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The 27th Annual Academy Awards (1955)

Award of the American academy of cinematographic arts and sciences, from 1940th known as "Oscar", - American film award created in 1929 and traditionally handed to the figures of ... See full summary »


Bill Bennington (as William A. Bennington), Grey Lockwood




Credited cast:
Bob Hope ... Himself - Host
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Buddy Adler ... Himself - Presenter
Anna Maria Alberghetti ... Herself - Audience Member
June Allyson ... Herself - Audience Member
Lauren Bacall ... Herself - Presenter
Henny Backus Henny Backus ... Herself - Audience Member
Jim Backus ... Himself - Audience Member
Jack Bean Jack Bean ... Himself - Audience Member
Jacques Bergerac ... Himself - Audience Member
Humphrey Bogart ... Himself - Nominee & Presenter
Cornell Borchers ... Herself - Audience Member
Charles Brackett ... Himself - Presenter
Marlon Brando ... Himself - Winner & Presenter
Walter Brennan ... Himself - Audience Member
Jeff Chandler ... Himself - Audience Member


Award of the American academy of cinematographic arts and sciences, from 1940th known as "Oscar", - American film award created in 1929 and traditionally handed to the figures of cinematographic art for their contribution to creation of movies.

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Release Date:

30 March 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The 27th Annual Academy Awards See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This was the first year in which the academy attempted to have a live broadcast of the nominees. The show was a disaster and the annual live announcements wouldn't be instituted until 1986. See more »

Alternate Versions

A condensed version of this telecast has been released on DVD. See more »


Followed by The 72nd Annual Academy Awards (2000) See more »


The Man that Got Away
Written by Harold Arlen and Ira Gershwin
Performed by Rosemary Clooney
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Another Excellent Show!!
9 September 2006 | by HelenaHatcheeseSee all my reviews

Rated one notch under the 1952 awards, this is a great show. Whereas 1952 used former Oscar Winners, 1954 used current nominees as presenters. Among the memorable moments: a very pregnant winner Eva Marie Saint "I may have the baby right here.", Dean Martin crooning "Three Coins in the Fountain", a very happy Edmund O' Brien, a nervous and proud Dorothy Dandridge- the first female African-American to present an Oscar, Grace Kelly, Marlon Brando and Bob Hope banter, Dimitri Tiomkin thanking the classical masters, etc. There is so much in this show. Bette Davis appears in skull-cap to give Brando the Award and Rosemary Clooney gives "The Man That Got Away" a turn you'll never forget.

A previous post mentions the fact that the presenters only announced the winners' names. A check of history reveals that sponsors were beginning to be concerned with the length of the show (it ran appox. 90 mins. that year!!!!!) so they ran a superimposed list of the nominees during the opening of the show. This led them to omit the nominees later and get right to the envelope.

All the winners were present except for the winner of the Honorary Award, who at 49 was the youngest ever to receive that Award. It was accepted by the great stage actress Nancy Kelly who said, "In a year where there can be more than one Kelly, there can only be one Garbo" Enough said!

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