1955 Chronicle of The Cinemaby wijayaandik | created - 03 Jul 2016 | updated - 2 months ago | Public
Annual looks at The Best Films from around the world.
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1. Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
Not Rated | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A one-armed stranger comes to a tiny town possessing a terrible past they want to keep secret, by violent means if necessary.
2. Blackboard Jungle (1955)
Approved | 101 min | Crime, Drama
A new English teacher at a violent, unruly inner-city school is determined to do his job, despite resistance from both students and faculty.
3. East of Eden (1955)
PG | 118 min | Drama
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.
4. Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
Not Rated | 106 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery
A doomed female hitchhiker pulls Mike Hammer into a deadly whirlpool of intrigue, revolving around a mysterious "great whatsit".
6. The Night of the Hunter (1955)
Passed | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
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.
7. Pather Panchali (1955)
Not Rated | 125 min | Drama
Impoverished priest Harihar Ray, dreaming of a better life for himself and his family, leaves his rural Bengal village in search of work.
Votes: 18,377 | Gross: $0.54M
9. Smiles of a Summer Night (1955)
Not Rated | 109 min | Comedy, Romance
In Sweden at the turn of the century, members of the upper class and their servants find themselves in a romantic tangle that they try to work out amidst jealousy and heartbreak.
10. I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955)
Passed | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Deprived of a normal childhood by her ambitious mother, Katie, Lillian Roth becomes a star of Broadway and Hollywood before she is twenty. Shortly before her marriage to her childhood ... See full summary »
11. Taira Clan Saga (1955)
108 min | Drama, History
Special Forces commander Captain Tadamori returns to Kyoto after successfully defeating the uprising of pirates in the western sea of Japan. But because the high courtiers dislike career ... See full summary »
12. Diabolique (1955)
Not Rated | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
The wife and mistress of a loathed school principal hatch a plan to murder him while having the perfect alibi. They carry out the plan...but then his body disappears.
14. Guys and Dolls (1955)
Not Rated | 150 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical
In New York, a gambler is challenged to take a cold female missionary to Havana, but they fall for each other, and the bet has a hidden motive to finance a crap game.
Votes: 13,732 | Gross: $13.00M
16. Hill 24 Doesn't Answer (1955)
Approved | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
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 »
17. The Ladykillers (1955)
Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Crime
Five diverse oddball criminal types planning a bank robbery rent rooms on a cul-de-sac from an octogenarian widow under the pretext that they are classical musicians.
18. Ordet (1955)
Not Rated | 126 min | Drama, Fantasy
Follows the lives of the Borgen family, as they deal with inner conflict, as well as religious conflict with each other, and the rest of the town.
20. The Phenix City Story (1955)
Approved | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A crime-busting lawyer and his initially reluctant attorney father take on the forces that run gambling and prostitution in their small Southern town.
21. Lola Montès (1955)
Not Rated | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Biopic of adventuress Lola Montès who ends up as a circus attraction after being romantically involved with famous European men.
Votes: 4,284 | Gross: $0.11M
22. All That Heaven Allows (1955)
Not Rated | 89 min | Drama, Romance
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.
24. Love Me or Leave Me (1955)
Passed | 122 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A fictionalized account of the career of jazz singer Ruth Etting and her tempestuous marriage to gangster Marty Snyder, who helped propel her to stardom.
25. Mister Roberts (1955)
Not Rated | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, War
In the waning days of World War II, the United States Navy cargo ship Reluctant and her crew are stationed in the "backwater" areas of the Pacific Ocean. Trouble ensues when the crew members are granted liberty.
Votes: 14,111 | Gross: $21.20M
27. The Rose Tattoo (1955)
Unrated | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An Italian-American neighborhood in Louisiana is disturbed when truck driver Rosario Delle Rose is killed by police while smuggling. His buxom widow Serafina miscarries, then over a period ... See full summary »
28. Interrupted Melody (1955)
Passed | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The film chronicles Australian-born opera star Marjorie Lawrence's success, her battle with polio, and her eventual career comeback.
29. Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955)
Unrated | 102 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
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.
31. Pete Kelly's Blues (1955)
Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Music
In 1927, a Kansas City, Missouri cornet player and his band perform nightly at a seedy speakeasy until a racketeer tries to extort them in exchange for protection.
32. Daddy Long Legs (1955)
Approved | 126 min | Musical, Romance
On a trip to France, millionaire Jervis Pendleton sees an 18 year old girl in an orphanage. Enchanted with her, but mindful of the difference in their ages, he sponsors her to college in ... See full summary »
33. To Catch a Thief (1955)
PG | 106 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller
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.
Votes: 54,493 | Gross: $8.75M
35. A Man Called Peter (1955)
Approved | 119 min | Biography, Drama, Family
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.
36. The Virgin Queen (1955)
Approved | 92 min | Drama, History, Romance
Sir Walter Raleigh overcomes court intrigue to win favor with the Queen in order to get financing for a proposed voyage to the New World.
37. The Dam Busters (1955)
Approved | 105 min | Drama, History, War
The story of how the British attacked German dams in WWII by using an ingenious technique to drop bombs where they would be most effective.
39. It's Always Fair Weather (1955)
Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
Three soldiers meet ten years after their last meeting in New York, and find out that they have little in common now.
40. Not as a Stranger (1955)
Approved | 135 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance
An ego-driven, aspiring physician, intolerant of the weaknesses of others, especially those closest to him, comes to grips with his own imperfections.
41. The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell (1955)
Approved | 100 min | Biography, Drama, War
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.
42. Richard III (1955)
Not Rated | 161 min | Biography, Drama, History
Shakespeare's powerful tale of the wicked deformed King and his conquests, both on the battlefield and in the boudoir.
43. High Society (1955)
Approved | 61 min | Comedy
Sach is informed that he is the heir to the fortune of a high society mogul. When he arrives for the reading of the will, he discovers that the real heir is a young boy, and that Sach's ... See full summary »
46. The Prisoner (1955)
Not Rated | 91 min | Drama
A Cardinal is arrested for treason against the state. As a Prince of his church, and a popular hero of this people, for his resistance against the Nazis during the war, and afterward his ... See full summary »
47. The View from Pompey's Head (1955)
97 min | Drama
Anson Page, a lawyer with Southern roots leaves New York, his wife and his kids for Georgia. His assignment is to investigate the case of Garvin Wales, a famous writer, now nearly blind and... See full summary »
48. The End of the Affair (1955)
Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Romance
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 »
49. Rififi (1955)
Not Rated | 118 min | Crime, Thriller
Four men plan a technically perfect crime, but the human element intervenes...