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The year 1955 in film involved some significant events.

List of years in film (table)
In television
1952
1953
1954
1955
1956
1957
1958

Contents

EventsEdit

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 $8,000,000[5]
4. Oklahoma! RKO $7,100,000[6]
5. Guys and Dolls MGM $6,900,000
6. The Country Girl Paramount $6,900,000[7]
7. Lady and the Tramp Disney $6,500,000[5]
8. Picnic Columbia $6,350,000[6]
9. Not as a Stranger United Artists $6,176,151[6]
10. Strategic Air Command Paramount $6,000,000

Top-grossing films by countryEdit

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]

AwardsEdit

Top ten money making starsEdit

Notable films released in 1955Edit

U.S.A. unless stated

#

A

B

C

D

E-F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

N

O

P-Q

R

S

T

U-V

W-Z

SerialsEdit

Short film seriesEdit

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.)

BirthsEdit

DeathsEdit

Film DebutsEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ 4.7619 Indian rupees per US dollar from 1950 to 1965[9]
  2. ^ 3.9 crore[8] (US$8.19 million)[n 1]
  3. ^ 4 Soviet rubles per US dollar from 1950 to 1960[12]
  4. ^ 10.0925 million SUR (40.37 million Soviet tickets sold,[10] average ticket price of 25 kopecks),[11] 4 SUR per USD[n 3]

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20120922022007/http://boxofficeindia.com/showProd.php?itemCat=161&catName=MTk1NQ==
  9. ^ http://fx.sauder.ubc.ca/etc/USDpages.pdf#page=3
  10. ^ "Prokat2". Kinokultura.com. Archived from the original on 2012-05-10. Retrieved 2012-10-09.
  11. ^ Moscow Prime Time: How the Soviet Union Built the Media Empire that Lost the Cultural Cold War, page 48, Cornell University Press, 2011
  12. ^ Archive of Bank of Russia http://cbr.ru/currency_base/OldDataFiles/USD.xls