Tuesday, January 17, 2017

5 Off My Head - Siri Says 1955

It's Tuesday and you know what that means - it means the voices are talking to me again! Specifically just one from my phone, and only when asked to. So, not nearly the David Berkowitz situation you all feared. (Give it time.) Anyway I asked Siri for a number between 1 and 100 and this week she gave me 55 - so The Movies of 1955 it is. And what a great time for the movies! Alfred Hitchcock was churning 'em out, two of James Dean's three total movies were out that year, and Marilyn Monroe was scratching that itch. But which, pray-tell, of that year's fine crop were my faves? Including one of my favorite movies of any year ever, even? Well let's take a look-see...

My 5 Favorite Movies of 1955

(dir. Charles Laughton)
-- released on September 29th, 1955 -

(dir. Alfred Hitchcock)
-- released on August 3rd, 1955 -

(dir.  Henri-Georges Clouzot)
-- released on November 21st, 1955 -

(dir. Douglas Sirk)
-- released on December 25th, 1955 -

(dir. David Lean)
-- released on June 21st, 1955 -


Runners-up: The Seven Year Itch (dir. Billy Wilder)
 East of Eden (dir. Elia Kazan)
Rebel Without a Cause (dir. Nicholas Ray)
The Trouble With Harry (dir. Alfred Hitchcock) 
The Ladykillers (dir. Alexander Mackendrick)

Never seen: Night and Fog (dir. Alain Resnais), Ordet (dir. Carl Theodor Dreyer), Bad Day at Black Rock (dir. John Sturges), Kiss Me Deadly (dir. Robert Aldrich), Killer's Kiss (dir. Kubrick), Marty (dir. Delbert Mann), Smiles of a Summer Night (dir. Bergman)

What are your favorite movies of 1955?


Aquinas1220 said...

Lady & the Tramp

joel65913 said...

I'm LOVING this latest run of years! 1955 is chockfull of wonders:

Top 5:
East of Eden
Love Me or Leave Me
We're No Angels
All That Heaven Allows

So very close behind:

The Court Jester
Bad Day at Black Rock
I'll Cry Tomorrow
Night of the Hunter

Other goodies:

One Desire
Queen Bee-A truly demented Crawford soaper
Kiss Me Deadly
Killer's Kiss
Joe MacBeth-Shakespeare set in gangland Chicago!
To Catch a Thief
Hit the Deck
Smiles on a Summer Night
Quentin Durward
The Deep Blue Sea
New York Confidential
I Am a Camera-The bais for Cabaret
The View from Pompey's Head
Simon and Laura-A chance to see the divine Kay Kendall at her best

Pierce said...

Shadows and Fog is a deeply affecting movie. I saw it in a class when I was in 9th Grade. Here are the ones I liked:

Night of the Hunter
East of Eden
Lady and the Tramp
All That Heaven Allows
The Trouble With Harry
The Seven Year Itch
Mister Roberts
The Ladykillers
Pather Panchali
Love Me or Leave Me
Richard III
Smiles of a Summer Night

Ms Scrappy said...

I know I'M a little late for a comment but you really should watch Kiss Me Deadly as soon as possible.

Unknown said...

The Tender Trap with Frank Sinatra, Debbie Reynolds, Celeste Holm and David Wayne