1957

Old Yeller

Old Yeller

Old Yeller
IMDb: 7.3
83 min

Young Travis Coates is left to take care of the family ranch with his mother and younger brother while his father goes off on a cattle drive in the 1860s. When a yellow mongrel comes for an uninvited stay with the family, Travis reluctantly adopts the dog.

The Enemy Below

The Enemy Below

The Enemy Below
IMDb: 7.5
97 min

The American destroyer escort, the USS Haynes commanded by Robert Mitchum, detects a German U-Boat, commanded by Curt Jürgens, resulting in a prolonged, deadly battle of wits.

The Three Faces of Eve

The Three Faces of Eve

The Three Faces of Eve
IMDb: 7.2
91 min

Classic dramatization of America\'s best-known case of a woman suffering from multiple personality disorder, and her road to recovery.

Raintree County

Raintree County

Raintree County
IMDb: 6.4
168 min

A graduating poet/teacher falls in love with a Southern woman, and then the Civil War and her past create problems.

Genre: Drama, Romance
Legend of the Lost

Legend of the Lost

Legend of the Lost
IMDb: 6.1
109 min

American ne\'er-do-well Joe January is hired to take Paul Bonnard on an expedition into the desert in search of treasure.

Witness for the Prosecution

Witness for the Prosecution

Witness for the Prosecution
IMDb: 8.4
116 min

When Leonard Vole is arrested for the sensational murder of a rich, middle-aged widow, the famous Sir Wilfrid Robarts agrees to appear on his behalf. Sir Wilfrid, recovering from a near-fatal heart attack, is supposed to be on a diet of bland, civil suits – but the lure of the criminal courts is too much for him, especially when the case is so difficult.

A Farewell to Arms

A Farewell to Arms

A Farewell to Arms
IMDb: 5.9
152 min

A Farewell to Arms is a 1957 American drama film directed by Charles Vidor. The screenplay by Ben Hecht, based in part on a 1930 play by Laurence Stallings, was the second feature film adaptation of Ernest Hemingway\'s 1929 semi-autobiographical novel of the same name. It was the last film produced by David O. Selznick.

Peyton Place

Peyton Place

Peyton Place
IMDb: 7.2
151 min

Grace Metalious\' once-notorious bestseller Peyton Place is given a lavish -- and necessarily toned-down -- film treatment in this deluxe 20th Century-Fox production. Set during WWII, the film concentrates on several denizens of the outwardly respectable New England community of Peyton Place. Top-billed Lana Turner plays shopkeeper Constance McKenzie, who tries to make up for a past indiscretion -- which resulted in her illegitimate daughter Allison (Diane Varsi) -- by adopting a chaste, prudish attitude towards all things sexual. In spite of herself, Constance can\'t help but be attracted to handsome new teacher Michael Rossi (Lee Philips). Meanwhile, the restless Allison, who\'d like to be as footloose and fancy-free as the town\'s \"fast girl\" Betty Anderson (Terry Moore), falls sincerely in love with mixed-up mama\'s boy Norman Page (Russ Tamblyn).

Wild is the Wind

Wild is the Wind

Wild is the Wind
IMDb: 6.7
114 min

Wild Is the Wind represents a (perhaps deliberate) reversal of the situation in The Rose Tattoo (1955). Whereas in Tattoo, Anna Magnani played a widow who could never find a man to measure up to her late husband, in Wind her character, Giola, marries widowed rancher Gino (Anthony Quinn), who is haunted by the memory of his first spouse. The situation is dicier in Wind, since Italian immigrant Gino\'s deceased wife was Giola\'s sister. Eventually tiring of her husband\'s mood swings, Giola turns to his son, Bene (Anthony Franciosa), for emotional and sexual gratification. A Hollywood approximation of the Italian neorealist school of filmmaking, Wild Is the Wind was based on Furia, a story by Vittorio Nino Novarese. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Plunder Road

Plunder Road

Plunder Road
IMDb: 6.9
72 min

A spectacular heist starts to unravel as the crooks take it on the lam.

April Love

April Love

April Love
IMDb: 6.3
97 min

A teenager (Pat Boone), recently in trouble with the police, is sent to live with his aunt and uncle on their Kentucky farm in order to rediscover life\'s values. Director Henry Levin\'s 1957 musical remake of \"Home In Indiana\" also stars Shirley Jones, Arthur O\'Connell, Jeanette Nolan and Dolores Michaels.

The Tarnished Angels

The Tarnished Angels

The Tarnished Angels
IMDb: 7.1
91 min

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

All Mine To Give

All Mine To Give

All Mine To Give
IMDb: 7.1
103 min

This is a story based on fact that follows a husband and wife who emigrate from Scotland to Wisconsin in the 1850\'s. They work very hard and become welcome citizens of their new town, Eureka. They have six children. They prosper in the husband\'s boat building business. But when their eldest is 12, tragedy strikes the family, and the 12-year old is burdened with a terrible task which he handles as well as any adult could.

Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Decision at Sundown

Decision at Sundown

Decision at Sundown
IMDb: 6.8
77 min

Bart Allison arrives in Sundown after a three year search for Tate Kimbrough. Although it is Kimbrough\'s wedding day, Allison makes it clear he blames him for the death of his wife and is out to kill him. A shoot-out in the church puts the wedding on hold and Allison and his trail-buddy hole up in the livery stable. But the reasons for his actions become increasingly unclear, while the town starts to wonder about the grip Kimbrough has over them.

The Story of Mankind

The Story of Mankind

The Story of Mankind
IMDb: 5.0
100 min

The Spirit of Man (Ronald Colman) debates history with the devil (Vincent Price) before a court of fate, because of the hydrogen bomb.

Man in the Shadow

Man in the Shadow

Man in the Shadow
IMDb: 6.9
80 min

In effect, modern cow town Spurline is run by Virgil Renchler, owner of the Golden Empire Ranch. One night, two of Virgil\'s henchmen go a little too far and beat a \"bracero\" ranch hand to death. Faced with an obvious cover-up and opposition on every hand, sheriff Ben Sadler is goaded into investigating. His unlikely ally: Renchler\'s lovely, self-willed and overprotected daughter. Will Ben survive Renchler\'s wrath?

Jet Pilot

Jet Pilot

Jet Pilot
IMDb: 5.7
112 min

John Wayne stars as U.S. Air Force aviator Jim Shannon, who\'s tasked with escorting a Soviet pilot (Janet Leigh) claiming -- at the height of the Cold War -- that she wants to defect. After falling in love with and wedding the fetching flyer, Shannon learns from his superiors that she\'s a spy on a mission to extract military secrets. To save his new wife from prison and deportation, Shannon devises a risky plan in this 1957 drama.

Genre: Action, Drama
Night of the Demon

Night of the Demon

Night of the Demon
IMDb: 7.5
96

American professor John Holden arrives in London for a conference on parapsychology only to discover that the colleague he was supposed to meet was killed in a freak accident the day before. It turns out that the deceased had been investigating a cult lead by Dr. Julian Karswell. Though a skeptic, Holden is suspicious of the devil-worshiping Karswell. Following a trail of mysterious manuscripts, Holden enters a world that makes him question his faith in science.

The Bridge on the River Kwai

The Bridge on the River Kwai

The Bridge on the River Kwai
IMDb: 8.1
161 min

The classic story of English POWs in Burma forced to build a bridge to aid the war effort of their Japanese captors. British and American intelligence officers conspire to blow up the structure, but Col. Nicholson , the commander who supervised the bridge\'s construction, has acquired a sense of pride in his creation and tries to foil their plans.

Paths of Glory

Paths of Glory

Paths of Glory
IMDb: 8.4
88 min

During World War I, commanding officer General Broulard orders his subordinate, General Mireau, to attack a German trench position, offering a promotion as an incentive. Though the mission is foolhardy to the point of suicide, Mireau commands his own subordinate, Colonel Dax, to plan the attack. When it ends in disaster, General Mireau demands the court-martial of three random soldiers in order to save face.

The Cranes Are Flying

The Cranes Are Flying

The Cranes Are Flying
IMDb: 8.3
97

Veronika and Boris come together in Moscow shortly before World War II. Walking along the river, they watch cranes fly overhead, and promise to rendezvous before Boris leaves to fight. Boris misses the meeting and is off to the front lines, while Veronika waits patiently, sending letters faithfully. After her house is bombed, Veronika moves in with Boris' family, into the company of a cousin with his own intentions.

Nights of Cabiria

Nights of Cabiria

Nights of Cabiria
IMDb: 8.1
110

Rome, 1957. A woman, Cabiria, is robbed and left to drown by her boyfriend, Giorgio. Rescued, she resumes her life and tries her best to find happiness in a cynical world. Even when she thinks her struggles are over and she has found happiness and contentment, things may not be what they seem.

Forty Guns

Forty Guns

Forty Guns
IMDb: 7.0
80 min

An authoritarian rancher rules an Arizona county with her private posse of hired guns. When a new Marshall arrives to set things straight, the cattle queen finds herself falling for the avowedly non-violent lawman. Both have itchy-fingered brothers, a female gunman enters the picture, and things go desperately wrong.

The Abominable Snowman

The Abominable Snowman

The Abominable Snowman
IMDb: 6.4
91 min

A kindly English botanist and a gruff American promoter lead an expedition to the Himalayas in search of the legendary Yeti.

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3:10 to Yuma

3:10 to Yuma

3:10 to Yuma
IMDb: 7.6
92 min

Dave Evans, a small time farmer, is hired to escort Ben Wade, a dangerous outlaw, to Yuma. As Evans and Wade wait for the 3:10 train to Yuma, Wade\'s gang is racing to free him.

Genre: Best Western
Edge of the City

Edge of the City

Edge of the City
IMDb: 7.2
85 min

An army deserter and a black dock worker join forces against a corrupt union official.

Genre: Drama
Desk Set

Desk Set

Desk Set
IMDb: 7.3
103 min

Two extremely strong personalities clash over the computerization of a TV network\'s research department.

Genre: Comedy, Romance
Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?

Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?

Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?
IMDb: 7.0
93 min

To save his career, an ad man wants a sex symbol to endorse a lipstick. But she wants something too: he has to pretend to be her new lover.

Night Passage

Night Passage

Night Passage
IMDb: 6.7
90 min

Grant MacLaine, a former railroad troubleshooter, lost his job after letting his outlaw brother, the Utica Kid, escape. After spending five years wandering the west and earning his living playing the accordion, he is given a second chance by his former boss.

Genre: Western
The Quiet Gun

The Quiet Gun

The Quiet Gun
IMDb: 6.5
77 min

A mild mannered sheriff must fight both a hired gun and local anti-Indian bigotry in a small frontier town.

Silk Stockings

Silk Stockings

Silk Stockings
IMDb: 6.8
117 min

A musical remake of Ninotchka: After three bumbling Soviet agents fail in their mission to retrieve a straying Soviet composer from Paris, the beautiful, ultra-serious Ninotchka is sent to complete their mission and to retrieve them. She starts out condemning the decadent West, but gradually falls under its spell, with the help of Steve Canfield, an American movie producer.

Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
An Affair to Remember

An Affair to Remember

An Affair to Remember
IMDb: 7.5
111 min

Nickie Ferrante\'s return to New York to marry a rich heiress is well publicized as are his many antics and affairs. He meets a nightclub singer Terry McKay who is also on her way home to her longtime boyfriend. She sees him as just another playboy and he sees her as stand-offish but over several days they soon find they\'ve fallen in love. Nickie has never really worked in his life so they agree that they will meet again in six months time atop the Empire State building. This will give them time to deal with their current relationships and for Nickie to see if he can actually earn a living. He returns to painting and is reasonably successful. On the agreed date, Nickie is waiting patiently for Terry who is racing to join him. Fate intervenes however, resulting in misunderstanding and heartbreak and only fate can save their relationship.

The Pride and the Passion

The Pride and the Passion

The Pride and the Passion
IMDb: 5.7
125 min

During the Napoleonic Wars, when the French have occupied Spain, some Spanish guerrilla soldiers are going to move a big cannon across Spain in order to help the British defeat the French. A British officer is there to accompany the Spanish and along the way, he falls in love with the leader\'s girl.

Love in the Afternoon

Love in the Afternoon

Love in the Afternoon
IMDb: 7.2
130 min

Lovestruck conservatory student Ariane pretends to be just as much a cosmopolitan lover as the worldly mature Frank Flannagan hoping that l’amour will take hold.

Sweet Smell of Success

Sweet Smell of Success

Sweet Smell of Success
IMDb: 8.1
96 min

New York City newspaper writer J.J. Hunsecker holds considerable sway over public opinion with his Broadway column, but one thing that he can\'t control is his younger sister, Susan, who is in a relationship with aspiring jazz guitarist Steve Dallas. Hunsecker strongly disproves of the romance and recruits publicist Sidney Falco to find a way to split the couple, no matter how ruthless the method.

What’s Opera, Doc?

What’s Opera, Doc?

What’s Opera, Doc?
IMDb: 8.3
7

Bugs is in drag as the Valkyrie Brunhilde who sits on an overwieght horse. "She" is pursued by Elmer playing the demigod "Siegfried".

The Monster That Challenged the World

The Monster That Challenged the World

The Monster That Challenged the World
IMDb: 5.8
84 min

Giants Mollusks are released from the earth by an earthquake and start killing people.

The Burglar

The Burglar

The Burglar
IMDb: 6.6
90 min

Burglar Nat Harbin (Dan Duryea) and his two associates set their sights on wealthy spiritualist Sister Sarah, who has inherited a fortune -- including a renowned emerald necklace -- from a Philadelphia financier. Using Nat\'s female ward, Gladden (Jayne Mansfield), to pose as an admirer and case the mansion where the woman lives, they set up a perfect break-in. Things get complicated afterwards.

Gunfight at the O.K. Corral

Gunfight at the O.K. Corral

Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
IMDb: 7.2
122 min

Lawman Wyatt Earp and outlaw Doc Holliday form an unlikely alliance which culminates in their participation in the legendary Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

Genre: Western
Enemy from Space

Enemy from Space

Enemy from Space
IMDb: 6.9
85 min

Quatermass is the director of an important scientific base, where he builds nuclear rockets for the colonization of the Moon. A strange fall of meteorites in a nearby village leads to the discovery of a huge base under a strict military control, officially a factory of artificial food. Quatermass reveals that the factory is actually breeding alien creatures.

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The Curse Of Frankenstein

The Curse Of Frankenstein

The Curse Of Frankenstein
IMDb: 7.1
82 min

Baron Victor Frankenstein has discovered life\'s secret and unleashed a blood-curdling chain of events resulting from his creation: a cursed creature with a horrid face — and a tendency to kill.

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Hellcats of the Navy

Hellcats of the Navy

Hellcats of the Navy
IMDb: 5.4
82 min

Future \"first couple\" Ronald Reagan and Nancy Davis made their only joint film appearance in Hellcats of the Navy. Ronnie plays Casey Abbott, commander of a WW2 submarine, while Nancy portrays navy nurse Helen Blair, Abbott\'s off-and-on girlfriend. During a delicate mission in which his sub is ordered to retrieve a revolutionary new Japanese mine, Abbott is forced to leave frogman Wes Barton (Harry Lauter) behind to save the rest of his crew. But Abbott\'s second-in-command Don Landon (Eduard Franz) is convincing that Abbott\'s sacrifice of Barton was due to the fact that the dead man had been amorously pursuing Helen.

Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
The Spirit of St. Louis

The Spirit of St. Louis

The Spirit of St. Louis
IMDb: 7.2
135 min

Charles \'Slim\' Lindbergh struggles to finance and design an airplane that will make his New York to Paris flight the first solo transatlantic crossing.

Genre: Action, Drama, History
Boy on a Dolphin

Boy on a Dolphin

Boy on a Dolphin
IMDb: 6.3
111 min

Phaedra is a poor sponge diver on the lovely Greek isle of Hydra. While diving, she discovers an ancient brass and gold stature of a boy riding a dolphin, which is said to have the magical power to grant wishes. Her shiftless boyfriend wants to sell it to an unscrupulous art collector, but Phaedra wants to give it to anthropologist Jim Calder, who would return it to the Greek government.

The Guns of Fort Petticoat

The Guns of Fort Petticoat

The Guns of Fort Petticoat
IMDb: 6.4
82 min

Opposing his commanding officer\'s decision to attack a group of innocent Indians and wipe them out, Lt. Frank Hewitt leaves his post and heads home to Texas. He knows that the attack will send all of the tribes on the warpath and he wants to forewarn everyone. He gets a chilly reception back home however. With most of the men away having enlisted in the Confederate army Frank, a Union officer, is seen by the local women as a traitor. He convinces them of the danger that lies ahead and trains them to repel the attack that will eventually come.

Genre: Action, War, Western
Cinderella

Cinderella

Cinderella
IMDb: 7.6
77 min

Rodgers and Hammerstein\'s Cinderella is a musical written for television, with music by Richard Rodgers and a book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Cinderella is the only Rodgers and Hammerstein musical written for television. It was originally broadcast live on CBS on March 31, 1957 as a vehicle for Julie Andrews, who played the title role. The broadcast was viewed by more than 100 million people. On March 31, 1957, at 8:00pm Eastern time, Cinderella was broadcast live in the Eastern, Central and Mountain time zones in both black and white and compatible colour; the West Coast received a delayed black and white-only broadcast starting at 8:00pm Pacific time. It was heavily promoted by its sponsors Pepsi-Cola and the Shulton Company. The Nielsen TV rating for the program was 18,864,000 \"homes reached during an average minute\" of the broadcast. More than 107 million viewers saw the broadcast, and Andrews was nominated for an Emmy Award for her performance.

12 Angry Men

12 Angry Men

12 Angry Men
IMDb: 8.9
97 min

The defense and the prosecution have rested and the jury is filing into the jury room to decide if a young Spanish-American is guilty or innocent of murdering his father. What begins as an open and shut case soon becomes a mini-drama of each of the jurors\' prejudices and preconceptions about the trial, the accused, and each other.

The True Story of Jesse James

The True Story of Jesse James

The True Story of Jesse James
IMDb: 6.3
92 min

Having fought with the Confederacy during the Civil War, Jesse James and his brother Frank dream of a farm life in Missouri. Harassed by Union sympathizers, they assemble a gang of outlaws, robbing trains and becoming folk heroes in the process. Jesse marries his sweetheart, Zee, and maintains an aura of domesticity, but after a group of lawmen launch an attack on his mother\'s house, Jesse plans one more great raid -- on a Minnesota bank.

Genre: Action, Western
Men in War

Men in War

Men in War
IMDb: 7.2
102 min

In Korea, on 6 September 1950, Lieutenant Benson\'s platoon finds itself isolated in enemy-held territory after a retreat. Soon they are joined by Sergeant Montana, whose overriding concern is caring for his catatonic colonel. Benson and Montana can\'t stand each other, but together they must get the survivors to Hill 465, where they hope the division is waiting. It\'s a long, harrowing march, fraught with all the dangers the elusive enemy can summon.

Revolt at Fort Laramie

Revolt at Fort Laramie

Revolt at Fort Laramie
IMDb: 5.5
73 min

At the breaking of the Civil War the garrison of Fort Laramie splits between the sympathezers of the two different factions, but when the fort is attacked by the Sioux, they unite their forces to fight them.

Genre: Action, War, Western
The Incredible Shrinking Man

The Incredible Shrinking Man

The Incredible Shrinking Man
IMDb: 7.6
81 min

When exposure to a combination of radiation and insecticide causes Scott Carey to begin to shrink medical science is powerless to help him.

The Seventh Seal

The Seventh Seal

The Seventh Seal
IMDb: 8.2
96 min

When disillusioned Swedish knight Antonius Block returns home from the Crusades to find his country in the grips of the Black Death, he challenges Death to a chess match for his life. Tormented by the belief that God does not exist, Block sets off on a journey, meeting up with traveling players Jof and his wife, Mia, and becoming determined to evade Death long enough to commit one redemptive act while he still lives.

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Genre: Best Fantasy
Funny Face

Funny Face

Funny Face
IMDb: 7.0
103 min

A shy Greenwich Village book clerk is discovered by a fashion photographer and whisked off to Paris where she becomes a reluctant model.

20 Million Miles to Earth

20 Million Miles to Earth

20 Million Miles to Earth
IMDb: 6.4
82 min

When the first manned flight to Venus returns to Earth, the rocket crash-lands in the Mediterranean near a small Italian fishing village. The locals manage to save one of the astronauts Colonel Calder, the mission commander. A young boy also recovers what turns out to be a specimen of an alien creature. Growing at a fantastic rate, it manages to escape and eventually threatens the city of Rome.

Gun for a Coward

Gun for a Coward

Gun for a Coward
IMDb: 6.1
88 min

A young cowboy, whose dedication to the principles of peace and reason has earned him a reputation for cowardice, overcomes his psychological aversion to violence after his elder brother unjustly censures him for not joining in a foolhardy gunfight in which their youngest brother is killed.

Throne of Blood

Throne of Blood

Throne of Blood
IMDb: 8.1
108 min

Returning to their lord\'s castle, samurai warriors Washizu and Miki are waylaid by a spirit who predicts their futures. When the first part of the spirit\'s prophecy comes true, Washizu\'s scheming wife, Asaji, presses him to speed up the rest of the spirit\'s prophecy by murdering his lord and usurping his place. Director Akira Kurosawa\'s resetting of William Shakespeare\'s \"Macbeth\" in feudal Japan is one of his most acclaimed films.

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Les Girls

Les Girls

Les Girls
IMDb: 6.6
114 min

After writing a tell-all book about her days in the dance troupe \"Barry Nichols and Les Girls\", Sybil Wren is sued for libeling her fellow dancer Angele. A Rashômon style narrative presents the story from three points of view where Sybil accuses Angele of having an affair with Barry, while Angele insists that it was actually Sybil who was having the affair. Finally, Barry gives his side of the story.

Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance