Donnaigh's Favorite Movies of the 1950s

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On the Waterfront 1954, 108 min.

Elia Kazan     Starring: Marlon BrandoKarl MaldenLee J. Cobb

Crime Drama    Crime    Drama

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Rio Bravo 1959, 141 min.

Howard Hawks     Starring: John WayneAngie DickinsonDean Martin

Buddy Film    Traditional Western    Western

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The Searchers 1956, 119 min.

John Ford     Starring: John WayneJeffery HunterVera Miles

Epic    Revisionist Western    Western

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Shane 1953, 118 min.

George Stevens     Starring: Alan LaddJean ArthurVan Heflin

Western

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Seven Samurai 1954, 207 min.

Akira Kurosawa     Starring: Toshirô MifuneMinoru ChiakiTakashi Shimura

Action    Drama    Ensemble Film

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Hondo 1953, 83 min.

John Farrow     Starring: John WayneLee AakerWard Bond

Action    Drama    Romance

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The Quiet Man 1952, 129 min.

John Ford     Starring: John WayneVictor McLaglenBarry Fitzgerald

Comedy Drama    Drama    Romance

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Wagon Master 1950, 86 min.

John Ford     Starring: Ben JohnsonJoanne DruHarry Carey Jr.

Action    Adventure    Adventure Drama

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The Desert Rats 1953, 88 min.

Robert Wise     Starring: Richard BurtonJames MasonRobert Newton

Combat Films    Drama    War

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Stalag 17 1953, 120 min.

Billy Wilder     Starring: Robert StraussHarvey LembeckOtto Preminger

Comedy Drama    Drama    Ensemble Film

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The Robe 1953, 135 min.

Henry Koster     Starring: Richard BurtonJean SimmonsVictor Mature

Drama    Epic    Religious Drama

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