50s Best Picture Nominees by Plot

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An ambitous young accountant schemes to marry a wealthy factory owners' daughter, despite falling in love with a married older woman
A director hires an alcoholic has-been and strikes up a stormy relationship with the actor's wife, whom he believes is the cause of all the man's problems
The story of several people are told as they stay at the seaside hotel in Bournemouth
In last days of World War II, the American Army riskily recruit German prisoners to spy behind enemy lines
Weary of the conventions of Parisian society, a rich playboy and youthful courtesan-in-training enjoy a platonic relationship that may not stay platonic for long
A disgraced former boxer retires to Ireland were he finds love
A widow accepts a job as the live-in governess of the ruler of Siam's children
Allison MacKenzie looks back on the seemingly quiet New England town were she grew up around the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor
A Roman general falls in love with a Christian woman who does not have similar feelings for him
A dissenting juror in a murder trial slowly begins to convince the others that the case is not as clear-cut as it was made out to be in court
An Italian-American widow in Louisiana allows herself to withdraw from society, and expects her daughter to do the same
The story of a young Jewish girl who is forced into hiding in an attic in Nazi occupied Amsterdam
An alcoholic ex-football player drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife. His reunion with his cancer afflicted father jogs a whole host of memories and revelati
A sprawling epic covering the life of a Texas cattle rancher and his family and associates
The dramatic lives of trapeze artists, a clown, and an elephant trainer against the background of a Ringling Brothers circus
The assassination of the would-be-ruler of Rome at the hands of Brutus has tragic consequences for the republic
A U.S. Air Force major in Kobe confronts his own opposition to American servicemen marrying Japanese women when he falls in love with a beautiful performer
A working class young man becomes involved with two women: one works in his wealthy uncles' factory, the other is a beautiful socialite
A disowned knight joins Robin Hood in hopes of replacing the evil Prince John with King Richard
A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity
A lonely 34-year old butcher meets a similarly lonely school teacher whom he eventually develops a romance with
An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses
The Biblical story of Moses, an adopted Egyptian prince turned deliverer of the Hebrew slaves
A fictional account of the life of French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
A struggling foreign painter in France is 'discovered' by an influential heiress interested in more than just his art
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A willingly helpful young fan insinuates herself into the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of friends
A man accused of murder's only witness to his innocence is his wife, which is becomes problematic when she decides to testify against him
After settling his differences with a Japanese POW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversea his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors-unaware of
When a U.S. navy captain show signs of mental instability that jeopardizes the ship, the first officer relieves him of command and faces court martial for mutiny
A comedy-drama about life on a not particularly important ship of the U.S. Navy during World War II
An ex-college football star turned drifter arrives in a small Kansas town on Labour Day and is drawn to a girl who is already spoken for
A corrupt million dollar tycoon hires a tutor to teach his showgirl girlfriend proper etiquette
Guide Allan Quatermain helps a young woman find her lost husband somewhere in Africa and also searches for a legendary treasure
A father of a young woman deals with the emotional pain of his daughter getting married, and the financial and organizational pain of arranging her wedding
A marshall, personally compelled to face a returning, deadly enemy, finds that his own town refuses to help him
In 1850 Oregon, when a backwoodsmen brings a wife home to his farm, his six brothers decide they want to get married too
The story of a family of Quakers in 1862 Indiana must decide between their violence condemning faith and defending themselves from Southern troops
When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge
In 1941 Hawaii, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his units team, while his captain's wife and second in command are falling in love
A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman
An orphan goes to live with his free-spirited aunt. Conflict ensues when the executor of his father's will objects to the woman's lifestyle
A a crisis causes a young nun to question her vocation
Two escaped prisoners, one white and one black, are shackled together and must co-operate in order to survive
A disturbed woman moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her
A Victorain Englishman bets that with the new steam ships and railways he can circumnavigate the globe in record time
The story of a Roman military tribune who commands the unit that crucifies Jesus
A lieutenant in the army is arrested for the murder of a man who he claims drove him temporarily insane after he raped the lieutenant's wife
A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smoldering settler/rancher conflict forces him to act
A married, but separated, man falls in love with a Eurasian doctor in Hong Kong, only to encounter prejudice from her family and Hong Kong society
Three American girls look for romance in Rome while they work in the American embassy

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