Best Drama Movies of 1951

1.

Strangers on a Train

6.4
7.9/10 IMDB

A deranged socialite accosts a tennis star with his theory that if two strangers trade murders, they can disguise their motives and avoid suspicion.

Starring: Farley Granger, Robert Walker, Ruth Roman, Patricia Hitchcock, Kasey Rogers, Leo G. Carroll, Marion Lorne, Jonathan Hale, Robert Gist, Howard St. John ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1951-06-27
2.

A Streetcar Named Desire

6.4
7.9/10 IMDB

A fading southern belle tries to build a new life with her sister in New Orleans.

Starring: Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter, Karl Malden, Rudy Bond, Nick Dennis, Peg Hillias, Wright King, Richard Garrick, Ann Dere ..
Directed by: Elia Kazan
Release date: 1951-09-18
3.

Ace in the Hole

5.8
8.1/10 IMDB

An arrogant reporter exploits a story about a man trapped in a cave to revitalize his career.

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Robert Arthur, Porter Hall, Frank Cady, Richard Benedict, Ray Teal, Lewis Martin, John Berkes, Frances Dominguez ..
Directed by: Billy Wilder
Release date: 1951-06-29
4.

The Day the Earth Stood Still

5.6
7.8/10 IMDB

An alien and a robot land on Earth after World War II and tell mankind to be peaceful or face destruction.

Starring: Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Billy Gray, Hugh Marlowe, Sam Jaffe, Lock Martin, Edith Evanson, Freeman Lusk, Frank Conroy, Frances Bavier ..
Directed by: Robert Wise
Release date: 1951-09-28
5.

Scrooge

5.5
8.1/10 IMDB

Ebenezer Scrooge malcontentedly shuffles through life as a cruel, miserly businessman; until he is visited by three spirits on Christmas Eve who show him how his unhappy childhood and adult behavior has left him a selfish, lonely old man.

Starring: Alastair Sim, George Cole, Rona Anderson, Mervyn Johns, Hermione Baddeley, Glyn Dearman, Brian Worth, Michael Hordern, Michael Dolan, Francis de Wolff ..
Directed by: Brian Desmond Hurst
Release date: 1951-11-28
6.

A Place in the Sun

5.5
7.7/10 IMDB

An ambitious young man wins an heiress's heart but has to cope with his former girlfriend's pregnancy.

Starring: Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Shelley Winters, Anne Revere, Keefe Brasselle, Fred Clark, Raymond Burr, Herbert Heyes, Shepperd Strudwick, Frieda Inescort ..
Directed by: George Stevens
Release date: 1951-06-12
7.

An American in Paris

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

Jerry Mulligan is an exuberant American expatriate in Paris trying to make a reputation as a painter. His friend Adam is a struggling concert pianist who's a long time associate of a famous French singer, Henri Baurel. A lonely society woman, Milo Roberts, takes Jerry under her wing and supports him, but is interested in more than his art.

Starring: Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant, Georges Guétary, Nina Foch, Anna Q. Nilsson, John Eldredge, Hayden Rorke, Dudley Field Malone, Ann Codee ..
Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
Release date: 1951-09-26
8.

Quo Vadis

5.2
7.1/10 IMDB

After fierce Roman commander Marcus Vinicius becomes infatuated with beautiful Christian hostage Lygia, he begins to question the tyrannical leadership of the despotic emperor Nero.

Starring: Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr, Leo Genn, Peter Ustinov, Patricia Laffan, Finlay Currie, Abraham Sofaer, Marina Berti, Buddy Baer, Felix Aylmer ..
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy, Anthony Mann
Release date: 1951-11-08
9.

The Man in the White Suit

5.1
7.3/10 IMDB

The unassuming, nebbishy inventor Sidney Stratton creates a miraculous fabric that will never be dirty or worn out. Clearly he can make a fortune selling clothes made of the material, but may cause a crisis in the process. After all, once someone buys one of his suits they won't ever have to fix them or buy another one, and the clothing industry will collapse overnight. Nevertheless, Sidney is determined to put his invention on the market, forcing the clothing factory bigwigs to resort to more desperate measures...

Starring: Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker, Michael Gough, Ernest Thesiger, Vida Hope, Howard Marion-Crawford, Miles Malleson, Henry Mollison, Patric Doonan ..
Directed by: Alexander Mackendrick
Release date: 1951-08-07
10.

The Thing from Another World

5.0
7.1/10 IMDB

Scientists and US Air Force officials fend off a blood-thirsty alien organism while investigating at a remote arctic outpost.

Starring: Kenneth Tobey, Margaret Sheridan, Robert Cornthwaite, Douglas Spencer, James Arness, James Young, Dewey Martin, Robert Nichols, John Dierkes, Eduard Franz ..
Directed by: Christian Nyby, Howard Hawks
Release date: 1951-04-05
11.

Othello

4.6
7.6/10 IMDB

When a secret marriage is planned between Othello, a Moorish general, and Desdemona, the daughter of Senator Brabantio, her old suitor Roderigo takes it hard. He allies himself with Iago, who has his own grudge against Othello, and the two conspire to bring Othello down. When their first plan, to have him accused of witchcraft, fails, they plant evidence intended to make him believe Desdemona is unfaithful.

Starring: Orson Welles, Micheál Mac Liammóir, Robert Coote, Suzanne Cloutier, Hilton Edwards, Nicholas Bruce, Michael Laurence, Fay Compton, Doris Dowling, Joan Fontaine ..
Directed by: Orson Welles
Release date: 1951-11-27
12.

Detective Story

4.5
7.5/10 IMDB

Tells the story of one day in the lives of the various people who populate a police detective squad. An embittered cop, Det. Jim McLeod, leads a precinct of characters in their grim daily battle with the city's lowlife. The characters who pass through the precinct over the course of the day include a young petty embezzler, a pair of burglars, and a naive shoplifter.

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Eleanor Parker, William Bendix, Cathy O'Donnell, George Macready, Horace McMahon, Gladys George, Joseph Wiseman, Lee Grant, Gerald Mohr ..
Directed by: William Wyler
Release date: 1951-11-01
Best Drama Movies of 1951 : The Browning Version
13.

The Browning Version

4.1
8.1/10 IMDB

Andrew Crocker-Harris has been forced from his position as the classics master at an English public school due to poor health. As he winds up his final term, he discovers not only that his wife, Millie, has been unfaithful to him with one of his fellow schoolmasters, but that the school's students and faculty have long disdained him. However, an unexpected act of kindness causes Crocker-Harris to re-evaluate his life's work.

Starring: Michael Redgrave, Jean Kent, Nigel Patrick, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Bill Travers, Ronald Howard, Paul Medland, Ivan Samson, Josephine Middleton, Peter Jones ..
Directed by: Anthony Asquith
Release date: 1951-04-06
14.

The Enforcer

3.9
7.3/10 IMDB

After years of investigation, Assistant District Attorney Martin Ferguson has managed to build a solid case against an elusive gangster whose top lieutenant is about to testify.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Zero Mostel, Ted de Corsia, Everett Sloane, Roy Roberts, Michael Tolan, King Donovan, Bob Steele, Adelaide Klein, Don Beddoe ..
Directed by: Bretaigne Windust, Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1951-02-24
15.

Westward the Women

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

There's a deficit of good, honest women in the West, and Roy Whitman wants to change that. His solution is to bring a caravan of over 100 mail-order brides from Chicago to California. It will be a long, difficult and dangerous journey for the women. So Whitman hires hardened, cynical Buck Wyatt to be their guide across the inhospitable frontier. But as disaster strikes on the trail, Buck just might discover that these women are stronger than he thinks.

Starring: Robert Taylor, Denise Darcel, Hope Emerson, John McIntire, Julie Bishop, Lenore Lonergan, Henry Nakamura, Marilyn Erskine, Beverly Dennis, Renata Vanni ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1951-12-16
16.

The River

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

Director Jean Renoir’s entrancing first color feature—shot entirely on location in India—is a visual tour de force. Based on the novel by Rumer Godden, the film eloquently contrasts the growing pains of three young women with the immutability of the Bengal river around which their daily lives unfold. Enriched by Renoir’s subtle understanding and appreciation for India and its people, The River gracefully explores the fragile connections between transitory emotions and everlasting creation.

Starring: Nora Swinburne, Esmond Knight, Arthur Shields, Suprova Mukerjee, Thomas E. Breen, Patricia Walters, Radha Burnier, Adrienne Corri, June Tripp, Nimai Barik ..
Directed by: Jean Renoir
Release date: 1951-09-10
17.

People Will Talk

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

Successful and well-liked, Dr. Noah Praetorius becomes the victim of a witchhunt at the hands of Professor Elwell, who disdains Praetorius's unorthodox medical views and also questions his relationship with the mysterious, ever-present Mr. Shunderson.

Starring: Cary Grant, Jeanne Crain, Finlay Currie, Hume Cronyn, Walter Slezak, Sidney Blackmer, Katherine Locke, Margaret Hamilton, Jack Kelly, Basil Ruysdael ..
Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Release date: 1951-08-29
Best Drama Movies of 1951 : Death of a Salesman
18.

Death of a Salesman

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

Willy Loman is an aging salesman who was recently fired from his job. Dealing with feelings of failure, Willy begins to relive events from the past that involve his older son, Biff, and his wife, Linda. Willy tries to learn from past mistakes and works to make amends with his family, but his biggest struggle is to make peace with himself over a failed dream of financial success.

Starring: Fredric March, Mildred Dunnock, Kevin McCarthy, Cameron Mitchell, Howard Smith, Beverly Aadland, Jesse White, Claire Carleton, David Alpert, Patricia Edwards ..
Directed by: László Benedek
Release date: 1951-12-20
Best Drama Movies of 1951 : The Steel Helmet
19.

The Steel Helmet

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

A ragtag group of American stragglers battles against superior Communist troops in an abandoned Buddhist temple during the Korean War.

Starring: Gene Evans, Robert Hutton, Steve Brodie, James Edwards, Richard Loo, Sid Melton, Richard Monahan, William Chun, Harold Fong, Neyle Morrow ..
Directed by: Samuel Fuller
Release date: 1951-01-24
20.

His Kind of Woman

3.8
7.0/10 IMDB

In a desperate attempt to get out of debt, career gambler Dan Milner agrees to rendezvous with a mysterious contact at a distant Mexican resort in exchange for $50,000. Upon arriving, Milner meets his fellow guests, including a plastic surgeon, a philandering movie star and his beautiful girlfriend. Soon Milner discovers that the man who hired him may be the ruthless gangster Nick Ferraro -- a deported crime boss looking to re-enter the USA.

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell, Vincent Price, Tim Holt, Charles McGraw, Marjorie Reynolds, Raymond Burr, Leslie Banning, Jim Backus, Philip Van Zandt ..
Directed by: John Farrow, Richard Fleischer
Release date: 1951-08-15
Best Drama Movies of 1951 : Kind Lady
21.

Kind Lady

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Mary Herries has a passion for art and fine furniture. Even though she is getting on in years, she enjoys being around these priceless articles. One day she meets a strange young painter named Elcott, who uses his painting skill to enter into her life. Little does she expect that his only interest in Mary is to covet everything she has.

Starring: Ethel Barrymore, Maurice Evans, Angela Lansbury, Keenan Wynn, Betsy Blair, John Williams, Doris Lloyd, John O'Malley, Henri Letondal, Moyna MacGill ..
Directed by: John Sturges
Release date: 1951-06-20
22.

The Prowler

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

Los Angeles, California. A cop who, unhappy with his job, blames others for his work problems, is assigned to investigate the case of a prowler who stalks the home of a married woman.

Starring: Van Heflin, Evelyn Keyes, John Maxwell, Katherine Warren, Emerson Treacy, Madge Blake, Wheaton Chambers, Robert Osterloh, Sherry Hall, Louise Lorimer ..
Directed by: Joseph Losey
Release date: 1951-05-25
23.

Captain Horatio Hornblower

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

Captain Horatio Hornblower leads his ship HMS Lydia on a perilous transatlantic voyage, during which his faithful crew battle both a Spanish warship and a ragged band of Central American rebels.

Starring: Gregory Peck, Virginia Mayo, Robert Beatty, James Robertson Justice, Terence Morgan, James Kenney, Denis O'Dea, Stanley Baker, Alan Tilvern, Alec Mango ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1951-04-10
24.

Fourteen Hours

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

A young man, morally destroyed by his parents not loving him and by the fear of being not capable to make his girlfriend happy, rises on the ledge of a building with the intention of committing suicide. A policeman makes every effort to argue him out of it.

Starring: Paul Douglas, Richard Basehart, Barbara Bel Geddes, Debra Paget, Agnes Moorehead, Robert Keith, Howard Da Silva, Jeffrey Hunter, Martin Gabel, Grace Kelly ..
Directed by: Henry Hathaway
Release date: 1951-04-01
25.

Cry Danger

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

After serving five years of a life sentence, Rocky Mulloy hopes to clear his friend who's still in prison for the same crime.

Starring: Dick Powell, Rhonda Fleming, Richard Erdman, William Conrad, Regis Toomey, Jean Porter, Joan Banks, Jay Adler, Renny McEvoy, Lou Lubin ..
Directed by: Robert Parrish, Dick Powell
Release date: 1951-02-23
26.

He Ran All the Way

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

A crook on the run hides out in an innocent girl's apartment.

Starring: John Garfield, Shelley Winters, Wallace Ford, Selena Royle, Robert Hyatt, Gladys George, Keith Hetherington, Norman Lloyd, Clancy Cooper, Robert Karnes ..
Directed by: John Berry
Release date: 1951-06-20
27.

No Highway

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

James Stewart plays aeronautical engineer Theodore Honey, the quintessential absent-minded professor: eccentric, forgetful, but brilliant. His studies show that the aircraft being manufactured by his employer has a subtle but deadly design flaw that manifests itself only after the aircraft has flown a certain number of hours. En route to a crash site to prove his theory, Honey discovers that he is aboard a plane rapidly approaching his predicted deadline.

Starring: James Stewart, Glynis Johns, Marlene Dietrich, Janette Scott, Jack Hawkins, Elizabeth Allan, Ronald Squire, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Bessie Love, Jill Clifford ..
Directed by: Henry Koster
Release date: 1951-06-28
28.

Storm Warning

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

On the way to her new job, Marsha Mitchell takes the opportunity to visit her sister Lucy, whom she has not seen in a few years. There she not only meets her husband for the first time, but also the Ku Klux Klan.

Starring: Ginger Rogers, Ronald Reagan, Doris Day, Steve Cochran, Hugh Sanders, Lloyd Gough, Raymond Greenleaf, Ned Glass, Paul E. Burns, Walter Baldwin ..
Directed by: Stuart Heisler
Release date: 1951-02-10
29.

Show Boat

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

A dashing Mississippi river gambler wins the affections of the daughter of the owner of the Show Boat.

Starring: Howard Keel, Kathryn Grayson, Ava Gardner, Joe E. Brown, Marge Champion, Gower Champion, Robert Sterling, Agnes Moorehead, Bess Flowers, Leif Erickson ..
Directed by: George Sidney
Release date: 1951-07-19
30.

Payment on Demand

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

David gives his wife, Joyce, an unexpected—and unpleasant—surprise when he suddenly demands a divorce. When she then learns that David has taken up with a younger woman, Joyce decides to make the most of this separation by taking a solo trip to the Caribbean. However, just before diving into a vacation fling, she runs into Emily, an old chum whose own divorce has left her embittered. Joyce then debates giving married life one last chance.

Starring: Bette Davis, Barry Sullivan, Jane Cowl, Kent Taylor, Betty Lynn, John Sutton, Frances Dee, Peggie Castle, Otto Kruger, Walter Sande ..
Directed by: Curtis Bernhardt
Release date: 1951-02-03
31.

On Dangerous Ground

3.6
7.2/10 IMDB

A big-city cop is reassigned to the country after his superiors find him too angry to be an effective policeman. While on his temporary assignment he assists in a manhunt of a suspected murderer.

Starring: Ida Lupino, Robert Ryan, Ward Bond, Charles Kemper, Anthony Ross, Ed Begley, Ian Wolfe, Sumner Williams, Gus Schilling, Frank Ferguson ..
Directed by: Nicholas Ray, Ida Lupino
Release date: 1951-12-13
32.

The Red Badge of Courage

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Truncated adaptation of Stephen Crane's novel about a Civil War Union soldier who stuggles to find the courage to fight in the heat of battle.

Starring: Audie Murphy, Bill Mauldin, Douglas Dick, Robert Easton, Arthur Hunnicutt, Royal Dano, John Dierkes, Tim Durant, Andy Devine, William Phipps ..
Directed by: John Huston
Release date: 1951-09-27
33.

The Mob

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

An undercover officer tracks waterfront corruption from California to New Orleans and back.

Starring: Broderick Crawford, Betty Buehler, Richard Kiley, Otto Hulett, Matt Crowley, Neville Brand, Ernest Borgnine, Walter Klavun, Lynn Baggett, Jean Alexander ..
Directed by: Robert Parrish
Release date: 1951-09-07
34.

The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

The life and career of Erwin Rommel and his involvement in the plot to assassinate Hitler.

Starring: James Mason, Cedric Hardwicke, Jessica Tandy, Luther Adler, Everett Sloane, Leo G. Carroll, George Macready, Richard Boone, Eduard Franz, Desmond Young ..
Directed by: Henry Hathaway
Release date: 1951-10-16
35.

Pandora and the Flying Dutchman

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Pandora Reynolds is a woman who has never fallen in love – but one who men kill and die for. When she meets dashing and mysterious ship's captain Hendrik van der Zee, he pushes her to commit the ultimate act of love.

Starring: James Mason, Ava Gardner, Nigel Patrick, Sheila Sim, Harold Warrender, Mario Cabré, Marius Goring, John Laurie, Pamela Mason, Patricia Rainier ..
Directed by: Albert Lewin
Release date: 1951-04-13
Best Drama Movies of 1951 : Amahl and the Night Visitors
36.

Amahl and the Night Visitors

3.6
8.9/10 IMDB

The historic, original, live airing of what would become an annual Christmas tradition throughout the 1950s, this opera tells the story of Amahl, a crippled shepherd boy, and his destitute mother, who provide temporary shelter to three men who are following a star to the newly-born Christ child.

Starring: Chet Allen, Rosemary Kuhlmann, Andrew McKinley, David Aiken, Leon Lishner, Francis Monachino, Melissa Hayden, Nicholas Magallanes, Glen Tetley, Melissa Hayden ..
Directed by: Gian Carlo Menotti, Kirk Browning
Release date: 1951-12-24
37.

The Man with a Cloak

3.6
6.6/10 IMDB

Set in 19th-century New York, this mystery begins when a Frenchwoman shows up at the home of one of Napoleon's former marshals. The alcoholic man is badly crippled and slowly dying, but this doesn't stop the forthright lady from pushing him to change his will to include his estranged grandson so that he can help out the struggling French Republic. Unfortunately, the dying man's conniving housekeeper and butler, already planning murder to get the money themselves, overhear her and begin plotting her demise.

Starring: Joseph Cotten, Barbara Stanwyck, Louis Calhern, Leslie Caron, Joe De Santis, Jim Backus, Margaret Wycherly, Richard Hale, Nicholas Joy, Roy Roberts ..
Directed by: Fletcher Markle
Release date: 1951-11-27
38.

Another Man's Poison

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Novelist Janet Frobisher, lives in an isolated house, having been separated for years from her criminal husband. She has fallen in love with her secretary's fiancé and when her estranged husband unexpectedly appears, Janet poisons him, but just as she's about to dispose of the body, one of her husband's criminal cohorts also shows up.

Starring: Bette Davis, Gary Merrill, Emlyn Williams, Anthony Steel, Barbara Murray, Reginald Beckwith, Edna Morris ..
Directed by: Irving Rapper
Release date: 1951-11-20
39.

The House on Telegraph Hill

3.5
6.9/10 IMDB

Concentration camp survivor Victoria Kowelska finds herself involved in mystery, greed, and murder when she assumes the identity of a dead friend in order to gain passage to America.

Starring: Richard Basehart, Valentina Cortese, William Lundigan, Fay Baker, Gordon Gebert, Steven Geray, Herbert Butterfield, Kei Thin Chung, John Burton, Katherine Meskill ..
Directed by: Robert Wise
Release date: 1951-05-12
40.

Fixed Bayonets!

3.5
6.9/10 IMDB

The story of a platoon during the Korean War. One by one, Corporal Denno's superiors are killed until it comes to the point where he must try to take command responsibility.

Starring: Richard Basehart, Gene Evans, Michael O'Shea, Richard Hylton, Craig Hill, Skip Homeier, James Dean, Joe Turkel, Howard Banks, Paul Burke ..
Directed by: Samuel Fuller
Release date: 1951-11-21
Best Drama Movies of 1951 : Outcast of the Islands
41.

Outcast of the Islands

3.5
6.9/10 IMDB

After financial improprieties are discovered at the Eastern trading company where he works, Peter Willems flees the resulting disgrace and criminal charges. He persuades the man who gave him his start in life, the merchant ship captain Lingard, to bring him to a trading post on a remote Indonesian island where he can hide out.

Starring: Trevor Howard, Ralph Richardson, Robert Morley, Wendy Hiller, Kerima, Wilfrid Hyde-White, George Coulouris, Annabel Morley ..
Directed by: Carol Reed
Release date: 1951-11-15
42.

Jim Thorpe – All-American

3.5
6.9/10 IMDB

The triumph and tragedy of Native Anerican Jim Thorpe, who, after winning both the pentathlon and decathlon in the same Olympics, is stripped of his medals on a technicality.

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Charles Bickford, Steve Cochran, Phyllis Thaxter, Dick Wesson, Jack Big Head, Sonny Chorre, Al Mejia, Hubie Kerns ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1951-08-24
43.

Anne of the Indies

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

After seizing an English ship, buccaneer captain Anne Providence spares Pierre LaRochelle from walking the plank - as he's in irons he is presumably no friend of England. He signs on as a pirate and she is increasingly drawn to him, a feeling that seems to be reciprocated. When fearsome Captain Blackbeard, her teacher in the ways of pirating, sets eyes on LaRochelle he recalls him as a French navy officer. Anne sticks by her man but the truth, when it is uncovered, is even more painful.

Starring: Jean Peters, Louis Jourdan, Debra Paget, Herbert Marshall, Thomas Gomez, James Robertson Justice, Francis Pierlot, Sean McClory, Holmes Herbert, Byron Nelson ..
Directed by: Jacques Tourneur
Release date: 1951-10-18
Best Drama Movies of 1951 : The Racket
44.

The Racket

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

Mobster Nick Scanlon has managed to buy several of the local government and law-enforcement officials. However, he can't seem to touch the incorruptible police captain Tom McQuigg, who refuses all attempts at bribery. Prosecuting attorney, Welch, and a police detective, Turck, are crooked and make McQuigg's job as an honest officer nearly impossible.

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Lizabeth Scott, Robert Ryan, William Talman, Ray Collins, Joyce Mackenzie, Robert Hutton, Virginia Huston, William Conrad, Walter Sande ..
Directed by: John Cromwell
Release date: 1951-10-25
Best Drama Movies of 1951 : M
45.

M

3.4
6.8/10 IMDB

Remake of the 1931 Fritz Lang original. In the city, someone is murdering children. The Police search is so intense, it is disturbing the 'normal' criminals, and the local hoods decide to help find the murderer as quickly as possible.

Starring: David Wayne, Howard Da Silva, Martin Gabel, Luther Adler, Steve Brodie, Raymond Burr, Glenn Anders, Norman Lloyd, Walter Burke, John Miljan ..
Directed by: Joseph Losey
Release date: 1951-03-01
Best Drama Movies of 1951 : Only the Valiant
46.

Only the Valiant

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

Only the Valiant, a classic western adventure, based on a novel by Charles Marquis Warren, the film tells the story of a Cavalry officer who volunteers for a suicidal mission to fight the hostile Apaches in an effort to prove his loyalty to his men and the woman he loves.

Starring: Gregory Peck, Barbara Payton, Ward Bond, Gig Young, Neville Brand, Lon Chaney Jr., Jeff Corey, Warner Anderson, Steve Brodie, Dan Riss ..
Directed by: Gordon Douglas
Release date: 1951-04-13
47.

Operation Pacific

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

During WWII, Duke E. Gifford is second in command of the USS Thunderfish, a submarine which is firing off torpedoes that either explode too early or never explode at all. It's a dilemma that he'll eventually take up personally. Even more personal is his quest to win back his ex-wife, a nurse; but he'll have to win her back from a navy flier who also happens to be his commander's little brother.

Starring: John Wayne, Patricia Neal, Ward Bond, Scott Forbes, Philip Carey, Paul Picerni, William Campbell, Kathryn Givney, Martin Milner, Sam Edwards ..
Directed by: George Waggner
Release date: 1951-01-27
48.

Go for Broke!

3.3
6.7/10 IMDB

A tribute to the U.S. 442nd Regimental Combat Team, formed in 1943 by Presidential permission with Japanese-American volunteers. We follow the training of a platoon under the rueful command of Lt. Mike Grayson who shares common prejudices of the time. The 442nd serve in Italy, then France, distinguishing themselves in skirmishes and battles; gradually and naturally, Grayson's prejudices evaporate with dawning realization that his men are better soldiers than he is.

Starring: Van Johnson, Lane Nakano, George Miki, Akira Fukunaga, Ken K. Okamoto, Henry Oyasato, Harry Hamada, Henry Nakamura ..
Directed by: Robert Pirosh
Release date: 1951-05-04
Best Drama Movies of 1951 : A Strange Marriage
49.

A Strange Marriage

3.3
7.9/10 IMDB

Különös házasság is a 1951 Hungarian drama film directed by Márton Keleti. It was entered into the 1951 Cannes Film Festival.

Starring: Gyula Benkö, Miklós Gábor, Lajos Rajczy, Temessy Hédi, Sándor Tompa, Éva Örkényi, Artúr Somlay, Sándor Pécsi, Sándor Szabó, Tamás Major ..
Directed by: Márton Keleti
Release date: 1951-08-12
50.

Cause for Alarm!

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

A bedridden and gravely ill man believes his wife and doctor are conspiring to kill him, and outlines his suspicions in a letter.

Starring: Loretta Young, Barry Sullivan, Bruce Cowling, Margalo Gillmore, Brad Morrow, Irving Bacon, Georgia Backus, Don Haggerty, Art Baker, Richard Anderson ..
Directed by: Tay Garnett
Release date: 1951-03-30

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