Best Romance Movies of 1956

1.

The King and I

5.4
7.4/10 IMDB

Widowed Welsh mother Anna Loenowens becomes a governess and English tutor to the wives and many children of the stubborn King Mongkut of Siam. Anna and the King have a clash of personalities as she works to teach the royal family about the English language, customs and etiquette, and rushes to prepare a party for a group of European diplomats who must change their opinions about the King.

Starring: Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Rita Moreno, Martin Benson, Terry Saunders, Rex Thompson, Carlos Rivas, Patrick Adiarte, Alan Mowbray, Geoffrey Toone ..
Directed by: Walter Lang
Release date: 1956-06-29
2.

High Society

5.0
7.0/10 IMDB

Childhood friends Tracy Lord and C.K. Dexter Haven got married and quickly divorced. Now Tracy is about to marry again, this time to a shrewd social-climbing businessman. C.K. still loves her. Spy magazine blackmails Tracy's family by threatening to reveal her playboy father's exploits if not allowed to cover the wedding.

Starring: Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Celeste Holm, John Lund, Louis Calhern, Sidney Blackmer, Louis Armstrong, Margalo Gillmore, Lydia Reed ..
Directed by: Charles Walters
Release date: 1956-07-17
3.

Bus Stop

4.6
6.4/10 IMDB

Cowboys Beauregard Decker and Virgil Blessing attend a rodeo in Phoenix, where Decker falls in love with beautiful cafe singer Cherie. He wants to take Cherie back to his native Montana and marry her, but she dreams of traveling to Hollywood and becoming famous. When she resists his advances, Decker forces Cherie onto the bus back to Montana with him, but, when the bus makes an unscheduled stop due to bad weather, the tables are turned.

Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Don Murray, Arthur O'Connell, Betty Field, Eileen Heckart, Robert Bray, Hope Lange, Hans Conried, Max Showalter, Cheerio Meredith ..
Directed by: Joshua Logan
Release date: 1956-08-31
4.

The Catered Affair

3.8
7.5/10 IMDB

At breakfast, Jane announces that she and Ralph are getting married the next week. All Jane and Ralph want is a small wedding with the immediate family and no reception. This is because Jane's parents are poor and Jane and Ralph can borrow a car for their honeymoon. However, at dinner that night all Ralph's parents talk about are the big weddings they gave their daughters and everything escalates. All of a sudden, it is a big wedding breakfast with hundreds of guests. The problem is that for 12 years, Tom has been saving money to buy his own cab and license, but now that he can, all of his money is going towards a wedding neither he, or Jane or Ralph really want.

Starring: Bette Davis, Ernest Borgnine, Debbie Reynolds, Barry Fitzgerald, Rod Taylor, Robert F. Simon, Madge Kennedy, Dorothy Stickney, Carol Veazie, Joan Camden ..
Directed by: Richard Brooks
Release date: 1956-06-14
5.

The Solid Gold Cadillac

3.7
7.4/10 IMDB

Laura Partridge is a very enthusiastic small stockholder of 10 shares in International Projects, a large corporation based in New York. She attends her first stockholder meeting ready to question the board of directors from their salaries to their operations.

Starring: Judy Holliday, Paul Douglas, George Burns, Fred Clark, John Williams, Hiram Sherman, Neva Patterson, Ralph Dumke, Ray Collins, Arthur O'Connell ..
Directed by: Richard Quine
Release date: 1956-08-22
6.

Trapeze

3.7
6.9/10 IMDB

A pair of men try to perform the dangerous "triple" in their trapeze act. Problems arise when the duo is made into a trio following the addition of a sexy female performer.

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Gina Lollobrigida, Katy Jurado, Thomas Gomez, Johnny Puleo, Minor Watson, Gérard Landry, Jean-Pierre Kérien, Sid James ..
Directed by: Carol Reed
Release date: 1956-05-30
Best Romance Movies of 1956 : The Rainmaker
7.

The Rainmaker

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Lizzie Curry is on the verge of becoming a hopeless old maid. Her wit and intelligence and skills as a homemaker can't make up for the fact that she's just plain plain! Even the town sheriff, File, for whom she harbors a secrect yen, won't take a chance --- until the town suffers a drought and into the lives of Lizzie and her brothers and father comes one Bill Starbuck ... profession: Rainmaker!

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Katharine Hepburn, Wendell Corey, Lloyd Bridges, Earl Holliman, Cameron Prud'Homme, Wallace Ford, Yvonne Lime, Jack Kenny ..
Directed by: Joseph Anthony
Release date: 1956-12-13
8.

A Kiss Before Dying

3.6
6.7/10 IMDB

Bud Corliss (Wagner) is an ambitious student who is wooing Dorothy Kingship (Woodward) purely for her father's mining fortune. When he discovers that Dorothy is pregnant with his child, he realizes she is quite likely to be disinherited by her wealthy family. He assures Dorothy that he'll take care of her, yet he hesitates when Dorothy insists on marrying. Bud then murders Dorothy and stages it in a way that it appears to be a suicide. He then reaches out to her sister Ellen (Leith) with the hopes of marrying her in order to ingratiate himself with her father. After a couple of months Ellen finds evidence to question the suicide verdict, and then discovers Bud knew Dorothy. Ellen struggles to avenge her sister and save her own life.

Starring: Robert Wagner, Jeffrey Hunter, Virginia Leith, Joanne Woodward, Mary Astor, George Macready, Robert Quarry, Howard Petrie, Molly McCart, Marlene Felton ..
Directed by: Gerd Oswald
Release date: 1956-06-12
Best Romance Movies of 1956 : A Town Like Alice
9.

A Town Like Alice

3.6
7.2/10 IMDB

In 1941, The advancing Japanese army captures a lot of British territory very quickly. The men are sent off to labor camps, but they have no plan on what to do with the women and children of the British.

Starring: Virginia McKenna, Peter Finch, Kenji Takagi, Tran Van Khe, Jean Anderson, Marie Lohr, Maureen Swanson, Renée Houston, Nora Nicholson, Eileen Moore ..
Directed by: Jack Lee
Release date: 1956-03-01
Best Romance Movies of 1956 : The Eddy Duchin Story
10.

The Eddy Duchin Story

3.5
6.9/10 IMDB

The life story of the famous pianist and band-leader of the 1930s and 1940s.

Starring: Kim Novak, Tyrone Power, James Whitmore, Victoria Shaw, Rex Thompson, Shepperd Strudwick, Frieda Inescort, Gloria Holden, Larry Keating, Jack Albertson ..
Directed by: George Sidney
Release date: 1956-05-02

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