50’s Channel

A Life at Stake (1954) [Film Noir] [Drama]

“A Life at Stake” is an American Film Noir directed by Paul Guilfoyle. The film is also known as “Key Man”. Down-on-his-luck Los Angeles architect and builder Edward Shaw (Keith Andes) is approached by Doris Hillman (Angela Lansbury) with a business proposal: buying land together, on which he would build houses that she would then […]

Vampire over London (1952) [Comedy] [Horror]

“Vampire over London”, also known as “Mother Riley Meets the Vampire” or “My Son The Vampire” is a British comedy horror film. The film is about the mysterious figure known as the Vampire, who comes to England to complete experiments in his mad bid to gain control of the world. — Directed by John Gilling, […]

Planet Outlaws (1953) [Adventure] [Science Fiction] [Fantasy]

Buck Rogers and his pal Buddy are released from suspended animation after 500 years. They discover that the world is under the thumb of modernistic mobster Killer Kane, and are enlisted in the fight against Kane by Wilma Deering and Dr. Huer. — Directed by Ford Beebe and Saul A. Goodkind, produced by Barney A. […]

The Green Glove (1951) [Crime] [Drama] [Mystery]

Glenn Ford stars as an American paratrooper who travels to France after the end of World War II to try to recover a jewel-encrusted glove that had been stolen from a country church during the war. His quest leads him to a beautiful young tour guide (Geraldine Brooks), and a Nazi collaborator (George Macready) whom […]

The Giant of Marathon (1959) [Action] [Adventure] [Drama]

This classical peplum tells a fictitious story set in 490 BC, the time of the Medic Wars during which Persian armies sweep the Ancient world. Having brought home to Athens the Olympic victor’s laurel crown, Philippides joins as commander the Sacred Guard, which is expected to defend the city-state’s liberty, a year after the chasing […]

The Robot vs. the Aztec Mummy (1958) [Adventure] [Horror] [Science Fiction]

“The Robot vs the Aztec Mummy” (originally “La momia azteca contra el robot humano”) is an Mexican film directed by Rafael Portillo, starring Ramón Gay and Rosa Arenas. It blends elements of science fiction and horror. The film is the sequel to The Aztec Mummy and The Curse of the Aztec Mummy, both released earlier […]

The Snow Creature (1954) [Horror] [Science Fiction]

The movie has two acts, the first taking place in the exotic locale of the Himalayas and the second occurring in Los Angeles, California. While the first act takes place in an undisclosed Himalayan country (presumably bordering India) the actors portraying the locals speak Japanese. The movie starts with a scientific expedition intent on collecting […]

Scarlet Street (1945) [Film Noir] [Drama]

Scarlet Street is an American film noir directed by Fritz Lang and based on the French novel La Chienne (The Bitch) by Georges de La Fouchardière, that previously had been dramatized on stage by André Mouëzy-Éon, and cinematically as La Chienne (1931) by director Jean Renoir. The principal actors Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, and […]

Daughter of Horror (1955) [Film Noir] [Horror] [Mystery]

“Daughter of Horror” (also known in a slightly altered version as “Dementia”) is an American film by John Parker, incorporating elements of the horror film, film noir and expressionist film. It was produced in 1953, but not released until 1955. A young woman awakens from a nightmare in a run down hotel. She leaves the […]

Club Paradise (Sensation Hunters) (1945) [Drama]

“Club Paradise”, aslo known as “Sensation Hunters” is a 1945 American drama film. The movie is about a naive young girl, which lookings to escape from a bad family situation, falls in love with a man who turns out to be a cad, and leads her down the road to ruin.— — Directed by Christy […]

Borderline (1950) [Crime] [Drama] [Romance]

Pete Ritchie (Raymond Burr) runs a narcotics smuggling operation to the USA from Mexico, which the Los Angeles Police Department and the US federal government have unsuccessfully tried to stop. Because of Ritchie’s careful operating procedures, US authorities haven’t even been able to find out the identities of his sources or customers and are desperate […]

Teenagers from Outer Space (1959) [Science Fiction] [Horror]

An alien spacecraft comes to Earth, while searching the galaxy for a planet suitable to raise “gargons,” a lobster-like (but air-breathing) creature which is a delicacy on their homeworld. Thor (Bryan Grant), the lead alien, shows his contempt for Earth’s creatures by vaporizing a dog named Sparky. Crewmember Derek (David Love), after discovering an inscription […]