Tag Archives: 1950s

192. Vertigo (1958)

Ah, now I’m on more familiar ground. I love Hitchcock movies and Vertigo is possibly one of favourites. I have seen it hundreds of times over the years and love all the intricacies in the seemingly simple plot (but actually … Continue reading

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174. Reach For the Sky (1956)

Film 74 in C4 Top 100 War Films Ok – one of the films from the war project that I was really not looking forward to. I can’t stand Kenneth More, however hard I try not to. He’s everything I despise about … Continue reading

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172. The Ladykillers (1955)

A gang of robbers meet their match in little old lady Mrs Wilberforce, when the ringleader, a dubiously entitled ‘Professor’ Marcus rents a room from her. His four colleagues are welcomed into his room under the pretence of being members … Continue reading

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158. In Which We Serve (1942)

Film 64 in C4 Top 100 War Films Ultimately a vanity project for Noel Coward, as he wrote, produced, directed and acted in this war-time propaganda film, In Which We Serve is the story of a ship, and the men … Continue reading

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156. The Caine Mutiny (1954)

Film 63 in C4 Top 100 War Films A mean captain takes over an undisciplined ship. He makes poor decisions and unreasonable demands, incurring  judgement on his character and mental health by his officers, until finally his lieutenant takes over … Continue reading

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152. The War of the Worlds (1953)

Another alien horror, but in this, the creepy invaders are not gory and scary, as much as just plain evil. When a meteor falls in small-town America, the locals are more curious about the crater it makes. But within the … Continue reading

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131. A Town Like Alice (1956)

Film 56 in C4 Top 100 War Films Taken from the Nevil Shute novel, A Town Like Alice is a brutal drama set in Malaya during the Japanese invasion in World War II. A group of women and children are forced … Continue reading

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