November 1949: Port of New York

Huh. This… looks like a B movie sourced from Youtube from VHS, but how did I buy this? It must be on a box set of some kind, but … which one? I sure can’t find it.

And it’s weird. It’s got a voiceover like an educational short. I’m guessing this is a public domain feature from a studio that’s now bankrupt?

This may be the weirdest movie ever. There are scenes of high stylised drama intercut with newsreel-like footage from the port. Of New York.

Is this a fixer-upper or was it meant to be like this?

And isn’t this weather supposed to be over by now?

A young Yul Brynner plays a totally gay super-evil villain, which is a plus, I guess?

Port of New York. Laslo Benedek. 1949.

Popular movies in November 1949 according to IMDB:

Poster Votes Rating Movie
10239 7.6 All the King’s Men
16225 7.6 Adam’s Rib
5390 7.5 Battleground
766 7.5 The Rocking Horse Winner
3005 7.2 Holiday Affair
1605 7.2 Tension
1082 7.1 Prince of Foxes
363 6.8 A Run for Your Money
910 6.7 That Forsyte Woman
315 6.7 The Great Lover

This blog post is part of the Decade series.

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