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Year 1956 Archives
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    1. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956 Film), by Alfred Hitchcock
      1. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956 Film) by Alfred Hitchcock
      2. Goodbye, My Lady (1956 Film) by William A. Wellman
      Commonweal
      , May 25, 1956, p. 204
    2. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      The King and I (1956 Film), by Walter Lang
      1. The King and I (1956 Film) by Walter Lang
      2. High Society (1956 Film) by Charles Walters
      Commonweal
      , July 20, 1956, p. 396
    3. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Moby Dick (1956 Film), by John Huston
      1. Moby Dick (1956 Film) by John Huston
      2. The Great Locomotive Chase (1956 Film) by Francis D. Lyon
      Commonweal
      , June 29, 1956, p. 324
    4. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      You Can't Run Away from It (1956 Film), by Dick Powell
      1. You Can't Run Away from It (1956 Film) by Dick Powell
      2. The Opposite Sex (1956 Film) by David Miller
      3. The Great American Pastime (1956 Film) by Herman Hoffman
      Commonweal
      , December 21, 1956, p. 312
    5. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956 Film), by Robert Wise
      1. Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956 Film) by Robert Wise
      2. The Leather Saint (1956 Film) by Alvin Ganzer
      3. The Rawhide Years (1956 Film) by Rudolph Mate
      Commonweal
      , July 13, 1956, p. 371
    6. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      The Bad Seed (1956 Film), by Mervyn LeRoy
      1. The Bad Seed (1956 Film) by Mervyn LeRoy
      2. Back from Eternity (1956 Film) by John Farrow
      3. Lisbon (1956 Film) by Ray Milland
      Commonweal
      , September 28, 1956, p. 633
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      (Review)
      Around the World in 80 Days (1956 Film), by Michael Anderson
      1. Around the World in 80 Days (1956 Film) by Michael Anderson
      Commonweal
      , November 9, 1956, p. 151
    8. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      Bus Stop (1956 Film), by Joshua Logan
      1. Bus Stop (1956 Film) by Joshua Logan
      2. Johnny Concho (1956 Film) by Don McGuire
      3. Walk the Proud Land (1956 Film) by Jesse Hibbs
      Commonweal
      , September 7, 1956, p. 561
    9. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      Wee Geordie (1955 Film), by Frank Launder
      1. Wee Geordie (1955 Film) by Frank Launder
      2. The Grand Maneuver (1955 Film) by Rene Clair
      3. Nineteen Eighty-Four (1956 Film) by Michael Anderson
      Commonweal
      , October 19, 1956, p. 73
    10. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      The Wild Party (1956 Film), by Harry Horner
      1. The Wild Party (1956 Film) by Harry Horner
      2. Written on the Wind (1956 Film) by Douglas Sirk
      3. Baby Doll (1956 Film) by Elia Kazan
      Commonweal
      , December 28, 1956, p. 334
    11. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Tea and Sympathy (1956 Film), by Vincente Minnelli
      1. Tea and Sympathy (1956 Film) by Vincente Minnelli
      2. The Silent World (1956 Film) by Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Louis Malle
      Commonweal
      , October 12, 1956, p. 45
    12. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      Trapeze (1956 Film), by Carol Reed
      1. Trapeze (1956 Film) by Carol Reed
      2. Bhowani Junction (1956 Film) by George Cukor
      3. 23 Paces to Baker Street~~Twenty-Three Paces to Baker Street (1956 Film) by Henry Hathaway
      Commonweal
      , June 8, 1956, p. 251
    13. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      The Mountain (1956 Film), by Edward Dmytryk
      1. The Mountain (1956 Film) by Edward Dmytryk
      2. Love Me Tender (1956 Film) by Robert D. Webb
      3. The Brave One (1956 Film) by Irving Rapper
      Commonweal
      , December 7, 1956, p. 254
    14. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      The Man Who Never Was (1956 Film), by Ronald Neame
      1. The Man Who Never Was (1956 Film) by Ronald Neame
      2. Meet Me in Las Vegas (1955 Film) by Roy Rowland
      3. Touch and Go (1955 Film) by Michael Truman
      Commonweal
      , March 30, 1956, p. 663
    15. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Richard III (1955 Film), by Laurence Olivier
      1. Richard III (1955 Film) by Laurence Olivier
      2. Cash on Delivery (1954 Film) by Muriel Box
      Commonweal
      , March 23, 1956, p. 643
    16. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      Helen of Troy (1956 Film), by Robert Wise
      1. Helen of Troy (1956 Film) by Robert Wise
      2. Diane (1956 Film) by David Miller
      3. All that Heaven Allows (1955 Film) by Douglas Sirk
      Commonweal
      , February 3, 1956, p. 459
    17. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      The Rains of Ranchipur (1956 Film), by Jean Negulesco
      1. The Rains of Ranchipur (1956 Film) by Jean Negulesco
      2. The Night My Number Came Up (1955 Film) by Leslie Norman
      Commonweal
      , January 13, 1956, p. 380
    18. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      The Court Jester (1956 Film), by Norman Panama and Melvin Frank
      1. The Court Jester (1956 Film) by Norman Panama and Melvin Frank
      2. The Ladykillers (1955 Film) by Alexander Mackendrick
      Commonweal
      , February 24, 1956, pp. 544-545
    19. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      The Catered Affair (1956 Film), by Richard Brooks
      1. The Catered Affair (1956 Film) by Richard Brooks
      2. The Proud and Profane (1956 Film) by George Seaton
      3. The Cockleshell Heroes (1956 Film) by Jose Ferrer
      Commonweal
      , June 22, 1956, p. 300
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      (Review)
      Giant (1956 Film), by George Stevens
      1. Giant (1956 Film) by George Stevens
      Commonweal
      , October 26, 1956, pp. 102-103