Highest Rated Feature Film Cinematographer Titles Released 1 January 1950 to 31 December 1959 With Stanley Cortez

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1. The Night of the Hunter (1955)

Passed | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

8.0
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99 Metascore

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.

Director: Charles Laughton | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish, James Gleason

Votes: 73,348

2. The Three Faces of Eve (1957)

Approved | 91 min | Drama, Mystery

7.2
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A doctor treats a woman suffering from Multiple Personality Disorder.

Director: Nunnally Johnson | Stars: Joanne Woodward, David Wayne, Lee J. Cobb, Edwin Jerome

Votes: 6,451

3. The Underworld Story (1950)

Passed | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.0
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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.

Director: Cy Endfield | Stars: Dan Duryea, Herbert Marshall, Gale Storm, Howard Da Silva

Votes: 542

4. Black Tuesday (1954)

Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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Gangster Vincent Canelli and bank robber Peter Manning escape from Death Row minutes before their execution by electric chair.

Director: Hugo Fregonese | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Jean Parker, Peter Graves, Milburn Stone

Votes: 238

5. Man from Del Rio (1956)

Approved | 82 min | Romance, Western

6.5
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A fast Mexican-American gunman kills a few notorious gunfighters and is hired to replace Mesa's dead sheriff but a crooked saloon-keeper wants him on his payroll or out-of-the-way.

Director: Harry Horner | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Katy Jurado, Peter Whitney, Douglas Fowley

Votes: 440

6. Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd (1952)

Approved | 70 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

6.4
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Rocky and Puddin' Head are waiting tables at an inn on Tortuga when a letter given them by Lady Jane for delivery to Martingale gets switched with a treasure map. Kidd and Bonney kidnap them to Skull Island to find said treasure.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Charles Laughton, Hillary Brooke

Votes: 1,856

7. Apache (1954)

Passed | 91 min | Western

6.4
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Refusing to let himself be re-settled on a Florida reservation, Massai, an Apache warrior, escapes his captors and returns to his homeland to become a peaceful farmer.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Jean Peters, John McIntire, Charles Bronson

Votes: 3,406 | Gross: $6.00M

8. Stronghold (1951)

Approved | 72 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.4
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In 1850s Mexico, the beautiful owner of a silver mine is kidnapped by a bandit leader, who needs money to finance his revolt against the Emperor Maximilian.

Director: Steve Sekely | Stars: Veronica Lake, Zachary Scott, Arturo de Córdova, Irene Ajay

Votes: 61

9. Top Secret Affair (1957)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy

6.3
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The head of a large publishing empire is dismayed when a top army general is about to be appointed to an atomic energy committee. She's determined to discredit him prior to the appointment ... See full summary »

Director: H.C. Potter | Stars: Susan Hayward, Kirk Douglas, Paul Stewart, Jim Backus

Votes: 347

10. Shark River (1953)

Approved | 80 min | Action, Adventure

6.3
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Clay Webley returns to Florida from the Civil War a hunted man and his brother, Dan Webley agrees to lead him and his wounded friend, Curtis Parker, through the Everglades to the Gulf of ... See full summary »

Director: John Rawlins | Stars: Steve Cochran, Carole Mathews, Warren Stevens, Robert Cunningham

Votes: 23

11. Models Inc. (1952)

Not Rated | 73 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.2
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A young woman gets involved in a racket in which beautiful young models marry for money.

Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Howard Duff, Coleen Gray, John Howard, Marjorie Reynolds

Votes: 31

12. Fort Defiance (1951)

Approved | 82 min | Western

6.0
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A former Civil War solider bent on killing the man whose surrender got his brother killed, later finds out a rancher wants that same man and his blind brother killed.

Director: John Rawlins | Stars: Dane Clark, Ben Johnson, Peter Graves, Tracey Roberts

Votes: 258

13. The Admiral Was a Lady (1950)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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Ex-WAVE encounters four fun-loving, work-hating men, all of whom want to marry her.

Director: Albert S. Rogell | Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Wanda Hendrix, Rudy Vallee, Johnny Sands

Votes: 251

14. The Man on the Eiffel Tower (1950)

Unrated | 97 min | Mystery, Thriller

5.9
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French police inspector Maigret investigates the murder of a rich Paris widow and ends up chasing the killer up the Eiffel Tower's girders.

Directors: Burgess Meredith, Irving Allen, Charles Laughton | Stars: Charles Laughton, Franchot Tone, Burgess Meredith, Robert Hutton

Votes: 674

15. Furia roja (1951)

101 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

5.7
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Directors: Steve Sekely, Víctor Urruchúa | Stars: Arturo de Córdova, Emilia Guiú, Sara Montiel, Felipe de Alba

Votes: 10

16. Yesterday and Today (1953)

Passed | 57 min | Biography

5.6
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A compilation of early-day silent films that serves as a glimpse back to the formative days of the movie industry as a salute to Hollywood's Golden Year, so proclaimed by the Hollywood ... See full summary »

Director: Abner J. Greshler | Stars: George Jessel, Jean Arthur, Mary Astor, John Barrymore

Votes: 5

17. Riders to the Stars (1954)

Approved | 81 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

5.5
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In an attempt to discover the composition of meteors, three astronauts are sent out into space in three specially designed rockets. Their mission is to capture a meteor and bring it to ... See full summary »

Directors: Richard Carlson, Herbert L. Strock | Stars: William Lundigan, Herbert Marshall, Richard Carlson, Martha Hyer

Votes: 553

18. Thunder in the Sun (1959)

Approved | 81 min | Action, Adventure, History

5.5
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1850 adventure story of the Basque immigrants on their way to California, their struggle with the Indians, and the development of a complicated love triangle.

Director: Russell Rouse | Stars: Susan Hayward, Jeff Chandler, Jacques Bergerac, Blanche Yurka

Votes: 302

19. The Basketball Fix (1951)

Approved | 65 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

5.5
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A college basketball star collaborrates with organized crime and becomes involved in 'point shaving.' A sportswriter tries to get him back on the right track.

Director: Felix E. Feist | Stars: John Ireland, Marshall Thompson, Vanessa Brown, William Bishop

Votes: 119

20. The Angry Red Planet (1959)

Not Rated | 83 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.3
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One of only two survivors from a Martian expedition is so traumatized she doesn't remember the circumstances of the trip.

Director: Ib Melchior | Stars: Gerald Mohr, Nora Hayden, Les Tremayne, Jack Kruschen

Votes: 2,476

21. Vice Raid (1959)

Approved | 71 min | Crime, Drama

5.3
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The bosses of the prostitution racket have one of their prostitutes go to New York City to entrap a police officer and get him thrown off the force. She does as she is told but then the gangsters make a mistake.

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Mamie Van Doren, Richard Coogan, Brad Dexter, Barry Atwater

Votes: 176

22. Dragon's Gold (1954)

70 min | Crime, Drama

5.2
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A bonding company sends an investigator to China to find out if one of its clients actually stole $7,000,000 worth of gold as claimed by the supposed owner. He is soon involved in a series ... See full summary »

Directors: Jack Pollexfen, Aubrey Wisberg | Stars: John Archer, Hillary Brooke, Noel Cravat, Philip Van Zandt

Votes: 5

23. The Diamond Queen (1953)

Approved | 80 min | Adventure, Romance

4.5
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In 1659, jeweler Gabriel Tavernier miscuts a diamond meant to surmount the coronation crown of Louis XIV. He's thrown into prison and his son, Jean, is sent to India, along with the Baron ... See full summary »

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Fernando Lamas, Arlene Dahl, Gilbert Roland, Sheldon Leonard

Votes: 72

24. The Neanderthal Man (1953)

Not Rated | 78 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.4
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Professor Groves, an expert in prehistoric life, proves his theories with an extract that'll regress a cat to a saber-tooth tiger and man to a Neanderthal.

Director: Ewald André Dupont | Stars: Robert Shayne, Joyce Terry, Richard Crane, Doris Merrick

Votes: 447



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