Marty     Earnest Borgnine     Joe Mantell     James Dean     Rebel Without a Cause     Natalie Wood     Jim Backus     Nick Adams     Dennis Hopper     Audie Murphy     To Hell and Back     Blackboard Jungle     Bill Haley     Sidney Portier     Vic Morrow     Glenn Ford     Ann Frances     Night of the Hunter     Robert Mitchum     Shelley Winters     Lillian Gish     I'll Cry Tomorrow     Susan Hayward     Lady and the Tramp     Peggy Lee     Mr. Roberts     John Ford     Henry Fonda     James Cagney     Jack Lemmon     This Island Earth     Jeff Morrow     Rex Reason     Tarantula     Leo G. Carroll     John Agar

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Good Movies of 1955



Marty - Directed by Delbert Mann this television teleplay by Paddy Chayefsky takes place in one night in an unattractive man breaks away from his bachelor existence and falls in love. it touched the hearts of the public, the critics and and Hollywood who gave it Oscars for best picture, best actor, best director and best screenplay. Starring Earnest Borgnine, Joe Mantell and Betsy Blair Marty.



rebel without a cause 1955Rebel Without a Cause - Directed by Nicholas Ray the story of disaffected middle class teenage angst. Starring James Dean, Natalie Wood, Jim Backus, Sal Mineo, Nick Adams and Dennis Hopper. James Dean died in a car accident before the movie was released. Rebel without a Cause.



night of the hunter 1955The Night of the Hunter - Directed by Charles Laughton and starring Robert Mitchum as the evil preacher out to kill two children for their hidden money. Also starring Shelley Winters and Lillian Gish. Night of the Hunter.


I'll cry tomorrow 1955I'll Cry Tomorrow - Directed by Daniel Mann and starring Susan Hayward in the autobiographical story of alcoholic Broadway star Lillian Roth. Also staring Richard Conte, Eddie Albert, Margo and Jo Van Fleet. I'll Cry Tomorrow


New Movies 1955

Blackboard Jungle

Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops
Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy
All That Heaven Allows
Apache Ambush
Artists and Models
Bad Day at Black Rock
Battle Cry
Battle Taxi
The Big Combo
Blood Alley
Carrington V.C.
Chief Crazy Horse
Cinerama Holiday
The Cobweb
The Colditz Story
Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell
Daddy Long Legs
The Dam Busters
The Desperate Hours
The Far Country
The Fast and the Furious
Godzilla Raids Again
Guys and Dolls
How To Be Very, Very Popular
Interrupted Melody
Came from Beneath the Sea
It's Always Fair Weather
John and Julie
Kiss Me Deadly
Lady and the Tramp
The Ladykillers
Land of the Pharaohs
The Left Hand of God
Love Me or Leave Me
The Virgin Queen

Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing
Lucy Gallant
The Man from Laramie
The Man with the Golden Arm
Mr. Hulot's Holiday
My Sister Eileen
Night and Fog
Not as a Stranger

Pete Kelly's Blues
The Private War of Major Benson
The Prodigal
Quatermass Xperiment
Queen Bee
Rage at Dawn
Rains of Ranchipur
Richard III
The Rose Tattoo
The Scarlet Coat
The Sea Chase
The Seven Little Foys
The Seven Year Itch
Smiles of a Summer Night
Strategic Air Command
The Tender Trap
Three for the Show
To Catch a Thief
The Treasure of Pancho Villa
The Trouble with Harry
Unknown Soldier

Never Too Young
White Feather

B Movies



thsi island earth 1955This Island Earth - Directed by Joseph M. Newman this Science fiction film has an alien named Exeter use Earth scientists to journey to and help planet Metaluna from the evil Zagons. Critically acclaimed for its technicolor special effects and interesting story. Starring Jeff Morrow, Faith Domergue and Rex Reason. This Island Earth


tarantula 1955


Tarantula - A science fiction theme of the times, scientist battles radiation created monster. Directed by Jack Arnold and starring Leo G. Carroll, John Agar, and Mara Corday. Tarantula.




Entertainment News 1955


jame dean death 1955


On September 30, 1955 24 year old  James Dean crashed his Porsche into a telephone pole and was killed instantly. His movie career consisted of East of Eden, Rebel Without a Cause and Giant all filmed in the year before his death. A short but sweet movie career. James Dean



blackboard jungle 1955Blackboard Jungle - With the soundtrack featuring Rock Around the Clock by Bill Haley and the Comets this teenage delinquent film made a hit of not only Bill Haley and Rock and Roll but also two new stars Sidney Portier and Vic Morrow. Also starring Glenn Ford and Ann Frances. Blackboard Jungle.



audie murphy




Audie Murphy, the most decorated World War II hero launches his successful movie career playing himself in the war movie To Hell and Back. Audie Murphy.







Debut: James Dean, Angie Dickinson, Clint Eastwood,
Dennis Hopper, Shirley MacLaine



Academy Awards 1955


Marty 1955

Earnest Borgnine and Betsy Blair


Picture: "MARTY", "Love is a Many-Splendored Thing", "Mister Roberts", "Picnic", "The Rose Tattoo"


Actor: ERNEST BORGNINE in "Marty", James Cagney in "Love Me or Leave Me", James Dean in "East of Eden", Frank Sinatra in "The Man With the Golden Arm", Spencer Tracy in "Bad Day at Black Rock"


Actress: ANNA MAGNANI in "The Rose Tattoo", Susan Hayward in "I'll Cry Tomorrow", Katharine Hepburn in "Summertime", Jennifer Jones in "Love is a Many-Splendored Thing", Eleanor Parker in "Interrupted Melody"


Supporting Actor: JACK LEMMON in "Mister Roberts", Arthur Kennedy in "Trial", Joe Mantell in "Marty", Sal Mineo in "Rebel Without a Cause", Arthur O'Connell in "Picnic"


Supporting Actress: JO VAN FLEET in "East of Eden", Betsy Blair in "Marty", Peggy Lee in "Pete Kelly's Blues", Marisa Pavan in "The Rose Tattoo", Natalie Wood in "Rebel Without a Cause"


Director: DELBERT MANN for "Marty", Elia Kazan for "East of Eden", David Lean for "Summertime", Joshua Logan for "Picnic", John Sturges for "Bad Day at Black Rock"


Top Box Office 1955



lady and the tramp 1955Lady and the Tramp - Walt Disney has another hit with this love story between a stray mutt and a high born Cocker Spaniel. Peggy Lee does musician score and singing. Though the critics didn't like it, the public loved the love in it. Lady and the Tramp


Mr. Roberts 1955


Mr. Roberts - Directed by John Ford this World War II comedy pits the well loved Mr Roberts (Fonda) against the mean old Captain (Cagney) but it is Jack Lemon as Ensign Pulver who walks away with the Academy Award. Starring Henry Fonda, James Cagney, William Powell and Jack Lemmon. Mr. Roberts


1. Lady and the Tramp

2. Mister Roberts

3. Guys and Dolls
4. Rebel Without a Cause
5. Picnic
6. The Seven Year Itch
7. Oklahoma!
8. Love Me or Leave Me
9. The Sea Chase
10. East of Eden




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