The 1950s List: Discussion and Suggestions

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Re: The 1950s List: Discussion and Suggestions

#851 Post by TMDaines » Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:34 am

swo17 wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:55 pm
As a reminder, I'll accept revisions until I wake up tomorrow morning. I feel like there are people here who have hinted they'll be submitting one but haven't sent it to me yet
I'm sending mine in now!

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Re: The 1950s List: Discussion and Suggestions

#852 Post by CantelopeSkiz » Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:52 am

I tried sending my list in last night, and then again just now, but both attempts seem to be stuck in my outbox, rather than my sent folder.

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Re: The 1950s List: Discussion and Suggestions

#853 Post by domino harvey » Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:53 am

CantelopeSkiz wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:52 am
I tried sending my list in last night, and then again just now, but both attempts seem to be stuck in my outbox, rather than my sent folder.
If it’s in your outbox, that just means swo hasn’t opened it yet. He may still be compiling the list member by member and hasn’t gotten to your message yet

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Re: The 1950s List: Discussion and Suggestions

#854 Post by swo17 » Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:54 am

Yeah, I haven't opened them yet, but I did receive them. I've been busy with work this morning, will tabulate the results relatively soon though

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Re: The 1950s List: Discussion and Suggestions

#855 Post by CantelopeSkiz » Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:55 am

domino harvey wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:53 am
CantelopeSkiz wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:52 am
I tried sending my list in last night, and then again just now, but both attempts seem to be stuck in my outbox, rather than my sent folder.
If it’s in your outbox, that just means swo hasn’t opened it yet. He may still be compiling the list member by member and hasn’t gotten to your message yet
Oh, good to know. Thanks for the head's up Domino

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Re: The 1950s List: Discussion and Suggestions

#856 Post by swo17 » Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:05 pm

Thanks to everyone for your participation this round. I'll be releasing the results shortly in the next three posts. Here as usual is a guide to what the figures listed after each film represent, each separated with a slash mark:

1. Total points (50 for each #1 placement, 49 for each #2, etc.)
2. Number of lists the film appeared on (out of 37 submitted). If the film appeared in anyone's top 10, the number of top 10 appearances is also denoted in parentheses.
3. Highest placement of the film on any one list. If more than one person ranked the film this high, this is also denoted in parentheses.
4. Change in position from the 2012 list, with movements of 10 or more highlighted.

So for example, the 412/11(6)/2(x2)/+69 shown for Imitation of Life means that it scored 412 points and appeared on 11 lists (and six top 10s), with two people ranking it as high as #2. The film also moved up 69 positions from its placement on the 2012 list.

For the list of orphans, only figure #3 is displayed (the highest rank, not the score given).

If anyone would like me to PM them a list of how all of their picks fared in the overall tally (rather than having to scour through all of the results) it's a simple thing for me to do. Just let me know.

I'll open the 2010s thread in the next few days. In the meantime, feel free to continue discussion in this thread regarding the results of this project and to share your individual lists (including defenses of your poor-faring favorites).

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Re: The 1950s List: Discussion and Suggestions

#857 Post by swo17 » Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:05 pm

The 1950s List

01. Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958) 994/28(14)/1(x5)/--
02. The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, 1955) 882/24(12)/2(x2)/--
03. Sweet Smell of Success (Alexander Mackendrick, 1957) 819/22(10)/1(x2)/+9
04. Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954) 813/24(11)/1/--
05. Tokyo Story (Yasujirō Ozu, 1953) 715/22(8)/1(x4)/+2
06. Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa, 1954) 641/20(8)/1/-3
07. Touch of Evil (Orson Welles, 1958) 617/22(1)/6/-2
08. Un condamné à mort s'est échappé (Robert Bresson, 1956) 590/19(3)/1/--
09. Le Salaire de la peur (Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1953) 543/18(4)/2/+7
(tie) Sunset Blvd. (Billy Wilder, 1950) 543/19(5)/4/+17
11. North by Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock, 1959) 541/16(9)/2/-1
12. Ordet (Carl Dreyer, 1955) 516/19(6)/1(x2)/+1
13. All About Eve (Joseph Mankiewicz, 1950) 511/14(8)/2/+31
14. Rebel Without a Cause (Nicholas Ray, 1955) 501/16(3)/1/+9
15. Singin' in the Rain (Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly, 1952) 486/17(4)/2/-9
16. The Searchers (John Ford, 1956) 480/16(6)/1(x2)/-1
17. Les Quatre Cents Coups (François Truffaut, 1959) 476/13(8)/2/-6
18. Hiroshima mon amour (Alain Resnais, 1959) 470/12(5)/2/+30
19. Strangers on a Train (Alfred Hitchcock, 1951) 447/17(3)/2/+19
20. Anatomy of a Murder (Otto Preminger, 1959) 444/15(3)/3/+11
21. The Cranes Are Flying (Mikhail Kalatozov, 1957) 442/14(3)/2/+15
22. Pickpocket (Robert Bresson, 1959) 440/16(3)/1/+17
23. In a Lonely Place (Nicholas Ray, 1950) 427/14(6)/2/-6
24. Rio Bravo (Howard Hawks, 1959) 425/14(3)/1/+4
25. Imitation of Life (Douglas Sirk, 1959) 412/11(6)/2(x2)/+69
26. Man of the West (Anthony Mann, 1958) 410/14(3)/4/-1
27. All That Heaven Allows (Douglas Sirk, 1955) 389/13(3)/1/+14
28. The Seventh Seal (Ingmar Bergman, 1957) 376/14(3)/4/-10
29. A Face in the Crowd (Elia Kazan, 1957) 367/14(2)/5/+24
30. Kiss Me Deadly (Robert Aldrich, 1955) 363/14(1)/3/-21
31. Le notti di Cabiria (Federico Fellini, 1957) 347/12(5)/1(x2)/+5
32. Paths of Glory (Stanley Kubrick, 1957) 327/11(2)/5/-8
33. Pather Panchali (Satyajit Ray, 1955) 316/13(2)/7(x2)/-12
(tie) The Killing (Stanley Kubrick, 1956) 316/13(3)/6/+24
35. Sansho the Bailiff (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1954) 310/10(3)/3/-5
36. Mon oncle (Jacques Tati, 1958) 306/10(3)/5/+28
37. Journal d'un curé de campagne (Robert Bresson, 1951) 305/9(4)/4/-17
38. Early Summer (Yasujirō Ozu, 1951) 304/9(4)/3/+9
39. Francesco, giullare di Dio (Roberto Rossellini, 1950) 300/9(4)/1(x2)/-7
(tie) Orphée (Jean Cocteau, 1950) 300/13(3)/4/-6
41. The Band Wagon (Vincente Minnelli, 1953) 297/9(3)/2/-22
42. Madame de… (Max Ophüls, 1953) 288/11(3)/6/-8
43. Johnny Guitar (Nicholas Ray, 1954) 286/9(3)/4/-16
44. Los olvidados (Luis Buñuel, 1950) 282/11(1)/6/-1
45. Wild Strawberries (Ingmar Bergman, 1957) 279/9/12/-31
46. Nuit et brouillard (Alain Resnais, 1955) 278/8/11/-7
47. The Quiet Man (John Ford, 1952) 277/8(4)/1/+57
48. Du rififi chez les hommes (Jules Dassin, 1955) 273/12(1)/3/+21
49. Ugetsu (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1953) 272/9(3)/1/-27
50. Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (Frank Tashlin, 1957) 266/10(4)/1/+35
51. Bigger Than Life (Nicholas Ray, 1956) 262/11(1)/1/-23
(tie) My Sister Eileen (Richard Quine, 1955) 262/10(2)/3/+41
53. Gun Crazy (Joseph Lewis, 1950) 247/10(2)/3/+72
54. Written on the Wind (Douglas Sirk, 1956) 240/8(1)/3/-5
55. The Big Heat (Fritz Lang, 1953) 221/7(2)/7/+22
(tie) Wagon Master (John Ford, 1950) 221/9(2)/3/+85
(tie) Night and the City (Jules Dassin, 1950) 221/9(3)/9(x2)/+19
58. Some Came Running (Vincente Minnelli, 1958) 217/7(1)/5/-3
59. La strada (Federico Fellini, 1954) 216/7(2)/1/+19
(tie) Good Morning (Yasujirō Ozu, 1959) 216/8(1)/2/+86
61. 12 Angry Men (Sidney Lumet, 1957) 215/8(2)/7/+18
62. Ikiru (Akira Kurosawa, 1952) 214/10(2)/8(x2)/-20
63. Viaggio in Italia (Roberto Rossellini, 1954) 209/7(3)/3/+19
64. The Music Room (Satyajit Ray, 1958) 193/10(2)/1/-29
65. Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot (Jacques Tati, 1953) 188/5(2)/1/+26
66. La Ronde (Max Ophüls, 1950) 179/5(2)/3/-20
67. The Asphalt Jungle (John Huston, 1950) 177/6(1)/8/+143
68. Artists and Models (Frank Tashlin, 1955) 174/6(2)/7/New
69. Caged (John Cromwell, 1950) 172/6(2)/8/+48
70. There's Always Tomorrow (Douglas Sirk, 1956) 170/10(1)/4/-18
71. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Don Siegel, 1956) 169/7(1)/10/-12
(tie) The Browning Version (Anthony Asquith, 1951) 169/8(1)/5/+34
73. The Sun Shines Bright (John Ford, 1953) 167/7(2)/1/+17
74. Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice (Yasujirō Ozu, 1952) 166/9/13(x2)/New
75. The River (Jean Renoir, 1951) 162/5(2)/3/-30
76. Ascenseur pour l'échafaud (Louis Malle, 1958) 161/5(1)/2/+80
(tie) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Howard Hawks, 1953) 161/5(2)/6/+134
78. Él (Luis Buñuel, 1953) 159/5(1)/7/+51
79. Rashōmon (Akira Kurosawa, 1950) 156/5/12/-22
80. Ace in the Hole (Billy Wilder, 1951) 155/9/12/-27
81. To Catch a Thief (Alfred Hitchcock, 1955) 154/5(1)/5/+56
82. Kanal (Andrzej Wajda, 1957) 153/6(3)/3/-10
83. Pickup on South Street (Samuel Fuller, 1953) 149/7(1)/8/--
(tie) Les Diaboliques (Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1955) 149/7/18/-33
85. The Lusty Men (Nicholas Ray, 1952) 147/5(2)/2/+36
(tie) Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959) 147/7(2)/4/-18
87. Aparajito (Satyajit Ray, 1957) 145/5/14/-7
88. The Tarnished Angels (Douglas Sirk, 1958) 138/4(3)/3/+113
89. On the Waterfront (Elia Kazan, 1954) 137/4(2)/4/New
(tie) The Gunfighter (Henry King, 1950) 137/7/12/New
91. The Bridge on the River Kwai (David Lean, 1957) 136/6(1)/9/-5
(tie) The Naked Spur (Anthony Mann, 1953) 136/7/11/-5
93. Flowing (Mikio Naruse, 1956) 133/5(2)/5/-37
94. Tokyo Twilight (Yasujirō Ozu, 1957) 132/5(1)/7/-34
95. Detective Story (William Wyler, 1951) 131/5(2)/3/New
96. Throne of Blood (Akira Kurosawa, 1957) 130/5(1)/6/-45
(tie) Peyton Place (Mark Robson, 1957) 130/6(1)/7/New
98. Bonjour Tristesse (Otto Preminger, 1958) 128/4(1)/2/-4
99. The Long Gray Line (John Ford, 1955) 127/5(1)/3/New
(tie) The Blue Gardenia (Fritz Lang, 1953) 127/5/11/New


Top Directors

Alfred Hitchcock (9 films, 3276 points)
Nicholas Ray (7 films, 1718 points)
Yasujirō Ozu (8 films, 1687 points)
Douglas Sirk (10 films, 1660 points)
Robert Bresson (3 films, 1335 points)
John Ford (8 films, 1328 points)
Akira Kurosawa (7 films, 1236 points)
Billy Wilder (8 films, 1132 points)
Ingmar Bergman (8 films, 1030 points)
Kenji Mizoguchi (8 films, 932 points)

Alexander Mackendrick (3 films, 907 points)
Charles Laughton (1 film, 882 points)
Roberto Rossellini (7 films, 838 points)
Vincente Minnelli (9 films, 835 points)
Elia Kazan (7 films, 802 points)
Alain Resnais (3 films, 794 points)
Otto Preminger (7 films, 775 points)
Henri-Georges Clouzot (3 films, 732 points)
Anthony Mann (9 films, 721 points)
Luis Buñuel (8 films, 712 points)

Satyajit Ray (4 films, 697 points)
Max Ophüls (4 films, 677 points)
Federico Fellini (4 films, 671 points)
Orson Welles (5 films, 667 points)
Joseph Mankiewicz (4 films, 659 points)
Stanley Donen (6 films, 649 points)
Stanley Kubrick (2 films, 643 points)
Howard Hawks (6 films, 638 points)
Frank Tashlin (7 films, 617 points)
Gene Kelly (3 films, 537 points)

Carl Dreyer (1 film, 516 points)
Mikio Naruse (7 films, 504 points)
Fritz Lang (6 films, 502 points)
Jacques Tati (2 films, 494 points)
Jules Dassin (2 films, 494 points)
François Truffaut (1 film, 476 points)
Mikhail Kalatozov (1 film, 442 points)
Jean Renoir (5 films, 411 points)
Samuel Fuller (5 films, 393 points)
Robert Aldrich (1 film, 363 points)

Richard Quine (3 films, 351 points)
William Wyler (5 films, 323 points)
John Huston (6 films, 316 points)
Jean Cocteau (1 film, 300 points)
Chuck Jones (5 films, 280 points)
Joseph Lewis (2 films, 267 points)
Kon Ichikawa (4 films, 265 points)
Andrzej Wajda (2 films, 235 points)
Sidney Lumet (1 film, 215 points)
George Cukor (5 films, 207 points)


Casualties from the Prior List

60. The Human Condition (now an also-ran)
62. Forbidden Planet (now an also-ran)
62. Sound of the Mountain (now an also-ran)
65. Umberto D. (now an also-ran)
66. Le Plaisir (now an also-ran)
67. The Bad and the Beautiful (now an also-ran)
70. The Girl Can't Help It (now an orphan)
71. Smiles of a Summer Night (now an also-ran)
72. The Crucified Lovers (now an also-ran)
74. Lola Montès (now an also-ran)
76. Fires on the Plain (now an also-ran)
81. The Tales of Hoffmann (now an also-ran)
84. A Movie (now an also-ran)
88. Street of Shame (now an also-ran)
88. The World of Apu (now an also-ran)
92. The Magician (now an also-ran)
94. Winchester '73 (now an orphan)
97. Kineformy (now an also-ran)
98. Ride Lonesome (now an orphan)
99. A Streetcar Named Desire (now an also-ran)
99. Dial M for Murder (now an also-ran)

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Re: The 1950s List: Discussion and Suggestions

#858 Post by swo17 » Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:06 pm

Also-Rans

Ballad of a Soldier (Grigori Chukhrai, 1959) 126/6(1)/5/+16
The Wrong Man (Alfred Hitchcock, 1957) 125/5(1)/4/+23
Floating Clouds (Mikio Naruse, 1955) 124/4(2)/8/+50
The Burmese Harp (Kon Ichikawa, 1956) 123/6(1)/9/+10
Smiles of a Summer Night (Ingmar Bergman, 1955) 121/5/16/-34
Lola Montès (Max Ophüls, 1955) 121/6(1)/8/-31
Dial M for Murder (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954) 120/7(1)/7/-8
A Time to Love and a Time to Die (Douglas Sirk, 1958) 120/5/20(x2)/+78
Street of Shame (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1956) 119/4/12/-21
A Place in the Sun (George Stevens, 1951) 118/6/13(x2)/+115

Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe (Jean Renoir, 1959) 115/4/14(x2)/New
Lili (Charles Walters, 1953) 113/3(1)/10/-3
Baby Doll (Elia Kazan, 1956) 113/5/17/+48
The Tall T (Budd Boetticher, 1957) 112/4(1)/8/+31
The Bad and the Beautiful (Vincente Minnelli, 1952) 112/5/18/-47
Duck Amuck (Chuck Jones, 1953) 110/3(1)/7/+37
Fires on the Plain (Kon Ichikawa, 1959) 110/6(1)/9/-40
Has Anybody Seen My Gal? (Douglas Sirk, 1952) 108/3(2)/5/New
Nazarín (Luis Buñuel, 1959) 108/3(1)/4/+9
The Crucified Lovers (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1954) 107/4(1)/3/-48

Stromboli (Roberto Rossellini, 1950) 106/3/11/+55
Umberto D. (Vittorio De Sica, 1952) 106/6/27/-56
Un chant d'amour (Jean Genet, 1950) 105/3/11/+12
Shadows (John Cassavetes, 1959) 105/4/18/+4
Calamity Jane (David Butler, 1953) 105/6/12/New
Equinox Flower (Yasujirō Ozu, 1958) 101/4(1)/5/+56
Jeux interdits (René Clément, 1952) 98/4/12/+71
Le notti bianche (Luchino Visconti, 1957) 97/4(1)/3/New
Rabbit's Moon (Kenneth Anger, 1950) 97/3/14/-23
The Human Condition (Masaki Kobayashi, 1959-61) 96/3(1)/5/-70

The Tales of Hoffmann (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, 1951) 96/4/13/-49
Summer Interlude (Ingmar Bergman, 1951) 94/3(1)/9/+24
High Noon (Fred Zinnemann, 1952) 93/3(1)/2/-24
I vitelloni (Federico Fellini, 1953) 93/5/19/+47
La Pointe-Courte (Agnès Varda, 1955) 92/3/12/New
Scaramouche (George Sidney, 1952) 92/4(1)/9/+41
Crazed Fruit (Kō Nakahira, 1956) 91/2(2)/1/New
Europa '51 (Roberto Rossellini, 1952) 91/3(1)/9/+45
A Star Is Born (George Cukor, 1954) 91/5/29/New
Miracolo a Milano (Vittorio De Sica, 1951) 90/3(1)/3/-33

Night of the Demon (Jacques Tourneur, 1957) 90/3(1)/6/-31
N.Y., N.Y. (Francis Thompson, 1957) 89/2(2)/4/+3
Le Plaisir (Max Ophüls, 1952) 89/4/14/-76
Sabrina (Billy Wilder, 1954) 88/3(1)/8/+66
The Steel Helmet (Samuel Fuller, 1951) 88/5/21/+57
Ensayo de un crimen (Luis Buñuel, 1955) 87/3(1)/4/-44
Les Cousins (Claude Chabrol, 1959) 87/4(1)/6/-24
Le Ballon rouge (Albert Lamorisse, 1956) 86/4/20/New
On Dangerous Ground (Nicholas Ray, 1952) 84/2(2)/8/-33
Come Back, Little Sheba (Daniel Mann, 1952) 84/3/17/New

Love in the Afternoon (Billy Wilder, 1957) 83/2(2)/9/New
Sound of the Mountain (Mikio Naruse, 1954) 83/4(1)/8/-89
Orfeu Negro (Marcel Camus, 1959) 82/3/16/New
Ashes and Diamonds (Andrzej Wajda, 1958) 82/4/16/-41
The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (Nathan Juran, 1958) 80/2(1)/8/New
Bell Book and Candle (Richard Quine, 1958) 80/3(1)/2/New
Repast (Mikio Naruse, 1951) 80/3(1)/2/New
The Breaking Point (Michael Curtiz, 1950) 78/3/22/New
The Tiger of Eschnapur / The Indian Tomb (Fritz Lang, 1959) 76/2(1)/10/New
Salt of the Earth (Herbert Biberman, 1954) 75/3/11/+16

India, matri bhumi (Roberto Rossellini, 1959) 74/2(1)/8/New
A Midsummer Night's Dream (Jiří Trnka, 1959) 74/2(1)/9/-46
Stars in My Crown (Jacques Tourneur, 1950) 74/4/18/New
Roman Holiday (William Wyler, 1953) 74/3/21/+7
La grande guerra (Mario Monicelli, 1959) 71/2(1)/7/New
Rabbit of Seville (Chuck Jones, 1950) 71/2/13/-2
Dracula (Terence Fisher, 1958) 70/2(1)/3/-17
Muerte de un ciclista (Juan Bardem, 1955) 70/4/27/-34
Tea and Sympathy (Vincente Minnelli, 1956) 69/3/18/New
The Hitch-Hiker (Ida Lupino, 1953) 69/3/21/+21

Witness for the Prosecution (Billy Wilder, 1957) 68/3/12/-21
The Member of the Wedding (Fred Zinnemann, 1952) 67/2/12/New
Angel Face (Otto Preminger, 1952) 66/3(1)/2/New
A Bloody Spear on Mount Fuji (Tomu Uchida, 1955) 66/2(1)/6/-66
The Trouble with Harry (Alfred Hitchcock, 1955) 66/2(1)/10/New
Born Yesterday (George Cukor, 1950) 66/2/17/New
Night Train (Jerzy Kawalerowicz, 1959) 66/3/22/-44
The African Queen (John Huston, 1951) 66/3/22/+1
French Cancan (Jean Renoir, 1955) 65/2(1)/9/-23
Fixed Bayonets! (Samuel Fuller, 1951) 65/2/12/-48

Them! (Gordon Douglas, 1954) 65/2/13/-7
Neighbours (Norman McLaren, 1952) 65/2/15/+43
The Life of Oharu (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1952) 65/3(1)/8/-26
One Froggy Evening (Chuck Jones, 1955) 65/3/15/New
Three Little Bops (Friz Freleng, 1957) 65/3/20/New
Room at the Top (Jack Clayton, 1959) 64/2(1)/1/-1
Give a Girl a Break (Stanley Donen, 1953) 64/2(1)/3/-49
Shane (George Stevens, 1953) 63/2(1)/6/New
The Magician (Ingmar Bergman, 1958) 62/4/22/-97
Suddenly, Last Summer (Joseph Mankiewicz, 1959) 61/3(1)/8/New

The Ten Commandments (Cecil B. DeMille, 1956) 61/2/20/-27
The Long, Hot Summer (Martin Ritt, 1958) 60/2/14/New
Roma ore 11 (Giuseppe de Santis, 1952) 60/2/15/+9
Girl with Hyacinths (Hasse Ekman, 1950) 59/2(1)/10/New
The Tell-Tale Heart (Ted Parmelee, 1953) 59/3(1)/8/+40
Bad Day at Black Rock (John Sturges, 1954) 59/2/11/New
A Streetcar Named Desire (Elia Kazan, 1951) 58/3(1)/7/-98
Old Czech Legends (Jiří Trnka, 1953) 57/2(1)/2/New
The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T (Roy Rowland, 1953) 57/2(1)/5/New
Alice in Wonderland (Clyde Geronimi et al., 1951) 57/3(1)/9/+31

Little Fugitive (Ray Ashley et al., 1953) 57/2/17/New
Les Maîtres fous (Jean Rouch, 1955) 57/2/20/-35
The Prowler (Joseph Losey, 1951) 57/3/20/New
Il sole negli occhi (Antonio Pietrangeli, 1953) 56/2(1)/5/New
Il Generale Della Rovere (Roberto Rossellini, 1959) 56/2(1)/8/New
Park Row (Samuel Fuller, 1952) 56/3/12/-36
Olivia (Jacqueline Audry, 1951) 55/3(1)/9/New
Susana (Luis Buñuel, 1951) 55/3/23/New
A Kiss Before Dying (Gerd Oswald, 1956) 55/3/26/-51
Summer with Monika (Ingmar Bergman, 1953) 54/2/17/+39

The Noose (Wojciech Has, 1958) 53/2/13/New
Late Chrysanthemums (Mikio Naruse, 1954) 53/2/14/+20
3:10 to Yuma (Delmer Daves, 1957) 53/2/17/New
Dementia (John Parker, 1955) 53/3/15/New
Forbidden Planet (Fred Wilcox, 1956) 53/3/17/-149
The Prince and the Showgirl (Laurence Olivier, 1957) 52/2(1)/4/New
Guys and Dolls (Joseph Mankiewicz, 1955) 52/3/18/New
Magnificent Obsession (Douglas Sirk, 1954) 52/4/31/-50
Die Brücke (Bernhard Wicki, 1959) 51/2/15/New
The Man from Laramie (Anthony Mann, 1955) 51/2/21/-21

House on Haunted Hill (William Castle, 1959) 50/2(1)/5/New
The Geisha Boy (Frank Tashlin, 1958) 50/2/22/+19
The Hidden Fortress (Akira Kurosawa, 1958) 50/2/25/-48
Creature from the Black Lagoon (Jack Arnold, 1954) 49/2(1)/9/New
East of Eden (Elia Kazan, 1955) 49/2/17/New
Sleeping Beauty (Clyde Geronimi, 1959) 49/2/19/-14
Schwechater (Peter Kubelka, 1958) 49/2/20/New
Merry-Go-Round (Zoltán Fábri, 1956) 48/2(1)/4/New
Le Beau Serge (Claude Chabrol, 1958) 48/2(1)/8/-3
Kineformy (Andrzej Pawłowski, 1957) 48/2(1)/8/-131

Time Without Pity (Joseph Losey, 1957) 46/3/30/New
Son of Paleface (Frank Tashlin, 1952) 45/3/24/New
The War of the Worlds (Byron Haskin, 1953) 44/2/25/New
Harvey (Henry Koster, 1950) 44/3/30/New
The World of Apu (Satyajit Ray, 1959) 43/2/16/-147
A Night to Remember (Roy Baker, 1958) 43/2/19/New
Free Radicals (Len Lye, 1958) 43/2/22/-112
Marty (Delbert Mann, 1955) 43/2/23/New
The Incredible Shrinking Man (Jack Arnold, 1957) 43/4/26/+9
An American in Paris (Vincente Minnelli, 1951) 42/2/21/-92

The Man in the White Suit (Alexander Mackendrick, 1951) 41/3/33/-22
Saint Joan (Otto Preminger, 1957) 40/2/15/-50
All the Boys Are Called Patrick (Jean-Luc Godard, 1959) 40/3/20/New
Susan Slept Here (Frank Tashlin, 1954) 40/2/21/New
Touchez pas au grisbi (Jacques Becker, 1954) 40/2/26/-82
Murder by Contract (Irving Lerner, 1958) 40/2/28/-50
The Horse's Mouth (Ronald Neame, 1958) 40/2/30/-8
I Love Melvin (Don Weis, 1953) 40/4/30/New
Stalag 17 (Billy Wilder, 1953) 40/4/37/-53
The Man with the Golden Arm (Otto Preminger, 1955) 39/2/20/New

The White Reindeer (Erik Blomberg, 1952) 38/2/17/New
While the City Sleeps (Fritz Lang, 1956) 38/2/30/-23
Panic in the Streets (Elia Kazan, 1950) 38/3/29/New
The Day the Earth Stood Still (Robert Wise, 1951) 38/3/30/-69
Sawdust and Tinsel (Ingmar Bergman, 1953) 38/4/38/-134
Twenty-Four Eyes (Keisuke Kinoshita, 1954) 37/2/26/-37
The Importance of Being Earnest (Anthony Asquith, 1952) 37/2/30/-55
Friendly Persuasion (William Wyler, 1956) 37/2/31/New
Invention for Destruction (Karel Zeman, 1958) 36/3/21/New
Day of the Outlaw (André De Toth, 1959) 36/2/31/New

La casa del ángel (Leopoldo Torre Nilsson, 1957) 36/2/32/New
Forty Guns (Samuel Fuller, 1957) 35/2/17/-139
The Best of Everything (Jean Negulesco, 1959) 35/2/23/New
5 Fingers (Joseph Mankiewicz, 1952) 35/2/29/-53
A Movie (Bruce Conner, 1958) 34/2/20/-181
The Court Jester (Melvin Frank & Norman Panama, 1951) 34/2/32/New
Le Carrosse d'or (Jean Renoir, 1952) 33/2/31/New
The Little House (Wilfred Jackson, 1952) 33/2/32/New
Bob le flambeur (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1956) 33/3/38/-99
The World, the Flesh and the Devil (Ranald MacDougall, 1959) 32/2/28/New

Araya (Margot Benacerraf, 1959) 31/3/28/New
Deadline U.S.A. (Richard Brooks, 1952) 30/2/34/New
Senso (Luchino Visconti, 1954) 29/4/39/-88
Lady and the Tramp (Clyde Geronimi et al., 1955) 28/2/25/New
Where the Sidewalk Ends (Otto Preminger, 1950) 28/2/31/-29
Seven Men from Now (Budd Boetticher, 1956) 27/2/35/-61
Silver Lode (Allan Dwan, 1954) 26/2/32/New
Estate violenta (Valerio Zurlini, 1959) 26/2/33/-43
Mogambo (John Ford, 1953) 26/3/39/New
Othello (Orson Welles, 1952) 26/3/37/-110

Anatahan (Josef von Sternberg, 1953) 24/2/31/New
Rhythm (Len Lye, 1957) 23/2/31/-122
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Stanley Donen, 1954) 22/2/30/New
Ewa Wants to Sleep (Tadeusz Chmielewski, 1958) 22/2/30/New
Li'l Abner (Melvin Frank, 1959) 21/2/40/New
I Want to Live! (Robert Wise, 1958) 20/2/32/New
Bend of the River (Anthony Mann, 1952) 19/2/38/-145
Floating Weeds (Yasujirō Ozu, 1959) 18/2/41/-171
The Tall Target (Anthony Mann, 1951) 16/2/43(x2)/-82
No Down Payment (Martin Ritt, 1957) 16/3/42/New

The Snorkel (Guy Green, 1958) 15/2/37/New
99 River Street (Phil Karlson, 1953) 15/2/41/New
Clash by Night (Fritz Lang, 1952) 12/2/42/-112
Kiss Me Kate (George Sidney, 1953) 12/3/46(x2)/New
Godzilla (Ishirō Honda, 1954) 9/3/46/New
The Tower of Lilies (Tadashi Imai, 1953) 7/2/46/New
The Lavender Hill Mob (Charles Crichton, 1951) 6/2/47/New
Robot Monster (Phil Tucker, 1953) 4/2/49(x2)/New

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Re: The 1950s List: Discussion and Suggestions

#859 Post by swo17 » Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:06 pm

Orphans

À double tour (Claude Chabrol, 1959) 31
Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (Charles Lamont, 1955) 50
Abstract in Concrete (John Arvonio, 1952) 46
Across the Bridge (Ken Annakin, 1957) 49
Affair in Trinidad (Vincent Sherman, 1952) 47
An Affair to Remember (Leo McCarey, 1957) 25
Aguaespejo granadino (José Val del Omar, 1955) 15
Las aguas bajan turbias (Hugo del Carril, 1952) 41
All I Desire (Douglas Sirk, 1953) 41
All Souls Carnival (Len Lye, 1957) 35
Le amiche (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1955) 35
L'Amour d'une femme (Jean Grémillon, 1953) 26
Another Sky (Gavin Lambert, 1954) 42
Arrowhead (Charles Warren, 1953) 35
Auntie Mame (Morton DaCosta, 1958) 46

Backlash (John Sturges, 1956) 31
The Bad Seed (Mervyn LeRoy, 1956) 23
Bajaja (Jiří Trnka, 1950) 39
Beat the Devil (John Huston, 1954) 47
Bellissima (Luchino Visconti, 1951) 33
Ben-Hur (William Wyler, 1959) 1
Il bidone (Federico Fellini, 1955) 36
Bienvenido Mister Marshall (Luis García Berlanga, 1953) 28
The Big Sky (Howard Hawks, 1952) 36
The Bigamist (Ida Lupino, 1953) 26
The Black Orchid (Martin Ritt, 1958) 36
Blessings of the Land (Manuel Silos, 1959) 16
Blinkity Blank (Norman McLaren, 1955) 13
Blue Denim (Philip Dunne, 1959) 18
Boris Godunov (Vera Stroyeva, 1954) 25
Bridges-Go-Round (Shirley Clarke, 1958) 43
El bruto (Luis Buñuel, 1953) 49
Bus Stop (Joshua Logan, 1956) 44

Cage of Gold (Basil Dearden, 1950) 45
Cairo Station (Youssef Chahine, 1958) 39
O canto do mar (Alberto Cavalcanti, 1953) 36
Il cappotto (Alberto Lattuada, 1952) 17
Career (Joseph Anthony, 1959) 19
Casey Bats Again (Jack Kinney, 1953) 50
Casque d'or (Jacques Becker, 1952) 32
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Richard Brooks, 1958) 25
Circle of Danger (Jacques Tourneur, 1951) 34
Clouds of Glass (Frantisek Vlácil, 1958) 20
Color Dances No. 1 (Jim Davis, 1952) 18
Corn Chips (Jack Hannah, 1951) 42
The Country Girl (George Seaton, 1954) 15
Cronaca di un amore (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1950) 43
The Crowded Streetcar (Kon Ichikawa, 1957) 41

Daddy Long Legs (Jean Negulesco, 1955) 33
Daybreak Express (D.A. Pennebaker, 1953) 33
Days of Wine and Roses (John Frankenheimer, 1958) 49
The Desperate Hours (William Wyler, 1955) 20
Don Kikhot (Grigori Kozintsev, 1957) 18
Donald in Mathmagic Land (Hamilton Luske, 1959) 14
O drakos (Nikos Koundouros, 1956) 18
Drip-Along Daffy (Chuck Jones, 1951) 48
Drive a Crooked Road (Richard Quine, 1954) 42
The Drunkard (Yorgos Tzavellas, 1950) 47
Due soldi di speranza (Renato Castellani, 1952) 20

Early Spring (Yasujirō Ozu, 1956) 16
Edge of Doom (Mark Robson, 1950) 46
Édouard et Caroline (Jacques Becker, 1951) 44
Elegy (Heinosuke Gosho, 1957) 45
Elena and Her Men (Jean Renoir, 1956) 15
The Elephant Will Never Forget (John Krish, 1953) 4
Endless Desire (Shōhei Imamura, 1958) 46
Eroica (Andrzej Munk, 1958) 34
Les Espions (Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1957) 11
Et Dieu... créa la femme (Roger Vadim, 1956) 13

The Fall of Berlin (Mikheil Chiaureli, 1950) 50
Fanfan la Tulipe (Christian-Jaque, 1952) 47
Fanfare (Bert Haanstra, 1958) 30
The Far Country (Anthony Mann, 1954) 47
Fate of a Man (Sergei Bondarchuk, 1959) 44
Father of the Bride (Vincente Minnelli, 1950) 48
Fiend Without a Face (Arthur Crabtree, 1958) 44
The Flame and the Arrow (Jacques Tourneur, 1950) 45
The Fly (Kurt Neumann, 1958) 36
The Forty-First (Grigori Chukhrai, 1956) 37
The Fountain of Youth (Orson Welles, 1958) 50
From Here to Eternity (Fred Zinnemann, 1951) 14

Genji monogatari (Kōzaburō Yoshimura, 1951) 24
Gervaise (René Clément, 1956) 36
Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow (William Hole, 1959) 49
The Ghosts of Kasane Swamp (Nobuo Nakagawa, 1957) 38
Giants and Toys (Yasuzō Masumura, 1958) 34
Gidget (Paul Wendkos, 1959) 44
Gion bayashi (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1953) 36
The Girl Can't Help It (Frank Tashlin, 1956) 13
The Girl Next Door (Richard Sale, 1953) 38
Les Girls (George Cukor, 1957) 50
Glen or Glenda? (Ed Wood, 1953) 43
The Glenn Miller Story (Anthony Mann, 1954) 22
Les Grandes Manoeuvres (René Clair, 1955) 44
Guardie e ladri (Mario Monicelli, 1951) 44
Gunman's Walk (Phil Karlson, 1958) 45
Gyromorphosis (Hy Hirsh, 1954) 28

Der Hauptmann von Köpenick (Helmut Käutner, 1956) 45
He Ran All the Way (John Berry, 1951) 48
H-8… (Nikola Tanhofer, 1958) 41
Hell Drivers (Cy Endfield, 1957) 44
Hobson's Choice (David Lean, 1954) 19
Hollywood or Bust (Frank Tashlin, 1956) 47
The House I Live In (Lev Kulidzhanov & Yakov Segel, 1957) 31
Human Desire (Fritz Lang, 1954) 23

I'm All Right Jack (John Boulting, 1959) 43
I Am Waiting (Koreyoshi Kurahara, 1957) 44
Ice Cold in Alex (J. Lee Thompson, 1958) 16
The Idiot (Akira Kurosawa, 1951) 11
Illegal (Lewis Allen, 1955) 42
Illusion Travels by Streetcar (Luis Buñuel, 1953) 40
Impulses (Jim Davis, 1959) 38
Invaders from Mars (William Menzies, 1953) 40
Invitation to the Dance (Gene Kelly, 1956) 41
It's Always Fair Weather (Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly, 1955) 10
It! The Terror from Beyond Space (Edward Cahn, 1958) 43

Jirō monogatari (Hiroshi Shimizu, 1955) 48
Joan of Arc at the Stake (Roberto Rossellini, 1954) 49

King Creole (Michael Curtiz, 1958) 24
Kismet (Vincente Minnelli, 1955) 24
Kisses (Yasuzō Masumura, 1957) 35

The Ladykillers (Alexander Mackendrick, 1955) 4
Land of the Pharaohs (Howard Hawks, 1955) 48
The Last Day of Summer (Tadeusz Konwicki, 1958) 48
The Last Hurrah (John Ford, 1958) 23
Last Spring (François Reichenbach, 1954) 44
The Last Wagon (Delmer Daves, 1956) 20
A Lesson in Love (Ingmar Bergman, 1954) 45
Die letzte Brücke (Helmut Käutner, 1954) 50
Lightning (Mikio Naruse, 1952) 27
The Lineup (Don Siegel, 1958) 26
Love Letter (Kinuyo Tanaka, 1953) 20
The Lower Depths (Akira Kurosawa, 1957) 46
Lu tempu di li pisci spata (Vittorio De Seta, 1954) 30
Lust for Life (Vincente Minnelli, 1956) 13

The Man Between (Carol Reed, 1953) 38
Man on the Tracks (Andrzej Munk, 1957) 24
The Man Who Knew Too Much (Alfred Hitchcock, 1956) 35
The Mating Season (Mitchell Leisen, 1951) 32
Men in War (Anthony Mann, 1957) 22
Le Merle (Norman McLaren, 1959) 46
Mr. Arkadin (Orson Welles, 1955) 35
Moby Dick (John Huston, 1956) 33
The Model and the Marriage Broker (George Cukor, 1951) 40
Monkey Business (Howard Hawks, 1952) 46
The Moon Has Risen (Kinuyo Tanaka, 1955) 23
The Moon Is Blue (Otto Preminger, 1953) 21
Moulin Rouge (John Huston, 1952) 19

Nigorie (Tadashi Imai, 1953) 5
No Room for the Groom (Douglas Sirk, 1952) 30
La notte brava (Mauro Bolognini, 1959) 34
Nowhere to Go (Seth Holt, 1958) 45

Odd Obsession (Kon Ichikawa, 1959) 29
Odds & Ends (Jane Conger Belson Shimané, 1959) 36
Oklahoma! (Fred Zinnemann, 1955) 47
One Way Street (Hugo Fregonese, 1950) 35
Les Orgueilleux (Yves Allégret, 1953) 48
Orgullo (Manuel Mur Oti, 1955) 40
Outcast of the Islands (Carol Reed, 1951) 36
Outrage (Ida Lupino, 1950) 33

The Pajama Game (Stanley Donen & George Abbott, 1957) 42
Party Girl (Nicholas Ray, 1958) 40
The Phenix City Story (Phil Karlson, 1955) 41
Picnic (Joshua Logan, 1955) 11
Pool of London (Basil Dearden, 1951) 21
Portrait of Madame Yuki (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1950) 48
Princess Yang Kwei-fei (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1955) 10

Quand tu liras cette lettre (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1953) 49
Quatermass 2 (Val Guest, 1957) 46

The Raid (Hugo Fregonese, 1954) 24
Rawhide (Henry Hathaway, 1951) 29
The Red Badge of Courage (John Huston, 1951) 32
The Reluctant Debutante (Vincente Minnelli, 1958) 21
The Revenge of Frankenstein (Terence Fisher, 1958) 43
Richard III (Laurence Olivier, 1955) 33
Ride Lonesome (Budd Boetticher, 1959) 29
Rio Grande (John Ford, 1950) 49
Robinson Crusoe (Luis Buñuel, 1954) 43
Rooty Toot Toot (John Hubley, 1951) 14
Rosaura a las 10 (Mario Soffici, 1958) 27
Le Rouge et le Noir (Claude Autant-Lara, 1954) 41

The Savage Eye (Ben Maddow et al., 1959) 41
School for Love (Marc Allégret, 1955) 17
Scrooge (Brian Desmond-Hurst, 1951) 49
The Seven Year Itch (Billy Wilder, 1955) 43
She Was Like a Wild Chrysanthemum (Keisuke Kinoshita, 1955) 37
Shield for Murder (Howard Koch & Edmond O'Brien, 1954) 36
The Ship of Damned Women (Raffaello Matarazzo, 1953) 9
La signora senza camelie (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1953) 14
Sincere Heart (Masaki Kobayashi, 1953) 37
The Snowshoers (Michel Brault & Gilles Groulx, 1958) 17
I soliti ignoti (Mario Monicelli, 1958) 2
Struggle in the Valley (Youssef Chahine, 1954) 38
Sudden Fear (David Miller, 1952) 27
Sudden Rain (Mikio Naruse, 1956) 44
Summertime (David Lean, 1955) 39
A Sun-Tribe Myth from the Bakumatsu Era (Yūzō Kawashima, 1957) 41
Surcos (José Antonio Nieves Conde, 1951) 7
Symphony in Slang (Tex Avery, 1951) 34

Takekurabe (Heinosuke Gosho, 1955) 32
The Tall Texan (Elmo Williams, 1953) 39
Tennessee's Partner (Allan Dwan, 1955) 11
Terror in a Texas Town (Joseph Lewis, 1958) 31
They Came to Cordura (Robert Rossen, 1959) 50
The Thing from Another World (Christian Nyby, 1951) 22
Three Cases of Murder (Orson Welles et al., 1955) 44
Till We Meet Again (Tadashi Imai, 1950) 28
Together (Lorenza Mazzetti, 1956) 34
Tomorrow Is Another Day (Felix Feist, 1951) 23
Touha (Vojtěch Jasný, 1958) 49
Toute la mémoire du monde (Alain Resnais, 1956) 5
A Town of Love and Hope (Nagisa Oshima, 1959) 50
Tread Softly Stranger (Gordon Parry, 1958) 50
Trial (Mark Robson, 1955) 45
Les Tricheurs (Marcel Carné, 1958) 16
Try and Get Me! (Cy Endfield, 1950) 21
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Richard Fleischer, 1954) 45
Two of a Kind (Henry Levin, 1951) 42

Ulisse (Mario Camerini, 1954) 39
Un maledetto imbroglio (Pietro Germi, 1959) 8
The Unicorn in the Garden (William Hurtz, 1953) 39

El vampiro (Fernando Méndez, 1957) 43
Venom and Eternity (Isidore Isou, 1951) 33
La vérité sur Bébé Donge (Henri Decoin, 1952) 47
Víctimas del pecado (Emilio Fernández, 1951) 42
The Vikings (Richard Fleischer, 1958) 29
Violent Saturday (Richard Fleischer, 1955) 17
Viva Zapata! (Elia Kazan, 1952) 11

The Well (Leo Popkin & Russell Rouse, 1951) 49
What's Opera, Doc? (Chuck Jones, 1957) 20
Where Chimneys Are Seen (Heinosuke Gosho, 1953) 19
White Christmas (Michael Curtiz, 1954) 3
The Wild One (Laslo Benedek, 1953) 50
Winchester '73 (Anthony Mann, 1950) 24
Window Water Baby Moving (Stan Brakhage, 1959) 11
The World in His Arms (Raoul Walsh, 1952) 19
The Wrestler and the Clown (Boris Barnet & Konstantin Yudin, 1957) 10

Yield to the Night (J. Lee Thompson, 1956) 16

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Re: The 1950s List: Discussion and Suggestions

#860 Post by Michael Kerpan » Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:49 pm

Japanese cinema's popularity here seems to have (kinda sorta) collapsed.

Shikata ga nai.... :-(


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Re: The 1950s List: Discussion and Suggestions

#862 Post by bamwc2 » Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:51 pm

Thanks for the work, Swo!

Here's my list:

1. Ordet (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1955)
2. The Flowers of St. Francis (Roberto Rossellini, 1950)
3. Miracle in Milan (Vittorio De Sica, 1951)
4. North by Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock, 1959)
5. A Face in the Crowd (Elia Kazan, 1957)
6. Vertigo (Alfred Hitchock, 1958)
7. Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa, 1954)
8. Pickup on South Street (Samuel Fuller, 1953)
9. Scaramouche (George Sidney, 1952)
10. Love in the Afternoon (Billy Wilder, 1957)
11. Black Day at Black Rock (John Sturges, 1955)
12. Fixed Bayonets! (Samuel Fuller, 1951)
13. Sunset Boulevard (Billy Wilder, 1950)
14. Bigger Than Life (Nicholas Ray, 1956)
15. The Bridge (Bernhard Wicki, 1959)
16. Ice Cold in Alex (J. Lee Thompson, 1958)
17. Come Back, Little Sheba (Daniel Mann, 1952)
18. Ugetsu (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1953)
19. The Browning Version (Anthony Asquith, 1951)
20. Paths of Glory (Stanley Kubrick, 1957)
21. La Ronde (Max Ophüls, 1950)
22. The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, 1955)
23. Johnny Guitar (Nicholas Ray, 1954)
24. The Burmese Harp (Kon Ichikawa, 1956)
25. High Noon(Fred Zinnemann, 1952)
26. The Bigamist (Ida Lupino, 1953)
27. A Time to Love and a Time to Die (Douglas Sirk, 1958)
28. Little Fugitive (Ray Ashley, et al., 1953)
29. Odd Obsession (Kon Ichikawa, 1959)
30. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Stanley Donen, 1954)
31. A Man Escaped (Robert Bresson, 1956)
32. Sansho the Bailiff (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1954)
33. Venom and Eternity (Jean-Isadore Isou, 1951)
34. Giants and Toys (Yasuzo Masumura, 1958)
35. Day of the Outlaw (Andre de Toth, 1959)
36. In a Lonely Place (Nicholas Ray, 1950)
37. The Wrong Man (Alfred Hitchcock, 1956)
38. The Ghosts of Kasane Swamp (Nobuo Nakagawa, 1957)
39. Kiss Me Deadly (Robert Aldrich, 1955)
40. Picnic on the Grass (Jean Renoir, 1959)
41. A Sun-Tribe Myth from the Bakumatsu Era (Yûzô Kawashima, 1957)
42. The Steel Helmet (Samuel Fuller, 1951)
43. The Searchers (John Ford, 1956)
44. Three Cases of Murder (David Eady, et al., 1955)
45. Gunman’s Walk (Phil Karlson, 1958)
46. The Tower of Lilies (Tadashi Imai, 1953)
47. The White Reindeer (Erik Blomberg, 1952)
48. Orpheus (Jean Cocteau, 1950)
49. The Well (Leo C. Popkin, 1951)
50. Magnificent Obsession (Douglas Sirk, 1954)

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Re: The 1950s List: Discussion and Suggestions

#863 Post by domino harvey » Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:55 pm

Thanks swo! Nice to see we remain consistent and not

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Speaking of... Can the two sole voters for Love in the Afternoon who managed to get it into the All Time List running identify themselves so we can appropriately show our appreciation

EDIT: I see one of you volunteered this willingly. Your cooperation with the prosecution will be noted.

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Re: The 1950s List: Discussion and Suggestions

#864 Post by domino harvey » Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:01 pm

Has any film ever ranked as high as Touch of Evil without being eligible for the All Time List?

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Re: The 1950s List: Discussion and Suggestions

#865 Post by Rayon Vert » Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:41 pm

Thanks swo!!

That's a shame about Touch of Evil.

My top 20:

1. Ordet (Dreyer 1955)
2. Le Salaire de la peur (Clouzot 1953)
3. Anatomy of a Murder (Preminger 1959)
4. Vertigo (Hitchcock 1958)
5. Paths of Glory (Kubrick 1957)
6. The Searchers (Ford 1956)
7. The River (Renoir 1951)
8. The Asphalt Jungle (Houston 1950)
9. Journey to Italy (Rossellini 1954)
10. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Siegel 1956)
11. To Catch a Thief (Hitchcock 1955)
12. Rio Bravo (Hawks 1959)
13. A Place in the Sun (Stevens (1951)
14. Bonjour Tristesse (Preminger 1958)
15. Peyton Place (Robson 1957)
16. Touch of Evil (Welles 1958)
17. North by Northwest (Hitchcock 1959)
18. Pickpocket (Bresson 1959)
19. A Night to Remember (Baker 1958)
20. Stromboli (Rossellini 1950)

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Re: The 1950s List: Discussion and Suggestions

#866 Post by HinkyDinkyTruesmith » Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:43 pm

Here's my list––I actually had a good long laugh at the Love in the Afternoon news. I wasn't expecting that!

1. The Quiet Man
2. Imitation of Life
3. The Tarnished Angels
4. The Prince and the Showgirl
5. Some Came Running
6. Has Anybody Seen My Gal?
7. Early Summer
8. Sabrina
9. Love in the Afternoon
10. Rio Bravo
11. The Cranes Are Flying
12. Vertigo
13. Lust for Life
14. Anatomy of a Murder
15. Elena and Her Men
16. Hiroshima mon amour
17. Born Yesterday
18. Tea and Sympathy
19. Hobson's Choice
20. A Time to Love and a Time to Die
21. Roman Holiday
22. The Long Gray Line
23. Bell Book and Candle
24. Smiles of a Summer Night
25. Rebel Without a Cause
26. The Searchers
27. Good Morning
28. My Sister Eileen
29. The Killing
30. No Room for the Groom
31. Sweet Smell of Success
32. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
33. Tokyo Story
34. Pickup on South Street
35. Dial M for Murder
36. Artists and Models
37. The Man in the White Suit
38. The Man Between
39. Summertime
40. Mogambo
41. Nights of Cabiria
42. Stars in My Crown
43. All That Heaven Allows
44. Edward and Caroline
45. Othello
46. The Tales of Hoffman
47. Park Row
48. Witness for the Prosecution
49. Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?
50. The Browning Version

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Re: The 1950s List: Discussion and Suggestions

#867 Post by domino harvey » Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:19 pm

My Top Ten. Basic as fuck in the front, party in the back:

01 Pickpocket
02 Singin’ in the Rain
03 Rear Window
04 North by Northwest
05 To Catch a Thief
06 the Band Wagon
07 Detective Story
08 Caged
09 All About Eve
10 My Sister Eileen

And I've seen 94/100 of the main list

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Re: The 1950s List: Discussion and Suggestions

#868 Post by therewillbeblus » Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:36 pm

Thanks swo!

My top 20 + Orphans

1. The Flowers of St. Francis
2. North By Northwest
3. My Sister Eileen
4. Diary of a Country Priest
5. Rebel Without a Cause
6. Touch of Evil
7. Peyton Place
8. Man of the West
9. Pickpocket
10. Lili

11. Stromboli
12. The Band Wagon
13. To Catch a Thief
14. Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe
15. All About Eve
16. Les tricheurs (ORPHAN)
17. Kiss Me Deadly
18. Anatomy of a Murder
19. Baby Doll
20. The Blue Gardenia

36. The Big Sky
42. Two of a Kind
49. Days of Wine and Roses (Frankenheimer, Playhouse 90)


(As I cope with resentment for this board's ignorance of Touch of Evil, I turn to Francis' teachings to find gratitude in seeing Peyton Place go from orphan status to making the final list! Also Detective Story, The Long Gray Line, The Blue Gardenia, The Gunfighter, and The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice are some other flowers)

And I've seen 99/100
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Re: The 1950s List: Discussion and Suggestions

#869 Post by swo17 » Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:37 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:01 pm
Has any film ever ranked as high as Touch of Evil without being eligible for the All Time List?
Last '50s list, Singin' in the Rain ranked even higher but with only one top 10 vote

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Re: The 1950s List: Discussion and Suggestions

#870 Post by Red Screamer » Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:00 pm

I'm disappointed that not a single avant-garde film made the cut, and in such an exciting decade for the scene! I suppose that with these projects, the discussions will always be more interesting than the lists. Oh well, shout out to my fellow Lye, Kubleka, et al. voters. And also to the only other member who voted for Kiss Me Kate 3D and put it in the exact same slot as I did. The first three numbers alone would make it one of the decade's highlights.

Top 10 & orphans:

01 Bigger Than Life
02 Ohayô
03 Ordet
04 The Wrong Man
05 Mon Oncle
06 Hiroshima Mon Amour
07 Artists and Models
08 Johnny Guitar
09 NY, NY
10 Princess Yang Kwei-Fei (also orphan)

11 Window Water Baby Moving
35 All Souls Carnival
39 Cairo Station
44 Last Spring
49 Joan of Arc at the Stake
50 The Fountain of Youth

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Re: The 1950s List: Discussion and Suggestions

#871 Post by domino harvey » Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:20 pm

Red Screamer wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:00 pm
And also to the only other member who voted for Kiss Me Kate 3D and put it in the exact same slot as I did.
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Re: The 1950s List: Discussion and Suggestions

#872 Post by nitin » Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:41 pm

i will never forgive you all for orphaning Mr Arkadin

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Re: The 1950s List: Discussion and Suggestions

#873 Post by therewillbeblus » Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:54 pm

It was on my shortlist of rescues but all I had room for was the Godard short. Maybe karma will hit next decade which has my two favorite Welles after Touch of Evil (though not being able to include it in my top fifty feels like a curse itself)

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Re: The 1950s List: Discussion and Suggestions

#874 Post by nitin » Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:30 am

1. The Music Room
2. Rear Window
3. Sweet Smell of Success
4. On the Waterfront
5. The Wages of Fear
6. The 400 Blows
7. North by Northwest
8. The Seven Samurai
9. Sunset Boulevard
10. Ordet
11. The Seventh Seal
12. Touch of Evil
13. Paths of Glory
14. Elevator to the Gallows
15. In a Lonely Place
16. Stromboli
17. Violent Saturday
18. The Cranes Are Flying
19. The Lusty Men
20. Hiroshima Mon Amour
21. Vertigo
22. The Killing
23. Anatomy of a Murder
24. Dial M For Murder
25. Witness for the Prosecution
26. Tokyo Story
27. The Searchers
28. Forbidden Games
29. The Red Balloon
30. Strangers on a Train
31. Diabolique
32. A Face in the Crowd
33. Good Morning
34. The Bridge on the River Kwai
35. Mr Arkadin
36. Diary of a Country Priest
37. 12 Angry Men
38. The Browning Report
39. Twenty Four Eyes
40. The Earrings of Madame De...
41. Night and the City
42. Ballad of a Soldier
43. Death of a Cyclist
44. The Tarnished Angels
45. Pickpocket
46. Journey to Italy
47. Ace in the Hole
48. Angel Face
49. All About Eve
50. Kiss Me Deadly

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Re: The 1950s List: Discussion and Suggestions

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