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Fifties Shades of Grey
1. One Good Turn (1955)
2. Tea for Two (1950)
3. Adventures of Hajji Baba (1954)
4. You're Never Too Young! (1955)
5. As Young As You Feel (1951)
6. The Good Humor Man (1950)
7. That Certain Feeling (1956)
8. The Lemon Drop Kid (1951)
9. Alice in Wonderland (1951)
10. Man of the Moment (1955)
11. A Girl in Every Port (1952)
12. Operation Mad Ball (1957)
13. House of Wax (1953)
14. That's My Boy (1951)
15. Hollywood or Bust (1956)
16. It Grows on Trees (1952)
17. The Runaway Bus (1954)
18. The Lady Says No (1951)
19. The Great Rupert (1950)
20. Singin' in the Rain (1952) REVISION
21. Sun in the Last Days of the Shogunate (1957)
22a. Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century (1953) 7m
22b. The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo (1955) 6m
22c. The Wearing of the Grin (1951) 7m
22d. The Scarlet Pumpernickel (1950) 7m
22e. Boobs in the Woods (1950) 7m
22f. Deduce, You Say (1956) 7m
22g. Drip-Along Daffy (1951) 7m
22h. Golden Yeggs (1950) 7m
22i. The Ducksters (1950) 7m
23. The Long Memory (1953)
24. 5 Steps to Danger (1957)
25. Mars and Beyond (1957)
26. Some Like It Hot (1959) REVISION
27. Rock-a-Bye Baby (1958) REVISION
28. The Rocket Man (1954)
29. Trouble in Store (1953)
30. Up in the World (1956)
31. Tiger in the Smoke (1956)
32. The Breaking Point (1950)

33. Sleeping Beauty (1959)

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There are several striking images and an iconic villain design in Maleficent here, but the title character is very passive and barely has any personality with very little spoken dialogue. Her prince is only slightly less passive, and while there is something refreshing in how the surrogate aunts (fairies) are mostly responsible for saving the day, they are also the ones who allow the protagonist to be kidnapped. Quite watchable but not really my thing.
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22. Paw (1959) 7
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1. Kakushi-toride no san-akunin (1958) The Hidden Fortress 8
2. A Killer Walks (1952) 6
3. Tôkaidô Yotsuya kaidan (1957) Ghost of Yotsuya 8
4a. Un Chant D'Amour (1950) 26min 8
4b. Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (1954) 38min 7
5. The Man Who Turned to Stone (1957) 5
6. Kon-Tiki (1950) 8
7. Pociag (1959) Night Train 9
8. Czlowiek na torze (1957) Man on the Tracks 7
9. Orpheus (1950) 8
10. Pather Panchali (1955) 8
11. Five (1951) 7
12a. Tire Die (1951) Toss Me a Dime 33min 8
12b. Eaux D'Artifice (1953) 12min 7
12c. Rabbit's Moon (1950) 7min 8
12d. The Tell-tale Heart (1953) 8min 7
13. Terror is a Man (1959) 7
14. Ansiktet (1958) The Magician 8
15. The Mad Magician (1954) 7
16. Edge of Fury (1958) 7+
17. Fright (1956) 5
18. Some Like It Hot (1959) 9*
19. Mon oncle (1958) 9
20. Gog (1954) 5
21. Miracolo a Milano (1951) Miracle in Milan 7
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9. Storstrømsbroen/ The Storstrom Bridge (1950) * 7 min.
Et slot i et slot: Krogen og Kronborg/ The Castle Within the Castle (1954) * 9 min.
Three Installations (1952) * 23 min.
O Dreamland (1956) * 13 min.
Barney's Hungry Cousin (1953) * 7 min.
Odds & Ends (1959) * 4 min.
10. The Well (1951) * 85 min.

Spoiler
1. The Baron of Arizona (1950) * 96 min.
2. Hell Is Sold Out (1951) * 81 min.
3. Annie Get Your Gun (1950) * 107 min.
4. Your Witness (1950) * 100 min.
5. Showdown at Boot Hill (1958) * 72 min.
6. My Wife's Lodger (1952) * 78 min.
7. Kiss Me Kate (1953) * 110 min.
8. Robbers' Roost (1955) * 83 min.

*First time viewing.
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37. The Magical World of Disney: Mars and Beyond (1957)
See my comments on DtC thread.

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38. Across the Bridge (1957)
See my comments on DtC thread.

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39. Tobor the Great (1954)
This turned out to be a very kid-oriented film with an easily predictable plot and light peril that wasn't terribly satisfying. The robot design is an amusingly kitsch style though with it's carrot like eyes and bulbous head that bears a striking resemblance in some ways to Robbie the Robot from Forbidden Planet and B9 from Lost in Space (both from the same designer Robert Kinoshita who contrary to popular belief did not work on this film). I have to wonder if Kinoshita took inspiration from this movie when designing those though.

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40. The Member of the Wedding (1952)
See DtC thread for comments.

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41. Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959)
Well, that was awful.
Cool Cats
1. Bitter Victory (1957)
2. Bellissima (1951)
3. Sommarlek a.k.a. Summer Interlude (1951)
4. Penny Points to Paradise (1951)
5. She Devil (1957)
6. Donovan's Brain (1953)
7. Anticipation of the Night (1958)
8. Higanbana a.k.a. Equinox Flowre (1958)
9. Tragedy in a Temporary Town (1956)
10. Twelve Angry Men (1956)
11. Seven Days to Noon (1950)
12a. Gossip (1953)
12b. Control Your Emotions (1950)
12c. The Griper (1954)
12d. Toward Emotional Maturity (1954)
12e. Les horizons morts (1951)
12f. Crazeologie (1954)
13 .Backlash (1956)
14. Narayama bushikô (1958)
15. Solomon and Sheba (1959)
16. The Neanderthal Man (1953)
17. The Rains of Ranchipur (1955)
18. The Cyclops (1957)
19a. Le grand Méliès (1952)
19b. Charlotte et Véronique, ou Tous les garçons s'appellent Patrick (1959)
19c. Strauss Fantasy (1954)
20. Come Fill the Cup (1951)
21. Deep in My Heart (!954)
22-23. Flying Disc Man from Mars E1-12 (1950)
24. This Is Cinerama (1952)
25. The Beast with a Million Eyes (1955)
26. El bruto (1953)
27.Stars and Stripes Forever (1952)
28. Yambaó (!957)
29. Francis in the Haunted House (1956)
30. Der Tiger von Eschnapur a.k.a. Tiger of Bengal (1959)
31. Das indische Grabmal a.k.a. The Indian Tomb (1959)
32. Silk Stockings (!957)
33. Climax!: Casino Royale (1954)
34. The Vikings (1958)
35. The Monolith Monsters (1957)
36. Monster on the Campus (1958)
37. The Magical World of Disney: Mars and Beyond (1957)
38. Across the Bridge (1957)
39. Tobor the Great (1954)
40. The Member of the Wedding (1952)
41. Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959)
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Fifties Shades of Grey
1. One Good Turn (1955)
2. Tea for Two (1950)
3. Adventures of Hajji Baba (1954)
4. You're Never Too Young! (1955)
5. As Young As You Feel (1951)
6. The Good Humor Man (1950)
7. That Certain Feeling (1956)
8. The Lemon Drop Kid (1951)
9. Alice in Wonderland (1951)
10. Man of the Moment (1955)
11. A Girl in Every Port (1952)
12. Operation Mad Ball (1957)
13. House of Wax (1953)
14. That's My Boy (1951)
15. Hollywood or Bust (1956)
16. It Grows on Trees (1952)
17. The Runaway Bus (1954)
18. The Lady Says No (1951)
19. The Great Rupert (1950)
20. Singin' in the Rain (1952) REVISION
21. Sun in the Last Days of the Shogunate (1957)
22a. Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century (1953) 7m
22b. The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo (1955) 6m
22c. The Wearing of the Grin (1951) 7m
22d. The Scarlet Pumpernickel (1950) 7m
22e. Boobs in the Woods (1950) 7m
22f. Deduce, You Say (1956) 7m
22g. Drip-Along Daffy (1951) 7m
22h. Golden Yeggs (1950) 7m
22i. The Ducksters (1950) 7m
23. The Long Memory (1953)
24. 5 Steps to Danger (1957)
25. Mars and Beyond (1957)
26. Some Like It Hot (1959) REVISION
27. Rock-a-Bye Baby (1958) REVISION
28. The Rocket Man (1954)
29. Trouble in Store (1953)
30. Up in the World (1956)
31. Tiger in the Smoke (1956)
32. The Breaking Point (1950)
33. Sleeping Beauty (1959)

34. The Love Match (1955)

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One of the funniest actors of the 1940s, Askey was sadly a little past his prime by the time of this film, and while he does have a very amusing bit early on as he manages to distract an elderly magistrate, the scene mostly works due to Robb Wilton's baffled reactions as the magistrate in question. As for the rest of the film, the brightest parts come whenever Danny Ross is on screen as an accident-prone love interest for Askey's daughter (not oft enough).
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1. Zoku ueru tamashii/Hungry Soul, Part II (1956) 5.5/10
2. Bakumatsu taiyôden / A Sun-Tribe Myth from the Bakumatsu Era/ The Sun in the Last Days of the Tokugawa Era ‘幕末太陽傳’ (1957, Yuzo Kawashima) 5/10
3. Rosaura a las 10 1958, in 1 top list 6.2/10
4. Lettre de Sibérie (1957, Chris Marker) 7/10
5. Mata au hi made (1950) 6/10
6. Terror at Midnight (1956) 6.5/10
7. The Gambler and the Lady (1952) 5/10
8. The Actress (1953) 8/10
9. Convicted (1950) 5/10
10. Woman in Hiding (1950) 7/10
11. Chicago Confidential (1957) 4.5/10
12. Shakedown (1950) 7/10
13. The Long Haul (1957) 6/10
14. Hunt the Man Down (1950) 7/10
15. The Whip Hand (1951) 4/10
16. The People Against O'Hara (1951) 7/10
17. Five Days aka Paid to Kill (1954) 5/10
18. Man in the Dark (1953) 5/10
19. Highway 301 (1950) 5/10
20. 36 Hours/Terror Street (1953) 5/10
21. The Trap (1959) color/western noir 6/10
22. The House Across the Lake (1954) 6/10
23. The Garment Jungle (1957) 8/10

24. Death of a Scoundrel (1956) 7.5/10
25. The Sellout (1952) 5.5/10
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Fifties Shades of Grey
1. One Good Turn (1955)
2. Tea for Two (1950)
3. Adventures of Hajji Baba (1954)
4. You're Never Too Young! (1955)
5. As Young As You Feel (1951)
6. The Good Humor Man (1950)
7. That Certain Feeling (1956)
8. The Lemon Drop Kid (1951)
9. Alice in Wonderland (1951)
10. Man of the Moment (1955)
11. A Girl in Every Port (1952)
12. Operation Mad Ball (1957)
13. House of Wax (1953)
14. That's My Boy (1951)
15. Hollywood or Bust (1956)
16. It Grows on Trees (1952)
17. The Runaway Bus (1954)
18. The Lady Says No (1951)
19. The Great Rupert (1950)
20. Singin' in the Rain (1952) REVISION
21. Sun in the Last Days of the Shogunate (1957)
22a. Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century (1953) 7m
22b. The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo (1955) 6m
22c. The Wearing of the Grin (1951) 7m
22d. The Scarlet Pumpernickel (1950) 7m
22e. Boobs in the Woods (1950) 7m
22f. Deduce, You Say (1956) 7m
22g. Drip-Along Daffy (1951) 7m
22h. Golden Yeggs (1950) 7m
22i. The Ducksters (1950) 7m
23. The Long Memory (1953)
24. 5 Steps to Danger (1957)
25. Mars and Beyond (1957)
26. Some Like It Hot (1959) REVISION
27. Rock-a-Bye Baby (1958) REVISION
28. The Rocket Man (1954)
29. Trouble in Store (1953)
30. Up in the World (1956)
31. Tiger in the Smoke (1956)
32. The Breaking Point (1950)
33. Sleeping Beauty (1959)
34. The Love Match (1955)

35. Mister Universe (1951)

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Hilarious in the previous year's The Good Humor Man, it is curious to see Jack Carson cast in a very different role as a sneaky and conniving character and the film gets off to a solid start with Carson trying to con street customers with fake miracle soap. The subsequent wrestling match fixing stuff is a lot less funny though and there is way too much time spent on Carson and his colleagues futilely trying to wear an honest wrestling champ down.
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A decade that produced my parents
1. Beat the Devil (1953)
2. Pillow Talk (1959)
3. Suddenly (1954)
4. A Night to Remember (1958)
5. The Tingler (1959)
6. Guys and Dolls (1955)
7. The Bigamist (1953)
8. Nights of Cabiria (1957)
9. The White Reindeer (1952, Finland)
10. Smiles of a Summer Night (1955, Sweden)
11. Rio Grande (1950)
12. Umberto D. (1952)
13. The Big Combo (1955)
14. Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959)
15. The Sharkfighters (1956)
Supposedly based on a true story, this is about a Navy program to develop a shark repellent. Interestingly, this is the first American film to be shot entirely in Cuba. And there were some nice shots of Cuba and the waters, but it's a mediocre movie otherwise.

16. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
This was all over the place... from what might be the best non-Busby-Berkeley dance sequence I've seen to some really terribly cringey scenes. Overall good and enjoyable.
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Spoiler
01. Laughing Anne -- Wilcox, 1953.
02. The Midnight Story -- Pevney, 1957.
03. Sous le ciel de Paris a.k.a. Under the Paris Sky -- Duvivier, 1951.
04. Porte des Lilas a.k.a. Gates of Paris -- Clair, 1957.
05. I theia to apo Chicago a.k.a. Aunt from Chicago -- Sakellarios, 1957.
06. Outlaw Women -- Ormond & Newfield, 1952.
07. Kyô mo mata kakute ari nan a.k.a. Thus Another Day -- Kinoshita, 1959.

Kinoshita films usually fall a bit flat for me, but this one's better than some. The film concerns the troubles that ensue when a married couple live separately for the summer so that the ambitious husband can rent his house to his boss as a summer residence. It wanders around some, but there was enough to keep my attention.
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80. Baby Doll (1956, Kazan) 8
81. Taira Clan Saga (1955, Mizoguchi) 8
82. Ride Lonesome (1959, Boetticher) 7
83. The Lovers (1958, Malle) 8
84. The White Reindeer (1952, Blomberg) 6
85. The Cousins (1959, Chabrol) 7
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10. Seven Days to Noon (John and Roy Boulting, 1950) 7/10
11. Bienvenido Mr. Marshall (Luis Garcia Berlanga, 1953) 7.5/10
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7. La vérité sur Bébé Donge (1952)
8. Brigadoon (1954)
9. The Cobweb (1955)
10. Mi tío Jacinto (1956)
11. The Long Gray Line (1955)
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(Screenshots from 'Pearl of the South Pacific' & 'Flame of the Islands'),

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25. Café Paradis (Cafe Paradise, Bodil Ipsen & Lau Lauritzen, 1950) 8/10
26. I dimma dold (Hidden in the Fog, Lars-Eric Kjellgren, 1953) 7.5/10
27. Amei um Bicheiro (I Loved a Bookie, Jorge Ileli & Paulo Wanderley 1953) 8/10
28. Fair Wind to Java (Joseph Kane, 1953) 7/10
29. Pearl of the South Pacific (Allan Dwan, 1955) 7.5/10
30. Flame of the Islands (Edward Ludwig, 1955) 7.5/10

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Spoiler
1. Olet mennyt minun vereeni (You've Gone Into My Blood, Teuvo Tulio, 1956) 9/10
2. Qivitoq (Erik Balling, 1956) 8/10
3. Kiiroi karasu (Yellow Crow, Heinosuke Gosho, 1957) 8/10
4. Hotarubi (Firefly Light, Heinosuke Gosho, 1958) 8.5/10
5. Sekishunchô (Farewell to Spring, Keisuke Kinoshita, 1959) 8.5/10
6. Raggare! (Blackjackets, Olle Hellbom, 1959) 8/10
7. Kind Lady (John Sturges, 1951) 8/10
8. To minutter for sent (Two Minutes Late, Torben Anton Svendsen, 1952) 8/10
9. La fête à Henriette (Holiday for Henrietta, Julien Duvivier, 1952) 10/10
10. Laughing Anne (Herbert Wilcox, 1953) 8/10
11. Tiger in the Smoke (Roy Ward Baker, 1956) 7.5/10
12. The Gazebo (George Marshall, 1959) 8/10
13. Andrine og Kjell (Andrine and Kjell, Kåre Bergstrøm, 1952) 8/10
14. Armiño negro (Black Ermine, Carlos Hugo Christensen 1953) 7.5/10
15. Más allá del olvido (Beyond Oblivion, Hugo del Carril, 1956) 10/10
16. Dom, v kotorom ya zhivu (The House I Live In, Lev Kulidzhanov & Yakov Segel, 1957) 8.5/10
17. Borets i kloun (The Wrestler and the Clown, Boris Barnet & Konstantin Yudin, 1957) 7.5/10
18. Punainen viiva (The Red Line, Matti Kassila, 1959) 9/10
19. Non c'è pace tra gli ulivi (No Peace Under the Olive Tree, Giuseppe De Santis, 1950) 9/10
20. Processo alla città (The City Stands Trial, Luigi Zampa, 1952) 9/10
21. Nel gorgo del peccato (Eternal Song of Love, Vittorio Cottafavi, 1954) 9/10
22. Come Next Spring (R.G. Springsteen, 1956) 8/10
23. The Catered Affair (Richard Brooks, 1956) 8/10
24. Ugler i mosen (Owls in the Marsh, Ivo Caprino, 1959) 7.5/10
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FTV:11:Lake of the Dead (1958) (Norway) 8.

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Simmering on top of the lake as a narration pours out of Sonja reading out the first draft of her husband Bernhard’s occult novel, writer/director Kare Bergstrom & cinematographer Ragnar Sorensen cloud the lake with eerie Gothic Horror smoke on the water, going far-back in order to cover the screen in the isolated forest, where beams of lights across the cabin dwellers cast a ripple of the reflecting horror lit in misty superimposed images. Swimming towards Bernhard’s novel, Bergstrom takes it out of the lake and into a Old Dark House atmosphere, where the confined large cabin setting is surrounded by excellent rustling outdoor sound effects, and wide, tightly-held corner shots light the cabin fever.

Based on lead actor Andre Bjerke (great as the slow-burn Mork) own novel,Bergstrom’s adaptation delightfully carves into Norwegian wood thumbnail sketches of the tensions each group member brings to the cabin, with Liljan being given given a enticing, ghostly figure quality which the others in the cabin can’t get too close to. Paging from Bernhard writing his novel to the story itself unfolding, Bergstrom merrily plays on the mythical element of Gothic Horror cinema, with a book-ending which rationalizes the occult myths which came out from the lake of the dead.
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1. Zoku ueru tamashii/Hungry Soul, Part II (1956) 5.5/10
2. Bakumatsu taiyôden / A Sun-Tribe Myth from the Bakumatsu Era/ The Sun in the Last Days of the Tokugawa Era ‘幕末太陽傳’ (1957, Yuzo Kawashima) 5/10
3. Rosaura a las 10 1958, in 1 top list 6.2/10
4. Lettre de Sibérie (1957, Chris Marker) 7/10
5. Mata au hi made (1950) 6/10
6. Terror at Midnight (1956) 6.5/10
7. The Gambler and the Lady (1952) 5/10
8. The Actress (1953) 8/10
9. Convicted (1950) 5/10
10. Woman in Hiding (1950) 7/10
11. Chicago Confidential (1957) 4.5/10
12. Shakedown (1950) 7/10
13. The Long Haul (1957) 6/10
14. Hunt the Man Down (1950) 7/10
15. The Whip Hand (1951) 4/10
16. The People Against O'Hara (1951) 7/10
17. Five Days aka Paid to Kill (1954) 5/10
18. Man in the Dark (1953) 5/10
19. Highway 301 (1950) 5/10
20. 36 Hours/Terror Street (1953) 5/10
21. The Trap (1959) color/western noir 6/10
22. The House Across the Lake (1954) 6/10
23. The Garment Jungle (1957) 8/10
24. Death of a Scoundrel (1956) 7.5/10
25. The Sellout (1952) 5.5/10
26. Tight Spot (1955) 6/10
27. Sudden Danger (1955) 5/10
28. Split Second (1953) 5/10
29. Devil's Doorway (1950) 6/10
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4. Harvey (Henry Koster / 1950) - 6/10
5. Island in the Sky (William A. Wellman / 1953) - 6/10
6. The Incredible Shrinking Man (Jack Arnold / 1957) - 7/10
7. The Wild One (László Benedek / 1953) - 5/10
8. Children of Hiroshima (Kaneto Shindo / 1952) - 7/10
9. Les horizons morts (Jacques Demy / 1951) - 5/10 + Clouds of Glass (František Vlácil / 1958) - 7/10 + The Bespoke Overcoat (Jack Clayton / 1955) - 6/10 + Les amours jaunes (Jean Rollin / 1958) - 5/10
10. Madeleine (David Lean / 1950) - 6/10
11. Variety Lights (Federico Fellini / 1951) - 6/10
12. The High and the Mighty (William A. Wellman / 1954) - 3/10
13. Fear and Desire (Stanley Kubrick / 1953) - 6/10
14. O Mestre de Apipucos (Joaquim Pedro de Andrade / 1959) - 4/10 + Blue Jeans (Jacques Rozier / 1958) - 5/10 + A Tale of the Fiords (A Story to See and Hear) (Arne Sucksdorff / 1955) - 6/10 + O Poeta do Castelo (Joaquim Pedro de Andrade / 1959) - 5/10 + Panta Rhei (Bert Haanstra / 1952) - 7/10
15. We're No Angels (Michael Curtiz / 1955) - 6/10
16. Les cousins (Claude Chabrol / 1959) - 7/10
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1. Miss Julie (Alf Sjöberg / 1951 / Sweden) - 6/10
2. One Summer of Happiness (Arne Mattsson / 1951 / Sweden) - 6/10
3. Fire in the Night (Arne Skouen / 1955 / Norway) - 4/10
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6. Forbidden Planet 1956 7/10
7. North by Northwest 1959 9/10 REWATCH
Before this (and the Psycho rewatch immediately before), I only watched a single Hitchcock movie in a time frame of over 5 years, wow. It does indeed feel good for the soul.
8. Harvey 1950 6/10
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1. Moonfleet 1955 6/10
2. The Ladykillers 1955 7/10
3. Du rififi chez les hommes 1955 8/10
4. Man of the West 1958 6/10
5. The Quiet Man 1952 5/10
6. Forbidden Planet 1956 7/10
7. North by Northwest 1959 9/10 REWATCH
8. Harvey 1950 6/10
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42. Calle Mayor (1956)
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43. Teenagers from Outer Space (1959)
I actually recently saw an episode of Twilight Zone with the same basic premise as this terrible movie (S5E18 "Black Leather Jackets") minus the killer space lobster and uh, gotta say Twilight Zone did it better in only 20 minutes.

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44. Jack the Ripper (1959)
Surprisingly brutal and lurid for the time period it was produced, this was a pretty decent speculative fiction version of the Jack the Ripper killings.
Cool Cats
1. Bitter Victory (1957)
2. Bellissima (1951)
3. Sommarlek a.k.a. Summer Interlude (1951)
4. Penny Points to Paradise (1951)
5. She Devil (1957)
6. Donovan's Brain (1953)
7. Anticipation of the Night (1958)
8. Higanbana a.k.a. Equinox Flowre (1958)
9. Tragedy in a Temporary Town (1956)
10. Twelve Angry Men (1956)
11. Seven Days to Noon (1950)
12a. Gossip (1953)
12b. Control Your Emotions (1950)
12c. The Griper (1954)
12d. Toward Emotional Maturity (1954)
12e. Les horizons morts (1951)
12f. Crazeologie (1954)
13 .Backlash (1956)
14. Narayama bushikô (1958)
15. Solomon and Sheba (1959)
16. The Neanderthal Man (1953)
17. The Rains of Ranchipur (1955)
18. The Cyclops (1957)
19a. Le grand Méliès (1952)
19b. Charlotte et Véronique, ou Tous les garçons s'appellent Patrick (1959)
19c. Strauss Fantasy (1954)
20. Come Fill the Cup (1951)
21. Deep in My Heart (!954)
22-23. Flying Disc Man from Mars E1-12 (1950)
24. This Is Cinerama (1952)
25. The Beast with a Million Eyes (1955)
26. El bruto (1953)
27.Stars and Stripes Forever (1952)
28. Yambaó (!957)
29. Francis in the Haunted House (1956)
30. Der Tiger von Eschnapur a.k.a. Tiger of Bengal (1959)
31. Das indische Grabmal a.k.a. The Indian Tomb (1959)
32. Silk Stockings (!957)
33. Climax!: Casino Royale (1954)
34. The Vikings (1958)
35. The Monolith Monsters (1957)
36. Monster on the Campus (1958)
37. The Magical World of Disney: Mars and Beyond (1957)
38. Across the Bridge (1957)
39. Tobor the Great (1954)
40. The Member of the Wedding (1952)
41. Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959)
42. Calle Mayor (1956)
43. Teenagers from Outer Space (1959)
44. Jack the Ripper (1959)
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Fifties Shades of Grey
1. One Good Turn (1955)
2. Tea for Two (1950)
3. Adventures of Hajji Baba (1954)
4. You're Never Too Young! (1955)
5. As Young As You Feel (1951)
6. The Good Humor Man (1950)
7. That Certain Feeling (1956)
8. The Lemon Drop Kid (1951)
9. Alice in Wonderland (1951)
10. Man of the Moment (1955)
11. A Girl in Every Port (1952)
12. Operation Mad Ball (1957)
13. House of Wax (1953)
14. That's My Boy (1951)
15. Hollywood or Bust (1956)
16. It Grows on Trees (1952)
17. The Runaway Bus (1954)
18. The Lady Says No (1951)
19. The Great Rupert (1950)
20. Singin' in the Rain (1952) REVISION
21. Sun in the Last Days of the Shogunate (1957)
22a. Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century (1953) 7m
22b. The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo (1955) 6m
22c. The Wearing of the Grin (1951) 7m
22d. The Scarlet Pumpernickel (1950) 7m
22e. Boobs in the Woods (1950) 7m
22f. Deduce, You Say (1956) 7m
22g. Drip-Along Daffy (1951) 7m
22h. Golden Yeggs (1950) 7m
22i. The Ducksters (1950) 7m
23. The Long Memory (1953)
24. 5 Steps to Danger (1957)
25. Mars and Beyond (1957)
26. Some Like It Hot (1959) REVISION
27. Rock-a-Bye Baby (1958) REVISION
28. The Rocket Man (1954)
29. Trouble in Store (1953)
30. Up in the World (1956)
31. Tiger in the Smoke (1956)
32. The Breaking Point (1950)
33. Sleeping Beauty (1959)
34. The Love Match (1955)
35. Mister Universe (1951)

36. Jumping Jacks (1952)

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For a film built on the singular joke of Jerry Lewis being an utterly incompetent soldier, this is a surprisingly entertaining affair with Robert Strauss (of Stalag 17 fame) well cast as a no-nonsense sergeant who ends up liking and promoting Lewis further and further thanks to happy accidents making Lewis appear adept. The scenes without Strauss are not nearly as dynamic though, but an under-the-table train scene is certainly well-timed and funny.
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11. Dial 1119 (1950) 75 min.

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1. The Baron of Arizona (1950) * 96 min.
2. Hell Is Sold Out (1951) * 81 min.
3. Annie Get Your Gun (1950) * 107 min.
4. Your Witness (1950) * 100 min.
5. Showdown at Boot Hill (1958) * 72 min.
6. My Wife's Lodger (1952) * 78 min.
7. Kiss Me Kate (1953) * 110 min.
8. Robbers' Roost (1955) * 83 min.
9. Storstrømsbroen/ The Storstrom Bridge (1950) * 7 min.
Et slot i et slot: Krogen og Kronborg/ The Castle Within the Castle (1954) * 9 min.
Three Installations (1952) * 23 min.
O Dreamland (1956) * 13 min.
Barney's Hungry Cousin (1953) * 7 min.
Odds & Ends (1959) * 4 min.
10. The Well (1951) * 85 min.

*First time viewing.
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7. Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958)

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1. Gun Crazy (Joseph H. Lewis, 1950)
2. The Defiant Ones (Stanley Kramer, 1958)
3. The Horse Soldiers (John Ford, 1959)
4. 3:10 to Yuma (Delmer Daves, 1957)
5. The Trouble with Harry (Alfred Hitchcock, 1955)
6. The Man Who Knew Too Much (Alfred Hitchcock, 1956)
7. Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958)
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32. The Big Country (1958) 7.0/10
33. Shree 420 (1958). The story of an youngster who thought the whole world belongs to him, because he had a government diploma. He meets a beautiful, intelligent women who for unknown reasons falls in love with this guy who does not learn from any one mistakes he makes. He's like everybody is wrong and he's right, the new messiah. He makes some highly despicable decisions, rendering him, one could say, an asshole. His girlfriend, a truly great person, running a school for poor children, seems to be unhealthily attracted by this bad boy attitude. In the end, she even uses the typical excuse, that it's all society faults that he became a low-life criminal of the worst sort (in reality, from scene to scene, we see members of this society helping this bum without expecting anything in return). The rich are all depicted as evil crooks, which is quite childish. I pity the Indian audience who thought this is an adequate way to deal with social problems, and I'm heartbroken to say that I'm not surprised that they are were they are now (Not that they as individuals deserve it).
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There's no happy end.
But the production values for this 50s bollywood movie are fantastic and the songs are lovable, cinematography is good. 6.8/10
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86. Il Bidone (1955, Fellini) 9
87. Main Street (1955, Bardem) 8
88. Panic in the Streets (1950, Kazan) 8
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1. Zoku ueru tamashii/Hungry Soul, Part II (1956) 5.5/10
2. Bakumatsu taiyôden / A Sun-Tribe Myth from the Bakumatsu Era/ The Sun in the Last Days of the Tokugawa Era ‘幕末太陽傳’ (1957, Yuzo Kawashima) 5/10
3. Rosaura a las 10 1958, in 1 top list 6.2/10
4. Lettre de Sibérie (1957, Chris Marker) 7/10
5. Mata au hi made (1950) 6/10
6. Terror at Midnight (1956) 6.5/10
7. The Gambler and the Lady (1952) 5/10
8. The Actress (1953) 8/10
9. Convicted (1950) 5/10
10. Woman in Hiding (1950) 7/10
11. Chicago Confidential (1957) 4.5/10
12. Shakedown (1950) 7/10
13. The Long Haul (1957) 6/10
14. Hunt the Man Down (1950) 7/10
15. The Whip Hand (1951) 4/10
16. The People Against O'Hara (1951) 7/10
17. Five Days aka Paid to Kill (1954) 5/10
18. Man in the Dark (1953) 5/10
19. Highway 301 (1950) 5/10
20. 36 Hours/Terror Street (1953) 5/10
21. The Trap (1959) color/western noir 6/10
22. The House Across the Lake (1954) 6/10
23. The Garment Jungle (1957) 8/10
24. Death of a Scoundrel (1956) 7.5/10
25. The Sellout (1952) 5.5/10
26. Tight Spot (1955) 6/10
27. Sudden Danger (1955) 5/10
28. Split Second (1953) 5/10
29. Devil's Doorway (1950) 6/10
30. No Questions Asked (1951) 6/10
31. The Lawless (1950) 6/10
32. Over-Exposed (1956) 7/10
33. Shack Out on 101 (1955) 6.25/10
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Spoiler
1. Zoku ueru tamashii/Hungry Soul, Part II (1956) 5.5/10
2. Bakumatsu taiyôden / A Sun-Tribe Myth from the Bakumatsu Era/ The Sun in the Last Days of the Tokugawa Era ‘幕末太陽傳’ (1957, Yuzo Kawashima) 5/10
3. Rosaura a las 10 1958, in 1 top list 6.2/10
4. Lettre de Sibérie (1957, Chris Marker) 7/10
5. Mata au hi made (1950) 6/10
6. Terror at Midnight (1956) 6.5/10
7. The Gambler and the Lady (1952) 5/10
8. The Actress (1953) 8/10
9. Convicted (1950) 5/10
10. Woman in Hiding (1950) 7/10
11. Chicago Confidential (1957) 4.5/10
12. Shakedown (1950) 7/10
13. The Long Haul (1957) 6/10
14. Hunt the Man Down (1950) 7/10
15. The Whip Hand (1951) 4/10
16. The People Against O'Hara (1951) 7/10
17. Five Days aka Paid to Kill (1954) 5/10
18. Man in the Dark (1953) 5/10
19. Highway 301 (1950) 5/10
20. 36 Hours/Terror Street (1953) 5/10
21. The Trap (1959) color/western noir 6/10
22. The House Across the Lake (1954) 6/10
23. The Garment Jungle (1957) 8/10
24. Death of a Scoundrel (1956) 7.5/10
25. The Sellout (1952) 5.5/10
26. Tight Spot (1955) 6/10
27. Sudden Danger (1955) 5/10
28. Split Second (1953) 5/10
29. Devil's Doorway (1950) 6/10
30. No Questions Asked (1951) 6/10
31. The Lawless (1950) 6/10
32. Over-Exposed (1956) 7/10
33. Shack Out on 101 (1955) 6.25/10
34. The Underworld Story (1950) 6/10
35. Beautiful Stranger (1954) 4/10
36. Cargo to Capetown (1950) 5/10
37. I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955) 9/10
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Fifties Shades of Grey
1. One Good Turn (1955)
2. Tea for Two (1950)
3. Adventures of Hajji Baba (1954)
4. You're Never Too Young! (1955)
5. As Young As You Feel (1951)
6. The Good Humor Man (1950)
7. That Certain Feeling (1956)
8. The Lemon Drop Kid (1951)
9. Alice in Wonderland (1951)
10. Man of the Moment (1955)
11. A Girl in Every Port (1952)
12. Operation Mad Ball (1957)
13. House of Wax (1953)
14. That's My Boy (1951)
15. Hollywood or Bust (1956)
16. It Grows on Trees (1952)
17. The Runaway Bus (1954)
18. The Lady Says No (1951)
19. The Great Rupert (1950)
20. Singin' in the Rain (1952) REVISION
21. Sun in the Last Days of the Shogunate (1957)
22a. Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century (1953) 7m
22b. The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo (1955) 6m
22c. The Wearing of the Grin (1951) 7m
22d. The Scarlet Pumpernickel (1950) 7m
22e. Boobs in the Woods (1950) 7m
22f. Deduce, You Say (1956) 7m
22g. Drip-Along Daffy (1951) 7m
22h. Golden Yeggs (1950) 7m
22i. The Ducksters (1950) 7m
23. The Long Memory (1953)
24. 5 Steps to Danger (1957)
25. Mars and Beyond (1957)
26. Some Like It Hot (1959) REVISION
27. Rock-a-Bye Baby (1958) REVISION
28. The Rocket Man (1954)
29. Trouble in Store (1953)
30. Up in the World (1956)
31. Tiger in the Smoke (1956)
32. The Breaking Point (1950)
33. Sleeping Beauty (1959)
34. The Love Match (1955)
35. Mister Universe (1951)
36. Jumping Jacks (1952)

37. Anything Goes (1956)

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The idea here has decent comedic potential and an awkward dinner where two ladies meet (unaware of that they have both won the same part) is great, but the film does not generally go for laughs. Instead, there are lots of musical numbers, some of which just lead to the characters sitting down to sing! The clear highlight is O'Connor singing a "bounce right back" song with a group of kids while performing similar acrobatics to Singin' in the Rain.
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23. The Monster of Piedras Blancas (1959) 5
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1. Kakushi-toride no san-akunin (1958) The Hidden Fortress 8
2. A Killer Walks (1952) 6
3. Tôkaidô Yotsuya kaidan (1957) Ghost of Yotsuya 8
4a. Un Chant D'Amour (1950) 26min 8
4b. Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (1954) 38min 7
5. The Man Who Turned to Stone (1957) 5
6. Kon-Tiki (1950) 8
7. Pociag (1959) Night Train 9
8. Czlowiek na torze (1957) Man on the Tracks 7
9. Orpheus (1950) 8
10. Pather Panchali (1955) 8
11. Five (1951) 7
12a. Tire Die (1951) Toss Me a Dime 33min 8
12b. Eaux D'Artifice (1953) 12min 7
12c. Rabbit's Moon (1950) 7min 8
12d. The Tell-tale Heart (1953) 8min 7
13. Terror is a Man (1959) 7
14. Ansiktet (1958) The Magician 8
15. The Mad Magician (1954) 7
16. Edge of Fury (1958) 7+
17. Fright (1956) 5
18. Some Like It Hot (1959) 9*
19. Mon oncle (1958) 9
20. Gog (1954) 5
21. Miracolo a Milano (1951) Miracle in Milan 7
22. Paw (1959) 7
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12. Sommarlek/ Summer Interlude  (1951) 96 min.
13. The Cimarron Kid (1952) * 84 min.
14. Big House, U.S.A. (1955) * 83 min.

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1. The Baron of Arizona (1950) * 96 min.
2. Hell Is Sold Out (1951) * 81 min.
3. Annie Get Your Gun (1950) * 107 min.
4. Your Witness (1950) * 100 min.
5. Showdown at Boot Hill (1958) * 72 min.
6. My Wife's Lodger (1952) * 78 min.
7. Kiss Me Kate (1953) * 110 min.
8. Robbers' Roost (1955) * 83 min.
9. Storstrømsbroen/ The Storstrom Bridge (1950) * 7 min.
Et slot i et slot: Krogen og Kronborg/ The Castle Within the Castle (1954) * 9 min.
Three Installations (1952) * 23 min.
O Dreamland (1956) * 13 min.
Barney's Hungry Cousin (1953) * 7 min.
Odds & Ends (1959) * 4 min.
10. The Well (1951) * 85 min.
11. Dial 1119 (1950) 75 min.

*First time viewing.
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12. Written on the Wind (Douglas Sirk, 1956) 7/10
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9. Stalag 17 1953 8/10
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1. Moonfleet 1955 6/10
2. The Ladykillers 1955 7/10
3. Du rififi chez les hommes 1955 8/10
4. Man of the West 1958 6/10
5. The Quiet Man 1952 5/10
6. Forbidden Planet 1956 7/10
7. North by Northwest 1959 9/10 REWATCH
8. Harvey 1950 6/10
9. Stalag 17 1953 8/10
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45. T-Bird Gang (1959)
Man, this had the most obvious undercover snitch I think I've ever seen in a movie. Every time the gang goes over a new plan, he IMMEDIATELY is like, 'I need to go to the other room for a minute'.

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46. Kvinnodröm a.k.a. Dreams (1955)
Cool Cats
1. Bitter Victory (1957)
2. Bellissima (1951)
3. Sommarlek a.k.a. Summer Interlude (1951)
4. Penny Points to Paradise (1951)
5. She Devil (1957)
6. Donovan's Brain (1953)
7. Anticipation of the Night (1958)
8. Higanbana a.k.a. Equinox Flowre (1958)
9. Tragedy in a Temporary Town (1956)
10. Twelve Angry Men (1956)
11. Seven Days to Noon (1950)
12a. Gossip (1953)
12b. Control Your Emotions (1950)
12c. The Griper (1954)
12d. Toward Emotional Maturity (1954)
12e. Les horizons morts (1951)
12f. Crazeologie (1954)
13 .Backlash (1956)
14. Narayama bushikô (1958)
15. Solomon and Sheba (1959)
16. The Neanderthal Man (1953)
17. The Rains of Ranchipur (1955)
18. The Cyclops (1957)
19a. Le grand Méliès (1952)
19b. Charlotte et Véronique, ou Tous les garçons s'appellent Patrick (1959)
19c. Strauss Fantasy (1954)
20. Come Fill the Cup (1951)
21. Deep in My Heart (!954)
22-23. Flying Disc Man from Mars E1-12 (1950)
24. This Is Cinerama (1952)
25. The Beast with a Million Eyes (1955)
26. El bruto (1953)
27.Stars and Stripes Forever (1952)
28. Yambaó (!957)
29. Francis in the Haunted House (1956)
30. Der Tiger von Eschnapur a.k.a. Tiger of Bengal (1959)
31. Das indische Grabmal a.k.a. The Indian Tomb (1959)
32. Silk Stockings (!957)
33. Climax!: Casino Royale (1954)
34. The Vikings (1958)
35. The Monolith Monsters (1957)
36. Monster on the Campus (1958)
37. The Magical World of Disney: Mars and Beyond (1957)
38. Across the Bridge (1957)
39. Tobor the Great (1954)
40. The Member of the Wedding (1952)
41. Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959)
42. Calle Mayor (1956)
43. Teenagers from Outer Space (1959)
44. Jack the Ripper (1959)
45. T-Bird Gang (1959)
46. Kvinnodröm a.k.a. Dreams (1955)
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Fifties Shades of Grey
1. One Good Turn (1955)
2. Tea for Two (1950)
3. Adventures of Hajji Baba (1954)
4. You're Never Too Young! (1955)
5. As Young As You Feel (1951)
6. The Good Humor Man (1950)
7. That Certain Feeling (1956)
8. The Lemon Drop Kid (1951)
9. Alice in Wonderland (1951)
10. Man of the Moment (1955)
11. A Girl in Every Port (1952)
12. Operation Mad Ball (1957)
13. House of Wax (1953)
14. That's My Boy (1951)
15. Hollywood or Bust (1956)
16. It Grows on Trees (1952)
17. The Runaway Bus (1954)
18. The Lady Says No (1951)
19. The Great Rupert (1950)
20. Singin' in the Rain (1952) REVISION
21. Sun in the Last Days of the Shogunate (1957)
22a. Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century (1953) 7m
22b. The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo (1955) 6m
22c. The Wearing of the Grin (1951) 7m
22d. The Scarlet Pumpernickel (1950) 7m
22e. Boobs in the Woods (1950) 7m
22f. Deduce, You Say (1956) 7m
22g. Drip-Along Daffy (1951) 7m
22h. Golden Yeggs (1950) 7m
22i. The Ducksters (1950) 7m
23. The Long Memory (1953)
24. 5 Steps to Danger (1957)
25. Mars and Beyond (1957)
26. Some Like It Hot (1959) REVISION
27. Rock-a-Bye Baby (1958) REVISION
28. The Rocket Man (1954)
29. Trouble in Store (1953)
30. Up in the World (1956)
31. Tiger in the Smoke (1956)
32. The Breaking Point (1950)
33. Sleeping Beauty (1959)
34. The Love Match (1955)
35. Mister Universe (1951)
36. Jumping Jacks (1952)
37. Anything Goes (1956)

38. Sailor Beware (1952)

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This really pales against Jumping Jacks, M&L's other 1952 comedy, not to mention their subsequent Frank Tashlin films. There are amusing bits and pieces (Jerry's stare back; a sinking submarine; a kooky boxing match), but the plot is extremely episodic with the flow of the film further interrupted by providing way too many opportunities for Dino to sing. It is also a shame to see Robert Strauss -- so effective in Jumping Jacks -- wasted here.
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09. A hole in the head, by Frank Capra (1959) 8,5/10

Capra always gets to me, and this was no exception.

10. H-8... by Nikola Tanhofer (1958) 9/10

A great movie, with masterful character building and a discreet mastery of camera movements and editing. Quite an intense story, too... This will join my 500<400 list next time.
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01. Üç arkadas, Memduh Ün (1958) 4/10
02. The Breaking Point, by Michael Curtiz (1950) 7,5/10
03. Don't bother to knock, by Roy Ward Baker (1952) 7/10 - Rewatch
04. Man on a tightrope, by Elia Kazan (1953) 7/10
05. The Trouble with Harry, by Alfred Hitchcock (1955) 7/10
06. Le testament du Docteur Cordelier, by Jean Renoir (1959) 7/10
07. Calle Mayor, by Juan Antonio Bardem (1956) 8/10
08. Uwasa no onna, by Kenji Mizoguchi (1954) 7,5/10
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Fifties Shades of Grey
1. One Good Turn (1955)
2. Tea for Two (1950)
3. Adventures of Hajji Baba (1954)
4. You're Never Too Young! (1955)
5. As Young As You Feel (1951)
6. The Good Humor Man (1950)
7. That Certain Feeling (1956)
8. The Lemon Drop Kid (1951)
9. Alice in Wonderland (1951)
10. Man of the Moment (1955)
11. A Girl in Every Port (1952)
12. Operation Mad Ball (1957)
13. House of Wax (1953)
14. That's My Boy (1951)
15. Hollywood or Bust (1956)
16. It Grows on Trees (1952)
17. The Runaway Bus (1954)
18. The Lady Says No (1951)
19. The Great Rupert (1950)
20. Singin' in the Rain (1952) REVISION
21. Sun in the Last Days of the Shogunate (1957)
22a. Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century (1953) 7m
22b. The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo (1955) 6m
22c. The Wearing of the Grin (1951) 7m
22d. The Scarlet Pumpernickel (1950) 7m
22e. Boobs in the Woods (1950) 7m
22f. Deduce, You Say (1956) 7m
22g. Drip-Along Daffy (1951) 7m
22h. Golden Yeggs (1950) 7m
22i. The Ducksters (1950) 7m
23. The Long Memory (1953)
24. 5 Steps to Danger (1957)
25. Mars and Beyond (1957)
26. Some Like It Hot (1959) REVISION
27. Rock-a-Bye Baby (1958) REVISION
28. The Rocket Man (1954)
29. Trouble in Store (1953)
30. Up in the World (1956)
31. Tiger in the Smoke (1956)
32. The Breaking Point (1950)
33. Sleeping Beauty (1959)
34. The Love Match (1955)
35. Mister Universe (1951)
36. Jumping Jacks (1952)
37. Anything Goes (1956)
38. Sailor Beware (1952)

39. Sailor Beware (1956)

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Not the Martin & Lewis comedy, this was Peggy Mount's first leading role and she certainly plays the part with gusto. Unfortunately, she is never once likeable and with her constant shouting and complaining, her act tires quickly (Mount would fare much better in Ladies Who Do seven years later). The supporting players here certainly do fine though, with Gordon Jackson solid as a nervous sailor and Geoffrey Keen getting a nice turn towards the end.
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24. The Night Runner (1957) 5
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1. Kakushi-toride no san-akunin (1958) The Hidden Fortress 8
2. A Killer Walks (1952) 6
3. Tôkaidô Yotsuya kaidan (1957) Ghost of Yotsuya 8
4a. Un Chant D'Amour (1950) 26min 8
4b. Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (1954) 38min 7
5. The Man Who Turned to Stone (1957) 5
6. Kon-Tiki (1950) 8
7. Pociag (1959) Night Train 9
8. Czlowiek na torze (1957) Man on the Tracks 7
9. Orpheus (1950) 8
10. Pather Panchali (1955) 8
11. Five (1951) 7
12a. Tire Die (1951) Toss Me a Dime 33min 8
12b. Eaux D'Artifice (1953) 12min 7
12c. Rabbit's Moon (1950) 7min 8
12d. The Tell-tale Heart (1953) 8min 7
13. Terror is a Man (1959) 7
14. Ansiktet (1958) The Magician 8
15. The Mad Magician (1954) 7
16. Edge of Fury (1958) 7+
17. Fright (1956) 5
18. Some Like It Hot (1959) 9*
19. Mon oncle (1958) 9
20. Gog (1954) 5
21. Miracolo a Milano (1951) Miracle in Milan 7
22. Paw (1959) 7
23. The Monster of Piedras Blancas (1959) 5
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01. Laughing Anne -- Wilcox, 1953.
02. The Midnight Story -- Pevney, 1957.
03. Sous le ciel de Paris a.k.a. Under the Paris Sky -- Duvivier, 1951.
04. Porte des Lilas a.k.a. Gates of Paris -- Clair, 1957.
05. I theia to apo Chicago a.k.a. Aunt from Chicago -- Sakellarios, 1957.
06. Outlaw Women -- Ormond & Newfield, 1952.
07. Kyô mo mata kakute ari nan a.k.a. Thus Another Day -- Kinoshita, 1959.
08. To teleftaio psema a.k.a. A Matter of Dignity -- Cacoyannis, 1958.

Good film about the Greek class divide, and just how far one "fine" family is willing to go to conceal its bankruptcy. Ellie Lambetti always draws the eye.
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89. The Greatest Show on Earth (1952, DeMille) 7
90. Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957, Tashlin) 8
91. The Deadly Invention (1958, Zeman) 6
92. Welcome Mr. Marshall! (1953, Berlanga) 7
93. Party Girl (1958, Ray) 8
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1. Zoku ueru tamashii/Hungry Soul, Part II (1956) 5.5/10
2. Bakumatsu taiyôden / A Sun-Tribe Myth from the Bakumatsu Era/ The Sun in the Last Days of the Tokugawa Era ‘幕末太陽傳’ (1957, Yuzo Kawashima) 5/10
3. Rosaura a las 10 1958, in 1 top list 6.2/10
4. Lettre de Sibérie (1957, Chris Marker) 7/10
5. Mata au hi made (1950) 6/10
6. Terror at Midnight (1956) 6.5/10
7. The Gambler and the Lady (1952) 5/10
8. The Actress (1953) 8/10
9. Convicted (1950) 5/10
10. Woman in Hiding (1950) 7/10
11. Chicago Confidential (1957) 4.5/10
12. Shakedown (1950) 7/10
13. The Long Haul (1957) 6/10
14. Hunt the Man Down (1950) 7/10
15. The Whip Hand (1951) 4/10
16. The People Against O'Hara (1951) 7/10
17. Five Days aka Paid to Kill (1954) 5/10
18. Man in the Dark (1953) 5/10
19. Highway 301 (1950) 5/10
20. 36 Hours/Terror Street (1953) 5/10
21. The Trap (1959) color/western noir 6/10
22. The House Across the Lake (1954) 6/10
23. The Garment Jungle (1957) 8/10
24. Death of a Scoundrel (1956) 7.5/10
25. The Sellout (1952) 5.5/10
26. Tight Spot (1955) 6/10
27. Sudden Danger (1955) 5/10
28. Split Second (1953) 5/10
29. Devil's Doorway (1950) 6/10
30. No Questions Asked (1951) 6/10
31. The Lawless (1950) 6/10
32. Over-Exposed (1956) 7/10
33. Shack Out on 101 (1955) 6.25/10
34. The Underworld Story (1950) 6/10
35. Beautiful Stranger (1954) 4/10
36. Cargo to Capetown (1950) 5/10
37. I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955) 9/10
38. Tomorrow Is Another Day (1951) 7/10
39. Murder Without Tears (1953) 6/10
40. Yield to the Night (1956) 7/10
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36. Love Me or Leave Me (1955)
37. City That Never Sleeps (1953)
38. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
39. Calabuch (1956)
40. Dark City (1950)
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FTV:12:Raggare! (1959)(Sweden.) 9.

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Hanging in the back seat as the guys drive round for some cherries to pop, writer/director Olle Hellbom picks a rough and ready Punk Noir atmosphere off from the streets, gathering all the rebellious youth in a cramped cafe that Hellbom pans the camera across the cafe, capturing the cramped, pent-up tension between each gang. Rocking Bibban between Roffe and Lasse, Hellbom rides them out to a shattering doom-laden final ride with excellent, drenched in shadow close-ups of Bibban eyeing her transformation from pretty young thing into a drained Femme Fatale, being seated next to the rogue, ruthless youthfulness of Roffe being pelted with lines of white lights unzipping each of his rough edges.

Unbuckling all the gangs hanging outside the cafe working on their cars/bikes, the screenplay by Hellbom superbly kicks-starts the troubled relationship between Roffe and Bibban with the spike of the youthful rebellion frustrations of the era, as Roffe hits out at anyone who tries to put limits on him, and becomes growing abusive over Bibban saying no. Wonderfully contrasting the abrasiveness of Roffe, Hellbom gives the growing bond between Bibban and Lasse a sweet teenage innocence, sparkling in the crisp dialogue between the pair in car rides, driving towards love, before being taken by Roffe off the tracks. Hit by rocks of those who want to knock her down,Christina Schollin gives a outstanding Femme Fatale performance as Bibban, thanks to Schollin wearing a flirting, knife-edge rebellion streak, with a underlying romantic warmth for Lasse,away from the wild one.
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