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As Long As They’re Happy (1957)

American singing sensation Bobby Denver 'the crying crooner' (whose tearful singing technique has a traumatic effect on females, schoolgirls and little old ladies alike)...

Asphalt Jungle, The (1950)

Thanks to its emphasis on character, this film noir about an old crook fresh out of jail who brings a gang of criminals together...

Atomic Submarine, The (1959)

  When a nuclear-powered submarine, the Tiger Shark, sets out to investigate a series of mysterious disappearances near the Arctic Circle, its fearless crew finds...

Attack Of The 50Ft Woman (1958)

Though it's no more than a barely competent example of low-budget 1950s sci-fi, this poverty row cheapie directed by Nathan Hertz (more usually known...

Attack Of The Puppet People (1958)

Doll manufacturer Mr. Franz of Dolls, Inc. (John Hoyt) gets lonely and starts reducing people to marionette size so they'll be his obedient "friends"...

Baby Doll (1956)

One of the best of Tennessee Williams's steamy southern dramas about mendacity under the magnolias, this rare, seldom-revived movie classic is a welcome treasure. The...

Bad and the Beautiful, The (1952)

Still the best Hollywood-on-Hollywood movie, The Bad and The Beautiful is loosely based on the career of David O. Selznick, detouring to take in a few...

Bad Day At Black Rock (1955)

It's 1945, just after World War II, and Spencer Tracy is a one-armed ex-army man who steps off the train in Black Rock, a...

Bad Seed, The (1956)

Rhoda Penmark (Patty McCormack) has the adults in her life completely fooled, but when her uncontrolled hellishness leads her to murder a schoolmate in...

Band Wagon, The (1953)

Fred Astaire and Michael Kidd choreographed this gem of a Hollywood musical produced by MGM. The Band Wagon began as a revue which opened in 1931...

Barefoot Contessa, The (1954)

The surface appeal of The Barefoot Contessa is obvious: Ava Gardner at her most glamorous as the rags-to-riches star Maria Vargas alongside Humphrey Bogart at his...

Battle in Outer Space (1959)

In 1965 bizarre phenomena cause disasters all over the world. The United Nations traces the destructive acts to alien forces called Natalians. At the Japanese...

Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, The (1953)

Near the Arctic Circle, an atomic bomb is detonated. This fearsome experiment disturbs the sleep of a giant rhedosaurus encased in ice for more...

Beat Generation, The (1959)

Any similarity between this Al Zugsmith tale and the artists/beatniks of the 1950s is purely coincidental. A psycho spends his time raping chicks until the...

Beat The Devil (1953)

Easily one of the most irreverent, tongue-in-cheek movies made under Hollywood auspices, Beat The Devil stands out for many reasons. First, the amount and level of talent...

Bedtime For Bonzo (1951)

Future US president Ronald Reagan starred as Professor Peter Boyd, who becomes a surrogate parent to a chimpanzee named Bonzo. Disregard the political angle and...

Behemoth The Sea Monster (1959)

The monster with the biblical name took the form of Palaeosaurus - and not only had the prehistoric monster become radioactive through atomic tests,...

Belles of St Trinian’s, The (1954)

A rollicking British comedy based on Ronald Searle's cartoons of a terrifying girls' school known as St. Trinian's. Bookie Clarence (Alastair Sim) is the brother...

Ben-Hur (1959)

This vast fifteen-million-dollar epic was the most expensive film ever made to date. Shot in 70mm, the script was based on a 19th century novel...

Big Beat, The (1958)

Fresh out of college, John Randall (William Reynolds) tries to persuade his father into releasing rock and roll along with the other lame records...

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12 Angry Men (1957)

12 Angry Men is the most probing, incisive, and penetrating look into the hearts and minds of a jury that has ever been filmed. Sidney Lumet...

1984 (1955)

The 1955 version of George Orwell's dystopian novel is set in a futuristic 1984 while the 1984 version of 1984 was set in the grim,...

20 Million Miles To Earth (1957)

A spaceship returning from the first manned space flight to Venus crashes near Sicily, releasing a fast-growing reptilian beast that rampages through Rome in one...

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (1954)

For its first big-budget live-action movie, Disney turned to a classic: Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. The studio also turned to a few major...

27th Day, The (1957)

This quite extraordinary anti-communist tract masquerades as naive science fiction. An alien gives five people from five different countries a box of capsules capable of...

4D Man (1959)

Research scientist Robert Lansing discovers the secret of penetrating solid matter when he accidentally opens a fourth dimension thanks to an electric motor stirring...

5,000 Fingers of Dr T, The (1953)

Beloved children's author Dr Seuss (real name Theodore Geisel) made his first and only foray into feature films with The 5,000 Fingers of Dr T, which he...

7th Voyage of Sinbad, The (1958)

The 7th Voyage of Sinbad brought the legendary sailor into combat with a variety of creatures, all brought to life by the stop-motion magic of...