Movies Came Out In (1955)
Marty – A cute comedy about a 35 year old overweight guy who can’t seem to find a match and then stumbles into a lady that no one seems to want. It did bother me that they openly called the young lady a “dog” the entire movie, sometimes right to her face. Sign of the times I suppose, and honestly, she wasn’t even bad looking.
Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing – This movie was a bit of a bore. The plot is: A widowed doctor of both Chinese and European descent falls in love with a married American correspondent in Hong Kong during China’s Communist revolution. William Holden was the newsman, and I guess his acting was okay, but the overall premise/storyline was just uninteresting.
Mister Roberts – This was a cute movie starring Henry Fonda, James Cagney and Jack Lemmon. It had an unexpected sad ending, after being somewhat of a happy-go-lucky comedy for pretty much the entire movie. I have a feeling that life on a ship during WW2 wasn’t quite accurately portrayed by this movie, but nonetheless, I enjoyed it.
Picnic – A William Holden film I was not impressed with. Just watched on TCM, and felt like everything was super rushed or super corny. This was one of the films that made Holden into a movie superstar/heart throb. Just didn’t think it was a very good story or even believable for the time period (mid 50’s).
The Rose Tattoo – Just watched this movie recently, and it was just ok. Love story of an Italian-American woman that finds out her recently deceased husband had affairs, and Burt Lancaster’s character tries to woo the woman. Lancaster’s character really bugged me at how goofy/stupid he was and it didn’t seem to bother the leading lady at all. I wouldn’t go out of my way to watch this film.
Ceremony Year (1956) – Movies Came Out In (1955)