Category Archives: 1950s Films

My Review of ‘Hit and Run’ (1957)

WARNING: This review contains more than a few SPOILERS! 🙂 Okay, despite the fact that so much of this movie resembles the plot of The Postman Always Rings Twice, there are some very clear differences. A showgirl (Julie played by … Continue reading

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‘These Girls Are Fools’ (1950) (A Short Film)

Hi there! 🙂 We’re back! This week’s special feature is a short film. Short is good. Short is fun. But, mostly, short is short. 🙂 On that note, here’s These Girls Are Fools from 1950. And a lesson for us … Continue reading

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Choreography in ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ (1952)

Given that this film is a musical and a Gene Kelly musical, at that, and its profusion of classic song-and-dance sequences (but, you know the one I’m thinking about), there’s a bit less information online about the creative inspiration or … Continue reading

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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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