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Blue Hawaii (1961)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jun 25, 2017

Blue Hawaii Directed by Norman Taurog Written by Hal Kanter; story by Allan Weiss 1961/USA Hal Wallis Productions First viewing?/Netflix rental Sarah Lee Gates: I know you’re right, Daddy, but if I don’t tell myself there was a war, I have a most depressive feeling Chadwick’s ju read more

The Comancheros (1961)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jun 23, 2017

The Comancheros Directed by Michael Curtiz Written by James Edward Grant and Clair Huffaker from a novel by Paul Wellman 1961/USA Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation First viewing/Netflix rental This is your average late John Wayne film in his avuncular  mode.  It does boast a partially scalpe read more

Pigs and Battleships (1961)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jun 22, 2017

Pigs and Battleships Directed by Shohei Imamura Written by Hisashi Yamanouchi and Gisashi Yamouchi from a novel by Kazu Otsuka 1961/Japan Nikkatsu First viewing/Netflix rental   In Imamura’s vision of Post-War Japan, the people are pigs feeding on the U.S. military. Japanese low life l read more

Scream of Fear (1961)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jun 21, 2017

Scream of Fear Directed by Seth Holt Written by Jimmy Sangster 1961/UK Hammer Films First viewing/Netflix rental Hammer Picture goes into Hitchcock and Clouzot territory with this psychological thriller.  The film does not near the level of the masters but is interesting and worth seeing. Paraple read more

West Side Story (1961)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jun 20, 2017

West Side Story Directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins Written by Ernest Lehman from the musical play by Arthur Laurents and Jerome Robbins; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim 1961/USA The Mirisch Corporation/Seven Arts Productions Repeat viewing/Netflix rental One of 1001 Movies You Must See Before read more

Paris Blues (1961)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jun 19, 2017

Paris Blues Directed by Martin Ritt Written by Jack Sher, Irene Kamp, and Walter Bernstein; adapted by Lulla Rosenfeld from a novel by Harold Flender 1961/USA Pennebaker Productions/Diane Productions/Jason Films/Monica Corp./Monmouth First viewing/You Tube Part romance, part travelogue, and part read more

Fanny (1961)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jun 18, 2017

Fanny Directed by Joshua Logan Written by Julius J. Epstein from the Marseilles Trilogy by Marcel Pagnol and the play by Joshua Logan and S. N. Behrman 1961/USA Warner Bros. First viewing/Netflix rental This was bound to suffer in comparison to the 1930’s Marseilles Trilogy. which I conside read more

Leon Morin, Priest

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jun 15, 2017

Leon Morin, Priest (Léon Morin, prêtre) Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville Written by Jean-Pierre Melville based on a novel by Beatrix Beck 1961/France/Italy Concordia Compagnia Cinematografica/Rome Paris Films First viewing/Netflix rental This is a well-acted story about a spiritual awakening and read more

The Phantom Planet (1961)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jun 14, 2017

The Phantom Planet Directed by William Marshall Written by William Telaak, Fred De Gorter and Fred Gebhardt 1961/USA Four Crown Production Inc. First viewing/Amazon Prime Sometimes wooden acting and a ridiculous alien are not enough to make an enjoyably bad movie. Rheton is a small invisible aste read more

A Woman Is a Woman (1961)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jun 13, 2017

A Woman Is a Woman Directed by Jean-Luc Godard Written by Jean-Luc Godard 1961/France/Italy Euro International Films/Rome Paris Films First viewing/Netflix rental   Godard’s second feature is bright, shiny and brings us the lovely Anna Karina.  It’s even more meta than Breathless read more

Chaudhvin Ka Chand (1961)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jun 12, 2017

Chaudhvin Ka Chand (Full Moon) Directed by M. Sadiq Written by Saghir Usmani 1961/India Guru Dutt Films Pvt. Ltd. First viewing/Netflix rental   I wasn’t in the mood to watch a 2 1/2+ romantic Bollywood musical.  This one quickly captured me though. The characters are predominately Mus read more

One-Eyed Jacks (1961)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jun 10, 2017

One-Eyed Jacks Directed by Marlon Brando Written by Guy Trosper and Calder Willingham from a novel by Charles Neider 1961/USA Pennebaker Productions First viewing/Netflix rental One of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die This is an OK Western but I think I could have died without seeing it. As t read more

So Evil, So Young (1961)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jun 8, 2017

So Evil, So Young Directed by Godfrey Grayson Story by Mark Grantham 1961/USA Danziger Productions Inc. First viewing/YouTube   Clip – credits and opening read more

Dr. Blood’s Coffin (1961)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jun 7, 2017

Dr. Blood’s Coffin Directed by Sidney J. Furie Written by Nathan Juran; adapted by James Kelly and Peter Miller 1961/UK Caralan Productions First viewing/Netflix rental This gory twist on the Frankenstein story doesn’t quite deliver the thrills it should. Dr. Peter Blood (Kieron Moor read more

Immortal Love (1961)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jun 6, 2017

Immortal Love (Eien no hito) Directed by Keisuke Kinoshita Written by Keisuke Kinoshita 1961/Japan Shochiku Ofuna First Viewing/FilmStruck   Ever-lasting love is not an entirely good thing in this melodrama. Sadako (Hideko Takamine) is the beautiful daughter of a tenant farmer.  She is in read more

Master of the World (1961)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jun 5, 2017

Master of the World Directed by William Witney Written by Richard Matheson based on two novels by Jules Verne 1961/USA Alta Vista Productions First viewing/Amazon Instant   Vincent Price and Charles Bronson liven up a fantastic voyage that cashes in on popular Jules Verne adaptations of the read more

Victim (1961)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jun 4, 2017

Victim Directed by Basil Dearden Written by Janet Green and John McCormick 1961/UK Allied Film Makers First viewing/Netflix   Dirk Bogarde is fantastic in this exploration of the consequences of intolerance. As the story begins, we are introduced to Barrett, a young man on the run.  He keeps read more

One, Two, Three (1961)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jun 2, 2017

One, Two, Three Directed by Billy Wilder Written by Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond from a play by Ferenc Molnar 1961/USA Bavaria Film/The Mirisch Corporation/Pyramid Productions Repeat viewing/YouTube Peripetchikoff: I don’t know everybody. Wilder moves back into Ninotchka territory with t read more

The Naked Witch (1961)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jun 1, 2017

The Naked Witch Directed by Claude Alexander and Larry Buchanan Written by Claude Alexander and Larry Buchanan 1961/USA Alexander Enterprises First viewing/YouTube   Teenagers must have been vastly disappointed by this one, even in 1961. This is the old story of a witch who returns from the read more

The Beast of Yucca Flats (1961)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on May 30, 2017

The Beast of Yucca Flats Directed by Coleman Francis Written by Coleman Francis 1961/USA Cardoza-Francis Productions First viewing/Amazon Prime This gem gets one star for quality and 4.5 stars for entertainment value!  I knew I had hit bad movie gold within the first two minutes. The first thing read more
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