Project 1958

by rodmountain | created - 12 Aug 2017 | updated - 17 Aug 2017 | Public

Movies watched during my father's trip to Europe in 1958

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1. Carve Her Name with Pride (1958)

Not Rated | 119 min | Biography, Drama, War

During World War II, a recently widowed young woman is recruited to work as a spy in France.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Virginia McKenna, Paul Scofield, Jack Warner, Denise Grey

Votes: 1,460

2. The Duke Wore Jeans (1958)

90 min | Comedy

A Cockney lad who pretends to be a Lord in order to woo a South American princess.

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Tommy Steele, June Laverick, Michael Medwin, Eric Pohlmann

Votes: 38

3. A Tale of Two Cities (1935)

Not Rated | 128 min | Drama, History, Romance

A pair of lookalikes, one a former French aristocrat and the other an alcoholic English lawyer, fall in love with the same woman amongst the turmoil of the French Revolution.

Directors: Jack Conway, Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Ronald Colman, Elizabeth Allan, Edna May Oliver, Reginald Owen

Votes: 4,753

4. The Diplomatic Corpse (1958)

65 min | Drama

London police and reporters from a local newspaper go after a gang of foreign criminals.

Director: Montgomery Tully | Stars: Robin Bailey, Susan Shaw, Liam Redmond, Harry Fowler

Votes: 56

5. Peek-a-boo (1954)

95 min | Comedy, Musical

A small-town policeman is informed that "naked women" are dancing in a revue at a local variety theater. Being the guardian of public morals that he is, he decides to stroll on down there and check it out for himself.

Director: Jean Loubignac | Stars: Robert Dhéry, Colette Brosset, Raymond Bussières, Roger Caccia

Votes: 356

6. The Silent Enemy (1958)

Not Rated | 112 min | Action, Biography, History

In the Mediterranean in 1941 the Italians start using underwater chariots to mine the undersides of allied ships. Explosives expert Lionel Crabbe arrives in Gibraltar to organise defenses, ... See full summary »

Director: William Fairchild | Stars: Laurence Harvey, Dawn Addams, Michael Craig, John Clements

Votes: 473

7. Pal Joey (1957)

Approved | 111 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

Joey Evans is charming, handsome, funny, talented, and a first class, A-number-one heel. When Joey meets the former chorus girl ("She used to be 'Vera...with the Vanishing Veils'") and now ... See full summary »

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Rita Hayworth, Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak, Barbara Nichols

Votes: 4,281

8. The Parson and the Outlaw (1957)

Approved | 71 min | Western

Pretending death at the hands of his friend, Marshal Pat Garrett, (Bob Duncan). Billy the Kid (Anthony Dexter) rides away to live in peace under a new name in a far away frontier town, only... See full summary »

Director: Oliver Drake | Stars: Anthony Dexter, Sonny Tufts, Marie Windsor, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers

Votes: 101

9. Wild Is the Wind (1957)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama

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.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Anna Magnani, Anthony Franciosa, Joseph Calleia

Votes: 829

10. Red Garters (1954)

Not Rated | 91 min | Musical, Western

A man visits a frontier town seeking to avenge his brother's murder.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Rosemary Clooney, Jack Carson, Guy Mitchell, Pat Crowley

Votes: 271 | Gross: $1.30M

11. Davy (1958)

83 min | Comedy, Drama

The Mad Morgans are a family song and dance act touring the British Music Halls. Young Davy is the star of the act but should he stay with his family or strike out on his own ?

Director: Michael Relph | Stars: Harry Secombe, Ron Randell, George Relph, Susan Shaw

Votes: 110

12. The Night Heaven Fell (1958)

95 min | Crime, Thriller, Drama

Ursula leaves the convent where she was educated, to start living with her uncle, the count Ribera, and her aunt Florentine. When she arrives, she is confronted with a local drama: a ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Vadim | Stars: Brigitte Bardot, Alida Valli, Stephen Boyd, José Nieto

Votes: 583

13. The Tattered Dress (1957)

Approved | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

When top lawyer James Blane gets an acquittal for a man who killed another man for sexually roughing up his trophy wife, the murderous town sheriff frames him for bribing a juror in the case.

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Jeff Chandler, Jeanne Crain, Jack Carson, Gail Russell

Votes: 351

14. ...And God Created Woman (1956)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Romance

In sunny St. Tropez, a young sexpot loves one brother but marries the other.

Director: Roger Vadim | Stars: Brigitte Bardot, Curd Jürgens, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jane Marken

Votes: 6,779 | Gross: $2.00M

15. The Key (1958)

Approved | 134 min | Drama, Romance, War

During World War II, successive tugboat British Captains sent on dangerous salvage missions pass-on the key to a home-port apartment, where a lonely Swiss-Italian young war-widow lives.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: William Holden, Sophia Loren, Trevor Howard, Oskar Homolka

Votes: 1,158

16. The Cobweb (1955)

Passed | 134 min | Drama

At an exclusive psychiatric clinic, the doctors and staff are about as crazy as the patients. The clinic head, Dr. Stewart McIver, thinks that it would be good therapy for his patients to ... See full summary »

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Richard Widmark, Lauren Bacall, Charles Boyer, Gloria Grahame

Votes: 1,344

17. A Night to Remember (1958)

Not Rated | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History

On its maiden voyage in April 1912, the supposedly unsinkable RMS Titanic hits an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Kenneth More, Ronald Allen, Robert Ayres, Honor Blackman

Votes: 12,477

18. The Wind Cannot Read (1958)

115 min | Drama, Romance, War

During World War II, Flight Lieutenant Michael Quinn (Sir Dirk Bogarde), a British officer stationed in Asia, is recruited by Army Intelligence, is tasked with learning Japanese to interrogate Japanese P.O.W.s and he falls in love with his pretty Japanese teacher "Sabby" (Suzuki San) (Yôko Tani).

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Yôko Tani, Ronald Lewis, John Fraser

Votes: 281

19. No Time for Sergeants (1958)

Approved | 119 min | Comedy, War

Will Stockdale is a country bumpkin drafted into the Air Force and too dumb to realize he's driving everyone around him crazy, no one more than Sergeant King.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Andy Griffith, Myron McCormick, Nick Adams, Murray Hamilton

Votes: 3,411

20. Hot Spell (1958)

Unrated | 86 min | Drama

A housewife is doing her best to keep her family together as it's slowly falling apart, a fact she's trying to ignore. Her cheating husband's birthday party is approaching and many lines will be crossed after that event.

Directors: Daniel Mann, George Cukor | Stars: Shirley Booth, Anthony Quinn, Shirley MacLaine, Earl Holliman

Votes: 364

21. Maracaibo (1958)

88 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

In Venezuela during the 1950s, a vacationing Texas oilman is asked to help extinguish an oil derrick fire and he succumbs to the charms of a visiting New York novelist.

Director: Cornel Wilde | Stars: Cornel Wilde, Jean Wallace, Abbe Lane, Francis Lederer

Votes: 76

22. The Brothers Karamazov (1958)

Approved | 145 min | Drama, Romance

Drama based on Russian writer Fyodor Dostoevsky's homonymous novel about the proud Karamazov family in 1870s Russia.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Yul Brynner, Maria Schell, Claire Bloom, Lee J. Cobb

Votes: 2,288

23. Isle of Levant (1956)

R | 71 min | Documentary

A documentary on the island off the French Riviera where 'bathing in the buff' isn't just practiced, it's highly encouraged!

Director: Werner Kunz | Star: E.V.H. Emmett

Votes: 5

24. Ten North Frederick (1958)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Romance

At her father's funeral, Ann Chapin thinks back over the last five years of his life, years of apparent political and personal failure dominated by a selfish and dissatisfied wife and eased... See full summary »

Director: Philip Dunne | Stars: Gary Cooper, Diane Varsi, Suzy Parker, Geraldine Fitzgerald

Votes: 540

25. St. Louis Blues (1958)

Not Rated | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Music

Will Handy grows up in Memphis with his preacher father and his Aunt Hagar. His father intends for him to use his musical gifts only in church, but he can't stay away from the music of the ... See full summary »

Director: Allen Reisner | Stars: Nat 'King' Cole, Eartha Kitt, Cab Calloway, Ella Fitzgerald

Votes: 503

26. Law and Disorder (1958)

76 min | Comedy, Crime

A British petty criminal lies to his son about his frequent prison terms by inventing honorable plausible explanations for his absences from home but things get complicated when his son becomes a judge's assistant.

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Robert Morley, Ronald Squire, Elizabeth Sellars

Votes: 188

27. The Vikings (1958)

Not Rated | 116 min | Action, Adventure, History

A slave and a Viking prince fight for the love of a captive princess.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Ernest Borgnine, Janet Leigh

Votes: 11,462 | Gross: $7.00M

28. Missiles from Hell (1958)

82 min | Drama, War

This forgotten war adventure centers on the secret Nazi missile installation of the V1 Rocket. Michael Rennie is a guerilla fighter who leads a group of Polish fighters on a mission to ... See full summary »

Director: Vernon Sewell | Stars: Michael Rennie, Patricia Medina, Milly Vitale, David Knight

Votes: 222

29. Harry Black and the Tiger (1958)

Approved | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

During a hunt for a ferocious tiger terrorizing an Indian village,ex-army Major Harry Black comes across his former wife Chris and her new husband, Desmond Tanner, who met Black in a German POW camp in WW2.

Director: Hugo Fregonese | Stars: Stewart Granger, Barbara Rush, Anthony Steel, I.S. Johar

Votes: 240

30. Intent to Kill (1958)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A British doctor working in a Canadian hospital, has to assist in a delicate brain operation on a South American President, who is in hiding from a gang of assassins.

Director: Jack Cardiff | Stars: Richard Todd, Betsy Drake, Herbert Lom, Warren Stevens

Votes: 194

31. Ice Cold in Alex (1958)

Approved | 130 min | Adventure, Drama, War

During World War II in North Africa, a medical field unit must cross the desert in their ambulance in order to reach the British lines in Alexandria.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: John Mills, Anthony Quayle, Sylvia Syms, Harry Andrews

Votes: 4,611

32. Seven Wonders of the World (1956)

Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary, History

Lowell Thomas searches the world for natural and man made wonders and invites the audience to try to update the ancient Greek list of "Seven Wonders of the World."

Directors: Tay Garnett, Paul Mantz, Andrew Marton, Ted Tetzlaff, Walter Thompson, John Farrow | Stars: Lowell Thomas, Paul Mantz, Claude Dauphin

Votes: 89 | Gross: $32.10M

33. Kings Go Forth (1958)

Approved | 109 min | Action, Drama, Romance

Toward the end of World War II, two American soldiers fighting in Southern France become romantically involved with a young, American woman. Her background will reveal more about them than her.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Leora Dana

Votes: 1,262

34. The Tunnel of Love (1958)

Approved | 98 min | Comedy, Romance

A series of misunderstandings leaves a married man believing he has impregnated the owner of an adoption agency, and that she will be his and his wife's surrogate.

Director: Gene Kelly | Stars: Doris Day, Richard Widmark, Gig Young, Gia Scala

Votes: 1,020

35. God's Little Acre (1958)

Approved | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

In the 1950s, a poor Georgia cotton farmer and his sons search for the gold presumably buried on the farm by their grandfather but problems related to poverty, marital infidelity, unemployment and booze threaten to destroy their family.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Robert Ryan, Tina Louise, Aldo Ray, Buddy Hackett

Votes: 1,535

36. The Camp on Blood Island (1958)

Approved | 81 min | Action, Drama, History

Deep in Malaya, as World War II is rapidly coming to an end, men, women and children, trapped by the Japanese invasion, are held captive in the Blood Island prison camp. Knowing that ... See full summary »

Director: Val Guest | Stars: André Morell, Carl Möhner, Walter Fitzgerald, Edward Underdown

Votes: 320

37. The Fly (1958)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

A scientist has a horrific accident when he tries to use his newly invented teleportation device.

Director: Kurt Neumann | Stars: David Hedison, Patricia Owens, Vincent Price, Herbert Marshall

Votes: 19,110 | Gross: $3.00M

38. A Farewell to Arms (1957)

Approved | 152 min | Drama, Romance, War

An English nurse and an American soldier on the Italian front during World War I fall in love, but the horrors surrounding them test their romance to the limit.

Directors: Charles Vidor, John Huston | Stars: Rock Hudson, Jennifer Jones, Vittorio De Sica, Oskar Homolka

Votes: 2,249 | Gross: $11.00M

39. Indiscreet (1958)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

An actress who has given up on love meets a suave banker and begins a flirtation with him...even though he's already married.

Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Cecil Parker, Phyllis Calvert

Votes: 6,983

40. Julius Caesar (1953)

Not Rated | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

The growing ambition of Julius Caesar is a source of major concern to his close friend Brutus. Cassius persuades him to participate in his plot to assassinate Caesar, but they have both sorely underestimated Mark Antony.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Louis Calhern, Marlon Brando, James Mason, John Gielgud

Votes: 9,545

41. Mad Little Island (1958)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy

Inhabitants of a small island in the Atlantic resist their government's plan to make their home a missile base.

Director: Michael Relph | Stars: Jeannie Carson, Donald Sinden, Roland Culver, Catherine Lacey

Votes: 118

42. Next to No Time (1958)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy

An unassuming planning engineer must negotiate an important loan while aboard the Queen Elizabeth en route to New York City, but his lack of confidence threatens to foil his plans.

Director: Henry Cornelius | Stars: Kenneth More, Betsy Drake, Harry Green, Patrick Barr

Votes: 84

43. South Pacific (1958)

Approved | 157 min | Musical, Romance, War

On a South Pacific island during World War II, love blooms between a young nurse and a secretive Frenchman who's being courted for a dangerous military mission.

Director: Joshua Logan | Stars: Rossano Brazzi, Mitzi Gaynor, John Kerr, Ray Walston

Votes: 7,446

44. Raintree County (1957)

Approved | 160 min | Drama, Romance, War

A student falls in love with a Southern belle, but their relationship is complicated by her troubled past and the onset of the Civil War.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Eva Marie Saint, Nigel Patrick

Votes: 3,183

45. Twilight for the Gods (1958)

Approved | 120 min | Adventure, Drama

The sailing vessel Cannibal has a leaking hull. The captain (Rock Hudson) reluctantly changes course for Honolulu, where one passenger (Cyd Charisse) is wanted by the law. The water rising, everyone struggles against nature to survive.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Rock Hudson, Cyd Charisse, Arthur Kennedy, Leif Erickson

Votes: 174

46. The Defiant Ones (1958)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama

69 Metascore

Two escaped convicts chained together, white and black, must learn to get along in order to elude capture.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier, Theodore Bikel, Charles McGraw

Votes: 12,064

47. Vertigo (1958)

PG | 128 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

100 Metascore

A former police detective juggles wrestling with his personal demons and becoming obsessed with a hauntingly beautiful woman.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore

Votes: 325,462 | Gross: $3.20M

48. The Lawless Eighties (1957)

Approved | 70 min | Western

An outlaw gang tries to grab the land of the Sioux Indians, but a pair of cowboys seeks to thwart their plans. Based on Alson Jesse Simth's biography "Brother Van."

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Buster Crabbe, John Smith, Marilyn Saris, Ted de Corsia

Votes: 39