Tag: 1950s

August 27, 2023 / Drama

A low-budget tale about young lovers on the run from an uncaring adult world – they just want to get married but are thwarted at every turn – remains something of landmark in English-Canadian feature production. Sidney J. Furie’s directorial debut.

August 26, 2023 / Drama

This valiant melodrama is the brilliant debut as a moviemaker of the great Japanese actress Kinuyo Tanaka, who also has a small role in the story. Based on a screenplay by Keinosuke Kinoshita, Koibumi explores the wounds of war, the limits of love and the need to forgive. A sad and troubled man, Reikichi Mayumi finds a new job five years after the end of WWII. He will write love letters for other people, which was not uncommon in post-war times His ideas about love and his personal principles will be tested when he reconnects with his former girlfriend, Michiko, a woman with a dark past marked by war and the further occupation of her country by the US military forces.

July 26, 2023 / War

Wendell Corey and Forrest Tucker, the Clark Gable and Spencer Tracy of Republic, star as a pair of World War II Army Air Corps officers. In between their battles over the affections of beautiful nurse Vera Hruba Ralston, Corey and Tucker prepare to fly a bombing mission in the South Pacific. Before boarding their B29 Superfortress, Tucker appears to be chickening out, but he’s steadfastly at his cockpit post at takeoff time. For a big-budget war picture, Wild Blue Yonder contains a surprising amount of chorus boy-style singing.

June 29, 2023 / Television

Rodgers’ friends and colleagues pay tribute to him in this long-unseen television special produced by the Souvaine Corporation and broadcast on NBC. Among the original Broadway cast members reprising the songs they introduced are Vivienne Segal (“Bewitched” from “Pal Joey”) and Alfred Drake (“People Will Say We’re in Love” from “Oklahoma!”). Vera Zorina dances “Rodgers in Three Quarter Time,” a ballet created expressly for the show set to three Rodgers waltzes, and Mary Martin sings “Wonderful Guy” as Rodgers himself accompanies her on piano.

June 8, 2023 / Short

The story of two 17-year-old boys. They are wearing medals around their necks. They have their pockets full of chewing gum something that they chew ceaselessly. They are wearing blue jeans. They spend the day along the beach front in Cannes looking for girls to win over.

June 8, 2023 / Short
April 11, 2023 / Western

Marshal Rocky Lane learns of a plan to obstruct the promotion of natural gas in his town. Bud Galloway, head of Jeff Chadwick’s ranch, who has just been released from prison, is the ringleader of the gang that fights against the gas company, led by Joanne Collier. Galloway tampers with the gas line and kills an old man, with Chadwick being blamed.

April 10, 2023 / Drama

Liz Erickson is an energetic young woman who is eagerly approaching her freshman year in college. But once on campus, she soon discovers the gritty reality of college life. From crass comments by male classmates to the cruel hazing rituals of the school’s sororities, Liz is shocked by the behavior of her fellow students. She finds solace in her burgeoning friendship with noble World War II veteran Joe Blake, who is attending college thanks to the GI Bill.