favorite Favorite 1950s Films

All About Eve
The Asphalt Jungle
The Big Lift
Born Yesterday
Champagne for Caesar
Cheaper by the Dozen
Panic in the Streets
Sunset Boulevard
Where the Sidewalk Ends
The African Queen
Angels in the Outfield
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Go for Broke!
People Will Talk
Quo Vadis
Scrooge (A Christmas Carol)
Against All Flags
Hans Christian Andersen,
High Noon
The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima
Prisoner of Zenda
The Quiet Man
Singin' in the Rain
The Caine Mutiny
Dial M for Murder
Johnny Guitar
Magnificent Obsession
On the Waterfront
Rear Window
Seven Samurai
The Silver Chalice
White Christmas
Bad Day at Black Rock
Blackboard Jungle
The Desperate Hours
The Man with the Golden Arm
Mister Roberts
Rebel Without a Cause
Strategic Air Command
To Catch a Thief
To Hell and Back
The Trouble with Harry
We're No Angels
Forbidden Planet
High Society
Invasion of the Body Snatchers,
The King and I
The Man Who Knew Too Much
The Wrong Man
12 Angry Men
The Bridge on the River Kwai
The Enemy Below
A Face in the Crowd,
A Farewell to Arms,
Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison
Johnny Tremain
The Spirit of St. Louis
The Fly
I Accuse!
No Time for Sergeants
The Old Man and the Sea
Anatomy of a Murder
The Last Angry Man
North by Northwest
I'm also thinking about the ongoing genre stuff, like the long series of Abbott and Costello movies, the Dean Martin/Jerry Lewis comedies ("At War With the Army" for one), and a TON of science fiction/horror films...especially from Universal. The era of the great MGM musicals. ("Showboat") And take a look at all of the John Wayne films in the 1950s...wow.
Ben-Hur (1959), very amazed at how Director William Wyler directed a big epic movie and yet made us really pay attention to every human emotion no matter how subtle, was never bored with the 3hr44min film.