Tagged: 1950s

Ladykillers 1955 comedy cast

Remake Recon: The Ladykillers

An elderly lady gets an unusual inquiry from a stranger about the room she wants to rent. Professor Marcus (Alec Guinness) explains to Mrs. Wilberforce (Katie Johnson) he is a...

Long Long Trailer Lucille Ball Desi Arnez

The Long, Long Trailer (1953) – A Review

Desi Arnez and Lucille Ball in The Long, Long Trailer Newly married Tacy and Nicky Collini (Lucille Ball and Desi Arnez) have just made a huge investment in their future....

Attack of the 50 Foot Woman 1958

Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958) – A Review

Nancy Fowler Archer (Allison Hayes) is going through a rough patch. She’s rich and beautiful, but she’s also recently been released from ‘the booby hatch’, her husband Harry (William Hudson)...

The Steel Trap 1952 film noir

The Steel Trap (1952) – A Review

Joseph Cotten enters The Steel Trap Jim Osbourne (Joseph Cotten) is a mild-mannered bank officer in Los Angeles. He’s got a loving wife (Teresa Wright), a daughter, a steady job...

The Sniper 1952 film noir

The Sniper (1952) – A Review

Arthur Franz is The Sniper Eddie Miller (Arthur Franz) has some issues. By day he works as a laundromat delivery man in San Francisco. He’s quiet, keeps to himself and...

The Lineup 1958 film noir Eli Wallach

The Lineup (1958) – A Review

Eli Wallach in The Lineup It was a coincidence that I happened to watch Eli Wallach in the 1958 film The Lineup a few months after his death at the...

The Fly horror movie 1958

Remake Recon: The Fly

In 1957 within the pages of Playboy magazine a short story appeared that sent shivers down the backs of readers. George Langelaan’s ‘The Fly’ would tell the tale of a...

The Red Balloon 1956 short fantasy film

The Red Balloon (1956) – A Review

The Red Balloon A young boy is on his way to school when he finds a red balloon. He soon discovers that this red balloon has a life of its...

Hitch-Hiker 1953 film noir

The Hitch-Hiker (1953) – A Review

The Hitch-Hiker Roy Collins (Edmond O’Brien) and Gilbert Bowen (Frank Lovejoy) are on the road in Arizona ready to enjoy a leisurely fishing trip when they happen upon a stranger...

Kiss Them For Me Cary Grant 1957

Kiss Them For Me (1957) – A Review

Cary Grant, Jayne Mansfield and Suzy Parker in Kiss Them For Me Cary Grant’s career was packed with a whole slew of great films. Dramas, comedies, thrillers. He might be...

High and Mighty John Wayne Robert Stack

The High and Mighty (1954) – A Review

The High and Mighty An airplane traveling from Hawaii to San Francisco through stormy skies. An engine blows. Fuel begins leaking. The plane has already passed the point of no...

Gun Crazy 1950 film noir classic

Gun Crazy (1950) – A Review

John Dall and Peggy Cummins in Gun Crazy Gun Crazy (also known as Deadly Is The Female) is a low-budget film noir that could have ended up as just another...