Showing posts with label 1950s. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 1950s. Show all posts

The Intruder (1953)

Directed by: Guy Hamilton
Stars: Michael Ripper, Jack Hawkins, Hugh Williams
Language: English
Country: Uk | Imdb Info | Dvdrip
DescriptionWhen Ex Colonel Merton discovers a burglar ransacking his home, he is shocked to find out that the thief is a former trooper from his tank regiment. When the thief escapes, Merton tries to contact former members of the regiment, in order to find out what set the thief on the road to crime.

Chance Meeting (1959)

Directed by: Joseph Losey
Stars: Hardy Krüger, Stanley Baker, Micheline Presle
Language: English
Country: Uk | Imdb Info | Dvdrip
Also known as: Blind Date
Description Dutch painter Jan-Van Rooyer hurries to keep a rendezvous with Jacquleine Cousteau, an elegant, sophisticated Frenchwoman, slightly his elder, whose relationship with him had turned from art student into one of love trysts. He arrives and is confronted by Detective Police Inspector Morgan who accuses him of having murdered Jacqueline. Morgan listens sceptically to the dazed denials of Van-Rooyen as he tells the story of his relationship with the murdered woman. Morgan, after hearing the story, realizes that the mystery has deepened and it becomes more complicated when the Assistant Commissioner, Sir Brian Lewis, explains that Jacqueline was not married but was being kept by Sir Howard Fenton, a high-ranking diplomat whose names must be kept out of the case.

The Seven Deadly Sins (1952)

Directed by: Yves Allégret, Claude Autant-Lara
Stars: Michèle Morgan, Françoise Rosay, Jean Debucourt
Language: French Subtitles: English [srt]
Country: France  | Imdb Info | Dvdrip
Also known as: Les sept péchés capitaux
Description A French/Italian co-production with two episodes from Italy and five from France covering the seven deadly sins [ check imdb review for detailed plots]

I Only Arsked! (1958)

Directed by: Montgomery Tully
Stars: Bernard Bresslaw, Michael Medwin, Alfie Bass
Language: English
Country: Uk | Imdb Info | Dvdrip
DescriptionA group of misfit soldiers are desperately trying to fiddle themselves some leave. Instead they wrangle a posting to the British Middle-East protectorate of Darawa. Their frustrations and disappointment at landing one of the harshest territories is compensated when they discover a secret passage to the King’s harem.

High Treason (1951)

Directed by: Roy Boulting
Stars: Liam Redmond, André Morell, Anthony Bushell
Language: English
Country: Uk | Imdb Info | Tvrip
DescriptionCommunist saboteurs plot peace-time attack on Britain.

The Ship Was Loaded (1957)

Directed by: Val Guest
Stars: David Tomlinson, Peggy Cummins, Brian Reece
Language: English
Country: Uk | Imdb Info | Dvdrip
Also known as: Carry on Admiral
DescriptionTwo friends get drunk and decide to switch identities. One is a Parliamentary Secretary, and the other is the captain of a ship. The former’s lack of sea knowledge causes several catastrophes, including torpedoing the First Lord of The Admiralty.

Plucking the Daisy (1956)

Directed by: Marc Allégret
Stars: Daniel Gélin, Brigitte Bardot, Robert Hirsch
Language: French Subtitles: English [srt]
Country: France | Imdb Info | Dvdrip
Also known as: Mademoiselle Striptease, En effeuillant la marguerite
DescriptionA Paris schoolgirl unwittingly ignites hellfire in the minds of men from Seine to Sorbonne.

The Gypsy and the Gentleman (1958)

Directed by: Joseph Losey
Stars: Melina Mercouri, Keith Michell, Flora Robson
Language: English
Country: Uk | Imdb Info | Dvdrip
DescriptionBelle (Melina Mercouri) is a tempestuous gypsy girl who is after Sir Paul Deverill (Keith Michell). Her plan is to marry him and take him for every cent he has before moving on to other lovers.

Oh Rosalinda!! (1955)

Directed by: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Stars: Anthony Quayle, Anton Walbrook, Dennis Price
Language: English
Country: Uk | Imdb Info | Vhsrip
Also known as: Fledermaus ’55
DescriptionDie Fledermaus (The Bat) is the pseudonym adopted by Dr Falke. Floating on the buoyant waltzes of Strauss, this Viennese romp is sure to please. Disguises, tricks and every kind of deception combine to reveal a would-be cheat in hot pursuit of his own wife, much to his chagrin. Silly, charming, always entertaining, always fun. This is a film version of “Die Fledermaus” set in post-war Vienna with the main protagonists of Dr Falke represented by the 3 occupying powers. This is NOT just a film of a staged production but a truly filmic version of the operetta.

Big Time Operators (1957)

Directed by: Basil Dearden
Stars: Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, Margaret Rutherford
Language: English
Country: Uk | Imdb Info | Dvdrip
Also known as: The Smallest Show on Earth
DescriptionA young couple inherits a debt-ridden old movie theater, appropriately nicknamed “The Flea Pit,” and the three eccentric senior citizens who work there.

The Doctor’s Dilemma (1958)

Directed by: Anthony Asquith
Stars: Leslie Caron, Dirk Bogarde, Alastair Sim
Language: English
Country: Uk | Imdb Info | Tvrip
DescriptionMrs. Dubedat loves and idolizes her artist husband, Louis, but he is dying of tuberculosis. She goes to a doctor and convinces him to save her husband. The doctor can keep only so many patients, and must choose who is worth saving, but is convinced that Louis’ artistic talents make him worthy. But when he and several colleague meet Louis, they discover that he is in fact a smooth-talking money-grabbing scoundrel. They also learn that he has another wife, whom he has abandoned. So, the doctor has a problem: should he let Louis die, leaving Mrs. Dubedat with her idealized image, or save him and his artistic talents, but force her to face his bigamy and other flaws?

Omar Khayyam (1957)

Directed by: William Dieterle
Stars: Cornel Wilde, Michael Rennie, Debra Paget
Language: English
Country: Usa | Imdb Info | Vhsrip
Also known as: The Life, Loves and Adventures of Omar Khayyam
DescriptionOmar Khayyam was one of the greatest Persian poets. He was also a brilliant mathematician. Though his quatrains were written in the 11th century, they are still popular the world over. The details of his life are unknown, so this movie invents a biography for him and includes in it his real achievements – the invention of a new calendar and the penning of those epigrammatic poems. This film has him romancing a sultan’s bride and foiling the assassin sect’s plot to kill the sultan’s son.

Rue de l’Estrapade (1953)

Directed by: Jacques Becker
Stars: Daniel Gélin, Louis Jourdan, Anne Vernon
Language: French Subtitles: English [srt]
Country: France | Imdb Info | Dvdrip
Also known as: Françoise Steps Out
DescriptionWhile Henri Laurent speeds along on the racing circuits, his pretty wife Françoise goes from luxury boutique to luxury boutique with her best friend Denise. One day, Denise lets her know that Henri has a lover. Outraged, Françoise moves out of marital home and rents a maids’ room in Rue de l’Estrapade. Henri tries to get his wife back but Françoise does not listen. She even looks for a job in a prêt-à-porter shop and lets herself be courted by Robert, her neighbor across the landing.

The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1959)

Directed by: Terence Fisher
Stars: Anton Diffring, Hazel Court, Christopher Lee
Language: English | Subtitles: English, Spanish
Country: Uk | Imdb Info | Dvdrip
DescriptionA centenarian artist and scientist in 1890 Paris maintains his youth ad health by periodically replacing a gland with that of a living person.

The Black Pit of Dr. M (1959)

Directed by: Fernando Méndez
Stars: Gastón Santos, Rafael Bertrand, Mapita Cortés
Language: English, Spanish (2tracks) | Subtitles: English, Spanish
Country: Mexico | Imdb Info | Dvdrip
Also known as: Misterios de ultratumba
DescriptionTwo doctors make a pact in which they swear that the first to die will return – if possible – to tell the other how to get a glimpse of the afterlife while still alive.

The Journey (1959)

Directed by: Anatole Litvak
Stars: Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Jason Robards
Language: English | Subtitles: French [srt]
Country: Usa | Imdb Info | Dvdrip
DescriptionBudapest 1956. A group of Westerners try to leave the city when Soviet military occupy the country. But the airport is closed down and they have to take a bus to the border. At the border they are stopped by red tape – and Major Surov. The reasons are sketchy, but it seems that the major is romantically interested in one of the westerners, Diana Ashmore.