Best Tv Movie Movies of 1955


The Miracle on 34th Street

5.9/10 IMDB

One Kris Kringle, a department-store Santa Claus, causes quite a commotion by suggesting customers go to a rival store for their purchases. But this is nothing to the stir he causes by announcing that he is not merely a make-believe St. Nick, but the real thing.

Starring: Macdonald Carey, Teresa Wright, Thomas Mitchell, Sandy Descher, Dick Foran, Hans Conried, Ray Collins, John Abbott ..
Directed by: Robert Stevenson
Release date: 1955-12-14
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1955 : The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

5.3/10 IMDB

This made-for-TV production originally aired on the "Climax!" show and opened up its second season. Huck and his buddy Tom Sawyer become blood brothers right before Huck takes off down the Mississippi River to try and get away from his abusive father. Along his journey Huck comes across a wide range of characters including The Duke.

Starring: Robert Hyatt, Denise Alexander, John Carradine, Thomas Mitchell, Walter Catlett, Sol Gorss, Elizabeth Patterson, Katherine Warren, Minor Watson, Charles Taylor ..
Directed by: Herbert B. Swope Jr.
Release date: 1955-09-01
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1955 : The Petrified Forest

The Petrified Forest

8.0/10 IMDB

Gabrielle Maple works in a dusty desert gas station-café, but yearns for the life of an artist in France, knowing there must be something finer than the provincial dead-end she is trapped in. A hitch-hiking writer, the disillusioned Alan Squier, appears and revitalizes her dreams of a better place, and finds his own sense of worth refreshed by this vital young girl. When Duke Mantee and his gang, wanted killers, show up and take hostages, Gabrielle falls in love with the poetic Alan, and Squier begins to see a way to give Gabby the life she deserves.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Henry Fonda, Lauren Bacall, Paul Hartman, Jack Warden, Richard Jaeckel, Joseph Sweeney, Natalie Schafer, Richard Gaines, Jack Klugman ..
Directed by: Delbert Mann
Release date: 1955-05-30
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1955 : Our Town

Our Town

6.8/10 IMDB

Change comes slowly to a small New Hampshire town in the early 20th century. People grow up, get married, live, and die. Milk and the newspaper get delivered every morning, and nobody locks their front doors. This musicalization of Thornton Wilder's classic play stars Frank Sinatra who introduces the song, "Love and Marriage," which would go on to be immortalized as the theme song to the sitcom Married with Children.

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Paul Newman, Eva Marie Saint, Shelley Fabares, Sylvia Field, Paul Hartman, Peg Hillias, Ernest Truex, Carol Veazie, Harvey B. Dunn ..
Directed by: Delbert Mann
Release date: 1955-09-19

Holiday Affair

6.6/10 IMDB

Connie is a widow and mother whose work involves checking up on the competition for her department store employer. When Steve, a charming salesman at a competing store, recognizes her true motives but refuses to expose her, he ends up getting fired as a result. Feeling guilty, Connie agrees to buy lunch for Steve, striking up a friendship that complicates her relationship with Carl, a lawyer who wants to marry her.

Starring: Scott Brady, Phyllis Thaxter, Elliott Reid, Herb Butterfield, Mary Adams, George Baxter, Charles Cane, Paul Bryar, Christopher Olsen ..
Directed by: Earl Eby
Release date: 1955-12-22
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1955 : The Battler

The Battler

5.8/10 IMDB

Wandering around America, young Nick Adams encounters a washed-up punch-drunk boxer known as "The Battler".

Starring: Dewey Martin, Paul Newman, Phyllis Kirk, Frederick O'Neal, Richard Collier, Marty Green, Irving Mitchell, Ben Miller, Bill McLean, Leslie Kimmell ..
Directed by: Arthur Penn
Release date: 1955-10-18
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1955 : The Little Lamb: A Christmas Story

The Little Lamb: A Christmas Story

5.0/10 IMDB

A lamb that had wandered off plays a significant part in the Nativity.

Starring: Morris Ankrum, Maureen O'Sullivan ..
Release date: 1955-01-01
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1955 : Dearest Enemy

Dearest Enemy

0.0/10 IMDB

This live TV adaptation of the Broadway musical "Dearest Enemy" from 1925 is based on an American Revolutionary War incident in September 1776 when Mary Lindley Murray, under orders from General George Washington, detained General William Howe and his British troops by serving them cake, wine and conversation in her Kips Bay, Manhattan home long enough for some 4,000 American soldiers, fleeing their loss in the Battle of Brooklyn, to reassemble in Washington Heights and join reinforcements to make a successful counterattack.

Starring: Anne Jeffreys, Robert Sterling, Cornelia Otis Skinner, Cyril Ritchard, Donald Burr, Donn Driver, Leila Martin, Wynne Miller, Elaine Spaulding, Greta Gray ..
Directed by: Max Liebman
Release date: 1955-11-26

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