Saturday, March 24, 2012

Going Through the Era's // Matinee Saturday {1950s}

Since y'all loved last Matinee Saturday's post, I decided to do the same format this Saturday. I thought the 50s would be easy, but I found out while making this list that there are some years in the 50s when my movie watching is lacking {I really need to catch up & watch that stack of DVDs in my room}.

- 1950 -
Stage Fright - Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Starring Marlene Dietrich, Jane Wyman, Richard Todd.
The West Point Story - Starring James Cagney, Virginia Mayo and Doris Day.
Harvey - Starring James Stewart.
The Milkman - Starring Donald O'Connor, Jimmy Durante. {movie review}
Summer Stock - Starring Judy Garland, Gene Kelly.
Father of the Bride - Starring Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, Elizabeth Taylor.
The Skipper Surprised His Wife - Starring Robert Walker, Joan Leslie.

- 1951 -
Strangers on a Train - Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Starring Farley Granger, Robert Walker.
Francis Goes to the Races - Starring Donald O'Connor.
Father's Little Dividend - Starring Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, Elizabeth Taylor.
The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel - Starring James Mason.
Royal Wedding - Starring Fred Astaire, Jane Powell, Peter Lawford.

- 1952 -
The Winning Team - Starring Ronald Reagan, Doris Day.
Singin' in the Rain - Starring Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds.
The Quiet Man - Starring John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Victor McLaglen, Barry Fitzgerald. {movie review}
The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men - Starring Richard Todd.
Room For One More - Starring Cary Grant, Betsy Drake.

- 1953 -
I Confess - Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Starring Montgomery Clift, Karl Malden, Anne Baxter.
I Love Melvin - Starring Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds. {movie review}
How to Marry a Millionaire - Starring Lauren Bacall, Betty Grable, Marilyn Monroe, William Powell.
Roman Holiday - Starring Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck. {movie review}

- 1954 -
Rear Window - Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Starring James Stewart, Grace Kelly.
Young at Heart - Starring Frank Sinatra, Doris Day.
The Glenn Miller Story - Starring James Stewart, June Allyson.
Susan Slept Here - Starring Dick Powell, Debbie Reynolds, Anne Francis.
On the Waterfront - Starring Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Eva Marie Saint.
The Caine Mutiny - Starring Humphrey Bogart, José Ferrer, Van Johnson, Fred MacMurray.
Sabrina - Starring Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, William Holden.
It Should Happen To You - Starring Judy Holliday, Jack Lemmon, Peter Lawford.

- 1955 -
The Tender Trap - Starring Frank Sinatra, Debbie Reynolds.
Guys and Dolls - Starring Frank Sinatra, Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons.
The Scarlet Coat - Starring Cornel Wilde, Michael Wilding, Anne Francis.

- 1956 -
The Man Who Knew Too Much - Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Starring James Stewart, Doris Day.
You Can't Run Away From It - Starring Jack Lemmon, June Allyson.
High Society - Starring Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra.
Bundle of Joy - Starring Eddie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds
The Swan - Starring Grace Kelly, Alec Guinness.
The King and I - Starring Yul Brynner, Deborah Kerr.

- 1957 -
The Spirit of St. Louis - Starring James Stewart.
Tammy and the Bachelor - Starring Debbie Reynolds, Walter Brennan, Leslie Nielsen.
An Affair to Remember - Starring Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr.
Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison - Starring Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum.
Old Yeller - Starring Dorothy McGuire, Fess Parker, Tommy Kirk.
Bridge on the River Kwai - Starring William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins.
Designing Woman - Starring Gregory Peck, Lauren Bacall.
Funny Face - Starring Fred Astaire, Audrey Hepburn, Kay Thompson.

- 1958 -
The Inn of the Sixth Happiness - Starring Ingrid Bergman, Curt Jurgens, Robert Donat.
No Time for Sergeants - Starring Andy Griffith, Don Knotts.
The Reluctant Debutante - Starring Rex Harrison, Kay Kendall, Sandra Dee.

- 1959 -
It Happened to Jane - Starring Jack Lemmon, Doris Day.
Never So Few - Starring Frank Sinatra, Gina Lollobrigida, Peter Lawford, Steve McQueen.
A Hole in the Head - Starring Frank Sinatra, Edward G. Robinson, Eleanor Parker.
Ben-Hur - Starring Charlton Heston, Stephen Boyd, Jack Hawkins.
The Diary of Anne Frank - Starring Joseph Schildkraut, Ed Wynn, Shelley Winters, Millie Perkins, Richard Beymer, Diane Baker.
Gidget - Starring Sandra Dee, Cliff Robertson, James Darren.
Rio Bravo - Starring John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Angie Dickinson, Walter Brennan, Ward Bond.

Well, that's my list of what-I-can-think-of favorite '50s films. What are your favorite 50s films? Link up your post for today's GTTEs below.


  1. I love Roman Holiday, and Sabrina!! I also like The African Queen. =) ~Adrienne

  2. I've seen...too few of these!
    Singin' in the Rain (loved it :)
    The Quiet Man (one of my very, very favorites!)
    Room for One More (Very much enjoyed)
    The King and I (also loved!)
    An Affair to Remember (how could any girl not have that as a favorite?!)
    Old Yeller
    Bridge on the River Leak (fantastic :D)
    No Time for Sergeants (so funny)
    Rio Bravo (John Wayne. Always, always love his movies!!)

    And a few other great movies that are from the 50s...

    To Catch a Thief
    North by Northwest
    Friendly Persuasion (one of my very favorites)
    Blood Alley
    The African Queen

  3. I need to catch up on my movie watching, too - there are quite a few on your list that I've never seen that I should:) There are also quite a few that I have seen that I absolutely LOVE! =)

    I linked up...and I sort of copied your post idea. I hope you don't mind:)


  4. Oh, I totally forgot some of these! I linked up:)


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