Category Archives: 1950-1959

12 Angry Men (1957) Rated NR

A jury holdout forces his colleagues to reexamine the evidence against the defendant. Based on the play by Reginald Rose. Starring Martin Balsam, John Fiedler, Lee J. Cobb, Henry Fonda, Ed Begley. This film is simple, but what makes it stand … Continue reading

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That I May See (1951) Rated NR

The story of the blind beggar cured by Jesus. Based off of the Bible passage, Luke 18:35-43. Starring Jeffrey Lynn, Ruth Hussey, Raymond Burr. That I May See is an episode from the TV series Family Theatre, which was produced … Continue reading

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Roman Holiday (1953) Rated NR

A princess escapes from her sheltered life and falls in love with a reporter in Rome. Starring Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert. What could be more delightful than watching Peck and Hepburn together on-screen?  This whimsical, romantic film is … Continue reading

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David and Bathsheba (1951) Rated NR

King David enters into an affair with Bathsheba after watching her bathe from the rooftop. Starring Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, Raymond Massey, Jayne Meadows. This film tells the story of King David from 2 Samuel. We start with David already … Continue reading

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3 Sailors and a Girl (1953) Rated NR

Three Navy men happen to run into a producer who encourages them to invest in his new show. Once they meet the woman starring in it, they are sold. Based on the play, The Butter and Egg Man by George S. … Continue reading

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Anne of the Indies (1951) Rated NR

A former pirate  agrees to spy on Blackbeard and Anne Providence to get his ship back from the British. Starring Jean Peters, Louis Jourdan, Debra Paget, Thomas Gomez. This film is a diamond in the rough. It has its weak … Continue reading

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All Mine to Give (1957) Rated NR

An immigrant family faces tragedy in 1850s. Based on an article The Day They Gave Babies Away by Dale Eunson and Katherine Eunson. Starring Glynis Johns, Cameron Mitchell, Rex Thompson. This is one of the saddest films I’ve ever seen. … Continue reading

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The Swan (1956) Rated NR

Princess Beatrice must marry off her daughter to hold onto the crown. Based on the play, A hattyú by Ferenc Molnár. Starring Grace Kelly, Alec Guinness, Louis Jourdan, Agnes Moorehead. Very typical romantic film from the 50’s with the beautiful … Continue reading

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The Nun’s Story (1959) Rated PG

Sister Luke struggles with her faith through crisis, disappointments, and WWII.  Based on the novel by Kathryn Hulme. Starring Audrey Hepburn, Peter Finch, Edith Evans, Colleen Dewhurst. This remarkable, heart-rending film reveals the inner struggle of a young nun as … Continue reading

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Plymouth Adventure (1952) Rated NR

The dramatic journey of the Pilgrims’ journey to Virginia aboard the Mayflower in 1620, with their unexpected landing in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Based on The Plymouth Adventure 1950 novel by Ernest Gébler. Starring Spencer Tracy, Gene Tierney, Van Johnson, Leo Genn, Barry … Continue reading

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