Movies & TV I Have Seen of 1951

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1.
Halls of Montezuma (1951)
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A company of Marines races against the clock to find a Japanese rocket base. (113 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
 
2.
The Great Caruso (1951)
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Loosely traces the life of tenor Enrico Caruso (1873-1921). He loves Musetta, in his home town of Naples... (109 mins.)
Director: Richard Thorpe
 
3.
It's a Big Country: An American Anthology (1951)
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The story, told in eight episodes, covers different facets of the American Spirit, from racial and religious... (89 mins.)
 
4.
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951)
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Two bumbling private eyes help a man wrongly accused of murder who has become invisible to help clear his name. (82 mins.)
Director: Charles Lamont
 
5.
The African Queen (1951)
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In Africa during World War I, a gin-swilling riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship. (105 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
6.
As Young as You Feel (1951)
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A 65-year-old printer hatches an elaborate scheme to avoid forced retirement. (77 mins.)
Director: Harmon Jones
 
7.
Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. (1951)
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During the Napoleonic wars, a British naval captain has adventures in Central American waters. (117 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
8.
I Love Lucy (1951 TV Series)
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A daffy woman constantly strives to become a star along with her bandleader husband and gets herself in the strangest situations. (30 mins.)
 
9.
Dragnet (1951 TV Series)
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Sgt. Joe Friday and his partners methodically investigate crimes in Los Angeles. (30 mins.)
 
10.
The Roy Rogers Show (1951 TV Series)
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The Double R Ranch featured "The King of the Cowboys" Roy, his "Smartest Horse in the Movies" Trigger, "Queen of the West" Dale, her horse Buttermilk, their dog Bullet, and even Pat's jeep, Nellybelle. (30 mins.)
 
11.
Comin' Round the Mountain (1951)
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Bud and Lou get mixed up with hillbillies, witches and love potions. (77 mins.)
Director: Charles Lamont
 
12.
Crazy Over Horses (1951)
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The boys get mixed up with a race horse & crooked gamblers. (65 mins.)
 
13.
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
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An alien lands and tells the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets. (92 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
14.
The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel (1951)
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The story of the final years of the respected World War II German general, Erwin Rommel. (88 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
 
15.
Detective Story (1951)
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On one day in the 21st Precinct squad room, assorted characters form a backdrop for the troubles of hard-nosed Detective Jim McLeod. (103 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
16.
The Enforcer (1951)
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A crusading district attorney finally gets a chance to prosecute the organizer and boss of Murder Inc. (87 mins.)
 
17.
Fixed Bayonets! (1951)
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The story of a platoon during the Korean War. One by one Corporal Denno's superiors are killed until it comes to the point where he must try to take command responsibility. (92 mins.)
Director: Samuel Fuller
 
18.
Flying Leathernecks (1951)
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Major Kirby leads The Wildcats squadron into the historic WWII battle of Guadalcanal. (102 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
 
19.
Fort Worth (1951)
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Civil War veteran and former newspaper man Ned Britt returns back to Fort Worth after the war is over and finds himself fighting an old friend who's grown ambitious. (80 mins.)
Director: Edwin L. Marin
 
20.
The Frogmen (1951)
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The new commander of a Navy Underwater Demolition Team--nicknamed "Frogmen"--must earn the respect of the men in his unit, who are still grieving over the death of their former commander and resentful of the new one. (96 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
 
21.
Ghost Chasers (1951)
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A ghost helps the Bowery Boys capture a gang of crooks led by a mad doctor. (69 mins.)
 
22.
He Ran All the Way (1951)
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Nick and his partner Al stage a payroll holdup. Al is shot and Nick kills a policeman. Nick hides out at a public pool, where he meets Peg Dobbs. They go back to her apartment and he forces her family to hide him from the police manhunt. (77 mins.)
Director: John Berry
 
23.
His Kind of Woman (1951)
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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. (120 mins.)
Director: John Farrow
 
24.
Home Town Story (1951)
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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. (61 mins.)
Director: Arthur Pierson
 
25.
Let's Make It Legal (1951)
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The nearly-final divorce of the Halsworths suddenly gets complicated when Miriam's old flame comes to town. (77 mins.)
Director: Richard Sale
 
26.
Love Nest (1951)
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Two married New Yorkers purchase an old, run-down building full of colorful tenants. (84 mins.)
Director: Joseph Newman
 
27.
My Outlaw Brother (1951)
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A young man travels to Mexico in search of his brother, who has become involved with a dangerous gang. (82 mins.)
Director: Elliott Nugent
 
28.
Night Into Morning (1951)
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Berkeley university professor adjusts (using alcohol) to tragic fire deaths of wife & son. (86 mins.)
Director: Fletcher Markle
 
29.
Operation Pacific (1951)
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During WWII, a submarine's second in command inherits the problem of torpedoes that don't explode. When on shore, he is eager to win back his ex-wife. (111 mins.)
Director: George Waggner
 
30.
Quo Vadis (1951)
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A fierce Roman commander becomes infatuated with a beautiful Christian hostage and begins questioning the tyrannical leadership of the despot Emperor Nero. (171 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
 
31.
The Prowler (1951)
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When Susan Gilvray reports a prowler outside her house police officer Webb Garwood investigates and sparks fly. If only her husband wasn't in the way. (92 mins.)
Director: Joseph Losey
 
32.
A Place in the Sun (1951)
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A poor boy gets a job working for his rich uncle and ends up falling in love with two women. (122 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
 
33.
The Racket (1951)
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In New York, two honest cops try to hinder a crime syndicate from moving into the precinct and also to prevent the mob's plan of electing a corrupt prosecutor to a judgeship. (88 mins.)
Director: John Cromwell
 
34.
The Red Badge of Courage (1951)
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Truncated adaptation of Stephen Crane's novel about a Civil War Union soldier who stuggles to find the courage to fight in the heat of battle. (69 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
35.
Sirocco (1951)
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A cynical American expatriate gets involved in smuggling and gun-running for the rebels during the 1925 Syrian insurgency against French occupation. (98 mins.)
 
36.
The Steel Helmet (1951)
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A ragtag group of American stragglers battles against superior Communist troops in an abandoned Buddhist temple during the Korean War. (85 mins.)
Director: Samuel Fuller
 
37.
The Stooge (1951)
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Egotistical vaudevillian Bill Miller basks in the limelight with his successful musical-comedy act, but his success is due to his unheralded second banana. (100 mins.)
Director: Norman Taurog
 
38.
Strangers on a Train (1951)
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A psychotic socialite confronts a pro tennis star with a theory on how two complete strangers can get away with murder - a theory that he plans to implement. (101 mins.)
 
39.
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
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. (122 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
 
40.
Superman and the Mole-Men (1951)
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When underground beings explore the surface world from a deep oil well and inadvertantly cause a panic, only Superman can prevent a tragedy. (58 mins.)
Director: Lee Sholem
 
41.
Tarzan's Peril (1951)
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Escaped convicts are selling weapons to a warlike native tribe. (78 mins.)
Director: Byron Haskin
 
42.
The Thing from Another World (1951)
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Scientists and American Air Force officials fend off a bloodthirsty alien organism while at a remote arctic outpost. (87 mins.)
Director: Christian Nyby
 
43.
When Worlds Collide (1951)
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As a new star and planet hurtle toward a doomed Earth, a small group of survivalists frantically work to complete the rocket which will take them to their new home. (83 mins.)
Director: Rudolph Maté
 
44.
Rawhide (1951)
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A stagecoach stop employee and a stranded woman traveler find themselves at the mercy of four desperate outlaws intent on robbing the next day's gold shipment. (89 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
 
45.
Tales of Tomorrow (1951 TV Series)
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Anthology series featuring both classic and modern sci-fi themes. (25 mins.)
 
46.
Jim Thorpe -- All-American (1951)
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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. (107 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz