Films 1930s-1950s

This page contains links to all the films I have reviewed from between 1930 to 1959. Take a browse!

1931 

The Public Enemy - director William A. Wellman (US)

1935 

Mutiny on the Bounty - director Frank Lloyd (US)
Top Hat - director Mark Sandrich (US)

1936 

My Man Godfrey - director Gregory La Cava (US)
Rembrandt - director Alexander Korda (UK)

1938 

Angels with Dirty Faces - director Michael Curtiz (US)
Pygmalion - director Anthony Asquith, Leslie Howard (UK)
Quai des Brumes - director Marcel Carné (France)

1939 

The Four Feathers - director Zoltan Korda (UK)
Goodbye Mr Chips - director Sam Wood (UK)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame - director William Dieterle (US)
Young Mr Lincoln - director John Ford (US)

1940  

The Letter - director William Wyler (US) 

Foreign Correspondent - director Alfred Hitckcock (US)

Pride and Prejudice - director Robert Z. Leonard (US)

The Westerner - director William Wyler (US)


1941 

How Green Was My Valley - director John Ford (US)
Sullivan's Travels - director Preston Sturges (US)
Suspicion - director Alfred Hitchcock (US)

1942 

In Which We Serve - director Noël Coward, David Lean (UK)
The Magnificent Ambersons - director Orson Welles (US)

1943

Hangman Also Die! - director Fritz Lang (US)
The Ox Bow Incident - director William A. Wellman (US)
Sherlock Holmes in Washington - director Roy William Neill (US)
The Song of Bernadette - director Henry King (US)

1944

Double Indemnity - director Billy Wilder (US)
Laura - director Otto Preminger (US)
Ministry of Fear - director Fritz Lang (US)

1945 

Brief Encounter - director David Lean (UK)
Les Enfants du Paradis - director Marcel Carné (Fr)
I Know Where I'm Going! - director Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger (UK)
The Lost Weekend - director, Billy Wilder (US)

1946 

My Darling Clementine - director John Ford (US)

1947

Black Narcissus - director Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger (UK)

1948

Bicycle Thieves - director Vittorio de Sica (Italy)
Fort Apache - director John Ford (US)
Scott of the Antarctic - director Charles Frend (UK)
The Snake Pit - director Anatole Litvak (US)
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre - director John Huston (US)

1949

Adam's Rib - director George Cukor (US)
A Letter to Three Wives - director Joseph L. Mankiewicz (US)
The Reckless Moment - director Max Ophuls (US)
The Third Man - director Carol Reed (UK/US)
White Heat - director Raoul Walsh (US)

1950  

Born Yesterday - director George Cukor (US)
Orphée - director Jean Cocteau (France)
Panic in the Streets - director Elia Kazan (US) 
Rashomon - director Akira Kurosawa (Japan)
Rio Grande - director John Ford (US)
Sunset Boulevard - director Billy Wilder (US)

1951 

Ace in the Hole - director Billy Wilder (US)
The African Queen - director John Huston (US)
The Desert Fox - director Henry Hathaway (US)
Quo Vadis - director Mervyn LeRoy (US) 

1952

High Noon - director Fred Zinnemann (US)  
Ivanhoe - director Richard Thorpe (US) 
Moulin Rouge - director John Huston (US) 
Singin' in the Rain - director Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly (US) 


1953

The Big Heat - director Fritz Lang (US) 
The Cruel Sea - director Charles Frend (UK) 
The Robe - director Henry Koster (US)  
Stalag 17 - director Billy Wilder (US)  
Tokyo Story - director Yasujiro Ozu (Japan)

The Wages of Fear - director Henri-Georges Clouzot (Fr/Ita) 

1954

On the Waterfront - director Elia Kazan (US) 
A Star is Born - director George Cukor (US)


1955

The Dam Busters - director Michael Anderson (UK)
Les Diaboliques - director Henri-Georges Clouzot (France)
Marty - director Delbert Mann (US)
Rififi - director Jules Dassin (France)
To Catch a Thief - director Alfred Hitchcock (US)

1956

Bad Day at Black Rock - director John Sturges (US)
Moby Dick - director John Huston (US)
Reach for the Sky - director Lewis Gilbert (UK)
23 Paces to Baker Street - director Henry Hathaway (US)

1957 

The Bridge on the River Kwai - director David Lean (US)
Paths of Glory - director Stanley Kubrick (US)
The Seventh Seal - director Ingmar Bergman (Sweden)
Sweet Smell of Success - director Alexander Mackendrick (US)
12 Angry Men - director Sidney Lumet (US)

1958 

Gigi - director Vincente Minnelli (US)
Touch of Evil - director Orson Welles (US)
The Vikings - director Richard Fleischer (US)

1959 

North by Northwest - director Alfred Hitchcock (US)
Room at the Top - director Jack Clayton (UK)