1957 in film

1957 in film

The year 1957 in film involved some significant events.


* October 21 - The movie "Jailhouse Rock", starring Elvis Presley, opens.

Top grossing films (U.S.)

(*) After theatrical re-issue(s)
source: http://www.boxofficereport.com/database/1957.shtml


Academy Awards: :Best Picture: "The Bridge on the River Kwai" - Horizon, Columbia :Best Director: David Lean - "The Bridge on the River Kwai":Best Actor: Alec Guinness - "The Bridge on the River Kwai":Best Actress: Joanne Woodward - "The Three Faces of Eve":Best Supporting Actor: Red Buttons - "Sayonara":Best Supporting Actress: Miyoshi Umeki - "Sayonara":Best Foreign Language Film: "Nights of Cabiria" ("Le Notti di Cabiria"), directed by Federico Fellini, Italy

Golden Globe Awards:

:Drama::Best Picture: "The Bridge on the River Kwai":Best Actor: Alec Guinness - "The Bridge on the River Kwai":Best Actress: Joanne Woodward - "The Three Faces of Eve" :Musical or comedy::Best Picture: "Les Girls":Best Actor: Frank Sinatra - "Pal Joey" :Best Actress: Kay Kendall - "Les Girls"

:Other:Best Director: David Lean - "The Bridge on the River Kwai":Best Foreign Film: "The Confessions of Felix Krull" ("Bekenntnisse des Hochstaplers Felix Krull"), W.Germany :Best Foreign Film: "Tizoc", Mexico:Best Foreign Film: "Woman In a Dressing Gown", United Kingdom :Best Foreign Film: "Yellow Crow" ("Kiiroi karasu"), Japan

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival)::"Friendly Persuasion", directed by William Wyler, United States

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival)::"Aparajito" (aka "The Unvanquished"), directed by Satyajit Ray, India

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival)::"12 Angry Men", directed by Sidney Lumet, United States

Films released in 1957

*"The Abominable Snowman", starring Peter Cushing
*"12 Angry Men"
*"20 Million Miles to Earth"
*"A King in New York"
*"The Abominable Snowman"
*"An Affair to Remember"
*"Amazing Colossal Man, The"
*"April Love", a romance musical starring Shirley Jones
*"The Astounding She-Monster"
*"Attack of the Crab Monsters"
*"The Bachelor Party"
*"Barnacle Bill"
*"The Barretts of Wimpole Street"
*"The Blood of Dracula"
*"Boy on a Dolphin"
*"The Bridge on the River Kwai"
*"Blue Murder at St Trinian's"
*"Brothers in Law"
*"Carib Gold"
*"The Confessions of Felix Krull" ("Bekenntnisse des Hochstaplers Felix Krull")
*"The Cranes are Flying"
*"Crime of Passion"
*"The Curse of Frankenstein"
*"The Delicate Delinquent, Jerry Lewis' first film without Dean Martin
*"The Delinquents"
*"Designing Woman"
*"Desk Set", starring Joan Blondell
*"The Enemy Below", produced and directed by Dick Powell, and starring Robert Mitchum
*"A Face in the Crowd"
*"A Farewell to Arms"
*"The Enemy Below"
*"Fear Strikes Out"
*"Flesh and the Spur"
*"Funny Face"
*"Les Girls"
*"Gunfight at the O.K. Corral"
*"A Hatful of Rain"
*"Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison"
*"I Was a Teenage Werewolf"
*"Island in the Sun"
*"Jailhouse Rock"
*"Jeanne Eagels"
*"Jet Pilot"
*"Johnny Tremain and the Sons of Liberty", a Walt Disney production
*"The Joker Is Wild"
*"A King in New York"
*"La Grande strada azzurra" ("The Wide Blue Road")
*"Man of a Thousand Faces"
*"The Land Unknown"
*"The Little Hut"
*"Love in the Afternoon"
*"Loving You", Elvis Presley's second feature
*"The Monolith Monsters"
*"The Monster That Challenged the World"
*"Night of the Demon", ("Curse of the Demon")
*"Night Passage", starring Jimmy Stewart
*"Nights of Cabiria" ("Le Notti di Cabiria")
*"Old Yeller"
*"Pal Joey" (film mentioned in article)
*"Peyton Place"
*"The Pride and the Passion"
*"Raintree County", starring Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, and Lee Marvin
*"Quatermass 2"
*"The Sad Sack", starring Jerry Lewis
*"The Search for Paradise"
*"The Seventh Seal"
*"Slaughter on Tenth Avenue" (see also ballet Slaughter on Tenth Avenue)
*"The Smallest Show on Earth"
*"The Snow Queen"
*"Something Of Value"
*"The Spanish Gardener"
*"The Spirit of St. Louis"
*"The Strange World of Planet X"
*"Sweet Smell of Success"
*"Tammy and the Bachelor"
*"The Three Faces of Eve"
*"The Tin Star"
*"What's Opera, Doc?"
*"Wild Is the Wind"
*"Wild Strawberries"
*"Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?"
*"Witness for the Prosecution"
*"Woman In a Dressing Gown"
*"Yellow Crow" ("Kiiroi karasu")
*"Young and Dangerous"
*"Zero Hour!", starring Dana Andrews

hort film series

*"Looney Tunes" (1930-1969)
*"Terrytoons" (1930-1964)
*"Merrie Melodies" (1931-1969)
*"The Three Stooges" (1934-1959)
*"Daffy Duck" (1937-1966)
*"Bugs Bunny" (1940-1962)
*"Tom and Jerry" (1940-1958)
*"Droopy" (1943-1958)
*"Yosemite Sam" (1945-1963)
*"Speedy Gonzales" (1953-1968)

Ending this year
*"Popeye" (1933-1957)


*January 4 - Julian Sands, actor
*January 15 - Mario Van Peebles, actor, director
*March 20 - Spike Lee, director, writer, actor, producer
*March 20 - Theresa Russell, actress
*April 29 - Daniel Day-Lewis, actor
*August 24 - Stephen Fry, English comedian, author, and actor
*September 12 - Rachel Ward, actress
*September 10 - Rick Rosengrant, character


*January 14 - Humphrey Bogart, American actor
*May 12 - Erich von Stroheim, German director
*July 4Judy Tyler, American actress
*July 24 - Sacha Guitry, French playwright, actor and director
*August 7 - Oliver Hardy, American actor
*October 29 - Louis B. Mayer, American producer
*December 11 - Musidora, French actress, director
*December 25 - Charles Pathé

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