Tag: 1956

Warning from Space (1956) 4.5

Warning from Space (1956)

Storyline:UFOs are seen around Tokyo. Because they look like giant starfish the aliens cannot approach us without creating panic. Hence one of them sacrifices itself and takes the form of a popular female singer. It/s...

Blonde Sinner (1956) 7.1

Blonde Sinner (1956)

Storyline:A young woman who has been abused and taken advantage of by all the men in her life, finally finds a man she believes truly loves her, but she snaps when she finds out that he, too, is cheating on her, and s...

Man from Del Rio (1956) 6.3

Man from Del Rio (1956)

Storyline:Mexican gunfighter Dave Robles outdraws the town's outlaw-turned-sheriff and is invited to fill the dead man's shoes. But a tin star doesn't bring automatic respectability and Robles is shunned by the town's...

Her Bridal Night (1956) 5.6

Her Bridal Night (1956)

Storyline:A country girl is discovered by a Paris magazine and becomes a top modelUser Reviews: Sweet and lovely Brigitte Bardot is almost in her own world in this delightful "love" story from the mid-50's. ...

Elena and Her Men (1956) 6.3

Elena and Her Men (1956)

Storyline:Polish countess Elena falls in love to a French radical party's candidate, a general, in pre-World War I Paris, but another officer pines for her. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <[email protected]

Aparajito (1956) 8.4

Aparajito (1956)

Storyline:After living awhile in Benares, 10 year old Apu and his mother move in with her uncle in a small Bengali village. Apu enters a local school, where he does well. By the time he graduates, he has a scholarship...

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) 7.7

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

Storyline:Dr. Miles Bennell returns to his small town practice to find several of his patients suffering the paranoid delusion that their friends or relatives are impostors. He is initially skeptical, especially when ...

Back from Eternity (1956) 6.6

Back from Eternity (1956)

Storyline:A South American plane loaded with an assortment of characters crash lands in a remote jungle area in the middle of a storm. The passengers then discover they are in an area inhabited by vicious cannibals an...

Night and Fog (1956) 8.6

Night and Fog (1956)

Storyline:One of the most vivid depictions of the horrors of Nazi Concentration Camps. Filmed in 1955 at several concentration camps in Poland, the film combines new color and black and white footage with black and wh...

Moby Dick (1956) 7.3

Moby Dick (1956)

Storyline:This classic story by Herman Melville revolves around Captain Ahab and his obsession with a huge whale, Moby Dick. The whale caused the loss of Ahab's leg years before, leaving Ahab to stomp the boards of hi...

The Opposite Sex (1956) 6.1

The Opposite Sex (1956)

Storyline:Shortly after their tenth wedding anniversary, New York City Theater Producer Steven Hilliard (Leslie Nielsen) and his wife, former popular radio singer Kay Ashley Hilliard (June Allyson), are getting a Kay-...

Friendly Persuasion (1956) 7.4

Friendly Persuasion (1956)

Storyline:The story of a family of Quakers in Indiana in 1862. Their religous sect is strongly opposed to violence and war. It's not easy for them to meet the rules of their religion in everyday life but when Southern...

Julie (1956) 6.2

Julie (1956)

Storyline:Her new husband's behaviour convinces Julie Benton that his jealousy is dangerous, and when he admits he killed her first husband she realises she has to get away. A long-time friend helps all he can, but ev...

The Violent Years (1956) 3.2

The Violent Years (1956)

Storyline: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 part...

I Will Buy You (1956) 7

I Will Buy You (1956)

Storyline:Kobayashi's pitiless take on Japan's professional baseball industry is unlike any other sports film ever made. An excoriation of the inhumanity bred by a mercenary, bribery-fueled business, it follows the sh...

The Boss (1956) 6.4

The Boss (1956)

Storyline:Political corruption is vividly depicted as a ruthless WWI veteran takes almost complete control of a state with the help of a crooked lawyer. The film is enhanced by John Payne's persuasive performance as "...

The Thick-Walled Room (1956) 7.1

The Thick-Walled Room (1956)

Storyline:From the Criterion Collection: "Among the first Japanese films to deal directly with the scars of World War II, this drama about a group of rank-and-file Japanese soldiers jailed for crimes against humanity ...

Gun the Man Down (1956) 6.3

Gun the Man Down (1956)

Storyline:Three outlaw buddies rob a bank, but one of them is wounded. His two partners and his girlfriend take his share of the loot and run off, leaving him to be captured by the sheriff. Years later, after he gets ...

Never Say Goodbye (1956) 6.3

Never Say Goodbye (1956)

Storyline:Dr. Michael Parker (Rock Hudson) is a prominent surgeon, who unexpectedly runs into his German-born wife Lisa (Cornell Borchers), who he thought was dead. Victor (George Sanders), an artist (and his "dead" w...

The Rose on His Arm (1956) 6.7

The Rose on His Arm (1956)

Storyline:A young man ignores his mother's pleas and becomes drawn to a life of crime.User Reviews: A young Japanese man, living with his mother and two sisters, falls into an aimless existence, unable to find a futur...

Four Bags Full (1956) 7.4

Four Bags Full (1956)

Storyline:Two men, a painter and a poor guy, have to cross over Paris by night during World War II and to deliver black market meat. As they walk along dark Parisian streets, they encounter various characters and adve...

Shozo, a Cat and Two Women (1956) 7

Shozo, a Cat and Two Women (1956)

Storyline:A timid man who has spent much of his life attempting without success to get out from under the domination of his mother, finds that marriage is no answer. His first wife is boring and traditional, and his s...

23 Paces to Baker Street (1956) 7

23 Paces to Baker Street (1956)

Storyline:Famed American playwright Phillip Hannon is in London making revisions to his play currently running in the West End. He is doing this mundane work rather than write a new play since he has retreated from li...

Slightly Scarlet (1956) 6.7

Slightly Scarlet (1956)

Storyline:Kleptomaniac Dorothy Lyons is paroled from prison in custody of her sister June, secretary to "reform" political candidate Frank Jansen. Ben Grace, associate of crime boss Sol Caspar, sees this as a way to s...