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1950s Historical Movies

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Titanic(1953)

NR
| 1h 38min | Action, Drama, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 38 votes)

Unhappily married, Julia Sturges decides to go to America with her two children on the unsinkable Titanic. Her husband, Richard also arranges passage on the luxury liner so as to have custody of their two children. All this fades to insignificance once the ship hits an iceberg.

The Gunfighter(1950)

NR
| 1h 25min | Western
3.6/5 (with 49 votes)

The fastest gun in the West tries to escape his reputation.

The Horse Soldiers(1959)

3.5/5 (with 76 votes)

A Union Cavalry outfit is sent behind confederate lines in strength to destroy a rail supply center. Along with them is sent a doctor who causes instant antipathy between him and the commander. The secret plan for the mission is overheard by a southern belle who must be taken along to assure her silence.

An Inspector Calls(1954)

3.5/5 (with 25 votes)

Based on a famous stage play and set in the year 1912, an upper crust family dinner is interrupted by a police inspector who brings news that a girl known to everyone present has died in suspicious circumstances. It seems that any or all of them could have had a hand in her death. But who is the mysterious Inspector and what can he want of them?

The Big Sky(1952)

NR
| 2h 20min | Adventure, Western
3.4/5 (with 29 votes)

Kirk Douglas stars as the determined leader of a band of Tennessee fur trappers who set out to explore the uncharted Missouri river in 1830 and find them selves battling American Indians.

Hercules(1958)

1h 44min | Fantasy, Adventure
2.6/5 (with 22 votes)

In this melange of characters and events from separate mythological stories, Hercules, demigod and superman, arrives in the ancient Greek kingdom of Iolcus to tutor Iphitus, son of king Pelias; immediately on arrival, he falls in love with the king's delectable, briefly clad daughter Iole. Before he can win her, he must succeed in a series of quests, in the course of which he teams up with Jason, true heir of Iolcus, whom he accompanies on the famous voyage of the Argonauts.

Distant Drums(1951)

1h 41min | Action, Western
3.2/5 (with 21 votes)

After destroying a Seminole fort, American soldiers and their rescued companions must face the dangerous Everglades and hostile Indians in order to reach safety.

Only the Valiant(1951)

NR
| 1h 45min | Action, Adventure, Drama, Western
3.3/5 (with 12 votes)

Only the Valiant, a classic western adventure, based on a novel by Charles Marquis Warren, the film tells the story of a Cavalry officer who volunteers for a suicidal mission to fight the hostile Apaches in an effort to prove his loyalty to his men and the woman he loves.

Beau Brummell(1954)

3.3/5 (with 12 votes)

Lavishly told story of George Bryan Brummel, a commoner born in the era of Napoleon who uses wit, brilliance and sartorial flair to align himself with the future King George IV. Lush settings in authentic locations and Taylor in Regency ….

Man in the Attic(1953)

1h 22min | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
2.8/5 (with 14 votes)

London, 1888: on the night of the third Jack the Ripper killing, soft-spoken Mr. Slade, a research pathologist, takes lodgings with the Harleys, including a gloomy attic room for "experiments." Mrs. Harley finds Slade odd and increasingly suspects the worst; her niece Lily (star of a decidedly Parisian stage revue) finds him interesting and increasingly attractive. Is Lily in danger, or are her mother's suspicions merely a red herring?

House by the River(1950)

1h 28min | Crime, Thriller, Drama
3.4/5 (with 24 votes)

Louis Hayward stars as a wealthy man who tries to seduce the family maid. She resists, and he kills her. Long jealous of his brother Lee Bowman, Hayward does his best to pin the blame for the murder on his sibling. Also affected by Hayward's arrogant dementia is his long-suffering wife Jane Wyatt. Originally, director Lang had proposed that the unfortunate maid be a black woman, but was over ruled.

The Great Sioux Uprising(1953)

1h 20min | Western
2.8/5 (with 3 votes)

During the Civil War, in Wyoming, horse dealers Joan Britton and Stephen Cook are competing to supply the Union Army with horses. A Cherokee is in the area to stir up the Sioux against the Union just as Cook decides to steal a herd of Sioux horses. Ex-army doctor Jonathan Westgate opposes Cook’s unscrupulous methods as well as being Cook’s rival for the affections of Joan. It seems Westgate is the only one able to prevent a new Indian war.

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Seminole(1953)

1h 27min | Western
2.7/5 (with 8 votes)

19th-century army officer Lance Caldwell is assigned to Fort King in the Everglades. Immediately clashing with his commanding officer Major Dade, Caldwell opposes Dade's plans to wipe out the Seminole Indians. The fact that Caldwell was the boyhood chum of Seminole chief Osceola is all the more reason to resist Dade's genocidal policies. After a deadly confrontation which costs dozens of lives on both sides, Osceola rescues Caldwell, whereupon the latter is court-martialed. Later on, Osceola comes to Fort King to talk peace, and is promptly killed by persons unknown. An attempt is made to frame Caldwell for the killing, but the truth eventually prevails.

Santa Fe(1951)

1h 28min | Western
3.2/5 (with 7 votes)

After their service in the Civil War, four brothers go their separate ways, but later find themselves on opposite sides of a final showdown.

Great Day in the Morning(1956)

1h 32min | Western
2.8/5 (with 8 votes)

After a card game Southerner Owen Pentecost finds himself the owner of a Denver hotel. Involved with two women - one who came with the hotel, and one newly arrived from the East to open a dress shop - he then has to make even more fundamental choices when, with the start of the Civil War, he becomes one of a small minority in a strongly Unionist town.

Adventures of Captain Fabian(1951)

1h 40min | Adventure
3.0/5 (with 2 votes)

An ambitious girl (Micheline Presle) uses a sea captain (Errol Flynn) to climb the social ladder in old New Orleans.

Three Violent People(1956)

1h 40min | Drama, Western
3.1/5 (with 11 votes)

A rancher (Charlton Heston), his shady bride (Anne Baxter) and his one-armed brother (Tom Tryon) fight amid carpetbaggers in Texas.

Kansas Raiders(1950)

1h 20min | Action, Adventure, War, Western
3.0/5 (with 6 votes)

Outraged by Redleg atrocities, the James and Younger Brothers along with Kit Dalton join Quantrill's Raiders and find themselves participating in even worse war crimes.

Black Hand(1950)

1h 32min | Drama, Crime
2.8/5 (with 5 votes)

In turn-of-the-century New York, an Italian seeks vengeance on the mobsters who killed his father.

The Battle at Apache Pass(1952)

NR
| 1h 25min | Western
3.0/5 (with 6 votes)

The movie depicts a fictionalized account of "The Bascom Affair" of 1861 and "The battle of Apache pass" of 1862. U.S. Cavalry officer Maj. Jim Colton(John Lund) is a sympathetic leader who has a working relationship with Apache leader Cochise(Jeff Chandler). Maj. Colton is undermined by corrupt and politically ambitious Indian agent Neil Baylor(Bruce Cowling) who sets up a false attack, and the abduction of a local farmer's son. While Colton is away investigating the matter, Baylor convinces Lt. George Bascom(John Hudson) that Cochise's band is to blame, and incites him to lead an expedition against the Apache band to return the boy. The expedition ends in disaster, with hostages executed on both sides. The Apaches and Cavalry later meet in a battle at Apache pass, the first time that the Indians meet modern (for the age) artillery.

Branded(1950)

1h 44min | Western
2.8/5 (with 6 votes)

A gunfighter takes part in a scheme to bilk a wealthy cattle family out of half a million dollars by pretending to be their son, who was kidnapped as child.

Elena and Her Men(1956)

3.0/5 (with 11 votes)

Set amid the military maneuvers and Quatorze Juillet carnivals of turn-of-the-century France, Jean Renoir’s delirious romantic comedy Elena and her Men stars a radiant Ingrid Bergman as a beautiful, but impoverished, Polish princess who drives men of all stations to fits of desperate love. When Elena elicits the fascination of a famous general, she finds herself at the center of romantic machinations and political scheming, with the hearts of several men—as well as the future of France—in her hands.

The Violent Men(1955)

1h 36min | Western
3.2/5 (with 12 votes)

A former Union Army officer plans to sell out to Anchor Ranch and move east with his fiancée, but the low price offered by Anchor's crippled owner and the outfit's bullying tactics make him reconsider. When one of his hands is murdered he decides to stay and fight, utilizing his war experience. Not all is well at Anchor with the owner's wife carrying on with his brother who also has a Mexican woman in town.

Saskatchewan(1954)

NR
| 1h 27min | Western
3.0/5 (with 8 votes)

Alan Ladd and Jay Silverheels (television's Tonto) are blood brothers whose bonds are tested when marauding Sioux Indians cross the border to enlist the peaceful Cree in a battle against the Great White Father.

At Sword's Point(1952)

1h 21min | Adventure
2.2/5 (with 5 votes)

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International Woodpecker(1957)

6min | Animation
3.4/5 (with 5 votes)

Woody Woodpecker tells Knothead and Splinter the story of how woodpeckers have influenced world history.

Directed by Paul J. Smith

The Last Command(1955)

1h 50min | Drama, History, Western
3.4/5 (with 3 votes)

During the Texas War of Independence of 1836 American frontiersman and pioneer Jim Bowie pleads for caution with the rebellious Texicans.They don't heed his advice since he's a Mexican citizen,married to the daughter of the Mexican vice-governor of the province and a friend to General Santa Anna since the days they had fought together for Mexico's independence.After serving as president for 22 years,Santa Anna has become too powerful and arrogant.He rules Mexico with an iron fist and he would not allow Texas to self-govern.Bowie sides with the Texans in their bid for independence and urges a cautious strategy,given Santa Anna's power and cunning.Despite the disagreement between the Texicans and Bowie regarding the right strategy they ask Bowie to lead them in a last ditch stand, at Alamo, against General Santa Anna's numerically superior forces.

The Black Rose(1950)

1h 56min | War, Adventure, History
3.5/5 (with 6 votes)

In the time of the crusades, a Saxon youth is forced to run away from England. He goes with his loyal retainer who brings along a British long bow. The two go all the way to China where they become involved in intrigues in the court of Kubla Kahn.

Legions of the Nile(1959)

1h 40min | History, Drama, Adventure
2.5/5 (with 2 votes)

Octavio secretly sent his consul Curridio to Alexandria in a final attempt to reach peace. In the city, he meets Berenice, a mysterious and beautiful dancer who falls in love. Actually, the dancer is the queen Cleopatra who leads a double life using this name.

Bengal Brigade(1954)

1h 27min | War, Adventure, History
2.4/5 (with 3 votes)

Year 1856, British India. Capt. Jeffrey Claybourne is severely punished after disobeying an order. Feeling unworthy of his fiancée Vivian Morrow, the daughter of his superior officer, Claybourne leaves the army until he could regain his reputation. When the Rajah Karam launches an attack on the British forces in India, Claybourne finds a chance at redemption.

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