Friday, January 27

1951 National Board of Review – Top Ten Films Winner and Nominees

1951 National Board of Review – Top Ten Films Winner

A Place in the Sun

A Place in the Sun

A poor boy gets a job working for his rich uncle and ends up falling in love with two women.

A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire

Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her.

An American in Paris

An American in Paris

Three friends struggle to find work in Paris. Things become more complicated when two of them fall in love with the same woman.

Death of a Salesman

Death of a Salesman

An over-the-hill salesman faces a personal turning point when he loses his job and attempts to make peace with his family.

Decision Before Dawn

Decision Before Dawn

As the US Army approaches Nazi Germany, they recruit German prisoners to spy behind German lines.

Detective Story

Detective Story

On one day in the 21st Precinct squad room, assorted characters form a backdrop for the troubles of hard-nosed Detective Jim McLeod.

Fourteen Hours

Fourteen Hours

An unhappy man threatens suicide by standing on the ledge of a high-rise building for 14 hours.

Quo Vadis

Quo Vadis

Fierce Roman commander Marcus Vinicius becomes infatuated with beautiful Christian hostage Lygia and begins questioning the tyrannical leadership of the despot Emperor Nero.

Strangers on a Train

Strangers on a Train

A psychopath forces a tennis star to comply with his theory that two strangers can get away with murder.

The Red Badge of Courage

The Red Badge of Courage

Truncated adaptation of Stephen Crane’s novel about a Civil War Union soldier who stuggles to find the courage to fight in the heat of battle.