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Monday, April 23, 2012

A Year in Film: My Favorite's of 1956



This 'Year in Film' project has already been so enlightening. It is just mind blowing the number of films that were produced in basically any given year that are really memorable. For this list I take you back to the year 1956. Several all-time favorites for me here including Kubrick's THE KILLING and FORBIDDEN PLANET. Also SEVEN MEN FROM NOW and the SEARCHERS, both great. Oh and two(!) from Douglas Sirk: WRITTEN ON THE WIND and the woefully underrated THERE'S ALWAYS TOMORROW.



ATTACK


BABY DOLL


BETWEEN HEAVEN AND HELL


BIGGER THAN LIFE


FORBIDDEN PLANET


THE GIRL CAN'T HELP IT


THE HARDER THEY FALL


HOLLYWOOD OR BUST


INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS


THE KILLING


THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH


PARDNERS


PATTERNS


THE SEARCHERS


SEVEN MEN FROM NOW


THERE'S ALWAYS TOMORROW


TRAPEZE


WHILE THE CITY SLEEPS


THE WRONG MAN


WRITTEN ON THE WIND

2 comments:

Robert M. Lindsey said...

I liked The Girl Can't Help It, but it sure was a schizophrenic movie. On the one hand it was a grown up movie about a gangster's moll, on the other it was a teen movie and they had all these great Rock 'n' Roll acts. I reviewed it at my blog with lots of screen caps.

Love the poster for The Wrong Man with Hitch in the background!

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Scott M said...

I saw Written on the Wind for the first time two years ago. It is a beautifully shot and designed film and proves that Rock Hudson was a terrific actor. Great list as always!