1955 in film

Events

Top-grossing films (U.S.)

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

RankTitleStudioGross 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 $6,176,000[6]
10. Strategic Air Command Paramount $6,000,000

Top-grossing films by country

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

CountryTitleStudioGross
India Shree 420 R. K. Films $8,190,000[n 2]

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Soviet Union Private Ivan Gorky Film Studio $2,520,000[n 4]</ref>

Awards

Category/Organization13th Golden Globe Awards
February 23, 1956
28th Academy Awards
March 21, 1956
DramaComedy or Musical
Best FilmEast of EdenGuys and DollsMarty
Best DirectorJoshua Logan
Picnic
Delbert Mann
Marty
Best ActorErnest Borgnine
Marty
Tom Ewell
The Seven Year Itch
Ernest Borgnine
Marty
Best ActressAnna Magnani
The Rose Tattoo
Jean Simmons
Guys and Dolls
Anna Magnani
The Rose Tattoo
Best Supporting ActorArthur Kennedy
Trial
Jack Lemmon
Mister Roberts
Best Supporting ActressMarisa Pavan
The Rose Tattoo
Jo Van Fleet
East of Eden
Best Foreign Language FilmChildren, Mother, and the General
Dangerous Curves
Eyes of Children
Ordet
Stella
Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto

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

United States 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. 4.7619 Indian rupees per US dollar from 1950 to 1965<ref>http://fx.sauder.ubc.ca/etc/USDpages.pdf#page=3
  2. 3.9 crore[8] (US$8.19 million)[n 1]
  3. 4 Soviet rubles per US dollar from 1950 to 1960<ref name='russia'>Archive of Bank of Russia http://cbr.ru/currency_base/OldDataFiles/USD.xls
  4. 10.0925 million SUR (40.37 million Soviet tickets sold,[9] average ticket price of 25 kopecks),[10] 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 2012-05-20.
  4. 'The Top Box-Office Hits of 1955,' Variety Weekly, January 25, 1956.
  5. "All-Time Top Gross Films". Variety. January 10, 1962. p. 13.
  6. Cohn, Lawrence (October 15, 1990). "All-Time Film Rental Champs". Variety. pp. 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. "Prokat2". Kinokultura.com. Archived from the original on 2012-05-10. Retrieved 2012-10-09.
  10. Moscow Prime Time: How the Soviet Union Built the Media Empire that Lost the Cultural Cold War, page 48, Cornell University Press, 2011
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