1950: Movies Sorted By Tier

  • Great

  • All About Eve
  • The Asphalt Jungle
  • Born Yesterday
  • Cyrano De Bergerac
  • Diary Of A Country Priest
  • **Robert Bresson's masterful examination of faith is a marvel of minimalist style and complex meaning. A beautiful sense of visual simplicity elegantly frames the story of an unnamed priests' crisis of faith at the hands of failing health and an unsympathetic community. An equal balance of realism and melodrama create a feeling of elegant romanticism. Packing the film with powerful scenes. A perfect environment for Claude Laydu ,the priest of Ambricourt, to flourish. He give a haunting, exquisite performance that mesmerizes at every turn. A masterful film whose slow, emotional grace is both refreshing and thought-provoking.
  • Harvey
  • In A Lonely Place
  • **A shocking, inventive romantic noir-thriller brimming with fear, loathing and pain. The film has an rivetting, deeply emotional quality that simply electrifies the entire movie. The back-story of the film makes evident why each scene has a quixotic, wounded aura . A self-loathing screenwriter on the verge of burning out gets a job translating a best-seller to the screen. Instead of reading the book he convinces a coat-check girl to relate the plot to him. The next morning the girl is dead and he is bailed out by a pretty neighbor with a false alibi. Bogart is fantastic in a role that fits him like a glove, his brooding, violent Dixon is hypnotic and he finds a fine foil in Gloria Grahame. The brilliance of In A Lonely Place is the bizarre ability to transfix your attention with such force that you become smothered by the atmosphere. An incredible film that will wring every last emotion out of your body.
  • Rashomon
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • Wagon Master
  • Very Good

  • Father Of The Bride
  • The Gunfighter
  • King Solomon’s Mines
  • Panic In The Streets
  • The Sundowners
  • Treasure Island
  • Winchester ‘73
  • Good

  • Kim
  • Night And The City
  • Rio Grande
  • Guilty Pleasures

  • Average

  • Broken Arrow
  • Union Station
  • Dreck

  • Davy Crocket, Indian Scout
  • The Big Stink

  • Unfortunately Haven’t Seen

  • Annie Get Your Gun
  • The Glass Meagerie
  • The Happiest Days Of Your Life
  • The Jackie Robinson Story
  • La Ronde
  • Les Enfants Terribles
  • The Men
  • Seven Days To Noon
  • Young Man With A Horn

"In a Lonely Place" better than "All About Eve", "Sunset Boulevard", and "Rashomon"?!?!? I must see this film!

Oh, it's something else, all right. Bogie + Nicholas Ray + Gloria Grahame, and the whole is even more than the sum of those parts.

It's probably the best of the late noir thrillers. I was astounded at how modern the sensibilities were for the time period.