Films from the 50's pt 2

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Such a great decade for films

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1. Summer with Monika (1953)

R | 96 min | Drama, Romance

A pair of teenagers meet one summer day, start a reckless affair and abandon their families to be with one another.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Harriet Andersson, Lars Ekborg, Dagmar Ebbesen, Åke Fridell

Votes: 11,425

2. Rome 11:00 (1952)

107 min | Drama

Based on an actual incident, this is the story of five girls (told in a slow beginning) who are among the 200 women who answer a want ad for a modest secretarial position one rainy morning ... See full summary »

Director: Giuseppe De Santis | Stars: Lucia Bosè, Carla Del Poggio, Maria Grazia Francia, Lea Padovani

Votes: 444

4. Magical Maestro (1952)

Approved | 6 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

A magician is spurned by an opera singer, and takes a spectacular revenge by replacing the conductor and turning the hapless tenor into one thing after another. And watch out for the hair ... See full summary »

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Daws Butler, The Mary Kaye Trio, Carlos Ramírez

Votes: 965

5. Volca nok (1955)

83 min | War

A group of Macedonian partisans are hiding away in the mountains from Bulgarian fascist authorities that occupy Macedonia.

Director: France Stiglic | Stars: Ilija Dzuvalekovski, Dragomir Felba, Trajko Corevski, Petar Prlicko

Votes: 71

6. The Nun's Story (1959)

Not Rated | 149 min | Drama

After leaving a wealthy Belgian family to become a nun, Sister Luke struggles with her devotion to her vows during crisis, disappointment, and World War II.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Peter Finch, Edith Evans, Peggy Ashcroft

Votes: 8,799 | Gross: $12.80M

7. Anne of the Indies (1951)

Not Rated | 81 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

In order to recover his ship impounded by the British, former pirate captain LaRochelle agrees to spy on the notorious Caribbean Sea pirates Blackbeard and Anne Providence.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Jean Peters, Louis Jourdan, Debra Paget, Herbert Marshall

Votes: 1,105

8. The Golden Fish (1959)

Approved | 19 min | Short

Similar in design and technique to "The Red Baloon", and winner of the 1959 International Critics Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, this is the story of a boy who has a goldfish as a pet, ... See full summary »

Director: Edmond Séchan | Stars: Louis Paul, Gilbert Hugues, Jean-Marie Maillols

Votes: 71

9. The Robe (1953)

Unrated | 135 min | Drama, History

In the Roman province of Judea during the 1st century, Roman tribune Marcellus Gallio is ordered to crucify Jesus of Nazareth but is tormented by his guilty conscience afterwards.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Richard Burton, Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Michael Rennie

Votes: 8,592 | Gross: $36.00M

10. Ulysses (1954)

Not Rated | 94 min | Adventure, Fantasy, History

A movie adaptation of Homer's second epic, that talks about Ulysses' efforts to return to his home after the end of ten years of war.

Director: Mario Camerini | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Silvana Mangano, Anthony Quinn, Rossana Podestà

Votes: 3,185

11. Raquel's Shoeshiner (1957)

101 min | Comedy, Drama

The film tells an episode of the life of a kindly hearted bootblack who becomes accidentally the tutor of an orphan but nevertheless spends all his time and effort for the sake of the boy.

Director: Miguel M. Delgado | Stars: Cantinflas, Manola Saavedra, Flor Silvestre, Paquito Fernández

Votes: 719

12. Princess of the Nile (1954)

Approved | 71 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

In 1249, an Egyptian princess allies herself with the son of the Caliph of Baghdad in order to rid Egypt of its Bedouin invaders.

Director: Harmon Jones | Stars: Debra Paget, Jeffrey Hunter, Michael Rennie, Dona Drake

Votes: 293

13. O. Henry's Full House (1952)

Approved | 117 min | Drama

John Steinbeck introduces a quintet of five of O. Henry's most celebrated stories from his New York Period (1902-1910) in this anthology film.

Directors: Henry Hathaway, Howard Hawks, Henry King, Henry Koster, Jean Negulesco | Stars: Fred Allen, Anne Baxter, Jeanne Crain, Farley Granger

Votes: 2,070

14. The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)

G | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Family

When a princess is shrunken by an evil wizard, Sinbad must undertake a quest to an island of monsters to cure her and prevent a war.

Director: Nathan Juran | Stars: Kerwin Mathews, Kathryn Grant, Richard Eyer, Torin Thatcher

Votes: 10,956 | Gross: $6.98M

15. The Rocket from Calabuch (1956)

93 min | Comedy

Professor Jorge Serra Hamilton, an American scientist specialist in the atomic bomb, flees from their transcendental duties, in order to take shelter incognito and for a time in the idyllic... See full summary »

Director: Luis García Berlanga | Stars: Edmund Gwenn, Valentina Cortese, Juan Calvo, Franco Fabrizi

Votes: 779

16. Awaara (1951)

82 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

Raju lives as a derelict as a result of being estranged from his bitter father, a district judge, who threw Raju's mother out of the house years ago. Raju shacks up with a Dacoit (... See full summary »

Director: Raj Kapoor | Stars: Raj Kapoor, Nargis, Prithviraj Kapoor, K.N. Singh

Votes: 3,227

17. The Island Princess (1954)

96 min | Adventure

1470. The Canary Islands try to resist the Spanish invaders. Their inhabitants are divided, their chief and his daughter Guayarmina (for whom a Spanish officer has fallen in love) wanting ... See full summary »

Directors: Paolo Moffa, Carlos Serrano de Osma | Stars: Silvana Pampanini, Marcello Mastroianni, Gustavo Rojo, José María Lado

Votes: 39

18. Beauty and the Devil (1950)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

The Faust story retold, with an aged alchemist accepting the gift of renewed youth from the devilish Mephistopheles.

Director: René Clair | Stars: Michel Simon, Gérard Philipe, Nicole Besnard, Simone Valère

Votes: 1,257

19. Siren of Bagdad (1953)

Passed | 73 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

In ancient Bagdad, a magician uses his powers and his magic box to save slave girls.

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Paul Henreid, Patricia Medina, Hans Conried, Charles Lung

Votes: 174

20. School for Tramps (1955)

99 min | Comedy, Drama

Alberto Medina is a very famous composer and is on a field trip when his car runs out of gas and goes downhill. While looking for help, he finds the Valverdes' house and is welcome by ... See full summary »

Director: Rogelio A. González | Stars: Pedro Infante, Miroslava, Blanca de Castejón, Óscar Pulido

Votes: 533

21. The Silent World (1956)

86 min | Documentary

This pioneering nature documentary investigates aquatic habitats in various locations around the world. It doesn't shy away from the brutality present in the natural world, but it also ... See full summary »

Directors: Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Louis Malle | Stars: Frédéric Dumas, Albert Falco, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, François Saout

Votes: 1,286

22. The Body Snatcher (1957)

80 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A wrestler and a detective team up to stop a mad scientist who is kidnapping athletes and replacing their brains with those of animals to make them stronger and live longer.

Director: Fernando Méndez | Stars: Columba Domínguez, Crox Alvarado, Wolf Ruvinskis, Carlos Riquelme

Votes: 136

23. Eroica (1958)

87 min | Comedy, Drama

Two sketches covering episodes from the World War II. In the first novel, "Scherzo alla polacca", a shrewd son, trying to preserve his skin, ultimately becomes a hero and finds a reason for... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Munk | Stars: Edward Dziewonski, Barbara Polomska, Ignacy Machowski, Leon Niemczyk

Votes: 865

24. Othello (1951)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, History, Romance

The Moorish General Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with his Lieutenant Michael Cassio when in reality, it is all part of the scheme of a bitter Ensign named Iago.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Micheál MacLiammóir, Robert Coote, Suzanne Cloutier

Votes: 7,061

25. Richard III (1955)

Not Rated | 161 min | Biography, Drama, History

Shakespeare's powerful tale of the wicked deformed King and his conquests, both on the battlefield and in the boudoir.

Director: Laurence Olivier | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Cedric Hardwicke, Nicholas Hannen, Ralph Richardson

Votes: 3,853

26. Sissi (1955)

102 min | Comedy, Drama, History

In the first of a trilogy of movies about Elisabeth "Sissi" of Austria, the young vibrant princess catches the eye of her sister's fiancé, Emperor Franz Josef.

Director: Ernst Marischka | Stars: Romy Schneider, Karlheinz Böhm, Magda Schneider, Uta Franz

Votes: 7,252

27. The Idiot (1951)

Not Rated | 166 min | Drama, Romance

A Japanese veteran, driven partially mad from the war, travels to the snowy island of Hokkaido where he soon enters a love triangle with his best friend and a disgraced woman.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Masayuki Mori, Toshirô Mifune, Yoshiko Kuga

Votes: 4,186

28. There Will Be No Leave Today (1959)

45 min | Drama, Thriller

Soldiers undertake the perilous task of removing a stockpile of World War II bombshells discovered during roadworks under the ground of a small village.

Directors: Aleksandr Gordon, Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Oleg Borisov, Aleksey Alekseev, Pyotr Lyubeshkin, Oleg Mokshantsev

Votes: 1,253

31. The Story of Mankind (1957)

100 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

The devil and the spirit of mankind argue as to whether or not humanity is ultimately good or evil.

Director: Irwin Allen | Stars: Ronald Colman, Hedy Lamarr, Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx

Votes: 1,062

32. A.T.M.: ¡¡A toda máquina!! (1951)

120 min | Comedy, Drama

A drifter lands a job as an officer in México City's elite motorcycle police unit and gets home with a mate of this unit. The mate is in love with a girl, but he and she are always making ... See full summary »

Director: Ismael Rodríguez | Stars: Pedro Infante, Luis Aguilar, Aurora Segura, Alma Delia Fuentes

Votes: 609

34. Scaramouche (1952)

Approved | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

In France during the late 18th Century, a man sets out to avenge the death of his friend at the hands of a master swordsman.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Stewart Granger, Janet Leigh, Eleanor Parker, Mel Ferrer

Votes: 5,277

35. Yankee Pasha (1954)

Approved | 84 min | Adventure, Romance

In 1800, trapper Jason Starbuck falls for Massachusetts girl Roxana but has to rescue her from slavery when sea pirates capture Roxana and sell her to a Moroccan harem.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Jeff Chandler, Rhonda Fleming, Mamie Van Doren, Lee J. Cobb

Votes: 170 | Gross: $1.25M

36. 1984 (1956)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

In a totalitarian future society, Winston Smith (Edmond O'Brien), whose daily work is re-writing history, tries to rebel by falling in love.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Michael Redgrave, Jan Sterling, David Kossoff

Votes: 2,900

37. The Brave One (1956)

Approved | 100 min | Drama, Family

A young Mexican boy tirelessly tries to save his pet bull from death at the hands of a celebrated matador.

Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Michel Ray, Rodolfo Hoyos Jr., Elsa Cárdenas, Carlos Navarro

Votes: 686

38. The Last Days of Pompeii (1959)

Approved | 103 min | Action, Adventure, History

A demobilized centurion returns home to Pompeii to find his father murdered by a gang of black-hooded Christian robbers that terrorizes the city and he decides to investigate the matter while the nearby volcano threatens to erupt.

Director: Mario Bonnard | Stars: Steve Reeves, Christine Kaufmann, Fernando Rey, Barbara Carroll

Votes: 978

39. Aguaespejo granadino (1955)

21 min | Documentary, Short

As stated in the film, Jose Val del Omar presents a brief audiovisual essay of lyrical plastic art.

Director: José Val del Omar

Votes: 251

40. Neelachaley Mahaprabhu (1957)

133 min | Drama, Musical

This is a biographical film concerning Sri Krishna Chaitanya's time in Nilachale (Puri, Orissa state in India), in the early 1500s. It is a sequel to an earlier film, "Nimai of Nadia".

Director: Kartick Chattopadhyay | Stars: Ahindra Choudhury, Bhanu Bannerjee, Nripati Chatterjee, Ashim Kumar

Votes: 20

42. Patterns (1956)

Approved | 83 min | Drama

When Fred Staples is recruited onto the board of a high-powered New York corporation, he finds his ethics and ambition at odds.

Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Van Heflin, Everett Sloane, Ed Begley, Beatrice Straight

Votes: 1,961

43. Les astronautes (1959)

14 min | Animation, Short, Sci-Fi

Concerns a scientist's flight into outer space.

Directors: Walerian Borowczyk, Chris Marker | Stars: Michel Boschet, Ligia Branice, Anatole Dauman, Philippe Lifchitz

Votes: 637

44. I'm All Right Jack (1959)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy

A naive aristocrat in search of a career becomes caught up in the struggles between his profit-minded uncle and an aggressive labor union.

Director: John Boulting | Stars: Ian Carmichael, Terry-Thomas, Peter Sellers, Richard Attenborough

Votes: 3,332

45. Le Notti Bianche (1957)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Romance

A humble clerk courts a woman who night after night awaits for the return of her lover.

Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Maria Schell, Marcello Mastroianni, Jean Marais, Marcella Rovena

Votes: 6,600

46. Julius Caesar (1953)

Not Rated | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3