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1.
The Unguarded Moment (1956)
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A beautiful teacher is protective of a high school boy who sexually harassed her, and later he becomes a murder suspect. (95 mins.)
Director: Harry Keller
 
2.
That Certain Feeling (1956)
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When Larry Larkin's comic strip needs some freshening up, he calls in ghost-writer Francis X. Dignan to help him with the strip... (103 mins.)
 
3.
Donatella (1956)
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(103 mins.)
Director: Mario Monicelli
 
4.
The Forty-first (1956)
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An unexpected romance occurs for a female Red Army sniper and a White Army officer. (88 mins.)
 
5.
Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)
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Boxer Rocky Graziano's biopic, based on his autobiography, from childhood to his World Middleweight Championship title win at age 28 in 1947. (113 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
6.
Full of Life (1956)
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Writer Nick and his wife Emily are expecting their first child. When a necessary home repair proves too costly to afford... (91 mins.)
Director: Richard Quine
 
7.
Pursuit of the Graf Spee (1956)
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A true WW2 story: the British Navy must find and destroy a powerful German warship. (119 mins.)
 
8.
Waldwinter (1956)
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(97 mins.)
 
9.
The Solid Gold Cadillac (1956)
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A minority stockholder takes on the crooked board of directors at a billion dollar corporation. (99 mins.)
Director: Richard Quine
 
10.
Loser Takes All (1956)
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Bertrand is an accountant employed by a large London firm. When he uncovers an accounting error, his employer is so thrilled that he sends Bertrand and his new wife, to Monte Carlo. The trip, however, is not completely as it seems... (88 mins.)
Director: Ken Annakin
 
11.
The Killing (1956)
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Crooks plan and execute a daring race-track robbery. (85 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
12.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
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A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates. (80 mins.)
Director: Don Siegel
 
13.
The Harder They Fall (1956)
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Down-on-his-luck ex-sportswriter Eddie Willis is hired by shady fight promoter Nick Benko to promote his latest find, an unknown but easily exploitable phenom from Argentina. (109 mins.)
Director: Mark Robson
 
14.
Patterns (1956)
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When Fred Staples is recruited onto the board of a high-powered New York corporation, he finds his ethics and ambition at odds. (83 mins.)
Director: Fielder Cook
 
15.
The Catered Affair (1956)
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At breakfast, Jane announces that she and Ralph are getting married the next week. All Jane and Ralph... (94 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks
 
16.
Giant (1956)
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Sprawling epic covering the life of a Texas cattle rancher and his family and associates. (201 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
 
17.
The Girl Can't Help It (1956)
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Gangster hires down-and-out press agent to make his blonde bimbo girlfriend a singing star. (99 mins.)
Director: Frank Tashlin
 
18.
The Third Key (1956)
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Police drama. The sleuths of Scotland Yard try to solve a series of burglaries. (96 mins.)
Director: Charles Frend
 
19.
Rock, Pretty Baby (1956)
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(89 mins.)
 
20.
Bigger Than Life (1956)
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A seriously ill schoolteacher becomes dependent on a "miracle" drug that begins to affect his sanity. (95 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
 
21.
The Burmese Harp (1956)
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In the War's closing days, when a conscience-driven Japanese soldier fails to get his countrymen to surrender to overwhelming force, he adopts the lifestyle of a Buddhist monk. (116 mins.)
Director: Kon Ichikawa
 
22.
...And God Created Woman (1956)
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In sunny St. Tropez, a young sexpot loves one brother but marries the other. (95 mins.)
Director: R. Vadim
 
23.
On the Bowery (1956 Documentary)
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At the time of this film, the Bowery was a neighborhood in New York City populated largely by the down and out... (65 mins.)
Director: Lionel Rogosin
 
24.
Foreign Intrigue (1956)
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When a reclusive, enigmatic millionaire dies suddenly on the Riviera, his press agent begins to investigate his employer's shady past. (100 mins.)
 
25.
A Cry in the Night (1956)
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A deranged man kidnaps the nubile daughter of a police captain. (75 mins.)
Director: Frank Tuttle
 
26.
The Scarlet Hour (1956)
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An unhappy wife uses her powers of manipulation to draw an infatuated man into an ill-fated jewelry heist. (95 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
27.
Dany, bitte schreiben Sie (1956)
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The day before Danny Ruland wants to marry, she learns that her expected husband is a marriage impostor... (99 mins.)
 
28.
Lügen haben hübsche Beine (1956)
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(93 mins.)
Director: Erik Ode
 
29.
The Birds and the Bees (1956)
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On an ocean voyage, a card shark and her father cheat a naive man out of his money. Things take a twist when the girl falls in love with the man she's just fleeced. (94 mins.)
Director: Norman Taurog
 
30.
The Spanish Gardener (1956)
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British diplomat Harrington Brande takes up his new post in Spain accompanied by his son Nicholas. The... (97 mins.)
Director: Philip Leacock
 
31.
The Rack (1956)
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A decorated Korean War hero inexplicably collaborates with the enemy while interred in a POW camp and is court-martialed. (100 mins.)
Director: Arnold Laven
 
32.
The Lieutenant Wore Skirts (1956)
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In this hilarious romp starring Tom Ewell, Sheree North and Rita Moreno, a middle-aged ex-serviceman... (99 mins.)
Director: Frank Tashlin
 
33.
Great Day in the Morning (1956)
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After a card game Southerner Owen Pentecost finds himself the owner of a Denver hotel. Involved with two women - one who came with the hotel... (92 mins.)
 
34.
The Wild Party (1956)
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A night of terror in a sleazy nightspot, when an over-the-hill football star holds a thrill-seeking couple captive. (91 mins.)
Director: Harry Horner
 
35.
Deadlier Than the Male (1956)
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André Chatelin is a restaurant owner in Les Halles in Paris. One morning, a girl named Catherine asks to see him... (113 mins.)
Director: Julien Duvivier
 
36.
Toward the Unknown (1956)
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At the dawn of supersonic flight in the 1950s a group of Edwards Air Force Base experimental aircraft test pilots push themselves to the limit. (115 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
 
37.
Two in a Sleeping Bag (1956)
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(93 mins.)
Director: Rainer Geis
 
38.
A Kiss Before Dying (1956)
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A ruthless college student resorts to murder in a futile attempt to marry an heiress. (94 mins.)
Director: Gerd Oswald
 
39.
La adúltera (1956)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Tulio Demicheli
 
40.
Triple Deception (1956)
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Due to his physical resemblance to criminal Steve Chancellor, seaman Larry Ellis is recruited by law enforcement to pose as Chancellor and infiltrate an organized crime ring in France. (85 mins.)
Director: Guy Green
 
41.
The Artist and the City (1956 Documentary)
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A painter wanders around the city of Oporto painting what he sees: old and modern buildings, people arriving and leaving work in the factories, children playing. (26 mins.)
 
42.
Der Glockengießer von Tirol (1956)
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(99 mins.)
 
43.
Main Street (1956)
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A couple of friends decide to have a good time and play a trick on an unmarried woman. Therefore one of them has to pretend to fall in love with her. (99 mins.)
Director: J.A. Bardem
 
44.
Attack (1956)
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In 1945, an American Infantry company sets up an artillery observation post but tensions between captain Cooney and lieutenant Costa run high. (107 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
 
45.
Slightly Scarlet (1956)
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An urban wheeler-dealer gets involved in organized crime, corrupt city politics and graft while falling in-love with the fiancée of the newly elected mayor. (99 mins.)
Director: Allan Dwan
 
46.
Written on the Wind (1956)
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Alcoholic playboy Kyle Hadley marries the woman secretly loved by his poor but hard-working best friend, who in turn is pursued by Kyle's nymphomaniac sister. (99 mins.)
Director: Douglas Sirk
 
47.
High Society (1956)
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C.K. Dexter-Haven, a successful popular jazz musician, lives in a mansion near his ex-wife's Tracy Lord's family estate... (111 mins.)
Director: Charles Walters
 
48.
Nightfall (1956)
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Through a series of bizarre coincidences artist finds himself falsely accused of bank robbery and murder and is pursued by the authorities and the real killers. (78 mins.)
 
49.
Rock Rock Rock! (1956)
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A young teenage girl (Tuesday Weld) desperately tries to earn enough money to buy a dress for a school rock and roll dance... (85 mins.)
Director: Will Price
 
50.
Child in the House (1956)
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Young Elizabeth is left with her relatives, a married couple, while her mother is in hospital. The friendly husband likes her, but the wife hates kids. Her father, an often absent crook on the lam, visits her in secret one day. (90 mins.)
 
51.
The King and I (1956)
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A widow accepts a job as a live-in governess to the King of Siam's children. (133 mins.)
Director: Walter Lang
 
52.
Storm Center (1956)
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A small-town librarian is branded as a Communist by local politicians when she refuses to withdraw a controversial book from the library's shelves. (85 mins.)
Director: Daniel Taradash
 
53.
The Searchers (1956)
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A Civil War veteran embarks on a journey to rescue his niece from an Indian tribe. (119 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
54.
Seven Men from Now (1956)
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A former sheriff blames himself for his wife's death during a Wells Fargo robbery and vows to track down and kill the seven men responsible. (78 mins.)
Director: Budd Boetticher
 
55.
Bundle of Joy (1956)
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Kitschy musical remake of "Bachelor Mother". Debbie Reynolds plays an over-eager clerk in a large department... (98 mins.)
Director: Norman Taurog
 
56.
If All the Guys in the World... (1956)
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While fishing in the North Sea, eleven out of the twelve men of the Lutèce, a fishing-boat from Concarneau... (113 mins.)
Director: Christian-Jaque
 
57.
The Man Who Never Was (1956)
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True story of a British attempt to trick the enemy into weakening Sicily's defenses before the 1943 attack, using a dead man with faked papers. (103 mins.)
Director: Ronald Neame
 
58.
Dort oben, wo die Alpen glühen (1956)
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Andrea is vacationing in the mountains. She employs the young mountain guide Bertl to accompany her on a tour to a mountain top... (96 mins.)
Director: Otto Meyer
 
59.
While the City Sleeps (1956)
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A serial killer has been killing beautiful women in New York, and the new owner of a media company offers a high ranking job to the 1st administrator who can get the earliest scoops on the case. (100 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
60.
Tea and Sympathy (1956)
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Tom Lee is a sensitive boy of 17 whose lack of interest in the "manly" pursuits of sports, mountain... (122 mins.)
 
61.
Miracle in the Rain (1956)
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Wartime romance about a lonely man and woman who meet one rainy afternoon in New York. (108 mins.)
Director: Rudolph Maté
 
62.
The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956)
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An ex-soldier faces ethical questions as he tries to earn enough to support his wife and children well. (153 mins.)
 
63.
Forbidden Planet (1956)
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A starship crew goes to investigate the silence of a planet's colony only to find two survivors and a deadly secret that one of them has. (98 mins.)
 
64.
Hollywood or Bust (1956)
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A singer who can't pay his bookie joins a nerdy, star-struck movie fan and his Great Dane in a cross-country convertible ride to Hollywood. (95 mins.)
Director: Frank Tashlin
 
65.
Away All Boats (1956)
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The story of a U.S. naval ship and its crew in the Pacific, 1943-1945. (114 mins.)
Director: Joseph Pevney
 
66.
Julie (1956)
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A terrified wife tries to escape from her insanely jealous husband who is bent on killing her. (99 mins.)
Director: Andrew L. Stone
 
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Run for the Sun (1956)
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In Central America, an action-adventure novelist and a journalist for a magazine find themselves at the mercy of Nazi war criminals. (99 mins.)
Director: Roy Boulting
 
69.
Teenage Wolfpack (1956)
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"Think of a law, they've broken it. Think of a crime, they've committed it." A tense, tough story of teenage gangs committing acts of robbery... (97 mins.)
Director: Georg Tressler
 
70.
Hot Cars (1956)
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A salt-of-earth family man needs money for his sick son, and decides to keep a job at a used car lot despite realizing it is selling stolen cars. (60 mins.)
Director: Don McDougall
 
71.
Crime Against Joe (1956)
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A disreputable Korean War veteran is suspected of murder. (70 mins.)
Director: Lee Sholem
 
72.
The Red Balloon (1956 Short Film)
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A red balloon with a life of its own follows a little boy around the streets of Paris. (34 mins.)
 
73.
Die Fischerin vom Bodensee (1956)
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(87 mins.)
Director: Harald Reinl
 
74.
Kaiserjäger (1956)
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(99 mins.)
Director: Willi Forst
 
75.
The Revolt of Mamie Stover (1956)
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Set in the early '40s, a San Francisco prostitute is run out of town just as the second World War has begun to intensify... (92 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
76.
Gaby (1956)
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This is a remake of the 1931 and 1940 versions of the movie Waterloo Bridge. (96 mins.)
 
77.
Teenage Rebel (1956)
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Ginger Rogers get her teenage daughter (Betty Lou Keim) back from her ex-husband when she remarries and must win her love. (94 mins.)
Director: Edmund Goulding
 
78.
Red Sundown (1956)
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When his life is saved in a shootout by a fellow gunman whose life he in turn had saved, Alex Longmire promises to give up his way of life... (81 mins.)
Director: Jack Arnold
 
79.
The Bold and the Brave (1956)
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An assortment of American types come together in the Italian campaign of 1944. (87 mins.)
Director: Lewis R. Foster
 
80.
The Benny Goodman Story (1956)
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Bio of swing band leader 'Benny Goodman' from age 10 (1919) to his landmark Carnegie Hall band concert in 1938... (116 mins.)
 
81.
D-Day the Sixth of June (1956)
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En route to Normandy, an American and a British officer reminisce in flashback about their romances with the same woman. (106 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
 
82.
1984 (1956)
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George Orwell's novel of a totalitarian future society in which a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love. (90 mins.)
 
83.
The Killer Is Loose (1956)
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An unhinged, deceptively mild-mannered bank robber escapes prison, seeking revenge on the cop who accidentally killed his wife during a gun battle. (73 mins.)
Director: Budd Boetticher
 
84.
A Strange Adventure (1956)
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A trio of thieves make their getaway by kidnapping a young hot-rodder, and take over a mountain cabin for a hideout after overpowering its occupants. (70 mins.)
Director: William Witney
 
85.
Bob le Flambeur (1956)
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Bob, an old gangster and gambler is almost broke, so he decides in spite of the warnings of a friend... (98 mins.)
Director: Melville
 
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Carousel (1956)
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Billy Bigelow has been dead for fifteen years, and now outside the pearly gates, he long waived his right to go back to Earth for a day... (128 mins.)
Director: Henry King
 
88.
These Wilder Years (1956)
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Middleaged man tries to find a son that was given to an orphanage many years ago. (91 mins.)
Director: Roy Rowland
 
89.
You Can't Run Away from It (1956)
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Ellen (June Allyson) is kidnapped by father (Charles Bickford) after she ran off and got married to someone he thinks is a gold digger... (95 mins.)
Director: Dick Powell
 
90.
The Opposite Sex (1956)
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Shortly after their tenth wedding anniversary, New York theater producer Steven Hilliard and his wife... (117 mins.)
Director: David Miller
 
91.
Mädchen mit schwachem Gedächtnis (1956)
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Anny arrives in Munich to start a career as an actress, but soon ends up without money and job, sleeping on a park bench... (89 mins.)
 
92.
The Come On (1956)
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Unscrupulous con woman gets involved in murder. (83 mins.)
 
93.
What a Woman! (1956)
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Antonietta viene fotografata per caso e la sua foto finisce in copertina. Il suo fidanzato vuol far causa al giornale per questo... (100 mins.)
 
94.
Totò lascia o raddoppia? (1956)
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The Duke Gagliardo della Forcoletta, penniless and expert in horse-races, finds out he has a daughter... (94 mins.)
 
95.
The Captain from Köpenick (1956)
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A young shoemaker is arrested for stealing a small amount of money, and is released after being jailed for 15 years... (93 mins.)
Director: Helmut Käutner
 
96.
Don't Knock the Rock (1956)
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A disc jockey tries to prove to teenagers' parents that rock 'n' roll is harmless and won't turn their kids into juvenile delinquents. (84 mins.)
Director: Fred F. Sears
 
97.
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
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A family vacationing in Morocco accidentally stumble on to an assassination plot and the conspirators are determined to prevent them from interfering. (120 mins.)
 
98.
Dance with Me, Henry (1956)
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Two goofballs try to run a beaten-down old amusement park. (79 mins.)
Director: Charles Barton
 
99.
Die Stimme der Sehnsucht (1956)
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(85 mins.)
Director: Thomas Engel
 
100.
Tears for Simon (1956)
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An 18 month old baby disappears in London. Detective Inspector Craig tries to find the child but there aren't many clues. (89 mins.)
Director: Guy Green