With other matters keeping me away from blogging much lately, it’s a perfect time to welcome a guest, Craig of VIKING SAMURAI (who also guest-posted here writing on BODY SNATCHER during the Val Lewton event). This time Craig looks at the 1965 war movie Morituri…
1960 Basil Dearden satirical heist classic is a memorable must see for the great cast and story and might just be Jack Hawkins’ best role. Continue reading
This 1955 British heist movie has gangsters, hostages, a comic-romantic angle, and some too-cute plot twists, but doesn’t suffer too much from those, remaining an entertaining enough B thanks to a fast pace, a fun mix of familiar faces, and a look at a huge pop star years before her massive worldwide success. Continue reading
Though Hammer films is best known for its horror movies, this 1960 urban crime procedural from that studio is a fantastic picture that any noir fan will enjoy. Continue reading
This 1959 racing movie wins whatever the award is for the weirdest theme song ever. Continue reading
This 1956 British crime movie (Alternate title The Third Key) begins as a burglar alarm goes off and we watch someone with very soft soled shoes emptying a safe at Stone & Co. Continue reading
Little Caesar was the first of the “trinity” of early genre-setting and for the lead actors, career-making gangster movies (the other two being Public Enemy and Scarface). Continue reading
This is a good 1961 British gangster movie that relies on basic and predictable but solid formulas and conventions and is worth watching mainly because of the presence of two greats, Herbert Lom and Sean Connery. Continue reading
Who doesn’t love a heist movie? You? Very well, you better leave now then. I love them and this one a UK production from 1961, is a good one.
“Do you like mysteries?” and “we found your dog.” These two lines tell you just about everything you need to know about the fantastic British thriller Obsession, alternately titled The Hidden Room, a movie directed by Edward Dmytryk (Crossfire, Murder My Sweet).