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1956: World Premieres
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The Movies of 1956: U.S. Releases
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Top Ten List

1. Written on the Wind Dir. Douglas Sirk. With Rock Hudson, Robert Stack, Lauren Bacall A
2. Baby Doll Dir. Elia Kazan. With Karl Malden, Carroll Baker, Eli Wallach, Mildred Dunnock A
3. Giant Dir. George Stevens. With Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor, James Dean, Chill Wills A–
4. Forbidden Planet Dir. Fred McLeod Wilcox. With Walter Pidgeon, Leslie Nielsen, Anne Francis B+
5. The Bad Seed Dir. Mervyn LeRoy. With Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack, Evelyn Varden B+


Remainder of Films Screened

Ikiru Dir. Akira Kurosawa. With Takashi Shimura, Nobuo Kaneko, Miki Odagiri, Haruo Tanaka B
The King and I Dir. Walter Lang. With Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Rita Moreno, Greg Thomson B

Bigger Than Life Dir. Nicholas Ray. With James Mason, Barbara Rush, Christopher Olsen B–
The Catered Affair Dir. Richard Brooks. With Bette Davis, Ernest Borgnine, Debbie Reynolds B–
Friendly Persuasion Dir. William Wyler. With Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire, Anthony Perkins B–

Julie Dir. Andrew L. Stone. With Doris Day, Louis Jourdan, Barry Sullivan, Frank Lovejoy C+
Tea and Sympathy Dir. Vincente Minnelli. With John Kerr, Deborah Kerr, Leif Erickson C+

Anastasia Dir. Anatole Litvak. With Ingrid Bergman, Yul Brynner, Helen Hayes, Martita Hunt C
The Rainmaker Dir. Joseph Anthony. With Katharine Hepburn, Earl Holliman, Burt Lancaster C

Miracle in the Rain Dir. Rudolph Maté. With Jane Wyman, Van Johnson, Eileen Heckart C–
The Ten Commandments Dir. Cecil B. DeMille. With Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner C–

Around the World in 80 Days Dir. Michael Anderson. With David Niven, Cantinflas D

In Need of Reappraisal

The Searchers Dir. John Ford. With John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Henry Brandon, Ward Bond
Seven Samurai Dir. Akira Kurosawa. With Takashi Shimura, Toshirô Mifune, Yoshio Inaba
La Strada Dir. Federico Fellini. With Giulietta Masina, Anthony Quinn, Richard Basehart
Umberto D. Dir. Vittorio De Sica. With Carlo Battisti, Maria Pia Casilio, Lina Gennari