Movies from 1955

A Lawless Street

A Lawless Street (1955)   3/53/53/53/53/5

78 mins     Western      

A Lawless Street (1955) Randolph Scott stars as Calem Ware who is dealing with gunmen hired to kill him whilst also dealing with his estranged wife Tally (Angela Lansbury) who hates violence...

A Man Alone

A Man Alone (1955)   3/53/53/53/53/5

96 mins     Western      

Ray Milland started his movie career back in 1929 but it wasn't until 1955 that he tried his hand behind the camera making his directing debut with western "A Man Alone". Now "A Man Alone" is not a bad western but it does hav...

A Man Called Peter

A Man Called Peter (1955)   3/53/53/53/53/5

119 mins     Biography, Drama, Family      

Maybe it's because the name Peter Marshall means absolutely nothing to me or because of what he did happened before I was born and across the water in America, but something about "A Man Called Peter" left me detached. You se...

Above Us the Waves

Above Us the Waves (1955)   3/53/53/53/53/5

99 mins     Drama, War      

Whilst the war movies of the early 1940's were often propaganda pieces when the 50's came the war movies evolved into celebratory pieces, made to show the bravery of the men who risked their lives on various real missions. So...

All That Heaven Allows

All That Heaven Allows (1955)   4/54/54/54/54/5

89 mins     Drama, Romance      

I hate referring to a movie as a melodrama as it paints this picture of being overly dramatic and soapish and whilst Douglas Sirk's "All That Heaven Allows" is known as a top melodrama it doesn't do it justice. Whilst on face...

Bad Day at Black Rock

Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)   4/54/54/54/54/5

81 mins     Crime, Drama, Thriller      

"Bad Day at Black Rock" is a fascinating movie, it's an action thriller built on 3 things and does things differently to what you expect from a normal action thriller. There are no really big chases, no romantic subplots or s...

Battle Cry

Battle Cry (1955)   3/53/53/53/53/5

149 mins     Drama, Romance, War      

I can dream up the perfect pitch for when "Battle Cry" was originally released: "Guys you wanna take your girl to the flicks for a date but want to watch a war movie then come see Battle Cry as it has war for you and romance ...

Blood Alley

Blood Alley (1955)   3/53/53/53/53/5

110 mins     Action , Adventure      

"Blood Alley" was the first movie which John Wayne produced under his Batjac label and originally was to feature Robert Mitchum, that is until following a disagreement Mitchum left and John Wayne found himself having to step ...

Chief Crazy Horse

Chief Crazy Horse (1955)   3/53/53/53/53/5

86 mins     Western      

I don't often say this but I would love someone to remake "Chief Crazy Horse" or "Valley of Fury" as it was renamed because whilst not a terrible western, in fact on par with many westerns from the 50s, it has the potential t...

The Cockleshell Heroes

The Cockleshell Heroes (1955)   3/53/53/53/53/5

97 mins     Action , Drama, War      

The Cockleshell Heroes - drama based on Operation Frankton as a group of volunteers set about destroying a German held shipyard in France...

The Colditz Story

The Colditz Story (1955)   3/53/53/53/53/5

94 mins     Drama, War      

There is a scene early on in "The Colditz Story" where a German Officer reprimands 4 British prisoners for laughing, mocking them over the British sense of humour. That British sense of humour is a big part of the movie becau...

The Constant Husband

The Constant Husband (1955)   3/53/53/53/53/5

88 mins     Comedy      

As a fan of British comedies from the past I always look forward to movies which involve Sidney Gilliat and Frank Launder as they were behind some of the best British comedies during the 50s and 60s. Unfortunately whilst "The...

The Dam Busters

The Dam Busters (1955)   4/54/54/54/54/5

124 mins     Drama, War      

Based upon a true story "The Dam Busters" tells the story of how aeronautical engineer Dr. Barnes N. Wallis developed the famous bouncing bomb and also the daring mission which the 617 Squadron undertook to use the bomb to bl...

The Fast and the Furious

The Fast and the Furious (1955)   2/52/52/52/52/5

73 mins     Crime, Drama, Mystery      

There is a scene in "The Fast and the Furious" where Dorothy Malone seems to be searching for her words and it made me think that either this movie was still being written when it went in to production or that it was a movie ...

Footsteps in the Fog

Footsteps in the Fog (1955)   3/53/53/53/53/5

90 mins     Drama, Thriller      

As a thriller "Footsteps in the Fog" is solid, a little too far fetched in places and pedestrian in others but solid. But for what is really a serious thriller there is something darkly amusing about this tale of a lowly maid...

Fort Yuma

Fort Yuma (1955)   3/53/53/53/53/5

78 mins     Western      

Fort Yuma (1955) Peter Graves stars as an Apache hating commander with a secret but also a job to do which is to lead a supply column through Apache country which has been angered by a killing...


Geordie (1955)   3/53/53/53/53/5

93 mins     Comedy, Drama, Romance      

As a Brit and an ardent admirer of old British cinema I was surprised that I had never heard of "Geordie" especially as it starred two of my favourite actors; Alastair Sim and Bill Travers. Now having watched "Geordie" I can ...

Guys and Dolls

Guys and Dolls (1955)   4/54/54/54/54/5

150 mins     Comedy, Musical, Romance      

This review of "Guys and Dolls" is going to be the opposite of the musical, short. You see I like old musicals, I like the show tunes, the dancing and big production numbers but at 150 minutes I find "Guys and Dolls" just too...

The Indian Fighter

The Indian Fighter (1955)   3/53/53/53/53/5

88 mins     Western      

There is a scene in "The Indian Fighter" where having taken a shine to Onahti Johnny forces himself on her to steal a kiss. Now not only would that scene cause some unrest if it was put in a movie these days but I remember ot...

It Came from Beneath the Sea

It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955)   3/53/53/53/53/5

79 mins     Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi      

It Came from Beneath the Sea - a giant, radioactive octopus threatens to destroy San Francisco...

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