Best Drama Movies of 1956


Toward the Unknown

6.5/10 IMDB

The story of a US Air Force major who was captured during the Korean War, and cracked signing a confession. After his release he ultimately arrives at Edwards Air Force base and works for his old buddy, now base commander. And runs into an old love forming the romantic triangle sub plot. But the main story line is the testing of high speed aircraft and the two main characters restoring their trust in each other. The aviation story line centers on the testing of the testing of the Gilbert XF-120 fighter, which suffers structural problems. And who will test the rocket powered X-2, designed to fly to the edge of space.

Starring: William Holden, Lloyd Nolan, Virginia Leith, Charles McGraw, Murray Hamilton, Paul Fix, James Garner, L.Q. Jones, Karen Steele ..
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
Release date: 1956-09-27
Best Drama Movies of 1956 : The Last Man to Hang?

The Last Man to Hang?

6.3/10 IMDB

A man is tried for the murder of his neurotic wife by means of a sedative overdose.

Starring: Tom Conway, Elizabeth Sellars, Eunice Gayson, Freda Jackson, Hugh Latimer, Ronald Simpson, Victor Maddern, Anthony Newley, Margaretta Scott, Leslie Weston ..
Directed by: Terence Fisher
Release date: 1956-08-01
Best Drama Movies of 1956 : The Extra Day

The Extra Day

6.3/10 IMDB

Director William Fairchild's 1956 British comedy takes a peek into the private lives of various performers employed as extras in a new film that's currently shooting.

Starring: Richard Basehart, Simone Simon, Josephine Griffin, Laurence Naismith, Sid James, George Baker, Beryl Reid, Shani Wallis, Dennis Lotis, Philip Ray ..
Directed by: William Fairchild
Release date: 1956-01-01
Best Drama Movies of 1956 : Gaby


6.0/10 IMDB

A ballerina resorts to prostitution when her fiance is reported killed in World War II.

Starring: Leslie Caron, John Kerr, Cedric Hardwicke, Taina Elg, Margalo Gillmore, Scott Marlowe, Ian Wolfe, Joe Di Reda, Joseph Corey, James Best ..
Directed by: Curtis Bernhardt
Release date: 1956-05-09
Best Drama Movies of 1956 : Forbidden Area

Forbidden Area

7.1/10 IMDB

Why are so many B-99 bombers from Hibiscus Air Base crashing or simply disappearing? Colonel Price comes up with a terrifying explanation, but will anyone believe him

Starring: Charlton Heston, Tab Hunter, Diana Lynn, Vincent Price, Victor Jory, Charles Bickford, Jackie Coogan, Tyler McVey ..
Directed by: John Frankenheimer
Release date: 1956-10-04
Best Drama Movies of 1956 : Thunderstorm


6.5/10 IMDB

A luminously beautiful, provocative young woman is rescued near a small fishing village on the Spanish coast. The scene is set for a drama of dangerous passion that threatens to tear apart the simple, tranquil life of the village forever.

Starring: Carlos Thompson, Linda Christian, Charles Korvin, Gary Thorne, Tito Junco, Erica Vaal, Catherina Ferraz, José Marco Davó, Félix de Pomés, Carlos Díaz de Mendoza ..
Directed by: John Guillermin
Release date: 1956-02-06
Best Drama Movies of 1956 : The Gelignite Gang

The Gelignite Gang

5.9/10 IMDB

A tense thriller that tears the lid off Soho's underworld and reveals the cunning organization behind a gang of safe-breakers who will stop at nothing, not even murder, to achieve their goals.

Starring: Wayne Morris, Sandra Dorne, Patrick Holt, Eric Pohlmann, Arthur Young, Lloyd Lamble, James Kenney, Tony Doonan, Hugh Miller, Bertha Russell ..
Directed by: Francis Searle, Terence Fisher
Release date: 1956-06-20
Best Drama Movies of 1956 : Patterns


7.8/10 IMDB

A vicious corporate executive exercises his power over two underlings.

Starring: Everett Sloane, Ed Begley, Richard Kiley, Elizabeth Wilson, June Dayton, Joanna Roos, Victoria Ward, Elizabeth Montgomery, Theodore Newton, Jack Livesey ..
Directed by: Fielder Cook
Release date: 1956-10-26

Hilda Crane

6.6/10 IMDB

After two failed marriages, a disillusioned woman returns to her hometown to start life anew. Director Philip Dunne's 1956 drama stars Jean Simmons, Guy Madison, Jean Pierre Aumont, Judith Evelyn, Evelyn Varden, Peggy Knudsen and Gregg Palmer.

Starring: Jean Simmons, Guy Madison, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Judith Evelyn, Evelyn Varden, Peggy Knudsen, Gregg Palmer, Marie Blake, Richard Garrick, Jim Hayward ..
Directed by: Philip Dunne
Release date: 1956-05-08
Best Drama Movies of 1956 : Love and Sin

Love and Sin

5.4/10 IMDB

A dramatic encounter between passionate love and fraternal love. Two brothers fall in love with the same woman, played by the beautiful dancer Ninón Sevilla, an orphan they rescued during their childhood. Though she loves only one of them, she decides to give up her happiness rather than destroying the reason of the other she doesn't love.

Starring: Ninón Sevilla, Ramón Gay, Rosa Elena Durgel, Octávio Arias, Jorge Mondragón, Mercedes Soler, Antonio Bravo, Manuel Dondé ..
Directed by: Alfredo B. Crevenna
Release date: 1956-10-03

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