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Best Directors of the 1950s
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Director
Score
Total # of Movies Career Span Top 4 Movies
1
Alfred Hitchcock

3.3984
58
1920s - 11
1930s - 15
1940s - 14
1950s - 11
1960s - 5
1970s - 2
  1. Rear Window (1954)
  2. Psycho (1960)
  3. Vertigo (1958)
  4. Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
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2
Billy Wilder

3.2541
25
1940s - 7
1950s - 8
1960s - 5
1970s - 4
1980s - 1
  1. Double Indemnity (1944)
  2. Some Like It Hot (1959)
  3. Sunset Blvd. (1950)
  4. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
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3
William Wyler

3.0899
61
1920s - 30
1930s - 13
1940s - 7
1950s - 7
1960s - 3
1970s - 1
  1. Ben-Hur (1959)
  2. Best Years of Our Lives, The (1946)
  3. Funny Girl (1968)
  4. Roman Holiday (1953)
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4
Elia Kazan

3.0246
20
1930s - 1
1940s - 5
1950s - 8
1960s - 4
1970s - 2
  1. On the Waterfront (1954)
  2. Tree Grows in Brooklyn, A (1945)
  3. East of Eden (1955)
  4. Gentleman's Agreement (1947)
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5
Stanley Donen

3.0020
26
1940s - 1
1950s - 12
1960s - 8
1970s - 3
1980s - 2
  1. Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  2. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
  3. Charade (1963)
  4. On the Town (1949)
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6
Clyde Geronimi

2.9801
35
1930s - 3
1940s - 22
1950s - 9
1960s - 1
  1. Lady and the Tramp (1955)
  2. Cinderella (1950)
  3. Sleeping Beauty (1959)
  4. Peter Pan (1953)
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7
John Lounsbery

2.9801
46
1930s - 4
1940s - 23
1950s - 7
1960s - 6
1970s - 6
  1. Lady and the Tramp (1955)
  2. Mary Poppins (1964)
  3. Dumbo (1941)
  4. Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, The (1977)
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8
John Huston

2.9657
37
1940s - 7
1950s - 9
1960s - 10
1970s - 6
1980s - 5
  1. Maltese Falcon, The (1941)
  2. Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The (1948)
  3. Asphalt Jungle, The (1950)
  4. African Queen, The (1951)
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9
Fred Zinnemann

2.9567
41
1930s - 13
1940s - 13
1950s - 9
1960s - 3
1970s - 2
1980s - 1
  1. High Noon (1952)
  2. From Here to Eternity (1953)
  3. Man for All Seasons, A (1966)
  4. Nun's Story, The (1959)
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10
Joseph L. Mankiewicz

2.9513
21
1940s - 8
1950s - 8
1960s - 2
1970s - 3
  1. All About Eve (1950)
  2. Guys and Dolls (1955)
  3. Julius Caesar (1953)
  4. Somewhere in the Night (1946)
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