Top Films of 1950: World Premieres

1. All About Eve Dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz. With Anne Baxter, Bette Davis, Gary Merrill A
2. Sunset Boulevard Dir. Billy Wilder. With William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Nancy Olson A
3. In a Lonely Place Dir. Nicholas Ray. With Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame B+
4. Caged Dir. John Cromwell. With Eleanor Parker, Agnes Moorehead, Hope Emerson B+
5. La Ronde Dir. Max Ophüls. With Anton Walbrook, Simone Signoret, Serge Reggiani B+
6. Cinderella Dir. Wilfred Jackson, Clyde Geronimi, and Hamilton Luske. Animated B+
7. Rashômon Dir. Akira Kurosawa. With Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori B+
8. Born Yesterday Dir. George Cukor. With Judy Holliday, William Holden, Broderick Crawford B

Exemplary Shorts: Un Chant d'amour


Reviews from 1950
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   The Magnificent Yankee Dir. John Sturges. With Louis Calhern, Ann Harding, Eduard Franz B–

More Grades from 1950
Unreviewed titles I have seen recently enough to grade
 
      Annie Get Your Gun Dir. George Sidney. With Betty Hutton, Howard Keel, Louis Calhern C–
      Mister 880 Dir. Edmund Goulding. With Burt Lancaster, Dorothy McGuire, Edmund Gwenn C
      Outrage Dir. Ida Lupino. With Mala Powers, Tod Andrews, Albert Mellen, Robert Clarke B–
      Rabbit's Moon Dir. Kenneth Anger. With Claude Revenant, André Soubeyran, Nadine Valence B

Also from 1950
The memories are fading, but they're somewhere in my brain
 
      The Asphalt Jungle Dir. John Huston. With Sterling Hayden, Sam Jaffe, Louis Calhern


Still to Come from 1950
 
Ten Most Enticing Prospects:
      D.O.A. Dir. Rudolph Maté. With Edmond O'Brien, Pamela Britton, Luther Adler
      The Furies Dir. Anthony Mann. With Barbara Stanwyck, Wendell Corey, Walter Huston
      Gun Crazy Dir. Joseph H. Lewis. With Peggy Cummins, John Dall, Berry Kroeger, Anabel Shaw
      Los Olvidados Dir. Luis Buñuel. With Alfonso Mejia, Roberto Cobo, Estela Inda
      Night and the City Dir. Jules Dassin. With Richard Widmark, Gene Tierney, Googie Withers
      Orpheus Dir. Jean Cocteau. With Jean Marais, François Périer, María Casares
      Panic in the Streets Dir. Elia Kazan. With Richard Widmark, Paul Douglas, Barbara Bel Geddes
      Rio Grande Dir. John Ford. With John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Ben Johnson, Claude Jarman, Jr.
      Stromboli Dir. Roberto Rossellini. With Ingrid Bergman, Mario Vitale, Renzo Cesana
      Winchester '73 Dir. Anthony Mann. With James Stewart, Shelley Winters, Dan Duryea

Further Research:
      The Breaking Point Dir. Michael Curtiz. With John Garfield, Patricia Neal, Phyllis Thaxter
      Bright Leaf Dir. Michael Curtiz. With Gary Cooper, Lauren Bacall, Patricia Neal, Jack Carson
      Broken Arrow Dir. Delmer Daves. With James Stewart, Jeff Chandler, Debra Paget
      Cyrano de Bergerac Dir. Michael Gordon. With José Ferrer, Mala Powers, William Prince
      Les Enfants terribles Dir. Jean-Pierre Melville. With Nicole Stéphane, Edouard Dermithe
      Father of the Bride Dir. Vincente Minnelli. With Spencer Tracy, Elizabeth Taylor
      The Flame and the Arrow Dir. Jacques Tourneur. With Burt Lancaster, Virginia Mayo
      The Glass Menagerie Dir. Irving Rapper. With Gertrude Lawrence, Kirk Douglas, Jane Wyman
      The Gunfighter Dir. Henry King. With Gregory Peck, Helen Westcott, Millard Mitchell
      Harriet Craig Dir. Vincent Sherman. With Joan Crawford, Wendell Corey, Lucile Watson
      Harvey Dir. Henry Koster. With James Stewart, Josephine Hull, Peggy Dow, Cecil Kellaway
      King Solomon's Mines Dirs. Compton Bennett & Andrew Marton. With Deborah Kerr
      Last Holiday Dir. Henry Cass. With Alec Guinness, Beatrice Campbell, Kay Walsh
      The Men Dir. Fred Zinnemann. With Teresa Wright, Marlon Brando, Everett Sloane, Jack Webb
      The Miniver Story Dir. H.C. Potter. With Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, John Hodiak
      The Next Voice You Hear Dir. William Wellman. With James Whitmore, Nancy Davis
      No Way Out Dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz. With Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell, Stephen McNally
      Royal Wedding Dir. Stanley Donen. With Fred Astaire, Jane Powell, Sarah Churchill
      Stage Fright Dir. Alfred Hitchcock. With Marlene Dietrich, Jane Wyman, Michael Wilding
      Walk Softly, Stranger Dir. Robert Stevenson. With Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Spring Byington
      Young Man with a Horn Dir. Michael Curtiz. With Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall, Doris Day

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