Tag Archives: 1950s

No Time At All (1958)

“The plane is flying. They seem to think he’s coming into Idlewild, where he was supposed to all along. They’ve spotted him visually – he’s back on radar – but he’s got no radio, no lights…” Director:  David Swift Starring:  … Continue reading

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Rodan (1956)

“The Pteranodon is the largest flying species recorded in our history. According to the computer calculation from its egg-shell, this one – we named it ‘Rodan’ – has a 270-foot wing-span…”   [Original title: Sora No Daikaiju Radon (Giant Sky … Continue reading

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H-8… (1958)

“Eight dead. Fifteen minutes ago they were still alive. A couple of hours ago they were hurrying along streets, saying goodbye to friends and family; even arguing…”   Director:  Nikola Tanhofer Starring:  Boris Buzančić, Antun Vrdoljak, Đurđa Ivezić, Ivan Šubić, … Continue reading

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The Naked Jungle (1954)

  “You’re up against a monster twenty miles long and two miles wide—forty square miles of agonising death!   Director:  Byron Haskin Starring:  Charlton Heston, Eleanor Parker, William Conrad, Abraham Sofaer, Romo Vincent, Douglas Fowley, John Dierkes, Leonard Strong, Norma … Continue reading

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Them! (1954)

“We haven’t seen the end of them. We’ve only had a close view of the beginning of what may be the end of us…”   Director:  Gordon Douglas Starring:  Edmund Gwenn, Joan Weldon, James Whitmore, James Arness, Sandy Descher, Onslow … Continue reading

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The Man Upstairs (1958)

Director:  Don Chaffey Starring: Richard Attenborough, Bernard Lee, Donald Houston, Dorothy Alison, Kenneth Griffith, Patricia Jessel, Virginia Maskell, Walter Hudd, Charles Houston, Maureen Connell, Amy Dalby, Alfred Burke, Patrick Jordan Screenplay:  Alun Falconer, Robert Dunbar and Don Chaffey, based upon … Continue reading

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Seven Days To Noon (1950)

[Also known as: Ultimatum] Director:  John Boulting and Roy Boulting Starring:  Barry Jones, André Morell, Olive Sloane, Joan Hickson, Hugh Cross, Sheila Manahan, Ronald Adam, Joan Hickson, Wyndham Goldie, Marie Ney Screenplay:  Frank Harvey and Roy Boulting, based upon a … Continue reading

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Cult Of The Cobra (1955)

“The Cobra Goddess will avenge herself! One by one, you will all die!”   Director:  Francis D. Lyon Starring:  Faith Domergue, Marshall Thompson, Richard Long, Kathleen Hughes, James Dobson, David Janssen, Jack Kelly, William Reynolds, Leonard Strong, Walter Coy, Edward … Continue reading

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Destination Moon (1950)

“We are not the only ones who know that the moon can be reached. We are not the only ones planning to go there. The race is on—and we had better win it!”   Director:  Irving Pichel Starring:  John Archer, … Continue reading

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Rocketship X-M (1950)

“Tonight you are invited here to witness an important event. You are all familiar with our previous work in sending robot missiles into space. That phase is at an end. Tonight we will launch the first manned spaceship, the RXM: … Continue reading

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