My Movies & TV Shows, Part VI: 1950-1959

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1. The Brave Engineer (1950)

Approved | 7 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

Legendary engineer Casey Jones is determined to keep his train schedule and nothing is going to stop him.

Director: Jack Kinney | Stars: Jerry Colonna, Ken Darby, Jon Dodson, The King's Men

Votes: 348

2. Morris the Midget Moose (1950)

Approved | 8 min | Comedy, Family, Animation

A bootle beetle elder tells the story of Morris, the moose about the size of a rabbit. Thunderclap the moose is taking on all challengers, and Morris decides to try, much to the amusement ... See full summary »

Director: Charles A. Nichols | Star: Dink Trout

Votes: 251

3. Lambert the Sheepish Lion (1952)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A delivery stork mistakenly delivers Lambert, a lion cub, to a flock of sheep. The mother won't let the stork take him back, so Lambert is raised as a sheep, but he just doesn't fit in. He ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Hannah | Stars: Sterling Holloway, June Foray, Stan Freberg, James MacDonald

Votes: 1,766

4. The Little House (1952)

Approved | 8 min | Family, Animation, Short

The and the history of a cute , simple, little house that used to live on a little hill on the countryside and how different times and ages passed by it from the classic time to the modern ... See full summary »

Director: Wilfred Jackson | Star: Sterling Holloway

Votes: 437

5. Melody (1953)

Approved | 10 min | Animation, Short, Family

An owl teaches his class full of birds about melody. It's all around in nature. Only birds and man can sing; man "sings" even when he speaks. We see a quick survey of the stages of life, as... See full summary »

Directors: Ward Kimball, Charles A. Nichols | Stars: Loulie Jean Norman, Harry Stanton, Bill Thompson, Gloria Wood

Votes: 243

6. Football Now and Then (1953)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Family

An old man and his grandson watch a football game between a modern team and a team of old-timers.

Director: Jack Kinney | Star: Dennis Day

Votes: 203

7. Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom (1953)

Approved | 10 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A crash course on the history of Western musical instruments.

Directors: Ward Kimball, Charles A. Nichols | Stars: The Mellomen, Loulie Jean Norman, Charlie Parlota, Bill Thompson

Votes: 1,204

8. Ben and Me (1953)

Passed | 21 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

A mouse tells the story of how he guided Benjamin Franklin to success and prominence.

Director: Hamilton Luske | Stars: Sterling Holloway, Hans Conried, Charles Ruggles, Bill Thompson

Votes: 688

9. Pigs Is Pigs (1954)

Approved | 10 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A stubbornly officious station master's stand-off with a miserly customer over the shipping rate for transporting guinea pigs gets completely out of hand.

Director: Jack Kinney | Stars: Bob Hamlin, Bill Lee, The Mellomen, Thurl Ravenscroft

Votes: 305

10. Social Lion (1954)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The lion is trapped by the safari and brought to New York, where he's accidentally set free, but nobody is intimidated by him.

Director: Jack Kinney | Stars: Stan Freberg, Paul Frees, James MacDonald

Votes: 213

11. Hooked Bear (1956)

Approved | 6 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

Humphrey the bear isn't having much luck with his fishing; every time he catches some nice fish, he gets distracted and drops them. So he goes after the catches of the local anglers instead... See full summary »

Director: Jack Hannah | Stars: James MacDonald, Bill Thompson

Votes: 315

12. Jack and Old Mac (1956)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Family

Two stylized nursery rhymes are shown. First is "The House That Jack Built" as told with a variety of characters composed of letters that spell out their names (Example: the cow is made up ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Justice

Votes: 150

13. In the Bag (1956)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

A ranger tries to get his bears to clean up the mess the tourists have left behind.

Director: Jack Hannah | Stars: James MacDonald, Bill Thompson, Jackson Weaver

Votes: 360

14. A Cowboy Needs a Horse (1956)

Approved | 7 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

A young boy dreams of being a cowboy. After he gets the basics, as outlined in the title song, he's attacked by Indians. He runs out of bullets and manages to lasso them. He smokes the ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Justice

Votes: 245

15. The Story of Anyburg U.S.A. (1957)

Approved | 9 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The city of Anyburg decides its traffic situation has gotten out of hand, so it puts the automobile on trial. The trial (conducted in rhyme) starts with a car that was in a hit-and-run ... See full summary »

Director: Clyde Geronimi | Stars: Hans Conried, Thurl Ravenscroft, Bill Thompson

Votes: 159

16. The Truth About Mother Goose (1957)

Approved | 15 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

The true story behind various nursery rhymes is explored.

Directors: Bill Justice, Wolfgang Reitherman | Stars: Page Cavanaugh Trio, Kevin Corcoran, John Dehner, Ginny Tyler

Votes: 283

17. 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: 828

18. Noah's Ark (1959)

Approved | 19 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Noah gets the word: build an ark in seven days. His sons cut the necessary trees in three days, and much furious sawing and hammering follows. But there's no rest, as they need to round up ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Justice | Stars: Jerome Courtland, Jeanne Bruns, James MacDonald, Paul Frees

Votes: 244

19. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)

G | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

83 Metascore

A ship sent to investigate a wave of mysterious sinkings encounters the advanced submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by Captain Nemo.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas, Peter Lorre

Votes: 26,311 | Gross: $28.20M

20. Cinderella (1950)

G | 74 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

85 Metascore

When Cinderella's cruel stepmother prevents her from attending the Royal Ball, she gets some unexpected help from the lovable mice Gus and Jaq, and from her Fairy Godmother.

Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske | Stars: Ilene Woods, James MacDonald, Eleanor Audley, Verna Felton

Votes: 133,399 | Gross: $85.00M

21. Alice in Wonderland (1951)

G | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

68 Metascore

Alice stumbles into the world of Wonderland. Will she get home? Not if the Queen of Hearts has her way.

Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske | Stars: Kathryn Beaumont, Ed Wynn, Richard Haydn, Sterling Holloway

Votes: 118,069

22. Titanic (1953)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, History, Romance

An unhappily married couple struggle to deal with their problems while on board the ill-fated ship.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Clifton Webb, Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Wagner, Audrey Dalton

Votes: 5,894 | Gross: $4.91M

23. Sleeping Beauty (1959)

G | 75 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

85 Metascore

After being snubbed by the royal family, a malevolent fairy places a curse on a princess which only a prince can break, along with the help of three good fairies.

Director: Clyde Geronimi | Stars: Mary Costa, Bill Shirley, Eleanor Audley, Verna Felton

Votes: 124,296 | Gross: $51.60M

24. Zorro (1957–1959)
Episode: Presenting Señor Zorro (1957)

26 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Don Diego Dela Vega has been studying in Spain for three years, and returns to California in 1820 as a master swordsman. Upon learning that a new Commandante has taken command of the Los ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Guy Williams, Britt Lomond, Henry Calvin, Gene Sheldon

Votes: 76

25. Zorro (1957–1959)
Episode: Zorro's Secret Passage (1957)

26 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Don Diego shows his man-servant, Bernardo, the secret passage in his father's hacienda that leads from his bedroom to the stable below, where he keeps the black stallion, Tornado. Captain ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Guy Williams, Britt Lomond, Henry Calvin, Romney Brent

Votes: 55

26. Zorro (1957–1959)
Episode: Zorro Rides to the Mission (1957)

26 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Nacho Torres takes sanctuary in the church, and Capt. Monastario attempts to flush him out by being cruel to the Indian workers at the mission. Zorro must ride to the rescue.

Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Guy Williams, Britt Lomond, Henry Calvin, Romney Brent

Votes: 50

27. Zorro (1957–1959)
Episode: The Ghost of the Mission (1957)

30 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Captain Monastario devises a scheme to legally take over the mission, and thereby starve Nacho Torres out of sanctuary. Don Diego convinces about a legendary spectral monk haunts the mission's grounds to Sergeant Garcia who unwittingly reports it to other soldiers. They get frightened away by the specter (Zorro in disguise) later that night.

Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Guy Williams, Britt Lomond, Henry Calvin, Romney Brent

Votes: 45

28. Zorro (1957–1959)
Episode: Zorro's Romance (1957)

30 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Don Nacho Torres leaves sanctuary and returns home. The soldiers surround his estate as Capt. Monastario searches the hacienda for the escaped fugitive. Zorro helps Señor Torres escape.

Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: Guy Williams, Britt Lomond, Henry Calvin, Gene Sheldon

Votes: 43

29. Zorro (1957–1959)
Episode: Zorro Saves a Friend (1957)

30 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Capt. Monastario arrests a man for being Zorro, and attempts to hang him. The real Zorro rides to the rescue.

Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: Guy Williams, Britt Lomond, Henry Calvin, Romney Brent

Votes: 41

30. Zorro (1957–1959)
Episode: Monastario Sets a Trap (1957)

30 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Capt. Monastario wrongfully imprisons Nacho Torres' wife and daughter, in hopes of luring Zorro to their rescue. Hiding Sgt. Garcia's soldiers throughout the plaza, he plans on capturing Zorro.

Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: Guy Williams, Britt Lomond, Henry Calvin, Gene Sheldon

Votes: 43

31. Zorro (1957–1959)
Episode: Zorro's Ride Into Terror (1957)

30 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Don Alejandro is wounded by the soldiers, and is being tracked down by Capt. Monastario. Don Diego is under house arrest, and must find a way to ride to his father's aid without arousing suspicions.

Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: Guy Williams, Britt Lomond, Henry Calvin, Gene Sheldon

Votes: 39

32. Zorro (1957–1959)
Episode: A Fair Trial (1957)

30 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Capt. Monastario dispatches Sgt. Garcia to delay the arrival of Judge Vasca to Los Angeles, until the Capt. can insure a guilty verdict in the trial of Nacho Torres. Zorro must thwart Monastario's scheme.

Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Guy Williams, Britt Lomond, Henry Calvin, Sebastian Cabot

Votes: 39

33. Zorro (1957–1959)
Episode: Garcia's Secret Mission (1957)

30 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Capt. Monastario and Sgt. Garcia hatch a plan to capture Zorro. Sgt. Garcia pretends to be dishonorably discharged from the military, letting it be known he wants revenge, in hopes of drawing near to Zorro.

Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Guy Williams, Britt Lomond, Henry Calvin, Gene Sheldon

Votes: 39

34. Zorro (1957–1959)
Episode: Double Trouble for Zorro (1957)

30 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

After witnessing a stranger's fencing skills, Capt. Monastario plans to discredit Zorro by disguising the stranger as Zorro, and have him rob the rich landowners during a social gathering--but the real Zorro arrives on the scene.

Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Guy Williams, Britt Lomond, Henry Calvin, Romney Brent

Votes: 39

35. Zorro (1957–1959)
Episode: Zorro, Luckiest Swordsman Alive (1957)

30 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

In an effort to discredit Zorro, Capt. Monestario has a Zorro impersonator rob a crown of jewels from the mission. Zorro must redeem his reputation.

Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Guy Williams, Britt Lomond, Henry Calvin, Romney Brent

Votes: 42

36. Zorro (1957–1959)
Episode: The Fall of Monastario (1958)

30 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Capt. Monastario arrests Don Diego for being Zorro, and plans to present him to a visiting dignitary, Viceroy Don Esteban. Don Diego manages to outsmart Capt. Monastario, and he is relieved of command.

Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Guy Williams, Britt Lomond, Henry Calvin, Gene Sheldon

Votes: 49

37. Zorro (1957–1959)
Episode: Shadow of Doubt (1958)

30 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

With Capt. Monastario gone, Don Diego believes Zorro's job is now finished, never to ride again. But when the new Commandante arrives in the pueblo, he is promptly assassinated by Esteban ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Guy Williams, Henry Calvin, Gene Sheldon, Vinton Hayworth

Votes: 36

38. Zorro (1957–1959)
Episode: Garcia Stands Accused (1958)

30 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Sgt. Garcia is framed for the theft of the soldiers' payroll by a false witness, who is a member of the eagle feather secret society. Zorro must prove Garcia innocent before he can be executed.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Guy Williams, Henry Calvin, Gene Sheldon, Vinton Hayworth

Votes: 33

39. Zorro (1957–1959)
Episode: Slaves of the Eagle (1958)

30 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Two members of the Eagle Feather Brotherhood are impersonating tax collectors, and filling the jails with delinquent tax payers. With the jails overflowing, Zorro must expose the phony tax collectors.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Guy Williams, Henry Calvin, Gene Sheldon, Myrna Fahey

Votes: 34

40. Zorro (1957–1959)
Episode: Sweet Face of Danger (1958)

30 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

When a childhood friend of Diego's arrives from Mexico City, named Magdalena Montes, he begins to court her. However, Don Diego soon suspects she is involved with the Eagle Feather Brotherhood.

Director: John Meredyth Lucas | Stars: Guy Williams, Henry Calvin, Gene Sheldon, Vinton Hayworth

Votes: 34

41. Zorro (1957–1959)
Episode: Zorro Fights His Father (1958)

30 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Magistrado Galindo arrests a peasant on phony charges of civil unrest, and sentences him to be executed at midnight. He stations the soldiers around the plaza so as to capture Zorro if he attempts a rescue.

Director: John Meredyth Lucas | Stars: Guy Williams, Henry Calvin, Gene Sheldon, Vinton Hayworth

Votes: 33

42. Zorro (1957–1959)
Episode: Death Stacks the Deck (1958)

26 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Carlos Urista inherits the family ranch, but loses it in a card game. Magistrado Galindo plans on taking control of the hacienda and controlling the water supply to all the other ranches. Zorro steps in to prevent it.

Director: John Meredyth Lucas | Stars: Guy Williams, Henry Calvin, Gene Sheldon, Vinton Hayworth

Votes: 36

43. Zorro (1957–1959)
Episode: Agent of the Eagle (1958)

30 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

The new Commandante arrives at the pueblo, but he is really an impostor and a fellow member of the Eagle Feather Brotherhood with the Magistrado.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Guy Williams, Henry Calvin, Gene Sheldon, Vinton Hayworth

Votes: 32

44. Zorro (1957–1959)
Episode: Zorro Springs a Trap (1958)

30 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

The Commandante sets a trap for Zorro by placing an imitation Zorro in the plaza, and waiting for the real Zorro to appear. Capturing Tornado they hold an auction, hoping to catch Zorro bidding on his horse.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Guy Williams, Henry Calvin, Gene Sheldon, Vinton Hayworth

Votes: 30

45. Zorro (1957–1959)
Episode: The Unmasking of Zorro (1958)

30 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Don Juan Ortega is still pretending to be the Commandante of the pueblo, and when he sees Rosarito Cortez, he attempts to kill her before she can identify him as an impostor. Zorro must intervene and save her.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Guy Williams, Henry Calvin, Gene Sheldon, Vinton Hayworth

Votes: 36

46. Zorro (1957–1959)
Episode: Secret of the Sierra (1958)

30 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A gypsy woman comes to the pueblo with a couple of golden nuggets, and a prospector sees them and kidnaps her. Forcing her to take him to where she found them, he discovers an Indian gold mine. Zorro must save her.

Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Guy Williams, Henry Calvin, Gene Sheldon, Vinton Hayworth

Votes: 32

47. Zorro (1957–1959)
Episode: The New Commandante (1958)

30 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy