My 40 Favorite Movies 0f 1955

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1.
Many Rivers to Cross (1955)
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Robert Taylor and Eleanor Parker star as a Kentucky backwoodsman and the woman who will NOT let anything interfere with her plans to marry him in this humorous romantic adventure through the American Frontier of 1798. (94 mins.)
Director: Roy Rowland
 
2.
Mr. Arkadin (1955)
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An American adventurer investigates the past of mysterious tycoon Arkadin...placing himself in grave danger. (93 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
 
3.
Storm Over the Nile (1955)
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A color remake of "The Four Feathers" (107 mins.)
 
4.
The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell (1955)
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A dramatization of the American general and his court martial for publically complaining about High Command's dismissal and neglect of the aerial fighting forces. (100 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
5.
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
 
6.
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
 
7.
Quentin Durward (1955)
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A Scottish knight in France to facilitate a marriage between a rich and beautiful countess and his aging uncle becomes involved in court intrigue. (103 mins.)
Director: Richard Thorpe
 
8.
Diabolique (1955)
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The wife of a cruel headmaster and his mistress conspire to kill him, but after the murder is committed, his body disappears, and strange events begin to plague the two women. (116 mins.)
Director: H.G. Clouzot
 
9.
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
 
10.
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.)
 
11.
Simba (1955)
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A European family in East Africa finds itself caught up in an uprising by local black Africans against their white colonial masters. Based on the Mau-Mau rebellion in Kenya in the early 1950s. (99 mins.)
 
12.
Seven Cities of Gold (1955)
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In the eighteenth century, a Spanish expedition is looking for seven cities of gold in a territory now known as California... (103 mins.)
Director: Robert D. Webb
 
13.
The Left Hand of God (1955)
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At a Catholic mission in China, long-awaited "Father O'Shea" proves to be a tough guy, disturbingly attractive to mission nurse Anne. (87 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
 
14.
The Man from Laramie (1955)
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A stranger defies the local cattle baron and his sadistic son by working for one of his oldest rivals. (104 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
 
15.
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
 
16.
The King's Thief (1955)
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A highwayman uncovers a plot to assassinate King Charles II. (78 mins.)
 
17.
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.)
 
18.
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.)
 
19.
The Kentuckian (1955)
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A Kentucky widower bound for 1820's Texas with his young son is thwarted in his efforts by a corrupt constable, a long-standing family feud, and a beautiful indentured servant. (104 mins.)
Director: Burt Lancaster
 
20.
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
 
21.
The Long Gray Line (1955)
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The life story of a salt-of-the-earth Irish immigrant, who becomes an Army Noncommissioned Officer and... (138 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
22.
Tarzan's Hidden Jungle (1955)
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Hunters trespass into Sukulu country, where animals are sacred, posing as photographers. Their work has the blessing of the U.N.'s Dr... (72 mins.)
Director: Harold Schuster
 
23.
White Feather (1955)
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In 1877 Wyoming, during the peace negotiations between the Cheyenne and the USA, an Indian girl falls in-love with a land surveyor, causing the ire of her Cheyenne fiance. (102 mins.)
Director: Robert Webb
 
24.
Pirates of Tripoli (1955)
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Princess Karjan promises pirate captain Edri-Al-Gardian a fabulous reward if he helps her regain her lost kingdom of Misurata from Malek... (72 mins.)
Director: Felix E. Feist
 
25.
Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
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A one-handed 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
 
26.
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
 
27.
Tall Man Riding (1955)
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Larry Madden returns after several years still vowing to avenge himself against the humiliating whipping he received at the hands of cattle baron Tucker Ordway. (83 mins.)
Director: Lesley Selander
 
28.
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
 
29.
Son of Sinbad (1955)
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Legendary pirate and adventurer Sinbad is in single-minded pursuit of two things: beautiful women and a substance called Greek Fire--an early version of gunpowder. (91 mins.)
Director: Ted Tetzlaff
 
30.
Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
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A doomed female hitchhiker pulls Mike Hammer into a deadly whirlpool of intrigue, revolving around a mysterious "great whatsit." (106 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
 
31.
The Far Horizons (1955)
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United States has just acquired Louisiana from France. An expedition led by Lewis and Clark is sent... (108 mins.)
Director: Rudolph Maté
 
32.
The Prodigal (1955)
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A wealthy young Hebrew traveling in Damascus renounces his faith after he is seduced by an alluring pagan priestess and cheated of his fortune by the High Priest as well. (112 mins.)
Director: Richard Thorpe
 
33.
Violent Saturday (1955)
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Three men case a small town very carefully, with plans to rob the bank on the upcoming Saturday, which turns violent and deadly. (90 mins.)
 
34.
Chief Crazy Horse (1955)
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This biography of the famous Lakota Sioux war chief is told entirely from the Indian viewpoint. (86 mins.)
Director: George Sherman
 
35.
The Violent Men (1955)
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A Union ex-officer plans to sell up to Anchor Ranch and move east with his fiancee, but the low price... (96 mins.)
Director: Rudolph Maté
 
36.
A Man Called Peter (1955)
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The rise of Peter Marshall, from modest Scottish upbringing, to New York seminary, time in Atlanta churches, his marriage, appointment as chaplain of the US Senate, and early death at 46. Based on real events. (119 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
 
37.
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
 
38.
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. (115 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
 
39.
Untamed (1955)
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In 1847, the Irish potato famine forces Katie O'Neill and her husband to emigrate to a troubled South Africa where Katie runs into an old flame. (111 mins.)
Director: Henry King
 
40.
Captain Lightfoot (1955)
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A pair of Irish rebels have swashbuckling adventures in 1815. (92 mins.)
Director: Douglas Sirk