1955 in Film - Notable Films Released in 1955

Notable Films Released in 1955

U.S.A. unless stated

  • 5 Against the House, starring Kim Novak, Guy Madison, Brian Keith


  • Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops, starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello
  • Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy, starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello
  • Above Us the Waves, starring John Mills - (Britain)
  • The Adventures of Quentin Durward, starring Robert Taylor and Kay Kendall
  • Ain't Misbehavin', starring Piper Laurie, Rory Calhoun, Mamie Van Doren
  • All That Heaven Allows, directed by Douglas Sirk, starring Jane Wyman and Rock Hudson
  • The Americano, starring Glenn Ford
  • Le Amiche (The Girlfriend), directed by Michelangelo Antonioni - (Italy)
  • Anděl na horách (Angel in the Mountains) - (Czechoslovakia)
  • Apache Ambush, starring Richard Jaeckel
  • Artists and Models, starring Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Dorothy Malone, Shirley MacLaine


  • Bad Day at Black Rock, directed by John Sturges, starring Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, Ernest Borgnine, Lee Marvin, Anne Francis
  • Battle Cry, starring Van Heflin, Aldo Ray and Anne Francis
  • Battle Taxi starring Sterling Hayden, Arthur Franz and Marshall Thompson
  • Bedevilled, starring Anne Baxter and Steve Forrest
  • The Big Combo, starring Cornel Wilde, Richard Conte, Brian Donlevy, Jean Wallace
  • The Big Knife, starring Jack Palance, Ida Lupino, Jean Hagen, Rod Steiger, Shelley Winters
  • Blackboard Jungle, starring Glenn Ford, Anne Francis, Louis Calhern, Sidney Poitier, Vic Morrow
  • Blood Alley, starring John Wayne and Lauren Bacall
  • The Brain Machine, directed by Ken Hughes - (Britain)
  • A Bullet for Joey, starring Edward G. Robinson and George Raft


  • Captain Lightfoot, starring Rock Hudson
  • Carrington V.C., starring David Niven - (Britain)
  • Cast a Dark Shadow, starring Dirk Bogarde - (Britain)
  • Chief Crazy Horse, starring Victor Mature
  • Cinerama Holiday
  • Ciske de rat (aka A Child Needs Love) - (Netherlands)
  • The Cobweb, directed by Vincente Minelli, starring Richard Widmark, Gloria Grahame, Lauren Bacall, Charles Boyer, Lillian Gish
  • The Cockleshell Heroes, directed by and starring José Ferrer, with Trevor Howard - (Britain)
  • The Colditz Story, directed by Guy Hamilton, starring John Mills and Eric Portman - (Britain)
  • Confession, directed by Ken Hughes, starring Sydney Chaplin - (Britain)
  • Confidential Report, starring Orson Welles and Michael Redgrave - (France/Spain/Switzerland)
  • The Constant Husband, starring Rex Harrison, Margaret Leighton, Kay Kendall - (Britain)
  • Continente Perduto (aka Lost Continent), a documentary from (Italy)
  • Count Three and Pray, starring Van Heflin, Joanne Woodward, Raymond Burr
  • The Counterfeit Coin (Istoria mias kalpikis liras) - (Greece)
  • The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell, directed by Otto Preminger, starring Gary Cooper, Ralph Bellamy, Elizabeth Montgomery
  • Crashout, starring Arthur Kennedy and William Bendix
  • The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz (Ensayo de un Crimen), directed by Luis Buñuel - (Mexico)


  • Daddy Long Legs, starring Fred Astaire and Leslie Caron
  • The Dam Busters, starring Richard Todd and Michael Redgrave - (Britain)
  • Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier, starring Fess Parker and Buddy Ebsen
  • Death of a Cyclist (Muerte de un ciclista), directed by Juan Antonio Bardem - (Spain)
  • The Deep Blue Sea, staring Vivien Leigh - (Britain)
  • The Desperate Hours, starring Humphrey Bogart and Fredric March
  • Devdas, based on novel with same name, starring Dilip Kumar, Vyjayanthimala, Suchitra Sen - (India)
  • Les Diaboliques (The Devils), directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, starring Simone Signoret - (France)
  • Dreams (Kvinnodröm), directed by Ingmar Bergman, starring Eva Dahlbeck - (Sweden)


  • East of Eden, directed by Elia Kazan, starring Julie Harris, James Dean (in his first major role), Raymond Massey
  • The Enchanted Boy (Zakoldovanyy malchik) - (USSR)
  • Escuela de vagabundos (School for Tramps), starring Pedro Infante - (Mexico)
  • The Far Country, directed by Anthony Mann, starring James Stewart, Ruth Roman, Walter Brennan
  • The Far Horizons, starring Fred MacMurray, Charlton Heston, Donna Reed, Barbara Hale
  • The Fast and the Furious, starring John Ireland and Dorothy Malone
  • Female on the Beach, starring Joan Crawford, Jeff Chandler, Jan Sterling
  • Fire in the Night (Det brenner i natt!) - (Norway)
  • Floating Clouds (Ukigumo) - (Japan)
  • Footsteps in the Fog, starring Stewart Granger and Jean Simmons - (Britain)
  • Foxfire, starring Jane Russell
  • Francis in the Navy, starring Donald O'Connor and Martha Hyer


  • Galapagos, a documentary by Thor Heyerdahl - (Norway)
  • A Generation (Pokolenie), directed by Andrzej Wajda - (Poland)
  • The Girl Rush, starring Rosalind Russell, Fernando Lamas, Gloria DeHaven
  • Godzilla Raids Again (Gojira no Gyakushū) - (Japan)
  • Good Morning, Miss Dove, starring Jennifer Jones and Robert Stack
  • Guys and Dolls, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, starring Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra, Vivian Blaine
  • Hell on Frisco Bay, starring Alan Ladd and Edward G. Robinson
  • Hell's Island, starring John Payne and Mary Murphy
  • The Hidden One (La Escondida), starring Pedro Armendáriz - (Mexico)
  • Hit the Deck, directed by Roy Rowland, starring Jane Powell, Debbie Reynolds, Ann Miller, Tony Martin, Vic Damone
  • House of Bamboo, starring Robert Ryan
  • How to Be Very, Very Popular, starring Betty Grable in her final film role


  • I Am a Camera, starring Julie Harris and Laurence Harvey - (Britain)
  • I Died a Thousand Times, starring Jack Palance, Shelley Winters, Earl Holliman, Lee Marvin
  • I Live in Fear (Ikimono no kiroku), directed by Akira Kurosawa - (Japan)
  • I'll Cry Tomorrow, starring Susan Hayward
  • Illegal, a film noir starring Edward G. Robinson and Jayne Mansfield
  • Interrupted Melody, starring Eleanor Parker and Glenn Ford
  • It Came from Beneath the Sea, starring Kenneth Tobey and Faith Domergue
  • It Happened on July 20th (Es geschah am 20. Juli), directed by G. W. Pabst, starring Bernhard Wicki - (Austria)
  • It's Always Fair Weather, starring Gene Kelly, Dan Dailey, Michael Kidd, Cyd Charisse
  • Jedda, directed by Charles Chauvel - (Australia)
  • John and Julie, starring Moira Lister and Sid James - (Britain)
  • Journey to the Beginning of Time (Cesta do Pravěku) - (Czechoslovakia)
  • Jupiter's Darling, directed by George Sidney, starring Esther Williams and Howard Keel


  • Kanyasulkam, starring N.T. Rama Rao - (India)
  • Killer's Kiss, directed by Stanley Kubrick
  • Kiss Me Deadly, directed by Robert Aldrich, starring Ralph Meeker
  • Lady and the Tramp, an animated Disney musical featuring the voice of Peggy Lee
  • The Ladykillers, directed by Alexander MacKendrick, starring Alec Guinness, Cecil Parker, Herbert Lom, Peter Sellers - (Britain)
  • Land of the Pharaohs, starring Joan Collins and Jack Hawkins
  • The Last Frontier, directed by Anthony Mann, starring Victor Mature, Robert Preston, Anne Bancroft
  • The Last Ten Days (Der letzte Akt), directed by G.W. Pabst - (Austria/West Germany)
  • The Left Hand of God, starring Humphrey Bogart and Gene Tierney
  • Little Red Monkey, directed by Ken Hughes - (Britain)
  • Lola Montès, directed by Max Ophüls - (France)
  • The Long Gray Line, starring Tyrone Power and Maureen O'Hara
  • Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing, starring William Holden and Jennifer Jones
  • Love Me or Leave Me, starring Doris Day and James Cagney
  • Love Never Dies (El Amor nunca muere) - (Argentina)
  • Lucy Gallant (reissued as Oil Town), starring Jane Wyman


  • Magic Fire, starring Alan Badel
  • Mambo, directed by Robert Rossen, starring Silvana Mangano, Vittorio Gassman, Shelley Winters
  • A Man Alone, directed by and starring Ray Milland, with Mary Murphy
  • The Man from Laramie, directed by Anthony Mann, starring James Stewart
  • The Man Who Loved Redheads, starring Moira Shearer
  • The Man with the Golden Arm, directed by Otto Preminger, starring Frank Sinatra, Eleanor Parker, Darren McGavin, Kim Novak
  • Man with the Gun, starring Robert Mitchum
  • Man Without a Star, starring Kirk Douglas
  • Marty, directed by Delbert Mann, starring Ernest Borgnine and Betsy Blair
  • The McConnell Story, starring Alan Ladd and June Allyson
  • The Mill of Good Luck (La 'Moara cu noroc') - (Romania)
  • The Miracle of Marcelino (Marcelino Pan Y Vino) - (Spain)
  • Missamma, starring N.T. Rama Rao - (India)
  • Mister Roberts, directed by John Ford, starring Henry Fonda, James Cagney, William Powell, Jack Lemmon
  • Moonfleet, starring Stewart Granger and Joan Greenwood
  • Mr. & Mrs. '55, starring Guru Dutt and Madhubala - (India)
  • Mr. Arkadin, directed by and starring Orson Welles - (France/Spain/Switzerland)
  • My Sister Eileen, starring Janet Leigh and Betty Garrett


  • New York Confidential, starring Broderick Crawford, Richard Conte, Marilyn Maxwell, Anne Bancroft
  • Night and Fog, a documentary directed by Alain Resnais - (France)
  • The Night My Number Came Up, starring Michael Redgrave - (Britain)
  • The Night of the Hunter, directed by Charles Laughton, starring Robert Mitchum and Shelley Winters
  • Not as a Stranger, starring Olivia de Havilland, Gloria Grahame, Robert Mitchum, Frank Sinatra
  • Oklahoma! (first film shot in widescreen process known as Todd-AO), starring Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones, Rod Steiger, Gloria Grahame, Gene Nelson
  • Ordet, directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer - (Denmark)
  • Othello, starring Sergei Bondarchuk - (U.S.S.R.)


  • Pather Panchali (Song of the Little Road), directed by Satyajit Ray - (India)
  • Pete Kelly's Blues, starring Jack Webb, Janet Leigh, Edmond O'Brien and Peggy Lee. Also features Jayne Mansfield as a cigarette girl.
  • The Phenix City Story, starring Richard Kiley and John McIntire
  • Picnic, directed by Joshua Logan, starring William Holden, Kim Novak, Cliff Robertson, Rosalind Russell
  • Prince of Players, starring Richard Burton
  • Princess Yang Kwei-Fei (aka Yôkihi) - (Japan)
  • The Prisoner, directed by Peter Glenville, starring Alec Guinness and Jack Hawkins - (Britain)
  • The Private War of Major Benson, starring Charlton Heston
  • The Prodigal, starring Lana Turner
  • The Quatermass Xperiment, which probably qualifies as the first Hammer horror film - (Britain)
  • Queen Bee, starring Joan Crawford


  • The Racers, starring Kirk Douglas, Gilbert Roland, Bella Darvi
  • Radio Stories (Historias de la radio) - (Spain)
  • Die Ratten (The Rats), starring Maria Schell and Curd Jürgens - (West Germany) - Golden Bear award
  • Rage at Dawn, starring Randolph Scott
  • The Rains of Ranchipur, starring Lana Turner and Richard Burton
  • Rebel Without a Cause, directed by Nicholas Ray, starring James Dean, Sal Mineo, Natalie Wood
  • Red Fish (Los peces rojos), starring Arturo de Córdova - (Spain)
  • Richard III, directed by and starring Laurence Olivier, with Ralph Richardson, Claire Bloom, John Gielgud - (Britain)
  • Rififi (Du rififi chez les hommes), directed by Jules Dassin - (France)
  • A Ripple in the Pond (Ena votsalo sti limni) - (Greece)
  • Romeo and Juliet (Romeo i Dzhulyetta), starring Yuri Zhdanov and Galina Ulanova - (USSR)
  • Roots (Raíces) - (Mexico)
  • The Rose Tattoo, starring Anna Magnani and Burt Lancaster
  • Run for Cover, starring James Cagney


  • Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple (Zoku Miyamoto Musashi: Ichijōji no kettō) - (Japan)
  • Scandal in Sorrento (Pane, amore e...), starring Vittorio De Sica and Sophia Loren - (Italy)
  • The Scarlet Coat, starring Cornel Wilde, George Sanders, Anne Francis
  • The Sea Chase, starring John Wayne and Lana Turner
  • Seagulls Die in the Harbour (Meeuwen sterven in de haven) - (Belgium)
  • Seema, starring Nutan - (India)
  • The Seven Little Foys, starring Bob Hope
  • The Seven Year Itch, directed by Billy Wilder, starring Marilyn Monroe and Tom Ewell
  • Shree 420, directed by and starring Raj Kapoor, with Nargis - (India)
  • The Shrike, directed by and starring Jose Ferrer
  • The Sign of Venus (Il segno di Venere), starring Sophia Loren and Vittorio De Sica - (Italy)
  • Simba, starring Dirk Bogarde - (Britain)
  • Sissi, starring Romy Schneider - (Austria)
  • Six Bridges to Cross, starring Tony Curtis
  • Smiles of a Summer Night (Sommarnattens leende), directed by Ingmar Bergman - (Sweden)
  • So This Is Paris, starring Tony Curtis and Gloria DeHaven
  • The Spoilers, starring Anne Baxter and Jeff Chandler
  • Strategic Air Command, starring James Stewart
  • Stella, directed by Michael Cacoyannis, starring Melina Mercouri - (Greece)
  • Summertime, directed by David Lean, starring Katharine Hepburn - (Britain/U.S.A.)
  • The Swindlers (Il bidone), directed by Federico Fellini, starring Broderick Crawford - (Italy)


  • Taira Clan Saga (Shin Heike Monogatari), directed by Kenji Mizoguchi - (Japan)
  • Tall Man Riding, starring Randolph Scott and Dorothy Malone
  • Tarantula, directed by Jack Arnold, starring Mara Corday
  • The Tender Trap, starring Frank Sinatra, Debbie Reynolds, David Wayne, Celeste Holm
  • That Lady, starring Olivia de Havilland - (Britain/Spain)
  • This Island Earth, starring Jeff Morrow, Rex Reason, Faith Domergue
  • Three for the Show, starring Betty Grable
  • Tight Spot, starring Ginger Rogers, Edward G. Robinson, Brian Keith
  • To Catch a Thief, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Cary Grant and Grace Kelly
  • To Hell and Back, starring Audie Murphy, Marshall Thompson, Charles Drake, David Janssen
  • The Treasure of Pancho Villa, starring Rory Calhoun and Shelly Winters
  • Trial, starring Glenn Ford
  • The Trouble with Harry, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Edmund Gwenn, John Forsythe, Shirley MacLaine
  • Unknown Soldier (Tuntematon sotilas) - (Finland)
  • Unchained, starring Barbara Hale
  • Underwater!, starring Jane Russell
  • Untamed, starring Tyrone Power and Susan Hayward
  • The Violent Men, starring Glenn Ford, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Brian Keith
  • Violent Saturday, starring Victor Mature
  • The Virgin Queen, starring Bette Davis, Richard Todd, Joan Collins


  • We're No Angels, starring Humphrey Bogart and Peter Ustinov
  • White Feather, starring Robert Wagner
  • Wichita, starring Joel McCrea
  • The Woman in the Painting (Amici per la pelle) - (Italy)
  • Women's Prison, starring Ida Lupino, Jan Sterling, Audrey Totter, Phyllis Thaxter
  • You're Never Too Young, starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis

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