Haven't you seen Darby O'Gill And The Little People (1959)? Janet starred with another up and coming actor, Sean Connery, and Albert Sharpe, who came out of retirement to play the title role. This is a splendid fantasy film with some genuinely scary moments. Janet and Sean even sing a duet. This is a must for any collection.
Watch this and then see these other four films.
Third Man On The Mountain (1959) I loved James Ramsey Ullman's novels about mountain climbing, and this was an excellent adaptation. The cast is excellent and Janet and James MacArthur make an attractive couple. The mountain sequences are well filmed and the film holds up today.
Swiss Family Robinson (1960) Janet again co-stars with James MacArthur in this rousing Disney adventure. She was always believable in her roles and looks like she was having a good time.
The Day The Earth Caught Fire (1961) Janet stars in this nifty Sci-Fi drama, directed by the always-reliable Val Guest. Lots of fun.
The Trollenberg Terror (UK) (1958) Janet is a young girl who has a psychic link with aliens invading earth. The special effects are weak, but the script and performances are good, and there is genuine suspense at times. In the US this was released as The Crawling Eye. 'Nuff said.
*Contributed by: "Eric Jamborsky" Date: Fri, July 28 2006 / 08:19:38 PST