The FBI Story is a 1959 American drama film starring James Stewart, and produced and directed by Mervyn LeRoy. The screenplay by Richard L. Breen and John Twist is based on a book by Don Whitehead.
A Tale of Five Cities (Italian: Passaporto per l'oriente and released as A Tale of Five Women in the US) is a 1951 British-Italian international co-production drama film directed by Romolo Marcellini and five other directors. The five cities cited in the title are: Rome, Paris, Berlin, London, and Vienna.
Mystery Street is a 1950 black-and-white film noir directed by John Sturges with cinematography by cinematographer John Alton. The film features Ricardo Montalban, Bruce Bennett, and Elsa Lanchester.
There's Always Tomorrow is an American romantic melodrama which premiered in New York City on January 20, 1956. Produced by Universal Pictures, it is directed by Douglas Sirk with stars Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray and Joan Bennett. The screenplay, based on a novel by Ursula Parrott, is by Bernard C. Schoenfeld. Twenty two years earlier, Universal produced a same-titled version of this story, directed by Edward Sloman. Released in November 1934, the film provided an infrequent leading role for character star Frank Morgan (five years before The Wizard of Oz), with Binnie Barnes as his old flame and Lois Wilson as his wife.
Captain John Smith and Pocahontas is a 1953 American historical film directed by Lew Landers. The distributor was United Artists. It stars Anthony Dexter, Jody Lawrance and Alan Hale.
Sissi – The Young Empress (German: Sissi - Die junge Kaiserin) is a 1956 film directed by Ernst Marischka and starring Romy Schneider, Karlheinz Böhm, Magda Schneider, Uta Franz, Gustav Knuth, Vilma Degischer and Josef Meinrad. It was entered into the 1957 Cannes Film Festival. It is the second film in the Sissi trilogy, following Sissi and preceding Sissi - Fateful Years of an Empress.
Tiger Bay is a 1959 British crime drama film based on the short story "Rodolphe et le Revolver" by Noel Calef directed by J. Lee Thompson and produced and co-written by John Hawkesworth. It stars John Mills as a police superintendent who investigates a murder, his daughter Hayley Mills, in her first major film role, as a girl who witnesses the murder, and Horst Buchholz as a young sailor who commits the murder in a moment of passion.
Captain Lightfoot is a 1955 film starring Rock Hudson and Barbara Rush, and is a hollywood adaptation of a book by W. R. Burnett written in 1954.
Le Château de verre (English title: The Glass Castle) is a 1950 French language motion picture romantic drama directed by René Clément who co-wrote the screenplay with Gian Bistolfi and Pierre Bost, based on the novel Sait-on jamais by Vicki Baum. The film stars Michèle Morgan and Jean Marais, Jean Servais (French version), Fosco Giachetti (Italian version) and Elisa Cegani.
Middle of the Night is a 1959 American drama film directed by Delbert Mann, and released by Columbia Pictures. It was entered into the 1959 Cannes Film Festival. It stars Fredric March and Kim Novak. The screenplay was adapted by Paddy Chayefsky from his Broadway play of the same name.
Bellissima (1951) is an Italian neorealism film by Italian director Luchino Visconti. The film is about and was shot at the Cinecittà studios. Alessandro Blasetti, a contemporary film director, appears as himself.
Ten North Frederick is a 1958 American drama film starring Gary Cooper, written and directed by Philip Dunne. The screenplay is based on the 1955 novel of the same name by John O'Hara.
I Confess is a 1953 drama film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and starring Montgomery Clift as Fr. Michael William Logan, a Catholic priest, Anne Baxter as Ruth Grandfort, and Karl Malden as Inspector Larrue. Biographers say Hitchcock had trouble with "method" actors such as Clift and Paul Newman, who worked with him in Torn Curtain (1966).
Istanbul is a 1957 American adventure-drama film directed by Joseph Pevney and starring Errol Flynn, Cornell Borchers and John Bentley. It is a remake of the film Singapore with the location of the action moved to Turkey.
La Femme et le Pantin (Italian: Femmina) is a 1959 French-Italian drama film directed by Julien Duvivier. It is the third adaptation of the correspondent classic novel. At first glance Brigitte Bardot was predestined for this film because for many people she had become downright the incarnation of a femme fatale. Yet for that very reason everybody knows right from the start how the story will end. Eva Marchand walks the streets so proudly and so obviously aware of her attractivity that there is no doubt she knows it too. There is even a scene where a grown man spontaneously kisses her feet and she couldn't be less impressed. She shows just enough reaction to prove that her feet are not wooden. So when the ill-fated Don Matteo Diaz (Antonio Vilar) gets obsessed with her and doesn't even try to hide that, it must become his downfall, for it cannot be any other way.
Home Town Story is a 1951 American drama film directed by Arthur Pierson and starring Jeffrey Lynn, Donald Crisp, and Alan Hale, Jr.. The film features Marilyn Monroe in a small, early role. The film was backed by General Motors to promote their perceived virtues of big business.
Beneath the 12-Mile Reef is a 1953 American adventure film directed by Robert D. Webb. The screenplay by A. I. Bezzerides was inspired by Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. The film was the third motion picture made in CinemaScope, coming after The Robe and How to Marry a Millionaire.
The Wayward Bus is a 1957 drama film released by 20th Century Fox that starred Jayne Mansfield, Joan Collins, Dan Dailey and Rick Jason. The film was based on the novel of the same name by John Steinbeck.
The Tattered Dress is a 1957 film noir directed by Jack Arnold and featuring Jeff Chandler, Jeanne Crain, Jack Carson and Gail Russell.
John Paul Jones is a 1959 biographical epic film about John Paul Jones. The film was made by Samuel Bronston Productions and released by Warner Bros. It was directed by John Farrow and produced by Samuel Bronston from a screenplay by John Farrow, Ben Hecht, Jesse Lasky Jr. from the story Nor'wester by Clements Ripley. The music score was by Max Steiner, the cinematography by Michel Kelber.
Fourteen Hours is a 1951 drama film directed by Henry Hathaway, which tells the story of a New York police officer trying to stop a despondent man from jumping to his death from the fifteenth floor of a hotel.
1984 is a 1956 film loosely based on the novel of the same name by George Orwell of a totalitarian future society. This is the first cinema rendition of the story, directed by Michael Anderson, and starring Edmond O'Brien. Also starring are Donald Pleasence, Jan Sterling, and Michael Redgrave. Pleasence also appeared in the 1954 television version of the film, playing the character of Syme, which in the film was amalgamated with that of Parsons. O'Brien, the antagonist, was renamed "O'Connor," possibly to avoid confusion with lead actor Edmond O'Brien.
Return to Paradise is a South Seas drama film released by United Artists in 1953. The film was directed by Mark Robson and starred Gary Cooper, Barry Jones, and Roberta Haynes. It was based on a short story Mr. Morgan by James Michener in his short story collection Return to Paradise, his sequel to Tales of the South Pacific. It was filmed on location in Matautu, Western Samoa (present-day Samoa).
Battles of Chief Pontiac is a 1952 American quasi historical film directed by Felix E. Feist. The drama features Lex Barker, Helen Westcott and Lon Chaney Jr..
Teenage Rebel is a 1956 American drama film directed by Edmund Goulding and starring Ginger Rogers. It was nominated for two Academy Awards; Best Costume Design and Best Art Direction (Lyle R. Wheeler, Jack Martin Smith, Walter M. Scott, Stuart A. Reiss).
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