1950s

Odds Against Tomorrow; Review by Robert Pruter

Odds Against Tomorrow; Review by Robert Pruter

The last 1950s-style noir film shows classic strengths in the genre with strong acting by top actors performing as noir archetypes and with stark grey urban imagery but is somewhat undone by weak story telling.

Tea and Sympathy; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Tea and Sympathy; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

When you talk about this movie, and you will, be kind.

Life Begins at 17; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Life Begins at 17; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

On the surface, an insignificant teen movie but, upon more consideration, a surprisingly relevant indictment of toxic bro culture.

The Moon Is Blue; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

The Moon Is Blue; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Once considered shocking, this romantic comedy seems charmingly old-fashioned today.

Bright Victory; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Bright Victory; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Forgotten drama about a returning soldier facing life as a newly blind man.

Dial ‘M’ for Murder; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Dial ‘M’ for Murder; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Tense thriller about a man’s scheme to murder his wife.

The Happy Years; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

The Happy Years; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Charming and clever coming-of-age story.

High School Confidential!; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

High School Confidential!; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Camp classic of youth gone wild masquerading as an anti-drug screed.

A Summer Place; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

A Summer Place; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Sentimental romantic classic overcomes dated elements with tenderness and sincerity.

Teenage Doll; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Teenage Doll; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Interesting, wonderfully photographed film about a middle-class girl finding danger when she ventures to the wrong side of the proverbial tracks.