1950

Film Decades: 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959

Each review will be linked to the title below.

(*seen originally in theaters)

(**seen rereleased in theaters)

  • 47 morto che parla, starring Totò – (Italy)
  • 711 Ocean Drive, starring Edmond O’Brien and Joanne Dru
  • Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion, starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello
  • The Admiral Was a Lady, starring Wanda Hendrix and Edmond O’Brien
  • All About Eve – directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, starring Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm, Hugh Marlowe, Marilyn Monroe
  • Ambush, starring Robert Taylor and Arlene Dahl
  • Annie Get Your Gun, starring Betty Hutton, Howard Keel, Louis Calhern
  • Armored Car Robbery, starring Charles McGraw and William Talman
  • The Asphalt Jungle, directed by John Huston, starring Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Sam Jaffe, James Whitmore, Jean Hagen, & Marilyn Monroe
  • The Astonished Heart, starring Celia Johnson and Noël Coward – (GB)
  • At War with the Army, starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis
  • Babul (Father’s House), starring Dilip Kumar and Nargis – (India)
  • Backfire, starring Virginia Mayo and Gordon MacRae
  • The Bandit Queen, starring Barbara Britton and Phillip Reed
  • The Baron of Arizona – directed by Samuel Fuller, starring Vincent Price
  • Beauty and the Devil – directed by René Clair, starring Michel Simon – France/Italy
  • The Big Lift, starring Montgomery Clift and Paul Douglas
  • Bitter Springs, starring Tommy Trinder and Chips Rafferty – (Australia/GB)
  • The Black Forest Girl, starring Sonja Ziemann and Rudolf Prack – (West Germany)
  • The Black Rose – directed by Henry Hathaway, starring Tyrone Power & Orson Welles – (GB/US)
  • The Blue Lamp, starring Jack Warner and Dirk Bogarde – (GB)
  • Born to Be Bad – directed by Nicholas Ray, starring Joan Fontaine & Robert Ryan
  • Born Yesterday – directed by George Cukor, starring Broderick Crawford, Judy Holliday & William Holden
  • The Breaking Point – directed by Michael Curtiz, starring John Garfield and Patricia Neal
  • Bright Leaf – directed by Michael Curtiz, starring Gary Cooper, Lauren Bacall & Patricia Neal
  • Broken Arrow – directed by Delmar Daves, starring James Stewart & Jeff Chandler
  • Café Paradis – (Denmark)
  • Caged, starring Eleanor Parker
  • Caiçara, directed by and starring Adolfo Celi – (Brazil)
  • Captain Carey, U.S.A., starring Alan Ladd and Wanda Hendrix
  • Captain China, starring John Payne and Gail Russell
  • The Capture – directed by John Sturges, starring Lew Ayres, Teresa Wright, Victor Jory, & Jacqueline White
  • Champagne for Caesar – starring Ronald Colman, Celeste Holm, Vincent Price, Art Linkletter
  • Cheaper by the Dozen – directed by Walter Lang, starring Clifton Webb & Myrna Loy
  • Cinderella, a Disney animated film. Directed by Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, and Wilfred Jackson, starring Ilene Woods, Eleanor Audley, Verna Felton, Rhoda Williams, James MacDonald, Luis van Rooten, Don Barclay, Mike Douglas, and Lucille Bliss
  • Comanche Territory – directed by George Sherman, starring Maureen O’Hara
  • Convicted, starring Glenn Ford and Broderick Crawford
  • Crisis – directed by Richard Brooks, starring Cary Grant & Jose Ferrer
  • Curtain Call at Cactus Creek – directed by Charles Lamont, starring Donald O’Connor, Gale Storm, Walter Brennan, Vincent Price
  • Cyrano de Bergerac, starring José Ferrer
  • D.O.A. – starring Edmond O’Brien
  • Dallas – starring Gary Cooper
  • The Damned Don’t Cry, starring Joan Crawford
  • Dance Hall, directed by Charles Crichton, starring Diana Dors and Petula Clark – (GB)
  • Darah dan Doa, directed and produced by Usmar Ismail – (Indonesia), first native-produced Indonesian film
  • Dark City – directed by William Dieterle, starring Charlton Heston, Lizabeth Scott, Viveca Lindfors, Dean Jagger, Mike Mazurki, Ed Begley
  • The Daughter of Rosie O’Grady, starring June Haver and Gordon MacRae
  • Death is a Caress (Døden er et kjærtegn) – (Norway)
  • Deported, starring Jeff Chandler
  • Destination Moon, starring John Archer
  • The Devil Is a Woman (Doña Diabla) – (Mexico)
  • Devil’s Doorway, starring Robert Taylor, Louis Calhern, Paula Raymond
  • Dial 1119, starring Marshall Thompson, Virginia Field, William Conrad
  • Dieu a besoin des hommes (God Needs Man), directed by Jean Delannoy – (France)
  • The Eagle and the Hawk, starring Rhonda Fleming and John Payne
  • Edge of Doom, starring Farley Granger and Mala Powers
  • Les Enfants Terribles – directed by Jean-Pierre Melville – (France)
  • Escape at Dawn (Akatsuki no dasso) – (Japan)
  • The Fall of Berlin (Padeniye Berlina) – (USSR)
  • Fancy Pants – directed by George Marshall, starring Bob Hope & Lucille Ball
  • Father Is a Bachelor – starring William Holden & Colleen Gray
  • Father of the Bride, directed by Vincente Minnelli – starring Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett & Elizabeth Taylor
  • The File on Thelma Jordon – starring Barbara Stanwyck
  • The Fireball, starring Mickey Rooney and Pat O’Brien
  • The Flame and the Arrow – directed by Jacques Tourneur, starring Burt Lancaster & Virginia Mayo
  • The Flowers of St. Francis (Francesco, giullare di Dio), directed by Roberto Rossellini – (Italy)
  • For Heaven’s Sake, starring Clifton Webb and Joan Bennett
  • Frenchie – directed by Louis King, starring Joel McCrea & Shelley Winters
  • The Fuller Brush Girl – directed by Lloyd Bacon, starring Lucille Ball and Eddie Albert
  • The Furies – directed by Anthony Mann, starring Barbara Stanwyck & Walter Huston
  • Gabriela, directed by Géza von Cziffra, starring Zarah Leander – (West Germany)
  • Gerald McBoing-Boing – short
  • The Glass Menagerie – starring Jane Wyman, Kirk Douglas, Gertrude Lawrence and Arthur Kennedy
  • • Gone to Earth, starring Jennifer Jones – (GB)
  • Guilty of Treason, starring Charles Bickford and Bonita Granville
  • Gun Crazy (aka Deadly is the Female), starring John Dall and Peggy Cummins
  • The Gunfighter – directed by Henry King, starring Gregory Peck
  • Gunman in the Streets, starring Simone Signoret – (France)
  • The Happiest Days of Your Life, starring Alastair Sim and Margaret Rutherford – (GB)
  • Harriet Craig, starring Joan Crawford and Wendell Corey
  • Harvey – directed by Henry Koster, starring James Stewart & Josephine Hull
  • Highly Dangerous, starring Margaret Lockwood and Dane Clark – (GB)
  • Highway 301, starring Steve Cochran and Virginia Grey
  • The Hollywood Ten, documentary by John Berry
  • House by the River, starring Louis Hayward and Jane Wyatt
  • Hunt the Man Down, starring Gig Young and Jane Wyatt
  • The Iroquois Trail, starring George Montgomery
  • I Was a Shoplifter, starring Scott Brady and Mona Freeman
  • I’ll Get By, starring June Haver, Gloria DeHaven, Steve Allen, Dennis Day
  • In a Lonely Place – directed by Nicholas Ray, starring Humphrey Bogart & Gloria Grahame
  • It’s a Small World – directed by William Castle
  • The Jackie Robinson Story, starring Robinson as himself, with Ruby Dee
  • Jogan, starring Dilip Kumar and Nargis – (India)
  • Johnny One-Eye, starring Pat O’Brien
  • Julius Caesar – directed by David Bradley, starring Charlton Heston
  • Justice is Done – France
  • Key to the City – directed by George Sidney, starring Clark Gable, Loretta Young, & Raymond Burr
  • The Kid – starring 10-year-old Bruce Lee – Hong Kong
  • Kill the Umpire, starring William Bendix, William Frawley, Una Merkel
  • The Killer That Stalked New York, starring Evelyn Keyes
  • Kim – starring Errol Flynn
  • King Solomon’s Mines, starring Deborah Kerr and Stewart Granger
  • Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye, starring James Cagney
  • A Lady Without Passport, starring Hedy Lamarr and John Hodiak
  • Last Holiday – starring Alec Guinness – (GB)
  • The Lawless, directed by Joseph Losey, starring Macdonald Carey
  • Let’s Dance – directed by Norman Z. McLeod, starring Fred Astaire & Betty Hutton
  • Life (Jeevitham), directed by A. V. Meiyappan, starring Vyjayanthimala in her Telugu film debut – (India)
  • A Life of Her Own, starring Lana Turner and Ray Milland
  • The Life of Wu Xun (Wu Xun zhuan) – (China)
  • Louisa, starring Ronald Reagan
  • Love Happy – starring the Marx Brothers and, in a non-speaking role, Marilyn Monroe
  • The Magnificent Yankee – directed by John Sturges, starring Louis Calhern, Ann Harding, Eduard Franz, & Philip Ober
  • The Man Who Cheated Himself, starring Lee J. Cobb and Jane Wyatt
  • The Men – directed by Fred Zinnermann, starring Marlon Brando in his film debut, with Teresa Wright, Everett Sloane, Jack Webb and, in a bit part, DeForest Kelley
  • The Miniver Story, starring Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon and John Hodiak
  • Mirror of Holland (Spiegel van Holland) – (Netherlands) winner of Short Film Palme d’Or
  • Mister 880, starring Burt Lancaster and Edmund Gwenn
  • Montana – directed by Ray Enright & Raoul Walsh (uncredited), starring Errol Flynn & Alexis Smith
  • Morning Departure (aka Operation Disaster), starring John Mills and Richard Attenborough – (GB)
  • Mrs. O’Malley and Mr. Malone, starring Marjorie Main and James Whitmore
  • The Mudlark – starring Irene Dunne & Alec Guinness – GB/US
  • Mussorgsky – USSR)
  • My Blue Heaven, starring Betty Grable
  • My Friend Irma Goes West, starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis
  • Mystery Street – directed by John Sturges, starring Ricardo Montalban, Sally Forrest, Bruce Bennett, Elsa Lanchester, & Marshall Thompson
  • Nancy Goes to Rio, Ann Sothern, Jane Powell, Barry Sullivan, Carmen Miranda, Louis Calhern, and Scotty Beckett
  • The Nevadan – directed by Gordon Douglas, starring Randolph Scott & Dorothy Malone
  • Night and the City – directed by Jules Dassin, starring Richard Widmark & Gene Tierney – UK
  • No Man of Her Own – directed by Mitchell Leisen, starring Barbara Stanwyck
  • No Peace Under the Olive Tree – starring Raf Vallone – Italy
  • No Way Out – starring Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell, Stephen McNally & Sidney Poitier
  • Odette, starring Anna Neagle and Trevor Howard – (GB)
  • Los Olvidados, directed by Luis Buñuel – photograph of Gabriel Figueroa – (Mexico)
  • Once a Thief – starring Cesar Romero & Lon Chaney Jr.
  • One Way Street, starring James Mason
  • Orphée, directed by Jean Cocteau, starring Jean Marais – (France)
  • Outrage – directed by Ida Lupino, starring Mala Powers
  • Outside the Wall, starring Richard Basehart and Marilyn Maxwell
  • Panic in the Streets – directed by Elia Kazan, starring Richard Widmark, Jack Palance, Zero Mostel, & Barbara Bel Geddes
  • Path of Hope – directed by Pietro Germi, starring Raf Vallone – Italy
  • Perfect Strangers – starring Ginger Rogers
  • Please Believe Me, starring Deborah Kerr, Peter Lawford and Robert Walker
  • Post Office Box 1001 (Apartado de correos 1001) – (Spain)
  • Prehistoric Women, directed by Gregg C. Tallas
  • Prima comunione (aka Father’s Dilemma), starring Aldo Fabrizi – Italy
  • Quicksand – starring Mickey Rooney & Peter Lorre
  • Rashomon – directed by Akira Kurosawa, starring Toshiro Mifune & Masayuki Mori – Japan
  • Riding High – directed by Frank Capra, starring Bing Crosby
  • Right Cross – directed by John Sturges, starring June Allyson, Ricardo Montalban, Dick Powell, & Lionel Barrymore
  • Rio Grande – directed by John Ford, starring John Wayne & Maureen O’Hara
  • Rocketship X-M – starring Lloyd Bridges, Hugh O’Brian, & Noah Beery Jr.
  • Rocky Mountain – directed by William Keighley, starring Errol Flynn, Patrice Wymore, Slim Pickens
  • Rogues of Sherwood Forest, starring John Derek
  • La Ronde (The Merry-Go-Round), directed by Max Ophüls, starring Simone Signoret and Anton Walbrook – (France)
  • Room to Let, directed by Godfrey Grayson
  • Scandal – directed by Akira Kurosawa – Japan
  • The Second Face, starring Ella Raines
  • The Secret Fury – directed by Mel Ferrer, starring Claudette Colbert & Robert Ryan
  • September Affair – directed by William Dieterle, starring Joan Fontaine & Joseph Cotten
  • Seven Days to Noon – directed by the Boulting Brothers, starring Barry Jones – UK
  • Shadow on the Wall, starring Ann Sothern, Zachary Scott, Nancy Davis
  • Side Street, starring Farley Granger and Cathy O’Donnell
  • Sierra – starring Wanda Hendrix & Audie Murphy
  • The Sleeping City – directed by George Sherman, starring Richard Conte
  • So Long at the Fair, starring Jean Simmons, & Dirk Bogarde – UK
  • The Sound of Fury – starring Frank Lovejoy & Lloyd Bridges
  • Stage Fright – directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Jane Wyman, Marlene Dietrich, Michael Wilding, & Richard Todd – UK
  • Stars in My Crown, starring Joel McCrea
  • State Secret – starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr. & Jack Hawkins – UK
  • Story of a Love Affair – directed by Michelangelo Antonioni – Italy
  • Stromboli – directed by Roberto Rossellini, starring Ingrid Bergman – Italy/US
  • Summer Stock – directed by Charles Walters, starring Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, & Phil Silvers
  • Sunday in August – Italy
  • Sunset Boulevard** – directed by Billy Wilder, starring William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich Von Stroheim, Nancy Olson
  • También de Dolor se Canta (They Also Sing from Sadness), starring Pedro Infante – (Mexico)
  • Tea for Two – directed by David Butler, starring Doris Day & Gordon MacRae
  • Tension, starring Richard Basehart and Audrey Totter
  • This Life of Mine (Wo zhe yi bei zi) – (China)
  • Three Came Home – directed by Jean Negulesco, starring Claudette Colbert
  • Three Little Words – starring Fred Astaire & Red Skelton
  • Three Secrets, starring Eleanor Parker, Patricia Neal, Ruth Roman
  • A Ticket to Tomahawk, starring Anne Baxter and Dan Dailey
  • The Titan: Story of Michelangelo, award-winning documentary by Robert J. Flaherty
  • To Joy – directed by Ingmar Bergman – Sweden
  • To Please a Lady – directed by Clarence Brown, starring Clark Gable & Barbara Stanwyck
  • The Toast of New Orleans, starring Kathryn Grayson and Mario Lanza
  • Tomorrow Is Too Late – starring Pier Angeli & Vittorio De Sica – (Italy)
  • The Trap (Past), directed by Martin Frič – (Czechoslovakia)
  • Treasure Island, starring Robert Newton – (GB/US)
  • Trio – starring Nigel Patrick, Wilfred Hyde-White, Jean Simmons – UK
  • Tripoli – starring Maureen O’Hara & John Payne
  • Two Flags West, starring Joseph Cotten and Linda Darnell
  • Two Weeks with Love, starring Jane Powell and Ricardo Montalban
  • El último caballo (The Last Horse) – (Spain)
  • The Underworld Story, starring Dan Duryea
  • Union Station – starring William Holden
  • Until We Meet Again – (Japan)
  • Variety Lights – directed by Federico Fellini – Italy
  • Vendetta, starring Faith Domergue (filmed in 1946 but not released until 1950 due to delays from Howard Hughes)
  • Wabash Avenue, starring Betty Grable (a remake of Grable’s 1943 film Coney Island)
  • Wagon Master – directed by John Ford, starring Ben Johnson, Joanne Dru & Ward Bond
  • Watch the Birdie, starring Red Skelton, Arlene Dahl and Ann Miller
  • The West Point Story – directed by Roy Del Ruth, starring James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, & Doris Day
  • When Willie Comes Marching Home, starring Dan Dailey
  • Where Danger Lives, starring Robert Mitchum and Faith Domergue
  • Where the Sidewalk Ends – directed by Otto Preminger, starring Dana Andrews & Gene Tierney
  • Whirlpool – directed by Otto Preminger, starring Gene Tierney, Richard Conte, José Ferrer and Charles Bickford, & Constance Collier
  • Winchester ’73 – starring James Stewart, Shelley Winters, Stephen McNally, Dan Duryea, and with early appearances by Rock Hudson and Tony Curtis
  • The Woman in Question, directed by Anthony Asquith, starring Jean Kent and Dirk Bogarde – UK
  • Woman in Hiding – directed by Michael Gordon, starring Ida Lupino, Howard Duff, & Stephen McNally
  • Woman on the Run, starring Ann Sheridan and Dennis O’Keefe
  • The Wooden Horse, starring Leo Genn and Anthony Steel – (GB)
  • The Yellow Cab Man, starring Red Skelton and Gloria DeHaven
  • The Young and the Damned – directed by Luis Buñuel – Mexico
  • Young Man with a Horn – directed by Michael Curtiz, starring Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall, Doris Day
  • Zhukovsky – USSR