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Captain Horatio Hornblower

Captain Horatio Hornblower (1950) starring Gregory Peck, Virginia Mayo
Captain Horatio Hornblower (1950) starring Gregory Peck, Virginia Mayo Synopsis of Captain Horatio Hornblower Captain Horatio Hornblower: Screen legend Gregory Peck (“To Kill A Mockingbird“) brings to life C.S. Forester’s classic nautical hero, Horatio Hornblower. Hornblower battles the French and the Spanish forces during the Napoleonic wars.  But he also finds...
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Tea for Two

Tea for Two (1950) starring Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Gene Nelson, Eve Arden, Billy De Wolfe, S.Z “Cuddles” Sakall
Tea for Two (1950) starring Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Gene Nelson, Eve Arden, Billy De Wolfe, S.Z “Cuddles” Sakall Synopsis of Tea for Two An aspiring actress takes a bet that she can answer “no” to every question for 24 hours. If she can, she’ll win the opportunity...
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Mystery Street

Mystery Street, starring Ricardo Montalban, Bruce Bennett, Sally Forrest, Elsa Lanchester
Mystery Street (1950) starring Ricardo Montalban, Bruce Bennett, Sally Forrest, Elsa Lanchester Synopsis of Mystery Street In Mystery Street, a Harvard professor helps a small town policeman when the skeletal remains of a pregnant prostitute turn up on a Massachusetts beach.
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Harvey

Harvey, starring James Stewart, Josephine Hull
Harvey (1950), starring James Stewart, Josephine Hull Synopsis of Harvey James Stewart gives one of his finest performances in this lighthearted film as the good-natured Elwood P. Dowd.  His constant companion is Harvey, a six-foot tall rabbit that only he can see. To his sister, Veta Louise, Elwood’s obsession with...
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Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac, starring José Ferrer, Mala Powers, William Prince
Cyrano de Bergerac (1950), starring José Ferrer, Mala Powers, William Prince Synopsis of Cyrano de Bergerac France, 1640: Cyrano de Bergerac, the charismatic swordsman-poet with the absurd nose, hopelessly loves the beauteous Roxane; she, in turn, confesses to Cyrano her love for the handsome but tongue-tied Christian.
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Born Yesterday

Born Yesterday (1950) starring Judy Holliday, William Holden, Broderick Crawford
Born Yesterday (1950) starring Judy Holliday, William Holden, Broderick Crawford Synopsis of Born Yesterday  Broderick Crawford wants his girlfriend Judy Holliday to be cultured.  He hires William Holden to teach her in a hilarious Garson Kanin comedy set in Washington, D.C. Priceless Judy repeated Broadway triumph and won an Oscar(r)...
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My Friend Irma Goes West

My Friend Irma Goes West (1950), starring Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Marie Wilson, Diana Lynn
My Friend Irma Goes West (1950), starring Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Marie Wilson, Diana Lynn  The team of Martin & Lewis (Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, of course) return to the screen in the sequel to their first film, My Friend Irma.This time, the ditzy blonde Irma (Marie Wilson) leads...
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Champagne for Caesar

Champagne for Caesar (1950), starring  Ronald Colman,  Barbara Britton,  Art Linkletter,  Vincent Price,  Celeste Holm Synopsis of  Champagne for Caesar In Champagne for Caesar,  An unemployed genius becomes a contestant on television’s biggest quiz show. And, he goes on to win the company from the show’s sponsor in...
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Destination Moon

Destination Moon (1950), starring John Archer, Warner Anderson, Tom Powers, Dick Wesson, based on a script by Robert Heinlein
Destination Moon (1950), starring John Archer, Warner Anderson, Tom Powers, Dick Wesson, based on a script by Robert Heinlein  Although I’d heard of  Destination Moon years ago, I only saw it for the first time last night. It was enjoyable, but with a strange feeling of nostalgia.  Released...
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The Yellow Cab Man [Red Skelton]

The Yellow Cab Man (1950) starring Red Skelton, Gloria DeHaven, Walter Slezak
The Yellow Cab Man (1950) starring Red Skelton, Gloria DeHaven, Walter Slezak  The Yellow Cab Man begins with a very funny title sequence. The accident-prone “Red” Pirdy, portrayed by Red Skelton, falls down stairs and ends up in the hospital. He confides to the audience, “You know this is the best cast I’ve ever...
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