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Films of the 1950s: 1955

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The rules:

You can post a list of anywhere between 1 and 15 films (or more, but only 15 will be counted) from the year we're covering. The deciding factor in terms of release dates is the RYM list and the top 10 of each year will go on to the final top 100. The deadline is May 31st.

The points scheme is as follows:
1. 50
2. 40
3. 30
4. 20
5. 15
6. 10
7. 9
8. 8
9. 7
10. 6
11. 5
12. 4
13. 3
14. 2
15. 1
However, these are the maximum amounts of points. If you want to put certain films on your list but don't want to give them too many points, you can choose to give these less points than in this scheme (but never more) to decrease the impact on the overall results. If you don't specifically state that you want to give (some of) your films fewer points, I will assume the standard scheme.

Here are some lists to remind you of the films released in 1954:

IMDb
RYM
Films101
RottenTomatoes
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1. Les diaboliques [Diabolique]
2. Rebel Without a Cause
3. The Night of the Hunter
4. Ordet [The Word]
5. Kiss Me Deadly
6. East of Eden
7. Il bidone [The Swindlers]
8. The Seven Year Itch
9. Du rififi chez les hommes [Rififi]
10. The Ladykillers
11. Lady and the Tramp
12. Sommarnattens leende [Smiles of a Summer Night]
13. Killer's Kiss
14. The Big Combo
15. To Catch a Thief

16. The Trouble With Harry
17. Tuntematon sotilas [The Unknown Soldier]

Edited my list: 7. Il bidone [The Swindlers] and 8. The Seven Year Itch
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1. Les diaboliques [Diabolique]
2. Lady and the Tramp
3. The Trouble With Harry
4. The Ladykillers
5. Sommarnattens leende [Smiles of a Summer Night]
6. Rebel Without a Cause
7. East of Eden
8. The Night of the Hunter
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1. Ordet / Carl Th. Dreyer / Denmark
2. Rebel Without a Cause / Nicholas Ray / U.S.
3. East of Eden / Elia Kazan / U.S.
4. Pather Panchali / Satyajit Ray / India
5. The Big Combo / Joseph H. Lewis / U.S.
6. The Man from Laramie / Anthony Mann / U.S.
7. Il bidone / Federico Fellini / Italy
8. Smiles of a Summer Night / Ingmar Bergman / Sweden
9. The Seven Year Itch / Billy Wilder / U.S.
10. The Night of the Hunter / Charles Laughton / U.S.
11. Rififi / Jules Dassin / France
12. Lola Montes / Max Ophuls / France
13. All That Heaven Allows / Douglas Sirk / U.S.
14. Kiss Me Deadly / Robert Aldrich / U.S.
15. Diabolique / Henri-Georges Clouzot / France

16. Bad Day at Black Rock / John Sturges / U.S.
17. Mr. Arkadin / Orson Welles / France
18. The Far Country / Anthony Mann / U.S.
19. Land of the Pharaohs / Howard Hawks / U.S.
20. Senso / Luchino Visconti / Italy
21. The Ladykillers / Alexander Mackendrick / U.K.
22. Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple / Hiroshi Inagaki / Japan
23. Guys and Dolls / Joseph L. Mankiewicz / U.S.
24. I Live in Fear / Akira Kurosawa / Japan
25. You're Never Too Young / Norman Taurog / U.S.
26. Death of a Cyclist / Juan Antonio Bardem / Spain
27. A Generation / Andrzej Wajda / Poland
28. Artists and Models / Frank Tashlin / U.S.
29. The Man with the Golden Arm / Otto Preminger / U.S.
30. Richard III / Laurence Olivier / U.K.
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1. The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton)
2. Nuit et brouillard [Night and Fog] (Alain Resnais)
3. Pather Panchali (Satyajit Ray)
4. Les diaboliques [Diabolique] (Henri-Georges Clouzot)
5. Kiss Me Deadly (Robert Aldrich)
6. Ordet [The Word] (Carl Th. Dreyer)
7. Ensayo de un crimen (Luis Buñuel)
8. Violent Saturday (Richard Fleischer)
9. Rebel Without a Cause (Nicholas Ray)
10. The Seven Year Itch (Billy Wilder)
11. Summertime (David Lean)
12. The Big Knife (Robert Aldrich)
13. The Big Combo (Joseph H. Lewis)
14. Du rififi chez les hommes [Rififi] (Jules Dassin)
15. East of Eden (Elia Kazan)

Bubbling under:
The Ladykillers (Alexander Mackendrick)
The Man With the Golden Arm (Otto Preminger)
Il segno di Venere (Dino Risi)
Lola Montès [The Sins of Lola Montes] (Max Ophüls)
The Man From Laramie (Anthony Mann)
To Catch a Thief (Alfred Hitchcock)
The Trouble With Harry (Alfred Hitchcock)
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1. Ordet (Carl Theodor Dreyer)
2. Sommarnattens Leende (Ingmar Bergman)
3. Nuit et Brouillard (Alain Resnais)
4. Les Diaboliques (Henri-Georges Clouzot)
5. Rebel Without a Cause (Nicholas Ray)
6. The Seven Year Itch (Billy Wilder)
7. Killer's Kiss (Stanley Kubrick)
8. Du Rififi chez les Hommes (Jules Dassin)
9. To Catch a Thief (Alfred Hitchcock)
10. Pather Panchali (Satyajit Ray)
11. Il Bidone (Federico Fellini)
12. The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton)
13. The Man from Laramie (Anthony Mann)
14. Mr. Arkadin (Orson Welles) 1pt
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1. Tuntematon sotilas [The Unknown Soldier]
2. Kiss Me Deadly
3. The Man with the Golden Arm
4. Rebel Without a Cause
5. The Trouble with Harry (5 points)
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1. Night and Fog (1955)
2. Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
3. The Night of the Hunter (1955)
4. Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
5. To Catch a Thief (1955)
6. Marty (1955)
7. Les Diaboliques (1955)
8. Blackboard Jungle (1955)
9. Tender Trap (1955)
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1955, the year of disappointing film; I had high expectations for the bottom three but I was bored to tears.

1. Les Diaboliques (Henri-Georges Clouzot)
2. Rififi (Jules Dassin)
3. Night And Fog (Alain Resnais)
4. Rebel Without A Cause (Nicholas Ray)
5. The Night Of The Hunter (Charles Laughton) 3
6. Ordet (Carl Theodor Dreyer) 2
7. Pather Panchali (Satyajit Ray) 1
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1. All That Heaven Allows – Douglas Sirk (USA)
2. Les diaboliques (Diabolique) – Henri-Georges Clouzot (France)
3. Muerte de un ciclista (Death of a Cyclist) – Juan Antonio Bardem (Spain)
4. The Night of the Hunter – Charles Laughton (USA)
5. Guys and Dolls – Joseph L. Mankiewicz (USA)
6. Bad Day at Black Rock – John Sturges (USA)
7. The Man with the Golden Arm – Otto Preminger (USA)
8. The Trouble with Harry – Alfred Hitchcock (USA)
9. The Quatermass Xperiment – Val Guest (UK)
10. To Catch a Thief – Alfred Hitchcock (USA)
11. The Desperate Hours – William Wyler (USA)
12. Rebel Without a Cause – Nicholas Ray (USA)
13. Violent Saturday – Richard Fleischer (USA)
14. Historias de la radio (Radio Stories) – José Luis Sáenz de Heredia (Spain)
15. Killer’s Kiss – Stanley Kubrick (USA)
16. Run for Cover – Nicholas Ray (USA)
17. East of Eden – Elia Kazan (USA)
18. Ordet – Carl Theodore Dreyer (Denmark)
19. Lady and the Tramp – Clyde Geromini & Wilfred Jackson (USA)
20. Moonfleet – Fritz Lang (USA)
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1. The Seven Year Itch
2. Rebel without a Cause
3. East of Eden
4. The Ladykillers
5. Marty
6. To Catch a Thief
7. Les Diaboliques
8. Sissi
9. Picnic
10. The Trouble with Harry
11. Guys and Dolls
12. The Night of the Hunter
13. Daddy Long Legs
14. Lady and the Tramp
15. Blackboard Jungle
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Night of the Hunter
Pather Panchali
Floating Clouds
Diabolique
Ordet
Tales of the Taira Clan
Night And Fog
Rebel Without A Cause
Lola Montes
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1. The Night of the Hunter
2. Rebel Without a Cause
3. East of Eden
4. Kiss Me Deadly
5. Les Diaboliques
6. Bad Day at Black Rock
7. The Man from Laramie
8. Mister Roberts
9. The Phenix City Story
10. Marty

For some reason, this happens to be a year for which, somehow, I've managed to never see most of its non-English-language classics (Ordet, Pather Panchali, Smiles of a Summer Night, Lola Montes, not even Rififi or Bob le Flambeur). I seriously need to rectify that.
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1. Night Of The Hunter (Charles Laughton)
2. Mr. Arkadin (Orson Welles)
3. Rebel Without A Cause (Nicholas Ray)
4. All That Heaven Allows (Douglas Sirk)
5. Du rififi chez les hommes (Jules Dassin)
6. To Catch A Thief (Alfred Hitchcock)
7. The Man With The Golden Arm (Otto Preminger)
8. East Of Eden (Elia Kazan)
9. Bad Day At Black Rock (John Sturges)
10. Ladykillers (Alexander Mackendrick)
11. The Seven Year Itch (Billy Wilder)
12. The Trouble With Harry (Alfred Hitchcock)
13. The Court Jester (Melvin Frank, Norman Panama)
14. The Desperate Hours (William Wyler)
15. Drei Männer im Schnee (Kurt Hofmann)

Bubbling Under:

The Blackboard Jungle (Richard Brooks)
The Kentuckian (Burt Lancaster)
We're No Angels (Michael Curtiz)
Les diaboliques (Henri-Georges Clouzot)
The Rose Tattoo (Daniel Mann)
Das Mädchen aus Flandern (Helmut Käutner)
Ernst Thälmann – Führer seiner Klasse (Kurt Maetzig)
Moonfleet (Fritz Lang)
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Two days left to vote.
I also edited my list (7. Il bidone [The Swindlers], 8. The Seven Year Itch)
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My list:

1| Ordet - Carl Dreyer
2| The Night of the Hunter - Charles Laughton
3| Pather Panchali - Satyajit Ray
4| Kiss Me Deadly - Robert Aldrich
5| Floating Clouds - Mikio Naruse
6| Lola Montes - Max Ophuls
7| All That Heaven Allows - Douglas Sirk
8| The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz - Luis Bunuel
9| The Man from Laramie - Anthony Mann
10| Night and Fog - Alain Resnais
11| The Phenix City Story - Phil Karlson
12| Mr. Arkadin - Orson Welles
13| Diabolique - Henri Georges Clouzot
14| Rebel Without a Cause - Nicholas Ray
15| East of Eden - Elia Kazan
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I forgot to add to my original post: Petri, I'm perfectly fine with running the remaining polls! Of course, if you still want to, that's ok as well...
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The voting is closed and here are the results. Although antonius and SuperFurry didn't vote the score of #10 was higher than for a while.

Rank. Title (Director) | Points - Voters - #1 votes
1. The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton) | 345 - 13 - 4
2. Rebel Without a Cause (Nicholas Ray) | 296 - 14 - 0
3. Les diaboliques [Diabolique] (Henri-Georges Clouzot) | 287 - 12 - 3
4. Ordet (Carl Theodor Dreyer) | 197 - 7 - 3
5. Nuit et brouillard [Night and Fog] (Alain Resnais) | 165 - 6 - 1
6. Kiss Me Deadly (Robert Aldrich) | 152 - 7 - 0
7. Pather Panchali (Satyajit Ray) | 127 - 6 - 0
8. East of Eden (Elia Kazan) | 119 - 8 - 0
9. The Seven Year Itch (Billy Wilder) | 86 - 6 - 1
10. All That Heaven Allows (Douglas Sirk) | 82 - 4 - 1

11. Du rififi chez les hommes [Rififi] (Jules Dassin) | 77 - 6 - 0
12. Sommarnattens leende [Smiles of a Summer Night] (Ingmar Bergman) | 67 - 4 - 0
13. The Trouble with Harry (Alfred Hitchcock) | 63 - 5 - 0
14. The Ladykillers (Alexander Mackendrick) | 52 - 4 - 0
15. Tuntematon sotilas [The Unknown Soldier] (Edvin Laine) | 50 - 1 - 1
16. To Catch a Thief (Alfred Hitchcock) | 49 - 6 - 0
17. The Man with the Golden Arm (Otto Preminger) | 48 - 3 - 0
18. Lady and the Tramp (Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jacksonm, Hamilton Luske) | 47 - 3 - 0
19. Mr. Arkadin (Orson Welles) | 45 - 3 - 0
19. 浮雲 [Floating Clouds] (Mikio Naruse) | 45 - 2 - 0
JimmyJazz wrote:I forgot to add to my original post: Petri, I'm perfectly fine with running the remaining polls! Of course, if you still want to, that's ok as well...
Thanks JimmyJazz if you want to run the remaining polls. It's perfectly fine with me.
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