Best Drama Movies of 1955

1.

The Night of the Hunter

6.4
8.0/10 IMDB

In the Deep South, a serial-killing preacher hunts two young children who know the whereabouts of a stash of money.

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Billy Chapin, Lillian Gish, James Gleason, Sally Jane Bruce, Evelyn Varden, Don Beddoe, Gloria Castillo, Peter Graves ..
Directed by: Charles Laughton
Release date: 1955-08-26
2.

Rebel Without a Cause

6.2
7.6/10 IMDB

After moving to a new town, troublemaking teen Jim Stark is supposed to have a clean slate, although being the new kid in town brings its own problems. While searching for some stability, Stark forms a bond with a disturbed classmate, Plato, and falls for local girl Judy. However, Judy is the girlfriend of neighborhood tough, Buzz. When Buzz violently confronts Jim and challenges him to a drag race, the new kid's real troubles begin.

Starring: James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, Ann Doran, Jim Backus, Corey Allen, William Hopper, Rochelle Hudson, Dennis Hopper, Edward Platt ..
Directed by: Nicholas Ray
Release date: 1955-10-29
3.

To Catch a Thief

6.0
7.4/10 IMDB

An ex-thief is accused of enacting a new crime spree, so to clear his name he sets off to catch the new thief, who’s imitating his signature style.

Starring: Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis, John Williams, Charles Vanel, Brigitte Auber, Jean Martinelli, Georgette Anys, René Blancard, William 'Wee Willie' Davis ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1955-08-03
4.

Marty

5.5
7.7/10 IMDB

Marty, a butcher who lives in the Bronx with his mother is unmarried at 34. Good-natured but socially awkward he faces constant badgering from family and friends to get married but has reluctantly resigned himself to bachelorhood. Marty meets Clara, an unattractive school teacher, realising their emotional connection, he promises to call but family and friends try to convince him not to.

Starring: Ernest Borgnine, Betsy Blair, Esther Minciotti, Augusta Ciolli, Joe Mantell, Karen Steele, Jerry Paris, James Bell, John Beradino, Charles Cane ..
Directed by: Delbert Mann
Release date: 1955-04-11
5.

Bad Day at Black Rock

5.5
7.7/10 IMDB

One-armed war veteran John J. Macreedy steps off a train at the sleepy little town of Black Rock. Once there, he begins to unravel a web of lies, secrecy, and murder.

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, Anne Francis, Walter Brennan, Ernest Borgnine, Lee Marvin, Dean Jagger, John Ericson, Russell Collins, Walter Sande ..
Directed by: John Sturges
Release date: 1955-01-13
6.

East of Eden

5.5
7.8/10 IMDB

In the Salinas Valley in and around World War I, Cal Trask feels he must compete against overwhelming odds with his brother for the love of their father. Cal is frustrated at every turn, from his reaction to the war, how to get ahead in business and in life, and how to relate to his estranged mother.

Starring: James Dean, Julie Harris, Raymond Massey, Richard Davalos, Jo Van Fleet, Burl Ives, Albert Dekker, Lois Smith, Harold Gordon, Nick Dennis ..
Directed by: Elia Kazan
Release date: 1955-04-10
7.

Kiss Me Deadly

5.4
7.5/10 IMDB

One evening, Hammer gives a ride to Christina, an attractive hitchhiker on a lonely country road, who has escaped from the nearby lunatic asylum. Thugs waylay them and force his car to crash. When Hammer returns to semi-consciousness, he hears Christina being tortured until she dies. Hammer, both for vengeance and in hopes that "something big" is behind it all, decides to pursue the case.

Starring: Ralph Meeker, Albert Dekker, Paul Stewart, Juano Hernández, Wesley Addy, Marian Carr, Maxine Cooper, Cloris Leachman, Gaby Rodgers, Nick Dennis ..
Directed by: Robert Aldrich
Release date: 1955-04-28
8.

All That Heaven Allows

5.3
7.6/10 IMDB

Two different social classes collide when Cary Scott, a wealthy upper-class widow, falls in love with her much younger and down-to-earth gardener, prompting disapproval and criticism from her children and country club friends.

Starring: Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson, Agnes Moorehead, Conrad Nagel, Virginia Grey, Gloria Talbott, William Reynolds, Charles Drake, Hayden Rorke, Jacqueline deWit ..
Directed by: Douglas Sirk
Release date: 1955-12-25
9.

The Desperate Hours

5.3
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
10.

The Man with the Golden Arm

5.3
7.3/10 IMDB

A junkie must face his true self to kick his drug addiction.

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak, Eleanor Parker, Arnold Stang, Darren McGavin, Robert Strauss, John Conte, Doro Merande, George E. Stone, George Mathews ..
Directed by: Otto Preminger
Release date: 1955-12-26
11.

Mister Roberts

5.2
7.6/10 IMDB

Mr. Roberts is as an officer who's yearning for battle but is stuck in the backwaters of World War II on a non-commissioned Navy ship run by the bullying Captain Morton.

Starring: Henry Fonda, James Cagney, William Powell, Jack Lemmon, Betsy Palmer, Ward Bond, Philip Carey, Nick Adams, Perry Lopez, Ken Curtis ..
Directed by: John Ford, Mervyn LeRoy, Joshua Logan
Release date: 1955-07-10
12.

The Man from Laramie

5.2
7.3/10 IMDB

Will Lockhart arrives in Coronado, an isolated town in New Mexico, in search of someone who sells rifles to the Apache tribe, finding himself unwillingly drawn into the convoluted life of a local ranching family whose members seem to have a lot to hide.

Starring: James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy, Donald Crisp, Cathy O'Donnell, Alex Nicol, Wallace Ford, Jack Elam, John War Eagle, James Millican, Gregg Barton ..
Directed by: Anthony Mann
Release date: 1955-08-19
13.

The Dam Busters

5.1
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
14.

The Seven Year Itch

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

With his family away for their annual summer holiday, Richard Sherman decides he has the opportunity to live a bachelor's life. The beautiful but ditzy blonde from the apartment above catches his eye and they soon start spending time together—maybe a little too much time!

Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Tom Ewell, Evelyn Keyes, Sonny Tufts, Robert Strauss, Oskar Homolka, Marguerite Chapman, Victor Moore, Donald MacBride, Carolyn Jones ..
Directed by: Billy Wilder
Release date: 1955-06-03
15.

Killer's Kiss

4.7
6.6/10 IMDB

The film revolves around Davey Gordon, a 29 year old welterweight New York boxer in the end of his career, and his relationship with a dancer and her violent employer.

Starring: Frank Silvera, Jamie Smith, Irene Kane, Jerry Jarrett, Mike Dana, Felice Orlandi, Shaun O'Brien, Barbara Brand ..
Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
Release date: 1955-10-01
Best Drama Movies of 1955 : The Big Combo
16.

The Big Combo

4.5
7.3/10 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: 1955-02-13
17.

Blackboard Jungle

4.5
7.4/10 IMDB

Richard Dadier is a teacher at North Manual High School, an inner-city school where many of the pupils frequently engage in anti-social behavior. Dadier makes various attempts to engage the students' interest in education, challenging both the school staff and the pupils. He is subjected to violence as well as duplicitous schemes.

Starring: Glenn Ford, Anne Francis, Sidney Poitier, Vic Morrow, Louis Calhern, Margaret Hayes, John Hoyt, Richard Kiley, Emile Meyer, Warner Anderson ..
Directed by: Richard Brooks
Release date: 1955-03-25
Best Drama Movies of 1955 : Mr. Arkadin
18.

Mr. Arkadin

4.4
7.1/10 IMDB

Claiming that he doesn't know his own past, a rich man enlists an ex-con with an odd bit of detective work. Gregory Arkadin says he can't remember anything before the late 1920s, and convict Guy Van Stratten is happy to take the job of exploring his new acquaintance's life story. Guy's research turns up stunning details about his employer's past, and as his work seems linked to untimely deaths, the mystery surrounding Mr. Arkadin deepens.

Starring: Orson Welles, Michael Redgrave, Patricia Medina, Akim Tamiroff, Mischa Auer, Paola Mori, Peter van Eyck, Grégoire Aslan, Katina Paxinou, Suzanne Flon ..
Directed by: Orson Welles
Release date: 1955-03-01
19.

There's Always Tomorrow

3.8
7.5/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Joan Bennett, William Reynolds, Pat Crowley, Gigi Perreau, Jane Darwell, Race Gentry, Myrna Hansen, Judy Nugent ..
Directed by: Douglas Sirk
Release date: 1955-07-11
20.

Richard III

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

Having helped his brother King Edward IV take the throne of England, the jealous hunchback Richard, Duke of York, plots to seize power for himself. Masterfully deceiving and plotting against nearly everyone in the royal court, including his eventual wife, Lady Anne, and his brother George, Duke of Clarence, Richard orchestrates a bloody rise to power before finding all his gains jeopardized by those he betrayed.

Starring: Cedric Hardwicke, Nicholas Hannen, Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, John Gielgud, Mary Kerridge, Pamela Brown, Paul Huson, Stewart Allen, Claire Bloom ..
Directed by: Laurence Olivier
Release date: 1955-12-13
21.

Footsteps in the Fog

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

A Victorian-era murder mystery about a parlour maid that discovers that her employer may have killed his first wife.

Starring: Stewart Granger, Jean Simmons, Bill Travers, Belinda Lee, Ronald Squire, Finlay Currie, William Hartnell, Frederick Leister, Percy Marmont, Marjorie Rhodes ..
Directed by: Arthur Lubin
Release date: 1955-09-14
22.

It's Always Fair Weather

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

Three World War II buddies promise to meet at a specified place and time 10 years after the war. They keep their word only to discover how far apart they've grown. But the reunion sparks memories of youthful dreams that haven't been fulfilled -- and slowly, the three men reevaluate their lives and try to find a way to renew their friendship.

Starring: Gene Kelly, Dan Dailey, Cyd Charisse, Michael Kidd, Dolores Gray, David Burns, Jay C. Flippen, Paul Maxey, Almira Sessions, Madge Blake ..
Directed by: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly
Release date: 1955-08-30
23.

The Rose Tattoo

3.7
6.9/10 IMDB

A grieving widow embarks on a new romance when she discovers her late husband had been cheating on her.

Starring: Anna Magnani, Burt Lancaster, Ben Cooper, Marisa Pavan, Virginia Grey, Jo Van Fleet, Sandro Giglio, Mimi Aguglia, Florence Sundstrom ..
Directed by: Daniel Mann
Release date: 1955-12-12
24.

The Long Gray Line

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

The life story of a salt-of-the-earth Irish immigrant, who becomes an Army Noncommissioned Officer and spends his 50 year career at the United States Military Academy at West Point. This includes his job-related experiences as well as his family life and the relationships he develops with young cadets with whom he befriends. Based on the life of a real person.

Starring: Tyrone Power, Maureen O'Hara, Robert Francis, Donald Crisp, Ward Bond, Betsy Palmer, Philip Carey, William Leslie, Harry Carey, Jr., Patrick Wayne ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1955-02-09
25.

Summertime

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Middle-aged Ohio secretary Jane Hudson has never found love and has nearly resigned herself to spending the rest of her life alone. But before she does, she uses her savings to finance a summer in romantic Venice, where she finally meets the man of her dreams, the elegant Renato Di Rossi.

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Rossano Brazzi, Isa Miranda, Darren McGavin, Mari Aldon, Jane Rose, MacDonald Parke, Jeremy Spenser, Gaetano Autiero, Virginia Simeon ..
Directed by: David Lean
Release date: 1955-01-01
26.

The Phenix City Story

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

Phil Karlson's docudrama based on the notorious Phenix City -- a city known for its gambling, crime and prostitution rackets.

Starring: John McIntire, Richard Kiley, Kathryn Grant, Edward Andrews, Lenka Peterson, Biff McGuire, Truman Smith, Jean Carson, Kathy Marlowe, John Larch ..
Directed by: Phil Karlson
Release date: 1955-07-19
27.

The Night My Number Came Up

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

At a fashionable dinner party in Hong Kong a Royal Navy officer is coaxed into revealing details of a dream in which eight persons take off from Bangkok in a Dakota bound for Tokyo and crash in the Japanese mountains. Amongst those listening is Air Marshal Hardie who is due to fly to Tokyo the next day. Hardie initially dismisses the dream because he is scheduled to fly out in a Liberator, but as Hardie arrives at the airport he discovers that the Liberator has developed mechanical problems and has been replaced by a Dakota. When, just before the flight is due to depart, two soldiers board the plane making a complement of eight, Hardie fears that the dream may be coming true and he is destined to die.

Starring: Michael Redgrave, Sheila Sim, Alexander Knox, Denholm Elliott, Ursula Jeans, Bill Kerr, Ralph Truman, Michael Hordern, Nigel Stock, Alfie Bass ..
Directed by: Leslie Norman
Release date: 1955-03-22
28.

House of Bamboo

3.7
6.8/10 IMDB

Eddie Kenner is given a special assignment by the Army to get the inside story on Sandy Dawson, a former GI who has formed a gang of fellow servicemen and Japanese locals.

Starring: Robert Ryan, Robert Stack, Yoshiko Yamaguchi, Cameron Mitchell, Brad Dexter, Sessue Hayakawa, Biff Elliot, Sandro Giglio, Elko Hanabusa, John Doucette ..
Directed by: Samuel Fuller
Release date: 1955-07-01
Best Drama Movies of 1955 : A Man Called Peter
29.

A Man Called Peter

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Based on the true story of a young Scottish lad, Peter Marshall, who dreams of only going to sea but finds out there is a different future for him when he receives a "calling" from God to be a minister. He leaves Scotland and goes to America where after a few small congregations he lands the position of pastor of the Church of the Presidents in Washington, D.C. and eventually he becomes Chaplain of the U.S. Senate.

Starring: Richard Todd, Jean Peters, Marjorie Rambeau, Jill Esmond, Les Tremayne, Robert Burton, Gladys Hurlbut, Richard Garrick, Gloria Gordon, Billy Chapin ..
Directed by: Henry Koster
Release date: 1955-03-31
30.

Love Me or Leave Me

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

A fictionalized account of the career of jazz singer Ruth Etting and her tempestuous marriage to gangster Marty Snyder, who helped propel her to stardom.

Starring: Doris Day, James Cagney, Cameron Mitchell, Robert Keith, Tom Tully, Harry Bellaver, Richard Gaines, Peter Leeds, Claude Stroud, Audrey Young ..
Directed by: Charles Vidor
Release date: 1955-05-26
Best Drama Movies of 1955 : The Virgin Queen
31.

The Virgin Queen

3.6
6.6/10 IMDB

Sir Walter Raleigh overcomes court intrigue to win favor with the Queen in order to get financing for a proposed voyage to the New World.

Starring: Richard Todd, Bette Davis, Joan Collins, Jay Robinson, Herbert Marshall, Dan O'Herlihy, Robert Douglas ..
Directed by: Henry Koster
Release date: 1955-07-22
Best Drama Movies of 1955 : To Hell and Back
32.

To Hell and Back

3.6
7.1/10 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 Drama Movies of 1955 : Violent Saturday
33.

Violent Saturday

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Three men case a small town very carefully, with plans to rob the bank on the upcoming Saturday, which turns violent and deadly.

Starring: Victor Mature, Richard Egan, Stephen McNally, Virginia Leith, Tommy Noonan, Lee Marvin, Margaret Hayes, J. Carrol Naish, Sylvia Sidney, Ernest Borgnine ..
Directed by: Richard Fleischer
Release date: 1955-04-01
34.

Illegal

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

A hugely successful DA goes into private practice after sending a man to the chair -- only to find out later he was innocent. Now the drunken attorney only seems to represent criminals and low lifes.

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Nina Foch, Hugh Marlowe, Jayne Mansfield, Albert Dekker, Howard St. John, Ellen Corby, Edward Platt, Jan Merlin, Robert Ellenstein ..
Directed by: Lewis Allen
Release date: 1955-10-09
35.

I'll Cry Tomorrow

3.6
7.2/10 IMDB

Deprived of a normal childhood by her ambitious mother, Katie (Jo Van Fleet), Lillian Roth (Susan Hayward) becomes a star of Broadway and Hollywood before she is twenty. Shortly before her marriage to her childhood sweetheart, David Tredman (Ray Danton), he dies and Lillian takes her first drink of many down the road of becoming an alcoholic.

Starring: Susan Hayward, Richard Conte, Eddie Albert, Jo Van Fleet, Don Taylor, Ray Danton, Margo, Virginia Gregg, Don Barry, David Kasday ..
Directed by: Daniel Mann
Release date: 1955-12-25
Best Drama Movies of 1955 : The Colditz Story
36.

The Colditz Story

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: John Mills, Eric Portman, Frederick Valk, Denis Shaw, Lionel Jeffries, Christopher Rhodes, Richard Wattis, Ian Carmichael, Bryan Forbes, Theodore Bikel ..
Directed by: Guy Hamilton
Release date: 1955-01-25
Best Drama Movies of 1955 : Trial
37.

Trial

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

A Mexican boy accused of rape and murder becomes a pawn for Communists and red-baiters.

Starring: Glenn Ford, Dorothy McGuire, Arthur Kennedy, John Hodiak, Katy Jurado, Rafael Campos, Juano Hernández, Robert Middleton, John Hoyt, Paul Guilfoyle ..
Directed by: Mark Robson
Release date: 1955-10-07
Best Drama Movies of 1955 : The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell
38.

The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

A dramatization of the American general and his court martial for publically complaining about High Command's dismissal and neglect of the aerial fighting forces.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Charles Bickford, Ralph Bellamy, Rod Steiger, Elizabeth Montgomery, Fred Clark, James Daly, Jack Lord, Peter Graves, Darren McGavin ..
Directed by: Otto Preminger
Release date: 1955-12-31
39.

The Sea Chase

3.5
6.4/10 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
Best Drama Movies of 1955 : The Left Hand of God
40.

The Left Hand of God

3.5
6.4/10 IMDB

A man in priestly robes, seemingly the long-awaited Father O'Shea, arrives at a little-frequented Catholic mission in 1947 China. Though the man seems curiously uncomfortable with his priestly duties, his tough tactics prove very successful in the Seven Villages, as around them China disintegrates in civil war and revolution. But he has a secret, and his friendship with mission nurse Anne (an attractive war widow) seems to be taking on an unpriestly tone.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Gene Tierney, Lee J. Cobb, Agnes Moorehead, E.G. Marshall, Jean Porter, Carl Benton Reid, Victor Sen Yung, Philip Ahn, Benson Fong ..
Directed by: Edward Dmytryk
Release date: 1955-09-02
41.

Queen Bee

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

A devilish Southern woman, married to a man who despises her, manages to manipulate those around her under the guise of being kind. But, when her sister-in-law is engaged to be married to the woman's former lover and her husband starts up an affair with her cousin, visting from New York, things start to go awry and she sets a plan to destroy it all.

Starring: Joan Crawford, Barry Sullivan, Betsy Palmer, John Ireland, Lucy Marlow, William Leslie, Fay Wray, Katherine Anderson, Tim Hovey, Linda Bennett ..
Directed by: Ranald MacDougall
Release date: 1955-11-07
42.

Not as a Stranger

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Lucas Marsh, an intern bent upon becoming a first-class doctor, not merely a successful one. He courts and marries the warm-hearted Kristina, not out of love but because she is highly knowledgeable in the skills of the operating room and because she has frugally put aside her savings through the years. She will be, as he shrewdly knows, a supportive wife in every way. She helps make him the success he wants to be and cheerfully moves with him to the small town in which he starts his practice. But as much as he tries to be a good husband to the undemanding Kristina, Marsh easily falls into the arms of a local siren and the patience of the long-sorrowing Kristina wears thin.

Starring: Olivia de Havilland, Robert Mitchum, Frank Sinatra, Gloria Grahame, Broderick Crawford, Charles Bickford, Myron McCormick, Lon Chaney Jr., Jesse White, Lee Marvin ..
Directed by: Stanley Kramer
Release date: 1955-07-01
43.

Daddy Long Legs

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Wealthy American, Jervis Pendleton has a chance encounter at a French orphanage with a cheerful 18-year-old residen, and anonymously pays for her education at a New England college. She writes letters to her mysterious benefactor regularly, but he never writes back. Several years later, he visits her at school, while still concealing his identity, and—despite their large age difference—they soon fall in love.

Starring: Fred Astaire, Leslie Caron, Terry Moore, Thelma Ritter, Fred Clark, Charlotte Austin, Larry Keating, Gertrude Astor, Barrie Chase, James Cromwell ..
Directed by: Jean Negulesco
Release date: 1955-05-05
44.

The Big Knife

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Movie star Charlie Castle draws the ire of Hollywood producer Stanley Hoff when he refuses to sign a new seven-year contract. Castle is sick of the low quality of the studio's films and wants to start a new life. While his estranged wife supports him in the decision, Castle's talent agent urges him to reconsider. When Castle continues to be uncooperative, Hoff resorts to blackmail in order to get his way.

Starring: Jack Palance, Ida Lupino, Wendell Corey, Jean Hagen, Rod Steiger, Shelley Winters, Ilka Chase, Everett Sloane, Wesley Addy, Paul Langton ..
Directed by: Robert Aldrich
Release date: 1955-10-25
Best Drama Movies of 1955 : Moonfleet
45.

Moonfleet

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

Set in the eighteenth century, Moonfleet is about John Mohune, a young orphan who is sent to the Dorset village of Moonfleet to stay with an old friend of his mother's, Jeremy Fox. Fox is a morally ambiguous character, an elegant gentleman involved with smugglers and pirates.

Starring: Stewart Granger, George Sanders, Joan Greenwood, Viveca Lindfors, Jon Whiteley, Liliane Montevecchi, Melville Cooper, Sean McClory, Alan Napier, John Hoyt ..
Directed by: Fritz Lang
Release date: 1955-06-24
46.

Othello

3.4
7.4/10 IMDB

The earliest British televised production in existence of the play Othello, with black American actor, Gordon Heath, in the title role. This was the first televised version of the play to feature a black actor in the title role. Gordon Heath, an American, came to Britain in 1947 and was cast by Kenneth Tynan to play Othello in his 1950 Arts Council production. The play takes place in Venice and Cyprus and the original production was part-live, with recorded Venice sequences

Starring: Gordon Heath, Rosemary Harris, Paul Rogers, Robert Hardy, Nigel Davenport, Stephen Dartnell ..
Directed by: Tony Richardson
Release date: 1955-12-15
47.

Land of the Pharaohs

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

In ancient Egypt the Pharaoh Khufu is obsessed with acquiring gold and plans to take it all with him into the "second life." To this end he enlists the aid of Vashtar, an architect whose people are enslaved in Egypt. The deal: build a robbery-proof tomb and the enslaved people will be freed. During the years that the pyramid is being built a Cyprian princess becomes the pharaoh's second wife, and she plots to prevent Khufu from taking his treasure with him when he dies .. as well as helping him make the journey early.

Starring: Jack Hawkins, Joan Collins, Dewey Martin, Alex Minotis, James Robertson Justice, Luisella Boni, Sydney Chaplin, James Hayter, Kerima, Piero Giagnoni ..
Directed by: Howard Hawks
Release date: 1955-07-24
48.

Tight Spot

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

A former model, serving time in prison, becomes a key witness in a trial against a notorious gangster. She is put under protective watch by the District Attorney in a posh hotel, but the crime kingpin makes attempts to get to her.

Starring: Ginger Rogers, Edward G. Robinson, Brian Keith, Lorne Greene, Eve McVeagh, Lucy Marlow, Katherine Anderson, Allen Nourse, Peter Leeds, Doye O'Dell ..
Directed by: Phil Karlson
Release date: 1955-03-19
Best Drama Movies of 1955 : The Seven Little Foys
49.

The Seven Little Foys

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

Vaudeville entertainer Eddie Foy, who has vowed to forever keep his act a solo, falls in love with and marries Italian ballerina Madeleine. While they continue to tour the circuit, they begin a family and before long have seven little Foys to clutter the wings. After tragedy threatens to stall Eddie's career, he comes to realize that his little terrors are worth their weight in gold. - Chris Stone

Starring: Bob Hope, Milly Vitale, George Tobias, Angela Clarke, Herbert Heyes, Richard Shannon, Billy Gray, Lee Erickson, Paul De Rolf, Lydia Reed ..
Directed by: Melville Shavelson
Release date: 1955-09-30
50.

The End of the Affair

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

During the 1940s, Maurice Bendrix (Van Johnson), a writer recently discharged from the armed service, falls in love with Sarah Miles (Deborah Kerr), whom he interviews for a book. Sarah is married, but she and Maurice eventually give in to their mutual attraction, leading to an affair that lasts several months. Maurice's jealousy, along with the bombing of London by the Germans, seemingly leads to the end of their relationship. However, the reasons are later revealed to be more complex.

Starring: Deborah Kerr, Van Johnson, John Mills, Peter Cushing, Michael Goodliffe, Stephen Murray, Charles Goldner, Nora Swinburne, Frederick Leister, Mary Williams ..
Directed by: Edward Dmytryk
Release date: 1955-02-24

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