again why I love the “B” units that the major studios had cranking out inexpensive movies destined to be the opening title on double bills. […]

Battle Stations (1956)

From Columbia and director Lewis Seiler comes this WW2 tale of the Navy that plays like a resurrected script from Warner Brothers production schedule twenty years earlier. It stars John […]

The Deadly Mantis (1957)

One can easily classify watching most any Universal International sci-fi effort from the 1950’s as time well spent and The Deadly Mantis fits right into that statement along with the […]

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