HISTORY OF FILM: TIMELINE

A chronological list relating to the drama, history, and art of film and film-making, from behind the scenes to in front of the camera.

Please note:

This is a work in progress.
Some titles may be listed more than once in relation to a particular subject.
Relevant years appear highlighted in red, between curly brackets - {Year}.
Movie milestones are accompanied by a short description.
Where applicable; documentaries and relevant links relating to the films themselves, specific persons, related topics, or related historical events have been included.

Hopefully, this list may prove beneficial in providing the viewer with a fascinating insight into the multifaceted world of film and film-making, in a historical context.

Part 1 - Numbers 9 to 832: Chronological History of Film: The films, the studios, and related film-subjects.

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768.
Fast and Furry-ous (1949 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The very first cartoon in Warner Bros. popular Wile E. Coyote and Roadrunner series of cartoons. This one has the Coyote chasing the Roadrunner using a rather ingenious invention combining a fridge, a meat grinder, ice cubes, and skis. (7 mins.)
“ {1949}: The first appearance of both the Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote was in this Warner Bros' cartoon. Intended to be a one-time only appearance, their popularity called for another cartoon produced three years later, 'Beep, Beep'-(1952), and then a continuing series.

Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner - Looney Tunes Wiki: //looneytunes.wikia.com/wiki/Wile_E._Coyote_and_the_Road_Runner. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
769.
Beep, Beep (1952 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The Coyote chases the Road Runner through a maze of mine shafts, with their positions made visible only by the lamps on their helmets. (7 mins.)
“ Related topic: The Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote.

Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner - Wikipedia: //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wile_E._Coyote_and_The_Road_Runner. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
770.
Annie Get Your Gun (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
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
“ {1949}: Actress Judy Garland, suffering from serious personal and health issues (suicide attempts, a nervous breakdown, and heavy doses of prescription drugs) and failing to report to the set or often late, was suspended from the title role (of sharpshooter Annie Oakley) during the making of MGM's 'Annie Get Your Gun'-(1950) - she was replaced by Betty Hutton.

Judy Garland Database: //www.jgdb.com. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
771.
Ragtime Bear (1949 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
At the Hodge Podge Lodge, a crotchety, near-sighted Mister Magoo takes a banjo-playing bear to be his nephew, Waldo. (8 mins.)
Director: John Hubley
“ {1949}: UPA's Animated Magoo Voice cartoon character (aka. Quincy Magoo) made his debut appearance in this theatrical short. The popular character (voiced by Jim Backus) was crochety, eccentric, bumbling, semi-senile, short-sighted, resembling W.C. Fields, and forever finding himself in trouble due to his eyesight problems (and denial that there was any problem). It was the studio's first popular success, leading to numerous theatrical shorts. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
772.
1001 Arabian Nights (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Mr. Magoo's ancestor, Abdul Aziz Magoo, is the uncle of Aladdin, and falls in love with a princess. (75 mins.)
Director: Jack Kinney
“ Related topic: Mr. Magoo. Uncle Abdul Azziz Magoo. UPA's first full length cartoon. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
773.
All the King's Men (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The rise and fall of a corrupt politician, who makes his friends richer and retains power by dint of a populist appeal. (110 mins.)
Director: Robert Rossen
“ {1949}: Based upon the Pulitzer Prize-winning (1946) best-selling novel by Robert Penn Warren. Director Robert Rossen's Best Picture-winning film was a fictionalized account of the rise and fall of a backwoods rebel - a story inspired by the rule (and abuse of power) of Louisiana's colorful and dictatorial state governor (1828-1832) and Democratic U.S. Senator (1932-1935) - The notorious Huey Pierce Long.
In her film debut, Mercedes McCambridge won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Huey Long Official Website: //www.hueylong.com.

Academy Awards, USA: 1950 - IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/event/ev0000003/1950. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
774.
The Fifties (1997 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
“ The 1950s: The 1950s are sometimes referred to as the Golden Age. Color TV was invented; the polio vaccine was discovered; Disneyland opened; and Elvis gyrated his hips on The Ed Sullivan Show. The Cold War continued as the Space Race between the United States and the Soviet Union began. The 1950s also saw segregation ruled illegal in the U.S. and the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement.

1950s Timeline:
//history1900s.about.com/od/timelines/tp/1950timeline.htm ” - Dr-Faustus
 
775.
Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood (2010 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The history of Hollywood film from the medium's invention to the birth of the New Hollywood in 1970.
“ {1950-1960}: Specifically; Episode 6: The Attack of the Small Screens: 1950-1960.

Link: IMDb: Feature Films Released in 1950. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
776.
Trumbo (2007 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Through a focus on the life of Dalton Trumbo (1905-1976), this film examines the effects on individuals... (96 mins.)
Director: Peter Askin
“ {1950}: John Howard Lawson and Dalton Trumbo were imprisoned and the eight remaining members of the Hollywood Ten were convicted of contempt of Congress. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
777.
Dalton Trumbo: Rebel in Hollywood (2006 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The story behind the novel and the film Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo. (59 mins.)
Director: Robert Fischer
“ Related subject: Dalton Trumbo. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
778.
Cinderella (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
When Cinderella's cruel stepmother prevents her from attending the Royal Ball, she gets some unexpected help from the lovable mice Gus and Jaq, and from her Fairy Godmother. (74 mins.)
“ {1950}: Walt Disney Studios releases it's 12th animated classic. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
779.
A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Charlie Brown makes his way to the national spelling bee finals. (86 mins.)
Director: Bill Melendez
“ {1950}: The popular comic-strip 'Peanuts', created by Charles M. Schultz, was published for the first time in seven U.S. newspapers in early October of 1950.
After many television appearances, the first theatrical feature-film, 'A Boy Named Charlie Brown'-(1969), was released. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
780.
Snoopy Come Home (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Snoopy travels to see his sick former owner and then feels obliged to return to her permanently. (81 mins.)
Director: Bill Melendez
“ Related topic: Peanuts. Second feature-film. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
781.
Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The Peanuts gang goes to summer camp, and they participate in a river-raft race against some cheating bullies. (76 mins.)
“ Related topic: Peanuts. Third feature-film. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
782.
Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (and Don't Come Back!!) (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Charlie Brown and his friends travel to Europe as exchange students. (75 mins.)
“ Related topic: Peanuts: Fourth feature-film. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
783.
The Peanuts Movie (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Snoopy embarks upon his greatest mission as he and his team take to the skies to pursue their arch-nemesis, while his best pal Charlie Brown begins his own epic quest back home to win the love of his life. (93 mins.)
Director: Steve Martino
“ Related topic: Peanuts: Fifth feature-film. Produced by 20th Century Fox's animation studio, Blue Sky Studios. Scheduled for release on November 6, 2015. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
784.
Rashomon (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view. (88 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
“ {1950}: 'Rashomon' is released. Directed by Akira Kurosawa. A tale told through the subjective recollections and perspective of four different characters. A template reproduced many times henceforth. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
785.
Francis (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A Mule Wiser Than Many of the Humans. (91 mins.)
Director: Arthur Lubin
“ {1950}: 'Francis' was the first of seven fantasy-comedy films made by Universal Studios from 1950 to 1955. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
786.
Francis Goes to the Races (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The owner of a talking mule, now a horse-breeder, gets involved with gangsters. (88 mins.)
Director: Arthur Lubin
“ Related topic: Francis. Universal Studios. Second film. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
787.
Francis Goes to West Point (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Francis the talking mule gets his owner in and out of trouble while he is taking basic training at West Point. (81 mins.)
Director: Arthur Lubin
“ Related topic: Francis. Universal Studios. Third film. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
788.
Francis Covers the Big Town (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A man who has a talking mule gets a job on a newspaper, and both get mixed up in a murder trial. (86 mins.)
Director: Arthur Lubin
“ Related topic: Francis. Universal Studios. Fourth film. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
789.
Francis in the Haunted House (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
(80 mins.)
Director: Charles Lamont
“ Related topic: Francis. Universal Studios. Fifth film. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
790.
Francis Joins the WACS (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Peter Stirling (with his old friend the talking mule) is recalled to active duty...in the WACs! (95 mins.)
Director: Arthur Lubin
“ Related topic: Francis. Universal Studios. Sixth film. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
791.
Francis in the Navy (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A story following Lt. Peter Stirling and his dream being in the navy. (80 mins.)
Director: Arthur Lubin
“ Related topic: Francis. Universal Studios. Seventh film. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
792.
Mister Ed (1958 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Mister Ed is a horse who is owned by Wilbur Post. Mister Ed is not just any horse, he talks to Wilbur... (30 mins.)
“ Related topic: Francis. The 'Francis' talking-mule films inspired the widely-popular TV series 'Mister Ed'. About a talking horse. The series was first purchased by the Studebaker Company and put into syndication, after CBS refused to put the production on their network. It proved to be a hit and was subsequently bought by CBS.
The series ran from 1961 to 1966. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
793.
Winchester '73 (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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
“ {1950}: Anthony Mann's 'Winchester '73' initiated a cycle of more serious-minded westerns. It was the first of eight films that star James Stewart made with Anthony Mann. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
794.
Bend of the River (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
When a town boss confiscates homesteader's supplies after gold is discovered nearby, a tough cowboy risks his life to try and get it to them. (87 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
“ Related topic: Anthony Mann / James Stewart collaboration. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
795.
The Naked Spur (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A bounty hunter trying to bring a murderer to justice is forced to accept the help of two less-than-trustworthy strangers. (91 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
“ Related topic: Anthony Mann / James Stewart collaboration. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
796.
Thunder Bay (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Shrimpers and oilmen clash when an ambitious wildcatter begins constructing an off-shore oilrig. (103 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
“ Related topic: Anthony Mann / James Stewart collaboration. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
797.
The Far Country (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A self-minded adventurer (Jeff Webster) locks horns with a crooked lawman (Mr. Gannon) while driving cattle to Dawson. (97 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
“ Related topic: Anthony Mann / James Stewart collaboration. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
798.
The Glenn Miller Story (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Biography of bandleader Glenn Miller from his beginnings to his death over the English Channel in December 1944. (115 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
“ Related topic: Anthony Mann / James Stewart collaboration. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
799.
The Man from Laramie (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A stranger defies the local cattle baron and his sadistic son by working for one of his oldest rivals. (104 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
“ Related topic: Anthony Mann / James Stewart collaboration. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
800.
Strategic Air Command (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
An ex-pilot and current baseballer is recalled into the U.S. Air Force and assumes an increasingly important role in Cold War deterrence. (112 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
“ Related topic: Anthony Mann / James Stewart collaboration. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
801.
Sunset Blvd. (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity. (110 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
“ {1950}: The career of former silent star Gloria Swanson was revitalized with the release of Billy Wilder's black comedy. It was nominated for 11 Academy Awards. Wilder's film was controversial for it's unflinching look at the Hollywood studio system and it's politics, and for it's casting of former and current Hollywood legends as themselves to add a touch of reality. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
802.
All About Eve (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
An ingenue insinuates herself into the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends. (138 mins.)
“ {1950}: Joseph L. Mankiewicz's look at the sordid underbelly of theater showbiz earned a then-unmatched record of 14 Academy Award nominations and won six. Widely considered to be Bette Davis' best film role as the petulant, angry aging diva Margo Channing - who utterd one of the most famous lines in film history; "Fasten your seatbelts - it's going to be a bumpy night!" ” - Dr-Faustus
 
803.
James Dean: Forever Young (2005 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Documentary of the brief but memorable career of the now iconic James Dean. Narrated by Martin Sheen... (88 mins.)
“ {1950}: James Dean participated in a Pepsi-Cola commercial - his first acting job that launched his career. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
804.
The Men (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Paralized war vet tries to adjust to the world without the use of his limbs. (85 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
“ {1950}: Marlon Brando made his feature-film debut. A social conscience film with a message. It was the first instance of Brando's 'Method' acting and style. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
805.
King Solomon's Mines (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Adventurer Allan Quartermain leads an expedition into uncharted African territory in an attempt to locate an explorer who went missing during his search for the fabled diamond mines of King Solomon. (103 mins.)
“ {1950}: King Solomon's Mines was the first MGM film in the talkie era made without a musical score. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
806.
Destination Moon (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
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
“ {1950}: Destination Moon was one of the first science-fiction films to take a serious look at space exploration, with it's attempt to provide accurate details about space travel. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
807.
Treasure Island (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The treasure seeking adventures of young Jim Hawkins and pirate captain Long John Silver. (96 mins.)
Director: Byron Haskin
“ {1950}: Adapted from Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale, Treasure Island was Disney's first 'completely' live-action feature-film, and the first screen version of the story made in color. Before 1950, Disney had already released some films that combined live-action and animation. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
808.
Crusader Rabbit (1949 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
(60 mins.)
“ {1950}: The first American animated series produced especially for television. The show originally aired from 1950 to 1952, and also had a color version in 1957. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
809.
The Jazz Singer (1927)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy the traditions of his religious father in order to pursue his dream of becoming a jazz singer. (88 mins.)
Director: Alan Crosland
“ {1950}: Legendary singer/entertainer Al Jolson died at the age of 64 of a heart attack. The brash vaudeville comedian and actor became famous by his appearance in Warners' 'The Jazz Singer'-(1927), the first feature-length Hollywood talkie film with some spoken dialogue. His life was commemorated in two musical films; 'The Jolson Story'-(1946) and the sequel 'Jolson Sings Again'-(1949). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
810.
Al Jolson and The Jazz Singer (2008 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.7/10 X  
On October 6th of 1927 the Warner Bros. production "The Jazz Singer" had its premiere in New York City:... (85 mins.)
“ Related topic: Al Jolson and The Jazz Singer. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
811.
The Jolson Story (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
This movie shows the idealized career of the singer Al Jolson, a little Jewish boy who goes against the will of his father in order to be in showbiz... (128 mins.)
Director: Alfred E. Green
“ Related topic: Al Jolson. Film commemoration. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
812.
Jolson Sings Again (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In this sequel to The Jolson Story, we pick up the singer's career just as he has returned to the stage after a premature retirement... (96 mins.)
Director: Henry Levin
“ Related topic: Al Jolson. Film commemoration. A sequel to 'The Jolson Story'-(1946). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
813.
“ {1951}: Legendary film critic and theorist Andre Bazin established the influential and distinguished French film journal Cahiers du Cinéma (cinema notebooks), arguably the most influential film magazine in film history. Future filmmakers and critics, such as Jean-Luc Godard, Eric Rohmer, Francois Truffaut, Claude Chabrol, and Jacques Rivette contributed to the publication, advocating the auteur theory and proposing the use of more individualistic styles. Their ideas and writing gave rise to the French New Wave (Nouvelle Vague) by the end of the decade, and brought respectability to the idea of film as a legitimate field of study.

French New Wave: Complete Guide: //www.newwavefilm.com.

French New Wave Film (Nouvelle Vague): Where to Start:
//www.newwavefilm.com/new-wave-cinema-guide/nouvelle-vague-where-to-start.shtml. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
814.
An American in Paris (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Three friends struggle to find work in Paris. Things become more complicated when two of them fall in love with the same woman. (113 mins.)
“ {1951}: 'An American in Paris' was only the third musical to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. The two previous winners were: 'The Broadway Melody'-(1929) and 'The Great Ziegfeld'-(1936).
The film was also the first to win a Golden Globe award for Best Motion Picture (comedy or musical). A newly-created category in the 1952 awards ceremony. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
815.
The Broadway Melody (1929)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A pair of sisters from the vaudeville circuit try to make it big time on Broadway, but matters of the heart complicate the attempt. (100 mins.)
Director: Harry Beaumont
“ Related topic: Musical. Best Picture winner. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
816.
The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
This biography follows the ups and downs of Florenz Ziegfeld, famed producer of extravagant stage revues. (176 mins.)
“ Related topic: Musical. Best Picture winner. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
817.
April Showers (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A married couple who have a song-and-dance act in vaudeville are in trouble. Their struggling act is going nowhere... (94 mins.)
Director: James V. Kern
“ {1951}: The first pay-per-view movie system (phonevision) on television was tested in 300 Chicago households by the Zenith Radio Corporation. Families could send phone signals to decode the movies for $1 each, and 2,600 movies were ordered during the four-week test. There were three movie choices: 'April Showers'-(1948), 'Welcome Stranger'-(1947) and 'Homecoming'-(1948). ” - Dr-Faustus
 
818.
Welcome Stranger (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Crusty Dr. McRory of Fallbridge, Maine hires a replacement for his vacation sight unseen. Alas, he and... (107 mins.)
Director: Elliott Nugent
“ Related topic: Pay-per-view movie choices. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
819.
Homecoming (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Self-absorbed Dr. Lee Johnson enlists with the Army medical corps during World War II, more out of a... (113 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
“ Related topic: Pay-per-view movie choices. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
820.
The Thing from Another World (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Scientists and American Air Force officials fend off a blood-thirsty alien organism while at a remote arctic outpost. (87 mins.)
Director: Christian Nyby
“ {1951}: Christian Nyby's film (ghost-directed by Howard Hawks), is one of the earliest examples of an alien invader film, featuring filmdom's first space monster.
Director John Carpenter would later remake 'The Thing from Another World' yet remain more faithful to John W. Campbell Jr.'s original novella 'Who Goes There?' - on which both films are based. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
821.
The Thing (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
It's the first week of winter in 1982. An American Research Base is greeted by an alien force, that can assimilate anything it touches. It's up to the members to stay alive, and be sure of who is human, and who has become one of the Things. (109 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ Related topic: 'The Thing from Another World'-(1951) remake. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
822.
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An alien lands and tells the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets. (92 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
“ {1951}: One of the most thoughtful science-fiction films ever made. Robert E. Wise's allegorical film was released, featuring the most famous phrase in sc-fi history - "Gort, Klaatu barada niktu" as well as stunning state-of-the-art visual effects and a Bernard Hermann score. The classic cult film was also the first of many 50's Cold-War inspired science-fiction films, and featured the first modern robot, the silver giant Gort - played by Lock Martin. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
823.
The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Story (1951 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
After some preliminary remarks, Lionel Barrymore introduces Dore Schary, MGM's vice president in charge of production... (60 mins.)
“ {1951}: Aging motion picture mogul-executive Louis B. Mayer was forced to resign in 1951 after 27 years as head of MGM Studios that he had founded. Mayer's successor was Dore Schary. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
824.
Quo Vadis (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A fierce Roman commander becomes infatuated with a beautiful Christian hostage and begins questioning the tyrannical leadership of the despot Emperor Nero. (171 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
“ {1951}: MGM's lavish, big-budget, Technicolor historical epic was released. It was filmed on location in Italy with a cast of thousands, in the pre-Cinemascope era. It set the record for the number of costumes used; 32,000 in a single film. This film also marked Sophia Loren's film debut, in a bit part as a slave. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
825.
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her. (122 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
 
826.
The African Queen (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
In Africa during WWI, a gin-swilling riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship. (105 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
827.
A Place in the Sun (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A poor boy gets a job working for his rich uncle and ends up falling in love with two women. (122 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
 
828.
Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Junie Moon's face has been disfigured by ill-gotten burns, and depends on her friends and her wit to cope... (113 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
829.
Alice in Wonderland (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Alice stumbles into the world of Wonderland. Will she get home? Not if the Queen of Hearts has her way. (75 mins.)
 
830.
The King and I (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A widow accepts a job as a live-in governess to the King of Siam's children. (133 mins.)
Director: Walter Lang
 
831.
Gigi (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Weary of the conventions of Parisian society, a rich playboy and a youthful courtesan-in-training enjoy a platonic friendship, but it may not stay platonic for long. (115 mins.)
 
832.
Show Boat (1951)
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The daughter of a riverboat captain falls in love with a charming gambler, but their fairytale romance is threatened when his luck turns sour. (108 mins.)
Director: George Sidney
“ TO BE CONTINUED... Soon! ” - Dr-Faustus