Tag Archives: 1950s
Achtung! Banditi! / Attention! Bandits! (1951) Carlo Lizzani, Gina Lollobrigida, Andrea Checchi, Vittorio Duse, Drama, War
During the winter of 1944, the partisans stationed in the Ligurian Apennines must go to a factory in Genoa, in order to pick up a delivery of weapons. Meanwhile, there’s a strike in the city and the Nazis are trying to suppress it violently. The factory becomes the scene of fighting between the Germans and the partisans but the latter, aided by the workers, will be able to get the better.
Floods of Fear (1958) Charles Crichton, Howard Keel, Anne Heywood, Cyril Cusack, Action, Thriller, Adventure
Two inmates working to shore up a dike during a severe flood are swept away in the current along with their guard. The three of them wind up in an isolated house whose flooded interior contains a frightened woman.
Three Marines take shore leave in San Francisco during World War II. Frankie O’Neill visits his lower-class dysfunctional family; Nico Kantaylis visits his pregnant fiancée; and the upper-class Alan Newcombe visits his high-living playgirl girlfriend.
Das Lied der Matrosen / The Sailor’s Song (1958) Kurt Maetzig, Günter Reisch, Günther Simon, Raimund Schelcher, Ulrich Thein, War
The Russian Revolution is finally triumphant in the Fall of 1917. As soldiers, the engineer Henne Lobke and the stoker Jens Kasten show solidarity with the Russians, eventually disarming their officers to stop the sinking of a Russian cargo ship.
To teleftaio psema / A Matter of Dignity (1957) Mihalis Kakogiannis, Ellie Lambeti, Athena Michaelidou, Eleni Zafeiriou, Drama
During one of her parents many parties, Chloe learns they’re bankrupt. She’s being courted by Niko, a wealthy Greek American, so she decides to charm him. He’s quickly captivated. That night, she also meets the masculine Galanos and sparks fly. Niko proposes, Chloe accepts, Galanos tries to change her mind. Her father wants to disclose their finances to Niko, her mother argues against it as a matter of dignity. The family’s long-time servant must care for her son, who’s had an accident. She’s has not been paid in months, reminds Chloe to send money, and waits in her village as hospital bills mount. The servant comes back to Athens, confronts Chloe’s mother, and a crisis ensues.