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1951 in film

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1951 in film

The year 1951 in film involved some significant events.

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Events

  • Sweden - May Britt is scouted by Italian film-makers Carlo Ponti and Mario Soldati
  • United States of America - Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland premieres, while a disappointment at first it would later became one of the biggest cult classics in the animation medium.
  • Top-grossing films (U.S.)

    (*) After theatrical re-issue(s)

    Awards

    Academy Awards:

    Best Picture: An American in Paris - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Best Director: George Stevens - A Place in the Sun Best Actor: Humphrey Bogart - The African Queen Best Actress: Vivien Leigh - A Streetcar Named Desire Best Supporting Actor: Karl Malden - A Streetcar Named Desire Best Supporting Actress: Kim Hunter - A Streetcar Named Desire

    Golden Globe Awards:

    Drama: Best Picture: A Place in the Sun Best Actor: Fredric March - Death of a Salesman Best Actress: Jane Wyman - The Blue Veil Musical or comedy: Best Picture: An American in Paris Best Actor: Danny Kaye - On the Riviera Best Actress: June Allyson - Too Young to Kiss Other Best Director: Laslo Benedek - Death of a Salesman Special Award: Pictura: An Adventure in Art

    Grand Prix (Cannes Film Festival):

    Miss Julie (Fröken Julie), directed by Alf Sjöberg, Sweden Miracle in Milan (Miracolo a Milano), directed by Vittorio De Sica, Italy

    Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival)

    Rashomon, directed by Akira Kurosawa, Japan

    Notable films released in 1951

    U.S.A. release unless stated

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  • The 13th Letter, directed by Otto Preminger, starring Linda Darnell and Charles Boyer
  • A

  • Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man, starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello
  • Ace in the Hole (a.k.a. The Big Carnival), directed by Billy Wilder, starring Kirk Douglas and Jan Sterling
  • Across the Wide Missouri, starring Clark Gable
  • The African Queen, directed by John Huston, starring Humphrey Bogart (Oscar for best actor) and Katharine Hepburn - (GB/U.S.A.)
  • Air Cadet, starring Gail Russell and Stephen McNally
  • Alice in Wonderland, an animated film by Walt Disney
  • Along the Great Divide, starring Kirk Douglas
  • An American in Paris, directed by Vincente Minnelli, starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron (Oscar for best picture)
  • Angels in the Outfield, starring Paul Douglas and Janet Leigh
  • Anna, starring Silvana Mangano, Raf Vallone and Vittorio Gassman - (Italy)
  • Another Man's Poison, directed by Irving Rapper, starring Bette Davis, Gary Merrill, Emlyn Williams and Anthony Steel - (GB)
  • Apache Drums, starring Stephen McNally and Coleen Gray
  • Appointment with Danger, starring Alan Ladd, with future Dragnet (series) co-stars Jack Webb and Harry Morgan
  • Appointment with Venus, starring Glynis Johns and David Niven - (U.K.)
  • As Young as You Feel, starring Monty Woolley
  • Atoll K, starring Laurel and Hardy in their final film
  • Awaara (Tramp), directed by and starring Raj Kapoor - (India)
  • The Axe of Wandsbek (Das Beil von Wandsbek) - (East Germany)
  • B

  • Baazi (Gamble), starring Dev Anand - (India)
  • Bedtime for Bonzo, starring Ronald Reagan (with a chimpanzee)
  • Bellissima, directed by Luchino Visconti, starring Anna Magnani - (Italy)
  • Blackmailed, starring Mai Zetterling and Dirk Bogarde - (GB)
  • The Blue Veil, starring Jane Wyman
  • Bright Victory, starring Arthur Kennedy
  • The Browning Version, directed by Anthony Asquith, starring Michael Redgrave and Jean Kent - (GB)
  • Bullfighter and the Lady, starring Robert Stack and Joy Page
  • C

  • Callaway Went Thataway, starring Fred MacMurray, Dorothy McGuire, Howard Keel
  • Call Me Mister, starring Betty Grable
  • Captain Horatio Hornblower, starring Gregory Peck - (GB)
  • Cattle Drive, starring Joel McCrea, Dean Stockwell and Chill Wills
  • Cause for Alarm!, starring Loretta Young and Barry Sullivan
  • China Corsair, starring Jon Hall
  • Circle of Danger, starring Ray Milland - (GB)
  • The Clouded Yellow, starring Trevor Howard and Jean Simmons - (GB)
  • Come Fill the Cup, starring James Cagney and Gig Young
  • Comin' Round The Mountain, starring Abbott and Costello
  • Cops and Robbers (Guardie e ladri), directed by Mario Monicelli - (Italy)
  • Cry Danger, starring Dick Powell and Rhonda Fleming
  • Cry, the Beloved Country, directed by Zoltan Korda, starring Sidney Poitier - (GB)
  • D

  • Darling, How Could You!, starring Joan Fontaine
  • Daughter of Deceit (La hija del engaño), directed by Luis Buñuel - (Mexico)
  • David and Bathsheba, starring Gregory Peck and Susan Hayward
  • The Day the Earth Stood Still, directed by Robert Wise, starring Michael Rennie and Patricia Neal
  • Death of a Salesman, starring Fredric March
  • Decision Before Dawn, starring Richard Basehart, Gary Merrill and Oskar Werner
  • Deedar, starring Ashok Kumar, Dilip Kumar, Nargis - (India)
  • The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel, starring James Mason
  • Detective Story, starring Kirk Douglas, Eleanor Parker, William Bendix, Lee Grant, Horace McMahon, and George Macready
  • Diary of a Country Priest (Journal d'un curé de campagne), directed by Robert Bresson - (France)
  • Distant Drums, directed by Raoul Walsh, starring Gary Cooper
  • Double Dynamite, starring Jane Russell, Frank Sinatra and Groucho Marx
  • Dream of a Cossack (Kavalier zolotoy zvezdy), starring Sergei Bondarchuk - (U.S.S.R.)
  • Daar Doer in Die Bosveld (Far Away in the Bushveld), starring Jamie Uys - (South Africa)
  • E-F

  • Early Summer (Bakushū), directed by Yasujirō Ozu - (Japan)
  • Encore, starring Nigel Patrick and Kay Walsh - (GB)
  • The Enforcer (Murder, Inc.), starring Humphrey Bogart and Zero Mostel
  • FBI Girl, starring Audrey Totter and Cesar Romero
  • The Family Secret, starring John Derek and Lee J. Cobb
  • Father's Little Dividend, starring Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor
  • The Fighting Seventh (a.k.a. Little Big Horn), starring Lloyd Bridges
  • Flying Leathernecks, starring John Wayne and Robert Ryan
  • Follow the Sun, starring Glenn Ford (as Ben Hogan)
  • The Forbidden Christ (Il Cristo proibito), starring Raf Vallone - (Italy)
  • Fort Worth, starring Randolph Scott
  • Four in a Jeep (Die Vier im Jeep), starring Ralph Meeker and Viveca Lindfors - (Switzerland)
  • Fourteen Hours, starring Paul Douglas, Richard Basehart, Jeffrey Hunter and Grace Kelly
  • The Frogmen, starring Richard Widmark and Dana Andrews
  • Furrows (Surcos) - (Spain)
  • G

  • Go for Broke!, starring Van Johnson
  • Golden Girl, starring Mitzi Gaynor, Dale Robertson, Dennis Day
  • The Golden Horde, starring Ann Blyth
  • Goodbye My Fancy, starring Joan Crawford and Robert Young
  • The Great Caruso, starring Mario Lanza
  • The Groom Wore Spurs, starring Ginger Rogers
  • Grounds for Marriage, starring Kathryn Grayson and Van Johnson
  • The Guy Who Came Back, starring Paul Douglas
  • H

  • Half Angel, starring Loretta Young
  • Happy Go Lovely, starring David Niven and Vera-Ellen - (GB)
  • He Ran All the Way, starring John Garfield and Shelley Winters
  • Here Comes the Groom, directed by Frank Capra, starring Bing Crosby
  • His Kind of Woman, starring Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell, Vincent Price and Raymond Burr
  • The House in Montevideo (Das Haus in Montevideo) - (West Germany)
  • The House on Telegraph Hill, starring Richard Basehart
  • I-J

  • I Can Get It for You Wholesale, starring Susan Hayward
  • I'll Never Forget You
  • I Want You, directed by Mark Robson, starring Dana Andrews
  • The Idiot (Hakuchi), directed by Akira Kurosawa - (Japan)
  • Inside the Walls of Folsom Prison, starring Steve Cochran
  • Jim Thorpe – All-American, starring Burt Lancaster
  • Journey Into Light, directed by Stuart Heisler, starring Sterling Hayden
  • Juliette, or Key of Dreams (Juliette ou La clef des songes), directed by Marcel Carné - (France)
  • K-L

  • Kind Lady, directed by John Sturges, starring Ethel Barrymore, Maurice Evans, Keenan Wynn, Angela Lansbury
  • Kon-Tiki, a documentary directed by and starring Thor Heyerdahl - (Norway)
  • The Last Outpost, starring Ronald Reagan
  • Laughter in Paradise, starring Alastair Sim - (GB)
  • The Lavender Hill Mob, directed by Charles Crichton, starring Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway, Sid James and Alfie Bass, with an early appearance by Audrey Hepburn - (GB)
  • The Lemon Drop Kid, starring Bob Hope, Marilyn Maxwell, William Frawley and Tor Johnson
  • Let's Go Crazy, starring Spike Milligan and Peter Sellers - (GB)
  • Leva på 'Hoppet', starring Ingrid Thulin - (Sweden)
  • Lightning Strikes Twice, starring Ruth Roman and Mercedes McCambridge
  • Little Egypt, starring Rhonda Fleming and Mark Stevens
  • The Long Dark Hall, starring Rex Harrison - (GB)
  • Lost Continent, starring Cesar Romero
  • Love Nest, starring June Haver and Marilyn Monroe
  • M

  • The Magic Box, starring Robert Donat, a biopic of William Friese-Greene - (GB)
  • The Magnificent Yankee, starring Louis Calhern
  • Malliswari, starring N.T. Rama Rao - (India)
  • The Man in the White Suit, directed by Alexander Mackendrick, starring Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker, Michael Gough and Ernest Thesiger - (GB)
  • The Mating Season, starring Gene Tierney, John Lund, Miriam Hopkins and Thelma Ritter
  • The Medium, starring Marie Powers - (Italy)
  • Miracle in Milan (Miracolo a Milano), directed by Vittorio De Sica - (Italy)
  • Miss Julie (Fröken Julie), directed by Alf Sjöberg - (Sweden)
  • The Model and the Marriage Broker, starring Jeanne Crain, Thelma Ritter, Scott Brady, Zero Mostel
  • Mr. Imperium, starring Lana Turner and Ezio Pinza
  • My Favorite Spy, starring Bob Hope and Hedy Lamarr
  • N-O

  • New Mexico, starring Lew Ayres and Marilyn Maxwell
  • The Night Before Christmas (Noch pered Rozhdestvom) - (U.S.S.R.)
  • No Highway in the Sky (No Highway), starring James Stewart, Glynis Johns and Marlene Dietrich - (GB)
  • Olivia, directed by Jacqueline Audry - (France)
  • On Dangerous Ground, starring Ida Lupino and Robert Ryan
  • On Moonlight Bay, starring Doris Day and Gordon MacRae
  • On the Riviera, starring Danny Kaye
  • One Summer of Happiness (Hon dansade en sommar) - (Sweden)
  • Only the Valiant, starring Gregory Peck
  • P-Q

  • Painting the Clouds with Sunshine, starring Virginia Mayo
  • Pandora and the Flying Dutchman, starring Ava Gardner and James Mason - (GB)
  • Paris Vice Squad (Identité judiciaire) - (France)
  • Payment on Demand, starring Bette Davis and Barry Sullivan
  • Penny Points to Paradise, starring Harry Secombe, Peter Sellers and Spike Milligan - (GB)
  • The People Against O'Hara, starring Spencer Tracy
  • People Will Talk, starring Cary Grant, Jeanne Crain, Hume Cronyn and Finlay Currie
  • A Place in the Sun, directed by George Stevens, starring Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Shelley Winters and Raymond Burr
  • Pool of London, directed by Basil Dearden, starring Leslie Phillips, James Robertson Justice and Earl Cameron - (GB)
  • The Prowler, directed by Joseph Losey, starring Van Heflin and Evelyn Keyes
  • Quo Vadis, directed by Mervyn LeRoy, starring Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr, Peter Ustinov and Leo Genn
  • R

  • The Racket, starring Robert Mitchum
  • The Raging Tide, starring Richard Conte and Shelley Winters
  • Rawhide, starring Tyrone Power and Susan Hayward
  • The Red Badge of Courage, directed by John Huston, starring Audie Murphy
  • Red Mountain, starring Alan Ladd and Lizabeth Scott
  • Repast (Meshi), directed by Mikio Naruse, written by the novelist Yasunari Kawabata - (Japan)
  • El revoltoso (The Rebellious) - (Mexico)
  • Rhubarb, starring Ray Milland, Jan Sterling, William Frawley and Leonard Nimoy
  • Rich, Young and Pretty, starring Jane Powell
  • The River (Le Fleuve), directed by Jean Renoir - (France/India/U.S.A.)
  • Royal Wedding, starring Fred Astaire, Peter Lawford and Jane Powell
  • S

  • ...Sans laisser d'adresse (No Forwarding Address), starring Bernard Blier and Danièle Delorme - (France)
  • Santa Fe, starring Randolph Scott
  • Saturday's Hero, starring John Derek and Donna Reed
  • Scrooge (A Christmas Carol), starring Alastair Sim - (GB)
  • The Secret of Convict Lake, starring Glenn Ford and Gene Tierney
  • Selamat Berdjuang, Masku!, starring Raden Sukarno and Marlia Hardi - (Indonesia)
  • Show Boat, a remake of the hit musical, starring Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, and Ava Gardner, with songs by Oscar Hammerstein II and Jerome Kern
  • Silver City, starring Edmond O'Brien and Yvonne De Carlo
  • Sirocco, starring Humphrey Bogart and Marta Toren
  • Slaughter Trail, starring Gig Young and Virginia Grey
  • Smuggler's Island, starring Jeff Chandler and Evelyn Keyes
  • Spring Season (Bahar), first Hindi film of Vyjayanthimala and the producer A. V. Meiyappan - (India)
  • Starlift, starring Janice Rule and Ruth Roman
  • The Steel Helmet, directed by Samuel Fuller
  • Storm Warning, starring Ginger Rogers, Ronald Reagan and Doris Day
  • The Strange Door, starring Charles Laughton and Boris Karloff
  • Strangers on a Train, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Farley Granger and Robert Walker
  • A Streetcar Named Desire, directed by Elia Kazan, starring Vivien Leigh (Oscar for best actress), Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter and Karl Malden
  • Strictly Dishonorable, starring Ezio Pinza and Janet Leigh
  • The Strip, starring Mickey Rooney and Sally Forrest
  • Sugarfoot, starring Randolph Scott
  • Summer Interlude (Sommarlek), directed by Ingmar Bergman - (Sweden)
  • Superman and the Mole Men, starring George Reeves
  • Susana (a.k.a. The Devil and the Flesh), directed by Luis Buñuel - (Mexico)
  • T-V

  • Take Care of My Little Girl, directed by Jean Negulesco, starring Jeanne Crain and Mitzi Gaynor
  • A Tale of Five Cities (Passaporto per l'oriente) - (Italy/GB)
  • The Tale of Genji (Genji Monogatari) - (Japan)
  • The Tales of Hoffmann, a cinematic opera directed by Powell and Pressburger and starring Moira Shearer - (GB)
  • The Tall Target, starring Dick Powell, Adolphe Menjou, Marshall Thompson and Ruby Dee
  • That Happy Couple (Esa pareja feliz), directed by Juan Antonio Bardem and Luis García Berlanga - (Spain)
  • That's My Boy, starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis
  • The Thing from Another World, produced by Howard Hawks, starring Kenneth Tobey and James Arness as the title creature
  • Three Guys Named Mike, starring Jane Wyman
  • Thunder on the Hill, directed by Douglas Sirk, starring Claudette Colbert and Ann Blyth
  • Tom Brown's Schooldays, starring John Howard Davies and Robert Newton - (GB)
  • Tomahawk, starring Van Heflin and Yvonne De Carlo
  • Two of a Kind, starring Edmond O'Brien and Lizabeth Scott
  • Two Tickets to Broadway, starring Janet Leigh, Tony Martin, Gloria DeHaven
  • Vengeance Valley, starring Burt Lancaster and Joanne Dru
  • Victimas del Pecado (Victims of Sin) - (Mexico)
  • W-Z

  • Warpath, starring Edmond O'Brien, Forrest Tucker, Polly Bergen
  • Warsaw Premiere, directed by Jan Rybkowski (Poland)
  • The Well, starring Harry Morgan
  • Westward the Women, starring Robert Taylor
  • When Worlds Collide, starring Richard Derr, Barbara Rush, Larry Keating, John Hoyt and Hayden Rorke
  • Where No Vultures Fly, directed by Harry Watt, starring Anthony Steel, Dinah Sheridan, Harold Warrender and Meredith Edwards - (U.K.)
  • Young Wives' Tale, starring Joan Greenwood - (GB)
  • You're in the Navy Now, starring Gary Cooper
  • Your Day Will Come (Lak Yawm Ya Zalem) - (Egypt)
  • Serials

  • Captain Video: Master of the Stratosphere, starring Judd Holdren
  • Don Daredevil Rides Again, starring Ken Curtis and Aline Towne
  • Government Agents vs Phantom Legion, starring Walter Reed
  • Mysterious Island, starring Richard Crane
  • Roar of the Iron Horse, starring Buster Crabbe
  • Short film series

  • Mickey Mouse (1928–1956)
  • Looney Tunes (1930–1969)
  • Merrie Melodies (1931–1969)
  • Popeye (1933–1957)
  • The Three Stooges (1934–1959)
  • Donald Duck (1936–1956)
  • Pluto (1937-1951)
  • Goofy (1939–1953)
  • Tom and Jerry (1940–1958)
  • Bugs Bunny (1940–1964)
  • Mighty Mouse (1942–1955)
  • Chip and Dale (1943–1956)
  • Yosemite Sam (1945–1963)
  • Terrytoons (1930–1971)
  • Noveltoons (1944–1967)
  • Births

  • January 8 - John McTiernan, American director
  • January 12 - Kirstie Alley, American actress
  • January 15 - Charo, Spanish American actress, singer and comedian
  • February 13 - David Naughton, American actor & singer
  • February 15 - Jane Seymour, English actress
  • February 16 - William Katt, American actor
  • February 22 - Ellen Greene, American singer and actress
  • March 17 - Kurt Russell, American actor
  • April 6 - Rita Raave, Estonian actress
  • April 12 - Tom Noonan, American director
  • April 17 - Olivia Hussey, Argentine-born English actress
  • April 21 - Tony Danza, actor
  • May 30 - Stephen Tobolowsky, American actor
  • July 6 - Geoffrey Rush, Australian actor
  • July 8 - Anjelica Huston, American actress
  • July 9 - Chris Cooper, American actor
  • July 21 - Robin Williams, American actor & comedian (died 2014)
  • July 24 - Lynda Carter, American actress & singer
  • August 6 - Catherine Hicks, American actress
  • August 14 - Carl Lumbly, American actor
  • September 5 - Michael Keaton, American actor
  • September 12 - Joe Pantoliano, American actor
  • September 17 - Cassandra Peterson, American actress
  • September 25 - Mark Hamill, American actor
  • November 20 - Rodger Bumpass, American actor & voice actor
  • November 27 - Kathryn Bigelow, American director
  • December 1 - Treat Williams, American actor
  • Deaths

  • January 11 – Charles W. Goddard, American playwright, screenwriter (born 1879), The Exploits of Elaine
  • March 6 - Ivor Novello, Welsh actor, singer, composer (born 1893), The Lodger, I Lived with You
  • March 14 - Val Lewton, Russian-American director (born 1904), Cat People, The Body Snatcher
  • March 25 - Oscar Micheaux, American director, author (born 1884), The Girl From Chicago
  • April 4 - Al Christie, Canadian-born director, producer (born 1881), Charley's Aunt
  • April 22 - Stanley Ridges, British actor (born 1890), To Be or Not to Be, Sergeant York
  • May 2 - Edwin L. Marin, American director (born 1899), Fort Worth, Maisie
  • May 7 - Warner Baxter, American actor (born 1882), 42nd Street, Crime Doctor
  • May 17 - S. Sylvan Simon, American director (born 1910), The Fuller Brush Man, I Love Trouble
  • May 29 - Fanny Brice, American entertainer and actress, My Man, Everybody Sing
  • June 2 - Ernst Pittschau, German actor (born 1883), The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • June 6 - Olive Tell, American actress (born 1894), The Trap
  • June 9 - Mayo Methot, American actress (born 1904), Marked Woman
  • July 23 - Robert J. Flaherty, American documentary filmmaker (born 1884), Nanook of the North
  • August 28 - Robert Walker, American actor (born 1918), Strangers on a Train, The Clock
  • August 30 - Konstantin Märska, Estonian cinematographer (born 1896)
  • September 7 - Maria Montez, Dominican-born actress (born 1912), Arabian Nights, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
  • October 12 - Leon Errol, Australian-born actor (born 1881), Never Give a Sucker an Even Break, Joe Palooka
  • October 22 - Phil Rosen, Polish-American director (born 1876), Charlie Chan in The Chinese Cat, Roar of the Press
  • November 3 - Richard Wallace, American director (born 1894), Tycoon, Framed
  • Film Debuts

  • Jeff Bridges - The Company She Keeps
  • Charles Bronson - You're in the Navy Now
  • Leslie Caron - An American in Paris
  • John Cassavetes - Fourteen Hours
  • James Dean - Fixed Bayonets!
  • Lee Grant - Detective Story
  • Audrey Hepburn - One Wild Oat
  • Grace Kelly - Fourteen Hours
  • Leonard Nimoy - Queen for a Day
  • William Shatner - The Butler's Night Off
  • Rod Steiger - Teresa
  • References

    1951 in film Wikipedia


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