Best Tv Movie Movies of 1955


The Desert Song

8.2/10 IMDB

Live television version of the classic musical.

Starring: Nelson Eddy, Gale Sherwood, Otto Kruger, Salvatore Baccaloni, John Conte, Viola Essen, Earl William Sauvain, Rod Alexander, Felisa Conde, Bambi Linn ..
Directed by: William Friedberg, William Glickman, Max Liebman
Release date: 1955-05-07
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1955 : Orson Welles' Sketch Book

Orson Welles' Sketch Book

7.9/10 IMDB

Orson Welles recounts various stories from his life while drawing sketches of the events.

Starring: Orson Welles, Orson Welles ..
Directed by: Orson Welles
Release date: 1955-04-24
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1955 : Peter Pan

Peter Pan

8.2/10 IMDB

In this magical tale about the boy who refuses to grow up, Peter Pan and his mischievous fairy sidekick Tinkerbell visit the nursery of Wendy, Michael, and John Darling. With a sprinkling of pixie dust, Peter and his new friends fly out the nursery window and over London to Never-Never Land. The children experience many wonderful and exciting adventures with the Lost Boys, Tiger Lily's Indian tribe, and Peter's arch enemy, the dastardly pirate Captain Hook.

Starring: Mary Martin, Cyril Ritchard, Sondra Lee, Kathleen Nolan, Margalo Gillmore, Heller Halliday, Joe E. Marks, Norman Shelly, Michael Allen, Tom Halloran ..
Directed by: Clark Jones
Release date: 1955-03-07
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1955 : One Touch of Venus

One Touch of Venus

6.1/10 IMDB

While touring a museum, Rodney Hatch, an unremarkable barber, places an engagement ring intended for his girlfriend on the hand of a statue of Venus, the goddess of love and beauty. From Mount Olympus, Venus witnesses the event and decides to visit Rodney on Earth by magically inhabiting the statue. Hilarity ensues when she starts to fall in love with Rodney and competes with his girlfriend for his attentions. This television version of Kurt Weill's successful Broadway musical is much more faithful to the stage version than the 1948 Ava Gardner film, which changed the story considerably and cut most of the songs.

Starring: Janet Blair, Russell Nype, George Gaynes, Laurel Shelby, Mort Marshall, Iggie Wolfington, Adnia Rice, Mildred Trares ..
Directed by: George Schaefer
Release date: 1955-08-27
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1955 : No Time for Sergeants

No Time for Sergeants

6.9/10 IMDB

Will Stockdale is a country bumpkin drafted into the Air Force and too dumb to realize he's driving everyone around him crazy -- no one more than Sgt. King.

Starring: Andy Griffith, Harry Clark, Eddie LeRoy, Robert Emhardt, Alexander Clark, Arthur Storch, Bob Hastings, G. Albert Smith, Joe Brown Jr., George Kilroy ..
Directed by: Alex Segal
Release date: 1955-03-15
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1955 : The Thief

The Thief

6.9/10 IMDB

The son of a French aristocrat is accused of stealing his father's money and of stealing his step-sister's heart.

Starring: Diana Lynn, Paul Lukas, Mary Astor, James Dean, Patric Knowles, Nehemiah Persoff, Jerry Morris ..
Directed by: Vincent J. Donehue
Release date: 1955-01-04
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1955 : The Miracle on 34th Street

The Miracle on 34th Street

6.0/10 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

5.1/10 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 : Man On A Bus

Man On A Bus

4.9/10 IMDB

Six people who have emigrated to Israel from different countries are all on a bus traveling through the Negev Desert. They find themselves stranded overnight in the bus. To pass the time, each begins to tell the story behind their emigration to Israel.

Starring: Broderick Crawford, Ruth Roman, Walter Brennan, J. Carrol Naish, Peter Leeds, Son of Lassie, Rosemary DeCamp, Kim Charney, Dorothy Neumann, Robert Dix ..
Directed by: Joseph H. Lewis
Release date: 1955-05-01
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1955 : The Unlighted Road

The Unlighted Road

8.5/10 IMDB

Young Jeff Latham stops at a roadside diner and ends up working there. After meeting a nice local girl, everything seems to be going his way. Things get complicated when he unwittingly gets involved with criminals working out of the diner.

Starring: James Dean, Murvyn Vye, Edgar Stehli, Patricia Hardy, Voltaire Perkins, Charles Wagenheim ..
Directed by: Jus Addiss
Release date: 1955-05-06
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1955 : A Connecticut Yankee

A Connecticut Yankee

5.4/10 IMDB

A live television presentation of Rodgers and Hart's 1927 stage musical.

Starring: Boris Karloff, Eddie Albert, Janet Blair, Gale Sherwood, Leonard Elliott ..
Directed by: Bill Hobin, Max Liebman
Release date: 1955-03-12
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1955 : The Petrified Forest

The Petrified Forest

7.8/10 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 : The Goofy Success Story

The Goofy Success Story

7.9/10 IMDB

Starring: Walt Disney, Jack Bailey, Pinto Colvig, Hans Conried, June Foray, Dick Wesson ..
Directed by: Wolfgang Reitherman, Jack Kinney
Release date: 1955-12-07
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1955 : Babes in Toyland

Babes in Toyland

6.8/10 IMDB

A young girl becomes lost in a department store during the Christmas shopping rush. The frightened child is comforted by a department store Santa Claus who tells her a tale of storybook characters brought to life - of Tommy Tucker's love for the lovely Jane Piper and the cold-hearted villainy of evil Silas Barnaby. Through the girl's dreams, the viewer is transported to Toyland. Based on the classic Broadway operetta by Victor Herbert and Glen MacDonough, this was its second live television special production, with some new cast members and some returning.

Starring: Barbara Cook, Dennis Day, Jack E. Leonard, Dave Garroway, Wally Cox, Bil Baird, Karin Wolfe, Dickie Belton, Ellen Barrie, Mary Mace ..
Directed by: Max Liebman
Release date: 1955-12-24
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1955 : Holiday Affair

Holiday Affair

6.8/10 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 : Our Town

Our Town

6.5/10 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
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1955 : The Battler

The Battler

5.6/10 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

5.2/10 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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