Category Archives: 1950s Films

Part Four of ‘Jail Bait’ (1954)

Are you ready for the final part of Jail Bait? I hope so, because here it is! 🙂 Support the blog and all its content here on Patreon!

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Part Three of ‘Jail Bait’ (1954)

Hello! It’s that time again. Time for another part of the Ed Wood film noir, Jail Bait! Part Three, coming right up! Become a patron of this mess the arts by supporting us on Patreon!

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Part Two of ‘Jail Bait’ (1954)

Hello! Back with another part of this interesting little movie. So, let’s watch Part Two of Jail Bait! Enjoying the shows? Consider my Patreon page.

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Part One of ‘Jail Bait’ (1954)

It is with great trepidation pleasure that I present to you another film by B-movie screwball innovator director, chief cook and bottle washer Ed Wood! And, so, without further ado, here’s Part One of Jail Bait! PS: If you’re with … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Hell Drivers’ (1957)

This movie is unique in a number of ways. For one thing, it’s a British film noir. According to Ben Mankiewicz on TCM, it marked the beginning of British New Wave cinema. The tone of the film is unquestionably gritty. … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Bob le flambeur’ (1956)

While this film could be considered a gangster movie or a heist film, it is also considered a film noir and a precursor to the French New Wave. The title translates to read “Bob the Gambler” or “Bob the High … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Beat the Devil’ (1953)

Hi! Today, I’m reviewing Beat the Devil from 1953, which is probably one of the most bizarre movies I’ve ever seen. Actually, I’ve actually seen more bizarre movies than this, but I won’t go into that. It is pretty bizarre … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday’ (1953)

How can I describe this movie? Well, it’s French. Very French. And it’s a comedy full of visual, audible, and physical humor. And I sense that the director Jacques Tati is a bit like Woody Allen—in a good way—because he … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Side Street’ (1950)

WARNING! THIS REVIEW DOES CONTAIN AT LEAST ONE SPOILER. I THINK. PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK! 🙂 Genre: film noir/police proceduralRunning time: 83 minutesLogline: A young man steals money to support his family in hard times and inadvertently ends up … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘The Mob’ (1951)

This is a taut little crime thriller and film noir, described by Spencer Selby in Dark City: The Film Noir as “About as close as noir ever came to resurrecting the 1930s gangster film.” It’s also a film that gains … Continue reading

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