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

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.

My Son John (1952)

Directed by: Leo McCarey
Stars: Robert Walker, Helen Hayes, Van Heflin
Language: English
Country: Usa | Imdb Info | Dvdrip
DescriptionJohn Jefferson comes home from a trip overseas a strangely changed man. His already nervous wreck of a mother is distraught by the way he seems to be feigning feelings for her and his father that he no longer has. Plus, his odd refusal to accompany the family to church on Sunday not only disturbs her but their priest as well. He also seems to be making fun of and smirking at his father’s jubilant expressions of patriotism. His poor mother cannot imagine what could have caused such a change in her favorite son, who used to be loving and church-going and now seems remote from both. He also gets strange calls and goes off to strange “meetings” with no explanation. He is also being watched by an FBI agent who comes to the home and greatly disturbs John’s mother with his odd questions about him. Eventually the horrible truth comes out: John is a Communist spy! No wonder he has no real feelings for his family and shuns the church he once loved!During a high-speed chase, John is killed, but .

Sins of Pompeii (1950)

Directed by: arcel L’Herbier, Paolo Moffa
Stars: Micheline Presle, Georges Marchal, Marcel Herrand
Language: French | Subtitles: English, French [srt]
Country: France | Imdb Info | Dvdrip
Also known as: Gli ultimi giorni di Pompei, The Last Days of Pompeii
Description: In the town of Pompeii, 79AD, a few weeks before the volcanic eruption of Vesuvius, a Roman lady Hélène meets and falls in love with a young Greek man Lysias. He is betrothed to another woman who, to win him back, acquires a potion to make him love only her. The potion was prepared by the Egyptian priest, Arbax, who has a grudge against Lysias, and is not what it seems, it is intended to drive whoever takes it insane. Hélène’s new slave is also in love with Lysias. She steals the potion and gives it to Lysias, who hurries away in a mad rage. When the slave girl confronts Arbax, she is killed by the evil priest, and Lysias is charged with her murder.

Quantrill’s Raiders (1958)

Directed by: Edward Bernds
Stars: Steve Cochran, Diane Brewster, Leo Gordon
Language: English
Country: Usa | Imdb Info | Dvdrip
Description: A Civil War guerilla gang plans an attack on a Kansas arsenal.

Blackbeard, the Pirate (1952)

Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Stars: Robert Newton, Linda Darnell, William Bendix
Language: English
Country: Usa | Imdb Info | Dvdrip
Description: In 1674, “reformed” pirate Sir Henry Morgan is a high official in Jamaica, but Edward Maynard hopes to win a large reward by proving Morgan still dabbles in piracy. Maynard goes undercover as ship’s surgeon with a Morgan henchman…who’s been supplanted by notorious Blackbeard himself. Also on the ship is Edwina Mansfield, seemingly a damsel in distress, to whom there’s much more than meets the eye.

Joe MacBeth (1955)

Directed by: Ken Hughes
Stars: Paul Douglas, Ruth Roman, Bonar Colleano
Language: English
Country: Usa | Imdb Info | Tvrip
Description: Shakespeare (more-or-less) in modern gangster setting. Lily MacBeth pushes her husband Joe to rub out the reigning crime boss and become the new “kingpin” himself. Success is short- lived, however, as he confronts Lennie, a mobster whose father and wife are Joe’s murder victims.