“She Shoulda Said ‘No’!” (also known as Wild Weed; The Devil’s Weed; Marijuana, the Devil’s Weed; and The Story of Lila Leeds and Her Exposé of the Marijuana Racket) is a 1949 exploitation film that follows in the spirit of morality tales such as the 1936 films Reefer Madness and Marihuana. Directed by Sam Newfield (using the pseudonym “Sherman Scott”)… Read more →
The Big Cat is a 1949 American outdoor action film in Technicolor directed by Phil Karlson. The cast included Lon McCallister, Peggy Ann Garner, Preston Foster, Forrest Tucker, Skip Homeier, and Gene Reynolds. By Phil Karlson (https://archive.org/details/The_Big_Cat) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Info.
The Big Wheel is a 1949 American drama sport film directed by Edward Ludwig starring Mickey Rooney, Thomas Mitchell, Mary Hatcher and Michael O’Shea. It includes the final screen appearance of Hattie McDaniel. This film is now in the public domain. By Edward Ludwig (https://archive.org/details/TheBigWheel) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Info.
Malice in the Palace is the 117th short film released by Columbia Pictures in 1949 starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Shemp Howard). The comedians released 190 short films for the studio between 1934 and 1959. By Columbia Pictures (http://www.archive.org/details/3stooges) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Info.
Africa Screams is a 1949 American adventure comedy film starring Abbott and Costello and directed by Charles Barton that parodied the safari genre. The title is a play on the title of the 1930 documentary Africa Speaks!. By Charles Barton / United Artists (https://archive.org/details/AfricaScreams) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Info. Movie info: Africa Screams Directed by Charles Barton Produced by… Read more →
D.O.A. (1950), a film noir drama film directed by Rudolph Maté, is considered a classic of the genre. The frantically paced plot revolves around a doomed man’s quest to find out who has poisoned him, and why. The film stars Edmond O’Brien and Pamela Britton. Leo C. Popkin produced D.O.A. for his short-lived Cardinal Pictures, but failed to renew the… Read more →