Tag: 1959

Rue de Paris (1959) 6.8

Rue de Paris (1959)

While Henri was a POW during the war, his wife passed away and he returned to face the challenges of bringing up three children alone. Henri may get drunk and angry at times but he also has a better side that will not st...

Four Desperate Men (1959) 6.3

Four Desperate Men (1959)

An escaped prisoner is trying to clear his name.::Steve Crook ...

Maigret and the St. Fiacre Case (1959) 7.1

Maigret and the St. Fiacre Case (1959)

Inspector Maigret is traveling to the French countryside to visit his friend, the duchess of Saint-Fiacre. She has received a letter recently stating that she will die soon. A few days later she does so by an heart attac...

Breakout (1959) 6.9

Breakout (1959)

Drama set in an Italian prisoner of war camp during World War 2, where a group of British soldiers find their plans for escape thwarted by a mysterious traitor in their midst....

The Big Boss (1959) 6.9

The Big Boss (1959)

Ryuta and Mineo Komatsu are brothers, both yakuza (gangsters). Mineo, although complicit in crime, even murder, wants out of the gangster life, hoping to become a successful singer instead. Ryuta loves his brother, but M...

Tiger Bay (1959) 7.5

Tiger Bay (1959)

Gille Jenkins (Hayley Mills), a twelve-year-old tomboy and compulsive liar living in a sordid tenement with her single parent mother, witnesses the murder of an immigrant Polish woman living in an nearby apartment by her...

The House of the Seven Hawks (1959) 5.9

The House of the Seven Hawks (1959)

American John Nordley captains The Aloha, a sailboat currently moored in the Port of Baymouth, England, the boat on which he lives and conducts private charters. He often bends the British laws by taking the boat to othe...

Kidnapped (1959) 6.6

Kidnapped (1959)

Kidnapped and cheated out of his inheritance, young David Balfour falls in with a Jacobite adventurer, Alan Breck Stewart. Falsely accused of murder, they must flee across the Highlands, evading the redcoats....

Don’t Give Up The Ship (1959) 6.5

Don’t Give Up The Ship (1959)

John Paul Steckler was the Junior Officer aboard a destroyer when WWII ended. He gets stuck with the job of sailing the ship to the states to be decommissioned. Now years latter, no one knows where the ship is. He has a ...

Violent Summer (1959) 7.5

Violent Summer (1959)

Summer, 1943: wealthy youth in the Riccione district of Rimini play while the war gets closer. Carlo Caremoli, a young man who follows the crowd, has found ways to avoid military service. Then, on the beach, he meets Rob...

Verboten! (1959) 6.8

Verboten! (1959)

A young American serviceman, stationed in Germany after the fall of the Third Reich, jeopardises his position with the Marshall Plan relief effort by breaking the non-fraternisatiom rule and falling in love with a young ...

Il moralista (1959) 6.7

Il moralista (1959)

Augustino works as the General Secretary of Social Morality Union and takes fight to all kinds of mundane vices - striptease, nudity in movies and commercials. He is incorrupt and unyielding. Unfortunately, the rigid pro...

The Bridge (1959) 8

The Bridge (1959)

A group of German boys is ordered to protect a small bridge in their home village during the waning months of the second world war. Truckloads of defeated, cynical Wehrmacht soldiers flee the approaching American troops,...

Please Turn Over (1959) 6.3

Please Turn Over (1959)

The orderly suburban life of a 1950's English town is turned on its head when the teenaged daughter of one of the residents writes a steamy bestseller featuring characters obviously based on the local population. They be...

The Mouse That Roared (1959) 7

The Mouse That Roared (1959)

The Duchy of Grand Fenwick, the smallest country in the world, is nestled in the French Alps. Being as isolated as it is, its life is a throwback to olden days. It is a happy, peace-loving country. Its economy solely res...

The Five Pennies (1959) 7.2

The Five Pennies (1959)

Loring "Red" Nichols is a cornet-playing country boy who goes to New York in the 1920s full of musical ambition and principles. He gets a job playing in Wil Paradise's band, but quits to pursue his dream of playing Dixie...

The World of Apu (1959) 8.5

The World of Apu (1959)

Liberated from any form of attachment that was holding him back from immersing himself into Kolkata's urban lifestyle after Sarbojaya's death in Aparajito (1956), Apu, now an optimistic, 23-year-old idealist and struggli...

The Facts of Murder (1959) 7.5

The Facts of Murder (1959)

A masked bandit steals valuables from Commendatore Anzaloni's apartment and flees, leaving Anzaloni unharmed. Inspector Ingravallo is called in. The robbery is suspicious; the thief found the jewellery too quickly. The n...

The Gazebo (1959) 6.9

The Gazebo (1959)

Television writer and director Elliott Nash and his wife Nell have a happy marriage. One day a blackmailer informs Elliott that he has nude photos of his wife Nell, taken when she was only 18 years old. The blackmailer, ...

When Angels Fall (1959) 6.9

When Angels Fall (1959)

A church bell chimes. An old woman stops to feed pidgins on her way to work in the men's lavatory in the basement of a public building. She sits all day by the lavatory door as little dramas play out -- of illness, assig...

Guns Girls and Gangsters (1959) 6.3

Guns Girls and Gangsters (1959)

Chuck Wheeler gets out of the penitentiary and sets up an elaborate heist of Vegas casino money travelling by armored truck. He enlists the help of shady club owner Joe Darren and his ex-cellmate's wife, Vi. Vi's husband...

The Wayward Girl (1959) 6.4

The Wayward Girl (1959)

The story of a young Gerd, played by Liv Ullmann in her first leading role, who falls in love with a young boy. She is considered a 'loose' woman, and the boy's family does not accept their relationship. The young couple...

The Alligator People (1959) 5.6

The Alligator People (1959)

A newlywed couple sit in a train. The husband receives a frantic telegram. He gets off at a station to make a phone call, the train pulls away without him on it, and that's the last his wife sees of him. Years later afte...

Ben-Hur (1959) 8.1

Ben-Hur (1959)

Judah Ben-Hur lives as a rich Jewish prince and merchant in Jerusalem at the beginning of the 1st century. Together with the new governor his old friend Messala arrives as commanding officer of the Roman legions. At firs...

Last Train from Gun Hill (1959) 7.4

Last Train from Gun Hill (1959)

The wife of marshal Matt Morgan is raped and murdered. The killers leave behind a distinctive saddle, that Morgan recognises as belonging to his old friend Craig Belden, now cattle baron in the town of Gun Hill. Belden i...

This Earth Is Mine (1959) 6.4

This Earth Is Mine (1959)

In 1931, Elizabeth Rambeau comes from England to live in California with her aunt and uncle of a winemaking dynasty, who are still wealthy despite 12 years of Prohibition. Object: marriage to the heir of another vineyard...

Jazz on a Summer’s Day (1959) 8

Jazz on a Summer’s Day (1959)

Set at the Newport jazz festival in 1958, this documentary mixes images of water and the town with performers and audience. The film progresses from day to night and from improvisational music to Gospel. It's a concert f...

Thus Another Day (1959) 6.8

Thus Another Day (1959)

A young wife looses patience with her career-minded husband and returns to her parents' home while an unpaid mortgage forces the couple to rent out their home for the summer to the husband's boss....

India: Matri Bhumi (1959) 7.3

India: Matri Bhumi (1959)

Divided into four episodes Roberto Rosellini's performs a ritual trip with India covering culture, beautiful architecture and also the State of India society, create an impression and a feeling of Rossellini on the State...

Samurai Saga (1959) 6.8

Samurai Saga (1959)

Edmund Rostand's play Cyrano de Bergerac, transplanted to Japan. A poet-warrior with an oversized nose (matched only by his great heart) loves a lady. But she sees him only as a friend, so he helps another man to woo her...

The Tingler (1959) 6.7

The Tingler (1959)

Dr. Warren Chapin is a pathologist who regularly conducts autopsies on executed prisoners at the State prison. He has a theory that fear is the result of a creature that inhabits all of us. His theory is that the creatur...

Cast a Long Shadow (1959) 6.2

Cast a Long Shadow (1959)

Matt Brown is a penniless drunk who gets into brawls often times. He also plays poker when he has money. During a fight over a poker game, Matt is saved by Chip Donahue, the foreman of the Keenan ranch. Chip tels Matt th...

Never Steal Anything Small (1959) 6.1

Never Steal Anything Small (1959)

Jake MacIllaney will do just about anything to win the presidential election of longshoreman union Local 26. When he encounters young upright attorney Dan Cabot and Cabot's attractive wife, Linda, MacIllaney breaks up th...

Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959) 7.9

Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)

A French woman and a Japanese man have an affair while she is in Japan making a film about peace and the impact of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, The man, an architect, lost his family in the bombing. She recalls her love...

Killers of Kilimanjaro (1959) 5.6

Killers of Kilimanjaro (1959)

At the end of the 19th century,during the German colonial rule,railway engineer Robert Adamson is sent to the Kilimanjaro Region to find out why the railroad construction works have stalled.On the ship taking him to Afri...

The Wonderful Country (1959) 6.2

The Wonderful Country (1959)

Having fled to Mexico from the U.S. many years ago for killing his father's murderer, Martin Brady travels to Texas to broker an arms deal for his Mexican boss, strongman Governor Cipriano Castro. Brady breaks a leg and ...

The Big Night (1959) 7.1

The Big Night (1959)

In Rome, the smalltime thieves Scinttilone and Ruggeretto steal four rifles and catch the prostitutes Anna and Supplizia on the street to mislead the police. They seek the jobber Mosciarella, but he is in funeral and doe...

Black Orpheus (1959) 7.5

Black Orpheus (1959)

In the heady atmosphere of Rio's carnival, two people meet and fall in love. Eurydice, a country girl, has run away from home to avoid a man who arrived at her her looking for her. She is convinced that he was going to k...

Pickpocket (1959) 7.7

Pickpocket (1959)

Michel takes up picking pockets as a hobby, and is arrested almost immediately, giving him the chance to reflect on the morality of crime. After his release, though, his mother dies, and he rejects the support of friends...

The Ghost of Yotsuya (1959) 7

The Ghost of Yotsuya (1959)

This classic Japanese horror movie directed by Nobuo Nakagawa is based on an 18th-century masterpiece written by Nanboku Tsuruya. It is about a woman who haunts her husband after she dies a miserable death. The story has...