Category Archives: 1950-1959

The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) Rated PG

A couple, whose son gets kidnapped in Morocco, sets off an international scheme. Starring James Stewart, Doris Day, and Brenda de Banzie. This film is a remake of the 1934 film, both directed by Alfred Hitchcock. I will say that I … Continue reading

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Picnic (1955) Rated NR

During a small town picnic for Labor Day, a drifter comes to town and emotions run high. Starring William Holden, Kim Novak, and Betty Field. Holden is the drifter who floats into town and tries to make amends for the … Continue reading

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Mutiny (1952) Rated TV-PG

During the War of 1812, a U.S. Captain must sail through the enemy blockade to get a French loan in gold. When his secret mission gets out, many people want the gold, including his crew. Starring Mark Stevens, Angela Lansbury, … Continue reading

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Ben-Hur (1959) Rated TV-PG

A Jewish prince is sent into slavery by a Roman friend; once released, he comes back for revenge. Based on the book, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace. Starring Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, and Haya Harareet. This … Continue reading

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) Rated NR

Two showgirls head to Paris and are followed by a private investigator hired by one of their future fathers-in-laws and other admirers. Starring Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, and Charles Coburn. This film is a classic 1950s film. We have two … Continue reading

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How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) Rated NR

Three women set out to find millionaire husbands but find love inside. Starring Betty Grable, Marilyn Monroe, and Lauren Bacall. This film is a cute rom-com. Here we have three women hiding their real personalities in order to find wealthy … Continue reading

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There’s No Business Like Show Business (1954) Rated NR

The Donahues have three children, and they perform together as the Five Donahues until their oldest meets a girl. Starring Ethel Merman, Donald O’Connor, and Marilyn Monroe. This film showcases the music of Irving Berlin. It follows the Donahues from … Continue reading

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The Robe (1953) Rated UR

In the Roman province of Judah, a Roman tribune is ordered to crucify Christ, but after the fact, he has a guilty conscience. Starring Richard Burton, Jean Simmons, and Victor Mature. This film is the first film shot in CinemaScope, … Continue reading

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The Man with the Golden Arm (1955) Rated TV-14

A junkie works with drug addiction while his wife and card sharks put him down. Starring Frank Sinatra, Eleanor Parker, and Kim Novak. What makes this film is Sinatra, who plays the junkie battling his demons while the people around … Continue reading

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The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952) Rated TV-PG

A writer reminisces his life as he lies dying from an infection in the shadow of Kilimanjaro. Based on the book by Ernest Hemingway. Starring Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, and Ava Gardner. This film isn’t one that has a lot … Continue reading

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