Best 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

Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her.

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.

Alice in Wonderland

6.2
7.4/10 IMDB

On a golden afternoon, young Alice follows a White Rabbit, who disappears down a nearby rabbit hole. Quickly following him, she tumbles into the burrow - and enters the merry, topsy-turvy world of Wonderland! Memorable songs and whimsical escapades highlight Alice's journey, which culminates in a madcap encounter with the Queen of Hearts - and her army of playing cards!

Starring: Kathryn Beaumont, Verna Felton, Ed Wynn, Richard Haydn, Sterling Holloway, Jerry Colonna, J. Pat O'Malley, Bill Thompson, Heather Angel, Joseph Kearns ..
Directed by: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske
Release date: 1951-07-28
4.

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
5.

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
6.

Scrooge

5.5
8.1/10 IMDB

Ebenezer Scrooge malcontentedly shuffles through life as a cruel miserly businessman until one fateful Christmas Eve when he is visited by three spirits, sent show him how his unhappy childhood and maladaptive adult behavior over has let him a selfish, lonely, bitter 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
7.

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
8.

The Lavender Hill Mob

5.3
7.5/10 IMDB

A meek bank clerk who oversees the shipments of bullion joins with an eccentric neighbor to steal gold bars and smuggle them out of the country.

Starring: Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway, Sid James, Alfie Bass, Marjorie Fielding, Edie Martin, John Salew, Ronald Adam, Arthur Hambling, Gibb McLaughlin ..
Directed by: Charles Crichton
Release date: 1951-06-28
9.

Quo Vadis

5.2
7.1/10 IMDB

Set against the back drop of Rome in crisis, General Marcus Vinicius returns to the city from the battle fields and falls in love with a Christian woman, Lygia. Caught in the grip of insanity, Nero's atrocities become more extreme and he burns Rome, laying the blame on the Christians. Vinicius races to save Lygia from the wrath of Nero as the empire of Rome collapses around them.

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
10.

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
11.

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
12.

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 MacLiammóir, 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
13.

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
14.

The Man in the White Suit

4.4
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
Best Movies of 1951 : Rabbit Fire
15.

Rabbit Fire

4.2
8.3/10 IMDB

Daffy Duck and Bugs argue back and forth whether it is duck season or rabbit season. The object of their arguments is hunter Elmer Fudd.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1951-05-19
Best Movies of 1951 : The Browning Version
16.

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
17.

When Worlds Collide

4.1
6.6/10 IMDB

When a group of astronomers calculate a star is on a course to slam into Earth, a few days before, it's accompanying planet will first pass close enough to the Earth to cause havoc on land and sea. They set about building a rocket so a few selected individuals can escape to the planet.

Starring: Richard Derr, Barbara Rush, Larry Keating, John Hoyt, Frank Cady, Peter Hansen, Stephen Chase, Hayden Rorke, Sandro Giglio, James Congdon ..
Directed by: Rudolph Maté
Release date: 1951-09-14
18.

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
19.

Westward the Women

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

In a time when "The West" pretty much ends in Texas and only California is slowly being populated by the white men, there's a severe lack of women among the workers on Roy Whitman's farm in the California Valley. So he goes back east to Chicago to recruit 150 women willing to become wives for his employees. From the candidates he selects 138 who seem able to survive a months long journey across "The Great American Desert" and the Rocky Mountains. Written by Tom Zoerner

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
Best Movies of 1951 : Ballot Box Bunny
20.

Ballot Box Bunny

3.9
7.7/10 IMDB

When Yosemite Sam campaigns on a platform including rabbit genocide, Bugs runs against him.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1951-10-06
Best Movies of 1951 : Sleepy-Time Tom
21.

Sleepy-Time Tom

3.9
7.9/10 IMDB

Tom has been out late carousing with his chums. When he gets home, a slimmed-down Mammy won't take any excuses, and insists he stay awake; Jerry, overhearing, thus tries a number of schemes to get Tom to sleep. Not that he has to push hard; Tom tries drinking a giant pot of coffee, then keeping his eyes open with toothpicks and tape, and finally gives up and paints eyes on his lids. This fools Mammy, but not Jerry, who erects a series of Burma-Shave style signs leading Tom into the nice comfy bed, where Mammy discovers him and tosses him out just as his pals happen by for another night on the town.

Starring: Lillian Randolph, Daws Butler, Paul Frees ..
Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1951-05-26
Best Movies of 1951 : Drip-Along Daffy
22.

Drip-Along Daffy

3.9
7.7/10 IMDB

Daffy Duck plays a western hero, but things don't go as he hoped in a one horse town.

Starring: Mel Blanc, John T. Smith ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1951-11-17
23.

The River

3.9
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
Best Movies of 1951 : Bunny Hugged
24.

Bunny Hugged

3.9
7.7/10 IMDB

Bugs gets involved in a wrestling match to save Ravishing Ronald from the Crusher.

Starring: Mel Blanc, John T. Smith ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1951-03-10
Best Movies of 1951 : Jerry's Cousin
25.

Jerry's Cousin

3.9
7.7/10 IMDB

When Tom's harassment gets out of hand, Jerry writes to his Cousin Muscles, a tough inner city mouse, and asks for his help.

Starring: Paul Frees ..
Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1951-04-07
26.

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 Movies of 1951 : Canned Feud
27.

Canned Feud

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

Sylvester Cat finds that his people have gone on vacation and left him alone in a locked house with a large stash of canned food in a cupboard. Sylvester needs a can opener, or he'll starve. And a pesky mouse has the only can opener in the house and torments Sylvester into trying more and more desperate measures to obtain it.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Marian Richman ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1951-02-03
Best Movies of 1951 : The Steel Helmet
28.

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
Best Movies of 1951 : Corn Chips
29.

Corn Chips

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

Donald is shoveling the snow off his walk; Chip 'n' Dale are shoveling their branch. Donald tricks them into shoveling his walk. Angered, they sneak into his house, where he's getting ready to make popcorn. They've never seen this before, but they love it. They stow away in the box, then make off with the bowl of popped corn.

Starring: Clarence Nash, Dessie Flynn, James MacDonald ..
Directed by: Jack Hannah
Release date: 1951-03-23
30.

The Tall Target

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

A detective tries to prevent the assassination of President-elect Abraham Lincoln during a train ride in 1861.

Starring: Dick Powell, Paula Raymond, Adolphe Menjou, Marshall Thompson, Ruby Dee, Richard Rober, Leif Erickson, Will Geer, Florence Bates, Leslie Kimmell ..
Directed by: Anthony Mann
Release date: 1951-08-17
31.

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
32.

Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N.

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

A naval adventure, based on the novels by C.S. Forester, about the heroic, 19th-century British seafarer. The story sails with his ship, the Lydia, through battles with Spain and then France won with wit rather than might.

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
33.

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
34.

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
35.

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
36.

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
Release date: 1951-02-23
Best Movies of 1951 : He Ran All the Way
37.

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
38.

The Tales of Hoffmann

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

In this film adaptation of the Offenbach opera, a young poet named Hoffman broods over his failed romances. First, his affair with the beautiful Olympia is shattered when he realizes that she is really a mechanical woman designed by a scientist. Next, he believes that a striking prostitute loves him, only to find out she was hired to fake her affections by the dastardly Dapertutto. Lastly, a magic spell claims the life of his final lover.

Starring: Moira Shearer, Ludmilla Tchérina, Pamela Brown, Léonide Massine, Ann Ayars, Robert Helpmann, Frederick Ashton, Robert Rounseville, Mogens Wieth, Lionel Harris ..
Directed by: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Release date: 1951-04-04
39.

Decision Before Dawn

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

WWII is entering its last phase: Germany is in ruins, but does not yield. The US army lacks crucial knowledge about the German units operating on the opposite side of the Rhine, and decides to send two German prisoners to gather information. The scheme is risky: the Gestapo retains a terribly efficient network to identify and capture spies and deserters. Moreover, it is not clear that "Tiger", who does not mind any dirty work as long as the price is right, and war-weary "Happy", who might be easily betrayed by his feelings, are dependable agents. After Tiger and another American agent are successfully infiltrated, Happy is parachuted in Bavaria. His duty: find out the whereabouts of a powerful German armored unit moving towards the western front.

Starring: Richard Basehart, Gary Merrill, Oskar Werner, Hildegard Knef, Dominique Blanchar, O.E. Hasse, Wilfried Seyferth, Hans Christian Blech, Helene Thimig, George Tyne ..
Directed by: Anatole Litvak
Release date: 1951-12-21
40.

Rawhide

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Not a Rowdy Yates in sight in this western set in a stop over for the California to St Louis mail stagecoach run. The two staff are warned that four dangerous outlaws are in the area, and together with a female stage passenger and her baby they wait patiently for the word to go round that these men have been caught. Can you guess where the outlaws decide to hide out while they plan a large gold robbery? What follows is a film that concentrates on small details (like attempts to slip a warning note to a passing stage, or to reach a hidden gun that the bad guys don't know about) as the captives try anything to get away from the outlaws.

Starring: Tyrone Power, Susan Hayward, Hugh Marlowe, Dean Jagger, Edgar Buchanan, Jack Elam, George Tobias, Jeff Corey, James Millican, Louis Jean Heydt ..
Directed by: Henry Hathaway
Release date: 1951-03-25
41.

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
Best Movies of 1951 : Laughter in Paradise
42.

Laughter in Paradise

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

When an eccentric practical joker dies, he divides his fortune among four heirs. But before they can collect the cash they must each do something which goes completely against their nature. NB: This is the film which introduced Audrey Hepburn.

Starring: Alastair Sim, Fay Compton, Guy Middleton, George Cole, Hugh Griffith, Ernest Thesiger, Beatrice Campbell, Mackenzie Ward, Joyce Grenfell, Eleanor Summerfield ..
Directed by: Mario Zampi
Release date: 1951-06-01
43.

On Dangerous Ground

3.7
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
Best Movies of 1951 : The Lemon Drop Kid
44.

The Lemon Drop Kid

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

When the Lemon Drop Kid accidentally cheats gangster Moose Moran out of his track winnings, the Kid promises to repay Moose the money by Christmas. Creating a fake charity for "Apple Annie" Nellie Thursday, the Kid tricks his gang into donning Santa suits and "collecting dough for old dolls" like Nellie who have nowhere to live.

Starring: Bob Hope, Marilyn Maxwell, Lloyd Nolan, Jane Darwell, Andrea King, Fred Clark, Jay C. Flippen, William Frawley, Harry Bellaver, Sid Melton ..
Directed by: Sidney Lanfield
Release date: 1951-04-02
45.

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
46.

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
47.

The Mating Season

3.6
7.4/10 IMDB

Ellen McNulty leaves her New Jersey hamburger stand and heads west to pay a surprise visit to her son and his new bride. When Ellen arrives, her daughter-in-law mistakes her for the maid she has hired for a big party they are throwing. Rather than cause any embarrassment, Ellen goes along with the charade, which leads to many complications.

Starring: Gene Tierney, John Lund, Thelma Ritter, Miriam Hopkins, Jan Sterling, Larry Keating, James Lorimer, Gladys Hurlbut, Cora Witherspoon, Malcolm Keen ..
Directed by: Mitchell Leisen
Release date: 1951-01-12
48.

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
49.

Angels in the Outfield

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Paul Douglas stars, with Janet Leigh, as the hot-tempered Pittsburgh Pirates manager whose hard-luck team goes on a winning streak thanks to some heavenly intervention.

Starring: Paul Douglas, Janet Leigh, Keenan Wynn, Donna Corcoran, Lewis Stone, Spring Byington, Bruce Bennett, Marvin Kaplan, Ellen Corby, Jeff Richards ..
Directed by: Clarence Brown
Release date: 1951-10-19
Best Movies of 1951 : Along the Great Divide
50.

Along the Great Divide

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

New Federal marshal Len Merrick saves Tim Keith from lynching at the hands of the Roden clan, and hopes to get him to Santa Loma for trial. Vindictive Ned Roden, whose son Ed was killed, still wants personal revenge, and Tim would like to escape before Ned catches up with him again. Can the marshal make it across the desert with Tim and his daughter? Even if he makes it, will justice be served?

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Virginia Mayo, John Agar, Walter Brennan, Ray Teal, Hugh Sanders, Morris Ankrum, James Anderson, Charles Meredith ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1951-06-02

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