Horror Half-Week, Day 2: Diabolique (1955)

Spoooooky Halloween, movie buffs, and welcome to Day 2 of TMP’s annual haunted celebration: Horror Half-Week! Yesterday, we took a look at a ’70s ghost-thriller, Don’t Look Now. Today, we hop back a few decades — and across the pond — for a French horror-thriller. On to the review! Michel Delassalle (Paul Meurisse) runs a boarding school in France, which is owned by his wife, … Continue reading Horror Half-Week, Day 2: Diabolique (1955)

Tarantula (1955)

Matt Hastings (John Agar) is a doctor on a mission. After being refused an autopsy on a highly unusual corpse by the sheriff, Dr. Hastings is determined to figure out what caused the corpse’s apparent sudden acromegaly. Hastings calls on Dr. Gerald Deemer (Leo G. Carroll), who had a hand in refusing the autopsy. As it turns out, Deemer knows there’s something odd going on. … Continue reading Tarantula (1955)

The Desperate Hours (1955)

Glenn Griffin (Humphrey Bogart), Hal Griffin (Dewey Martin) and Sam Kobish (Robert Middleton) have managed to escape from prison. Knowing that the law will be on to them soon, they decide to hide out in a randomly selected house in the suburban Indianapolis area. The home they select is that of the Hilliard family. Dan (Fredric March) and Ellie (Martha Scott) live in the home … Continue reading The Desperate Hours (1955)

Films to watch in winter: We’re No Angels (1955)

Joseph (Humphrey Bogart), Albert (Aldo Ray) and Jules (Peter Ustinov) are three prison escapees who have made their way to a small town on the coast of France. They plan on taking a ship to another location where they’ll be free from the searching eyes of the prison they’ve escaped from, but in order to do that they must find money and respectable clothes. The … Continue reading Films to watch in winter: We’re No Angels (1955)

I’ll Cry Tomorrow (1955)

Susan Hayward stars in this cautionary biographical tale of 1920s/1930s Broadway and film star Lillian Roth. Lillian falls into the trap of alcoholism after enduring a childhood with an oppressive stage mother and losing her fiance to tuberculosis. Hayward lends her own strong voice to the film’s beautiful songs. She earned a Best Actress nomination for her role. Given that this is a biographical drama … Continue reading I’ll Cry Tomorrow (1955)