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1950s Challenge (Official, April 2020)

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Post by AB537 » April 21st, 2020, 3:18 am

13. Auntie Mame (Morton DaCosta, 1958) 6.5/10
14. Le Plaisir (Max Ophuls, 1952) 7.5/10

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Post by burneyfan » April 21st, 2020, 4:34 am

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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.
09. Jago hua savera a.k.a. The Day Shall Dawn -- Kardar, 1959.

Pakistan's entry for the World Cup first round this year, and a very fine entry it is. It's a tale of struggling fishermen, beautifully photographed.

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Post by cinephage » April 21st, 2020, 7:04 am

11. Staré povesti ceské, by Jiri Trnka (1953) 7/10

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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
09. A hole in the head, by Frank Capra (1959) 8,5/10
10. H-8... by Nikola Tanhofer (1958) 9/10

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Post by sol » April 21st, 2020, 7:05 am

Fifties Shades of GreyShow
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)

40. Follow a Star (1959)

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This comedy takes a note from Singin' in the Rain as Norman Wisdom plays a singer whose voice is secretly recorded and stolen by a fading crooner. Jerry Desmonde is excellent as always as the crooner and the fact that he brings much of the misery that Wisdom causes upon himself makes this a lot more amusing than the average Wisdom/Desmonde outing, despite such groan-inducing stuff like Wisdom acting like a baby and child under hypnosis.
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Post by zzzorf » April 21st, 2020, 9:24 am

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1. Blackboard Jungle (1955) - 7/10
2. Backlash (1956) - 6/10 (double)

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Post by sol » April 21st, 2020, 11:22 am

Fifties Shades of GreyShow
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)
40. Follow a Star (1959)

41. Just My Luck (1957)

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Just my luck that I save Norman Wisdom's weakest 1950s film for last. :( The plot does not give him much chance to upset others or perform stunts as he usually does so well. Things also wrap up too quickly and neatly with a conclusion that feels rushed. Perhaps most disappointing though is how wasted the cast feels. Edward Chapman has almost nothing to do, sames for Leslie Phillips and Margaret Rutherford only briefly appears after one hour.
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Post by flavo5000 » April 21st, 2020, 1:06 pm

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47. A Time to Love and a Time to Die (1958)

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48. Brigadoon (1954)

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49. The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1959)

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50. Tôkyô boshoku a.k.a. Tokyo Twilight (1957)
Cool CatsShow
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)
47. A Time to Love and a Time to Die (1958)
48. Brigadoon (1954)
49. The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1959)
50. Tôkyô boshoku a.k.a. Tokyo Twilight (1957)

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Post by ororama » April 21st, 2020, 1:51 pm

15. Pushover (1954) * 88 min.
16. The Man from the Alamo (1953) * 79 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. StorstrømsbroenThe Storstrom Bridge (1950) * 7 min.
Et slot i et slot: Krogen og KronborgThe 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.
12. Sommarlek/ Summer Interlude  (1951) 96 min.
13. The Cimarron Kid (1952) * 84 min.
14. Big House, U.S.A. (1955) * 83 min.

*First time viewing.

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Post by sol » April 21st, 2020, 3:40 pm

Fifties Shades of GreyShow
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)
40. Follow a Star (1959)
41. Just My Luck (1957)

42. Living It Up (1954)

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Probably the best of M&L's pre-Frank Tashlin efforts, though it pales against what they would achieve with Tashlin at the helm. The film's funniest sequence (if racially iffy) comes late in the piece as circumstances lead to Jerry impersonating various doctors while slamming doors with perfect comic timing. The gags and comic sequences in general though are hit-and-miss. There is also a ludicrous romance between Martin and a young Janet Leigh.
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Post by Lonewolf2003 » April 21st, 2020, 3:52 pm

15. Sommarnattens leende [Smiles of a Summer Night] (1955, Ingmar Bergman) (rewatch): 6.8 > 7.5 - My more lukewarm reaction the first time came more from expecting a different kind of movie when putting a Bergman in the Blu-ray player than from the quality of this very decent comedy. This wil probably be the most fun movie I will see the coming weeks, delving further into Bergman.
16. Det sjunde inseglet [The Seventh Seal] (1957, Ingmar Bergman) (rewatch): 8.2 > 8.5 - Last rewatch I was a little put of by some scenes, like the famous knight and death chess match scenes, cause they than felt like almost a parody on the intellectual art-house movie in itself. This time however those scenes were better than I remembered, while they deal with "heavy" intellectual topics they also still have a lightness to them. Even more I was way more impressed by how well balanced the movie is in tone overall between religious contemplation and lighthearted celebration of life plus how Bergman succeeds in capturing different aspects of Medieval life.
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1. The Mad Magician (1954, John Brahm): 7.2
2. Journal d'un curé de campagne [Diary of Country Priest] (1951, Robert Bresson) (rewatch): 9.2 > 9.0
3. Footsteps in the Fog (1955, Arthur Lubin): 6.8
4. Nightfall (1957, Jacques Tourneur): 6.8
5. Interpol [Pickup Alley] (1957, John Gilling): 7.0
6. Town on Trial (1957, John Guillermin): 6.2
7. Adventure in the Hopfields (1954, John Guillermin): 7.5
8. The Camp on Blood Island (1958, Val Guest): 5.5
9. Yesterday's Enemy (1959, Val Guest): 7.0
10. Il Generale della Rovere (1959, Roberto Rossellini): 7.5
11. Higanbana (Equinox Flower) (1958, Yasujiro Ozu): 8.5
12. The Stranglers of Bombay (1959, Terence Fisher): 6.5
13. Quand tu liras cette lettre (When You Read This Letter) (1953, Jean-Pierre Melville) : 7.2
14. The Tales of Hoffmann (1951, Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger): 7.5

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Post by allisoncm » April 21st, 2020, 8:33 pm

flavo5000 wrote:
April 21st, 2020, 1:06 pm

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48. Brigadoon (1954)
Thanks for reminding me! I have this one lined up. Probably next. :lol:

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Post by allisoncm » April 21st, 2020, 8:34 pm

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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
41. The System (1953) 6/10
42. Nowhere to Go (1958)
43. City of Fear (1959) 5.5/10
44. Black Hand (1950) 6/10 THAT was Gene Kelly? Just think: he could have been known for noir had things gone slightly differently.

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Post by Obgeoff » April 21st, 2020, 9:06 pm

94. The Fly (1958, Neumann) 6
95. Richard III (1955, Olivier) 7
96. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956, Lang) 8
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Post by peeptoad » April 21st, 2020, 9:54 pm

25. Stranger From Venus (1954) 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
24. The Night Runner (1957) 5

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Post by blocho » April 21st, 2020, 10:03 pm

10. The Breaking Point (1950)
Concidentally, I saw this movie right after watching Metro Manila, which provided a remarkable thematic and narrative counterpoint. Both movies are about men pushed into criminal activity by financial desperation and the need to support their family. The key difference is that while the protagonist of Metro Manila has a plan and knows what he's getting into, the protagonist of The Breaking Point has no clue what he's getting into and makes plans that even a non-criminal like myself can easily are problematic. The protagonist's failures provide a telling indication of what to expect from this unusual and excellent noir. To say much more would be to spoil the plot, but I'll just add that I've rarely seen a darker ending in a noir.

Incidentally, John Garfield is excellent as the lead, and the same goes for Patricia Neal as the femme fatale, though her character is almost irrelevant to the plot, which I think is the movie's only real weakness.


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Post by blueboybob » April 21st, 2020, 11:00 pm

41. Ice Cold in Alex (1958)
42. The Moon Is Blue (1953)
43. The Silent World (1956)
44. Romeo and Juliet (1954)
45. The Furies (1950)
46. Godzilla Raids Again (1955)

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Post by AB537 » April 22nd, 2020, 4:05 am

15. Quand tu liras cette lettre - When You Read This Letter (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1953) 6.5/10

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Post by allisoncm » April 22nd, 2020, 4:43 am

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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
41. The System (1953) 6/10
42. Nowhere to Go (1958)
43. City of Fear (1959) 5.5/10
44. Black Hand (1950) 6/10 THAT was Gene Kelly? Just think: he could have been known for noir had things gone slightly differently.
45. Brigadoon (1954) 6/10
46. En fremmed banker på/A Stranger Knocks (1959, Denmark) VOGEL/BODIL/1950s

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Fifties Shades of GreyShow
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)
40. Follow a Star (1959)
41. Just My Luck (1957)
42. Living It Up (1954)

43. Face of Fire (1959)

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His face disfigured in a house fire, an upstanding citizen becomes a pariah overnight in his close-minded community here. There are potent bits early on: the low camera angle, point-of-view shots as he is taken away from the fire on stretcher; the doctors arguing about whether they should euthanise him while he can hear them because the scarring is so bad. Decent premise but I thought things soon became repetitive (lots of similar conversations).
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Post by jeroeno » April 22nd, 2020, 5:36 am

12. Monpti (1957)
13. Dangerous When Wet (1953)
14. Carrie (1952)
15. Farlig ungdom (1953)

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Post by sol » April 22nd, 2020, 9:10 am

Fifties Shades of GreyShow
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)
40. Follow a Star (1959)
41. Just My Luck (1957)
42. Living It Up (1954)
43. Face of Fire (1959)

44. Half Angel (1951)

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The premise is certainly rife with comedic potential here and Loretta Young does well playing two polar opposites to the one character, but it is all too ridiculous to buy into and never as funny as it could be. The film actually becomes rather creepy near the end as her one personality's lover conspires marry her against her conscious will. The film at least touches a bit on subconscious desires, but it mostly comes through in a pop psychology fashion.
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Post by ororama » April 22nd, 2020, 12:21 pm

17. Nightfall (1956) * 79 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. StorstrømsbroenThe Storstrom Bridge (1950) * 7 min.
Et slot i et slot: Krogen og KronborgThe 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.
12. Sommarlek/ Summer Interlude  (1951) 96 min.
13. The Cimarron Kid (1952) * 84 min.
14. Big House, U.S.A. (1955) * 83 min.
15. Pushover (1954) * 88 min.
16. The Man from the Alamo (1953) * 79 min.

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Post by flavo5000 » April 22nd, 2020, 12:52 pm

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51. El monstruo resucitado a.k.a. Monster (1953)
An early Spanish mad scientist film involving a deformed doctor who starts doing the old brain swap much to his own regret ultimately. Pretty decent movie that I would imagine was a big influence on Jess Franco's Orloff films as well as Paul Naschy.

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52. Cinerama Holiday (1955)
This Cinerama film, unlike the less-structured previous film, has a loose theme of going on a globe-hopping vacation. It is still primarily a showcase of beautiful scenery and fun stuff like a first-person bobsled that make it worth watching.
Cool CatsShow
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)
47. A Time to Love and a Time to Die (1958)
48. Brigadoon (1954)
49. The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1959)
50. Tôkyô boshoku a.k.a. Tokyo Twilight (1957)
51. El monstruo resucitado a.k.a. Monster (1953)
52. Cinerama Holiday (1955)

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Post by shugs » April 22nd, 2020, 2:55 pm

13. Mister Roberts (John Ford, Mervyn LeRoy, Joshua Logan, 1955) - 8/10
14. The King and I (Walter Lang, 1956) - 7/10
15. Quo Vadis (Mervyn LeRoy, Anthony Mann, 1951) - 9/10
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1. The Bigamist (Ida Lupino, 1953) - 7/10
2. The Bad and the Beautiful (Vincente Minnelli, 1952) - 8/10
3. Godzilla: King of the Monsters! (Ishirô Honda, Terry O. Morse) - 4/10
4. Madame de... (Max Ophüls, 1953) - 6/10
5. Orfeu Negro (Marcel Camus, 1959) - 8/10
6. Baby Doll (Elia Kazan, 1956) - 7/10
7. Broken Arrow (Delmer Daves, 1950) - 8/10
8. Marty (Delbert Mann, 1955) - 8/10
9. The Robe (Henry Koster, 1953) - 6/10
10. Born Yesterday (George Cukor, 1950) - 7/10
11. The Country Girl (George Seaton, 1954) - 10/10
12. Picnic (Joshua Logan, 1955) - 4/10

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Stats! As always, they include only features, no shorts, miniseries or TV episodes.

So far, there are 35 people participating in the challenge. A total of 610 points have been accumulated, for an average of 17.43 points per user.
There have been 481 unique films watched.


MOST WATCHED MOVIES
Ansiktet and Bakumatsu taiyôdenhave the been the most watched movies, with 5 different watches each.
Most Watched MoviesShow
FilmDirectorYearCountryWatches
AnsiktetIngmar Bergman1958Sweden5
Bakumatsu taiyôdenYûzô Kawashima1957Japan5
The BigamistIda Lupino1953USA4
Valkoinen peuraErik Blomberg1952Finland4
Annie Get Your GunGeorge Sidney, Busby Berkeley1950USA3
Bitter VictoryNicholas Ray1957France, USA3
BrigadoonVincente Minnelli1954USA3
Calle MayorJuan Antonio Bardem1956Spain, France3
Fröken JulieAlf Sjöberg1951Sweden3
HiganbanaYasujirô Ozu1958Japan3
NightfallJacques Tourneur1956USA3
Rio GrandeJohn Ford1950USA3
Seven Days to NoonJohn Boulting, Roy Boulting1950UK3
SommarlekIngmar Bergman1951Sweden3
The Breaking PointMichael Curtiz1950USA3
There's Always TomorrowDouglas Sirk1955USA3
Winchester '73Anthony Mann1950USA3
3:10 to YumaDelmer Daves1957USA2
5 Steps to DangerHenry S. Kesler1956USA2
A King in New YorkCharles Chaplin1957UK2
A Time to Love and a Time to DieDouglas Sirk1958USA, West Germany2
Across the BridgeKen Annakin1957UK2
Alice in WonderlandClyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske1951USA2
Anticipation of the NightStan Brakhage1958USA2
Baby DollElia Kazan1956USA2
BacklashJohn Sturges1956USA2
Beyond a Reasonable DoubtFritz Lang1956USA2
Bienvenido Mister MarshallLuis García Berlanga1953Spain2
Borets i klounBoris Barnet, Konstantin Yudin1957Soviet Union2
Born YesterdayGeorge Cukor1950USA2
CagedJohn Cromwell1950USA2
Das indische GrabmalFritz Lang1959West Germany, France, Italy2
De dødes tjernKåre Bergstrøm1958Norway2
Det sjunde insegletIngmar Bergman1957Sweden2
El monstruo resucitadoChano Urueta1953Mexico2
ElokuuMatti Kassila1956Finland2
En fremmed banker påJohan Jacobsen1959Denmark2
Ginza 24 chouYûzô Kawashima1955Japan2
Guys and DollsJoseph L. Mankiewicz1955USA2
HarveyHenry Koster1950USA2
House of WaxAndré De Toth1953USA2
I dimma doldLars-Eric Kjellgren1953Sweden2
Kakushi-toride no san-akuninAkira Kurosawa1958Japan2
KvinnodrömIngmar Bergman1955Sweden2
Laughing AnneHerbert Wilcox1953UK, USA2
Les cousinsClaude Chabrol1959France2
MartyDelbert Mann1955USA2
Mi tío JacintoLadislao Vajda1956Spain, Italy2
Más allá del olvidoHugo del Carril1956Argentina2
Pather PanchaliSatyajit Ray1955India2
Pillow TalkMichael Gordon1959USA2
PociagJerzy Kawalerowicz1959Poland2
Quand tu liras cette lettreJean-Pierre Melville1953France, Italy2
Raggare!Olle Hellbom1959Sweden2
Ride LonesomeBudd Boetticher1959USA2
Seven Brides for Seven BrothersStanley Donen1954USA2
Sleeping BeautyClyde Geronimi, Les Clark, Hamilton Luske, Wolfgang Reitherman1959USA2
Some Like It HotBilly Wilder1959USA2
Sommarnattens leendeIngmar Bergman1955Sweden2
Stars in My CrownJacques Tourneur1950USA2
SuddenlyLewis Allen1954USA2
Terror at MidnightFranklin Adreon1956USA2
The Adventures of Hajji BabaDon Weis1954USA2
The Big ComboJoseph H. Lewis1955USA2
The Defiant OnesStanley Kramer1958USA2
The Garment JungleVincent Sherman, Robert Aldrich1957USA2
The House Across the LakeKen Hughes1954UK2
The Lavender Hill MobCharles Crichton1951UK2
The Long HaulKen Hughes1957UK, USA2
The Long MemoryRobert Hamer1953UK2
The Mad MagicianJohn Brahm1954USA2
The Tall TBudd Boetticher1957USA2
The TinglerWilliam Castle1959USA2
The Trouble with HarryAlfred Hitchcock1955USA2
The Wings of EaglesJohn Ford1957USA2
Tiger in the SmokeRoy Ward Baker1956UK2
Tôkyô boshokuYasujirô Ozu1957Japan2
Wagon MasterJohn Ford1950USA2
Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?Frank Tashlin1957USA2




MOST WATCHED GENRES
Drama is the most watched genre, as always.
Most Watched GenresShow
GenreWatches
Drama388
Romance160
Crime142
Comedy126
Thriller109
Film-Noir78
Adventure55
Western54
Horror45
Mystery39
Musical38
Sci-Fi35
Action34
War34
Fantasy28
History24
Biography21
Family20
Music16
Animation10
Documentary6
Sport6



MOST WATCHED COUNTRIES
USA leads as the most watched country, followed by UK and Japan.
Most Watched CountriesShow
CountryWatches
USA329
UK76
Japan45
France40
Italy35
Sweden28
Finland11
Spain11
Norway10
West Germany10
Denmark8
India6
Argentina4
Brazil4
Mexico4
Poland4
Soviet Union3
Czechoslovakia2
Greece2
Bangladesh1
Bulgaria1
China1
Cuba1
East Germany1
Egypt1
Pakistan1
Philippines1
South Korea1
Turkey1
Yugoslavia1



YEAR DISTRIBUTION
1950 takes the lead as the most watched year, followed closely by 1957 and then 1955.
Watches distribution per yearShow
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MOST WATCHED DIRECTORS (>2 WATCHES)
Ingmar Bergman is the most watched director, with 17 watches.
Most Watched Directors (>2 Watches)Show
DirectorWatchesFilms
Ingmar Bergman17
John Ford12
Yûzô Kawashima11
Anthony Mann9
Fritz Lang8
Budd Boetticher7
5 MoviesShow
Clyde Geronimi7
5 MoviesShow
Douglas Sirk7
Frank Tashlin7
Hamilton Luske7
5 MoviesShow
Vincente Minnelli7
Alfred Hitchcock6
Billy Wilder6
Ida Lupino6
3 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Outrage19501
The Bigamist19534
The Hitch-Hiker19531
Jacques Tourneur6
3 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Stars in My Crown19502
Anne of the Indies19511
Nightfall19563
Elia Kazan5
4 MoviesShow
George Sidney5
3 MoviesShow
John Paddy Carstairs5
5 MoviesShow
John Sturges5
4 MoviesShow
Stanley Donen5
Wilfred Jackson5
4 MoviesShow
Yasujirô Ozu5
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Tôkyô boshoku19572
Higanbana19583
Delmer Daves4
3 MoviesShow
Erik Blomberg4
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
Valkoinen peura19524
George Cukor4
3 MoviesShow
Henry Koster4
3 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Harvey19502
Stars and Stripes Forever19521
The Robe19531
Joseph L. Mankiewicz4
3 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
No Way Out19501
The Barefoot Contessa19541
Guys and Dolls19552
Juan Antonio Bardem4
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Muerte de un ciclista19551
Calle Mayor19563
Keisuke Kinoshita4
Ken Hughes4
2 MoviesShow
Michael Curtiz4
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
The Breaking Point19503
We're No Angels19551
Nicholas Ray4
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Bitter Victory19573
Party Girl19581
Otto Preminger4
Roy Boulting4
2 MoviesShow
Roy Ward Baker4
3 MoviesShow
Terence Fisher4
William Wyler4
4 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Detective Story19511
Carrie19521
Roman Holiday19531
The Big Country19581
Alexander Mackendrick3
3 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
The Man in the White Suit19511
Mandy19521
The Ladykillers19551
Alf Sjöberg3
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
Fröken Julie19513
Allan Dwan3
Basil Dearden3
3 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Pool of London19511
Nowhere to Go19581
Sapphire19591
Busby Berkeley3
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
Annie Get Your Gun19503
Federico Fellini3
3 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Luci del varietà19501
Il bidone19551
Le notti di Cabiria19571
Hiroshi Inagaki3
Ishirô Honda3
3 MoviesShow
J. Lee Thompson3
3 MoviesShow
Jean-Pierre Melville3
2 MoviesShow
John Boulting3
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
Seven Days to Noon19503
Joseph H. Lewis3
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Gun Crazy19501
The Big Combo19552
Kenji Mizoguchi3
3 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Oyû-sama19511
Uwasa no onna19541
Shin Heike monogatari19551
Kåre Bergstrøm3
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Andrine og Kjell19521
De dødes tjern19582
Luis García Berlanga3
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Bienvenido Mister Marshall19532
Calabuch19561
Masaki Kobayashi3
3 MoviesShow
Matti Kassila3
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Elokuu19562
Punainen viiva19591
Max Ophüls3
3 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
La ronde19501
Le plaisir19521
Madame de...19531
Michael Gordon3
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Woman in Hiding19501
Pillow Talk19592
Norman Taurog3
3 MoviesShow
Richard Fleischer3
3 MoviesShow
Richard Thorpe3
3 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Black Hand19501
Ivanhoe19521
The Prodigal19551
Robert Aldrich3
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
World for Ransom19541
The Garment Jungle19572
Val Guest3
3 MoviesShow
William A. Wellman3
3 MoviesShow
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MOST WATCHED DIRECTORS (2 WATCHES)
Most Watched Directors (2 Watches)Show
DirectorWatchesFilms
Akira Kurosawa2
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
Kakushi-toride no san-akunin19582
André De Toth2
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
House of Wax19532
Arne Skouen2
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Det brenner i natt!19551
Ni liv19571
Arthur Lubin2
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
It Grows on Trees19521
Footsteps in the Fog19551
Boris Barnet2
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
Borets i kloun19572
Chano Urueta2
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
El monstruo resucitado19532
Charles Chaplin2
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
A King in New York19572
Charles Crichton2
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
The Lavender Hill Mob19512
Charles Walters2
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Dangerous When Wet19531
High Society19561
Claude Chabrol2
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
Les cousins19592
David Butler2
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Tea for Two19501
Calamity Jane19531
Delbert Mann2
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
Marty19552
Don Weis2
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
The Adventures of Hajji Baba19542
Emeric Pressburger2
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Gone to Earth19501
The Tales of Hoffmann19511
Felix E. Feist2
2 MoviesShow
Franklin Adreon2
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
Terror at Midnight19562
Fred F. Sears2
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Last Train from Bombay19521
Utah Blaine19571
George Sherman2
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
The Sleeping City19501
The Hard Man19571
Gerald Mayer2
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Dial 111919501
The Sellout19521
Guru Dutt2
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Pyaasa19571
Kaagaz Ke Phool19591
Hal Walker2
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
That's My Boy19511
Sailor Beware19521
Heinosuke Gosho2
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Kiiroi karasu19571
Hotarubi19581
Henry S. Kesler2
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
5 Steps to Danger19562
Herbert Wilcox2
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
Laughing Anne19532
Hugo del Carril2
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
Más allá del olvido19562
Irving Lerner2
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Edge of Fury19581
City of Fear19591
Jack Arnold2
2 MoviesShow
Jerzy Kawalerowicz2
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
Pociag19592
Johan Jacobsen2
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
En fremmed banker på19592
John Brahm2
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
The Mad Magician19542
John Cromwell2
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
Caged19502
John Guillermin2
2 MoviesShow
Joseph Losey2
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
The Lawless19501
The Prowler19511
Joseph Pevney2
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Shakedown19501
The Midnight Story19571
Joshua Logan2
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Picnic19551
Mister Roberts19551
Jules Dassin2
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Julien Duvivier2
2 MoviesShow
Ken Annakin2
1 MovieShow
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Across the Bridge19572
King Vidor2
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Ruby Gentry19521
Solomon and Sheba19591
Kon Ichikawa2
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Biruma no tategoto19561
Nobi19591
Konstantin Yudin2
1 MovieShow
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Borets i kloun19572
Kurt Neumann2
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She Devil19571
The Fly19581
Ladislao Vajda2
1 MovieShow
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Mi tío Jacinto19562
Lars-Eric Kjellgren2
1 MovieShow
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I dimma dold19532
Lau Lauritzen2
2 MoviesShow
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Café Paradis19501
Farlig ungdom19531
Lee Sholem2
2 MoviesShow
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Tobor the Great19541
Sierra Stranger19571
Les Clark2
1 MovieShow
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Sleeping Beauty19592
Lewis Allen2
1 MovieShow
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Suddenly19542
Lewis Seiler2
2 MoviesShow
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The System19531
Over-Exposed19561
Louis Malle2
2 MoviesShow
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Le monde du silence19561
Les amants19581
Luchino Visconti2
2 MoviesShow
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Bellissima19511
Le notti bianche19571
Mario Monicelli2
2 MoviesShow
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Guardie e ladri19511
La grande guerra19591
Mervyn LeRoy2
2 MoviesShow
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Quo Vadis19511
Mister Roberts19551
Michael Anderson2
2 MoviesShow
Michael Powell2
2 MoviesShow
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Gone to Earth19501
The Tales of Hoffmann19511
Mikio Naruse2
2 MoviesShow
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Yama no oto19541
Bangiku19541
Montgomery Tully2
2 MoviesShow
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36 Hours19531
Five Days19541
Norman Panama2
2 MoviesShow
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That Certain Feeling19561
The Trap19591
Olle Hellbom2
1 MovieShow
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Raggare!19592
Phil Karlson2
2 MoviesShow
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The Phenix City Story19551
Tight Spot19551
Ray Nazarro2
2 MoviesShow
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The White Squaw19561
Domino Kid19571
Richard Brooks2
2 MoviesShow
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Blackboard Jungle19551
The Catered Affair19561
Richard Quine2
2 MoviesShow
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Pushover19541
Operation Mad Ball19571
Robert Hamer2
1 MovieShow
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The Long Memory19532
Roberto Rossellini2
2 MoviesShow
Russell Rouse2
2 MoviesShow
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The Well19511
New York Confidential19551
Sam Newfield2
2 MoviesShow
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Gambler and the Lady19521
Outlaw Women19521
Samuel Fuller2
2 MoviesShow
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The Baron of Arizona19501
Forty Guns19571
Satyajit Ray2
1 MovieShow
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Pather Panchali19552
Sidney Salkow2
2 MoviesShow
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Robbers' Roost19551
Chicago Confidential19571
Stan Brakhage2
1 MovieShow
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Anticipation of the Night19582
Stanley Kramer2
1 MovieShow
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The Defiant Ones19582
Vincent Sherman2
1 MovieShow
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The Garment Jungle19572
Vittorio De Sica2
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Miracolo a Milano19511
Umberto D.19521
Walter Lang2
2 MoviesShow
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Call Me Madam19531
The King and I19561
William Castle2
1 MovieShow
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The Tingler19592
William Dieterle2
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Dark City19501
Salome19531
Wolfgang Reitherman2
1 MovieShow
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Sleeping Beauty19592

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Post by peeptoad » April 22nd, 2020, 4:52 pm

26. Horror of Dracula (1958) 8*
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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
24. The Night Runner (1957) 5
25. Stranger From Venus (1954) 5

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Post by morrison-dylan-fan » April 22nd, 2020, 6:40 pm

FTV:13:The Mother Tree (1958)8.

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Flickering the burning need for revenge from beyond the grave as two burning balls of fire flies hanging above the head of the killer, director Goro Kadono & cinematographer Hiroshi Suzuki superbly brush J-Horror with the long shadowed stylisation of German Expressionism, expressed in the death face mask of the returning dead, refined minimalist, side shots of the painters family falling into the arms of the killer, and a wonderful dip into a painted surreal final.

Taking the brush from Encho San'yutei’s novel, the adaptation by Torao Tanabe takes a J-Horror revenge outline, and divides it with welcomed quirks,from the mum saying she can no longer give breast milk, to the growing number of former servants joining forces with the avenging dead husband. Whilst serving up sharp revenge, Tanabe refreshingly puts that brush down, to instead draw a final flight of fantasy message of personal fulfilment from eyes drawn on the mother tree.

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Post by mathiasa » April 22nd, 2020, 9:33 pm

34. Silk Stockings (1957) 7.1/10
35. Oklahoma! (1955) Rather weird movie, influenced by modern dance, I guess. 5.9/10
36. Land of the Pharaos (1955) I liked it better than I thought. 6.8/10
37. Artists and Models (1955) 6.0/10
38. Guys and Dolls (1955) I‘m just not that into Brando and Frank Sinatra is a great entertainer and singer but not the best actor. Still enjoyable. 5.5/10

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Post by Obgeoff » April 22nd, 2020, 10:42 pm

97. Bitter Victory (1957, Ray) 9
98. Edward and Caroline (1951, Becker) 9
99. Magnificent Obsession (1954, Sirk) 8
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Post by sol » April 23rd, 2020, 5:13 am

shugs wrote:
April 22nd, 2020, 4:06 pm
MOST WATCHED DIRECTORS (>2 WATCHES)
Thanks for the detailed stats. The director breakdown is especially interesting for a Challenge like this since I can clearly see my impact on the results. John Paddy Carstairs is in the top 16 directors purely from films that I have watched myself, while Frank Tashlin cracks the top 10 with my help. B)
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Post by sol » April 23rd, 2020, 5:14 am

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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)
40. Follow a Star (1959)
41. Just My Luck (1957)
42. Living It Up (1954)
43. Face of Fire (1959)
44. Half Angel (1951)

45. Cowboy (1958)

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At first, Jack Lemmon seems like an odd choice for the lead role here, but it is really a fantastic bit of casting since the film begins as more of a frothy comedy with the plot only gradually growing grim and serious as Lemmon becomes increasingly disillusioned while on the cattle drive. Glenn Ford is also solid as an idol/mentor who he soon comes to resent and the building tension between them, culminating in a memorable fire scene, is very intense.
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Post by sol » April 23rd, 2020, 7:16 am

Fifties Shades of GreyShow
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)
40. Follow a Star (1959)
41. Just My Luck (1957)
42. Living It Up (1954)
43. Face of Fire (1959)
44. Half Angel (1951)
45. Cowboy (1958)

46. Hondo (1953)

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While the romance that develops is predictable here, the initial friction between John Wayne and Geraldine Page is great, both communicating silently volumes: her fear that he will rape her, and his knowledge of this, while nodding as she keeps talking about how her husband will return at any moment. Wayne also has a touching relationship with her son (outside of teaching him to swim). Too bad all the racially insensitive Apache stuff sucks.
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Post by shugs » April 23rd, 2020, 12:21 pm

sol wrote:
April 23rd, 2020, 5:13 am
shugs wrote:
April 22nd, 2020, 4:06 pm
MOST WATCHED DIRECTORS (>2 WATCHES)
Thanks for the detailed stats. The director breakdown is especially interesting for a Challenge like this since I can clearly see my impact on the results. John Paddy Carstairs is in the top 16 directors purely from films that I have watched myself, while Frank Tashlin cracks the top 10 with my help. B)
Yeah, it's cool spotting things like that. Film-noir would also be way lower, but Allison is on a roll. :D

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Post by ororama » April 23rd, 2020, 12:53 pm

18. 36 Hours (1953) * 84 min.
19. Pier 23 (1951) * 58 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. StorstrømsbroenThe Storstrom Bridge (1950) * 7 min.
Et slot i et slot: Krogen og KronborgThe 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.
12. SommarlekSummer Interlude  (1951) 96 min.
13. The Cimarron Kid (1952) * 84 min.
14. Big House, U.S.A. (1955) * 83 min.
15. Pushover (1954) * 88 min.
16. The Man from the Alamo (1953) * 79 min.
17. Nightfall (1956) * 79 min.

*First time viewing.

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Post by flavo5000 » April 23rd, 2020, 1:13 pm

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53. The Flame and the Arrow (1950)
So this one felt basically like Burt Lancaster riffing on Robin Hood with many of the same beats with a few places almost self-consciously attempting to differentiate itself. I can't really pinpoint why, but Lancaster just didn't really work for me in this kind of role for some reason.

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54. The Vampire (1957)
Despite the title, this one plays out much more like a Jekyll & Hyde story than a vampire story with a doctor taking experimental pills that transforms him into a vampiric murderous monster while he's unconscious. It's a decent film with some ghoulish scenes that began to push at the Hays code (is it weird that I kind of giggled at the image of him dumping his friend into the incinerator?).
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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)
47. A Time to Love and a Time to Die (1958)
48. Brigadoon (1954)
49. The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1959)
50. Tôkyô boshoku a.k.a. Tokyo Twilight (1957)
51. El monstruo resucitado a.k.a. Monster (1953)
52. Cinerama Holiday (1955)
53. The Flame and the Arrow (1950)
54. The Vampire (1957)

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Post by VincentPrice » April 23rd, 2020, 1:51 pm

9. The Wayward Bus-1957: 7/10
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1. Revolt at Fort Laramie-1957: 7/10
2. Rails Into Laramie-1954: 7/10
3. Father is the Bachelor-1950: 7/10
4. The White Squaw-1956: 8/10
5. Utah Blaine-1957: 8/10
6. Sierra Stranger-1957: 7/10
7. The Hard Man-1957: 7/10
8. Domino Kid-1957: 7/10

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Post by burneyfan » April 23rd, 2020, 3:39 pm

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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.
09. Jago hua savera a.k.a. The Day Shall Dawn -- Kardar, 1959.
10. La balandra Isabel llegó esta tarde a.k.a. The Yacht Isabel Arrived This Afternoon -- Christensen, 1950.

Venezuelan film about a seaman torn between his faithful wife and a sexy chanteuse. The copy I saw was not the best, but I'm not sure if there's much better out there. It was mostly pretty straightforward, but there were a few instances of sound or music that seemed very clever.

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Post by OldAle1 » April 23rd, 2020, 3:45 pm

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1. The Desert Hawk (Frederick De Cordova, 1950)
2. Anne of the Indies (Jacques Tourneur, 1951)
3. Seven Days to Noon (John & Roy Boulting, 1950)
4. This Island Earth (Joseph M. Newman, 1955) (re-watch)
5. Indestructible Man (Jack Pollexfen, 1956)
6. Salome (William Dieterle, 1953)
7. Treasure of the Golden Condor (Delmer Daves/Otto Preminger, 1953)
8. Hong Kong Confidential (Edward L. Cahn, 1958)
9. The Prodigal (Richard Thorpe, 1955)
10. The Magical World of Disney: Mars and Beyond (Ward Kimball, 1957) (re-watch)
11. Tripoli (Will Price, 1950)
12. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (Fritz Lang, 1956) (re-watch)
TCM. 3rd viewing I think. I have gone back and forth with this on every viewing; Eddie Muller's intro and outro for this give some basic insights into the problems that the film has had, in it's reception by the public and critics - and by the filmmakers. Suffice it to say it was a difficult production with star Dana Andrews' alcoholism a big part of it, and Lang's clashes with Andrews on the set, and with his producer Bert Friedlob over the ending, and with the studio in general were the straws that broke the camel's back, and this was his last film in Hollywood. While I think the basic concept - newspaperman conspires with editor to get himself tried for a murder he didn't commit, with only circumstantial evidence, to foster a better argument against capital punishment - is a good one, it just goes in such a preposterous and silly direction by the end that it's hard to take it seriously or care too much about the denouement. Still it has it's moments and I can't actually dislike any film with Joan Fontaine, but all in all this is for me probably Lang's weakest noir and one of his 2-3 weakest Amercan films.

13. Animal Farm (Joy Batchelor, John Halas, 1954)

Nicely animated - albeit more Disney-like than it might be - short feature adaptation of the Orwell novella is always entertaining and does get a fair bit of the story right - until the last third, which is quite sanitized and doesn't come close to suggesting the master's ultimate thesis - that whether you call it communism or capitalism, whether it's pigs or farmers, merchants or the military in charge, authorotariansim by another name is still authoritarianism. Read the book instead, it won't take much longer than seeing the film.

14. 5 Steps to Danger (Henry S. Kesler, 1956)

While I love Sterling Hayden as much as any red-blooded he-man American noirophile can, and I also love seeing Werner Klemperer in a rare "straight" bad guy role, this is pretty weak sauch in the noir realm overall. Hayden is a... what is he? I don't think his career is ever even mentioned!... so, anyway, he's a - guy - just travelling in California whose car breaks down, causing him to take a ride from a stranger (Ruth Roman) who's travelling east to Texas, and then getting mixed up in her troubles with foreign spies. All kinds of minor stupid plot issues that add up to a pretty unbelievable and silly yarn that of course ends up with
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Hayden and Roman getting married and being happy after knowing each other for like 36 hours, having broken the commie spy ring.. somehow
. Even an absolute sucker for all things noir like me can only muster the weakest of "ok" ratings for this.

15. Terror at Midnight (Franklin Adreon, 1956)

Young cop Scott Brady is investigating a hot car racket, and is just being transferred to homicide when his wife (Joan Vohs) ends up somehow mixed up with both of his assignments. This is a pretty well-done b pic from Republic with a better cast than usual - Brady's solid, and we also have reliable supporting player Frank Faylen as a lusty and unscrupulous mechanic, Virginia Gregg in a very convincing turn as his alcoholic wife, and John Dehner as one of the really bad guys behind the whole thing. It's a very cheap, mostly studio-shot production, but it does convey a little bit more big-city (L.A. of course) authenticity than many of it's contemporaries. Nothing to write home about but fun.

16. Passport to Shame (Alvin Rakoff, 1958)

Starting off the Brit-noir part of this challenge - not really deliberate, just worked out that way - with this story of pimp/slaver Herbert Lom, whose new hot prospect stolen from the continent (Odile Versois) will give him more trouble than he bargained for, especially when she catches the eye of cabbie Eddie Constantine (here affecting a not very successful Canadian accent, and sounding much less raspy than he would just a few years later), and also reminds one of Lom's stars (Diana Dors) of the sister whose life was destroyed by the crimelord and his henchmen. Dors is at her most seductive here, and also gives a really solid performance, maybe the best in the film which is saying something when you're playing alongside the likes of Lom. Ultimately another solid little film that isn't going to change most people's world.

17. TIger in the Smoke (Roy Ward Baker, 1956)

Meg (Muriel Pavlow) is about to marry Geoffrey (Donald Sinden), several years after the war in which she lost her first husband - but then she sees him, or thinks she sees him, on a railway platform, shortly after getting a mysterious letter. Being actually cautious and smart, she's alerted the police, and the man turns out to be a counterfeit, apparently.. but why? Soon a complex little web involving a "treasure" found or stolen in France during the war, a group of veterans who live in a cellar and mostly beg for a living, and a master criminal-psychopath (Tony Wright) starts spinning, mostly in one of the foggiest film Londons you'll ever see. This is another quite solid film that never really adds up to anything truly special, but certainly worthwhile for Brit-noir specialists.

18. The Long Memory (Robert Hamer, 1953)

John Mills has just been released from prison after 12 years spent paying for a crime he claims he didn't commit. Now he's living on an abandoned boat on the coast, plotting his revenge against the people who put him away for the crime - one of whom is a woman (Elizabeth Sellars) who is now married to the police superintendant (Johm McCallum) tasked with watching over Mills! This small Dickensian coincidence aside, this is another solid if unspectacular little film, distinguished primarily by some really terrific photography (by Harry Waxman) and mostly real location work in the London area and Gravesend. Probably the best of the three British noirs I watched in a row, though only by a small margin.

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