Category Archives: 1950-1959

Battle Hymn (1957) Rated NR

 A bomber pilot turned minister rejoins the service during the Korean War.  Based on the true story of  Colonel Dean E. Hess and his book, Battle Hymn, 1956 autobiography. Starring Rock Hudson, Anna Kashfi, Dan Duryea, Alan Hale Jr. This film is unlike any … Continue reading

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The Spirit of St. Louis (1957) Rated PG

The story of Charles Lindbergh’s solo flight across the Atlantic ocean. Based on the book by Charles Lindbergh. Starring James Stewart, Murray Hamilton, Patricia Smith. One of Stewart’s best films, he embodies the essence of Lindbergh with ease. Mostly focused … Continue reading

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Funny Face (1957) Rated NR

A fashion shoot at a bookstore brings forth a new model into the fashion world. Starring Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Kay Thompson This is one of the fun films with the music of the Gershwin’s. I enjoyed the music. I … Continue reading

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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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