Sunset Boulevard      William Holden      Gloria Swanson      Billy Wilder      Erich von Stroheim      Cinderella      Walt Disney      James Stewart      Winchester '73      The Asphalt Jungle      Elizabeth Taylor      Conrad Hilton, Jr.      Born Yesterday      Judy Holliday      Broderick Crawford      All About Eve      Joseph L. Mankiewicz      Bette Davis      Anne Baxter      George Sanders       Marilyn Monroe      King Solomon's Mines

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Good Movies of 1950


Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond


sunset boulevard 1950Sunset Boulevard - Starring William Holden as the gigolo writer and Gloria Swanson as the faded silent movie the film becomes one of the top 10 classics of all time. Directed and written by Billy Wilder also starring Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson, Fred Clark, Lloyd Gough, Jack Webb and Cecil B. DeMille and Hedda Hopper as themselves. A special cameo by leading silent film figure Buster Keaton. Sunset Boulevard the Movie



asphalt Jungle 1950The Asphalt Jungle - Classic film noir directed by John Huston about a gang planning a jewel heist. Starring Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen, James Whitmore, Sam Jaffe and newcomer Marilyn Monroe. The Asphalt Jungle Review


Born Yesterday Trailer


born yesterday 1950Born Yesterday -Classic Judy Holliday wins Best Actress Oscar for her portrayal of the dizzy blonde wife of big shot Broderick Crawford as she falls for milquetoast accountant William Holden. Born Yesterday the Movie


New Movies 1950

Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion
Annie Get Your Gun
At War with the Army
The Blue Lamp
The Black Rose
Bright Leaf
Broken Arrow
Café Paradis
Captain Carey
Cheaper by the Dozen
Comanche Territory
Cyrano de Bergerac
The Damned Don't Cry
Dark City
Destination Moon
Fancy Pants
The Furies
Gun Crazy
The Gunfighter
The Happiest Days of Your Life
I'll Get By
In a Lonely Place
Justice is Done
A Lady Without Passport
Last Holiday
A Life of Her Own

The Miniver Story
Mister 880

Father of the Bride
Young Man with a Horn

Night and the City
No Way Out
Once a Thief
Rio Grande
Sands of Iwo Jima
Side Street
Seven Days to Noon
Stage Fright
Summer Stock
The Third Man
Three Little Words
To Please a Lady
Treasure Island
Twelve O'Clock High
Wabash Avenue
The West Point Story
When Willie Comes Marching Home
Where Danger Lives
Winchester '73
Mystery Street,
My Friend Irma Goes West
he Magnificent Yankee
The Men

Top Box Office 1950


King Solomon's Mines Trailer


1. Cinderella
2. King Solomon's Mines
3. Annie Get Your Gun
4. Sunset Boulevard
5. Born Yesterday
6. Father of the Bride
7. All About Eve
8. At War with the Army
9. Cheaper by the Dozen
10.Broken Arrow


Entertainment News 1950


Cinderella, Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo


cinderella 1950The success of "Cinderella" brings Walt Disney Productions out from under where they had been languishing since their last animated full length movie Bambi In 1942. The animation is said to be the bridge between the old classic process use in of Snow White and the newer more efficient process of the many titles of the 1950s. Cinderella 1950


winchester 73 1950

James Stewart
becomes the first Hollywood actor to take a percentage of the gross along with salary. He earned $600,000 for Winchester '73. Review of Winchester '73



Liz Taylor nicky conrad 1950Elizabeth Taylor 's 1st marriage! To Conrad Hilton, Jr. of the Hilton Hotel family. It lasts only a few months before the 18 year old realizes she made a mistake as the man turned out to be a mean drunk. She said of the wedding, “When I had to swear in front of the archbishop to be a good wife and all that stuff, I had my fingers crossed behind my back because I didn't’t know if I could be a good wife.” Liz Taylor and the First marriage



The advent of the reasonably priced Kodak's Eastman 35mm tri-pack color film causes the production of movies in co lour now increases rapidly




James Dean

Marlon Brando
Charlton Heston
Sidney Poitier
Debbie Reynolds



Academy Awards 1950


all about eve 1950All About Eve - The story of the trials of an aging Hollywood star won Best Picture of the year plus 13 more Academy Awards which was not matched until the James Cameron 1997 film, Titanic. Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and Starring Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm, Thelma Ritter and Marilyn Monroe's first part. All About Eve the Movie


Picture: "ALL ABOUT EVE", "Born Yesterday", "Father of the Bride", "King Solomon's Mines", "Sunset Boulevard"


Actor: JOSE FERRER in "Cyrano de Bergerac", Louis Calhern in "The Magnificent Yankee", William Holden in "Sunset Boulevard", James Stewart in "Harvey", Spencer Tracy in "Father of the Bride"


Actress: JUDY HOLLIDAY in "Born Yesterday", Anne Baxter in "All About Eve", Bette Davis in "All About Eve", Eleanor Parker in "Caged", Gloria Swanson in "Sunset Boulevard"


Supporting Actor: GEORGE SANDERS in "All About Eve", Jeff Chandler in "Broken Arrow", Edmund Gwenn in "Mister 880", Sam Jaffe in "The Asphalt Jungle", Erich von Stroheim in "Sunset Boulevard"


Supporting Actress: JOSEPHINE HULL in "Harvey", Hope Emerson in "Caged", Celeste Holm in "All About Eve", Nancy Olson in "Sunset Boulevard", Thelma Ritter in "All About Eve"


Director: JOSEPH L. MANKIEWICZ for "All About Eve", George Cukor for "Born Yesterday", John Huston for "The Asphalt Jungle", Carol Reed for "The Third Man", Billy Wilder for "Sunset Boulevard"


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