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Written by Women

This list is for scripts or source material written or co-written by women. Recs welcome!

Of interest: letterboxd.com/film/without-lying-down-frances-marion-and-the-power-of-women-in-hollywood/

letterboxd.com/film/tales-from-the-script/

There are 438 films in this list released in the 1950s.

  • Singin' in the Rain

    20

  • All About Eve

    32

  • In a Lonely Place

    48

  • Witness for the Prosecution

    52

  • Hiroshima Mon Amour

    61

  • The Earrings of Madame de...

    73

  • Rio Bravo

    94

  • The Burmese Harp

    115

  • Fires on the Plain

    130

  • All That Heaven Allows

    135

  • Strangers on a Train

    143

  • Sound of the Mountain

    145

  • Imitation of Life

    151

  • Big Deal on Madonna Street

    154

  • Floating Clouds

    206

  • Le Notti Bianche

    216

  • Lightning

    235

  • Lola Montès

    244

  • Stars in My Crown

    256

  • Little Fugitive

    325

  • The Eternal Breasts

    334

  • There's Always Tomorrow

    339

  • Repast

    399

  • Flowing

    404

  • The River

    410

  • Caged

    423

  • The Band Wagon

    448

  • Casque d'Or

    462

  • Bellissima

    463

  • Giant

    508

  • Violent Summer

    519

  • Mother

    533

  • Untamed Woman

    557

  • Miracle in Milan

    562

  • It's Always Fair Weather

    563

  • Senso

    576

  • Araya

    591

  • Sudden Rain

    601

  • Sudden Fear

    615

  • Auntie Mame

    667

  • The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo

    709

  • Edward and Caroline

    763

  • Bonjour Tristesse

    834

  • The Golden Coach

    837

  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

    864

  • Rue de l'Estrapade

    924

  • Along the Coast

    972

  • La Pointe-Courte

    979

  • An Affair to Remember

    984

  • Brink of Life

    1025

  • Silver Lode

    1044

  • Diary of a Pregnant Woman

    1047

  • The Diary of Anne Frank

    1062

  • Gone to Earth

    1066

  • Older Brother, Younger Sister

    1068

  • Dispersed Clouds

    1116

  • The Lovers

    1132

  • The Nun's Story

    1146

  • Panic in the Streets

    1147

  • Hell in the City

    1197

  • Yield to the Night

    1241

  • Wife

    1247

  • Husband and Wife

    1255

  • Once Upon a Time, There Was a King...

    1270

  • Outrage

    1327

  • The Tiger of Eschnapur

    1346

  • The Lady Without Camelias

    1361

  • An Inlet of Muddy Water

    1380

  • All I Desire

    1389

  • No Man of Her Own

    1394

  • The Curse of Frankenstein

    1420

  • Desk Set

    1459

  • Le Amiche

    1491

  • The Marrying Kind

    1607

  • Little Peach

    1621

  • Farewell to Dream

    1635

  • M

    1667

  • Conflagration

    1673

  • A Man Called Peter

    1717

  • Empty Eyes

    1808

  • The Night Before Christmas

    1849

  • No Time for Tears

    1968

  • The Hitch-Hiker

    1973

  • The King and I

    1989

  • Moonfleet

    1990

  • Tower of Lilies

    2007

  • Autumn Leaves

    2038

  • Home Sweet Home

    2178

  • Kiku and Isamu: Two Siblings Born in Japan

    2208

  • Circus Girl

    2247

  • Ein Herz schlägt für Erika

    2250

  • The Crowded Train

    2304

  • Come Back, Little Sheba

    2339

  • Till We Meet Again

    2358

  • Rosen-Resli

    2394

  • No. 5 Checked Out

    2408

  • A Kiss for a Killer

    2409

  • Has Anybody Seen My Gal?

    2470

  • The Adventures of *

    2520

  • V Yarange Gorit Ogon

    2645