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:
|10239||7.6||All the King’s Men|
|766||7.5||The Rocking Horse Winner|
|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.