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

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.

The Captains Table (1959)

Directed by: Jack Lee
Stars: John Gregson, Peggy Cummins, Donald Sinden
Language: English
Country: Uk | Imdb Info | Dvdrip
Also known as: Shenanigans
Description: A ship’s captain is promoted by his company from tramp steamers to their flagship passenger liner. Although he is a thoroughly competent sailor ready to take charge of such a ship, he is less prepared for the social duties the new position involves, not least the way he becomes the target for all the comely unattached women on board.

Riot in Juvenile Prison (1959)

Directed by: Edward L. Cahn
Stars: Jerome Thor, Marcia Henderson, Scott Marlowe
Language: English
Country: Usa | Imdb Info | Dvdrip
Description: When the shootings of two juvenile inmates bring public protest, a psychologist is brought in to see if he can do anything to control the problems peacefully.

Cover Girl Killer (1959)

Directed by: Terry Bishop
Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Felicity Young, Spencer Teakle
Language: English
Country: Uk | Imdb Info | Dvdrip
Description: A bikini-clad pin-up is found dead by the Serpentine in the same place, pose and get-up as when she appeared on the cover of “Wow!” magazine. When the police find the same fate befalling other girls featured on the front page they realise a highly intelligent madman is on the loose.

Beloved Infidel (1959)

Directed by: Henry King
Stars: Gregory Peck, Deborah Kerr, Eddie Albert 
Language: English
Country: Usa | Imdb Info | Dvdrip
Description: Toward the end of his life F. Scott Fitzgerald is writing for Hollywood studios to be able to afford the cost of an asylum for his wife. He is also struggling against alcoholism. Into his life comes the famous gossip columnist.

High School Hellcats (1958)

Directed by: Edward Bernds
Stars: Yvonne Fedderson, Brett Halsey, Jana Lund
Language: English
Country: Usa | Imdb Info | Dvdrip
Also known as: School for Violence
Description: The Hellcats are an all-female gang bent on bucking authority and terrorizing the schools by doing things like having a bad attitude toward their teachers and parents. When Joyce, a new student, moves into the neighborhood, she draws the attention of The Hellcats. Desperate for acceptance and unhappy with her homelife, Joyce goes along with the gang, and is soon drinking, dancing and meeting boys. Can her parents stop her descent into depravity?

The Big Operator (1959)

Directed by: Charles F. Haas
Stars: Mickey Rooney, Steve Cochran, Mamie Van Doren
Language: English
Country: Usa | Imdb Info | Dvdrip
Also known as: Anatomy of the Syndicate
Description: Mickey Rooney plays labor racketeer Little Joe Braun in this fast-paced and surprisingly violent drama about one man’s determination to clean up his union. Bill Gibson (Steve Cochran) is Little Joe’s nemesis and is one of the men who can testify that he saw the labor boss in an incriminating conversation with a known criminal — something that Little Joe denied under oath. Knowing that Cochran and one other witness can bring him down, the crooked labor boss starts on a campaign of terror. One of Bill’s friends is set on fire, someone else is thrown into a cement mixer (in the opening scenes), and finally, Little Joe kidnaps Bill’s son Timmy (Jay North). The odds at this point, seem very much in the labor boss’ favor.

Lucretia Borgia (1953)

Directed by: Christian-Jaque
Stars: Martine Carol, Pedro Armendáriz, Valentine Tessier
Language: French | Subtitles: English [srt]
Country: Italy | Imdb Info | Dvdrip
Also known as: Lucrèce Borgia, Sins of the Borgias
Description: In the early 16th century, Italy is ruled by the powerful Borgia family, led by César Borgia and his sister Lucrètè. In a ruthless power play, César plots to have his sister’s husband murdered. But without her brother’s knowledge, Lucrècè has taken a strong lover who will challenge the Borgias.

The Haunted Strangler (1958)

Directed by: Robert Day
Stars: Boris Karloff, Anthony Dawson, Jean Kent
Language: English
Country: Uk | Imdb Info | HDRip
Also known as: Grip of the Strangler, Strangle Hold
Description: A writer investigating the execution of a serial killer known as “The Haymarket Strangler” 20 years previously begins to suspect that the wrong man might have been hanged. However, when he picks up a scalpel used by the murderer, he finds himself possessed by the killer’s spirit and begins committing similar murders.