Major Daniel Kirby takes command of a squadron of Marine fliers just before they are about to go into combat. While the men are well meaning, he finds them undisciplined and prone to always finding excuses to do what is easy rather than what is necessary. The root of the problem is the second in command, Capt. Carl ‘Griff’ Griffin. Griff is the best flier in the group but Kirby finds him a poor commander who is not prepared to the difficult decision that all commanders have to make – to put men in harm’s way knowing that they may be killed.
Tag Archives: 1950s
Blood of the Vampire (1958) Henry Cass, Donald Wolfit, Vincent Ball, Barbara Shelley, Horror, Sci-Fi
A man and wife are terrorized by Mad Scientist Dr. Callistratus who was executed but has returned to life with a heart transplant. Along with his crippled assistant Carl, the ‘anemic’ Mad Scientist, believed to be a vampire, conducts blood deficiency research on the inmates of a prison hospital for the criminally insane to sustain his return to life.
The last movie with Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin together, is a satire of the life in Hollywood. Steve Wiley is a deceiver who cheats Malcolm Smith when he wins a car, claiming that he won it too. Trying to steal the car, Steve tells Malcolm that he lives in Hollywood, next to Anita Ekberg’s. When Malcom hears that, they both set out for Hollywood and the adventure begins…
Un turco napoletano / Neapolitan Turk (1953) Mario Mattoli, Totò, Ignazio Balsamo, Isa Barzizza, Comedy
Cocheletti deputy promised to send Don Pasquale, ripe, rich, and fruit and vegetable merchant Sorrento, overzealous husband of the beautiful Giuletta, a professor at home, a Turkish eunuch, to keep watch and safeguard the virtues of his wife and his young daughter. But things change, and Felice Sciosciammocca, a womanizer who just escaped from prison, is changed with the Turkish eunuch, appearing in the house of Don Pasquale, which lets you enter the bedroom of his wife and daughter …
Callaway Went Thataway (1951) Melvin Frank, Norman Panama, Fred MacMurray, Dorothy McGuire, Howard Keel, Comedy, Western
Two smart marketing people resurrect some old films starring cowboy Smoky Callaway and put them on television. The films are a big hit and the star is in demand. Unfortunately no one can find him. When a lookalike sends in a photo, the marketing team hires him to impersonate Callaway. Things get sticky when the real Callaway eventually shows up.
In 1946, ex-Navy engineer Steve Martin comes to a Louisiana town with a dream: to build a safe platform for offshore oil drilling. Having finessed financing from a big oil company, formerly penniless Steve and his partner Johnny are in business…and getting interested in shrimp-boat captain Rigaud’s two lovely daughters. But opposition from the fishing community grows fast, led by Stella Rigaud. Other hazards include sabotage, a hurricane…and a treacherous board of directors.
Christabel fools everyone with her sweet exterior including her cousin Donna and Donna’s wealthy fiancée Curtis. The only one who sees through her facade is Nick, a rugged writer who loves her anyway. Christabel also loves Nick, but she loves Curtis’ money more. After convincing Curtis that Donna is only interested in him for his money, she tricks Curtis into marrying her. Of course, she still dallies with Nick on the side.
The Glass Web (1953) Jack Arnold, Edward G. Robinson, John Forsythe, Kathleen Hughes, Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
The ice-cold diva Paula ruthlessly exploits the guys she dates. While blackmailing the married Don with a recent one-night-stand, she has a secret affair with Henry, who works as researcher for the weekly authentic TV show “Crime of the Week”, which Don writes for. When Henry fails to help her to a role, she insults him deadly… and ends up dead herself. Now Don desperately tries to hide his traces, but Henry sabotages his efforts and suggests he write the unsolved murder case for next week’s show…
Tous peuvent me tuer / Everybody Wants to Kill Me (1957) Henri Decoin, François Périer, Peter van Eyck, Anouk Aimée, Drama
The holdup of the bank is a success. All happened according to plan. Now, Cyril Gad and his four accomplices must secure an alibi. What better place than a prison cell? As a result the five gangsters have themselves arrested on minor charges and start waiting until they are released. Unfortunately three of them die mysteriously, another one is openly murdered. The only man still alive, Tony, is scared.