Best Music Movies of 1955

1.

The Court Jester

5.5
7.9/10 IMDB

A hapless carnival performer masquerades as the court jester as part of a plot against a usurper who has overthrown the rightful king of England.

Starring: Danny Kaye, Glynis Johns, Basil Rathbone, Angela Lansbury, Cecil Parker, Mildred Natwick, Robert Middleton, Michael Pate, Herbert Rudley, Noel Drayton ..
Directed by: Melvin Frank, Norman Panama
Release date: 1955-12-24
2.

Oklahoma!

5.0
7.1/10 IMDB

This joyous celebration of frontier life combines tender romance and violent passion in the Oklahoma Territory of the 1900s with a timeless score filled with unforgettable songs. Rodgers and Hammerstein's hit Broadway musical.

Starring: Gordon MacRae, Gloria Grahame, Gene Nelson, Charlotte Greenwood, Shirley Jones, Eddie Albert, James Whitmore, Rod Steiger, Barbara Lawrence, Jay C. Flippen ..
Directed by: Fred Zinnemann
Release date: 1955-10-10
3.

Guys and Dolls

5.0
7.2/10 IMDB

Gambler Nathan Detroit has few options for the location of his big craps game. Needing $1,000 to pay a garage owner to host the game, Nathan bets Sky Masterson that Sky cannot get virtuous Sarah Brown out on a date. Despite some resistance, Sky negotiates a date with her in exchange for bringing people into her mission. Meanwhile, Nathan's longtime fiancée, Adelaide, wants him to go legit and marry her.

Starring: Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra, Vivian Blaine, Robert Keith, Stubby Kaye, Sheldon Leonard, Regis Toomey, Danny Dayton, George E. Stone ..
Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Release date: 1955-12-23
4.

The Country Girl

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

An ex-theater actor is given one more chance to star in a musical yet his alcoholism may prevent it from happening.

Starring: Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, William Holden, Anthony Ross, Gene Reynolds, Jacqueline Fontaine, Eddie Ryder, Robert Kent, John W. Reynolds ..
Directed by: George Seaton
Release date: 1955-05-17
5.

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
Best Music Movies of 1955 : My Sister Eileen
6.

My Sister Eileen

3.7
6.9/10 IMDB

Ruth and her beautiful sister Eileen come to New York's Greenwich Village looking for "fame, fortune and a 'For Rent' sign on Barrow Street". They find an apartment, but fame and fortune are a lot more elusive. Ruth gets the attention of playboy publisher Bob Baker when she submits a story about her gorgeous sister Eileen. She tries to keep his attention by convincing him that she and the gorgeous, man-getting Eileen are one and the same person.

Starring: Janet Leigh, Jack Lemmon, Betty Garrett, Bob Fosse, Kurt Kasznar, Dick York, Lucy Marlow, Barbara Brown, Tommy Rall, Queenie Smith ..
Directed by: Richard Quine
Release date: 1955-09-22
7.

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
8.

Artists and Models

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

Eugene and Rick are two struggling artists who share apartment. However, Rick has problems with that, because Eugene is obsessed with pulp fiction comic books and has nightmares because of that. Rick soon finds that those nightmares could be excellent material for writing his own comic books.

Starring: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Shirley MacLaine, Dorothy Malone, Eddie Mayehoff, Eva Gabor, Anita Ekberg, George Winslow, Jack Elam, Herbert Rudley ..
Directed by: Frank Tashlin
Release date: 1955-11-07
9.

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
10.

The Glass Slipper

3.4
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

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