1950 in Film - Notable Films Released in 1950

Notable Films Released in 1950

U.S.A. unless stated

  • 47 morto che parla, starring Totò - (Italy)


  • Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion, starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello
  • The Admiral Was a Lady, starring Wanda Hendrix and Edmond O'Brien
  • All About Eve, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, starring Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm, Marilyn Monroe -- winner of 6 Oscars
  • Ambush, starring Robert Taylor and Arlene Dahl
  • Annie Get Your Gun, starring Betty Hutton, Howard Keel, Louis Calhern
  • Armored Car Robbery, starring Charles McGraw and William Talman
  • The Asphalt Jungle, directed by John Huston, starring Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Sam Jaffe, James Whitmore, Jean Hagen, Marilyn Monroe
  • The Astonished Heart, starring Celia Johnson and Noël Coward - (Britain)
  • At War with the Army, starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis


  • Babul (Father's House), starring Dilip Kumar and Nargis - (India)
  • Backfire, starring Virginia Mayo and Gordon MacRae
  • The Bandit Queen, starring Barbara Britton and Phillip Reed
  • The Baron of Arizona, starring Vincent Price
  • Beauty and the Devil (La Beauté du diable), directed by René Clair, starring Michel Simon - (France/Italy)
  • The Big Lift, starring Montgomery Clift
  • Bitter Springs, starring Tommy Trinder and Chips Rafferty - (Australia/Britain)
  • The Black Rose, starring Tyrone Power and Orson Welles - (Britain/U.S.)
  • The Blue Lamp, starring Jack Warner and Dirk Bogarde - (Britain)
  • Born to Be Bad, starring Joan Fontaine and Robert Ryan
  • Born Yesterday, directed by George Cukor, starring Broderick Crawford, Judy Holliday and William Holden
  • The Breaking Point, directed by Michael Curtiz, starring John Garfield and Patricia Neal
  • Bright Leaf, starring Gary Cooper, Lauren Bacall and Patricia Neal
  • Broken Arrow, starring James Stewart


  • Café Paradis - (Denmark)
  • Caged, starring Eleanor Parker
  • Caiçara, directed by and starring Adolfo Celi - (Brazil)
  • Captain Carey, U.S.A., starring Alan Ladd and Wanda Hendrix
  • Champagne for Caesar, starring Ronald Colman, Celeste Holm, Vincent Price and Art Linkletter
  • Cheaper by the Dozen, starring Clifton Webb and Myrna Loy
  • Cinderella, a Disney animated film
  • Comanche Territory, starring Maureen O'Hara
  • Convicted, starring Glenn Ford and Broderick Crawford
  • Crisis, starring Cary Grant and Jose Ferrer
  • Cyrano de Bergerac, starring José Ferrer


  • D.O.A., starring Edmond O'Brien
  • Dallas, starring Gary Cooper
  • The Damned Don't Cry, starring Joan Crawford
  • Dance Hall, directed by Charles Crichton, starring Diana Dors and Petula Clark - (Britain)
  • Dark City, starring Charlton Heston and Lizabeth Scott
  • The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady, starring June Haver and Gordon MacRae
  • Death is a Caress (Døden er et kjærtegn) - (Norway)
  • Destination Moon, starring John Archer
  • The Devil Is a Woman (Doña Diabla) - (Mexico)
  • Devil's Doorway, starring Robert Taylor, Louis Calhern, Paula Raymond
  • Dial 1119, starring Marshall Thompson, Virginia Field, William Conrad
  • Dieu a besoin des hommes (God Needs Man), directed by Jean Delannoy - (France)


  • The Eagle and the Hawk, starring Rhonda Fleming and John Payne
  • Edge of Doom, starring Farley Granger and Mala Powers
  • Les Enfants Terribles, directed by Jean-Pierre Melville - (France)
  • Escape at Dawn (Akatsuki no dasso) - (Japan)
  • Fancy Pants, starring Bob Hope and Lucille Ball
  • Father of the Bride, directed by Vincente Minnelli, starring Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, Elizabeth Taylor
  • The File on Thelma Jordon, starring Barbara Stanwyck
  • The Fireball, starring Mickey Rooney and Pat O'Brien
  • The Flame and the Arrow, starring Burt Lancaster and Virginia Mayo
  • The Flowers of St. Francis (Francesco, giullare di Dio), directed by Roberto Rossellini - (Italy)
  • For Heaven's Sake, starring Clifton Webb and Joan Bennett
  • Frenchie, starring Joel McCrea and Shelley Winters
  • The Furies, directed by Anthony Mann, starring Barbara Stanwyck and Walter Huston


  • The Glass Menagerie, starring Jane Wyman
  • Gone to Earth, starring Jennifer Jones - (Britain)
  • Gun Crazy (aka Deadly is the Female), starring John Dall and Peggy Cummins
  • The Gunfighter, starring Gregory Peck
  • The Happiest Days of Your Life, starring Alastair Sim and Margaret Rutherford - (Britain)
  • Harriet Craig, starring Joan Crawford and Wendell Corey
  • Harvey, starring James Stewart and Josephine Hull
  • Highly Dangerous, starring Margaret Lockwood and Dane Clark
  • The Hollywood Ten, documentary by John Berry
  • House by the River, starring Louis Hayward and Jane Wyatt


  • I'll Get By, starring June Haver, Gloria DeHaven, Steve Allen, Dennis Day
  • In a Lonely Place, directed by Nicholas Ray, starring Humphrey Bogart and Gloria Grahame
  • I Was a Shoplifter, starring Scott Brady and Mona Freeman
  • The Jackie Robinson Story, starring Robinson as himself, with Ruby Dee
  • Jogan, starring Dilip Kumar and Nargis - (India)
  • Johnny One-Eye, starring Pat O'Brien
  • Justice is Done (Justice est faite) - (France)


  • Key to the City, starring Clark Gable and Loretta Young
  • The Kid (Xi lu xiang), starring 10-year-old Bruce Lee - (Hong Kong)
  • Kill the Umpire, starring William Bendix, William Frawley, Una Merkel
  • The Killer That Stalked New York, starring Evelyn Keyes
  • Kim, starring Errol Flynn
  • King Solomon's Mines, starring Deborah Kerr and Stewart Granger
  • Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye, starring James Cagney
  • Kon-Tiki, a documentary directed by and starring Thor Heyerdahl - (Norway)
  • A Lady Without Passport, starring Hedy Lamarr and John Hodiak
  • Last Holiday, starring Alec Guinness - (Britain)
  • Life (Jeevitham), directed by A. V. Meiyappan, starring Vyjayanthimala in her Telugu film debut - (India)
  • A Life of Her Own, starring Lana Turner and Ray Milland
  • The Life of Wu Xun (Wu Xun zhuan) - (China)
  • Louisa, starring Ronald Reagan
  • Love Happy, starring the Marx Brothers and, in a non-speaking role, Marilyn Monroe


  • The Magnificent Yankee, starring Louis Calhern
  • The Man Who Cheated Himself, starring Lee J. Cobb and Jane Wyatt
  • The Men, starring Marlon Brando in his film debut, with Teresa Wright
  • The Miniver Story, starring Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon and John Hodiak
  • Mirror of Holland (Spiegel van Holland) - (Netherlands) winner of Short Film Palme d'Or
  • Mister 880, starring Burt Lancaster and Edmund Gwenn
  • Montana, starring Errol Flynn and Alexis Smith
  • Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone, starring Marjorie Main and James Whitmore
  • The Mudlark, starring Irene Dunne and Alec Guinness - (Britain/U.S.)
  • Mussorgsky - (U.S.S.R.)
  • My Blue Heaven, starring Betty Grable
  • My Friend Irma Goes West, starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis
  • Mystery Street, starring Ricardo Montalbán


  • Nancy Goes to Rio, starring Jane Powell and Ann Sothern
  • The Nevadan, starring Randolph Scott and Dorothy Malone
  • Night and the City, directed by Jules Dassin, starring Richard Widmark and Gene Tierney - (Britain)
  • No Man of Her Own, starring Barbara Stanwyck
  • No Way Out, starring Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell and Sidney Poitier
  • Once a Thief, starring Cesar Romero and Lon Chaney, Jr.
  • One Way Street, starring James Mason
  • Orphée, directed by Jean Cocteau, starring Jean Marais - (France)
  • Outrage, directed by Ida Lupino, starring Mala Powers


  • Panic in the Streets, directed by Elia Kazan, starring Richard Widmark and Barbara Bel Geddes
  • Path of Hope (Il Cammino della speranza), directed by Pietro Germi, starring Raf Vallone - (Italy)
  • Perfect Strangers, starring Ginger Rogers
  • Please Believe Me, starring Deborah Kerr
  • Post Office Box 1001 (Apartado de correos 1001) - (Spain)
  • Prehistoric Women, directed by Gregg C. Tallas
  • Prima comunione (aka Father's Dilemma), starring Aldo Fabrizi - (Italy)
  • Quicksand, starring Mickey Rooney and Peter Lorre


  • Rashomon, directed by Akira Kurosawa, starring Toshiro Mifune and Masayuki Mori - (Japan)
  • Riding High, directed by Frank Capra, starring Bing Crosby
  • Right Cross, starring June Allyson and Dick Powell
  • Rio Grande, directed by John Ford, starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara
  • Rocketship X-M, starring Lloyd Bridges and Noah Beery Jr.
  • Rocky Mountain, starring Errol Flynn and Patrice Wymore
  • La Ronde (The Merry-Go-Round), directed by Max Ophüls, starring Simone Signoret and Anton Walbrook - (France)


  • Scandal (Sukyandaru), directed by Akira Kurosawa - (Japan)
  • The Secret Fury, starring Claudette Colbert and Robert Ryan
  • September Affair, starring Joan Fontaine and Joseph Cotten
  • Seven Days to Noon, directed by the Boulting Brothers - (Britain)
  • Shadow on the Wall, starring Ann Sothern, Zachary Scott, Nancy Davis
  • Side Street, starring Farley Granger and Cathy O'Donnell
  • Sierra, starring Wanda Hendrix and Audie Murphy
  • The Sleeping City, starring Richard Conte
  • So Long at the Fair, starring Jean Simmons and Dirk Bogarde - (Britain)
  • The Sound of Fury, starring Frank Lovejoy and Lloyd Bridges
  • Stage Fright, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Jane Wyman, Marlene Dietrich, Michael Wilding and Richard Todd - (Britain)
  • Stars in My Crown, starring Joel McCrea
  • Story of a Love Affair (Cronaca di un amore), directed by Michelangelo Antonioni - (Italy)
  • Stromboli, directed by Roberto Rossellini, starring Ingrid Bergman - (Italy/U.S.)
  • Summer Stock, starring Judy Garland and Gene Kelly
  • Sunset Boulevard, directed by Billy Wilder, starring William Holden and Gloria Swanson


  • También de Dolor se Canta (They Also Sing from Sadness), starring Pedro Infante - (Mexico)
  • Tea for Two, starring Doris Day and Gordon MacRae
  • Tension, starring Richard Basehart and Audrey Totter
  • Three Came Home, starring Claudette Colbert
  • Three Little Words, starring Fred Astaire and Red Skelton
  • Three Secrets, starring Eleanor Parker, Patricia Neal, Ruth Roman
  • A Ticket to Tomahawk, starring Anne Baxter and Dan Dailey
  • The Titan: Story of Michelangelo, award-winning documentary by Robert J. Flaherty
  • The Toast of New Orleans, starring Kathryn Grayson and Mario Lanza
  • To Joy (Till glädje), directed by Ingmar Bergman - (Sweden)
  • To Please a Lady, starring Clark Gable and Barbara Stanwyck
  • Tomorrow Is Too Late (Domani è troppo tardi), starring Pier Angeli and Vittorio De Sica - (Italy)
  • The Trap (Past), directed by Martin Frič - (Czechoslovakia)
  • Treasure Island, starring Robert Newton - (Britain/U.S.)
  • Trio, starring Nigel Patrick, Wilfred Hyde-White, Jean Simmons - (Britain)
  • Two Flags West, starring Joseph Cotten and Linda Darnell
  • El último caballo (The Last Horse) - (Spain)
  • The Underworld Story, starring Dan Duryea
  • Until We Meet Again (Mata au hi made) - (Japan)
  • Variety Lights (Luci del varietà), directed by Federico Fellini - (Italy)
  • Vendetta, starring Faith Domergue (filmed in 1946 but not released until 1950 due to delays from Howard Hughes)


  • Wabash Avenue, starring Betty Grable (a remake of Grable's 1943 film Coney Island)
  • Wagon Master, directed by John Ford, starring Ben Johnson, Joanne Dru, Ward Bond
  • Watch the Birdie, starring Red Skelton, Arlene Dahl, Ann Miller
  • The West Point Story, starring James Cagney and Doris Day
  • When Willie Comes Marching Home, starring Dan Dailey
  • Where Danger Lives, starring Robert Mitchum and Faith Domergue in her film debut
  • Where the Sidewalk Ends, directed by Otto Preminger, starring Dana Andrews and Gene Tierney
  • Winchester '73, starring James Stewart, Shelley Winters, Stephen McNally, Dan Duryea
  • The Woman in Question, directed by Anthony Asquith, starring Jean Kent and Dirk Bogarde - (Britain)
  • Woman in Hiding, starring Ida Lupino, Howard Duff, Stephen McNally
  • Woman on the Run, starring Ann Sheridan and Dennis O'Keefe
  • The Wooden Horse, starring Leo Genn and Anthony Steel - (Britain)
  • The Yellow Cab Man, starring Red Skelton and Gloria DeHaven
  • The Young and the Damned (Los Olvidados), directed by Luis Buñuel - (Mexico)
  • Young Man with a Horn, directed by Michael Curtiz, starring Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall, Doris Day
  • Zhukovsky - (U.S.S.R.)

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