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Nineteen Eighty-Four (1954)

UK 107m, B&W Director: Rudolph Cartier; Cast: Peter Cushing, André Morell, Yvonne Mitchell, Donald Pleasence As a BBC television adaptation of George Orwell’s 1949 novel, Nineteen-Eighty-Four is technically limited stage-like … Continue reading

03/16/2017 · Leave a comment

Vulcano (1950)

Italy B&W, 106m Director: William Dieterle; Cast: Anna Magnani, Rossano Brazzi, Geraldine Brooks, Eduardo Ciannelli, Adriano Ambrogi, Lucia Belfadel Vulcano is the story of Maddalena Natoli, a “ruined” woman sent … Continue reading

11/10/2016 · Leave a comment

Oklahoma! (1955)

US 145m, Colour Director: Fred Zinnemann; Cast: Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones, Rod Steiger, Charlotte Greenwood, Gloria Grahame, Gene Nelson, James Whitmore and Eddie Albert. Oklahoma! is an extravagant widescreen western … Continue reading

10/29/2016 · 5 Comments

The Man with the Golden Arm (1955)

US 119m, B&W Director: Otto Preminger; Cast: Frank Sinatra, Eleanor Parker, Kim Novak, Arnold Stang, Darren McGavin The Man with the Golden Arm is dark melodrama about a card dealing … Continue reading

10/27/2016 · 4 Comments

Mother India (1957)

India 172m, Colour Director: Mehboob Khan; Cast: Nargis, Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar, Raaj Kumar Bharat Mata is the epic tale of a peasant woman whose life becomes ruined by a … Continue reading

05/16/2016 · Leave a comment

Letjat Zhuravli (1957)

Soviet Union 97m, B&W Director: Mikhail Kalatozov; Cast: Tatyana Samojlova, Aleksey Batalov, Vasili Merkuryev The Cranes are Flying is an anti-war drama about World War II from a Soviet perspective … Continue reading

05/09/2016 · Leave a comment

Ukigusa (1959)

Japan 119m, Colour Director: Yasujirō Ozu; Cast: Ganjiro Nakamura, Machiko Kyō, Ayako Wakao, Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Haruko Sugimura Set in a picturesque seaside village during the height of a hot summer, … Continue reading

04/23/2016 · Leave a comment