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Oscars 1955: Winners and Nominees of the 27th Academy Awards

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These movies have won or been nominated for the Oscars 1955 on 03/30/1955.

The 27th Academy Awards were held on March 30, 1955 to honor the best films of 1954, hosted by Bob Hope at the RKO Pantages Theatre in Hollywood with Thelma Ritter hosting from the NBC Century Theatre in New York City. On the Waterfront led the ceremony with twelve nominations and eight wins, including Best Picture. Its total wins tied the record of Gone with the Wind (1939) and From Here to Eternity (1953), though those each had thirteen nominations. It was the third film to receive five acting nominations, and the first to receive three in the Best Supporting Actor category. A "rematch" occurred in the category of Best Actor between Marlon Brando and Humphrey Bogart following Bogart's upset victory three years earlier. In an upset (Bing Crosby was the favored nominee), Brando won, now seen as one of the greatest Best Actor wins in Oscar history. This was Brando's fourth consecutive nomination for Best Actor (starting with A Streetcar Named Desire in 1951), a record that remains unmatched to this day. Graciously and humbly, Brando remarked in his acceptance speech that he was "sure it was going to be Bing." In an even bigger upset, Grace Kelly won Best Actress for The Country Girl over Judy Garland, who was heavily favored to win for A Star Is Born. Garland could not attend t... ()

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Rear Window(1954)

1h 52min | Thriller, Mystery
4.2/5 (with 2,807 votes)

A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea(1954)

3.5/5 (with 379 votes)

A ship sent to investigate a wave of mysterious sinkings encounters the advanced submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by Captain Nemo.

The Caine Mutiny(1954)

NR
| 2h 4min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 132 votes)

When a US Naval captain shows signs of mental instability that jeopardize his ship, the first officer relieves him of command and faces court martial for mutiny.

On the Waterfront(1954)

NR
| 1h 48min | Crime, Drama
4.0/5 (with 659 votes)

Terry Malloy dreams about being a prize fighter, while tending his pigeons and running errands at the docks for Johnny Friendly, the corrupt boss of the dockers union. Terry witnesses a murder by two of Johnny's thugs, and later meets the dead man's sister and feels responsible for his death. She introduces him to Father Barry, who tries to force him to provide information for the courts that will smash the dock racketeers.

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers(1954)

G
| 1h 42min | Comedy, Drama, Western
3.6/5 (with 239 votes)

In 1850 Oregon, when a backwoodsman brings a wife home to his farm, his six brothers decide that they want to get married too.

Sabrina(1954)

3.8/5 (with 527 votes)

Linus and David Larrabee are the two sons of a very wealthy family. Linus is all work – busily running the family corporate empire, he has no time for a wife and family. David is all play – technically he is employed by the family business, but never shows up for work, spends all his time entertaining, and has been married and divorced three times. Meanwhile, Sabrina Fairchild is the young, shy, and awkward daughter of the household chauffeur, who goes away to Paris for two years, and returns to capture David's attention, while falling in love with Linus.

Them!(1954)

3.4/5 (with 171 votes)

As a result of nuclear testing, gigantic, ferocious mutant ants appear in the American desert southwest, and a father-daughter team of entomologists join forces with the state police officer who first discovers their existence, an FBI agent and, eventually, the US Army to eradicate the menace, before it spreads across the continent, and the world.

There's No Business Like Show Business(1954)

NR
| 1h 57min | Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance / Love
3.1/5 (with 41 votes)

Molly and Terry Donahue, plus their three children, are The Five Donahues. Son Tim meets hat-check girl Vicky and the family act begins to fall apart.

White Christmas(1954)

3.6/5 (with 225 votes)

Two talented song-and-dance men team up after the war to become one of the hottest acts in show business. In time they befriend and become romantically involved with the beautiful Haynes sisters who comprise a sister act.

Le Plaisir(1952)

3.8/5 (with 44 votes)

Three stories about the pleasure. The first one is about a man hiding his age behind a mask to keep going to balls and fancying women - pleasure and youth. Then comes the long tale of Mme Tellier taking her girls (whores) to the country for attending her niece's communion - pleasure and purity. And lastly, Jean the painter falling in love with his model - pleasure and death.

The Egyptian(1954)

NR
| 2h 19min | History, Drama
3.1/5 (with 32 votes)

In eighteenth-dynasty Egypt, Sinuhe, a poor orphan, becomes a brilliant physician and with his friend Horemheb is appointed to the service of the new Pharoah. Sinuhe's personal triumphs and tragedies are played against the larger canvas of the turbulent events of the 18th dynasty. As Sinuhe is drawn into court intrigues he learns the answers to the questions he has sought since his birth.

The Barefoot Contessa(1954)

NR
| 2h 8min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 88 votes)

Has-been director Harry Dawes gets a new lease on his career when independently wealthy Kirk Edwards hires him to write and direct a film. They go to Madrid to find Maria Vargas, a dancer who will star in the film.

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A Star Is Born(1954)

PG
| 2h 56min | Drama, Music, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 125 votes)

A movie star helps a young singer-actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.

Forbidden Games(1952)

1h 27min | Drama, History
3.9/5 (with 127 votes)

Orphaned after a Nazi air raid, Paulette, a young Parisian girl, runs into Michel, an older peasant boy, and the two quickly become close. Together, they try to make sense of the chaotic and crumbling world around them, attempting to cope with death as they create a burial ground for Paulette's deceased pet dog. Eventually, however, Paulette's stay with Michel's family is threatened by the harsh realities of wartime.

The Glenn Miller Story(1954)

G
| 1h 55min | Drama, Music, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 62 votes)

A vibrant tribute to one of America's legendary bandleaders, charting Glenn Miller's rise from obscurity and poverty to fame and wealth in the early 1940s.

Broken Lance(1954)

1h 36min | Western
3.2/5 (with 30 votes)

Cattle baron Matt Devereaux raids a copper smelter that is polluting his water, then divides his property among his sons. Son Joe takes responsibility for the raid and gets three years in prison. Matt dies from a stroke partly caused by his rebellious sons and when Joe gets out he plans revenge.

Indiscretion of an American Wife(1953)

3.0/5 (with 21 votes)

While on vacation in Rome, married American Mary Forbes becomes entangled in an affair with an Italian man, Giovanni Doria. As she prepares to leave Italy, Giovanni confesses his love for her; he doesn't want her to go. Together they wander the railroad station where Mary is to take the train to Paris, then ultimately reunite with her husband and daughter in Philadelphia. Will she throw away her old life for this passionate new romance?

The Country Girl(1954)

NR
| 1h 44min | Music, Drama
3.5/5 (with 31 votes)

An ex-theater actor is given one more chance to star in a musical yet his alcoholism may prevent it from happening.

Directed by George Seaton - With Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, William Holden, Gene Reynolds, John W. Reynolds, Eddie Ryder, ...

Robinson Crusoe(1954)

PG
| 1h 30min | Action, Adventure, Drama
3.1/5 (with 36 votes)

An English slave trader is marooned on a remote tropical island, forced to fend for himself and deal with crushing loneliness.

The Earrings of Madame de...(1953)

1h 45min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 87 votes)

In France of the late 19th century, the wife of a wealthy general, the Countess Louise, sells the earrings her husband gave her on their wedding day to pay off debts; she claims to have lost them. Her husband quickly learns of the deceit, which is the beginning of many tragic misunderstandings, all involving the earrings, the general, the countess, & her new lover, the Italian Baron Donati.

Brigadoon(1954)

G
| 1h 48min | Fantasy, Music, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 59 votes)

Americans Jeff and Tommy, hunting in Scotland, stumble upon a village - Brigadoon. They soon learn that the town appears once every 100 years in order to preserve its peace and special beauty. The citizens go to bed at night and when they wake up, it's 100 years later. Tommy falls in love with a beautiful young woman, Fiona, and is torn between staying or going back to his hectic life in New York.

Bread, Love and Dreams(1953)

3.5/5 (with 69 votes)

When a veteran marshal is sent to a small town, he quickly falls for two women: a midwife and an earthy young woman nicknamed "Frisky".

The High and the Mighty(1954)

NR
| 2h 27min | Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
3.0/5 (with 25 votes)

Dan Roman is a veteran pilot haunted by a tragic past. Now relegated to second-in-command cockpit assignments he finds himself on a routine Honolulu-to-San Francisco flight - one that takes a terrifying suspense-building turn when disaster strikes high above the Pacific Ocean at the point of no return.

Magnificent Obsession(1954)

NR
| 1h 48min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 46 votes)

When churlish, spoiled rich man Bob Merrick foolishly wrecks his speedboat, the rescue team resuscitates him with equipment therefore unavailable to aid a local hero, Dr. Wayne Phillips, who dies as a result. Phillips had helped many people, and when Merrick learns of the doctor's way of life-- That is, to selflessly give of himself and his finances, in secret-- Bob attempts it in a ham-handed way. From then on, the lives of Helen Phillips and Bob Merrick intersect, first in tragedy, then in love.

Carmen Jones(1954)

NR
| 1h 45min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.1/5 (with 31 votes)

The tale of the cigarette-maker Carmen and the Spanish cavalry soldier Don Jose is translated into a modern-day story of a parachute factory worker and a stalwart GI named Joe who is about to go to flying school. Conflict arises when a prize-ring champ captures the heart of Carmen after she has seduced Joe and caused him to go AWOL.

Gate of Hell(1953)

3.6/5 (with 33 votes)

Japan, 1159. Moritō, a brave samurai, performs a heroic act by rescuing the lovely Kesa during a violent uprising. Moritō falls in love with her, but becomes distraught when he finds out that she is married.

Three Coins in the Fountain(1954)

G
| 1h 42min | Drama
3.0/5 (with 18 votes)

Three American roommates working in Italy wish for the man of their dreams after throwing coins into Rome's magnificent Trevi Fountain. Frances, a secretary at a government agency, sets out to win the heart of her smooth-talking novelist employer; Anita, her coworker, defies office regulations by romancing an Italian who works at the agency; and office newcomer Maria meets a real Italian Prince Charming and falls madly in love. The only thing the three hopeful ladies need to do is seal their fate.

It Should Happen to You(1954)

NR
| 1h 26min | Comedy, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 22 votes)

Gladys Glover has just lost her modeling job when she meets filmmaker Pete Sheppard shooting a documentary in Central Park. For Pete it's love at first sight, but Gladys has her mind on other things, making a name for herself. Through a fluke of advertising she winds up with her name plastered over 10 billboards throughout city.

Désirée(1954)

1h 50min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 17 votes)

In Marseilles, France in 1794, Desiree Clary, a young millinery clerk, becomes infatuated with Napoleon Bonaparte, but winds up wedding Genaral Jean-Baptiste Berandotte, an aid to Napoleon who later joins the forces that bring about the Emperor's downfall. Josephine Beauharnais, a worldly courtesan marries Napoleon and becomes Empress of France, but is then cast aside by her spouse when she proves unable to produce an heir to the throne.

Knock On Wood(1954)

1h 43min | Action, Comedy
3.4/5 (with 12 votes)

Ventriloquist Jerry Morgan has failed with another love affair. The reason: when the relationship reaches the point when it is time to discuss marriage, his two dolls become mean and jealous. Morgan's dollmaker Papinek is a member of a spy ring who has stolen the secret plans for the top-secret Lafayette airplane. Since Morgan is leaving for Zurich the same night, he decides to hide the secret plan in the heads of the dolls.

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