DVD Review: “The Nifty Fifties”

The Nifty Fifties

Run Time: 65 hr 9 min

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor  Co-Starring: Charlton Heston, Gregory Peck, Marilyn Monroe

Number of Discs: 12


Over 65 Hours of the best of the 50s!

The 1950’s marked the introduction of cultural and technological changes (i.e. Rock ‘N Roll, TV sets) that reverberated into the themes and acting styles of this era. Many stars made their debut in the 50s while others continued their rise in stardom including Sidney Poitier, Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor, Charlton Heston, Debbie Reynolds, Robert Wagner, Eva Gardner, Kim Novack, Marilyn Monroe and Gregory Peck.


  • The Admiral was a Lady (1950) B&W                        Edmond O’Brien
  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1955) B&W             John Carradine
  • Affair in Monte Carlo (1952) B&W            Merle Oberon
  • Africa Screams (1950) B&W            Abbott & Costello
  • The Angel with the Trumpet (1950) B&W            Eileen Herlie
  • Battles of Chief Pontiac (1952) B&W            Lon Chaney, Jr.
  • Behave Yourself (1951) B&W                        Farley Granger
  • Beneath the 12-Mile Reef (1953) Color                        Robert Wagner
  • The Bigamist (1953) B&W             Edmond O’Brien
  • A Bolt of Lightning (1951) B&W                        Charlton Heston
  • Borderline (1950) B&W                        Fred MacMurray
  • Buffalo Bill in Tomahawk Territory (1952) B&W                        Clayton Moore
  • Captain Scarface (1953) B&W                        Barton MacLane
  • The Capture (1950) B&W            Lew Ayres
  • Cause For Alarm! (1951) B&W                        Loretta Young
  • Chained for Life (1951) B&W                        The Hilton Sisters
  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (1952) B&W            Boris Karloff
  • The Conquest of Everest (1953) Color                        Edmund Hillary
  • Cyrano De Bergerac (1950) B&W            Jose Ferrer
  • The Groom Wore Spurs (1951) B&W                        Ginger Rogers
  • Home Town Story (1951) B&W                        Marilyn Monroe
  • The Hoodlum (1951) B&W            Lawrence Tierney
  • Indiscretion of an American Wife (1953) B&W                        Jennifer Jones
  • The Jackie Robinson Story (1950) B&W                        Jackie Robinson
  • The Lady Says No (1952) B&W                        David Niven
  • The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954) Color                        Elizabeth Taylor
  • Lay that Rifle Down (1955) B&W            Robert Lowery
  • Life and Loves of Mozart (1955) Color                        Oskar Werner
  • A Life At Stake (1954) B&W                        Angela Lansbury
  • Lilli Marlene (1951) B&W            Lisa Daniely
  • The Limping Man (1953) B&W                        Lloyd Bridges
  • Love Island (1952) B&W                        Eva Gabor
  • The Man Who Cheated Himself (1950) B&W            Lee J. Cobb
  • The Man Who Had Influence (1950) B&W            Robert Sterling
  • The Man with the Golden Arm (1955) B&W            Frank Sinatra
  • Manfish (1956) B&W                        Lon Chaney Jr.
  • The Mark of the Hawk (1958) Color            Sidney Poitier
  • Martin Luther (1953) B&W            Niall MacGinnis
  • My Outlaw Brother (1951) B&W                        Mickey Rooney
  • Never Wave at a WAC (1952) B&W            Rosalind Russell
  • The Night America Trembled (1957) B&W            Warren Beatty
  • The Painted Hills (1951) Color                        Lassie
  • Plan For Escape (1952) B&W                        Peggy Ann Garner
  • The Second Woman (1951) B&W            Robert Young
  • The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952) Color                        Gregory Peck
  • St. Benny the Dip (1951) B&W                         Dick Haymes
  • A Tale of Two Cities (1953) B&W            Wendell Corey
  • Three Husbands (1951) B&W                        Eve Arden
  • The Trial of John Peter Zenger (1953) B&W            Eddie Albert
  • The White Orchid (1954) Color                        William Lundigan


While the 1950’s were way before I was born, I do appreciate old movies.  I actually saw this movie set and thought it would be perfect for my grandma, who just doesn’t get today’s movies!  It is a great mix of both color and black & white movies all set throughout the 1950’s.  For the price of less than $20 to be able to get 50 movies, it is an awesome price.

BUY IT:  Visit this page and use discount code 50PACK25 to save an additional 25% off “Nifty Fifties” as well as “Timeless Family Classics” and “Dark Crimes.”  (Discount through May 31, 2012)

WIN IT:  (1) US winner will receive the DVD “Nifty Fifties”


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Speak Your Mind



  1. Shannon says:

    these would be fun to watch with my mom

  2. Laurie Emerson says:

    I would love to win this for myself as I absolutely love old movies.
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

  3. jessica schueler says:

    I want to win this for my mother she loves old movies and is turning 50 so I would like to give her this movie

  4. Michelle H. says:

    I love old films!

  5. Peter Gladue says:

    The classics are the best and I no longer have TCM, so I have to watch old DVDs

  6. Paula Tavernie says:

    I love old movies and some of these I have not seen yet and would love too!!
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

  7. Heather R says:

    I would love to win this for my dad. It would be great to be able to sit and watch some of the same shows he did as a kid!

  8. Jessica Rose says:

    I’d love to win this for my grandmother! She loves the 50’s

  9. I LOVE the 50’s and my bday was May 30 so great Bday present to me!!!!! 🙂

  10. melina r says:

    I like to watch classic tv movies

  11. Erin Cook says:

    I want to win this movie because I love movies that were from the past

  12. tina reynolds says:

    I would like for my grandmother thanks [email protected]

  13. I’d like to win because I enjoy old movies!

  14. Jaque R. says:

    The fifties had some of those interesting actors, movies and music….I love it all and would love this DVD! 🙂 Thank you.

  15. Breanne says:

    I love classic movies.

  16. I would like this DVD because I love old movies due to the old stars that evoke nostalgic reflections.

  17. jean olaughlin says:

    I Love old movies

  18. Gina H. says:

    I’d like to win it for my Mom, she would love it.

  19. ShellieAndBrutus says:

    I love the actors in these movies-classy and talented.

  20. Rachel S says:

    I love the 50s! I’m a big fan of the shows and movies because they’re creative and more family friendly than today’s offerings.

  21. Ron Pratt says:

    I’d love this! I love old 1950s movies, and I’m approaching my 50th birthday in just a few weeks.

  22. I love old movies! And I would have a blast watching them with my family.

  23. Even though I was born in the 70’s… I love 50’s movies. They are some of my favorites.
    Thank you so much for the chance.

  24. Christina says:

    I love films from the 50s, and would love to share these with my family and friends!

  25. Kim Reid says:

    My hubby and I would love these movies!
    Thanks 🙂

  26. Its looks like a DVD I’d enjoy

  27. Ed Nemmers says:

    I heart movies from over half a century ago!

  28. DAMIAN JARREAU says:

    i would like to win this for my mom. She is always talking about the 50’s

  29. My parents love this time frame and would love this

  30. Theresa H says:

    I would love to give this to my mom and stepdad to add to their DVD collection!!

  31. Miz Vickik says:

    I think it would be so much fun to watch these! Thanks!

  32. Kendra W says:

    I am a HUGE fan of old movies!! 🙂 This excites me! Thanks for the opportunity.

  33. Daniel M says:

    been wanting to see more oldies!

  34. We love old movies!

  35. Jason Vaughn says:

    I’m a filmmaker who is completely influenced by classics.

  36. My dad and I would love to see these oldies but goodies

  37. Hendy M says:

    I want to win this DVD for my mom, she loves old movies
    hendymartin1 at yahoo dot com

  38. Misty Smith says:

    I would love to win this. I love the clothes and music of this era. Plus I love old movies to boot. 🙂

  39. My husband loves these!

  40. david basile says:

    it looks interesting

  41. Charlotte Padgett says:

    I want to see all these old movies as well as share them with other family members.

  42. Adrienne gordon says:

    I think I’d enjoy a lot of these movies.

  43. wendy r says:

    Because this looks like a great movie

  44. I want to win this for my sister; she LOVES old movies.

  45. I would love this myself.

  46. Kate Burton says:

    I’d love to win this as a gift for either my father or father in law

  47. I would love to win because I haven’t seen so many of these movies in years. It would be great to watch a different movie every night.

  48. Sarah Harding says:

    my mother loves movies and has a huge collection so this would be nice to add to it.

  49. My brother in law is a 50’s fanatic!

  50. I am a huge movie buff of old black and white movies and would completely enjoy a collection like this! Thank you so much for the opportunity!

  51. catherine c says:

    i want to win this for my mom!

  52. I want to win this because it would be the perfect Father’s Day gift for my dad. He would love this.

  53. Robyn E says:

    I would love to own this set because they are classic’s !

  54. I love the fifties. They had such great clothes. 🙂


  55. nannypanpan says:

    i’d love the jackie robinson story for my dad
    [email protected]

  56. debbie jackson says:

    love the 50’s films are why i want to win

  57. Kimberly Schotz says:

    My husband and I enjoy classic movies
    [email protected]

  58. My parents would love this. It would make a great gift for them.

  59. I’d love to win because I love old movies and there are so many here I haven’t seen.
    Thank you!

  60. julie cutshaw says:

    My grown daughter would love this giveaway, I would gift it to her & she would be thrilled!! She says that she was born in the wrong era . She buys all the vintage clothes from the 50″s that she can find. She loves that era in time. Most unusual giveaway, thanks!!!
    [email protected]

  61. Jessie C. says:

    I’d like this DVD because I love movies of the 50s!

  62. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    these are the classics so would love to watch them
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  63. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    We are movie buffs and trying to build a good collection at home. Some of these are our favorites.

  64. Cheryl Abdelnour says:

    I would like to give this to my son. He loves the older movies.