Robert Beatty stars in this rapid-fire British programmer as an innocent bystander mixed up with drug smugglers. When things look darkest, Beatty is helped out by femme fatale Elizabeth Sellars. The smugglers are routed, and the figurative broken horseshoe of the title is mended so far as Beatty is concerned. The film was based on a popular British TV series by Francis Durbridge.
Tag Archives: 1950s
Carnaval Atlântida (1952) José Carlos Burle, Carlos Manga, Oscarito, Grande Otelo, Cyl Farney, Musical, Comedy
The famous Brazilian producer Cecílio B. De Milho wants to produce an epic about Helen of Troy. He hires the great professor of Greek history Xenofontes to write the screenplay, but his family and crew wants to make a Brazilian musical comedy. Meanwhile, a fake count wants to marry his nephew to be the lead actor of Helen of Troy.
The Tall T (1957) Budd Boetticher, Randolph Scott, Richard Boone, Maureen O’Sullivan, Romance, Thriller, Western
Having lost his horse in a bet, Pat Brennan hitches a ride with a stagecoach carrying newlyweds, Willard and Doretta Mims. At the next station the coach and its passengers fall into the hands of a trio of outlaws headed by a man named Usher. When Usher learns that Doretta is the daughter of a rich copper-mine owner, he decides to hold her for ransom.
Dust on the Mind / Støv på hjernen (1959) Øyvind Vennerød, Inger Marie Andersen, Odd Borg, John Aamdahl, Comedy
Randi Svendsen is happy. Her everyday life is about keeping windows, floors, and clothes cleaner than the neighbour’s. Randi’s friend Edna however got a different view on the values of life: “don’t clean your husband out of the house and into the arms of the secretary”.
Le fils de Caroline Cherie / Caroline and the Rebels (1955) Jean-Devaivre, Jean-Claude Pascal, Alfred Adam, Daniel Ceccaldi, Adventure, History
A young, innocent Brigitte Bardot plays the sister of the handsome French officer Juan D’Arandra. Close in a manner inappropriate of siblings, their attraction for each other tortures their souls, and sends them in a series of comic misadventures, that, through a strange twist of fate, brings them even closer.
Norman Maine, a movie star whose career is on the wane, meets showgirl Esther Blodgett when he drunkenly stumbles into her act one night. A friendship develops, then blossoms into romance before tensions increase as Esther’s career takes off while Norman’s continues to plummet.
September Affair (1950) William Dieterle, Joan Fontaine, Joseph Cotten, Françoise Rosay, Drama, Romance
An industrialist (Joseph Cotton) and a pianist (Joan Fontaine) meet on a trip and fall in love. Through a quirk of fate, they are reported dead in a crash though they weren’t on the plane. This gives them the opportunity to live together free from their previous lives.
Dos tipos de cuidado / Two Careful Fellows (1953) Ismael Rodríguez, Jorge Negrete, Pedro Infante, Carmelita González, Comedy, Musical, Romance
Set in rural Mexico, during the 50’s, in a small town Jorge Bueno (Jorge Negrete) and Pedro Malo (Pedro Infante) are best friends, Pedro is in love with María, who is Jorge’s sister, and Jorge is dating with Rosario which is Pedro’s cousin.
A three-year-old orphan is adopted by a German couple shortly after World War II. On his tenth birthday, he is told that his mother, a Yugoslav refugee, is alive and wants him back. The case must be decided in court, which must decide with whom the boy will be better off.
David and Bathsheba (1951) Henry King, Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, Raymond Massey, Drama, History, Romance
Though David has all the wealth, power, wives & children inherent for the King of Israel he does not have what he craves most: the true love of a woman who loves him as a man instead of as King. He is attracted to Bathsheba, the wife of one of his soldiers who is more devoted to army duty than to his wife.