MOVIES 1959
Face of Fire (1959)

Face of Fire (1959)

Face of Fire (1959)
IMDb: 7.0
79 min

A local handyman saves a child in a fire, but the burns he receives disfigure his face so much that the townspeople avoid him.

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Genre: Drama
Warlock (1959)

Warlock (1959)

Warlock (1959)
IMDb: 7.2
121 min

A band of murderous cowboys have imposed a reign of terror on the town of Warlock. When the sheriff humiliatingly run out of town the residents hire the services of…

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Genre: Western
The Poet of the Castle (1959)

The Poet of the Castle (1959)

The Poet of the Castle (1959)
IMDb: 7.5
9 min

A 10-minute portrait of modernist poet and de Andrade’s godfather, Manuel Bandeira, is clear in its affection for it subject, though like many New-Waveish films of the time, depicts the…

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Genre: Documentary
Guns Girls and Gangsters (1959)

Guns Girls and Gangsters (1959)

Guns Girls and Gangsters (1959)
IMDb: 6.3
70 min

A Las Vegas singer (Mamie Van Doren) plans an armored-car robbery with her husband’s (Lee Van Cleef) ex-cellmate (Gerald Mohr).

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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Vice Raid (1959)

Vice Raid (1959)

Vice Raid (1959)
IMDb: 5.3
71 min

A prostitute sets out to frame a cop.

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It Started with a Kiss (1959)

It Started with a Kiss (1959)

It Started with a Kiss (1959)
IMDb: 6.1
104 min

While on leave in New York, a serviceman both weds a chorus girl and wins a red convertible in a charity raffle. Both his wife and the car turn out…

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Genre: Comedy, Romance
Bonanza

Bonanza

Bonanza
TMDb: 6.6
49 min

The High-Sierra adventures of Ben Cartwright and his sons as they run and defend their ranch while helping the surrounding community.

Status: Ended
Serious Charge (1959)

Serious Charge (1959)

Serious Charge (1959)
IMDb: 6.4
99 min

Howard Phillips, a vicar who’s new in the town of Bellington, wants to reach out to youth. The previous vicar’s daughter, Hester Peters, who fears being a spinster, wants to…

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Genre: Drama
The Alligator People (1959)

The Alligator People (1959)

The Alligator People (1959)
IMDb: 5.5
74 min

A newly wed couple are sitting on a train when the husband receives an urgent telegram. When he gets off at a station to make a phone call the train…

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Edge of Eternity (1959)

Edge of Eternity (1959)

Edge of Eternity (1959)
IMDb: 6.3
80 min

Helped by socialite Janice Kendon and barkeeper Scott O’Brien, Arizona deputy sheriff Les Martin works to solve three brutal murders in and around the Grand Canyon. His efforts leads to…

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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
No Name on the Bullet (1959)

No Name on the Bullet (1959)

No Name on the Bullet (1959)
IMDb: 7.3
77 min

Cool, cultured John Gant rides into Lordsburg. Gant is a professional killer, and although no one knows who he is there to kill, they are all worried. Everyone has enemies,…

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Black Orpheus (1959)

Black Orpheus (1959)

Black Orpheus (1959)
IMDb: 7.5
100 min

Young lovers Orfeu and Eurydice run through the favelas of Rio during Carnaval, on the lam from a hitman dressed like Death and Orfeu’s vengeful fiancée Mira and passing between…

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The Tingler (1959)

The Tingler (1959)

The Tingler (1959)
IMDb: 6.7
82 min

After much hard work, a pathologist discovers and captures a creature that lives in every vertebrate and grows when fear grips its host. “Scream for your lives!”

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Genre: Horror
The Sound and the Fury (1959)

The Sound and the Fury (1959)

The Sound and the Fury (1959)
IMDb: 6.3
110 min

Passions divide a declining Southern family.

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Genre: Drama
The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity (1959)

The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity (1959)

The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity (1959)
IMDb: 8.5
181 min

As a conscript in war-time Japan’s military, a pacifist struggles to maintain his determination to keep his ideals.

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Genre: Drama, History, War
The Human Condition I: No Greater Love (1959)

The Human Condition I: No Greater Love (1959)

The Human Condition I: No Greater Love (1959)
IMDb: 8.5
208 min

A Japanese pacifist and socialist, unable to face the dire consequences of conscientious objection, is transformed by his attempts to compromise with the demands of war-time Japan.

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Genre: Drama, History, War
Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)

Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)

Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)
IMDb: 7.6
114 min

The only son of wealthy widow Violet Venable dies while on vacation with his cousin Catherine. What the girl saw was so horrible that she went insane; now Mrs. Venable…

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Operation Petticoat (1959)

Operation Petticoat (1959)

Operation Petticoat (1959)
IMDb: 7.3
124 min

A World War II submarine commander finds himself stuck with a decrepit sub, a con-man executive officer, and a group of army nurses.

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Invisible Invaders (1959)

Invisible Invaders (1959)

Invisible Invaders (1959)
IMDb: 5.0
67 min

Aliens, contacting scientist Adam Penner, inform him that they have been on the moon for twenty thousand years, undetected due to their invisibility, and have now decided to annihilate humanity…

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Compulsion (1959)

Compulsion (1959)

Compulsion (1959)
IMDb: 7.4
103 min

Two close friends, arrogantly and without remorse, kidnap and murder a young boy. They are caught and put to trial where their larger-than-life defense lawyer blames the Establishment for their…

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Genre: Crime, Drama
Apur Sansar (1959)

Apur Sansar (1959)

Apur Sansar (1959)
IMDb: 8.5
105 min

Apu is a jobless ex-student dreaming vaguely of a future as a writer. An old college friend talks him into a visit up-country to a village wedding….

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Genre: Drama
A Hole in the Head (1959)

A Hole in the Head (1959)

A Hole in the Head (1959)
IMDb: 6.3
120 min

An impractical widower tries to hang onto his Miami hotel and his 12-year-old son.

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Genre: Comedy, Music
The Trap (1959)

The Trap (1959)

The Trap (1959)
IMDb: 6.7
84 min

Lawyer Ralph Anderson arrives in Tula, an amazingly remote town in the desert, as reluctant emissary of mob chief Victor Massonetti, who wants the airstrip clear for his unofficial exit…

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Genre: Crime
The Mummy (1959)

The Mummy (1959)

The Mummy (1959)
IMDb: 6.8
88 min

One by one the archaeologists who discover the 4,000-year-old tomb of Princess Ananka are brutally murdered. Kharis, high priest in Egypt 40 centuries ago, has been brought to life by…

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Genre: Horror
The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1959)

The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1959)

The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1959)
IMDb: 6.4
83 min

Dr. Bonner plans to live forever through periodic gland transplants from younger, healthier human victims. Bonner looks about 40; he’s really 104 years old. But people are starting to get…

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The Gunfight at Dodge City (1959)

The Gunfight at Dodge City (1959)

The Gunfight at Dodge City (1959)
IMDb: 6.2
81 min

Fleeing to Dodge City after killing a man in self defence Masterson finds his brother Ed (Harry Lauter) running for sheriff of the town. When Ed is killed by hired…

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Genre: Action, Western
The Devil’s Disciple (1959)

The Devil’s Disciple (1959)

The Devil’s Disciple (1959)
IMDb: 7.2
83 min

The Devil’s Disciple is a 1959 film adaptation of the George Bernard Shaw play of the same title. The Anglo-American film was directed by Guy Hamilton who replaced Alexander Mackendrick…

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Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, War
The Bat (1959)

The Bat (1959)

The Bat (1959)
IMDb: 6.1
80 min

Mystery writer Cornelia Van Gorder has rented a country house called “The Oaks”, which not long ago had been the scene of some murders committed by a strange and violent…

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House on Haunted Hill (1959)

House on Haunted Hill (1959)

House on Haunted Hill (1959)
IMDb: 6.9
75 min

Frederick Loren has invited five strangers to a party of a lifetime. He is offering each of them $10,000 if they can stay the night in a house. But the…

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Genre: Horror, Mystery
Day of the Outlaw (1959)

Day of the Outlaw (1959)

Day of the Outlaw (1959)
IMDb: 7.3
92 min

Blaise Starrett is a rancher at odds with homesteaders when outlaws hold up the small town. The outlaws are held in check only by their notorious leader, but he is…

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Genre: Thriller, Western
Some Like It Hot (1959)

Some Like It Hot (1959)

Some Like It Hot (1959)
IMDb: 8.2
121 min

Two musicians witness a mob hit and struggle to find a way out of the city before they are found by the gangsters. Their only opportunity is to join an…

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Genre: Comedy, Romance
On the Beach (1959)

On the Beach (1959)

On the Beach (1959)
IMDb: 7.2
134 min

In 1964, atomic war wipes out humanity in the northern hemisphere; one American submarine finds temporary safe haven in Australia, where life-as-usual covers growing despair. In denial about the loss…

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Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)

Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)

Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)
IMDb: 7.0
129 min

An Edinburgh professor and assorted colleagues follow an explorer’s trail down an extinct Icelandic volcano to the earth’s center.

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Imitation of Life (1959)

Imitation of Life (1959)

Imitation of Life (1959)
IMDb: 7.9
125 min

Lora Meredith, a white widow who dreams of being on Broadway, has a chance encounter with Annie Johnson, a black single mother. Annie becomes the caretaker of Lora’s daughter, Susie,…

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Genre: Drama, Romance
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)

The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)

The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)
IMDb: 7.0
87 min

When a nobleman is threatened by a family curse on his newly inherited estate, detective Sherlock Holmes is hired to investigate.

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Rio Bravo (1959)

Rio Bravo (1959)

Rio Bravo (1959)
IMDb: 8.0
141 min

The sheriff of a small town in southwest Texas must keep custody of a murderer whose brother, a powerful rancher, is trying to help him escape. After a friend is…

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Genre: Drama, Western
Return of the Fly (1959)

Return of the Fly (1959)

Return of the Fly (1959)
IMDb: 5.8
80 min

Fifteen years after his father’s experiments with matter transmission fail, Philippe Delambre and his uncle François attempt to create a matter transmission device on their own. However, their experiments have…

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Pork Chop Hill (1959)

Pork Chop Hill (1959)

Pork Chop Hill (1959)
IMDb: 7.1
97 min

American GI’s must retake a barren hill in Korea that has been overrun by Red Chinese troops. The ensuing battle becomes a meat grinder for American and Chinese alike.

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Genre: Action, Drama, War
Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)

Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)

Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)
IMDb: 4.0
79 min

In California, an old man grieves the loss of his wife and on the next day he also dies. However, the space soldier Eros and her mate Tanna use an…

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Pillow Talk (1959)

Pillow Talk (1959)

Pillow Talk (1959)
IMDb: 7.4
102 min

A man and woman share a telephone line and despise each other, but then he has fun by romancing her with his voice disguised.

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Genre: Comedy, Romance
North by Northwest (1959)

North by Northwest (1959)

North by Northwest (1959)
IMDb: 8.3
136 min

Advertising man Roger Thornhill is mistaken for a spy, triggering a deadly cross-country chase.

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Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Ben-Hur (1959)

Ben-Hur (1959)

Ben-Hur (1959)
IMDb: 8.1
212 min

Judah Ben-Hur, a Palestinian Jew, is battling the Roman empire at the time of Christ. His actions send him and his family into slavery, but an inspirational encounter with Jesus…

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Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
IMDb: 8.0
161 min

The film pits a humble small-town lawyer against a hard-headed big city prosecutor. Emotions flare as a jealous army lieutenant pleads innocent to murdering the rapist of his seductive, beautiful…

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The Crimson Kimono (1959)

The Crimson Kimono (1959)

The Crimson Kimono (1959)
IMDb: 7.0
82 min

A Los Angeles detective and his Japanese partner woo an artist while solving a stripper’s murder.

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Battle in Outer Space (1959)

Battle in Outer Space (1959)

Battle in Outer Space (1959)
IMDb: 5.7
90 min

The nations of the Earth unite in a common cause to fight off an invader from outer space. Professor Adachi and Etsuko Shiraishi, two characters from the earlier film, THE…

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It Happened to Jane (1959)

It Happened to Jane (1959)

It Happened to Jane (1959)
IMDb: 6.6
97 min

Jane Osgood runs a lobster business, which supports her two young children. Railroad staff inattention ruins her shipment, so with her lawyer George, Jane sues Harry Foster Malone, director of…

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Genre: Comedy, Romance
Shadows (1958)

Shadows (1958)

Shadows (1958)
IMDb: 7.4
87 min

John Cassavetes’s directorial debut revolves around a romance in New York City between Lelia, a light- skinned black woman, and Tony, a white man. The relationship is put in jeopardy…

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Genre: Drama
Inside the Mafia (1959)

Inside the Mafia (1959)

Inside the Mafia (1959)
IMDb: 5.5
72 min

A mob assassin (Cameron Mitchell) holds innocent hostages at an airport in upstate New York.

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Genre: Crime, Drama
Al Capone (1959)

Al Capone (1959)

Al Capone (1959)
IMDb: 6.8
104 min

In this unusually accurate biography, small-time hood Al Capone comes to Chicago at the dawn of Prohibition to be the bodyguard of racketeer Johnny Torrio. Capone’s rise in Chicago gangdom…

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