Favourite Films of 1956

My favourite films of 1956.
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1.
23 Paces to Baker Street (1956)
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A blind American writer living in London stumbles upon a criminal conspiracy involving kidnapping and extortion. (103 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
 
2.
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
 
3.
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
 
4.
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
 
5.
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956)
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A novelist aided by his future father-in-law conspires to frame himself in the murder of a stripper as part of an effort to ban capital punishment. (80 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
6.
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
 
7.
Trapeze (1956)
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A crippled circus acrobat is torn emotionally between two ambitious young trapeze artists, one a talented young American and a less-gifted but beautiful Italian. (105 mins.)
Director: Carol Reed
 
8.
Come Next Spring (1956)
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Matt Ballot has returned home after 12 years of hard drinking in all 48 states. His wife managed to... (92 mins.)
 
9.
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
 
10.
The Proud Ones (1956)
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Marshal Cass Silver has to deal with his old nemesis, a corrupt gambler, and his hired guns come to town as well as recurring bouts of blindness. (94 mins.)
Director: Robert D. Webb
 
11.
Lust for Life (1956)
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The life of brilliant but tortured artist Vincent van Gogh. (122 mins.)
 
12.
The Searchers (1956)
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An American Civil War veteran embarks on a journey to rescue his niece from the Comanches. (119 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
13.
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
 
14.
The Eddy Duchin Story (1956)
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The life story of the famous pianist and band-leader of the 1930s and 1940s. (123 mins.)
Director: George Sidney
 
15.
Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)
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A Victorian Englishman bets that with the new steamships and railways he can circumnavigate the globe in eighty days. (175 mins.)
 
16.
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.)
 
17.
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
 
18.
Love Me Tender (1956)
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At the end of the Civil War, a Confederate team is ordered to rob a Union payroll train but the war ends leaving these men with their Union loot, until the Feds come looking for it. (89 mins.)
Director: Robert D. Webb
 
19.
Reach for the Sky (1956)
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Biopic of RAF Group Captain Douglas Bader who, after having lost both legs, flew a British fighter plane during WW2. (135 mins.)
Director: Lewis Gilbert
 
20.
Bandido (1956)
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An arms dealer and a mercenary cross swords during the 1916 Mexican revolution. (92 mins.)
 
21.
Alexander the Great (1956)
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The life and military conquests of Alexander III of Macedon (20/21 July 356 - 10/11 June 323 BC), commonly known as Alexander the Great. (141 mins.)
Director: Robert Rossen
 
22.
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.)
 
23.
The Killing (1956)
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Crooks plan and execute a daring race-track robbery. (85 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
24.
The Green Man (1956)
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Work has been going with a bang for freelance assassin Hawkins but a job in England just after the war is a different matter... (80 mins.)
Director: Robert Day
 
25.
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