1950

1950 what a great year for movies.
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1.
In a Lonely Place (1950)
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A potentially violent screenwriter is a murder suspect until his lovely neighbor clears him. But she begins to have doubts... (94 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
 
2.
Sunset Blvd. (1950)
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A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity. (110 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
3.
Aventurera (1950)
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Left alone after her mother runs off with another man and her father kills himself, Elena attempts to make a new life for herself in a new city... (101 mins.)
Director: Alberto Gout
 
4.
All About Eve (1950)
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An ingenue insinuates herself into the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends. (138 mins.)
 
5.
Night and the City (1950)
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A small-time grifter and nightclub tout takes advantage of some fortuitous circumstances and tries to become a big-time player as a wrestling promoter. (101 mins.)
Director: Jules Dassin
 
6.
Orpheus (1950)
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A poet in love with Death follows his unhappy wife into the underworld. (95 mins.)
Director: Jean Cocteau
 
7.
The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
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A major heist goes off as planned, until bad luck and double crosses cause everything to unravel. (112 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
8.
Woman on the Run (1950)
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Frank Johnson flees police after becoming an eyewitness to murder. He is pursued around scenic San Francisco by his wife, a reporter, the police, and... the real murderer. (77 mins.)
Director: Norman Foster
 
9.
No Way Out (1950)
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A black doctor is assigned to treat two racist White, robbery suspects who are brothers, and when one dies, it causes tension that could start a race riot. (106 mins.)
 
10.
Les Enfants Terribles (1950)
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In a snowball fight between schoolboys the handsome Dargelos hits the chest of Paul, who drops unconscious to the ground... (105 mins.)
 
11.
Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)
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Det. Sgt. Mark Dixon wants to be something his old man wasn't: a guy on the right side of the law. But Dixon's vicious nature will get the better of him. (95 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
12.
The Furies (1950)
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A firebrand heiress clashes with her tyrannical father, a cattle rancher who fancies himself a Napoleon; but their relationship turns ugly only when he finds himself a new woman. (109 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
 
13.
Life of a Beijing Policeman (1950)
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Fifty years of modern Chinese history (1900-1950), including wars, revolutions and corrupt politics... (120 mins.)
Director: Hui Shi
 
14.
The Breaking Point (1950)
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An otherwise moral captain of a charter boat becomes financially strapped and is drawn into illegal activities in order to keep up payments on his boat. (97 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
15.
The Gunfighter (1950)
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Notorious gunfighter Jimmy Ringo rides into town to find his true love, who doesn't want to see him. He hasn't come looking for trouble, but trouble finds him around every corner. (85 mins.)
Director: Henry King
 
16.
The Black Rose (1950)
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A disinherited 13th Century Saxon nobleman leaves Norman England with an archer friend to seek his fortune in the Far East. (120 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
 
17.
Rashomon (1950)
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A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view. (88 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
18.
La Ronde (1950)
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An all-knowing interlocutor guides us through a series of affairs in Vienna, 1900. A soldier meets an eager young lady of the evening... (97 mins.)
Director: Max Ophüls
 
19.
Devil's Doorway (1950)
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After the Civil War, a highly decorated Shoshone Indian veteran plans to raise cattle in Wyoming but white farmers plan to grab fertile tribal lands by pitting the whites against the Indians. (84 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
 
20.
Broken Arrow (1950)
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Tom Jeffords tries to make peace between settlers and Apaches. (93 mins.)
Director: Delmer Daves
 
21.
Wagon Master (1950)
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Two young drifters guide a Mormon wagon train to the San Juan Valley and encounter cutthroats, Indians, geography, and moral challenges on the journey. (86 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
22.
Annie Get Your Gun (1950)
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The story of the great sharpshooter, Annie Oakley, who rises to fame while dealing with her love/professional rival, Frank Butler. (107 mins.)
Director: George Sidney
 
23.
Stars in My Crown (1950)
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In 1865, the small Southern town of Walsburg has become so dangerous that Parson Josiah Doziah Gray gives his sermons while holding a gun. (89 mins.)
 
24.
D.O.A. (1950)
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Frank Bigelow, told he's been poisoned and has only a few days to live, tries to find out who killed him and why. (83 mins.)
Director: Rudolph Maté
 
25.
Armored Car Robbery (1950)
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A well-planned robbery goes awry, with tough cop Cordell in pursuit. (67 mins.)
 
26.
Born Yesterday (1950)
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A million dollar Tycoon hires a tutor to teach his lover proper etiquette. (103 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
 
27.
Gone to Earth (1950)
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A beautiful, superstitious, animal-loving Gypsy is hotly desired by a fox-hunting squire...even after she marries a clergyman. (110 mins.)
 
28.
The Young and the Damned (1950)
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A group of juvenile delinquents live a violent and crime-filled life in the festering slums of Mexico City... (85 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
 
29.
Winchester '73 (1950)
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The journey of a prized rifle from one ill-fated owner to another parallels a cowboy's search for a murderous fugitive. (92 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
 
30.
Rio Grande (1950)
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Rio Grande takes place after the Civil War when the Union turned their attention towards the Apaches... (105 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
31.
Variety Lights (1950)
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A beautiful but ambitious young woman joins a traveling troupe of third-rate vaudevillians and inadvertently causes jealousy and emotional crises. (93 mins.)
 
32.
Story of a Love Affair (1950)
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Paola is a young, beautiful woman married to a wealthy entrepreneur. She meets her former lover Guido after seven years, but their relationship is marked by tragic events. (98 mins.)
 
33.
Halls of Montezuma (1951)
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A company of Marines races against the clock to find a Japanese rocket base. (113 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
 
34.
The Happiest Days of Your Life (1950)
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Chaos ensues for staff and students alike when an all-boys and an all-girls school are amalgamated into one. (81 mins.)
Director: Frank Launder
 
35.
Kon-Tiki (1950 Documentary)
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A documentary about the Kon-Tiki expedition of the Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl. (77 mins.)
Director: Thor Heyerdahl
 
36.
Destination Moon (1950)
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One of the first science fiction films to attempt a high level of accurate technical detail tells the story of the first trip to the Moon. (92 mins.)
Director: Irving Pichel
 
37.
Beauty and the Devil (1950)
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The Faust story retold, with an aged alchemist accepting the gift of renewed youth from the devilish Mephistopheles. (96 mins.)
Director: René Clair
 
38.
Odette (1950)
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This is the story of a brave woman who volunteered to join SOE (Special Operations Executive) during WWII... (124 mins.)
Director: Herbert Wilcox
 
39.
Xi lu xiang (1950)
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Bruce Lee shined in his first leading role as A-Chang in this vivacious social comedy, playing a 10-year-old... (80 mins.)
Director: Fung Fung
 
40.
Two Flags West (1950)
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Forced by circumstances,Confederate POWs and Union soldiers join forces against Indians but old animosities resurface during their fragile alliance. (92 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
41.
The Inheritance (1950)
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An French governess marries the English Lord she is working for. When he dies, she inherits his estate... (91 mins.)
Director: Bernard Knowles
 
42.
Hillbilly Hare (1950 Short Film)
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While vacationing in the Ozark Mountains, Bugs Bunny encounters Curt and Pumpkinhead Martin, two dimwitted hillbillies who are duped by Bugs into a violent square dance. (7 mins.)
Director: Robert McKimson
 
43.
Rabbit of Seville (1950 Short Film)
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Bugs and Elmer supply new lyrics to Rossini's opera. (7 mins.)
 
44.
Boobs in the Woods (1950 Short Film)
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Daffy Duck disguises himself as an old mountain man, as a sheriff, as an executioner, and as Pocahontas to heckle Porky Pig, who has come to what he thought was a secluded woodland to paint pictures of the scenery. (7 mins.)
Director: Robert McKimson
Stars: Mel Blanc
 
45.
8 Ball Bunny (1950 Short Film)
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Bugs helps a penguin go home via New Orleans, Martinique, the Panama Canal and finally the South Pole. But the penguin's home is in New Jersey. (7 mins.)
 
46.
The Scarlet Pumpernickel (1950 Short Film)
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Daffy Duck pitches to J.L. Warner a starring role with himself in a ridiculously over the top swashbuckler film. (7 mins.)
 
47.
Bunker Hill Bunny (1950 Short Film)
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Sam Von Schamm The Hessian and Bugs Bunny fight it out in the little known American Revolutionary War Battle of Bagel Heights. (7 mins.)
Director: I. Freleng
Stars: Mel Blanc
 
48.
Gerald McBoing-Boing (1950 Short Film)
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The story of a little boy who would only talk in sound effects. With story by Dr. Seuss (and Bill Scott of Rocky and Bullwinkle fame) this cartoon won the Oscar for best short subject (animated) for 1950. (8 mins.)
Director: Robert Cannon
 
49.
Manèges (1950)
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After having spent all his money to fullfill the smallest wish of his wife Dora, Robert is still madly in love with her... (91 mins.)
Director: Yves Allégret
 
50.
Born to Be Bad (1950)
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Christabel fools everyone with her sweet exterior including her cousin Donna and Donna's wealthy fiancée Curtis... (94 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray