1957 Films

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1.
12 Angry Men (1957)
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A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence. (96 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
2.
The Seventh Seal (1957)
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A man seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black Plague. (96 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
3.
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
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After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors - while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it. (161 mins.)
Director: David Lean
 
4.
Paths of Glory (1957)
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After refusing to attack an enemy position, a general accuses the soldiers of cowardice and their commanding officer must defend them. (88 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
5.
Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
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A veteran British barrister must defend his client in a murder trial that has surprise after surprise. (116 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
6.
Funny Face (1957)
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An impromptu fashion shoot at a book store brings about a new fashion model discovery in the shop clerk. (103 mins.)
Director: Stanley Donen
 
7.
An Affair to Remember (1957)
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A couple falls in love and agrees to meet in six months at the Empire State Building - but will it happen? (119 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
 
8.
This Could Be the Night (1957)
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Jean Simmons (a school teacher) takes a secretarial job in a nightclub. The two club owners quibble about a lot, including her. Unfortunately, she develops an interest for the partner who disapproves of her employment at the club. (104 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
9.
A Face in the Crowd (1957)
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An Arkansas drifter becomes an overnight media sensation. As he becomes drunk with fame and power, will he ever be exposed as the fraud he has become? (126 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
 
10.
The Prince and the Showgirl (1957)
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An American showgirl becomes entangled in political intrigue when the prince regent of a foreign country attempts to seduce her. (115 mins.)
 
11.
Old Yeller (1957)
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A boy brings a yellow dog home. The dog loves the family as much as they love him, but can the love last ? (83 mins.)
 
12.
Love in the Afternoon (1957)
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A middle-aged playboy becomes fascinated by the daughter of a private detective who has been hired to entrap him with the wife of a client. (130 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
13.
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
 
14.
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.)
 
15.
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
 
16.
3:10 to Yuma (1957)
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Broke small-time rancher Dan Evans is hired by the stagecoach line to put big-time captured outlaw leader Ben Wade on the 3:10 train to Yuma but Wade's gang tries to free him. (92 mins.)
Director: Delmer Daves
 
17.
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
 
18.
The Sun Also Rises (1957)
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A group of disillusioned American expatriate writers live a dissolute, hedonistic lifestyle in 1920's France and Spain. (130 mins.)
Director: Henry King
 
19.
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
 
20.
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
 
21.
Gun Glory (1957)
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A gunfighter defends his town when cattlemen threaten to destroy it by stampeding cattle through the farmlands. (89 mins.)
Director: Roy Rowland
 
22.
Sayonara (1957)
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A US air force major in Kobe confronts his own opposition to marriages between American servicemen and Japanese women when he falls for a beautiful performer. (147 mins.)
Director: Joshua Logan
 
23.
Desk Set (1957)
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Two extremely strong personalities clash over the computerization of a TV network's research department. (103 mins.)
Director: Walter Lang
 
24.
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
 
25.
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.)
 
26.
A King in New York (1957)
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A recently-deposed European monarch seeks shelter in New York City, where he becomes an accidental television celebrity and is later wrongly accused of being a Communist. (110 mins.)
Director: Charles Chaplin
 
27.
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.)
 
28.
Night Passage (1957)
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A fired railroad man is rehired and trusted to carry a 10,000 dollar payroll in secret, even though he is suspected of being connected to outlaws. (90 mins.)
Director: James Neilson
 
29.
Raintree County (1957)
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A graduating poet/teacher falls in love with a Southern woman, and then the Civil War and her past create problems. (160 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
 
30.
Pal Joey (1957)
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Joey Evans is charming, handsome, funny, talented, and a first class, A-number-one heel. When Joey meets... (111 mins.)
Director: George Sidney
 
31.
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
 
32.
The Spirit of St. Louis (1957)
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Charles 'Slim' Lindbergh struggles to finance and design an airplane that will make his New York to Paris flight the first solo transatlantic crossing. (135 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
33.
The Wings of Eagles (1957)
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A biography of Navy flier-turned-screenwriter Frank W. "Spig" Wead. (110 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
34.
Loving You (1957)
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Deke Rivers is a delivery man who is discovered by publicist Glenda Markle and country-western musician... (101 mins.)
Director: Hal Kanter
 
35.
Kanal (1957)
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In 1944, during the Warsaw uprising against the Nazis, Polish Lieutenant Zadra and his resistance fighters use Warsaw's sewer system to escape the German encirclement. (91 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
 
36.
Nightfall (1956)
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Through a series of bizarre coincidences artist finds himself falsely accused of bank robbery and murder and is pursued by the authorities and the real killers. (78 mins.)
 
37.
Kiss Them for Me (1957)
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Three decorated Navy pilots finagle a four day leave in San Francisco. They procure a posh suite at the hotel and Commander Crewson... (105 mins.)
Director: Stanley Donen
 
38.
The Pride and the Passion (1957)
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The story in this movie deals with the perseverance of Spaniards to take back their country from the... (132 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kramer
 
39.
Jet Pilot (1957)
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Air Force Colonel Jim Shannon is tasked to escort a defecting Soviet pilot who is scheming to lure Shannon to the USSR. (112 mins.)
 
40.
Legend of the Lost (1957)
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American ne'er-do-well Joe January is hired to take Paul Bonnard on an expedition into the desert in search of treasure. (109 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
 
41.
Beginning of the End (1957)
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Audrey Ames, an enterprising journalist, tries to get the scoop on giant grasshoppers accidentally created at the Illinois State experimental farm... (76 mins.)
Director: Bert I. Gordon
 
42.
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
 
43.
The Lower Depths (1957)
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In a Japanese slum, various residents play out their lives, dreaming of better things or settling for their lot. Among them is a man who pines for a young woman but is stymied by her deceptive family. (137 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
44.
Fire Down Below (1957)
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Tony and Felix own a tramp boat, and sail around the Caribbean doing odd jobs and drinking a lot. They... (116 mins.)
Director: Robert Parrish
 
45.
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
 
46.
Kronos (1957)
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Aliens from another world send a huge robotic accumulator to invade the Earth and absorb all energy it comes in contact with. (78 mins.)
Director: Kurt Neumann
 
47.
Man of a Thousand Faces (1957)
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The life and career of vaudevillian and silent screen horror star Lon Chaney, his contentious relationship with his neurotic wife, and his premature death. (122 mins.)
Director: Joseph Pevney
 
48.
The Monolith Monsters (1957)
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Rocks from a meteor which grow when in contact with water threaten a sleepy Southwestern desert community. (77 mins.)
Director: John Sherwood
 
49.
The Monster That Challenged the World (1957)
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Giant mollusk monsters attack California. (84 mins.)
Director: Arnold Laven
 
50.
Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957)
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To save his career, an ad man wants a sex symbol to endorse a lipstick. But she wants something too: he has to pretend to be her new lover. (93 mins.)
Director: Frank Tashlin
 
51.
From Hell It Came (1957)
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A wrongfully accused South Seas prince is executed, and returns as a walking tree stump. (71 mins.)
Director: Dan Milner
 
52.
Crime of Passion (1957)
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Kathy leaves the newspaper business to marry homicide detective Bill but is frustrated by his lack of ambition and the banality of life in the suburbs. Her drive to advance Bill's career soon takes her down a dangerous path. (84 mins.)
Director: Gerd Oswald
 
53.
I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957)
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A hypnotherapist uses a temperamental teenager as guinea pig for a serum which transforms him into a vicious werewolf. (76 mins.)
Director: Gene Fowler Jr.
 
54.
Wild Is the Wind (1957)
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An immigrant Nevada rancher brings a woman from Italy to be his second wife but when he neglects her, she becomes involved with his trusted assistant. Nominated for 3 Academy Awards including Best Actor. (114 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
 
55.
Something of Value (1957)
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Even though Peter and Kimani grow up together, Kimani soon finds that different races are treated differently... (113 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks
 
56.
Abandon Ship (1957)
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Ship's officer finds himself in command of a lifeboat full of survivors of a sunken luxury liner. (100 mins.)
Director: Richard Sale
 
57.
The Land Unknown (1957)
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Three men and a woman crash-land in a deep crater in Antarctica, where they find a prehistoric world. (78 mins.)
Director: Virgil Vogel
 
58.
Edge of the City (1957)
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Two New York City longshoremen Axel Nordmann, an Army deserter and Tommy Tyler, an easy-going freight car loader whose growing friendship is threatened by Charles Malik, a notably repellent punk. (85 mins.)
Director: Martin Ritt
 
59.
Bombers B-52 (1957)
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Sgt. Chuck Brennan always disliked playboy and hotshot, Col. Jim Herlihy. Now Chuck has even more reason to, Jim is dating his daughter, Lois. (106 mins.)
Director: Gordon Douglas
 
60.
The Joker Is Wild (1957)
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Frank Sinatra plays Joe E. Lewis, a famous comedian of the 1930s-50s. When the movie opens, Lewis is a young... (126 mins.)
Director: Charles Vidor
 
61.
The Helen Morgan Story (1957)
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Torch singer Helen Morgan rises from sordid beginnings to fame and fortune only to lose it all to alcohol and poor personal choices. (118 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
62.
The Delicate Delinquent (1957)
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Sidney Pythias is a bumbling janitor picked up by cop Mike Damon as a teenage gang member worth saving from delinquency. With Damon's help, Sidney works his way through the Police Academy to become a cop too. (101 mins.)
Director: Don McGuire
 
63.
Man on Fire (1957)
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A wealthy businessman whose wife has divorced him is bitter about the divorce and prevents his ex-wife from seeing their child... (95 mins.)
 
64.
Baby Face Nelson (1957)
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George "Babyface" Nelson becomes one of the most important gangsters of 1930's Chicago by making brutal robberies. In order to compete with Al Capone he allies himself with John Dillinger... (85 mins.)
Director: Don Siegel
 
65.
Fear Strikes Out (1957)
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True story of the life of Jimmy Piersall, who battled mental illness to achieve stardom in major league baseball. (100 mins.)
Director: Robert Mulligan
 
66.
The Buster Keaton Story (1957)
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An inaccurate retelling of the life of silent filmmaker and comedian Buster Keaton. (91 mins.)
Director: Sidney Sheldon
 
67.
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
 
68.
Operation Mad Ball (1957)
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In post-WW2 France, U.S. Army hospital private Hogan and Captain Locke try to outwit one another on issues such as wooing pretty nurses, accounting for missing medical supplies, organizing unauthorized dances and influencing their C.O. (105 mins.)
Director: Richard Quine
 
69.
The True Story of Jesse James (1957)
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The last eighteen years in the life of Jesse James, showing his home life in Missouri, his experiences with Quantrill's raiders... (92 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
 
70.
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
 
71.
Hellcats of the Navy (1957)
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The daring exploits of a submarine commander whose mission is to chart the minefields in the watersof Japan during WWII. This is Ronald and Nancy Reagan's only screen appearance together. (82 mins.)
Director: Nathan Juran
 
72.
The Story of Esther Costello (1957)
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Eighteen-year-old Esther has been deaf and blind since the accident which killed her mother. Wealthy Margaret Landi... (103 mins.)
Director: David Miller
 
73.
Ten Thousand Bedrooms (1957)
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In this musical-comedy, Dean Martin plays an American hotel mogul who becomes smitten with a young Italian woman (Anna Maria Alberghetti) when buying a hotel in Rome. To marry this gal, he has to get her three older sisters married off. (114 mins.)
Director: Richard Thorpe
 
74.
Top Secret Affair (1957)
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The head of a large publishing empire is dismayed when a top army general is about to be appointed to an atomic energy committee... (100 mins.)
Director: H.C. Potter
 
75.
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
 
76.
Tarzan and the Lost Safari (1957)
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Tarzan leads five passengers from a downed airplane out of the jungle. En route white hunter Hawkins tries to sell them to the Oparian chief... (86 mins.)
 
77.
Voodoo Island (1957)
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A wealthy industrialist hires the renowned hoax-buster Phillip Knight to prove that an island he plans to develop isn't voodoo cursed... (76 mins.)
Director: Reginald LeBorg