TheNextReel's Favorite Movies of the 1950s

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Touch of Evil 1958, 95 min.

Orson Welles     Starring: Charlton HestonJanet LeighOrson Welles

Crime    Film Noir    Mystery

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Ace in the Hole 1951, 111 min.

Billy Wilder     Starring: Kirk DouglasRobert ArthurJan Sterling

Black Comedy    Comedy Drama    Drama

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Seven Samurai 1954, 207 min.

Akira Kurosawa     Starring: Toshirô MifuneMinoru ChiakiTakashi Shimura

Action    Drama    Ensemble Film

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Rebel Without a Cause 1955, 111 min.

Nicholas Ray     Starring: James DeanNatalie WoodSal Mineo

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Family Drama

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The Lavender Hill Mob 1951, 81 min.

Charles Crichton     Starring: Alec GuinnessAlfie BassStanley Holloway

Caper    Comedy    Crime

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The Bad Seed 1956, 129 min.

Mervyn LeRoy     Starring: Nancy KellyPatty McCormackHenry Jones

Drama    Horror    Mystery

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The Asphalt Jungle 1950, 112 min.

John Huston     Starring: Louis CalhernJames WhitmoreSam Jaffe

Caper    Crime Thriller    Crime

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Compulsion 1959, 103 min.

Richard Fleischer     Starring: Orson WellesDiane VarsiDean Stockwell

Courtroom Drama    Crime    Crime Drama

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East of Eden 1955, 115 min.

Elia Kazan     Starring: Julie HarrisJames DeanRaymond Massey

Americana    Drama    Family Drama

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Giant 1956, 201 min.

George Stevens     Starring: Elizabeth TaylorRock HudsonJames Dean

Americana    Drama    Romance

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The Blob 1958, 86 min.

Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr.     Starring: Steve McQueenAneta CorsautEarl Rowe

Horror    Monster Film    Sci-Fi Horror

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