Best Fantasy Movies of 1956

1.

High Tor

3.3
8.2/10 IMDB

High Tor is a 1936 play by Maxwell Anderson. Twenty years after the original production, Anderson adapted it into a television musical with Arthur Schwartz. Anderson first considered a musical adaptation of High Tor for television in 1949. He and John Monks Jr. adapted the play as a made-for-television musical fantasy in 1955, with music by Arthur Schwartz and lyrics by Anderson. High Tor was filmed in November 1955 by Desilu Productions at the RKO-Pathé Studio and broadcast March 10, 1956 on the CBS television network, as a 90-minute episode of the series Ford Star Jubilee. Bing Crosby, Julie Andrews, Nancy Olson, Hans Conreid, and Keenan Wynn starred in the film, produced by Arthur Schwartz, and directed by James Neilson.

Starring: Bing Crosby, Julie Andrews, Nancy Olson, Everett Sloane, Lloyd Corrigan, Hans Conried ..
Directed by: James Neilson, Franklin J. Schaffner
Release date: 1956-03-10
2.

Peepshow

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

A parable made in the manner of an old silent comedy about artistry and illusion.

Starring: Shirley Russell ..
Directed by: Ken Russell
Release date: 1956-03-29
3.

The Mole People

2.7
5.0/10 IMDB

A party of archaeologists discovers the remnants of a mutant five millennia-old Sumerian civilization living beneath a glacier atop a mountain in Mesopatamia.

Starring: John Agar, Cynthia Patrick, Hugh Beaumont, Alan Napier, Nestor Paiva, Phil Chambers, Rodd Redwing, Robin Hughes, Frank Baxter, Eddie Parker ..
Directed by: Virgil W. Vogel
Release date: 1956-12-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1956 : I've Lived Before
4.

I've Lived Before

2.6
6.6/10 IMDB

Seeing a certain woman (Ann Harding) makes an airline pilot (Jock Mahoney) think he is a reincarnated World War I pilot.

Starring: Jock Mahoney, Leigh Snowden, Ann Harding, John McIntire, Raymond Bailey, Jerry Paris, Simon Scott, April Kent, Vernon Rich, Phil Harvey ..
Directed by: Richard Bartlett
Release date: 1956-09-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1956 : Francis in the Haunted House
5.

Francis in the Haunted House

2.3
5.7/10 IMDB

A Ha-Ha-Haunted House Has Got 'Em! ...and it's every ghost for himself!

Starring: Mickey Rooney, Virginia Welles, James Flavin, Timothy Carey, Mary Ellen Kay, David Janssen, Richard Deacon, Paul Frees, Molly ..
Directed by: Charles Lamont
Release date: 1956-08-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1956 : The She-Creature
6.

The She-Creature

2.0
3.6/10 IMDB

A mysterious hypnotist (Chester Morris) reverts his beautiful assistant (Marla English) back into the form of a prehistoric sea monster that she was in a past life.

Starring: Chester Morris, Marla English, Tom Conway, Cathy Downs, Lance Fuller, Ron Randell, Frieda Inescort, Frank Jenks, El Brendel, Paul Dubov ..
Directed by: Edward L. Cahn
Release date: 1956-08-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1956 : Man Beast
7.

Man Beast

1.8
4.1/10 IMDB

Connie Hayward mounts an expedition into the Himalayan Mountains looking for her brother, who has not returned from a previous trek trying to locate the Yeti, or "Abominable Snowman". Arriving at her brother's last-known camp Connie and her companions find only a strange old guide, Varga. They are soon attacked by gigantic Snowmen but are not half as surprised as when Vargas reveals his secret origin and the plans he has for Connie.

Starring: Tom Maruzzi, Asa Maynor, George Skaff, Lloyd Nelson, Rock Madison, George Wells Lewis, Jack Haffner, Wong Sing ..
Directed by: Jerry Warren
Release date: 1956-12-05
Best Fantasy Movies of 1956 : Peter Pan
8.

Peter Pan

1.7
7.7/10 IMDB

This SECOND live broadcast aired a year after the success of the first. Utilizing much of the same cast, it nevertheless is its own unique performance which charmed millions of households in 1956.

Starring: Mary Martin, Cyril Ritchard, Kathleen Nolan, Margalo Gillmore, Sondra Lee, Heller Halliday, Joe E. Marks, Norman Shelly, Michael Allen, Tom Halloran ..
Release date: 1956-01-09
Best Fantasy Movies of 1956 : Once Upon a Honeymoon
9.

Once Upon a Honeymoon

1.6
2.9/10 IMDB

Thanks to the collaboration between American Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T) and Angels from Heaven a song writing working on his latest musical can finally go on his delayed honeymoon. The Angel Chief sends down Wilbur the Angel along with a wireless phone, from the 1950s, to help Jeff's muse , his wife Mary, inspire Jeff to complete the needed song. This while at the same time displaying and utilizing the latest and greatest telephone equipment. This includes color phones to match every decor. Be sure to note the matching wall cords that connect the phone to the wall.

Starring: Russell Hicks, Chick Chandler, Ward Ellis, Virginia Gibson, Alan Mowbray, Veronica Pataky ..
Directed by: Gower Champion, Robert Scrivner
Release date: 1956-01-01
10.

Around the World in Eighty Days

0.0
6.8/10 IMDB

Based on the famous book by Jules Verne the movie follows Phileas Fogg on his journey around the world. Which has to be completed within 80 days, a very short period for those days.

Starring: David Niven, Cantinflas, Finlay Currie, Robert Morley, Charles Boyer, Robert Newton, Gilbert Roland, Marlene Dietrich, Frank Sinatra, Buster Keaton ..
Directed by: Michael Anderson
Release date: 1956-10-17

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