Category Archives: 1950-1959

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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Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (CBS) Rated NR

Canadian Mountie Sergeant Preston patrols the Yukon with his horse, Rex, and his dog, Yukon King. Starring Dick Simmons, Yukon King, and Vic Perrin. This is one of those good old classics where it doesn’t take much to figure out … Continue reading

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Small Town Girl (1953) Rated NR

Richard Belrow Livingston III races through the small town of Duck Creek where the speed limit is 25. Once caught, the judge throws the book at him with 30 days of jail time. This causes a delay in his elopement … Continue reading

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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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