Category Archives: 1961

The Absent-Minded Professor (1961) Rated G

 A college professor invents an anti-gravity substance which a corrupt businessman wants for himself.  Based on the short story “A Situation of Gravity” by Samuel W. Taylor. Starring  Fred MacMurray, Nancy Olson, Keenan Wynn, Tommy Kirk. This is one of Disney’s best, classic … Continue reading

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Joseph and His Brethren (1961) Rated NR

The biblical story of Joseph. Starring Geoffrey Horne, Belinda Lee, Robert Morley This is a very well done story of  Joseph. They, of course, shortened the story. Combined the , I think more to time than anything else. That surprised … Continue reading

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One-Eyed Jacks (1961) Rated NR

After a bank robbery, the two partners go on the run. One takes the money and leaves the other to get caught. Once he gets out of prison, he goes after he’s partner. Starring Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Katy Jurado … Continue reading

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King of Kings (1961)

Rated PG-13 Jesus’ story through the New Testament. Starring Jeffrey Hunter, Siobhan McKenna, Hurd Hatfield, Rip Torn, Orson Welles This film is an epic. Nicholas Ray, the director, gave characters more development than the Bible gives them. For this reason, … Continue reading

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The Misfits (1961)

Rated NR A trio ban together to sell wild mustangs for dog food. The leader’s girlfriend finds out and objects to the plan. The movie tells the change of the Old West. This film is most famously known for the deaths of the … Continue reading

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Flower Drum Song (1961)

Rated NR One thing I will say about this film is the music was great. Not surprising it’s a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical but I didn’t particularly like the story. The Flower Drum Song is one of the lesser known musicals from … Continue reading

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Pocketful of Miracles (1961)

Rated NR I’ve seen some classics and I’ve always enjoyed Frank Capra’s films but this film left something to be desired. I don’t know, it just didn’t hit me quite right.  Bette Davis did a fantastic job to go from … Continue reading

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