1950s movies marathon – part 73
March 20, 2012 1 Comment
I Live in Fear (1955, Japan, Kurosawa)
Which is more insane: Being consumed with fear of a nuclear holocaust, or being able to live calmly with the knowledge that the world may end suddenly at any moment? Watched it all.
Quentin Durward (1955, USA)
It’s bad enough for Walter Scott to give both a novel and its main character the name “Quentin Durward”, but that is no excuse to make it worse by repeating the error in the movie version a century later. Watched: 5 minutes.
The Day the World Ended (1955, USA, Corman)
The only thing this post-apocalypse has is Roger Corman’s unique style, brutal and trashy, but never mind that just yet. Watch Five instead. Watched: 13 minutes.
As Long as They’re Happy (1955, UK)
The British have been trying for years to copy the American fast-paced musical-comedy formula, and this time they’ve actually got it almost right, right down to the cheerful consumerist message. Watched it all. Its only fault is the music.
Killer’s Kiss (1955, USA, Kubrick)
Well, everybody has to start somewhere. Watched: 10 minutes, then fast-forwarded to .. wow!
The Dark Avenger (1955, USA)
As a rule of thumb, you are recommended to stay away from all mid-50s widescreen movies that open with a shot of a medieval castle. Watched: 5 minutes.