The MoFo Top 100 of the Fifties: The Countdown

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I quite like Singin' in the Rain but as Mr. Minio said, it's pretty overhyped, imo.
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Minio and Max are wrong of course. It's not hyped enough! I had Singing in the Rain at #11.
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I like Singin' in the Rain...it didn't make my list and it's not one of my favorite 50s musicals. I suspect it made #10 by strength of it's name recognition and by a general unfamiliarity with musicals that many MoFos seem to have.

IMO the best of the 1950s musicals goes to A Star is Born, which won't be making the list now, but sure should have.



Think you used enough dynamite there, Butch?
Never actually watched SINGIN' just bits and pieces.

List:
#1 F'git about it
]#2 On the Waterfront (15)
#3 Definitely
#4 Definitely
#5 Dammit, really? Not gonna show? What a gyp
#6 Harvey (31)
#7 Stalag 17 (48)
#8 Well, crap
#9 Definitely
#10 Some Like it Hot (11)
#11 Definitely
#12 Night of the Hunter (25)
#13 Streetcar Named Desire (19)
#14 Peter Pan (59)
#15 Alice in Wonderland (27)
#16 another that shoulda, but ain't gonna
#17 I kinda figured, but, hey, whaddya gona do
#18 Witness for the Prosecution (24)
#19 Another that would have popped up right away or not at all
#20 Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda
#21 In A Lonely Place (33)
#22 Didn't expect it would show up any ole way
#23 An old favorite that got left in the dirt - boo hoo
#24 The Killing (52)
#25 STILL CONTINUE to have fingers crossed for 1 pointer category
Watched: 46/91



And my prediction went to hell.

Singin' in the Rain was my number 20. Great musical from the old School Hollywood system.

My list: 16
Seen: 45/91

1. Easy top 5. Possibly top 3, outside shot at number 1.
2. Ben-Hur (1959)
3. Odds bottom half of the top 10
4. Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
5. Rififi (1955)
6. Odds are in the top 2 or 3.
7. Tokyo Story (1953)
8. The Ten Commandments (1956)
9. Will not show
10. The Killing (1956)
11. Sansho the Baliff (1954)
12. Ikiru (1952)
13. Throne of Blood (1957)
14. Hidden Fortress (1958)
15. Sleeping Beauty (1959)
16. Will not show
17. Will not show
18. Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
19. Dial M for Murder (1954)
20. Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
21. Some Like it Hot (1959)
22. Will not show
23. Will not show
24. Will not show
25. Touch of Evil (1958)

Only 3 more from my list coming



Singin' in the Rain was #3 on my list, and the highest rated musical of 11 musicals on my list. (Sorry Citizen Rules, but A Star is Born isn't one of the 11 musicals. )


I've seen 72 of 91 movies so far.

My List:
2. An Affair to Remember (1957)
3. Singin' in the Rain (1952)
4. Oklahoma! (1955)
5. Dial M for Murder (1954)
8. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
10. Strangers on a Train (1951)
11. Harvey (1950)
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I don't generally care for musicals, but that movie put me in such a good mood I just had to vote for it. #21 was probably too low.

My list-

2. Pather Panchali (1955) #40
4. An Affair to Remember (1956) #42
5. The Big Country (1958) #66
6. Shane (1953) #64
7. The 400 Blows (1959) #17
8. Written on the Wind (1956) #82
9. Witness for the Prosecution (1957) #24
10. Smiles of a Summer Night (1955) #56
11. Ordet (1955) #46
12. From Here to Eternity (1953) #76
13. Some Like it Hot (1959) #11
14. Dial M for Murder (1954) #14
16. Rififi (1956) #53
17. The Hidden Fortress (1958) #69
18. The Quiet Man (1952) #51
20. Room at the Top (1959) #73
21. Singin' in the Rain (1952) #10
24. The Cranes are Flying (1957) #98
25. Touch of Evil (1958) #20



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I don't generally care for musicals, but that movie put me in such a good mood I just had to vote for it. #21 was probably too low.
Same here. Voted it @ #25.

So far: 16/25

2. Pather Panchali (1955)
5. Wild Strawberries (1957)
6. Tokyo Story (1953)
7. Jalsaghar [The Music Room] (1958)
8. The Seventh Seal (1957)
9. The Wages of Fear (1953)
10. On the Waterfront (1954)
11. Ugestu (1953)
12. High Noon (1952)
14. Ben-Hur (1959)
15. The Ten Commandments (1956)
17. Les diaboliques (1955)
18. The 400 Blows (1959)
20. The Night of the Hunter (1955)
24. Roman Holiday (1953)
25. Singin' in the Rain (1952)

Seen: 29/91






1950, Directed by Akira Kurosawa
418 Points
25 Lists (1st,1st,1st,1st,2nd,3rd,5th,5th,6th, 7th,8th,8th,9th,10th,10th,11th,13th,
13th,13th,19th,19th,20th,22nd,23rd)



Fantastic film! It was my number 3! Yet another Kurosawa masterpiece!

My list: 17
Seen: 46/92

1. Easy top 5. Possibly top 3, outside shot at number 1.
2. Ben-Hur (1959)
3. Rashomon (1950)
4. Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
5. Rififi (1955)
6. Odds are in the top 2 or 3.
7. Tokyo Story (1953)
8. The Ten Commandments (1956)
9. Will not show
10. The Killing (1956)
11. Sansho the Baliff (1954)
12. Ikiru (1952)
13. Throne of Blood (1957)
14. Hidden Fortress (1958)
15. Sleeping Beauty (1959)
16. Will not show
17. Will not show
18. Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
19. Dial M for Murder (1954)
20. Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
21. Some Like it Hot (1959)
22. Will not show
23. Will not show
24. Will not show
25. Touch of Evil (1958)



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Had it at #19.

Seen: 40/92
List: 15/25

1. ...
2. ...
3. Witness for the Prosecution
4. ...
5. ...
6. ...
7. La strada
8. Some Like It Hot
9. All About Eve
10. Rififi
11. The Day the Earth Stood Still
12. The Seventh Seal
13. ...
14. Touch of Evil
15. Invasion of the Body Snatchers
16. Ben-Hur
17. High Noon
18. ...
19. Rashomon
20. From Here to Eternity
21. ...
22. Stalag 17
23. ...
24. Strangers on a Train
25. ...



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I had Rashomon at #23.

Not my favourite Kirosawa but a shoe-in for my list.
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