Category Archives: 1950-1959

The Man with the Golden Arm (1955) Rated TV-14

A junkie works with drug addiction while his wife and card sharks put him down. Starring Frank Sinatra, Eleanor Parker, and Kim Novak. What makes this film is Sinatra, who plays the junkie battling his demons while the people around … Continue reading

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The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952) Rated TV-PG

A writer reminisces his life as he lies dying from an infection in the shadow of Kilimanjaro. Based on the book by Ernest Hemingway. Starring Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, and Ava Gardner. This film isn’t one that has a lot … Continue reading

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Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (CBS) Rated NR

Canadian Mountie Sergeant Preston patrols the Yukon with his horse, Rex, and his dog, Yukon King. Starring Dick Simmons, Yukon King, and Vic Perrin. This is one of those good old classics where it doesn’t take much to figure out … Continue reading

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Small Town Girl (1953) Rated NR

Richard Belrow Livingston III races through the small town of Duck Creek where the speed limit is 25. Once caught, the judge throws the book at him with 30 days of jail time. This causes a delay in his elopement … Continue reading

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Battle Hymn (1957) Rated NR

 A bomber pilot turned minister rejoins the service during the Korean War.  Based on the true story of  Colonel Dean E. Hess and his book, Battle Hymn, 1956 autobiography. Starring Rock Hudson, Anna Kashfi, Dan Duryea, Alan Hale Jr. This film is unlike any … Continue reading

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The Spirit of St. Louis (1957) Rated PG

The story of Charles Lindbergh’s solo flight across the Atlantic ocean. Based on the book by Charles Lindbergh. Starring James Stewart, Murray Hamilton, Patricia Smith. One of Stewart’s best films, he embodies the essence of Lindbergh with ease. Mostly focused … Continue reading

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Funny Face (1957) Rated NR

A fashion shoot at a bookstore brings forth a new model into the fashion world. Starring Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Kay Thompson This is one of the fun films with the music of the Gershwin’s. I enjoyed the music. I … Continue reading

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12 Angry Men (1957) Rated NR

A jury holdout forces his colleagues to reexamine the evidence against the defendant. Based on the play by Reginald Rose. Starring Martin Balsam, John Fiedler, Lee J. Cobb, Henry Fonda, Ed Begley. This film is simple, but what makes it stand … Continue reading

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That I May See (1951) Rated NR

The story of the blind beggar cured by Jesus. Based off of the Bible passage, Luke 18:35-43. Starring Jeffrey Lynn, Ruth Hussey, Raymond Burr. That I May See is an episode from the TV series Family Theatre, which was produced … Continue reading

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Roman Holiday (1953) Rated NR

A princess escapes from her sheltered life and falls in love with a reporter in Rome. Starring Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert. What could be more delightful than watching Peck and Hepburn together on-screen?  This whimsical, romantic film is … Continue reading

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