Tag: 1950s

May 16, 2021 / Drama

Mutya ng Pasig, directed by Richard Abelardo, is a supernatural melodrama of a woman’s misfortune and suffering interwoven with the legend of the Pasig. The legend itself is inspired by the immortal kundiman of the director’s brother, Nicanor Abelardo. The movie, released in 1950, starred screen legends Jose Padilla, Jr., Rebecca Gonzales, Teody Belarmino and Delia Razon.

March 30, 2021 / Drama

This adventurous crime drama is set in exotic Latin America and chronicles a lawman’s attempt to bust up the ring of Yankee gun-smugglers who have been supplying arms to war-torn Central America. To stop them, the American agent must masquerade as a smuggler and join the gang. Meanwhile a young revolutionary is captivated by the brave words of her leader and pretends to be a singer while she looks for smugglers to sell her the weapons her group so badly needs. 

March 28, 2021 / Erotic

Two prisoners in complete isolation, separated by the thick brick walls, and desperately in need of human contact, devise a most unusual kind of communication.

March 28, 2021 / Western

This Republic western is yet another retelling of the James Brothers saga–albeit one with a few unexpected twists. This time, Jesse and Frank are supporting characters, while the film’s dramatic weight is carried by Jesse’s (fictional) friend and fellow outlaw Vic Rodell. After one holdup too many, Vic decides to retire from the robbery biz and settle down with his fiancee Paula Collins. It so happens that Paula’s brother is another ex-James gang member, Bob Ford. In exchange for full pardons, Vic and Bob agree to betray Jesse and Frank and bring them to justice, dead or alive. This may well be the only American film in which “dirty little coward” Bob Ford, the man who ultimately plugs Jesse in the back, is depicted sympathetically.

March 11, 2021 / Drama

Sir Roderick Strood is on trial for the murder of his neurotic wife, Lady Daphne Strood, by means of a sedative overdose. However, he is perplexed to discover that his wife is in fact alive and well.

March 11, 2021 / Comedy

Former dancing partners Kitty and Don, reunited after WWII, find love for one another as war widow Kitty attempts to maintain custody of her son from the boy’s wealthy grandmother.

February 22, 2021 / Western

Cowhand Jeff Donner meets Susan Crowley, a spy for the Union in the Civil War, and gets dragged into her espionage ring that is out to foil the South’s attempts to break the blockade keeping them from obtaining food and supplies. The trek leads to Mexico.

February 16, 2021 / Drama

Alex Kyle is an Irish Traveller. Whilst out poaching he is disturbed by the local gamekeeper. In an attempt to escape he hurls a rock at the man and kills him. One veteran Garda Officer, Mannigan, is determined he will not escape justice.