1956

While the City Sleeps

While the City Sleeps

While the City Sleeps

IMDb: 7.2
1956
100min

Newspaper men compete against each other to find a serial killer dubbed “The Lipstick Killer”

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The Proud Ones

The Proud Ones

The Proud Ones

IMDb: 6.7
1956
94min

Robert Ryan plays an aging sheriff responsible for law and order in a frontier cattle town. Virginia Mayo plays his fiancee. As if handling wild cattle drovers isn’t enough, a crooked casino operator from Ryan’s past comes to town. An early scuffle in the casino leaves Ryan with vision problems that interfere with his duties. Jeffrey Hunter who came to town with a cattle drive encounters Ryan, who killed Hunter’s father when Hunter was young. Feelings of animosity soon change as Hunter begins to sense Ryan is telling the truth about his father. What follows is a plot that continues to thicken to the inevitable showdown.

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The Violent Years

The Violent Years

The Violent Years

IMDb: 6.2
1956
65min

A newspaper publisher’s daughter suffers from neglect by her parents. She and her friends turn to crime by dressing up like men, holding up gas stations, raping young men at gunpoint, and having makeout parties when her parents are away. Their “fence” gets them to trash the school on request of sinister un-American clients, and they run afoul of the law, apple pie, and God himself.

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The Gamma People

The Gamma People

The Gamma People

IMDb: 5.6
1956
79min

An American reporter smells a story when he is stranded in an Iron Curtain country where the local dictator is using gamma rays to transform children into mutated henchmen.

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Pursuit of the Graf Spee

Pursuit of the Graf Spee

Pursuit of the Graf Spee

IMDb: 6.7
1956
119min

In the opening years of World War II the Royal Navy was fighting a desperate battle to keep the Atlantic convoy routes open and the British Isles supplied. Of great danger were the numerous surface/commerce raiders that had slipped out of German waters just before war was declared. Supplied by axis cargo ships or tankers, they primarily attacked and sank merchant shipping, and they could and did strike anywhere and everywhere. This is the story of one such ship – the ‘Admiral Graf Spee’ – and how 3 lightly armed Royal Navy cruisers with mere 6 and 8 inch guns boldly took on this powerful ‘pocket battleship’ armed with 11 inch guns.

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Hilda Crane

Hilda Crane

Hilda Crane

IMDb: 7.1
1956
87min

After two failed marriages, a disillusioned woman returns to her hometown to start life anew. Director Philip Dunne’s 1956 drama stars Jean Simmons, Guy Madison, Jean Pierre Aumont, Judith Evelyn, Evelyn Varden, Peggy Knudsen and Gregg Palmer.

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The Last Hunt

The Last Hunt

The Last Hunt

IMDb: 6.3
1956
108min

A buffalo hunter (Stewart Granger) has a falling-out with his partner (Robert Taylor), who kills for fun.

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D-Day the Sixth of June

D-Day the Sixth of June

D-Day the Sixth of June

IMDb: 6.0
1956
106min

En route to Normandy, an American and a British officer reminisce in flashback about their romances with the same woman.

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Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

IMDb: 7.0
1956
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The Great Locomotive Chase

The Great Locomotive Chase

The Great Locomotive Chase

IMDb: 7.1
1956
85min

During the Civil War, a Union spy, Andrews, is asked to lead a band of Union soldiers into the South so that they could destroy the railway system. However, things don’t go as planned when the conductor of the train that they stole is on to them and is doing everything he can to stop them. Based on a true story.

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Attack

Attack

Attack

IMDb: 7.5
1956
107min

At the end of World War II, a National Guard infantry company must set up artillery observation posts in a strategic area. Lt. Costa (Jack Palance) knows that Capt. Cooney (Eddie Albert) is in command only because of the “connections” he made stateside. Costa has serious doubts concerning Cooney’s ability to lead, and when Cooney sends Costa and his men out on a dangerous mission — and refuses to reenforce them — all hell breaks loose.

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Love Me Tender

Love Me Tender

Love Me Tender

IMDb: 6.2
1956
89min

Elvis Prestley’s first film is a Civil War drama.

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The Man Who Knew Too Much

The Man Who Knew Too Much

The Man Who Knew Too Much

IMDb: 7.5
1956
120min

A widescreen, Technicolor remake by Hitchcock of his 1934 film of the same title. A couple (James Stewart, Doris Day) vacationing in Morocco with their young son accidentally stumble upon an assassination plot. When the child is kidnapped to ensure their silence, they have to take matters into their own hands to save him.

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The Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments

IMDb: 7.9
1956
220min

Escaping death, a Hebrew infant is raised in a royal household to become a prince. Upon discovery of his true heritage, Moses embarks on a personal quest to reclaim his destiny as the leader and liberator of the Hebrew people.

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Aparajito

Aparajito

Aparajito

IMDb: 8.2
1956
110min

The Unvanquished is the second part of the Bangladesh Apu film series about a boy named Apu who gets a scholarship to study at a College in Calcutta. His mother is alone and torn between wanting him to be successful and not wanting him to leave her alone.

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The Mountain

The Mountain

The Mountain

IMDb: 6.8
1956
105min

Selfish Chris Teller pressures his older brother, a retired climber, to accompany him on a treacherous Alpine climb to loot the bodies of plane crash victims.

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Forbidden Planet

Forbidden Planet

Forbidden Planet

IMDb: 7.7
1956
98min

A rescue team from earth lands their flying saucer-like spacecraft on an alien world, to discover they are not only not welcomed by the lone survivor of a missing scientific expedition sent there two decades earlier, but, once they have determined to investigate the deaths of his colleagues and bring him back home by force, along with his planet-born daughter, find themselves subjected to assault by something invisible which seems intent on preventing them from leaving the planet, ever.

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X the Unknown

X the Unknown

X the Unknown

IMDb: 6.2
1956
81min

After a mysterious explosion leaves a large fissure in the ground, two young boys are confronted by an unknown phenomenon that inflicts severe radiation burns on one of them. There follows a spate of attacks at radiation establishments as the inexplicable life-form plunders radium stores. Dr Royston, an expert in atomic research, is brought in to explain and curtail the activities of this alien creature before it causes disaster.

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A Kiss Before Dying

A Kiss Before Dying

A Kiss Before Dying

IMDb: 6.8
1956
94min

Bud Corliss (Wagner) is an ambitious student who is wooing Dorothy Kingship (Woodward) purely for her father’s mining fortune. When he discovers that Dorothy is pregnant with his child, he realizes she is quite likely to be disinherited by her wealthy family. He assures Dorothy that he’ll take care of her, yet he hesitates when Dorothy insists on marrying. Bud then murders Dorothy and stages it in a way that it appears to be a suicide. He then reaches out to her sister Ellen (Leith) with the hopes of marrying her in order to ingratiate himself with her father. After a couple of months Ellen finds evidence to question the suicide verdict, and then discovers Bud knew Dorothy. Ellen struggles to avenge her sister and save her own life.

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Giant

Giant

Giant

IMDb: 7.7
1956
201min

Sprawling epic covering the life of a Texas cattle rancher and his family and associates.

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The King And I

The King And I

The King And I

IMDb: 7.5
1956
133min

Mrs. Anna Leonowens and her son Louis arrive in Bangkok, where she has contracted to teach English to the children of the royal household. She threatens to leave when the house she had been promised is not available, but falls in love with the children.

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Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great

IMDb: 5.9
1956
136min

He was a fierce military commander who led huge armies into battle without a single defeat; a magnificent warrior who many believed was part god – this was Alexander the Great (Richard Burton), the legendary Greek hero hailed by his countrymen as “The King of Kings”. Born in 356 B.C. into a turbulent world of political unrest, educated by Aristotle (Barry Jones) and chosen to lead his people in the grand tradition of his powerful father (Fredric March), this glamorous world conqueror rose above all conflict to unite the continents of Europe and Asia to become one of the most celebrated rulers of all time! Written, produced and directed by Oscar – winner Robert Rossen and featuring the extraordinary Claire Bloom and a remarkable cast of thousands, this stunning portrait of one of history’s most fascinating figures is colossal entertainment and an amazing spectacle.

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War and Peace

War and Peace

War and Peace

IMDb: 6.8
1956
208min

Napoleon’s tumultuous relations with Russia including his disastrous 1812 invasion serve as the backdrop for the tangled personal lives of two aristocratic families.

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The Searchers

The Searchers

The Searchers

IMDb: 8.0
1956
119min

As a Civil War veteran spends years searching for a young niece captured by Indians, his motivation becomes increasingly questionable.

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The Bad Seed

The Bad Seed

The Bad Seed

IMDb: 7.5
1956
129min

Young Rhoda Penmark is sweet, smart … and inherently evil! After a school chum dies during a picnic, no one suspects Rhoda, except the janitor of her apartment building. But when Rhoda’s mother finds out that her own mother was a cold-blooded killer, she begins to suspect Rhoda might be the victim of some faulty genetics.

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Moby Dick

Moby Dick

Moby Dick

IMDb: 7.4
1956
116min

In 1841, young Ishmael signs up for service abroad the Pequod, a whaler sailing out of New Bedford. The ship is under the command of Captain Ahab, a strict disciplinarian who exhorts his men to find Moby Dick, the great white whale. Ahab lost his his leg to that creature and is desperate for revenge. As the crew soon learns, he will stop at nothing to gain satisfaction.

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Carousel

Carousel

Carousel

IMDb: 6.9
1956
128min

Billy Bigelow has been dead for 15 years. Now outside the pearly gates, he long ago waived his right to go back to Earth for a day. He has heard that there is a problem with his family: namely with his wife Julie Bigelow, née Jordan, and his child he hasn’t met. He would now like to head back to Earth to assist in rectifying the problem; but before he may go, he has to get permission from the gatekeeper by telling him his story. Adapted from the Rodgers and Hammerstein hit Broadway musical.

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Backlash

Backlash

Backlash

IMDb: 6.6
1956
84min

Jim Slater’s father (whom he never knew) died in the Apache ambush at Gila Valley, and Jim is searching for the one survivor, who supposedly went for help but disappeared with a lot of gold. In the process, he gets several people gunning for him, and he keeps meeting liberated woman Karyl Orton, who may be on a similar mission. Renewed Apache hostilities and an impending range war provide complications.

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

IMDb: 7.8
1956
80min

A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates.

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The Wrong Man

The Wrong Man

The Wrong Man

IMDb: 7.5
1956
105min

True story of an innocent man mistaken for a criminal.

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Godzilla, King of the Monsters!

Godzilla, King of the Monsters!

Godzilla, King of the Monsters!

IMDb: 6.6
1956
80min

A 400-foot (122-meter) dinosaur-like beast, awoken from undersea hibernation off the Japanese coast by atomic-bomb testing, attacks Tokyo.

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Raw Edge

Raw Edge

Raw Edge

IMDb: 6.3
1956
76min

A Texan arrives in Oregon and seeks justice for his innocently-hanged brother

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The King and Four Queens

The King and Four Queens

The King and Four Queens

IMDb: 6.1
1956
86min

Opportunistic con man Dan Kehoe ingratiates himself with the cantankerous mother of four outlaws and their beautiful widows in order to find their hidden gold.

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The Last Wagon

The Last Wagon

The Last Wagon

IMDb: 7.0
1956
98min

When a handful of settlers survive an Apache attack on their wagon train they must put their lives into the hands of Comanche Todd, a white man who has lived with the Comanches most of his life and is wanted for the murder of three men.

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Anastasia

Anastasia

Anastasia

IMDb: 7.1
1956
105min

Russian exiles in Paris plot to collect ten million pounds from the Bank of England by grooming a destitute, suicidal girl to pose as heir to the Russian throne. While Bounin is coaching her he comes to believe she is really Anastasia. In the end the Empress must decide her claim.

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Around the World in Eighty Days

Around the World in Eighty Days

Around the World in Eighty Days

IMDb: 6.8
1956
167min

Based on the famous book by Jules Verne the movie follows Phileas Fogg on his journey around the world. Which has to be completed within 80 days, a very short period for those days.

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The Harder They Fall

The Harder They Fall

The Harder They Fall

IMDb: 7.6
1956
109min

Jobless sportswriter Eddie Willis is hired by corrupt fight promoter Nick Benko to promote his current protégé, an unknown Argentinian boxer named Toro Moreno. Although Moreno is a hulking giant, his chances for success are hampered by a powder-puff punch and a glass jaw. Exploiting Willis’ reputation for integrity and standing in the boxing community, Benko arranges a series of fixed fights that propel the unsophisticated Moreno to #1 contender for the championship. The reigning champ, the sadistic Buddy Brannen, harbors resentment at the publicity Toro has been receiving and vows to viciously punish him in the ring. Eddie must now decide whether or not to tell the naive Toro the truth.

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The Swan

The Swan

The Swan

IMDb: 6.5
1956
104min

Princess Beatrice’s days of enjoying the regal life are numbered unless her only daughter, Princess Alexandra, makes a good impression on a distant cousin when he pays a surprise visit to their palace. Prince Albert has searched all over Europe for a bride and he’s bored by the whole courtship routine. He is more interested in the estate’s dairy than Alexandra’s rose garden. And then he starts playing football with the tutor and Alexandra’s brothers. Invite the tutor to the ball that night and watch how gracefully Alexandra dances with him.

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Jubal

Jubal

Jubal

IMDb: 7.1
1956
100min

Jubal Troop is a cowboy who is found in a weakened condition, without a horse. He is given shelter at Shep Horgan’s large ranch, where he quickly makes an enemy in foreman Pinky, a cattleman who accuses Jubal of carrying the smell of sheep.

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Lust for Life

Lust for Life

Lust for Life

IMDb: 7.4
1956
122min

The life of brilliant but tortured artist Vincent van Gogh.

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