50s - 50 Pack

by FlixDon | created - 25 May 2014 | updated - 03 Jun 2014 | Public

Nifty Fifties - 50 Movie Set 2012 50 film set from Mill Creek Entertainment Acquired May 2014 for $13.51 from Amazon.com Movies from the 1950s

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1. Africa Screams (1949)

Passed | 79 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Abbott & Costello search for diamonds in Africa, along the way meeting a visually-impaired gunner, a hungry lion, and a tribe of cannibals...

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Clyde Beatty, Frank Buck

Votes: 3,307

2. The Admiral Was a Lady (1950)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Romance

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: 275

4. Affair in Monte Carlo (1952)

Approved | 75 min | Drama, Romance

A writer tells a crowd in a café about a woman he knows, who once feel deeply in love with a desperate, compulsive gambler.

Director: Victor Saville | Stars: Merle Oberon, Richard Todd, Leo Genn, Stephen Murray

Votes: 122

5. The Angel with the Trumpet (1950)

98 min | Drama

In the nineteenth century, a young Austrian woman marries into a wealthy family and witnesses the country change through the course of four decades.

Director: Anthony Bushell | Stars: Eileen Herlie, Basil Sydney, Norman Wooland, Maria Schell

Votes: 83

6. Battles of Chief Pontiac (1952)

Approved | 72 min | Drama, History, War

During the 1700s, in the Great Lakes region the British troops have driven the French out and with help from the mercenary Hessian troops the British plan to annihilate the native tribes of the Ottawas.

Director: Felix E. Feist | Stars: Lex Barker, Helen Westcott, Lon Chaney Jr., Berry Kroeger

Votes: 136

7. Behave Yourself! (1951)

Not Rated | 81 min | Comedy, Crime

When a cute Welsh terrier follows Bill Denny home, little does he know that all gangland has its eye on that dog. Who will be bumbling Bill's undoing - the gangsters, the cops, or his suspicious mother-in-law?

Director: George Beck | Stars: Farley Granger, Shelley Winters, William Demarest, Francis L. Sullivan

Votes: 546

8. Beneath the 12-Mile Reef (1953)

Approved | 102 min | Adventure, Drama

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.

Director: Robert D. Webb | Stars: Robert Wagner, Terry Moore, Gilbert Roland, J. Carrol Naish

Votes: 1,115

9. The Bigamist (1953)

Approved | 80 min | Drama, Film-Noir

A man secretly married to two women feels the pressure of his deceit.

Director: Ida Lupino | Stars: Joan Fontaine, Ida Lupino, Edmund Gwenn, Edmond O'Brien

Votes: 2,653

10. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)
Episode: A Bolt of Lightning (1951)

60 min | Drama

The story of James Otis, a Boston attorney and American patriot who contested the right of British troops to search colonists' homes during the American Revolutionary War.

Director: Paul Nickell | Stars: Charlton Heston, Romney Brent, Rita Grapel, Celia Johnson

Votes: 32

11. Borderline (1950)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Two undercover agents infiltrate a drug-smuggling ring in Mexico, but neither is aware of the other's identity.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Claire Trevor, Raymond Burr, José Torvay

Votes: 1,045

12. Buffalo Bill in Tomahawk Territory (1952)

Passed | 66 min | Comedy, Music, Western

Made during the period when Clayton Moore had been replaced on the Lone Ranger television series by John Hart, but actually appears to have been made during the dawn of the sound era ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard B. Ray | Stars: Clayton Moore, Slim Andrews, Charles Harvey, Rodd Redwing

Votes: 96

13. Captain Scarface (1953)

Approved | 72 min | Action, Drama, Romance

A man desperate to leave South America books passage on a freighter, and learns that the captain has made plans to force a scientist to participate in a mission of destruction.

Director: Paul Guilfoyle | Stars: Barton MacLane, Virginia Grey, Leif Erickson, Peter Coe

Votes: 170

14. The Capture (1950)

Approved | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Western

A badly injured fugitive explains to a priest how he came to be in his present predicament.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Lew Ayres, Teresa Wright, Victor Jory, Jacqueline White

Votes: 405

15. Cause for Alarm! (1951)

Passed | 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.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Loretta Young, Barry Sullivan, Bruce Cowling, Margalo Gillmore

Votes: 1,688

16. Chained for Life (1952)

Not Rated | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A Siamese twin kills the husband who left her. The courts have to decide if she is convicted of murder, how can they punish her sister, who had nothing to do with the crime?

Director: Harry L. Fraser | Stars: Violet Hilton, Daisy Hilton, Mario Laval, Allen Jenkins

Votes: 353

17. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)
Episode: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1952)

60 min | Drama

A modern New England man travels back to the days of King Arthur and battles Merlin the Magician.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Thomas Mitchell, Boris Karloff, Berry Kroeger, Salem Ludwig

Votes: 43

18. The Conquest of Everest (1953)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, Adventure

Documentary that covers the famous and successful expedition of the Everest conquest by Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary, the first climbers to reach its peak.

Director: George Lowe | Stars: Meredith Edwards, John Hunt, George Band, Tom Bourdillon

Votes: 241

19. Cyrano de Bergerac (1950)

Not Rated | 113 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

The charismatic swordsman-poet helps another woo the woman he loves in this straightforward version of the play.

Director: Michael Gordon | Stars: José Ferrer, Mala Powers, William Prince, Morris Carnovsky

Votes: 3,483

20. The Groom Wore Spurs (1951)

Approved | 81 min | Comedy

An attorney is hired to keep a dumb cowboy out of trouble.

Director: Richard Whorf | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Jack Carson, Joan Davis, Stanley Ridges

Votes: 235

21. Home Town Story (1951)

Passed | 61 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

After failing to be re-elected, politician Blake Washburn returns home and becomes editor of the local newspaper. When he notices the influence the paper has on the public, he uses it to appeal to potential voters in the next election.

Director: Arthur Pierson | Stars: Jeffrey Lynn, Donald Crisp, Marjorie Reynolds, Alan Hale Jr.

Votes: 776

22. The Hoodlum (1951)

PG | 61 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Paroled sociopath career criminal Vincent Lubeck betrays his family's trust when he masterminds a complex armored car robbery.

Director: Max Nosseck | Stars: Lawrence Tierney, Allene Roberts, Marjorie Riordan, Lisa Golm

Votes: 780

23. Indiscretion of an American Wife (1953)

Not Rated | 63 min | Drama, Romance

Prior to leaving by train for Paris, a married American woman tries to break off her affair with a young Italian in Rome's Stazione Termini.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Jennifer Jones, Montgomery Clift, Gino Cervi, Richard Beymer

Votes: 2,308

24. The Jackie Robinson Story (1950)

Approved | 77 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

Biography of Jackie Robinson, the first black major league baseball player in the 20th century. Traces his career in the negro leagues and the major leagues.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Jackie Robinson, Ruby Dee, Minor Watson, Louise Beavers

Votes: 1,051

25. The Lady Says No (1951)

Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy

A woman writes a best-selling book for women warning them about the "dangers" of men. A handsome photographer for a national magazine arrives in her town to do a feature story on her. Complications ensue.

Director: Frank Ross | Stars: Joan Caulfield, David Niven, James Robertson Justice, Lenore Lonergan

Votes: 286

26. The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954)

Approved | 116 min | Drama, Romance

Charles Wills (Van Johnson) returns to Paris to reminisce about the life he led in Paris after it was liberated. He worked on "Stars and Stripes" when he met Marion Ellswirth (Donna Reed) ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Van Johnson, Walter Pidgeon, Donna Reed

Votes: 3,177

27. Lay That Rifle Down (1955)

Approved | 71 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

Judy works for a pittance as a char in her aunt's hotel. To add spice to her life she enrols on a charm course but it's a scam. Soon the swindlers show up and plan to use her to con her aunt out of her money.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Judy Canova, Robert Lowery, Jil Jarmyn, Jacqueline deWit

Votes: 71

28. The Life and Loves of Mozart (1955)

Not Rated | 87 min | Biography, Drama, Music

Explores the mental state of Mozart during production of his final opera "Die Zauberflöte".

Director: Karl Hartl | Stars: Oskar Werner, Johanna Matz, Gertrud Kückelmann, Nadja Tiller

Votes: 78

29. A Life at Stake (1955)

Not Rated | 78 min | Drama, Film-Noir

An out-of-work architect meets a married woman who has a business proposition for him. The architect begins to suspect the woman's interest in him is not just financial and may actually be deadly.

Director: Paul Guilfoyle | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Keith Andes, Douglass Dumbrille, Claudia Barrett

Votes: 518

30. Lilli Marlene (1950)

74 min | Drama, War

A French girl singer is captured by the Nazis, and made to broadcast for them.

Director: Arthur Crabtree | Stars: Lisa Daniely, Hugh McDermott, Richard Murdoch, Leslie Dwyer

Votes: 89

31. The Limping Man (1953)

Approved | 76 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A WWII veteran goes back to England after the war only to discover that his wartime sweetheart has got mixed up with a dangerous spy ring.

Director: Cy Endfield | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Moira Lister, Alan Wheatley, Leslie Phillips

Votes: 476

32. Love Island (1952)

Approved | 66 min | Comedy, Romance

US-Navy pilot Lt. Richard Tabor crash-lands on a south Pacific isle called Love Island in English. Richard befriends the Balinese beauty Sarna. The bad and jealous Jaraka doesn't like their... See full summary »

Director: Bud Pollard | Stars: Paul Valentine, Eva Gabor, Malcolm Lee Beggs, Frank McNellis

Votes: 64

33. The Man Who Cheated Himself (1950)

Approved | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A veteran homicide detective who has witnessed his socialite girlfriend kill her husband sees his inexperienced brother assigned to the case.

Director: Felix E. Feist | Stars: Lee J. Cobb, Jane Wyatt, John Dall, Lisa Howard

Votes: 1,600

34. The Man with the Golden Arm (1955)

Passed | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A strung-out junkie deals with a demoralizing drug addiction while his crippled wife and card sharks pull him down.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak, Eleanor Parker, Arnold Stang

Votes: 9,135

35. Manfish (1956)

Not Rated | 76 min | Adventure

Three deep sea divers get involved in murder while searching for a lost treasure.

Director: W. Lee Wilder | Stars: John Bromfield, Lon Chaney Jr., Victor Jory, Barbara Nichols

Votes: 219

36. The Mark of the Hawk (1957)

Approved | 83 min | Drama

The man called Obam struggles with the increasingly hostile forces facing each other in a colonial African country. The African natives want their land and lives back from the British ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Audley | Stars: Eartha Kitt, Sidney Poitier, Juano Hernandez, John McIntire

Votes: 180

37. Martin Luther (1953)

Approved | 105 min | Biography, Drama, History

Biopic of German priest Martin Luther (Niall MacGinnis), covering his life between 1505 and 1530 A.D., and the birth of the Protestant Reformation movement.

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Niall MacGinnis, John Ruddock, Pierre Lefevre, Guy Verney

Votes: 433

38. My Outlaw Brother (1951)

Passed | 82 min | Action, Romance, Western

A young man travels to Mexico in search of his brother, who has become involved with a dangerous gang.

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Wanda Hendrix, Robert Preston, Robert Stack

Votes: 240

39. Never Wave at a WAC (1953)

Approved | 87 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

A shallow society matron is urged by her senator father to join the Women's Army Corps.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Paul Douglas, Marie Wilson, William Ching

Votes: 380

40. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)
Episode: The Night America Trembled (1957)

60 min | Drama

On October 30, 1938, Orson Welles' Mercury Players performed a radio play version of H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds. Some people in the unsuspecting public took the broadcast as a real ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Donovan | Stars: Edward R. Murrow, Alexander Scourby, Robert Blackburn, Casey Allen

Votes: 100

41. The Painted Hills (1951)

Approved | 68 min | Family, Western

An intrepid dog comes to the rescue when a boy's life is put at risk by the greed inflamed by a gold strike.

Director: Harold F. Kress | Stars: Pal, Paul Kelly, Bruce Cowling, Gary Gray

Votes: 908

42. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)
Episode: Plan for Escape (1952)

59 min | Drama

A crooked club owner's wife witnesses his murder, and has to flee from gangsters.

Director: Paul Nickell | Stars: Peggy Ann Garner, Frank Overton, Jean Carson, Robert Webber

Votes: 57

43. Road to Bali (1952)

Approved | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Two unemployed show-biz pals accept treasure-diving work in Bali for a local princess and they find treasure, love and trouble.

Director: Hal Walker | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Murvyn Vye

Votes: 4,298

44. The Second Woman (1950)

Approved | 91 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

In flashback from a 'Rebecca'-style beginning: Ellen Foster, visiting her aunt on the California coast, meets neighbor Jeff Cohalan and his ultramodern clifftop house. Ellen is strongly ... See full summary »

Director: James V. Kern | Stars: Robert Young, Betsy Drake, John Sutton, Florence Bates

Votes: 926

45. The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952)

Approved | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

Writer Harry Street reflects on his life as he lies dying from an infection while on safari in the shadow of Mount Kilamanjaro.

Directors: Henry King, Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, Ava Gardner, Hildegard Knef

Votes: 4,427 | Gross: $18.05M