1955 in film

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List of years in film (table)
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  • 1953
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  • 1956
  • 1957
  • 1958
  • In television
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    1958

    The year 1955 in film involved some significant events.

    Events[edit]

    Top-grossing films (U.S.)[edit]

    The top-grossing hits of 1955 in the United States.[4]

    Rank Title Studio Gross rental
    1. Cinerama Holiday Cinerama Productions $10,000,000[5]
    2. Mister Roberts Warner Bros. $8,500,000[6]
    3. Battle Cry Warner Bros. $8,000,000[5]
    4. Oklahoma! RKO $7,100,000[6]
    5. Guys and Dolls MGM $6,900,000
    The Country Girl Paramount $6,900,000[7]
    7. Lady and the Tramp Walt Disney Productions $6,500,000[5]
    8. Picnic Columbia Pictures $6,350,000[6]
    9. Not as a Stranger United Artists $6,176,151[6]
    10. Strategic Air Command Paramount Pictures $6,000,000
    To Hell and Back Universal $6,000,000
    The Sea Chase Warner Bros. $6,000,000
    The Tall Men 20th Century Fox $6,000,000
    14. Blackboard Jungle MGM $5,200,000
    15. East of Eden Warner Bros. $5,000,000[8]
    Pete Kelly's Blues Warner Bros. $5,000,000[9]
    The Seven Year Itch 20th Century Fox $5,000,000[10]
    18. A Man Called Peter 20th Century Fox $4,500,000[11]

    Top-grossing films by country[edit]

    The highest-grossing 1955 films from countries outside of North America.

    Country Title Studio Gross
    India Shree 420 R. K. Films $8,190,000[n 2]
    Soviet Union Private Ivan Gorky Film Studio $2,520,000[n 4]

    Awards[edit]

    Academy Awards:

    Best Picture: Marty - Hecht-Lancaster, United Artists
    Best Director: Delbert Mann - Marty
    Best Actor: Ernest Borgnine - Marty
    Best Actress: Anna Magnani - The Rose Tattoo
    Best Supporting Actor: Jack Lemmon - Mister Roberts
    Best Supporting Actress: Jo Van Fleet - East of Eden

    Golden Globe Awards:

    Drama:
    Best Picture: East of Eden
    Best Actor: Ernest BorgnineMarty
    Best Actress: Anna MagnaniThe Rose Tattoo
    Musical or comedy:
    Best Picture: Guys and Dolls
    Best Actor: Tom EwellThe Seven Year Itch
    Best Actress: Jean SimmonsGuys and Dolls
    Other
    Best Director: Joshua LoganPicnic
    Best Foreign Film: Ordet (The Word), Denmark
    Best Foreign Film: Stella, Greece
    Best Foreign Film: Sons, Mothers, and a General, West Germany
    Best Foreign Film: Eyes of Children, Japan

    Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

    Marty, directed by Delbert Mann, United States

    Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

    Ordet (The Word), directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer, Denmark

    Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

    Die Ratten (The Rats), directed by Robert Siodmak, West Germany

    Top ten money making stars[edit]

    Rank Actor/Actress
    1. James Stewart
    2. Grace Kelly
    3. John Wayne
    4. William Holden
    5. Gary Cooper
    6. Marilyn Monroe
    7. (tie) Dean Martin
    Jerry Lewis
    8. Marlon Brando
    9. Humphrey Bogart
    10. Clark Gable

    Notable films released in 1955[edit]

    U.S.A. unless stated

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    Serials[edit]

    Short film series[edit]

    Cartoon:

    One-Reel:

    • Gadgets Galore (Warner Varieties Series) (Robert Youngson, producer; Warner Bros.)
    • Survival City (Movietone CinemaScope Series) (Edmund Reek, producer; Twentieth Century-Fox)
    • 3rd Ave. El (Carson Davidson Productions; Ardee Films)
    • Three Kisses (Topper Special Series) (Justin Herman, producer; Paramount)

    Two-Reel:

    • The Battle of Gettysburg (Dore Schary, producer; MGM)
    • The Face of Lincoln (University of Southern California Presentation; Cavalcade Pictures, Inc.)
    • On The Twelfth Day…(United Kingdom Series) (Go Pictures, Inc.; George Brest and Associates)
    • Switzerland (People and Places Series) (Walt Disney Productions; Buena Vista)
    • 24-Hour Alert (Cedric Francis, producer; Warner Bros.)

    Births[edit]

    Deaths[edit]

    Film Debuts[edit]

    Notes[edit]

    1. ^ 4.7619 Indian rupees per US dollar from 1950 to 1965[13]
    2. ^ 3.9 crore[12] (US$8.19 million)[n 1]
    3. ^ 4 Soviet rubles per US dollar from 1950 to 1960[16]
    4. ^ 10.0925 million SUR (40.37 million Soviet tickets sold,[14] average ticket price of 25 kopecks),[15] 4 SUR per USD[n 3]

    References[edit]

    1. ^ McFarlane, Brian, ed. (2003). The Encyclopedia of British Film. London: Methuen; BFI. p. 48. ISBN 9780413773012. 
    2. ^ Leab, Daniel J. (2007). Orwell Subverted. Pennsylvania State Press. p. xiii-xiv. ISBN 978-0-271-02979-5. 
    3. ^ Filmed on location September 1954. "The Seven Year Itch (1955)". Rotten Tomatoes. Archived from the original on 2001-04-30. Retrieved 2012-05-20. 
    4. ^ 'The Top Box-Office Hits of 1955,' Variety Weekly, January 25, 1956.
    5. ^ a b c "All-Time Top Gross Films". Variety. January 10, 1962. p. 13. 
    6. ^ a b c d Cohn, Lawrence (October 15, 1990). "All-Time Film Rental Champs". Variety. p. M140-M196. 
    7. ^ Variety Weekly, January 25, 1956 at Heylookmeover (recovered 3 November 2017)
    8. ^ Variety Weekly, January 25, 1956 at Heylookmeover (recovered 3 November 2017)
    9. ^ Variety Weekly, January 25, 1956 at Heylookmeover (recovered 3 November 2017)
    10. ^ Variety Weekly, January 25, 1956 at Heylookmeover (recovered 3 November 2017)
    11. ^ Variety Weekly, January 25, 1956 (at Heylookmeover (recovered 3 November 2017)
    12. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20120922022007/http://boxofficeindia.com/showProd.php?itemCat=161&catName=MTk1NQ==
    13. ^ http://fx.sauder.ubc.ca/etc/USDpages.pdf#page=3
    14. ^ "Prokat2". Kinokultura.com. Archived from the original on 2012-05-10. Retrieved 2012-10-09. 
    15. ^ Moscow Prime Time: How the Soviet Union Built the Media Empire that Lost the Cultural Cold War, page 48, Cornell University Press, 2011
    16. ^ Archive of Bank of Russia http://cbr.ru/currency_base/OldDataFiles/USD.xls