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Gdy spadaja anioly
Year: 1959
Genre: Fantasy
Rating: (6.1)
Country: Poland
Runtime: 21 min.
Director: Roman Polanski
Cast: Barbara Lass / Roman Polański / Henryk Kluba / Andrzej Kondratiuk / Ryszard Filipski / Jakub Goldberg / Andrzej Kostenko
Plot:
The twenty-one-minute-film is set in a men's public rest room and recounts the day to day existence of an elderly woman who serves as an attendant in the lavatory. As an endless procession of men pass before her, relieving themselves in the urinals, the attendant escapes her reality by daydreaming about the past and the soldier she once loved and the child she bore him.
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今日もまたかくてありなん
Year: 1959
Rating: (5.3)
Country: Japan
Runtime: 73 min.
Director: Keisuke Kinoshita
Studio: Shochiku Co.
Cast: Teiji Takahashi / Yoshiko Kuga / Nakamura Kanzaburō XVIII / Takahiro Tamura / Kazuya Kosaka / Kôji Mitsui / Shûji Sano / Rentarô Mikuni / Hiroko Sugita / Reiko Hitomi / Mie Fuji / Toshiko Kobayashi / Mutsuko Sakura / Murasaki Fujima / Shizue Natsukawa / Shinji Tanaka / Shinya Kashima / Ryo Ono / Kotohisa Saotome / Chieko Katô
Plot:
A father curries favor with his bosses to further his career, but his wife has lost faith in him. She returns to her family home while they rent out their house during the summer to pay off their mortgage, and there she meets a lonely old man...
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অপুর সংসার
Year: 1959
Genre: Drama
Rating: (8.3)
Country: India
Runtime: 105 min.
Director: Satyajit Ray
Set: The Apu Trilogy
Studio: Satyajit Ray Productions
Cast: Soumitra Chatterjee / Sharmila Tagore / Alok Chakravarty / Swapan Mukherjee / Dhiresh Majumdar / Sefalika Devi / Dhiren Ghosh / Shanti Bhattacherjee / Abhijit Chatterjee / Belarani Devi
Plot:
Apu is a jobless ex-student dreaming vaguely of a future as a writer. An old college friend talks him into a visit up-country to a village wedding....
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The Wreck of the Mary Deare
Year: 1959
Genre: Drama / Action / Thriller
Rating: (6.6)
Country: United Kingdom / United States
Runtime: 105 min.
Director: Michael Anderson
Studio: Blaustein-Baroda
Cast: Gary Cooper / Charlton Heston / Michael Redgrave / Virginia McKenna / Richard Harris / Emlyn Williams / Alexander Knox / Cecil Parker / Ben Wright / Peter Illing / John Le Mesurier
Plot:
A disgraced merchant marine officer elects to stay aboard his sinking cargo ship in order to prove the vessel was deliberately scuttled and, as a result, vindicate his good name.
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The Wonderful Country
Year: 1959
Genre: Western
Rating: (5.7)
Country: United States
Runtime: 98 min.
Director: Robert Parrish
Studio: United Artists
Cast: Robert Mitchum / Julie London / Gary Merrill / Albert Dekker / Pedro Armendáriz / Jack Oakie / Charles McGraw / Leroy 'Satchel' Paige / Anthony Caruso / Mike Kellin / Víctor Manuel Mendoza / Jay Novello / John Banner / Max Slaten / Margarito Luna / Joe Haworth / Tom Lea / Chuck Roberson / Claudio Brook / Chester Hayes
Plot:
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 while recuperating in Texas the gun shipment is stolen. Complicating matters further the wife of local army major Colton has designs on him, and the local Texas Ranger captain makes him a generous offer to come back to the states and join his outfit. After killing a man in self defense, Brady slips back over the border and confronts Castro who is not only unhappy that Brady has lost his gun shipment but is about to join forces with Colton to battle the local raiding Apache Indians.
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Ung flukt
Year: 1959
Genre: Drama
Rating: (7)
Country: Norway
Runtime: 95 min.
Director: Edith Carlmar
Studio: Carlmar Film
Cast: Liv Ullmann / Atle Merton / Rolf Søder / Nanna Stenersen / Tore Foss / Randi Brænne
Plot:
Gerd falls in love with a young boy. She is considered a 'loose' woman, and the boy's family does not accept their relationship. The couple runs away to a cabin in the woods where they meet a rogue man who tests their relationship.
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The Scapegoat
Year: 1959
Genre: Crime / Drama / Mystery / Thriller
Rating: (7)
Country: United Kingdom / United States
Runtime: 91 min.
Director: Robert Hamer
Studio: Du Maurier-Guinness
Cast: Alec Guinness / Bette Davis / Nicole Maurey / Irene Worth / Pamela Brown / Annabel Bartlett / Geoffrey Keen / Noel Howlett / Peter Bull / Leslie French / Alan Webb / Maria Britneva / Eddie Byrne / Peter Sallis / Alexander Archdale
Plot:
An Englishman in France unwittingly is placed into the identity, and steps into the vacated life, of a look-alike French nobleman.
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Lampa
Year: 1959
Genre: Drama
Rating: (6)
Country: Poland
Runtime: 8 min.
Director: Roman Polanski
Studio: Panstwowa Wyzsza Szkola Filmowa
Cast: Roman Polański
Plot:
In waning winter light, a doll maker works in his shop, a kerosene lamp beside him, a jumble of dolls and doll parts, whole and broken, surrounding him. There are noises, too: a cuckoo clock chirps the workday's end. The artisan completes a repair and leaves, shuttering the shop from outside. Back inside, whispering begins. What else is in store for the shop's seemingly lifeless denizens?
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The Gunfight at Dodge City
Year: 1959
Genre: Action / Western
Rating: (5.2)
Country: United States
Runtime: 81 min.
Director: Joseph M. Newman
Studio: The Mirisch Company
Cast: Joel McCrea / Julie Adams / John McIntire / Richard Anderson / Nancy Gates / James Westerfield / Walter Coy / Don Haggerty / Wright King / Harry Lauter / Timothy Carey / John Mitchum / Kasey Rogers
Plot:
Fleeing to Dodge City after killing a man in self defence Masterson finds his brother Ed (Harry Lauter) running for sheriff of the town. When Ed is killed by hired guns of the corrupt incumbent Bat is determined to settle the score with violence but he is convinced by the townspeople that the best way to avenge his brother's death is by taking Ed's place on the ballot. Bat agrees and wins the election but his new role on the right side of the law will lead him to unexpected confrontations as he finds himself torn between his loyalties to his friends and his duties as sheriff.
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Un maledetto imbroglio
Year: 1959
Genre: Crime / Drama
Rating: (7.2)
Country: Italy
Runtime: 115 min.
Director: Pietro Germi
Studio: Riama Film
Cast: Pietro Germi / Claudia Cardinale / Franco Fabrizi / Cristina Gaioni / Claudio Gora / Eleonora Rossi Drago / Saro Urzì / Nino Castelnuovo / Ildebrando Santafe / Peppino De Martino / Silla Bettini / Rosolino Bua / Loretta Capitoli / Nanda De Santis / Gianni Musy / Toni Ucci / Vincenzo Tocci / Antonio Gradoli / Antonio Acqua / April Hennessy
Plot:
A police inspector comes into contact with people of all types and dispositions during a grueling murder investigation.
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或る剣豪の生涯
Year: 1959
Genre: Action / Drama
Rating: (6.3)
Country: Japan
Runtime: 111 min.
Director: Hiroshi Inagaki
Studio: Toho Company
Cast: Toshirō Mifune / Yôko Tsukasa / Akira Takarada / Keiko Awaji / Seizaburô Kawazu / Kamatari Fujiwara / Akihiko Hirata / Eiko Miyoshi / Sachio Sakai / Yoshifumi Tajima / Akira Tani / Yutaka Sada / Senkichi Ômura / Hideyo Amamoto / Haruo Tanaka / Kichijirô Ueda / Fumindo Matsuo / Chieko Nakakita / Akira Sera / Mitsuo Tsuda
Plot:
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 by giving him the poetry of his own heart.
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Domy z panelů
Year: 1959
Genre: Documentary
Rating: (6)
Country: Czechoslovakia
Runtime: 6 min.
Director: Jirí Menzel
Studio: Studio FAMU
Cast: Alexandr Postler
Plot:
A student work by Jiří Menzel, filmed during his second year at the FAMU film school. Views of old Prague and its tenement buildings, symbolizing the obsolete past, alternate with shots of construction sites for new prefabricated apartment buildings. In spite of certain unavoidable propagandistic overtones added by the director, it is notable as the beginning of his search for a “dramaturgy of colors.”
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Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe
Year: 1959
Genre: Romance / Comedy
Rating: (6.3)
Country: France
Runtime: 91 min.
Director: Jean Renoir
Studio: Compagnie Jean Renoir
Cast: Paul Meurisse / Catherine Rouvel / Jacqueline Morane / Fernand Sardou / Jean-Pierre Granval / Hélène Duc / Ingrid Nordine / Charles Blavette / André Brunot / Marguerite Cassan
Plot:
Etienne Alexis, a candidate for president of the new Europe, is a scientist promoting artificial insemination for social betterment and therapy to eliminate passion. To celebrate his engagement to a cousin, he hosts an aseptic picnic, where mother nature asserts herself. A shepherd's flute conjures a windstorm that throws Alexis together with the luscious Nénette, a farm lass who wants to have a baby but is unimpressed with men.
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Operation Petticoat
Year: 1959
Genre: Action / Comedy / Romance
Rating: (7.1)
Country: United States
Runtime: 124 min.
Director: Blake Edwards
Studio: Universal International Pictures
Cast: Cary Grant / Tony Curtis / Joan O'Brien / Dina Merrill / Gene Evans / Dick Sargent / Virginia Gregg / Robert F. Simon / Robert Gist / Gavin MacLeod / George Dunn / Dick Crockett / Madlyn Rhue / Marion Ross / Clarence Lung / Frankie Darro / Tony Pastor, Jr. / Robert F. Hoy / Nicky Blair / John W. Morley
Plot:
A World War II submarine commander finds himself stuck with a damaged sub, a con-man executive officer, and a group of army nurses.
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Never Steal Anything Small
Year: 1959
Genre: Drama
Rating: (8.7)
Country: United States
Runtime: 94 min.
Director: Charles Lederer
Studio: Universal International Pictures
Cast: James Cagney / Shirley Jones / Roger Smith / Cara Williams / Nehemiah Persoff / Royal Dano / Anthony Caruso / Horace McMahon / Jack Albertson / Robert J. Wilke / Virginia Vincent / Roland Winters / Herbie Faye / Billy M. Greene / Barry Russo / Jack Orrison / Ingrid Goude
Plot:
Director Charles Lederer's 1959 musical stars James Cagney as an unscrupulous longshoreman who'll resort to every dirty trick in the book to win his union's presidency.
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Libel
Year: 1959
Genre: Drama / Mystery
Rating: (7.5)
Country: United Kingdom
Runtime: 100 min.
Director: Anthony Asquith
Studio: De Grunwald Productions
Cast: Dirk Bogarde / Olivia de Havilland / Paul Massie / Robert Morley / Wilfrid Hyde-White / Anthony Dawson / Richard Wattis / Richard Dimbleby / Martin Miller / Millicent Martin / Toke Townley / Deering Wells / Bill Shine / Ivan Samson / Sebastian Saville / Richard Pearson / Robert Shaw / Geoffrey Bayldon / Gordon Sterne / Arthur Howard
Plot:
A California commercial pilot sees a telecast in London of an interview with Sir Mark Lodden at his home. The Canadian is convinced that the baronet is a fraud, and he is actually a look-alike actor named Frank Welney.
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India: Matri Bhumi
Year: 1959
Genre: Documentary / Drama
Rating: (6.5)
Country: France / Italy
Runtime: 90 min.
Director: Roberto Rossellini
Studio: Union Générale Cinématographique (UGC)
Plot:
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 of the Indian community at that time.
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Holiday for Lovers
Year: 1959
Rating: (5)
Runtime: 103 min.
Director: Henry Levin
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Cast: Clifton Webb / Jane Wyman / Jill St. John / Carol Lynley / Paul Henreid / Gary Crosby / José Greco
Plot:
Clifton Webb as a strict, conservative father heads the cast of this 1959 comedy, about an American family vacationing in South America. Directed by Henry Levin, the film also features Jane Wyman, Jill St. John, Carol Lynley, Paul Henreid, Gary Crosby, Henny Backus, Wally Brown, Gardner McKay and Jose Greco.
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Cast a Long Shadow
Year: 1959
Genre: Drama / Western
Rating: (6.3)
Country: United States
Runtime: 82 min.
Director: Thomas Carr
Studio: The Mirisch Company
Cast: Audie Murphy / Terry Moore / John Dehner / Ann Doran / James Best / Denver Pyle / Robert Foulk / Rita Lynn / Stacy Harris / Wright King
Plot:
A young man without surname inherits a big indebted ranch and has to prove his worthiness managing a cattle drive
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Orfeu Negro
Year: 1959
Genre: Drama / Fantasy / Music / Romance
Rating: (7.2)
Country: Brazil / France / Italy
Runtime: 100 min.
Director: Marcel Camus
Studio: Dispat Films
Cast: Breno Mello / Marpessa Dawn / Lourdes de Oliveira / Léa Garcia / Adhemar Feirrera Da Silva / Waldetar De Souza / Alexandre Constantino / Jorge Dos Santos / Aurino Cassiano / Maria Alice / Marcel Camus / Fausto Guerzoni / Thereza Santos / Zeni Pereira / Elizeth Cardoso
Plot:
Young lovers Orfeu and Eurydice run through the favelas of Rio during Carnaval, on the lam from a hitman dressed like Death and Orfeu's vengeful fiancée Mira and passing between moments of fantasy and stark reality. This impressionistic retelling of the Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice introduced bossa nova to the world with its soundtrack by young Brazilian composers Luiz Bonfá and Antonio Carlos Jobim.
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A Hole in the Head
Year: 1959
Genre: Comedy / Music
Rating: (6.1)
Country: United States
Runtime: 120 min.
Director: Frank Capra
Studio: SinCap Productions
Cast: Frank Sinatra / Edward G. Robinson / Eleanor Parker / Carolyn Jones / Thelma Ritter / Keenan Wynn / Joi Lansing / Connie Sawyer / James Komack
Plot:
An impractical widower tries to hang onto his Miami hotel and his 12-year-old son.
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Operation Petticoat
Year: 1959
Genre: Action / Comedy / Romance
Rating: (0)
Runtime: 0 min.
Cast: Cary Grant / Tony Curtis / Joan O'Brien / Dina Merrill / Gene Evans / Dick Sargent / Virginia Gregg / Robert F. Simon / Robert Gist / Gavin MacLeod / George Dunn / Dick Crockett / Madlyn Rhue / Marion Ross / Clarence Lung / Frankie Darro / Tony Pastor, Jr. / Robert F. Hoy / Nicky Blair / John W. Morley
Plot:
A World War II submarine commander finds himself stuck with a decrepit sub, a con-man executive officer, and a group of army nurses.
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On the Beach
Year: 1959
Genre: Romance / Drama / Science Fiction
Rating: (0)
Runtime: 0 min.
Cast: Gregory Peck / Ava Gardner / Fred Astaire / Anthony Perkins / Donna Anderson / John Tate / Guy Doleman / John Meillon / Harp McGuire / Lola Brooks / Ken Wayne / Joe McCormick / Lou Vernon / Kevin Brennan
Plot:
In 1964, atomic war wipes out humanity in the northern hemisphere; one American submarine finds temporary safe haven in Australia, where life-as-usual covers growing despair. In denial about the loss of his wife and children in the holocaust, American Captain Towers meets careworn but gorgeous Moira Davidson, who begins to fall for him. The sub returns after reconnaissance a month (or less) before the end; will Towers and Moira find comfort with each other?
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North by Northwest
Year: 1959
Genre: Thriller / Mystery
Rating: (0)
Runtime: 0 min.
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 / Patrick McVey / Edward Binns / Ken Lynch / Nora Marlowe / Doreen Lang / John Beradino / Ned Glass
Plot:
Advertising man Roger Thornhill is mistaken for a spy, triggering a deadly cross-country chase.
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Journey to the Center of the Earth
Year: 1959
Genre: Adventure / Fantasy / Family
Rating: (0)
Runtime: 0 min.
Cast: Pat Boone / James Mason / Arlene Dahl / Diane Baker / Thayer David / Peter Ronson / Robert Adler / Alan Napier / Alex Finlayson
Plot:
An Edinburgh professor and assorted colleagues follow an explorer's trail down an extinct Icelandic volcano to the earth's center.
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Imitation of Life
Year: 1959
Genre: Romance / Drama
Rating: (0)
Runtime: 0 min.
Cast: Lana Turner / John Gavin / Sandra Dee / Susan Kohner / Robert Alda / Dan O'Herlihy / Juanita Moore / Karin Dicker / Terry Burnham / John Vivyan / Lee Goodman / Ann Robinson / Troy Donahue / Sandra Gould / David Tomack / Joel Fluellen / Jack Weston / Billy House / Maida Severn / Than Wyenn
Plot:
Lora Meredith, a white widow who dreams of being on Broadway, has a chance encounter with Annie Johnson, a black single mother. Annie becomes the caretaker of Lora's daughter, Susie, while Lora pursues her stage career. Both women deal with the difficulties of motherhood: Lora's thirst for fame threatens her relationship with Susie, while Annie's light-skinned daughter, Sarah Jane, struggles with her African-American identity.
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I'm All Right Jack
Year: 1959
Genre: Comedy
Rating: (0)
Runtime: 0 min.
Cast: Peter Sellers / Ian Carmichael / Terry-Thomas / Richard Attenborough / Dennis Price / Margaret Rutherford / Irene Handl / Liz Fraser / Miles Malleson / Marne Maitland / John Le Mesurier / Raymond Huntley / Victor Maddern / Kenneth Griffith / Fred Griffiths / Sam Kydd / Marianne Stone / Terry Scott
Plot:
Naive Stanley Windrush returns from the war, his mind set on a successful career in business. Much to his own dismay, he soon finds he has to start from the bottom and work his way up, and also that the management as well as the trade union use him as a tool in their fight for power.
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First Man Into Space
Year: 1959
Genre: Drama / Horror / Science Fiction
Rating: (0)
Runtime: 0 min.
Cast: Marshall Thompson / Marla Landi / Bill Edwards / Robert Ayres / Bill Nagy / Carl Jaffe / Roger Delgado / John McLaren / Spencer Teakle / Chuck Keyser / John Fabian / Richard Shaw
Plot:
The first pilot to leave Earth's atmosphere lands, then vanishes; but something with a craving for blood prowls the countryside...
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Darby O'Gill and the Little People
Year: 1959
Genre: Family / Fantasy / Adventure
Rating: (0)
Runtime: 0 min.
Cast: Albert Sharpe / Janet Munro / Sean Connery / Jimmy O'Dea / Kieron Moore / Estelle Winwood / Walter Fitzgerald / Denis O'Dea / J.G. Devlin / Jack MacGowran / Farrell Pelly / Nora O'Mahoney / Brandon Beach / Chet Brandenburg / James O’Hara
Plot:
Take a wee bit of ancient folklore, mix in some spectacular special effects and a magical cast (including Sean Connery) -- and you've got one of the most enchanting fantasies of all time! A frisky old storyteller named Darby O'Gill is desperately seeking the proverbial pot of gold. There's just one tiny thing standing in his way: a 21-inch leprechaun named King Brian. In order to get the gold, Darby must match his wits against the shrewd little trickster -- which proves no small task, indeed! Fall under the spell of DARBY O'GILL AND THE LITTLE PEOPLE for a fun-filled evening of magic, mirth, and nonstop shenanigans!
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Auta bez domova
Year: 1959
Genre: Documentary
Rating: (0)
Runtime: 0 min.
Cast: Vlastimil Brodský
Plot:
Jan Schmidt and Pavel Juráček turn their attention to the problem of Czechoslovakia's unloved cars in this whimsical documentary short.
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Never Steal Anything Small
Year: 1959
Genre: Drama
Rating: (0)
Country: United States
Runtime: 94 min.
Director: Charles Lederer
Cast: James Cagney / Shirley Jones / Roger Smith / Cara Williams / Nehemiah Persoff / Royal Dano / Anthony Caruso / Horace McMahon / Jack Albertson / Robert J. Wilke / Virginia Vincent / Roland Winters / Herbie Faye / Billy M. Greene / Barry Russo / Jack Orrison / Ingrid Goude
Plot:
Director Charles Lederer's 1959 musical stars James Cagney as an unscrupulous longshoreman who'll resort to every dirty trick in the book to win his union's presidency.
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ギターを持った渡り鳥
Year: 1959
Genre: Crime / Western
Rating: (0)
Country: Japan
Runtime: 78 min.
Director: Buichi Saito
Cast: Akira Kobayashi / Jô Shishido / Ruriko Asaoka / Nobuo Kaneko / Sanae Nakahara / Misako Watanabe / Kyoji Aoyama / Hiroshi Nihon'yanagi / Yuzo Kiura / Mari Shiraki / Chiyoko Shimizu / Takeo Yatô / Daisuke Ômi / San'emon Suzuki / Hyôsuke Kanbe / Tsuneo Katagiri / Tomio Aoki / Saburô Hiromatsu / Keiji Itami / Keisuke Noro
Plot:
Arriving in the town of Hakodate, a wandering musician, Shinji Taki, is soon recruited by the local gang as a hired hand. However, with the arrival of a sinister gunman, Taki's mysterious past catches up with him.
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It Started with a Kiss
Year: 1959
Genre: Romance / Comedy
Rating: (0)
Country: United States
Runtime: 104 min.
Director: George Marshall
Cast: Glenn Ford / Debbie Reynolds / Fred Clark / Eva Gabor / Gustavo Rojo / Harry Morgan / Edgar Buchanan / Frances Bavier / Robert Warwick / Netta Packer / Alice Backes / Joi Lansing / Richard Deacon / Bess Flowers
Plot:
While on leave in New York, a serviceman both weds a chorus girl and wins a red convertible in a charity raffle. Both his wife and the car turn out to be problematic. Comedy.
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Crime and Punishment USA
Year: 1959
Genre: Crime / Drama
Rating: (0)
Country: United States
Runtime: 78 min.
Director: Denis Sanders
Cast: Mary Murphy / Frank Silvera / Marian Seldes / John Harding / George Hamilton / Eve McVeagh / Toni Merrill / Ken Drake / Len Lesser
Plot:
Handsome, twenty-year-old George Hamilton had his first starring role in this so-so drama by Denis Sanders inspired by Feodor Dostoyevsky's novel Crime and Punishment.
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The Alphabet Conspiracy
Year: 1959
Genre: Documentary / Animation / TV Movie / Family
Rating: (0)
Country: United States
Runtime: 60 min.
Director: Robert B. Sinclair
Cast: Frank Baxter / Daws Butler / Hans Conried / Stanley Adams / Cheryl Callaway / Cactus Mack / Shorty Rogers / Dolores Starr
Plot:
Dr. Frank Baxter, with the help of The Mad Hatter and Jabberwock, takes young Judy exploring the world of language, in which she finds out that language is for doing more than just talking.
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野火
Year: 1959
Genre: War / Drama
Rating: (0)
Country: Japan
Runtime: 108 min.
Director: Kon Ichikawa
Cast: Eiji Funakoshi / Osamu Takizawa / Mickey Curtis / Mantarô Ushio / Kyû Sazanka / Yoshihiro Hamaguchi / Hikaru Hoshi / Masaya Tsukida / Kô Sugita / Tatsuya Ishiguro / Yoshio Inaba / Jun Hamamura / Asao Sano / Shin Date / Kôichi Itô / Kisao Tobita / Osamu Ôkawa / Manabu Morita / Akira Natsuki / Kyôsuke Shiho
Plot:
In the closing days of WWII remnants of the Japanese army in Leyte are abandoned by their command and face certain starvation.
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Porgy and Bess
Year: 1959
Genre: Romance / Musical / Drama
Rating: (0)
Runtime: 0 min.
Director: Rouben Mamoulian
Cast: Sidney Poitier / Dorothy Dandridge / Sammy Davis Jr. / Pearl Bailey / Brock Peters / Leslie Scott / Diahann Carroll / Ruth Attaway / Claude Akins / Clarence Muse / Everdinne Wilson / Joel Fluellen / Earl Jackson / Moses LaMarr / Margaret Hairston / Ivan Dixon / Antoine Durousseau / Helen Thigpen / Vince Townsend Jr. / Bill Walker
Plot:
A woman whose past is scorned by nearly everyone around her meets a man who'd love her regardlessly- if only everyone else would allow them to.
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The Man Who Understood Women
Year: 1959
Genre: Comedy
Rating: (0)
Runtime: 0 min.
Director: Nunnally Johnson
Cast: Leslie Caron / Henry Fonda / Cesare Danova / Myron McCormick / Marcel Dalio / Conrad Nagel / Edwin Jerome / Bern Hoffman / Harry Ellerbe / Frank Cady / Ben Astar / Jacqueline Beer / Lilyan Chauvin / Jack Chefe / Edith Clair / Ann Codee / Booth Colman / George Davis / Richard Deacon / Tom Greenway
Plot:
Willie Bauche, a Hollywood producer, becomes so obsessed with turning his wife, Ann Garantier, into the sexiest star in Hollywood that he neglects her real needs. Feeling lonely and tired of Tinseltown, Ann returns to her native France and finds herself attracted to Marco Ranieri, a handsome and very attentive pilot. When Willie hears about the budding affair, he flies into a rage and hires assassins to kill his rival. Unfortunately for him, the killers are romantics and decide that Ann and Marco are so in love that both must die so they can be together always. When Willie finds out, he rushes over to France to try and save his wife.
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Take a Giant Step
Year: 1959
Genre: Drama
Rating: (0)
Runtime: 0 min.
Director: Philip Leacock
Cast: Johnny Nash / Estelle Hemsley / Ruby Dee / Frederick O'Neal / Ellen Holly / Paulene Myers / Beah Richards / Royce Wallace / Frances Foster / Del Erickson / Dee Pollock / Frank Killmond / Joe Sonessa / Sherman Raskin / Bill Walker / Lester Dorr / Roy Glenn / Bernie Hamilton / Smoki Whitfield
Plot:
A black high school senior struggles with becoming a man, and living in a middle class white neighborhood in the late 1950s U.S. In protest of the paternalistic views of the Civil War emphasized in his history class, he storms out and gets caught smoking a cigar in the boys' room. Spence's crush on a white classmate goes nowhere because of her father's attitude toward blacks. His outspoken grandmother seems the only one who understands his angry growing pains, at the early stages of the U.S.'s Civil Rights Era.
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Have Rocket -- Will Travel
Year: 1959
Genre: Science Fiction / Comedy
Rating: (0)
Runtime: 0 min.
Director: David Lowell Rich
Cast: Joe DeRita / Larry Fine / Moe Howard / Jerome Cowan / Anna-Lisa / Robert Colbert / Don Lamond / Marjorie Bennett / George Bruggeman / George DeNormand / Bill Dyer / Perk Lazelle / Dal McKennon / Sol Murgi / George Nardelli / Murray Pollack / Nadia Sanders / Cosmo Sardo / Robert Stevenson
Plot:
The 3 Stooges are cleaners at a spaceport when they accidentally take off and land on Venus. The boys encounter a talking unicorn, a giant fire breathing tarantula and an alien computer that creates three evil duplicates of the Stooges.
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Ningen no jôken
Year: 1959
Genre: War / Drama
Rating: (0)
Runtime: 0 min.
Director: Masaki Kobayashi
Cast: Tatsuya Nakadai / Michiyo Aratama / Chikage Awashima / Ineko Arima / Keiji Sada / Sô Yamamura / Akira Ishihama / Kôji Nanbara / Seiji Miyaguchi / Tôru Abe / Masao Mishima / Eitarô Ozawa / Kôji Mitsui / Akitake Kôno / Nobuo Nakamura / Kyû Sazanka
Plot:
A Japanese pacifist, unable to face the dire consequences of conscientious objection, is transformed by his attempts to compromise with the demands of war-time Japan.
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The Diary of an Unknown Soldier
Year: 1959
Genre: Documentary / Drama / War
Rating: (0)
Runtime: 0 min.
Director: Peter Watkins
Cast: Brian Robertson / Peter Watkins
Plot:
A short story narrated by an unknown British soldier who reveals his hopes, fears, and disillusionment while heading into battle against the German army.
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Emergency Ward
Year: 1959
Genre: Short / Documentary
Rating: (0)
Runtime: 0 min.
Director: William Greaves
Plot:
This 1959 documentary short is a frank portrait of the daily operations inside the Montreal General Hospital's emergency ward.
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Battle of the Coral Sea
Year: 1959
Genre: War / Romance / Drama / Action
Rating: (0)
Runtime: 0 min.
Director: Paul Wendkos
Cast: Cliff Robertson / Gia Scala / Teru Shimada / Patricia Cutts / Gene Blakely / Rian Garrick / L.Q. Jones / Robin Hughes / Gordon Jones / Tom Laughlin / Phillip Adams / Tom Anthony / Barry Cahill / James T. Callahan / Pat Colby / James Forrest / James T. Goto / Dale Ishimoto / Robert Kino / Paul Mantee
Plot:
In 1942 submarine commander Jeff Conway secretly photographs Japanese aircraft carriers in the Coral Sea but his submarine is damaged and he's forced to surrender.
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Rabu retâ
Year: 1959
Genre: Short / Drama / Romance
Rating: (6.1)
Country: Japan
Runtime: 40 min.
Director: Seijun Suzuki
Studio: Nikkatsu
Plot:
A nightclub manager is in love with his pianist. However, she has a ranger boyfriend who's been permanently stationed in the mountain wilderness. Their only communication is by letter. As time passes the correspondence slows to a trickle. Then nothing. The manager persuades the girl to visit the boy.
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Never So Few
Year: 1959
Genre: War / Drama / Action
Rating: (5.9)
Country: United States
Runtime: 125 min.
Director: John Sturges
Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Cast: Frank Sinatra / Gina Lollobrigida / Charles Bronson / Steve McQueen / Peter Lawford / Paul Henreid / Brian Donlevy / Kipp Hamilton / Dean Jones / Robert Bray / Aki Aleong / Richard Johnson / John Hoyt / Whit Bissell / Philip Ahn / James Hong / Mako Iwamatsu / William Smith / George Takei
Plot:
A U.S. military troop takes command of a band of Burmese guerillas during World War II.
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Ten Seconds to Hell
Year: 1959
Genre: Action / War / Drama / Romance
Rating: (6.1)
Country: United States / United Kingdom
Runtime: 93 min.
Director: Robert Aldrich
Studio: Seven Arts Productions
Cast: Jack Palance / Jeff Chandler / Martine Carol / Robert Cornthwaite / Dave Willock / Wesley Addy / James Goodwin / Virginia Baker / Richard Wattis / Nancy Lee / Jim Hutton
Plot:
Two rivals (Jeff Chandler, Jack Palance) from a German bomb squad are left to deactivate duds in postwar Berlin.
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No Name on the Bullet
Year: 1959
Genre: Western / Thriller / Action
Rating: (6.3)
Country: United States
Runtime: 77 min.
Director: Jack Arnold
Studio: Universal International Pictures
Cast: Audie Murphy / Charles Drake / Joan Evans / Virginia Grey / Warren Stevens / R.G. Armstrong / Willis Bouchey / Edgar Stehli / Simon Scott / Karl Swenson / Whit Bissell / Charles Watts / Jerry Paris / Russ Bender / John Alderson
Plot:
Cool, cultured John Gant rides into Lordsburg. Gant is a professional killer, and although no one knows who he is there to kill, they are all worried. Everyone has enemies, and maybe Gant is in town for them. While they wait for him to make his move, paranoia starts taking over... Written by Ken Yousten John Gant, hired assassin rides into town. No one is sure of the identity of his intended victim. Townsfolk have shady pasts that make each one believe that John Gant is there to kill them. While each townsperson is falling apart from guilt, Gant is waiting in the hotel but is still given the blame for the shootings and the suicide of the Banker. Written by Carol Johnson
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