Best Adventure Movies of 1955
The Court Jester
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.
Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier
Legends (and myths) from the life of famed American frontiersman Davy Crockett are depicted in this feature film edited from television episodes. Crockett and his friend George Russel fight in the Creek Indian War. Then Crockett is elected to Congress and brings his rough-hewn ways to the House of Representatives. Finally, Crockett and Russell journey to Texas and the last stand at the Alamo.
Set in the eighteenth century, Moonfleet is about John Mohune, a young orphan, played by Jon Whiteley, who is sent to the Dorset village of Moonfleet to stay with an old friend of his mother's, Jeremy Fox. Fox, played by Stewart Granger, is a morally ambiguous character, an elegant gentleman involved with smugglers and pirates.
The Indian Fighter
A scout leading a wagon train through hostile Indian country unwittingly gets involved with a Sioux chief's daughter
A merchant marine captain, rescued from the Chinese Communists by local visitors, is "shanghaied" into transporting the whole village to Hong Kong on an ancient paddle steamer.
The White Poodle
A story about three circus actors and their adventures. Based on classic novel by Aleksandr Kuprin.
This Island Earth
Aliens have landed and are hiding on Earth, but need Earth’s scientists to help them fight an inter-planetary war.
It Came from Beneath the Sea
A Giant Octopus, whose feeding habits have been affected by radiation from H-Bomb tests, rises from the Mindanao Deep to terrorize the California Coast.
Like a tale spun by Schehrazade, Kismet follows the remarkable and repeated changes of fortune that engulf a poor poet. It all happens in one incredible day when Kismet (Fate) takes a hand.
Soldier Ivan Brovkin
This exhilarating two-part film (â€œSoldier Ivan Brovkinâ€ and â€œIvan Brovkin on the State Farmâ€) presented to the country a new national hero â€“ kind, modest, charming andâ€¦ neâ€™er-do-well. That â€œneâ€™er-do-well-nessâ€ proved â€œKharitonovâ€™s special key to audiencesâ€™ heartsâ€. Following Brovkinâ€™s appearance on the screen, Kharitonov had become a star of the national cinema, an idol for millions of people. His incredible popularity may be compared to that of another national hero â€“ the worldâ€™s first cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. And not surprisingly, it was Kharitonov who made a cameo appearance going up the festival stairs and followed with the adoring eyes of the heroines in V. Menshovâ€™s Oscar-winning melodrama â€œMoscow Does Not Believe in Tearsâ€.