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Baby Doll
Year: 1956
Genre: Drama
Rating: (0)
Runtime: 0 min.
Cast: Karl Malden / Carroll Baker / Eli Wallach / Mildred Dunnock / Lonny Chapman / Eades Hogue / Noah Williamson / R.G. Armstrong / Madeleine Sherwood / Rip Torn
Plot:
Archie Lee Meighan is a failing cotton gin owner who is married to Baby Doll, a 19-year old childlike beauty whose father arranged the marriage for financial reasons. As Archie awaits the arrival of Baby Doll's 20th birthday, the day that they are supposed to consummate their marriage, he faces interference from business rival Silva Vacarro, who plots to seduce Baby Doll away from Meighan.
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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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Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Year: 1956
Genre: Horror / Science Fiction
Rating: (0)
Runtime: 0 min.
Cast: Kevin McCarthy / Dana Wynter / Larry Gates / King Donovan / Carolyn Jones / Jean Willes / Ralph Dumke / Virginia Christine / Tom Fadden / Kenneth Patterson / Guy Way / Bobby Clark / Beatrice Maude / Whit Bissell / Richard Deacon / Robert Osterloh / Guy Rennie / Eileen Stevens / Jean Andren / Everett Glass
Plot:
A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates.
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Somebody Up There Likes Me
Year: 1956
Genre: Drama
Rating: (0)
Runtime: 0 min.
Cast: Paul Newman / Pier Angeli / Everett Sloane / Eileen Heckart / Sal Mineo / Harold J. Stone / Arch Johnson / Joseph Buloff / Sammy White / Steve McQueen / Robert P. Lieb / Theodore Newton / Stanley Adams / Fred Aldrich / Leon Alton / William Boyett / Bart Braverman / John Breen / Frank Campanella / Walter Cartier
Plot:
The story of boxer Rocky Graziano's rise from juvenile delinquent to world champ.
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Hollywood or Bust
Year: 1956
Genre: Comedy
Rating: (0)
Runtime: 0 min.
Cast: Dean Martin / Jerry Lewis / Pat Crowley / Maxie Rosenbloom / Anita Ekberg / Willard Waterman / Richard Karlan
Plot:
The last movie with Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin together, is a satire of the life in Hollywood. Steve Wiley is a deceiver who cheats Malcolm Smith when he wins a car, claiming that he won it too. Trying to steal the car, Steve tells Malcolm that he lives in Hollywood, next to Anita Ekberg's. When Malcom hears that, they both set out for Hollywood and the adventure begins...
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The King and I
Year: 1956
Genre: Drama / Romance / Adventure / Music
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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Forbidden Planet
Year: 1956
Genre: Science Fiction
Rating: (0)
Runtime: 0 min.
Cast: Walter Pidgeon / Anne Francis / Leslie Nielsen / Warren Stevens / Jack Kelly / Marvin Miller / Earl Holliman / Richard Anderson / George Wallace / Robert Dix / Jimmy Thompson / James Drury / Harry Harvey Jr. / Roger McGee / Peter Miller / Morgan Jones / Richard Grant / James Best / William Boyett / Les Tremayne
Plot:
Starship C57D travels to planet Altair 4 in search of the crew of spaceship "Bellerophon", a scientific expedition that has been missing for 20 years, only to find themselves unwelcome by the expedition's lone survivor and warned of destruction by an invisible force if they don't turn back immediately.
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Miracle in the Rain
Year: 1956
Genre: Drama / Romance
Rating: (0)
Runtime: 0 min.
Cast: Jane Wyman / Van Johnson / Peggie Castle / Fred Clark / Eileen Heckart / Josephine Hutchinson / William Gargan / Barbara Nichols / Irene Seidner / Alan King / Halliwell Hobbes / Paul Picerni / Arte Johnson / Grandon Rhodes / Ray Walker / Paul Smith / Marcel Dalio
Plot:
Wartime romance about a lonely man and woman who meet one rainy afternoon in New York.
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The Bad Seed
Year: 1956
Genre: Crime / Drama / Horror / Thriller / Mystery
Rating: (0)
Runtime: 0 min.
Cast: Nancy Kelly / Patty McCormack / Eileen Heckart / Henry Jones / Evelyn Varden / William Hopper / Paul Fix / Jesse White / Gage Clarke / Joan Croydon / Frank Cady / Frances Bavier / Shelley Fabares / Patricia Morrow
Plot:
Air Force Colonel Kenneth Penmark and his wife, Christine, dote on their daughter, Rhoda -- as does their lonely landlady, Monica Breedlove. But self-centered Rhoda has a secret tendency for selfishness and loves to accumulate gifts, whether given or stolen, in her room. Christine keeps her knowledge of her daughter's darker side to herself, but when a schoolmate of Rhoda's dies mysteriously, her self-deception unravels.
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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: Drama / War / Romance
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 Catered Affair
Year: 1956
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Rating: (0)
Runtime: 0 min.
Cast: Bette Davis / Ernest Borgnine / Debbie Reynolds / Barry Fitzgerald / Rod Taylor / Robert F. Simon / Madge Kennedy / Dorothy Stickney / Carol Veazie / Joan Camden / Ray Stricklyn / Jay Adler / Dan Tobin / Paul Denton / Augusta Merighi / Mae Clarke
Plot:
At breakfast, Jane announces that she and Ralph are getting married the next week. All Jane and Ralph want is a small wedding with the immediate family and no reception. This is because Jane's parents are poor and Jane and Ralph can borrow a car for their honeymoon. However, at dinner that night all Ralph's parents talk about are the big weddings they gave their daughters and everything escalates. All of a sudden, it is a big wedding breakfast with hundreds of guests. The problem is that for 12 years, Tom has been saving money to buy his own cab and license, but now that he can, all of his money is going towards a wedding neither he, or Jane or Ralph really want.
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The Creature Walks Among Us
Year: 1956
Genre: Horror / Science Fiction
Rating: (0)
Runtime: 0 min.
Cast: Rex Reason / Jeff Morrow / Leigh Snowden / Gregg Palmer / Maurice Manson / James Rawley / David McMahon / Paul Fierro / Lillian Molieri / Frank Chase / Ricou Browning / Don Megowan / Larry Hudson
Plot:
The third film in The "Creature From The Black Lagoon" franchise sees the Gill Man turned into an air-breather by a mad scientist.
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Giant
Year: 1956
Genre: Drama / Western
Rating: (0)
Runtime: 0 min.
Cast: Elizabeth Taylor / Rock Hudson / James Dean / Carroll Baker / Jane Withers / Chill Wills / Mercedes McCambridge / Dennis Hopper / Sal Mineo / Rod Taylor / Judith Evelyn / Earl Holliman / Robert Nichols / Paul Fix / Alexander Scourby / Charles Watts / Elsa Cárdenas / Carolyn Craig / Monte Hale / Sheb Wooley
Plot:
Sprawling epic covering the life of a Texas cattle rancher and his family and associates.
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The Girl He Left Behind
Year: 1956
Genre: Drama / Comedy
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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Rose Street
Year: 1956
Genre: Documentary
Rating: (0)
Runtime: 0 min.
Plot:
The minutiae of daily life on Edinburgh's Rose Street in the fifties is presented in this impressionistic documentary piece.
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Carousel
Year: 1956
Genre: Music / Romance
Rating: (0)
Runtime: 0 min.
Cast: Gordon MacRae / Shirley Jones / Cameron Mitchell / Barbara Ruick / Claramae Turner / Robert Rounseville / Gene Lockhart / Audrey Christie / Susan Luckey / William LeMassena / John Dehner / Jacques d'Amboise
Plot:
Billy Bigelow has been dead for 15 years. Now outside the pearly gates, he long ago waived his right to go back to Earth for a day. He has heard that there is a problem with his family: namely with his wife Julie Bigelow, née Jordan, and his child he hasn't met. He would now like to head back to Earth to assist in rectifying the problem; but before he may go, he has to get permission from the gatekeeper by telling him his story. Adapted from the Rodgers and Hammerstein hit Broadway musical.
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Serenade
Year: 1956
Genre: Romance / Music / Drama
Rating: (0)
Country: United States
Runtime: 121 min.
Director: Anthony Mann
Cast: Mario Lanza / Joan Fontaine / Sara Montiel / Vincent Price / Joseph Calleia / Harry Bellaver / Vince Edwards / Silvio Minciotti / Frank Puglia / Edward Platt / Licia Albanese / Jean Fenn / Abdullah Abbas / Martha Acker / Stephen Bekassy / Richard Cable / James Conaty / Joe DeAngelo / Elizabeth Flournoy / Bess Flowers
Plot:
A wealthy woman discovers a vineyard worker with a beautiful operatic singing voice. She helps make him a star, but breaks his heart. He flees in misery to Mexico where he meets a sweet farm girl.
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The Price of Fear
Year: 1956
Genre: Drama / Crime
Rating: (0)
Country: United States
Runtime: 79 min.
Director: Abner Biberman
Cast: Merle Oberon / Lex Barker / Charles Drake / Gia Scala / Warren Stevens / Phillip Pine / Mary Field / Dan Riss / Konstantin Shayne / Stafford Repp / Tim Sullivan
Plot:
A co-owner of a race track goes on the run after witnessing something he shouldn't have at the track.
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Julie
Year: 1956
Genre: Thriller
Rating: (0)
Country: United States
Runtime: 99 min.
Director: Andrew L. Stone
Cast: Doris Day / Louis Jourdan / Barry Sullivan / Frank Lovejoy / Jack Kelly / Ann Robinson / Barney Phillips / Jack Kruschen / John Gallaudet / Carleton Young / Hank Patterson / Ed Hinton / Harlan Warde / Aline Towne / Eddie Marr / Joel Marston / Mae Marsh
Plot:
A terrified stewardess is stalked by her psychotic estranged husband.
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Fun at St. Fanny's
Year: 1956
Genre: Comedy
Rating: (0)
Runtime: 80 min.
Director: Maurice Elvey
Cast: Fred Emney / Vera Day / Cardew Robinson / Freddie Mills
Plot:
Gormless 25 year-old Cardew, wealthy beneficiary of the Robinson Will, should have left St. Fanny's School many years ago. However, seedy headmaster Dr. Jankers (music hall favourite Fred Emney) is in the toils of shady bookmaker Harry the Scar (boxer Freddie Mills) and has so-far kept his golden goose perched firmly at the bottom of the class. Blissfully unaware of nefarious intrigue around him, Cardew continues to flirt coyly with the French mistress and gamble for school dinners on the form room roulette wheel. But canny Scots solicitor McTavish has been sent to investigate... Featuring television's Billy Bunter, Gerald Campion, gorgeous Vera Day, Will Hay cohort Claude Hulbert, muddle-mouthed Stanley Unwin, a young Ronnie Corbett, and enough old jokes to fill a Christmas Cracker factory.
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Michel Strogoff
Year: 1956
Genre: History / Adventure
Rating: (0)
Country: Italy / Serbia / France
Runtime: 108 min.
Director: Carmine Gallone
Cast: Curd Jürgens / Geneviève Page / Jacques Dacqmine / Sylva Koscina / Gérard Buhr / Louis Arbessier / Henri Nassiet / Fernand Fabre / Michel Etcheverry / Paul Demange / Valéry Inkijinoff / Françoise Fabian / Sylvie / Jean Parédès / Stole Aranđelović / Mavid Popović / Dušan Janićijević / Pavle Mincic / Sima Janićijević / Stanko Buhanac
Plot:
After the death of his wife and his son, Michael, an intrepid Russian imperial army officer, lost the joy of living. His family has been the victim of an attack by the commander Ogareff Tartar troops, operating in the eastern DRC. When Tsar commissioned him to cross the dangerous mission across Siberia to restore communications troops sabotaged by Ogareff, the young officer does not hesitate to accept.
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Spin a Dark Web
Year: 1956
Genre: Drama / Crime
Rating: (0)
Country: United Kingdom
Runtime: 76 min.
Director: Vernon Sewell
Cast: Faith Domergue / Lee Patterson / Rona Anderson / Martin Benson / Robert Arden / Joss Ambler / Bernard Fox
Plot:
A boxer is lured into a murder plot by a scheming woman.
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The Wormwood Star
Year: 1956
Genre: Documentary
Rating: (0)
Country: United States
Runtime: 10 min.
Director: Curtis Harrington
Cast: Marjorie Cameron
Plot:
Documentary on occultist Marjorie Cameron.
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Rumble on the Docks
Year: 1956
Genre: Drama / Crime
Rating: (0)
Country: United States
Runtime: 82 min.
Director: Fred F. Sears
Cast: James Darren / Laurie Carroll / Michael Granger / Jerry Janger / Robert Blake / Edgar Barrier / Celia Lovsky / David Bond / Timothy Carey / Michael Mark / Robert Shayne / Barry Froner / Joseph Vitale
Plot:
A juvenile delinquent (James Darren) puts his gang behind a New York waterfront union racketeer (Michael Granger).
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Attack
Year: 1956
Genre: War / Drama / Action
Rating: (0)
Runtime: 0 min.
Director: Robert Aldrich
Cast: Jack Palance / Eddie Albert / Lee Marvin / Robert Strauss / Richard Jaeckel / Buddy Ebsen / Jon Shepodd / Peter van Eyck / Jim Goodwin / Steven Geray / Jud Taylor / Louis Mercier / Henry Rowland / Mike Ragan / Ron McNeil / Strother Martin / Leonard Bremen / William Smithers / Bing Russell
Plot:
In 1945, an American Infantry company sets up an artillery observation post, but tensions between Captain Cooney and Lieutenant Costa run high.
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Nigorie
Year: 1956
Genre: Drama
Rating: (7.3)
Country: Japan
Runtime: 130 min.
Director: Tadashi Imai
Studio: Shinseiki Productions
Cast: Akiko Tamura / Yatsuko Tan'ami / Ken Mitsuda / Hiroshi Akutagawa / Hiro Kumon / Yoshiko Kuga / Nobuo Nakamura / Shin Tatsuoka / Teruko Nagaoka / Noboru Nakaya / Kazuo Kitamura / Chikage Awashima / Haruko Sugimura / Natsuko Kahara / Yoshie Minami / Hisao Toake / Sô Yamamura / Seiji Miyaguchi / Michiko Araki / Maiko Hojo
Plot:
Story 1 : "The Thirteenth Night". Seki turns up at her parents' house in the dead of night, where she breaks down and says she cannot continue to live with her husband, a rich man to whom the family is indebted. After a tearful and long discussion, they convince her to return. On the way home, the rickshaw driver turns out to be an old school friend, and they reminisce about the old days. .... Story 2 : "The Last Day Of The Year". Mine is a hard-working maid in the house of a miserly, slave-driving old woman who is burdened by a wastrel son, who pesters the old woman and her new husband for money to pay off gambling debts. Mine's uncle is her only surviving relative, and the man who raised her, who is very ill and needs money to repay a loanshark. Mine promises to borrow the money from her employer but, although the old woman initially agrees, she breaks that promise on the due date, New Year's Eve. Can honest Mine resist the temptation to steal ? ..... Story 3: "An Inlet of Muddy Water". The trials and tribulations of a group of young to middle-aged whores. All the women in this particular bawdy house look up to and admire the stunning O-Riki. But O-Riki is nevertheless troubled. Gen, a shabby coolie, hangs around and pesters her, despite having a long-suffering wife and a young son, who calls O-Riki "The Demon". One night, desperate for clients, several of the girls lunge at and literally drag some passers-by inside. One of these men is cultured and gentlemanly, and becomes O-Riki's regular client. She looks forward to his visits and hopes he will marry her. Meanwhile, Gen's wife alternates between solicitousness and harassment, and home life becomes tough.
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The Proud and Profane
Year: 1956
Genre: Romance / Drama
Rating: (6.3)
Country: United States
Runtime: 111 min.
Director: George Seaton
Studio: Paramount
Cast: William Holden / Deborah Kerr / Thelma Ritter / Dewey Martin / William Redfield / Ross Bagdasarian / Adam Williams / Marion Ross / Theodore Newton / Richard Shannon / Peter Hansen / Ward Wood / Geraldine Hall / Evelyn Cotton / Ann Morriss / Nancy Stevens / Lorraine Brox / Bob Kenaston / Taylor Measom / Don House
Plot:
In this romantic drama, beautiful Red Cross volunteer Lee Ashley (Deborah Kerr) arrives on the South Pacific island of New Caledonia to learn more about the circumstances surrounding the death of her husband, Howard, in the Battle of Guadalcanal. There, Ashley falls for the gruff, seductive Marine Lt. Col. Colin Buck (William Holden), but struggle and tragedy follow when the widow learns about the reality of Buck's life back home.
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Everything But the Truth
A Strange Adventure
Year: 1956
Rating: (5)
Runtime: 70 min.
Director: William Witney
Cast: Joan Evans / Ben Cooper / Marla English / Jan Merlin / Nick Adams / Peter Miller / Paul Smith / Emlen Davies / Frank Wilcox / Thomas Browne Henry / John Maxwell / Steve Wayne
Plot:
A trio of thieves make their getaway by kidnapping a young hot-rodder, and take over a mountain cabin for a hideout after overpowering its occupants.
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Rock Rock Rock!
Year: 1956
Genre: Music
Rating: (0)
Country: United States
Runtime: 85 min.
Director: Will Price
Studio: Vanguard Productions
Cast: Fran Manfred / Tuesday Weld / Jacqueline Kerr / Teddy Randazzo / Connie Francis / Ivy Schulman / Chuck Berry / LaVern Baker / Alan Freed / Jack Collins / Carol Moss / Eleanor Swayne / Valerie Harper
Plot:
A teenage girl, Dori Graham, can't convince her dad to buy her a strapless gown so she decides to get the money together herself in time for the prom.
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Love Me Tender
Year: 1956
Genre: Romance / Music / Western / Drama
Rating: (0)
Country: United States
Runtime: 89 min.
Director: Robert D. Webb
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Cast: Richard Egan / Debra Paget / Elvis Presley / Robert Middleton / William Campbell / Neville Brand / Mildred Dunnock / Bruce Bennett / James Drury / Russ Conway / Ken Clark / Barry Coe / L.Q. Jones / Dick Sargent
Plot:
Elvis Prestley's first film is a Civil War drama.
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X: The Unknown
Year: 1956
Genre: Mystery / Science Fiction / Horror
Rating: (0)
Country: United Kingdom
Runtime: 81 min.
Director: Leslie Norman
Studio: Hammer Film Productions
Cast: Dean Jagger / Leo McKern / William Lucas / Edward Chapman / John Harvey / Anthony Newley / Ian MacNaughton / Peter Hammond / Michael Ripper / Kenneth Cope / Michael Brooke / Frazer Hines / Neil Wilson / Jameson Clark / Jane Aird / Robert Bruce / John Stone / Marianne Brauns / Brown Derby / Norman MacOwan
Plot:
When a fissure explosively opens in an English mud flat during a military exercise there, injuring one soldier and killing another, an American research scientist at a nearby nuclear plant joins with a British investigator to discover why the victims were radioactively burned and why, shortly thereafter, a series of radiation-related incidents are occurring in an ever-growing straight line away from the fissure.
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Year: 1956
Genre: Fantasy / Drama
Rating: (0)
Runtime: 37 min.
Director: Jack Clayton
Cast: David Kossoff / Alfie Bass / Alan Tilvern / Alf Dean
Plot:
Fender is a lowly clerk in the warehouse of clothing manufacturers Ranting and Co. His one ambition is to have an overcoat of his own. Refused one by the cold hearted Ranting he asks a tailor friend, Morry, to make him one instead, but dies of cold before he can take delivery of it. Unwilling to give up his only desire even in death, he returns as a ghost to persuade Morry to steal him the overcoat he so coveted in life.
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Come Next Spring
Year: 1956
Genre: Drama
Rating: (0)
Country: United States
Runtime: 92 min.
Director: R.G. Springsteen
Studio: Republic Pictures
Cast: Ann Sheridan / Walter Brennan / Sherry Jackson / Richard Eyer / Edgar Buchanan / Sonny Tufts / Harry Shannon / James Westmoreland / Mae Clarke / Roscoe Ates / Wade Ruby / James Best / Steve Cochran
Plot:
Matt Ballot has returned home after 12 years of hard drinking in all 48 states. His wife has managed to raise their 14 year daughter and 12 year old son nicely without his help. Matt is considered a disgrace to the town he came from and now he finds himself trying to win the love of his children, his wife and the respect of the towns people. Set in Arkansas in the 1920's.
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Charley Moon
Year: 1956
Genre: Music
Rating: (0)
Country: United Kingdom
Runtime: 89 min.
Director: Guy Hamilton
Studio: Colin Lesslie Productions
Cast: Max Bygraves / Dennis Price / Michael Medwin / Florence Desmond / Shirley Eaton / Patricia Driscoll / Charles Victor / Reginald Beckwith / Cyril Raymond / Newton Blick / Vic Wise / Lou Jacobi / Eric Sykes / Bill Fraser / Brian Oulton / Stuart Saunders / Michael Dear / Jane Asher / Marianne Stone / Lesley Scoble
Plot:
A new career opens for Charley Moon when, during his army service, he is detailed to appear in a unit concert. In doing so, he becomes friendly with Harold Armytage, a peacetime actor of the old school. Hearing that Charley has no job to go to when demobilized, Armytage suggests they team up as stage comics. Things are not easy; jobs are few and far between, and when they can be found they are in the tattiest of theatres, but Charley gains the experience he needs. They then decide to try their luck in London.
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La risaia
Year: 1956
Genre: Drama
Rating: (0)
Country: Italy
Runtime: 90 min.
Director: Raffaello Matarazzo
Studio: Ponti-De Laurentiis Cinematografica
Cast: Elsa Martinelli / Folco Lulli / Michel Auclair / Rik Battaglia / Vivi Gioi / Lilla Brignone / Gianni Santuccio
Plot:
The 19-year-old Elena, who is as pretty as she is bright, works as a rice girl for the landlord Guerrini. Having become aware of her name, he finds out that she is his illegitimate daughter of whom he knew nothing. He tries to secretly help Elena, who has fallen in love with the car mechanic Gianni. But that only creates mistrust. When Guerrini's worthless nephew harasses the girl, the situation is dramatically worse.
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Private's Progress
Year: 1956
Genre: War / Comedy
Rating: (0)
Country: United Kingdom
Runtime: 102 min.
Director: John Boulting
Studio: British Lion Film Corporation
Cast: Ian Carmichael / Ronald Adam / Henry B. Longhurst / Peter Jones / Dennis Price / Miles Malleson / Sally Miles / David King-Wood / Derrick De Marney / William Hartnell / Brian Oulton / Michael Trubshawe / John Le Mesurier / Jill Adams / Terry-Thomas / Thorley Walters / John Warren / Richard Attenborough / Ian Bannen / Victor Maddern
Plot:
Stanley Windrush has to interrupt his university education when he is called up towards the end of the war. He quickly proves himself not to be officer material, but befriends wily Private Percival Cox who knows exactly how all the scams work in the confused world of the British Army. And Stanley's brigadier War Office uncle seems to be up to something more than a bit shady too - and they are both soon working for him, behind the enemy lines.
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Tarde de toros
Year: 1956
Rating: (0)
Country: Spain
Runtime: 76 min.
Director: Ladislao Vajda
Cast: Domingo Ortega / Antonio Bienvenida / María Asquerino / Marisa Prado
Plot:
Right-handers Ricardo Puente, Juan Carmona and Rondeño II, which will take the alternative are advertised in the poster. The first is an old bullfighter, famous in the past, as now, bitter and full of rancor, lives with Paloma, a woman who is not resigned to continue to be the lover of a man who has fallen into oblivion. Carmona, the Bullfighter of fashion, has a major contract to fight in America, but his wife Isabel wants to reject the offer. Ana Maria, the sister of Carmona, hopes that his brother adopted its relations with Rondeno II; but Carmona was opposed because considers it it a bad Bullfighter
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Thunderstorm
Year: 1956
Genre: Drama
Rating: (0)
Country: United Kingdom
Runtime: 85 min.
Director: John Guillermin
Studio: Hemisphere Pictures
Cast: Carlos Thompson / Linda Christian / Charles Korvin / Gary Thorne / Tito Junco / Erica Vaal / Catherina Ferraz / José Marco Davó / Félix de Pomés / Carlos Díaz de Mendoza / Julia Caba Alba / Isabel de Pomés / Conchita Bautista / Amalia Iglesias / Manuel San Román / Lina Rosales
Plot:
A luminously beautiful, provocative young woman is rescued near a small fishing village on the Spanish coast. The scene is set for a drama of dangerous passion that threatens to tear apart the simple, tranquil life of the village forever.
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The Gelignite Gang
Year: 1956
Genre: Drama / Crime / Thriller
Rating: (0)
Country: United Kingdom
Runtime: 74 min.
Director: Francis Searle
Studio: Cybex Film Productions Ltd.
Cast: Wayne Morris / Sandra Dorne / Patrick Holt / Eric Pohlmann / Arthur Young / Lloyd Lamble / James Kenney / Tony Doonan / Hugh Miller / Bertha Russell / Leigh Crutchley / Monti DeLyle / Bernadette Milnes / Simone Silva / Mark Daly / Ossie Waller
Plot:
A tense thriller that tears the lid off Soho's underworld and reveals the cunning organization behind a gang of safe-breakers who will stop at nothing, not even murder, to achieve their goals.
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The Long Arm
Year: 1956
Genre: Drama / Mystery
Rating: (0)
Country: United Kingdom
Runtime: 96 min.
Director: Charles Frend
Studio: Ealing Studios
Cast: Jack Hawkins / John Stratton / Dorothy Alison / Michael Brooke / Glyn Houston / Ursula Howells / Richard Leech / Geoffrey Keen / Sam Kydd / Meredith Edwards / Frazer Hines
Plot:
Scotland Yard detectives attempt to solve a spate of safe robberies across England beginning with clues found at the latest burglary in London. The film is notable for using a police procedural style made popular by Ealing in their 1950 film The Blue Lamp. It is known in the US as The Third Key.
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Breakaway
Year: 1956
Genre: Crime
Rating: (0)
Country: United Kingdom
Runtime: 72 min.
Director: Henry Cass
Studio: Cipa
Cast: Tom Conway / Michael Balfour / Honor Blackman / Brian Worth / Bruce Seton / Freddie Mills / Alexander Gauge / John Horsley / Paddy Webster / John Colicos / Larry Taylor / Arthur Lowe / Frederick Schrecker / Marianne Walla / Russell Westwood
Plot:
When Johnny Matlock whisks away a cold war secret from under the noses of Berlin's top secret agents, his every move is followed when he returns to England. His girlfriend Paula is kidnapped but her handbag is discovered at the scene of the crime by the aristocratic private eye, Duke Martin (Tom Conway). Inside it he discovers the secret formula that the agents are searching for and tracks down her sister Paula (Honor Blackman). As Johnny grows frantic for the safe return of his girlfriend, Duke Martin plays a deadly game of double bluff with the enemy agents.
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狂った果実
Year: 1956
Genre: Drama / Romance
Rating: (0)
Country: Japan
Runtime: 86 min.
Director: Kô Nakahira
Studio: Nikkatsu Corporation
Cast: Masahiko Tsugawa / Yûjirô Ishihara / Mie Kitahara / Harold Conway / Masumi Okada
Plot:
Two brothers compete for the amorous favors of a young woman during a seaside summer of gambling, boating, and drinking.
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The Broken Star
Year: 1956
Genre: Romance / Western
Rating: (0)
Country: United States
Runtime: 82 min.
Director: Lesley Selander
Studio: Bel-Air Productions
Cast: Howard Duff / Lita Baron / Bill Williams / Douglas Fowley / Henry Calvin / Addison Richards / Dorothy Adams / Vito Scotti
Plot:
A deputy sheriff defies local ranchers to investigate a Mexican's murder.
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Dakota Incident
Year: 1956
Genre: Western / Action
Rating: (0)
Country: United States
Runtime: 88 min.
Director: Lewis R. Foster
Studio: Republic Pictures
Cast: Linda Darnell / Dale Robertson / John Lund / Ward Bond / Regis Toomey / Skip Homeier / Irving Bacon / John Doucette / Whit Bissell / William Fawcett / Malcolm Atterbury / Diane DuBois / Charles Horvath
Plot:
Indians attack a stagecoach, and a disparate band of passengers must band together to fight them off.
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Rock Around the Clock
Year: 1956
Genre: Music
Rating: (0)
Country: United States
Runtime: 77 min.
Director: Fred F. Sears
Studio: Clover Productions
Cast: Johnny Johnston / Alix Talton / Lisa Gaye / John Archer / Henry Slate / Earl Barton / Bill Haley / Alan Freed / Freddie Bell / Tony Martinez / Harry Tyler
Plot:
A frustrated big-band promoter runs in to rock-and-rollers Bill Haley and the Comets at a small-town dance. He quickly becomes their manager and, with the help of Alan Freed, hopes to bring the new sound to the entire country. But will a conniving booking agent, with a personal ax to grind with the manager, conspire to keep the band from making the big time?
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Alexander the Great
Year: 1956
Genre: War / Romance / History / Drama / Adventure / Action
Rating: (0)
Country: United States / Spain
Runtime: 136 min.
Director: Robert Rossen
Studio: C.B. Films S.A.
Cast: Richard Burton / Fredric March / Claire Bloom / Barry Jones / Harry Andrews / Stanley Baker / Niall MacGinnis / Peter Cushing / Michael Hordern / Danielle Darrieux / Peter Wyngarde / William Squire / Carlos Baena / Christopher Lee / Virgílio Teixeira / Marisa de Leza / Gustavo Rojo / Rubén Rojo / Helmut Dantine / Friedrich von Ledebur
Plot:
He was a fierce military commander who led huge armies into battle without a single defeat; a magnificent warrior who many believed was part god - this was Alexander the Great (Richard Burton), the legendary Greek hero hailed by his countrymen as "The King of Kings". Born in 356 B.C. into a turbulent world of political unrest, educated by Aristotle (Barry Jones) and chosen to lead his people in the grand tradition of his powerful father (Fredric March), this glamorous world conqueror rose above all conflict to unite the continents of Europe and Asia to become one of the most celebrated rulers of all time! Written, produced and directed by Oscar - winner Robert Rossen and featuring the extraordinary Claire Bloom and a remarkable cast of thousands, this stunning portrait of one of history's most fascinating figures is colossal entertainment and an amazing spectacle.
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Yotsuya Kaidan
Year: 1956
Genre: Horror
Rating: (0)
Country: Japan
Runtime: 86 min.
Director: Masaki Môri
Studio: Shintoho Company
Cast: Tomisaburō Wakayama / Akemi Tsukushi / Chieko Soma / Haruo Tanaka / Shigeru Ogura / Unpei Yokoyama / Chôko Iida / Kô Mihashi / Masao Takamatsu / Michiko Ozawa / Kikuko Hanaoka / Hiroshi Izumida / Eiichi Nobuo / Sôten Kuni / Yuko Mandai
Plot:
Oiwa has been searching for the one who killed her father for a long time. She comes to Yedo and sees a man named Naosuke. The film is based on the kabuki classic: Toukaidou Yotsuya Kaidan (1826) written by Tsuruya Nanboku and is one of the most famous ghost stories throughout Japan.
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රේඛාව
Year: 1956
Genre: Drama
Rating: (0)
Country: Sri Lanka
Runtime: 89 min.
Director: Lester James Peries
Cast: Somapala Dharmapriya / Myrtle Fernando / Shesha Palihakkara / Romulus de Silva / N.R. Dias / D.R. Nanayakkara / Mallika Pillapitiya / Iranganie Serasinghe / Winston Serasinghe / Nona Subeida
Plot:
A sprawling portrait of rural life in Sri Lanka; the story revolves around a boy and his friend--a blind girl who he accidentally 'heals' by giving her sight. Though the girl believes the boy healed her, in reality the boy has no such powers. The father of the boy fools the village folk into believing he's a healer, but ultimately the sham is exposed, causing the village to revolt against the boy and his family.
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