Top Ten 1951

BIL'S BEST ACTOR

The most exciting performance of the year and definitely one that could not have been appreciated for its sang-froid subtlety at the time, is Robert Walker as the impetuous strangler in Alfred Hitchcock’s masterful Strangers On A Train. Walker is as excited about killing an old lady as he is about getting into Farley Granger’s pants, and Hitchcock makes it all so much fun to watch.

Honour Roll: Humphrey Bogart, The African Queen; Marlon Brando, A Streetcar Named Desire; Montgomery Clift, A Place In The Sun; Michael Redgrave, The Browning Version

BIL'S BEST ACTRESS

Lots of great choices here, including Vivien Leigh’s Oscar win for Streetcar and Setsuko Hara being brilliantly beautiful in Ozu’s family drama Early…

  • Early Summer

    1

  • Strangers on a Train

    2

  • Ace in the Hole

    3

  • The Day the Earth Stood Still

    4

  • Scrooge

    5

  • Decision Before Dawn

    6

  • Bellissima

    7

  • The Browning Version

    8

  • A Streetcar Named Desire

    9

  • The African Queen

    10