List of American films of 1951

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Georges Guétary, Oscar Levant and Gene Kelly in An American in Paris
1890s A list of American films released in 1951.

Danny Kaye hosted the 24th Academy Awards ceremony on March 20, 1952, 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 nine 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 The 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
Ace in the Hole Billy Wilder Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling Drama aka The Big Carnival
Across the Wide Missouri William A. Wellman Clark Gable, Ricardo Montalban, Adolphe Menjou, María Elena Marqués Western Based on the novel
Adventures of Captain Fabian William Marshall Errol Flynn, Micheline Presle Adventure
The African Queen John Huston Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn Drama Academy Award for Bogart
Air Cadet Joseph Pevney Gail Russell, Stephen McNally Drama
Alice in Wonderland Clyde Geronimi Kathryn Beaumont Animation Walt Disney
Along the Great Divide Raoul Walsh Kirk Douglas, Virginia Mayo Western Warner Bros.
An American in Paris Vincente Minnelli Leslie Caron, Gene Kelly Musical Academy Award for Best Picture
Angels in the Outfield Clarence Brown Paul Douglas, Janet Leigh Comedy 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
Apache Drums Hugo Fregonese Stephen McNally, Coleen Gray Western Universal
Appointment with Danger Lewis Allen Alan Ladd, Phyllis Calvert Film noir Paramount
As Young as You Feel Harmon Jones Constance Bennett, Monty Woolley Comedy cameo by Marilyn Monroe
As You Were Bernard Girard Joe Sawyer, Sondra Rodgers Comedy Lippert Pictures


Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Baby Sitters Jitters Jules White Three Stooges Comedy
Ballot Box Bunny Friz Freleng Looney Tunes Animation
The Barefoot Mailman Earl McEvoy Robert Cummings, Terry Moore Comedy Columbia
The Basketball Fix Felix E. Feist John Ireland, Marshall Thompson Drama Realart
A Bear For Punishment Chuck Jones Looney Tunes Animation
Bedtime for Bonzo Frederick de Cordova Ronald Reagan Comedy 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 Best is Yet to Come Kroger Babb - Exploitation
The Big Lie War Cold War propaganda
The Big Night Joseph Losey John Drew Barrymore, Dorothy Comingore Film noir United Artists
Big Top Bunny Robert McKimson Looney Tunes Animation
Bird of Paradise Delmer Daves Debra Paget, Louis Jourdan, Jeff Chandler Drama 20th Century Fox
The Blue Veil Joseph Losey Jane Wyman Drama Still in litigation
A Bone for a Bone Friz Freleng Looney Tunes Animation
The Brave Bulls Robert Rossen Mel Ferrer, Anthony Quinn, Miroslava Drama Based on the 1949 novel
Bride of the Gorilla Curt Siodmak Raymond Burr, Lon Chaney, Jr., Barbara Payton Horror Pre-release title The Face in the Water
Bright Victory Mark Robson Arthur Kennedy, Peggy Dow, Julia Adams Drama Based on Lights Out by Baynard Kendrick
Bullfighter and the Lady Budd Boetticher Robert Stack, Joy Page, Gilbert Roland Drama Republic
Bunny Hugged Chuck Jones Looney Tunes Animation Remake of the short Rabbit Punch


Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Callaway Went Thataway Melvin Frank, Norman Panama Fred MacMurray, Dorothy McGuire Comedy Also known as The Star Said No
Call Me Mister Lloyd Bacon Betty Grable, Dan Dailey Musical Based on the Broadway show
Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. Raoul Walsh Gregory Peck, Virginia Mayo Adventure Based on Horatio Hornblower novels
Captain Video: Master of the Stratosphere Spencer Gordon Bennet Judd Holdren Serial
Casanova Cat Hanna-Barbera Tom and Jerry Animation
Cat Napping Hanna-Barbera Tom and Jerry Animation
Cattle Drive Kurt Neumann Joel McCrea, Dean Stockwell Western Universal
Cause for Alarm! Tay Garnett Loretta Young, Bruce Cowling Film noir MGM
Chained for Life Harry L. Fraser Hilton Twins Exploitation
Cheese Chasers Chuck Jones Looney Tunes Animation
Chicago Calling John Reinhardt Dan Duryea, Mary Anderson Film noir
China Corsair Ray Nazarro Jon Hall, Ernest Borgnine Adventure Columbia
Chow Hound Chuck Jones Looney Tunes Animation
Close to My Heart William Keighley Gene Tierney, Ray Milland Drama Warner Bros.
Come Fill the Cup Gordon Douglas James Cagney, Gig Young Drama Oscar nomination for Young
Comin' Round the Mountain Charles Lamont Abbott and Costello Comedy
Crazy Over Horses William Beaudine Bowery Boys, Gloria Saunders Comedy
Crosswinds Lewis R. Foster Rhonda Fleming, John Payne Drama Paramount
Cruise Cat Hanna-Barbera Tom and Jerry Animation
Cry Danger Robert Parrish Dick Powell, Rhonda Fleming Film noir Shot in 22 days
Cuban Fireball William Beaudine Estelita Rodriguez, Warren Douglas Musical Republic
Darling, How Could You! Mitchell Leisen Joan Fontaine, John Lund, Mona Freeman Comedy based on a play by James Barrie
David and Bathsheba Henry King Gregory Peck. Susan Hayward Historical from 2nd Old Testament book of Samuel
Day of the Fight Stanley Kubrick Walter Cartier Documentary First picture directed by Kubrick
The Day the Earth Stood Still Robert Wise Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal Science Fiction Remade in 2008
Dear Brat William A. Seiter Mona Freeman, Billy De Wolfe Comedy
Death of a Salesman László Benedek Fredric March, Mildred Dunnock Drama Based on Arthur Miller play
Decision Before Dawn Anatole Litvak Richard Basehart, Gary Merrill War From the novel Call It Treason
The Desert Fox Henry Hathaway James Mason, Cedric Hardwicke Biographical Based on the book Rommel
Destination Meatball Walter Lantz Woody Woodpecker Animation
Detective Story William Wyler Kirk Douglas, William Bendix, Eleanor Parker, Joseph Wiseman, Lee Grant Film noir Based on Sidney Kingsley play
Dick Turpin's Ride Ralph Murphy Louis Hayward, Patricia Medina Adventure aka The Lady and the Bandit
Distant Drums Raoul Walsh Gary Cooper, Richard Webb Western Warner Bros.
Don Daredevil Rides Again Fred C. Brannon Ken Curtis, Aline Towne Serial
Don't Throw That Knife Jules White Three Stooges Comedy
Double Crossbones Charles Barton Donald O'Connor, Helena Carter Adventure Universal
Double Dynamite Irving Cummings Frank Sinatra, Jane Russell, Groucho Marx Musical Comedy RKO Radio Pictures
Drip-Along Daffy Chuck Jones Looney Tunes Animation
Drums in the Deep South William Cameron Menzies James Craig, Guy Madison Drama RKO
Duck and Cover Anthony Rizzo Propaganda


Title Director Cast Genre Notes
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 Based on the Murder, Inc. trials
FBI Girl William A. Berke Cesar Romero, George Brent, Audrey Totter, Raymond Burr Crime drama 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 Sequel to Father of the Bride
The Fat Man William Castle Julie London, Rock Hudson Mystery 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
The First Legion Douglas Sirk Charles Boyer, Barbara Rush Drama United Artists
Five Arch Oboler Susan Douglas Rubes, William Phipps Drama
Flame of Araby Charles Lamont Maureen O'Hara, Jeff Chandler Adventure Universal
Flight to Mars Lesley Selander Marguerite Chapman, Cameron Mitchell, Virginia Huston Science Fiction Monogram
The Flying Cat Hanna-Barbera Tom and Jerry Animation
Flying Leathernecks Nicholas Ray John Wayne, Robert Ryan Action RKO
Flying Padre Stanley Kubrick Fred Stadmueller Documentary Kubrick's second film
Follow the Sun Sidney Lanfield Anne Baxter, Glenn Ford Biographical Based on life of Ben Hogan
Force of Arms Michael Curtiz William Holden, Nancy Olson War RKO
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 Worth Edwin L. Marin Randolph Scott, David Brian Western Warner Bros.
Fourteen Hours Henry Hathaway Paul Douglas, Richard Basehart Drama 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
French Rarebit Robert McKimson Looney Tunes Animation
The Frogmen Lloyd Bacon Richard Widmark, Dana Andrews War First film about scuba diving
Fury of the Congo William Berke Johnny Weissmuller Adventure Jungle Jim
Gambling House Ted Tetzlaff Victor Mature, Terry Moore Drama RKO
Gerald McBoing-Boing Robert Cannon Marvin Miller Animation Academy Award: Best Animated Short
Go for Broke! Robert Pirosh Van Johnson, Lane Nakano War MGM
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 Based on 1948 play
Government Agents vs Phantom Legion Fred C. Brannon Walter Reed, Mary Ellen Kay Serial 12-chapter serial
The Great Caruso Richard Thorpe Mario Lanza, Ann Blyth Biographical 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 War 20th Century Fox
Havana Rose William Beaudine Estelita Rodriguez, Bill Williams Musical comedy Republic
He Ran All the Way John Berry John Garfield, Shelley Winters Film noir Garfield's last film
Here Comes the Groom Frank Capra Bing Crosby, Jane Wyman Musical
The Highwayman Lesley Selander Philip Friend, Wanda Hendrix Drama Based on Alfred Noyes poem
His Kind of Woman John Farrow, Richard Fleischer Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell, Vincent Price, Raymond Burr Film noir Howard Hughes production
His Mouse Friday Hanna-Barbera Tom and Jerry Animation
Hollywood Story William Castle Julie Adams, Richard Conte Crime drama Universal
Home Town Story Arthur Pierson Jeffrey Lynn, Marjorie Reynolds Drama 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 United Artists
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
Hula-La-La Edward Bernds Three Stooges Comedy
Hunt the Man Down George Archainbaud Gig Young, Cleo Moore Drama RKO


Title Director Cast Genre Notes
I Can Get It for You Wholesale Michael Gordon Susan Hayward, Dan Dailey Romance based on a play by Jerome Weidman
I'd Climb the Highest Mountain Henry King William Lundigan, Susan Hayward Drama
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 aka Lucky Nick Cain
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 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 Inspired Johnny Cash song
Insurance Investigator George Blair Richard Denning, Audrey Long Suspense Republic
Iron Man Joseph Pevney Jeff Chandler, Evelyn Keyes Drama Universal
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
Jerry and Jumbo Hanna-Barbera Tom and Jerry Animation
Jerry and the Goldfish Hanna-Barbera Tom and Jerry Animation
Jim Thorpe – All-American Michael Curtiz Burt Lancaster, Charles Bickford Biographical star of 1912 Olympic Games
Journey into Light Stuart Heisler Sterling Hayden, Viveca Lindfors Drama 20th Century Fox
Just Ducky Hanna-Barbera Tom and Jerry Animation
Katie Did It Frederick De Cordova Ann Blyth, Mark Stevens Comedy Universal
Kind Lady John Sturges Ethel Barrymore, Maurice Evans, Keenan Wynn, Angela Lansbury Drama Remake of 1935 film
The Lady from Boston Bernard Vorhaus Paul Henreid, Merle Oberon Comedy Co-production with France
The Lady Pays Off Douglas Sirk Linda Darnell Drama
Lambert the Sheepish Lion Jack Hannah Animated 8 minutes
Law of the Badlands Lesley Selander Tim Holt, Joan Dixon Western RKO
The Last of Mrs. Cheyney Edwin H. Knopf Greer Garson, Michael Wilding Comedy aka The Law and the Lady
The Last Outpost Lewis R. Foster Ronald Reagan, Rhonda Fleming Western Paramount
The Lemon Drop Kid Sidney Lanfield Bob Hope, Marilyn Maxwell, William Frawley Comedy Remake of 1934 film; Introduced the song Silver Bells
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.
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
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 Drama Remake of 1931 film
Ma and Pa Kettle Back on the Farm Edward Sedgwick Marjorie Main, Percy Kilbride Comedy 3rd of a series
The Magic Carpet Lew Landers Lucille Ball, John Agar Adventure
The Magnificent Yankee John Sturges Louis Calhern, Ann Harding Biographical Based on life of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
The Man from Planet X Edgar G. Ulmer Robert Clarke, Margaret Field Sci-fi United Artists
The Man with My Face Edward Montagne Barry Nelson, Carole Mathews Film noir Jack Warden film debut
The Man with a Cloak Fletcher Markle Joseph Cotten, Barbara Stanwyck Drama Based on the short story The Gentleman from Paris
Mask of the Avenger Phil Karlson John Derek, Anthony Quinn Drama Columbia
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
Merry Mavericks Edward Bernds Three Stooges Comedy
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, Betty Buehler Film noir Columbia
The Model and the Marriage Broker George Cukor Jeanne Crain, Scott Brady, Thelma Ritter Comedy 20th Century Fox
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
My Forbidden Past Robert Stevenson Ava Gardner, Robert Mitchum Drama RKO
My Outlaw Brother Elliott Nugent Mickey Rooney, Wanda Hendrix Western Eagle-Lion Films
My True Story Mickey Rooney Helen Walker, Willard Parker Crime Columbia
Mysterious Island Spencer Gordon Bennet Richard Crane, Marshall Reed Serial Based on the Jules Verne novel


Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Never Trust a Gambler Ralph Murphy Dane Clark, Cathy O'Donnell Crime 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
Nit-Witty Kitty Hanna-Barbera Tom and Jerry Animation
No Questions Asked Harold F. Kress Arlene Dahl, Barry Sullivan, Jean Hagen Crime MGM
No Smoking Jack Kinney Goofy Animation
Oh! Susanna Joseph Kane Lorna Gray, Rod Cameron Western Republic
Oklahoma Justice Lewis D. Collins Johnny Mack Brown, Phyllis Coates Western Monogram
On the Loose Charles Lederer Joan Evans, Melvyn Douglas Drama
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 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
Painting the Clouds with Sunshine David Butler Dennis Morgan, Virginia Mayo, Gene Nelson Musical Remake of Gold Diggers of 1933
Pandora and the Flying Dutchman Albert Lewin Ava Gardner, James Mason Drama MGM
Passage West Lewis R. Foster John Payne, Arleen Whelan Western
Payment on Demand Curtis Bernhardt Bette Davis, Barry Sullivan Drama Originally titled The Story of a Divorce
Peking Express William Dieterle Joseph Cotten, Corinne Calvet Adventure 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 based on a play by Curt Goetz
Pest Man Wins Jules White Three Stooges Comedy
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 based on a book by Theodore Dreiser; won 6 Academy Awards
Pride of Maryland Philip Ford Peggy Stewart, Stanley Clements Drama
The Prince Who Was a Thief Rudolph Mate Tony Curtis, Piper Laurie Adventure
The Prize Pest Robert McKimson Looney Tunes Animation Final screwball Daffy Duck cartoon
The Prowler Joseph Losey Van Heflin, Evelyn Keyes Film Noir United Artists
Purple Heart Diary Richard Quine Frances Langford Drama
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
Rabbit Fire Chuck Jones Looney Tunes Animation
The Racket John Cromwell Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan, Lizabeth Scott, William Talman, Joyce MacKenzie Film Noir 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
The Red Badge of Courage John Huston Audie Murphy, Bill Mauldin War 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 based on H. Allen Smith book
Rich, Young and Pretty Norman Taurog Jane Powell, Wendell Corey, Vic Damone, Danielle Darrieux Musical MGM
The River Jean Renoir Nora Swinburne, Esmond Knight Romance
Roadblock Harold Daniels Charles McGraw, Joan Dixon Film Noir RKO
Roaring City William Berke Hugh Beaumont, Wanda McKay Crime
Rodeo King and the Senorita Philip Ford Rex Allen, Buddy Ebsen 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
The Scarf Ewald Andre Dupont Mercedes McCambridge, John Ireland Drama United Artists
Scrambled Brains Jules White Three Stooges Comedy
The Sea Hornet Joseph Kane Rod Cameron, Adele Mara Action Republic
Sealed Cargo Alfred L. Werker Dana Andrews, Carla Balenda 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 based on novel by Edna Ferber; remake of 1936 film
Silver City Byron Haskin Edmond O'Brien, Yvonne De Carlo Western Paramount
Silver City Bonanza George Blair Rex Allen, Buddy Ebsen, Mary Ellen Kay Western Republic
Sirocco Curtis Bernhardt Humphrey Bogart, Märta Torén, Lee J. Cobb Film Noir based on novel Coup de Grace
Slaughter Trail Irving Allen Gig Young, Brian Donlevy Western RKO
Sleepy-Time Tom Hanna-Barbera Tom and Jerry Animation
Slicked-up Pup Hanna-Barbera Tom and Jerry Animation
Smuggler's Island Edward Ludwig Jeff Chandler, Evelyn Keyes Drama Universal
The Son of Dr. Jekyll Seymour Friedman Louis Hayward, Jody Lawrance Suspense Columbia
St. Benny the Dip Edgar G. Ulmer Dick Haymes, Nina Foch, Roland Young Comedy United Artists
Starlift Roy Del Ruth Janice Rule, Dick Wesson Musical
The Steel Helmet Samuel Fuller Gene Evans, Steve Brodie War 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 written by Tennessee Williams; Oscars for Leigh, Malden, Hunter
Strictly Dishonorable Melvin Frank Ezio Pinza, Janet Leigh Rom Com 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
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
Superman and the Mole Men Lee Sholem George Reeves, Phyllis Coates Action 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
The Tall Target Anthony Mann Dick Powell, Paula Raymond 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
The Tartars Richard Thorpe Orson Welles, Victor Mature Adventure
Tarzan's Peril Byron Haskin Lex Barker, Virginia Huston Adventure RKO; one of Tarzan series
Ten Tall Men Willis Goldbeck Burt Lancaster, Gilbert Roland Action Columbia
Teresa Fred Zinnemann Pier Angeli, John Ericson, Peggy Ann Garner Drama MGM
Texas Carnival Charles Walters Esther Williams, Red Skelton Comedy MGM
The Texas Rangers Phil Karlson George Montgomery, Gale Storm Western Columbia
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 remade in 1982 as The Thing
Three Arabian Nuts Edward Bernds Three Stooges Comedy
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 on the Hill Douglas Sirk Claudette Colbert, Ann Blyth Drama Universal
Tokyo File 212 Dorrell, Stuart McGowan Florence Marly Espionage 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.
The Tooth Will Out Edward Bernds Three Stooges Comedy
Too Young to Kiss Robert Z. Leonard June Allyson, Van Johnson, Gig Young Comedy Golden Globe for Allyson
Two-Dollar Bettor Edward L. Cahn Steve Brodie, Marie Windsor Drama
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 Films
Two of a Kind Henry Levin Edmond O'Brien, Lizabeth Scott Film noir Columbia
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
Valentino Lewis Allen Eleanor Parker, Anthony Dexter Drama Columbia
Vengeance Valley Richard Thorpe Burt Lancaster, Robert Walker Western MGM
Warpath Byron Haskin Edmond O'Brien, Dean Jagger, Forrest Tucker, Polly Bergen Western Paramount
The Wearing of the Grin Chuck Jones Porky Pig Animated
Week-End with Father Douglas Sirk Patricia Neal, Van Heflin Comedy Universal
The Well Leo Popkin Richard Rober, Harry Morgan, Maidie Norman Drama United Artists
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
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
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

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

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