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Alice in Wonderland

On a golden afternoon, young Alice follows a White Rabbit, who disappears down a nearby rabbit hole. Quickly following him, she tumbles into the burrow - and enters the merry, topsy-turvy world of Wonderland! Memorable songs and whimsical escapades highlight Alice's journey, which culminates in a madcap encounter with the Queen of Hearts - and her army of playing cards!

Release On: 28th - July - 1951

Vote Count: 4416
Vote Average: 7.2/10


Quo Vadis

Set against the back drop of Rome in crisis, General Marcus Vinicius returns to the city from the battle fields and falls in love with a Christian woman, Lygia. Caught in the grip of insanity, Nero's atrocities become more extreme and he burns Rome, laying the blame on the Christians. Vinicius races to save Lygia from the wrath of Nero as the empire of Rome collapses around them.

Release On: 8th - November - 1951

Vote Count: 242
Vote Average: 7/10


The Day the Earth Stood Still

An alien and a robot land on Earth after World War II and tell mankind to be peaceful or face destruction.

Release On: 28th - September - 1951

Vote Count: 695
Vote Average: 7.5/10


Strangers on a Train

A deranged socialite accosts a tennis star with his theory that if two strangers trade murders, they can disguise their motives and avoid suspicion.

Release On: 27th - June - 1951

Vote Count: 1035
Vote Average: 7.7/10


A Streetcar Named Desire

Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her.

Release On: 18th - September - 1951

Vote Count: 867
Vote Average: 7.8/10


Ace in the Hole

A frustrated former big-city journalist now stuck working for an Albuquerque newspaper exploits a story about a man trapped in a cave to revitalize his career, but the situation quickly escalates into an out-of-control media circus.

Release On: 29th - June - 1951

Vote Count: 380
Vote Average: 7.9/10


El Siete Machos

Rosario, the niece of the rancher, returns to the ranch after ten years of absence. She takes in Margarito, a worker at the ranch, who is immediately smitten by her. Rosario is rescued from a runaway horse by the Seven Men, an outlaw a la Robin Hood that steals from the rich and gives to the poor. He also happens to be the twin brother of Margarito, unbeknownst to him. The confusion between Margarito and the Seven Men generates great comical situations in the film.

Release On: 5th - February - 1951

Vote Count: 41
Vote Average: 8.2/10


A Place in the Sun

An ambitious young man wins an heiress's heart but has to cope with his former girlfriend's pregnancy.

Release On: 12th - June - 1951

Vote Count: 229
Vote Average: 7.3/10


When Worlds Collide

When a group of astronomers calculate a star is on a course to slam into Earth, a few days before, it's accompanying planet will first pass close enough to the Earth to cause havoc on land and sea. They set about building a rocket so a few selected individuals can escape to the planet.

Release On: 14th - September - 1951

Vote Count: 100
Vote Average: 6.2/10


Show Boat

A dashing Mississippi river gambler wins the affections of the daughter of the owner of the Show Boat.

Release On: 19th - July - 1951

Vote Count: 48
Vote Average: 6.1/10


An American in Paris

Jerry Mulligan is an exuberant American expatriate in Paris trying to make a reputation as a painter. His friend Adam is a struggling concert pianist who's a long time associate of a famous French singer, Henri Baurel. A lonely society woman, Milo Roberts, takes Jerry under her wing and supports him, but is interested in more than his art.

Release On: 26th - September - 1951

Vote Count: 362
Vote Average: 7.2/10


Pandora and the Flying Dutchman

Albert Lewin's interpretation of the legend of the Flying Dutchman. In a little spanish seaport named Esperanza, during the 30s, appears Hendrick van der Zee, the mysterious captain of a yacht (he is the only one aboard). Pandora is a beautiful woman (who men kill and die for). She's never really fallen in love with any man, but she feels very attracted by Hendrick... We are soon taught that Hendrick is the Flying Dutchman, this sailor of the 17th century that has been cursed by God to wander over the seas until the Doomsday... unless a woman is ready to die for him...

Release On: 13th - April - 1951

Vote Count: 59
Vote Average: 6.5/10


The Man in the White Suit

The unassuming, nebbishy inventor Sidney Stratton creates a miraculous fabric that will never be dirty or worn out. Clearly he can make a fortune selling clothes made of the material, but may cause a crisis in the process. After all, once someone buys one of his suits they won't ever have to fix them or buy another one, and the clothing industry will collapse overnight. Nevertheless, Sidney is determined to put his invention on the market, forcing the clothing factory bigwigs to resort to more desperate measures...

Release On: 7th - August - 1951

Vote Count: 104
Vote Average: 7/10


Detective Story

Tells the story of one day in the lives of the various people who populate a police detective squad. An embittered cop, Det. Jim McLeod, leads a precinct of characters in their grim daily battle with the city's lowlife. The characters who pass through the precinct over the course of the day include a young petty embezzler, a pair of burglars, and a naive shoplifter.

Release On: 1st - November - 1951

Vote Count: 78
Vote Average: 7/10


On Dangerous Ground

A big-city cop is reassigned to the country after his superiors find him too angry to be an effective policeman. While on his temporary assignment he assists in a manhunt of a suspected murderer.

Release On: 13th - December - 1951

Vote Count: 64
Vote Average: 6.5/10


Othello

When a secret marriage is planned between Othello, a Moorish general, and Desdemona, the daughter of Senator Brabantio, her old suitor Roderigo takes it hard. He allies himself with Iago, who has his own grudge against Othello, and the two conspire to bring Othello down. When their first plan, to have him accused of witchcraft, fails, they plant evidence intended to make him believe Desdemona is unfaithful.

Release On: 27th - November - 1951

Vote Count: 121
Vote Average: 7.3/10


Superman and the Mole-Men

Reporters Clark Kent and Lois Lane arrive in the small town of Silsby to witness the drilling of the world's deepest oil well. The drill, however, has penetrated the underground home of a race of small, furry people who then come to the surface at night to look around. The fact that they glow in the dark scares the townfolk, who form a mob, led by the vicious Luke Benson, intent on killing the strange people. Only Superman has a chance to prevent this tragedy.

Release On: 23rd - November - 1951

Vote Count: 38
Vote Average: 5.4/10


The Thing from Another World

Scientists and U.S. Air Force officials fend off a blood-thirsty alien organism while at a remote arctic outpost.

Release On: 5th - April - 1951

Vote Count: 349
Vote Average: 6.8/10


Journal d'un curé de campagne

An inexperienced, sickly priest shows up in the rural French community of Ambricourt, where he joins the community's clergy. But the locals don't take kindly to the priest, and his ascetic ways and unsociable demeanor make him an outcast. During Bible studies at the nearby girls school, he is continually mocked by his students. Then his attempt to intervene in a family feud backfires into a scandal. His failures, compounded with his declining health, begin to erode his faith.

Release On: 7th - February - 1951

Vote Count: 130
Vote Average: 7.6/10


The Mob

An undercover officer tracks waterfront corruption from California to New Orleans and back.

Release On: 7th - September - 1951

Vote Count: 21
Vote Average: 6.2/10