The 50s

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50’s Movies

There’s No Business Like Show Business (1954)

Marilyn Monroe as Vicky Parker in There’s No Business Like Show Business (1954) The Donahues – husband and wife Terry and Molly, and their three offspring Steve, Katy and Tim – are a song and dance act. Their survival as a…

To Catch a Thief 1955

Grace Kelly in To Catch a Thief 1955 American expatriate John Robie, living in high style on the Riviera, is a retired cat burglar. He must find out who a copycat is to keep a new wave of jewel thefts…

Attack Of The Puppet People (1958)

Attack Of The Puppet People (1958) The secretary Sally Reynolds is hired by the owner of the Dolls, Inc., the former puppet master Mr. Franz. Soon she meets the salesman Bob Westley and they fall in love with each other….

Kiss tomorrow goodbye 1950

Barbara Payton – James Cagney in Kiss tomorrow goodbye 1950 From the trial of the survivors, we flash back to amoral crook Ralph Cotter’s violent prison break, assisted by Holiday Carleton, sister of another prisoner…who doesn’t make it. Soon Ralph…

Son of Sinbad (1955)

Nejla Ates in Son of Sinbad (1955) Sinbad was pursuing a secret weapon: Greek Fire. Attributed to the ancient Greeks, it was composed of pitch or bitumen, sulfur, and other ingredients. It was used in naval warfare and the Romans…

ZARAK 1956

Anita Ekberg On the mountainous frontier between British India and Afghanistan, circa 1860s, Zarak Khan kisses Salma, the youngest wife of his father, Haji Khan. Outraged, his father orders Zarak to be flogged to death but spares his life at…

Plan 9 from Outer Space, 1956

Vampira, a.k.a. Maila Nurmi, on the set of Plan 9 from Outer Space, 1956 In California, an old man (Bela Lugosi) grieves the loss of his wife (Vampira) and on the next day he also dies. However, the space soldier…

The Deadly Mantis – 1957

The Deadly Mantis – 1957 A giant prehistoric praying mantis, recently freed from the Arctic ice, voraciously preys on American military at the DEW Line and works its way south.