50 Fifties

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1. A Lady Without Passport (1950)

Approved | 74 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

There is a problem with foreign nationals using Cuba as a convenient jumping off point for illegal entry into the United States. So U.S. Immigration Service Agent Peter Karczag (John Hodiak... See full summary »

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Hedy Lamarr, John Hodiak, James Craig, George Macready

Votes: 708

2. Belle of Old Mexico (1950)

Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

Kip Armitage III, a young college professor, travels south to Mexico, to follow through on his pledge to a dying WWII army buddy, to adopt his young daughter, Rosita. But when he gets south... See full summary »

Director: R.G. Springsteen | Stars: Estelita Rodriguez, Robert Rockwell, Dorothy Patrick, Thurston Hall

Votes: 16

3. Captain China (1950)

Passed | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

Charles Chinnough, aka Captain China, washed ashore off his ship during a storm, is later rescued, but is relieved of duty when his former first mate, Brendensen (who thought he was dead), ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: John Payne, Gail Russell, Jeffrey Lynn, Lon Chaney Jr.

Votes: 82

4. Copper Canyon (1950)

Not Rated | 84 min | Western

Johnny Carter, performing sharpshooter, is asked to help a beleaguered group of copper miners.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Ray Milland, Hedy Lamarr, Macdonald Carey, Mona Freeman

Votes: 520

5. Montana (1950)

Approved | 76 min | Western

An Australian sheepman comes to Montana looking for grazing space, is opposed by local ranchers and a wealthy cattle-woman.

Directors: Ray Enright, Raoul Walsh | Stars: Errol Flynn, Alexis Smith, S.Z. Sakall, Douglas Kennedy

Votes: 1,000

6. The Avengers (1950)

Approved | 90 min | Adventure

The attractive Argentine Don Careless is an adventurer and an excellent swordsman. Don is in love with Maria Moreno, since he had to emerge her jewels and had thereby to kill a shark. Don ... See full summary »

Director: John H. Auer | Stars: John Carroll, Adele Mara, Mona Maris, Roberto Airaldi

Votes: 22

7. The Desert Hawk (1950)

Passed | 77 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

A desert guerilla, with flashing scimitar, opposes a tyrannical prince and marries the caliph's daughter.

Director: Frederick De Cordova | Stars: Yvonne De Carlo, Richard Greene, Jackie Gleason, George Macready

Votes: 186

8. Across the Wide Missouri (1951)

Passed | 78 min | Adventure, Romance, Western

Trapper Flint Mitchell and other mountain men from the Rendezvous join forces to enter virgin trapping territory but must contend with a resentful Blackfoot chief.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Clark Gable, Ricardo Montalban, John Hodiak, Adolphe Menjou

Votes: 1,703

9. 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: 1,102

10. Bird of Paradise (1951)

Approved | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

An island Princess falls for a visiting Frenchman, but her people are against it.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Debra Paget, Louis Jourdan, Jeff Chandler, Everett Sloane

Votes: 379

11. Crosswinds (1951)

Approved | 95 min | Adventure, Crime, Thriller

Adventurer tries to recover gold from sunken plane.

Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: John Payne, Rhonda Fleming, Forrest Tucker, Alan Mowbray

Votes: 146

12. David and Bathsheba (1951)

Approved | 116 min | Drama, History, Romance

After King David sees the beautiful Bathsheba bathing from the palace roof, he enters into an adulterous affair which has tragic consequences for his family and Israel.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, Raymond Massey, Kieron Moore

Votes: 1,937

13. Flame of Araby (1951)

Approved | 77 min | Adventure

An Arabian-nights princess and a Bedouin chief contend over possession of a stallion, but unite to oppose the Corsair Lords.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Maureen O'Hara, Jeff Chandler, Maxwell Reed, Lon Chaney Jr.

Votes: 214

14. His Kind of Woman (1951)

Approved | 120 min | Action, Crime, Film-Noir

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.

Directors: John Farrow, Richard Fleischer | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell, Vincent Price, Tim Holt

Votes: 3,639

15. Hurricane Island (1951)

Unrated | 71 min | Adventure

Explorer Ponce de Leon searches for the Fountain of Youth in the Florida swamps.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Jon Hall, Marie Windsor, Romo Vincent, Edgar Barrier

Votes: 64

16. Lorna Doone (1951)

TV-PG | 88 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

Set in 17th century Scotland, a young woman falls in love with a humble villager whose community suffers under the rule of her despotic landowning family.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Barbara Hale, Richard Greene, Carl Benton Reid, William Bishop

Votes: 162

17. Operation Pacific (1951)

Approved | 111 min | Drama, War

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.

Director: George Waggner | Stars: John Wayne, Patricia Neal, Ward Bond, Scott Forbes

Votes: 2,997

18. Quo Vadis (1951)

Not Rated | 171 min | Biography, Drama, History

Fierce Roman commander Marcus Vinicius becomes infatuated with beautiful Christian hostage Lygia and begins questioning the tyrannical leadership of the despot Emperor Nero.

Directors: Mervyn LeRoy, Anthony Mann | Stars: Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr, Leo Genn, Peter Ustinov

Votes: 12,697 | Gross: $24.29M

19. The Golden Horde (1951)

Approved | 77 min | Action, Adventure

The princess of Samarkand and an English knight confront the armies of Genghis Khan.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Ann Blyth, David Farrar, George Macready, Henry Brandon

Votes: 143

20. The Highwayman (1951)

82 min | Adventure

During the 1700s, a masked bandit robs the rich and aids the poor, to the chagrin of the authorities and the corrupt nobility, and prompting the king to task a ruthless man from the Colonies to capture the outlaw.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Philip Friend, Charles Coburn, Wanda Hendrix, Cecil Kellaway

Votes: 67

21. The Magic Carpet (1951)

Approved | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Abdullah (John Agar)has reached manhood as the son of a physician without knowing he is the true Caliph of Islam. Stirred by the conditions in his country, he infiltrates the palace and ... See full summary »

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Lucille Ball, John Agar, Patricia Medina, George Tobias

Votes: 204

22. The Mark of the Renegade (1951)

Approved | 81 min | Adventure, Romance, Western

Set in 19th century California Marcos Zappa goes undercover as a pirate to expose the crooked Don Pedro Garcia.

Director: Hugo Fregonese | Stars: Ricardo Montalban, Cyd Charisse, J. Carrol Naish, Gilbert Roland

Votes: 120

23. The Prince Who Was a Thief (1951)

Approved | 88 min | Adventure

In 13th-century Tangiers, regent Mustapha hires a paid assassin to kill baby Prince Hussein in order to usurp his throne but the assassin has second thoughts and steals the baby for himself.

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Tony Curtis, Piper Laurie, Everett Sloane, Jeff Corey

Votes: 599

24. Westward the Women (1951)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Western

A trail guide escorts a group of women from Chicago to California to marry men that have recently began settling there.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Robert Taylor, Denise Darcel, Hope Emerson, John McIntire

Votes: 2,585

25. Against All Flags (1952)

Approved | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Brian Hawke of the Royal Navy versus the pirates of Madagascar.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Errol Flynn, Maureen O'Hara, Anthony Quinn, Alice Kelley

Votes: 2,148

26. Aladdin and His Lamp (1952)

67 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

A poor young man finds a lamp with a genie trapped inside. The genie promises to grant the man three wishes if he frees him from the lamp.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Johnny Sands, Patricia Medina, Richard Erdman, John Dehner

Votes: 62

27. At Sword's Point (1952)

Approved | 81 min | Adventure, History

In 1648 France, it's the sons (and daughter) of the Three Musketeers to the rescue!

Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Cornel Wilde, Maureen O'Hara, Robert Douglas, Gladys Cooper

Votes: 596

28. Babes in Bagdad (1952)

Approved | 79 min | Comedy

Hassan, the Kadi of Bagdad, has a harem housing twelve beauties, but concentrates his attention on Zohara. A newcomer, Kyra, introduces rebellion into the by the unheard of act of ... See full summary »

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer | Stars: Paulette Goddard, Gypsy Rose Lee, Richard Ney, John Boles

Votes: 73

29. Blackbeard, the Pirate (1952)

Approved | 99 min | Adventure, Romance

Honest Edward Maynard finds himself serving as ship's surgeon under the infamous pirate Blackbeard.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Robert Newton, Linda Darnell, William Bendix, Keith Andes

Votes: 1,220

30. Hurricane Smith (1952)

Approved | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

South Sea freebooters fight for hidden treasure and the love of the beautiful Luana.

Director: Jerry Hopper | Stars: Yvonne De Carlo, John Ireland, James Craig, Forrest Tucker

Votes: 109

31. Ivanhoe (1952)

Approved | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, History

A knight seeks to free the captive King Richard and put him back on the throne.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Robert Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders

Votes: 7,692

32. Just This Once (1952)

Passed | 90 min | Comedy

Mark MacLene owes the IRS, the banks and others a lot of money. The problem is that his trust makes $1,000,000 a year, but he spends $150,000 every month. His trustee, Sam, uses the power ... See full summary »

Director: Don Weis | Stars: Janet Leigh, Peter Lawford, Lewis Stone, Marilyn Erskine

Votes: 226

33. Macao (1952)

Passed | 81 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

Nick Cochran, an American in exile in Macao, has a chance to restore his name by helping capture an international crime lord. Undercover, can he mislead the bad guys and still woo the handsome singer/petty crook, Julie Benson?

Directors: Josef von Sternberg, Nicholas Ray | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell, William Bendix, Thomas Gomez

Votes: 2,568

34. 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: 4,252

35. Rose of Cimarron (1952)

Approved | 72 min | Western

A white girl raised by Indians sets out to find out who murdered her adoptive parents.

Director: Harry Keller | Stars: Jack Buetel, Mala Powers, Bill Williams, Jim Davis

Votes: 118

36. 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: 5,273

37. Sea Tiger (1952)

Approved | 71 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

"The Sea Tiger" is the name of a broken-down bucket of an old freighter, abandoned by the Japanese at the end of WW II, lying in anchor in a New Guiena cove. Co-owners Jenine Duval and Jim ... See full summary »

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Marguerite Chapman, John Archer, Harry Lauter, Marvin Press

Votes: 14

38. Son of Ali Baba (1952)

Unrated | 75 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Kashma Baba, the son of the famed Baghdad thief Ali Baba is a cadet in a medieval Persian military academy where he runs afoul of his rival Hussein, the evil Caliph's son.

Director: Kurt Neumann | Stars: Tony Curtis, Piper Laurie, Susan Cabot, William Reynolds

Votes: 556

39. The Battle at Apache Pass (1952)

Approved | 85 min | Western

When Cochise bands together with Geronimo and other Indian tribes, Major Colton abandons his fort, heading towards Fort Sheridan, through Apache Pass. The only thing in his way are the Indians he used to call his friends.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: John Lund, Jeff Chandler, Susan Cabot, Bruce Cowling

Votes: 537

40. The Crimson Pirate (1952)

Not Rated | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy

During the 1700s, pirate Captain Vallo seizes a British warship and gets involved in various money-making schemes involving Caribbean rebels led by El Libre, British envoy Baron Jose Gruda, and a beautiful courtesan named Consuelo.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Nick Cravat, Eva Bartok, Torin Thatcher

Votes: 5,359

41. The Golden Hawk (1952)

Passed | 83 min | Action, Adventure, History

The seafaring adventures of French privateer Kit 'The Hawk' Gerardo during the Franco-Spanish-English war of the 17th century.

Director: Sidney Salkow | Stars: Rhonda Fleming, Sterling Hayden, Helena Carter, John Sutton

Votes: 220

42. Lady in the Iron Mask (1952)

78 min | Adventure

A female version of the man in the iron mask. In this version the mask is put on a princess (patricia medina) rather than a prince as in the original book by Alexander Dumas.

Director: Ralph Murphy | Stars: Louis Hayward, Patricia Medina, Alan Hale Jr., Judd Holdren

Votes: 48

43. The Queen of Sheba (1952)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama

The Queen of Sheba falls in love with the King of Israel. The King of Israel, however, is in love with someone else.

Director: Pietro Francisci | Stars: Leonora Ruffo, Gino Cervi, Gino Leurini, Marina Berti

Votes: 87