... The Forgettable ... Of The 1960sby Akira_Chimera | created - 26 Mar 2011 | updated - 3 hours ago | Public
First of all, most movies on this list are not really bad. But they are not good either. In order not to bore you with every average movie I have seen I will restrain myself only to those of interest. That means you will find movies here that were successful at the box office but did not deserve that undue success or movies that did not stand the test of time. Other entries concern movies that are acclaimed by critics but to me are nothing short of being pretentious. Other titles could include films that were much talked about for whatever reason upon their initial release and therefore hold some kind of reputation that, however, do not qualify them for quality movies. You may also find movies here to which famous actors or directors contributed to but which are a let-down in the end nevertheless.
So, have fun browsing through my selection of the odds and sods of the movie world and let me know what you think.
PS: This list is by no means complete as I will add new worthwhile films as I stumble across them.
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1. Murder, Inc. (1960)
Not Rated | 103 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The rise and fall of a 1930's Brooklyn crime syndicate, known as Murder Incorporated, led by mobster Lepke Buchalter.
2. The Concrete Jungle (1960)
TV-14 | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
In UK, after pulling a racetrack robbery, repeat offender Johnny Bannion hides the loot in a farmer's field but the police and the local mob come looking for Johnny and for the money.
3. The Night Fighters (1960)
Not Rated | 90 min | War, Drama, Action
In 1941, the IRA plans a campaign to coincide with the planned German invasion of England. Dermot O'Neill finds it easy to get into the IRA, but can he get out?
6. Midnight Lace (1960)
Approved | 103 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
In London, a recently wed American woman's sanity comes into question when she claims to be the victim of a threatening stalker.
Votes: 4,224 | Gross: $7.40M
8. Let's Make Love (1960)
Not Rated | 119 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
When billionaire Jean-Marc Clement learns that he is to be satirized in an off-Broadway revue, he passes himself off as an actor playing him in order to get closer to the beautiful star of the show, Amanda Dell.
Votes: 6,220 | Gross: $6.54M
9. It Started in Naples (1960)
Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Drama
Mike Hamilton, a Philadelphia lawyer, comes to Naples to settle the estate of his long estranged "black sheep" brother. Once there, he discovers that the deceased has left an eight-year old... See full summary »
11. The Gallant Hours (1960)
Approved | 115 min | Biography, Drama, War
A semi-documentary dramatization of five weeks in the life of Vice Admiral William F. "Bull" Halsey, Jr., from his assignment to command the U.S. naval operations in the South Pacific to the Allied victory at Guadalcanal.
12. The Unforgiven (1960)
Approved | 125 min | Drama, Romance, Western
The neighbors of a frontier family turn on them when it is suspected that their adopted daughter was stolen from the local Kiowa tribe.
13. Cimarron (1960)
Approved | 147 min | Drama, Romance, Western
The Oklahoma Land Run of April 1889 sets the stage for an epic saga of a frontier adventurer, his wife and family and their friends.
14. The Alamo (1960)
Passed | 162 min | Adventure, Drama, History
In 1836, a small band of soldiers sacrifice their lives in hopeless combat against a massive army in order to prevent a tyrant from smashing the new Republic of Texas.
Votes: 13,490 | Gross: $17.26M
15. Ice Palace (1960)
Approved | 143 min | Adventure, Drama, History
After WW1, Zeb and Thor start a cannery business in Alaska but eventually they drift apart with Zeb becoming unscrupulous and Thor becoming involved in Alaskan politics.
16. The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (1960)
Approved | 124 min | Drama
In Oklahoma in the 1920s, Ruben Flood loses his job as a traveling salesman, when the company goes bankrupt. This adds to his worries at home. His wife Cora is frigid because of trying to ... See full summary »
17. The Fugitive Kind (1960)
Not Rated | 119 min | Drama, Romance
Valentine "Snakeskin" Xavier, a trouble-prone drifter trying to go straight, wanders into a small Mississippi town looking for a simple and honest life but finds himself embroiled with problem-filled women.
18. Sword of Sherwood Forest (1960)
Approved | 80 min | Adventure, Drama, History
While King Richard is away at the Crusades, some Nottingham nobles and their Sheriff plot to confiscate estates of fallen Crusaders but Robin Hood and Maid Marian foil their plan.
19. The Wizard of Baghdad (1960)
Approved | 92 min | Comedy
A genie turned mortal after his many failures is sent to Baghdad. As his last chance to prove himself he must help a prince and princess fulfill a prophecy.
20. The Last Voyage (1960)
Approved | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
After a boiler explosion aboard an aging ocean liner, a man struggles to free his injured wife from the wreckage of their cabin and ensure the safety of their four-year-old daughter as the ship begins to sink.
21. The 3rd Voice (1960)
Approved | 79 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Marion Forbes is the secretary, the lover and the creator of the financial fortunes of Harry Chapman, but Chapman falls in love with Francis and decides to marry her. The revenge of Marion ... See full summary »
22. It Takes a Thief (1960)
Approved | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A gang leader dumps her criminal boyfriend when he is convicted of robbery, but he recovers the stolen loot once he's released. In retaliation, the gang kidnaps his son and demands the money as ransom.
23. David and Goliath (1960)
Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Drama, Family
King Saul of the Israelites is visited in Jerusalem by the Prophet Samuel who foretells him that a war with The Philistines is inevitable and the shepherd David will become king.
24. The Bramble Bush (1960)
93 min | Drama
A handsome and successful young doctor returns to his home town in New England to see his dying friend for one last time. However, his friend wants to die because he is suffering so much ... See full summary »
25. Man in the Moon (1960)
98 min | Comedy, Romance
Scientists are looking for a man to send up to be the first man on the moon. A man immune to worry, disease, and even the common cold. They think they have found him until the impossible happens at Woomera.
27. Stop Me Before I Kill! (1960)
Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
After surviving a traumatic car accident, a race car driver travels to the Cote D'Azur to recover but is plagued by an urge to strangle his wife.
29. North to Alaska (1960)
Approved | 122 min | Comedy, Romance, Western
During the Alaska gold rush, prospector George sends partner Sam to Seattle to bring his fiancée but when it turns out that she married another man, Sam returns with a pretty substitute, the hostess of the Henhouse dance hall.
30. Cash McCall (1960)
Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Romance
Cash McCall is a young and slick business man who buys failing businesses and resells them. Grant Austen's Plastics is even more of a prize to Cash, for Cash is also making a bid for ... See full summary »
31. Flaming Star (1960)
Approved | 101 min | Western
When fighting breaks out between two cultures in West Texas, the mixed-blood Pacer tries to act as a peacemaker, but the "flaming star of death" pulls him irrevocably into the deadly violence.
Votes: 2,804 | Gross: $1.96M
32. Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960)
Passed | 112 min | Comedy, Family, Romance
A university professor leaves his job to become a theater critic, creating problems with his family and friends.
Votes: 3,785 | Gross: $11.10M
33. Surprise Package (1960)
Approved | 100 min | Comedy
An American gangster is exiled from the United States for criminal activity and is sent back to the Greek island where he was born. Once on the island, he is watched by a corrupt local ... See full summary »
34. The Bellboy (1960)
Approved | 72 min | Comedy
Mute bellboy Stanley works at the luxurious Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach. In spite of being a serviceable and friendly employee, the clumsy Stanley gets successively into trouble with his mistakes.
35. The Grass Is Greener (1960)
Approved | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Victor and Hillary are down on their luck to the point that they allow tourists to take guided tours of their castle. But Charles Delacro, a millionaire oil tycoon, visits, and takes a ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,183 | Gross: $6.00M
36. G.I. Blues (1960)
PG | 104 min | Comedy, Musical
Tulsa, a soldier with dreams of running his own nightclub, places a bet with his friend Dynamite that he can win the heart of an untouchable dancer...but when Dynamite is transferred, Tulsa must replace him in the bet.
Votes: 3,013 | Gross: $4.30M
37. Doctor in Love (1960)
93 min | Comedy
Doctors Burke (Leslie Phillips) and Hare (Michael Craig) leave the confines of St. Swithin's for the world of general practice, stopping off on the way as patients at the Foulness anti-cold... See full summary »
38. Can-Can (1960)
Approved | 131 min | Comedy, Musical
Montmartre, 1896: the Can-Can, the dance in which the women lift their skirts, is forbidden. Nevertheless Simone has it performed every day in her nightclub. Her employees use their female ... See full summary »
39. Bells Are Ringing (1960)
Not Rated | 126 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A Brooklyn answering service operator becomes involved in the lives of her clients, including a struggling playwright with whom she begins to fall in love.
40. Zazie dans le Métro (1960)
Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy
With her mother away for the weekend, a brash and precocious ten-year-old country-girl sets out to explore Paris during a Métro strike, under her uncle's not-so-watchful eye. Can a little girl cause so much chaos in the heart of the city?
41. Shoot the Piano Player (1960)
Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Charlie Kohler is a piano player in a bar. The waitress Lena is in love with him. One of Charlie's brother, Chico, a crook, takes refuge in the bar because he is chased by two gangsters, ... See full summary »
42. Crack in the Mirror (1960)
97 min | Crime, Drama
Three performers for six roles: this is the game of the film. A melodrama about two love triangles. In the first, Hagalin is killed by his mistress and her lover. In the second, attorney ... See full summary »
43. Wild for Kicks (1960)
Not Rated | 83 min | Drama