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1950s Challenge (Official, June 2019)

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Post by albajos » June 27th, 2019, 3:07 pm

RogerTheMovieManiac88 wrote:
June 27th, 2019, 3:02 pm
55. 'Left Right and Centre' / 1959, Sidney Gilliat / 7 or 7.5/10
I think I'm close to 9.

Anyway, do you have summer break or something. Quite a speed you have. I might lower my speed if you're going to watch 40 more movies this month

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Post by sol » June 27th, 2019, 3:13 pm

Fifties Shades of GreyShow
1. I Married a Monster from Outer Space (1958)
2a. Social-Sex Attitudes in Adolescence (1953) 23mins
2b. Are You Ready for Marriage? (1950) 16mins
2c. How Do You Know It's Love? (1950) 13mins
2d. Tomorrow's Drivers (1954) 11mins = 63mins
3. Peyton Place (1957)
4. Picnic (1955)
5. Dracula (1958)
6. Fabulous World of Jules Verne (1958)
7. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
8. H-8... (1958)
9. Macao (1952)
10. The Ten Commandments (1956)
11. Kansas City Confidential. (1952)
12. High School Confidential! (1958)
13. Beast from Haunted Cave (1959)
14. Cattle Queen of Montana (1954)
15. Cat-Women of the Moon (1953)
16. The Axe of Wandsbek (1951)
17a. Zipping Along (1953) 7mins
17b. Hot-Rod and Reel! (1959) 6mins
17c. Gerald McBoing-Boing (1950) 7m
17d. Mirror of Holland (1950) 9mins
17e. Monsieur Tête (1959) 13mins
17f. Rooty Toot Toot (1951) 8mins
17g. Moonbird (1959) 10mins =60min
18a. When Angels Fall (1959) 21mins
18b. Two Men and a Wardrobe (1958) 15mins
18c. Usmiech zebiczny (1957) 2mins
18d. Lev a písnicka (1959) 15mins
18e. Lampa (1959) 7mins = 60mins
19. Repertory Theatre: Marty (1953)
20. 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957)
21. Zombies of the Stratosphere (1952)
22. I Was a Teenage Frankenstein (1957)
23. I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957)
24. Blood of the Vampire (1958)
25. King Solomon's Mines (1950)
26. Decision at Sundown (1957)
27. Ill Met by Moonlight (1957)

28. The Young Stranger (1957)

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With far more talk than action and a heavy moralising rushed ending, this big screen debut from Frankenheimer is hardly his best movie, but he films everything with remarkable finesse. Of particular note is a shot in which the troubled teen punches directly into the camera; the varying high and low camera angles as he plays with a landmower with his best friend are pretty nifty too. Less successful are the film's attempts to also explore marital rifts between the teen's parents, but whenever focused on the teen, his frustration and the prejudices of others towards him, the film rarely missteps.
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Post by jeroeno » June 27th, 2019, 3:20 pm

44. The Gambler and the Lady (1952)

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » June 27th, 2019, 3:21 pm

albajos wrote:
June 27th, 2019, 3:07 pm
RogerTheMovieManiac88 wrote:
June 27th, 2019, 3:02 pm
55. 'Left Right and Centre' / 1959, Sidney Gilliat / 7 or 7.5/10
I think I'm close to 9.

Anyway, do you have summer break or something. Quite a speed you have. I might lower my speed if you're going to watch 40 more movies this month
It's a film with some very humourous pieces, particularly in the performances of the supporting cast and the hectic, satirical conclusion. I laughed and chuckled at many scenes. What held it back just a tad was the sudden romance that developed between the leads. I think that could have been handled with better characterisation and subtlety. It is a jolly good one though, if not quite a masterpiece in my eyes.

Yes, this challenge is very much my focus this month, as I have limited access to home computers at the moment. I'm taking the chance to go through all the films from the 1950s that I have lying around - whether on disc, tape, or television recording. I might get to quite a few more. Hard to predict how many exactly, though...
That's all, folks!

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Post by Traveller » June 27th, 2019, 5:04 pm

50. Pillow Talk (1959) - 7/10
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Post by hurluberlu » June 27th, 2019, 5:48 pm

23. Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (Frank Tashlin, 1957) 6
24. The Cry / Il Grido (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1957) 6
25. The Lavender Hill Mob (Charles Crichton, 1951) 7

shades of the 50sShow
1. The Robe (Henry Koster, 1953) 8-
2. Time Without Pity (Joseph Losey, 1957) 6+
3. Tea and Sympathy (Vincente Minnelli, 1953) 7-
4. Beat The Devil (John Huston, 1953) 7
5. Anastasia (Anatole Litvak, 1956) 6
6. Corridors of Blood (Robert Day, 1958) 5
7. Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959) [Rewatch] 8>7+
8. Sound of the Mountain / Yama no oto (Mikio Naruse, 1954) 8
9. Miss Julie / Fröken Julie (Alf Sjöberg, 1951) 8+
10. Beautiful / Bellissima (Luchino Visconti, 1951) 6
11. The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz / Ensayo de un crimen (Luis Bunuel, 1955) 7
12. Life of a Beijing Policeman / Wo zhe yi bei zi (Hui Shi, 1950) 6+
13. Beauty and the Devil / La Beauté du Diable (René Clair, 1950) 6
14. Strangers on a Train (Alfred Hitchcock, 1951) [Rewatch] 8 (=) That carousel scene… (l)
15. The Flowers of St. Francis / Francesco, giullare di Dio (Roberto Rossellini, 1950) 7-
16. The Las Vegas Story (Robert Stevenson, 1952) 6+
17. Smiles of a Summer Night / Sommarnattens leende (Ingmar Bergman, 1955) 6+
18. La Poison (Sacha Guitry, 1951) 7
19. Sudden Danger (Hubert Cornfield, 1955) 6[
20. Two Men in Manhattan / Deux Hommes dans Manhattan (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1959) 6+
21. H-8... (Nikola Tanhofer, 1958) 5
22. The Hitch-Hiker (Ida Lupino, 1953) 6/spoiler]
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Post by VincentPrice » June 27th, 2019, 6:31 pm

23. Encore-1951: 4/10
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1. Let's Make It Legal-1951: 7/10
2. -30- -1959: 9/10
3. The Big Circus-1959: 710
4. Screaming Eagles-1956: 7/10
5. Invasion of the Body Snatchers-1956: 10/10 (rewatch)
6. Wind Across the Everglades-1958: 7/10
7. The Las Vegas Story-1952: 7/10
8 Talk About a Stranger-1952: 8/10
9. The Quiet American-1958: 6/10
10. Father Brown-1954: 7/10
11. Land of the Pharaohs-1955: 8/10[
12. Road Agent-1952: 6/10
13. Arena-1953: 6/10
14. Killer Shark-1950: 7/10
15. The Sharkfighters-1956: 4/10
16. Bright Road-1953: 7/10
17. The Mummy-1959: 8/10 (rewatch)
18. Hot Lead-1951: 6/10
19. Westward the Women-1951: 8/10
20. The Young Stranger-1957: 8/10
21. Shadow on the Wall-1950: 7/10
22. The Man Who Cheated Himself-1950: 6/10

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Post by 72allinncallme » June 27th, 2019, 7:26 pm

14. Zimowy zmierzch / Winter Twilight (1957, Poland)
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1. Édes Anna / Sweet Anna (1958, Hungary)
2. Magiki polis / The Magic City (1954, Greece)
3. Czlowiek na torze / Man on the Tracks (1957, Poland)
4. Stríbrný vítr / Silvery Wind (1954, Czechoslovakia)
5. Stella (1955, Greece) (l)
6. Eroica / Heroism (1958, Poland)
7. Ostatni dzien lata / The Last Day of Summer (1958, Poland)
8. Sen noci svatojánské / A Midsummer Night's Dream (1959, Czechoslovakia)
9. Istoria mias kalpikis liras / The Counterfeit Coin (1955, Greece)
10. I theia apo to Chicago / Aunt from Chicago (1957, Greece)
11. Kyriakatiko xypnima / Windfall in Athens (1954, Greece)
12. O Ilias tou 16ou / The Policeman of the 16th Precinct (1959, Greece)
13. Krzyz Walecznych / Cross of Valor (1959, Poland)
14. Zimowy zmierzch / Winter Twilight (1957, Poland)

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Post by albajos » June 27th, 2019, 8:16 pm

43. Stage Fright (1950) UK | USA 1 537 checks
44. I Confess (1953) USA | Canada 2 official lists 2 087 checks
45. The Trouble with Harry (1955) USA 2 official lists 4 187 checks
46. Kvinnors väntan (1952) Sweden 280 checks
47. The Happiest Days of Your Life (1950) UK 1 official list 132 checks
48. Westward the Women (1951) USA 1 official list 159 checks
49. Soldaterkammerater rykker ud (1959) Denmark 34 checks
And with that one I've seen everuyhong I own from the 50s. Now I just need to do it in all the other decades too.
50. Geordie (1955) UK (Could almost be considered Scottish) 29 checks
- Why would I compete for England? - For Britain then.
52. Laughter in Paradise (1951) UK 72 checks
53. Pool of London (1951) UK 1 official list 112 checks
54. The Man Who Cheated Himself (1950) USA 1 official list 228 checks

Marilyn Monroe is easily in the lead with 14 titles, but I think today's viewings have taken Alastair Sim to silver with 6 movies. I did not expect that before the challenge started.

Get back into the kitchen!Show
01. Thunder Road (1958) USA 1 official list 232 checks
02. Father of the Bride (1950) USA 4 official lists 3 559 checks
03. To mistenkelige personer (1950) Norway 62 checks [rewatch] [double]
04. Tarantula (1955) USA 2 official lists 1 194 checks
05. Destination Moon (1950) USA 1 official list 333 checks
06. Vynález zkázy (1958) aka The Fabulous World of Jules Verne | Invention for Destruction Czechoslovakia 5 official lists 363 checks [double]
07. Our Girl Friday (1953) UK 8 checks
One of the first leading roles of Joan Collins, and no it has nothing to do with His Girl Friday, this is Robinson's Friday.
08. Porgy and Bess (1959) USA 3 official lists 363 checks
09. A Night to Remember (1958) UK 4 official lists 2 205 checks
10. We Are the Lambeth Boys (1959) UK 2 official lists 145 checks
11. The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock (1959) USA 10 checks
12. The Bad Seed (1956) USA 5 official lists 1 786 checks
13. To Catch a Thief (1955) USA 6 official lists 8 104 checks
14. O drakos (1956) aka The Dragon Greece 4 official lists 200 checks [double]
15. The Man in the White Suit (1951) UK 5 official lists 1 552 checks
16. Let's Make It Legal (1951) USA 130 checks
17. A Ticket to Tomahawk (1950) USA 33 checks
18. River of No Return (1954) USA 1 official list 1 051 checks
19. Right Cross (1950) USA 25 checks
20. As Young as You Feel (1951) USA 86 checks
21. Don't Bother to Knock (1952) USA 1 official list 575 checks
22. There's No Business Like Show Business (1954) USA 545 checks
23. The Prince and the Showgirl (1957) UK | USA 658 checks
24. Home Town Story (1951) USA 48 checks
25. Clash by Night (1952) USA 3 official lists 904 checks
26. The Fireball (1950) USA 15 checks
27. Love Nest (1951) USA 101 checks
28. We're Not Married! (1952) USA 170 checks
29. O. Henry's Full House (1952) USA 176 checks
30. The Goddess (1958) USA 52 checks
31 (s1a) Gee Whiz-z-z-z-z-z-z (1956) USA 1 official list 505 checks 7 min. (7)
31 (s1b) Hot-Rod and Reel! (1959) USA 1 official list 439 checks 6 min. (13)
31 (s1c) Beep, Beep (1952) USA 1 official list 492 checks 7 min. (20)
31 (s1d) Bully for Bugs (1953) USA 1 official list 1 771 checks 7 min. (27) [rewatch]
31 (s1e) The Ducksters (1950) USA 1 official list 429 checks 7 min. (34)
31 (s1f) Duck and Cover (1952) USA 1 official list 785 checks 9 min. (43)
31 (s1g) A Man and His Dog Out for Air (1957) USA 1 official list 674 checks 2 min. (45)
31 (s1h) Lev a písnicka (1959) Czechoslovakia 1 official list 208 checks 16 min. (1) [double]
32. Jumping Jacks (1952) USA 1 official list 84 checks
33. At War with the Army (1950) USA 1 official list 202 checks
34. Left Right and Centre (1959) UK 1 official list 29 checks
35. Panic in the Streets (1950) USA 5 official lists 1 027 checks
36. The Belles of St. Trinian's (1954) UK 2 official lists 454 checks
37. Carry on Sergeant (1958) UK 142 checks
38. Carry on Nurse (1959) UK 206 checks
39. Carry on Teacher (1959) UK 135 checks
40. Li'l Abner (1959) USA 46 checks
41. The Moon Is Blue (1953) USA 3 official lists 309 checks
42. The Prowler (1951) USA 5 official lists 586 checks

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Post by VincentPrice » June 27th, 2019, 8:33 pm

24. Calamity Jane-1953: 7/10
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1. Let's Make It Legal-1951: 7/10
2. -30- -1959: 9/10
3. The Big Circus-1959: 710
4. Screaming Eagles-1956: 7/10
5. Invasion of the Body Snatchers-1956: 10/10 (rewatch)
6. Wind Across the Everglades-1958: 7/10
7. The Las Vegas Story-1952: 7/10
8 Talk About a Stranger-1952: 8/10
9. The Quiet American-1958: 6/10
10. Father Brown-1954: 7/10
11. Land of the Pharaohs-1955: 8/10[
12. Road Agent-1952: 6/10
13. Arena-1953: 6/10
14. Killer Shark-1950: 7/10
15. The Sharkfighters-1956: 4/10
16. Bright Road-1953: 7/10
17. The Mummy-1959: 8/10 (rewatch)
18. Hot Lead-1951: 6/10
19. Westward the Women-1951: 8/10
20. The Young Stranger-1957: 8/10
21. Shadow on the Wall-1950: 7/10
22. The Man Who Cheated Himself-1950: 6/10
23. Encore-1951: 4/10

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Post by St. Gloede » June 27th, 2019, 11:27 pm

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1. Subida al cielo AKA Mexican Bus Ride AKA Ascent Into Heaven (1952, Luis Bunuel) 8/10
2. Cela s'appelle l'aurore AKA That Is the Dawn (1956, Luis Bunuel) 8/10
3. Sadko (1953, Aleksandr Ptushko) 5/10
4. Ilya Muromets (1956, Aleksandr Ptushko) 5/10
5. Calabuch (1956 ,Luis García Berlanga) 7.5-8/10
6. La vida por delante / Life Ahead (1958, Fernando Fernán Gómez) 6/10
7. Hotarubi / Firefly Light (1958, Heinosuke Gosho) 6/10
8. Shinel / The Overcoat (1959, Aleksey Batalov) 6.5/10
9. Il Cristo proibito / The Forbidden Christ (1951, Curzio Malaparte) 7/10
10. Tsuma / Wife (1953, Mikio Naruse) 6/10
11. Istoria mias kalpikis liras / The Counterfeit Coin (1955, Yorgos Javellas) 7/10
12. Otello (1956, Sergei Yutkevich) 8/10
13. Ôkami / Wolf (1955, Kaneto Shindô) 7.5/10
14. Kyriakatiko xypnima / Windfall in Athens (1954, Mihalis Kakogiannis) 6.5-7/10
15. Marcelino pan y vino / The Miracle of Marcelino (1955, Ladislao Vajda) 6/10
16. L'uomo di paglia / Man of Straw (1958, Pietro Germi) 7.5
17. L'angelo bianco / The White Angel (1955, Raffaello Matarazzo) 7/10
18. Kome / Rice (1957, Tadashi Imai) 7(10
19. El expreso de Andalucía (1956, Francisco Rovira Beleta) 7.5/10
20. L'étrange Mme X (1951, Jean Grémillon) 7.5/10
21. I figli di nessuno / Nobody's Children (1951, Raffaello Matarazzo) 6.5/10
22. Cómicos (1954, Juan Antonio Bardem) 8/10
23. Vysota / Height (1957, Aleksandr Zarkhi) 6/10
24. Ósmy dzien tygodnia / The Eighth Day of the Week (1958, Aleksander Ford) 8/10
25. U oluji (1952, Vatroslav Mimica) 6/10
26. Naniwa no koi no monogatari / Chikamatsu's Love in Osaka (1959, Tomu Uchida) 6/10
27. Huis-clos / No Exit (1954, Jacqueline Audry) 8/10
28. Topaze (1951, Marcel Pagnol) 7/10
29. Le ragazze di San Frediano (1955, Valerio Zurlini) 6.5/10
30. Arakure / Untamed (1957, Mikio Naruse) 8/10
31. Le déjeuner sur l'herbe / Lunch on the Grass (1959, Jean Renoir) 7.5-8/10
32. Elena et les hommes / Elena and Her Men (1956, Jean Renoir) 7/10
33. Král Sumavy / Smugglers of Death (1959, Karel Kachyna) 7.5-8/10
34. Parigi è sempre Parigi / Paris Is Always Paris (1951, Luciano Emmer) 6.5/10
35. Haskovy povidky ze stareho mocnarstvi / Hasek's Tales from The Old Monarchy (1954, Miroslav Hubácek & Oldrich Lipský) 7/10
36. Das Beil von Wandsbek / The Axe of Wandsbek (1951, Falk Harnack) 7/10
37. L'affaire Maurizius (1954, Julien Duvivier) 5/10
38. Niguruma no uta / Song of the Cart-Pullers (1959, Satsuo Yamamoto.salmond) 7/10
39. Ciske de Rat (1955, Wolfgang Staudte) 5.5/10
40. Nije bilo uzalud / It Was Not in Vain (1957, Nikola Tanhofer) 6/10
41. To teleftaio psema / A Matter of Dignity (1958, Michael Cacoyannis) 7/10
42. Novio a la vista / Boyfriend in Sight (1954, Luis García Berlanga) 6/10
43. Tam na konecne / At the Terminus (1957, Ján Kadár & Elmar Klos) 6/10
44. Akai hatoba / Red Pier (1958, Toshio Masuda) 7/10
45. Idiot (1958, Ivan Pyryev) 6/10
46. Der Rat der Götter / Counil of the Gods (1950, Kurt Maetzig) 5/10
47. Esa pareja feliz / THat Happy Couple (1953, Luis García Berlanga & Juan Antonio Bardem) 5/10
48. Fortunella (1958, Eduardo De Filippo) 6/10

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43. Surrender (Allan Dwan, 1950) 8/10
44. La vendetta di Aquila Nera (Revenge of Black Eagle, Riccardo Freda, 1951) 9/10
45. La lupa (She Wolf, Alberto Lattuada, 1953) 8/10
46. Jivaro (Edward Ludwig, 1954) 8/10
47. Mi tío Jacinto (Uncle Hyacynth, Ladislao Vajda, 1956) 8.5/10
48. The Revolt of Mamie Stover (Raoul Walsh, 1956) 8.5/10
49. China Gate (Samuel Fuller, 1957) 8/10
50. Quand sonnera midi (When the Clock Strikes Twelve, Edmond T. Gréville, 1958) 9/10

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1. Rodná zem (Our Native Land, Josef Mach, 1954) 8.5/10
2. Haskovy povidky ze stareho mocnarstvi (Hasek's Tales from the Old Monarchy, Miroslav Hubácek & Oldrich Lipský, 1954) 8/10
3. Stríbrný vítr (Silvery Wind, Václav Krska, 1954-56) 10/10
4. Skola otcu (School for Fathers, Ladislav Helge, 1957) 9/10
5. Tam na konecne (At the Terminus, Ján Kadár & Elmar Klos, 1957) 9/10
6. Styridsatstyri (The Forty Four, Palo Bielik, 1958) 8/10
7. O vecech nadprirozených (Of Things Supernatural, Jirí Krejcík & Jaroslav Mach & Milos Makovec, 1959) 7.5/10
8. Král Sumavy (Smugglers of Death, Karel Kachyna, 1959) 7.5/10
9. Kekec (Joze Gale, 1951) 8/10
10. U oluji (In the Storm, Vatroslav Mimica, 1952) 8.5/10
11. Cipelice na asfaltu (Shoes on Asphalt, Bosko Vucinic & Zdravko Randic & Ljubomir Radicevic, 1956) 8/10
12. Subotom uvece (Saturday Night, Vladimir Pogacic, 1957) 9/10
13. Nije bilo uzalud (It Was Not in Vain, Nikola Tanhofer, 1957) 9/10
14. Crni biseri (Black Pearls, Toma Janic, 1958) 8/10
15. Mis Ston (Miss Stone, Zivorad Zika Mitrovic, 1958) 7.5/10
16. Blekitny krzyz (Men of Blue Cross, Andrzej Munk, 1955) 7.5/10
17. Prawdziwy koniec wielkiej wojny (Real End of the Great War, Jerzy Kawalerowicz, 1957) 8/10
18. Zimowy zmierzch (Winter Twilight, Stanislaw Lenartowicz, 1957) 9/10
19. Ósmy dzien tygodnia (The Eighth Day of the Week, Aleksander Ford, 1958) 10/10
20. Krzyz Walecznych (Cross of Valor, Kazimierz Kutz, 1959) 8/10
21. Pikro psomi (Bitter Bread, Grigoris Grigoriou, 1951) 9/10
22. To xypolyto tagma/The Barefoot Battalion (Gregg G. Tallas, 1953) 8/10
23. Kyriakatiko xypnima (Windfall in Athens, Michael Cacoyannis, 1954) 7.5/10
24. Mia zoi tin ehoume (We Only Live Once, Yorgos Tzavellas, 1958) 8/10
25. O anthropos tou trainou (The Man on the Train, Dinos Dimopoulos, 1958) 8/10
26. Oi paranomoi (The Outlaws, Nikos Koundouros, 1958) 9/10
27. Das Beil von Wandsbek (The Axe of Wandsbek, Falk Harnack, 1951) 8.5/10
28. Der Untertan (The Kaiser's Lackey, Wolfgang Staudte, 1951) 9/10
29. Der Hauptmann von Köln (The Captain from Cologne, Slatan Dudow, 1956) 9/10
30. Genesung (Recovery, Konrad Wolf, 1956) 7.5/10
31. Budapesti tavasz (Budapest Spring, Félix Máriássy, 1955) 7.5/10
32. Hannibál tanár úr (Professor Hannibal, Zoltán Fábri, 1956) 8.5/10
33. Bakaruhában (In Soldier's Uniform, Imre Fehér, 1957) 9/10
34. Ház a sziklák alatt (The House Under the Rocks, Károly Makk & György Hintsch, 1958) 9/10
35. Avant le déluge (Before the Deluge, André Cayatte, 1954) 8.5/10
36. La tour de Nesle (Tower of Lust, Abel Gance, 1955) 7.5/10
37. Ciulinii Baraganului/Les chardons du Baragan (The Thistles of the Baragan, Louis Daquin, 1957) 8.5/10
38. Tamango (John Berry, 1958) 9/10
39. Aila, Pohjolan tytär (Arctic Fury, Jack Witikka, 1951) 8/10
40. Pod igoto (Under the Yoke, Dako Dakovski, 1952) 7/10
41. Gabrielle (Hasse Ekman, 1954) 9/10
42. Sista paret ut (Last Pair Out, Alf Sjöberg, 1956) 8/10

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Post by morrison-dylan-fan » June 28th, 2019, 1:36 am

FTV:12: Ashes and Diamonds (1958).Poland. 9.

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Shining when the French New Wave was gathering pace, while also being taken by the elegance of US cinema such as Citizen Kane (1941), co-writer/(with Jerzy Andrzejewski) directing auteur Andrzej Wajda & cinematographer Jerzy Wojcik create an immaculate fusion of the two, in Wajda and Wojcik using sets for truly immense wide-shots filling the screen from the floor to the ceiling , which are threaded with fluid, outdoor tracking shots gliding round the crumbling side-streets with Chelmicki. Taking place in the raw post-WWII aftermath,Wajda contrasts the dialogue via putting the title through a modern filter of dazzling, ultra-stylised low shadows and burning bright white lights, with a New Wave “in the moment” atmosphere from stark close-ups crossed with depth of field corner shots hitting Chelmicki’s conflicting mind-set.

Altering the adaptation from Jerzy Andrzejewski’s more blunt view in the novel, the screenplay by Wajda and Andrzejewski have the fear of holding alliances linger in an air of hushed dialogue about “The Uprising”, and anxiety over which new combating force (the Soviets and the anti-Communist underground forces) can get a footing over what direction the country takes. Offering little light in the title, the writers bring a sweetness to the bubbling romance between Krystyna and Chelmicki,with the care-free nature they share being finely balanced by the tightening of screws over the assassination orders weighing hard on Chelmicki’s loyalties.

Standing out in the middle of a grubby bar, Ewa Krzyzewska gives a mesmerising, expressive turn as Krystyna,whose flirting and compassion tugs at Chelmicki. Looking incredibly cool in every frame, Zbigniew Cybulski gives an astonishing performance as Chelmicki,due to the “natural” acting method of Cybulski bringing an intimate fragility over Chelmicki having to decide to choose either ashes or diamonds.

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Post by cinephage » June 28th, 2019, 6:38 am

12. Císaruv pekar - Pekaruv císar, by Martin Fric (1952) 7,5/10 - Czechoslovakia
Gems of the good old days (11)Show
01. Blackboard Jungle, by Richard Brooks (1955) 7,5/10
02. Chiyari Fuji, by Tomu Uchida (1955) 10/10
03. It's always Fair Weather, by Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly (1955) 7,5/10
04. There's always tomorrow, by Douglas Sirk (1955) 7,5/10
05. The Mummy, by Terence Fisher (1959) 7,5/10
06. Carmen Jones, by Otto Preminger (1954) 6/10
07. Je l'ai été trois fois, by Sacha Guitry (1952) 7/10
08. I Vitelloni, by Federico Fellini (1953) 7,5/10
09. Ostatni dzien lata, by Tadeusz Konwicki (1958) 6/10
10. No Man of her Own, by Mitchell Leisen (1950) 7,5/10
11. 7th Cavalry, by Joseph H. Lewis (1956) 7/10

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Post by shugs » June 28th, 2019, 8:25 am

6. The Quiet Man (John Ford, 1952) - 6/10
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1. A Face in the Crowd (Elia Kazan, 1957) - 9/10
2. Room at the Top (Jack Clayton, 1959) - 9/10
3. Another Man's Poison (Irving Rapper, 1951) - 5/10
4. Un condamné à mort s'est échappé ou Le vent souffle où il veut [A Man Escaped] (Robert Bresson, 1956) - 7/10
5. Love in the Afternoon (Billy Wilder, 1957) - 6/10

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » June 28th, 2019, 9:16 am

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56. 'Dance Hall' / 1950, Charles Crichton / 6/10
57. 'Home at Seven' / 1952, Ralph Richardson / 8/10
58. 'Glad Tidings' / 1953, Wolf Rilla / 5/10
59. 'Canaris' / 1954, Alfred Weidenmann / 8/10
60. 'Cattle Queen of Montana' / 1954, Allan Dwan / 7/10
61. 'His Majesty O'Keefe' / 1954, Byron Haskin, Burt Lancaster / 6/10
62. 'Quentin Durward' / 1955, Richard Thorpe / 7/10
63. 'Summertime' / 1955, David Lean / 10/10
64. 'Cattle Empire' / 1958, Charles Marquis Warren / 6 or 6.5/10
65. 'Six-Five Special' / 1958, Alfred Shaughnessy / 5.5 or 6/10

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Post by cinephage » June 28th, 2019, 9:43 am

RogerTheMovieManiac88 wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 9:16 am
65. 'Six-Five Special' / 1958, Alfred Shaughnessy / 5.5 or 6/10
I must admire how you chose your 65th title in this challenge... :poshclap:

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » June 28th, 2019, 10:10 am

cinephage wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 9:43 am
RogerTheMovieManiac88 wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 9:16 am
65. 'Six-Five Special' / 1958, Alfred Shaughnessy / 5.5 or 6/10
I must admire how you chose your 65th title in this challenge... :poshclap:
More a piece of nice coincidence than by design. It's a light and pleasant piece of fluff. Not much story but the presence of stars such as Johnny Dankworth, Cleo Laine and Petula Clark and their musical numbers make for a fun little ride!
That's all, folks!

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Post by clemmetarey » June 28th, 2019, 11:03 am

17. Private Hell 36 (1954) 6/10
18. Il grido (1957) 7/10
19. Le carrosse d'or (1952) 5/10
Gorgeous to look at but I grew tired of the story after a while.

20. Dial 1119 (1950) 5/10
Pretty average noir.

21. Roman Holiday (1953) 5/10

I also watched D.O.A., tagged as 1950 on ICM but 1949 on IMDB so I won't count it. I'll just say it was a great film, with a very well written advanced story, with almost no dull moments. I liked how we go back and forth to different characters, each time revealing a bit more of the story.

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1. The Captive City (1952) 6/10
2. The Ladykillers (1955) 7/10
3. Quicksand (1950) 6/10
4. Cry Danger (1951) 5/10
5. Pociag (1959) 6/10
6. Der Hauptmann von Köpenick (1956) 5/10
7. Oyû-sama (1951) 6/10
8. Ani imôto (1953) 6/10
9. What the Butler Saw (1950) 4/10
10. Umberto D. (1952) 8/10
11. En lektion i kärlek (1954) 7/10
12. Bienvenido Mister Marshall (1953) 7/10
13. East of Eden (1955) 6/10
14. Shin Heike monogatari (1955) 7/10
15. Another Man's Poison (1951) 7/10
16. Shorts
-Lu tempu di li pisci spata (1955) (10min) 6/10
-Improvisation (1950) (15min) 7/10
-The Horse in Focus (1956) (16min) 7/10
-O Poeta do Castelo (1959) (9min) 6/10
-Surfarara (1955) (10min) 7/10
17. Private Hell 36 (1954) 6/10
18. Il grido (1957) 7/10
19. Le carrosse d'or (1952) 5/10
20. Dial 1119 (1950) 5/10
21. Roman Holiday (1953) 5/10

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Post by sol » June 28th, 2019, 11:56 am

Fifties Shades of GreyShow
1. I Married a Monster from Outer Space (1958)
2a. Social-Sex Attitudes in Adolescence (1953) 23mins
2b. Are You Ready for Marriage? (1950) 16mins
2c. How Do You Know It's Love? (1950) 13mins
2d. Tomorrow's Drivers (1954) 11mins = 63mins
3. Peyton Place (1957)
4. Picnic (1955)
5. Dracula (1958)
6. Fabulous World of Jules Verne (1958)
7. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
8. H-8... (1958)
9. Macao (1952)
10. The Ten Commandments (1956)
11. Kansas City Confidential. (1952)
12. High School Confidential! (1958)
13. Beast from Haunted Cave (1959)
14. Cattle Queen of Montana (1954)
15. Cat-Women of the Moon (1953)
16. The Axe of Wandsbek (1951)
17a. Zipping Along (1953) 7mins
17b. Hot-Rod and Reel! (1959) 6mins
17c. Gerald McBoing-Boing (1950) 7m
17d. Mirror of Holland (1950) 9mins
17e. Monsieur Tête (1959) 13mins
17f. Rooty Toot Toot (1951) 8mins
17g. Moonbird (1959) 10mins =60min
18a. When Angels Fall (1959) 21mins
18b. Two Men and a Wardrobe (1958) 15mins
18c. Usmiech zebiczny (1957) 2mins
18d. Lev a písnicka (1959) 15mins
18e. Lampa (1959) 7mins = 60mins
19. Repertory Theatre: Marty (1953)
20. 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957)
21. Zombies of the Stratosphere (1952)
22. I Was a Teenage Frankenstein (1957)
23. I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957)
24. Blood of the Vampire (1958)
25. King Solomon's Mines (1950)
26. Decision at Sundown (1957)
27. Ill Met by Moonlight (1957)
28. The Young Stranger (1957)

29. The Student Prince (1954)

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The songs are great here with Mario Lanza lending his vocals to lip-synching lead Edmund Purton. Ann Blyth is also decent as his love interest. Purton is, however, so much of a self-righteous jerk that it is hard to warm towards him - even as he very predictably begins to soften and grow more humble over the course of the film. The ending is admittedly rather different to what one might expect, but the vast majority of the narrative is very predictable.
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Post by sol » June 28th, 2019, 4:01 pm

Fifties Shades of GreyShow
1. I Married a Monster from Outer Space (1958)
2a. Social-Sex Attitudes in Adolescence (1953) 23mins
2b. Are You Ready for Marriage? (1950) 16mins
2c. How Do You Know It's Love? (1950) 13mins
2d. Tomorrow's Drivers (1954) 11mins = 63mins
3. Peyton Place (1957)
4. Picnic (1955)
5. Dracula (1958)
6. Fabulous World of Jules Verne (1958)
7. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
8. H-8... (1958)
9. Macao (1952)
10. The Ten Commandments (1956)
11. Kansas City Confidential. (1952)
12. High School Confidential! (1958)
13. Beast from Haunted Cave (1959)
14. Cattle Queen of Montana (1954)
15. Cat-Women of the Moon (1953)
16. The Axe of Wandsbek (1951)
17a. Zipping Along (1953) 7mins
17b. Hot-Rod and Reel! (1959) 6mins
17c. Gerald McBoing-Boing (1950) 7m
17d. Mirror of Holland (1950) 9mins
17e. Monsieur Tête (1959) 13mins
17f. Rooty Toot Toot (1951) 8mins
17g. Moonbird (1959) 10mins =60min
18a. When Angels Fall (1959) 21mins
18b. Two Men and a Wardrobe (1958) 15mins
18c. Usmiech zebiczny (1957) 2mins
18d. Lev a písnicka (1959) 15mins
18e. Lampa (1959) 7mins = 60mins
19. Repertory Theatre: Marty (1953)
20. 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957)
21. Zombies of the Stratosphere (1952)
22. I Was a Teenage Frankenstein (1957)
23. I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957)
24. Blood of the Vampire (1958)
25. King Solomon's Mines (1950)
26. Decision at Sundown (1957)
27. Ill Met by Moonlight (1957)
28. The Young Stranger (1957)
29. The Student Prince (1954)

30. Daughter of Horror (1955)

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Also known as Dementia, this experimental horror film plays out like a living, breathing nightmare with surreal, luscious black and white images that intentionally blur key locations and the timing of events. Of particular note are the foggy flashbacks to the protagonist's parents at their gravestones, with their bedroom materialising as part of the graveyard (see above). The effectiveness of the lack of dialogue varies a bit though.
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Post by OldAle1 » June 28th, 2019, 5:44 pm

Flying Saucers, Red Scares, and Technicolor DreamsShow

1. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Don Siegel, 1956)
2. War of the Worlds (Byron Haskin, 1953)
3. The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T (Roy Rowland, 1953)
4. Foreign Intrigue (Sheldon Reynolds, 1956)

Despite the presence of Robert Mitchum, and a couple of possible femmes fatales in Ingrid Thulin and Geneviève Page, this European-set international intrigue/pseudo-noir piece remains stolid and dull throughout, with the possible exception of the last few shots, which have a mystery and resonance that the rest of the film never hits, and one decent if brief chase sequence in the middle. Mitchum is investigating the death of his boss, a reclusive rich businessman, and finds out that both Nazis and Commies, and blackmail, may have parts to play in the mystery. Actually shot on the continent, in Vienna, Nice and Stockholm among other locales, but doesn't make much use of any of the splendid location possibilities, instead being talky and depressingly schematic throughout.

5. The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel (Henry Hathaway, 1951)

OK bio-pic/war film about the last couple of years of the life of Erwin Rommel, in which he went from a solid supporter of his bosses in the Third Reich, to doubter and finally traitor to Hitler and martyr of sorts for the resistance and anti-fascists. The war footage is basically all real documentary film, and the production values aren't particularly high, and while James Mason is fine in the title role nobody else in the cast impresses particularly, and the way in which Rommel develops isn't presented all that interestingly and the film just doesn't have the deep feeling it ought to have, in showing how a patriot can finally decide that it's in his country's best interests for him to help overthrow or destroy it's leadership.

6. Across the Wide Missouri (William Wellman, 1951)

Pretty good "A" western that runs only 78 minutes - huh? Yes, this was taken away from Wellman - one of many projects that suffered from studio interference, and that surely helped to lead him to his premature retirement just a few years later - and heavily cut, but there's still enough remaining to make it an enjoyable if frustrating experience. Clark Gable is a fur trapper, Ricardo Montalban is a young and reckless chief of the Blackfeet tribe, and their clash in the 1820s in some unnamed area (the title comes from a line in the song "Shenandoah" - there's nothing in the film, at least in this released version that we have, to indicate that the river has anything to do with the territory the story takes place in), and Gable's romance with Montalban's sister (I think - this was a little unclear), and the attempts to create a peaceable settlement between the tribes and the early settlers, form the film as we have it. Great cast also includes J. Carroll Naish, Adolphe Menjou, John Hodiak, Alan Napier and RIchard Anderson, excellent Technicolor; I suspect this might have been a truly great film and one of the better early "pro-Indian" westerns, in it's original or intended form, but it appears we'll never know for sure.

7. Cesta do praveku / A Journey to the Beginning of Tme (Karel Zeman, 1955)

A bunch of young school boys, studying early geology, find a mysterious cave and take an imaginary voyage down a river back into the prehistoric past, encountering cave men and dinosaurs. This was the least-interesting of the Zeman films I've seen, though it might have some value to kids as an educational tool, which seems to be what it was intended as. Pretty good stop-motion and other animation - not on the level of Harryhausen but I'm sure this didn't have a budget anything like American films at the time.

8. To Catch a Thief (Alfred HItchcock, 1955) (re-watch)

Probably third viewing - I think I saw this first in the cinema in the late 80s or 90s, then once on video in the early 2000s. This time I was visiting my brother and his family, and I reluctantly stayed late at their house to watch this with my sister-in-law, who can never get my brother to stay up after the kids go to bed. As a viewing experience it was terrible, because she kept bouncing the volume up and down every few seconds (can't wake the kids!) and because the aspect ratio and color were all fucked - they have a very early HD TV and it's really hard to adjust properly, and I've given up trying to do so. But even with those caveats - or maybe in some ways because of them - I feel the film improved a bit over the last viewing; I think I was paying more attention to it perhaps because it looked so awful. Robert Burks won an Oscar - his only one - for the cinematography and it's easy to see why, even with the exaggerated contrast that I had to sit through. And it's fun to notice more of Hitch's obsessions - like flowers, I just realized how often he uses flowers and flower shops in his films, sometimes as central motifs (Vertigo) but often just as decoration. I also appreciate Grace Kelly more these days, but in the end, the film is a bit long for it's slight story, and very obvious in it's central "mystery" - who is the "Cat" going around impersonating retired thief Cary Grant and making his life troublesome? Not in the end among the master's best work, probably closer to the low end, but even 3rd-tier Hitch still has some entertainment value once a decade.

9. Shakedown (Joseph Pevney, 1950)

Another film - one of a lot of lower-budgeted noirs I've seen in the last couple of years - that's hampered significantly by a very poor print, but this manages to triumph significantly over it's visual limitations. A totally amoral news photographer (Howard Duff in probably the best role I've seen him in) climbs to the top of the San Francisco hierarchy, and beyond, by getting shots he shouldn't be able to get - if you've seen Nightcrawler this may seem a little familiar - while using those around him (including businessman and possible crook Brian Donlevy, definite crook Lawrence Tierney, editor Bruce Bennett and coworker Peggy Dow) with little regard for propriety or ultimately even life. This is just about as cynical as Ace in the Hole and while it's cheaper and a little rushed at times, has some of the same power as an indictment of the get-the-story-at-all-costs mentality, and I suspect that if a quality version were available it would get a lot more recognition.

10. Kill Her Gently (Charles Saunders, 1957)

Brit-noir with some nice foggy photography in it's outdoor scenes, and a somewhat promising cat-and-mouse triangle between a couple of thugs - an American (Marc Lawrence) and a Swede (George Mikell) both just escaped from the pen, and a British motorist (Griffith Jones) who picks them up, knowing who they are, for what are obviously shady reasons of his own. Unfortunately it doesn't really do anything interesting with this situation, and even when a significant revelation comes along about Jones, it does little to make this memorable.

11. Shadow on the Wall (Pat Jackson, 1950)

Pretty decent psychological thriller with some limited noir aspects about a war vet (Zachary Scott in a rare and welcome sympathetic role) accused of murder, with his life hanging by a thread in the grip of his young daughter, suffering from the trauma of seeing her stepmother die, and not necessarily able to distinguish between the reality of what she saw and the fantasies and play acting that she's doing to keep the nightmares at bay. Ann Sothern in a villainous role is also very good, and Nancy Reagan gets a better role than usual as the psyciatrist treating the little girl (Gigi Perreau, excellent, whose career stretches from 1943 as an infant to today).

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Post by maxwelldeux » June 28th, 2019, 6:10 pm

Do you like Ike?Show
1. Cairo Station (1958)
2. Ordet AKA The Word (1955)
"3. Shorts (61m):
Are You Ready for Marriage? (1950, 14m)
How Do You Know It's Love? (1950, 12m)
Social-Sex Attitudes in Adolescence (1953, 24m)
Tomorrow's Drivers (1954, 11m)"
4. Fanfare (1958)
5. A Bucket of Blood (1959)
6. The Killer Shrews (1959)
7. 711 Ocean Drive (1950)
8. The Ten Commandments (1956)
9. The Las Vegas Story (1952)
10. The Immoral Mr. Teas (1959)
11. The Ladykillers (1955)
12. Painting the Clouds with Sunshine (1951)
13. Ashes and Diamonds (1958)
14. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
15. Roman Holiday (1953)
16. Born Yesterday (1950)
Nice enough film with some good political corruption and commentary on shady business practices. But as a comedy, it only made me smile a few times, and it came off as more of a drama than anything else. Fair, but nothing special for me.

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Post by Traveller » June 28th, 2019, 6:16 pm

51. The Girl Can't Help It (1956) - 6/10
52. The Tingler (1959) - 5/10
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Post by albajos » June 28th, 2019, 9:33 pm

55. The Blue Lamp (1950) UK 2 official lists 212 checks
56. The Doctor's Dilemma (1958) UK 21 checks
57. Hard, Fast and Beautiful (1951) USA 58 checks
Directed by Ida Lupino
58. The Big Combo (1955) USA 6 official lists 1 175 checks
59. Eroica (1958) aka Heroism Poland 4 official lists 204 checks [double]
60. Pociag (1959) aka Night Train Poland 4 official lists 427 checks [double]
61. Körhinta (1956) aka Merry-Go-Round Hungary 3 official lists 165 checks [double]

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01. Thunder Road (1958) USA 1 official list 232 checks
02. Father of the Bride (1950) USA 4 official lists 3 559 checks
03. To mistenkelige personer (1950) Norway 62 checks [rewatch] [double]
04. Tarantula (1955) USA 2 official lists 1 194 checks
05. Destination Moon (1950) USA 1 official list 333 checks
06. Vynález zkázy (1958) aka The Fabulous World of Jules Verne | Invention for Destruction Czechoslovakia 5 official lists 363 checks [double]
07. Our Girl Friday (1953) UK 8 checks
One of the first leading roles of Joan Collins, and no it has nothing to do with His Girl Friday, this is Robinson's Friday.
08. Porgy and Bess (1959) USA 3 official lists 363 checks
09. A Night to Remember (1958) UK 4 official lists 2 205 checks
10. We Are the Lambeth Boys (1959) UK 2 official lists 145 checks
11. The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock (1959) USA 10 checks
12. The Bad Seed (1956) USA 5 official lists 1 786 checks
13. To Catch a Thief (1955) USA 6 official lists 8 104 checks
14. O drakos (1956) aka The Dragon Greece 4 official lists 200 checks [double]
15. The Man in the White Suit (1951) UK 5 official lists 1 552 checks
16. Let's Make It Legal (1951) USA 130 checks
17. A Ticket to Tomahawk (1950) USA 33 checks
18. River of No Return (1954) USA 1 official list 1 051 checks
19. Right Cross (1950) USA 25 checks
20. As Young as You Feel (1951) USA 86 checks
21. Don't Bother to Knock (1952) USA 1 official list 575 checks
22. There's No Business Like Show Business (1954) USA 545 checks
23. The Prince and the Showgirl (1957) UK | USA 658 checks
24. Home Town Story (1951) USA 48 checks
25. Clash by Night (1952) USA 3 official lists 904 checks
26. The Fireball (1950) USA 15 checks
27. Love Nest (1951) USA 101 checks
28. We're Not Married! (1952) USA 170 checks
29. O. Henry's Full House (1952) USA 176 checks
30. The Goddess (1958) USA 52 checks
31 (s1a) Gee Whiz-z-z-z-z-z-z (1956) USA 1 official list 505 checks 7 min. (7)
31 (s1b) Hot-Rod and Reel! (1959) USA 1 official list 439 checks 6 min. (13)
31 (s1c) Beep, Beep (1952) USA 1 official list 492 checks 7 min. (20)
31 (s1d) Bully for Bugs (1953) USA 1 official list 1 771 checks 7 min. (27) [rewatch]
31 (s1e) The Ducksters (1950) USA 1 official list 429 checks 7 min. (34)
31 (s1f) Duck and Cover (1952) USA 1 official list 785 checks 9 min. (43)
31 (s1g) A Man and His Dog Out for Air (1957) USA 1 official list 674 checks 2 min. (45)
31 (s1h) Lev a písnicka (1959) Czechoslovakia 1 official list 208 checks 16 min. (1) [double]
32. Jumping Jacks (1952) USA 1 official list 84 checks
33. At War with the Army (1950) USA 1 official list 202 checks
34. Left Right and Centre (1959) UK 1 official list 29 checks
35. Panic in the Streets (1950) USA 5 official lists 1 027 checks
36. The Belles of St. Trinian's (1954) UK 2 official lists 454 checks
37. Carry on Sergeant (1958) UK 142 checks
38. Carry on Nurse (1959) UK 206 checks
39. Carry on Teacher (1959) UK 135 checks
40. Li'l Abner (1959) USA 46 checks
41. The Moon Is Blue (1953) USA 3 official lists 309 checks
42. The Prowler (1951) USA 5 official lists 586 checks
43. Stage Fright (1950) UK | USA 1 537 checks
44. I Confess (1953) USA | Canada 2 official lists 2 087 checks
45. The Trouble with Harry (1955) USA 2 official lists 4 187 checks
46. Kvinnors väntan (1952) Sweden 280 checks
47. The Happiest Days of Your Life (1950) UK 1 official list 132 checks
48. Westward the Women (1951) USA 1 official list 159 checks
49. Soldaterkammerater rykker ud (1959) Denmark 34 checks
50. Geordie (1955) UK 29 checks
52. Laughter in Paradise (1951) UK 72 checks
53. Pool of London (1951) UK 1 official list 112 checks
54. The Man Who Cheated Himself (1950) USA 1 official list 228 checks

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1. Genevieve (1953) 5/10
2. Finger Man (1955) 5.5/10
3. Cesta do praveku (1955) 5.2/10
4. The Happy Time (1952) 5.5/10
5. Charade (1954) 5.5/10
6. El último caballo (1950) 7.5/10
7. The Naked Jungle (1954) 6/10
8. Seven Days to Noon (1950) 7/10
9. Le Mouton à cinq pattes (1954) 7/10
10. Verboten! (1959) 7/10
11. The Kidnappers (1953)
12. Petla (1958) 5.5/10
13. The Come On (1956)
14. Kill Her Gently (1957) 6/10
15. On the Beach (1959) 5/10
16. The Prisoner (1955) 6/10
17. I Died a Thousand Times 5.5/10
18. Dial 1119 (1950) 6/10
19. Gambling House (1950) 5/10
20. Cry Terror! (1958) 7/10
21. Walk East on Beacon! (1952) 2/10
22. Backfire (1950) 6/10
23. The Las Vegas Story (1952) 6.5/10
24. Affair in Havana (1957)
25. The Man Is Armed (1956)

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Post by VincentPrice » June 29th, 2019, 1:25 am

25. To Hell and Back-1955: 8/10
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1. Let's Make It Legal-1951: 7/10
2. -30- -1959: 9/10
3. The Big Circus-1959: 710
4. Screaming Eagles-1956: 7/10
5. Invasion of the Body Snatchers-1956: 10/10 (rewatch)
6. Wind Across the Everglades-1958: 7/10
7. The Las Vegas Story-1952: 7/10
8 Talk About a Stranger-1952: 8/10
9. The Quiet American-1958: 6/10
10. Father Brown-1954: 7/10
11. Land of the Pharaohs-1955: 8/10[
12. Road Agent-1952: 6/10
13. Arena-1953: 6/10
14. Killer Shark-1950: 7/10
15. The Sharkfighters-1956: 4/10
16. Bright Road-1953: 7/10
17. The Mummy-1959: 8/10 (rewatch)
18. Hot Lead-1951: 6/10
19. Westward the Women-1951: 8/10
20. The Young Stranger-1957: 8/10
21. Shadow on the Wall-1950: 7/10
22. The Man Who Cheated Himself-1950: 6/10
23. Encore-1951: 4/10
24. Calamity Jane-1953: 7/10

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1. Genevieve (1953) 5/10
2. Finger Man (1955) 5.5/10
3. Cesta do praveku (1955) 5.2/10
4. The Happy Time (1952) 5.5/10
5. Charade (1954) 5.5/10
6. El último caballo (1950) 7.5/10
7. The Naked Jungle (1954) 6/10
8. Seven Days to Noon (1950) 7/10
9. Le Mouton à cinq pattes (1954) 7/10
10. Verboten! (1959) 7/10
11. The Kidnappers (1953)
12. Petla (1958) 5.5/10
13. The Come On (1956)
14. Kill Her Gently (1957) 6/10
15. On the Beach (1959) 5/10
16. The Prisoner (1955) 6/10
17. I Died a Thousand Times 5.5/10
18. Dial 1119 (1950) 6/10
19. Gambling House (1950) 5/10
20. Cry Terror! (1958) 7/10
21. Walk East on Beacon! (1952) 2/10
22. Backfire (1950) 6/10
23. The Las Vegas Story (1952) 6.5/10
24. Affair in Havana (1957)
25. The Man Is Armed (1956)
26. Hell's Island (1955) 5/10

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Post by Traveller » June 29th, 2019, 6:22 am

53. Monkey Business (1952) - 5/10
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66. 'The Blue Parrot' / 1953, John Harlow / 6/10
67. 'Dangerous Voyage' / 1954, Vernon Sewell / 6/10
68. 'Gas-oil' / 1955, Gilles Grangier / 7.5/10
69. 'Touch and Go' / 1955, Michael Truman / 7/10
70. 'Around the World in 80 Days' / 1956, Michael Anderson, John Farrow / 8/10
71. 'D-Day the Sixth of June' / 1956, Henry Koster / 6.5/10
72. 'The Ten Commandments' / 1956, Cecil B. DeMille / 8.5/10
73. 'The Naked Truth' / 1957, Mario Zampi / 8.5 or 9/10
74. 'The River's Edge' / 1957, Allan Dwan / 6.5 or 7/10
75. 'Gunsmoke in Tucson' / 1958, Thomas Carr / 6 or 6.5/10

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Post by sol » June 29th, 2019, 11:40 am

Fifties Shades of GreyShow
1. I Married a Monster from Outer Space (1958)
2a. Social-Sex Attitudes in Adolescence (1953) 23mins
2b. Are You Ready for Marriage? (1950) 16mins
2c. How Do You Know It's Love? (1950) 13mins
2d. Tomorrow's Drivers (1954) 11mins = 63mins
3. Peyton Place (1957)
4. Picnic (1955)
5. Dracula (1958)
6. Fabulous World of Jules Verne (1958)
7. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
8. H-8... (1958)
9. Macao (1952)
10. The Ten Commandments (1956)
11. Kansas City Confidential. (1952)
12. High School Confidential! (1958)
13. Beast from Haunted Cave (1959)
14. Cattle Queen of Montana (1954)
15. Cat-Women of the Moon (1953)
16. The Axe of Wandsbek (1951)
17a. Zipping Along (1953) 7mins
17b. Hot-Rod and Reel! (1959) 6mins
17c. Gerald McBoing-Boing (1950) 7m
17d. Mirror of Holland (1950) 9mins
17e. Monsieur Tête (1959) 13mins
17f. Rooty Toot Toot (1951) 8mins
17g. Moonbird (1959) 10mins =60min
18a. When Angels Fall (1959) 21mins
18b. Two Men and a Wardrobe (1958) 15mins
18c. Usmiech zebiczny (1957) 2mins
18d. Lev a písnicka (1959) 15mins
18e. Lampa (1959) 7mins = 60mins
19. Repertory Theatre: Marty (1953)
20. 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957)
21. Zombies of the Stratosphere (1952)
22. I Was a Teenage Frankenstein (1957)
23. I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957)
24. Blood of the Vampire (1958)
25. King Solomon's Mines (1950)
26. Decision at Sundown (1957)
27. Ill Met by Moonlight (1957)
28. The Young Stranger (1957)
29. The Student Prince (1954)
30. Daughter of Horror (1955)

31. Artists and Models (1955)

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Playing a cad, Dean Martin is not very likeable here, but he has his charming moments, such a tap dance number with some street kids. Jerry Lewis fares better. His trademark squeaky voice is grating, but he has some excellent physical comedy routines (playing piano on a table; a pantomime bath tub bit). Whatever the case, the second half of the film pales against the further half with a silly foreign spies subplot that only results in chaos. The overall film still works though with a vivacious Shirley MacLaine on hand in some very revealing outfits - as well as pokes at comic books and kids.
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Post by AB537 » June 29th, 2019, 12:30 pm

24. I soliti ignoti (Mario Monicelli, 1958) 9/10 I'd say this is my best first viewing this month, a very entertaining (and funny) Italian crime comedy that had a significant role in launching Marcello Mastroianni's career.

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Post by mathiasa » June 29th, 2019, 12:39 pm

5. The Crimson Kimono (1959) 4.5
6. Der Tiger von Eschnapur (1959) 7.3
7. 99 River Street (1953) 7.4

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Post by sol » June 29th, 2019, 1:32 pm

Fifties Shades of GreyShow
1. I Married a Monster from Outer Space (1958)
2a. Social-Sex Attitudes in Adolescence (1953) 23mins
2b. Are You Ready for Marriage? (1950) 16mins
2c. How Do You Know It's Love? (1950) 13mins
2d. Tomorrow's Drivers (1954) 11mins = 63mins
3. Peyton Place (1957)
4. Picnic (1955)
5. Dracula (1958)
6. Fabulous World of Jules Verne (1958)
7. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
8. H-8... (1958)
9. Macao (1952)
10. The Ten Commandments (1956)
11. Kansas City Confidential. (1952)
12. High School Confidential! (1958)
13. Beast from Haunted Cave (1959)
14. Cattle Queen of Montana (1954)
15. Cat-Women of the Moon (1953)
16. The Axe of Wandsbek (1951)
17a. Zipping Along (1953) 7mins
17b. Hot-Rod and Reel! (1959) 6mins
17c. Gerald McBoing-Boing (1950) 7m
17d. Mirror of Holland (1950) 9mins
17e. Monsieur Tête (1959) 13mins
17f. Rooty Toot Toot (1951) 8mins
17g. Moonbird (1959) 10mins =60min
18a. When Angels Fall (1959) 21mins
18b. Two Men and a Wardrobe (1958) 15mins
18c. Usmiech zebiczny (1957) 2mins
18d. Lev a písnicka (1959) 15mins
18e. Lampa (1959) 7mins = 60mins
19. Repertory Theatre: Marty (1953)
20. 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957)
21. Zombies of the Stratosphere (1952)
22. I Was a Teenage Frankenstein (1957)
23. I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957)
24. Blood of the Vampire (1958)
25. King Solomon's Mines (1950)
26. Decision at Sundown (1957)
27. Ill Met by Moonlight (1957)
28. The Young Stranger (1957)
29. The Student Prince (1954)
30. Daughter of Horror (1955)
31. Artists and Models (1955)

32. The Mad Magician (1954)

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Vincent Price is solid throughout in the title role here, maintaining eloquence and dignity on the surface even as his actions become mad, and set during the nineteenth century, the old-fashioned magic trick devices are fascinating (think The Prestige). The magic acts of the time are sadly never really in focus though and there are not that many deaths involving the equipment - though the ones that do are great, especially the buzz saw first kill with the blade viewed in close-up as it inches closer and closer to the victim's face (see above). The period sets and costumes are pretty decent too.
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Post by allisoncm » June 29th, 2019, 5:16 pm

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1. Genevieve (1953) 5/10
2. Finger Man (1955) 5.5/10
3. Cesta do praveku (1955) 5.2/10
4. The Happy Time (1952) 5.5/10
5. Charade (1954) 5.5/10
6. El último caballo (1950) 7.5/10
7. The Naked Jungle (1954) 6/10
8. Seven Days to Noon (1950) 7/10
9. Le Mouton à cinq pattes (1954) 7/10
10. Verboten! (1959) 7/10
11. The Kidnappers (1953)
12. Petla (1958) 5.5/10
13. The Come On (1956)
14. Kill Her Gently (1957) 6/10
15. On the Beach (1959) 5/10
16. The Prisoner (1955) 6/10
17. I Died a Thousand Times 5.5/10
18. Dial 1119 (1950) 6/10
19. Gambling House (1950) 5/10
20. Cry Terror! (1958) 7/10
21. Walk East on Beacon! (1952) 2/10
22. Backfire (1950) 6/10
23. The Las Vegas Story (1952) 6.5/10
24. Affair in Havana (1957)
25. The Man Is Armed (1956)
26. Hell's Island (1955) 5/10
27. Footsteps in the Night (1957) 6/10
28. Make Haste to Live (1954) 6/10

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Post by Traveller » June 29th, 2019, 5:33 pm

54. The Man from Laramie (1955) - 5/10
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Post by 72allinncallme » June 29th, 2019, 6:02 pm

15. Ewa chce spac / Eva Wants to Sleep (1958, Poland)
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1. Édes Anna / Sweet Anna (1958, Hungary)
2. Magiki polis / The Magic City (1954, Greece)
3. Czlowiek na torze / Man on the Tracks (1957, Poland)
4. Stríbrný vítr / Silvery Wind (1954, Czechoslovakia)
5. Stella (1955, Greece) (l)
6. Eroica / Heroism (1958, Poland)
7. Ostatni dzien lata / The Last Day of Summer (1958, Poland)
8. Sen noci svatojánské / A Midsummer Night's Dream (1959, Czechoslovakia)
9. Istoria mias kalpikis liras / The Counterfeit Coin (1955, Greece)
10. I theia apo to Chicago / Aunt from Chicago (1957, Greece)
11. Kyriakatiko xypnima / Windfall in Athens (1954, Greece)
12. O Ilias tou 16ou / The Policeman of the 16th Precinct (1959, Greece)
13. Krzyz Walecznych / Cross of Valor (1959, Poland)
14. Zimowy zmierzch / Winter Twilight (1957, Poland)
15. Ewa chce spac / Eva Wants to Sleep (1958, Poland)

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » June 29th, 2019, 7:08 pm

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76. 'Flannelfoot' / 1953, Maclean Rogers / 4.5/10
77. 'Sommaren med Monika' / 1953, Ingmar Bergman / 9/10
78. 'Stolen Assignment' / 1955, Terence Fisher / 7/10
79. 'The Young Lions' / 1958, Edward Dmytryk / 8/10
80. 'Jet Storm' / 1959, Cy Endfield / 6.5/10

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Post by weirdboy » June 30th, 2019, 12:41 am

50 ways to leave your loverShow
1. The Moon Is Blue (1953) - Otto Preminger 6/10
2. Susana (1951) - Luis Bunuel 6/10
3. Band of Angels (1957) - Raoul Walsh 4/10
4. Thunder Road (1958) - Arthur Ripley 5/10
5. Ostatni dzien lata AKA The Last Day of Summer (1958) - Tadeusz Konwicki 6/10
6. Eroica (1958) - Andrzej Munk 8/10
7. Summertime (1955) - David Lean 7/10
8. The Seven Year Itch (1955) - Billy Wilder 6/10
9. Le Amiche (1955) - Michelangelo Antonioni 6/10
10. Hobson's Choice (1954) - David Lean 7/10
11. Karumen kokyô ni kaeru AKA Carmen Comes Home (1951) - Keisuke Kinoshita 5/10
12. Funny Face (1957) - Stanley Donen 5/10
13. The King and I (1956) - Walter Lang 6/10
14. Les amants AKA The Lovers (1958) - Louis Malle 7/10
15. Kommunist (1958) - Yuli Raizman 6/10
16. En lektion i kärlek AKA A Lesson in Love (1954) - Ingmar Bergman 6/10
17. Des gens sans importance AKA People of No Importance (1956) - Henri Verneuil 7/10

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Post by Simba63 » June 30th, 2019, 1:36 am

08. The Barefoot Contessa (1954) - 7/10

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