Festival de Cannes: Official Selection 1955

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Missing:

  • LES TRÉSORS DE LA MER ROUGE directed by Michel ROCCA
Shorts:
  • 2'21"6 BUTTERFLY STROKE : DOLPHIN-KICK directed by T. MIJATA
  • A ESPERANCA E' ETERNA directed by Marcos MARGULIES
  • AGGTELEK directed by Ágoston KOLLÁNYI
ARTE POPULAR PORTUGUESA directed by João MENDES BLACK ON WHITE directed by John READ BLINKITY BLANK directed by Norman MCLAREN BOW BELLS directed by Anthony SIMMONS BRONSALDER directed by Lars KRANTZ BUSH DOCTOR directed by Jean P. PALARDY CYRK directed by Wlodzimierz HAUPE DE SABLE ET DE FEU directed by Jean JABELY DEN STANDHAFTIGE TINNSOLDAT directed by Ivo CAPRINO DER SCHATZ DES ABENDLANDES directed by Ernst Stephan NIESSNER, Edmund VON HAMMER DOBREHO VOJAK SVEJK directed by Jiri TRNKA DOCK directed by Emile DEGELIN GUARDIANS OF THE SOIL directed by David MILLIN HOST directed by Thor ARNIJOT UDVANG, Carsten MUNCH IMAGES PRÉHISTORIQUES directed by ARCADY, Thomas L. ROWE IN CANTEC SI DANS directed by Ion BOSTAN ISOLA DI FUOCO directed by Vittorio DE SETA JAKTEN OVER SPORENE directed by Erik BORGE L'HOMME DANS LA LUMIÈRE directed by René LUCOT LA CIUDAD BLANCA directed by Waldo CERRUTO LA GRANDE PÈCHE directed by Henri FABIANI LE CONTE DE MA VIE directed by Jørgen ROOS LES JARDINIERS D'ALLAH directed by Michel CLARENCE NIEDZIELNY PORANEK directed by Andrzej MUNK NOS FORETS directed by Auguste KERN OP DE SPITSEN directed by Rudi HORNECKER OPICI CISAR directed by Jan LACKO OSTROV SAKHALINE directed by Vassili KATANIAN, Eldar RYAZANOV PIERRE ROMAIN DESFOSSEZ directed by Gérard DE BOE PULSSCHLAG DER ZEIT directed by René BOENIGER SYMPHONY OF LIFE directed by T.A. ABRAHAM THE GOLDEN RIVER directed by Pittamandalam Venktatachalapathy PATHY THE STORY OF LIGHT directed by Joop GEESINK TICKETS PLEASE directed by Emil NOFAL TROIS COQUILLAGES DE TUNISIE directed by Roger MAUGE WHEN MAGOO FLEW directed by Pete BURNESS ZOLOTAYA ANTILOPA directed by Lev ATAMANOV

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1. A Kid for Two Farthings (1955)

Approved | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.7
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In a lower-class London community of small shops, open-air vendors and flea-marketers, Joe, a small boy, lives with his mother, Joanne, who works in and rooms above the Kandinsky tailor ... See full summary »

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Celia Johnson, Diana Dors, David Kossoff, Joe Robinson

Votes: 663

2. Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)

Approved | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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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.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, Anne Francis, Dean Jagger

Votes: 15,919

3. Biraj Bahu (1954)

145 min

6.1
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Nilambhar Chakravorty belongs to a poor family, and lives in a joint family with his married brother, Pitambar, unmarried sister, Punnu, and wife, Biraj. Since his sister is of marriageable... See full summary »

Director: Bimal Roy | Stars: Kamini Kaushal, Abhi Bhattacharya, Shakuntala, Pran

Votes: 34

4. Bolshaya semya (1954)

108 min | Drama

7.2
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An epic of the Zhurbin family of shipbuilders, spanning several generations.

Director: Iosif Kheifits | Stars: Sergei Lukyanov, Boris Andreyev, Vera Kuznetsova, Aleksey Batalov

Votes: 165

5. Boot Polish (1954)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

8.1
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Preteen brother and sister, abandoned by their father to care of an abusive prostitute aunt, survive life in an Indian squatters' camp, aided by a friendly cripple, by learning to shine shoes instead of begging.

Director: Prakash Arora | Stars: Kumari Naaz, Rattan Kumar, David Abraham, Chand Burke

Votes: 581

6. Carmen Jones (1954)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.9
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Contemporary version of the Bizet opera, with new lyrics and an African-American cast.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Harry Belafonte, Dorothy Dandridge, Pearl Bailey, Olga James

Votes: 3,653

7. Chikamatsu monogatari (1954)

102 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.2
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Ishun is a wealthy, but unsympathetic, master printer who has wrongly accused his wife and best employee of being lovers. To escape punishment, the accused run away together, but Ishun is certain to be ruined if word gets out.

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Kazuo Hasegawa, Kyôko Kagawa, Eitarô Shindô, Eitarô Ozawa

Votes: 2,634

8. Lost Continent (1955)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary

4.2
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Directors: Enrico Gras, Giorgio Moser, Leonardo Bonzi

Votes: 13

9. Det brenner i natt! (1955)

96 min | Drama, Thriller

6.3
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Tim works at a newspaper during day time, and is a pyromaniac at night. Only the newspaper's editor, which also is a childhood friend, knows about Tim's dark side. Until Margrethe also gets to know.

Director: Arne Skouen | Stars: Claes Gill, Elisabeth Bang, Harald Heide Steen, Gudrun Waadeland

Votes: 67

10. Die Mücke (1954)

110 min | Drama, Thriller

5.3
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Director: Walter Reisch | Stars: Hilde Krahl, Margot Hielscher, Gustav Knuth, Bernhard Wicki

Votes: 12

11. Le dossier noir (1955)

115 min | Drama

6.6
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Jacques Arnaud arrives in a small town somewhere in the province. Soon a citizen reports to him that strangers have broken into his house where they stole a mysterious "black dossier".

Director: André Cayatte | Stars: Jean-Marc Bory, Danièle Delorme, Bernard Blier, Lea Padovani

Votes: 50

12. Rififi (1955)

Not Rated | 118 min | Crime, Thriller

8.2
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97 Metascore

Four men plan a technically perfect crime, but the human element intervenes...

Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Jean Servais, Carl Möhner, Robert Manuel, Janine Darcey

Votes: 20,768 | Gross: $0.06M

Award for Best Director Ex-aequo

13. East of Eden (1955)

PG | 118 min | Drama

8.0
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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.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: James Dean, Raymond Massey, Julie Harris, Burl Ives

Votes: 33,356

14. Heroes of Shipka (1955)

90 min | Drama, History, War

7.2
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Epic historical drama. The Russo - Turkish War of Liberation of 1878 and the role of the Bulgarian Volunteer Gorps.

Director: Sergey Vasilev | Stars: Ivan Pereverzev, Viktor Avdyushko, Georgiy Yumatov, Konstantin Sorokin

Votes: 218

Award for Best Director Ex-aequo

15. Hayat ou maut (1955)

75 min

7.3
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A man with cardiac problems, had heart attack and sent his daughter to get the medicine from the drug store, however the pharmacist discovers that he sent the wrong medication, he cooperates with the police to stop a disaster.

Director: Kamal El Sheikh | Stars: Imad Hamdi, Youssef Wahby, Madiha Yousri

Votes: 92

16. Hill 24 Doesn't Answer (1955)

Approved | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.1
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This was the first movie produced in Israel. It deals with the outbreak of hostilities during the war for independence in 1947. The message of this film was the sadness and stupidity of ... See full summary »

Director: Thorold Dickinson | Stars: Edward Mulhare, Haya Harareet, Michael Shillo, Michael Wager

Votes: 307

Tribute

17. Il segno di Venere (1955)

97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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Director: Dino Risi | Stars: Sophia Loren, Franca Valeri, Vittorio De Sica, Raf Vallone

Votes: 307

18. Jedda the Uncivilized (1955)

101 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.3
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Set against the harsh natural surrounds of outback Northern Territory, Jedda captures a rare and honest glimpse into the heart and history of indigenous Australia. Young Jedda is caught ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chauvel | Stars: Rosalie Kunoth-Monks, Robert Tudawali, Betty Suttor, Paul Reynall

Votes: 203

19. The Gold of Naples (1954)

Not Rated | 138 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Tribute to Naples, where director De Sica spent his first years, this is a collection of 6 Napolitean episodes : a clown exploited by a gangster ; an inconstant pizza seller (Sofia) loosing... See full summary »

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Silvana Mangano, Sophia Loren, Eduardo De Filippo, Paolo Stoppa

Votes: 1,096

20. Liliomfi (1955)

109 min | Comedy

7.7
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Mariska and Liliomfi fall in love without suspecting that Mariska's foster father is also Liliomfi's uncle. Soon the couple must contend with the professor's plan to make Liliomfi give up his "unrespectable" profession of acting.

Director: Károly Makk | Stars: Iván Darvas, Marianne Krencsey, Margit Dajka, Samu Balázs

Votes: 397

21. Ludwig II: Glanz und Ende eines Königs (1955)

115 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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King Ludwig II of Bavaria is frustrated, having to accept parliament's will to join Bismarck, rather he his cultured Habsburg friends, in wars. His love-life being as fruitless, he seeks ... See full summary »

Director: Helmut Käutner | Stars: O.W. Fischer, Marianne Koch, Paul Bildt, Friedrich Domin

Votes: 229

22. Marcelino pan y vino (1955)

G | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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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 of old things he gives a piece of his bread to an old wooden Jesus figure - and indeed... See full summary »

Director: Ladislao Vajda | Stars: Rafael Rivelles, Antonio Vico, Juan Calvo, José Marco Davó

Votes: 1,652

23. Marty (1955)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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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.

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Ernest Borgnine, Betsy Blair, Esther Minciotti, Augusta Ciolli

Votes: 17,229

Palme d'Or Unanimité

24. Onna no koyomi (1954)

100 min

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Director: Seiji Hisamatsu | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Yôko Sugi, Kyôko Kagawa, Hisao Toake

25. Psohlavci (1955)

97 min | Drama, History

6.2
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Director: Martin Fric | Stars: Vladimír Ráz, Jana Dítetová, Jarmila Kurandová, Zdenek Stepánek

Votes: 23

26. Roots (1954)

85 min | Drama

7.3
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Mexican and Latin-American classic. Four independent stories based on writer Francisco Rojas Gonzáles's work, depicting the reality of Mexican indian people: Las Vacas, Nuestra Señora, El ... See full summary »

Director: Benito Alazraki | Stars: Beatriz Flores, Juan de la Cruz, Juan Cano, Rafael Ramírez

Votes: 77

27. Romeo & Juliet (1955)

92 min | Music, Drama, Romance

7.6
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Directors: Lev Arnshtam, Leonid Lavrovsky | Stars: Galina Ulanova, Yuri Zhdanov, I. Olenina, Aleksandr Radunsky

Votes: 54

28. Samba Fantástico (1955)

Documentary, Short

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Directors: Jean Manzon, René Persin | Star: Luiz Jatobá

29. Sen-hime (1954)

95 min | Drama, History

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Director: Keigo Kimura | Stars: Machiko Kyô, Kenji Sugawara, Shinobu Araki, Chieko Higashiyama

30. Stella (1955)

90 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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The story of a young, wild woman who doesn't want to compromise and settle down. Stella is a restless, rebellious Greek woman who plays with men and enjoys her life as much as she can. But ... See full summary »

Director: Mihalis Kakogiannis | Stars: Melina Mercouri, Giorgos Foundas, Alekos Alexandrakis, Hristina Kalogerikou

Votes: 1,961

31. The Country Girl (1954)

Unrated | 104 min | Drama, Music

7.3
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A director hires an alcoholic has-been and strikes up a stormy relationship with the actor's wife, who he believes is the cause of all the man's problems.

Director: George Seaton | Stars: Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, William Holden, Anthony Ross

Votes: 4,449

32. The End of the Affair (1955)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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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. While war does not last forever, neither does love in... See full summary »

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Deborah Kerr, Van Johnson, John Mills, Peter Cushing

Votes: 871

33. Un extraño en la escalera (1955)

95 min | Drama, Mystery

7.1
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Director: Tulio Demicheli | Stars: Arturo de Córdova, Silvia Pinal, José María Linares-Rivas, Andrés Soler

Votes: 30

34. Italia K2 (1955)

95 min | Documentary

7.2
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Director: Marcello Baldi | Stars: Enrico Abram, Ugo Angelino, Walter Bonatti, Achille Compagnoni

Votes: 10

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