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Category: 1950’s

Operation Petticoat (1959)

The year 1958 may have offered up a pair of war time dramas of the submarine variety for audiences with Gable and Lancaster in Run Silent, Run Deep followed by […]

Mr. Music (1950)

Who better than Bing Crosby to play the lead role in a film titled Mr. Music circa 1950? It’s a familiar tale in this black and white feature from Bing’s […]

The Magic Carpet (1951)

The film that Lucille Ball made for spite! This Sam Katzman production released through Harry Cohn’s Columbia Studios casts Lucy in this sword and sandals “epic” that wouldn’t even have […]

99 River Street (1953)

Proving once again that he was an actor who perfectly fit the mold of the Noir leading man, John Payne, stars as an ex-boxer in a dead end marriage doing […]

Torpedo Run (1958)

“They don’t make stars like that anymore.” So says Ernest Borgnine in his autobiography when referencing co-star, Glenn Ford, as he recalls both his friendship and working relationship with Glenn […]

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 […]

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