Best Fantasy Movies of 1955


The Glass Slipper

6.4/10 IMDB

Musical adaptation of the story of Cinderella and her magical trip to the prince's ball.

Starring: Leslie Caron, Michael Wilding, Keenan Wynn, Estelle Winwood, Elsa Lanchester, Barry Jones, Amanda Blake, Lurene Tuttle, Liliane Montevecchi, Lisa Daniels ..
Directed by: Charles Walters
Release date: 1955-01-01

Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy

6.2/10 IMDB

When the murder of an archaeologist puts a valuable medallion into their hands, Abbott and Costello waste little time in trying to sell it, only to find themselves pursued by police, a slinky adventuress, an Egyptian high priest, and the mummy himself.

Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marie Windsor, Michael Ansara, Dan Seymour, Richard Deacon, Kurt Katch, Richard Karlan, Peggy King, Mel Welles ..
Directed by: Charles Lamont
Release date: 1955-06-23
Best Fantasy Movies of 1955 : Peter Pan

Peter Pan

8.2/10 IMDB

This musical version of the tale of the boy who wouldn't grow up aired live on television on March 7, 1955. It was so popular that it was restaged the following year, and again four years later.

Starring: Mary Martin, Cyril Ritchard, Sondra Lee, Kathleen Nolan, Margalo Gillmore, Heller Halliday, Joe E. Marks, Norman Shelly, Michael Allen, Tom Halloran ..
Directed by: Clark Jones
Release date: 1955-03-07
Best Fantasy Movies of 1955 : Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk

6.7/10 IMDB

Directed by: Lotte Reiniger
Release date: 1955-01-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1955 : One Touch of Venus

One Touch of Venus

6.1/10 IMDB

While touring a museum, Rodney Hatch, an unremarkable barber, places an engagement ring intended for his girlfriend on the hand of a statue of Venus, the goddess of love and beauty. From Mount Olympus, Venus witnesses the event and decides to visit Rodney on Earth by magically inhabiting the statue. Hilarity ensues when she starts to fall in love with Rodney and competes with his girlfriend for his attentions. This television version of Kurt Weill's successful Broadway musical is much more faithful to the stage version than the 1948 Ava Gardner film, which changed the story considerably and cut most of the songs.

Starring: Janet Blair, Russell Nype, George Gaynes, Laurel Shelby, Mort Marshall, Iggie Wolfington, Adnia Rice, Mildred Trares ..
Directed by: George Schaefer
Release date: 1955-08-27
Best Fantasy Movies of 1955 : The Sorcerer's Apprentice

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

6.4/10 IMDB

Ballet performed to Dukas' "The Sorceror's Apprentice".

Starring: Sonia Arova ..
Directed by: Michael Powell
Release date: 1955-07-13


6.3/10 IMDB

A roguish poet is given the run of the scheming Wazir's harem while pretending to help him usurp the young caliph. Kismet (The will of Allah), is the story of a young Caliph who falls in love with the beautiful Marsinah poet's daughter, in ancient Baghdad. Origin : Stranger in Paradise is a popular English song. The melody is an adaptation of the Polovtsian Dances (Prince Igor), popular in Russia.

Starring: Howard Keel, Ann Blyth, Dolores Gray, Vic Damone, Sebastian Cabot, Pat Sheehan, June Kirby, Reiko Sato, Wonci Lui, Patricia Dunn ..
Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
Release date: 1955-10-08
Best Fantasy Movies of 1955 : The Bespoke Overcoat

The Bespoke Overcoat

7.2/10 IMDB

Fender is a lowly clerk in the warehouse of clothing manufacturers Ranting and Co. His one ambition is to have an overcoat of his own. Refused one by the cold hearted Ranting he asks a tailor friend, Morry, to make him one instead, but dies of cold before he can take delivery of it. Unwilling to give up his only desire even in death, he returns as a ghost to persuade Morry to steal him the overcoat he so coveted in life.

Starring: David Kossoff, Alfie Bass, Alan Tilvern, Alf Dean ..
Directed by: Jack Clayton
Release date: 1955-11-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1955 : Music Land

Music Land

7.2/10 IMDB

Walt Disney animation animated cartoon musical compilation ("The BIG Parade of MIRTH and MELODY"; "Offering hits re-released from 'Make Mine Music' and 'Melody Time'"; featuring cartoons from the 1946 musical, "Make Mine Music," and the 1948 musical "Melody Time") featuring Donald Duck, Joe Carioca, and other Disney cartoon characters, and also songs by Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians, Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Frances Langford, Roy Rogers and Trigger, The Andrews Sisters (Laverne, Maxene, and Patty Andrews), Freddy Martin and his orchestra, Sons of the Pioneers, Jerry Colonna, and Ethel Smith

Starring: Fred Waring, Benny Goodman, Frances Langford, Roy Rogers, Freddy Martin, Jerry Colonna, Ethel Smith, Ethel Smith, Bob Nolan, Laverne Andrews ..
Directed by: Clyde Geronimi, Robert Cormack, Ted Sears, Hamilton Luske, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Joshua Meador
Release date: 1955-06-11
Best Fantasy Movies of 1955 : Bowery to Bagdad

Bowery to Bagdad

6.2/10 IMDB

The Bowery Boys find a lamp that has strange magic powers.

Starring: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bernard Gorcey, Joan Shawlee, Eric Blore, Jean Willes, Robert Bice, Dick Wessel, Michael Ross, Rayford Barnes ..
Directed by: Edward Bernds
Release date: 1955-01-07
Best Fantasy Movies of 1955 : The Little Chimney Sweep

The Little Chimney Sweep

6.3/10 IMDB

Directed by: Lotte Reiniger
Release date: 1955-06-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1955 : 8 X 8: A Chess-Sonata in 8 Movements

8 X 8: A Chess-Sonata in 8 Movements

5.8/10 IMDB

8 x 8: A Chess-Sonata in 8 Movements is an American experimental film directed by Hans Richter, Marcel Duchamp, and Jean Cocteau. Described by Richter as "part Freud, part Lewis Carroll" and filmed partially on the lawn of Duchamp's summer house in Southbury, Connecticut.

Starring: Hans Arp, Paul Bowles, Jean Cocteau, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Man Ray, Frederick Kiesler, Dorothea Ernst, Darius Milhaud, Richard Huelsenbeck ..
Directed by: Hans Richter
Release date: 1955-09-10
Best Fantasy Movies of 1955 : Son of Sinbad

Son of Sinbad

5.3/10 IMDB

Legendary pirate and adventurer Sinbad is in single-minded pursuit of two things: beautiful women and a substance called Greek Fire--an early version of gunpowder.

Starring: Dale Robertson, Lili St. Cyr, Vincent Price, Mari Blanchard, Donald Randolph, Pat Sheehan, Kim Novak, Kalantan, Sally Forrest, Anna Navarro ..
Directed by: Ted Tetzlaff
Release date: 1955-06-02
Best Fantasy Movies of 1955 : Francis in the Navy

Francis in the Navy

5.7/10 IMDB

In the U. S. Army intelligence office, bumbling lieutenant Peter Stirling receives a coded message from his friend, Francis, a talking mule. The note urges Pete to hurry to the Coronado, California naval base, where Francis is about to be sold as surplus. Pete rushes to the train station, but before he can board, nurse Betsy Donevan mistakes him for her shell-shocked brother, Navy boatswain Slicker Donevan. She tries to forcibly remove his uniform so he will not get into trouble for impersonating an Army officer. Finally she realizes that Pete is not Slicker but merely his mirror image.

Starring: Donald O'Connor, Martha Hyer, Richard Erdman, Jim Backus, Clint Eastwood, David Janssen, Leigh Snowden, Martin Milner, Paul Burke, Phil Garris ..
Directed by: Arthur Lubin
Release date: 1955-08-24
Best Fantasy Movies of 1955 : Cindy Goes to a Party

Cindy Goes to a Party

3.9/10 IMDB

Cindy, a 12-year-old tomboy, is devastated when she learns that she hasn't been invited to a neighborhood birthday party. That night in bed, her fairy godmother visits her, tells her enough with this tomboy baloney, gives her a frilly new party dress and some rules on how proper young girls are to behave at parties.

Directed by: Herk Harvey
Release date: 1955-09-22
Best Fantasy Movies of 1955 : Babes in Toyland

Babes in Toyland

7.3/10 IMDB

A young girl becomes lost in a department store during the Christmas shopping rush. The frightened child is comforted by a department store Santa Claus who tells her a tale of storybook characters brought to life - of Tommy Tucker's love for the lovely Jane Piper and the cold-hearted villainy of evil Silas Barnaby. Through the girl's dreams, the viewer is transported to Toyland. Based on the classic Broadway operetta by Victor Herbert and Glen MacDonough, this was its second live television special production, with some new cast members and some returning.

Starring: Barbara Cook, Dennis Day, Jack E. Leonard, Dave Garroway, Wally Cox, Bil Baird, Karin Wolfe, Dickie Belton, Ellen Barrie, Mary Mace ..
Directed by: Max Liebman
Release date: 1955-12-24
Best Fantasy Movies of 1955 : Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

5.9/10 IMDB

A young girl named Alice falls down a rabbit-hole and finds herself in Wonderland, a fantasy land of strange characters and ideas.

Starring: Tom Bosley, Elsa Lanchester, Reginald Gardiner, Gillian Barber, Marc Breaux, Robert Casper, Lenny Claret, Bobby Clark, Michael Enserro, Maurice Evans ..
Directed by: George Schaefer
Release date: 1955-10-22

The Merry Christmas

0.0/10 IMDB

Musical adaptation of A Christmas Carol.

Starring: Hugh Griffith, Norman Tyrrell, Peter Reeves, Irenee Byatt, Barry Huband, Edmund Willard, Martin Lawrence, Madi Hedd, Eira Heath, George Murcell ..
Release date: 1955-12-21

Story of the Christmas Carol

4.7/10 IMDB

On Christmas Eve, an old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the spirit of his former partner, Jacob Marley. The deceased partner was in his lifetime as mean and miserly as Scrooge is now and he warns him to change his ways or face the consequences in the afterlife.

Starring: Getrude Breen, Morton Friedman, Norman Gottschalk, George Greer, The Illinois Bell Choir, Mike Kirby, Kurt Kupfer, The N.B.C. Orchestra, Ken Nordine, Eugene Troobnick ..
Directed by: David Barnhizer
Release date: 1955-12-22
Best Fantasy Movies of 1955 : Disneyland's Opening Day Broadcast

Disneyland's Opening Day Broadcast

0.0/10 IMDB

Relive the magic with hosts Art Linkletter, Bob Cummings and Ronald Reagan at the live opening day celebration. Broadcast on July 17, 1955 to a live audience of over 90 million people, tour every magical land in park, from the Disneyland Express to Sleeping Beauty Castle

Starring: Walt Disney, Art Linkletter, Ronald Reagan, Robert Cummings ..
Release date: 1955-07-17
Best Fantasy Movies of 1955 : Peter Pan

Peter Pan

8.0/10 IMDB

This 1955 musical production of the classic children's tale made history as the first Broadway musical adapted to TV with the entire cast and crew intact. Join Peter and his friends in their adventures in Neverland, against the evil pirate Captain Hook.

Starring: Mary Martin, Cyril Ritchard, Margalo Gillmore, Kathleen Nolan, Sondra Lee, Heller Halliday, Joe E. Marks, Norman Shelly, Robert Harrington, Joseph Stafford ..
Directed by: Clark Jones
Release date: 1955-03-07
Best Fantasy Movies of 1955 : The Last Reunion

The Last Reunion

0.0/10 IMDB

While holding their annual reunion, the former members of a Royal Air Force bomber crew begin to sense the supernatural presence of their old squadron commander, the only member of the group not to return from their last mission of the war.

Starring: Eric Portman, Michael Gough, Joan Marion, Noel Howlett, Basil Appleby, Duncan McIntyre, Alfred Burke ..
Directed by: Leonard Brett
Release date: 1955-07-20
Best Fantasy Movies of 1955 : Witch Boy

Witch Boy

0.0/10 IMDB

A young warlock attempts some magic.

Starring: Bob Adams, Charles Lee Butler ..
Directed by: Bob Mizer
Release date: 1955-01-01

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