The blueprints of an aeroplane built from an ultra-secret metal are stolen from national security. French secret service agent Walder believes that the documents are now in Switzerland, in the hands of a man named Lindbaum.
Tag Archives: 1950s
Fires on the Plain / Nobi (1959) Kon Ichikawa, Eiji Funakoshi, Mantarô Ushio, Yoshihiro Hamaguchi, Drama, War
Three Little Words (1950) Richard Thorpe, Fred Astaire, Vera-Ellen, Red Skelton, Biography, Comedy, Musical
Song-and-dance man Bert Kalmar can’t continue his stage career after an injury for while, so he has to earn his money as a lyricst. Per chance he meets composer Harry Ruby and their first song is a hit. Ruby gets Kalmar to marry is former partner Jessie Brown, and Kalmar and Jessie prevent Ruby from getting married to the wrong girls. But due to the fact, that Ruby has caused a backer’s withdrawal for a Kalmar play, they end their relation.
The Man Between (1953) Carol Reed, James Mason, Claire Bloom, Hildegard Knef, Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
In the Post-World War II, the British Susanne Mallison travels to Berlin to visit her older brother Martin Mallison, a military that has married the German Bettina Mallison. The naive Susanne snoops on Bettina and suspects that she is hiding a secret from her brother.
Meet Me After the Show (1951) Richard Sale, Betty Grable, Macdonald Carey, Rory Calhoun, Comedy, Musical
Delilah Lee is the sar of husband Jeff Ames’ Broadway show when she starts to suspect he has been exchanging more than contracts with the show’s vampish backer. Alimony and amnesia become the order of the day.
Yangtse Incident: The Story of H.M.S. Amethyst (1957) Michael Anderson, Richard Todd, William Hartnell, Akim Tamiroff, Drama, History, War
Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955) Charles Lamont, Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marie Windsor, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy is the last of the team’s vehicles for Universal-International. Stranded in Egypt, Bud and Lou hire themselves out as travelling companions to archeologist Kurt Katch. Before long, Katch is murdered by a group of cultists, and a medallion, embossed with a map which leads to a sacred burial site, is accidentally swallowed by Costello. The boys become the unwilling pawns of the cultists, led by Richard Deacon, and a greedy adventuress, played by Marie Windsor. The last scene finds Costello being menaced by three mummies, two of them bogus.
Witness to Murder (1954) Roy Rowland, Barbara Stanwyck, George Sanders, Gary Merrill, Drama, Film-Noir, Crime
No Questions Asked (1951) Harold F. Kress, Barry Sullivan, Arlene Dahl, George Murphy, Drama, Film-Noir
Steve Keiver, young lawyer working for an insurance company, hears his boss remark that he’d pay a large sum “no questions asked” for return of stolen property to avoid paying a much larger claim. On his own initiative, Steve arranges such a deal, earning a nice commission. But he catches the eye of gangsters who think he’s the ideal middleman for future similar deals…many of them. As Steve is drawn in deeper, the police take an interest in him, and he’s ripe for a doublecross.