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Toward the Unknown
Year: 1956
Genre: War / Drama / History / Romance
Rating: (6)
Country: United States
Runtime: 115 min.
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Studio: Toluca Productions
Cast: William Holden / Lloyd Nolan / Virginia Leith / Charles McGraw / Murray Hamilton / Paul Fix / James Garner / L. Q. Jones / Karen Steele
Plot:
The story of a US Air Force major who was captured during the Korean War, and cracked signing a confession. After his release he ultimately arrives at Edwards Air Force base and works for his old buddy, now base commander. And runs into an old love forming the romantic triangle sub plot. But the main story line is the testing of high speed aircraft and the two main characters restoring their trust in each other. The aviation story line centers on the testing of the testing of the Gilbert XF-120 fighter, which suffers structural problems. And who will test the rocket powered X-2, designed to fly to the edge of space.
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The Eddy Duchin Story
Year: 1956
Genre: Drama / Music / Romance
Rating: (6.3)
Country: United States
Runtime: 123 min.
Director: George Sidney
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Cast: Tyrone Power / Kim Novak / James Whitmore / Victoria Shaw / Rex Thompson / Mickey Maga / Shepperd Strudwick / Frieda Inescort / Gloria Holden / Larry Keating / John Mylong / Gregory Gaye / Warren Hsieh / Richard H. Cutting / Carlyle Mitchell / Jack Albertson / Xavier Cugat / Bess Flowers
Plot:
The life story of the famous pianist and band-leader of the 1930s and 1940s.
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The Cruel Tower
Year: 1956
Genre: Drama
Rating: (6)
Country: United States
Runtime: 79 min.
Director: Lew Landers
Studio: Lindsley Parsons Picture Corporation
Cast: John Ericson / Mari Blanchard / Charles McGraw / Steve Brodie / Peter Whitney / Alan Hale Jr. / Diana Darrin / Carol Kelly / Barbara Bell Wright
Plot:
The story of a bunch of hard-drinking steeplejacks.
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Stars in Your Eyes
Year: 1956
Genre: Comedy / Music
Rating: (5)
Country: United Kingdom
Runtime: 97 min.
Director: Maurice Elvey
Studio: Grand Alliance
Cast: Nat Jackley / Pat Kirkwood / Bonar Colleano / Dorothy Squires / Jack Jackson / Vera Day / Hubert Gregg / Joan Sims
Plot:
A group of feisty, talented young performers pool their resources and buy a dilapidated theatre to showcase their acts – but unscrupulous property developers also want the theatre and resort to dirty tricks to disrupt the first night's performance!
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Showdown at Abilene
Year: 1956
Genre: Western
Rating: (5.4)
Country: United States
Runtime: 80 min.
Director: Charles F. Haas
Studio: Universal International Pictures
Cast: Jock Mahoney / Martha Hyer / Lyle Bettger / David Janssen / Grant Williams / Ted de Corsia / Harry Harvey / Dayton Lummis / Richard H. Cutting / Robert Anderson / John Maxwell / Lane Bradford
Plot:
Jim Trask, former sheriff of Abilene, returns to the town after fighting for the Confederacy to find everyone thought he was dead. His old friend Dave Mosely is now engaged to Trask's former sweetheart and is one of the cattlemen increasingly feuding with the original farmers. Trask is persuaded to take up as sheriff again but there is something about the death of Mosely's brother in the Civil War that is haunting him.
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Nightfall
Year: 1956
Genre: Crime / Drama / Romance / Thriller
Rating: (6.9)
Country: United States
Runtime: 78 min.
Director: Jacques Tourneur
Studio: Copa Productions
Cast: Aldo Ray / Brian Keith / Anne Bancroft / Jocelyn Brando / James Gregory / Frank Albertson / Rudy Bond / Bess Flowers / Gene Roth
Plot:
An innocent man turns fugitive as he reconstructs events that implicate him for a murder and robbery he did not commit.
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Jubal
Year: 1956
Genre: Action / Western
Rating: (6.7)
Country: United States
Runtime: 100 min.
Director: Delmer Daves
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Cast: Glenn Ford / Ernest Borgnine / Rod Steiger / Valerie French / Felicia Farr / Basil Ruysdael / Noah Beery Jr. / Charles Bronson / John Dierkes / Jack Elam / Robert Burton
Plot:
Jubal Troop is a cowboy who is found in a weakened condition, without a horse. He is given shelter at Shep Horgan's large ranch, where he quickly makes an enemy in foreman Pinky, a cattleman who accuses Jubal of carrying the smell of sheep.
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Fire Maidens of Outer Space
Year: 1956
Genre: Science Fiction
Rating: (2.1)
Country: United States
Runtime: 80 min.
Director: Cy Roth
Studio: Criterion Films
Cast: Anthony Dexter / Susan Shaw / Paul Carpenter / Jacqueline Curtis / Harry Fowler / Sydney Tafler / Rodney Diak / Owen Berry / Richard Walter / Maya Koumani / Norma Arnould / Sylvia Burrows / Kim Parker / Jan Holden
Plot:
An astronaut (Anthony Dexter) and crew land on Jupiter's 13th moon and find a monster and women from Atlantis.
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Весна на Заречной улице
Year: 1956
Genre: Drama / Romance
Rating: (7.4)
Country: Ukraine / Soviet Union
Runtime: 96 min.
Director: Marlen Khutsiyev
Studio: Odessa Film Studio
Cast: Nina Ivanova / Nikolai Rybnikov / Yuri Belov / Gennadiy Yukhtin / Valentin Bryleev / Vladimir Gulyaev / Valentina Pugachova
Plot:
An idealistic, sophisticated young woman meets a rough-around-the-edges, blue collar man and rejects him, only to find out later that they are destined for true love together, despite the fact that he cannot now pass his certification test after she threw him out of her adult education class.
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Between Heaven and Hell
Year: 1956
Genre: Action / Drama / War
Rating: (5.8)
Country: United States
Runtime: 94 min.
Director: Richard Fleischer
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Cast: Robert Wagner / Terry Moore / Broderick Crawford / Buddy Ebsen / Robert Keith / Brad Dexter / Mark Damon / Ken Clark / Harvey Lembeck / Skip Homeier / L. Q. Jones / Tod Andrews / Biff Elliot / Bart Burns / Scatman Crothers / Frank Gorshin / Carl Switzer
Plot:
Sam Gifford remembers : In prewar years he was an arrogant southern cotton plantation owner, married to the daughter of a colonel. At the beginning of the war he was mobilized with his National Guard unit as a sergeant. Came the day when, revolted by the cowardice of his lieutenant, who had fired at his own men, he hit him. Downgraded, he was sent to a disciplinary battalion. Sam now discovers his new detachment, his new commanding officer, just another cowardly brute, Captain Waco Grimes. While in combat, Sam will gradually become closer to the privates, working-class people he used to despise. He will become another man, a better man.
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Stranger at My Door
Year: 1956
Genre: Drama / Action / Adventure / NEW RELEASES
Rating: (5.8)
Country: United States
Runtime: 85 min.
Director: William Witney
Studio: Republic Pictures
Cast: Macdonald Carey / Patricia Medina / Skip Homeier / Stephen Wootton / Louis Jean Heydt / Howard Wright / Slim Pickens / Malcolm Atterbury
Plot:
Notorious outlaw Clay Anderson and gang rob the town bank and flee in separate directions. Riding hard, Clay's horse goes lame and he is forced to pull-up at a nearby farm. He soon discovers that the place belongs to local preacher Hollis Jarret, his new wife, and a son from a previous marriage. Clay, posing as a weary traveler, tries to insinuate himself into a secure hideout, but the reverend isn't fooled. He agrees to allow Clay to remain at the farm for a few days, but his motive isn't the preservation of his family's safety. Hollis reasons that, with time, patience and a lot of faith, he can convince the outlaw to turn over a new leaf. But Clay's criminal tendencies may run deeper than the preacher had imagined
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Man from Del Rio
Year: 1956
Genre: NEW RELEASES / Western
Rating: (6.3)
Country: United States
Runtime: 82 min.
Director: Harry Horner
Studio: Robert L. Jacks Productions
Cast: Anthony Quinn / Katy Jurado / Peter Whitney / Douglas Fowley / John Larch / Whit Bissell / Douglas Spencer / Bill Erwin / Guinn Williams
Plot:
Mexican gunfighter Dave Robles outdraws the town's outlaw-turned-sheriff and is invited to fill the dead man's shoes. But a tin star doesn't bring automatic respectability and Robles is shunned by the town's leading citizens. His popularity with its less-savory element, particularly saloonkeeper Bannister, wanes dramatically, too, as he starts to take his job seriously. It is his love for a decent, caring woman that keeps Dave in town, but can she convince him to lay down his gun and start a new life?
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Lovers and Lollipops
Year: 1956
Genre: NEW RELEASES / Drama / Romance
Rating: (6.3)
Country: United States
Runtime: 82 min.
Director: Ruth Orkin
Studio: Spire Production Company
Cast: Lori March / Gerald S. O'Loughlin / Cathy Dunn / Bill Ward
Plot:
Ann, an attractive widowed New York model, lives in an apartment with her daughter Peggy. The courtship of Ann by visiting engineer Larry, and accompanying misadventures, are seen alternately from their and Peggy's viewpoint. Filmed realistically at many New York locations
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La mariée est trop belle
Year: 1956
Genre: NEW RELEASES / Romance / Comedy
Rating: (6)
Country: France
Runtime: 95 min.
Director: Pierre Gaspard-Huit
Studio: Generale de Films
Cast: Brigitte Bardot / Micheline Presle / Louis Jourdan / Marcel Amont / Marcelle Arnold / Roger Dumas / Richard Francoeur / Nicole Gueden / Lucien Hubert / Madeleine Lambert / Colette Régis / Gaston Rey / Annie Roudier / Roger Tréville / Jean-François Calvé / Annie Anderson / Jean-Pierre Laverne / Marcel Roche
Plot:
A country girl is discovered by a Paris magazine, and becomes a top model.
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Shake, Rattle and Rock!
Year: 1956
Genre: Music
Rating: (0)
Country: United States
Runtime: 83 min.
Director: Edward L. Cahn
Cast: Mike Connors / Lisa Gaye / Sterling Holloway / Douglass Dumbrille / Fats Domino / Raymond Hatton / Margaret Dumont / Clarence Kolb / Paul Dubov / Frank Jenks / Percy Helton / Pierre Watkin / Leon Tyler / Joe Devlin / Big Joe Turner
Plot:
A TV star meets with opposition from adults who object to the opening of a rock 'n' roll palace for teens.
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Indestructible Man
Year: 1956
Genre: Crime / Horror / Science Fiction
Rating: (4.4)
Country: United States
Runtime: 72 min.
Director: Jack Pollexfen
Studio: C.G.K. Productions
Cast: Lon Chaney Jr. / Max Showalter / Marian Carr / Ross Elliott / Stuart Randall / Marvin Press / Ken Terrell / Roy Engle / Peggy Maley / Robert Shayne / Joe Flynn / Robert Foulk / Eddie Marr / Madge Bennett / Madge Cleveland / Marjorie Stapp / Rita Greene / Dorothy Ford / Lyle Latell / Russell Custer
Plot:
A scientific experiment involving subjecting a corpse to an extreme charge of electricity accidentally revives an executed criminal and makes him impervious to harm, allowing him to seek revenge on his former partners, and deal similarly with anyone else who gets in his way.
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Who Done It?
Year: 1956
Genre: Action / Comedy
Rating: (5.9)
Country: United Kingdom
Runtime: 85 min.
Director: Basil Dearden
Studio: Ealing Studios
Cast: Benny Hill / Belinda Lee / David Kossoff / Garry Marsh / Ernest Thesiger / George Margo / Frederick Schiller / Thorley Walters / Stratford Johns / Warwick Ashton / Norah Blaney / Charles Hawtrey / Nicholas Phipps / Peter Bull / Gibb McLaughlin / Ernest Jay / Harold Scott / Terence Alexander
Plot:
This movie debut for saucy British TV comic Benny Hill has Benny leaving his job as a sweeper after winning some money. He becomes a private detective and investigates a plot to assassinate British scientists.
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壁あつき部屋
Year: 1956
Genre: Drama
Rating: (7.3)
Country: Japan
Runtime: 110 min.
Director: Masaki Kobayashi
Studio: Shinei Productions
Cast: Ko Mishima / Torahiko Hamada / Keiko Kishi / Toshiko Kobayashi / Kinzô Shin / Tomio Aoki / Toshirô Hayano / Hiroshi Hijikata / Yûnosuke Itô / Takeshi Katô / Ryûji Kita / Shinichirō Minami / Kôji Mitsui / Yûko Mochizuki / Tomo'o Nagai / Asao Sano / Tsuneko Sasaki / Toshio Shimamura / Isao Suenaga / Shôzô Suzuki
Plot:
A group of rank-and-file Japanese soldiers are jailed for crimes against humanity, themselves victims of a nation refusing to bear its burdens as a whole.
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太陽とバラ
Year: 1956
Rating: (5)
Country: Japan
Runtime: 85 min.
Director: Keisuke Kinoshita
Studio: Shochiku Co.
Cast: Akira Ishihama / Katsuo Nakamura / Sadako Sawamura / Yoshiko Kuga / Noriko Arita / Hiroko Sugita / Shinji Tanaka / Kuniko Miyake / Ryûji Kita / Shin Tatsuoka / Fujio Suga / Mutsuko Sakura / Mitsuko Yoshikawa / Akio Isono / Tamotsu Tamura / Kaoru Nobe / Shin'yō Nara / Tokuji Kobayashi / Chisato Kasuga / Keijirô Morozumi
Plot:
Ignoring the protests of his working-class mother, a young man becomes wrapped up in the world of delinquents and yakuza.
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The Rainmaker
Year: 1956
Genre: Western / Romance / Comedy
Rating: (6.7)
Country: United States
Runtime: 121 min.
Director: Joseph Anthony
Studio: Hal Wallis Productions
Cast: Burt Lancaster / Katharine Hepburn / Wendell Corey / Lloyd Bridges / Earl Holliman / Cameron Prud'Homme / Wallace Ford / Yvonne Lime / Jack Kenny
Plot:
Lizzie Curry is on the verge of becoming a hopeless old maid. Her wit and intelligence and skills as a homemaker can't make up for the fact that she's just plain plain! Even the town sheriff, File, for whom she harbors a secrect yen, won't take a chance --- until the town suffers a drought and into the lives of Lizzie and her brothers and father comes one Bill Starbuck ... profession: Rainmaker!
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The Opposite Sex
Year: 1956
Genre: Romance / Music / Comedy
Rating: (5.2)
Country: United States
Runtime: 117 min.
Director: David Miller
Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Cast: June Allyson / Joan Collins / Dolores Gray / Ann Sheridan / Ann Miller / Leslie Nielsen / Jeff Richards / Agnes Moorehead / Charlotte Greenwood / Joan Blondell / Sam Levene / Bill Goodwin / Alice Pearce / Barbara Jo Allen / Sandy Descher / Carolyn Jones / Jerry Antes / Alan Marshal / Jonathan Hole / Harry James
Plot:
Former radio singer Kay learns from her gossipy friends that her husband, Steve, has had an affair with chorus girl Crystal. Devastated, Kay tries to ignore the information, but when Crystal performs one of her musical numbers at a charity benefit, she breaks down and goes to Reno to file for divorce. However, when she hears that gold-digging Crystal is making Steve unhappy, Kay resolves to get her husband back.
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The Mountain
Year: 1956
Genre: Drama / Adventure
Rating: (7)
Country: United States
Runtime: 105 min.
Director: Edward Dmytryk
Studio: Paramount
Cast: Spencer Tracy / Robert Wagner / Claire Trevor / William Demarest / Barbara Darrow / Richard Arlen / E.G. Marshall / Anna Kashfi / Richard Garrick / Harry Townes / Stacy Harris / Yves Brainville
Plot:
Selfish Chris Teller pressures his older brother, a retired climber, to accompany him on a treacherous Alpine climb to loot the bodies of plane crash victims.
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The Man Who Never Was
Year: 1956
Genre: History / Drama / War / Thriller
Rating: (7)
Country: United Kingdom
Runtime: 103 min.
Director: Ronald Neame
Studio: Sumar Productions
Cast: Clifton Webb / Gloria Grahame / Robert Flemyng / Josephine Griffin / Stephen Boyd / Laurence Naismith / Geoffrey Keen / Moultrie Kelsall / Cyril Cusack / André Morell / Michael Hordern / Allan Cuthbertson / Joan Hickson / Terence Longdon / Gibb McLaughlin / Miles Malleson / William Russell / William Squire / Richard Wattis / Ronald Adam
Plot:
The true story of a British effort to trick the Germans into weakening Sicily's defenses before the 1943 attack. A dead soldier is dressed as a British officer and outfitted with faked papers showing that the Allies were intending to invade occupied Greece. His body is put into the sea where it will ultimately drift ashore and the papers be passed along to German Intelligence.
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The King and Four Queens
Year: 1956
Genre: Comedy / Mystery / Western / Adventure
Rating: (4.9)
Country: United States
Runtime: 86 min.
Director: Raoul Walsh
Studio: Russ-Field Productions
Cast: Clark Gable / Eleanor Parker / Jean Willes / Jo Van Fleet / Barbara Nichols / Sara Shane / Roy Roberts / Arthur Shields / Jay C. Flippen / Florenz Ames / Chuck Roberson
Plot:
Opportunistic con man Dan Kehoe ingratiates himself with the cantankerous mother of four outlaws and their beautiful widows in order to find their hidden gold.
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The Great American Pastime
Year: 1956
Genre: Comedy
Rating: (0)
Country: United States
Runtime: 90 min.
Director: Herman Hoffman
Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Cast: Tom Ewell / Anne Francis / Ann Miller / Dean Jones / Rudy Lee / Judson Pratt / Raymond Bailey
Plot:
Bruce Hallerton becomes coach of the Panthers, a little league baseball team. The fact that an attractive widow has her son in the team causes problems with his wife.
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Tea and Sympathy
Year: 1956
Genre: Drama
Rating: (7)
Country: United States
Runtime: 122 min.
Director: Vincente Minnelli
Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Cast: Deborah Kerr / John Kerr / Leif Erickson / Edward Andrews / Darryl Hickman / Norma Crane / Dean Jones / Jacqueline deWit / Mary Alan Hokanson / Kip King / Tom Laughlin / Ralph Votrian / Steven Terrell / Jimmy Hayes / Richard Tyler / Don Burnett / Bob Alexander / Paul Bryar / Del Erickson / Ron Gans
Plot:
Tom Lee is more interested in the arts than in sports, something that sits uneasily with both his father and his classmates. Tom's school housemaster Bill Reynolds even gives him a hard time for his "effeminate" interests. However, Bill's wife Laura sympathizes with Tom and tries to help him with her own overtures.
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Slightly Scarlet
Year: 1956
Genre: Crime / Thriller / Action
Rating: (6.1)
Country: United States
Runtime: 99 min.
Director: Allan Dwan
Studio: Benedict Bogeaus Production
Cast: John Payne / Rhonda Fleming / Arlene Dahl / Kent Taylor / Ted de Corsia / Lance Fuller / Buddy Baer / Ellen Corby / George E. Stone
Plot:
Kleptomaniac Dorothy Lyons is paroled from prison in custody of her sister June, secretary to "reform" political candidate Frank Jansen. Ben Grace, associate of crime boss Sol Caspar, sees this as a way to smear Jansen's campaign. But after falling out with Caspar, Ben tries to help June, who he begins to fall for. Sexy Dorothy also has a yen for Ben. June is reluctantly forced to go along with Be
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猫と庄造と二人のをんな
Year: 1956
Genre: Comedy
Rating: (6.5)
Country: Japan
Runtime: 135 min.
Director: Shiro Toyoda
Studio: Tokyo Eiga Co.
Cast: Hisaya Morishige / Kyôko Kagawa / Isuzu Yamada / Chieko Naniwa / Mineko Yorozuyo / Eiko Miyoshi / Yuko Minami / Gangyoku Ashinoya / Juro Hayashida / Haruo Tanaka / Kyû Sazanka / Entatsu Yokoyama
Plot:
Shozo is plagued by the needs of his ex-wife and his current one, but prefers the company of his cat.
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Rentrée des Classes
Year: 1956
Rating: (6.5)
Country: France
Runtime: 24 min.
Director: Jacques Rozier
Cast: Marius Sumian
Plot:
In a small village in Provence, on the first day of school, a young boy throws his bag into the river on a bet, and the retrieval of it leads to a thrilling adventure.
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Pillars of the Sky
Year: 1956
Genre: Western
Rating: (7)
Country: United States
Runtime: 95 min.
Director: George Marshall
Studio: Universal International Pictures
Cast: Jeff Chandler / Dorothy Malone / Ward Bond / Keith Andes / Lee Marvin / Sydney Chaplin / Willis Bouchey / Michael Ansara / Olive Carey / Charles Horvath
Plot:
First Sergeant Emmett Bell faces off with Apache chieftain Kamiakin in this nuanced portrayal of racial tensions between Native Americans and white settlers in 1860s Oregon Country.
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Our Miss Brooks
Year: 1956
Genre: Comedy
Rating: (6.5)
Country: United States
Runtime: 85 min.
Director: Al Lewis
Studio: Lute Productions
Cast: Eve Arden / Gale Gordon / Don Porter / Robert Rockwell / Jane Morgan / Richard Crenna / Nick Adams / Leonard Smith / Gloria McMillan / Joseph Kearns / William Newell / Philip Van Zandt / Marjorie Bennett / Herb Vigran
Plot:
The big-screen translation of the successful television show of the 1950's. Arden stars as Connie Brooks, wisecracking English teacher at Madison High School , still hoping to tie the knot with shy biology teacher Philip Boynton (Robert Rockwell).
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Never Say Goodbye
Year: 1956
Genre: Romance / Drama
Rating: (7)
Country: United States
Runtime: 96 min.
Director: Jerry Hopper
Studio: Universal International Pictures
Cast: Rock Hudson / Cornell Borchers / George Sanders / Shelley Fabares / Ray Collins / David Janssen / Helen Wallace / John Wengraf / Max Showalter / John Banner / Raymond Greenleaf / Jerry Paris / Frank Wilcox / James Flavin / Else Neft / Robert F. Simon / Howard Wendell / Fred Nurney / Edward Earle / John Mylong
Plot:
In present-day U.S., Dr. Michael Parker, a prominent surgeon, unexpectedly runs into his German-born wife whom he thought was dead. Victor, an artist and his "dead" wife's now boyfriend, berates Dr. Parker for "killing" her. The bulk of the story flashes back to Austria during World War II as we learn how Dr. Parker met and married his wife, and the one mistake that may have cost him his family.
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あなた買います
Year: 1956
Genre: Drama
Rating: (6.9)
Country: Japan
Runtime: 111 min.
Director: Masaki Kobayashi
Studio: Ltd.
Cast: Keiji Sada / Keiko Kishi / Minoru Oki / Yûnosuke Itô / Mitsuko Mito / Jun Tatara / Haruko Chichibu / Tokue Hanazawa / Zenichi Inagawa / Tatsuya Ishiguro / Akio Isono / Masami Maehata / Reiko Minakami / Kôji Mitsui / Jô Mitsumura / Junkichi Orimoto / Takamaru Sasaki / Kyû Sazanka / Toshio Shimamura / Koji Shirotani
Plot:
A talent scout moves sharply, dead-set on signing a promising athlete to the team the Toyko Flowers.
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Hot Blood
Year: 1956
Genre: Drama / Music
Rating: (4.5)
Country: United States
Runtime: 85 min.
Director: Nicholas Ray
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Cast: Jane Russell / Cornel Wilde / Luther Adler / Joseph Calleia / James H. Russell / Nina Koshetz / Helen Westcott / Mikhail Rasumny / Wally Russell / Richard Deacon
Plot:
Stephen Torino (Wilde), who is tricked by his brother Marco (Adler) into an arranged marriage with tempestuous Annie Caldash (Russell). Annie is willing to give the union a go, but Torino wants none of it.
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La Traversée de Paris
Year: 1956
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Rating: (7.1)
Country: Italy / France
Runtime: 80 min.
Director: Claude Autant-Lara
Studio: Franco London Films
Cast: Jean Gabin / Bourvil / Jeannette Batti / Louis de Funès / Georgette Anys / Robert Arnoux / Laurence Badie / Myno Burney / Germaine Delbat / Monette Dinay / Jean Dunot / Bernard La Jarrige / Jacques Marin / Hubert de Lapparent / Hans Verner / Hugues Wanner / Anne Carrère / Martine Alexis / Béatrice Arnac
Plot:
Two unlikely companions must smuggle four suitcases filled with contraband pork across Nazi-occupied Paris.
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Eine Berliner Romanze
Year: 1956
Genre: Drama / Romance
Rating: (5.9)
Country: Germany / East Germany
Runtime: 81 min.
Director: Gerhard Klein
Studio: DEFA
Cast: Annekathrin Bürger / Ulrich Thein / Erika Dunkelmann / Marga Legal / Horst Kube / Uwe-Jens Pape / Erich Franz / Hartmut Reck / Karl Kendzia / Eckart Friedrichson / Paul Pfingst / Ernst-Georg Schwill / Karl Weber
Plot:
Mid-1950s Berlin, before the building of the Wall. Uschi, a salesgirl and aspiring fashion model from the East, is attracted to Hans, from the West. But she also loves the bright shop windows in his part of the city. The flashiness of this new world soon evaporates, however, when Hans loses his job.
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Davy Crockett and the River Pirates
Year: 1956
Genre: Western / Family / Adventure / Action
Rating: (6.6)
Country: United States
Runtime: 81 min.
Director: Norman Foster
Set: Davy Crockett Collection
Studio: Walt Disney Productions
Cast: Fess Parker / Buddy Ebsen / Jeff York / Kenneth Tobey / Clem Bevans / Irvin Ashkenazy / Mort Mills / Paul Newlan / Frank Richards / Troy Melton / Hank Worden / Dick Crockett / Walter Catlett
Plot:
Davy Crockett and his sidekick Georgie compete against boastful Mike Fink ("King of the River") in a boat race to New Orleans. Later, Davy and Georgie, allied with Fink, battle a group of river pirates trying to pass themselves off as Native Americans.
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Canyon River
Year: 1956
Genre: Western
Rating: (6)
Country: United States
Runtime: 79 min.
Director: Harmon Jones
Studio: Allied Artists Pictures
Cast: George Montgomery / Marcia Henderson / Peter Graves / Richard Eyer / Walter Sande / Robert J. Wilke / Alan Hale Jr. / John Harmon / Jack Lambert / William Fawcett
Plot:
A rancher's (George Montgomery) foreman (Peter Graves) schemes against him on a cattle drive from Oregon to Wyoming.
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Beyond Mombasa
Year: 1956
Genre: Adventure / Action
Rating: (7.5)
Country: United States / United Kingdom
Runtime: 90 min.
Director: George Marshall
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Cast: Cornel Wilde / Donna Reed / Leo Genn / Ron Randell / Christopher Lee
Plot:
An American travels to East Africa, where he tries to find out how his brother died.
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Assignment Redhead
Year: 1956
Genre: Crime / Drama
Rating: (4.7)
Country: United Kingdom
Runtime: 79 min.
Director: Maclean Rogers
Studio: Butcher's Film Service
Cast: Richard Denning / Carole Mathews / Ronald Adam / Danny Green / Brian Worth / Hugh Moxey / Peter Swanwick / Elwyn Brook-Jones / Ronald Leigh-Hunt / Robert Vincent O'Neill / Paul Hardtmuth / Bill Nagy / Alex Gallier / Robert Crewdson / Jimmy Cains / Edward Forsyth / Theodore Wilhelm / Robert Bruce / Jan Holden
Plot:
An American army officer working for British intelligence comes to post-war Berlin to solve a murder. His investigation is compromised when he falls for a nightclub singer, not realising she is an agent of the criminal mastermind he is on the trail of.
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অপরাজিত
Year: 1956
Genre: Drama
Rating: (7.9)
Country: India
Runtime: 110 min.
Director: Satyajit Ray
Set: The Apu Trilogy
Studio: Epic Productions
Cast: Kanu Bannerjee / Karuna Banerjee / Smaran Ghosal / Pinaki Sengupta / Santi Gupta / Ramani Sengupta / Ranibala / Sudipta Roy / Ajay Mitra / Charuprakash Ghosh / Subodh Ganguli / Hemanta Chatterjee / Kamala Adhikari / Lalchand Banerjee / Kali Bannerjee / Panchanan Bhattacharya / Debabrata Chakraborty / Harendrakumar Chakravarti / Meenakshi Devi / Anil Mukherjee
Plot:
The Unvanquished is the second part of the Apu film trilogy about the boy, Apu who gets a scholarship to study at a College in Calcutta. His mother is alone and torn between wanting him to be successful and not wanting him to leave her alone.
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Et Dieu… créa la femme
Year: 1956
Genre: Romance / Drama
Rating: (6.2)
Country: France
Runtime: 95 min.
Director: Roger Vadim
Studio: Iéna Productions
Cast: Brigitte Bardot / Jean-Louis Trintignant / Curd Jürgens / Jane Marken / Jean Tissier / Isabelle Corey / Jacqueline Ventura / Christian Marquand / Georges Poujouly / Jean Lefebvre
Plot:
Juliette Hardy is sexual dynamite, and has the men of a French coastal town panting. But Antoine, the only man who affects her likewise, wouldn't dream of settling down with a woman his friends consider the town tramp.
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Et Dieu… créa la femme
Year: 1956
Genre: Romance / Drama
Rating: (6.2)
Country: France
Runtime: 95 min.
Director: Roger Vadim
Studio: Iéna Productions
Cast: Brigitte Bardot / Jean-Louis Trintignant / Curd Jürgens / Jane Marken / Jean Tissier / Isabelle Corey / Jacqueline Ventura / Christian Marquand / Georges Poujouly / Jean Lefebvre
Plot:
Juliette Hardy is sexual dynamite, and has the men of a French coastal town panting. But Antoine, the only man who affects her likewise, wouldn't dream of settling down with a woman his friends consider the town tramp.
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A Kiss Before Dying
Year: 1956
Genre: Romance / Mystery / Crime / Thriller / Drama
Rating: (6.8)
Country: United States
Runtime: 94 min.
Director: Gerd Oswald
Studio: Crown International Pictures
Cast: Robert Wagner / Jeffrey Hunter / Virginia Leith / Joanne Woodward / Mary Astor / George Macready / Robert Quarry / Howard Petrie / Molly McCart / Marlene Felton / Bill Walker
Plot:
A college student tries to get rich quick by wooing two wealthy sisters.
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7th Cavalry
Year: 1956
Genre: Western
Rating: (5.8)
Country: United States
Runtime: 75 min.
Director: Joseph H. Lewis
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Cast: Randolph Scott / Barbara Hale / Jay C. Flippen / Frank Faylen / Jeanette Nolan / Leo Gordon / Denver Pyle / Harry Carey, Jr. / Michael Pate / Donald Curtis / Frank Wilcox / Pat Hogan / Russell Hicks / Peter Ortiz
Plot:
An officer accused of cowardice volunteers to bring back General Custers's body after Little Big Horn.
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Who Done It?
Year: 1956
Genre: Action / Comedy
Rating: (0)
Runtime: 0 min.
Cast: Benny Hill / Belinda Lee / David Kossoff / Garry Marsh / Ernest Thesiger / George Margo / Frederick Schiller / Thorley Walters / Stratford Johns / Warwick Ashton / Norah Blaney / Charles Hawtrey / Nicholas Phipps / Peter Bull / Gibb McLaughlin / Ernest Jay / Harold Scott / Terence Alexander
Plot:
This movie debut for saucy British TV comic Benny Hill has Benny leaving his job as a sweeper after winning some money. He becomes a private detective and investigates a plot to assassinate British scientists.
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War and Peace
Year: 1956
Genre: Romance / War / Drama
Rating: (0)
Runtime: 0 min.
Cast: Audrey Hepburn / Henry Fonda / Mel Ferrer / Vittorio Gassman / Herbert Lom / Oskar Homolka / Anita Ekberg / Barry Jones / May Britt / Jeremy Brett / John Mills / Helmut Dantine / Tullio Carminati / Milly Vitale / Lea Seidl / Anna Maria Ferrero / Wilfrid Lawson / Patrick Crean / Sean Barrett / Gertrude Flynn
Plot:
Napoleon's tumultuous relations with Russia including his disastrous 1812 invasion serve as the backdrop for the tangled personal lives of two aristocratic families.
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The King and I
Year: 1956
Genre: Music / Adventure / Romance / Drama
Rating: (0)
Runtime: 0 min.
Cast: Deborah Kerr / Yul Brynner / Rita Moreno / Martin Benson / Terry Saunders / Rex Thompson / Patrick Adiarte / Alan Mowbray / Carlos Rivas / Geoffrey Toone / Charles Irwin / Marni Nixon
Plot:
Widowed Welsh mother Anna Loenowens becomes a governess and English tutor to the wives and many children of the stubborn King Mongkut of Siam. Anna and the King have a clash of personalities as she works to teach the royal family about the English language, customs and etiquette, and rushes to prepare a party for a group of European diplomats who must change their opinions about the King.
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The Green Man
Year: 1956
Genre: Comedy
Rating: (0)
Runtime: 0 min.
Cast: Alastair Sim / George Cole / Terry-Thomas / Jill Adams / Raymond Huntley / Colin Gordon / Avril Angers / Eileen Moore / Dora Bryan / John Chandos / Cyril Chamberlain / Richard Wattis / Vivien Wood / Marie Burke / Lucy Griffiths / Arthur Brough / Arthur Lowe / Alexander Gauge / Peter Bull / Willoughby Goddard
Plot:
Unknown to everyone but his shady Middle Eastern bosses, watchmaker Hawkins is actually a professional hired assassin with a predilection for killing his targets with bombs. After disposing of a dictator and millionaire, Hawkins is assigned to kill a politician who is heading to a remote hotel, The Green Man, for a secret tryst with his secretary. There, however, Hawkins' plot is discovered by vacuum salesman William Blake, who determines to stop him.
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The Girl He Left Behind
Year: 1956
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Rating: (0)
Runtime: 0 min.
Cast: Tab Hunter / Natalie Wood / Jessie Royce Landis / Jim Backus / Henry Jones / Murray Hamilton / Alan King / James Garner / David Janssen / Vinton Hayworth / Budd Knapp / John Lester Johnson / Raymond Bailey / Florenz Ames / Fredd Wayne
Plot:
A young man is drafted and goes through the rigors of basic training, ultimately discovering the experience is also character-building. Director David Butler's 1956 film stars '50s teen favorites Tab Hunter and Natalie Wood, with supporting roles played by Jim Backus, Jessie Royce Landis, Murray Hamilton, Henry Jones, James Garner, Alan King, Ernestine Wade, David Janssen and Raymond Bailey.
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