List of American films of 1951

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Georges Guétary, Oscar Levant, and Gene Kelly in An American in Paris

A list of American films released in 1951.

Danny Kaye hosted the 24th Academy Awards ceremony on held at the RKO Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. The winner of the Best Motion Picture category was Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's An American in Paris.

The other four nominated pictures were Decision Before Dawn, A Place in the Sun, Quo Vadis, and A Streetcar Named Desire.

Vivien Leigh won the Oscar for Best Actress for her role as Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire. Leigh had also played Blanche in the London stage production that had been directed by her then-husband Laurence Olivier. Other Best Actress nominees that year were Katharine Hepburn for The African Queen (Hepburn's 5th Best Actress Nomination), Eleanor Parker for Detective Story, Shelley Winters for A Place in the Sun, and Jane Wyman for The Blue Veil.

Humphrey Bogart won his only Oscar for his portrayal of Charlie Allnut in The African Queen. Other Best Actor nominees for that year were Marlon Brando for A Streetcar Named Desire, Montgomery Clift for A Place in the Sun, Arthur Kennedy for Bright Victory, and Fredric March for Death of a Salesman.

The 9th Golden Globe Awards also honored the best films of 1951. That year's Golden Globes also marked the first time that the Best Picture category was split into Musical or Comedy, or Drama. A Place in the Sun won Best Motion Picture - Drama, while An American in Paris won Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy. Fredric March won Best Actor, Drama, for Death of a Salesman, while Danny Kaye won Best Actor, Musical or Comedy, for On the Riviera. Jane Wyman won Best Actress, Drama, for her role in The Blue Veil, while June Allyson won Best Actress, Musical or Comedy, for Too Young to Kiss.

1951 also saw the film debut of Grace Kelly and Carroll Baker.


Title Director Cast Genre Notes
The 13th Letter Otto Preminger Linda Darnell, Charles Boyer, Constance Smith Film noir 20th Century Fox
Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man Charles Lamont Bud Abbott, Lou Costello ComedyHorror Universal
Abilene Trail Lewis D. Collins Whip Wilson, Noel Neill Western Monogram
According to Mrs. Hoyle Jean Yarbrough Spring Byington, Anthony Caruso Comedy crime Monogram
Ace in the Hole Billy Wilder Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling Drama Paramount
Across the Wide Missouri William A. Wellman Clark Gable, Ricardo Montalban, Adolphe Menjou Western MGM. Based on the novel
Adventures of Captain Fabian William Marshall Errol Flynn, Micheline Presle Adventure Republic
The African Queen John Huston Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn Adventure Academy Award for Bogart
Air Cadet Joseph Pevney Gail Russell, Stephen McNally Drama Universal
Al Jennings of Oklahoma Ray Nazarro Dan Duryea, Gale Storm Western Columbia
Alice in Wonderland Clyde Geronimi Kathryn Beaumont, Ed Wynn Animation Walt Disney
Along the Great Divide Raoul Walsh Kirk Douglas, Virginia Mayo, Walter Brennan Western Warner Bros.
An American in Paris Vincente Minnelli Leslie Caron, Gene Kelly Musical MGM. Academy Award for Best Picture
Angels in the Outfield Clarence Brown Paul Douglas, Janet Leigh Comedy MGM. Remade in 1994
Anne of the Indies Jacques Tourneur Louis Jourdan, Jean Peters Adventure 20th Century Fox
Another Man's Poison Irving Rapper Bette Davis, Gary Merrill Drama United Artists
Apache Drums Hugo Fregonese Stephen McNally, Coleen Gray Western Universal
Appointment with Danger Lewis Allen Alan Ladd, Phyllis Calvert Film noir Paramount
Arizona Manhunt Fred C. Brannon Michael Chapin, Eilene Janssen Western Republic
As Young as You Feel Harmon Jones Constance Bennett, Monty Woolley Comedy 20th Century Fox. Cameo by Marilyn Monroe
As You Were Bernard Girard Joe Sawyer, Sondra Rodgers Comedy Lippert Pictures


Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Badman's Gold Robert Emmett Tansey Johnny Carpenter, Kenne Duncan Western Eagle-Lion
Bannerline Don Weis Sally Forrest, Lionel Barrymore Drama MGM
The Barefoot Mailman Earl McEvoy Robert Cummings, Terry Moore Comedy Columbia
The Basketball Fix Felix E. Feist John Ireland, Marshall Thompson Drama Realart
Bedtime for Bonzo Frederick de Cordova Ronald Reagan, Diana Lynn, Walter Slezak Comedy Universal. Sequel is Bonzo Goes to College
Behave Yourself! George Beck Farley Granger, Shelley Winters Comedy RKO
Belle Le Grand Allan Dwan Vera Ralston, John Carroll Western Republic
Best of the Badmen William D. Russell Robert Ryan, Robert Preston Western RKO
The Big Gusher Lew Landers Wayne Morris, Preston Foster, Dorothy Patrick Adventure Columbia
The Big Night Joseph Losey John Drew Barrymore, Dorothy Comingore Film noir United Artists
Bird of Paradise Delmer Daves Debra Paget, Louis Jourdan, Jeff Chandler Drama 20th Century Fox
Blazing Bullets Wallace Fox Johnny Mack Brown, Lois Hall Western Monogram
Blue Blood Lew Landers Bill Williams, Jane Nigh, Arthur Shields, Audrey Long Sports Monogram
The Blue Veil Joseph Losey Jane Wyman, Charles Laughton, Joan Blondell Drama RKO
Bonanza Town Fred F. Sears Charles Starrett, Myron Healey Western Columbia
Bowery Battalion William Beaudine Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall Comedy Monogram
The Brave Bulls Robert Rossen Mel Ferrer, Anthony Quinn, Miroslava Drama Columbia. Based on the 1949 novel
Bride of the Gorilla Curt Siodmak Raymond Burr, Lon Chaney Jr., Barbara Payton Horror Independent
Bright Victory Mark Robson Arthur Kennedy, Peggy Dow, Julie Adams Drama Universal. Based on Lights Out by Baynard Kendrick
Buckaroo Sheriff of Texas Philip Ford Michael Chapin, Eilene Janssen Western Republic
Bullfighter and the Lady Budd Boetticher Robert Stack, Joy Page, Gilbert Roland Drama Republic


Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Callaway Went Thataway Melvin Frank, Norman Panama Fred MacMurray, Dorothy McGuire Comedy MGM. Also known as The Star Said No
Call Me Mister Lloyd Bacon Betty Grable, Dan Dailey Musical 20th Century Fox. Based on the Broadway show
Canyon Raiders Lewis D. Collins Whip Wilson, Phyllis Coates Western Monogram
Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. Raoul Walsh Gregory Peck, Virginia Mayo Adventure Warner Bros. Based on Horatio Hornblower novels
Casa Manana Jean Yarbrough Virginia Welles, Robert Clarke Musical Monogram
Cattle Drive Kurt Neumann Joel McCrea, Dean Stockwell Western Universal
Cattle Queen Robert Emmett Tansey Maria Hart, Drake Smith Western Eagle-Lion
Cause for Alarm! Tay Garnett Loretta Young, Bruce Cowling Film noir MGM
Cavalry Scout Lesley Selander Rod Cameron, Audrey Long Western Monogram
Cave of Outlaws William Castle Macdonald Carey, Alexis Smith Western Universal
Chain of Circumstance Will Jason Margaret Field, Connie Gilchrist Drama Columbia
Chained for Life Harry L. Fraser Hilton Twins, Allen Jenkins Crime Independent
Chicago Calling John Reinhardt Dan Duryea, Mary Anderson Film noir United Artists
China Corsair Ray Nazarro Jon Hall, Ernest Borgnine Adventure Columbia
Close to My Heart William Keighley Gene Tierney, Ray Milland Drama Warner Bros.
Colorado Ambush Lewis D. Collins Johnny Mack Brown, Lois Hall Western Monogram
Come Fill the Cup Gordon Douglas James Cagney, Gig Young Drama Warner Bros. Oscar nomination for Young
Comin' Round the Mountain Charles Lamont Abbott and Costello, Dorothy Shay Comedy Universal
The Company She Keeps John Cromwell Lizabeth Scott, Jane Greer, Dennis O'Keefe Drama RKO
Corky of Gasoline Alley Edward Bernds Scotty Beckett, Jimmy Lydon, Susan Morrow Comedy Columbia
Crazy Over Horses William Beaudine Bowery Boys, Gloria Saunders Comedy Monogram
Criminal Lawyer Seymour Friedman Pat O'Brien, Jane Wyatt Film noir Columbia
Crosswinds Lewis R. Foster Rhonda Fleming, John Payne Drama Paramount
Cry Danger Robert Parrish Dick Powell, Rhonda Fleming, William Conrad Film noir RKO
Cuban Fireball William Beaudine Estelita Rodriguez, Warren Douglas Musical Republic
Cyclone Fury Ray Nazarro Charles Starrett, Clayton Moore Western Columbia
The Dakota Kid Philip Ford Michael Chapin, Eilene Janssen Western Republic
Danger Zone William Berke Hugh Beaumont, Edward Brophy, Pamela Blake Mystery Lippert
Darling, How Could You! Mitchell Leisen Joan Fontaine, John Lund, Mona Freeman Comedy Paramount. Based on a play by James Barrie
David and Bathsheba Henry King Gregory Peck. Susan Hayward Historical 20th Century Fox. From 2nd Old Testament book of Samuel
The Day the Earth Stood Still Robert Wise Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal Science Fiction 20th Century Fox. Remade in 2008
Dear Brat William A. Seiter Mona Freeman, Billy De Wolfe Comedy Paramount
Death of a Salesman László Benedek Fredric March, Mildred Dunnock Drama Columbia. Based on Arthur Miller play
Decision Before Dawn Anatole Litvak Richard Basehart, Gary Merrill, Hildegard Knef War 20th Century Fox. From the novel Call It Treason
The Desert Fox Henry Hathaway James Mason, Cedric Hardwicke Biographical 20th Century Fox. Based on the book Rommel
Desert of Lost Men Harry Keller Allan Lane, Mary Ellen Kay Western Republic
Detective Story William Wyler Kirk Douglas, William Bendix, Eleanor Parker, Joseph Wiseman, Lee Grant Film noir Paramount. Based on Sidney Kingsley play
Dick Turpin's Ride Ralph Murphy Louis Hayward, Patricia Medina Adventure aka The Lady and the Bandit
Disc Jockey Will Jason Ginny Simms, Tom Drake, Jane Nigh Musical Allied Artists
Distant Drums Raoul Walsh Gary Cooper, Richard Webb, Mari Aldon Western Warner Bros.
Double Crossbones Charles Barton Donald O'Connor, Helena Carter Adventure Universal
Double Dynamite Irving Cummings Frank Sinatra, Jane Russell, Groucho Marx Musical Comedy RKO
Drums in the Deep South William Cameron Menzies James Craig, Guy Madison Drama RKO


Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Elephant Stampede Ford Beebe Johnny Sheffield, Donna Martell Adventure Monogram
Elopement Henry Koster Clifton Webb, William Lundigan, Anne Francis, Charles Bickford Comedy 20th Century Fox
The Enforcer Bretaigne Windust Humphrey Bogart, Zero Mostel Film noir Warner Bros.; Based on the Murder, Inc. trials; Remake of 1976 film
Excuse My Dust Roy Rowland Red Skelton, Sally Forrest Comedy MGM
FBI Girl William A. Berke Cesar Romero, George Brent, Audrey Totter, Raymond Burr Film noir Lippert Films
The Family Secret Henry Levin John Derek, Lee J. Cobb Drama Columbia
Father's Little Dividend Vincente Minnelli Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, Elizabeth Taylor Comedy MGM. Sequel to Father of the Bride
Father Takes the Air Frank McDonald Raymond Walburn, Walter Catlett Comedy Monogram
The Fat Man William Castle Julie London, Rock Hudson Film noir Universal
Fighting Coast Guard Joseph Kane Forrest Tucker, Ella Raines Action Republic
The Fighting Seventh Charles Marquis Warren Lloyd Bridges, John Ireland Western Lippert Films
Fingerprints Don't Lie Sam Newfield Richard Travis, Sheila Ryan, Margia Dean Crime Lippert
The First Legion Douglas Sirk Charles Boyer, Barbara Rush Drama United Artists
Five Arch Oboler Susan Douglas Rubeš, William Phipps Drama Columbia
Fixed Bayonets! Samuel Fuller Richard Basehart, Gene Evans War 20th Century Fox
Flame of Araby Charles Lamont Maureen O'Hara, Jeff Chandler Adventure Universal
Flame of Stamboul Ray Nazarro Richard Denning, Lisa Ferraday Thriller Columbia
Flight to Mars Lesley Selander Marguerite Chapman, Cameron Mitchell, Virginia Huston Science Fiction Monogram
Flying Leathernecks Nicholas Ray John Wayne, Robert Ryan Action RKO
Follow the Sun Sidney Lanfield Anne Baxter, Glenn Ford Biographical 20th Century Fox. Based on life of Ben Hogan
Footlight Varieties Hal Yates Jack Paar, Leon Errol Musical RKO
Force of Arms Michael Curtiz William Holden, Nancy Olson, Frank Lovejoy War Warner Bros.
Fort Defiance John Rawlins Dane Clark, Ben Johnson, Peter Graves Western United Artists
Fort Dodge Stampede Harry Keller Allan Lane, Mary Ellen Kay Western Republic
Fort Savage Raiders Ray Nazarro Charles Starrett, Smiley Burnette Western Columbia
Fort Worth Edwin L. Marin Randolph Scott, David Brian Western Warner Bros.
Fourteen Hours Henry Hathaway Paul Douglas, Richard Basehart Drama 20th Century Fox. Based on a story by Joel Sayre
Francis Goes to the Races Arthur Lubin Donald O'Connor, Piper Laurie Comedy Universal; sequel to 1950 film
The Frogmen Lloyd Bacon Richard Widmark, Dana Andrews War 20th Century Fox. First film about scuba diving
Fury of the Congo William Berke Johnny Weissmuller, Lyle Talbot Adventure Columbia
Gambling House Ted Tetzlaff Victor Mature, Terry Moore, William Bendix Film noir RKO
Gasoline Alley Edward Bernds Scotty Beckett, Jimmy Lydon, Susan Morrow Comedy Columbia
Gene Autry and the Mounties John English Gene Autry, Elena Verdugo Western Columbia
Ghost Chasers William Beaudine Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall Comedy Monogram
G.I. Jane Reginald Le Borg Jean Porter, Tom Neal, Iris Adrian Musical Lippert
The Girl on the Bridge Hugo Haas Hugo Haas, Beverly Michaels Drama 20th Century Fox
Go for Broke! Robert Pirosh Van Johnson, Lane Nakano War MGM
Gold Raiders Edward Bernds George O'Brien, Sheila Ryan Western comedy United Artists
Golden Girl Lloyd Bacon Mitzi Gaynor, Dale Robertson, Una Merkel Musical 20th Century Fox
The Golden Horde George Sherman Ann Blyth, David Farrar Historical Universal
Goodbye, My Fancy Vincent Sherman Joan Crawford, Robert Young Romantic comedy Warner Bros. Based on 1948 play
The Great Caruso Richard Thorpe Mario Lanza, Ann Blyth Biographical MGM. Based on life of Enrico Caruso
The Great Missouri Raid Gordon Douglas Macdonald Carey, Ellen Drew Western Paramount
The Groom Wore Spurs Richard Whorf Ginger Rogers, Jack Carson Comedy Universal
Grounds for Marriage Robert Z. Leonard Van Johnson, Kathryn Grayson Romantic comedy MGM
Gunplay Lesley Selander Tim Holt, Joan Dixon Western RKO
The Guy Who Came Back Joseph M. Newman Paul Douglas, Joan Bennett, Linda Darnell Drama 20th Century Fox
Half Angel Richard Sale Loretta Young, Joseph Cotten Comedy 20th Century Fox
Halls of Montezuma Lewis Milestone Richard Widmark, Jack Palance, Robert Wagner, Richard Boone War 20th Century Fox
Hard, Fast and Beautiful Ida Lupino Claire Trevor, Sally Forrest Sports drama RKO
The Harlem Globetrotters Phil Brown Thomas Gomez, Dorothy Dandridge Sports Columbia
Havana Rose William Beaudine Estelita Rodriguez, Bill Williams Musical comedy Republic
He Ran All the Way John Berry John Garfield, Shelley Winters Film noir United Artists. Garfield's last film
Heart of the Rockies William Witney Roy Rogers, Penny Edwards Western Republic
Her First Romance Seymour Friedman Margaret O'Brien, Ann Doran Drama Columbia
Here Comes the Groom Frank Capra Bing Crosby, Jane Wyman Musical Paramount
The Highwayman Lesley Selander Philip Friend, Wanda Hendrix Drama Monogram. Based on Alfred Noyes poem
The Hills of Utah John English Gene Autry, Elaine Riley, Donna Martell Western Columbia
His Kind of Woman John Farrow, Richard Fleischer Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell, Vincent Price, Raymond Burr Film noir RKO. Howard Hughes production
Hollywood Story William Castle Julie Adams, Richard Conte Crime drama Universal
Home Town Story Arthur Pierson Jeffrey Lynn, Marjorie Reynolds Drama MGM. Marilyn Monroe in brief role
Honeychile R.G. Springsteen Judy Canova, Eddie Foy Jr. Comedy Republic
Hong Kong Lewis R. Foster Ronald Reagan, Rhonda Fleming Drama Paramount
The Hoodlum Max Nosseck Lawrence Tierney, Allene Roberts Crime drama Eagle-Lion
Hot Lead Stuart Gilmore Tim Holt, Joan Dixon Western RKO
The House on Telegraph Hill Robert Wise Richard Basehart, Valentina Cortese Film noir 20th Century Fox
Hunt the Man Down George Archainbaud Gig Young, Cleo Moore Drama RKO
Hurricane Island Lew Landers Jon Hall, Marie Windsor Adventure Columbia


Title Director Cast Genre Notes
I Can Get It for You Wholesale Michael Gordon Susan Hayward, Dan Dailey Romance 20th Century Fox. Based on a play by Jerome Weidman
I'd Climb the Highest Mountain Henry King William Lundigan, Susan Hayward Drama 20th Century Fox
I Want You Mark Robson Dana Andrews, Dorothy McGuire Romance RKO
I Was an American Spy Lesley Selander Ann Dvorak Suspense Allied Artists
I Was a Communist for the FBI Gordon Douglas Frank Lovejoy, Dorothy Hart Film noir Warner Bros.
I'll Get You for This Joseph Newman George Raft, Coleen Gray Crime 20th Century Fox
I'll Never Forget You Roy Ward Baker Tyrone Power, Ann Blyth Drama 20th Century Fox
I'll See You in My Dreams Michael Curtiz Doris Day, Danny Thomas Biographical Warner Bros. Based on life of Gus Kahn
In Old Amarillo William Witney Roy Rogers, Estelita Rodriguez Western Republic
Inside Straight Gerald Mayer Mercedes McCambridge, Arlene Dahl Drama MGM
Inside the Walls of Folsom Prison Crane Wilbur Steve Cochran, David Brian Drama Warner Bros.
Insurance Investigator George Blair Richard Denning, Audrey Long Suspense Republic
Iron Man Joseph Pevney Jeff Chandler, Evelyn Keyes Film noir Universal; Remake of 1931 film
It's a Big Country Clarence Brown
John Sturges
Charles Vidor
William Wellman
Gary Cooper, Gene Kelly, Fredric March, Ethel Barrymore, Janet Leigh, Nancy Davis Drama MGM, anthology film
Jim Thorpe – All-American Michael Curtiz Burt Lancaster, Charles Bickford, Phyllis Thaxter Biographical Warner Bros. Star of 1912 Olympic Games
Joe Palooka in Triple Cross Reginald Le Borg Joe Kirkwood, Cathy Downs, James Gleason Comedy Monogram
Journey into Light Stuart Heisler Sterling Hayden, Viveca Lindfors Drama 20th Century Fox
Jungle Manhunt Lew Landers Johnny Weissmuller, Sheila Ryan Adventure Columbia
Katie Did It Frederick De Cordova Ann Blyth, Mark Stevens Comedy Universal
Kentucky Jubilee Ron Ormond Jerry Colonna, Jean Porter, James Ellison Musical Lippert
The Kid from Amarillo Ray Nazarro Charles Starrett, Smiley Burnette Western Columbia
Kind Lady John Sturges Ethel Barrymore, Maurice Evans, Keenan Wynn, Angela Lansbury Drama MGM. Remake of 1935 film
Korea Patrol Max Nosseck Richard Emory, Benson Fong War Lippert
The Lady from Boston Bernard Vorhaus Paul Henreid, Merle Oberon Comedy United Artists. Co-production with France
The Lady from Texas Joseph Pevney Howard Duff, Mona Freeman Comedy western Universal
The Lady Pays Off Douglas Sirk Linda Darnell, Stephen McNally, Gigi Perreau Drama Universal
Law of the Badlands Lesley Selander Tim Holt, Joan Dixon Western RKO
The Law and the Lady Edwin H. Knopf Greer Garson, Michael Wilding Comedy MGM. Based on The Last of Mrs. Cheyney
Lawless Cowboys Lewis D. Collins Whip Wilson, Fuzzy Knight, Pamela Duncan Western Monogram
The Last Outpost Lewis R. Foster Ronald Reagan, Rhonda Fleming Western Paramount; Remake of 1935 film
Leave It to the Marines Sam Newfield Sid Melton, Margia Dean Comedy Lippert
The Lemon Drop Kid Sidney Lanfield Bob Hope, Marilyn Maxwell, William Frawley Comedy Paramount. Remake of 1934 film; Introduced the song "Silver Bells"
Let's Go Navy! William Beaudine Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Allen Jenkins Comedy Monogram
Let's Make It Legal Richard Sale Claudette Colbert, Macdonald Carey, Zachary Scott, Marilyn Monroe Comedy 20th Century Fox
The Light Touch Richard Brooks Stewart Granger, Pier Angeli, George Sanders Crime MGM
Lightning Strikes Twice King Vidor Ruth Roman, Richard Todd Drama Warner Bros.
The Lion Hunters Ford Beebe Johnny Sheffield, Douglas Kennedy Adventure Monogram
Little Big Horn Charles Marquis Warren Lloyd Bridges, Marie Windsor, John Ireland Western Lippert Pictures
Little Egypt Frederick de Cordova Rhonda Fleming, Mark Stevens Biography Universal
The Longhorn Lewis D. Collins Bill Elliott, Myron Healey, Phyllis Coates Western Monogram
Lorna Doone Phil Karlson Barbara Hale, Richard Greene Adventure Columbia
Lost Continent Sam Newfield Cesar Romero, Hillary Brooke Sci-fi Lippert
Love Nest Joseph Newman June Haver, William Lundigan, Marilyn Monroe Drama 20th Century Fox
Lullaby of Broadway David Butler Doris Day, Gene Nelson Musical Warner Bros.
M Joseph Losey David Wayne, Howard Da Silva, Luther Adler Film noir Columbia; Remake of 1931 film
Ma and Pa Kettle Back on the Farm Edward Sedgwick Marjorie Main, Percy Kilbride Comedy Universal. 3rd of a series
The Magic Carpet Lew Landers Lucille Ball, John Agar Adventure Columbia
The Magic Face Frank Tuttle Luther Adler, Patricia Knight War drama Columbia
The Magnificent Yankee John Sturges Louis Calhern, Ann Harding Biographical MGM. Based on life of Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
The Man from Planet X Edgar G. Ulmer Robert Clarke, Margaret Field Sci-fi United Artists
Man from Sonora Lewis D. Collins Johnny Mack Brown, Phyllis Coates, Lyle Talbot Western Monogram
Man in the Saddle Andre DeToth Randolph Scott, Joan Leslie, Ellen Drew Western Columbia
The Man with My Face Edward Montagne Barry Nelson, Carole Mathews Film noir United Artists.
The Man with a Cloak Fletcher Markle Joseph Cotten, Barbara Stanwyck, Louis Calhern, Leslie Caron Drama MGM. Based on the short story The Gentleman from Paris
The Mark of the Renegade Hugo Fregonese Ricardo Montalban, Cyd Charisse, Gilbert Roland Adventure Universal
Mask of the Avenger Phil Karlson John Derek, Anthony Quinn Drama Columbia
Mask of the Dragon Sam Newfield Richard Travis, Sheila Ryan, Lyle Talbot Crime Lippert
The Mating Season Mitchell Leisen Gene Tierney, John Lund Comedy Paramount
Meet Me After the Show Richard Sale Betty Grable, Rory Calhoun Musical 20th Century Fox
Million Dollar Pursuit R. G. Springsteen Penny Edwards, Grant Withers Crime Republic
A Millionaire for Christy George Marshall Eleanor Parker, Fred MacMurray Comedy 20th Century Fox
Missing Women Philip Ford Penny Edwards, John Alvin Crime Republic
The Mob Robert Parrish Broderick Crawford Film noir Columbia
The Model and the Marriage Broker George Cukor Jeanne Crain, Scott Brady, Thelma Ritter Comedy 20th Century Fox
Montana Desperado Wallace Fox Johnny Mack Brown, Myron Healey Western Monogram
Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell Henry Koster Clifton Webb, Joanne Dru, Zero Mostel Comedy 20th Century Fox
Mr. Imperium Don Hartman Lana Turner, Ezio Pinza, Marjorie Main Romance MGM
Mister Universe Joseph Lerner Jack Carson, Janis Paige Comedy Eagle-Lion
My Favorite Spy Norman Z. McLeod Bob Hope, Hedy Lamarr, Francis L. Sullivan Comedy Paramount
My Forbidden Past Robert Stevenson Ava Gardner, Robert Mitchum Drama RKO
My Outlaw Brother Elliott Nugent Mickey Rooney, Wanda Hendrix Western Eagle-Lion
My True Story Mickey Rooney Helen Walker, Willard Parker Crime Columbia


Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Navy Bound Paul Landres Tom Neal, Regis Toomey Drama Monogram
Nevada Badmen Lewis D. Collins Whip Wilson, Phyllis Coates Western Monogram
Never Trust a Gambler Ralph Murphy Dane Clark, Cathy O'Donnell, Tom Drake Film noir Columbia
New Mexico Irving Reis Lew Ayres, Marilyn Maxwell, Andy Devine Western United Artists
Night into Morning Fletcher Markle Ray Milland, Nancy Davis Drama MGM
Night Riders of Montana Fred C. Brannon Allan Lane, Claudia Barrett Western Republic
No Questions Asked Harold F. Kress Arlene Dahl, Barry Sullivan, Jean Hagen Crime MGM
Northwest Territory Frank McDonald Kirby Grant, Gloria Saunders Western Monogram
Oh! Susanna Joseph Kane Lorna Gray, Rod Cameron Western Republic
Oklahoma Justice Lewis D. Collins Johnny Mack Brown, Phyllis Coates Western Monogram
On Dangerous Ground Nicholas Ray Ida Lupino, Robert Ryan, Ward Bond Film Noir RKO
On the Loose Charles Lederer Joan Evans, Melvyn Douglas Drama RKO
On Moonlight Bay Roy Del Ruth Doris Day, Gordon MacRae Musical Warner Bros.; followed by By the Light of the Silvery Moon
On the Riviera Walter Lang Danny Kaye, Gene Tierney Musical 20th Century Fox. Based on the play The Red Cat
Only the Valiant Gordon Douglas Gregory Peck, Barbara Payton, Ward Bond Western Warner Bros.
Operation Pacific George Waggner John Wayne, Patricia Neal War Warner Bros.
Overland Telegraph Lesley Selander Tim Holt, Gail Davis Western RKO
The Painted Hills Harold F. Kress Bruce Cowling, Ann Doran Family MGM
Painting the Clouds with Sunshine David Butler Dennis Morgan, Virginia Mayo, Gene Nelson Musical Warner Bros. Remake of Gold Diggers of 1933
Pals of the Golden West William Witney Roy Rogers, Dale Evans Western Republic
Pandora and the Flying Dutchman Albert Lewin Ava Gardner, James Mason Drama MGM
Passage West Lewis R. Foster John Payne, Arleen Whelan Western Paramount
Payment on Demand Curtis Bernhardt Bette Davis, Barry Sullivan Drama RKO. Originally titled The Story of a Divorce
Pecos River Fred F. Sears Charles Starrett, Jock Mahoney Western Columbia
Peking Express William Dieterle Joseph Cotten, Corinne Calvet Adventure Paramount. Second remake of Shanghai Express
The People Against O'Hara John Sturges Spencer Tracy, Pat O'Brien, Diana Lynn, John Hodiak, James Arness Film noir MGM
People Will Talk Joseph L. Mankiewicz Cary Grant, Jeanne Crain, Sidney Blackmer, Hume Cronyn, Walter Slezak, Finlay Currie Romantic comedy 20th Century Fox. Based on a play by Curt Goetz
Pickup Hugo Haas Hugo Haas, Beverly Michaels Film noir Columbia
Pier 23 William Berke Hugh Beaumont, Ann Savage, Margia Dean Crime comedy Lippert
Pistol Harvest Lesley Selander Tim Holt, Joan Dixon Western RKO
A Place in the Sun George Stevens Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift, Shelley Winters, Raymond Burr, Anne Revere Drama Paramount. Based on a book by Theodore Dreiser; won 6 Academy Awards
Prairie Roundup Fred F. Sears Charles Starrett, Mary Castle Western Columbia
Pride of Maryland Philip Ford Peggy Stewart, Stanley Clements Drama Republic
The Prince Who Was a Thief Rudolph Mate Tony Curtis, Piper Laurie Adventure Universal
The Prowler Joseph Losey Van Heflin, Evelyn Keyes Film Noir United Artists
Purple Heart Diary Richard Quine Frances Langford, Judd Holdren Drama Columbia
Quebec George Templeton John Drew Barrymore, Corinne Calvet Historical Drama Paramount
Quo Vadis Mervyn LeRoy Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr, Peter Ustinov, Finlay Currie, Leo Genn Historical Epic MGM; based on the novel; 8 Oscar nominations; Golden Globe won by Ustinov
Queen for a Day Arthur Lubin Jack Bailey, Phyllis Avery Comedy United Artists
The Racket John Cromwell Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan, Lizabeth Scott, William Talman, Joyce MacKenzie Film Noir RKO. Remake of the 1928 film
The Raging Tide George Sherman Shelley Winters, Richard Conte Film noir Universal
Raton Pass Edwin L. Marin Patricia Neal, Dennis Morgan Western Warner Bros.
Rawhide Henry Hathaway Tyrone Power, Susan Hayward Western 20th Century Fox; Became TV series
The Red Badge of Courage John Huston Audie Murphy, Bill Mauldin War MGM. Based on Stephen Crane novel
The Redhead and the Cowboy Leslie Fenton Rhonda Fleming, Glenn Ford Western Paramount
Red Mountain William Dieterle Alan Ladd, Lizabeth Scott, Arthur Kennedy Western Paramount
Reunion in Reno Kurt Neumann Peggy Dow, Gigi Perreau Drama Universal
Rhubarb Arthur Lubin Ray Milland, Jan Sterling, Gene Lockhart Comedy Paramount. Based on H. Allen Smith book
Rhythm Inn Paul Landres Jane Frazee, Kirby Grant, Lois Collier Musical Monogram
Rich, Young and Pretty Norman Taurog Jane Powell, Wendell Corey, Vic Damone, Danielle Darrieux Musical MGM
Ridin' the Outlaw Trail Fred F. Sears Charles Starrett, Jim Bannon Western Columbia
The River Jean Renoir Nora Swinburne, Esmond Knight Romance United Artists
Roadblock Harold Daniels Charles McGraw, Joan Dixon Film noir RKO
Roaring City William Berke Hugh Beaumont, Wanda McKay Crime Lippert
Rodeo King and the Senorita Philip Ford Rex Allen, Buddy Ebsen Western Republic
Rogue River John Rawlins Rory Calhoun, Peter Graves, Frank Fenton Thriller Eagle-Lion
Rough Riders of Durango Fred C. Brannon Allan Lane, Aline Towne Western Republic
Royal Wedding Stanley Donen Fred Astaire, Jane Powell, Peter Lawford Musical MGM; Donen's first solo film


Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Saddle Legion Lesley Selander Tim Holt, Dorothy Malone Western RKO
Santa Fe Irving Pichel Randolph Scott, Janis Carter Western Columbia
Saturday's Hero David Miller John Derek, Donna Reed, Sidney Blackmer Sports drama Columbia
Savage Drums William Berke Sabu, Lita Baron, H. B. Warner Adventure Lippert
The Scarf Ewald Andre Dupont Mercedes McCambridge, John Ireland Drama United Artists
The Sea Hornet Joseph Kane Rod Cameron, Adele Mara Action Republic
Sealed Cargo Alfred L. Werker Dana Andrews, Carla Balenda War drama RKO
The Secret of Convict Lake Michael Gordon Glenn Ford, Gene Tierney Western 20th Century Fox
Secrets of Monte Carlo George Blair Warren Douglas, Lois Hall Crime Republic
Show Boat George Sidney Howard Keel, Kathryn Grayson, Ava Gardner, Gower Champion, Marge Champion, Joe E. Brown Musical MGM. Based on novel by Edna Ferber; remake of 1936 film
Silver Canyon John English Gene Autry, Gail Davis Western Columbia
Silver City Byron Haskin Edmond O'Brien, Yvonne De Carlo, Barry Fitzgerald Western Paramount
Silver City Bonanza George Blair Rex Allen, Buddy Ebsen, Mary Ellen Kay Western Republic
Sirocco Curtis Bernhardt Humphrey Bogart Film noir Columbia. Based on novel Coup de Grace
Skipalong Rosenbloom Sam Newfield Max Rosenbloom, Max Baer Western United Artists
Sky High Sam Newfield Sid Melton, Margia Dean Comedy Lippert
Slaughter Trail Irving Allen Gig Young, Brian Donlevy Western RKO
Smuggler's Gold William Berke Cameron Mitchell, Amanda Blake Adventure Columbia
Smuggler's Island Edward Ludwig Jeff Chandler, Evelyn Keyes Drama Universal
Snake River Desperadoes Fred F. Sears Charles Starrett, Monte Blue Western Columbia
Soldiers Three Tay Garnett Stewart Granger, Walter Pidgeon, David Niven, Robert Newton, Greta Gynt Adventure MGM
The Son of Dr. Jekyll Seymour Friedman Louis Hayward, Jody Lawrance Suspense Columbia
South of Caliente William Witney Roy Rogers, Dale Evans Western Republic
Spoilers of the Plains William Witney Roy Rogers, Penny Edwards Western Republic
St. Benny the Dip Edgar G. Ulmer Dick Haymes, Nina Foch, Roland Young Comedy United Artists
Stage to Blue River Lewis D. Collins Whip Wilson, Fuzzy Knight, Phyllis Coates Western Monogram
Stagecoach Driver Lewis D. Collins Whip Wilson, Fuzzy Knight Western Monogram
Starlift Roy Del Ruth Janice Rule, Dick Wesson, Ruth Roman Musical Warner Bros.
The Steel Helmet Samuel Fuller Gene Evans, Steve Brodie War Lippert
Stop That Cab Eugenio de Liguoro Sid Melton, Iris Adrian, Marjorie Lord Comedy crime Lippert
Storm Warning Stuart Heisler Ronald Reagan, Doris Day, Ginger Rogers Thriller Warner Bros.
The Strange Door Joseph Pevney Charles Laughton, Boris Karloff, Sally Forrest Period drama Universal
Strangers on a Train Alfred Hitchcock Farley Granger, Ruth Roman, Robert Walker Suspense Warner Bros.; based on Patricia Highsmith novel
A Streetcar Named Desire Elia Kazan Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Kim Hunter Drama Warner Bros. written by Tennessee Williams; Oscars for Leigh, Malden, Hunter
Street Bandits R. G. Springsteen Penny Edwards, Robert Clarke Crime Republic
Strictly Dishonorable Melvin Frank Ezio Pinza, Janet Leigh Romantic comedy MGM
The Strip László Kardos Mickey Rooney, Sally Forrest Musical MGM
Stronghold Steve Sekely Veronica Lake, Zachary Scott Drama Lippert
Submarine Command John Farrow William Holden, Nancy Olson War Paramount
Sugarfoot Edwin L. Marin Randolph Scott, Adele Jergens, Raymond Massey Western Warner Bros.
Sunny Side of the Street Richard Quine Frankie Laine, Audrey Long Comedy Columbia
Superman and the Mole Men Lee Sholem George Reeves, Phyllis Coates Action Lippert. Based on DC Comics character
The Sword of Monte Cristo Maurice Geraghty George Montgomery, Rita Corday Adventure 20th Century Fox
Take Care of My Little Girl Jean Negulesco Jeanne Crain, Dale Robertson, Mitzi Gaynor Drama 20th Century Fox
Tales of Robin Hood James Tinling Robert Clarke, Mary Hatcher, Paul Cavanagh Adventure Lippert
The Tall Target Anthony Mann Dick Powell, Paula Raymond, Adolphe Menjou Thriller MGM
The Tanks are Coming D. Ross Lederman Steve Cochran, Philip Carey, Mari Aldon War Warner Bros.
Target Unknown George Sherman Mark Stevens, Alex Nicol, Gig Young War Universal
Tarzan's Peril Byron Haskin Lex Barker, Virginia Huston Adventure RKO; one of Tarzan series
Ten Tall Men Willis Goldbeck Burt Lancaster Adventure Columbia
Teresa Fred Zinnemann Pier Angeli, John Ericson, Peggy Ann Garner Drama MGM
Texans Never Cry Frank McDonald Gene Autry, Mary Castle Western Columbia
Texas Carnival Charles Walters Esther Williams, Red Skelton, Howard Keel, Ann Miller Musical comedy MGM
Texas Lawmen Lewis D. Collins Johnny Mack Brown, James Ellison Western Monogram
The Texas Rangers Phil Karlson George Montgomery, Gale Storm Western Columbia; Remake of 1936 film
That's My Boy Hal Walker Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis Comedy Paramount
The Thing from Another World Howard Hawks Kenneth Tobey, Margaret Sheridan, Dewey Martin, James Arness Science fiction RKO. Remade in 1982 as The Thing
Three Desperate Men Sam Newfield Preston Foster, Jim Davis, Virginia Grey Western Lippert
Three Guys Named Mike Charles Walters Jane Wyman, Van Johnson, Howard Keel Drama MGM
Three Husbands Irving Reis Eve Arden, Ruth Warrick Comedy United Artists
Three Steps North W. Lee Wilder Lloyd Bridges, Lea Padovani Crime United Artists
Thunder in God's Country George Blair Rex Allen, Mary Ellen Kay Western Republic
Thunder on the Hill Douglas Sirk Claudette Colbert, Ann Blyth, Anne Crawford Film noir Universal
The Thundering Trail Ron Ormond Lash La Rue, Al St. John Western Realart
Tokyo File 212 Dorrell, Stuart McGowan Florence Marly, Lee Frederick Espionage RKO. First Hollywood film entirely filmed in Japan[1]
Tomahawk George Sherman Van Heflin, Yvonne De Carlo, Preston Foster Western Universal
Tomorrow Is Another Day Felix Feist Ruth Roman, Steve Cochran Drama Warner Bros.
Too Young to Kiss Robert Z. Leonard June Allyson, Van Johnson, Gig Young Comedy MGM. Golden Globe for Allyson
Two-Dollar Bettor Edward L. Cahn Steve Brodie, Marie Windsor Film noir Realart
Two Gals and a Guy Alfred E. Green Janis Paige, Robert Alda Comedy United Artists
Two Lost Worlds Norman Dawn James Arness, Bill Kennedy Sci-fi Eagle-Lion
Two of a Kind Henry Levin Edmond O'Brien, Lizabeth Scott Film noir Columbia; Remake of 1983 film
Two Tickets to Broadway James V. Kern Tony Martin, Janet Leigh, Eddie Bracken Musical RKO
The Unknown Man Richard Thorpe Walter Pidgeon, Ann Harding Drama MGM
Unknown World Terry O. Morse Marilyn Nash, Victor Kilian Sci-fi Lippert
Up Front Alexander Hall David Wayne, Tom Ewell Comedy Universal
Utah Wagon Train Philip Ford Rex Allen, Penny Edwards Western Republic
Valentino Lewis Allen Eleanor Parker, Anthony Dexter Adventure Columbia
Valley of Fire John English Gene Autry, Gail Davis Western Columbia
The Vanishing Outpost Ron Ormond Lash La Rue, Al St. John Western Independent
Varieties on Parade Ron Ormond Jackie Coogan, Tom Neal Musical Lippert
Vengeance Valley Richard Thorpe Burt Lancaster, Robert Walker Western MGM
Dead or Alive Thomas Carr Whip Wilson, Christine McIntyre Western Monogram
Warpath Byron Haskin Edmond O'Brien, Dean Jagger, Forrest Tucker, Polly Bergen Western Paramount
Week-End with Father Douglas Sirk Van Heflin, Patricia Neal, Gigi Perreau Comedy Universal
The Well Leo Popkin Richard Rober, Harry Morgan, Maidie Norman Drama United Artists
Wells Fargo Gunmaster Philip Ford Allan Lane, Mary Ellen Kay Western Republic
Westward the Women William A. Wellman Robert Taylor, Denise Darcel, John McIntire Western MGM
When I Grow Up Michael Kanin Robert Preston, Martha Scott Drama United Artists
When the Redskins Rode Lew Landers Jon Hall, Mary Castle Adventure Columbia
When Worlds Collide Rudolph Mate Richard Derr, Barbara Rush Sci-fi Paramount
The Whip Hand W.C. Menzies Carla Balenda, Elliott Reid Western RKO
Whirlwind John English Gene Autry, Gail Davis Western Columbia
The Whistle at Eaton Falls Robert Siodmak Lloyd Bridges, Dorothy Gish Drama Columbia
Whistling Hills Derwin Abrahams Johnny Mack Brown, Noel Neill Western Monogram
The Wild Blue Yonder Allan Dwan Wendell Corey, Vera Ralston, Forrest Tucker War drama Republic
A Yank in Korea Lew Landers Lon McCallister, Brett King War Columbia
Yellow Fin Frank McDonald Wayne Morris, Lorna Gray, Gloria Henry Adventure Monogram
You Never Can Tell Lou Breslow Dick Powell, Peggy Dow Comedy Universal
You're in the Navy Now Henry Hathaway Gary Cooper, Jane Greer Comedy 20th Century Fox
Yukon Manhunt Frank McDonald Kirby Grant, Margaret Field Western Monogram


Title Director Cast Genre Notes
The Best is Yet to Come Kroger Babb - Exploitation
The Big Lie War Cold War propaganda
Day of the Fight Stanley Kubrick Walter Cartier Documentary First picture directed by Kubrick
Flying Padre Stanley Kubrick Fred Stadmueller Documentary Kubrick's second film


Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Captain Video: Master of the Stratosphere Spencer Gordon Bennet Judd Holdren Serial
Don Daredevil Rides Again Fred C. Brannon Ken Curtis, Aline Towne Serial
Government Agents vs Phantom Legion Fred C. Brannon Walter Reed, Mary Ellen Kay Serial 12-chapter serial
Mysterious Island Spencer Gordon Bennet Richard Crane, Marshall Reed Serial Based on the Jules Verne novel


Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Baby Sitters Jitters Jules White The Three Stooges Comedy
Ballot Box Bunny Friz Freleng Looney Tunes Animation
A Bear For Punishment Chuck Jones Looney Tunes Animation
Big Top Bunny Robert McKimson Looney Tunes Animation
A Bone for a Bone Friz Freleng Looney Tunes Animation
Bunny Hugged Chuck Jones Looney Tunes Animation Remake of the short Rabbit Punch
Casanova Cat Hanna-Barbera Tom and Jerry Animation
Cat Napping Hanna-Barbera Tom and Jerry Animation
Cheese Chasers Chuck Jones Looney Tunes Animation
Chow Hound Chuck Jones Looney Tunes Animation
Cruise Cat Hanna-Barbera Tom and Jerry Animation
Destination Meatball Walter Lantz Woody Woodpecker Animation
Don't Throw That Knife Jules White The Three Stooges Comedy
Drip-Along Daffy Chuck Jones Looney Tunes Animation
Duck and Cover Anthony Rizzo Propaganda
The Flying Cat Hanna-Barbera Tom and Jerry Animation
French Rarebit Robert McKimson Looney Tunes Animation
Gerald McBoing-Boing Robert Cannon Marvin Miller Animation Academy Award: Best Animated Short
His Mouse Friday Hanna-Barbera Tom and Jerry Animation
Hula-La-La Edward Bernds Three Stooges Comedy
Jerry and Jumbo Hanna-Barbera Tom and Jerry Animation
Jerry and the Goldfish Hanna-Barbera Tom and Jerry Animation
Just Ducky Hanna-Barbera Tom and Jerry Animation
Lambert the Sheepish Lion Jack Hannah Animated 8 minutes
Merry Mavericks Edward Bernds Three Stooges Comedy
Nit-Witty Kitty Hanna-Barbera Tom and Jerry Animation
No Smoking Jack Kinney Goofy Animation
Pest Man Wins Jules White Three Stooges Comedy
The Prize Pest Robert McKimson Looney Tunes Animation Final screwball Daffy Duck cartoon
Rabbit Fire Chuck Jones Looney Tunes Animation
Scrambled Brains Jules White The Three Stooges Comedy
Sleepy-Time Tom Hanna-Barbera Tom and Jerry Animation
Slicked-up Pup Hanna-Barbera Tom and Jerry Animation
Three Arabian Nuts Edward Bernds Three Stooges Comedy
The Tooth Will Out Edward Bernds The Three Stooges Comedy
The Wearing of the Grin Chuck Jones Porky Pig Animated

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  1. ^ "Tokyo File 212: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved May 17, 2015.

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