1955 Cannes Film Festival

The 8th International Film Festival of Cannes 1955 took place until May 10, 1955 by April 26.


The following films were shown in competition at this year:

* = Golden Palm

International Jury

The Chairman of the Jury of the festival was the French writer and film director Marcel Pagnol. He got the following jury: Anatole Litvak (Director), Isa Miranda ( actress), Jacques- Pierre FROGERAIS (film producer ), Jean Nery ( film critic ), Juan Antonio Bardem (Director), Leonard Mosley ( journalist), Leopold Lindtberg (director) Marcel Achard ( writer ) and Sergei Jutkewitsch (director)

Award winners

First time in 1955 the Golden Palm was awarded:

  • Palme d'Or: Marty by Delbert Mann
  • Special Jury Prize: The Lost Continent
  • Best Director: Sergei Vasilyev and Jules Dassin
  • Best Actor: Spencer Tracy in Bad Day at Black and Boris Andreev, Alexei Batalov, Boris Bitjukow, Nikolai Gritsenko, Pawel Kadotschnikow, Boris Kokowkin, Sergei Kurilow, Sergei Lukyanov, Vadim Medvedev and Nikolai Sergeyev for a large family
  • Best Actress: iya Arepina, Jelena Dobronrawowa, Vera Kuznetsova, Larissa Kronberg, Klara Lutschko and Yekaterina Sawinowa in a large family
  • Best Drama: East of Eden
  • Best lyric film: Romeo and Juliet