I was intrigued with Storm Warning not only by it’s daunting subject matter but also alarmed to see three actors included that I just couldn’t fathom in a movie based around the Ku Klux Klan. Stamped on the poster are the names of three giant stars. The future President Of The United States, Ronald Reagan and the all singing, all dancing ladies, Ginger Rogers and butter wouldn’t melt in her mouth, Doris Day. Seriously WTF? Continue reading “Storm Warning (1951) President Reagan In Klan Film With Ginger Rogers And Doris Day!… Saaay Whaaat!”
Little Hayley Mills is a trendsetter. I used to rock that mop style haircut in the 70’s and here she is parading around the streets of Cardiff in 1959! I must of been so outta fashion. I guess I have my Mum to blame for that? Stick a bowl on my head and cut around it.
Continue reading “Tiger Bay (1959) Brat Attack From Lie Machine Hayley Mills”
If your looking for a nifty noir with razor sharp dialogue and a killer roller coaster ride through the streets of San Francisco then Woman On The Run is just the ticket.
Taglines – As Startling as Your OWN Scream in the Night!
Continue reading “Woman on the Run (1950) Banter, Roller Coasters, A Feisty Lady And A Packet Of Smokes”
Bizarrely this is actually a British film. Even with the fact it’s a train trip featuring New Yorker Rod Steiger through America into Mexico. In reality all the interior shots are filmed at Shepperton Studios in England whilst the exterior Mexico landscapes were filmed in Spain. Rod Steiger plays Carl Schaffner a German businessman who’s become a British citizen. Schaffner is extremely wealthy and relentlessly obnoxious with it. To be honest he’s not far removed from a Nazi gestapo officer! Shouting orders and demands at all his lackeys. He’s the brains of the organisation. The big man in the high tower. Until, one day a simple phone call flips his world upside down. Continue reading “Across the Bridge (1957) Rod Steiger And A Train Trip To Mexico For A Fistfull Of Dollars”
Caught. Wedged on the back seat of a speeding car. Three men. Two handcuffed, one not. Maybe not enough cuffs to go around? He’s by the door. The door handle beacons. Should he make a run for it? He’s likely to be killed anyway, whatever he does. He’d chance it, go for it. No! the car is travelling too fast. At the traffic lights he’d make a break for freedom. The car speeds through. His hand taps the door handle. A tram is coming. Now’s his chance! Continue reading “A Man Escaped (1956) Imprisoned French Resistance Fighter Seeks Liberation”
Standing nervously in the dark of a small cheap bed and breakfast. A haven for now. He knew he wouldn’t have the appetite for the breakfast and he certainly wouldn’t sleep a wink. He paced the room. The streetlights casting shadows across the room. Dreadful images constantly twisted in his mind. Thoughts of what he planned to do consumed his soul. He wasn’t a bad man but he knew his name would go down in the history books as an evil harbinger of death! Continue reading “Seven Days to Noon (1950) How Far Would You Go To Save Mankind?”
One thing that might just go against this 50’s movie, The Magnetic Monster is the fact there’s no monster as such. Still the impact of this, is something more terrifying and devastating for the whole world than anything you can imagine. So where we may not find a ginormous Godzilla type monster stealing all your spoons and saucepans with its magnetic powers. We are in fact terrorised by an invisible foe, so destructive, so catastrophic and fatal that Earth is likely to be thrown out of orbit! Continue reading “The Magnetic Monster (1953) Lock Away Your Spoons! Earth Is Doomed!”
Dr. Tony Nelson (James Congdon) had the crazy idea that he could fuse a 4th dimensional state with pulsating beatnik bongos. Was he insane or visionary? It was certainly a maverick idea and beyond the realms of experimental science fiction. He would be ridiculed in his scientific profession if he failed. He rest assured that with the help of his resourceful brother, Dr. Scott Nelson (Robert Lansing), that the impossible could be achieved. Continue reading “4D Man (1959) Bongo Beat Jive Catwoman In The 4th Dimension”
Had to fit in the 50’s science fiction classic This Island Earth. As a teenager I was always fascinated by this films incredible imagination. What was the mystery of why these big headed aliens were sneakily kidnapping nuclear scientists? What was their purpose? And before you knew it this wide-eyed wolf-boy was taken on a kind of road movie throughout the stars with added giant alien bug thrown in for good measure.
Tagline – 2-1/2 YEARS IN THE MAKING ! …to bring you sights of FANTASTIC AMAZEMENT never before possible on the motion picture screen
Continue reading “This Island Earth (1955) Giant Cranium Alien Abduction Road Trip Through The Stars”
Nothing shows fear quite like a man with a suitcase and a pair of shades. I kid you not, it maybe the ultimate in cheap alien costume but it’s surprisingly effective. Who better to bring the best out of a B-movies microscopic budget than that man, Roger Corman. Not Of This Earth was a pure delight, not only had I never seen it but I wasn’t expecting to love it as much as I did.
Continue reading “Not of This Earth (1957) Roger Corman’s Alien Blood Stealing Travelling Salesman”