Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops (1955) (C-)
Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955) (B-)
All That Heaven Allows (1955) (B-)
Animal Farm (1955)
Artists and Models (1955)
Bad Day at Black Rock (1955) (B-)
Battle Cry (1955)
The Belles of St. Trinians (1955)
The Benny Goodman Story (1955)
The Big Combo (1955) (B)
The Big Knife (1955) (C+)
Blackboard Jungle (1955) (A-)
Blood Alley (1955)
Bride of the Monster (1955) (D-)
The Bridges of Toko-Ri (1955) (C)
Captain Lightfoot (1955)
Cast a Dark Shadow (1955) (B)
The Cobweb (1955) (C)
Conquest of Space (1955) (C-)
The Constant Husband (1955)
Court Martial (1955)
The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell (1955) (C)
Cult of the Cobra (1955) (C+)
Daddy Long Legs (1955) (C)
The Dam Busters (1955)
Davy Crockett – King of the Wild Frontier (1955)
The Desperate Hours (1955) (C+)
Diabolique (1955) (A)
Dreams (1955) (C+)
East of Eden (1955) (A-)
The End of the Affair (1955) (C)
Escapade (1955)
The Far Country (1955)
The Far Horizons (1955)
Female on the Beach (1955)
5 Against the House (1955)
Footsteps in the Fog (1955)
Foxfire (1955)
The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing (1955) (C)
Guys and Dolls (1955) (B-)
Helen of Troy (1955) (C-)
Hit the Deck (1955)
House of Bamboo (1955) (C-)
I Am a Camera (1955) (B-)
I Died a Thousand Times (1955)
I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955) (B)
Illegal (1955) (B-)
Interrupted Melody (1955) (C+)
It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955) (C+)
It's Always Fair Weather (1955)
Jupiter's Darling (1955)
A Kid for Two Farthings (1955)
Killer's Kiss (1955) (C+)
The King's Thief (1955)
Kismet (1955)
Kiss Me Deadly (1955) (B-)
Lady and the Tramp (1955) (B+)
Land of the Pharaohs (1955) (C-)
The Last Command (1955)
The Last Frontier (1955) (C)
The Left Hand of God (1955) (B-)
The Long Gray Line (1955)
Love is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955) (C+)
Love Me or Leave Me (1955) (C+)
Lucy Gallant (1955)
A Man Called Peter (1955) (C+)
The Man from Laramie (1955) (C+)
Man Without a Star (1955) (C+)
The Man with the Golden Arm (1955) (B-)
Marty (1955) (A-)
Mister Roberts (1955) (B)
Mr. Arkadin (1955) (B)
Mr. Hulot's Holiday (1955)
My Sister Eileen (1955) (B-)
The Night of the Hunter (1955) (B+)
Not as a Stranger (1955)
Oklahoma! (1955) (B+)
One Desire (1955)
Ordet (1955) (B+)
Pather Panchali (1955) (B-)
Pete Kelly's Blues (1955) (C)
The Phenix City Story (1955)
The Pickwick Papers (1955)
Picnic (1955) (A-)
Prince of Players (1955)
The Private War of Major Benson (1955) (C)
The Purple Plain (1955)
Queen Bee (1955) (C+)
Quentin Durward (1955)
The Rains of Ranchipur (1955) (C)
Rebel Without a Cause (1955) (A+)
Revenge of the Creature (1955) (C+)
Rififi (1955) (B)
The Rose Tattoo (1955) (B-)
The Sea Chase (1955)
Seven Angry Men (1955)
The Seven Little Foys (1955) (B-)
The Seven Year Itch (1955) (C)
Shack Out on 101 (1955) (B-)
Simba (1955)
Smiles of a Summer Night (1955) (B)
Soldier of Fortune (1955)
Strategic Air Command (1955) (C)
Summertime (1955) (B+)
Swamp Women (1955) (D)
The Tall Men (1955) (C-)
Tarantula (1955) (C+)
Teen-Age Crime Wave (1955)
The Tender Trap (1955) (C+)
This Island Earth (1955) (C)
Tight Spot (1955) (B-)
To Catch a Thief (1955) (B)
To Hell and Back (1955) (C)
Trial (1955) (B-)
The Trouble with Harry (1955) (B)
Ugetsu (1955) (B-)
Ulysses (1955)
Unchained (1955)
The Violent Men (1955) (C-)
Violent Saturday (1955) (C+)
The Virgin Queen (1955) (C)
We're No Angels (1955) (B-)
Women's Prison (1955) (C)

(August - November 2008) A highly entertaining year for movies, highlighted by James Dean's one-two punch of East of Eden and Rebel Without a Cause, my personal favorite movie of the year. His short career was unspeakably impressive and his legend is inarguably deserved. Marty is an excellent choice for Best Picture and Blackboard Jungle is an underrated classic. Picnic is a special movie that really put a smile on my face. The powerhouse of the year is Diabolique, the French thriller. All of these movies are must-sees, but there are so many other good ones!

Top Ten - Blackboard Jungle, Diabolique, East of Eden, Marty, The Night of the Hunter, Oklahoma!, Pather Panchali, Picnic, Rebel Without a Cause, Summertime