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 a 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
2.

The Desperate Hours

3.8
7.5/10 IMDB

Escaped convicts terrorize a suburban family they're holding hostage.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Fredric March, Arthur Kennedy, Martha Scott, Dewey Martin, Gig Young, Mary Murphy, Richard Eyer, Robert Middleton, Alan Reed ..
Directed by: William Wyler
Release date: 1955-10-05
Best Action Movies of 1955 : The Big Combo
3.

The Big Combo

3.8
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
4.

The Dam Busters

3.8
7.3/10 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
5.

To Hell and Back

3.6
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
6.

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 : 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, Peter Whitney, Pat Hogan ..
Directed by: Anthony Mann
Release date: 1955-12-07
Best Action Movies of 1955 : Pete Kelly's Blues
9.

Pete Kelly's Blues

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

In 1927, a Kansas City, Missouri cornet player and his band perform nightly at a seedy speakeasy until a racketeer tries to extort them in exchange for protection.

Starring: Jack Webb, Janet Leigh, Edmond O'Brien, Peggy Lee, Andy Devine, Lee Marvin, Ella Fitzgerald, Martin Milner, Than Wyenn, Herbert Ellis ..
Directed by: Jack Webb
Release date: 1955-07-31
10.

The Sea Chase

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

As the Second World War breaks out, German freighter captain Karl Ehrlich is about to leave Sydney, Australia with his vessel, the Ergenstrasse. Ehrlich, an anti-Nazi but proud German, hopes to outrun or out-maneuver the British warship pursuing him. Aboard his vessel is Elsa Keller, a woman Ehrlich has been ordered to return to Germany safely along with whatever secrets she carries. When Ehrlich's fiercely Nazi chief officer Kirchner commits an atrocity, the British pursuit becomes deadly.

Starring: John Wayne, Lana Turner, David Farrar, James Arness, Tab Hunter, Lyle Bettger, Paul Fix, Claude Akins, John Qualen, Alan Hale Jr. ..
Directed by: John Farrow
Release date: 1955-06-04

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