1957

movies from 1957 worth watching again and again
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1.
The Cranes Are Flying (1957)
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Veronica plans a rendezvous with her lover, Boris, at the bank of river, only for him to be drafted into World War II shortly thereafter. (95 mins.)
 
2.
Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957)
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A marine and a nun form an unlikely friendship. The marine is shipwrecked on a Pacific island and the nun has been left behind there; they find comfort in one another as the two wait out the war. (108 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
3.
The Nights of Cabiria (1957)
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A waifish prostitute wanders the streets of Rome looking for true love but finds only heartbreak. (110 mins.)
 
4.
The Lonely Man (1957)
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Aging gunslinger Jacob Wade hopes to settle down with his estranged son, but his old enemies have other plans for him. (88 mins.)
Director: Henry Levin
 
5.
Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
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Powerful but unethical Broadway columnist J.J. Hunsecker coerces unscrupulous press agent Sidney Falco into breaking up his sister's romance with a jazz musician. (96 mins.)
 
6.
The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
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When Scott Carey begins to shrink because of exposure to a combination of radiation and insecticide, medical science is powerless to help him. (81 mins.)
Director: Jack Arnold
 
7.
Three Little Bops (1957 Short Film)
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Three pigs' career as a jazz band is complicated by a wolf they rejected for membership who keeps blowing down their gigs. (7 mins.)
Director: Friz Freleng
 
8.
Hell Drivers (1957)
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Ex-con trucker tries to expose his boss's rackets. (108 mins.)
 
9.
The Enemy Below (1957)
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During World War II, an American destroyer meets a German U-Boat. Both captains are experts, and so begins a deadly game of cat-and-mouse. (98 mins.)
Director: Dick Powell
 
10.
Your Past Is Showing (1957)
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A very British comedy about a blackmailer and his victims. (91 mins.)
Director: Mario Zampi
 
11.
Enemy from Space (1957)
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Professor Quatermass, trying to gather support for his Lunar colonisation project, is intrigued by mysterious traces that have been showing up. (85 mins.)
Director: Val Guest
 
12.
The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
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Victor Frankenstein builds a creature and brings it to life, but it behaves not as he intended. (82 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
 
13.
The River's Edge (1957)
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A murderous thief on the run with stolen loot forces a poor rancher to guide him across the desert into Mexico. Accompanying them is the rancher's wife, who happens to be the killer's former girlfriend. (87 mins.)
Director: Allan Dwan
 
14.
Forty Guns (1957)
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Showdown in Arizona between the Bonnell brothers, U.S.Marshals, and Jessica Drummond, the iron-fist rancher who controls the territory. (80 mins.)
Director: Samuel Fuller
 
15.
Trooper Hook (1957)
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When Apache chief Nanchez is captured by the cavalry, his white squaw and infant son are returned to civilization by Sergeant Hook, but Nanchez escapes custody and attempts to re-claim his son. (81 mins.)
 
16.
The Tall T (1957)
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An independent former ranch foreman is kidnapped along with an heiress, who is being held for ransom by trio of ruthless outlaws. (78 mins.)
Director: Budd Boetticher
 
17.
Throne of Blood (1957)
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A war-hardened general, egged on by his ambitious wife, works to fulfill a prophecy that he would become lord of Spider's Web Castle. (110 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
18.
Czlowiek na torze (1957)
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In 1950, at night, a passenger train kills a man on the tracks. He is Orzechowski, an engineer since 1914... (89 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Munk
 
19.
Nine Lives (1957)
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The movie takes place during World War II and depicts the true story of Jan Baalsruds amazing escape... (96 mins.)
Director: Arne Skouen
 
20.
The Strange One (1957)
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Jocko De Paris, cadet leader in a Southern military academy, so manipulates events that George Avery... (100 mins.)
Director: Jack Garfein
 
21.
Silk Stockings (1957)
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A musical remake of Ninotchka: After three bumbling Soviet agents fail in their mission to retrieve a straying Soviet composer from Paris... (117 mins.)
 
22.
The Pajama Game (1957)
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An Iowa pajama factory worker falls in love with an affable superintendent who had been hired by the factory's boss to help oppose the workers' demand for a pay rise. (101 mins.)
 
23.
Designing Woman (1957)
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A sportswriter and a fashion-designer marry after a whirlwind romance, and discover they have little in common. (118 mins.)
 
24.
The Snow Queen (1957)
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When the Snow Queen, a lonely and powerful fairy, kidnaps the human boy Kay, his best friend Gerda must overcome many obstacles on her journey to rescue him. (55 mins.)
Director: L. Atamanov
 
25.
The 27th Day (1957)
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Five individuals from five nations, including the "Superpowers," USA, USSR, and China, suddenly find themselves on an alien spacecraft... (75 mins.)
Director: William Asher
 
26.
Les Girls (1957)
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After writing a tell-all book about her days in the dance troupe "Barry Nichols and Les Girls", Sybil... (114 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
 
27.
The Long Haul (1957)
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After leaving his U.S. Army job in Germany, a trucker takes a long-haul driver job in Britain where he runs into an organized-crime syndicate that controls the trucking industry. (100 mins.)
Director: Ken Hughes
 
28.
Tôkyô boshoku (1957)
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Two sisters find out the existence of their long-lost mother, but the younger cannot take the truth of being abandoned as a child. (140 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
 
29.
The Sun Legend of the End of the Tokugawa Era (1957)
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In the last days of the Shogunate, a resourceful grifter seeks to outwit competing prostitutes, rebellious samurai and other inhabitants of a brothel in order to survive the hardened times. (110 mins.)
 
30.
Poor But Beautiful (1957)
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Salvatore e Romolo sono giovani e vogliono divertirsi. Amici per la pelle vanno in giro in cerca di ragazze senza mai entrare in competizione... (101 mins.)
Director: Dino Risi
 
31.
Not of This Earth (1957)
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An alien agent from the distant planet Davana is sent to Earth via a high-tech matter transporter. There, he terrorizes Southern California in an attempt to acquire blood for his dying race, the result of a devastating nuclear war. (67 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
32.
20 Million Miles to Earth (1957)
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The first U.S. spaceship to Venus crash-lands off the coast of Sicily on its return trip. A dangerous, lizard-like creature comes with it and quickly grows gigantic. (82 mins.)
Director: Nathan Juran
 
33.
The Tin Star (1957)
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A cynical former sheriff turned bounty hunter helps a young, recently appointed acting sheriff with his advice, his experience and his gun. (93 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
 
34.
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)
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Lawman Wyatt Earp and outlaw Doc Holliday form an unlikely alliance which culminates in their participation in the legendary Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. (122 mins.)
Director: John Sturges
 
35.
The Three Faces of Eve (1957)
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A doctor treats a woman suffering from Multiple Personality Disorder. (91 mins.)
 
36.
The Ride Back (1957)
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A troubled sheriff, a failure at everything in his life, tries to redeem himself by extraditing a popular gunfighter from Mexico to stand trial for murder. (79 mins.)
Director: Allen H. Miner
 
37.
Les espions (1957)
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A psychiatrist, desperate for money to keep his faltering practice running, makes a deal with a spy... (125 mins.)
Director: H.G. Clouzot
 
38.
Band of Angels (1957)
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Mantha Starr grows up as a privileged southern Belle in the ante-bellum South but after her father dies broke, her world is destroyed when she discovers her mother was black. (125 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
39.
Run of the Arrow (1957)
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When the South loses the war, Confederate veteran O'Meara goes West, joins the Sioux, takes a wife and refuses to be an American but he must choose a side when the Sioux go to war against the U.S. Army. (86 mins.)
Director: Samuel Fuller
 
40.
Jailhouse Rock (1957)
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After serving time for manslaughter, young Vince Everett becomes a teenage rock star. (96 mins.)
Director: Richard Thorpe
 
41.
The Young Stranger (1957)
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When a 16-year-old, neglected by his movie producer father, gets in trouble, his father doesn't believe his claim of self-defense. (84 mins.)
 
42.
The Mysterians (1957)
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Aliens arrive on Earth and ask permission to be given a certain tract of land for their people to live on... (89 mins.)
Director: Ishirô Honda
 
43.
The Abominable Snowman (1957)
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A kindly English botanist and a gruff American scientist lead an expedition to the Himalayas in search of the legendary Yeti. (91 mins.)
Director: Val Guest
 
44.
Town on Trial (1957)
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At a local tennis club in a posh London suburb, an attractive but flirty young woman is murdered, prompting a Scotland Yard investigation. (95 mins.)
Director: John Guillermin
 
45.
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955 TV Series)
Episode: The Glass Eye (1957)
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Captivated by the actor's physical beauty, an aging spinster pulls up stakes to follow a ventriloquist and his dummy from performance to performance; finally, the man consents to a much-wanted meeting. (25 mins.)
 
46.
M Squad (1957 TV Series)
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The hard-hitting adventures of tough Lieutenant Frank Ballinger, a member of the Chicago Police Department's M Squad, an elite crime-fighting unit. (30 mins.)
 
47.
Scrambled Aches (1957 Short Film)
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Wile E. Coyote uses, among other things, a dehydrated boulder to try to catch the Road Runner. He applies... (7 mins.)
Director: Chuck Jones
 
48.
Show Biz Bugs (1957 Short Film)
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Bugs and Daffy are vaudevillians competing for praise from the audience. They love Bugs no matter what; just the opposite for Daffy. (7 mins.)
Director: Friz Freleng
Stars: Mel Blanc
 
49.
What's Opera, Doc? (1957 Short Film)
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Elmer Fudd is again hunting rabbits - only this time it's an opera. Wagner's Siegfried with Elmer as the titular hero and Bugs as Brunnhilde. They sing, they dance, they eat the scenery. (7 mins.)
Director: Chuck Jones
 
50.
Ali Baba Bunny (1957 Short Film)
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Bugs and Daffy tunnel to Baghdad where they find caves full of treasure and a guard named Hassan who wants only to "chop" them. (7 mins.)
Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc
 
51.
Zoom and Bored (1957 Short Film)
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Wile E. Coyote uses a bottle full of bees, a brick wall, a boulder in a catapult, and a harpoon gun in his usual unsuccessful attempts to catch the Road Runner. (6 mins.)
Director: Chuck Jones
 
52.
Birds Anonymous (1957 Short Film)
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In this spoof of Alcoholics Anonymous, pussy cats are cast as bird-eating addicts and go through the 12-step process to deal with their addiction... (7 mins.)
Director: Friz Freleng
Stars: Mel Blanc
 
53.
Steal Wool (1957 Short Film)
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Ralph Wolf tries to forcibly remove Sam Sheepdog in order to gain access to a flock of sheep. Without success... (7 mins.)
Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc
 
54.
Ducking the Devil (1957 Short Film)
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The Tasmanian Devil escapes from the City Zoo. The reward for his capture is 5000 dollars, which is... (7 mins.)
Director: Robert McKimson
Stars: Mel Blanc
 
55.
The Truth About Mother Goose (1957 Documentary)
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The true story behind various nursery rhymes is explored. (15 mins.)
 
56.
The Phil Silvers Show (1955 TV Series)
Episode: Rock 'n Roll Rookie (1957)
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Elvin Pelvin is drafted into the army & the brass decide to send him to a quiet, backwater army base... (30 mins.)
 
57.
Touché and Go (1957 Short Film)
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The amorous skunk, Pepé le Pew, chases a female cat by the seaside, under the sea and finally on a desert island. (6 mins.)
Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc
 
58.
La cravate (1957 Short Film)
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A short mime adaptation of a Thomas Mann story about a Parisian urchin who makes her living selling human heads. (20 mins.)
 
59.
Every Day Except Christmas (1957 Documentary)
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(37 mins.)
Stars: Alun Owen
 
60.
The Tarnished Angels (1957)
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Story of a friendship between an eccentric journalist and a daredevil barnstorming pilot. (91 mins.)
Director: Douglas Sirk
 
61.
Miracle in Soho (1957)
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In London's colourful but seedy Soho Michael Morgan is working mending the road. he is unhappy, with little hope of finding happiness... (93 mins.)
Director: Julian Amyes
 
62.
Have Gun - Will Travel (1957 TV Series)
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The adventures of a gentlemanly gunfighter for hire. (25 mins.)
 
63.
Woman in a Dressing Gown (1957)
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A married, middle-aged woman is shocked to discover that her husband, who she thought was content in their marriage, has become infatuated with a beautiful younger woman and is planning to leave his family for her. (93 mins.)
Director: J. Lee Thompson
 
64.
Decision at Sundown (1957)
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Bart Allison and sidekick Sam arrive in the town of Sundown on the wedding day of town boss Tate Kimbrough, whom Allison blames for his wife's death years earlier. (77 mins.)
Director: Budd Boetticher
 
65.
Il Grido (1957)
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A man wanders aimlessly, away from his town, away from the woman he loved, emotionally and socially inactive. (116 mins.)
 
66.
The Brothers Rico (1957)
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A retired mob accountant is drawn back in when his brothers, who have recently made a hit for the organization, decide to go to the authorities. (92 mins.)
Director: Phil Karlson
 
67.
The Last Torch Song (1957)
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A musical drama featuring a tragic love story. Relates a singer's rise to fame and her subsequent downfall because of the death of her lover... (110 mins.)
Director: Juan de Orduña
 
68.
Cat Girl (1957)
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A young woman inherits a family curse that turns her into a murderous feline when she is angered. (76 mins.)
 
69.
Across the Bridge (1957)
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A wealthy businessman attempts to run to Mexico to escape capture for embezzlement. On the way, he switches identities for a visa but that only complicates matters. (103 mins.)
Director: Ken Annakin
 
70.
Time Without Pity (1957)
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The day before a man is to be executed, his alcoholic father shows up to try to prove his innocence. (85 mins.)
Director: Joseph Losey
 
71.
Dom, v kotorom ya zhivu (1957)
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A film about war from the point of view of those left behind. (100 mins.)
 
72.
Toute la mémoire du monde (1957 Documentary)
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This documentary explores the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, its priceless treasures and how humanity remembers itself. (21 mins.)
Director: Alain Resnais
 
73.
Blue Murder at St. Trinian's (1957)
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To further the aims of the St Trinian's Marriage Bureau run by Flash Harry, the school contrives to... (86 mins.)
Director: Frank Launder
 
74.
Insomnia Is Good for You (1957 Short Film)
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(26 mins.)
Director: Leslie Arliss
 
75.
All Mine to Give (1957)
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An immigrant family in 1850's Wisconsin prospers until tragedy strikes. (103 mins.)
Director: Allen Reisner
 
76.
All at Sea (1957)
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A seasick sea captain commands an amusement pier despite local opposition. (87 mins.)
Director: Charles Frend
 
77.
Black River (1957)
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Perhaps Kobayashi's most sordid film, Black River is an exposé of the rampant corruption on and around U.S... (114 mins.)
 
78.
I Am Waiting (1957)
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A former boxer gets involved with a club hostess trying to escape the clutches of her gangster employer. (91 mins.)
 
79.
Black Patch (1957)
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A New Mexico Town Marshal, Clay Morgan, known as 'Black Patch' since he had lost an eye in the Civil War... (82 mins.)
Director: Allen H. Miner