Hidden Fear (1957)

Hidden Fear (1957) John Payne plays an archetypal B-Movie detective, whose ugly American bullying rides roughshod over the Danish police who suspect his sister of murder. André de Toth, shooting on location in the New Wave style, captures the bleak post WWII black market of seedy Amsterdam. I no longer remember any of you Perhaps … More Hidden Fear (1957)

Hijack Highway (1955)

Hijack Highway [aka Gas-Oil] (1955) Jean Gabin stars as a working-class trucker suspected of running over a man in the road. Gilles Grangier’s quasi-documentary focuses more on the daily grind of manual labor hauling goods and maintenance of trucks than on the heist that violently opens the movie. This film marks the beginning of the … More Hijack Highway (1955)

The Fountainhead (1949)

The Fountainhead (1949) From the novel and screenplay adaptation by Ayn Rand, King Vidor directs Gary Cooper, as the ruthless architect Howard Roark [modeled on Frank Lloyd Wright] and Patricia O’Neal as the devoted socialite Dominique Francon in this allegory celebrating unbridled capitalism in the struggle between individualism and collectivism. During the final courtroom sequence, … More The Fountainhead (1949)