Search results for "1956"
Odongo

Odongo

Odongo
IMDb: 5.4
85

Steve Stratton (Macdonald Carey) is a hardboiled hunter who catches and keeps wild animals in an African sanctuary in order to sell them to zoos and circuses. When he hires…

Behind the High Wall

Behind the High Wall

Behind the High Wall
IMDb: 6.3
85

A group prison breakout goes from bad to worse when the desperate warden tries to steal the gang’s dough.

Sudden Rain

Sudden Rain

Sudden Rain
IMDb: 7.3
91

A husband and wife’s pet peeves and minor irritations escalate into major rifts and animosity.

Genre: Comedy, Drama
Hungry Soul, Part II

Hungry Soul, Part II

Hungry Soul, Part II
IMDb: 6.9
97

A continuation of Hungry Soul, from the same year. Reiko, who tolerates abuse in her marriage to a man 23 years her senior, is friends with Mayumi, a beautiful widow….

Genre: Drama, Romance
Not So Dusty

Not So Dusty

Not So Dusty
IMDb: 5.3
120

Stroke of Fire explores athletes’ full and limited evolution within skiing and the pure joy that manifests from that process. The choice to enter this world is a spark, and…

World in My Corner

World in My Corner

World in My Corner
IMDb: 6.5
82

A scrappy fighter from Jersey City named Tommy Shea — “born in a dump, educated in an alley” — catches the eye of wealthy businessman, Robert Mallinson, who allows him…

Genre: Drama
Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment
IMDb: 6.6
107

A young tormented student can no longer stand his miserable life. To avoid his sister marrying an old antiques dealer out of convenience, he murders a pawnbroker to steal his…

Genre: Drama
The Kreutzer Sonata

The Kreutzer Sonata

The Kreutzer Sonata
IMDb: 6.1
44

Some time after marrying a sensual girl, Pozdnychev realizes the only link to his spouse is that of physical love. When a violinist with whom his wife plays regularly the…

Genre: Drama
The White Squaw

The White Squaw

The White Squaw
IMDb: 6.2
73

A Swedish settler (David Brian) starts a war when he tries to drive Dakotas off their Wyoming reservation.

Genre: Western
Assignment Redhead

Assignment Redhead

Assignment Redhead
IMDb: 4.6
79

An American army officer working for British intelligence comes to post-war Berlin to solve a murder. His investigation is compromised when he falls for a nightclub singer, not realising she…

Genre: Crime, Drama
Donatella

Donatella

Donatella
IMDb: 6.4
96

Donatella is a simple and honest roman girl, daughter of a bookbinder and girlfriend of Guido, a gas station owner. One day she finds a woman’s handbag containing valuables and…

Genre: Comedy
Congo Crossing

Congo Crossing

Congo Crossing
IMDb: 5.3
85

Director Joseph Pevney’s 1956 jungle drama, set in Africa, stars Virginia Mayo, George Nader, Peter Lorre, Michael Pate, Kathryn Givney, Raymond Bailey and Rex Ingram.

Bridge of Japan

Bridge of Japan

Bridge of Japan
IMDb: 7.1
112

Ichikawa’s 1956 adaptation of Nihonbashi was the first to take the work of Kyoka Izumi— until then regarded as a writer of common tragic melodramas—and re-evaluate it as a tanbi-ha…

Genre: Drama, Romance
Fighting Trouble

Fighting Trouble

Fighting Trouble
IMDb: 5
61

An overambitious shutterbug almost gets his lights put out permanently when he decides to snap a picture of a mob boss.

The Feminine Touch

The Feminine Touch

The Feminine Touch
IMDb: 5.9
91

Following a group of five very different student nurses during their first year of training at an NHS hospital in London called St. Augustine’s Hospital (filmed at Guy’s Hospital), where…

Genre: Drama
The Scarlet Hour

The Scarlet Hour

The Scarlet Hour
IMDb: 6.9
95

An unhappy wife uses her powers of manipulation to draw an infatuated man into an ill-fated jewelry heist.

Genre: Thriller
The Red Balloon

The Red Balloon

The Red Balloon
IMDb: 8.1
34

A young boy discovers a stray balloon, which seems to have a mind of its own, on the streets of Paris. The two become inseparable, yet the world’s harsh realities…

Deadlier Than the Male

Deadlier Than the Male

Deadlier Than the Male
IMDb: 7.5
113

In Les Halles, in the heart of Paris, the restaurateur André Chatelin, leads an uneventful life until the arrival from Marseille of Catherine, the daughter of his ex-wife Gabrielle. She…

Genre: Drama, Thriller
The Roof

The Roof

The Roof
IMDb: 7.4
97

Under provincial Italian law at the time, once a roof is erected, the occupants cannot be evicted from a building. This comedy follows the efforts of a family to erect…

Genre: Drama
When Gangland Strikes

When Gangland Strikes

When Gangland Strikes
IMDb: 6.1
70

In this crime drama, mobsters swear to get revenge upon a zealous public prosecutor as he tries to get them put into prison. The desperate mobsters try to stop him…

Genre: Crime
The Bold and the Brave

The Bold and the Brave

The Bold and the Brave
IMDb: 6
87

The film traces the destinies of three American soldiers stationed in Italy during World War II. Fairchild (Corey) is an idealist who doesn’t believe in killing. Preacher is a religious…

Genre: Drama, History, War
The Baby and the Battleship

The Baby and the Battleship

The Baby and the Battleship
IMDb: 5.4
96

After a quayside mix-up with the Italian family of his fiancée, Able Seaman Knocker White finds himself literally left holding the baby. Unable to return it before his ship sails…

Genre: Comedy
Yield to the Night

Yield to the Night

Yield to the Night
IMDb: 7.1
99

Locked in her cell, a murderer reflects on the events that have led her to death row.

Genre: Drama
Man Beast

Man Beast

Man Beast
IMDb: 4.3
62

Connie Hayward mounts an expedition into the Himalayan Mountains looking for her brother, who has not returned from a previous trek trying to locate the Yeti, or “Abominable Snowman”. Arriving…

Don’t Knock The Rock

Don’t Knock The Rock

Don’t Knock The Rock
IMDb: 5.7
84

Rock-and-roller Arnie Haynes returns to his hometown as a hero to the teenagers. However, the mayor and other concerned adults have banned him from performing in his hometown because they…

Genre: Music
Huk!

Huk!

Huk!
IMDb: 5.9
84

After 14 years in the United States, Greg Dickson returns to his family’s plantation in the Philippines to settle his slain father’s estate. Boyhood friend Bart Rogers and his wife…

Crime Against Joe

Crime Against Joe

Crime Against Joe
IMDb: 5.8
70

Down-and-out artist Joe Manning (John Bromfield) wakes up from a night of drunken revelry in a jail cell, where he’s being held on suspicion for the murder of a nightclub…

Genre: Drama, Thriller
Accused of Murder

Accused of Murder

Accused of Murder
IMDb: 5.5
74

The story tells of nightclub singer Vera Ralston, who is accused of murder; and it looks like she’s guilty as she was the last person to see crooked attorney Hobart…

A Cry in the Night

A Cry in the Night

A Cry in the Night
IMDb: 6.1
75

A police captain’s emotions get in the way when his daughter is kidnapped.

Genre: Drama
Over-Exposed

Over-Exposed

Over-Exposed
IMDb: 6.1
80

This titillating bit of pulp sensationalism was the last in a string of “B” films that Cleo Moore starred in at Columbia. Moore plays Lila Crane, an ambitious clip-joint floozie…

Genre: Drama
A Woman’s Devotion

A Woman’s Devotion

A Woman’s Devotion
IMDb: 6
88

An artist suffering from mental problems from his experiences during the war goes to Acapulco on his honeymoon. Soon young women are turning up dead in the area, and the…

Genre: Drama, Mystery
All the World’s Memory

All the World’s Memory

All the World’s Memory
IMDb: 7.7
21

Toute la mémoire du monde is a documentary about the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris. It presents the building, with its processes of cataloguing and preserving all sorts of printed material,…

Merry-Go-Round

Merry-Go-Round

Merry-Go-Round
IMDb: 7.7
92

In a rural scenery in the throes of difficult changes lives a humble but promising young farmer girl called Mari Pataki. Her father forbids her from seeing the man she…

Genre: Drama, Romance
Hot Stuff

Hot Stuff

Hot Stuff
IMDb: 6.6
16

The stooges are government agent entrusted with protecting professor Sneed, who has invented a super rocket fuel. Larry is mistaken for the professor by foreign agents who kidnap the trio…

Genre: Comedy
The Country I Come From

The Country I Come From

The Country I Come From
IMDb: 6
94

One Christmas Eve, a carefree young man, Eric, arrives in a small provincial town. Here, he meets Julien, a bar pianist who is his exact double. Julien is in love…

Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Don Juan

Don Juan

Don Juan
IMDb: 6.1
93

Don Juan is arrested during one of his raids loving, just as he intended to seduce the daughter of the Governor, who was about to marry. His faithful servant, too…

Written on the Wind

Written on the Wind

Written on the Wind
IMDb: 7.4
99

Mitch Wayne is a geologist working for the Hadleys, an oil-rich Texas family. While the patriarch, Jared, works hard to establish the family business, his irresponsible son, Kyle, is an…

Genre: Drama, Romance
The Black Tent

The Black Tent

The Black Tent
IMDb: 5.4
93

During the British retreat through Libya, a British officer takes shelter with a group of Arab Bedouin. He marries the chief’s daughter. Sometime later, his younger brother, who had believed…

Giant

Giant

Giant
IMDb: 7.6
201

Giant is a movie of huge scale and grandeur in which three generations of land-rich Texans love, swagger, connive and clash in a saga of family strife, racial bigotry and…

Genre: Drama, Western
The Benny Goodman Story

The Benny Goodman Story

The Benny Goodman Story
IMDb: 6.7
102

Young Benny Goodman is taught clarinet by a music professor. He is advised to play whichever kind of music he likes best, but to make a living, Benny begins by…

Genre: Drama, Music