The Fabulous ’50s, Part 1

Some of my favorite sci-fi is from the 1950’s, and here are just a few:

A lesser-known classic, When Worlds Collide (1951)

The one, the only, the original, The Thing From Another World (also 1951)

The absolute best version of H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds (1953)

One of my all-time favorites, and the best of the ‘giant mutated critter’ films, Them! (1954)

Leslie Nielsen stars as the heroic captain of the ‘Bellerophon’ in Forbidden Planet (1956)

That’s all for now, tune in again tomorrow for more of the Fabulous Fifties!

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4 responses to “The Fabulous ’50s, Part 1

  1. dan

    Good trailers, Flash – ah memories….

    I’ll agree with you on George Pal’s vision of ‘War of the Worlds’ being superior to Spielberg’s – but perchance have you managed to get hold of the Pendragon Films version that came out the same year as the Spielbeg version? Supposedly it was a pretty faithful adaption of the H.G. Wells book. Also – ‘Them’ as the best of the giant mutated critter movies? Have you forgotten the glory that was ‘Night of the Lepus’? Or ‘The Giant Spider Invasion’ – that one not only has the title monster being played by a fur-covered Volkswagon Beetle, but it also features the Skipper from ‘Gilligan’s Island’! Just kidding….

  2. Flash

    You forgot ‘Attack of the 50-Foot Woman’. Which was apparently somehow preceded by ‘The Purchase of the 50-Foot Sarong, Just In Case’.

    I have not seen the Pendragon film, but I will admit to being curious. A film actually set in Victorian England, as the novel is, would be pretty good – at least in concept. I’d have to reserve judgment on the execution.

  3. dan

    The reviews apparently weren’t very good, according to Wikipedia – OTOH, they do invoke the names of Ed Wood and MSTK3000, so it has the possibility of providing some entertainment, if you’re in the right mindframe.

    Speaking of 50 foot women – ‘cuse me, gotta post….

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