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1950s Challenge (Official, April 2020)

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Post by OldAle1 » April 30th, 2020, 6:19 pm

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1. The Desert Hawk (Frederick De Cordova, 1950)
2. Anne of the Indies (Jacques Tourneur, 1951)
3. Seven Days to Noon (John & Roy Boulting, 1950)
4. This Island Earth (Joseph M. Newman, 1955) (re-watch)
5. Indestructible Man (Jack Pollexfen, 1956)
6. Salome (William Dieterle, 1953)
7. Treasure of the Golden Condor (Delmer Daves/Otto Preminger, 1953)
8. Hong Kong Confidential (Edward L. Cahn, 1958)
9. The Prodigal (Richard Thorpe, 1955)
10. The Magical World of Disney: Mars and Beyond (Ward Kimball, 1957) (re-watch)
11. Tripoli (Will Price, 1950)
12. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (Fritz Lang, 1956) (re-watch)
13. Animal Farm (Joy Batchelor, John Halas, 1954)
14. 5 Steps to Danger (Henry S. Kesler, 1956)
15. Terror at Midnight (Franklin Adreon, 1956)
16. Passport to Shame (Alvin Rakoff, 1958)
17. TIger in the Smoke (Roy Ward Baker, 1956)
18. The Long Memory (Robert Hamer, 1953)
19. Mother India (Mehboob Khan, 1957)

I think this was the Indian film on the highest number of official lists (9) that I hadn't seen, and I haven't seen all that many Hindi films from the classic era, so why not? It was a bad sign that the copy I had - which was sharp and with beautiful color - didn't have the songs subbed, but hey, I found a YT copy that did, even if the subs were hard to read and the color not so great. But then the subs cut out on that copy altogether at the halfway point to I had to switch back to my original copy. Why do I mention this? I suppose this frustration could be an element in my overall displeasure in the film, and it's certainly worth repeating to anybody who cares that SONGS SHOULD BE SUBBED ALSO. That said, I don't think the songs here are as important as plot elements or movers as they are in many musical films - though there are quite a lot of them, particularly in the first half. And I'm not sure anything could have made me really like this. I get that it's supposed to have some very particular meaning within Hindi culture and that there are some allegorical elements that I probably don't understand, but I have to go with my own instincts here, and this is just not a great experience. Nargis is pretty good I guess, at least in the first half, as the long-suffering Radha, who goes through every kind of awful experience that a poor woman can go through it seems, losing house and home, a child, etc, and as I said the color is quite brilliant - it's a nice-looking film overall. But the cartoonishness of the characters and action in the second half, particularly Sunil Dutt's monstrous Birju, just took me out of any kind of feeling I might have for the story or the broader social significance of it all. Not downright terrible or anything, and the music is if not memorable for me, not bad, but on the whole this has to be one of the worst films on the TSP main list, and one of those films that just seems - unlike the vast majority of Indian films I've seen from this era - a product of a culture I can't understand in the slightest.

20. Wicked Woman (Russell Rouse, 1953)

TCM. Always great to watch Eddie Muller on a Sunday morning, with that first (well, these days, second usually) cup of coffee, especially when he's introducing something I haven't seen, and don't really know much about, like this low-rent copy (for the first 2/3 anyway) of The Postman Always Rings Twice. If you count both official adaptations, unofficial rip-offs that hew fairly closely to the oriiginal James M. Cain novel - or the most famous early adaptation from Tay Garnett with Lana Turner and John Garfield, and films like this one that are clearly heavily "inspired" by earlier sources and versions, we must be up to at least a dozen interpretations of this noir classic by now. This ended up being better than I expected, though certainly not among the best. It does have a couple of major points of interest, the first being the gender-switching element - the drifter blowing through town and coming to work at the roadhouse (or just bar, in this film's case) is a woman, played by tall and hard Beverly Michaels; and the last third of the film is altered quite a bit, with a very different resolution that may be less typically "noir" but is perhaps more interesting for that. Michaels - who, based on this role and her two dynamite performances in two of Hugo Haas' early American films as writer-director, should have become a star - is clearly imitating Turner in her all-white attire throughout much of the film, and it's a tribute to the best qualities of film and star that she can stand the competition, but Richard Egan as the bartender/part-owner with his alcoholic wife (Evelyn Scott) is no match for Garfield, Nicholson or some of the other actors to play this role. Percy Helton, the diminutive character actor who can be seen in dozens of noirs and comedies from this period, has an atypical second-lead performance as the guy who holds something over Michaels' character, and he definitely adds a fun element of sleaze. It's a rather dull film visually - all cheap sets, and not that much of interest done with them, or the photography which is fairly flat and plain, but the basic story is good enough and Michaels, Helton and Scott all deliver solid work (and Egan isn't terrible or anything, he just doesn't have the juice of some of his competition), enough to make this worth a view for noir aficionados for sure.

21. The Gambler from Natchez (Henry Levin, 1954)

Watched out of undying lust for Debra Paget, one of the sexiest starlets of the 50s, another of the unending numbers of talents who never quite made it to the top tier, though she was close. But perhaps "talent" isn't the right word - much as I like watching her, and love many of the films she's in, I'm not sure she ever proved herself as a solid actress, as much more than a sex symbol, which is probably part of why she retired early, at just over 30 - marrying rich also helped I'm sure. At any rate, I always gravitate towards her films when I come across them, but not so much that I've made a real effort. This one just happened to be on Fox Movie Channel at the right time, so what the hell. It's a "southern" as Quentin Tarantino would call it, about card sharks and casinos and riverboats in the days just after the Civil War, and Paget is the daughter of riverboat captain Thomas Gomez, who befriends a young man back from the war (Dale Robertson, who I guess is the guy that was called when Burt Lancaster wasn't available or was too expensive) and soon gets involved in Robertson's attempts to find out who killed his father and avenge himself. Hokey stuff with a decent sword fight late in the film between Robertson and main bad guy Kevin McCarthy. Pretty good color though this copy was rather soft, and Woody Strode makes a brief but significant appearance.

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Post by VincentPrice » April 30th, 2020, 7:15 pm

18. Foxfire-1955 6/10
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1. Revolt at Fort Laramie-1957: 7/10
2. Rails Into Laramie-1954: 7/10
3. Father is the Bachelor-1950: 7/10
4. The White Squaw-1956: 8/10
5. Utah Blaine-1957: 8/10
6. Sierra Stranger-1957: 7/10
7. The Hard Man-1957: 7/10
8. Domino Kid-1957: 7/10
9. The Wayward Bus-1957: 7/10
10. The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown-1957: 7/10
11. Paths of Glory-1957: 10/10
12. 12 Angry Men-1957: 10/10
13. The People Against O'Hara-1951: 7/10
14. I Died a Thousand Times-1955: 6/10
15 Invasion of the Saucer Men-1957: 7/10
16. Hot Blood-1956: 4/10
17. Wicked Woman-1953: 7/10

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Post by peeptoad » April 30th, 2020, 9:31 pm

Thank you for hosting shugs and happy National Bugs Bunny Day to all...

(62 min total)
30a. Rabbit Seasoning (1952)*
30b. What's Up Doc (1950)*
30c. Rabbit's Kin (1952)*
30d. Water Water Every Hare (1952)*
30e. Rabbit of Seville (1950)*
30f. Hillbilly Hare (1950)*
30g. Duck, Rabbit, Duck (1953)*
30h. Knightmare Hare (1955)*
30i. Knighty Knight Bugs (1958)*
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*rewatch
1. Kakushi-toride no san-akunin (1958) The Hidden Fortress 8
2. A Killer Walks (1952) 6
3. Tôkaidô Yotsuya kaidan (1957) Ghost of Yotsuya 8
4a. Un Chant D'Amour (1950) 26min 8
4b. Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (1954) 38min 7
5. The Man Who Turned to Stone (1957) 5
6. Kon-Tiki (1950) 7
7. Pociag (1959) Night Train 9
8. Czlowiek na torze (1957) Man on the Tracks 7
9. Orpheus (1950) 8
10. Pather Panchali (1955) 8
11. Five (1951) 7
12a. Tire Die (1951) Toss Me a Dime 33min 8
12b. Eaux D'Artifice (1953) 12min 7
12c. Rabbit's Moon (1950) 7min 8
12d. The Tell-tale Heart (1953) 8min 7
13. Terror is a Man (1959) 7
14. Ansiktet (1958) The Magician 8
15. The Mad Magician (1954) 7
16. Edge of Fury (1958) 7+
17. Fright (1956) 5
18. Some Like It Hot (1959) 9*
19. Mon oncle (1958) 9
20. Gog (1954) 5
21. Miracolo a Milano (1951) Miracle in Milan 7
22. Paw (1959) 7
23. The Monster of Piedras Blancas (1959) 5
24. The Night Runner (1957) 5
25. Stranger From Venus (1954) 5
26. Horror of Dracula (1958) 8*
27. Le désordre et la nuit (1958) The Night Affair 9
28. Daikaijû Baran (1958) Varan the Unbelievable 6
29. Le plaisir (1952) 8
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my top FTV this month (and a new perfect 10 rating) = Le désordre et la nuit (1958)

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Post by Obgeoff » April 30th, 2020, 10:06 pm

120. Hobson's Choice (1954, Lean) 8
121. The Naked Dawn (1955, Ulmer) 6
122. Men in War (1957, Mann) 9
123. The Big Sky (1952, Hawks) 6
124. Picnic (1955, Logan) 5
125. The Adultress (1953, Carné) 8

That's me done. Thanks so much to shugs for hosting. Really enjoyed this challenge - I think having a decade challenge is broad enough to have sufficient variety to keep things interesting. Don't see myself surpassing this total ever again in a month but it's been fun.
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Post by blueboybob » April 30th, 2020, 10:29 pm

67. The Long Gray Line (1955)
68. It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955)
69. Beauty and the Devil (1950)
70. An American in Rome (1954)
71. Arms and the Man (1958)
72. Son of Paleface (1952)
73. Odette (1950)
74. X the Unknown (1956)

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Post by VincentPrice » April 30th, 2020, 11:53 pm

19. Miss Robin Crusoe-1954 7/0
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1. Revolt at Fort Laramie-1957: 7/10
2. Rails Into Laramie-1954: 7/10
3. Father is the Bachelor-1950: 7/10
4. The White Squaw-1956: 8/10
5. Utah Blaine-1957: 8/10
6. Sierra Stranger-1957: 7/10
7. The Hard Man-1957: 7/10
8. Domino Kid-1957: 7/10
9. The Wayward Bus-1957: 7/10
10. The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown-1957: 7/10
11. Paths of Glory-1957: 10/10
12. 12 Angry Men-1957: 10/10
13. The People Against O'Hara-1951: 7/10
14. I Died a Thousand Times-1955: 6/10
15 Invasion of the Saucer Men-1957: 7/10
16. Hot Blood-1956: 4/10
17. Wicked Woman-1953: 7/10
18. Foxfire-1955 6/10

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Post by mathiasa » May 1st, 2020, 1:19 am

39. Baby Doll (1956) A bit disappointed. Unfortunately I watched a rip that wasn‘t as good as could be, ie it was recorded from television. Surely, a Kazan movie is available in a better quality? How do you deal with such situations? I‘m suspecting I should have just stopped watching. 5.5/10
40. War and Peace (1956). I wanted to know the story for a long time. Still planning to listen to the book. 6.0/10
41. The Far Country (1954). Was a recommendation. was good 7.3/10
42. Nachts, wenn der Teufel kam (1957). Very good. 8.5/10
43. Giant (1956). A left-wing take on Texas chauvinism. The anti-racism goes overboard: an old white male has to defend a helpless Mexican family by getting beaten up by fast food restaurant owner. The move would have done better by showing the economic consequences of not serving customers. Otherwise, I generally liked it. 7.0/10
44. Der Untertan (1951). Very good. 8.6/10
45. Across the wide Missouri (1951). Some nice shots, ie with snow. All in all a bit cheap. 4.4/10
46. The Blue Gardenia (1953) 8.4/10
47. The Well (1951). Oh, well... 6.0/10
48. Jazz On a Summer‘s day (1959). Lovely! 6.6/10
49. Suddenly, Last Summer (1959). Lol, what a shitty plot. No acting can salvage such a pointless story 3.8/10
50. The Man With The Golden Arm (1955). A true depiction of addiction, ie shows that it is caused by emotional suffering and not by the substance itself. I couldn‘t stand watching it because his girlfriend was a narcissistic abuser, like my mother. Still, that‘s not the movies fault. 7.0/10
51. La traversée de Paris (1956). J‘aime!! 8.7/10
52. Mr. Arkadin (1955) 6.2/10

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Post by VincentPrice » May 1st, 2020, 1:49 am

20. Underwater!-1955 6/10
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1. Revolt at Fort Laramie-1957: 7/10
2. Rails Into Laramie-1954: 7/10
3. Father is the Bachelor-1950: 7/10
4. The White Squaw-1956: 8/10
5. Utah Blaine-1957: 8/10
6. Sierra Stranger-1957: 7/10
7. The Hard Man-1957: 7/10
8. Domino Kid-1957: 7/10
9. The Wayward Bus-1957: 7/10
10. The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown-1957: 7/10
11. Paths of Glory-1957: 10/10
12. 12 Angry Men-1957: 10/10
13. The People Against O'Hara-1951: 7/10
14. I Died a Thousand Times-1955: 6/10
15 Invasion of the Saucer Men-1957: 7/10
16. Hot Blood-1956: 4/10
17. Wicked Woman-1953: 7/10
18. Foxfire-1955 6/10
19. Miss Robin Crusoe-1954 7/10
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Post by AB537 » May 1st, 2020, 2:45 am

21. Kakushi toride no san akunin - The Hidden Fortress (Akira Kurosawa, 1958) 7.5/10

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Post by burneyfan » May 1st, 2020, 2:47 am

Thank you for hosting, shugs! :hug:

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Post by maxwelldeux » May 1st, 2020, 2:57 am

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1. Beat the Devil (1953)
2. Pillow Talk (1959)
3. Suddenly (1954)
4. A Night to Remember (1958)
5. The Tingler (1959)
6. Guys and Dolls (1955)
7. The Bigamist (1953)
8. Nights of Cabiria (1957)
9. The White Reindeer (1952, Finland)
10. Smiles of a Summer Night (1955, Sweden)
11. Rio Grande (1950)
12. Umberto D. (1952)
13. The Big Combo (1955)
14. Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959)
15. The Sharkfighters (1956)
16. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
17. Stalag 17 (1953)
18. Marty (1955)
19. Sunset Boulevard (1950)
Well, after about four years, I think my wife is convinced this "cinephile" thing is going to stick. So she wants to work through the list of Oscar best picture and best original screenplay winners. This was our first foray into that. Wife loved the writing in this, and I still love the film.

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Post by jdidaco » May 1st, 2020, 5:45 am

(Screenshots/gif from 'Édouard et Caroline', 'La sorcière' & 'Spomenicima ne treba verovati'),

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37. Along the Great Divide (Raoul Walsh, 1951) 7.5/10
38. Édouard et Caroline (Edward and Caroline, Jacques Becker, 1951) 9/10 (RV)
39. Sommaren med Monika (Summer with Monika, Ingmar Bergman, 1953) 9/10 (RV)
40. La sorcière (The Blonde Witch, André Michel, 1956) 8/10
41. Macabre (William Castle, 1958) 7/10
42. Invasion of the Animal People (Virgil W. Vogel, 1959) 4/10
43. The Killer Shrews (Ray Kellogg, 1959) 5/10

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A collection of shorts,

44-46. The Hollywood Ten (John Berry, 1950) 8/10 (15 min), Ventriloquist Cat (Tex Avery, 1950) 9/10 (7 min) (RV), Symphony in Slang (Tex Avery, 1951) 10/10 (7 min), Terreur en Oklahoma (Terror of Oklahoma, Paul Paviot & André Heinrich, 1951) 8/10 (22 min), Vinden och floden (Wind and the River, Arne Sucksdorff, 1952) 9/10 (10 min), Magical Maestro (Tex Avery, 1952) 9/10 (6 min) (RV), Orchard Street (Ken Jacobs, 1955) 8/10 (27 min), Une femme coquette (A Flirtatious Woman, Jean-Luc Godard, 1955) 7/10 (10 min), Pecat (The Seal, Dusan Makavejev, 1955) 9/10 (17 min), Ansikten i skugga (Faces in the Shadow, Peter Weiss, 1956) 8/10 (14 min), Antonijevo razbijeno ogledalo (Anthony's Broken Mirror, Dusan Makavejev, 1957) 8/10 (11 min), Les mistons (The Mischief Makers, François Truffaut, 1957) 8/10 (17 min) (RV), Spomenicima ne treba verovati (Don't Believe in Monuments, Dusan Makavejev, 1958) 8/10 (5 min), La récréation (Paul Carpita, 1958) 9/10 (16 min) (Total: 184 min)

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That's it for me! Thanks again for hosting, shugs,

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1. Olet mennyt minun vereeni (You've Gone Into My Blood, Teuvo Tulio, 1956) 9/10
2. Qivitoq (Erik Balling, 1956) 8/10
3. Kiiroi karasu (Yellow Crow, Heinosuke Gosho, 1957) 8/10
4. Hotarubi (Firefly Light, Heinosuke Gosho, 1958) 8.5/10
5. Sekishunchô (Farewell to Spring, Keisuke Kinoshita, 1959) 8.5/10
6. Raggare! (Blackjackets, Olle Hellbom, 1959) 8/10
7. Kind Lady (John Sturges, 1951) 8/10
8. To minutter for sent (Two Minutes Late, Torben Anton Svendsen, 1952) 8/10
9. La fête à Henriette (Holiday for Henrietta, Julien Duvivier, 1952) 10/10
10. Laughing Anne (Herbert Wilcox, 1953) 8/10
11. Tiger in the Smoke (Roy Ward Baker, 1956) 7.5/10
12. The Gazebo (George Marshall, 1959) 8/10
13. Andrine og Kjell (Andrine and Kjell, Kåre Bergstrøm, 1952) 8/10
14. Armiño negro (Black Ermine, Carlos Hugo Christensen 1953) 7.5/10
15. Más allá del olvido (Beyond Oblivion, Hugo del Carril, 1956) 10/10
16. Dom, v kotorom ya zhivu (The House I Live In, Lev Kulidzhanov & Yakov Segel, 1957) 8.5/10
17. Borets i kloun (The Wrestler and the Clown, Boris Barnet & Konstantin Yudin, 1957) 7.5/10
18. Punainen viiva (The Red Line, Matti Kassila, 1959) 9/10
19. Non c'è pace tra gli ulivi (No Peace Under the Olive Tree, Giuseppe De Santis, 1950) 9/10
20. Processo alla città (The City Stands Trial, Luigi Zampa, 1952) 9/10
21. Nel gorgo del peccato (Eternal Song of Love, Vittorio Cottafavi, 1954) 9/10
22. Come Next Spring (R.G. Springsteen, 1956) 8/10
23. The Catered Affair (Richard Brooks, 1956) 8/10
24. Ugler i mosen (Owls in the Marsh, Ivo Caprino, 1959) 7.5/10
25. Café Paradis (Cafe Paradise, Bodil Ipsen & Lau Lauritzen, 1950) 8/10
26. I dimma dold (Hidden in the Fog, Lars-Eric Kjellgren, 1953) 7.5/10
27. Amei um Bicheiro (I Loved a Bookie, Jorge Ileli & Paulo Wanderley 1953) 8/10
28. Fair Wind to Java (Joseph Kane, 1953) 7/10
29. Pearl of the South Pacific (Allan Dwan, 1955) 7.5/10
30. Flame of the Islands (Edward Ludwig, 1955) 7.5/10
31. Nødlanding (Emergency Landing, Arne Skouen 1952) 7.5/10
32. Bienvenido Mister Marshall (Welcome Mr. Marshall!, Luis García Berlanga, 1953) 9.5/10 (RV)
33. Fedra (Fedra, the Devil's Daughter, Manuel Mur Oti, 1956) 9/10
34. El inquilino (The Tenant, José Antonio Nieves Conde, 1958) 8.5/10
35. The Last Hurrah (John Ford, 1958) 8.5/10
36. Face of Fire (Albert Band, 1959) 8/10

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Post by allisoncm » May 1st, 2020, 6:38 am

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1. Zoku ueru tamashii/Hungry Soul, Part II (1956) 5.5/10
2. Bakumatsu taiyôden / A Sun-Tribe Myth from the Bakumatsu Era/ The Sun in the Last Days of the Tokugawa Era ‘幕末太陽傳’ (1957, Yuzo Kawashima) 5/10
3. Rosaura a las 10 1958, in 1 top list 6.2/10
4. Lettre de Sibérie (1957, Chris Marker) 7/10
5. Mata au hi made (1950) 6/10
6. Terror at Midnight (1956) 6.5/10
7. The Gambler and the Lady (1952) 5/10
8. The Actress (1953) 8/10
9. Convicted (1950) 5/10
10. Woman in Hiding (1950) 7/10
11. Chicago Confidential (1957) 4.5/10
12. Shakedown (1950) 7/10
13. The Long Haul (1957) 6/10
14. Hunt the Man Down (1950) 7/10
15. The Whip Hand (1951) 4/10
16. The People Against O'Hara (1951) 7/10
17. Five Days aka Paid to Kill (1954) 5/10
18. Man in the Dark (1953) 5/10
19. Highway 301 (1950) 5/10
20. 36 Hours/Terror Street (1953) 5/10
21. The Trap (1959) color/western noir 6/10
22. The House Across the Lake (1954) 6/10
23. The Garment Jungle (1957) 8/10
24. Death of a Scoundrel (1956) 7.5/10
25. The Sellout (1952) 5.5/10
26. Tight Spot (1955) 6/10
27. Sudden Danger (1955) 5/10
28. Split Second (1953) 5/10
29. Devil's Doorway (1950) 6/10
30. No Questions Asked (1951) 6/10
31. The Lawless (1950) 6/10
32. Over-Exposed (1956) 7/10
33. Shack Out on 101 (1955) 6.25/10
34. The Underworld Story (1950) 6/10
35. Beautiful Stranger (1954) 4/10
36. Cargo to Capetown (1950) 5/10
37. I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955) 9/10
38. Tomorrow Is Another Day (1951) 7/10
39. Murder Without Tears (1953) 6/10
40. Yield to the Night (1956) 7/10
41. The System (1953) 6/10
42. Nowhere to Go (1958)
43. City of Fear (1959) 5.5/10
44. Black Hand (1950) 6/10 THAT was Gene Kelly? Just think: he could have been known for noir had things gone slightly differently.
45. Brigadoon (1954) 6/10
46. En fremmed banker på/A Stranger Knocks (1959, Denmark) VOGEL/BODIL/1950s
47. Across the Bridge (1957) 5.5/10
48. Det stora äventyret/The Great Adventure (1953) 5/10
49. Way of a Gaucho (1952) 5/10
50. Odette (1950) 7/10
51. Deux Hommes dans Manhattan (1959) 6/10
52. Ill Met by Moonlight (1957) 5.5/10
53. Cowboy (1958) 6/10
54. Ház a sziklák alatt /The House Under the Rocks (1958) 6/10
55. Nachts, wenn der Teufel kam / The Devil Strikes at Night (1957) 5/10
56. The Living Desert (1953) 4/10
57. Vesna (1953) 6/10
58. Paw (1959) 6/10
59. Come Fill the Cup (1950) Gordon Douglas & James Cagney 8/10
60. On the Bowery (1956) 4/10
61. Hayat ou maut (1955) 6/10
62. The Journey (1959) Time Out list 2/10
63. Bäckerei Zürrer (1957) 4.5/10
64. Tiger in the Smoke (1956) 6-7/10
65. Ochazuke no aji/Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice (1952) 6/10
66. Blind Date (1959) 6/10
67. Futures vedettes /School of Love (1955) 7/10 Silly as heck but I love a good movie with Brigitte Bardot
68. Olet mennyt minun vereeni/You Have Gone Into My Blood (1956) 7/10 FINNISH
69. Cómicos/Comedians (1954) 6.5/10
70. Not of This Earth (1957) 5/10
71. North West Frontier/ Flame Over India (1959) 5/10
72. The Egyptian (1954) 5.5/10
73. Les Impures (1954) 7/10 Nice ‘50s Paris gangster vibe.
74. Wo zhe yi bei zi/This Life of Mine/Life of a Beijing Policeman (1950) 6/10
75. The 'Maggie’/High and Dry (1954) 6/10
76. Elokuu/The Harvest Month (1956) 6/10
77. Mannekäng i rött /Mannequin in Red (1958) 6/10
78. Le blé en herbe/The Game of Love (1954) 6/10
79. Une balle dans le canon (1958) 6/10
80. Belle Le Grand (1951, Allan Dwan) 4.5/10 Vera Ralston is NOT where it’s at. :(
81. The Wild Blue Yonder (1951, Allan Dwan) 5/10
82. Sweethearts on Parade (1953, Allan Dwan) 1/10
83. Flight Nurse (1953, Allan Dwan) 5/10
84. Escape to Burma (1955, Allan Dwan) 5.2/10
85. Pearl of the South Pacific (1955, Allan Dwan) 5/10

Allan Dwan/1950s day didn’t go too well, but I had a fun time overall with the 1950s films.

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Post by St. Gloede » May 1st, 2020, 1:42 pm

At the beginning of this challenge I set my aim at 25, but I ended up settling for 20:
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1. Hayat ou maut / Life or Death (1955, Kamal El Sheikh) 5/10
2. Un homme marche dans la ville / A Man Walks in the City (1950, Marcello Pagliero) 7.5-8/10
3. Ashita kuru hito / Till We Meet Again (1955, Yûzô Kawashima) 5/10
4. Ginza 24 chou / Tales of Ginza (1955, Yûzô Kawashima) 5.5/10
5. Borets i kloun / The Wrestler and the Clown (1957, Boris Barnet) 5/10
6. Más allá del olvido / Beyond Oblivion (1956, Hugo del Carril) 6/10
7. Il cappotto / The Overcoat (1952, Alberto Lattuada) 5/10
8. Dorogoy tsenoy / The Horse That Cried (1957, Mark Donskoy) 4/10
9. O methystakas / The Drunkard (1950, Yorgos Tzavellas) 4/10
10. Le pays d'où je viens / The Country I Come From (1956, Marcel Carné) 6.5/10
11. Krzyz Walecznych / Cross of Valor (1959, Kazimierz Kutz) 6/10
12. Das singende, klingende Bäumchen / The Singing Ringing Tree (1957, Francesco Stefani) 7/10
13. Tarde de toros / Afternoon of the Bulls (1956, Ladislao Vajda) 8/10
14. Waga machi / Our Town /1956, Yuzo Kawashima) 5/10
15. Waterfront (1950, Michael Anderson) 5/10
16. La casa del ángel / End of Innocence (1957, Leopoldo Torre Nilsson) 8/10
17. Tyttö kuunsillalta / The Girl from Moon Bridge (1953, Matti Kassila) 6/10
18. Je l'ai été trois fois / I Did It Three Times (1952, Sacha Guitry) 7/10
19. Un maledetto imbroglio / The Facts of Murder (1959, Pietro Germi) 5/10
20. Il viale della Esperanza (1953, Dino Risi) 5/10

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Post by flavo5000 » May 1st, 2020, 2:35 pm

Last post of the challenge! Thanks for hosting, shugs.

For this last bunch, we've got a stuffy thriller with Charles Laughton and Boris Karloff, another middling serial and another very good program from the Golden Age of Television starring Jack Palance as a boxer past his prime.

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78. The Strange Door (1951)

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79-80. The Invisible Monster (1950) Chapter 1-12

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81. Playhouse 90: Requiem for a Heavyweight (1956)
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1. Bitter Victory (1957)
2. Bellissima (1951)
3. Sommarlek a.k.a. Summer Interlude (1951)
4. Penny Points to Paradise (1951)
5. She Devil (1957)
6. Donovan's Brain (1953)
7. Anticipation of the Night (1958)
8. Higanbana a.k.a. Equinox Flowre (1958)
9. Tragedy in a Temporary Town (1956)
10. Twelve Angry Men (1956)
11. Seven Days to Noon (1950)
12a. Gossip (1953)
12b. Control Your Emotions (1950)
12c. The Griper (1954)
12d. Toward Emotional Maturity (1954)
12e. Les horizons morts (1951)
12f. Crazeologie (1954)
13 .Backlash (1956)
14. Narayama bushikô (1958)
15. Solomon and Sheba (1959)
16. The Neanderthal Man (1953)
17. The Rains of Ranchipur (1955)
18. The Cyclops (1957)
19a. Le grand Méliès (1952)
19b. Charlotte et Véronique, ou Tous les garçons s'appellent Patrick (1959)
19c. Strauss Fantasy (1954)
20. Come Fill the Cup (1951)
21. Deep in My Heart (!954)
22-23. Flying Disc Man from Mars E1-12 (1950)
24. This Is Cinerama (1952)
25. The Beast with a Million Eyes (1955)
26. El bruto (1953)
27.Stars and Stripes Forever (1952)
28. Yambaó (!957)
29. Francis in the Haunted House (1956)
30. Der Tiger von Eschnapur a.k.a. Tiger of Bengal (1959)
31. Das indische Grabmal a.k.a. The Indian Tomb (1959)
32. Silk Stockings (!957)
33. Climax!: Casino Royale (1954)
34. The Vikings (1958)
35. The Monolith Monsters (1957)
36. Monster on the Campus (1958)
37. The Magical World of Disney: Mars and Beyond (1957)
38. Across the Bridge (1957)
39. Tobor the Great (1954)
40. The Member of the Wedding (1952)
41. Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959)
42. Calle Mayor (1956)
43. Teenagers from Outer Space (1959)
44. Jack the Ripper (1959)
45. T-Bird Gang (1959)
46. Kvinnodröm a.k.a. Dreams (1955)
47. A Time to Love and a Time to Die (1958)
48. Brigadoon (1954)
49. The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1959)
50. Tôkyô boshoku a.k.a. Tokyo Twilight (1957)
51. El monstruo resucitado a.k.a. Monster (1953)
52. Cinerama Holiday (1955)
53. Kvinnors väntan a.k.a. Waiting Women (1955)
54. Nära livet a.k.a. Brink of Life (1958)
55. The Naked Jungle (1954)
56. The Deadly Mantis (1957)
57. Futures vedettes a.k.a. School For Love (1955)
58. Kraft Theatre: Patterns (1955)
59. The United States Steel Hour: No Time for Sergeants (1955)
60. Fixed Bayonets! (1951)
61. Outcast of the Islands (1951)
62. The Atomic City (1952)
63. Sôshun a.k.a. Early Spring (1956)
64. Till glädje a.k.a. To Joy (1950)
65. Man on a Tightrope (1953)
66-67. Panther Girl of the Kongo Chapter 1-12 (1955)
68. En lektion i kärlek a.k.a. A Lesson in Love (1954)
69. Birthright (1951)
70. When Willie Comes Marching Home (1950)
71. The United States Steel Hour: A Wind from the South (1955)
72. Campbell's Kingdom (1957)
73. South Seas Adventure (1958)
74. Never So Few (1959)
75. The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues (1955)
76. The Violent Years (1956)
77. The United States Steel Hour: Bang the Drum Slowly (1956)
78. The Strange Door (1951)
79. The Invisible Monster (1950)
80. Playhouse 90: Requiem for a Heavyweight (1956)

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Post by Lonewolf2003 » May 1st, 2020, 3:16 pm

17. Smultronstället [Wild Strawberries] (1957, Ingmar Bergman) (rewatch): 9.0 > 9.2
18. Nära livet [Brink of Life] (1958, Ingmar Bergman): 7.2 - This movie about three women meeting in a maternity ward shows (again) that Bergman was one of the best directors of well-rounded women characters. I would almost say writer, but this happens to be one of the few movies Bergman adopted from a screenplay not written by him.
19. Ansiktet [The Magician] (1958, Ingmar Bergman) (rewatch): 8.0 > 8.2
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1. The Mad Magician (1954, John Brahm): 7.2
2. Journal d'un curé de campagne [Diary of Country Priest] (1951, Robert Bresson) (rewatch): 9.2 > 9.0
3. Footsteps in the Fog (1955, Arthur Lubin): 6.8
4. Nightfall (1957, Jacques Tourneur): 6.8
5. Interpol [Pickup Alley] (1957, John Gilling): 7.0
6. Town on Trial (1957, John Guillermin): 6.2
7. Adventure in the Hopfields (1954, John Guillermin): 7.5
8. The Camp on Blood Island (1958, Val Guest): 5.5
9. Yesterday's Enemy (1959, Val Guest): 7.0
10. Il Generale della Rovere (1959, Roberto Rossellini): 7.5
11. Higanbana (Equinox Flower) (1958, Yasujiro Ozu): 8.5
12. The Stranglers of Bombay (1959, Terence Fisher): 6.5
13. Quand tu liras cette lettre (When You Read This Letter) (1953, Jean-Pierre Melville) : 7.2
14. The Tales of Hoffmann (1951, Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger): 7.5
15. Sommarnattens leende [Smiles of a Summer Night] (1955, Ingmar Bergman) (rewatch): 6.8 > 7.5 -
16. Det sjunde inseglet [The Seventh Seal] (1957, Ingmar Bergman) (rewatch): 8.2 > 8.5

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Post by ororama » May 1st, 2020, 4:59 pm

Les horizons morts (1951) 8 min.
Thursday's Children (1954) 22 min.
Henry (1955) * 6 min.

A few shorts, short of a point. Enjoyed my exploration of Audie Murphy's western films, would have liked to get in a few more by Sam Fuller.

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1. The Baron of Arizona (1950) * 96 min.
2. Hell Is Sold Out (1951) * 81 min.
3. Annie Get Your Gun (1950) * 107 min.
4. Your Witness (1950) * 100 min.
5. Showdown at Boot Hill (1958) * 72 min.
6. My Wife's Lodger (1952) * 78 min.
7. Kiss Me Kate (1953) * 110 min.
8. Robbers' Roost (1955) * 83 min.
9. StorstrømsbroenThe Storstrom Bridge (1950) * 7 min.
Et slot i et slot: Krogen og KronborgThe Castle Within the Castle (1954) * 9 min.
Three Installations (1952) * 23 min.
O Dreamland (1956) * 13 min.
Barney's Hungry Cousin (1953) * 7 min.
Odds & Ends (1959) * 4 min.
10. The Well (1951) * 85 min.
11. Dial 1119 (1950) 75 min.
12. SommarlekSummer Interlude  (1951) 96 min.
13. The Cimarron Kid (1952) * 84 min.
14. Big House, U.S.A. (1955) * 83 min.
15. Pushover (1954) * 88 min.
16. The Man from the Alamo (1953) * 79 min.
17. Nightfall (1956) * 79 min.
18. 36 Hours (1953) * 84 min.
19. Pier 23 (1951) * 58 min.
21. The Steel Helmet (1951) * 84 min.
22. No Name on the Bullet (1959) * 77 min.
23. Ordet (1955) * 125 min.
24. Cast a Long Shadow (1959) * 82 min.
25. The Prowler (1951) * 92 min.
26. The Music Room (1958) * 99 min.
27. The Boy Who Came Back (1958) * 99 min.

*First time viewing.

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » May 2nd, 2020, 12:59 pm

(Screenshots from 'Aan', 'The Long Haul' and 'A kiskakas gyémánt félkrajcárja')

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31. 'Paul Temple's Triumph' / 1950, Maclean Rogers / 6/10
32. 'The Franchise Affair' / 1951, Lawrence Huntington / 7/10
33. 'Aan' / 1952, Mehboob Khan / 8.5/10 (https://www.filmigeek.com/2014/06/aan-1952.html)
34. 'The Atomic City' / 1952, Jerry Hopper / 7/10
35. 'The Delavine Affair' / 1955, Douglas Peirce / 5 or 5.5/10
36. 'Calle Mayor' / 1956, Juan Antonio Bardem / 8.5 or 9/10
37. 'Who Done It?' / 1956, Basil Dearden / 7.5 or 8/10
38. 'Le cas du Docteur Laurent' / 1957, Jean-Paul Le Chanois / 8/10
39. 'The Counterfeit Plan' / 1957, Montgomery Tully / 5.5 or 6/10
40. 'The Flying Scot' / 1957, Compton Bennett / 7/10
41. 'The Long Haul' / 1957, Ken Hughes / 7.5 or 8/10
42. 'Miracle in Soho' / 1957, Julian Amyes / 5.5 or 6/10
43. 'Jet Attack' / 1958, Edward L. Cahn / 4/10
44. 'Dhool Ka Phool' / 1959, Yash Chopra / 7.5/10

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And, this assortment of shorts:

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'Georgie and the Dragon' / 1951, Robert Cannon, John Hubley / 7/10 / 7 minutes
'Les horizons morts' / 1951, Jacques Demy / 8/10 / 8 minutes
'A kiskakas gyémánt félkrajcárja' / 1951, Edit Fekete, Gyula Macskássy / 8.5/10 / 15 minutes
'Longhorns' / 1951, Hilary Harris / 8/10 / 5 minutes
'Att döda ett barn' / 1953, Gösta Werner / 8.5 or 9/10 / 10 minutes
'Strange Harvest' / 1953, Stephen Black / 5.5 or 6/10 / 35 minutes
'The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo' / 1955, Margaret Tait / 9/10 / 6 minutes
(86 minutes in total)

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Thanks for hosting, shugs. It was a fun challenge.

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That's all, folks!

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Post by shugs » May 3rd, 2020, 8:35 am

Well, I think everyone got their watches in, so let's wrap this thing up. :D

Thank you all for participating and congrats to Obgeoff for winning with an impressive 125 points.

Now let's look at some fun stats! As always, they include only features, no shorts, miniseries or TV episodes.

We had 35 people participating in the challenge. Together, we've accumulated 928 points, for an average of 26.51 points per user.

694 unique movies have been watched.


MOST WATCHED MOVIES
Ingmar Bergman's Ansiktet has the been the most watched movies, with 6 different watches.
Most Watched MoviesShow
FilmDirectorYearCountryWatches
AnsiktetIngmar Bergman1958Sweden6
Bakumatsu taiyôdenYûzô Kawashima1957Japan5
Bitter VictoryNicholas Ray1957France, USA4
BrigadoonVincente Minnelli1954USA4
Calle MayorJuan Antonio Bardem1956Spain, France4
Nachts, wenn der Teufel kamRobert Siodmak1957West Germany4
The BigamistIda Lupino1953USA4
The Long MemoryRobert Hamer1953UK4
There's Always TomorrowDouglas Sirk1955USA4
Tiger in the SmokeRoy Ward Baker1956UK4
Valkoinen peuraErik Blomberg1952Finland4
5 Steps to DangerHenry S. Kesler1956USA3
A King in New YorkCharles Chaplin1957UK3
Across the BridgeKen Annakin1957UK3
Annie Get Your GunGeorge Sidney, Busby Berkeley1950USA3
Baby DollElia Kazan1956USA3
Beyond a Reasonable DoubtFritz Lang1956USA3
Bienvenido Mister MarshallLuis García Berlanga1953Spain3
ElokuuMatti Kassila1956Finland3
Fröken JulieAlf Sjöberg1951Sweden3
Guys and DollsJoseph L. Mankiewicz1955USA3
HiganbanaYasujirô Ozu1958Japan3
Kakushi-toride no san-akuninAkira Kurosawa1958Japan3
La traversée de ParisClaude Autant-Lara1956France, Italy3
MartyDelbert Mann1955USA3
Mi tío JacintoLadislao Vajda1956Spain, Italy3
NightfallJacques Tourneur1956USA3
Nära livetIngmar Bergman1958Sweden3
Pillow TalkMichael Gordon1959USA3
Quand tu liras cette lettreJean-Pierre Melville1953France, Italy3
Ride LonesomeBudd Boetticher1959USA3
Rio GrandeJohn Ford1950USA3
Seven Days to NoonJohn Boulting, Roy Boulting1950UK3
Sommaren med MonikaIngmar Bergman1953Sweden3
SommarlekIngmar Bergman1951Sweden3
Stars in My CrownJacques Tourneur1950USA3
Terror at MidnightFranklin Adreon1956USA3
The Breaking PointMichael Curtiz1950USA3
The Long HaulKen Hughes1957UK, USA3
The Man with the Golden ArmOtto Preminger1955USA3
The VikingsRichard Fleischer1958USA3
Wagon MasterJohn Ford1950USA3
Winchester '73Anthony Mann1950USA3
12 Angry MenSidney Lumet1957USA2
36 HoursMontgomery Tully1953UK, USA2
3:10 to YumaDelmer Daves1957USA2
A Time to Love and a Time to DieDouglas Sirk1958USA, West Germany2
Alice in WonderlandClyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske1951USA2
Animal FarmJoy Batchelor, John Halas1954UK, USA2
Anticipation of the NightStan Brakhage1958USA2
Artists and ModelsFrank Tashlin1955USA2
BacklashJohn Sturges1956USA2
Borets i klounBoris Barnet, Konstantin Yudin1957Soviet Union2
Born YesterdayGeorge Cukor1950USA2
Broken ArrowDelmer Daves1950USA2
CagedJohn Cromwell1950USA2
Come Fill the CupGordon Douglas1951USA2
CowboyDelmer Daves1958USA2
Czlowiek na torzeAndrzej Munk1957Poland2
Das indische GrabmalFritz Lang1959West Germany, France, Italy2
De dødes tjernKåre Bergstrøm1958Norway2
Det sjunde insegletIngmar Bergman1957Sweden2
Deux hommes dans ManhattanJean-Pierre Melville1959France2
El monstruo resucitadoChano Urueta1953Mexico2
En fremmed banker påJohan Jacobsen1959Denmark2
Face of FireAlbert Band1959Sweden, USA2
Father of the BrideVincente Minnelli1950USA2
Futures vedettesMarc Allégret1955France2
GiantGeorge Stevens1956USA2
Ginza 24 chouYûzô Kawashima1955Japan2
HarveyHenry Koster1950USA2
Hayat ou mautKamal El-Shaikh1955Egypt2
House of WaxAndré De Toth1953USA2
I dimma doldLars-Eric Kjellgren1953Sweden2
Il generale Della RovereRoberto Rossellini1959Italy, France2
Jack the RipperRobert S. Baker, Monty Berman1959UK2
Jago Hua SaveraA.J. Kardar1959Bangladesh, Pakistan2
KvinnodrömIngmar Bergman1955Sweden2
Land of the PharaohsHoward Hawks1955USA2
Laughing AnneHerbert Wilcox1953UK, USA2
Le plaisirMax Ophüls1952France2
Les cousinsClaude Chabrol1959France2
Magnificent ObsessionDouglas Sirk1954USA2
Man on a TightropeElia Kazan1953USA, West Germany2
Más allá del olvidoHugo del Carril1956Argentina2
Narayama bushikôKeisuke Kinoshita1958Japan2
Ochazuke no ajiYasujirô Ozu1952Japan2
OdetteHerbert Wilcox1950UK2
Olet mennyt minun vereeniTeuvo Tulio1956Finland2
Oyû-samaKenji Mizoguchi1951Japan2
Pather PanchaliSatyajit Ray1955India2
PawAstrid Henning-Jensen1959Denmark2
Pearl of the South PacificAllan Dwan1955USA2
PicnicJoshua Logan1955USA2
PociagJerzy Kawalerowicz1959Poland2
Raggare!Olle Hellbom1959Sweden2
SapphireBasil Dearden1959UK2
Seven Brides for Seven BrothersStanley Donen1954USA2
Silk StockingsRouben Mamoulian1957USA2
Sleeping BeautyClyde Geronimi, Les Clark, Hamilton Luske, Wolfgang Reitherman1959USA2
Some Like It HotBilly Wilder1959USA2
Sommarnattens leendeIngmar Bergman1955Sweden2
Stalag 17Billy Wilder1953USA2
SuddenlyLewis Allen1954USA2
The ActressGeorge Cukor1953USA2
The Adventures of Hajji BabaDon Weis1954USA2
The Atomic CityJerry Hopper1952USA2
The Big ComboJoseph H. Lewis1955USA2
The Big CountryWilliam Wyler1958USA2
The Defiant OnesStanley Kramer1958USA2
The Far CountryAnthony Mann1954USA2
The Garment JungleVincent Sherman, Robert Aldrich1957USA2
The House Across the LakeKen Hughes1954UK2
The Incredible Shrinking ManJack Arnold1957USA2
The Last HurrahJohn Ford1958USA2
The Lavender Hill MobCharles Crichton1951UK2
The Long Gray LineJohn Ford1955USA2
The Mad MagicianJohn Brahm1954USA2
The People Against O'HaraJohn Sturges1951USA2
The ProwlerJoseph Losey1951USA2
The Tales of HoffmannMichael Powell, Emeric Pressburger1951UK2
The Tall TBudd Boetticher1957USA2
The TinglerWilliam Castle1959USA2
The Trouble with HarryAlfred Hitchcock1955USA2
The WellLeo C. Popkin, Russell Rouse1951USA2
The Wings of EaglesJohn Ford1957USA2
Thérèse RaquinMarcel Carné1953France, Italy2
Till glädjeIngmar Bergman1950Sweden2
Tôkyô boshokuYasujirô Ozu1957Japan2
Wicked WomanRussell Rouse1953USA2
Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?Frank Tashlin1957USA2
Wind Across the EvergladesNicholas Ray, Budd Schulberg1958USA2
Witness for the ProsecutionBilly Wilder1957USA2
Wo zhe yi bei ziHui Shi1950China2
Édouard et CarolineJacques Becker1951France2
Üç arkadasMemduh Ün1958Turkey2



MOST WATCHED GENRES
Drama is the most watched genre, as it's always the case in non-genre challenges.
Most Watched GenresShow
GenreWatches
Drama601
Romance236
Crime198
Comedy185
Thriller156
Film-Noir96
Adventure92
Western80
Horror67
Action63
War62
Mystery58
Musical53
Sci-Fi53
History39
Fantasy36
Biography31
Family27
Music24
Animation12
Documentary9
Sport9



MOST WATCHED COUNTRIES
USA leads as the most watched country, followed by UK and France taking the third place from Japan.
Most Watched CountriesShow
CountryWatches
USA473
UK127
France72
Japan64
Italy56
Sweden43
Spain20
West Germany16
Finland14
India11
Norway11
Denmark10
Poland8
Argentina7
Soviet Union6
Mexico5
Brazil4
Czechoslovakia3
East Germany3
Greece3
Bangladesh2
China2
Egypt2
Pakistan2
Switzerland2
Turkey2
Yugoslavia2
Australia1
Bulgaria1
Cuba1
Hungary1
Philippines1
South Korea1
Venezuela1




YEAR DISTRIBUTION
1957 has a strong lead, but otherwise it's a pretty even distribution. 1952 could have used more love, though. :hmph:
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Post by shugs » May 3rd, 2020, 8:35 am

MOST WATCHED DIRECTORS (>2 WATCHES)
Ingmar Bergman is the most watched director, with 27 watches.
Most Watched DirectorsShow
DirectorWatchesFilms
Ingmar Bergman27
John Ford17
Anthony Mann14
Yûzô Kawashima12
Vincente Minnelli11
Douglas Sirk10
Fritz Lang10
Jacques Tourneur10
Allan Dwan9
Billy Wilder9
Budd Boetticher9
Frank Tashlin9
Delmer Daves8
5 MoviesShow
John Sturges8
Nicholas Ray8
4 MoviesShow
Yasujirô Ozu8
4 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Ochazuke no aji19522
Sôshun19561
Tôkyô boshoku19572
Higanbana19583
Alfred Hitchcock7
Clyde Geronimi7
5 MoviesShow
Elia Kazan7
4 MoviesShow
Hamilton Luske7
5 MoviesShow
Otto Preminger7
George Sidney6
4 MoviesShow
Ida Lupino6
3 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Outrage19501
The Bigamist19534
The Hitch-Hiker19531
Jean-Pierre Melville6
Joseph L. Mankiewicz6
4 MoviesShow
Joseph Losey6
5 MoviesShow
Juan Antonio Bardem6
3 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Cómicos19541
Muerte de un ciclista19551
Calle Mayor19564
Keisuke Kinoshita6
Michael Curtiz6
4 MoviesShow
Roy Ward Baker6
3 MoviesShow
Terence Fisher6
Basil Dearden5
4 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Pool of London19511
Who Done It?19561
Nowhere to Go19581
Sapphire19592
Franklin Adreon5
3 MoviesShow
George Cukor5
3 MoviesShow
John Paddy Carstairs5
5 MoviesShow
Ken Hughes5
2 MoviesShow
Kenji Mizoguchi5
4 MoviesShow
Ladislao Vajda5
3 MoviesShow
Matti Kassila5
3 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Tyttö kuunsillalta19531
Elokuu19563
Punainen viiva19591
Richard Fleischer5
3 MoviesShow
Robert Hamer5
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
His Excellency19521
The Long Memory19534
Roberto Rossellini5
Russell Rouse5
3 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
The Well19512
Wicked Woman19532
New York Confidential19551
Samuel Fuller5
5 MoviesShow
Stanley Donen5
Wilfred Jackson5
4 MoviesShow
William Wyler5
4 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Detective Story19511
Carrie19521
Roman Holiday19531
The Big Country19582
Alexander Mackendrick4
4 MoviesShow
Claude Autant-Lara4
2 MoviesShow
Emeric Pressburger4
3 MoviesShow
Erik Blomberg4
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
Valkoinen peura19524
Fred F. Sears4
4 MoviesShow
Henry Koster4
3 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Harvey19502
Stars and Stripes Forever19521
The Robe19531
Herbert Wilcox4
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Odette19502
Laughing Anne19532
Howard Hawks4
3 MoviesShow
Ishirô Honda4
J. Lee Thompson4
Jack Arnold4
Joseph Pevney4
4 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Shakedown19501
The Strange Door19511
Foxfire19551
The Midnight Story19571
Luis García Berlanga4
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Bienvenido Mister Marshall19533
Calabuch19561
Max Ophüls4
3 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
La ronde19501
Le plaisir19522
Madame de...19531
Michael Anderson4
Michael Gordon4
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Woman in Hiding19501
Pillow Talk19593
Michael Powell4
3 MoviesShow
Montgomery Tully4
3 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
36 Hours19532
Five Days19541
The Counterfeit Plan19571
Norman Taurog4
Robert Siodmak4
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
Nachts, wenn der Teufel kam19574
Roy Boulting4
2 MoviesShow
William A. Wellman4
William Castle4
3 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Serpent of the Nile19531
Macabre19581
The Tingler19592
Akira Kurosawa3
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
Kakushi-toride no san-akunin19583
Alf Sjöberg3
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
Fröken Julie19513
Andrzej Munk3
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Czlowiek na torze19572
Eroica19581
Arne Skouen3
3 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Nødlanding19521
Det brenner i natt!19551
Ni liv19571
Busby Berkeley3
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
Annie Get Your Gun19503
Byron Haskin3
3 MoviesShow
Charles Chaplin3
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
A King in New York19573
Delbert Mann3
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
Marty19553
Edward L. Cahn3
3 MoviesShow
Federico Fellini3
3 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Luci del varietà19501
Il bidone19551
Le notti di Cabiria19571
Henry S. Kesler3
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
5 Steps to Danger19563
Hiroshi Inagaki3
Jerry Hopper3
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
The Atomic City19522
The Sharkfighters19561
John Boulting3
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
Seven Days to Noon19503
John Cromwell3
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Caged19502
The Company She Keeps19511
Joseph H. Lewis3
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Gun Crazy19501
The Big Combo19552
Joshua Logan3
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Picnic19552
Mister Roberts19551
Julien Duvivier3
Ken Annakin3
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
Across the Bridge19573
King Vidor3
3 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Ruby Gentry19521
War and Peace19561
Solomon and Sheba19591
Kåre Bergstrøm3
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Andrine og Kjell19521
De dødes tjern19582
Marcel Carné3
2 MoviesShow
Masaki Kobayashi3
3 MoviesShow
Mikio Naruse3
3 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Yama no oto19541
Bangiku19541
Anzukko19581
Richard Thorpe3
3 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Black Hand19501
Ivanhoe19521
The Prodigal19551
Robert Aldrich3
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
World for Ransom19541
The Garment Jungle19572
Satyajit Ray3
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Pather Panchali19552
Jalsaghar19581
Val Guest3
3 MoviesShow
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Post by shugs » May 3rd, 2020, 8:35 am

MOST WATCHED DIRECTORS (2 WATCHES)
Most Watched DirectorsShow
DirectorWatchesFilms
A.J. Kardar2
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
Jago Hua Savera19592
Albert Band2
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
Face of Fire19592
Alberto Lattuada2
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Luci del varietà19501
Il cappotto19521
André De Toth2
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
House of Wax19532
Arne Mattsson2
2 MoviesShow
Arthur Crabtree2
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Hindle Wakes19521
Fiend Without a Face19581
Arthur Lubin2
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
It Grows on Trees19521
Footsteps in the Fog19551
Astrid Henning-Jensen2
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
Paw19592
Boris Barnet2
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
Borets i kloun19572
Budd Schulberg2
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
Wind Across the Everglades19582
Carlos Hugo Christensen2
2 MoviesShow
Cecil B. DeMille2
2 MoviesShow
Chano Urueta2
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
El monstruo resucitado19532
Charles Crichton2
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
The Lavender Hill Mob19512
Charles Walters2
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Dangerous When Wet19531
High Society19561
Claude Chabrol2
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
Les cousins19592
Cy Endfield2
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
The Underworld Story19501
Hell Drivers19571
David Butler2
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Tea for Two19501
Calamity Jane19531
David Lean2
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Madeleine19501
Hobson's Choice19541
Don Weis2
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
The Adventures of Hajji Baba19542
Felix E. Feist2
2 MoviesShow
Fred C. Brannon2
2 MoviesShow
Fred Zinnemann2
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
The Member of the Wedding19521
Oklahoma!19551
George Sherman2
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
The Sleeping City19501
The Hard Man19571
George Stevens2
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
Giant19562
Gerald Mayer2
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Dial 111919501
The Sellout19521
Gordon Douglas2
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
Come Fill the Cup19512
Gorô Kadono2
2 MoviesShow
Guru Dutt2
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Pyaasa19571
Kaagaz Ke Phool19591
Hal Walker2
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
That's My Boy19511
Sailor Beware19521
Heinosuke Gosho2
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Kiiroi karasu19571
Hotarubi19581
Henry Hathaway2
2 MoviesShow
Henry Levin2
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Convicted19501
The Gambler from Natchez19541
Hugo del Carril2
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
Más allá del olvido19562
Hui Shi2
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
Wo zhe yi bei zi19502
Irving Lerner2
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Edge of Fury19581
City of Fear19591
Jacques Becker2
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
Édouard et Caroline19512
Jean Negulesco2
2 MoviesShow
Jean Renoir2
2 MoviesShow
Jerzy Kawalerowicz2
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
Pociag19592
Johan Jacobsen2
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
En fremmed banker på19592
John Brahm2
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
The Mad Magician19542
John Farrow2
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Hondo19531
Around the World in 80 Days19561
John Guillermin2
2 MoviesShow
John Halas2
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
Animal Farm19542
José Antonio Nieves Conde2
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Surcos19511
El inquilino19581
Joy Batchelor2
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
Animal Farm19542
Jules Dassin2
2 MoviesShow
Kamal El-Shaikh2
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
Hayat ou maut19552
Kon Ichikawa2
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Biruma no tategoto19561
Nobi19591
Konstantin Yudin2
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
Borets i kloun19572
Kurt Neumann2
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
She Devil19571
The Fly19581
Lars-Eric Kjellgren2
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
I dimma dold19532
Lau Lauritzen2
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Café Paradis19501
Farlig ungdom19531
Lee Sholem2
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Tobor the Great19541
Sierra Stranger19571
Leo C. Popkin2
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
The Well19512
Les Clark2
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
Sleeping Beauty19592
Lesley Selander2
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Flight to Mars19511
Revolt at Fort Laramie19571
Leslie Norman2
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
X the Unknown19561
The Shiralee19571
Lewis Allen2
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
Suddenly19542
Lewis Seiler2
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
The System19531
Over-Exposed19561
Louis Malle2
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Le monde du silence19561
Les amants19581
Luchino Visconti2
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Bellissima19511
Le notti bianche19571
Marc Allégret2
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
Futures vedettes19552
Mario Monicelli2
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Guardie e ladri19511
La grande guerra19591
Mehboob Khan2
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Aan19521
Mother India19571
Memduh Ün2
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
Üç arkadas19582
Mervyn LeRoy2
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Quo Vadis19511
Mister Roberts19551
Monty Berman2
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
Jack the Ripper19592
Nathan Juran2
2 MoviesShow
Nobuo Nakagawa2
2 MoviesShow
Norman Panama2
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
That Certain Feeling19561
The Trap19591
Olle Hellbom2
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
Raggare!19592
Phil Karlson2
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
The Phenix City Story19551
Tight Spot19551
Raj Kapoor2
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Awaara19511
Shree 42019551
Raoul Walsh2
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Along the Great Divide19511
Band of Angels19571
Ray Nazarro2
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
The White Squaw19561
Domino Kid19571
René Clair2
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
La beauté du diable19501
Porte des Lilas19571
Richard Brooks2
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Blackboard Jungle19551
The Catered Affair19561
Richard Quine2
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Pushover19541
Operation Mad Ball19571
Robert S. Baker2
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
Jack the Ripper19592
Roger Corman2
2 MoviesShow
Rouben Mamoulian2
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
Silk Stockings19572
Sam Newfield2
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Gambler and the Lady19521
Outlaw Women19521
Sidney Lumet2
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
12 Angry Men19572
Sidney Salkow2
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Robbers' Roost19551
Chicago Confidential19571
Stan Brakhage2
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
Anticipation of the Night19582
Stanley Kramer2
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
The Defiant Ones19582
Stanley Kubrick2
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Fear and Desire19531
Paths of Glory19571
Steno2
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Guardie e ladri19511
Un americano a Roma19541
Teuvo Tulio2
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
Olet mennyt minun vereeni19562
Vincent Sherman2
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
The Garment Jungle19572
Vittorio De Sica2
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Miracolo a Milano19511
Umberto D.19521
Walter Lang2
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Call Me Madam19531
The King and I19561
William Dieterle2
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Dark City19501
Salome19531
Wolfgang Reitherman2
1 MovieShow
NameYearWatches
Sleeping Beauty19592
Yasuzô Masumura2
2 MoviesShow
NameYearWatches
Kuchizuke19571
Kyojin to gangu19581

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Post by sol » May 3rd, 2020, 9:21 am

Thanks, shugs. :thumbsup: Will add the results to the Challenge Olympics spreadsheet.. which means that we're just waiting for albajos to tally up Nordic.
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Post by Obgeoff » May 3rd, 2020, 11:55 am

Thanks for the amazing stats Shugs.
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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » May 3rd, 2020, 12:10 pm

Congrats to Geoff on the win.

Wonderful to see another Irish user here on the forum and having such an interesting and successful challenge!
That's all, folks!

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Post by St. Gloede » May 3rd, 2020, 10:39 pm

I'm not sure what's wrong with 1952, I track my viewings per year and '52 has been behind the others for as long as I can remember.

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Post by Obgeoff » May 4th, 2020, 4:11 pm

Thanks Roger, glad to be part of the community and nice to meet a fellow Irish cinephile virtually.
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Post by allisoncm » May 5th, 2020, 4:35 am

shugs wrote:
May 3rd, 2020, 8:35 am
YEAR DISTRIBUTION
1957 has a strong lead, but otherwise it's a pretty even distribution. 1952 could have used more love, though. :hmph:
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I guess now would be the time to confess that last time you posted this chart, 1954 was in last place so I added a ton of 1954 films on my list to watch. I guess it worked, but at 1952's expense.

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