Feature Films, 1950–1959

A United States Filmography

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About the Book

In the 1950s, television pushed filmmakers toward such processes as CinemaScope and the increasing use of color. Serials and B Westerns were no longer money-makers and vanished, while a new breed of producers began to challenge the “censorship code.”
From Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick (Paramount, 1952) to Zombies of Mora Tau (Columbia, 1957), this comprehensive work provides full filmographic data on 3,078 American films of the 1950s. Each entry includes full cast and credits, songs, running time, alternate titles and availability to the consumer. The entries conclude with a brief plot description. An appendix lists the award winning films from the decade.

About the Author(s)

The late Alan G. Fetrow lived in York, Pennsylvania. He was also the author of Feature Films, 1940–1949 (1994, paperback 2009) and Sound Films, 1927–1939 (1992), both from McFarland.

Bibliographic Details

Alan G. Fetrow
Format: softcover (6 x 9 in 2 vols.)
Pages: 718
Bibliographic Info: appendix, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2009 [1999]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4050-4
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Volume 1

Introduction      1

Abbreviation Key      5

The Filmography (A–R)      7

Volume 2

The Filmography (S–Z)      357

Award-Winning and Nominated Films      503

Bibliography      509

Name Index      511

Book Reviews & Awards

“accurate and thorough…an inexpensive alternative to [the competition]. Recommended”—Choice; “a simple, no-nonsense listing…plenty of pertinent detail…solid”—Booklist; “3,078 titles”—Classic Images; “a thorough catalog of over 3,000 feature films”—VideoScope; “the filmography is extensive…a massive 200 page name index”—Film & History.