1950s movies marathon – part 55

Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954, USA)

Man is not alone: Creatures from the dawn of time lurk in the lonely corners of the world, from whence they emerge to fondle our women, murder our native servants, .. and teach us valuable moral lessons about anti-speciesism?!  Watched it all before, and again now.  Earlier generations must has seen a Freudian message here.  Today, it seems more like political commentary.

Tobor the Great (1954, USA)

The Communist Party, for one, would like to turn the giant space robot into our new overlord.  This shouldn’t be too difficult, because the senile professor who built it gave it ESP abilities and a sense of self preservation. Watched: 32 minutes.  I like the intro music.

The Black Widow (1954, USA)

This movie wants to be All About Eve, and then it wants to be Hitchcock, and it’s neither.  Watched it all, but I’m not sure why.  I guess I haven’t filled my quota for stories about society people with claws.

Jail Bait (1954, USA, Wood)

“Jail bait” meant something less interesting in 1954: Anything in general that might land you in jail.  Watched: 11 minutes. Even Ed Wood made movies that were so bad that they were not any fun at all, and this is one of them.  The only thing that stands out as entertainingly bad is the guitar soundtrack, which was inspired by the zither music in The Third Man, but instead of building suspense it grinds you down like Chinese water torture.

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  1. Pingback: The best movies of 1954 « Bjørn Stærk's Max 256 Blog

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