In Colour: Horror, Thriller & Sci-Fi Movies before 1960!

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1.
The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
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A mad, disfigured composer seeks love with a lovely young opera singer. (93 mins.)
Director: Rupert Julian
“ Two-strip Technicolor sequence. ” - emertens
 
2.
The Great Gabbo (1929)
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An insanely, egocentric ventriloquist, even though he is possessed by his wooden dummy, is in love with a dancer who is in love with another. The dummy gives advice to the ventriloquist. (92 mins.)
Director: James Cruze
“ Colour sequence(s) have not survived. ” - emertens
 
3.
Doctor X (1932)
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A wisecracking New York reporter intrudes on a research scientist's quest to unmask The Moon Killer. (76 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
“ Two-strip Technicolor. ” - emertens
 
4.
“ The imdb tags it as 'color'. It can't find any information about it... ” - emertens
 
5.
Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)
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The disappearance of people and corpses leads a reporter to a wax museum and a sinister sculptor. (77 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
“ Two-strip Technicolor ” - emertens
 
6.
Dr. Cyclops (1940)
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A mad scientist working in the South American jungle miniaturizes his colleagues when he feels his megalomania is threatened. (77 mins.)
 
7.
Murder in 3-D (1941 Short Film)
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A man tells his harrowing story of one evening at midnight being alerted by a telephone call from his... (8 mins.)
Director: George Sidney
 
8.
Phantom of the Opera (1943)
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A disfigured violinist haunts the Paris Opera House. (92 mins.)
Director: Arthur Lubin
 
9.
Crash Dive (1943)
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A submarine lieutenant and his commander fall in love with the same girl. (106 mins.)
Director: Archie Mayo
 
10.
The Adventures of Tartu (1943)
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Stevenson, a British soldier fluent in Rumanian and German, goes undercover to sabotage a German poison-gas factory... (103 mins.)
 
11.
The Climax (1944)
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A demented physician becomes obsessed with a young singer whose voice sounds similar to his late mistress. (86 mins.)
Director: George Waggner
 
12.
The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)
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A corrupt young man somehow keeps his youthful beauty, but a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all. (110 mins.)
Director: Albert Lewin
“ Just a very small segment. ” - emertens
 
13.
Leave Her to Heaven (1945)
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A writer meets a young socialite on board a train. The two fall in love and are married soon after, but her obsessive love for him threatens to be the undoing of both them and everyone else around them. (110 mins.)
Director: John M. Stahl
 
14.
Blithe Spirit (1945)
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Adapted from a play by Noel Coward, Charles and his second wife Ruth, are haunted by the ghost of his first wife, Elvira. Medium Madame Arcati tries to help things out by contacting the ghost. (96 mins.)
Director: David Lean
“ It's mostly a comedy. However this beautiful photographed movie is all about "contact with the dead". Just couldn't resist to add it to this list. ” - emertens
 
16.
Stairway to Heaven (1946)
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A British wartime aviator who cheats death must argue for his life before a celestial court. (104 mins.)
“ Not seen it.
Tagged: Drama, Fantasy, War

A broad escalator linking Earth to the afterlife. Reversing the effect in The Wizard of Oz, the supernatural scenes are in "Technicolor mono-chrome" – a special process developed jointly by Director of Photography Jack Cardiff and Technicolor London – while the natural scenes on Earth are in Technicolor. ” - emertens
 
17.
Scared to Death (1947)
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From a slab in the morgue, a dead young woman tells the bizarre tale of how she got there, through a maze of murder involving a hypnotist, a midget and a mysterious figure in a green mask. (65 mins.)
Director: Christy Cabanne
 
18.
Desert Fury (1947)
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The daughter of a Nevada casino owner gets involved with a racketeer, despite everyone's efforts to separate them. (96 mins.)
Director: Lewis Allen
 
19.
Unknown Island (1948)
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An adventure seeker and his fiancée visit an uncharted island, only to find that it is inhabited by deadly dinosaurs and other creatures ready to attack. (75 mins.)
Director: Jack Bernhard
 
20.
Rope (1948)
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Two young men strangle their "inferior" classmate, hide his body in their apartment, and invite his friends and family to a dinner party as a means to challenge the "perfection" of their crime. (80 mins.)
 
21.
Who Killed Doc Robbin? (1948)
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A group of people find themselves trapped in a creepy mansion, complete with secret passageways, a mad doctor and a murderous gorilla. (55 mins.)
Director: Bernard Carr
 
22.
Portrait of Jennie (1948)
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A mysterious girl inspires a struggling artist. (86 mins.)
“ Tagged: Fantasy, Mystery

Green and sepia tints for final reel, excluding last shot. Final shot in Technicolor. ” - emertens
 
23.
The Man on the Eiffel Tower (1949)
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In Paris, a down and out medical student Johann Radek (Franchot Tone) is paid by Bill Kirby (Robert Hutton) to murder his wealthy aunt... (97 mins.)
 
24.
State Department: File 649 (1949)
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U.S. Foreign Service officer matches wits with a Chinese warlord to try to save American citizens threatened with execution. (87 mins.)
Director: Peter Stewart
 
25.
Nijiotoko (1949)
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(81 mins.)
 
26.
Destination Moon (1950)
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One of the first science fiction films to attempt a high level of accurate technical detail tells the story of the first trip to the Moon. (92 mins.)
Director: Irving Pichel
 
27.
Prehistoric Women (1950)
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Tigri (Laurette Luez, working her way up to Bomba and Bowery Boys films) and her stone-age girl friends hate all men... (74 mins.)
 
28.
Flight to Mars (1951)
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Five astronauts successfully fly to Mars where they encounter seemingly friendly and advanced inhabitants who harbor covert plans to use their ship to invade Earth. (72 mins.)
Director: Lesley Selander
 
29.
When Worlds Collide (1951)
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As a new star and planet hurtle toward a doomed Earth, a small group of survivalists frantically work to complete the rocket which will take them to their new home. (83 mins.)
Director: Rudolph Maté
 
30.
Invaders from Mars (1953)
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A young boy learns that space aliens are taking over the minds of earthlings. (78 mins.)
 
31.
House of Wax (1953)
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An associate burns down a wax museum with the owner inside, but he survives only to become vengeful and murderous. (88 mins.)
Director: Andre de Toth
 
32.
The War of the Worlds (1953)
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A small town in California is attacked by Martians. (85 mins.)
Director: Byron Haskin
 
33.
Niagara (1953)
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As two couples are visiting Niagara Falls, tensions between one wife and her husband reach the level of murder. (92 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
 
34.
Dial M for Murder (1954)
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An ex-tennis pro carries out a plot to murder his wife. When things go wrong, he improvises a brilliant plan B. (105 mins.)
 
35.
Rear Window (1954)
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A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbours from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder. (112 mins.)
 
36.
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
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A ship sent to investigate a wave of mysterious sinkings encounters the advanced submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by Captain Nemo. (127 mins.)
 
37.
Gorilla at Large (1954)
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At a carnival called the Garden of Evil, a man is murdered, apparently by a gorilla...or someone in a gorilla suit. (83 mins.)
Director: Harmon Jones
 
38.
The High and the Mighty (1954)
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When a commercial airliner develops engine problems on a trans-Pacific flight and the pilot loses his nerve, it is up to the washed-up co-pilot Dan Roman to bring the plane in safely. (147 mins.)
 
39.
The Naked Jungle (1954)
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The Leiningen South American cocoa plantation is threatened by a 2-mile-wide, 20-mile-long column of army ants. (95 mins.)
Director: Byron Haskin
 
40.
Phantom of the Rue Morgue (1954)
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After several women are murdered, the police are baffled who the suspect is. All evidence points to Dupin, but soon it becomes apparent that it is something that is stronger and more deadlier than man. (83 mins.)
Director: Roy Del Ruth
 
41.
The Golden Mistress (1954)
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Ann Dexter, daughter of an itinerant Haiti waterfront character, Carl Dexter, brings a golden idol, which her father her stolen at a voodoo ceremony... (83 mins.)
Director: Joel Judge
 
42.
Riders to the Stars (1954)
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In an attempt to discover the composition of meteors, three astronauts are sent out into space in three specially designed rockets... (81 mins.)
Director: Richard Carlson
 
43.
Gog (1954)
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A security agent investigates sabotage and murder at a secret underground laboratory, home of two experimental robots. (83 mins.)
 
44.
This Island Earth (1955)
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Aliens come to Earth seeking scientists to help them in their war. (87 mins.)
Director: Joseph Newman
 
45.
To Catch a Thief (1955)
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When a reformed jewel thief is suspected of returning to his former occupation, he must ferret out the real thief in order to prove his innocence. (106 mins.)
 
46.
Conquest of Space (1955)
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An American-led team of International astronauts leave their space station on the first mission to Mars, but the captain's religious beliefs may get in the way. (81 mins.)
Director: Byron Haskin
 
47.
A Journey to the Beginning of Time (1955)
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For Czech version: Youngest of four boys one day finds a fossil of trilobite. So his older friend take him on journey through prehistory, up to beginning of time, to see real live trilobites. (93 mins.)
 
48.
Forbidden Planet (1956)
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A starship crew goes to investigate the silence of a planet's colony only to find two survivors and a deadly secret that one of them has. (98 mins.)
 
49.
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
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A family vacationing in Morocco accidentally stumble on to an assassination plot and the conspirators are determined to prevent them from interfering. (120 mins.)
 
50.
The Beast of Hollow Mountain (1956)
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An American cowboy living in Mexico discovers his cattle are being eaten by a giant prehistoric dinosaur. (79 mins.)
 
51.
World Without End (1956)
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Astronauts returning from a voyage to Mars are caught in a time warp and are propelled into a post-Apocalyptic Earth populated by mutants. (80 mins.)
Director: Edward Bernds
 
52.
Warning from Space (1956)
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UFO's are seen around Tokyo. Because they look like giant starfish the aliens cannot approach us without creating panic... (87 mins.)
Director: Kôji Shima
 
53.
Rodan (1956)
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Mutant pterosaurs and prehistoric insects terrorize humanity. (82 mins.)
Director: Ishirô Honda
 
54.
Satellite in the Sky (1956)
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The British launch the world's first orbital vehicle. Their military sends a super-bomb along, which goes wrong and threatens the crew and a stowaway. (85 mins.)
Director: Paul Dickson
 
55.
The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
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Victor Frankenstein builds a creature and brings it to life, but it behaves not as he intended. (82 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
 
56.
The Mysterians (1957)
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Aliens arrive on Earth and ask permission to be given a certain tract of land for their people to live on... (89 mins.)
Director: Ishirô Honda
 
57.
Horror of Dracula (1958)
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Jonathan Harker begets the ire of Count Dracula after he accepts a job at the vampire's castle under false pretenses. (82 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
 
58.
The Blob (1958)
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An alien lifeform consumes everything in its path as it grows and grows. (86 mins.)
 
59.
The Fly (1958)
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A scientist has a horrific accident when he tries to use his newly invented teleportation device. (94 mins.)
Director: Kurt Neumann
 
60.
Vertigo (1958)
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A San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her. (128 mins.)
 
61.
The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958)
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We watch Baron Frankenstein escaping from the guillotine and going to Germany. There, he names himself Dr... (89 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
 
62.
War of the Colossal Beast (1958)
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Glenn Manning, "The Amazing Colosasal Man," believed dead after falling from the Hoover Dam, reemerges in rural Mexico, brain damaged, disfigured, and very hungry. (69 mins.)
Director: Bert I. Gordon
“ Just a very small segment. ” - emertens
 
63.
How to Make a Monster (1958)
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When a master monster make-up artist is sacked by the new bosses of American International studios, he uses his creations to exact revenge. (73 mins.)
“ Small segment ” - emertens
 
64.
From the Earth to the Moon (1958)
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In 1868, American inventor Victor Barbicane develops a powerful military explosive that he also uses as fuel for a moon-bound rocket manned by himself and a motley crew. (101 mins.)
Director: Byron Haskin
 
65.
Queen of Outer Space (1958)
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American astronauts are drawn by a mysterious force to the planet Venus, which they find to be inhabited only by beautiful women and their despotic queen. (80 mins.)
Director: Edward Bernds
 
66.
The Wild Women of Wongo (1958)
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On the tropical island of Wongo, a tribe of beautiful women discover that the other side of the island is inhabited by a tribe of handsome men... (72 mins.)
 
67.
She Gods of Shark Reef (1958)
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Two brothers, one wanted for murder, are shipwrecked on an island inhabited by nubile young women who have amassed a valuable cache of pearls. (63 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
68.
The Mummy (1959)
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In 1895, British archaeologists find and open the tomb of Egyptian Princess Ananka with nefarious consequences. (86 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
 
69.
The Angry Red Planet (1959)
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One of only two survivors from a Martian expedition is so traumatized she doesn't remember the circumstances of the trip. (83 mins.)
Director: Ib Melchior
 
70.
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)
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When a nobleman is threatened by a family curse on his newly inherited estate, detective Sherlock Holmes is hired to investigate. (87 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
 
71.
Battle in Outer Space (1959)
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The nations of the Earth unite in a common cause to fight off an invader from outer space. (90 mins.)
Director: Ishirô Honda
 
72.
Horrors of the Black Museum (1959)
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The promotion announced that this film was released in "Hypnovision" which gives an idea of the story... (93 mins.)
Director: Arthur Crabtree
 
73.
4D Man (1959)
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Two brothers, scientists Scott and Tony Nelson, develop an amplifier which enables a person to enter a 4th dimensional state... (85 mins.)
 
74.
North by Northwest (1959)
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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.)
 
75.
Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)
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An Edinburgh professor and assorted colleagues follow an explorer's trail down an extinct Icelandic volcano to the earth's center. (132 mins.)
Director: Henry Levin