6.5/10
35
3 user 1 critic

Flood Tide (1957)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | February 1958 (USA)
To save a man wrongly convicted of murder, Steve Martin reluctantly resumes his relationship with a widow and her son.

Director:

Writers:

(story),
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Damn Citizen (1957)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Based on a true story, this film tells of a police chief hired to wipe out corruption in the Louisiana State Police.

Director: Robert Gordon
Stars: Keith Andes, Margaret Hayes, Gene Evans
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A three-year-old orphan is adopted by a German couple shortly after World War II. On his tenth birthday, he is told that his mother, a Yugoslav refugee, is alive and wants him back. The ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Crichton
Stars: Cornell Borchers, Yvonne Mitchell, Armin Dahlen
The Tin Star (1957)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A cynical former sheriff turned bounty hunter helps a young, recently appointed acting sheriff with his advice, his experience and his gun.

Director: Anthony Mann
Stars: Henry Fonda, Anthony Perkins, Betsy Palmer
Bloodtide (1982)
Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

An adventurer hunting for treasure in Greece accidentally frees a monster that forces local villagers to sacrifice virgins.

Director: Richard Jefferies
Stars: James Earl Jones, José Ferrer, Lila Kedrova
Flood Tide (2013)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A group of artists and musicians, shaken by the death of their friend, build extraordinary boats out of ordinary junk and set out for open water.

Director: Todd Chandler
Stars: Todd Chandler, Kyle De Camp, Nona Marie Invie
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Story of a friendship between an eccentric journalist and a daredevil barnstorming pilot.

Director: Douglas Sirk
Stars: Rock Hudson, Robert Stack, Dorothy Malone
Summer Love (1957)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A neighborhood rock band gets a job playing at a summer camp.

Director: Charles F. Haas
Stars: John Saxon, Molly Bee, Rod McKuen
Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Rocks from a meteor which grow when in contact with water threaten a sleepy Southwestern desert community.

Director: John Sherwood
Stars: Grant Williams, Lola Albright, Les Tremayne
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In present-day U.S., Dr. Michael Parker, a prominent surgeon, unexpectedly runs into his German-born wife whom he thought was dead. Victor, an artist and his "dead" wife's now boyfriend, ... See full summary »

Directors: Jerry Hopper, Douglas Sirk
Stars: Rock Hudson, Cornell Borchers, George Sanders
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

George Nader plays a reporter whose career is ruined by liquor. A comeback opportunity presents itself when Nader is a bystander at the arrest of a well-known criminal.

Director: Richard Carlson
Stars: George Nader, Joanna Moore, Brian Keith
Man Afraid (1957)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A burglar is surprised by David and Lisa Collins in their son's room. In the struggle, Lisa's eyes are hurt and David throws an ornament, unintentionally killing the young thief. It's not ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Keller
Stars: George Nader, Phyllis Thaxter, Tim Hovey
Slim Carter (1957)
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Hughie Mack, a not so nice western singer, is discovered by Clover Doyle as the next movie cowboy hero. His name is changed to Slim Carter and a promotional buildup begins. Leo Gallaher, an... See full summary »

Director: Richard Bartlett
Stars: Jock Mahoney, Julie Adams, Tim Hovey
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Steve Martin
Cornell Borchers ...
Anne Gordon
...
Judson Pratt ...
Maj. Harvey Thornwald - Naval Doctor
...
Charles Arnt ...
Mr. Appleby - Grocer (as Charles E. Arnt)
...
Bill Holleran
John Morley ...
Detective lieutenant
John Maxwell ...
John Brighton - Halleran's Attorney
Carl Bensen ...
Dist. Atty. Adams
Della Malzahn ...
Beverly
Hugh Lawrence ...
Charlie 'Barney' Barnum
Edit

Storyline

The finding of a body on the beach leads to the conviction for murder of Bill Holleran (who claims innocence), thanks to the testimony of a 10-year-old boy, David Gordon. In flashback, Holleran's landlord Steve Martin recalls his prior involvement with David's widowed mother Anne, broken off because of the disabled boy's vindictive jealousy. Now that a man's life is at stake, Steve reluctantly re-enters the lives of the Gordons to find the truth. Is David a monster or just misunderstood? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Their's Was a Love That Lived in Fear...of a Boy With a Twisted Hate!

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

February 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Above All Things  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Little known, and that's a shame
21 May 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an engrossing drama, well-shot in Cinemascope black and white, and never got the recognition it deserved. It was never on VHS or DVD, perhaps because of the basically unknown stars and unusual subject matter. A 10-year-old disabled boy (Michel Ray) blames an innocent man for the death of another on the beach. Soon the boy's widowed mother (Cornell Borchers) falls for a neighbor (George Nader), who is a friend of the accused. Ray, of mixed parentage, is striking as the embittered kid, Nader is a bit wooden as ususal, but like another reviewer noted, Borchers is outstanding as a character with no love life (her husband had died 5 years before in the car accident that injured the boy). A key scene is when she breaks down completely after Ray spurns her attention for Nader's, a heartbreaking, true-to-life portrayal. She more than faintly resembles Ingrid Bergman in appearance and voice, a German actress who made a handful of 1950s films; this was her last American picture just before retiring.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Flood Tide (1957) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?