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Decade 1950s Archives
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  • Total Archives: 1,535 Items - 1,517 Reviews, 14 Articles, 4 Poems
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    1. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      Dante Gabriel Rossetti: A Victorian Romantic, by Oswald Doughty
      1. Dante Gabriel Rossetti: A Victorian Romantic by Oswald Doughty
      2. The Cardinal's Story by Stephen K. Swift
      3. California Heritage by Oscar Lewis
      Commonweal
      , January 27, 1950, p. 438
      1. Dante Gabriel Rossetti: A Victorian Romantic by Oswald Doughty
      2. The Cardinal's Story by Stephen K. Swift
      3. California Heritage by Oscar Lewis
      Commonweal
      , July 18, 1958, p. 404
    2. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      Kings Go Forth (1958 Film), by Delmer Daves
      1. Kings Go Forth (1958 Film) by Delmer Daves
      2. The Bravados (1958 Film) by Henry King
      3. This Happy Feeling (1958 Film) by Blake Edwards
      Commonweal
      , July 4, 1958, p. 350
    3. [+]
      (4 Reviews)
      Young Bess (1953 Film), by George Sidney
      1. Young Bess (1953 Film) by George Sidney
      2. Tonight at 8:30 (1952 Film) by Anthony Pelissier
      3. The Desert Song (1953 Film) by H. Bruce Humberstone
      4. Pickup on South Street (1953 Film) by Samuel Fuller
      Commonweal
      , June 12, 1953, p. 249
    4. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      A Certain Smile (1958 Film), by Jean Negulesco
      1. A Certain Smile (1958 Film) by Jean Negulesco
      2. Lovers and Thieves (1957 Film) by Sacha Guitry
      3. Law and Disorder (1958 Film) by Charles Crichton
      Commonweal
      , August 15, 1958, p. 496
    5. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      The Quiet Man (1952 Film), by John Ford
      1. The Quiet Man (1952 Film) by John Ford
      2. The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima (1952 Film) by John Brahm
      Commonweal
      , August 29, 1952, p. 510
    6. [+]
      (4 Reviews)
      Destination Gobi (1953 Film), by Robert Wise
      1. Destination Gobi (1953 Film) by Robert Wise
      2. Glory at Sea (1953 Film) by Compton Bennett
      3. City Beneath the Sea (1953 Film) by Budd Boetticher
      4. The Stars Are Singing (1953 Film) by Norman Taurog
      Commonweal
      , March 27, 1953, p. 625
    7. [+]
      (5 Reviews)
      The Little Fugitive (1953 Film), by Ray Ashley and Morris Engel
      1. The Little Fugitive (1953 Film) by Ray Ashley and Morris Engel
      2. The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953 Film) by Charles Crichton
      3. Desperate Moment (1953 Film) by Compton Bennett
      4. Time Gentlemen Please! (1952 Film) by Lewis Gilbert
      5. Tanga-Tika (1953 Film) by Dwight Long
      Commonweal
      , October 23, 1953, p. 61
    8. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956 Film), by Alfred Hitchcock
      1. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956 Film) by Alfred Hitchcock
      2. Goodbye, My Lady (1956 Film) by William A. Wellman
      Commonweal
      , May 25, 1956, p. 204
    9. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      Shane (1953 Film), by George Stevens
      1. Shane (1953 Film) by George Stevens
      2. Law and Order (1953 Film) by Nathan Juran
      3. The Desert Rats (1953 Film) by Robert Wise
      Commonweal
      , May 8, 1953, p. 121
    10. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957 Film), by David Lean
      1. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957 Film) by David Lean
      2. The Bolshoi Ballet (1956 Film) by Paul Czinner
      Commonweal
      , December 20, 1957, p. 311
    11. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Funny Face (1957 Film), by Stanley Donen
      1. Funny Face (1957 Film) by Stanley Donen
      2. The Naked Eye (1956 Film) by Louis Clyde Stoumen
      Commonweal
      , April 5, 1957, p. 16
    12. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      Without Warning (1952 Film), by Arnold Laven
      1. Without Warning (1952 Film) by Arnold Laven
      2. Beware My Lovely (1952 Film) by Harry Horner
      3. Glory Alley (1952 Film) by Raoul Walsh
      Commonweal
      , July 4, 1952, p. 315
    13. [+]
      (4 Reviews)
      He Ran All the Way (1951 Film), by John Berry
      1. He Ran All the Way (1951 Film) by John Berry
      2. Sirocco (1951 Film) by Curtis Bernhardt
      3. Four in a Jeep (1951 Film) by Leopold Lindtberg and Elizabeth Montagu
      4. Half Angel (1951 Film) by Richard Sale
      Commonweal
      , July 6, 1951, p. 310
    14. [+]
      (Review)
      Roman Holiday (1953 Film), by William Wyler
      1. Roman Holiday (1953 Film) by William Wyler
      Commonweal
      , September 18, 1953, p. 586
    15. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      The King and I (1956 Film), by Walter Lang
      1. The King and I (1956 Film) by Walter Lang
      2. High Society (1956 Film) by Charles Walters
      Commonweal
      , July 20, 1956, p. 396
    16. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      The Wings of Eagles (1957 Film), by John Ford
      1. The Wings of Eagles (1957 Film) by John Ford
      2. The Gold of Naples (1954 Film) by Vittorio De Sica
      Commonweal
      , February 22, 1957, pp. 538-539
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      (2 Reviews)
      The Last Hurrah (1958 Film), by John Ford
      1. The Last Hurrah (1958 Film) by John Ford
      2. The Seventh Seal (1957 Film) by Ingmar Bergman
      Commonweal
      , November 14, 1958, pp. 176-178
    18. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      The Prisoner (1955 Film), by Peter Glenville
      1. The Prisoner (1955 Film) by Peter Glenville
      2. Diabolique (1954 Film) by Henri-Georges Clouzot
      Commonweal
      , December 16, 1955, pp. 285-287
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      (2 Reviews)
      Moby Dick (1956 Film), by John Huston
      1. Moby Dick (1956 Film) by John Huston
      2. The Great Locomotive Chase (1956 Film) by Francis D. Lyon
      Commonweal
      , June 29, 1956, p. 324