Tag: 1950s

May 7, 2018 / Adventure

In this costume adventure set in France during the Reign of Terror, a mysterious man known only as the Scarlet Pimpernel rescues noblemen from the guillotine and leads them to safety across the English Channel. Chauvelin is determined to unmask the Pimpernel and bring him to justice. When evidence begins to suggest that the hero is actually foppish Sir Percey Blakeney, Chauvelin blackmails Percey’s wife, Marguerite, into cooperating on the threat that he’ll expose the criminal activities of her brother Armand. However, Marguerite doesn’t much care for her husband, hardly believes he could be the heroic Pimpernel, and is startled when she finds out that he truly is the masked vigilante.

May 6, 2018 / Western

Pretending death at the hands of his friend, Marshal Pat Garrett, Billy the Kid rides away to live in peace under a new name in a far away frontier town, only to run foul of ruthless empire builder Col. Morgan and his top gun Jack Slade. Billy’s the only man who can stop Morgan but he turns down the pleas of help from preacher Jericho Jones, who knows of Billy and his past, newspaper editor Elly McCloud and her romantic rival Tonya. It’s only after the preacher is shot down trying to stop Morgan’s killers that Billy straps on his guns.

April 29, 2018 / Comedy

Erie Canal, N.Y., 1850: Molly Larkins, cook on Jotham Klore’s canal boat, has a love-hate relationship with her boss. She hires handsome new haul-horse driver Dan Harrow and the inevitable triangle develops (complicated by Dan’s desire to farm and Molly’s to boat) against a background of the canalmen’s fight against the encroaching railroad.

April 19, 2018 / Biography

George “Babyface” Nelson became one of the most important gangsters of 1920s Chicago by making brutal robberies. In order to compete with Al Capone, he allied himself with John Dillinger.

April 18, 2018 / Film Noir

In this thriller, a man committed to an asylum for choking a woman with a scarf breaks out to prove his innocence. The trouble is, he doesn’t realize that he is innocent until he meets a woman wearing a scarf like the one he supposedly used to commit the crime.

April 15, 2018 / Drama
April 15, 2018 / Comedy

Léon, a humble civil servant, has the unusual ability to walk through walls, however thick they are. One day, he falls madly in love with a charming hotel thief by the name of Suzan. In order to impress her he poses as Garou-Garou, a dangerous gangster. Mistaken for him, he is arrested and sent to jail but he, of course, leaves his cell (and comes back to it) just as he likes, infuriating the prison warden. But, despite this wonderful gift, he remains shy in the presence of Suzan.

April 11, 2018 / Film Noir

Susana Campos plays the title role in Rosaura a las Diez. Actually, when the film begins, Rosaura is pretty much a figment of the imagination of mild-mannered Camilo. Using an old photograph, Camilo invents a sexy girlfriend so as to arouse the interest of his true love, his landlady’s daughter. And then one day, Rosaura shows up in the flesh, and Camilo is forced to marry her.