Friday, 16 August 2019

Friday Five: Films of the 1950s

Friday Five


My favourite five films from the 1950s...

#5. Three Men in a Boat (1956)

Jerome K Jerome is one of my favourite writers of all time. This light hearted adaption of his best known work had to be on my list.

#4. Cheaper by the Dozen (1950)

This is a really sweet feel good film, all about realising that your parents might be embarrassing af but they only want the best for you. ♥

#3. The Smallest Show on Earth (1957)

Newlyweds Matt and Jean have just inherited a run down fleapit of a cinema - and its staff - from Matt's eccentric great uncle. But, in order to sell it and get on with their lives, they need to make it enough of a success for a rival cinema owner to buy them out. Cue lots of suitably zany hijinks!

#2. Rear Window (1954)

This is my favourite Hitchcock film. Not only is the atmosphere perfect, I just love the idea of that patchwork of other people's lives all intersecting in one place and time.

#1. Some Like It Hot (1959)

It's a classic for a reason! I love anything with fake identities, people having to try and be in two places at once, etc, etc, so add Marilyn Monroe and some fab flapper fashions to the mix and it has to be a winner. Plus, it spawned one of the best quotes ever:

I'm gonna level with you. We can't get married at all. - Why not?
Well, in the first place, I'm not a natural blonde. - Doesn't matter.
I smoke. I smoke all the time! - I don't care.
Well, I have a terrible past. For three years now I've been living with a saxophone player. - I forgive you.
I can never have children! - We can adopt some.
I'm a man. - Well, nobody's perfect.

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