1955 In Film
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The year 1955 in film involved some significant events.

Events

Top-grossing films (U.S.)

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

Rank Title Studio Gross
1. Cinerama Holiday Cinerama Productions $10,000,000
2. Mister Roberts Warner Bros. $8,500,000
3. Battle Cry Warner Bros. $8,000,000
4. Oklahoma! RKO $7,100,000
5. Guys and Dolls MGM $6,900,000
6. Lady and the Tramp Walt Disney Productions $6,500,000
7. Not as a Stranger United Artists $6,200,000
8. Strategic Air Command Paramount Pictures $6,000,000
To Hell and Back Universal
The Sea Chase Warner Bros.
The Seven Year Itch 20th Century Fox
The Tall Men 20th Century Fox
13. Blackboard Jungle MGM $5,200,000
14. A Man Called Peter 20th Century Fox $4,700,000

Top-grossing films (international)

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

Country Title Studio Gross
India Shree 420 R. K. Films $10,380,000[n 4]
Soviet Union Private Ivan Gorky Film Studio $2,520,000[n 5]

Awards

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 Borgnine - Marty
Best Actress: Anna Magnani - The Rose Tattoo
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: Guys and Dolls
Best Actor: Tom Ewell - The Seven Year Itch
Best Actress: Jean Simmons - Guys and Dolls
Other
Best Director: Joshua Logan - Picnic
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

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

U.S.A. unless stated

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Serials

Short film series

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

Deaths

Film Debuts

Notes

  1. ^ a b 4.7619 Indian rupees per US dollar from 1950 to 1965[6]
  2. ^ 35 million Soviet tickets sold,[7] average ticket price of 25 kopecks[8]
  3. ^ a b 4 Soviet rubles per US dollar from 1950 to 1960[9]
  4. ^ Shree 420: INR4.94 crore (US$10.38 million)
  5. ^ 10.0925 million SUR (40.37 million Soviet tickets sold,[10] average ticket price of 25 kopecks),[8] 4 SUR per USD[n 3]

References

  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 . 
  4. ^ 'The Top Box-Office Hits of 1955,' Variety Weekly, January 25, 1956.
  5. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20120922022007/http://boxofficeindia.com/showProd.php?itemCat=161&catName=MTk1NQ==
  6. ^ http://fx.sauder.ubc.ca/etc/USDpages.pdf#page=3
  7. ^ A Taste for Indian Films: Negotiating Cultural Boundaries in Post-Stalinist Soviet Society, page 163, Indiana University, 2005
  8. ^ a b Moscow Prime Time: How the Soviet Union Built the Media Empire that Lost the Cultural Cold War, page 48, Cornell University Press, 2011
  9. ^ Archive of Bank of Russia http://cbr.ru/currency_base/OldDataFiles/USD.xls
  10. ^ "Prokat2". Kinokultura.com. Archived from the original on 2012-05-10. Retrieved . 

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