11 posts tagged with oldtimeyfilm_club and 1950s.
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Movie: Stalag 17

When two escaping American World War II prisoners are killed, the German POW camp barracks black marketeer, J.J. Sefton, is suspected of being an informer. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 11, 2016 - 2 comments

Movie: Kiss Me Deadly

A doomed female hitchhiker pulls Mike Hammer into a deadly whirlpool of intrigue, revolving around a mysterious "great whatsit." [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 9, 2016 - 2 comments

Movie: Paths of Glory

After refusing to attack an enemy position, a general accuses the soldiers of cowardice and their commanding officer must defend them. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 8, 2016 - 4 comments

Movie: Pushover

A larcenous undercover cop falls for the beautiful moll of a bank robber on the run and together they double-cross the hood and the cops. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 7, 2016 - 0 comments

Movie: The Day the Earth Stood Still

An alien lands and tells the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 6, 2016 - 7 comments

Movie: Godzilla

American nuclear weapons testing results in the creation of a seemingly unstoppable, dinosaur-like beast. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 5, 2016 - 2 comments

Movie: The Human Condition I: No Greater Love

A Japanese pacifist, unable to face the dire consequences of conscientious objection, is transformed by his attempts to compromise with the demands of war-time Japan. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 4, 2016 - 1 comment

Movie: The Wages of Fear

In a decrepit South American village, men are hired to transport an urgent nitroglycerine shipment without the equipment that would make it safe. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 1, 2016 - 2 comments

Movie: Sweet Smell of Success

Powerful but unethical Broadway columnist J.J. Hunsecker coerces unscrupulous press agent Sidney Falco into breaking up his sister's romance with a jazz musician. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 7, 2015 - 5 comments

Movie: Ace in the Hole

Billy Wilder’s Ace in the Hole is one of the most scathing indictments of American culture ever produced by a Hollywood filmmaker. Kirk Douglas gives the fiercest performance of his career as Chuck Tatum, an amoral newspaper reporter who washes up in dead-end Albuquerque, happens upon the scoop of a lifetime, and will do anything to keep getting the lurid headlines. Wilder’s follow-up to Sunset Boulevard is an even darker vision, a no-holds-barred exposé of the American media’s appetite for sensation that has gotten only more relevant with time. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 6, 2015 - 7 comments

Movie: The Defiant Ones

Two escaped convicts chained together, white and black, must learn to get along in order to elude capture. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 2, 2015 - 1 comment

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