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1950s Challenge (Official, April 2020)

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Post by shugs » March 27th, 2020, 6:57 pm

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Goal
Watch as many movies as you can from the 1950s. Anything that has a year from 1950 to 1959 on IMDb qualifies.

Rules
- A feature film (anything over 40 minutes) counts as one entry.
- A total of 60 minutes of short films counts as one entry.
- For Mini-Series/TV series (40 minute episodes or longer) each episode counts as an entry.
- For Mini-Series/TV series with shorter episodes, the 60 minute rule applies.
- Rewatches are allowed.
- Post the years of your watches.
- Do not edit posts to add new watches, just create a new one.

Official Lists
IMDb's 1950s Top 50

Unofficial Lists
ICM Forum's Top 250 Films of the 1950s

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1Obgeoff125
2allisoncm85
3flavo500081
4blueboybob74
5sol56
6mathiasa52
7jdidaco46
8RogerTheMovieManiac8845
9jeroeno31
10peeptoad30
11ororama27
12AssonFire22
13AB53721
13OldAle121
15St. Gloede20
15VincentPrice20
17Lonewolf200319
17maxwelldeux19
19shugs16
20morrison-dylan-fan15
21cinephage14
21hurluberlu14
23blocho13
23burneyfan13
25Melvelet11
26sebby9
27vortexsurfer8
28Mochard6
29frbrown4
29zzzorf4
31Tarris12
31jal902
33Cinepolis1
33connordenney1
33nimimerkillinen1
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Post by St. Gloede » March 27th, 2020, 8:15 pm

I'll join in, will aim for 25, and hoping to find some recommendations here.

So far I'm thinking those recently subtitled Yûzô Kawashima films, and beyond that I'm drawing a blank.

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Post by burneyfan » March 27th, 2020, 8:57 pm

St. Gloede wrote:
March 27th, 2020, 8:15 pm
I'll join in, will aim for 25, and hoping to find some recommendations here.

So far I'm thinking those recently subtitled Yûzô Kawashima films, and beyond that I'm drawing a blank.
I don't think you've seen these! Sorry they're mostly English-language titles (from US, England, and Australia), but you've seen most of my Japanese/Polish/German/Spanish/etc. favorites... You have some noir and western goodies in there... :hug:

Champagne for Caesar -- Whorf, 1950
Rawhide -- Losey, 1951
Storm Warning -- Heisler, 1951
Hellgate -- Marquis Warren, 1952
The Kidnappers -- Leacock, 1953
The Back of Beyond -- Heyer, 1954
Private Hell 36 -- Siegel, 1954
At Gunpoint -- Werker, 1955
Shack out on 101 -- Dein, 1955
Time Table -- Stevens, 1956
Yield to the Night -- Thompson, 1956 (proof that Diana Dors -- whom I usually dislike -- can ACT!)
The Admirable Crichton -- Gilbert, 1957
The Burglar -- Wendkos, 1957
Crime of Passion -- Oswald, 1957
Decision at Sundown -- Boetticher, 1957
Desk Set -- Lang, 1957 (not only sweet and funny, but it coincidentally shows the best description of what I do for work, only with a laptop)
No Down Payment -- Ritt, 1957
Le désordre et la nuit -- Grangier, 1958
Le dos au mur -- Molinaro, 1958
H-8... -- Tanhofer, 1958
L'opéra-mouffe -- Varda, 1958
Nowhere to Go -- Dearden & Holt, 1958 (love this British noir, so happy it made it onto a list)
No Name on the Bullet -- Arnold, 1959
Tiger Bay -- Thompson, 1959

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Post by St. Gloede » March 27th, 2020, 9:08 pm

Thanks for the recs! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

And you're quite right, and extremely fast.

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Post by Tarris1 » March 28th, 2020, 5:23 am

Ive been quite busy with work etc this month, but going to try to watch more movies in April. Aiming to reach at least 200/250 on the top 250 list (177/250 now). The '50s is easily one of my favorite decades


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Post by St. Gloede » March 29th, 2020, 5:09 pm

burneyfan wrote:
March 27th, 2020, 8:57 pm
Champagne for Caesar -- Whorf, 1950
Rawhide -- Losey, 1951
Decision at Sundown -- Boetticher, 1957
No Down Payment -- Ritt, 1957
Le dos au mur -- Molinaro, 1958
H-8... -- Tanhofer, 1958
Nowhere to Go -- Dearden & Holt, 1958
Tiger Bay -- Thompson, 1959
Not sure if I'll get around to all of the above as I will prioritize what I already have, but marking down these to remind myself of which interested me the most.

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Post by Obgeoff » March 29th, 2020, 5:24 pm

Looking forward to this.
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Post by Obgeoff » April 1st, 2020, 10:54 am

1-2. Collection of Shorts [121 minutes]
One Froggy Evening (1955, Jones) 8 7m
What's Opera, Doc? (1957, Jones) 8 7m
Ali Baba Bunny (1957, Jones) 7 7m
Rabbit of Seville (1950, Jones) 8 7m
Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2th Century (1953, Jones) 7 7m
Feed the Kitty (1952, Jones) 7 7m
Rabbit Seasoning (1952, Jones) 9 7m
Rabbit Fire (1951, Jones) 7 7m
Duck! Rabbit, Duck! (1953, Jones) 7 7m
Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (1954, Anger) 7 38m
Eaux d'artifice (1953, Anger) 7 12m
Neighbours (1952, McLaren) 9 8m
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Post by flavo5000 » April 1st, 2020, 12:58 pm

I'll be jumping back and forth between this one and Doubling the Canon this month. Got a few lists I need to whittle down.

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Post by nimimerkillinen » April 1st, 2020, 1:50 pm

1. Nära livet (1958)

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Post by VincentPrice » April 1st, 2020, 6:05 pm

1. Revolt at Fort Laramie-1957: 7/10

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Post by blueboybob » April 1st, 2020, 6:48 pm

1. Caged (1950)
2. Rio Grande (1950)
3. The Tingler (1959)
4. A King in New York (1957)
5. Miss Oyu (1951)

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Post by AB537 » April 2nd, 2020, 3:11 am

1. Winchester '73 (Anthony Mann, 1950) 7.5/10

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Post by Obgeoff » April 2nd, 2020, 11:17 am

3-4. Shorts [121 minutes]
Free Radicals (1958, Lye) 7 5m
The Tell-Tale Heart (1953, Parmalee) 8 8m
Window Water Baby Moving (1959, Brakhage) 9 13m
Pull My Daisy (1959, Frank/Leslie) 6 30m
Blinkity Blank (1955, McLaren) 7 5m
Hotel des Invalides (1952, Franju) 6 22m
Statues Also Die (1953, Cloquet/Marker/Resnais) 9 30m
Gerald McBoing-Boing (1950, Cannon/Hubley) 6 8m
5. Anticipation of the Night (1958, Brakhage) 7
6. Sleeping Beauty (1959, Geronimi et al.) 7
7. A Face in the Crowd (1957, Kazan) 8
8. Marty (1955, Mann) 8
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Post by blueboybob » April 2nd, 2020, 11:27 am

6. Bitter Victory (1957)
7. Higanbana (1958)
8. There's Always Tomorrow (1956)

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Post by sol » April 2nd, 2020, 11:37 am

1. One Good Turn (1955)

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This Norman Wisdom comedy may be extremely episodic, but it is also incredibly funny and a great testament to the power of persistence to achieve results. Hilarious extended gags include trouble at a public pay phone, a wasp attack in a crowded train carriage, and some of the best comedic boxing this side of City Lights. While the lack of Edward Chapman is disappointing (his co-star in The Square Peg et al), Wisdom himself is very entertaining.
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Post by peeptoad » April 2nd, 2020, 12:45 pm

1. Kakushi-toride no san-akunin (1958) The Hidden Fortress 8
2. A Killer Walks (1952) 6

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Post by sol » April 2nd, 2020, 2:45 pm

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2. Tea for Two (1950)

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It sounds a lot like Yes Man as the female protagonist here bets her uncle that she can go for 48 hours saying "no" to every question, but the wager is not introduced until 40 minutes in, and even then, the focus is on elaborate dance routines and musical numbers. S.Z. Sakall is at least his usual fun self in support, but for an actress who can be so funny, it is a shame how little Doris Day has to do here, and her love interest is a better dancer than charmer.
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Post by vortexsurfer » April 2nd, 2020, 3:17 pm

1. Gun Crazy (Joseph H. Lewis, 1950)

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Post by peeptoad » April 2nd, 2020, 3:34 pm

Hmmmm. April 30 is National Bugs Bunny Day. I know what I'll be watching...

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Post by morrison-dylan-fan » April 2nd, 2020, 3:45 pm

Thanks for hosting Shugs:

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FTV:1:My Sister and I (1950) (Sweden.)7.

Playing not one, but two members of the family, Sickan Carlsson gives hilarious sparkling turns as “sisters” Katarina and Birgitta Hassel,as she fools everyone thanks to Carlsson giving Birgitta a feisty, sarcastic streak, which runs in the other direction of the refine, regal manner Carlsson has Hassel hold Katarina up in,in order to present the image her family desires.

Getting wrapped round her little finger, Gunnar Bjornstrand gives a wonderful dead-pan performance as Stenwall, whose push/pull between the “sisters” allows Bjornstrand to leave Stenwall flustered.

Wearing some of The Prince and the Pauper robes in adapting the Ralph Benatzky operetta/ Georges Berr and Louis Verneuil’s play,Solve Cederstrand wonderfully plays on Hassel’s card trick double identity,slipping and sliding towards her having to rush to change between Birgitta and Katarina before Stenwall catches on. Contrasting the two persona’s of Hassel, director Schamyl Bauman lights a stark contrast between each “sister”, giving Birgitta a normal, down to earth appearance, crystallised by the shimmering regal lighting for the other sister.

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Post by Mochard » April 2nd, 2020, 4:59 pm

sol wrote:
April 2nd, 2020, 11:37 am
1. One Good Turn (1955)

This Norman Wisdom comedy may be extremely episodic, but it is also incredibly funny and a great testament to the power of persistence to achieve results. Hilarious extended gags include trouble at a public pay phone, a wasp attack in a crowded train carriage, and some of the best comedic boxing this side of City Lights. While the lack of Edward Chapman is disappointing (his co-star in The Square Peg et al), Wisdom himself is very entertaining.
I remember watching Norman Wisdom films on tv with my sisters when I was a kid. We would laugh and laugh. Good times! He lived a long life, close to 100 I think, proving laughter is the best medicine.

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Post by shugs » April 2nd, 2020, 6:41 pm

1. The Bigamist (Ida Lupino, 1953) - 7/10

Great chemistry between Ida Lupino and Edmond O'Brien.

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Post by Tarris1 » April 2nd, 2020, 7:10 pm

1. Woman They Almost Lynched (1953) 7/10
2. Nachts, wenn der Teufel kam (1957) 7/10

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Post by Obgeoff » April 2nd, 2020, 9:00 pm

9. The Lavender Hill Mob (1951, Crichton) 8
10. Lady and the Tramp (1955, Geronimi et al.) 6
11. Forty Guns (1957, Fuller) 8
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1-2. Collection of Shorts [121 minutes]
One Froggy Evening (1955, Jones) 8 7m
What's Opera, Doc? (1957, Jones) 8 7m
Ali Baba Bunny (1957, Jones) 7 7m
Rabbit of Seville (1950, Jones) 8 7m
Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2th Century (1953, Jones) 7 7m
Feed the Kitty (1952, Jones) 7 7m
Rabbit Seasoning (1952, Jones) 9 7m
Rabbit Fire (1951, Jones) 7 7m
Duck! Rabbit, Duck! (1953, Jones) 7 7m
Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (1954, Anger) 7 38m
Eaux d'artifice (1953, Anger) 7 12m
Neighbours (1952, McLaren) 9 8m
3-4. Shorts [121 minutes]
Free Radicals (1958, Lye) 7 5m
The Tell-Tale Heart (1953, Parmalee) 8 8m
Window Water Baby Moving (1959, Brakhage) 9 13m
Pull My Daisy (1959, Frank/Leslie) 6 30m
Blinkity Blank (1955, McLaren) 7 5m
Hotel des Invalides (1952, Franju) 6 22m
Statues Also Die (1953, Cloquet/Marker/Resnais) 9 30m
Gerald McBoing-Boing (1950, Cannon/Hubley) 6 8m
5. Anticipation of the Night (1958, Brakhage) 7
6. Sleeping Beauty (1959, Geronimi et al.) 7
7. A Face in the Crowd (1957, Kazan) 8
8. Marty (1955, Mann) 8
9. The Lavender Hill Mob (1951, Crichton) 8
10. Lady and the Tramp (1955, Geronimi et al.) 6
11. Forty Guns (1957. Fuller) 8
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Post by maxwelldeux » April 2nd, 2020, 9:05 pm

1. Beat the Devil (1953)
This was not Bogey at his best... the film felt odd and clunky, and I just never connected with this. 5/10

2. Pillow Talk (1959)
There was a lot to like about this, as well as a lot to dislike. I really appreciated the editing, mostly when they were on the phone, which conveyed a sense of intimacy that's hard to generate when people aren't next to each other. The writing had a lot of cleverness, too, and was laugh-out-loud funny at moments. But the whole relationship based on a lie thing is both a) tiresome, and b) aromantic. All in all, a good-not-great 7/10 for me.

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Post by blueboybob » April 2nd, 2020, 9:41 pm

9. Stars in My Crown (1950)
10. Sound of the Mountain (1954)
11. Lust of the Vampire (1956)

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Post by peeptoad » April 2nd, 2020, 10:35 pm

3. Tôkaidô Yotsuya kaidan (1957) Ghost of Yotsuya 8
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1. Kakushi-toride no san-akunin (1958) The Hidden Fortress 8
2. A Killer Walks (1952) 6

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Post by morrison-dylan-fan » April 3rd, 2020, 3:13 am

Repeat viewing:2:El Monstruo Resucitado (1953) 6

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Post by Mochard » April 3rd, 2020, 4:09 am

1. Wagon Master (1950) - 6.5/10

Two young drifters guide a Mormon wagon train to the San Juan Valley and encounter cutthroats, Indians, geography, and moral challenges on the journey.

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Post by sebby » April 3rd, 2020, 9:49 am

01 Pillow Talk (1959)
02 The Tall T (1957)
03 Ride Lonesome (1959)
04 There's Always Tomorrow (1955)

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01 Pillow Talk (1959)
02 The Tall T (1957)
03 Ride Lonesome (1959)
04 There's Always Tomorrow (1955)

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Post by peeptoad » April 3rd, 2020, 12:05 pm

shorts (64min)
4a. Un Chant D'Amour (1950) 26min 8
4b. Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (1954) 38min 7
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2. A Killer Walks (1952) 6
3. Tôkaidô Yotsuya kaidan (1957) Ghost of Yotsuya 8

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Post by flavo5000 » April 3rd, 2020, 12:49 pm

1. Bitter Victory (1957)
2. Bellissima (1951)
3. Sommarlek a.k.a. Summer Interlude (1951)
4. Penny Points to Paradise (1951)
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2. Bellissima (1951)
3. Sommarlek a.k.a. Summer Interlude (1951)
4. Penny Points to Paradise (1951)

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Post by blueboybob » April 3rd, 2020, 12:56 pm

12. Madame Freedom (1956)
13. Love in the Afternoon (1957)
14. Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple (1955)
15. Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island (1956)

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Post by morrison-dylan-fan » April 3rd, 2020, 3:03 pm

FTV:3:Skadeskutt (1951) (Norway.)6.

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Opening the door and panning towards the character Dr.Lunde speaking directly to the viewer about the events about to be shown, director Edith Carlmar & cinematographer Per Jonson sea-saw between treating the subject of mental health problems with a professionalism in following Dr. Lunde and the nurses talking to each “Forgotten” patient daily in a warm, respectful manner, strangely contrasted by Carlmar and Jonson with abrasive turns into Horror/Thriller territory,covering Dr.Lunde in low-lighting as if he is from a “Mad Scientist” flick,and Einar losing all hope in a final chase.

Sensitively having Dr.Lunde say to Else/the viewer that there is nothing wrong/should not be a stigma of having to commit a person to a mental health ward, the screenplay by Otto Carlmar goes through similar mood swings as Carlmar’s directing. Compassionately presenting Einar as a kind, but troubled manner with deep concerns about mental health issues in his family history, Carlmar goes from one moment having Einar go into in-depth discussions with Dr. Lunde, to Einar being chased to a table for shock therapy.

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Post by maxwelldeux » April 3rd, 2020, 3:19 pm

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1. Beat the Devil (1953)
2. Pillow Talk (1959)
3. Suddenly (1954)
Really interesting to see Sinatra as the villain... I liked it actually.

4. A Night to Remember (1958)
Weird to focus on this, but the opening credits were awesome. It made me just a little queasy reading the credits with the rocking of the ocean in the background.

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Post by Obgeoff » April 3rd, 2020, 9:21 pm

12. The Naked Spur (1953, Mann) 7
13. Witness for the Prosecution (1957, Wilder) 9
14. Night and the City (1950, Dassin) 8
15. Cinderella (1950, Geronimi et al.) 7
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Post by Obgeoff » April 3rd, 2020, 10:39 pm

16. La Ronde (1950, Ophuls) 8
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Post by jdidaco » April 4th, 2020, 5:07 am

Thank you for hosting, shugs!

(Screenshots from 'Kiiroi karasu' & 'Sekishunchô'),

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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

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