Best Action Movies of 1955

1.

The Court Jester

4.8
7.9/10 IMDB

A hapless carnival performer masquerades as the court jester as part of a plot against an usurper who has overthrown the rightful king of England.

Starring: Danny Kaye, Glynis Johns, Basil Rathbone, Angela Lansbury, Cecil Parker, Mildred Natwick, Robert Middleton, Michael Pate, Herbert Rudley, Noel Drayton ..
Directed by: Melvin Frank, Norman Panama
Release date: 1955-12-24
Best Action Movies of 1955 : The Big Combo
2.

The Big Combo

3.9
7.4/10 IMDB

Police Lt. Leonard Diamond vies to bring a clever, well connected, and sadistic gangster to justice all the while obsessing over the gangster's girlfriend.

Starring: Cornel Wilde, Jean Wallace, Brian Donlevy, Richard Conte, Lee Van Cleef, Earl Holliman, Robert Middleton, Helen Walker, Jay Adler, John Hoyt ..
Directed by: Joseph H. Lewis
Release date: 1955-02-15
3.

The Dam Busters

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

The story of the conception of a new British weapon for smashing the German dams in the Ruhr industrial complex and the execution of the raid by 617 Squadron 'The Dam Busters'.

Starring: Richard Todd, Michael Redgrave, Robert Shaw, Nigel Stock, Derek Farr, Colin Tapley, Basil Sydney, Ursula Jeans, Charles Carson, George Baker ..
Directed by: Michael Anderson
Release date: 1955-05-16
Best Action Movies of 1955 : To Hell and Back
4.

To Hell and Back

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

The true WWII story of Audie Murphy, the most decorated soldier in U.S. history. Based on the autobiography of Audie Murphy who stars as himself in the film.

Starring: Audie Murphy, Marshall Thompson, Charles Drake, Gregg Palmer, David Janssen, Denver Pyle, Jack Kelly, Paul Picerni, Paul Langton, Brett Halsey ..
Directed by: Jesse Hibbs
Release date: 1955-09-22
Best Action Movies of 1955 : Run for Cover
5.

Run for Cover

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Western that starts when a man (Matt Dow) is mistaken as a train robber. After the town's sheriff shoots the kid he's riding with, Dow clears his name and ends up as the new sheriff. He romances a Swedish woman and settles in to a peaceful life only to find that the boy has a few secrets of his own.

Starring: James Cagney, Viveca Lindfors, John Derek, Ernest Borgnine, Grant Withers, Jean Hersholt, Jack Lambert, Ray Teal, Irving Bacon, Trevor Bardette ..
Directed by: Nicholas Ray
Release date: 1955-04-29
Best Action Movies of 1955 : Lucy Gallant
6.

Lucy Gallant

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

Director Robert Parrish's 1955 drama, spanning many years, stars Jane Wyman as a spirited western shopkeeper who watches as her small store flourishes and grows into a hugely profitable business empire. The cast also includes Charlton Heston, Claire Trevor, Thelma Ritter, William Demarest and Wallace Ford.

Starring: Jane Wyman, Charlton Heston, Claire Trevor, Thelma Ritter, William Demarest, Wallace Ford, Gloria Talbott, Tom Helmore, Mary Field, Edith Head ..
Directed by: Robert Parrish
Release date: 1955-10-20
Best Action Movies of 1955 : Wichita
7.

Wichita

3.4
6.9/10 IMDB

Former buffalo hunter and entrepreneur Wyatt Earp arrives in the lawless cattle town of Wichita Kansas. His skill as a gun-fighter make him a perfect candidate for Marshal but he refuses the job until he feels morally obligated to bring law and order to this wild town.

Starring: Joel McCrea, Vera Miles, Lloyd Bridges, Wallace Ford, Jack Elam, Edgar Buchanan, Peter Graves, Keith Larsen, Carl Benton Reid, John Smith ..
Directed by: Jacques Tourneur
Release date: 1955-07-03
Best Action Movies of 1955 : The Last Frontier
8.

The Last Frontier

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

Three trappers become scouts for a cavalry captain (Guy Madison) who loses his fort to a hated colonel (Robert Preston).

Starring: Victor Mature, Guy Madison, Robert Preston, Anne Bancroft, James Whitmore, Russell Collins ..
Directed by: Anthony Mann
Release date: 1955-12-07
9.

The Indian Fighter

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

A scout leading a wagon train through hostile Indian country unwittingly gets involved with a Sioux chief's daughter

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Elsa Martinelli, Walter Matthau, Diana Douglas, Walter Abel, Lon Chaney Jr., Eduard Franz, Alan Hale Jr., Elisha Cook Jr., Ray Teal ..
Directed by: André De Toth
Release date: 1955-12-21
10.

Strategic Air Command

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

Air Force reservist Lt. Col. Robert (Dutch) Holland is recalled into active duty at the peak of his baseball career.

Starring: James Stewart, June Allyson, Frank Lovejoy, Barry Sullivan, Alex Nicol, Bruce Bennett, Jay C. Flippen, James Millican, Rosemary DeCamp, Richard Shannon ..
Directed by: Anthony Mann
Release date: 1955-07-12

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