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Thread: 50s and 60s B-Movies

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    "A List" Customer SweetieStarr's Avatar
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    50s and 60s B-Movies

    i am interested to watch a lot of the old 50s and 60s B-movies, like "Hot Rod Girl" and all the other hot rod movies, the beat movies, etc. A lot of them were teen exploitation films about kids caught up in the "wrong crowd." There are a few sites that have DVDs available for purchase, but I would prefer to rent these films and/or watch them online, rather than spending money for a lot of DVDs on films I may not like. I checked my county library system, but they do not have them.

    Does anyone know where I can find these films?


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    Familiar Face
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    75 has a lot of 1950s rock n roll and "juvenile delinquent" movies in their selection. I'm not sure if the blockbuster version of online renting has a good selection of these sorts of movies, but netflix sure does... I've rented a ton of 'em through there.

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    New In Town dingus's Avatar
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    Blockbuster does have a good selection, too. Not as big as Netflix's but pretty decent, and Blockbuster online has a lot more movies than any brick-and-mortar store I've seen.

    Oddly enough, TCM will show a lot of 50s rock 'n' roll and delinquent movies. A month or so ago they showed "High School Confidential" and "Bop Girl" and similar films.

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    One of the Regulars imported_the_librarian's Avatar
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    Do you remember the matinee at the bijou? it was a PBS series that ran, at least for my area, on Saturday nights and had a couple of shorts and then a newsreel plus a main movie?

    Well, they are on YouTube and have been posting a LOT of stuff. You might try's the link:

    Of course, there is always the Internet Archive. They have got the open-source movies there that are really cool. I won't post the link, but if you use the google you can find them. Anyway, some of the movies they have include:

    Night of the Living Dead
    Bride of the Gorilla
    He Walked By Night
    Shadow of a Doubt
    His Girl Friday

    You might also consider, but that's mostly TV shows (full episodes 60's-70's-80's...but they have some classic movies thrown in also.

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    I mentioned in an earlier post check out It is mostly exploitation movies from the 50s and 60s. They also have "Scare" flicks made for the military.

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