Movies I Have Seen: 1950'sby gjlhome | created - 11 Oct 2013 | updated - 6 days 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: 91,437 | Gross: $8.00M
4. A Place in the Sun (1951)
Passed | 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 | Drama, Mystery, Romance
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, Sci-Fi
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, 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)
TV-PG | 88 min | Adventure, 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: 2,147 | 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: 16,133 | 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)
Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Musical
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.
didn't record view date
22. Jack and the Beanstalk (1952)
Approved | 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.
tcm 5/18; have on dvd
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, Romance
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.
didn't record 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: 90,379 | Gross: $9.45M
didn't record 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)
Approved | 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
Magazine writer copes with modern life in the suburbs, stressing about the expenses. Then his editor assigns an article calling the suburbs the slums of tomorrow. His research yields interesting conclusions.
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: 28,067 | 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)
Passed | 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: 39,393 | 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