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1950s Independent Movies (Indie)

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La Strada(1954)

NR
| 1h 55min | Drama
4.0/5 (with 288 votes)

When Gelsomina, a naïve young woman, is purchased from her impoverished mother by brutish circus strongman Zampanò to be his wife and partner, she loyally endures her husband's coldness and abuse as they travel the Italian countryside performing together. Soon Zampanò must deal with his jealousy and conflicted feelings about Gelsomina when she finds a kindred spirit in Il Matto, the carefree circus fool, and contemplates leaving Zampanò.

The Blob(1958)

NR
| 1h 26min | Horror, Science Fiction
3.1/5 (with 158 votes)

A drive-in favorite, this sci-fi classic follows teenagers Steve and his best girl, Jane, as they try to protect their hometown from a gelatinous alien life form that engulfs everything it touches. The first to discover the substance and live to tell about it, Steve and Jane witness the blob destroying an elderly man, then it growing to a terrifying size. But no one else has seen the goo, and policeman Dave refuses to believe the kids without proof.

Directed by Irvin Yeaworth - With Steve McQueen, Aneta Corsaut, Olin Howland, Earl Rowe, Hugh Graham, 1st Baron Atholstan, John Benson, ...

Day the World Ended(1955)

2.4/5 (with 15 votes)

After a nuclear attack, an unlikely group of survivors, including a geologist, a crook and his moll, and a prospector, find temporary shelter in the remote-valley home of a survivalist and his beautiful daughter, but soon have to deal with the spread of radioactivity - and its effects on animal life, including humans.

Shadows(1959)

PG
| 1h 27min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 60 votes)

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 when Tony meets Lelia’s darker-skinned jazz singer brother, Hugh, and discovers that her racial heritage is not what he thought it was. Shot on location in Manhattan with a mostly nonprofessional cast and crew, Shadows is a penetrating work that is widely considered the forerunner of the American independent film movement.

It! The Terror from Beyond Space(1958)

2.9/5 (with 28 votes)

In 1973, the first manned expedition to Mars is marooned; by the time a rescue mission arrives, there is only one survivor: the leader, Col. Edward Carruthers, who appears to have murdered the others! According to Carruthers, an unknown life form killed his comrades during a sandstorm. But the skeptical rescuers little suspect that "it" has stowed away for the voyage back to Earth...

Attack of the Crab Monsters(1957)

2.5/5 (with 18 votes)

A group of scientists travel to a remote island to study the effects of nuclear weapons tests, only to get stranded when their airplane mysteriously explodes. The team soon discovers that the tests have given rise to crabs mutated into intelligent, impervious, telepathic giants intent on increasing their numbers by breeding, then travelling to populated areas to feed, and which do not intend to be stopped by their discoverers.

Adventures of Captain Fabian(1951)

1h 40min | Adventure
3.0/5 (with 2 votes)

An ambitious girl (Micheline Presle) uses a sea captain (Errol Flynn) to climb the social ladder in old New Orleans.

Attack of the Giant Leeches(1959)

2.0/5 (with 19 votes)

A backwoods game warden and a local doctor discover that giant leeches are responsible for disappearances and deaths in a local swamp, but the local police don't believe them.

Night of the Ghouls(1959)

1h 9min | Horror
2.5/5 (with 12 votes)

Reports of strange activities out by the Old Willow's place signal new adventures for Kelton the Cop & Co. An apparent mystic, Dr. Acula is engaging in rituals designed to raise the dead. But he may get more than he bargained for...

Fiend Without a Face(1958)

3.1/5 (with 21 votes)

An American airbase in Canada provokes resentment from the nearby residents after fallout from nuclear experiments at the base are blamed for a recent spate of disappearances. A captain from the airbase is assigned to investigate, and begins to suspect that an elderly British scientist who lives near the base and conducts research in the field of mind over matter knows more than he is letting on..

Project Moon Base(1953)

1h 3min | Science Fiction
1.4/5 (with 7 votes)

In the future (1970) the US sends a mission to the moon to investigate the building of a moon base.

Directed by Richard Talmadge - With Hayden Rorke, Barbara Morrison, Ernestine Barrier

The Astounding She-Monster(1957)

1.5/5 (with 4 votes)

When a meteor crashes to earth, out of it emerges a glowing, female creature who terrorizes a group of people living in the California mountains.

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Salt of the Earth(1954)

1h 34min | History, Drama
3.8/5 (with 22 votes)

The issues the miners strike for include equity in wages with Anglo workers, and health and safety issues. Ramon Quintero helps organize the strike, but at home he treats his wife, Esperanza Quintero, as a second class citizen. Esperanza, who is pregnant with their third child, is usually passive, but she changes her attitude when the men are forced to end their picketing by a Taft-Hartley Act injuction.

Surcos(1951)

1h 39min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 5 votes)

A farm family moves into a city maybe at the end of the Spanish Civil War. They move in with the sister of the farmers wife. In the city everything is illegal or immoral or both.

Man Beast(1956)

1h 7min | Horror, Fantasy
2.0/5 (with 3 votes)

Connie Hayward mounts an expedition into the Himalayan Mountains looking for her brother, who has not returned from a previous trek trying to locate the Yeti, or "Abominable Snowman". Arriving at her brother's last-known camp Connie and her companions find only a strange old guide, Varga. They are soon attacked by gigantic Snowmen but are not half as surprised as when Vargas reveals his secret origin and the plans he has for Connie.

Directed by Jerry Warren

The Beast with a Million Eyes(1955)

1.8/5 (with 9 votes)

An alien space craft lands in the desert. The alien takes over the minds of some of the local humans and animals and is able to see through them. The animals attack and the terror begins.

The Immoral Mr. Teas(1959)

1h 3min | Comedy
2.6/5 (with 8 votes)

Mr. Teas is a door to door salesman for dentists' appliances. Everywhere he goes he encounters beautiful "well-developed" nude women, which of course stir his interest. The only sound in the film is the voice of a narrator and a very monotonic musical theme played on the clarinet or some similar instrument.

Directed by Russ Meyer - With Russ Meyer

Once Upon a Honeymoon(1956)

G
| 14min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music
2.0/5 (with 3 votes)

Thanks to the collaboration between American Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T) and Angels from Heaven a song writing working on his latest musical can finally go on his delayed honeymoon. The Angel Chief sends down Wilbur the Angel along with a wireless phone, from the 1950s, to help Jeff's muse , his wife Mary, inspire Jeff to complete the needed song. This while at the same time displaying and utilizing the latest and greatest telephone equipment. This includes color phones to match every decor. Be sure to note the matching wall cords that connect the phone to the wall.

Directed by Gower Champion - With Virginia Gibson

Gun Girls(1957)

1h 7min | Crime

Pregnancy cramps the style of a young female hoodlum who joins her fellow delinquents on regular robbery sprees.

Rock Rock Rock!(1956)

1h 25min | Music
2.0/5 (with 2 votes)

A teenage girl, Dori Graham, can't convince her dad to buy her a strapless gown so she decides to get the money together herself in time for the prom.

Dragstrip Girl(1957)

1h 9min | Action, Drama

Girl loves hot cars and a rich dragstrip racer. Her parents don't like either one.

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