1959

The feature films of 1959 I've seen, listed alphabetically.
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1.
Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
In a murder trial, the defendant says he suffered temporary insanity after the victim raped his wife. What is the truth, and will he win his case? (160 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
“ 17.02.2013. DVD ” - jorgen_eg
 
2.
The World of Apu (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
This final installment in Satyajit Ray's Apu Trilogy follows Apu's life as an orphaned adult aspiring to be a writer. (105 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
“ ??.??.201?. DVD/TV? ” - jorgen_eg
 
3.
Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  
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. (62 mins.)
“ ??.??.201?. DVD ” - jorgen_eg
 
4.
Ben-Hur (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge. (212 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
“ ??.??.201?. TCM ” - jorgen_eg
 
5.
The Giant Gila Monster (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  
A giant lizard terrorizes a rural Texas community with a heroic teenager attempting to destroy the creature. (74 mins.)
Director: Ray Kellogg
“ ??.??.201?. DVD ” - jorgen_eg
 
6.
Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A French actress filming an anti-war film in Hiroshima has an affair with a married Japanese architect as they share their differing perspectives on war. (90 mins.)
Director: Alain Resnais
“ 14.05.2013. Cinemateket i Oslo ” - jorgen_eg
 
7.
House on Haunted Hill (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A millionaire offers ten thousand dollars to five people who agree to be locked in a large, spooky, rented house overnight with him and his wife. (75 mins.)
Director: William Castle
“ ??.??.201?. DVD ” - jorgen_eg
 
8.
The Chasers (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Two men attracted to the same woman are attending a trip with her in the Mountains during the bird hunting season. A triangular love drama ending with tragedy. Or is it, really? (94 mins.)
Director: Erik Løchen
“ 29.09.2015. Cinemateket i Oslo ” - jorgen_eg
 
9.
North by Northwest (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive. (136 mins.)
“ ??.1?.2009(?). TCM * Incompletely
??.??.20??. TCM
??.??.201?. TCM
??.1?.2010. Cinemateket i Oslo
??.??.201?. Blu-ray
??.??.201?. Blu-ray
14.09.2013. Blu-ray
18.01.2015. Blu-ray
13.08.2015. Blu-ray
10.09.2016. Blu-ray ” - jorgen_eg
 
10.
Our Man in Havana (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Jim Wormold, who is a vacuum cleaner salesman, participates as an agent in the British Secret Service. But he soon realizes that his plans by lying are going to get him into trouble. (103 mins.)
Director: Carol Reed
“ 17.04.2015. DVD ” - jorgen_eg
 
11.
Black Orpheus (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth, set during the time of the Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro. (100 mins.)
Director: Marcel Camus
“ 22.12.2014. DVD ” - jorgen_eg
 
12.
Pillow Talk (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A man and a woman who share a party line cannot stand each other, but he has fun romancing her with his voice disguised. (102 mins.)
Director: Michael Gordon
“ 14.02.2016. Blu-ray ” - jorgen_eg
 
13.
Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.0/10 X  
Aliens resurrect dead humans as zombies and vampires to stop humanity from creating the Solaranite (a sort of sun-driven bomb). (79 mins.)
“ ??.??.2008(?). DVD
30.04.2011. DVD ” - jorgen_eg
 
14.
The 400 Blows (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Moving story of a young boy who, left without attention, delves into a life of petty crime. (99 mins.)
“ ??.??.201?. DVD ” - jorgen_eg
 
15.
Rio Bravo (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A small-town sheriff in the American West enlists the help of a cripple, a drunk, and a young gunfighter in his efforts to hold in jail the brother of the local bad guy. (141 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
“ 22.05.2014. Lillehammer kino ” - jorgen_eg
 
16.
The Scapegoat (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
An English schoolteacher meets his lookalike, a French count; and unwillingly swaps identities with him. (91 mins.)
Director: Robert Hamer
“ 21.05.2013. TCM ” - jorgen_eg
 
17.
Sleeping Beauty (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
After being snubbed by the royal family, a malevolent fairy places a curse on a princess which only a prince can break, along with the help of three good fairies. (75 mins.)
Director: Clyde Geronimi
“ ??.??.????. VHS? * Norwegian dialogue
09.03.2014. DVD. Norwegian dialogue ” - jorgen_eg
 
18.
Some Like It Hot (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
When two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in. (120 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
“ ??.??.20??. DVD
- Numerous times on DVD between 20?? and 2012
10.11.2013. Blu-ray
05.02.2015. Blu-ray
23.08.2015. Blu-ray
31.07.2016. DVD ” - jorgen_eg
 
19.
Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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 wants Catherine lobotomized to cover up the truth. (114 mins.)
“ ??.??.201?. Cinemateket i Oslo ” - jorgen_eg