Year 1955

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1. Godzilla Raids Again (1955)

Approved | 78 min | Action, Adventure, Family

Godzilla battles an irradiated Ankylosaur and destroys Osaka in the process.

Director: Motoyoshi Oda | Stars: Hiroshi Koizumi, Setsuko Wakayama, Minoru Chiaki, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 4,703

Gigantis, the fire monster

2. An Alligator Named Daisy (1955)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Peter Weston is engaged to Vanessa Colebrook, the daughter of a wealthy businessman. On a journey home on a steamer he meets an old sea hand who shares with him how his wife won't let him ... See full summary »

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Donald Sinden, Diana Dors, Jeannie Carson, James Robertson Justice

Votes: 253

3. As Long as They're Happy (1955)

74 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

A stockbroker's youngest daughter tricks an American singer into visiting her family at their suburban Wimbledon home. Her two sisters and their oddball husbands also visit and the ... See full summary »

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Jack Buchanan, Janette Scott, Jeannie Carson, Brenda de Banzie

Votes: 92

4. Break in the Circle (1955)

87 min | Drama

An adventurer is hired by a German millionaire to help a Polish scientist escape to the West.

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Forrest Tucker, Eva Bartok, Marius Goring, Guy Middleton

Votes: 49

5. The Colditz Story (1955)

94 min | Drama, History, War

Allied prisoners of various nationalities pool their resources to plan numerous escapes from an "escape-proof" German P.O.W. camp housed in a Medieval castle.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: John Mills, Eric Portman, Christopher Rhodes, Lionel Jeffries

Votes: 2,072

6. Out of the Clouds (1955)

88 min | Drama

A busy day at London Airport. Follow the lives and loves of the crew and passengers.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Anthony Steel, Robert Beatty, David Knight, Margo Lorenz

Votes: 135

7. Scandal in Sorrento (1955)

92 min | Comedy, Romance

Back to his hometown, a former marshal finds his house occupied by a young woman working as a fishwife.

Director: Dino Risi | Stars: Vittorio De Sica, Sophia Loren, Lea Padovani, Antonio Cifariello

Votes: 625

8. Alias John Preston (1955)

Approved | 71 min | Horror, Mystery, Romance

Wealthy John Preston arrives in small town Deanbridge. He invests in local businesses and gets involved in community affairs. Eventually, he meets a local belle, Sally, and wins her from ... See full summary »

Director: David MacDonald | Stars: Betta St. John, Alexander Knox, Christopher Lee, Sandra Dorne

Votes: 154

9. The Brain Machine (1955)

Approved | 84 min | Crime, Thriller

A doctor is taken hostage by a drug smuggler whom she has diagnosed as psychotic. Her estranged husband has to find her before the smuggling gang find him and kill them both.

Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Patrick Barr, Elizabeth Allan, Maxwell Reed, Vanda Godsell

Votes: 121

10. The Quatermass Xperiment (1955)

Not Rated | 78 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Professor Bernard Quatermass' manned rocket ship returns to Earth, but two of the astronauts are missing and the survivor seems ill and unable to communicate.

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Jack Warner, Margia Dean, Thora Hird

Votes: 5,050

The Creeping Unknown

11. Day the World Ended (1955)

Approved | 79 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

In a post-Apocalyptic world after an atomic war seven disparate people find themselves in a protected valley in the home of a survivalist and his beautiful daughter.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Richard Denning, Lori Nelson, Adele Jergens, Mike Connors

Votes: 1,670

12. The Deadliest Sin (1955)

74 min | Crime, Drama

A falling-out between thieves over the proceeds of a stickup results in several killings and a priest being marked for murder because of a confession he heard from one of the gang members.

Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Sydney Chaplin, Audrey Dalton, Jefferson Clifford, John Bentley

Votes: 94

13. The Devil's General (1955)

117 min | Drama, War

1941, the Third Reich seems to be winning the war. Luftwaffe (air force) general Harry Harras enjoys the good life as highly respected technician and Berlin ministry/ HQ official. However ... See full summary »

Director: Helmut Käutner | Stars: Curd Jürgens, Viktor de Kowa, Karl John, Marianne Koch

Votes: 974

14. Dig That Uranium (1955)

Approved | 61 min | Comedy

The boys buy a uranium mine out west, but when they get there they find that it's pretty much worthless. However, the local badmen are distrustful of these new strangers, and when they ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bernard Gorcey, Mary Beth Hughes

Votes: 271

15. The French, They Are a Funny Race (1955)

105 min | Comedy

Major Thompson, an Englishman living in France, comments in his memoirs on the peculiarities of his French wife and friends.

Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Jack Buchanan, Martine Carol, Noël-Noël, Totti Truman Taylor

Votes: 71

16. The Last Frontier (1955)

Approved | 98 min | History, Romance, Western

A trapper and his two partners work as scouts for a remote army fort where they witness an incompetent colonel's decision to throw his small unprepared garrison against Red Cloud's sizable Sioux force.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Victor Mature, Guy Madison, Robert Preston, James Whitmore

Votes: 1,311

17. The Last Ten Days (1955)

113 min | Drama, History, War

The last ten days of Adolf Hitler and his Third Reich during World War 2.

Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Albin Skoda, Oskar Werner, Lotte Tobisch, Willy Krause

Votes: 227

19. Murder on Approval (1955)

Approved | 70 min | Adventure, Crime, Mystery

J. D. Everleigh, a wealthy American, purchases a rare stamp in London from Geoffrey Blake, who says he represents Robert Coburn, a stamp agent. Everleigh begins to suspect the stamp is a ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Knowles | Stars: Tom Conway, Delphi Lawrence, Brian Worth, Michael Balfour

Votes: 108

20. No Place to Hide (1955)

Approved | 70 min | Drama, Thriller

Some pellets containing a deadly virus are carried by two boys on the run through the Philippines.

Director: Josef Shaftel | Stars: David Brian, Marsha Hunt, Hugh Corcoran, Ike Jarlego Jr.

21. The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues (1955)

Passed | 81 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

An unusual radioactive rock on the sea bottom mutates the ocean life into a horrible monster. When charred, radioactive bodies begin to drift ashore a scientist and government agent ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Milner | Stars: Kent Taylor, Cathy Downs, Michael Whalen, Helene Stanton

Votes: 1,350

22. The Rawhide Years (1956)

Approved | 85 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

Dishonest riverboat gambler Ben Matthews is blamed for a murder he didn't commit and must find the real killer before the lynch mob finds him.

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Tony Curtis, Colleen Miller, Arthur Kennedy, William Demarest

Votes: 574

23. Simon and Laura (1955)

87 min | Comedy

In the 1950's days of only BBC television, a wet-behind-the-ears producer has the idea of basing a family drama series on a real-life happily married actor couple. Unfortunately he chooses ... See full summary »

Director: Muriel Box | Stars: Peter Finch, Kay Kendall, Muriel Pavlow, Hubert Gregg

Votes: 150

24. There's Always Tomorrow (1955)

Approved | 84 min | Drama, Romance

When a toy manufacturer feels ignored and unappreciated by by his wife and children, he begins to rekindle a past love when a former employee comes back into his life.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Joan Bennett, William Reynolds

Votes: 2,256

25. Two-Gun Lady (1955)

Passed | 71 min | Western

A young woman teaches herself to become a sharpshooter so she can hunt down the three men who murdered her parents. She finds a sheriff who is willing to help her track them down.

Director: Richard Bartlett | Stars: Peggie Castle, William Talman, Marie Windsor, Earle Lyon

Votes: 78

26. Wee Geordie (1955)

93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Geordie is a Scots lad sent to the Melbourne Olympics to represent Britain in Hammer-Throwing. He insists on wearing his kilt...

Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Bill Travers, Alastair Sim, Paul Young, Norah Gorsen

Votes: 717

27. Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops (1955)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy

Harry and Willie buy the Edison Movie Studio in the year 1912 from Joseph Gorman, a confidence man. They follow Gorman to Hollywood where, as stunt men, they find him directing movies as Sergei Trumanoff and stealing the studio payroll.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Fred Clark, Lynn Bari

Votes: 1,983

28. Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)

Approved | 79 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Bud and Lou find themselves pursued by an Egyptian cult for a special medallion linked to a walking mummy.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marie Windsor, Michael Ansara

Votes: 4,822

29. The African Lion (1955)

Approved | 75 min | Family, Documentary

The Milotte's spend three years in Africa filming a lion.

Director: James Algar | Star: Winston Hibler

Votes: 263

30. Ain't Misbehavin' (1955)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Rowdy young girl crashes high society when wealthy older man falls for her.

Director: Edward Buzzell | Stars: Rory Calhoun, Piper Laurie, Jack Carson, Mamie Van Doren

Votes: 90

31. 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.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson, Agnes Moorehead, Conrad Nagel

Votes: 12,146

32. The Americano (1955)

Not Rated | 85 min | Adventure, Western

An American working on a ranch in the Amazon comes up against a gang of Brazilian bandits.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Glenn Ford, Frank Lovejoy, Cesar Romero, Ursula Thiess

Votes: 435

33. An Annapolis Story (1955)

Approved | 81 min | Drama

Two brothers, enrolled at the U.S. Naval Academy on the verge of the Korean War, fall in love with the same girl.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: John Derek, Diana Lynn, Kevin McCarthy, Alvy Moore

Votes: 97

34. Apache Woman (1955)

Approved | 69 min | Western

A government agent is sent to a western town to investigate attacks that the townspeople say are being commited by rampaging Apaches. The agent, however, suspects that different forces may ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Joan Taylor, Lance Fuller, Morgan Jones

Votes: 101

35. Artists and Models (1955)

Approved | 109 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Rick Todd uses the dreams of his roommate Eugene as the basis for a successful comic book.

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Shirley MacLaine, Dorothy Malone

Votes: 3,226 | Gross: $9.35M

36. At Gunpoint (1955)

Approved | 81 min | Western

The peace-loving owner of a general store, who became a town hero when he luckily killed the leader of a gang of bank robbers, is deserted by the townspeople who fear the threatened return of the vengeful bandits.

Director: Alfred L. Werker | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Dorothy Malone, Walter Brennan, Tommy Rettig

Votes: 428

37. The Atomic Man (1955)

76 min | Sci-Fi

An atomic scientist is found floating in a river with a bullet in his back and a radioactive halo around his body. The radioactivity has put him seven-and-a-half seconds ahead of us in time... See full summary »

Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Gene Nelson, Faith Domergue, Peter Arne, Joseph Tomelty

Votes: 218

38. Battle Cry (1955)

Approved | 149 min | Drama, Romance, War

A group of young Marines have adventures in love and war.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Van Heflin, Aldo Ray, Mona Freeman, Nancy Olson

Votes: 1,971 | Gross: $17.44M

39. Battle Taxi (1955)

82 min | Drama, War

Capt. Russ Edwards commands a helicopter rescue unit that fly wounded soldiers out of battle areas and rescue pilots who have to ditch their aircraft. He has a problem with one of his men, ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert L. Strock | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Arthur Franz, Marshall Thompson, Leo Needham

Votes: 164

40. The Beast with a Million Eyes (1955)

Passed | 75 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A dysfunctional family operating an isolated date farm in the California desert is threatened by the arrival of an extra-terrestrial.

Directors: David Kramarsky, Roger Corman, Lou Place | Stars: Paul Birch, Lorna Thayer, Dona Cole, Dick Sargent

Votes: 1,198

41. Bedevilled (1955)

Approved | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Nightclub singer fleeing the scene of a murder is protected by a young man who is studying for the priest hood.

Directors: Mitchell Leisen, Richard Thorpe | Stars: Anne Baxter, Steve Forrest, Simone Renant, Maurice Teynac

Votes: 163

42. Bengazi (1955)

79 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

An American with a shady past joins with a morally-bankrupt Irishman to find treasure buried by Arabs in a deserted mosque in the Sahara. The situation becomes complicated when they are surrounded by bellicose Bedouin bandits.

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Richard Conte, Victor McLaglen, Richard Carlson, Mala Powers

Votes: 166

43. The Benny Goodman Story (1956)

Approved | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Music

The young Benny Goodman is taught clarinet by a Chicago music professor. He is advised by bandleader Kid Ory to play whichever kind of music he likes best, but to make a living, Benny begins by joining the Ben Pollack traveling band.

Director: Valentine Davies | Stars: Steve Allen, Donna Reed, Berta Gersten, Barry Truex

Votes: 1,042

44. Betrayed Women (1955)

70 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

The governor appoints lawyer Jeff Darrow to open an investigation on the reported cruelties inflicted on the inmates of the Bayou Reformatory For Women. The investigation is opposed by Mrs.... See full summary »

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Carole Mathews, Beverly Michaels, Peggy Knudsen, Tom Drake

Votes: 54

45. The Big Combo (1955)

Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4