1955 in film

The year 1955 in film involved some significant events.

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

Top-grossing films (U.S.)Edit

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

Highest-grossing films of 1955
Rank Title Studio Box-office gross rental
1 Cinerama Holiday Cinerama Releasing Corporation $10,000,000[1]
2 Mister Roberts Warner Bros. $8,500,000[1]
3 Battle Cry $8,100,000[1]
4 Oklahoma! RKO Radio Pictures $7,100,000[1]
5 Guys and Dolls Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $6,801,000[2]
6 Lady and the Tramp Walt Disney/Buena Vista Distribution $6,500,000[1]
7 Picnic Columbia Pictures $6,300,000[1]
8 Not as a Stranger United Artists $6,200,000[1]
9 Strategic Air Command
The Seven Year Itch
The Sea Chase
To Hell and Back
Paramount Pictures
20th Century Fox
Warner Bros.
Universal Pictures
$6,000,000[1]
10 I'll Cry Tomorrow Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $5,873,000[2]

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]

EventsEdit

AwardsEdit

Category/Organization 13th Golden Globe Awards
February 23, 1956
28th Academy Awards
March 21, 1956
Drama Comedy or Musical
Best Film East of Eden Guys and Dolls Marty
Best Director Joshua Logan
Picnic
Delbert Mann
Marty
Best Actor Ernest Borgnine
Marty
Tom Ewell
The Seven Year Itch
Ernest Borgnine
Marty
Best Actress Anna Magnani
The Rose Tattoo
Jean Simmons
Guys and Dolls
Anna Magnani
The Rose Tattoo
Best Supporting Actor Arthur Kennedy
Trial
Jack Lemmon
Mister Roberts
Best Supporting Actress Marisa Pavan
The Rose Tattoo
Jo Van Fleet
East of Eden
Best Foreign Language Film Children, Mother, and the General
Dangerous Curves
Eyes of Children
Ordet
Stella
Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto

Top ten money making starsEdit

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 1955Edit

United States unless stated

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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[4]
  2. ^ 3.9 crore[3] (US$8.19 million)[n 1]
  3. ^ 4 Soviet rubles per US dollar from 1950 to 1960[7]
  4. ^ 10.0925 million SUR (40.37 million Soviet tickets sold,[5] average ticket price of 25 kopecks),[6] 4 SUR per USD[n 3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Finler, Joel Waldo (2003). The Hollywood Story. Wallflower Press. pp. 358–359. ISBN 978-1-903364-66-6.
  2. ^ a b The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
  3. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20120922022007/http://boxofficeindia.com/showProd.php?itemCat=161&catName=MTk1NQ==
  4. ^ http://fx.sauder.ubc.ca/etc/USDpages.pdf#page=3
  5. ^ "Prokat2". Kinokultura.com. Archived from the original on 2012-05-10. Retrieved 2012-10-09.
  6. ^ Moscow Prime Time: How the Soviet Union Built the Media Empire that Lost the Cultural Cold War, page 48, Cornell University Press, 2011
  7. ^ Archive of Bank of Russia http://cbr.ru/currency_base/OldDataFiles/USD.xls
  8. ^ McFarlane, Brian, ed. (2003). The Encyclopedia of British Film. London: Methuen; BFI. p. 48. ISBN 9780413773012.
  9. ^ Leab, Daniel J. (2007). Orwell Subverted. Pennsylvania State Press. p. xiii-xiv. ISBN 978-0-271-02979-5.
  10. ^ Filmed on location September 1954. "The Seven Year Itch (1955)". Rotten Tomatoes. Archived from the original on 2001-04-30. Retrieved 2012-05-20.