MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 19,238 this week

Slander (1957)

6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 204 users  
Reviews: 13 user | 4 critic

Steve Cochran plays the slick, debonair owner of a notorious gossip magazine who is anxious to break a big scandal to reverse a recent decline in sales. He zeroes in on children's ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

, (based on a story by)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 48 titles
created 05 Feb 2011
 
list image
a list of 210 titles
created 15 Feb 2012
 
a list of 622 titles
created 18 Nov 2012
 
a list of 8862 titles
created 08 Sep 2013
 
a list of 756 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Slander" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Slander (1957)

Slander (1957) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Slander.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A professional gambler is trapped into marrying within a Mexican family under an Aztec curse.

Director: Richard Quine
Stars: Richard Widmark, Topol, Geneviève Page
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In wartorn London Maurice Bendrix falls in love with neighbor Sarah Miles. They begin an illicit romance behind Sarah's husband's back. While war does not last forever, neither does love in... See full summary »

Director: Edward Dmytryk
Stars: Deborah Kerr, Van Johnson, John Mills
Genuine (1920)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Robert Wiene
Stars: Fern Andra, Hans Heinrich von Twardowski, Ernst Gronau
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Dimwitted but sweet high school girl of easy virtue and the most popular boy in the school share an improbable romance. But when his buddies forget she's no longer the crew slut she once ... See full summary »

Directors: Daniel Petrie, Sidney Sheldon
Stars: Jan-Michael Vincent, Joan Goodfellow, Pamela Sue Martin
Kelly and Me (1957)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A failed vaudevillean finds a trained dog, who helps him succeed in early talking films.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard
Stars: Van Johnson, Piper Laurie, Martha Hyer
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A famous writer visits an aircraft carrier during the Korean war to learn more about it and the way it's run. He also gets to find out more about the army aviators themselves, their internal and external conflicts and dangers of their job.

Director: Andrew Marton
Stars: Van Johnson, Walter Pidgeon, Louis Calhern
Me and My Gal (1932)
Drama | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Young New York cop Dan falls in love with waterfront waitress Helen. Helen's sister Kate falls for gangster Duke. Dan must do in Duke.

Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, Marion Burns
Woman Hater (1948)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Lord Terence Datchett is a "confirmed bachelor" who doesn't really have much use for women. He meets up with a French movie star, Colette Marly, and takes a dislike to her, especially when ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Young
Stars: Stewart Granger, Edwige Feuillère, Ronald Squire
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Eric Wainwright (Van Johnson), a busy impresario, is besieged by hordes of wannabe concert stars, eager for their big break. One of them is Cynthia Potter (June Allyson), a talented pianist... See full summary »

Director: Robert Z. Leonard
Stars: June Allyson, Van Johnson, Gig Young
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Roy Rowland
Stars: Van Johnson, Thomas Mitchell, Janet Leigh
Comedy | Crime | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Don Weis
Stars: June Allyson, Van Johnson, Louis Calhern
Invitation (1952)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Always believing she had a happy marriage, a young wife's trust in her husband is shaken when she discovers that her father had paid him to marry her.

Director: Gottfried Reinhardt
Stars: Van Johnson, Dorothy McGuire, Ruth Roman
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Scott Ethan Martin
...
Connie Martin
Steve Cochran ...
H.R. Manley
Marjorie Rambeau ...
Mrs. Manley
Richard Eyer ...
Joey Martin
...
Seth Jackson
Philip Coolidge ...
Homer Crowley
...
Mrs. Doyle
Lewis Martin ...
Charles Orrin Sterling
Edit

Storyline

Steve Cochran plays the slick, debonair owner of a notorious gossip magazine who is anxious to break a big scandal to reverse a recent decline in sales. He zeroes in on children's entertainer Van Johnson, a decent, stand-up guy who nonetheless has a secret in his past which would most likely end his suddenly flourishing television career if found out. Johnson can save himself and his wife Ann Blyth and son from disrepute if he "trades" Cochran damaging information he has about a popular movie actress he knew while growing up in a tough neighborhood years ago. Does he save himself and let her career be sacrificed? His decision leads to tragedy. Written by q pid

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 January 1957 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Public Figure  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Puppets in movie were designed and operated (except in long shots) by Bil and Cora Baird, who were also responsible for the very similar-looking puppets in The Lonely Goatherd number in The Sound Of Music. See more »

Goofs

Although the movie is titled Slander, there is no evidence that any of the characters were actually a victim of that crime, which refers to a malicious false statement. From all evidence, all of the stories, particularly that of the hero, presented in the scandal magazine were true. See more »

Crazy Credits

Opening credits are shown over gossip magazines coming towards the camera. When they are gone, the remaining credits are shown in a puddle of black ink. See more »

Connections

Remake of Studio One in Hollywood: A Public Figure (1956) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Keep It Confidential
16 August 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Though Van Johnson is the subject of the Slander, the driving force behind this film is Steve Cochran as the cynical publisher of a supermarket tabloid magazine. He's one scary dude who has no feelings and no one can reach him, not even his mother Marjorie Rambeau.

Back in 1957 Confidential Magazine which was the prototype of things like the National Enquirer of today was publishing all kinds of exposes on celebrities. Cochran's rag is also looking to do an expose on Van Johnson who is a newly popular host of a kid's show. Back during the Depression he committed a holdup and did his time and Cochran wants an to expose him. Cochran though will back off if he will give him some dirt on another girl who grew up on his block who became a big movie star.

Cochran is such a rat that he approaches Johnson through his wife Ann Blyth. This raises all kinds of issues in their marriage.

Slander also makes some subtle references to the tactics of the House Un American Activities Committee and how they would 'trade up' with immunity if someone would give them a bigger prize.

Johnson and Blyth turn in some good performances, but it's really Cochran you have to watch. He will thoroughly creep you out.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Steve Cochran peterduray-bito
Discuss Slander (1957) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?