Films from the 50's pt 3

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1. The Goddess (1958)

104 min | Drama

A woman adored by the people around her ultimately struggles to be happy with herself.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Kim Stanley, Lloyd Bridges, Steven Hill, Betty Lou Holland

Votes: 713

2. El revoltoso (1951)

90 min | Comedy

An urban shoeshine boy live a lot of misadventures due to his habit to meddle in other peoples' business.

Director: Gilberto Martínez Solares | Stars: Germán Valdés, Rebeca Iturbide, Perla Aguiar, Marcelo Chávez

Votes: 102

3. Hercules (1958)

G | 107 min | Adventure, Fantasy

The muscular Hercules performs his Labors, sails with the Argonauts, and romances the fair Iole.

Director: Pietro Francisci | Stars: Steve Reeves, Sylva Koscina, Fabrizio Mioni, Ivo Garrani

Votes: 1,658 | Gross: $10.90M

4. Duck Amuck (1953)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The short-tempered Daffy Duck must improvise madly as the backgrounds, his costumes, the soundtrack, even his physical form, shifts and changes at the whim of the animator.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 7,556

5. Anxiety (1953)

107 min | Drama, Music

Twins (both played by Infante) are separated while very young, one raised as a singer by their widowed mother and another as the heir to one of Mexico's richest families. Their paths cross ... See full summary »

Director: Miguel Zacarías | Stars: Pedro Infante, Libertad Lamarque, Irma Dorantes, Arturo Soto Rangel

Votes: 61

6. Songoku: The Road to the West (1959)

98 min | Fantasy

The mythical adventures of the legendary Chinese trickster Monkey, who must outwit a variety of wily demons who stand in the way of him and his fellow Buddhist travelers. Though portrayed ... See full summary »

Director: Kajirô Yamamoto | Stars: Norihei Miki, Fukutarô Ichikawa, Nobuo Chiba, Reiko Dan

Votes: 16

7. Bikini Baby (1951)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy

An unsophisticated and impressionable young girl finds herself in trouble after winning a beauty pageant.

Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Dennis Price, John McCallum, Stanley Holloway, Pauline Stroud

Votes: 222

8. Paul Bunyan (1958)

Approved | 17 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

The life, career, and challenges of the legendary giant lumberjack.

Director: Les Clark | Stars: Bill Lee, The Mellomen, Thurl Ravenscroft, Max Smith

Votes: 854

9. Sign of the Pagan (1954)

Approved | 92 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

With the Roman Empire divided, Attila the Hun hopes to conquer. In his way are a brave centurion, a beautiful princess...and Christianity.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Jeff Chandler, Jack Palance, Ludmilla Tchérina, Rita Gam

Votes: 550

10. El bombero atómico (1952)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

Cantinflas is a clumsy fireman, who one day receives the visit of his little goddaughter, whose mother recently died in the jungle. After having work in a few fires, Cantinflas decided to ... See full summary »

Director: Miguel M. Delgado | Stars: Cantinflas, Roberto Soto, Gilberto González, Elisa Quintanilla

Votes: 327

11. I Want to Live! (1958)

Approved | 120 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

A prostitute, sentenced to death for murder, pleads her innocence.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Susan Hayward, Simon Oakland, Virginia Vincent, Theodore Bikel

Votes: 5,325

12. Genghis Khan and His Mongols (1959)

88 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

An imperial agent stops a riot in a province.

Director: Tai Katô | Stars: Hashizô Ôkawa, Yoshio Yoshida, Jun Tazaki, Sentarô Fushimi

Votes: 14

13. Esposa último modelo (1950)

86 min | Comedy

When a young lady who knows nothing about housework falls in love with a handsome young man, her grandmother and governess help her look like an ideal housewife and an excellent match for marriage.

Director: Carlos Schlieper | Stars: Mirtha Legrand, Ángel Magaña, Osvaldo Miranda, Amalia Sánchez Ariño

Votes: 46

14. The Fighter (1952)

Not Rated | 78 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Sport

In Mexico, a young boxer uses his winnings to buy guns to avenge his family's murder.

Director: Herbert Kline | Stars: Richard Conte, Vanessa Brown, Lee J. Cobb, Frank Silvera

Votes: 97

15. When Worlds Collide (1951)

G | 83 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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.

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Richard Derr, Barbara Rush, Peter Hansen, John Hoyt

Votes: 6,426

16. Wind Across the Everglades (1958)

Approved | 93 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

An ornithologist battles a family of bird poachers in the Florida Everglades.

Directors: Nicholas Ray, Budd Schulberg | Stars: Burl Ives, Christopher Plummer, Chana Eden, Gypsy Rose Lee

Votes: 896

17. Madame White Snake (1956)

103 min | Romance, Fantasy

Lavish Japanese-Chinese coproduction based on an ancient Chinese legend about a man who falls in love with a snake goddess in human form.

Director: Shirô Toyoda | Stars: Ryô Ikebe, Shirley Yamaguchi, Kaoru Yachigusa, Kichijirô Ueda

Votes: 50

19. Do Ankhen Barah Haath (1957)

143 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Progressive, reform-minded young warden gets permission to take six surly murderers from prison to dilapidated country farm, to rehabilitate it and themselves through hard work and kindly guidance.

Director: Shantaram Rajaram Vankudre | Stars: Shantaram Rajaram Vankudre, Sandhya, Ulhas, B.M. Vyas

Votes: 1,548

20. Stromboli (1950)

Not Rated | 81 min | Drama

Karin, a young woman from the Baltic countries, marries fisherman Antonio to escape from a prison camp. But she cannot get used to the tough life in Antonio's volcano-threatened village, Stromboli.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Mario Vitale, Renzo Cesana, Mario Sponzo

Votes: 5,270

21. Kyûketsu-ga (1956)

89 min | Horror, Thriller

The story of a professional nude model stalked by a bizarre, unknown man wearing a hideous mask.

Director: Nobuo Nakagawa | Stars: Ryô Ikebe, Asami Kuji, Ichirô Arishima, Akio Kobori

Votes: 16

22. Caltiki, the Immortal Monster (1959)

Not Rated | 77 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

Archaeologists investigating some Mayan ruins come across a blob-like monster. They manage to destroy it with fire, but keep a sample. Meanwhile, a comet is due to pass close to the Earth -... See full summary »

Directors: Riccardo Freda, Mario Bava | Stars: John Merivale, Didi Sullivan, Gérard Herter, Giacomo Rossi Stuart

Votes: 1,060

23. French Cancan (1955)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

This comedy drama from Jean Renoir chronicles the revival of Paris' most notorious dance as it tells the story of a theater producer who turns a humble washerwoman into a star at the Moulin Rouge.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Jean Gabin, Françoise Arnoul, María Félix, Anna Amendola

Votes: 3,420

24. Sweet Smell of Success (1957)

Approved | 96 min | Drama, Film-Noir

100 Metascore

Powerful but unethical Broadway columnist J.J. Hunsecker coerces unscrupulous press agent Sidney Falco into breaking up his sister's romance with a jazz musician.

Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison, Martin Milner

Votes: 25,132

25. The Mummy (1959)

Unrated | 88 min | Adventure, Horror

In 1895, British archaeologists find and open the tomb of Egyptian Princess Ananka with nefarious consequences.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Yvonne Furneaux, Eddie Byrne

Votes: 7,338

26. The Tell-Tale Heart (I) (1953)

Passed | 8 min | Animation, Short, Crime

A madman tells his tale of murder, and how a strange beating sound haunted him afterward.

Director: Ted Parmelee | Star: James Mason

Votes: 1,672

27. In the Palm of Your Hand (1951)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A fortune teller blackmails a beautiful widow whose husband has recently died.

Director: Roberto Gavaldón | Stars: Arturo de Córdova, Leticia Palma, Ramón Gay, Consuelo Guerrero de Luna

Votes: 171

28. The Eternal Breasts (1955)

106 min | Drama, Romance

Fumiko, mother of two children and wife of an unfaithful man who shows a low self esteem, shares her family life with her asleep vocation as a poetess. The beginning of her successful ... See full summary »

Director: Kinuyo Tanaka | Stars: Yumeji Tsukioka, Ryôji Hayama, Junkichi Orimoto, Hiroko Kawasaki

Votes: 84

29. The Rose Tattoo (1955)

Unrated | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

An Italian-American neighborhood in Louisiana is disturbed when truck driver Rosario Delle Rose is killed by police while smuggling. His buxom widow Serafina miscarries, then over a period ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Anna Magnani, Burt Lancaster, Marisa Pavan, Ben Cooper

Votes: 3,233

30. Do Bigha Zamin (1953)

131 min | Drama

In the hope of earning enough money to pay off his debts and save his land, a poor farmer becomes a rickshaw puller in the Calcutta and faces many difficulties.

Director: Bimal Roy | Stars: Balraj Sahni, Nirupa Roy, Rattan Kumar, Murad

Votes: 1,537

31. A Woman of Evil (1954)

106 min | Drama

Two riders ride to Paris carrying a message for their respective lords. One is a faithful servant of Henry of Navarre, the other of the Duke of Guise.

Director: Jean Dréville | Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Armando Francioli, Robert Porte, Henri Génès

Votes: 151

32. Cairo Station (1958)

Not Rated | 77 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A newspaper salesman at the train station in Cairo develops an unhealthy obsession with a woman who sells refreshments.

Director: Youssef Chahine | Stars: Farid Shawqi, Hind Rustum, Youssef Chahine, Hassan el Baroudi

Votes: 2,721

33. Joe MacBeth (1955)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Shakespeare (more-or-less) in modern gangster setting. Lily MacBeth pushes her husband Joe to rub out the reigning crime boss and become the new "kingpin" himself. Success is short- lived, ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Paul Douglas, Ruth Roman, Bonar Colleano, Grégoire Aslan

Votes: 146

34. On Trial (1954)

110 min | Crime, Drama

In this legal drama, told in flashbacks, the son of a judge, who had sentenced a man who may be innocent to 17 years in prison, tries to investigate the mysterious case.

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Daniel Gélin, Madeleine Robinson, Eleonora Rossi Drago, Anton Walbrook

Votes: 164

35. Rio, 40 Degrees (1955)

100 min | Drama

A semi-documentary on the people of Rio de Janeiro. The camera follows boys from a hillside shanty town who sell peanuts at Copacabana, Sugar Loaf Mountain, and a soccer game. Various ... See full summary »

Director: Nelson Pereira dos Santos | Stars: Modesto De Souza, Roberto Bataglin, Jece Valadão, Ana Beatriz

Votes: 464

37. Statues also Die (1953)

30 min | Documentary, Short

A documentary of black art.

Directors: Ghislain Cloquet, Chris Marker, Alain Resnais | Stars: Jean Négroni, François Mitterrand, Pope Pius XII, Sugar Ray Robinson

Votes: 986

38. Calamity Jane (1953)

Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

The story of Calamity Jane, her saloon, and her romance with Wild Bill Hickok.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Doris Day, Howard Keel, Allyn Ann McLerie, Philip Carey

Votes: 7,892

39. The Story of Three Loves (1953)

Approved | 122 min | Drama, Fantasy, Music

An anthology film consisting of three very different stories about love set in Europe and told in flashback.

Directors: Vincente Minnelli, Gottfried Reinhardt | Stars: Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Leslie Caron, Farley Granger

Votes: 964

40. Red Planet Mars (1952)

Approved | 87 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

An American scientist is able to contact and communicate with Mars with shattering political, economic, and spiritual repercussions.

Director: Harry Horner | Stars: Peter Graves, Andrea King, Herbert Berghof, Walter Sande

Votes: 1,077

41. The Left Hand of God (1955)

Approved | 87 min | Drama

At a Catholic mission in China, long-awaited "Father O'Shea" proves to be a tough guy, disturbingly attractive to mission nurse Anne.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Gene Tierney, Lee J. Cobb, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 2,185

42. Friendly Persuasion (1956)

Passed | 137 min | Drama, Romance, War

The pacifist attitude of a Quaker family is tested as a result of the American Civil War.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire, Anthony Perkins, Richard Eyer

Votes: 5,924

43. Hard, Fast and Beautiful! (1951)

Passed | 78 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

Tennis prodigy Florence Farley is torn between romance and her mother's ambitions.

Director: Ida Lupino | Stars: Claire Trevor, Sally Forrest, Carleton G. Young, Robert Clarke

Votes: 440

44. The World, The Flesh and The Devil (1959)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

A miner trapped in a cave-in resurfaces, and upon discovering mankind has been wiped out in a nuclear holocaust, sets out to find other survivors.

Director: Ranald MacDougall | Stars: Harry Belafonte, Inger Stevens, Mel Ferrer

Votes: 2,268

46. The Blue Veil (1951)

113 min | Drama

Louise Mason is a young widow who fills her empty life with the task of becoming a children's nurse. As the years pass, and the widow tries to find her own place in life, her young charges,... See full summary »

Directors: Curtis Bernhardt, Busby Berkeley | Stars: Jane Wyman, Charles Laughton, Joan Blondell, Richard Carlson

Votes: 307

48. Panic in the Streets (1950)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A doctor and a policeman in New Orleans have only 48 hours to locate a killer infected with pneumonic plague.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Richard Widmark, Paul Douglas, Barbara Bel Geddes, Jack Palance

Votes: 6,481

49. Home Before Dark (1958)

Not Rated | 136 min | Drama