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.

A-B[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
5 Against the House Phil Karlson Kim Novak, Brian Keith Crime Columbia
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 MGM
Age 13 Sid Davis Educational
Ain't Misbehavin' Edward Buzzell Rory Calhoun, Piper Laurie Musical Universal
All That Heaven Allows Douglas Sirk Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson Romance Universal
The Americano William Castle Glenn Ford, Cesar Romero Western RKO
An Annapolis Story Don Siegel John Derek Drama
Apache Ambush Fred F. Sears Bill Williams, Richard Jaeckel Western Columbia
Apache Woman Roger Corman Joan Taylor, Lloyd Bridges Western
Artists and Models Frank Tashlin Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Shirley MacLaine, Dorothy Malone Comedy 14th Martin and Lewis film; Paramount
At Gunpoint Alfred L. Werker Fred MacMurray, Dorothy Malone Western Allied Artists
Bad Day at Black Rock John Sturges Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, Walter Brennan, Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Anne Francis Western, Drama MGM; 3 Oscar nominations; based on story Bad Day at Hondo
Battle Cry Raoul Walsh Van Heflin, Aldo Ray, James Whitmore, Tab Hunter, Mona Freeman, Anne Francis War Warner Bros.; based on the Leon Uris novel
The Battle of Gettysburg Herman Hoffman Documentary
Battle Taxi Herbert L. Strock Sterling Hayden, Arthur Franz War drama United Artists
Beanstalk Bunny Chuck Jones Looney Tunes Animation
Bedevilled Mitchell Leisen Anne Baxter, Steve Forrest Crime MGM
The Big Combo Joseph H. Lewis Cornel Wilde, Richard Conte Film noir Allied Artists
The Big Knife Robert Aldrich Jack Palance, Ida Lupino, Rod Steiger, Shelley Winters, Wendell Corey, Jean Hagen Drama United Artists; story by Clifford Odets
Blackboard Jungle Richard Brooks Glenn Ford, Sidney Poitier, Vic Morrow, Richard Kiley, Louis Calhern, Anne Francis Drama MGM; 4 Oscar nominations
Blood Alley William A. Wellman John Wayne, Lauren Bacall Drama Warner Bros.
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, Audrey Totter Film noir American-International

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Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Canyon Crossroads Alfred L. Werker Richard Basehart, Phyllis Kirk Western
Captain Lightfoot Douglas Sirk Rock Hudson, Barbara Rush, Jeff Morrow Period drama Universal
Chicago Syndicate Fred F. Sears Dennis O'Keefe, Abbe Lane Film noir Columbia
Chief Crazy Horse George Sherman Victor Mature, Suzan Ball, John Lund Western Universal
Cinerama Holiday Philippe De Lacy John Marsh, Betty Marsh Documentary
City of Shadows William Witney Victor McLaglen, Kathleen Crowley Crime drama Republic
The Cobweb Vincente Minnelli Richard Widmark, Gloria Grahame, Lauren Bacall, Lillian Gish, Charles Boyer, John Kerr, Susan Strasberg, Fay Wray, Adele Jergens, Oscar Levant Drama MGM
Conquest of Space Byron Haskin Walter Brooke, Mickey Shaughnessy Sci-fi Paramount
Count Three and Pray George Sherman Van Heflin, Joanne Woodward Western Columbia
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, William Talman, Arthur Kennedy Film noir
Creature with the Atom Brain Edward L. Cahn Richard Denning, Angela Stevens Sci-fi Columbia
The Crooked Web Nathan Juran Frank Lovejoy, Mari Blanchard Film noir Columbia
Cult of the Cobra Francis D. Lyon Faith Domergue, Richard Long Sci-fi Universal
Daddy Long Legs Jean Negulesco Fred Astaire, Leslie Caron Musical Fox
Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier Norman Foster Fess Parker, Buddy Ebsen Adventure TV
Day the World Ended Roger Corman Richard Denning, Adele Jergens Sci-fi A.R.C.
Dementia John Parker Adrienne Barrett Horror
The Desperate Hours William Wyler Humphrey Bogart, Fredric March, Gig Young, Arthur Kennedy, Martha Scott Film noir Paramount; remade in 1990

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Title Director Cast Genre Notes
East of Eden Elia Kazan Julie Harris, James Dean, Raymond Massey, Burl Ives, Richard Davalos, Jo Van Fleet, Albert Dekker Drama based on John Steinbeck novel; Oscar for Van Fleet
The End of the Affair Edward Dmytryk Deborah Kerr, Van Johnson Drama based on Graham Greene novel; remade in 1999
Escape to Burma Allan Dwan Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Ryan Adventure RKO
The Eternal Sea John H. Auer Sterling Hayden, Alexis Smith War RKO
The Far Country Anthony Mann James Stewart, Walter Brennan Western Universal
The Far Horizons Rudolph Maté Fred MacMurray, Charlton Heston Historical Paramount
The Fast and the Furious John Ireland John Ireland, Dorothy Malone Action A.I.P.
Female Jungle Bruno VeSota Lawrence Tierney, Jayne Mansfield Film noir American Releasing
Female on the Beach Joseph Pevney Joan Crawford, Jeff Chandler Film noir Universal
The Fighting Chance William Witney Julie London, Rod Cameron Drama Republic
Finger Man Harold D. Schuster Forrest Tucker, Peggie Castle Film noir Allied Artists
Foxfire Joseph Pevney Jane Russell, Jeff Chandler, Dan Duryea Drama Universal
Francis in the Navy Arthur Lubin Donald O'Connor, Martha Hyer Comedy Universal; 6th of series
The Gamma People John Gilling Paul Douglas, Eva Bartok Sci-fi Columbia
Gentlemen Marry Brunettes Richard Sale Jane Russell, Jeanne Crain Musical United Artists
The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing Richard Fleischer Ray Milland, Joan Collins, Farley Granger Period Drama 20th Century Fox
The Girl Rush Robert Pirosh Rosalind Russell, Fernando Lamas Comedy Paramount
The Glass Slipper Charles Walters Leslie Caron, Michael Wilding Musical MGM
Good Morning Miss Dove Henry Koster Jennifer Jones, Robert Stack Drama 20th Century Fox
The Gun That Won the West William Castle Dennis Morgan, Paula Raymond Western
Guys and Dolls Joseph L. Mankiewicz Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, Jean Simmons, Vivian Blaine Musical MGM; based on 1950 stage musical; 4 Oscar nominations
Hare Brush Friz Freleng Looney Tunes Animation
Headline Hunters William Witney Rod Cameron, Julie Bishop Crime Republic
Hell on Frisco Bay Frank Tuttle Alan Ladd, Edward G. Robinson Film noir Warner Bros.
Hell's Island Phil Karlson John Payne, Mary Murphy Film noir
Hit the Deck Roy Rowland Ann Miller, Jane Powell, Debbie Reynolds, Tony Martin, Russ Tamblyn, Vic Damone Musical MGM; based on 1927 stage musical
Hold Back Tomorrow Hugo Haas John Agar, Cleo Moore Drama Universal
House of Bamboo Samuel Fuller Robert Ryan, Robert Stack Drama 20th Century Fox
How to Be Very, Very Popular Nunnally Johnson Betty Grable, Sheree North, Bob Cummings Comedy 20th Century Fox; final film role for Grable
Hyde and Hare Friz Freleng Looney Tunes Animation

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Title Director Cast Genre Notes
I Am a Camera Henry Cornelius Julie Harris, Laurence Harvey, Ron Randell, Shelley Winters Comedy Based on play that inspired Cabaret
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 MGM
Illegal Lewis Allen Edward G. Robinson, Nina Foch, Jayne Mansfield Film noir Warner Bros.
Interrupted Melody Curtis Bernhardt Glenn Ford, Eleanor Parker Drama MGM
It Came from Beneath the Sea Robert Gordon Kenneth Tobey, Faith Domergue Science fiction Columbia
It's Always Fair Weather Gene Kelly Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse, Dan Dailey, Michael Kidd Musical MGM; 2 Oscar nominations
Joe MacBeth Ken Hughes Jean Simmons, Paul Douglas Drama Columbia
Jupiter's Darling George Sidney Esther Williams, Howard Keel, Marge Champion, Gower Champion Musical MGM
The Kentuckian Burt Lancaster Burt Lancaster, Dianne Foster, Diana Lynn Adventure United Artists
Killer's Kiss Stanley Kubrick Jamie Smith, Frank Silvera Drama United Artists
King of the Carnival Franklin Adreon Harry Lauter, Fran Bennett Serial
King's Rhapsody Herbert Wilcox Errol Flynn, Patrice Wymore Drama United Artists
The King's Thief Robert Z. Leonard Ann Blyth, David Niven Adventure MGM
Kiss Me Deadly Robert Aldrich Ralph Meeker, Albert Dekker, Gaby Rodgers, Cloris Leachman Film noir United Artists; from Mickey Spillane novel
Lady and the Tramp Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson Peggy Lee, Barbara Luddy Animation Disney
Lady Godiva of Coventry Arthur Lubin Maureen O'Hara Drama Universal
Land of the Pharaohs Howard Hawks Jack Hawkins, Joan Collins Adventure Warner Bros.
The Last Command Frank Lloyd Sterling Hayden, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Ernest Borgnine War, Western Republic
The Last Frontier Anthony Mann Victor Mature, Guy Madison, Robert Preston, Anne Bancroft Western Columbia
Lay That Rifle Down Charles Lamont Judy Canova, Robert Lowery Comedy Republic
The Left Hand of God Edward Dmytryk Humphrey Bogart, Gene Tierney Drama 20th Century Fox
The Long Gray Line John Ford Tyrone Power, Maureen O'Hara Drama Columbia
Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing Henry King Jennifer Jones, William Holden Drama 20th Century Fox
Love Me or Leave Me Charles Vidor Doris Day, James Cagney Musical, Biography MGM; story of Ruth Etting; 8 Oscar nominations
Lucy Gallant Robert Parrish Jane Wyman, Charlton Heston Drama Paramount

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Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki Lee Sholem Marjorie Main, Percy Kilbride Comedy 7th of series
Magic Fire William Dieterle Alan Badel, Yvonne De Carlo Biography story of Richard Wagner
The Magnificent Matador Budd Boetticher Maureen O'Hara, Anthony Quinn, Lola Albright Drama 20th Century Fox
Mambo Robert Rossen Silvana Mangano, Michael Rennie Drama co-produced with Italy
A Man Called Peter Henry Koster Richard Todd, Jean Peters Drama Fox; Peters' final film
The Man from Bitter Ridge Jack Arnold Mara Corday, Lex Barker Western Universal
The Man from Laramie Anthony Mann James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy, Cathy O'Donnell, Donald Crisp Western Columbia
The Man with the Golden Arm Otto Preminger Frank Sinatra, Eleanor Parker, Kim Novak, Darren McGavin Drama United Artists; from Nelson Algren novel; 3 Oscar nominations
Man with the Gun Richard Wilson Robert Mitchum, Jan Sterling Western United Artists
Man Without a Star King Vidor Kirk Douglas, Jeanne Crain, Claire Trevor, Richard Boone Western Universal
Many Rivers to Cross Roy Rowland Robert Taylor, Eleanor Parker Romance MGM
Marty Delbert Mann Ernest Borgnine, Betsy Blair Drama based on teleplay; Oscars for Best Picture, Director, Actor
The McConnell Story Gordon Douglas Alan Ladd, June Allyson Biography Warner Bros.
Mister Roberts John Ford Henry Fonda, James Cagney, Jack Lemmon, William Powell, Ward Bond, Betsy Palmer War Oscar for Lemmon; based on 1946 novel and 1948 play
Moonfleet Fritz Lang George Sanders, Stewart Granger Drama
Mr. Arkadin Orson Welles Orson Welles, Akim Tamiroff Drama Warner Bros.
Murder Is My Beat Edgar G. Ulmer Barbara Payton, Paul Langton Crime drama Allied Artists
My Sister Eileen Richard Quine Betty Garrett, Janet Leigh Musical Remake of the 1942 film
The Naked Dawn Edgar G. Ulmer Arthur Kennedy, Betta St. John Western Universal
The Naked Street Maxwell Shane Anne Bancroft, Anthony Quinn Drama
New Orleans Uncensored William Castle Beverly Garland, Arthur Franz Drama Columbia
New York Confidential Russell Rouse Broderick Crawford, Richard Conte Crime drama Warner Bros.
The Night of the Hunter Charles Laughton Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters Suspense United Artists; based on novel by Davis Grubb
Not as a Stranger Stanley Kramer Robert Mitchum, Frank Sinatra Drama United Artists
Oklahoma! Fred Zinnemann Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones, Rod Steiger, Gloria Grahame, Gene Nelson, Eddie Albert Musical Based on stage musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein; 4 Oscar nominations
One Desire Jerry Hopper Anne Baxter, Rock Hudson, Julia Adams Romantic drama Universal
One Froggy Evening Animation
Outlaw Treasure Oliver Drake Adele Jergens Western AIP
Panther Girl of the Kongo Franklin Adreon Phyllis Coates Adventure Republic Pictures serial
Pearl of the South Pacific Allan Dwan Virginia Mayo, Dennis Morgan Adventure RKO
Pete Kelly's Blues Jack Webb Jack Webb, Janet Leigh Drama Warner Bros.
The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues Dan Milner Kent Taylor, Cathy Downs Science fiction American Releasing Corp.
The Phenix City Story Phil Karlson John McIntire, Richard Kiley Drama Allied Artists
Picnic Joshua Logan William Holden, Kim Novak, Rosalind Russell, Susan Strasberg, Cliff Robertson, Betty Field Drama Columbia; based on play by William Inge; 6 Oscar nominations
The Pied Piper of Cleveland Arthur Cohen Bill Randle Musical
Prince of Players Philip Dunne Richard Burton, John Derek Drama 20th Century Fox
The Private War of Major Benson Jerry Hopper Charlton Heston, Julie Adams Comedy Universal
A Prize of Gold Mark Robson Richard Widmark, Mai Zetterling Drama
The Prodigal Richard Thorpe Lana Turner, Louis Calhern Drama MGM
The Purple Mask H. Bruce Humberstone Tony Curtis, Colleen Miller, Angela Lansbury Adventure Universal
Queen Bee Ranald MacDougall Joan Crawford, Betsy Palmer Drama Columbia
Rabbit Rampage Chuck Jones Looney Tunes Animation
The Racers Henry Hathaway Kirk Douglas, Bella Darvi Sports drama 20th Century Fox
Rage at Dawn Tim Whelan Randolph Scott, Forrest Tucker Western RKO
The Rains of Ranchipur Jean Negulesco Lana Turner, Richard Burton, Fred MacMurray, Michael Rennie Drama 20th Century Fox; remake of 1939 film The Rains Came
Rebel Without a Cause Nicholas Ray James Dean, Natalie Wood Drama Warner Bros.; 3 Oscar nominations
Revenge of the Creature Jack Arnold John Agar Science fiction Clint Eastwood's first film (uncredited)
The Road to Denver Joseph Kane John Payne, Mona Freeman Western Republic
Roman-Legion Hare Friz Freleng Looney Tunes Animation
The Rose Tattoo Daniel Mann Anna Magnani, Burt Lancaster Drama from Tennessee Williams play; Oscar for Magnani; 8 nominations
Run for Cover Nicholas Ray James Cagney, Viveca Lindfors, John Derek Western Paramount

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Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Sahara Hare Animated short
Santa Fe Passage William Witney John Payne, Faith Domergue Western Republic
The Scarlet Coat John Sturges Cornel Wilde, Michael Wilding, Anne Francis Historical MGM
The Sea Chase John Farrow Lana Turner, John Wayne Adventure Warner Bros.
Seven Angry Men Charles Marquis Warren Raymond Massey, Jeffrey Hunter, Debra Paget Drama Allied Artists
Seven Cities of Gold Robert D. Webb Jeffrey Hunter, Rita Moreno Adventure 20th Century Fox
The Seven Little Foys Melville Shavelson Bob Hope, James Cagney Comedy, Biography Paramount; story of Eddie Foy
The Seven Year Itch Billy Wilder Tom Ewell, Marilyn Monroe Comedy 20th Century Fox; based on 1952 play
Shack Out on 101 Edward Dein Terry Moore, Frank Lovejoy, Lee Marvin Film noir Allied Artists
The Shrike José Ferrer José Ferrer, June Allyson Drama Universal
Sincerely Yours Gordon Douglas Liberace, Joanne Dru, Dorothy Malone Drama Warner Bros.
Six Bridges to Cross Joseph Pevney Tony Curtis, George Nader, Julie Adams, Sal Mineo, Jay C. Flippen Film noir First audition of Clint Eastwood
Smoke Signal Jerry Hopper Dana Andrews, Piper Laurie Western
So This Is Paris Richard Quine Tony Curtis, Gloria DeHaven Musical Universal
Soldier of Fortune Edward Dmytryk Clark Gable, Susan Hayward Drama 20th Century Fox
Son of Sinbad Ted Tetzlaff Dale Robertson, Sally Forrest, Vincent Price Adventure RKO
Southbound Duckling Hanna-Barbera Tom and Jerry Animation
The Spoilers Jesse Hibbs Anne Baxter, Jeff Chandler Adventure Universal
The Square Jungle Jerry Hopper Tony Curtis, Patricia Crowley, Ernest Borgnine Film noir Universal
Storm Fear Cornel Wilde Cornel Wilde, Jean Wallace, Lee Grant Film noir United Artists
Strange Lady in Town Mervyn LeRoy Greer Garson, Dana Andrews, Cameron Mitchell Drama
Strategic Air Command Anthony Mann James Stewart, June Allyson Drama Paramount
Sudden Danger Hubert Cornfield Bill Elliott, Beverly Garland Suspense Allied Artists
Summertime David Lean Katharine Hepburn, Rossano Brazzi Drama United Artists; 2 Oscar nominations
Swamp Women Roger Corman Beverly Garland, Marie Windsor Science fiction Woolner
Tall Man Riding Lesley Selander Randolph Scott, Dorothy Malone, Peggie Castle Western Warner Bros.
The Tall Men Raoul Walsh Clark Gable, Jane Russell Western 20th Century Fox
Tarantula Jack Arnold Leo G. Carroll, John Agar, Mara Corday Science fiction Universal
Target Zero Harmon Jones Richard Conte, Peggie Castle War Warner Bros.
Tarzan's Hidden Jungle Harold Schuster Gordon Scott, Vera Miles Adventure RKO
The Tender Trap Charles Walters Frank Sinatra, Debbie Reynolds, Celeste Holm Romantic comedy MGM; based on the 1954 play
Tennessee's Partner Allan Dwan John Payne, Ronald Reagan, Rhonda Fleming Western RKO
Ten Wanted Men H. Bruce Humberstone Randolph Scott, Jocelyn Brando, Richard Boone, Alfonso Bedoya Western Columbia
Texas Lady Tim Whelan Claudette Colbert, Barry Sullivan Western RKO
That's My Mommy Hanna-Barbera Tom and Jerry Animation
This Island Earth Joseph M. Newman Rex Reason, Jeff Morrow, Faith Domergue Science fiction Universal; inspired Mystery Science Theater: The Movie
Three for the Show H. C. Potter Betty Grable, Jack Lemmon, Gower Champion Musical Columbia
Tight Spot Phil Karlson Ginger Rogers, Edward G. Robinson, Brian Keith Film noir Columbia
Timberjack Joseph Kane Sterling Hayden, Vera Ralston Western Republic
To Catch a Thief Alfred Hitchcock Cary Grant, Grace Kelly Suspense Paramount; 3 Oscar nominations
To Hell and Back Jesse Hibbs Audie Murphy Biographical Murphy's true story
Tom and Chérie Hanna-Barbera Tom and Jerry Animation
Top of the World Lewis R. Foster Dale Robertson, Evelyn Keyes Adventure United Artists
The Treasure of Pancho Villa George Sherman Rory Calhoun, Shelley Winters, Gilbert Roland Western RKO
Treasure of Ruby Hills Frank McDonald Zachary Scott, Carole Mathews Western Allied Artists
Trial Mark Robson Glenn Ford, Katy Jurado, Arthur Kennedy Drama MGM
The Trouble with Harry Alfred Hitchcock Shirley MacLaine, John Forsythe, Jerry Mathers Comedy Paramount; first film for MacLaine
The Twinkle in God's Eye George Blair Mickey Rooney, Coleen Gray Western Republic
Unchained Hall Bartlett Barbara Hale, Elroy Hirsch Drama Warner Bros.
Underwater! John Sturges Jane Russell Adventure
Untamed Henry King Tyrone Power, Susan Hayward Adventure MGM
The Violent Men Rudolph Mate Glenn Ford, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Brian Keith Western Columbia
Violent Saturday Richard Fleischer Victor Mature, Richard Egan, Stephen McNally Crime
The Virgin Queen Henry Koster Bette Davis, Richard Todd, Joan Collins Drama 20th Century Fox
We're No Angels Michael Curtiz Humphrey Bogart, Peter Ustinov, Aldo Ray Comedy Paramount
White Feather Robert D. Webb Robert Wagner, Debra Paget, John Lund Western
Wichita Jacques Tourneur Joel McCrea, Vera Miles, Lloyd Bridges Western Allied Artists
Wiretapper Dick Ross Bill Williams, Douglas Kennedy Western
Women's Prison Lewis Seiler Ida Lupino, Jan Sterling, Audrey Totter Crime drama Columbia
A Word to the Wives…. Norman Lloyd Marsha Hunt, Darren McGavin Comedy short
Yellowneck R. John Hugh Lin McCarthy Drama
You're Never Too Young Norman Taurog Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis Comedy 13th Martin and Lewis film; Paramount

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