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Act of Violence (1948) + Mystery Street (1950) [Re-UP]  Video

Posted by Someonelse at Oct. 16, 2012
Act of Violence (1948) + Mystery Street (1950) [Re-UP]

Act of Violence (1948) + Mystery Street (1950) [Double Feature]
A Films by Fred Zinnemann and John Sturges
DVD9 | ISO+MDS | NTSC 4:3 | Cover + DVD Scan | 01:22:05 + 01:32:42 | 7,57 Gb
Audio: English AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps + Commentary tracks | Subtitles: English SDH, French
Genre: Crime, Film-Noir

Act of Violence (1948) is the real film noir McCoy, albeit so meticulously directed by Fred Zinnemann in postwar-European style that it's virtually an art-film noir. Van Heflin plays a model small-town citizen suddenly confronted with a guilty WWII past, in the dark, limping, permanently trenchcoated figure of Robert Ryan. The film systematically dismantles the domestic security of Heflin's life till he's forced to flee his own home, which has become a trap, and escape into the nightworld of the big city. Mary Astor is superb as one of its few sympathetic denizens. Co-featured with Act of Violence is Mystery Street (1950), a hard-edged movie about a B-girl's murder and some of the proto-CSI techniques the police use to solve the crime. Directed by John Sturges, from a script by Richard Brooks and Sydney Boehm, the picture is enhanced by atmospheric Boston and Cape Cod settings and camerawork by Mr. Film Noir himself, John Alton.

Servants' Stories : Life Below Stairs in Their Own Words, 1800-1950  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by readerXXI at Feb. 1, 2017
Servants' Stories : Life Below Stairs in Their Own Words, 1800-1950

Servants' Stories : Life Below Stairs in Their Own Words, 1800-1950
by Michelle Higgs
English | 2015 | ISBN: 1473822246 | 209 Pages | PDF | 2.66 MB

Step into the world of domestic service and discover what life was really like for these unsung heroines (and heroes) of society.
Django Reinhardt - Djangologie 1928-1950 (2009) {20CD BoxSet EMI Music France 64bit mastering 5099960605023}

Django Reinhardt - Djangologie 1928-1950 (2009) {20CD BoxSet EMI Music France 64bit mastering 5099960605023}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 3.55 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.92 Gb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 529 Mb | 5% repair rar | 64bit mastering
© 1928-1950, 2009 Pathé / EMI Music France | 5099960605023
Jazz / Continental Jazz / Swing / Gypsy / South/Eastern European Traditions / Guitar

277 tracks 1928-50, 64bit mastering. Django Reinhardt recorded prolifically in many different group settings over 4 decades. It's difficult to know where to start or where to go once you've gotten started collecting a few of his recordings. The 20 cd Djangologie box set is the place to go once you've decided to take the plunge into Django's music. It covers all 4 decades chronologically, but rather than trying to comprehensively collect all of Django's recordings (including all of the ones where he is a sideman in dance bands etc) it largely concentrates on the Quintette and other small group recordings, which is what most people want to hear. The sound quality is very good and relatively consistent throughout the collection. There is a minimum of tape hiss, clicks and pops. The sound mastering hasn't overemphasized any portion of the audio spectrum and has instead gone for a balanced group sound. Highly recommended if you want to get serious about listening to Django without all of the confusion that comes from piecing together smaller complilations.

Walk Softly, Stranger (1950)  Video

Posted by fekmax at Oct. 3, 2016
Walk Softly, Stranger (1950)

Walk Softly, Stranger (1950)
English or Spanish (2 audio tracks) | DVDRip | AVI | 640x464 | XviD @ 1847 kb/s | 1.27 GB
Audio: AC-3 @ 192 kb/s | 2 channels | 01:20:56 minutes | Subs: Spanish (srt)
Genre: Crime, Film-Noir, Drama

A charming, smooth-talking gambler calling himself Chris Hale arrives in Ashton, home of the Corelli shoe factory. Claiming to have lived there as a boy, he soon ingratiates himself with the townspeople… including attractive heiress Elaine Corelli, wheelchair-bound since a recent accident. Chris, hoping to leave crime behind, seems to have excellent prospects; but of course, his past catches up with him…

Born Yesterday (1950)  Video

Posted by edi1967 at Oct. 3, 2016
Born Yesterday (1950)

Born Yesterday (1950)
Nata Ieri - Comment l'esprit vient aux femmes - Nacida ayer - Die ist nicht von gestern
A Film by George Cukor
DVD5 | PAL | 1.85:1 | 4:3 | 720x576 | 01:38:06 | 5% recovery | 3.9 GB
Languages: English, Italian, French, German, Spanish 2.0 AC3 @ 192 Kbps
Subtitle: English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Hindi, Portuguese
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Uncouth, loud-mouth junkyard tycoon Harry Brock descends upon Washington D.C. to buy himself a congressman or two, bringing with him his mistress, ex-showgirl Billie Dawn. Brock hires newspaperman Paul Verrall to see if he can soften her rough edges and make her more presentable in capital society. But Harry gets more than he bargained for as Billie absorbs Verall's lessons in U.S. history and not only comes to the realization that Harry is nothing but a two-bit, corrupt crook, but in the process also falls in love with her handsome tutor.

Outrage (1950)  Video

Posted by fekmax at Sept. 6, 2016
Outrage (1950)

Outrage (1950)
English | DVDRip | MKV | 704x478 | AVC @ 1877 Kbps | 1.14 GB
Audio: AC-3 @ 256 Kbps | 2 channels | 01:14:47 minutes | Subs: Portuguese (embedded)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A young girl is raped while coming home from work. The trauma of the attack turns her away from her parents and her fiancé, and, unable to face society, she runs away and, using an assumed name, takes a job on an orange ranch. A young clergyman takes an interest in her, although she won't confide in him. When a ranch hand tries to kiss her, she relives her terrifying experience and nearly kills him.

The Capture (1950)  Video

Posted by fekmax at Aug. 3, 2016
The Capture (1950)

The Capture (1950)
English or Spanish (2 audio tracks) | DVDRip | MKV | 720x554 | AVC @ 2182 Kbps | 29.970 fps | 1.62 GB
Audio: AC-3 @ 192 Kbps | 2 channels | 01:30:18 minutes | Subtitles: Spanish (srt)
Genre: Drama, Film-Noir

Badly injured and hunted by the police, Lin Vanner takes refuge in a priest's home, and tells him what has happened. When Vanner was working in a Mexican oil field, he captured a man who was suspected of a payroll robbery, but then felt responsible when the man died in police custody.

No Place for Jennifer (1950)  Video

Posted by ChumPaa at Aug. 2, 2016
No Place for Jennifer (1950)

No Place for Jennifer (1950)
A Film by Henry Cass
DVDRip | MKV | 1h 27min | 720x540 | AVC @ 1800Kbps | AAC @ 160Kbps
Lang: English | Subs: None | 1.19 GB
Genre: Drama

Jennifer (Janette Scott) is the 12-year-old daughter of divorcing couple William (Leo Genn) and Paula (Beatrice Campbell). Though both parents profess their love for Jennifer, both mentally abuse the poor girl during the custody tug-of-war. Unable to withstand the pressure, Jennifer runs away from home. She ultimately finds happiness with another family, where game-playing is not part of the agenda. Based on No Difference to Me, a novel by Phyllis Hambleton, No Place for Jennifer concentrates more on the sentimental aspects of the story than its does on the psychological effect a divorce has on an innocent child.

The Capture (1950)  Video

Posted by galmuchet at June 21, 2016
The Capture (1950)

The Capture (1950)
DVDrip | MKV H264-1383 | AAC@160 | 720x564 | Audio: English | Sub: French subbed | DVD Cover & Sticker | 1h30 | 1.0 Gb
Drama, Film Noir | USA 1950 | Director John STURGES

Badly injured and hunted by the police, Lin Vanner takes refuge in a priest's home, and tells him what has happened. When Vanner was working in a Mexican oil field, he captured a man who was suspected of a payroll robbery, but then felt responsible when the man died in police custody.
The Great Boom 1950-2000: How a Generation of Americans Created the World's Most Prosperous Society

Robert Sobel, "The Great Boom 1950-2000: How a Generation of Americans Created the World's Most Prosperous Society"
ISBN: 0312208901, 0312288999 | 2000 | EPUB | 464 pages | 2 MB