1950s in film


1950s in film

The decade of the 1950s in film involved many significant films.__NOTOC__---- Contents
1 Events
2 List of films: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z.

Events

Films of the 1950s were of a wide variety. As a result of television, the studios and companies sought to put audiences back in theaters. They used a more techniques in presenting their films through widescreen and big-approach methods, such as Cinemascope, VistaVision, and Cinerama as well as gimmicks like 3-D film. Big production and spectacle films perfect for this gained popularity with the many historic and fantasy epics like "The Robe", "The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men", "The Ten Commandments" (1956), "The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad", and "Ben-Hur" (1959). Other big-scoped films thrived internationally, too, such as Russian fantasy director Aleksandr Ptushko's mythological epics "Sadko", "Ilya Muromets", and "Sampo" and Japanese director Akira Kurosawa's historic "Seven Samurai", "Throne of Blood", and "The Hidden Fortress". Toshiro Mifune, who starred in those Kurosawa films, also starred in the color spectacle "Samurai Trilogy".

This spectacle approach, coupled with Cold War paranoia, a renewed interest in science from the atomic bomb, as well as increased interest in the mysteries of outer space and other forteana, lent itself well to what this film decade is most well-known for, science fiction. The science fiction genre began its golden age during this decade with such notable films as "The Day the Earth Stood Still", "The Thing from Another World", "The War of the Worlds", "It Came from Outer Space", "Creature from the Black Lagoon", "Them!", "This Island Earth", "Earth vs. the Flying Saucers", and "Forbidden Planet" (1956). There were also Earth-based subjects, such as "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" (1954) and "When Worlds Collide" (1951). Companies such as American International Pictures, Japan's Toho, and Britain's Hammer Film Productions were created to solely produce films of the fantastique genres.

The decade was equally adept at both character and realistic films. The highly noted actors James Stewart, John Wayne, and Marlon Brando were at the peak of their popularity. Stewart starring in "Winchester '73" and Wayne starring in John Ford's Cavalry Trilogy and "The Searchers" revitalized the western. Brando mastered versatile roles in films such as "A Streetcar Named Desire", "The Wild One", "Julius Caesar", "On the Waterfront", "Guys and Dolls", "The Teahouse of the August Moon", and "Sayonara".

Director Alfred Hitchcock was at the peak of his craft with films such as "Strangers on a Train", "Dial M for Murder", "Rear Window", "To Catch a Thief", "The Man Who Knew Too Much" (1956), "Vertigo" (1958), and "North by Northwest" (1959) with Jimmy Stewart and Grace Kelly starring in three each.

List of films

The following is a list of films made from 1950 through 1959.

#

* "12 Angry Men" (1957)
* "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" (1954)
* "20 Million Miles to Earth" (1957)
* "" (1957)
* "The 39 Steps" (1959)
* "The 400 Blows" (1959)
* "The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T" (1953)
* "8 Ball Bunny" (1950)

A

* Abbott and Costello series:
** "Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion" (1950)
** "Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man" (1951)
** "Abbott and Costello Go to Mars" (1953)
** "Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy" (1955)
* "The Abominable Snowman" (1957)
* "Absender unbekannt" (1950)
* "Ace in the Hole" (1951)
* "The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe" (1954)
* "An Affair to Remember" (1957)
* "The African Queen" (1951)
* "Age 13" (1955)
* "Alice in Wonderland" (1951)
* "All About Eve" (1950)
* "The Alligator People" (1959)
* "Alto Paraná" (1958)
* "The Amazing Colossal Man" (1957)
* "An American in Paris" (1951)
* "Anatomy of a Murder" (1959)
* "Angels in the Outfield" (1951)
* "Animal Farm" (1954)
* "Annie Get Your Gun" (1950)
* "Another Time, Another Place" (1958)
* "The Appearances Deceive" (1958)
* "Armored Car Robbery" (1950)
* "Arms and the Man" (1958)
* "Ashes and Diamonds" (1958)
* "The Asphalt Jungle" (1950)
* "Around the World in 80 Days" (1956)
* "Arrabalera" (1950)
* "At War with the Army" (1950)
* "Atoll K" (1950)
* "Atom Man vs. Superman" (1950)
* "The Atomic Submarine" (1959)
* "Attack of the 50 Foot Woman" (1958)
* "Attack of the Crab Monsters" (1957)
* "Attack of the Giant Leeches" (1959)
* "Attack of the Puppet People" (1958)
* "Auntie Mame" (1958)

B

* "Babul" (1950)
* "Back from the Dead" (1957)
* "The Bad and the Beautiful" (1952)
* "The Bad Seed" (1956)
* "The Badlanders" (1958)
* "The Ballad of Narayama" (1958)
* "The Barbarian and the Geisha" (1958)
* "The Barred Road" (1958)
* "The Bat" (1959)
* "The Battle of the River Plate" (1959)
* "The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms" (1953)
* "The Beast from Haunted Cave" (1959)
* "Le Beau Serge" (1958)
* "Bell, Book and Candle" (1958)
* "Beloved Beauty" (1958)
* "Ben-Hur" (1959)
* "Bhookailas" (1958)
* "The Big Country" (1958)
* "Big Deal on Madonna Street" (1958)
* "Big House Bunny" (1950)
* "The Black Rose" (1950)
* "The Blob" (1958)
* "Blood of the Vampire" (1958)
* "The Blue Lamp" (1950)
* "Bólidos de acero" (1950)
* "Bonjour Tristesse" (1958)
* "Boobs in the Woods" (1950)
* "Born Yesterday" (1950)
* "The Brain Eaters" (1958)
* "The Bravados" (1958)
* "Breach of Trust" (1950)
* "The Breaking Point" (1950)
* "Bride of the Monster" (1955)
* "The Bridge on the River Kwai" (1957)
* "The Bridges at Toko-Ri" (1955)
* "Bright Leaf" (1950)
* "Brink of Life" (Nära livet) (1958)
* "Broken Arrow" (1950)
* "The Brothers Karamazov" (1958)
* "The Buccaneer" (1958)
* "A Bucket of Blood" (1959)
* "Buenos Aires a la vista" (1950)
* "Bushy Hare" (1950)

C

* "Caged" (1950)
* "The Caine Mutiny" (1954)
* "Canary Row" (1950)
* "Carmen Jones" (1954)
* "Carousel" (1956)
* "Carry On Sergeant" (1958)
* "Carve Her Name with Pride" (1958)
* "The Castle of the Monsters" (1958)
* "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" (1958)
* "Cat-Women of the Moon" (1953)
* "Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi" (1958)
* "Champagne for Caesar" (1950)
* "Cheaper by the Dozen" (1950)
* "Chronicle of a Love (1950)
* "Cinderella" (1950)
* "The Country Girl" (1954)
* "The Cool and the Crazy" (1958)
* "Convicted" (1950)
* "Corridors of Blood" (1958)
* "Creature from the Black Lagoon" (1954)
* "The Creature Walks Among Us" (1956)
* "The Crime of Korea" (1950)
* "Crimson Bat" (1958)
* "The Crimson Pirate" (1952)
* "The Cry Baby Killer" (1958)
* "Cue Ball Cat" (1950)
* "The Curse of Frankenstein" (1957)
* "Cyrano de Bergerac" (1950)

D

* "Daddy-O" (1958)
* "The Dam Busters" (1954)
* "Damn Yankees" (1958)
* "Darby O'Gill and the Little People" (1959)
* "Darby's Rangers" (1958)
* "Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier" (1955)
* "The Day the Earth Stood Still" (1951)
* "The Day the Sky Exploded" (1958)
* "The Deadly Mantis" (1957)
* "The Decks Ran Red" (1958)
* "The Defiant Ones" (1958)
* "Demetrius and the Gladiators" (1954)
* "Desire Under the Elms" (1958)
* "Destination Moon" (1950)
* "Detective Story" (1951)
* "Les Diaboliques" (1954)
* "Dial M for Murder" (1954)
* "Dilli Ka Thug" (1958)
* "Dracula" (1958)
* "Dreams" (Kvinnodröm) (1955)
* "The Duke Wore Jeans" (1958)
* "Dunkirk" (1958)

E

* "Earth vs. the Flying Saucers" (1956)
* "Earth vs. the Spider" (1958)
* "Elevator to the Gallows" (1958)
* "Endless Desire" (1958)
* "The Enemy Below" (1957)
* "Enjo" (1958)
* "Equinox Flower" (1958)
* "Eyes Without a Face" (1959)

F

* "A Face in the Crowd" (1957)
* "Farewells" (1958)
* "Favourite 13" (1958)
* "The Fiend Who Walked the West" (1958)
* "Fiend Without a Face" (1958)
* "Fire Maidens from Outer Space" (1956)
* "Fires on the Plain" (1959)
* "The Fly" (1958)
* "Flying Leathernecks" (1951)
* "The Flying Saucer" (1950)
* "Forbidden Planet" (1956)
* "Forty Guns" (1958)
* "Frankenstein's Daughter" (1958)
* "The Frogmen" (1951)
* "From Here to Eternity" (1953)
* "Funny Face" (1957)

G

* "Gate of Hell" (1953)
* "The Geisha Boy" (1958)
* "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" (1953)
* "Giant" (1956)
* "The Giant Gila Monster" (1959)
* "Gideon's Day" (1958)
* "Gigi" (1958)
* "The Girl Can't Help It" (1956)
* "Girl on the Run" (1958)
* "Girls Town" (1959)
* "Glen or Glenda" (1953)
* "God's Little Acre" (1958)
* "The Goddess" (1958)
* "Godzilla" (1954)
* "Godzilla, King of the Monsters!" (1956)
* "Godzilla Raids Again" (1955)
* "Good Day for a Hanging" (1958)
* "The Greatest Show on Earth" (1952)
* "The Great Locomotive Chase " (1956)
* "Gun Crazy" (1950)
* "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral" (1957)
* "Guys and Dolls

H

* "H-8" (1958)
* "The H-Man" (1958)
* "Hans Christian Andersen" (1952)
* "Harvey" (1950)
* "The Haunted Strangler" (1958)
* "Have Rocket, Will Travel" (1959)
* "Hercules" (1958)
* "Heroism" (1958)
* "The Hidden Fortress" (1958)
* "The High and the Mighty" (1954)
* "High Noon" (1952)
* "High School Confidential" (1958)
* "High Society" (1956)
* "A Hill in Korea" (1956)
* "The Horse Soldiers" (1959)
* "The Horse's Mouth" (1958)
* "The Hound of the Baskervilles" (1959)
* "House of Bamboo" (1955)
* "House of Wax" (1953)
* "House on Haunted Hill" (1959)
* "Houseboat" (1958)
* "How to Make a Monster" (1958)
* "How to Marry a Millionaire" (1953)
* "Howrah Bridge" (1958)
* "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" (1956)
* "The Hunters"

I

* "I Bury the Living" (1958)
* "I Died a Thousand Times" (1955)
* "I Married a Monster from Outer Space" (1958)
* "I Want to Live!" (1958)
* "I Was Monty's Double" (1958)
* "I Was a Teenage Werewolf" (1957)
* "Ice-Cold in Alex" (1958)
* "Ikiru" (1952)
* "I'll Cry Tomorrow" (1955)
* "I'm All Right Jack" (1959)
* "The Immoral Mr. Teas" (1959)
* "In Love and War" (1958)
* "The Incredible Shrinking Man" (1957)
* "Indiscreet" (1958)
* "The Inn of the Sixth Happiness" (1958)
* "Invaders from Mars" (1953)
* "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" (1956)
* "Invasion U.S.A." (1952)
* "It Came from Beneath the Sea" (1955)
* "It Came from Outer Space" (1953)
* "It Conquered the World" (1956)
* "It Happened in Broad Daylight" (1958)
* "It! The Terror from Beyond Space" (1958)

J

* "Jail Bait" (1954)
* "Jailhouse Rock" (1957)
* "Jeopardy" (1953)
* "Joe Butterfly" (1957)
* "Johnny Guitar" (1954)
* "Johnny Tremain" (1957)
* "Journey to the Center of the Earth" (1959)
* "Julius Caesar" (1953)

K

* "The Killer Shrews" (1959)
* "The Killers" (1958)
* "The Killing" (1956)
* "King Creole" (1958)
* "The King and I" (1956)
* "King Solomon's Mines" (1950)
* "Kings Go Forth" (1958)
* "Knighty Knight Bugs" (1958)
* "Kronos" (1957)

L

* "Lady of the Castle" (1958)
* "Lady and the Tramp" (1955)
* "A Lady Without Passport" (1950)
* "The Ladykillers" (1955)
* "L'amore in città" (Love in the City) (1953)
* "The Last Day of Summer" (1958)
* "The Last Hurrah" (1958)
* "The Law and Jake Wade" (1958)
* "The Left Handed Gun" (1958)
* "A Lesson in Love" (En lektion i kärlek) (1955)
* "Let's Rock" (1958)
* "The Light in the Forest" (1958)
* "The Lineup" (1958)
* "The Littlest Hobo" (1958)
* "The Living Desert" (1953)
* "Lonelyhearts" (1958)
* "The Long, Hot Summer" (1958)
* "Look Back in Anger" (1958)
* "Love in the Afternoon" (1957)
* "Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing" (1955)
* "Love Me Tender" (1956)
* "Loving You" (1957)
* "The Lovers" (1958)
* "The Lovers of Montparnasse" (1958)
* "Lust for Life" (1956)

M

* "Madhumati" (1958)
* "The Magician" (Ansiktet) (1958)
* "A Man Escaped" (1956)
* "The Man from Laramie" (1955)
* "The Man and the Monster" (1958)
* "Man of the West" (1958)
* "The Man Who Knew Too Much" (1956)
* "Marjorie Morningstar" (1958)
* "Marty" (1955)
* "The Matchmaker" (1958)
* "Me and the Colonel" (1958)
* "Merry Andrew" (1958)
* "Mesa of Lost Women" (1953)
* "Missile to the Moon" (1958)
* "Mogambo" (1953)
* "The Mole People" (1956)
* "The Monolith Monsters" (1957)
* "Monster on the Campus" (1958)
* "A Movie" (1958)
* "The Mummy" (1959)
* "The Music Room" (1958)
* "My Man Godfrey" (1957)
* "My Uncle" (1958)
* "The Mysterians" (1957)
* "Mysterious Island" (1951)

N

* "The Naked Maja" (1958)
* "The Night of the Hunter" (1955)
* "A Night to Remember" (1958)
* "Nights of Cabiria" (1957)
* "Night of the Ghouls" (1959)
* "Nishi Ginza Station" (1958)
* "No Time for Sergeants" (1958)
* "North by Northwest" (1959)
* "The Nun's Story" (1959)

O

* "Los olvidados" (1950)
* "Oklahoma!" (1955)
* "The Old Man and the Sea" (1958)
* "Old Yeller" (1957)
* "On the Waterfront" (1954)
* "One Froggy Evening" (1955)
* "Onionhead" (1958)
* "Ordet" (1955)

P

* "The Pajama Game" (1957)
* "Pather Pachali" (1955)
* "Paths of Glory" (1957)
* "Peter Pan" (1953)
* "The Philospher's Stone" (1958)
* "Party Girl" (1958)
* "Passport to Shame" (1958)
* "The Perfect Furlough" (1958)
* "Picnic" (1955)
* "Pigsy Eats Watermelon" (1958)
* "A Place in the Sun" (1951)
* "Plan 9 from Outer Space" (1959)
* "Pork Chop Hill" (1959)
* "Pre-Hysterical Hare" (1958)
* "Prohibited Love" (1958)

Q

* "The Quatermass Xperiment" (1955)
* "Quatermass 2" (1957)
* "Queen of Outer Space" (1958)
* "The Quiet American" (1958)

R

* "Radar Men from the Moon" (1952)
* "Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys!" (1958)
* "Rashomon" (1950)
* "Rear Window" (1954)
* "Rebel Without a Cause" (1955)
* "The Red Badge of Courage" (1951)
* "The Reluctant Debutante" (1958)
* "Return of the Fly" (1959)
* "Revenge of the Creature" (1955)
* "The Revenge of Frankenstein" (1958)
* "Rice With Milk" (1950)
* "Richard III" (1955)
* "Ride a Crooked Trail" (1958)
* "Rififi" (1955)
* "Rio Bravo" (1959)
* "Rio Grande" (1950)
* "The Robe" (1953)
* "Robin Hood Daffy" (1958)
* "Rob Roy, the Highland Rogue" (1954)
* "Rock-A-Bye Baby" (1958)
* "Rocketship X-M" (1950)
* "Rodan" (1956)
* "Roman Holiday" (1953)
* "The Roots of Heaven" (1958)
* "Run Silent, Run Deep" (1958)

* "Sabrina" (1954)
* "Sadhna" (1958)
* "Salt of the Earth" (1954)
* "Sampo" (1959)
* "" (1954)
* "" (1955)
* "" (1956)
* "Sawdust and Tinsel" (Gycklarnas afton) (1953)
* "Sayonara" (1957)
* "The Screaming Mimi" (1958)
* "The Screaming Skull" (1958)
* "Scrooge" (1951)
* "Sea of Sand" (1958)
* "The Searchers" (1956)
* "Secrets of Women" (Kvinnors väntan) (1952)
* "Separate Tables" (1958)
* "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" (1954)
* "Seven Hills of Rome" (1958)
* "Seven Samurai" (1954)
* "The Seven Year Itch" (1955)
* "The Seventh Seal" (Det sjunde inseglet) (1957)
* "The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad" (1958)
* "The Shaggy Dog" (1959)
* "Shane" (1953)
* "She Gods of Shark Reef" (1958)
* "The Sheepman" (1958)
* "The Silent Enemy" (1958)
* "Singin' in the Rain" (1952)
* "Sleeping Beauty" (1959)
* "Smart Alec" (Smart Aleck) (1951)
* "Smiles of a Summer Night" (Sommarnattens leende) (1955)
* "Smiley" (1956)
* "The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952 film)"
* "Some Came Running" (1958)
* "Some Like It Hot" (1959)
* "Song of the Heart" (1958)
* "A Song of Love" (1950)
* "South Pacific" (1958)
* "Space Invasion of Lapland" (1959)
* "St. Louis Blues" (1958)
* "Stakeout on Dope Street" (1958)
* "Stalag 17" (1953)
* "Stolen Desire" (1958)
* "The Story of Mankind" (1957)
* "The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men" (1952)
* "La strada" (1954)
* "The Strange World of Planet X" (1957)
* "Strangers on a Train" (1951)
* "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1951)
* "Styrmand Karlsen" (1958)
* "Summer Interlude" (Sommarlek) (1951)
* "Summer with Monika" (Sommaren med Monika) (1953)
* "Sunset Boulevard" (1950)
* "Swamp Women" (1955)
* "Sweet Smell of Success" (1957)
* "The Sword and the Rose" (1953)

T

* "A Tale of Two Cities" (1958)
* "The Tarnished Angels" (1958)
* "Tarzan's Greatest Adventure" (1959)
* "Teacher's Pet" (1958)
* "The Teahouse of the August Moon" (1956)
* "Teenage Cave Man" (1958)
* "Teenagers from Outer Space" (1959)
* "The Tell-Tale Heart" (1953)
* "The Ten Commandments" (1956)
* "Them!" (1954)
* "The Thing from Another World" (1951)
* "The Thing That Couldn't Die" (1958)
* "This Can't Happen Here" (Sånt händer inte här) (1950)
* "This Happy Feeling" (1958)
* "This Island Earth" (1955)
* "Throne of Blood" (1957)
* "Thunder Road" (1958)
* "The Tingler" (1959)
* "To Catch a Thief" (1955)
* "To the Compass of Your Lie" (1950)
* "To Hell and Back" (1955)
* "To Joy" (Till glädje) (1950)
* "Tokyo Story" (1953)
* "Too Much, Too Soon" (1958)
* "Touch of Evil" (1958)
* "Treasure Island" (1950)
* "The Trollenberg Terror" (1958)
* "Two Men and a Wardrobe (1958)

U

* "Ugetsu" (1953)
* "Umberto D." (1952)
* "The Undead" (1957)
* "Underworld Beauty" (1958)
* "The Unknown Soldier" (1955)

V

* "I Vampiri" (1957)
* "Varan the Unbelievable" (1958)
* "Variety Lights" (Luci del varietà) (1950)
* "Vertigo" (1958)
* "The Vikings" (1958)
* "The Virgin Wife" (1958)
* "Viva Zapata!" (1952)

W

* "The Wages of Fear" (1953)
* "War and Peace" (1956)
* "War of the Colossal Beast" (1958)
* "The War of the Worlds" (1953)
* "The Warlock" (1959)
* "The West Point Story" (1950)
* "What's Opera, Doc?" (1957)
* "When in Rome" (1952)
* "When Worlds Collide" (1951)
* "The White Sheik" (Lo sceicco bianco) (1952)
* "White Wilderness" (1958)
* "The Wild One" (1953)
* "Wild Strawberries" (Smultronstället) 1957
* "Wild Women of Wongo" (1958)
* "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?" (1957)
* "Winchester '73" (1950)
* "Windjammer" (1958)
* "Witness for the Prosecution" (1957)
* "Wolf Dog" (1958)
* "The World of the Vampires" (1958)

X

* "X the Unknown" (1956)

Y

* "The Young Lions" (1958)

Z

* "Zarak" (1956)
* "Zero Hour!" (1957)

ee also

* Film, History of cinema, List of movies.
* Years in film 1950-1959:
**1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959.

* Decades in film:
**1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s -- 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s.


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