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The 9th British Film Awards, given by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in 1956, honoured the best films of 1955. [1]

57 relations: A Star Is Born (1954 film), Alec Guinness, Alfie Bass, Bad Day at Black Rock, Betsy Blair, Blinkity Blank, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Carmen Jones (film), Cast a Dark Shadow, Deborah Kerr, Dorothy Dandridge, East of Eden (film), Ernest Borgnine, Frank Sinatra, Giulietta Masina, Grace Kelly, I Am a Camera (film), Jack Hawkins, Jack Lemmon, James Dean, Judy Garland, Julie Harris (actress), Katharine Hepburn, Katie Johnson (English actress), Kenneth More, La Strada, Lady and the Tramp, Laurence Olivier, Margaret Johnston, Margaret Lockwood, Marilyn Monroe, Marty (film), Michael Redgrave, Mister Roberts (1955 film), National Film Board of Canada, Not as a Stranger, Odeon Leicester Square, Richard III (1955 film), Seven Samurai, Simba (1955 film), Summertime (1955 film), Takashi Shimura, The Bespoke Overcoat, The Colditz Story, The Country Girl (1954 film), The Dam Busters (film), The Deep Blue Sea (1955 film), The End of the Affair (1955 film), The Ladykillers, The Night My Number Came Up, ..., The Prisoner (1955 film), The Seven Year Itch, Toshiro Mifune, Touch and Go (1955 film), Vivien Leigh, William Rose (screenwriter), 1955 in film. Expand index (7 more) »

A Star Is Born (1954 film)

A Star Is Born is a 1954 American musical film written by Moss Hart, starring Judy Garland and James Mason, and directed by George Cukor.

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Alec Guinness

Sir Alec Guinness, (born Alec Guinness de Cuffe; 2 April 1914 – 5 August 2000) was an English actor.

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Alfie Bass

Alfie Bass (born Abraham Basalinsky, 10 April 1916 – 15 July 1987) was an English actor.

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Bad Day at Black Rock

Bad Day at Black Rock is a 1955 American thriller film in Eastmancolor and CinemaScope, directed by John Sturges and starring Spencer Tracy and Robert Ryan that combines elements of the western genre with that of film noir.

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Betsy Blair

Betsy Blair (December 11, 1923March 13, 2009) was an American actress of film and stage, long based in London.

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Blinkity Blank

Blinkity Blank is a 1955 animated short film by Norman McLaren, engraved directly onto black film leader, Blinkity Blank features a soundtrack combining improvisational jazz from composer Maurice Blackburn along with graphical sounds created by McLaren scratching onto the film's optical soundtrack.

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British Academy of Film and Television Arts

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is an independent charity that supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image – film, television and game in the United Kingdom.

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Carmen Jones (film)

Carmen Jones is a 1954 American musical film starring Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte, produced and directed by Otto Preminger.

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Cast a Dark Shadow

Cast a Dark Shadow is a 1955 British film noir suspense film directed by Lewis Gilbert.

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Deborah Kerr

Deborah Jane Kerr-Trimmer CBE (30 September 192116 October 2007), known professionally as Deborah Kerr, was a Scottish film, theatre and television actress.

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Dorothy Dandridge

Dorothy Jean Dandridge (November 9, 1922 – September 8, 1965) was an American film and theatre actress, singer, and dancer.

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East of Eden (film)

East of Eden is a 1955 film, directed by Elia Kazan, and loosely based on the second half of the 1952 novel of the same name by John Steinbeck.

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Ernest Borgnine

Ernest Borgnine (born Ermes Effron Borgnino; January 24, 1917 – July 8, 2012) was an American actor whose career spanned over six decades.

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Frank Sinatra

Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer, actor, and producer who was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century.

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Giulietta Masina

Giulietta Masina (22 February 1921 – 23 March 1994) was an Italian film and stage actress.

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Grace Kelly

Grace Patricia Kelly (November 12, 1929September 14, 1982) was an American film actress who became Princess of Monaco after marrying Prince Rainier III, in April 1956.

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I Am a Camera (film)

I Am a Camera is a 1955 British comedy-drama film based on The Berlin Stories by Christopher Isherwood and the eponymous play by John Van Druten.

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Jack Hawkins

John Edward Hawkins, CBE (14 September 1910 – 18 July 1973) was an English actor who worked on stage and in film from the 1930s until the 1970s.

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Jack Lemmon

John Uhler Lemmon III (February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001) professionally known as Jack Lemmon, was an American actor and musician.

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James Dean

James Byron Dean (February 8, 1931 – September 30, 1955) was an American actor.

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Judy Garland

Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm; June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969) was an American singer, actress, and vaudevillian.

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Julie Harris (actress)

Julia Ann Harris (December 2, 1925 – August 24, 2013), was an American stage, screen, and television actress.

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Katharine Hepburn

Katharine Houghton Hepburn (May 12, 1907 – June 29, 2003) was an American actress.

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Katie Johnson (English actress)

Bessie Kate "Katie" Johnson (18 November 1878 in Clayton, Sussex – 4 May 1957 in Elham, Kent) was an English actress who appeared on stage from 1894http://www.screenonline.org.uk/people/id/557746/index.htmlJohnson on the British Film Institute website and on screen from the 1930s to the 1950s.

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Kenneth More

Kenneth Gilbert More, CBE (20 September 1914 – 12 July 1982) was an English film and stage actor.

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La Strada

La Strada is a 1954 Italian drama film directed by Federico Fellini from his own screenplay co-written with Tullio Pinelli and Ennio Flaiano.

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Lady and the Tramp

Lady and the Tramp is a 1955 American animated musical romance film produced by Walt Disney and released to theaters on June 22, 1955 by Buena Vista Distribution.

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Laurence Olivier

Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, (22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an English actor and director who, along with his contemporaries Ralph Richardson and John Gielgud, dominated the British stage of the mid-20th century.

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Margaret Johnston

Margaret Johnston (10 August 1914, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia – 19 June 2002, Kingston upon Thames, England) was an Australian-born British actress.

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Margaret Lockwood

Margaret Lockwood, CBE (15 September 1916 – 15 July 1990), was an English actress.

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Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson; June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was an American actress, model, and singer.

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Marty (film)

Marty is a 1955 American romantic drama film directed by Delbert Mann.

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Michael Redgrave

Sir Michael Scudamore Redgrave CBE (20 March 1908 – 21 March 1985) was an English stage and film actor, director, manager, and author.

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Mister Roberts (1955 film)

Mister Roberts is a 1955 American Warnercolor in CinemaScope comedy-drama film directed by John Ford and Mervyn LeRoy and features an all-star cast including Henry Fonda as Mister Roberts, James Cagney as Captain Morton, William Powell (in his final film appearance) as Doc, and Jack Lemmon as Ensign Pulver.

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National Film Board of Canada

The National Film Board of Canada (or simply National Film Board or NFB) (French: Office national du film du Canada, or ONF) is Canada's public film and digital media producer and distributor.

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Not as a Stranger

Not as a Stranger is a 1955 drama film produced and directed by Stanley Kramer, starring Olivia de Havilland, Robert Mitchum, and Frank Sinatra, and based on the 1954 novel of the same name by Morton Thompson.

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Odeon Leicester Square

The Odeon Leicester Square is a cinema which occupies the centre of the eastern side of Leicester Square in London, dominating the square with its huge black polished granite facade and high tower displaying its name.

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Richard III (1955 film)

Richard III is a 1955 British Technicolor film adaptation of William Shakespeare's historical play of the same name, also incorporating elements from his Henry VI, Part 3.

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Seven Samurai

is a 1954 Japanese epic samurai drama film co-written, edited, and directed by Akira Kurosawa.

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Simba (1955 film)

Simba is a 1955 British drama film directed by Brian Desmond Hurst, and starring Dirk Bogarde, Donald Sinden, Virginia McKenna, and Basil Sydney.

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Summertime (1955 film)

Summertime (released in the UK as Summer Madness) is a 1955 American/British Technicolor romance film directed by David Lean and starring Katharine Hepburn, Rossano Brazzi, Darren McGavin, and Isa Miranda.

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Takashi Shimura

was a Japanese actor who appeared in over 200 films between 1934 and 1981.

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The Bespoke Overcoat

The Bespoke Overcoat is a 1956 British short film directed by Jack Clayton, based on a 1953 play of the same name by Wolf Mankowitz.

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The Colditz Story

The Colditz Story is a 1955 prisoner of war film starring John Mills and Eric Portman and directed by Guy Hamilton.

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The Country Girl (1954 film)

The Country Girl is a 1954 American drama film directed by George Seaton and starring Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, and William Holden.

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The Dam Busters (film)

The Dam Busters is a 1955 British epic war film starring Michael Redgrave and Richard Todd.

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The Deep Blue Sea (1955 film)

The Deep Blue Sea is a 1955 British drama film directed by Anatole Litvak, starring Vivien Leigh and Kenneth More, and released by Twentieth Century Fox.

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The End of the Affair (1955 film)

The End of the Affair is a black and white 1955 film directed by Edward Dmytryk and starring Deborah Kerr, Van Johnson, Peter Cushing and John Mills.

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The Ladykillers

The Ladykillers is a 1955 British black comedy crime film directed by Alexander Mackendrick for Ealing Studios.

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The Night My Number Came Up

The Night My Number Came Up is a 1955 British supernatural drama film directed by Leslie Norman with the screenplay written by R. C. Sherriff.

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The Prisoner (1955 film)

The Prisoner is a 1955 drama film directed by Peter Glenville and based on the play by Bridget Boland.

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The Seven Year Itch

The Seven Year Itch is a 1955 American romantic comedy film based on a three-act play with the same name by George Axelrod.

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Toshiro Mifune

was a Japanese actor who appeared in almost 170 feature films.

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Touch and Go (1955 film)

Touch and Go (U.S. The Light Touch) is a 1955 British comedy film directed by Michael Truman and starring Jack Hawkins, Margaret Johnston, and June Thorburn.

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Vivien Leigh

Vivien Leigh (born Vivian Mary Hartley, and also known as Lady Olivier after 1947; 5 November 19138 July 1967) was an English stage and film actress.

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William Rose (screenwriter)

William Rose (August 31, 1918 – February 10, 1987) was an American screenwriter of British and Hollywood films.

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1955 in film

The year 1955 in film involved some significant events.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9th_British_Academy_Film_Awards

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