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1.
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
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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
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2.
Early Summer (1951)
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A family chooses a match for their daughter Noriko, but she, surprisingly, has her own plans. (124 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
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3.
The Browning Version (1951)
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Forced to retire from an English public school, an unpopular professor must confront his failure as a teacher and husband. (90 mins.)
Director: Anthony Asquith
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4.
Strangers on a Train (1951)
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A psychotic socialite confronts a pro tennis star with a theory on how two complete strangers can get away with murder - a theory that he plans to implement. (101 mins.)
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5.
Ace in the Hole (1951)
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A frustrated former big-city journalist now stuck working for an Albuquerque newspaper exploits a story about a man trapped in a cave to re-jump start his career, but the situation quickly escalates into an out-of-control circus. (111 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
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6.
Death of a Salesman (1951)
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Willy Loman is an over-the-hill salesman who faces a personal turning point when he loses his job and attempts to make peace with his family: Willy's long-suffering wife Linda, and Biff and Happy, his troubled sons and his life. (115 mins.)
Director: Laslo Benedek
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7.
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
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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
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8.
An American in Paris (1951)
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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.)
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9.
A Christmas Carol (1951)
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An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve. (86 mins.)
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10.
A Place in the Sun (1951)
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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
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11.
Awaara (1951)
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Raju lives as a derelict as a result of being estranged from his bitter father, a district judge, who threw Raju's mother out of the house years ago... (193 mins.)
Director: Raj Kapoor
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12.
Meshi (1951)
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Michiyo lives in the small place Osaka and is not happy with her marriage, all she does is cook and clean for her husband. (97 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
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13.
Diary of a Country Priest (1951)
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A young priest taking over the parish at Ambricourt tries to fulfill his duties even as he fights a mysterious stomach ailment. (115 mins.)
Director: Robert Bresson
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14.
The African Queen (1951)
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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
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15.
The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)
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A meek bank clerk who oversees the shipment of bullion joins with an eccentric neighbor to steal gold bars and smuggle them out of the country as miniature Eiffel Towers. (78 mins.)
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16.
Summer Interlude (1951)
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While waiting for the night rehearsal of the ballet Swan Lake, the lonely twenty-eight year-old ballerina Marie receives a diary through the mail... (96 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
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17.
The River (1951)
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Three adolescent girls growing up in Bengal, India, learn their lessons in life after falling for an older American soldier. (99 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
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18.
Detective Story (1951)
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On one day in the 21st Precinct squad room, assorted characters form a backdrop for the troubles of hard-nosed Detective Jim McLeod. (103 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
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19.
The Steel Helmet (1951)
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A ragtag group of American stragglers battles against superior Communist troops in an abandoned Buddhist temple during the Korean War. (85 mins.)
Director: Samuel Fuller
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20.
The Mating Season (1951)
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Ellen McNulty loses her hamburger joint and goes to see her son, who marries a socialite at the same time. Due to her modest background and a case of mistaken identity, Ellen poses as the newlyweds' cook. (101 mins.)
Director: Mitchell Leisen
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21.
People Will Talk (1951)
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Dr. Noah Praetorius falls in love with Debra, a student who finds out that she is pregnant by her old boyfriend. (110 mins.)
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22.
Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. (1951)
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During the Napoleonic wars, a British naval captain has adventures in Central American waters. (117 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
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23.
The Idiot (1951)
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A Japanese veteran, driven partially mad from the war, travels to the snowy island of Kameda where he soon enters a love triangle with his best friend and a disgraced woman. (166 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
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24.
On Dangerous Ground (1951)
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Rough city cop Jim Wilson is disciplined by his captain and is sent upstate, to a snowy mountain town, to help the local sheriff solve a murder case. (82 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
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25.
Alice in Wonderland (1951)
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Alice stumbles into the world of Wonderland. Will she get home? Not if the Queen of Hearts has her way. (75 mins.)
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26.
The Man in the White Suit (1951)
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An altruistic chemist invents a fabric which resists wear and stain as a boon to humanity, but both big business and labor realize it must be suppressed for economic reasons. (85 mins.)
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27.
Miss Julie (1951)
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Late 19th century. The young miss Julie lives in a mansion with her father. She has recently broken... (90 mins.)
Director: Alf Sjöberg
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28.
Decision Before Dawn (1951)
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As the US Army approaches Nazi Germany, they recruit German prisoners to spy behind German lines. (119 mins.)
Director: Anatole Litvak
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29.
The Enforcer (1951)
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A crusading district attorney finally gets a chance to prosecute the organizer and boss of Murder Inc. (87 mins.)
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30.
Susana (1951)
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An unstable young woman escapes from a reformatory for very, very wayward girls and deceptively finds... (86 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
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31.
Cry Danger (1951)
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Ex-con Rocky Mulloy seeks the real culprit in the crime he was framed for, in a night world of deceptive dames and double crosses. (79 mins.)
Director: Robert Parrish
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32.
The Well (1951)
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A small, racially mixed American town succumbs to violence and utter mayhem after a white man, who is suspected of kidnapping a missing black girl, is released by the white authority. (86 mins.)
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33.
No Highway in the Sky (1951)
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An aeronautical engineer predicts that a new model of plane will fail catastrophically and in a novel manner after a specific number flying hours. (99 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
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34.
The Thing from Another World (1951)
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Scientists and American Air Force officials fend off a blood-thirsty alien organism while at a remote arctic outpost. (87 mins.)
Director: Christian Nyby
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35.
The Red Badge of Courage (1951)
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Truncated adaptation of Stephen Crane's novel about a Civil War Union soldier who stuggles to find the courage to fight in the heat of battle. (69 mins.)
Director: John Huston
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36.
Adventures in the Red Sea (1951 Documentary)
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Excellent documentary film about diving to the bottom of the Red Sea. (87 mins.)
Director: Hans Hass
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37.
The Prowler (1951)
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When Susan Gilvray reports a prowler outside her house police officer Webb Garwood investigates and sparks fly. If only her husband wasn't in the way. (92 mins.)
Director: Joseph Losey
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38.
Storm Warning (1951)
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Marsha Mitchell, a traveling dress model, stops in a southern town to see her sister who has married a Ku Klux Klansman. Marsha sees the KKK commit a murder and helps District Attorney Burt Rainey in bringing the criminals to justice. (93 mins.)
Director: Stuart Heisler
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39.
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
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40.
Another Man's Poison (1951)
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In an isolated house, mystery writer Janet Frobisher is involved in potentially murderous relationships. (90 mins.)
Director: Irving Rapper
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41.
Laughter in Paradise (1951)
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When a millionaire practical joker dies, he divides his fortune among four heirs who must carry out his zany instructions to cash in. (93 mins.)
Director: Mario Zampi
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42.
His Kind of Woman (1951)
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A deported gangster's plan to re-enter the USA involves skulduggery at a Mexican resort, and gambler Dan Milner is caught in the middle. (120 mins.)
Director: John Farrow
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43.
The Model and the Marriage Broker (1951)
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Marriage broker Mae Swasey, who somewhat cynically arranges her loser clients' affairs, meets model... (103 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
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44.
Angels in the Outfield (1951)
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A young woman reporter blames the Pittsburgh Pirates' losing streak on the obscenely abusive manager... (99 mins.)
Director: Clarence Brown
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45.
Fixed Bayonets! (1951)
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The story of a platoon during the Korean War. One by one Corporal Denno's superiors are killed until it comes to the point where he must try to take command responsibility. (92 mins.)
Director: Samuel Fuller
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46.
Ginza Cosmetics (1951)
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A few days in the life of a quiet geisha, single mother of a young, smart boy, in the lively Tokyo quarter of Ginza... (87 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
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47.
The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel (1951)
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The story of the final years of the respected World War II German general, Erwin Rommel. (88 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
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48.
The House on Telegraph Hill (1951)
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Concentration camp survivor Victoria Kowelska finds herself involved in mystery, greed, and murder when she assumes the identity of a dead friend in order to gain passage to America. (93 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
49.
The Girl on the Bridge (1951)
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An elderly watchmaker stops a beautiful young blonde from committing suicide by throwing herself off a bridge... (76 mins.)
Director: Hugo Haas
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50.
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
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51.
Encore (1951)
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Adaptations of three short stories by W. Somerset Maugham comprise this anthology film where the celebrated author introduces each segment of the film in front of the camera. (85 mins.)
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52.
The Racket (1951)
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The big national crime syndicate has moved into town, partnering up with local crime boss Nick Scanlon... (88 mins.)
Director: John Cromwell
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53.
Royal Wedding (1951)
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Tom and Ellen Bowen are a brother and sister dance act whose show closes in New York. Their agent books... (93 mins.)
Director: Stanley Donen
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54.
When Worlds Collide (1951)
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As a new star and planet hurtle toward a doomed Earth, a small group of survivalists frantically work to complete the rocket which will take them to their new home. (83 mins.)
Director: Rudolph Maté
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55.
The Good Fairy (1951)
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(108 mins.)
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56.
Green Grow the Rushes (1951)
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A group of enterprising smugglers make use of an ancient charter to smuggle brandy into the southern coast of England... (77 mins.)
Director: Derek Twist
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57.
The Man from Planet X (1951)
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As a mysterious planet hurls itself toward earth, an enigmatic extraterrestrial scout arrives on a remote Scottish island with unknown intentions. (70 mins.)
Director: Edgar G. Ulmer
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