Year 1956

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1. The Anatomist (1956 TV Movie)

73 min | Drama, Horror

A doctor employs two men to dig up graves in order for him to have bodies on which to perform experiments, but the men begin to get their own ideas of where to get bodies.

Director: Dennis Vance | Stars: Alastair Sim, George Cole, Adrienne Corri, Jill Bennett

Votes: 70

3. Deadlier Than the Male (1956)

113 min | Drama, Thriller

André Chatelin is a restaurant owner in Les Halles in Paris. One morning, a girl named Catherine asks to see him. She happens to be the daughter of his estranged wife, Gabrielle, that André... See full summary »

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Jean Gabin, Danièle Delorme, Robert Arnoux, Liliane Bert

Votes: 956

4. Fernandel the Dressmaker (1956)

95 min | Comedy

A modest taylor the women found irresistible inherit a Maison de couture in financial difficulty. Decided to save it he prepare a great collection. But when his wife discovered his ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Boyer | Stars: Fernandel, Suzy Delair, Fred Pasquali, Françoise Fabian

Votes: 156

5. The Green Man (1956)

Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy

Work has been going with a bang for freelance assassin Hawkins but a job in England just after the war is a different matter. His apparently easy target, a pompous government minister, is ... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Day, Basil Dearden | Stars: Alastair Sim, George Cole, Terry-Thomas, Jill Adams

Votes: 1,188

6. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1956)

PG | 104 min | Drama, History

The timeless tale of the seductive gypsy Esmeralda and the tortured hunchback Quasimodo.

Director: Jean Delannoy | Stars: Gina Lollobrigida, Anthony Quinn, Jean Danet, Alain Cuny

Votes: 2,243

7. The Montecarlo Story (1956)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A gambler very much in debt, sets his cap for a beautiful woman, not knowing that she is also penniless.

Director: Samuel A. Taylor | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Vittorio De Sica, Arthur O'Connell, Jane Rose

Votes: 319

9. Revolt at Fort Laramie (1957)

Approved | 73 min | Western

At the start of the Civil War, the soldiers manning Fort Laramie are split between Yanks and Confederates but the real threat is the warpath Sioux surrounding them all.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: John Dehner, Gregg Palmer, Frances Helm, Don Gordon

Votes: 209

10. The Silken Affair (1956)

Approved | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

Spoiler: Roger Tweakham, a married accountant leading a hum-drum life gets involved with a motivating model, 'tweaks' the books of a stocking-factory whose owner he likes so it will show a ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Kellino | Stars: David Niven, Geneviève Page, Ronald Squire, Beatrice Straight

Votes: 9

11. Three Brave Men (1956)

Approved | 88 min | Drama

During the Cold War, a Maryland civilian employee of the U.S. Navy is deemed a security risk and he fights the official charges of being a Communist sympathizer.

Director: Philip Dunne | Stars: Ray Milland, Ernest Borgnine, Frank Lovejoy, Nina Foch

Votes: 121

12. Zarak (1956)

Not Rated | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

An Afghan Outlaw finally saves a British Officer at the cost of his own life.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Victor Mature, Michael Wilding, Anita Ekberg, Bonar Colleano

Votes: 223

13. Accused of Murder (1956)

Approved | 74 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Police detective falls for singer, gets involved with gangster killing.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: David Brian, Vera Ralston, Sidney Blackmer, Virginia Grey

Votes: 100

14. Alexander the Great (1956)

Not Rated | 141 min | Biography, Drama, History

The life and military conquests of Alexander III of Macedon (July 20/21, 356 - June 10/11, 323 B.C.), commonly known as Alexander the Great.

Director: Robert Rossen | Stars: Richard Burton, Fredric March, Claire Bloom, Barry Jones

Votes: 3,092

15. The Ambassador's Daughter (1956)

Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

Joan Fisk, daughter of the American ambassador to France, is bored with entertaining the wives of visiting V.I.P.s and decides to conduct an experiment. She accepts a date with an American ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Krasna | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, John Forsythe, Myrna Loy, Adolphe Menjou

Votes: 546

16. Anastasia (1956)

Unrated | 105 min | Biography, Drama, History

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.

Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Yul Brynner, Helen Hayes, Akim Tamiroff

Votes: 6,996

17. ...And God Created Woman (1956)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Romance

In sunny St. Tropez, a young sexpot loves one brother but marries the other.

Director: Roger Vadim | Stars: Brigitte Bardot, Curd Jürgens, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jane Marken

Votes: 6,777 | Gross: $2.00M

18. Anything Goes (1956)

106 min | Musical

Bill Benson and Ted Adams are to appear in a Broadway show together and, while in Paris, each 'discovers' the perfect leading lady for the plum female role. Each promises the prize role to ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Lewis | Stars: Bing Crosby, Donald O'Connor, Zizi Jeanmaire, Mitzi Gaynor

Votes: 794

19. Around the World in 80 Days (1956)

G | 175 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

A Victorian Englishman bets that with the new steamships and railways he can circumnavigate the globe in eighty days.

Directors: Michael Anderson, John Farrow | Stars: David Niven, Cantinflas, Shirley MacLaine, Robert Newton

Votes: 22,408 | Gross: $42.00M

20. Attack (1956)

Approved | 107 min | Action, Drama, War

In 1945, an American Infantry company sets up an artillery observation post but tensions between Captain Cooney and Lieutenant Costa run high.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Jack Palance, Lee Marvin, Eddie Albert, Robert Strauss

Votes: 4,306

21. Autumn Leaves (1956)

Approved | 107 min | Drama

Millicent Wetherby is a middle-aged woman whose life is devoid of love and affection. Millicent's solitary existence changes when she encounters Burt Hansen a charismatic younger man. As ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Joan Crawford, Cliff Robertson, Vera Miles, Lorne Greene

Votes: 1,962

22. Away All Boats (1956)

Approved | 114 min | Drama, War

The story of a U.S. naval ship and its crew in the Pacific, 1943-1945.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Jeff Chandler, George Nader, Lex Barker, Julie Adams

Votes: 1,114

23. The Baby and the Battleship (1956)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy

After a pierside mix-up with the Italian family of his fiancée, Able Seaman Knocker White finds himself literally left holding the baby. Unable to return it before his ship sails, he ... See full summary »

Director: Jay Lewis | Stars: John Mills, Richard Attenborough, André Morell, Bryan Forbes

Votes: 227

24. Baby Doll (1956)

Approved | 114 min | Drama

A steamy tale of two Southern rivals and a sensuous nineteen-year-old virgin.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Karl Malden, Carroll Baker, Eli Wallach, Mildred Dunnock

Votes: 6,194

25. Back from Eternity (1956)

Approved | 97 min | Adventure, Drama

When a commercial plane force-lands in a South-American jungle, the passengers and pilots must patch-up the engines and escape the cannibal-infested area.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Robert Ryan, Anita Ekberg, Rod Steiger, Phyllis Kirk

Votes: 1,139

26. Backlash (1956)

Not Rated | 84 min | Mystery, Romance, Western

Jim Slater seeks a survivor of the Apache ambush his father died in.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Richard Widmark, Donna Reed, William Campbell, John McIntire

Votes: 1,229

27. Teenage Bad Girl (1956)

100 min | Drama

Anna Neagle, Sylvia Syms. Poor Anna just can't seem to 'straighten out' her delinquent daughter. Her path eventually leads to crime, rebellion, death, and redemption. Her sleazy boyfriend ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Wilcox | Stars: Anna Neagle, Sylvia Syms, Norman Wooland, Wilfrid Hyde-White

Votes: 66

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28. The Bad Seed (1956)

Approved | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

51 Metascore

A housewife suspects that her seemingly perfect eight-year-old daughter is a heartless killer.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack, Henry Jones, Eileen Heckart

Votes: 11,746

29. Bandido! (1956)

Approved | 92 min | Action, Adventure, War

An arms dealer and a mercenary cross swords during the 1916 Mexican revolution.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Ursula Thiess, Gilbert Roland, Zachary Scott

Votes: 832

30. Battle Stations (1956)

Approved | 81 min | Drama, War

The crew of a U.S. Navy ship in World War II goes into battle against the Japanese fleet.

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: John Lund, William Bendix, Keefe Brasselle, Richard Boone

Votes: 131

31. The Beast of Hollow Mountain (1956)

Approved | 79 min | Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi

An American cowboy living in Mexico discovers his cattle are being eaten by a giant prehistoric dinosaur.

Directors: Edward Nassour, Ismael Rodríguez | Stars: Guy Madison, Patricia Medina, Carlos Rivas, Mario Navarro

Votes: 1,367

32. Behind the High Wall (1956)

Approved | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A group of convicts break out of prison, killing a guard, kidnapping the warden and forcing a reluctant inmate to accompany them. However, when a car accident kills everyone except the ... See full summary »

Director: Abner Biberman | Stars: Tom Tully, Sylvia Sidney, Betty Lynn, John Gavin

Votes: 52

33. The Best Things in Life Are Free (1956)

Approved | 104 min | Biography, Musical

Ray Henderson joins Buddy De Sylva and Lew Brown to form a successful 1920s musical show writing team. Soon, they've got several hits on Broadway, but De Sylva's ambition leads to friction ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Gordon MacRae, Dan Dailey, Ernest Borgnine, Sheree North

Votes: 259

34. Between Heaven and Hell (1956)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, War

The spoiled rich son of a wealthy Southerner is changed by his experiences in the Pacific during World War II.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Robert Wagner, Terry Moore, Broderick Crawford, Buddy Ebsen

Votes: 1,031

35. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956)

Not Rated | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A novelist aided by his future father-in-law conspires to frame himself for the murder of a burlesque dancer as part of an effort to ban capital punishment.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Dana Andrews, Joan Fontaine, Sidney Blackmer, Arthur Franz

Votes: 4,087

36. Beyond Mombasa (1956)

90 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

An American travels to East Africa, where he tries to find out how his brother died.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Cornel Wilde, Donna Reed, Leo Genn, Ron Randell

Votes: 237

37. Bhowani Junction (1956)

Approved | 110 min | Adventure, Drama, History

Anglo-Indian Victoria Jones seeks her true identity amid the chaos of the British withdrawal from India.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Ava Gardner, Stewart Granger, Bill Travers, Abraham Sofaer

Votes: 1,521

38. Bigger Than Life (1956)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

A seriously ill schoolteacher becomes dependent on a "miracle" drug that begins to affect his sanity.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: James Mason, Barbara Rush, Walter Matthau, Robert F. Simon

Votes: 6,177

39. The Birds and the Bees (1956)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

On an ocean voyage, a card shark and her father cheat a naive man out of his money. Things take a twist when the girl falls in love with the man she's just fleeced.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: George Gobel, Mitzi Gaynor, David Niven, Reginald Gardiner

Votes: 163

40. Blackjack Ketchum, Desperado (1956)

Approved | 76 min | Western

While doing a good deed, the title hero has to shoot a man in self defense, and go into hiding. His peace is interrupted when a cattle baron rides into his territory, and decides to settle ... See full summary »

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: Howard Duff, Victor Jory, Margaret Field, Angela Stevens

Votes: 97

41. The Black Sleep (1956)

Not Rated | 82 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Sir Joel Cadman, a mad scientist, kidnaps his victims and cuts open their brains in an effort to discover a means to cure his wife's brain tumor.

Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Akim Tamiroff, Lon Chaney Jr., John Carradine

Votes: 1,266

42. The Black Tent (1956)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, War, Romance

In the African desert, a British soldier romances the native chief's daughter and helps the tribe fight off a Nazi attack.

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Donald Sinden, Anthony Steel, Anna Maria Sandri, André Morell

Votes: 274

43. The Black Whip (1956)

Approved | 81 min | Western

Two brothers rescue four dance-hall girls, and encounter trouble from a villain wielding a wicked whip.

Director: Charles Marquis Warren | Stars: Hugh Marlowe, Coleen Gray, Adele Mara, Angie Dickinson

Votes: 107

44. Women Without Men (1956)

Approved | 71 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

U.S. State Department agent Kent Foster, on the trail of a murderous traitor, Nick Randall, hopes to trap Randall through singer/stripper Angela Booth. The latter has promised to marry ... See full summary »

Director: Elmo Williams | Stars: Beverly Michaels, Jim Davis, Joan Rice, Richard Travis

Votes: 80

45. The Bold and the Brave (1956)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, War

An assortment of American types come together in the Italian campaign of 1944.

Directors: Lewis R. Foster, Mickey Rooney | Stars: Wendell Corey, Mickey Rooney, Don Taylor, Nicole Maurey

Votes: 136

46. The Boss (1956)

Not Rated | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Political corruption is vividly depicted as a ruthless WWI veteran takes almost complete control of a state with the help of a crooked lawyer. The film is enhanced by John Payne's persuasive performance as "The Boss."

Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: John Payne, William Bishop, Gloria McGehee, Doe Avedon

Votes: 233

47. The Bottom of the Bottle (1956)

Approved | 88 min | Drama

In the border town of Nogales, Arizona, a wealthy attorney and rancher is solicited by his escaped convict brother in aiding him to cross the border into Mexico where his wife and children are living in poverty.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Van Johnson, Joseph Cotten, Ruth Roman, Jack Carson

Votes: 214

48. The Brass Legend (1956)

Approved | 79 min | Action, Adventure, Drama