Woman on the Run (1950) [Film Noir] [Crime]

The movie “Woman on the Run” is a 1950 film noir crime film directed by Norman Foster starring Ann Sheridan and Dennis O’Keefe. The film was based on the April 1948 short story Man on the Run by Sylvia Tate and filmed on location in San Francisco, California. Plot: As the film opens, a man, …

The Way Ahead (1944) [War] [Drama]

“The Way Ahead” is a British Second World War drama released in 1944. It stars David Niven and Stanley Holloway and follows a group of civilians who are conscripted into the British Army to fight in North Africa. In the U.S., an edited version was released as “The Immortal Battalion”. The film was written by …

Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) [Science Fiction] [Horror]

“Plan 9 from Outer Space” (originally titled “Grave Robbers from Outer Space”) is a 1959 American science fiction film written and directed by Edward D. Wood, Jr. The film features Gregory Walcott, Mona McKinnon, Tor Johnson and Maila “Vampira” Nurmi. The film bills Bela Lugosi posthumously as a star, although silent footage of the actor …

Beat The Devil (1953) [Action] [Adventure] [Comedy]

Beat the Devil is a 1953 British film directed by John Huston, starring Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones and Gina Lollobrigida, and featuring Robert Morley, Peter Lorre and Bernard Lee. Huston and Truman Capote wrote the screenplay, loosely based upon a novel of the same name by British journalist Claud Cockburn, writing under the pseudonym James …

The Hitch-Hiker (1953) [Film Noir]

“The Hitch-Hiker” is a film noir directed by Ida Lupino about two fishing buddies who pick up a mysterious hitchhiker during a trip to Mexico. The movie was written by Robert L. Joseph, Lupino, and her husband Collier Young, based on a story by “Out of the Past” screenwriter Daniel Mainwaring, who was blacklisted at …