2018 Classic Movie Day- 5 50’s Films

50's Blogathon

In Honor of National Classic Movie Day this year Classic Film and TV cafe is doing a theme of choosing 5 classic films from the 50s. Personally, I consider the 1950s the last true “classic” decade for movies as it all changed during the 60s. Without further ado, my choices (in chronological order) are as follows:

The Quiet Man (1952)- My favorite (non-western) John Wayne movie! I recently saw it in a theater setting in March; it was spectacular! (It really is more romantic on the big screen btw!!!)

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)- J’adore this film! Every song on the soundtrack, the sparkling costumes, and Jane and Marilyn together are just perfection! Who doesn’t want to be a “Little girl from Little Rock” and believe that “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend”?

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Roman Holiday (1953)- Audrey and Greg are so wonderful!!! And no one but Audrey can be that perfect in a Hollywood debut!

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Rear Window (1954)- You gotta have a Hitchcock! This is one of my favorite movies of all time and it was not only my first Hitch film, but one of my first “Classic Hollywood” movies in general. (Grace Kelly is my favorite so I had to include it!!)

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Sleeping Beauty (1959)- I have loved this film since childhood. Princess Aurora is my second favorite Disney Princess, but she was one of the first that I ever saw on screen. The storyline and characterizations may suffer a bit, but the music and the cinematic look of this movie is just a masterpiece!! Sad that its Disney’s last fairy tale he actually worked on.

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And because I am gonna cheat a little bit here are 5 runners up (to complete a top 10): Sunset Blvd (1950), Niagara (1953), Mister Roberts (1955), Lady and the Tramp (1955), An Affair to Remember (1957).

I really loved doing this little post because its an ,”easy task”, but a hard decision!! I’m off to read all of your posts!!! Happy Classic Movie Day everyone!!

(All movie posters from WIKIPEDIA)

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7 thoughts on “2018 Classic Movie Day- 5 50’s Films

  1. classicfilmtvcafe

    REAR WINDOW is simply one of the greatest films ever (and only missed my list because I included VERTIGO and didn’t want to have too many Hitchcock films). SLEEPING BEAUTY is a stunningly beautiful film with its bright color palette and exquisite design that evokes the other worldly qualities of fairy tales.

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  2. Great choices, very similar to my own list, both of us selecting Rear Window and Roman Holiday – and a Disney animation feature (mine was Lady and the Tramp). Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and The Quiet Man are also favorites of mine – how could they not be? Nicely put together!

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  3. Michaela

    Great choices, Emily! I love all of these films, and many of them almost made my own list. So glad to see you share my adoration of Sleeping Beauty! 🙂

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  4. What a really fun list you created. I love that you didn’t forget the animated films (because I totally did!) It’s nice to see The Quiet Man (which I also saw on the big screen this year) and the classic comedy Some Like it Hot get some more attention. I really think Jack Lemmon was an acting genius who expertly handled any role in any given genre better than anyone else ever has.

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