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Cinema Sunday: Forbidden Planet (1956)

Title: Forbidden Planet

Distributor: MGM

Writer: Irving Block & Allen Adler (Screenplay by Cyril Hume)

Director: Fred M. Wilcox

Producer: Nicholas Nayfack

Starring: Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen, Warren Stevens… 1,089 more words


wrong side of the tracks

So Young, So Bad (1950) opens with a scream. The camera pulls in to the front door of a two story brick Colonial, which erupts violently as Loretta Wilson bursts through the door and past the garden, swings over a wrought-iron fence, and plants herself in the drivers seat of a work truck. 2,077 more words


Bad Day At Black Rock (1955)

“You look like you need a hand.”

That’s a heck of a line that says so much in a movie where the hero only has one good arm and not a friend in sight while finding himself stuck in a male dominated hole in the wall town full of dubious characters with murder on their minds. 830 more words

Daily Take

Bad Day At Black Rock: the nerve-shredding Western that gave Hitchcock pause for thought

I recently had the pleasure of watching John Sturges’ classic 1955 Western Bad Day At Black Rock on Film4.

John J. Macreedy (Spencer Tracy) arrives in the small isolated town of Black Rock to deliver a posthumous war medal to the Japanese father of an American soldier. 347 more words