1950's  - Movies

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Cyrano de Bergerac


Jose Ferrer

(A tragic wit, renowned for his nose but longing for the love of a beautiful lady.)


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The Lavender Hill Mob


Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway

(bank clerk in scheme to steal gold.)


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The Man in the White Suit


Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood

(Guinness is Chemist, inventor, who discovers a fabric that can't wear out or soil. Dismayed garment manufacturers set out to bury his formula)


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Captain's Paradise


Alec Guiness, Celia Johnson, Yvonne de Carlo

(Captain who shuttles back and forth between wives in different ports)




Roman Holiday


Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, Eddie Albert

(princess, yearning for normal life, runs away from Palace,
has romance with reporter Peck)





I Confess


Montgomery Clift, Anne Baxter, Karl Malden

(A priest hears a murder's confession and is himself accused of the crime)







Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, William Holden

(chauffeur's daughter romanced by aging tycoon Bogart,
to keep her away from playboy brother Holden)


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Barefoot Contesa


Humphrey Bogart, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien

(Tragic story of Hollywood Star)


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Beat the Devil


Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones, Gino Lollabrigida

(Truman Capote's funny satire of MALTESE FALCON-ish story)





Father Brown
(The Detective)


Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Peter Finch

(clerical sleuth after stolen art treasures)


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Bad Day at Black Rock


Spencer Tracy, Anne Francis, Dean Jagger

(War hero honored in Western town with a secret
atrocity against the hero's parents)


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East of Eden


James Dean, Julie Harris, Burl Ives

(Steinbeck's novel about two brother's rivalry for the love of their father.)


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The Trouble with Harry


Shirley MacLaine, John Forsythe

(Hitchcock comedy with bothersome corpse
causing problems for peaceful New England neighbors.)





Richard III


Sir Laurence Olivier, Sir Ralph Richardson
Sir John Gielgud, Claire Bloom

(story of Richard of Gloucester, twisted both in mind and body,
 as he schemes for the throne of England)







Shirley Jones, Gordon MacRae, Rod Steiger

(screen version of Rogers and Hammerstein's musical)


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The Teahouse of the August Moon


Marlon Brando, Glenn Ford, Eddie Albert

(Americanization of post WWII Okinawa)






Moby Dick


Gregory Peck, Richard Basehart, Leo Genn

(Herman Melville's classic about Capt. Ahab's obsession for
 revenge upon the enormous white whale, "Moby Dick".)


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12 Angry Men


Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, E. G. Marshall

(Man who tries to convince 11 other jurors
that their hasty conviction of a boy on trial should be reconsidered.)

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