Best Drama Movies of 1951

1.

The Enforcer

4.0
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
Best Drama Movies of 1951 : Olivia
2.

Olivia

3.2
7.0/10 IMDB

Olivia captures the awakening passions of an English adolescent sent away for a year to a small finishing school outside Paris. The innocent but watchful Olivia develops an infatuation for her headmistress, Mlle. Julie, and through this screen of love observes the tense romance between Mlle. Julie and the other head of the school, Mlle. Cara, in its final months. Although not strictly autobiographical, Olivia draws on the author's experiences at finishing schools run by the charismatic Mlle. Marie Souvestre, whose influence lived on through former students like Natalie Barney and Eleanor Roosevelt. Colette wrote the screenplay for the 1951 film adaptation of the novel.

Starring: Edwige Feuillère, Simone Simon, Marie-Claire Olivia, Yvonne de Bray, Suzanne Dehelly, Marina de Berg, Lesly Meynard, Rina Rhéty, Tania Soucault, Elly Claus ..
Directed by: Jacqueline Audry
Release date: 1951-04-27
Best Drama Movies of 1951 : When I Grow Up
3.

When I Grow Up

3.1
7.6/10 IMDB

Josh is a young boy who feels neglected and misunderstood at home. Preparing to run away, he chances across an old diary once kept by his grandfather. Leafing through the yellowed pages, Josh discovers that Grandpa went through many of the same childhood travails that he is enduring at that moment. Armed with a renewed understanding of and appreciation for his elders, Josh decides to stick around for a while and see how things develop.

Starring: Bobby Driscoll, Robert Preston, Martha Scott, Sherry Jackson, Sherry Jackson, Johnny McGovern, Frances Chaney, Poodles Hanneford, Ralph Dumke, Paul Guilfoyle ..
Release date: 1951-04-19
Best Drama Movies of 1951 : Dead City
4.

Dead City

3.1
7.7/10 IMDB

Dead City (Greek: Nekri politeia) is a 1951 Greek drama film directed by Frixos Iliadis. It was entered into the 1952 Cannes Film Festival.

Starring: Irene Papas, Nikos Tzogias, Eleni Zafeiriou, Giannis Argyris, Hristina Kalogerikou ..
Directed by: Frixos Iliadis
Release date: 1951-01-01
Best Drama Movies of 1951 : The First Legion
5.

The First Legion

2.9
6.4/10 IMDB

A Catholic priest fights against his colleagues' immediate acceptance of an ambiguous “miracle”.

Starring: Charles Boyer, William Demarest, Lyle Bettger, Barbara Rush, Leo G. Carroll, Walter Hampden, Wesley Addy, Taylor Holmes, H.B. Warner, George Zucco ..
Directed by: Douglas Sirk
Release date: 1951-05-04
Best Drama Movies of 1951 : The Girl on the Bridge
6.

The Girl on the Bridge

2.9
6.6/10 IMDB

A young woman's suicide attempt is stopped by an old man passing by. The two fall in love -- but the relationship between the young girl and old man is threatened when a blackmailer from her past shows up.

Starring: Hugo Haas, Beverly Michaels, Robert Dane, Anthony Jochim, John Close, Darr Smith ..
Directed by: Hugo Haas
Release date: 1951-12-01
Best Drama Movies of 1951 : The Whistle at Eaton Falls
7.

The Whistle at Eaton Falls

2.9
7.3/10 IMDB

A newly promoted plant supervisor finds himself in the position of having to announce a layoff of his fellow workers.

Starring: Lloyd Bridges, Dorothy Gish, Carleton Carpenter, Murray Hamilton, Ernest Borgnine, James Westerfield, Lenore Lonergan, Russell Hardie, Helen Shields, Doro Merande ..
Directed by: Robert Siodmak
Release date: 1951-08-02
Best Drama Movies of 1951 : The Late Edwina Black
8.

The Late Edwina Black

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

When a sickly Victorian woman dies suddenly, a postmortem reveals that her body contains a fatal dose of arsenic. Suspicion falls on her husband and her companion, who are lovers. Inspector Martin of Scotland Yard solves the mystery of her death, over a cup of tea.

Starring: David Farrar, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Roland Culver, Jean Cadell, Mary Merrall, Harcourt Williams, Charles Heslop, Ronald Adam, Sidney Monckton ..
Directed by: Maurice Elvey
Release date: 1951-03-31
9.

Close to My Heart

2.8
6.6/10 IMDB

A journalist's wife insists on adopting an abandoned child.

Starring: Ray Milland, Gene Tierney, Fay Bainter, Howard St. John, Mary Beth Hughes, Ann Morrison, James Seay, Eddie Marr, Nan Boardman ..
Directed by: William Keighley
Release date: 1951-10-01
Best Drama Movies of 1951 : Follow the Sun
10.

Follow the Sun

2.8
6.5/10 IMDB

A biographical film of Ben Hogan, from his start as a golf caddy to being considered one of golf's greatest players.

Starring: Glenn Ford, Anne Baxter, Dennis O'Keefe, June Havoc, Larry Keating, Roland Winters, Nana Bryant, Harry Antrim, James Flavin, Robert Foulk ..
Directed by: Sidney Lanfield
Release date: 1951-05-22

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