Best War Movies of 1955

1.

Mister Roberts

4.6
7.7/10 IMDB

Mr. Roberts is as an officer who's yearning for battle but is stuck in the backwaters of World War II on a non-commissioned Navy ship run by the bullying Captain Morton.

Starring: Henry Fonda, James Cagney, William Powell, Jack Lemmon, Betsy Palmer, Ward Bond, Philip Carey, Nick Adams, Perry Lopez, Ken Curtis ..
Directed by: John Ford, Mervyn LeRoy, Joshua Logan
Release date: 1955-07-10
Best War Movies of 1955 : The Colditz Story
2.

The Colditz Story

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

Allied prisoners of various nationalities pool their resources to plan numerous escapes from an "escape-proof" German P.O.W. camp housed in a Medieval castle.

Starring: John Mills, Eric Portman, Frederick Valk, Denis Shaw, Lionel Jeffries, Christopher Rhodes, Richard Wattis, Ian Carmichael, Bryan Forbes, Theodore Bikel ..
Directed by: Guy Hamilton
Release date: 1955-01-25
Best War Movies of 1955 : To Hell and Back
3.

To Hell and Back

3.6
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
Best War Movies of 1955 : The Cockleshell Heroes
4.

The Cockleshell Heroes

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

During WW2, German ships are "safely" docked upriver at Bordeaux, but the British send a team of kayakers to attack them.

Starring: Trevor Howard, José Ferrer, Anthony Newley, Victor Maddern, Percy Herbert, David Lodge, Peter Arne, Graham Stewart, John Fabian, John Van Eyssen ..
Directed by: José Ferrer
Release date: 1955-11-16
5.

Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

A widowed doctor of both Chinese and European descent falls in love with a married American correspondent in Hong Kong during China's Communist revolution.

Starring: William Holden, Jennifer Jones, Torin Thatcher, Isobel Elsom, Murray Matheson, Virginia Gregg, Richard Loo, Soo Yong, Philip Ahn, Jorja Curtright ..
Directed by: Henry King
Release date: 1955-08-18
6.

The Sea Chase

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

As the Second World War breaks out, German freighter captain Karl Ehrlich is about to leave Sydney, Australia with his vessel, the Ergenstrasse. Ehrlich, an anti-Nazi but proud German, hopes to outrun or out-maneuver the British warship pursuing him. Aboard his vessel is Elsa Keller, a woman Ehrlich has been ordered to return to Germany safely along with whatever secrets she carries. When Ehrlich's fiercely Nazi chief officer Kirchner commits an atrocity, the British pursuit becomes deadly.

Starring: John Wayne, Lana Turner, David Farrar, James Arness, Tab Hunter, Lyle Bettger, Paul Fix, Claude Akins, John Qualen, Alan Hale Jr. ..
Directed by: John Farrow
Release date: 1955-06-04
7.

Battle Cry

3.2
6.5/10 IMDB

The dramatic story of US marines in training, in combat and in love during World War II. The story centres on a major who guides the raw recruits from their training to combat. Based on the novel by Leon Uris.

Starring: Van Heflin, Aldo Ray, Mona Freeman, James Whitmore, Nancy Olson, Raymond Massey, Tab Hunter, Anne Francis, Dorothy Malone, Fess Parker ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1955-02-02
8.

Three Stripes in the Sun

2.9
6.7/10 IMDB

A racist sergeant stationed in post-war Japan finds himself softening towards the children and falling for a local woman.

Starring: Aldo Ray, Philip Carey, Dick York, Chuck Connors, Camille Janclaire, Heihachirô Ôkawa, Tatsuo Saitô, Mitsuko Kimura, Chiyaki, Takeshi Kamikubo ..
Directed by: Richard Murphy
Release date: 1955-11-23
9.

The Scarlet Coat

2.8
6.3/10 IMDB

A Colonial major (Cornel Wilde) turns traitor to catch a British spy (Michael Wilding) plotting with Benedict Arnold.

Starring: Cornel Wilde, Michael Wilding, George Sanders, Anne Francis, Robert Douglas, John McIntire, Rhys Williams, John Dehner, Bobby Driscoll ..
Directed by: John Sturges
Release date: 1955-07-29
Best War Movies of 1955 : The Battle of Gettysburg
10.

The Battle of Gettysburg

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

This film was shot entirely at the Gettysburg National Military Park, where the decisive battle of the American Civil War was fought. Leslie Nielsen narrates the story while contemporary songs and the sounds of battle are heard in the background. The sites of the various engagements, the statues of the leaders of the Northern and Southern troops, and the battlefield cemetery are featured. President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address is read at the end.

Starring: Leslie Nielsen ..
Directed by: Herman Hoffman
Release date: 1955-12-01

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