1955 Movies

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Top 5 Movies of 1955

Lady and the Tramp

"Lady and the Tramp," directed by Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, and Hamilton Luske, is a Walt Disney animated film that narrates the story of Lady, an upper-class spaniel, and Tramp, a streetwise mutt. The film is recognized for its depiction of an unlikely romance that flourishes despite contrasting backgrounds. Voiced by Peggy Lee, Barbara Luddy, and Larry Roberts, this movie stands out for its animation and storytelling.

Mister Roberts

"Mister Roberts," co-directed by John Ford and Mervyn LeRoy, is set during World War II and focuses on a Navy lieutenant played by Henry Fonda. The character's struggle to balance his duty against the tedium of war forms the crux of the story. Alongside Fonda, the cast includes James Cagney and William Powell, contributing to the film's compelling narrative.

The Sea Chase

John Farrow's "The Sea Chase" stars John Wayne, Lana Turner, and David Farrar in a story set in the early days of World War II. The plot revolves around a German sea captain attempting to elude the British. The film is notable for its unique perspective on wartime events and the performances of its lead actors.

The Tall Men

"The Tall Men," directed by Raoul Walsh, features Clark Gable, Jane Russell, and Robert Ryan. The story follows two brothers discharged from the Confederate Army who join a businessman for a cattle drive. The film combines elements of a Western with a historical perspective, providing an engaging narrative set against the backdrop of post-Civil War America.


Directed by Herman Haig, "Galapagos" is a documentary film that explores the natural beauty and unique wildlife of the Galapagos Islands. This film stands out for its educational value and stunning cinematography, offering viewers an insightful look at one of the world's most extraordinary ecosystems.

Industry Highlights and Notable Moments from 1955

  • Television's Challenge: The film industry in 1955 faced the growing challenge of television. This new medium posed a significant threat to the traditional dominance of cinema in audio-visual entertainment, prompting the industry to explore new ways to attract audiences.

  • Introduction of Todd-AO Widescreen Process: The year witnessed the introduction of the Todd-AO widescreen process, which utilized 65-mm (or 70-mm) wide film. This innovation was part of the industry's response to television, offering audiences a visual experience that could not be replicated on small screens.

  • Marilyn Monroe's Iconic Image: Marilyn Monroe's famous scene from "The Seven Year Itch," where her white dress is hiked up, became an enduring cultural image. This moment underscored the film industry's influence on popular culture and style.

  • Diversification of Film Genres: The film industry began to evolve towards a broader range of film types, with genres becoming increasingly distinct. This diversification provided audiences with a wider range of choices and reflected the industry's adaptation to changing tastes.

  • Tragic Death of James Dean: The year also saw the tragic death of actor James Dean in a car accident. Dean's passing had a significant impact on the industry and his fans, highlighting the cultural influence and iconic status of film stars.