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1.
The African Queen (1951)
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In Africa during World War I, 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
 
2.
Man of Straw (1951)
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Diederich Heßling is scared of everything and everyone. But as he grows up, he comes to realize that... (109 mins.)
 
3.
Utopia (1951)
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Heading for a newly inherited island, the boys are shipwrecked and marooned on an atoll which has just emerged from the sea... (100 mins.)
Director: Léo Joannon
 
4.
Quo Vadis (1951)
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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
 
5.
The Little World of Don Camillo (1952)
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In a village of the Po valley where the earth is hard and life miserly, the priest and the communist... (107 mins.)
Director: Julien Duvivier
 
6.
High Noon (1952)
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Marshal Will Kane, personally compelled to face his returning deadly enemy Frank Miller, finds that his fellow townspeople refuse to help him. (85 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
 
7.
Othello (1951)
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The Moorish general Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with his lieutenant Michael Cassio when in reality it is all part of the scheme of a bitter ensign named Iago. (90 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
 
8.
The Return of Don Camillo (1953)
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After his battles with the communist mayor Peppone, Don Camillo is sent in exile by his bishop in a remote village... (115 mins.)
Director: Julien Duvivier
 
9.
Mogambo (1953)
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On a Kenyan safari, white hunter Victor Marswell has a love triangle with seductive American socialite Eloise Kelly and anthropologist Donald Nordley's cheating wife Linda. (116 mins.)
Director: John Ford
“ in english ” - liondancer
 
10.
The War of the Worlds (1953)
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A small town in California is attacked by Martians. (85 mins.)
Director: Byron Haskin
 
11.
How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
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Three women set out to find eligible millionaires to marry, but find true love in the process. (95 mins.)
Director: Jean Negulesco
 
12.
Rear Window (1954)
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A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbours from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder. (112 mins.)
 
13.
Dial M for Murder (1954)
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An ex-tennis pro carries out a plot to murder his wife. When things go wrong, he improvises a brilliant plan B. (105 mins.)
“ 3D ” - liondancer
 
14.
River of No Return (1954)
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The titular river unites a farmer recently released from prison, his young son, and an ambitious saloon singer. In order to survive, each must be purged of anger, and each must learn to understand and care for the others. (91 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
15.
08/15 (1954)
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(95 mins.)
Director: Paul May
 
16.
Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
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A rebellious young man with a troubled past comes to a new town, finding friends and enemies. (111 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
 
17.
Don Camillo e l'on. Peppone (1955)
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Bewildered, Don Camillo learns that Peppone intends to stand for parliament. Determined to thwart his ambitions, the good priest, ignoring the recommendations of the Lord, decides to campaign against him. (97 mins.)
Director: Carmine Gallone
 
18.
The Night of the Hunter (1955)
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A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery. (92 mins.)
 
19.
Die Ratten (1955)
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In the early Fifties Pauline Karka (Maria Schell) comes to Berlin. She is pregnant and totally penniless... (97 mins.)
Director: Robert Siodmak
 
20.
East of Eden (1955)
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A wilful young man contends against his brother for the attention of their religious father while reconnecting with his estranged mother and falling for his brother's girlfriend. (118 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
 
21.
The Trouble with Harry (1955)
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The trouble with Harry is that he's dead, and everyone seems to have a different idea of what needs to be done with his body... (99 mins.)
 
22.
The Ladykillers (1955)
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Five diverse oddball criminal types planning a bank robbery rent rooms on a cul-de-sac from an octogenarian widow under the pretext that they are classical musicians. (91 mins.)
 
23.
Rififi (1955)
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Four men plan a technically perfect crime, but the human element intervenes... (118 mins.)
Director: Jules Dassin
 
24.
Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
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A one-handed stranger comes to a tiny town possessing a terrible past they want to keep secret, by violent means if necessary. (81 mins.)
Director: John Sturges
 
25.
The Ten Commandments (1956)
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The Egyptian Prince, Moses, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people. (220 mins.)
 
26.
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
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A family vacationing in Morocco accidentally stumble on to an assassination plot and the conspirators are determined to prevent them from interfering. (120 mins.)
 
27.
The Captain from Köpenick (1956)
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A young shoemaker is arrested for stealing a small amount of money, and is released after being jailed for 15 years... (93 mins.)
Director: Helmut Käutner
 
28.
Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
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A Victorian Englishman bets that with the new steamships and railways he can circumnavigate the globe in eighty days. (175 mins.)
 
29.
Moby Dick (1956)
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The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick. (116 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
30.
The Shoemaker (1956)
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(75 mins.)
Director: Erich Kobler
 
31.
Confessions of Felix Krull (1957)
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(107 mins.)
Director: Kurt Hoffmann
 
32.
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
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After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors - while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it. (161 mins.)
Director: David Lean
 
33.
12 Angry Men (1957)
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A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence. (96 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
34.
Paths of Glory (1957)
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After refusing to attack an enemy position, a general accuses the soldiers of cowardice and their commanding officer must defend them. (88 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
35.
Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
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A veteran British barrister must defend his client in a murder trial that has surprise after surprise. (116 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
36.
Widower with 5 Daughters (1957)
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The five daughters of a widower want to him get married again. (96 mins.)
Director: Erich Engels
 
37.
Schinderhannes (1957 TV Movie)
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(102 mins.)
Director: Peter Beauvais
 
38.
Tired Theodore (1957)
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(92 mins.)
 
39.
Touch of Evil (1958)
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A stark, perverse story of murder, kidnapping, and police corruption in a Mexican border town. (95 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
“ OmU ” - liondancer
 
40.
Vertigo (1958)
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A San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her. (128 mins.)
 
41.
The Fly (1958)
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A scientist has a horrific accident when he tries to use his newly invented teleportation device. (94 mins.)
Director: Kurt Neumann
 
42.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
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Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son. (108 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks
 
43.
Vater, Mutter und neun Kinder (1958)
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(95 mins.)
Director: Erich Engels
 
44.
Immer die Radfahrer (1958)
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Three old friends are going on a cycle holiday, like they did 20 years ago. (97 mins.)
Director: Hans Deppe
 
45.
North by Northwest (1959)
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A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive. (136 mins.)
 
46.
Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
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In a murder trial, the defendant says he suffered temporary insanity after the victim raped his wife. What is the truth, and will he win his case? (160 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
47.
Ben-Hur (1959)
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When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge. (212 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
48.
Der Haus-Tyrann (1959)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Hans Deppe
 
49.
Drillinge an Bord (1959)
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Eduard, Otto and Heinz are identical triplets. Without knowledge of the others, the youngest of them... (82 mins.)
Director: Hans Müller
 
50.
The Bridge (1959)
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In 1945, Germany is being overrun, and nobody is left to fight but teenagers. (103 mins.)
Director: Bernhard Wicki
 
51.
The Hitch-Hiker (1953)
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Two fishermen pick up a psychotic escaped convict who tells them that he intends to murder them when the ride is over. (71 mins.)
Director: Ida Lupino
 
52.
The Searchers (1956)
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An American Civil War veteran embarks on a journey to rescue his niece from the Comanches. (119 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
53.
Stahlnetz (1958 TV Series)
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Stahlnetz was a German police procedural television series running from 1958 to 1968, and from 1999 to 2002.