Category: The 50’s

Sunset Blvd. [1950] ★★★★

The opening scene in “Sunset Blvd.” became one of the most iconic sequences in cinema history. We meet Joe Gillis, an unemployed screenwriter, in a very unusual way. He’s floating dead in a swimming pool, recounting his doomed personal and professional involvment with megalomaniac silent movie star Norma […]

Vertigo [1958] ★★★★

One of the most interesting things about this movie is the fact that it was a flop at the time of its release. Hitchcock instantly blamed James Stewart, saying he was “too old to attract audiences anymore”. The two never worked together again, eventhough Stewart was the original […]

12 Angry Men [1957] ★★★★

Completely absorbing movie starring Henry Fonda as a juror who is convinced that a boy who is accused of murdering his father is completely innocent. But how will he  convince the rest of the jury, when they have no doubt in mind  that the defendant is guilty of all charges? […]

House Of Wax [1953]

Chilling horror movie from the 50’s starring Vincent Price as a renowned wax sculptor who rebuilds his old fire destroyed showplace using human victims as wax figures. His assistant begins to suspect his boss of foul play after the sudden disappearance of several bodies from the morgue. “House […]

It Came From Outer Space [1953]

Another classic sci-fi movie worth mentioning about an alien spaceship that crashes in the Arizona desert. Its passengers take over the identities of the townspeople so they can walk around unnoticed, but it’s only after a few murders that a stargazer and a schoolteacher begin to suspect alien […]

This Island Earth [1955]

Enjoyable sci- fi movie from the 50’s is not as great as “The Day The Earth Stood Still” or “Invasion Of The Body Snatchers” but is still incredibly entertaining. A group of scientists find themselves working on a secret project, only to realise that they have in fact been recruited […]

Rear Window [1954] ★★★★

Stylish Hitchcock movie about a wheelchair bound photographer (James Stewart) who spends his time spying on his neighbors from his window appartment. One day he becomes convinced that one of his neighbors has killed and buried his wife. With the help of his girlfriend (Grace Kelly) and his nurse, […]