Showing posts with label 1955 movies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 1955 movies. Show all posts

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Land of the Pharaohs (1955)

Directed by Howard Hawks and starring Jack Hawkins, Joan Collins, Dewey Martin and Alexis Minotis.

DVD bought in 2007
104m 02s

Audio commentary with Filmmaker/Historian Peter Bogdanovich, 
with interview excerpts of director/producer Howard Hawks
Theatrical trailer

The Prodigal (1955)

Directed by Richard Thorpe and starring Lana Turner, Edmund Purdom and Louis Calhern.

DVD bought in 2007
112m 22s

Audio commentary by Film Historian Dr. Drew Casper
Theatrical trailer

Richard III (1955)

Directed by Laurence Olivier and starring Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, Cedric Hardwicke and Claire Bloom.

Blu-ray bought in 2014
158m 36s

Original Intermission Cards
Original Theatrical and TV Trailers
Extensive Image Galleries
The Trial of Richard III (TV 225mins)

The Seven Year Itch (1955)

Directed by Billy Wilder and starring Marilyn Monroe and Tom Ewell.

DVD bought in 2008
Part of the 'Marilyn Monroe Collection'

Blu-ray bought in 2014
104m 24s


Audio commentary by author Kevin Lally
Isolated Score
The Hays Code: Picture-in-Picture with Sexual Innuendo Meter
Marilyn Monroe Interactive Timeline
Monroe and Wilder: An Intersection of Genius
Fox Movie Channel Presents Fox Legacy with Tom Rothman
2 Deleted Scenes
Hollywood Backstories: The Seven Year Itch
Fox Movietone News
Theatrical Trailer

Guys and Dolls (1955)

Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and starring Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra and Vivian Blaine.

Special Collector's Edition DVD bought in 2009
103m 16s

The Goldwyn Touch
From Stage to Screen
More Guys and Dolls Stories
Musical Performances
Theatrical Trailer

It's Always Fair Weather (1955)

Directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen and starring Gene Kelly, Dan Dailey, Cyd Charisse, Dolores Gray and Michael Kidd.

DVD bought in 2006
101m 18s

It's Always Fair Weather: Going Out On A High Note
3 Outtake Musical Numbers
Two Segments From The MGM Parade Featuring Cyd Charisse and Gene Kelly
2 Classic Cartoons: Deputy Droopy and Good Will To Men
Audio-Only Bonus: "I Thought They'd Never Leave" Outtake
Theatrical Trailer

Lady and the Tramp (1955)

Produced by Walt Disney and directed by Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson and Hamilton Luske.

2-disc Platinum Edition DVD bought in 2006

Diamond Edition Blu-ray bought in 2012


Blu-ray extras - 

Inside Walt's Story Meetings
Diane Disney Miller: Remembering Dad
3 deleted scenes
"I'm Free as the Breeze" never recorded song
Lady's Pedigree: The Making of Lady and the Tramp (53mins)
Excerpts from Disneyland TV shows
Deleted scenes
3 theatrical trailers

The James Dean Collection

East of Eden (1955) Directed by Elia Kazan. 115mins

Rebel Without a Cause (1955) Directed by Nicholas Ray. 111mins

Giant (1956) Directed by George Stevens. 201mins

3-film 6-disc Blu-ray Collection bought in 2014

East of Eden

Commentary by Richards Schickel
East of Eden: Art in Search of Life
Screen tests
4 Wardrobe tests
Deleted scenes
NYC premiere
Theatrical trailer

Rebel Without a Cause

Commentary by Douglas L. Rathgeb
James Dean Remembered
Rebel Without a Cause: Defiant Innocents
Dennis Hopper: Memories from the Warner lot
Screen tests
Wardrobe tests
16 deleted scenes
Behind the cameras: James Dean
Theatrical trailer


Commentary by George Stevens Jr., Ivan Moffat and Stephen Farber
George Stevens: Filmmakers Who Knew Him

Plus -

Forever James Dean - 1987 Documentary
3 movie posters
10 photo cards
6 memos
48-page booklet

To Catch a Thief (1955)

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jesse Royce Landis and John Williams.

Blu-ray bought in 2014
106m 31s

Audio Commentary by Hitchcock film historian, Dr. Drew Casper
A Night with the Hitchcocks
Unaccpetable Under the Code: Film Censorship in America
Writing and Casting To Catch a Thief
The Making of To Catch a Thief
Behind the Gates: Cary Grant and Grace Kelly
Alfred Hitchcock and To Catch a Thief: An Appreciation
Edith Head – The Paramount Years
If You Love To Catch a Thief You'll Love This
Photo galleries
Theatrical trailer

The Trouble With Harry (1955)

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Edmund Gwenn, John Forsythe and Shirley MacLaine.

Blu-ray bought in 2014
99m 23s

The Trouble with Harry Isn’t Over (32mins)
Photo Gallery
Theatrical Trailer

Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)

Directed by John Sturges and starring Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, Ann Francis, Dean Jagger, Walter Brennan, Ernest Borgnine and Lee Marvin.

DVD bought in 2005
81m 28s

Audio commentary by film historian Dana Polan
Theatrical trailer