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Good Early Movies 1951
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Movie: Summer Stock ( 1951 )
A small-town farmer, down on her luck, finds her homestead invaded by a theatrical troupe invited to stay by her ne'er-do-well sister.
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Movie: A Case for PC 49 ( 1951 )
PC 49 grapples with a beautiful artist's model in a case involving the murder of a millionaire.
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Movie: The Kilties Are Coming ( 1951 )
The Royal Kiltie Juniors perform a variety show, and are interviewed by Peter Sinclair, while McDonald Hobley speaks to their parents.
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Movie: Racket Girls ( 1951 )
A money launderer uses women's wrestling as a front for his illegal activities, but earns the enmity of a powerful mobster.
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Movie: Two Lost Worlds ( 1951 )
When the American clipper ship "The Queen" is attacked by pirates off the Hebrides in 1830, Mate Kirk Hamilton is injured and must be put ashore at Queensland Colony, Australia, for treatment and recuperation. There, he meets and falls in love with Elaine Jeffries, daughter of the magistrate and all-but-fiancée to rancher Martin Shannon. She also finds herself attracted to Kirk, and a rivalry develops between the two men. Meantime the pirates, led by Captain Hackett, decide to raid the colony and, in the process kidnap Elaine and her friend. Nancy. Kirk, and Shannon lead the pursuit, having not only the romantic triangle to resolve, but the pirates to overcome and, along the way, being stranded on a volcanic island inhabited by dinosaurs.
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Movie: Dick Barton Strikes Back ( 1951 )
Special Agent Dick Barton uncovers a ring of international psychopathic criminals with plans to dominate the world using a terrifying weapon of mass destruction.
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Movie: The Mating Season ( 1951 )
Ellen McNulty loses her hamburger joint and goes to see her son, who marries a socialite at the same time. Due to her modest background and a case of mistaken identity, Ellen poses as the newlyweds' cook.
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Movie: At War with the Army ( 1951 )
Alvin Corwin is low man on the totem pole, and goes from one mishap to another at an army training camp in World War II.
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Movie: Two Flags West ( 1951 )
Forced by circumstances,Confederate POWs and Union soldiers join forces against Indians but old animosities resurface during their fragile alliance.
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Movie: The 13th Letter ( 1951 )
Respectable citizens receive anonymous letters revealing their adulterous relationships.
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Movie: Kim ( 1951 )
During the British Raj, the orphan of a British soldier poses as a Hindu and is torn between his loyalty to a Buddhist mystic and aiding the English secret service.
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Movie: Tokyo File 212 ( 1951 )
A Communist spy ring in Japan is hard at work trying to sabotage the American war effort during the Korean War, using kidnapping, murder and a disturbed former kamikaze pilot. A U.S. secret agent, posing as a reporter, is dispatched to Tokyo to put a stop to these nefarious activities.
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Movie: Operation Pacific ( 1951 )
During WWII, a submarine's second in command inherits the problem of torpedoes that don't explode. When on shore, he is eager to win back his ex-wife.
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Movie: The Steel Helmet ( 1951 )
A ragtag group of American stragglers battles against superior Communist troops in an abandoned Buddhist temple during the Korean War.
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Movie: Woman on the Run ( 1951 )
Frank Johnson flees police after becoming an eyewitness to murder. He is pursued around scenic San Francisco by his wife, a reporter, the police, and - the murderer.
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Movie: Waterfront Women ( 1951 )
A good-for-nothing sailor walks out on his young family leaving them to fend for themselves in the Liverpool slums. They make a go of their lives and the eldest daughter, now a woman, is none too pleased at her father's attempted return.
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Movie: Tomahawk ( 1951 )
In 1866 Wyoming, a frontier scout tries to prevent a war between the Sioux and the U.S. when the Army builds a road and a fort on territory previously ceded to the Sioux by treaty.
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Movie: The Quiet One ( 1951 )
A documentary account of the rehabilitation at the Wiltwyck School of an emotionally disturbed Black boy who is unwanted, misunderstood, and inwardly tortured.
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Movie: Cry Danger ( 1951 )
Ex-con Rocky Mulloy seeks the real culprit in the crime for which he was framed in a night world of deceptive dames and double crosses.
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Movie: The Enforcer ( 1951 )
A crusading district attorney finally gets a chance to prosecute the organizer and boss of Murder Inc.
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Movie: The Magnet ( 1951 )
A boy steals a powerful magnet from a younger boy and gets him into all sorts of trouble.
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Movie: Three Guys Named Mike ( 1951 )
A stewardess becomes romantically involved with an airline pilot, a college professor, and a successful businessman, all of whom are named Mike. When the three find out about each other, she has to decide which one she loves the most.
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Movie: Native Son ( 1951 )
In 1940s Chicago, a young black man takes a job as a chauffeur to a white family, which takes a turn for the worse when he accidentally kills the teenage daughter of the couple and then tries to cover it up.
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Movie: Mr. Imperium ( 1951 )
A beautiful romance between a singer and a persistent prince
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Movie: Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet the Invisible Man ( 1951 )
Two bumbling private eyes help a man wrongly accused of murder who has become invisible to help clear his name.
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Movie: Valentino ( 1951 )
Italian immigrant Rudolph Valentino makes it big in silent Hollywood, but he ends up struggling between his career and the woman he loves.
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Movie: Bird of Paradise ( 1951 )
An island Princess falls for a visiting Frenchman, but her people are against it.
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Movie: Union Station ( 1951 )
A sharp-eyed woman spots a man with a gun on a train and her alert to the railroad police helps them in their search for a ruthless gang who have kidnapped a blind heiress.
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Movie: Royal Wedding ( 1951 )
A brother and sister dance act encounter challenges and romance when booked in London during the Royal Wedding.
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Movie: Rawhide ( 1951 )
A stagecoach stop employee and a stranded woman traveller find themselves at the mercy of four desperate outlaws intent on robbing the next day's gold shipment.
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Movie: The Lion Hunters ( 1951 )
Bomba the Jungle Boy informs ne'er-do-well lion hunters that the lions were meant to roam the jungle freely. Since they pay him no attention, Bomba must save the lions (and Jean, incidentally).
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Movie: Katie Did It ( 1951 )
Katherine Standish, who has been brought up in a strict manner in a prudish New England town, falls in love with a city slicker commercial artist, Peter Van Arden. The romance blossoms until Katie falls victim of some false information, and becomes convinced that Peter is already married and the father of two children.
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Movie: The Lemon Drop Kid ( 1951 )
A New York City swindler has until Christmas to come up with the $10,000 he owes a gangster, prompting him to go into scamming overdrive.
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Movie: Bedtime for Bonzo ( 1951 )
A college professor attempts to salvage his personal and professional reputation by using a laboratory chimpanzee to prove that environment trumps heredity in behavioral development.
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Movie: The Browning Version ( 1951 )
Forced to retire from an English public school, an unpopular professor must confront his failure as a teacher and husband.
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Movie: The Scarf ( 1951 )
A man believe to have murdered a woman, escapes from the insane asylum to find if he was the one to actually kill her using the scarf she was wearing.
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Movie: Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. ( 1951 )
During the Napoleonic wars, a British Navy Captain has adventures in Central American waters.
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Movie: Five Angles on Murder ( 1951 )
A woman is murdered, but she is seen in different ways by different people.
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Movie: Pandora and the Flying Dutchman ( 1951 )
A seductive woman falls in love with a mysterious ship's captain.
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Movie: I Was an American Spy ( 1951 )
During WW2, an American woman posing as an Italian cabaret owner spies on the Japanese in Manila but becomes the target of a suspicious Japanese intelligence officer.
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Movie: Circle of Danger ( 1951 )
Clay Douglas an American, comes to Britain, to find out the truth behind his brothers death during a commando operation in occupied France. After tracking down the surviving members of the raid, he confronts the killer, only to be told the truth about what really happened.
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Movie: Tom Brown's Schooldays ( 1951 )
Tom Brown (John Howard Davies) starts at Rugby boarding school. He is tormented by Flashman (John Forrest), the school bully.
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Movie: Three Husbands ( 1951 )
When a recently deceased playboy gets to heaven and is granted one wish--granted to all newcomers--he requests that he be able to see the reactions of three husbands, with whom he regularly played poker, to a letter he left each of them claiming to have had an affair with each's wife.
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Movie: Only the Valiant ( 1951 )
A despised cavalry commander is unfairly blamed by his troop for the death of a popular officer and must redeem himself in front of his men during an Indian attack on the fort.
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Movie: Boys in Brown ( 1951 )
A slice of life in a British Borstal reform institution for young criminals.
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Movie: The Man from Planet X ( 1951 )
As a mysterious planet hurls itself toward earth, an enigmatic extraterrestrial scout arrives on a remote Scottish island with unknown intentions.
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Movie: Murder Without Crime ( 1951 )
In London, a man is blackmailed by his landlord-neighbor after he accidentally kills, in his flat, a woman he picked up in a nightclub.
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Movie: Halls of Montezuma ( 1951 )
A company of Marines races against the clock to find a Japanese rocket base.
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Movie: Francis Goes to the Races ( 1951 )
The owner of a talking mule, now a horse-breeder, gets involved with gangsters.
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Movie: Vengeance Valley ( 1951 )
The sons of a Colorado cattle baron, one biological and the other adopted, resent one another and fight for control of their father's cattle empire.
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Movie: Born Yesterday ( 1951 )
A tycoon hires a tutor to teach his lover proper etiquette, with unexpected results.
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Movie: You're in the Navy Now ( 1951 )
When a new commander is assigned to a submarine chaser with an experimental engine, he finds the entire crew has as little experience as he does.
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Movie: On the Riviera ( 1951 )
An American entertainer impersonates a wealthy aviator and flirts with his lookalike's neglected wife.
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Movie: Goodbye, My Fancy ( 1951 )
Congresswoman Agatha Reed returns to her alma mater for commencement, although she's more interested in renewing her romance with an old flame who's now the college president. Their attempts at rekindling any sparks are thwarted by the arrival of another rival for her affections and the showing of her controversial film which could put her former beau's job in jeopardy.
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Movie: The Fat Man ( 1951 )
A dentist's murder is investigated by hefty sleuth Brad Runyan.
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Movie: Fourteen Hours ( 1951 )
An unhappy man threatens suicide by standing on the ledge of a high-rise building for 14 hours.
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Movie: The Prowler ( 1951 )
When Susan Gilvray reports a prowler outside her house police officer Webb Garwood investigates and sparks fly. If only her husband wasn't in the way.
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Movie: When the Redskins Rode ( 1951 )
In 1753, during the French and Indian War, Colonel George Washington and frontiersman Christopher Gist hope to persuade the Delaware tribes to join the British side but French spies aim for a contrary outcome.
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Movie: Snake River Desperadoes ( 1951 )
Hatching a scheme to sell rifles to the Indians as a protection against the white settlers, Jim Haverly (Monte Blue) works both sides against the middle by having his henchmen masquerade as Indians and raid the settlers. With the ranchers preparing for retribution against the Indians, Haverly's plan is working well until Steve Reynolds/The Durango Kid (Charles Starrett) shows up and, with the aid of a young white boy (Tommy Ivo) and his young Indian friend (Don Reynolds), and his bumbling sidekick Smiley (Smiley Burnette), begins the process of uncovering the actual villains.
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Movie: That's My Boy ( 1951 )
The greatest player in Ridgefield College history uses his influence and reputation to get his only son, a sickly, uncoordinated nerd, on the college football team with comic results.
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Movie: Lorna Doone ( 1951 )
Set in 17th century Scotland, a young woman falls in love with a humble villager whose community suffers under the rule of her despotic landowning family.
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Movie: Hollywood Story ( 1951 )
During the 1950s Hollywood, an independent producer unwisely opens an old can of worms when he decides to make a movie about the 1929 unsolved murder of a famous silent-film director.
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Movie: Story of a Love Affair ( 1951 )
Paola is a young, beautiful woman married to a wealthy entrepreneur. She meets her former lover Guido after seven years, but their relationship is marked by tragic events.
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Movie: Sirocco ( 1951 )
A cynical American expatriate gets involved in smuggling and gun-running for the rebels during the 1925 Syrian insurgency against French occupation.
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Movie: Along the Great Divide ( 1951 )
A U.S. Marshall and two deputies rescue a cattle rustler from a lynch mob led by a local cattle baron convinced that the rustler also killed his son.
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Movie: The Texas Rangers ( 1951 )
In 1874, unable to eliminate a gang of notorious outlaws, the Texas Rangers hire two former convicts to assist with the tracking and the destruction of the Sam Bass gang.
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Movie: Bullfighter and the Lady ( 1951 )
Hoping to impress a beautiful senorita, an American visiting Mexico trains with a famous Mexican bullfighter and becomes a competing bullfighter himself.
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Movie: Little Big Horn ( 1951 )
A small band of cavalry attempt to warn Custer of an impending massacre. Friction develops when commander of the patrol suspects his subordinate of having an affair with his wife.
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Movie: No Questions Asked ( 1951 )
An insurance lawyer unhappy with his rate of company advancement becomes a middleman in deals to recover stolen property from the Mob, thus earning a nice living. But his actions attract police attention and set him up for a double-cross.
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Movie: The Tales of Hoffmann ( 1951 )
A melancholy poet reflects on three women he loved and lost in the past: a mechanical performing doll, a Venetian courtesan, and the consumptive daughter of a celebrated composer.
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Movie: Teresa ( 1951 )
A reluctant soldier, Peter, serves in Italy during WWII. He marries a local girl named Teresa and brings her to the US.
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Movie: Strangers on a Train ( 1951 )
A psychopath forces a tennis star to comply with his theory that two strangers can get away with murder.
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Movie: Strictly Dishonorable ( 1951 )
An Italian opera singer (Ezio Pinza) has a marriage of convenience with an innocent fan (Janet Leigh) from Mississippi
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Movie: Ace in the Hole ( 1951 )
A frustrated former big-city journalist now stuck working for an Albuquerque newspaper exploits a story about a man trapped in a cave to re-jump start his career, but the situation quickly escalates into an out-of-control circus.
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Movie: Guilt Is My Shadow ( 1951 )
After a failed bank robbery the getaway driver flees to the Devon countryside and the farm of his uncle.
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Movie: Rich, Young and Pretty ( 1951 )
Jim Stauton Rogers, a Texas rancher turned international diplomat, takes his young daughter, Elizabeth Rogers, on a trip to Paris. He is concerned that his daughter might come in contact with her mother, Marie Devarone, a Parisian singer he met and loved more than twenty-five years ago.
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Movie: He Ran All the Way ( 1951 )
Nick and his partner Al stage a payroll holdup. Al is shot and Nick kills a policeman. Nick hides out at a public pool, where he meets Peg Dobbs. They go back to her apartment and he forces her family to hide him from the police manhunt.
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Movie: Cause for Alarm! ( 1951 )
An invalid husband wrongly believes his wife and doctor are conspiring to kill him and outlines that suspicion in a letter, which causes a serious concern when he ends up dying anyway.
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Movie: The Thing from Another World ( 1951 )
Scientists and American Air Force officials fend off a bloodthirsty alien organism while at a remote arctic outpost.
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Movie: Lost Planet Airmen ( 1951 )
Young member of scientific group uses new rocket-powered flying suit to thwart shadowy saboteur known only as "Dr. Vulcan".
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Movie: Comin' Round the Mountain ( 1951 )
Bud and Lou get mixed up with hillbillies, witches and love potions.
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Movie: Laughter in Paradise ( 1951 )
When a millionaire practical joker dies, he divides his fortune among four heirs who must carry out his zany instructions to cash in.
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Movie: The Whistle at Eaton Falls ( 1951 )
Brad Adams is the new manager of a manufacturing plant in a small New Hampshire town. He is brought in by owner Mrs. Doubleday to calm labor relations plus layoff employees. Brad manages to also find romance.
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Movie: Dark City ( 1951 )
Gamblers who "took" an out-of-town sucker in a crooked poker game feel shadowy vengeance closing in on them.
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Movie: David and Bathsheba ( 1951 )
After King David sees the beautiful Bathsheba bathing from the palace roof, he enters into an adulterous affair which has tragic consequences for his family and Israel.
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Movie: Pool of London ( 1951 )
When their ship docks the crew disembark as usual to pick up their lives in postwar London. For one of them his petty smuggling turns more serious when he finds himself caught up with a robbery in the City.
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Movie: Force of Arms ( 1951 )
During World War II in Italy, an American sergeant and WAC lieutenant take time out for romance.
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Movie: The Great Caruso ( 1951 )
This film traces the life of tenor Enrico Caruso (1873-1921). He loves Musetta, in his home town of Naples, and then Dorothy, the daughter of one of the Metropolitan Opera's patrons. Caruso is unacceptable to both women's fathers: to one, because he sings; to Dorothy's, because he is a peasant. To New York patricians, Caruso is short, barrel chested, loud, emotional, unrefined. Their appreciation comes slowly. The film depicts Caruso's lament that "the man does not have the voice, the voice has the man": he cannot be places he wants to be, because he must be elsewhere singing, including the day his mother dies. Throughout, Mario Lanza and stars from the Met sing.
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Movie: Fortune in Diamonds ( 1951 )
As the Boer War ends a South African soldier hides a cache of diamonds he finds on a body. He returns to the town he left three years earlier where his girl has married a disgraced English officer. Needing funds to get back to pick up the diamonds the Boer enlists the help of a fellow soldier as well as the Englishman and a local hotel keeper. This ill-assorted bunch set off into the bush intent on finding their fortune.
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Movie: The Tall Target ( 1951 )
A New York City detective, traveling by train between New York and Baltimore, tries to foil an on-board plot to assassinate President-elect Abraham Lincoln before he reaches Baltimore to give a major pre-Inauguration speech in 1861.
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Movie: Lost Continent ( 1951 )
Major Joe Nolan heads a rescue mission in the South Pacific to recover a downed atomic rocket. The crew crashlands on a mysterious island, and spends much time rock-climbing. They meet up with a native girl, a big lizard, and some dinosaurs.
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Movie: Jim Thorpe -- All-American ( 1951 )
The triumph and tragedy of Native American Jim Thorpe, who, after winning both the pentathlon and decathlon in the same Olympics, is stripped of his medals on a technicality.
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Movie: Flying Leathernecks ( 1951 )
Major Kirby leads The Wildcats squadron into the historic WWII battle of Guadalcanal.
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Movie: As Young as You Feel ( 1951 )
A 65-year-old printer hatches an elaborate scheme to avoid forced retirement.
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Movie: Happy Go Lovely ( 1951 )
A chorus girl gets a ride from millionaire Bruno's driver. The cash-strapped theater director thinks, she's Bruno's girlfriend and makes her the lead. She meets Bruno, thinking he's a reporter. More confusion follows.
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Movie: The Secret of Convict Lake ( 1951 )
In 1871 a convict escapes, with other prisoners, to kill the man that framed him, but has second thoughts after meeting the man's beautiful future wife.
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Movie: The Frogmen ( 1951 )
The new commander of a Navy Underwater Demolition Team--nicknamed "Frogmen"--must earn the respect of the men in his unit, who are still grieving over the death of their former commander and resentful of the new one.
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Movie: The Lavender Hill Mob ( 1951 )
A meek bank clerk who oversees the shipment of bullion joins with an eccentric neighbor to steal gold bars and smuggle them out of the country as miniature Eiffel Towers.
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Movie: Alice in Wonderland ( 1951 )
Alice stumbles into the world of Wonderland. Will she get home? Not if the Queen of Hearts has her way.
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Movie: Go for Broke! ( 1951 )
The story of Japanese-American soldiers who fought in Europe during World War II.
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