Best War Movies of 1955

1.

Mister Roberts

5.3
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
2.

The Dam Busters

4.5
7.4/10 IMDB

The story of the conception of a new British weapon for smashing the German dams in the Ruhr industrial complex and the execution of the raid by 617 Squadron 'The Dam Busters'.

Starring: Richard Todd, Michael Redgrave, Robert Shaw, Nigel Stock, Derek Farr, Colin Tapley, Basil Sydney, Ursula Jeans, Charles Carson, George Baker ..
Directed by: Michael Anderson
Release date: 1955-05-16
Best War Movies of 1955 : The Colditz Story
3.

The Colditz Story

3.6
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 : The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell
4.

The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

A dramatization of the American general and his court martial for publically complaining about High Command's dismissal and neglect of the aerial fighting forces.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Charles Bickford, Ralph Bellamy, Rod Steiger, Elizabeth Montgomery, Fred Clark, James Daly, Jack Lord, Peter Graves, Darren McGavin ..
Directed by: Otto Preminger
Release date: 1955-12-31
Best War Movies of 1955 : To Hell and Back
5.

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
6.

Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing

3.4
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
Best War Movies of 1955 : The Cockleshell Heroes
7.

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
8.

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
9.

Battle Cry

3.3
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
Best War Movies of 1955 : Three Stripes in the Sun
10.

Three Stripes in the Sun

2.9
6.6/10 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, Heihachir? ?kawa, Tatsuo Sait?, Mitsuko Kimura, Chiyaki, Takeshi Kamikubo ..
Directed by: Richard Murphy
Release date: 1955-11-23

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