1958 in film

1958 in film

The year 1958 in film involved some significant events.


* February 16- "In the Money" by William Beaudine is released on this date. It would be the last installment of The Bowery Boys series which began back in 1946.

Top grossing films (U.S.)

(*) After theatrical re-issue(s)
source: http://www.boxofficereport.com/database/1958.shtml


Academy Awards: :Best Picture: "Gigi" - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer :Best Director: Vincente Minnelli - "Gigi":Best Actor: David Niven - "Separate Tables":Best Actress: Susan Hayward - "I Want to Live!":Best Supporting Actor: Burl Ives - "The Big Country":Best Supporting Actress: Wendy Hiller - "Separate Tables":Best Foreign Language Film: "Mon Oncle" ("My Uncle"), directed by Jacques Tati, France

Golden Globe Awards:

:Drama::Best Picture: "The Defiant Ones":Best Actor: David Niven - "Separate Tables":Best Actress: Susan Hayward - "I Want to Live!" :Musical or comedy::Best Picture: "Gigi":Best Actor: Danny Kaye - "Me and the Colonel" :Best Actress: Rosalind Russell - "Auntie Mame"

:Other:Best Director: Vincente Minnelli - "Gigi"

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival)::"The Cranes Are Flying" (Летят журавли, Letyat zhuravli), directed by Mikheil Kalatozishvili, Soviet Union

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival)::"The Rickshaw Man" ("Muhomatsu no issho"), directed by Hiroshi Inagaki, Japan

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival)::"Wild Strawberries" ("Smultronstället"), directed by Ingmar Bergman, Sweden

Films released in 1958

*"Les Amants de Montparnasse"
*"Andy Hardy Comes Home"
*"Attack of the Puppet People"
*"Attack of the 50 Foot Woman"
*"Auntie Mame (film)"
*"The Big Country"
*"The Black Orchid"
*"The Blob"
*"Bonjour Tristesse"
*"The Bonnie Parker Story"
*"The Brothers Karamazov"
*"The Buccaneer"
*"Carve Her Name with Pride"
*"El Castillo de los Monstruos"
*"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"
*"Damn Yankees"
*"The Defiant Ones"
*"Desire Under the Elms"
*"The Horror of Dracula"
*"Le Fatiche di Ercole" ("The Labors of Hercules")
*"The Fly"
*"The Geisha Boy", starring Jerry Lewis
*"God's Little Acre"
*"The Goddess" starring Kim Stanley
*"The Horse's Mouth"
*"The Hunters"
*"In the Money"
*"I Want to Live!"
*"The Inn of the Sixth Happiness"
*" The Key", based on Jan de Hartog novel
*"King Creole"
*"Lafayette Escadrille", WWI film starring Tab Hunter, with an early appearance by Clint Eastwood
*"The Light in the Forest
*"The Long, Hot Summer"
*"Man of the West"
*"Marjorie Morningstar"
*"Me and the Colonel"
*"Merry Andrew
*"Mon Oncle"
*"Monster on the Campus"
*"The Naked Maja"
*"No Time for Sergeants" -(film mentioned in article)
*"The Old Man and the Sea" - based on the novel by Ernest Hemingway, starring Spencer Tracy
*"Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys!
*"The Rickshaw Man" ("Muhomatsu no issho") (aka "The Rikisha-Man")
*"Ride a Crooked Trail"
*"Rock-A-Bye Baby", starring Jerry Lewis
*"Run Silent, Run Deep"
*"Separate Tables"
*"The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad"
*"The Sheepman", starring Glenn Ford and Shirley MacLaine
*"The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw"
*"Some Came Running"
*"South Pacific"
*"Teacher's Pet"
*"tom thumb"
*"Torpedo Run"
*"Touch of Evil"
*"The Vikings"
*"White Wilderness", a Disney nature film
*"The Young Lions"

hort film series

*"Looney Tunes" (1930-1969)
*"Terrytoons" (1930-1969)
*"Merrie Melodies" (1931-1969)
*"The Three Stooges" (1934-1959)
*"Bugs Bunny" (1940-1962)
*"Yosemite Sam" (1945-1963)
*"Speedy Gonzales" (1953-1968)

Ending this year
*"Droopy" (1943-1958)
*"Tom and Jerry" (1940-1958)


*February 11 - Michael Jackson, controller of BBC2.
*February 13 - Pernilla August, Swedish actress
*March 3 - Miranda Richardson, actress
*March 10 - Sharon Stone, US actress
*March 20 - Holly Hunter, actress
*March 21 - Gary Oldman, actor
*April 3 - Alec Baldwin, actor
*April 21 - Andie MacDowell, actress
*April 29 - Michelle Pfeiffer, actress
*May 29 - Annette Bening, US actress (Mrs Warren Beatty)
*July 8 - Kevin Bacon, actor
*August 16 - Angela Bassett, US actress
*August 18 - Madeleine Stowe, actress
*August 24 - Steve Guttenberg, US actor
*August 25 - Tim Burton, director
*October 16 - Tim Robbins, American actor
*October 26 - Pascale Ogier, French actress (d. 1984)
*October 26 - Rita Wilson, actress
*November 17 - Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, US actress
*December 6 - Nick Park, film-maker and animator


*January 11 - Edna Purviance, actress
*January 13 - Jesse L. Lasky, film producer
*February 27 - Harry Cohn, Co-Founder of CBS Sales Association (Columbia Pictures)
*April 15 - Estelle Taylor, silent film actress
*May 19 - Ronald Colman, actor

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