1950

Films without annotations were available as Netflix rentals as of 12/10/14.
View:
Log in to copy items to your own lists.
1.
Sunset Blvd. (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A screenwriter is hired to rework a faded silent film star's script only to find himself developing a dangerous relationship. (110 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
“ Netflix and Netflix Instant - reviewed ” - marie_D
 
2.
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.)
“ own ” - marie_D
 
3.
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
“ own ” - marie_D
 
4.
Harvey (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Due to his insistence that he has an invisible six foot-tall rabbit for a best friend, a whimsical middle-aged man is thought by his family to be insane - but he may be wiser than anyone knows. (104 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
“ own ” - marie_D
 
5.
Orpheus (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A poet in love with Death follows his unhappy wife into the underworld. (95 mins.)
Director: Jean Cocteau
“ own ” - marie_D
 
6.
In a Lonely Place (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
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
“ reviewed ” - marie_D
 
7.
Night and the City (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
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
“ Netflix ” - marie_D
 
8.
The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A major heist goes off as planned, until bad luck and double crosses cause everything to unravel. (112 mins.)
Director: John Huston
“ own and reviewed ” - marie_D
 
9.
Caged (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A naive nineteen year old widow becomes coarsened and cynical when she is sent to a woman's prison and is exposed to hardened criminals and sadistic guards. (96 mins.)
Director: John Cromwell
“ Netflix ” - marie_D
 
10.
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
“ Netflix ” - marie_D
 
11.
The Gunfighter (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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
“ Amazon Instant ” - marie_D
 
12.
Deadly Is the Female (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A well meaning crack shot husband is pressured by his beautiful marksman wife to go on an interstate robbery spree, where he finds out just how depraved and deadly she really is. (86 mins.)
Director: Joseph H. Lewis
“ own and reviewed ” - marie_D
 
13.
Last Holiday (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
When a lonely, unappreciated farm equipment salesman discovers he has only weeks to live, he withdraws his savings for a final holiday at a 'posh' resort. (88 mins.)
Director: Henry Cass
“ Netflix ” - marie_D
 
14.
La Ronde (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An all-knowing interlocutor guides us through a series of affairs in Vienna, 1900. A soldier meets an eager young lady of the evening... (93 mins.)
Director: Max Ophuls
“ On Hulu Plus ” - marie_D
 
15.
Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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
“ reviewed ” - marie_D
 
16.
Born Yesterday (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A tycoon hires a tutor to teach his lover proper etiquette. (103 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
“ own ” - marie_D
 
17.
Cyrano de Bergerac (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The charismatic swordsman-poet helps another woo the woman he loves in this straightforward version of the play. (112 mins.)
Director: Michael Gordon
“ Internet Archive and Amazon Prime ” - marie_D
 
18.
Stars in My Crown (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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.)
“ Amazon Instant ” - marie_D
 
19.
The Flowers of St. Francis (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The film dramatizes about a dozen vignettes from the life of St. Francis and his early followers - starting... (85 mins.)
“ On Hulu Plus ” - marie_D
 
20.
The Breaking Point (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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
“ own and reviewed ” - marie_D
 
21.
No Man of Her Own (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A pregnant woman adopts the identity of a railroad crash victim and starts a new life with the woman's wealthy in-laws, but is soon blackmailed by her devious ex. (98 mins.)
Director: Mitchell Leisen
“ Amazon Instant ” - marie_D
 
22.
No Way Out (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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.)
“ reviewed ” - marie_D
 
23.
Scandal (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A celebrity photograph sparks a court case as a tabloid magazine spins a scandalous yarn over a painter and a famous singer. (104 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
“ on Hulu Plus ” - marie_D
 
24.
The Furies (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
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
“ Netflix ” - marie_D
 
25.
Three Came Home (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The true story of Agnes Newton Keith's imprisonment in several Japanese prisoner-of-war camps from 1941 to the end of WWII... (106 mins.)
Director: Jean Negulesco
“ Amazon Prime ” - marie_D
 
26.
D.O.A. (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
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
“ reviewed ” - marie_D
 
27.
Panic in the Streets (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A doctor and a policeman in New Orleans have only 48 hours to locate a killer infected with pneumonic plague. (96 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
“ reviewed ” - marie_D
 
28.
Woman on the Run (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
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
“ reviewed ” - marie_D
 
29.
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.)
“ Netflix ” - marie_D
 
30.
Summer Stock (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A small-town farmer, down on her luck, finds her homestead invaded by a theatrical troupe invited to stay by her ne'er-do-well sister. (108 mins.)
Director: Charles Walters
“ Netflix ” - marie_D
 
31.
Stromboli (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Karen, a young woman from the Baltic countries, marries fisherman Antonio to escape from a prisoners camp. But the life in Antonio's village, Stromboli, threatened by the volcano, is a tough one and Karen cannot get used to it. (107 mins.)
“ On Hulu Plus ” - marie_D
 
32.
Variety Lights (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A beautiful but ambitious young woman joins a traveling troupe of third-rate vaudevillians and inadvertently causes jealousy and emotional crises. (93 mins.)
“ Netflix ” - marie_D
 
33.
Father of the Bride (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The father of a young woman deals with the emotional pain of her getting married, along with the financial and organizational trouble of arranging the wedding. (92 mins.)
“ Netflix ” - marie_D
 
34.
Broken Arrow (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Tom Jeffords tries to make peace between settlers and Apaches. (93 mins.)
Director: Delmer Daves
“ Netflix ” - marie_D
 
35.
Rio Grande (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A cavalry officer posted on the Rio Grande must deal with murderous raiding Apaches, his son who's a risk-taking recruit and his wife from whom he has been separated for many years. (105 mins.)
Director: John Ford
“ reviewed ” - marie_D
 
36.
Les Enfants Terribles (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In a snowball fight between schoolboys the handsome Dargelos hits the chest of Paul, who drops unconscious to the ground... (105 mins.)
“ on Hulu Plus ” - marie_D
 
37.
The Sound of Fury (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A man who is down on his luck falls in with a criminal. (85 mins.)
Director: Cyril Endfield
“ reviewed ” - marie_D
 
38.
House by the River (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A deranged writer murders a maid after she resists his advances. The writer engages his brother's help in hiding the body, and then watches as the brother becomes the prime suspect. (88 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
“ own ” - marie_D
 
39.
Young Man with a Horn (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A young trumpeter enjoys highs (musical success, fame, and fortune) and lows (sour marriage, death of his mentor, bout with alcoholism). (112 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
“ Netflix ” - marie_D
 
40.
Story of a Love Affair (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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.)
“ Netflix Instant ” - marie_D
 
41.
The Men (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A paralized war vet tries to adjust to the world without the use of his limbs. (85 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
“ Netflix ” - marie_D
 
42.
Wagon Master (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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
“ Netflix ” - marie_D
 
43.
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Starting with a violent prison break, clever, ruthless Ralph Cotter corrupts everyone around him. (102 mins.)
Director: Gordon Douglas
“ own ” - marie_D
 
44.
The Underworld Story (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The story of the fight of a small-town newspaper to free an innocent girl of a murder charge, with the publisher of a metropolitan city newspaper heading, by forced circumstances, the opposing forces. (91 mins.)
Director: Cyril Endfield
“ reviewed ” - marie_D
 
45.
Mystery Street (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A small town policeman is assisted by a Harvard professor when the skeletal remains of a pregnant prostitute turn up on a Massachusetts beach. (93 mins.)
Director: John Sturges
“ own ” - marie_D
 
46.
Cheaper by the Dozen (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
"Cheaper By the Dozen", based on the real-life story of the Gilbreth family, follows them from Providence... (86 mins.)
Director: Walter Lang
“ Netflix Instant ” - marie_D
 
47.
Three Little Words (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The story of the successful Tin Pan Alley songwriting team of Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby is told loosely and lightheartedly. (102 mins.)
Director: Richard Thorpe
“ Netflix ” - marie_D
 
48.
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 rose to fame while dealing with her love/professional rival, Frank Butler. (107 mins.)
Director: George Sidney
“ for sale on Amazon ” - marie_D
 
49.
The Damned Don't Cry (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A New York socialite climbs the ladder of success man by man until a life among rich gangsters gives her what she thought she always wanted. (103 mins.)
Director: Vincent Sherman
“ Amazon Instant ” - marie_D
 
50.
Stage Fright (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A struggling actress tries to help a friend prove his innocence when he's accused of murdering the husband of a high society entertainer. (110 mins.)
“ Amazon Instant ” - marie_D
 
51.
Madeleine (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The middle-class family of a young woman cannot understand why she delays in marrying a respectable young man. They know nothing about her long-standing affair with a Frenchman. (114 mins.)
Director: David Lean
“ Amazon Prime ” - marie_D
 
52.
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
“ Netflix ” - marie_D
 
53.
The Blue Lamp (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The daily routine of two London policemen is interrupted by a killer. (84 mins.)
Director: Basil Dearden
“ Amazon Instant ” - marie_D
 
54.
Armored Car Robbery (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A well-planned robbery goes awry, with tough cop Cordell in pursuit. (67 mins.)
“ own ” - marie_D
 
55.
Union Station (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A sharp-eyed woman spots a man with a gun on a train and her alert to the railroad police lead to the kidnapping of a blind heiress by a ruthless thug. (81 mins.)
Director: Rudolph Maté
“ reviewed ” - marie_D
 
56.
Where Danger Lives (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A young doctor falls in love with a disturbed young woman, becomes involved in the death of her husband, and has to flee with her to the Mexican border. (82 mins.)
Director: John Farrow
“ own ” - marie_D
 
57.
Destination Moon (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 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
“ Amazon Instant ” - marie_D
 
58.
Guilty of Treason (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
The story of Cardinal Josef Mindzhenty, a Roman Catholic cardinal from Hungary who spoke out against... (86 mins.)
Director: Felix Feist
“ Amazon Prime - watched ” - marie_D
 
59.
Rocketship X-M (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
An astronaut crew on their way to the Moon are unexpectedly propelled by gravitational forces and end up on Mars instead. (77 mins.)
Director: Kurt Neumann
“ Netflix ” - marie_D
 
60.
The Flying Saucer (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  
Both the CIA and KGB investigate UFOs in Alaska: friend or foe? (69 mins.)
Director: Mikel Conrad
“ Amazon Instant ” - marie_D
 
61.
Wedding Ring (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A jewelry store president begins to fall for the doctor treating her husband's illness (via Hulu). (96 mins.)
“ Hulu Plus ” - marie_D
 
62.
The Baron of Arizona (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Master swindler James Reavis painstakingly spends years forging documents and land grants that will make his wife and him undisputed owners of the entire state of Arizona. (97 mins.)
Director: Samuel Fuller
“ Hulu Plus ” - marie_D
 
63.
Five Angles on Murder (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A woman is murdered, but she is seen in different ways by different people. (88 mins.)
Director: Anthony Asquith
“ Hulu Plus ” - marie_D
 
64.
To Joy (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Two violinists playing in the same orchestra fall in love and get married, but they can't get along. (98 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman