Crime

Gangster Story (1959)

This is a really low budget crime film with Walter Matthau. It makes me think it would have been a lot more entertaining if it had a budget. Still, it is Walter Matthau and he does get in some funny lines.

Crime

Big Bluff, The (1955)

He’s just a gigolo, everywhere he goes.  He’s Ricardo “They call me Rick” DeVilla.  He seduces a wealthy and sickly widow, Vanessa Bancroft, and plays the part of the good husband.  Really he’s a bad, bad boy.  Even the bongo player wants to kill him for fooling around with his wife.

Crime

They Made Me a Criminal (1939)

Johnnie Bradfield (John Garfield) is a boxer falsely accused of murder. He disappeared and is presumed dead. The only witnesses who could have exonerated him were his manager and girlfriend, both of whom have died in an automobile accident.

War

Stalag 17 (1953)

Stalag 17 is a 1953 war film which tells the story of a group of American airmen held in a German World War II prisoner of war camp, who come to suspect that one of their number is an informant.

Sci-Fi

Brave New World (1980)

Brave New World is an American television film first shown in 1980. An adaptation of the novel with the same name by Aldous Huxley, it was directed by Burt Brinckerhoff for Universal Television and first shown on NBC on 7 March 1980. The screen adaptation was written by Doran William Cannon. The filming location was entirely in Universal City, California.

Comedy

Hollywood or Bust (1956)

Malcolm Smith (Jerry Lewis) wins a brand new automobile at a raffle. Steve Wiley (Dean Martin), a gambler from New York, obtains a counterfeit of the winning ticket and also claims that the car is his. The raffle’s manager declares them both winners and that they can split the car any way that they want. Steve wants to sell the car, but Malcolm wants to drive it to Hollywood to meet actress Anita Ekberg.

Comedy

Rock a Bye Baby (1958)

Rock-A-Bye Baby is a 1958 comedy film with songs, starring Jerry Lewis. A loose remake of Preston Sturges’ 1944 film The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek, the film was directed and written by Frank Tashlin, and features Marilyn Maxwell, Connie Stevens and Reginald Gardiner.