Underrated 1955 Films


The wonderful blog Rupert Pupkin Speaks is a source of many movie discoveries and additions to everyone’s “to watch” lists, so I was thrilled to be asked to contribute a list for the current series, Underrated Films of 1955. It’s been posted, so please go check that out and don’t miss all the other great lists.

Last year Rupert Pupkin Speaks posted my list of 5 Underrated Detective/ Mystery Movies. 


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7 thoughts on “Underrated 1955 Films”

  1. Good list. I remember seeing a long time ago the film with Ginger Rogers and Edward G. Robinson and was impressed by Rogers’ performance. Worth watching if you’ve only seen Rogers as Fred Astaire’s dance partner. I would also have added another film to the list – The Big Knife, with Ida Lupino and Jack Palance, and a young Shelley Winters. A nice Hollywood expose kind of film but more dramatic.


    1. Yes that’s a super movie and one of the very best of that year, I imposed some rules on myself that I wouldn’t pick anything that known, that was nominated for awards and so on, to really shake out the lesser known titles. I need to see a lot more from that year, which other people’s great lists at that blog have helped with. Thanks!

  2. I noticed the photograph of Margaret Lockwood and Dirk Bogarde, from: ‘Cast A Dark Shadow’ (1955).
    This is a superb film, with fine direction, perfect casting, a compelling plot and an excellent score. (Oddly enough, I watched it again a few days ago. I never tire of it.)

    1. It is a great one, I love the story and their chemistry. Plus, Lockwood is so underrated (and little known here too I find) that I love to mention her work every chance I get. Thanks for stopping by to comment!

    1. Thanks! I’ll be over there later to see and reply. It is so hard to choose these, isn’t it? Tried for a nice variety. Cheers!

      1. It’s an exceptionally strong year, which makes it even harder to whittle a list down. I think you struck a nice balance there – very pleased to see you included We’re No Angels.

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