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Oscars 1956: Winners and Nominees of the 28th Academy Awards

Public list by WPS with 56 movies or TV shows/series

These movies have won or been nominated for the Oscars 1956 on 03/21/1956.

The 28th Academy Awards were presented at the RKO Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Marty, a simple and low-budget film usually uncharacteristic of Best Picture recipients, became the shortest film (as well as the second Palme d'Or winner) to win the top honor. This was the final year in which the Best Foreign Language Film was a Special/Honorary award. Beginning with the 29th Academy Awards, it became a competitive category. ()

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To Catch a Thief(1955)

3.7/5 (with 435 votes)

An ex-thief is accused of enacting a new crime spree, so to clear his name he sets off to catch the new thief, who’s imitating his signature style.

Oklahoma!(1955)

G
| 2h 25min | Western, Music, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 46 votes)

This joyous celebration of frontier life combines tender romance and violent passion in the Oklahoma Territory of the 1900s with a timeless score filled with unforgettable songs. Rodgers and Hammerstein's hit Broadway musical.

Rebel Without a Cause(1955)

PG-13
| 1h 51min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 495 votes)

After moving to a new town, troublemaking teen Jim Stark is supposed to have a clean slate, although being the new kid in town brings its own problems. While searching for some stability, Stark forms a bond with a disturbed classmate, Plato, and falls for local girl Judy. However, Judy is the girlfriend of neighborhood tough, Buzz. When Buzz violently confronts Jim and challenges him to a drag race, the new kid's real troubles begin.

Ugetsu(1953)

1h 36min | Fantasy, Drama, Mystery
4.1/5 (with 146 votes)

In 16th century Japan, peasants Genjuro and Tobei sell their earthenware pots to a group of soldiers in a nearby village, in defiance of a local sage's warning against seeking to profit from warfare. Genjuro's pursuit of both riches and the mysterious Lady Wakasa, as well as Tobei's desire to become a samurai, run the risk of destroying both themselves and their wives, Miyagi and Ohama.

Monsieur Hulot's Holiday(1953)

NR
| 1h 27min | Comedy
3.5/5 (with 117 votes)

Monsieur Hulot, Jacques Tati’s endearing clown, takes a holiday at a seaside resort, where his presence provokes one catastrophe after another. Tati’s masterpiece of gentle slapstick is a series of effortlessly well-choreographed sight gags involving dogs, boats, and firecrackers; it was the first entry in the Hulot series and the film that launched its maker to international stardom.

Directed by Jacques Tati - With Jacques Tati, Marguerite Gérard, André Dubois, Lucien Frégis, Michèle Brabo, Raymond Carl, ...

The Dam Busters(1955)

NR
| 2h 4min | Drama, Action, History, Thriller, War
3.5/5 (with 39 votes)

The story of the conception of a new British weapon for smashing the German dams in the Ruhr industrial complex and the execution of the raid by 617 Squadron 'The Dam Busters'.

Marty(1955)

NR
| 1h 30min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 95 votes)

Marty, a butcher who lives in the Bronx with his mother is unmarried at 34. Good-natured but socially awkward he faces constant badgering from family and friends to get married but has reluctantly resigned himself to bachelorhood. Marty meets Clara, an unattractive school teacher, realising their emotional connection, he promises to call but family and friends try to convince him not to.

Guys and Dolls(1955)

NR
| 2h 30min | Comedy, Crime, Music, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 70 votes)

Gambler Nathan Detroit has few options for the location of his big craps game. Needing $1,000 to pay a garage owner to host the game, Nathan bets Sky Masterson that Sky cannot get virtuous Sarah Brown out on a date. Despite some resistance, Sky negotiates a date with her in exchange for bringing people into her mission. Meanwhile, Nathan's longtime fiancée, Adelaide, wants him to go legit and marry her.

East of Eden(1955)

PG
| 1h 55min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.9/5 (with 211 votes)

In the Salinas Valley in and around World War I, Cal Trask feels he must compete against overwhelming odds with his brother for the love of their father. Cal is frustrated at every turn, from his reaction to the war, how to get ahead in business and in life, and how to relate to his estranged mother.

Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto(1954)

1h 33min | Drama, Action, Adventure
3.7/5 (with 42 votes)

Struggling to elevate himself from his low caste in 17th century Japan, Miyamoto trains to become a mighty samurai warrior.

Bad Day at Black Rock(1955)

1h 21min | Western, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 96 votes)

One-armed war veteran John J. Macreedy steps off a train at the sleepy little town of Black Rock. Once there, he begins to unravel a web of lies, secrecy, and murder.

Mister Roberts(1955)

3.5/5 (with 42 votes)

Mr. Roberts is as an officer who's yearning for battle but is stuck in the backwaters of World War II on a non-commissioned Navy ship run by the bullying Captain Morton.

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The Man with the Golden Arm(1955)

NR
| 1h 59min | Crime, Drama, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 58 votes)

A junkie must face his true self to kick his drug addiction.

Blackboard Jungle(1955)

NR
| 1h 41min | Crime, Drama
3.5/5 (with 42 votes)

Richard Dadier is a teacher at North Manual High School, an inner-city school where many of the pupils frequently engage in anti-social behavior. Dadier makes various attempts to engage the students' interest in education, challenging both the school staff and the pupils. He is subjected to violence as well as duplicitous schemes.

Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing(1955)

NR
| 1h 42min | Drama, Romance / Love, War
3.0/5 (with 26 votes)

A widowed doctor of both Chinese and European descent falls in love with a married American correspondent in Hong Kong during China's Communist revolution.

Love Me or Leave Me(1955)

3.3/5 (with 14 votes)

A fictionalized account of the career of jazz singer Ruth Etting and her tempestuous marriage to gangster Marty Snyder, who helped propel her to stardom.

Directed by Charles Vidor - With Doris Day, James Cagney, Cameron Mitchell, Robert Keith, Tom Tully, John Harding, 1st Baron Harding of Petherton, ...

Picnic(1955)

PG
| 1h 55min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 28 votes)

The morning of a small town Labor Day picnic, a drifter blows into town to visit an old fraternity buddy who also happens to be the son of the richest man in town. Hal is an egocentric braggart - all potential and no accomplishment. He meets up with Madge Owens, the town beauty queen and girlfriend of Alan Benson.

Daddy Long Legs(1955)

NR
| 2h 6min | Drama, Music, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 27 votes)

Wealthy American, Jervis Pendleton has a chance encounter at a French orphanage with a cheerful 18-year-old residen, and anonymously pays for her education at a New England college. She writes letters to her mysterious benefactor regularly, but he never writes back. Several years later, he visits her at school, while still concealing his identity, and—despite their large age difference—they soon fall in love.

Summertime(1955)

NR
| 1h 40min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 34 votes)

Middle-aged Ohio secretary Jane Hudson has never found love and has nearly resigned herself to spending the rest of her life alone. But before she does, she uses her savings to finance a summer in romantic Venice, where she finally meets the man of her dreams, the elegant Renato Di Rossi.

The Rose Tattoo(1955)

NR
| 1h 57min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 19 votes)

A grieving widow embarks on a new romance when she discovers her late husband had been cheating on her.

The Bridges at Toko-Ri(1954)

3.0/5 (with 16 votes)

A naval aviator is assigned to bomb a group of heavily defended bridges during the Korean War.

Strategic Air Command(1955)

1h 52min | Action, Drama
3.0/5 (with 9 votes)

Air Force reservist Lt. Col. Robert (Dutch) Holland is recalled into active duty at the peak of his baseball career.

I'll Cry Tomorrow(1955)

1h 57min | Drama
3.2/5 (with 7 votes)

Deprived of a normal childhood by her ambitious mother, Katie (Jo Van Fleet), Lillian Roth (Susan Hayward) becomes a star of Broadway and Hollywood before she is twenty. Shortly before her marriage to her childhood sweetheart, David Tredman (Ray Danton), he dies and Lillian takes her first drink of many down the road of becoming an alcoholic.

No Hunting(1955)

NR
| 6min | Animation, Comedy
3.2/5 (with 6 votes)

Donald is inspired by the spirit of his forefathers to take up a gun and go hunting for his food.

Directed by Jack Hannah

Speedy Gonzales(1955)

3.3/5 (with 20 votes)

Speedy comes to the aid of a group of mice trying to get the cheese from a factory guarded by Sylvester.

Directed by Friz Freleng

Trial(1955)

1h 45min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 5 votes)

The story of a murder trial where a Mexican boy is accused of the death of a Caucasian girl. The two-faced attorney (Arthur Kennedy) who takes the boy's case is only interested in defending him so he can exploit his Communist-backed organization for their own underhanded purposes. He and his organization bring in an idealistic law professor (Glenn Ford) who agrees to represent the boy in court.

Interrupted Melody(1955)

1h 46min | Drama, Music
2.7/5 (with 3 votes)

Interrupted Melody is the inspirational filmed biography of world-renowned Australian soprano Marjorie Lawrence. She’s a foremost Wagnerian, equal to the vocal and physical demands of the composer’s oeuvre. And she’s a beacon of triumph to anyone who fights back when personal tragedy strikes.

The Pickwick Papers(1952)

1h 49min | Comedy, Adventure
3.4/5 (with 4 votes)

The Pickwick Club sends Mr. Pickwick and a group of friends to travel across England and to report back on the interesting things they find...

It's Always Fair Weather(1955)

NR
| 1h 42min | Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 12 votes)

Three World War II buddies promise to meet at a specified place and time 10 years after the war. They keep their word only to discover how far apart they've grown. But the reunion sparks memories of youthful dreams that haven't been fulfilled -- and slowly, the three men reevaluate their lives and try to find a way to renew their friendship.

The Rains of Ranchipur(1955)

2.7/5 (with 4 votes)

India. The spoilt and stubborn Edwina Esketh, comes to a small town with her husband. She falls in love with an indian doctor, Dr. Safti. She also meets an old friend of hers, the alcoholic Tom Ransome. An awful earthquake is followed by days of rain.

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