List of French films of 1956

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A list of films produced in France in 1956.

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
And God Created Woman Roger Vadim Brigitte Bardot, Curd Jurgens Drama
Babes a GoGo Paul Mesnier Jane Sourza, Raymond Souplex Comedy
Bob le flambeur Jean-Pierre Melville Roger Duchesne, Isabelle Corey Crime / drama
The Bride Is Much Too Beautiful Pierre Gaspard-Huit Brigitte Bardot, Louis Jourdan Comedy
Bonjour sourire Claude Sautet Olga Thorel, Louis de Funès Comedy
Comme un cheveu sur la soupe Maurice Regamey Louis de Funès, Noelle Adam Comedy
Courte tête Norbert Carbonnaux Fernand Gravey, Louis de Funès Comedy
Crime et châtiment Georges Lampin Robert Hossein, Marina Vlady Crime drama [1]
Deadlier Than the Male Julien Duvivier Jean Gabin, Daniele Delorme
Death in the Garden Luis Buñuel Simone Signoret, Charles Vanel Drama
Elena and Her Men Jean Renoir Ingrid Bergman Comedy / Drama
Gervaise René Clément Maria Schell, François Périer Drama Nominated for Oscar, +7 wins, +2 nom.
Honoré de Marseille Maurice Régamey Fernandel, Rellys, Andrex Musical comedy [2]
The Hunchback of Notre Dame Jean Delanoy Anthony Quinn, Gina Lollobrigida Drama / Horror
If All the Guys in the World Christian-Jaque André Valmy Adventure / Drama 3 wins
If Paris Were Told to Us Sacha Guitry Françoise Arnoul Comedy / Drama
L'homme aux clefs d'or Léo Joannon Pierre Fresnay, Annie Girardot Comedy Drama [3]
L'homme et l'enfant Raoul André Eddie Constantine, Juliette Greco Crime / comedy [4]
La Bande à papa Guy Lefranc Fernand Raynaud, Louis de Funès Comedy
La Traversée de Paris Claude Autant-Lara Jean Gabin, Bourvil Comedy / Drama
Le Couturier de ces dames Jean Boyer Fernandel, Suzy Delair Comedy [5]
Le pays d'où je viens Marcel Carné Gilbert Becaud, Françoise Arnoul Comedy [6]
Le sang à la tête Gilles Grangier Jean Gabin, Renee Faure Drama [7]
A Man Escaped Robert Bresson François Leterrier Adventure drama Nominated for BAFTA, +2 wins, +1 nom.
Marie Antoinette Queen of France Jean Delannoy Michèle Morgan, Richard Todd Historical Entered into the 1956 Cannes Film Festival
Mémoires d'un flic Pierre Foucaud, Andre Hunebelle Michel Simon, Suzy Prim Crime [8]
Le Mystere Picasso Henri-Georges Clouzot Pablo Picasso Documentary
Naughty Girl Michel Boisrond Brigitte Bardot Musical
Plucking the Daisy Marc Allégret Brigitte Bardot, Daniel Gélin Comedy
The Red Balloon Albert Lamorisse Pascal Lamorisse Fantasy (short) Won Oscar, +3 wins
The Road to Paradise Willi Forst, Hans Wolff Georges Guétary, Christine Carère, Claude Farell Comedy
The Silent World Jacques-Yves Cousteau
Louis Malle
Documentary Won Oscar, +3 wins, +1 nomination
La Sorcière André Michel Marina Vladi Drama Entered into the 6th Berlin International Film Festival

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