This page features several other films that had their first PNW runs in 1956 but didn't have enough material for their own pages. I was unable to locate any Portland runs for any of these films other than "The Animal World."

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Rock Around the Clock (1956) - Allegedly, Seattle had the World Premiere of this film.
Orchestra manager Steve Hollis realizes that big-band music is dead. People want something new, but what? On their way to New York, Steve and his companion Corny, stop at a motel in a small place called Strawberry Springs. It's Saturday evening, and a huge number of young people are going to the Town Hall to listen to a local band called Bill Haley and His Comets, playing a new kind of music called rock'n'roll.
Director: Fred F. Sears
Writers: Robert E. Kent (story and screenplay), James B. Gordon (story and screenplay)
Stars: Bill Haley and the Comets, Bill Haley, The Platters

March 14, 1956 ad (Seattle)

March 15, 1956 ad (Seattle)

March 16, 1956 ad (Seattle)

Rock Around the Clock (1956) trailer

The Wages of Fear (1953)
In a decrepit South American village, four men are hired to transport an urgent nitroglycerine shipment without the equipment that would make it safe.
Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot
Writers: Georges Arnaud (novely) Henri-Georges Clouzot (adaptation and dialogue), Jérôme Géronimi (adaptation and dialogue)
Stars: Yves Montand, Charles Vanel, Peter van Eyck
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March 28, 1956 ad (Seattle)

March 28, 1956 ad (Seattle)

The Wages of Fear (1953) trailer
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The Animal World (1956)
A documentary showcasing the world's many different animal species, both past, and present.
Director: Irwin Allen
Writer: Irwin Allen
Stars: Theodore von Eltz, John Storm
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June 14, 1956 ad (Seattle)

June 15, 1956 ad (Seattle)

June 18, 1956 ad (Portland)

June 19, 1956 ad (Portland)

Here's a June 18, 1956 ad for a spook show at the Orpheum in Seattle.

The Violent Years (1956)
Paula Parkins is the teenage daughter of wealthy parents who can't seem to make time for her, so she looks for thrills as the leader of her all-girl-gang who rob and rape young men.
Director: William Morgan
Writer: Edward D. Wood Jr. (uncredited)
Stars: Jean Moorhead, Barbara Weeks, Art Millan
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June 21, 1956 ad (Seattle)

June 22, 1956 ad (Seattle)

June 23, 1956 ad (Seattle)

The Violent Years (1956) trailer
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