|The Bigamist 1953 N/R, 79 min.|
Director: Ida Lupino
Cast: Edmond O'Brien, Joan Fontaine, Ida Lupino, Edmund Gwenn, Kenneth Tobey, Jane Darwell, Peggy Maley, John Maxwell, Lillian Fontaine, Mac Williams, James Todd, James Young, Donald Kerr, Bess Flowers, John Brown
A lonely traveling salesman (Edmond O'Brien) has a sterile relationship with his wife (Joan Fontaine). While visiting Los Angeles on a business trip, he meets a woman (Ida Lupino) who works in a sleazy restaurant, and ends up marrying her. His dual life is revealed when his frequent trips from his San Francisco home are questioned when he and wife # one are in the process of adoption.
|Hans Christian Anderson 1952 N/R, 120 min.|
Director: Charles Vidor
Cast: Danny Kaye, Farley Granger, Jeanmaire, Joey Walsh, Roland Petit, John Qualen, Philip Tonge, John Brown, Robert Malcolm, George Chandler
This musical biography of storyteller Hans Christian Andersen (Danny Kaye) received several Academy Award nominations and includes such songs as "Thumbelina," "Inchworm," and "Ugly Duckling." Corny but Danny Kaye is always worth watching.
|Robot Monster 1953 N/R, 62 min.|
aka: Monsters from the Moon
Director: Phil Tucker
Cast: George Nader, Claudia Barrett, Selena Royle, John Mylong, Gregory Moffett, Pamela Paulson, George Barrows, John Brown
"The Great One" sends Ro-Man, a gorilla-like monster in a diver's helmet, to Earth with the task of killing humans. All goes well, and we're down to one last family when Ro-Man begins to display human-like emotions. Ultra-low budget, and yes, it is worthy of being a candidate for the "10 worst movies" list. In fact, Director Tucker attempted suicide after reading the reviews following the film's release.
|The Stranger 1946 N/R, 95 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery / Thriller
Director: Orson Welles
Cast: Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young, Orson Welles, Philip Merivale, Richard Long, Billy House, Konstantin Shayne, Martha Wentworth, Byron Keith, Isabel O'Madigan, Brother Theodore, Neal Dodd, Erskine Sanford, John Brown
Wilson (Edward G. Robinson) is a government agent tracking escaped Nazi war criminal Franz Kindler (Orson Welles). The trail leads to a small town in Connecticut and Kindler's marriage to the daughter (Loretta Young) of a Supreme Court Justice.
|Strangers on a Train 1951 N/R, 101 min.|
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Cast: Farley Granger, Robert Walker, Ruth Roman, Patricia Hitchcock, Leo G. Carroll, Laura Elliot, Jonathan Hale, Howard St. John, Norma Varden, Robert Gist, Marion Lorne, John Brown, John Doucette, Dick Wessel
In this thriller, Bruno Antony (Robert Walker) is the psychopathic stranger on a train who has a conversation with Guy Haines (Farley Granger) about exchanging murders. Later, Guy learns that Bruno has carried out the murder of Guy's wife, and now Guy is expected to perform his part of the bargain. Tense all the way; an Alfred Hitchcock masterpiece.
|The Wild One 1953 N/R, 79 min.|
Director: Laszlo Benedek
Cast: Marlon Brando, Mary Murphy, Robert Keith, Lee Marvin, Jay C. Flippen, Jerry Paris, Alvy Moore, Peggy Maley, Hugh Sanders, Ray Teal, John Brown, Will Wright, Robert Osterloh, Robert Bice, Yvonne Doughty
When a motorcycle gang descends on a small town in California, trouble is a certainty for the citizens. Dated now, but a big deal in the 1950s, and it set the standard for future cycle flicks. A great, early Marlon Brando performance as motorcycle gang leader Johnny Strabler.
|1. The Bigamist (1953)|
2. Hans Christian Anderson (1952)
3. Robot Monster (1953)
aka: Monsters from the Moon
4. The Stranger (1946)
5. Strangers on a Train (1951)
6. The Wild One (1953)
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