Best History Movies of 1955


Orchard Street

6.2/10 IMDB

This short film documents the daily life of the goings-on on Orchard Street, a commercial street in the Lower East Side New York City.

Directed by: Ken Jacobs
Release date: 1955-12-31
Best History Movies of 1955 : Kiss of Fire

Kiss of Fire

6.0/10 IMDB

In 1700, a Spanish princess travels from New Mexico to California with ruthless outlaw El Tigre as guide.

Starring: Jack Palance, Barbara Rush, Rex Reason, Martha Hyer, Leslie Bradley, Alan Reed ..
Directed by: Joseph M. Newman
Release date: 1955-09-23
Best History Movies of 1955 : That Lady

That Lady

5.6/10 IMDB

Ana, the Princess of Eboli, wears a black patch over her right eye, where she was blinded as a youth when fighting a duel in defense of her king, the despotic Philip. Thereafter she and the monarch were close friends, although his passion for her was never consummated. She marries one of Philip's ministers, bore him a son, and soon became a widow. Now Philip calls upon her to assist in coaching a commoner, Antonio Perez, for the office of first secretary to the crown.The result is more than Philip bargained for as Ana and Antonio become lovers and create a scandal in court, always the scene of perpetual intrigue. Philip has Antonio arrested on a drummed-up charge of murder, and when Ana refuses to leave Madrid, she too is arrested. After spending time in jail, she is transferred to her home and held in check. Antonio escapes and makes his way to Ana, who persuades him to leave the country and take her son.

Starring: Olivia de Havilland, Gilbert Roland, Paul Scofield, Françoise Rosay, Dennis Price, Anthony Dawson, Peter Illing, José Nieto, Christopher Lee, Robert Harris ..
Directed by: Terence Young
Release date: 1955-05-11
Best History Movies of 1955 : Lady Godiva of Coventry

Lady Godiva of Coventry

5.7/10 IMDB

Fictionalized account of events leading up the famous nude ride (alas, her hair covers everything) of the militant Saxon lady.

Starring: Maureen O'Hara, George Nader, Victor McLaglen, Rex Reason, Torin Thatcher, Eduard Franz, Leslie Bradley, Arthur Shields, Robert Warwick, Arthur Gould-Porter ..
Directed by: Arthur Lubin
Release date: 1955-11-02

Richard III

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
Best History Movies of 1955 : The Virgin Queen

The Virgin Queen

6.8/10 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

Land of the Pharaohs

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
Best History Movies of 1955 : Seven Angry Men

Seven Angry Men

0.0/10 IMDB

Director Charles Marquis Warren's 1955 period drama about abolitionist John Brown's crusade to free the slaves stars Raymond Massey, Jeffrey Hunter, Debra Paget, Larry Pennell, Leo Gordon, James Best, John Smith, Dennis Weaver, James Edwards, Guy Williams, James Anderson, Dabbs Greer, Robert "Smoki" Whitfield and Tom Irish.

Starring: Raymond Massey, Debra Paget, Jeffrey Hunter, Larry Pennell, Leo Gordon, James Best, John Smith, Dennis Weaver, Guy Williams, Tom Irish ..
Directed by: Charles Marquis Warren
Release date: 1955-03-27
Best History Movies of 1955 : Seven Cities of Gold

Seven Cities of Gold

5.9/10 IMDB

Director Robert D. Webb's 1955 adventure film about eighteenth-century Spanish explorers searching for gold in the American southwest stars Anthony Quinn, Jeffrey Hunter, Richard Egan, Rita Moreno, Michael Rennie, John Doucette and Kathleen Crowley.

Starring: Richard Egan, Anthony Quinn, Michael Rennie, Jeffrey Hunter, Rita Moreno, Eduardo Noriega, John Doucette, Leslie Bradley, Víctor Junco, Julio Villarreal ..
Directed by: Robert D. Webb
Release date: 1955-10-07
Best History Movies of 1955 : To Hell and Back

To Hell and Back

7.2/10 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

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