Movies I Have Seen: 1950'sby gjlhome | created - 11 Oct 2013 | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public
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1. A Life of Her Own (1950)
Not Rated | 108 min | Drama
Small town Kansas girl, Lily James, is the latest model working for the Thomas Callaway Agency in New York City. Despite her small town roots, Lily is street-wise because of her tough ... See full summary »
2. Invitation (1952)
Not Rated | 84 min | Drama, Romance
Always believing she had a happy marriage, a young wife's trust in her husband is shaken when she discovers that her father had paid him to marry her.
3. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
PG | 122 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 85,841 | Gross: $8.00M
4. A Place in the Sun (1951)
Not Rated | 122 min | Drama, Romance
A poor boy gets a job working for his rich uncle and ends up falling in love with two women.
5. My Favorite Spy (1951)
Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Music
Peanuts White, a burlesque comic, is recruited by U.S. agents to impersonate international spy Eric Augustine (whom White resembles) in a mission to purchase a million-dollar microfilm in ... See full summary »
6. My Cousin Rachel (1952)
Approved | 98 min | Mystery, Romance, Drama
A young man plots revenge against the woman he believes murdered his cousin, but his plans are shaken when he comes face to face with the enigmatic beauty.
7. Monkey Business (1952)
Approved | 97 min | Comedy
A chemist finds his personal and professional life turned upside down when one of his chimpanzees finds the fountain of youth.
8. Meet Danny Wilson (1952)
Approved | 88 min | Drama, Musical
Danny Wilson and partner Mike make a meager living singing in dives and hustling pool. One night they meet entertainer Joy Carroll, who gets them a job at racketeer Nick Driscoll's posh ... See full summary »
9. Man on a Tightrope (1953)
Approved | 105 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
Czech circus owner-Clown and his entire troupe employ a daring stratagem in order to escape en masse from behind the iron curtain.
10. Macao (1952)
Passed | 81 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
Nick Cochran, an American in exile in Macao, has a chance to restore his name by helping capture an international crime lord. Undercover, can he mislead the bad guys and still woo the handsome singer/petty crook, Julie Benson?
11. Love Nest (1951)
Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Two married New Yorkers purchase an old, run-down building full of colorful tenants.
12. Lovely to Look At (1952)
Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Three Broadway producers struggling to get backing for their show hope one's sudden inheritance of a half interest in a Parisian fashion house is the answer. They travel to Paris only to learn the salon is in debt and requires their help.
13. Lorna Doone (1951)
88 min | Drama, Romance
Set in 17th century Scotland, a young woman falls in love with a humble villager whose community suffers under the rule of her despotic landowning family.
14. Little Fugitive (1953)
Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Family
A young boy fears that he shot his older brother, who is only faking. He then runs away to Coney Island, a crowded beach area, and gets money by returning soda bottles for their deposits.
Votes: 1,958 | Gross: $0.03M
15. Little Boy Lost (1953)
Approved | 95 min | Drama
A war correspondent who was stationed in Paris during WW II married a French girl who was murdered by the Nazis. After the war he returns to to try to find his son, whom he lost during a ... See full summary »
16. Limelight (1952)
G | 137 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A fading comedian and a suicidally despondent ballet dancer must look to each other to find meaning and hope in their lives.
Votes: 14,947 | Gross: $1.00M
17. Lili (1953)
Passed | 81 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
An orphaned young woman becomes part of a puppet act and forms a relationship with the anti-social puppeteer.
18. Let's Make It Legal (1951)
Not Rated | 77 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The nearly-final divorce of the Halsworths suddenly gets complicated when Miriam's old flame comes to town.
19. Just for You (1952)
104 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
Jordan Blake (a widower) is a successful Broadway Producer who has always been to busy for his children, Barbara and Jerry. Girlfriend, Carolina a musical comedy star, urges Jordan to take ... See full summary »
20. Jumping Jacks (1952)
96 min | Comedy
Nightclub comic Hap Smith assumes the identity of another soldier so he can tour army bases in a revue with his ex-partner Chuck Allen.
21. Jim Thorpe -- All-American (1951)
Approved | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The triumph and tragedy of Native American Jim Thorpe, who, after winning both the pentathlon and decathlon in the same Olympics, is stripped of his medals on a technicality.
never recorded view date
22. Jack and the Beanstalk (1952)
Not Rated | 70 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Abbott & Costello's version of the famous fairy tale, about a young boy who trades the family cow for magic beans.
never recorded view date
23. I Want You (1951)
Passed | 102 min | Drama
In 1950, small-town Americans try to deal with military conscription.
24. It Grows on Trees (1952)
Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Fantasy
What happens when an American family gets two trees that grow spendable money.
25. Inferno (1953)
Approved | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A tough, hard-driving business tycoon suffers a broken leg and is left to die in the desert by his scheming wife and her greedy lover.
26. I Can Get It for You Wholesale (1951)
Approved | 91 min | Drama
A ruthless fashion designer steps on everyone in her way in order to reach the top of her profession. Eventually she is forced to choose between her ambition and the man she loves.
27. Houdini (1953)
Approved | 106 min | Biography, Drama
The spectacular but tragically short career of magician and illusionist Harry Houdini whose tricks defied explanation and safety.
seen many times never recorded view date
28. Horizons West (1952)
Approved | 81 min | Western
Two brothers end up on opposite sides of the law in post-Civil War Texas.
29. His Kind of Woman (1951)
Approved | 120 min | Action, Crime, Film-Noir
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.
30. High Noon (1952)
PG | 85 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A town Marshal, despite the disagreements of his newlywed bride and the townspeople around him, must face a gang of deadly killers alone at high noon when the gang leader, an outlaw he sent up years ago, arrives on the noon train.
Votes: 85,904 | Gross: $9.45M
seen many times never recorded view date
31. Here Come the Girls (1953)
Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Musical
A clumsy, full-of-himself chorus boy gets a chance at Broadway stardom when he's a stand in for a leading actor threatened by an infamous killer.
32. Harvey (1950)
Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
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.
33. Hard, Fast and Beautiful (1951)
Approved | 78 min | Drama, Sport
Tennis prodigy Florence Farley is torn between romance and her mother's ambitions.
34. Half Angel (1951)
Not Rated | 77 min | Comedy, Romance
Nurse Nora Gilpin is attracted to lawyer John Raymond whom she dislikes during the day and seduces during the night, when she sleepwalks.
35. Half a Hero (1953)
Approved | 71 min | Comedy, Music
Audiences always roared with delight when Red Skelton went one-on-one with post-war life in The Yellow Cab Man, The Fuller Brush Man and other films. In Half a Hero, the legendary comic ... See full summary »
36. Gunsmoke (1953)
Approved | 79 min | Romance, Western
A young gun slinger tries to help a rancher and his daughter, save their land and cattle from an evil, wealthy land owner.
37. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Showgirls Lorelei Lee and Dorothy Shaw travel to Paris, pursued by a private detective hired by the suspicious father of Lorelei's fiancé, as well as a rich, enamored old man and many other doting admirers.
Votes: 25,917 | Gross: $12.00M
38. Gambling House (1950)
Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
In New York, a small-time hood, who took the rap for a murder committed by his crime-boss in exchange for 50 G's, faces deportation because he doesn't hold American citizenship.
39. From Here to Eternity (1953)
Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Romance, War
In Hawaii in 1941, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second-in-command are falling in love.
Votes: 37,071 | Gross: $30.50M
40. Forever Female (1953)
Approved | 93 min | Comedy
An aging actress refuses to admit she is too old to play the ingénue role anymore.
41. Forbidden (1953)
Approved | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Eddie Darrow, seeking a mobster's widow in Macao, gets involved in a casino owner's affairs.
42. Flying Leathernecks (1951)
Approved | 102 min | Action, Drama, War
Major Kirby leads The Wildcats squadron into the historic WWII battle of Guadalcanal.
43. 5 Fingers (1952)
Approved | 108 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
During WWII the valet to the British Ambassador to Ankara sells British secrets to the Germans while trying to romance a refugee Polish countess.
44. Fancy Pants (1950)
Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Musical, Western
An American actor (Arthur Tyler) impersonating an English butler is hired by a nouveau riche woman (Effie Floud) from New Mexico to refine her husband and headstrong daughter (Aggie). The ... See full summary »
Votes: 977 | Gross: $2.60M
45. Excuse My Dust (1951)
82 min | Comedy, Musical
Joe, inventor in an American Small town of 1895 has problems with his new invention, a car, driven with a gasoline motor. Everybody is making fun about his "crazy invention", only his girl ... See full summary »
46. East of Sumatra (1953)
Approved | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
Tough Duke Mullane tries to open a new mine in the jungle, but the natives turn hostile...except for one lissome dancer.
47. Dream Wife (1953)
Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Romance
A business tycoon decides to wed a Middle Eastern princess whose customs dictate the pair must live apart for several months before marrying; even more complications settle in when the tycoon's ex-fiancée is assigned to chaperone the pair.
48. Double Dynamite (1951)
Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Music
An innocent bank teller, suspected of embezzlement, is aided by an eccentric, wisecracking waiter.
49. Don't Bother to Knock (1952)
Approved | 76 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery
After being dumped by his girlfriend, an airline pilot pursues a babysitter in his hotel and gradually realizes she's dangerous.
50. Devil's Doorway (1950)
Approved | 84 min | Romance, Western
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.
51. Detective Story (1951)
Approved | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
On one day in the 21st Precinct squad room, assorted characters form a backdrop for the troubles of hard-nosed Detective Jim McLeod.
didn't record view date
52. Decision Before Dawn (1951)
Not Rated | 119 min | Drama, War
As the US Army approaches Nazi Germany, they recruit German prisoners to spy behind German lines.
53. Deadline - U.S.A. (1952)
87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
With his newspaper about to be sold, crusading editor Ed Hutcheson tries to complete an exposé on gangster Rienzi.
54. David and Bathsheba (1951)
Approved | 116 min | Drama, History, Romance
After King David sees the beautiful Bathsheba bathing from the palace roof, he enters into an adulterous affair which has tragic consequences for his family and Israel.
55. Dallas (1950)
Approved | 94 min | Romance, Western
A former Confederate officer hunting for an outlaw who wronged him finds him in Dallas, but now as a wealthy, respectable citizen.
56. Come Fill the Cup (1951)
113 min | Drama
Alcoholic newspaperman Lew Marsh hits bottom, loses his job and is rehabilitated by Charley Dolan. After six years on the wagon he gets his job back and devotes himself to other recovering ... See full summary »
57. Come Back, Little Sheba (1952)
Approved | 99 min | Drama, Romance
An emotionally remote recovering alcoholic and his dowdy, unambitious wife face a personal crisis when they take in an attractive lodger.
58. Clash by Night (1952)
Approved | 105 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance
Mae Doyle comes back to her hometown a cynical woman. Her brother Joe fears that his love, fish cannery worker Peggy, may wind up like Mae. Mae marries Jerry and has a baby; she is happy but restless, drawn to Jerry's friend Earl.
59. City Beneath the Sea (1953)
Passed | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Two American divers are distracted by fair ladies and skulduggery while trying to salvage a gold ship off Jamaica.
60. Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. (1951)
Not Rated | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
During the Napoleonic wars, a British naval captain has adventures in Central American waters.
61. Callaway Went Thataway (1951)
Approved | 81 min | Comedy, Western
Two marketing professionals hire a lookalike of classic western actor Smoky Callaway to impersonate the actor and make new films, but things go awry when the real Callaway, thought long missing, returns.
62. Broken Arrow (1950)
Approved | 93 min | Drama, Romance, Western
Tom Jeffords tries to make peace between settlers and Apaches.
63. Bright Victory (1951)
Approved | 97 min | Drama, Romance, War
After he gets blinded by a German sniper's bullet in 1943, Sergeant Larry Nevins begins the long and painful road to recovery.
64. Bright Leaf (1950)
Approved | 110 min | Drama, Romance
In 1894, Brant Royle shocks the aristocratic tobacco growers of Kingsmont by planning to mass-produce cigarettes.
65. Botany Bay (1952)
Approved | 93 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
In 1787, American medical student Hugh Tallant and British convicts are sent from London to New South Wales on a ship commanded by the evil Captain Gilbert.
66. Born Yesterday (1950)
Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A tycoon hires a tutor to teach his lover proper etiquette.
67. Big Jim McLain (1952)
Approved | 90 min | Crime, Drama, History
In the post-war Hawaii, House Un-American Activities Committee investigators Jim McLain and Mal Baxter hunt down Communists.
68. Ace in the Hole (1951)
Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Film-Noir
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.
Votes: 22,144 | Gross: $3.97M
1/94 aka "The Big Carnival"
69. Beware, My Lovely (1952)
Approved | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A psychopath takes a job as a handyman at the house of a lonely widow.
70. Beneath the 12-Mile Reef (1953)
Approved | 102 min | Adventure
Fierce competition among sponge fishermen forces a Greek-American family to fish in the dangerous 12-mile reef area off the western coast of Florida.
didn't record view date
71. Bend of the River (1952)
Approved | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
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.
72. Because of You (1952)
Approved | 95 min | Drama, Romance
A female ex-con falls in love and hesitates to reveal her past.
73. Battle Circus (1953)
Approved | 90 min | Romance, War, Drama
Set in Korea and made during the war, this is the love story of a hard-bitten Army surgeon, and a new nurse ready to save the world.
74. Appointment with Danger (1950)
Approved | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
When ruthlessly dedicated postal inspector investigates the murder of a co-worker, he finds that the sole witness, a nun, has been targeted by the killers.
75. Appointment in Honduras (1953)
Approved | 79 min | Adventure, Crime, Thriller
A wealthy American couple are hostages on an arduous jungle journey.
Votes: 395 | Gross: $1.15M
76. Another Man's Poison (1951)
Approved | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
In an isolated house, mystery writer Janet Frobisher is involved in potentially murderous relationships.
77. Angel Face (1953)
Not Rated | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Ambulance driver Frank Jessup is ensnared in the schemes of the sensuous but dangerous Diane Tremayne.
78. Along the Great Divide (1951)
Approved | 88 min | Adventure, Romance, Western
A U.S. Marshall and two deputies rescue a cattle rustler from a lynch mob led by a local cattle baron convinced that the rustler also killed his son.
79. All About Eve (1950)
Not Rated | 138 min | Drama
An ingenue insinuates herself into the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends.
Votes: 95,297 | Gross: $0.01M
80. Affair with a Stranger (1953)
Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
When a TV gossip columnist wrongly announces that the marriage between now successful playwright William Blakeley and his wife Carolyn is breaking up, New York friends variously reminisce ... See full summary »
81. Above and Beyond (1952)
Approved | 122 min | Action, Biography, Drama
Col. Paul Tibbetts piloted the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in World War 2.
82. Father of the Bride (1950)
Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Romance
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.
83. Affair in Trinidad (1952)
Not Rated | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Nightclub singer and her brother-in-law try to find her husband's killer.
84. Here Comes the Groom (1951)
Not Rated | 113 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Foreign correspondent Pete Garvey has 5 days to win back his former fiancée, or he'll lose the orphans he adopted.
85. Island in the Sky (1953)
Approved | 109 min | Adventure, Drama
A C-47 transport plane, named the Corsair, makes a forced landing in the frozen wastes of Labrador, and the plane's pilot, Captain Dooley, must keep his men alive in deadly conditions while waiting for rescue.
86. Jeopardy (1953)
Passed | 69 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A family vacationing on the coast of Mexico have to cope with multiple threats to their safety.
87. Escape from Fort Bravo (1953)
Passed | 99 min | Western
During the Civil War, a group of Confederates escapes from the Union POW camp at Fort Bravo but has to contend with the desert, the Mescalero Indians and the pursuing Union troops.
Votes: 1,968 | Gross: $1.45M
88. Cause for Alarm! (1951)
Not Rated | 74 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
An invalid husband wrongly believes his wife and doctor are conspiring to kill him and outlines that suspicion in a letter, which causes a serious concern when he ends up dying anyway.
89. Bright Road (1953)
Approved | 68 min | Drama, Music
Based on the story "See How They Run," which ran in the June 1951 issue of "The Ladies' Home Journal" and subsequently won that year's Christopher Award. The story was written by Mary ... See full summary »
90. Cry Danger (1951)
Passed | 79 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
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.
91. A Girl in Every Port (1952)
Approved | 86 min | Comedy
After two sailors are conned into buying a lame race-horse, they go ashore to sort out the problem, but when they realize that the horse is one of a pair of identical twins, their plan for revenge becomes more complicated.
92. Across the Wide Missouri (1951)
Approved | 78 min | Adventure, Romance, Western
Trapper Flint Mitchell and other mountain men from the Rendezvous join forces to enter virgin trapping territory but must contend with a resentful Blackfoot chief.
93. Hondo (1953)
PG | 83 min | Drama, Romance, War
Army despatch rider Hondo Lane discovers a woman and young son living in the midst of warring Apaches and becomes their protector.
94. A Slight Case of Larceny (1953)
Approved | 71 min | Comedy, Crime
Two army buddies down on their luck open up a gas station and get involved in a price war - in a somewhat underhanded way.
95. Calling Bulldog Drummond (1951)
Approved | 80 min | Crime, Mystery
With a ruthless gang terrorizing London, Scotland Yard calls Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond out of retirement. With the help of detective Helen Smith, Drummond infiltrates the gang under an ... See full summary »
96. Mogambo (1953)
Approved | 116 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
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.
97. Cry of the Hunted (1953)
Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A fugitive is pursued by a lawman who is obsessed with his capture.
saw on tv in las vegas 7/10
98. Crisis (1950)
Passed | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
While on vacation in a Latin American country, an American neurosurgeon and his wife become tangled in a revolutionary uprising against a tyrannical dictator.
saw on tcm in las vegas 11/11
99. An American in Paris (1951)
Not Rated | 114 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
Three friends struggle to find work in Paris. Things become more complicated when two of them fall in love with the same woman.
Votes: 25,080 | Gross: $4.50M