This edition of Beaches|life will be featuring some of the most critically acclaimed films of the 1950s.
Inuit Canadian are given the right to vote (Jan. 1, 1950), CBC Televsion started to air (Sept. 6, 1952), Korean War (1950–53), Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame was founded (Oct. 1957), St. Lawrence Seaway officially opens (1959), Lester Pearson was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his solution to the Suez Crisis (Oct. 1957), Montreal Canadiens’ goalie Jacques Plante, after a slapshot cut his face, had the cut stitched and returned to the ice wearing a mask. He became the first goalie to wear a mask regularly (Nov. 1959).
All About Eve (1950) Dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders
An American in Paris (1951) Dir. Vincente Minnelli; Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant
The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) Dir. Cecil B. DeMille; James Stewart, Charlton Heston, Betty Hutton
From Here to Eternity (1053) Dir. Fred Zinnemann; Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr
On the Waterfront (1954) Dir. Elia Kazan; Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb
Marty (1955) Dir. Delbert Mann; Ernest Borgnine, Betsy Blair, Esther Minciotti
Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) Dir. Michael Anderson, John Farrow (uncredited); David Niven, Cantinflas, Shirley MacLaine
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) Dir. David Lean; William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins
Gigi (1958) Dir. Vincente Minnelli, Charles Walters (uncredited); Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan
Ben-Hur (1959) Dir. William Wyler; Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd
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