Bride of the Gorilla (1951) starring Raymond Burr, Barbara Payton, Lon Chaney, Jr., Tom Conway

Bride of the Gorilla [Raymond Burr]

Bride of the Gorilla (1951) starring Raymond Burr, Barbara Payton, Lon Chaney, Jr., Tom Conway

Deep in the South American jungle plantation manager Barney Chavez kills his elderly employer in order to get to his beautiful wife. However, an old native witch witnesses the crime and puts a curse on Barney, who soon after finds himself turning nightly into a rampaging gorilla. But is his transformation real or is it all in his head? Find out in Bride of the Gorilla.

Robert L. Lippert's Lost Continent - Monsters in a land that time forget! Starring Cesar Romero, Hugh Beaumont, John Hoyt

Lost Continent [Cesar Romero]

Lost Continent (1951) starring Cesar Romero, John Hoyt, Hugh Beaumont, Hillary Brooke

Synopsis

Lost Continent begins when an atomic-powered military rocket is lost in an unexplored region of the South Pacific. An Air Force expedition is dispatched to find it. Searching by air, their plane goes out of control and crash-lands on a strange, uncharted island. Searching for the rocket (to retrieve the flight data) they find a lost world of prehistoric dinosaurs. And vast radioactive uranium fields, powerful enough to cause rockets and planes to go off course. Hope nobody gets any greedy thoughts …

An American in Paris (1951), starring Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant, directed by Vincente Minelli

An American in Paris [Gene Kelly]

An American in Paris (1951), starring Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant, directed by Vincente Minelli

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Synopsis of An American in Paris

Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron sing and dance to the music of George and Ira Gershwin in An American in Paris. When ex-GI Jerry Mulligan (Kelly) remains in Paris to pursue life as an artist, he is discovered by a wealthy patroness interested in more than his art. But Mulligan falls in love with a French shop girl (Caron) who is engaged to his friend.

The Magic Carpet, starring Lucille Ball and John Agar

The Magic Carpet [Lucille Ball]

The Magic Carpet (1951), starring Lucille Ball and John Agar

I’ve just finished watching The Magic Carpet with my children, having DVR’ed it earlier.  How can I describe this movie?  The word “cheesy”comes to mind; it’s a very typical Arabian Nights-style story, with an evil man overthrowing (and killing) the Caliph of the land, in order to seize control.  The Caliph’s wife, however, manages to send their baby son to safety on the “magic carpet” where he’s raised by a relative, without knowing his true identity.  He grows up, and on his own leads a Robin Hood-style insurrection against the evil, oppressive Caliph.

Black Strap Molasses

Black Strap Molasses

Song lyrics to Black Strap Molasses– performed by Danny Kaye, Groucho Marx, Jimmy Durante, and Jane Wyman

Black Strap Molasses is a novelty song by Carmine Ennis and Marilou Harrington, released in August 1951. It was recorded by Groucho Marx, Jimmy Durante, Jane Wyman, and Danny Kaye, with chorus and orchestra directed by Sonny Burke.  The song was a popular success, reaching number 29 on the Billboard charts.

On Moonlight Bay, starring Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Leon Ames, Rosemary DeCamp

On Moonlight Bay

On Moonlight Bay (1951), starring Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Leon Ames, Rosemary DeCamp

Synopsis of On Moonlight Bay



On Moonlight Bay is about a family that moves to a small Indiana town. Their tomboy daughter begins a romance with the neighbor across the street, who bears radically unconventional views on love and money.

The Day the Earth Stood Still, starring Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe - DVD

The Day the Earth Stood Still

The Day the Earth Stood Still, starring Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe - DVDThe Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) starring Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe, Sam Jaffe

Buy The Day the Earth Stood Still from Amazon.com The Day the Earth Stood Still is one of the classic science fiction movies, and with good reason. The acting is excellent, as are the special effects and cinematography – and with a message that still resonates, decades later.

Royal Wedding (1951) starring Fred Astaire, Jane Powell, Peter Lawford, Sarah Churchill

Royal Wedding

Movie review of Royal Wedding (1951) starring Fred Astaire, Jane Powell, Peter Lawford, Sarah Churchill

Tom and Ellen Bowen (Fred Astaire and Jane Powell) are a brother and sister dance duo invited to perform in London during the same time that Princess Elizabeth and Prince Phillip are to be betrothed — €“ only to find their own romances that threaten to break up the act!