1956 Films

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1.
The Ten Commandments (1956)
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The Egyptian Prince, Moses, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people. (220 mins.)
 
2.
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
 
3.
The Killing (1956)
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Crooks plan and execute a daring race-track robbery. (85 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
4.
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.)
 
5.
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
 
6.
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.)
 
7.
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
 
8.
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
 
9.
Moby Dick (1956)
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The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick. (116 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
10.
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
 
11.
Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)
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A Victorian Englishman bets that with the new steamships and railways he can do what the title says. (175 mins.)
 
12.
...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
 
13.
War and Peace (1956)
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Napoleon's tumultuous relations with Russia including his disastrous 1812 invasion serve as the backdrop for the tangled personal lives of two aristocratic families. (208 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
 
14.
The Wrong Man (1956)
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True story of an innocent man mistaken for a criminal. (105 mins.)
 
15.
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
 
16.
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
 
17.
Bus Stop (1956)
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A naive but stubborn cowboy falls in love with a saloon singer and tries to take her away against her will to get married and live on his ranch in Montana. (96 mins.)
Director: Joshua Logan
 
18.
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
 
19.
Lust for Life (1956)
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The life of brilliant but tortured artist Vincent van Gogh. (122 mins.)
 
20.
Anastasia (1956)
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An opportunistic Russian businessman tries to pass a mysterious impostor as the Grand Duchess Anastasia. But she is so convincing in her performance that even the biggest skeptics believe her. (105 mins.)
Director: Anatole Litvak
 
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.
Friendly Persuasion (1956)
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The pacifist attitude of a Quaker family is tested as a result of the American Civil War. (137 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
23.
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
 
24.
The Conqueror (1956)
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Mongol chief Temujin battles against Tartar armies and for the love of the Tartar princess Bortai. Temujin becomes the emperor Genghis Khan. (111 mins.)
Director: Dick Powell
 
25.
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
 
26.
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
 
27.
Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1956)
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A 400-foot (122-meter) dinosaur-like beast, awoken from undersea hibernation off the Japanese coast by atomic-bomb testing, attacks Tokyo. (80 mins.)
 
28.
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.)
 
29.
Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956)
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Extraterrestrials traveling in high-tech flying saucers contact scientist Dr. Russell Marvin as part of a plan to enslave the inhabitants of Earth. (83 mins.)
Director: Fred F. Sears
 
30.
The Rainmaker (1956)
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Lizzie Curry is on the verge of becoming a hopeless old maid. Her wit and intelligence and skills as... (121 mins.)
Director: Joseph Anthony
 
31.
World Without End (1956)
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Astronauts returning from a voyage to Mars are caught in a time warp and are propelled into a post-Apocalyptic Earth populated by mutants. (80 mins.)
Director: Edward Bernds
 
32.
The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956)
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This comedy-drama is partially a gentle satire on America's drive to change the world in the post-war years... (123 mins.)
Director: Daniel Mann
 
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1956)
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The timeless tale of the seductive gypsy Esmeralda and the tortured hunchback Quasimodo. (115 mins.)
Director: Jean Delannoy
 
34.
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
 
35.
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
 
36.
Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island (1956)
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Musashi Miyamoto is challenged to a duel by a confident swordsman Sasaki Kojiro. He agrees to fight him in a year's time. (105 mins.)
Director: Hiroshi Inagaki
 
37.
Anything Goes (1956)
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Bill Benson and Ted Adams are to appear in a Broadway show together and, while in Paris, each 'discovers'... (106 mins.)
Director: Robert Lewis
 
38.
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
 
39.
Never Say Goodbye (1956)
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In present-day U.S., Dr. Michael Parker, a prominent surgeon, unexpectedly runs into his German-born wife whom he thought was dead... (96 mins.)
Director: Jerry Hopper
 
40.
The Fastest Gun Alive (1956)
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In the western frontier town of Cross Creek storekeeper George Temple is a polite and soft spoken man with a secret past.When three bank robbers on the lam stop in town to change horses George Temple's past comes back to haunt him. (89 mins.)
Director: Russell Rouse
 
41.
Rodan (1956)
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Mutant pterosaurs and prehistoric insects terrorize humanity. (82 mins.)
Director: Ishirô Honda
 
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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
 
43.
The Creature Walks Among Us (1956)
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A scientist captures the Creature and turns him into an air-breather, only for him to escape and start killing. (78 mins.)
Director: John Sherwood
 
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The Mountain (1956)
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Selfish Chris Teller pressures his older brother, a retired climber, to accompany him on a treacherous Alpine climb to loot the bodies of plane crash victims. (105 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
 
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The Mole People (1956)
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A party of archaeologists discovers the remnants of a mutant five millennia-old Sumerian civilization living beneath a glacier atop a mountain in Mesopatamia. (77 mins.)
Director: Virgil Vogel
 
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Autumn Leaves (1956)
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Millicent Wetherby is a middle-aged woman whose life is devoid of love and affection. Millicent's solitary... (107 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
 
47.
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.)
 
48.
Rock Around the Clock (1956)
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A frustrated big-band promoter runs in to rock-and-rollers Bill Haley and the Comets at a small-town dance... (77 mins.)
Director: Fred F. Sears
 
49.
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
 
50.
The Last Wagon (1956)
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When a handful of settlers survive an Apache attack on their wagon train they must put their lives into the hands of Comanche Todd... (98 mins.)
Director: Delmer Daves
 
51.
Pardners (1956)
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A rich momma's boy returns west with the son of his murdered father's partner to foil a gang trying to gain control of his family ranch. (90 mins.)
Director: Norman Taurog
 
52.
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
 
53.
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
 
54.
X the Unknown (1956)
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A radioactive mud-like creature terrorizes a Scottish village during the 1950s. (81 mins.)
Director: Leslie Norman
 
55.
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
 
56.
The King and Four Queens (1956)
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Opportunistic con man Dan Kehoe ingratiates himself with the cantankerous mother of four outlaws and their beautiful widows in order to find their hidden gold. (86 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
57.
Davy Crockett and the River Pirates (1956)
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Davy Crockett and his sidekick Georgie compete against boastful Mike Fink ("King of the River") in a boat race to New Orleans... (81 mins.)
Director: Norman Foster
 
58.
Between Heaven and Hell (1956)
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The spoiled rich son of a wealthy Southerner is changed by his experiences in the Pacific during World War II. (94 mins.)
 
59.
The She-Creature (1956)
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A mysterious hypnotist reverts his beautiful assistant back into the form of a prehistoric sea monster that she was in a past life. (77 mins.)
Director: Edward L. Cahn
 
60.
Tribute to a Bad Man (1956)
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With no law within 200 miles horse rancher Jeremy Rodak runs his spread with an iron hand and deals with rustlers even more ruthlessly. (95 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
61.
Lust of the Vampire (1957)
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A mad scientist captures young women and drains their blood, in order to keep alive an ancient, evil duchess. (85 mins.)
Director: Riccardo Freda
 
62.
Gunslinger (1956)
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After her husband is gunned down, Rose Hood takes his place temporarily as marshal of a small Western town. (71 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
63.
Three Violent People (1956)
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When Confederate officer Colt Saunders returns to his Texas ranch after the war he finds his lands wanted by carpetbaggers and by corrupt provisional government commissioners Harrison and Cable. (100 mins.)
Director: Rudolph Maté
 
64.
Indestructible Man (1956)
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Scientific experiments accidentally revive an executed criminal and make him impervious to harm, prompting him to seek revenge on his former partners. (72 mins.)
Director: Jack Pollexfen
 
65.
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
 
66.
The Lone Ranger (1956)
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Kilgore to mine silver on Indian land. The mountain he wants is sacred to the Indians. (86 mins.)
Director: Stuart Heisler
 
67.
Forever, Darling (1956)
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Susan and Lorenzo have been married for over five years and they are starting to drift apart. So into her life comes an angel... (96 mins.)
Director: Alexander Hall
 
68.
Warning from Space (1956)
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UFO's are seen around Tokyo. Because they look like giant starfish the aliens cannot approach us without creating panic... (87 mins.)
Director: Kôji Shima
 
69.
Comanche (1956)
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Common efforts of the U.S. government and the Comanche nation to negotiate a peace treaty are sabotaged by renegade Indians and by the short-sighted Indian Commissioner. (87 mins.)
Director: George Sherman
 
70.
The Werewolf (1956)
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Two scientists come across an auto accident, and find an unconscious man in the wreck. They take him... (79 mins.)
Director: Fred F. Sears
 
71.
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
 
72.
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
 
73.
Gun the Man Down (1956)
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Three outlaw buddies rob a bank, but one of them is wounded. His two partners and his girlfriend take his share of the loot and run off... (76 mins.)