List of American films of 1955

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A list of American films released in 1955.
The United Artists film Marty won the Academy Award for Best Picture for 1955.

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Title Director Cast Genre Notes
5 Against the House Phil Karlson Kim Novak, Brian Keith Crime
Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops Charles Lamont Abbott and Costello, Mack Sennett Comedy
Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy Charles Lamont Abbott and Costello Horror comedy Bud & Lou's last Universal Pictures film
The Adventures of Captain Africa Spencer Gordon Bennet John Hart, Rick Vallin Serial
The Adventures of Quentin Durward Richard Thorpe Robert Taylor, Kay Kendall Historical
Age 13 Sid Davis Educational
Ain't Misbehavin' Edward Buzzell Rory Calhoun, Piper Laurie Musical
All That Heaven Allows Douglas Sirk Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson Romance
The Americano William Castle Glenn Ford, Cesar Romero Western
Apache Ambush Fred F. Sears Bill Williams, Richard Jaeckel Western
Around the World with Orson Welles Orson Welles Orson Welles Documentary
Artists and Models Frank Tashlin Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Shirley MacLaine, Dorothy Malone Comedy 14th Martin and Lewis film
Bad Day at Black Rock John Sturges Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, Walter Brennan, Anne Francis Western, Drama Based on the story Bad Day at Hondo
Battle Cry Raoul Walsh Van Heflin, Aldo Ray, James Whitmore, Tab Hunter, Anne Francis War Based on the Leon Uris novel
The Battle of Gettysburg Herman Hoffman Documentary
Battle Taxi Herbert L. Strock Sterling Hayden, Arthur Franz War drama
Beanstalk Bunny Chuck Jones Looney Tunes Animation
Bedevilled Mitchell Leisen Anne Baxter, Steve Forrest Crime
The Big Combo Joseph H. Lewis Cornel Wilde, Richard Conte Drama
The Big Knife Robert Aldrich Jack Palance, Ida Lupino, Rod Steiger, Shelley Winters, Jean Hagen Drama Story by Clifford Odets
Blackboard Jungle Richard Brooks Glenn Ford, Sidney Poitier, Vic Morrow, Richard Kiley, Louis Calhern Drama
Blood Alley William A. Wellman John Wayne, Lauren Bacall Drama
Bride of the Monster Ed Wood Bela Lugosi Science fiction
Bring Your Smile Along Blake Edwards Frankie Laine Comedy
A Bullet for Joey Lewis Allen Edward G. Robinson, George Raft film noir

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Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Captain Lightfoot Douglas Sirk Rock Hudson, Barbara Rush, Jeff Morrow Period drama
Chief Crazy Horse George Sherman Victor Mature, Suzan Ball, John Lund Western
Cinerama Holiday Philippe De Lacy John Marsh, Betty Marsh Documentary
The Cobweb Vincente Minnelli Richard Widmark, Gloria Grahame, Lauren Bacall, Lillian Gish, Charles Boyer, John Kerr, Susan Strasberg, Oscar Levant Drama MGM
Conquest of Space Byron Haskin Walter Brooke, Mickey Shaughnessy Science fiction
Count Three and Pray George Sherman Van Heflin, Joanne Woodward Western
The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell Otto Preminger Gary Cooper, Rod Steiger, Charles Bickford, Elizabeth Montgomery Drama, Biography Warner Bros.
Crashout Lewis R. Foster William Bendix, Arthur Kennedy Drama
Daddy Long Legs Jean Negulesco Fred Astaire, Leslie Caron Musical
Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier Norman Foster Fess Parker, Buddy Ebsen Adventure TV
Day the World Ended Roger Corman Richard Denning Science fiction
Dementia John Parker Adrienne Barrett Horror
The Desperate Hours William Wyler Humphrey Bogart, Fredric March, Gig Young Suspense Paramount

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Title Director Cast Genre Notes
East of Eden Elia Kazan James Dean, Julie Harris Drama Based on the John Steinbeck novel
The End of the Affair Edward Dmytryk Deborah Kerr, Van Johnson Drama Based on the Graham Greene novel
The Eternal Sea John H. Auer Sterling Hayden, Alexis Smith War
The Far Country Anthony Mann James Stewart, Walter Brennan Western
The Far Horizons Rudolph Maté Fred MacMurray, Charlton Heston Historical
The Fast and the Furious John Ireland John Ireland, Dorothy Malone Action
Female Jungle Bruno VeSota Lawrence Tierney, Jayne Mansfield Drama
Female on the Beach Joseph Pevney Joan Crawford, Jeff Chandler Drama
Foxfire Joseph Pevney Jane Russell, Jeff Chandler, Dan Duryea Comedy drama
Francis in the Navy Arthur Lubin Donald O'Connor, Martha Hyer Comedy
Gentlemen Marry Brunettes Richard Sale Jane Russell, Jeanne Crain Musical
The Girl Rush Robert Pirosh Rosalind Russell, Fernando Lamas, Eddie Albert Comedy
The Glass Slipper Charles Walters Leslie Caron, Michael Wilding Musical
Good Morning Miss Dove Henry Koster Jennifer Jones, Robert Stack Drama
Guys and Dolls Joseph L. Mankiewicz Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, Jean Simmons Musical Based on the Broadway show.
Hare Brush Friz Freleng Looney Tunes Animation
Hell on Frisco Bay Frank Tuttle Alan Ladd, Edward G. Robinson, Joanne Dru Crime drama
Hell's Island Phil Karlson John Payne, Mary Murphy Drama
Hit the Deck Roy Rowland Ann Miller, Jane Powell, Debbie Reynolds Musical Based on the 1927 show.
Hold Back Tomorrow Hugo Haas John Agar, Cleo Moore Drama
House of Bamboo Samuel Fuller Robert Ryan, Robert Stack Drama
How to Be Very, Very Popular Nunnally Johnson Betty Grable, Sheree North Comedy
Hyde and Hare Friz Freleng Looney Tunes Animation

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Title Director Cast Genre Notes
I Died a Thousand Times Stuart Heisler Jack Palance, Shelley Winters Crime drama Remake of High Sierra
I'll Cry Tomorrow Daniel Mann Susan Hayward, Richard Conte Drama
Illegal Lewis Allen Edward G. Robinson, Nina Foch, Jayne Mansfield Film noir
Interrupted Melody Curtis Bernhardt Glenn Ford, Eleanor Parker Drama
It Came from Beneath the Sea Robert Gordon Kenneth Tobey, Faith Domergue Science fiction
It's Always Fair Weather Gene Kelly Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse, Dan Dailey Musical
Jupiter's Darling George Sidney Esther Williams, Howard Keel, Marge Champion Musical
The Kentuckian Burt Lancaster Burt Lancaster, Dianne Foster, Diana Lynn Adventure
Killer's Kiss Stanley Kubrick Jamie Smith, Frank Silvera Drama
King of the Carnival Franklin Adreon Harry Lauter, Fran Bennett Serial
Kiss Me Deadly Robert Aldrich Ralph Meeker, Albert Dekker, Cloris Leachman Film noir Based on Mickey Spillane novel
Lady and the Tramp Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson Peggy Lee, Barbara Luddy Animation
Land of the Pharaohs Howard Hawks Jack Hawkins, Joan Collins Drama
The Last Command Frank Lloyd Sterling Hayden, Ernest Borgnine War
The Last Frontier Anthony Mann Victor Mature, Guy Madison, Robert Preston Western
Lay That Rifle Down Charles Lamont Judy Canova, Robert Lowery Comedy
The Left Hand of God Edward Dmytryk Humphrey Bogart, Gene Tierney Drama
The Long Gray Line John Ford Tyrone Power, Ward Bond Drama
Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing Henry King Jennifer Jones, William Holden Drama
Love Me or Leave Me Charles Vidor Doris Day, James Cagney Drama, Biography 8 Oscar nominations
Lucy Gallant Robert Parrish Jane Wyman, Charlton Heston, Claire Trevor Drama

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Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Magic Fire William Dieterle Alan Badel, Yvonne De Carlo Biography
Mambo Robert Rossen Silvana Mangano, Michael Rennie Drama co-produced with Italy
The Man from Laramie Anthony Mann James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy Western
The Man with the Golden Arm Otto Preminger Frank Sinatra, Eleanor Parker, Kim Novak Drama
Man with the Gun Richard Wilson Robert Mitchum, Jan Sterling Western
Man Without a Star King Vidor Kirk Douglas, Jeanne Crain, Claire Trevor Western
Many Rivers to Cross Roy Rowland Robert Taylor, Eleanor Parker Comedy Western
Marty Delbert Mann Ernest Borgnine, Betsy Blair Drama Academy Award: Best Picture, Best Actor
The McConnell Story Gordon Douglas Alan Ladd, June Allyson Biography
Mister Roberts John Ford Henry Fonda, James Cagney, Jack Lemmon, William Powell, Betsy Palmer War Academy Award: Best Supporting Actor
Moonfleet Fritz Lang George Sanders, Stewart Granger Drama
Mr. Arkadin Orson Welles Orson Welles, Akim Tamiroff Drama
My Sister Eileen Richard Quine Betty Garrett, Janet Leigh Musical Remake of the 1942 film
New York Confidential Russell Rouse Broderick Crawford, Richard Conte Crime drama
The Night of the Hunter Charles Laughton Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters Suspense
Not as a Stranger Stanley Kramer Robert Mitchum, Frank Sinatra Drama
Oklahoma! Fred Zinnemann Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones, Rod Steiger, Gloria Grahame, Eddie Albert Musical Based on the 1943 stage show by Rodgers and Hammerstein
One Desire Jerry Hopper Anne Baxter, [{Rock Hudson]], Julia Adams Romantic drama
One Froggy Evening Animation
Panther Girl of the Kongo Franklin Adreon Phyllis Coates Adventure
Pete Kelly's Blues Jack Webb Jack Webb, Janet Leigh Drama
The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues Dan Milner Kent Taylor Science fiction
The Phenix City Story Phil Karlson John McIntire, Richard Kiley Drama
Picnic Joshua Logan William Holden, Kim Novak, Rosalind Russell, Susan Strasberg, Cliff Robertson Drama
The Pied Piper of Cleveland Arthur Cohen Musical
Prince of Players Philip Dunne Richard Burton, John Derek Drama
The Private War of Major Benson Jerry Hopper Charlton Heston, Julie Adams Comedy
The Prodigal Richard Thorpe Lana Turner, Louis Calhern Drama
Queen Bee Ranald MacDougall Joan Crawford, Fay Wray Drama
Rabbit Rampage Chuck Jones Looney Tunes Animation
The Racers Henry Hathaway Kirk Douglas, Bella Darvi Sports drama
Rage at Dawn Tim Whelan Randolph Scott, Forrest Tucker Western
The Rains of Ranchipur Jean Negulesco Lana Turner, Richard Burton Drama
Rebel Without a Cause Nicholas Ray James Dean, Natalie Wood Drama Warner Bros.
Revenge of the Creature Jack Arnold John Agar Science fiction Clint Eastwood's first film (uncredited)
Roman-Legion Hare Friz Freleng Looney Tunes Animation
The Rose Tattoo Daniel Mann Anna Magnani, Burt Lancaster Drama
Run for Cover Nicholas Ray James Cagney, Viveca Lindfors, John Derek Western

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Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Sahara Hare Animated short
Santa Fe Passage William Witney John Payne, Faith Domergue Western
The Scarlet Coat John Sturges Cornel Wilde, Michael Wilding, Anne Francis Historical
The Sea Chase John Farrow Lana Turner, John Wayne Adventure
The Seven Little Foys Melville Shavelson Bob Hope, James Cagney Comedy
The Seven Year Itch Billy Wilder Tom Ewell, Marilyn Monroe Comedy Based on the 1952 play.
The Shrike José Ferrer José Ferrer, June Allyson Drama
Six Bridges to Cross Joseph Pevney Tony Curtis, George Nader, Julie Adams, Jay C. Flippen Crime drama First audition of Clint Eastwood
So This Is Paris Richard Quine Tony Curtis, Gloria DeHaven Musical
Soldier of Fortune Edward Dmytryk Clark Gable, Susan Hayward Drama
Son of Sinbad Ted Tetzlaff Dale Robertson, Vincent Price Adventure
Southbound Duckling Hanna-Barbera Tom and Jerry Animation
The Spoilers Jesse Hibbs Anne Baxter, Jeff Chandler Adventure
Strategic Air Command Anthony Mann James Stewart, June Allyson Drama
Summertime David Lean Katharine Hepburn, Rossano Brazzi Drama
Swamp Women Roger Corman Marie Windsor Science fiction
Tall Man Riding Lesley Selander Randolph Scott, Dorothy Malone, Peggie Castle Western
The Tall Men Raoul Walsh Clark Gable, Jane Russell Western
Tarantula Jack Arnold Leo G. Carroll, John Agar Science fiction
The Tender Trap Charles Walters Frank Sinatra, Debbie Reynolds, Celeste Holm Comedy Based on the 1954 play
Tennessee's Partner Allan Dwan Ronald Reagan, John Payne Western
Ten Wanted Men H. Bruce Humberstone Randolph Scott, Jocelyn Brando, Richard Boone, Alfonso Bedoya Western
Texas Lady Tim Whelan Claudette Colbert, Barry Sullivan Western
That's My Mommy Hanna-Barbera Tom and Jerry Animation
This Island Earth Joseph M. Newman Rex Reason, Jeff Morrow, Faith Domergue Science fiction
Three for the Show H. C. Potter Betty Grable, Jack Lemmon, Gower Champion Musical
Tight Spot Phil Karlson Ginger Rogers, Edward G. Robinson, Brian Keith film noir
To Catch a Thief Alfred Hitchcock Cary Grant, Grace Kelly Suspense
To Hell and Back Jesse Hibbs Audie Murphy Biographical
Tom and Chérie Hanna-Barbera Tom and Jerry Animation
The Treasure of Pancho Villa George Sherman Rory Calhoun, Shelley Winters, Gilbert Roland Western
Trial Mark Robson Glenn Ford, Katy Jurado, Arthur Kennedy Drama
The Trouble with Harry Alfred Hitchcock Shirley MacLaine, John Forsythe, Jerry Mathers Comedy
Unchained Hall Bartlett Barbara Hale, Elroy Hirsch Drama
Untamed Henry King Tyrone Power, Susan Hayward Adventure
The Violent Men Rudolph Mate Glenn Ford, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson Western
Violent Saturday Richard Fleischer Victor Mature, Richard Egan, Stephen McNally Crime
The Virgin Queen Henry Koster Bette Davis, Richard Todd, Joan Collins Drama
We're No Angels Michael Curtiz Humphrey Bogart, Peter Ustinov, Aldo Ray Comedy
White Feather Robert D. Webb Robert Wagner, Debra Paget, John Lund Western
Wichita Jacques Tourneur Joel McCrea, Vera Miles, Lloyd Bridges Western
Women's Prison Lewis Seiler Ida Lupino, Jan Sterling, Audrey Totter Crime drama
A Word to the Wives Norman Lloyd Darren McGavin, Marsha Hunt Comedy
Yellowneck R. John Hugh Lin McCarthy Drama
You're Never Too Young Norman Taurog Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis Comedy

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