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1. Sunset in the West (1950)

Passed | 67 min | Action, Adventure, Music

Roy puts a stop to gun smuggling.

Director: William Witney | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Estelita Rodriguez, Penny Edwards

Votes: 98

2. Eye Witness (1950)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

In 1949, when his former British war buddy is charged with murder, American lawyer Adam Hayward goes to England to see if he can help.

Director: Robert Montgomery | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Leslie Banks, Felix Aylmer, Andrew Cruickshank

Votes: 119

3. Beaver Valley (1950)

Approved | 32 min | Documentary, Short, Family

A nature outing. Beavers build dams that create an ecosystem for other animals. Moose, deer, chipmunks, birds, and various animals make appearances.

Director: James Algar | Stars: Winston Hibler, Mogens Lind

Votes: 125

4. Justice Is Done (1950)

95 min | Drama

Known as "Justice Is Done" in 1953 when it was first shown in the USA, it opens with a short briefing in English on the French jury system and then reverts to French with English subtitles.... See full summary »

Director: André Cayatte | Stars: Michel Auclair, Antoine Balpêtré, Raymond Bussières, Jacques Castelot

Votes: 198

5. Singing Guns (1950)

Passed | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Music

Notorious stagecoach robber Rhiannon is unintentionally appointed as deputy when he saves the sheriff's life and must wear two hats between his new job that he enjoys and his old occupation that he misses.

Director: R.G. Springsteen | Stars: Vaughn Monroe, Ella Raines, Walter Brennan, Ward Bond

Votes: 207

6. The Spirit of Christmas (1950 TV Short)

27 min | Family, Short

In this family film short, a nearly all marionette cast perform a dramatization of "The Night Before Christmas" and a performance of the Nativity.

Director: Mabel Beaton | Stars: Mabel Beaton Marionettes, Alexander Scourby

Votes: 280

7. Frenchie (1950)

Approved | 81 min | Romance, Western

Frenchie Fontaine sells her successful business in New Orleans to come West. Her reason? Find the men who killed her father, Frank Dawson. But she only knows one of the two who did and she's determined to find out the other.

Director: Louis King | Stars: Joel McCrea, Shelley Winters, Paul Kelly, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 335

8. For Heaven's Sake (1950)

92 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

An angel disguises himself as a crusty old rancher in order to visit Earth and help an unborn child find suitable parents.

Director: George Seaton | Stars: Clifton Webb, Joan Bennett, Robert Cummings, Edmund Gwenn

Votes: 331

9. The Sleeping City (1950)

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

In New York, the murder of a Bellvue Hospital intern prompts the police to send an undercover detective to investigate.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Richard Conte, Coleen Gray, Richard Taber, John Alexander

Votes: 315

10. The Magic Sword (1950)

101 min | Fantasy, Adventure

Evil Bas-Celik is terrorizing people, but only the magic sword can harm him. A young hero goes on the dangerous quest to find that sword.

Director: Vojislav Nanovic | Stars: Rade Markovic, Vera Ilic-Djukic, Milivoje Zivanovic, Marko Marinkovic

Votes: 319

11. One Way Street (1950)

Approved | 79 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

After stealing a gangster's money and his girlfriend, a doctor heads for a small village in Mexico.

Director: Hugo Fregonese | Stars: James Mason, Märta Torén, Dan Duryea, Basil Ruysdael

Votes: 350

12. Yuki fujin ezu (1950)

88 min | Drama, Romance

Young servant girl Hamako has just started working for her personal heroine, Madame Yuki. Her romanticized view of the Madame is broken immediately, as she is introduced with a list of the Madame's personal problems.

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Michiyo Kogure, Yoshiko Kuga, Ken Uehara, Eijirô Yanagi

Votes: 374

13. Saddle Tramp (1950)

Passed | 90 min | Western

A saddle tramp unexpectedly becomes foster parent to four children for whom he provides by working on a ranch that's embroiled in a feud with another ranch and cattle rustlers.

Director: Hugo Fregonese | Stars: Joel McCrea, Wanda Hendrix, John Russell, John McIntire

Votes: 382

14. Father Is a Bachelor (1950)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy, Family

William Holden plays a drifter who comes to a small town and discovers a cabin in the forest where five kids: January, February, March, April, and May are living without parents. Their ... See full summary »

Directors: Abby Berlin, Norman Foster | Stars: William Holden, Coleen Gray, Mary Jane Saunders, Charles Winninger

Votes: 344

15. Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone (1950)

Approved | 69 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

A paroled embezzler skips town with his $100 k loot and boards the Chicago-New York train, followed by an assortment of shady characters who want the money, but en-route to NYC the embezzler is murdered and his loot disappears.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Marjorie Main, James Whitmore, Ann Dvorak, Phyllis Kirk

Votes: 341

16. Three Secrets (1950)

Approved | 98 min | Drama

Three women who secretly gave their new-born sons up for adoption in 1945, wonder if the 5-year old survivor of a plane crash, named in the local newspapers, is their long-abandoned son.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Eleanor Parker, Patricia Neal, Ruth Roman, Frank Lovejoy

Votes: 396

17. The Path of Hope (1950)

105 min | Adventure, Drama

The story of a group of Sicilian miners and their families decide to illegally cross the border to France and their hardships.

Director: Pietro Germi | Stars: Raf Vallone, Elena Varzi, Saro Urzì, Franco Navarra

Votes: 432

18. Hunt the Man Down (1950)

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

The suspect in a 12-year-old murder case is finally caught and tried, but the witnesses are a bit hard to track down...

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Gig Young, Lynne Roberts, Mary Anderson, Willard Parker

Votes: 486

19. Highway 301 (1950)

Passed | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Led by a psychotic killer, a vicious gang of armed robbers terrorizes Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina, robbing banks and payrolls and murdering anyone who might identify them

Director: Andrew L. Stone | Stars: Steve Cochran, Virginia Grey, Gaby André, Edmon Ryan

Votes: 436

20. Edge of Doom (1950)

99 min | Drama, Film-Noir

A mentally unbalanced young man kills a priest. One of the priest's colleagues sets out to find the killer.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Dana Andrews, Farley Granger, Joan Evans, Robert Keith

Votes: 428

21. The Kid from Texas (1950)

Approved | 78 min | Western

In New Mexico, Billy the Kid is involved in the Lincoln County War, kills many rivals and eventually becomes a wanted fugitive.

Director: Kurt Neumann | Stars: Audie Murphy, Gale Storm, Albert Dekker, Shepperd Strudwick

Votes: 497

22. Ambush (1950)

TV-PG | 90 min | Western

In 1878, Ward Kinsman, a prospector and Indian scout, has been persuaded by the US Cavalry to find Mary Carlyle, the daughter of a general, who has been taken by Apaches.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Robert Taylor, John Hodiak, Arlene Dahl, Don Taylor

Votes: 509

23. The Outriders (1950)

Not Rated | 93 min | Romance, Western

In 1865, three escaped Confederate POWs are coerced into joining an offshoot of Quantrill's raiders who are planning to rob a Union gold shipment concealed in a civilian wagon train going from Santa Fe to St. Louis.

Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Joel McCrea, Arlene Dahl, Barry Sullivan, Claude Jarman Jr.

Votes: 533

24. Copper Canyon (1950)

Not Rated | 84 min | Western

Johnny Carter, performing sharpshooter, is asked to help a beleaguered group of copper miners.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Ray Milland, Hedy Lamarr, Macdonald Carey, Mona Freeman

Votes: 529

25. Sierra (1950)

Approved | 83 min | Western

Hiding in the mountains from the law, father and son break wild horses until a lost female lawyer joins them to help clear their name, but some would rather see them dead.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Audie Murphy, Wanda Hendrix, Burl Ives, Dean Jagger

Votes: 662

26. Trio (1950)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Romance

Three short stories by W. Somerset Maugham, "The Verger", "Mr. Know-All", and "The Sanatorium" are introduced by the author.

Directors: Ken Annakin, Harold French | Stars: James Hayter, Kathleen Harrison, Felix Aylmer, Lana Morris

Votes: 654

27. Woman in Hiding (1950)

Passed | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

After her father is killed in an accident, mill heiress Deborah Chandler marries the plant manager, Selden Clark, but his motives are suspicious.

Director: Michael Gordon | Stars: Ida Lupino, Stephen McNally, Howard Duff, Peggy Dow

Votes: 599

28. The Secret Fury (1950)

Approved | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A woman preparing to marry her fiance is accused of bigamy by a stranger but she fights back by trying to prove she's the victim of a conspiracy designed to discredit her.

Director: Mel Ferrer | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Robert Ryan, Jane Cowl, Paul Kelly

Votes: 556

29. Five Angles on Murder (1950)

Approved | 88 min | Mystery

A woman is murdered, but she is seen in different ways by different people.

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Jean Kent, Dirk Bogarde, John McCallum, Susan Shaw

Votes: 601

30. The Underworld Story (1950)

Passed | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

The story of the fight of a small-town newspaper to free an innocent girl of a murder charge, with the publisher of a metropolitan city newspaper heading, by forced circumstances, the opposing forces.

Director: Cy Endfield | Stars: Dan Duryea, Herbert Marshall, Gale Storm, Howard Da Silva

Votes: 661

31. Two Flags West (1950)

Approved | 92 min | Drama, Romance, War

Forced by circumstances,Confederate POWs and Union soldiers join forces against Indians but old animosities resurface during their fragile alliance.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Linda Darnell, Jeff Chandler, Cornel Wilde

Votes: 664

32. When Willie Comes Marching Home (1950)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, War

Willie Kluggs enters the service with hopes of going overseas, but his uncanny marksmanship keeps him at home as a shooting instructor... much to his embarrassment.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Dan Dailey, Corinne Calvet, Colleen Townsend, William Demarest

Votes: 593

33. The Clouded Yellow (1950)

Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A former British agent is employed at the Fenton country estate where he aids Fenton's niece elude the police when she's unjustly accused of murdering a local gamekeeper.

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Jean Simmons, Trevor Howard, Sonia Dresdel, Barry Jones

Votes: 643

34. Walk Softly, Stranger (1950)

Approved | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

An ex-hood hopes to start a new life under an assumed name in a small town but his past catches up with him when an old crime-buddy asks him to help with a casino heist.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Spring Byington, Paul Stewart

Votes: 715

35. The Nevadan (1950)

Approved | 81 min | Western

A mysterious stranger crosses paths with an outlaw bank robber and a greedy rancher.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Randolph Scott, Dorothy Malone, Forrest Tucker, Frank Faylen

Votes: 689

36. The Miniver Story (1950)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama

The Second World War is over, and the Miniver family is trying to keep themselves together in post-War Britain, among continuing shortages and growing tensions within the family.

Directors: H.C. Potter, Victor Saville | Stars: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, John Hodiak, Leo Genn

Votes: 692 | Gross: $2.16M

37. Operation Disaster (1950)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, History, War

The crew of a submarine is trapped on the sea floor when it sinks. How can they be rescued before they run out of air?

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: John Mills, Nigel Patrick, Peter Hammond, Andrew Crawford

Votes: 682