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The Movies of 1956: World Premieres
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 The Bad Seed Dir. Mervyn LeRoy. With Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack, Evelyn Varden B+

Full Listing of Films Screened

Anastasia Dir. Anatole Litvak. With Ingrid Bergman, Yul Brynner, Helen Hayes, Martita Hunt C
Around the World in 80 Days Dir. Michael Anderson. With David Niven, Cantinflas D

Baby Doll Dir. Elia Kazan. With Karl Malden, Carroll Baker, Eli Wallach, Mildred Dunnock A
The Bad Seed Dir. Mervyn LeRoy. With Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack, Evelyn Varden 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–

Forbidden Planet Dir. Fred McLeod Wilcox. With Walter Pidgeon, Leslie Nielsen, Anne Francis B+
The Forty-First Dir. Grigoriy Chukhrai. With Izolda Izvitskaya, Oleg Strizhenov B
Friendly Persuasion Dir. William Wyler. With Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire, Anthony Perkins B–

Gervaise Dir. René Clément. With Maria Schell, François Périer, Armand Mestral, Jacques Harden A–
Giant Dir. George Stevens. With Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor, James Dean, Chill Wills A–

Julie Dir. Andrew L. Stone. With Doris Day, Louis Jourdan, Barry Sullivan, Frank Lovejoy C+

The King and I Dir. Walter Lang. With Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Rita Moreno, Greg Thomson B

Miracle in the Rain Dir. Rudolph Maté. With Jane Wyman, Van Johnson, Eileen Heckart C–
The Mystery of Picasso Dir. Henri-Georges Clouzot. Documentary of Picasso in his studio A–

The Rainmaker Dir. Joseph Anthony. With Katharine Hepburn, Earl Holliman, Burt Lancaster C

Tea and Sympathy Dir. Vincente Minnelli. With John Kerr, Deborah Kerr, Leif Erickson C+
The Ten Commandments Dir. Cecil B. DeMille. With Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner C–

Written on the Wind Dir. Douglas Sirk. With Rock Hudson, Robert Stack, Lauren Bacall A

In Need of Reappraisal

The Searchers Dir. John Ford. With John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Henry Brandon, Ward Bond