1. Carry On Cruising (1962)Carry On Jack (1963)

    Don’t ask, don’t even start…

    Miss Monkey’s British beau strongly encouraged her to watch this series of filmssome time ago. Good Times were guaranteed. After 30 minutes or so of one of these hallucinogenic horror dreams, I hit the kill switch with extreme prejudice. I think it was supposed to be about the French Revolution, I have tried earnestly to force it from my mind.

    I would have gladly, no — Delightedlyleft them out altogether except a certain someone “threw his teddy out of the cot”, “pitched a wobbly” and was otherwise being a mardy git, which in the land of pervy, warm-beer-drinking, bare-knuckle fighting, malnourished pygmy people means “had a shit fit” and insisted I include them.

    carryonjackThe Carry On series was a long-running sequence of 31 low-budget British comedy motion pictures produced between 1958 and 1992, all made at Pinewood Studios; often cleverly shot on the same sets and using leftover props and costumes from major Pinewood productions. While many of them parodied more serious films, the series’ humour relied largely on innuendo, double entendre, and the sending-up of British institutions and customs.

    Peter Rogers and Gerald Thomas were the sole producer and director respectively and mostly employed the same crew and a regular group of actors. Next to the James Bond films, they are the second-longest continually-running UK film series.

    Penelope Gilliatt opined, “The usual charge to make against the Carry On films is to say that they could be so much better done. This is true enough. They look dreadful, they seem to be edited with a bacon slicer, the effects are perfunctory and the comic rhythm jerks along like a cat on a cold morning. But if all these things were more elegant I don’t really think the films would be more enjoyable: the badness is part of the funniness.”

    These movies are just plain moronic. Second only to Half Man, Half Biscuit, the Carry Onfilms are the single worst form of entertainment ever exported from the UK.

    Maritime Monday for July 22nd, 2013:
    Summer Movie Guide, Part II: Romance and Adventure on the High Seas!

     
  2. Northern Pursuit (Warner Brothers, 1949) Italian movie poster

    Flynn is cast as a Canadian Mountie assigned to track down and capture downed Nazi pilot Hugo von Keller (Helmut Dantine) in the frozen Hudson Bay region.

    Once Wagner and fellow Mountie Jim Austin, (John Ridgely) catch up with Von Keller they pretend to be on his side, hoping he’ll reveal his espionage plans.

    Taken in by the ruse, Von Keller leads the mounties to a secret Nazi hideaway where the Germans have hidden a huge bomber they plan to use against North America… +

     
  3. Run Silent, Run Deep (United Artists, 1958). Three Sheet

     
  4. Undersea Kingdom (Republic Movie Serial; 1950 re-release)

    This Flash Gordon imitation was the second serial from a then newcomer in the field, Republic Pictures. Not to be outdone by Universal’s blond superhero, Undersea Kingdom had Ray “Crash” Corrigan, crash-helmet and all, diving into the ocean in a fantastic super submarine.

    Corrigan and his passengers are headed toward the legendary sunken continent of Atlantis. Upon arrival, the surface people discover that the recent rash of undersea earthquakes are the work of Unga Khan (Monte Blue), the leader of the evil Black Robes (dressed like something out of a Wagnerian nightmare) whose nefarious goal is to destroy America. Republic threw everything but the kitchen sink at the Saturday matinee crowd this time around. +

     
  5. valscrapbook:

    vintageeverydayThe tide comes in on a woman at Barry Sands who has fallen asleep in the sunshine. 1938.

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  6. dtxmcclain:

    "The Baseball Man’s Cigarette," Chesterfield, 1948

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  7. TRAILER - The Bedford Incident (1965)

    Cold War film starring Richard Widmark, Martin Balsam, Sidney Poitier, Donald Sutherland, and Wally Cox. Screenplay by James Poe is based on the 1963 book by Mark Rascovich.

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  11. Oh, HELLZ yeah…

    Enchanted Island (Warner Brothers, 1958)

    Enchanted Island bears only the faintest traces of its source material, the Herman Melville novel, Typee.

    19th century-whalers Abner Dana Andrews and Tom Don Dubbins jump ship and find refuge on a tropical island inhabited by cannibals.

    When Tom disappears, Abner jumps to the logical conclusion and vows not to end up in the pot himself. Returning to his ship, Abner is drawn back to the island by Fayaway (a miscast Jane Powell), the tribal chief’s daughter, with whom he has fallen in love…  more

    Cannibals. I am SO there.

     
  12. Moby Dick (Warner Brothers) Polish poster for 1961 re-release

    Orsonem Wellesem. 

    I’m going to be saying that in my head all night. 

    Orsonem Wellesem.

    Orsonem Wellesem…

     
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    Alice White

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  14. Down to the Sea in Ships (20th Century Fox, 1949)

    Starring Richard Widmark, Lionel Barrymore, and Dean Stockwell - Directed by Henry Hathaway

     
  15. The Buccaneer (Paramount, 1938) movie poster

    Cecil B. DeMille directs this semi-fictional account of pirate Jean Lafitte’s involvement in the War of 1812.