maharper's Favorite Movies of the 1950s

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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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Sunset Blvd. 1950, 110 min.

Billy Wilder     Starring: William HoldenGloria SwansonNancy Olson

Drama    Femme Fatale    Film Noir

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A Face in the Crowd 1957, 125 min.

Elia Kazan     Starring: Andy GriffithAnthony FranciosaPatricia Neal

Drama    Media Satire    Satire

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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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Seven Samurai 1954, 207 min.

Akira Kurosawa     Starring: Toshirô MifuneMinoru ChiakiTakashi Shimura

Action    Drama    Ensemble Film

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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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East of Eden 1955, 115 min.

Elia Kazan     Starring: Julie HarrisJames DeanRaymond Massey

Americana    Drama    Family Drama

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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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North by Northwest 1959, 136 min.

Alfred Hitchcock     Starring: Cary GrantEva Marie SaintJames Mason

Chase Movie    Mystery    Romance

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