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The year 1955 in film involved some significant events.

Contents

Events

Top grossing films (U.S.)

Rank Title Studio Actors Gross
1. Lady and the Tramp* Disney $100,249,000
2. Mister Roberts Warner Bros. Henry Fonda, James Cagney and William Powell $9,900,000
3. Guys and Dolls MGM Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons and Frank Sinatra $7,875,000
4. Rebel Without a Cause Warner Bros. James Dean and Natalie Wood $7,100,000
5. Picnic Columbia William Holden and Kim Novak $6,875,000
6. The Seven Year Itch 20th Century Fox Marilyn Monroe and Tom Ewell $6,350,000
7. Oklahoma! Magna/RKO Gordon MacRae, Gloria Grahame and Shirley Jones $6,275,000
8. Love Me or Leave Me MGM Doris Day and James Cagney $6,150,000
9. The Sea Chase Warner Bros. John Wayne and Lana Turner $6,000,000
10. East of Eden Warner Bros. James Dean $5,850,000

(*) After theatrical re-issue(s)

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

Films released in 1955

Serials

Short film series

Cartoon:

  • Good Will to Men (MGM Cartoon Series) (Frederick Quimby, William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, producers; MGM)
  • The Legend of Rock-a-Bye Point (Walter Lantz Productions; Universal-International)
  • No Hunting (Donald Duck Series) (Walt Disney Productions; RKO Radio)
  • Speedy Gonzales (Merrie Melodies Series) (Warner Bros. Cartoons, Inc.; Warner Bros.)

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.)

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