Tag Archives: 1950s

Manina, La fille san voiles (1952) Willy Rozier, Brigitte Bardot, Jean-François Calvé, Howard Vernon, Adventure, Romance

Manina, La fille san voiles (1952)
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.

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The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men (1952) Ken Annakin, Richard Todd, Joan Rice, Peter Finch, Action, Adventure, Family

The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men (1952)
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.

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High School Confidential! (1958) Jack Arnold, Russ Tamblyn, Jan Sterling, John Drew Barrymore, Drama, Crime

High School Confidential! (1958)
A tough kid comes to a new high school and begins muscling his way into the drug scene. As he moves his way up the ladder, a schoolteacher tries to reform him, his aunt tries to seduce him, and the “weedheads” are eager to use his newly found enterprise, but he has his own agenda. After an altercation involving fast cars, hidden drugs, and police, he’s accepted by the drug kingpin and is off into the big leagues. A typical morality play of the era, filled with a naive view of drugs, nihilistic beat poetry, and some incredible ’50s slang.

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