British railway workers in Kenya are becoming the favorite snack of two man-eating lions. Head engineer Bob Hayward becomes obsessed with trying to kill the beasts before they maul everyone on his crew.
Tag Archives: 1950s
Thunder Over the Plains (1953) André De Toth, Randolph Scott, Lex Barker, Phyllis Kirk, Romance, War, Western
It’s 1869, Texas has not yet been readmitted to the Union, and carpetbaggers have taken over the state. Federal Captain Porter, a Texan, has to carry out orders against his own people. He brings in the rebel leader whom he knows is innocent of the murder for which he is charged. But in trying to prove his innocence, Porter now finds he is a wanted man.
Marianne De Ma Jeunesse (1955) Julien Duvivier, Marianne Hold, Horst Buchholz, Pierre Vaneck, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Au pensionnat aristocratique bavarois sis dans le château de Heiligenstadt, Vincent Loringer est considéré comme un garçon singulier par les autres élèves. Il chante des airs exotiques d’une voix mélancolique en s’accompagnant à la guitare. Un jour, lui et quelques camarades embarquent pour aller explorer les rives de l’autre côté du lac.
Manina, La fille san voiles (1952) Willy Rozier, Brigitte Bardot, Jean-François Calvé, Howard Vernon, Adventure, Romance
When a 25-year old Parisian student, Gérard Morere, hears a lecture about a treasure Troilus lost at sea after the Peloponnesian War, he thinks he knows where it is, thanks to a discovery he made five years before when diving near the island of Levezzi. He gets friends and an innkeeper to invest in his dream, enough to get him to Tangiers where he convinces a cigarette smuggler, Erick, to take him to the island.
Paul Merrick, a writer of hit musicals, prefers to lie in the sun or play golf. He does so until he goes broke and asks to borrow a large sum of money, against future earnings, from his producer, Alex Conway.
The Miniver Story (1950) H.C. Potter, Victor Saville, Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, John Hodiak, Drama
This musical reworking of TOO MANY HUSBANDS (1940), features Grable as a top singer and dancer who’s been widowed by WW II. She marries her late husband’s songwriting partner, Gower Champion, but the new marriage is thrown for a loop when Lemmon, her first husband, turns up very much alive and eager to see Grable.
0 Uhr 15, Zimmer 9 / Quarter Past Midnight, Room 9 (1950) Arthur Maria Rabenalt, Cornell Borchers, Maria Schanda, Walter Franck, Crime
The young hotel manager Leutner runs for study purposes a transmitter in the hotel room of his fiancée Maria. Coincidentally he learns that a gang of counterfeiters want to get rid of a troublesome witness at 12:15 AM.
To Hell and Back (1955) Jesse Hibbs, Audie Murphy, Marshall Thompson, Charles Drake, Action, Biography, Drama
True-life account of the military career of Audie Murphy, the most decorated soldier in WWII. Native of Texas, he was placed in charge of his many younger siblings on the death of his mother and decided to join the military at the age of 18 to provide for them.
The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men (1952) Ken Annakin, Richard Todd, Joan Rice, Peter Finch, Action, Adventure, Family
Young Robin Hood, in love with Maid Marian, enters an archery contest with his father at the King’s palace. On the way home his father is murdered by hench men of Prince John. Robin takes up the life of an outlaw, gathering together his band of merry men with him in Sherwood Forest, to avenge his father’s death and to help the people of the land that Prince John are over taxing.