1950s movies marathon – part 25

The White Reindeer / Valkoinen peura (1952, Finland, Blomberg)

It’s 1952 now in the marathon, and I find myself impatiently fast-forwarding through the same-old, same-old, even through movies I might have watched in a better mood. But that’s okay. The whole point of this project is to lean back and demand to be intrigued, to be forcefully pulled into something new, different, unexpected. Something like this, about a Sami woman who dabbles with shamanism and turns into a reindeer vampire, who stalks the snowy plains of Finland, looking for men to suck dry.  W00t?!  Yes!  Watched it all.

Ellis in Freedomland (1952, USA)

A failed salesman gets a lecture from a talking refrigerator about how to sell it.  Watched 10 minutes, then fast forwarded through 80 minutes of talking dishwashers, ovens, etc.  A suspicion creeps up on me: Is this in fact not a real movie, but a training video for dealers of Westinghouse kitchen appliances?  Yes.  Yes it is.  I feel .. violated.

Jumping Jacks (1952, USA)

Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin clearly has the potential of being funny.  But I’m a little disturbed by Lewis’s nerdiness always being presented as some sort of horrible debilitating disease that he must learn to overcome.  What is this, the 50’s?  Watched: 6 minutes.

The Girl in the Bikini / Manina, la filles sans voiles (1952, France)

There may be some sort of plot going on here, but I don’t think anyone noticed, what with (introducing) Brigitte Bardot being right in the middle of it.  Watched: 10 minutes.

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