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Behemoth the Sea Monster
Year: 1959
Genre: Action / Adventure / Drama / Fantasy / Horror / Sci-Fi / Thriller
Rating: (5.8)
Country: UK / USA
Runtime: 80 min.
Director: Douglas Hickox
Studio: Artistes Alliance Ltd.
Cast: Gene Evans / André Morell / Leigh Madison / John Turner / Jack MacGowran / Maurice Kaufmann / Henri Vidon
Plot:
The dumping of radioactive waste in the ocean disturbs a prehistoric monster than can project electric shocks and radioactive beams. After terrorizing the English coast, it is discovered that if the creature is destroyed with conventional weaponry it would spread a dangerous amount radioactive contamination over the entire country, with this fact preventing the military from attacking the monster as it nears London.
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Hiroshima mon amour
Year: 1959
Genre: Drama / Romance
Rating: (8)
Country: France / Japan
Runtime: 90 min.
Director: Alain Resnais
Studio: Argos Films
Cast: Emmanuelle Riva / Eiji Okada / Bernard Fresson / Stella Dassas / Pierre Barbaud
Plot:
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 lover during the war, a 23 year-old German soldier who later died. Despite the time they spend together, her attachment appears minimal and they go forward into the future.
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North by Northwest
Year: 1959
Genre: Adventure / Mystery / Thriller
Rating: (8.3)
Country: USA
Runtime: 136 min.
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Cast: Cary Grant / Eva Marie Saint / James Mason / Jessie Royce Landis / Leo G. Carroll / Josephine Hutchinson / Philip Ober / Martin Landau / Adam Williams / Edward Platt / Robert Ellenstein / Les Tremayne / Philip Coolidge / Edward Binns / Patrick McVey
Plot:
Madison Avenue advertising man Roger Thornhill finds himself thrust into the world of spies when he is mistaken for a man by the name of George Kaplan. Foreign spy Philip Vandamm and his henchman Leonard try to eliminate him but when Thornhill tries to make sense of the case, he is framed for murder. Now on the run from the police, he manages to board the 20th Century Limited bound for Chicago where he meets a beautiful blond, Eve Kendall, who helps him to evade the authorities. His world is turned upside down yet again when he learns that Eve isn't the innocent bystander he thought she was. Not all is as it seems however, leading to a dramatic rescue and escape at the top of Mt. Rushmore.
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Some Like It Hot
Year: 1959
Genre: Comedy / Music / Romance
Rating: (8.2)
Country: USA
Runtime: 121 min.
Director: Billy Wilder
Studio: The Mirisch Corporation
Cast: Marilyn Monroe / Tony Curtis / Jack Lemmon / George Raft / Pat O'Brien / Joe E. Brown / Nehemiah Persoff / Joan Shawlee / George E. Stone / Dave Barry / Mike Mazurki / Harry Wilson / Beverly Wills / Billy Gray / Barbara Drew
Plot:
When two Chicago musicians, Joe and Jerry, witness the the St. Valentine's Day massacre, they want to get out of town and get away from the gangster responsible, Spats Colombo. They're desperate to get a gig out of town but the only job they know of is in an all-girl band heading to Florida. They show up at the train station as Josephine and Daphne, the replacement saxophone and bass players. They certainly enjoy being around the girls, especially Sugar Kane Kowalczyk who sings and plays the ukulele. Joe in particular sets out to woo her while Jerry/Daphne is wooed by a millionaire, Osgood Fielding III. Mayhem ensues as the two men try to keep their true identities hidden and Spats Colombo and his crew show up for a meeting with several other crime lords.
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The Mouse That Roared
Year: 1959
Genre: Comedy
Rating: (7)
Country: UK
Runtime: 83 min.
Director: Jack Arnold
Studio: Highroad Productions
Cast: Peter Sellers / Jean Seberg / William Hartnell / David Kossoff / Leo McKern / Timothy Bateson / Alan Gifford / Colin Gordon / MacDonald Parke / Austin Willis / Monte Landis / Harold Kasket
Plot:
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 rests on export of its only wine, Pinot Grand Fenwick, to the US. When a California vintner starts producing and selling a knock-off of the Pinot Grand Fenwick at a lower price, the Grand Fenwick economy goes into a crisis situation, the country on the brink of bankruptcy. Three protests to the US go largely unanswered. Grand Fenwick's Prime Minister, Rupert of Mountjoy, believes the solution is to declare war on the US, and promptly lose the war in less than a day with no casualties on either side, after which the US, which it has historically done, will provide vast financial aide to rebuild the country. Grand Fenwick's monarch, the Grand Duchess Gloriana XII, ultimately supports this concept. The plan is to send an official declaration of war to the US, have a small ...
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Uchû daisensô
Year: 1959
Genre: Sci-Fi
Rating: (5.7)
Country: Japan
Runtime: 90 min.
Director: Ishirô Honda
Set: The Mysterians Collection
Studio: Toho Company, Ltd.
Cast: Ryô Ikebe / Koreya Senda / Kyôko Anzai / Minoru Takada / Len Stanford / Harold Conway / George Whitman / Elise Richter / Hisaya Itô / Yoshio Tsuchiya / Nadao Kirino / Kôzô Nomura / Fuyuki Murakami / Ikio Sawamura / Takuzô Kumagai
Plot:
Munchkin-like aliens invade Earth full force with their flying saucers and laser weapons, rendering cities helpless. All eyes turn to the most powerful nations on Earth as they unite to concoct a plan to vanquish the aliens and return Earth to the hands of humans, thus, resulting in the most fierce and ultimate battle royale in outer space the galaxy as ever seen.
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