Best Picture 1955

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1.
The Night of the Hunter (1955)
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A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery. (92 mins.)
 
2.
Ordet (1955)
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Follows the lives of the Borgen family, as they deal with inner conflict, as well as religious conflict with each other, and the rest of the town. (126 mins.)
 
3.
Lola Montès (1955)
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The film tells the tragic story of Lola Montès, a great adventurer who becomes the main attraction of... (116 mins.)
Director: Max Ophuls
 
4.
All That Heaven Allows (1955)
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An upper-class widow falls in love with a much younger, down-to-earth nurseryman, much to the disapproval of her children and criticism of her country club peers. (89 mins.)
Director: Douglas Sirk
 
5.
Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
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A rebellious young man with a troubled past comes to a new town, finding friends and enemies. (111 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
 
6.
East of Eden (1955)
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A wilful young man contends against his brother for the attention of their religious father while reconnecting with his estranged mother and falling for his brother's girlfriend. (118 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
 
7.
Diabolique (1955)
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The wife and mistress of a cruel headmaster conspire to kill him; after the murder is committed, his corpse disappears, and strange events begin to plague the two women. (117 mins.)
Director: H.G. Clouzot
 
8.
Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
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A one-armed stranger comes to a tiny town possessing a terrible past they want to keep secret, by violent means if necessary. (81 mins.)
Director: John Sturges
 
9.
Moonfleet (1955)
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Moonfleet is set in Dorset, England. The Fleet refers to the land just west of Portland, Southern England. (84 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
10.
The Ladykillers (1955)
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Five diverse oddball criminal types planning a bank robbery rent rooms on a cul-de-sac from an octogenarian widow under the pretext that they are classical musicians. (91 mins.)
 
11.
The End of the Affair (1955)
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In wartorn London Maurice Bendrix falls in love with neighbor Sarah Miles. They begin an illicit romance behind Sarah's husband's back... (105 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
 
12.
Picnic (1955)
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Emotions are ignited amongst the complacent townsfolk when a handsome drifter arrives in a small Kansas community on the morning of the Labour Day picnic. (115 mins.)
Director: Joshua Logan
 
13.
Summertime (1955)
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A lonely American woman unexpectedly finds romance in Venice, Italy. (99 mins.)
Director: David Lean
 
14.
The Seven Year Itch (1955)
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When his family goes away for the summer, a so far faithful husband is tempted by a beautiful neighbor. (105 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
15.
One Froggy Evening (1955 Short Film)
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A man futilely struggles to make his fortune with a frog that sings and dances, but only when it is alone with the owner. (7 mins.)
 
16.
The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz (1955)
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The delirious journey of a mental disordered man, who is obsessed in making the perfect crime. (89 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
 
17.
Killer's Kiss (1955)
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Ready to catch a train to his hometown, a washed up boxer tells us about the strange and twisty events that happened to him the past couple of days. (67 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
18.
The Big Knife (1955)
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Hollywood actor Charles Castle is pressured by his studio boss into a criminal cover-up to protect his valuable career. (111 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
 
19.
The Trouble with Harry (1955)
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The trouble with Harry is that he's dead, and everyone seems to have a different idea of what needs to be done with his body... (99 mins.)
 
20.
Stella (1955)
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The story of a young, wild woman who doesn't want to compromise and settle down. Stella is a restless... (90 mins.)
 
21.
Marty (1955)
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A middle-aged butcher and a school teacher who have given up on the idea of love meet at a dance and fall for each other. (90 mins.)
Director: Delbert Mann
 
22.
Death of a Cyclist (1955)
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A couple having an affair strike a bicyclist with their car and do not offer aid out of fear of their relationship being exposed. (88 mins.)
Director: J.A. Bardem
 
23.
I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955)
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Deprived of a normal childhood by her ambitious mother, Katie, Lillian Roth becomes a star of Broadway and Hollywood before she is twenty... (117 mins.)
Director: Daniel Mann
 
24.
Love Me or Leave Me (1955)
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A fictionalized account of the career of jazz singer Ruth Etting and her tempestuous marriage to gangster Marty Snyder, who helped propel her to stardom. (122 mins.)
Director: Charles Vidor
 
25.
Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955)
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A widowed doctor of both Chinese and European descent falls in love with a married American correspondent in Hong Kong during China's Communist revolution. (102 mins.)
Director: Henry King
 
26.
Lady and the Tramp (1955)
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The romantic tale of a sheltered uptown Cocker Spaniel dog and a streetwise downtown Mutt. (76 mins.)
 
27.
To Catch a Thief (1955)
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When a reformed jewel thief is suspected of returning to his former occupation, he must ferret out the real thief in order to prove his innocence. (106 mins.)
 
28.
Interrupted Melody (1955)
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The film chronicles Australian-born opera star Marjorie Lawrence's success, her battle with polio, and her eventual career comeback. (106 mins.)
 
29.
Blackboard Jungle (1955)
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A new English teacher at a violent, unruly inner-city school is determined to do his job, despite resistance from both students and faculty. (101 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks
 
30.
Three Cases of Murder (1955)
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Three stories of murder and the supernatural. In the first, a museum worker is introduced to a world behind the pictures he sees every day... (99 mins.)
 
31.
Land of the Pharaohs (1955)
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A captured architect designs an ingenious plan to ensure the impregnability of tomb of a self-absorbed Pharaoh, obsessed with the security of his next life. (106 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
32.
Historias de la radio (1955)
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Three different stories whose central axis are radio listeners: several contestants have to get to a radio station studio dressed as Eskimo... (95 mins.)
 
33.
The Rains of Ranchipur (1955)
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Despite marital problems, English Lord Albert Esketh and his rich American socialite wife Lady Edwina Esketh travel to India to buy a prize horse from the ruler of Ranchipur. (104 mins.)
Director: Jean Negulesco
 
34.
Not as a Stranger (1955)
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An ego-driven, aspiring physician, intolerant of the weaknesses of others, especially those closest to him, comes to grips with his own imperfections. (135 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kramer
 
35.
Good Morning, Miss Dove (1955)
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Miss Dove is a strict disciplinary, plus a well respected teacher, who has inspired her students to individual greatness... (107 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
 
36.
The Rose Tattoo (1955)
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An Italian-American neighborhood in Louisiana is disturbed when truck driver Rosario Delle Rose is killed by police while smuggling... (117 mins.)
Director: Daniel Mann
 
37.
Lady Godiva of Coventry (1955)
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Fictionalized account of events leading up the famous nude ride (alas, her hair covers everything) of the militant Saxon lady. (89 mins.)
Director: Arthur Lubin
 
38.
Queen Bee (1955)
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A young woman arrives at the home of her socialite cousin, and soon finds herself sucked into the woman's complex web of deceit. (95 mins.)
 
39.
To Hell and Back (1955)
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The true WWII story of Audie Murphy, the most decorated soldier in U.S. history. Based on the autobiography of Audie Murphy who stars as himself in the film. (106 mins.)
Director: Jesse Hibbs
 
40.
The Cobweb (1955)
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At an exclusive psychiatric clinic, the doctors and staff are about as crazy as the patients. The clinic head... (134 mins.)
 
41.
Footsteps in the Fog (1955)
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In early 1900s England, a maid tries to blackmail her master into romancing her when she discovers he murdered his wife. (90 mins.)
Director: Arthur Lubin
 
42.
The Miracle of Marcelino (1955)
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Marcelino is an orphan who grows up in a monastery. One day when he eats his small meal in a room full... (91 mins.)
Director: Ladislao Vajda
 
43.
Tarantula (1955)
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A spider escapes from an isolated desert laboratory experimenting in giantism and grows to tremendous size as it wreaks havoc on the local inhabitants. (80 mins.)
Director: Jack Arnold
 
44.
Pete Kelly's Blues (1955)
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In 1927, a Kansas City, Missouri cornet player and his band perform nightly at a seedy speakeasy until a racketeer tries to extort them in exchange for protection. (95 mins.)
Director: Jack Webb
 
45.
Mister Roberts (1955)
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In the waning days of World War II, the United States Navy cargo ship Reluctant and her crew are stationed in the "backwater" areas of the Pacific Ocean. Trouble ensues when the crew members are granted liberty. (123 mins.)
 
46.
La hermana alegría (1955)
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(83 mins.)
Director: Luis Lucia