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The Blob

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The Blob (1958), starring Steve McQueen, Aneta Corsaut

The Blob is a cult classic. It follows the havoc wreaked on a small town by creature from outer space. A creature that eats everything in its’ path, animal and human alike. Steve McQueen plays the rebelious teenager who tries to warn the town about the creature. Strong performances and ingenious special effects make The Blob a science fiction classic.

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The Great Escape [World War II]

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The Great Escape (1963), starring Steve McQueen, Dickie Attenborough, Donald Pleasance, James Garner, Charles Bronson, David McCallum, James Coburn, Gordon Jackson

The Great Escape – a variety of Allied prisoners try to escape from a Nazi prisoner of war camp. But the entire camp needs to escape at the same time! Based on a true story.

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Soldier in the Rain [Jackie Gleason]

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Soldier in the Rain (1963) starring Jackie Gleason, Steve McQueen, Tuesday Weld

Review of Soldier in the Rain

Soldier in the Rain is a great many things.  It’s a “buddy” film, as Jackie Gleason‘s character take under his wing the young man played by Steve McQueen.  It’s a story of the two becoming friends, then close friends, and finally Gleason treating McQueen as a younger brother.  He goes so far as to rescue McQueen towards the end of the film, with tragic consequences.

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