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1. Bop Girl Goes Calypso (1957)

Approved | 80 min | Musical

To prove his theory that rock and roll is on its way out, a sociologist tries to convince a "bop" singer to switch to calypso, much to the ire of her Hollywood nightclub manager.

Director: Howard W. Koch | Stars: Judy Tyler, Bobby Troup, Margo Woode, Mary Kaye

Votes: 110

2. I, the Jury (1953)

Approved | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Dectective Mike Hammer is determined to catch and kill the person who shot his close friend dead, so he follows clues that lead to a beautiful, seductive woman.

Director: Harry Essex | Stars: Biff Elliot, Preston Foster, Peggie Castle, Margaret Sheridan

Votes: 387

3. Beautiful Days (1955)

120 min | Drama

Masaki Kobayashi directs this romantic drama concerning a family of florists.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Keiji Sada, Yoshiko Kuga, Isao Kimura, Toshiko Kobayashi

Votes: 141

4. Fearless Fagan (1952)

Approved | 79 min | Comedy

A man brings his devoted pet with him when he is drafted into the army. The pet happens to be an adult lion, named Fearless Fagan. Based on a true story.

Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Janet Leigh, Carleton Carpenter, Keenan Wynn, Richard Anderson

Votes: 292 | Gross: $0.95M

5. The Devil Makes Three (1952)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Romance, Thriller

In 1947, an American pilot returns to Germany to find a family that saved his life during WW2 but he stumbles upon a secret Neo-Nazi group.

Director: Andrew Marton | Stars: Gene Kelly, Pier Angeli, Richard Rober, Richard Egan

Votes: 499

6. Rio Grande (1950)

Passed | 105 min | Romance, Western

A cavalry officer posted on the Rio Grande is confronted with murderous raiding Apaches, a son who's a risk-taking recruit and his wife from whom he has been separated for many years.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Ben Johnson, Claude Jarman Jr.

Votes: 15,551

7. The Quatermass Xperiment (1955)

Not Rated | 78 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Professor Bernard Quatermass' manned rocket ship returns to Earth, but two of the astronauts are missing and the survivor seems ill and unable to communicate.

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Jack Warner, Margia Dean, Thora Hird

Votes: 5,945

8. Tarzan's Savage Fury (1952)

Passed | 81 min | Action, Adventure

Tarzan acts as a guide for two British government agents recently arrived in Africa to secure a great cache of diamonds for the English military. However, the agents are not what they seem.

Director: Cy Endfield | Stars: Lex Barker, Dorothy Hart, Patric Knowles, Charles Korvin

Votes: 472

9. Radio tekee murron (1951)

91 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Eager young radio reporter Teräsvuori stages a one-man burglary into the Helsinki Art Museum, recorded on tape for a later broadcast by his friend Laakso. Things go awry when a gang of real... See full summary »

Director: Matti Kassila | Stars: Hannes Häyrinen, Ritva Arvelo, Kullervo Kalske, Kunto Karapää

Votes: 308

10. Hell Bound (1957)

Approved | 69 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

After World War II, a Los Angeles crime ring uses a complex scheme, involving a freight ship, a junkie, and a corrupt health officer, to smuggle drugs into the USA.

Director: William J. Hole Jr. | Stars: John Russell, June Blair, Stuart Whitman, Margo Woode

Votes: 568

11. Between Midnight and Dawn (1950)

Passed | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Prowl car cops on night duty romance a reluctant young lady while in danger from a vengeful racketeer.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Mark Stevens, Edmond O'Brien, Gale Storm, Donald Buka

Votes: 605

12. Deep in My Heart (1954)

Approved | 132 min | Biography, Comedy, Musical

Biographic movie about the American composer Sigmund Romberg.

Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: José Ferrer, Merle Oberon, Helen Traubel, Doe Avedon

Votes: 831

13. The Mole People (1956)

Approved | 77 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

A party of archaeologists discovers the remnants of a mutant five-millennia-old Sumerian civilization living beneath a glacier atop a mountain in Mesopotamia.

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: John Agar, Cynthia Patrick, Hugh Beaumont, Alan Napier

Votes: 3,379

14. Thus Another Day (1959)

74 min | Drama, Romance

A young wife looses patience with her career-minded husband and returns to her parents' home while an unpaid mortgage forces the couple to rent out their home for the summer to the husband's boss.

Director: Keisuke Kinoshita | Stars: Teiji Takahashi, Yoshiko Kuga, Kanzaburô Nakamura, Shûji Sano

Votes: 88

15. The Eternal Rainbow (1958)

106 min | Drama

In a film that cuts across documentary and drama styles and features a who is who of Japanese cinema one sees an exploration of both the dynamics of an industrial behemoth, which operates ... See full summary »

Director: Keisuke Kinoshita | Stars: Teiji Takahashi, Yoshiko Kuga, Takahiro Tamura, Minoru Ôki

Votes: 58

16. Slaughter on 10th Avenue (1957)

Passed | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A brave longshoreman lingers on after being gunned down by 3 racketeers, as a determined assistant D.A. searches hard for fearful witnesses against the men.

Director: Arnold Laven | Stars: Richard Egan, Jan Sterling, Dan Duryea, Julie Adams

Votes: 413

17. Hell Squad (1958)

Approved | 64 min | War, Drama

WWII drama set in Tunisia. Five American soldiers become separated from their unit without radio communication

Director: Burt Topper | Stars: Wally Campo, Brandon Carroll, Fred Gavlin, Gregg Stewart

Votes: 160

18. The Delinquents (1957)

Not Rated | 72 min | Drama

A frustrated young man, separated from his younger girlfriend, gets involved in a juvenile gang.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Tom Laughlin, Peter Miller, Richard Bakalyan, Rosemary Howard

Votes: 577 | Gross: $1.00M

19. Short Grass (1950)

Passed | 82 min | Western

After accidentally happening upon some loot money, a New Mexico drifter starts a ranching business with a partner but runs into a ruthless land-grabbing clan of neighboring cattlemen.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Rod Cameron, Cathy Downs, Johnny Mack Brown, Raymond Walburn

Votes: 92

20. Santa Fe Passage (1955)

Passed | 91 min | Western

A disgraced Indian scout and his partner are hired to escort a wagonload of guns through Indian territory.

Director: William Witney | Stars: John Payne, Faith Domergue, Rod Cameron, Slim Pickens

Votes: 370

21. The Raiders (1952)

Approved | 80 min | Western

A rancher who has staked a claim during the California gold rush goes after the gang of murderous claim-jumpers who have stolen his claim and murdered his wife.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Richard Conte, Viveca Lindfors, Barbara Britton, Morris Ankrum

Votes: 134

22. The Blue Veil (1951)

113 min | Drama

Louise Mason is a young widow who fills her empty life with the task of becoming a children's nurse. As the years pass, and the widow tries to find her own place in life, her young charges,... See full summary »

Directors: Curtis Bernhardt, Busby Berkeley | Stars: Jane Wyman, Charles Laughton, Joan Blondell, Richard Carlson

Votes: 395

23. Gunslinger (1956)

Approved | 83 min | Western

After her husband is gunned down, Rose Hood takes his place temporarily as Marshal of a small Western town.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: John Ireland, Beverly Garland, Allison Hayes, Martin Kingsley

Votes: 1,620

24. The Rose on His Arm (1956)

85 min | Action, Crime

A young man ignores his mother's pleas and becomes drawn to a life of crime.

Director: Keisuke Kinoshita | Stars: Akira Ishihama, Katsuo Nakamura, Sadako Sawamura, Yoshiko Kuga

Votes: 97

25. City Beneath the Sea (1953)

Passed | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Two American divers are distracted by fair ladies and skulduggery while trying to salvage a gold ship off Jamaica.

Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Robert Ryan, Mala Powers, Anthony Quinn, Suzan Ball

Votes: 543

26. Intent to Kill (1958)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A British doctor working in a Canadian hospital, has to assist in a delicate brain operation on a South American President, who is in hiding from a gang of assassins.

Director: Jack Cardiff | Stars: Richard Todd, Betsy Drake, Herbert Lom, Warren Stevens

Votes: 288

27. The Idiot (1958)

PG-13 | 122 min | Drama

Upon Prince Myshkin's return to St. Petersburg from an asylum in Switzerland, he becomes beguiled by the lovely young Aglaya, daughter of a wealthy father. But his deepest emotion is for ... See full summary »

Director: Ivan Pyrev | Stars: Yuriy Yakovlev, Yuliya Borisova, Nikita Podgorny, Vera Pashennaya

Votes: 679

28. Murder on Monday (1952)

85 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

David Preston, a bank official, goes missing for twenty-four hours and has no memory of the lost time. When he learns that the steward of his local club has implicated him in a robbery, and... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Richardson | Stars: Ralph Richardson, Margaret Leighton, Jack Hawkins, Campbell Singer

Votes: 500

29. Hilda Crane (1956)

Approved | 87 min | Drama

Twice divorced Hilda Crane, feeling she's run out of chances, returns to her mother's house in her small hometown and tries to decide what to do next while still hoping to hold onto her independence. That proves to be a challenge.

Director: Philip Dunne | Stars: Jean Simmons, Guy Madison, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Judith Evelyn

Votes: 309

30. Dreamboat (1952)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy

Thornton Sayre, a respected college professor, is plagued when his old movies are shown on TV and sets out with his daughter to stop it. However, his former co-star is the hostess of the TV show playing his films and she has other plans.

Director: Claude Binyon | Stars: Clifton Webb, Ginger Rogers, Anne Francis, Jeffrey Hunter

Votes: 751

31. Paratroop Command (1959)

Approved | 71 min | Drama, War

A squad member of the U.S. Paratroop unit in WWII accidently shoots one of his unit. Over the forthcoming months there is some anamosity against him as they battle their way across Italy.

Director: William Witney | Stars: Richard Bakalyan, Ken Lynch, Jack Hogan, Jimmy Murphy

Votes: 217

32. Miss Robin Crusoe (1953)

Approved | 75 min | Adventure, Comedy

A shipwrecked lass sets up housekeeping on a desert island and rescues a female native from certain doom, thereby winning herself a Girl Friday.

Director: Eugene Frenke | Stars: Amanda Blake, George Nader, Rosalind Hayes

Votes: 237

33. Anzukko (1958)

110 min | Drama

Kyoko, the daughter of a successful novelist, marries an aspiring writer. However, her husband's difficulties with his writing and his resentment over her father cause deep strains in the marriage.

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Sô Yamamura, Kyôko Kagawa, Isao Kimura, Keiju Kobayashi

Votes: 153

34. The Night Won't Talk (1952)

61 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

An artist's model is murdered. Police suspect her fiancé and his new lover.

Director: Daniel Birt | Stars: John Bailey, Hy Hazell, Mary Germaine, Sarah Lawson

Votes: 57

35. The Intruder (1953)

84 min | Drama, War

Ex regimental commander Colonel Merton catches one of his former NCOs burgling his house and investigates to find the reason behind this desperate act.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Michael Ripper, Jack Hawkins, Hugh Williams, Michael Medwin

Votes: 307

36. Gidget (1959)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy

A young girl discovers surfing and love (in that order) during one transitive summer.

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Sandra Dee, James Darren, Cliff Robertson, Arthur O'Connell

Votes: 3,332

37. Cat Girl (1957)

Unrated | 76 min | Horror

Leonora Johnson is a woman who returns to her ancestral home and is told she will inherit money, but also that there is a family curse: being possessed by the spirit of a leopard in spite of her disbelieving psychiatrist Dr. Brian Marlowe.

Director: Alfred Shaughnessy | Stars: Barbara Shelley, Robert Ayres, Kay Callard, Ernest Milton

Votes: 484

38. The Naked Jungle (1954)

Approved | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

The Leiningen South American cocoa plantation is threatened by a 2-mile-wide, 20-mile-long column of army ants.

Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Charlton Heston, Eleanor Parker, Abraham Sofaer, William Conrad

Votes: 3,854

39. Death in the Garden (1956)

Not Rated | 104 min | Adventure, Drama

Adventurer Shark comes to a small village near a diamond-miners' camp, and local police arrest him, accusing him of having committed a bank robbery in a neighboring town. The police also ... See full summary »

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Simone Signoret, Georges Marchal, Charles Vanel, Michel Piccoli

Votes: 2,294

40. Outlaw Women (1952)

Passed | 75 min | Western

This rather unusual 50s western is set in a town where men may not enter. The town is controlled by a woman gambler who eventually succumbs to the allure of a handsome and persistent cowboy.

Directors: Sam Newfield, Ron Ormond | Stars: Marie Windsor, Richard Rober, Carla Balenda, Jackie Coogan

Votes: 159

41. Sweethearts on Parade (1953)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, Music, Romance

Cam Ellerby (Ray Middleton) brings his traveling medicine show to town and it spells glamor and excitement to young Sylvia Townsend (Eileen Christy). Her mother, Kathleen (Lucille Norman), ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Ray Middleton, Lucille Norman, Eileen Christy, Bill Shirley

Votes: 41

42. The Restless Years (1958)

Approved | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

High-school life and the prejudices and moral values of small town USA during the 1950s.

Director: Helmut Käutner | Stars: John Saxon, Sandra Dee, Teresa Wright, James Whitmore

Votes: 214

43. The Come On (1956)

83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Unscrupulous con woman gets involved in murder.

Director: Russell Birdwell | Stars: Anne Baxter, Sterling Hayden, John Hoyt, Jesse White

Votes: 191

44. The Man Who Died Twice (1958)

Approved | 70 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Nightclub owner T.J. Brennon dies in a car accident and two narcotics agents are killed in his apartment, prompting an investigation by the local police aided by Brennon's cop brother.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Rod Cameron, Vera Ralston, Mike Mazurki, Gerald Milton

Votes: 135

45. War Arrow (1953)

Passed | 78 min | Romance, War, Western

Major Howell Brady arrives in Indian Territory in hopes of recruiting peaceful, relocated Seminoles to help the army fight rampaging Kiowas.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Maureen O'Hara, Jeff Chandler, John McIntire, Suzan Ball

Votes: 792 | Gross: $