Must-sees of 1956by vitale-daniele | created - 18 Dec 2012 | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public
The titles hereby listed have been selected out of 95 works seen.
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1. The Burmese Harp (1956)
Not Rated | 116 min | Drama, Music, War
In the War's closing days, when a conscience-driven Japanese soldier fails to get his countrymen to surrender to overwhelming force, he adopts the lifestyle of a Buddhist monk.
5. 7 Men from Now (1956)
Approved | 78 min | Action, Western
A former sheriff blames himself for his wife's death during a Wells Fargo robbery and vows to track down and kill the seven men responsible.
10. Il ferroviere (1956)
Not Rated | 105 min | Drama
The railroad engineer Andrea Marcocci has been working with his partner and friend Gigi Liverani for thirty years and feels happy and proud with his work, drinking wine after hours with his... See full summary »
11. Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)
Passed | 113 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Boxer Rocky Graziano's biopic, based on his autobiography, from childhood to his World Middleweight Championship title win at age 28 in 1947.
12. While the City Sleeps (1956)
Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
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.
13. Written on the Wind (1956)
Not Rated | 99 min | Drama
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.
16. Suzaki Paradaisu: Akashingô (1956)
81 min | Drama
A couple stand indecisively on a bridge in Asakusa. Tsutae and Yoshiji have lost confidence and passion for their future as they get on the bus for Tsukishima and get off at Suzaki. Across ... See full summary »
19. The Fastest Gun Alive (1956)
Passed | 89 min | Drama, Western
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.
21. La banda degli onesti (1956)
106 min | Comedy
Janitor Antonio Buonocore joins his friend Lo Turco e Cardone, to print some counterfeit bills. When they decide to circulate one counterfeit bill, they are only able to spend the right one... See full summary »
22. Wild Love (1956)
85 min | Comedy
The film is about some youths' love stories: Franco and his hairdresser girlfriend Adriana, Otello another hairdresser who is hopelessly in love with Adriana. The youths usually meet in a ... See full summary »
23. Forbidden Planet (1956)
G | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 40,128 | Gross: $3.00M
25. Moby Dick (1956)
Not Rated | 116 min | Adventure, Drama
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.
Votes: 15,264 | Gross: $10.40M
27. Nagareru (1956)
117 min | Drama
Otsuta is running the geisha house Tsuta in Tokyo. Her business is heavily in debt. Her daughter Katsuyo doesn't see any future in her mothers trade in the late days of Geisha. But Otsuta ... See full summary »
28. Totò, Peppino e la... malafemmina (1956)
106 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Antonio, Peppino and Lucia are three brothers who live in the country near Naples. Lucia's son, Gianni, goes to Naples to study medicine, but there he knows a ballet dancer. They fall in ... See full summary »
31. 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.
32. Totò, Peppino e i fuorilegge (1956)
103 min | Comedy
Antonio and Peppino live in a small town in central Italy: Peppino is the barber, Totò is maintained by the rich but avaricious wife Teresa.
34. The Thick-Walled Room (1956)
110 min | Drama
A group of rank-and-file Japanese soldiers are jailed for crimes against humanity, themselves victims of a nation refusing to bear its burdens as a whole.
92 min | Comedy
This is the (funny) story of four agents of Roma traffic police in the '50s. Their life are crossed in affairs that often retire from mere job relationships. 'Guardia scelta' (special agent... See full summary »
38. Dimanche à Pekin (1956)
22 min | Documentary, Short
Director Chris Marker begins by recounting his childhood dream of visiting the city of Peking, a city he was once only able to admire in books. The viewer is taken on a journey through this... See full summary »
41. The Killer Is Loose (1956)
Approved | 73 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
An unhinged, deceptively mild-mannered bank robber escapes prison, seeking revenge on the cop who accidentally killed his wife during a gun battle.
42. What a Woman! (1956)
92 min | Comedy, Drama
A photographer named Corrado snaps a picture of Antonietta. When it shows up on the front page of a magazine, she wants to take him to court over it.
43. Yotsuya kaidan (1956)
86 min | Horror
Oiwa has been searching for the one who killed her father for a long time. She comes to Yedo and sees a man named Naosuke. The film is based on the kabuki classic: Toukaidou Yotsuya Kaidan ... See full summary »
44. Slightly Scarlet (1956)
Approved | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
An urban wheeler-dealer gets involved in organized crime, corrupt city politics and graft while falling in-love with the fiancée of the newly elected mayor.
45. The Man Who Never Was (1956)
Approved | 103 min | War, Drama
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.