As Young as We Are

The story of a teacher who has a relationship with a student sounds like something we’d see in a movie today.  Heck, how many Lifetime movies alone have used that as a premise? Not that I watch that stuff.  But long before basic cable, B-movie producers looked for any controversial subject they could to get…

Invisible Invaders

When Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D.W. Griffith founded United Artists in 1919 with dreams of greater creative control, I doubt any of them imagined that the likes of “Invisible Invaders” would one day be released under that company banner. I guess you could make a case that this 1959 sci-fi cheapie displays…

The Naked Street

Not many B-movies have an acting pedigree quite like today’s movie, 1955’s “The Naked Street.”  It features Academy Award winners Anthony Quinn & Anne Bancroft…not to mention Farley Granger from Hitchock’s “Rope” and “Strangers on a Train,” and the one and only Peter Graves.  I’m more used to films that star Who?, Never-heard-them and What’s-her-face?…

Three Bad Sisters

We’ve talked before about how truth in B-Movies titles was never considered a high priority.  Take the 1956 film “Three Bad Sisters,” a scandalous sounding title, but not terribly accurate.  But who can blame the producers…ya gotta admit, “One Bad Sister, One Crazy Sister, and One Slutty Sister” wouldn’t have fit on a theater marquee…