1950s movies marathon – part 8

Sunset Blvd (1950,  USA, Wilder)

The forgotten stars of the silent movie era walk around in the shadows of Hollywood, proud and vain, waiting for people to start loving them again.  Watched it all.  It’s true, of course: The end of the silent era was the cruellest joke in celebrity history.  So much fame, snatched away so quickly.

Path of Hope / Il Cammino Della Speranza (1950, Italy, Germi)

The workers are on strike because their unprofitable mine is about to be closed.  Where’s Maggie Thatcher when you need her?  Watched: 5 minutes.

Gone to Earth (1950, UK, Powell)

I never know what I’ll get from a Powell & Pressburger movie, only that it will be something memorable, overwhelming, and disturbing.  This delivers all three, and I’m not even sure what it is I’ve just watched.  It’s like they’re on a separate track of their own.  Everyone else is going one way, but look – over there, what was that gleam out there in the forest?  Let’s go have a look!  Watched it all.

Rogues of Sherwood Forest (1950, USA)

It’s amazing how the Robin Hood myth has survived so many awful movie retellings of it.  I guess if I had to choose, I’d take the silly and colorful Robin Hood who fights for the Magna “FREEEEDOM” Carta over the more realistic attempts, but why can’t anyone ever make a decent Robin Hood movie?  Watched: 5 minutes, then fast-forwarded through all the standard Hood scenes.  Don’t worry, they’re all there.

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