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36 Films that I own. No Particular Order!
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1. 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.
A true story to inspire!
2. Above Us the Waves (1955)
Approved | 92 min | Drama, War
The attack by British submarines on the German battleship "Tirpitz" in a Norwegian fjord during World War II.
The attempt to sink the Tirpitz!
3. 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 »
4. 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.
A true classic, not to be missed!
5. Blood Alley (1955)
Approved | 110 min | Action, Adventure
His ship seized by the Chinese Communists, American Merchant Captain Tom Wilder languishes in prison but Chinese villagers help him escape to sail them to Hong-Kong.
Plenty of action in this John Wayne blockbuster!
6. The Cockleshell Heroes (1955)
Approved | 97 min | Action, War, Drama
During World War II, German ships are "safely" docked upriver at Bordeaux, but the British send a team of kayakers to attack them.
A true story of courage!
7. The Desperate Hours (1955)
Approved | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Three escaped convicts move in on and terrorize a suburban household.
A Bogart classic, highly recommended!
8. 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.
Intense story, great acting by all!
9. Footsteps in the Fog (1955)
Approved | 90 min | Drama, Thriller
In early 1900s England, a maid tries to blackmail her master into romancing her when she discovers he murdered his wife.
Granger and Simmons at their best!
10. 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: 14,441 | Gross: $13.00M
11. Lady and the Tramp (1955)
G | 76 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
The romantic tale of a sheltered uptown Cocker Spaniel dog and a streetwise downtown Mutt.
Votes: 113,447 | Gross: $93.60M
I just love the scene with the Spaghetti!
12. The Man from Laramie (1955)
Not Rated | 103 min | Western
A stranger, Will Lockhart, defies the local cattle baron and his sadistic son by working for one of his oldest rivals.
One of Jimmy Stewart's Best Westerns!
13. Man of the Moment (1955)
85 min | Comedy
Civil Servant Norman becomes the favourite of the rulers of a South Seas island that the British have an interest in.
14. Oklahoma! (1955)
G | 145 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
In Oklahoma, several farmers, cowboys and a traveling salesman compete for the romantic favors of various local ladies.
Oh What A Beautiful Film!
15. One Good Turn (1955)
90 min | Comedy
Norman is the oldest orphan at Greenwood Children's Home and now acts as their caretaker. All the orphans are very happy and well cared for. The adventures start when a nasty property ... See full summary »
More Slapstick From Norman Wisdom!
16. Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
PG-13 | 111 min | Drama
A rebellious young man with a troubled past comes to a new town, finding friends and enemies.
James Dean, Natalie Wood & Sal Mineo the original angry teens!
17. 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.
An Olivier Classic!
18. PT Raiders (1955)
95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A trio of ex-servicemen begin smuggling innocuous black market items into post-war Britain, but through greed they graduate to more sinister cargo.
Good British Thriller!
19. 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 »
Amusing British Comedy!
20. Storm Over the Nile (1955)
107 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
A CinemaScope remake of The Four Feathers (1939).
Remake Of "The Four Feathers", slated by the critics, but I actually like it!
21. The Tall Men (1955)
Approved | 122 min | Western
Two brothers discharged from the Confederate Army join a businessman for a cattle drive from Texas to Montana where they run into raiding Jayhawkers, angry Sioux, rough terrain and bad weather.
Votes: 1,968 | Gross: $12.00M
Gable's Best Western!
22. To Catch a Thief (1955)
PG | 106 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller
A retired jewel thief sets out to prove his innocence after being suspected of returning to his former occupation.
Votes: 58,540 | Gross: $8.75M
Grant & Kelly a great combination!
23. Touch and Go (1955)
Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy
When Jim Fletcher is told by his firm, that his new furniture designs, are not in keeping with the firms image. he threatens to resign, and decides to uproot his family, and emigrate to Australia. but his problems are only just beginning.
Family comedy as only the British know how!
24. The Trouble with Harry (1955)
PG | 99 min | Comedy, Mystery
The trouble with Harry is that he's dead, and everyone seems to have a different idea of what should be done with his body.
Great Black Comedy from Hitchcock!
25. We're No Angels (1955)
Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance
Three Devil's Island escapees hide out in the house of a kindly merchant and repay his kindness by helping him and his family out of several crises.
An Odd Film, but I like it!
26. Tall Man Riding (1955)
Approved | 83 min | Western
Larry Madden returns after several years still vowing to avenge himself against the humiliating whipping he received at the hands of cattle baron Tucker Ordway.
Average Randolph Scott western, but I enjoy the old oaters!
27. 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 »
28. 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.
Great Hollywood Musical!
29. The Ladykillers (1955)
Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Crime
Five oddball criminals planning a bank robbery rent rooms on a cul-de-sac from an octogenarian widow under the pretext that they are classical musicians.
Wonderful Ealing comedy with wonderful characters!
30. The Night of the Hunter (1955)
Not Rated | 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.
Votes: 76,943 | Gross: $0.65M
One of Robert Mitchum's most frightening roles. Beautifully shot in black & white under Charles Laughton's expert direction!
31. Out of the Clouds (1955)
88 min | Drama
A busy day at London Airport. Follow the lives and loves of the crew and passengers.
Gives a early glimpse of London Heathrow in the 1950's. Matinee idols, Anthony Steel and Robert Beatty star!
32. Passage Home (1955)
102 min | Drama
Cargo Ship takes on a female passenger. Can the Captain contain the crew and himself as they hit stormy conditions and emotions explode?
One woman passenger on board an old tramp steamer gives rise to tensions amongst the lustful crew!
33. Postmark for Danger (1955)
Approved | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A woman's painted portrait and a post card with a sketch of a woman's hand holding a Chianti bottle are the main clues used by the Scotland Yard to solve a string of murders connected to a diamond-smuggling ring.
Good British thriller
34. Raising a Riot (1955)
90 min | Comedy
Tony Kent returns after a 3 years in the Navy to find his children are strangers. When his wife suddenly called away Tony takes his brood to his father's windmill home where he tries to bond with Peter, Anne, and Fusty among misadventures.
Kenneth More is the harassed Father in this delightful British family comedy!
35. Simba (1955)
Not Rated | 99 min | Adventure, Drama
A European family in East Africa finds itself caught up in an uprising by local black Africans against their white colonial masters. Based on the Mau-Mau rebellion in Kenya in the early 1950s.
Tough British film about the Mau-Mau uprising in Africa in the 1950's!
36. The Sea Chase (1955)
Approved | 117 min | Action, Drama, War
As World War II begins, German freighter Captain Karl Ehrlich tries to get his ship back to Germany through a gauntlet of Allied warships.
John Wayne cast as a German Merchant Navy Captain during WWII, is a little hard to believe!