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Films of 1957

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1. Love in the Afternoon (1957)

Not Rated | 130 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A middle-aged playboy becomes fascinated by the daughter of a private detective who has been hired to entrap him with the wife of a client.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Gary Cooper, Audrey Hepburn, Maurice Chevalier, John McGiver

Votes: 12,785

2. Jet Pilot (1957)

Approved | 113 min | Action, Drama, Romance

Air Force Colonel Jim Shannon is tasked to escort a defecting Soviet pilot who is scheming to lure Shannon to the USSR.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: John Wayne, Janet Leigh, Jay C. Flippen, Paul Fix

Votes: 2,000

3. Legend of the Lost (1957)

Approved | 109 min | Adventure, Drama

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

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: John Wayne, Sophia Loren, Rossano Brazzi, Kurt Kasznar

Votes: 2,625

4. The Wings of Eagles (1957)

Approved | 110 min | Biography, Drama, War

A biography of Navy flier-turned-screenwriter Frank W. "Spig" Wead.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Dan Dailey, Ward Bond

Votes: 3,481

5. Desk Set (1957)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

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

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Gig Young, Joan Blondell

Votes: 7,246

6. Man of a Thousand Faces (1957)

Approved | 122 min | Biography, Drama

The life and career of vaudevillian and silent screen horror star Lon Chaney, including his contentious relationship with his neurotic wife and his premature death.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: James Cagney, Dorothy Malone, Jane Greer, Marjorie Rambeau

Votes: 2,173

7. An Affair to Remember (1957)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Romance

A couple falls in love and agrees to meet in six months at the Empire State Building - but will it happen?

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Richard Denning, Neva Patterson

Votes: 26,155

8. Kiss Them for Me (1957)

Approved | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

In 1944, three Navy pilots stationed in Hawaii and a P.R. officer go on a 4-day leave to San Francisco where they party with a good crowd in the executive suite of a busy hotel.

Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Cary Grant, Jayne Mansfield, Leif Erickson, Suzy Parker

Votes: 1,790

9. The Pride and the Passion (1957)

132 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

During the Napoleonic Wars, a British captain is sent to Spain to help prevent the French from stealing a powerful cannon.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, Sophia Loren, Theodore Bikel

Votes: 2,382 | Gross: $8.75M

10. Designing Woman (1957)

Approved | 118 min | Comedy, Romance

A sportswriter and a fashion-designer marry after a whirlwind romance, and discover they have little in common.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Gregory Peck, Lauren Bacall, Dolores Gray, Sam Levene

Votes: 3,876

11. Night Passage (1957)

Approved | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A fired railroad man is re-hired and trusted to carry a ten thousand dollar payroll in secret, even though he is suspected of being connected to outlaws.

Director: James Neilson | Stars: James Stewart, Audie Murphy, Dan Duryea, Dianne Foster

Votes: 3,256

12. The Spirit of St. Louis (1957)

Approved | 135 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

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

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: James Stewart, Murray Hamilton, Patricia Smith, Bartlett Robinson

Votes: 6,836

13. Istanbul (1957)

Approved | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A suspected diamond smuggler returns to Istanbul and finds the lady love he thought was dead...or does he?

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Errol Flynn, Cornell Borchers, John Bentley, Torin Thatcher

Votes: 405

14. The Big Boodle (1957)

Approved | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

In pre-Castro Cuba, Ned Sherwood is caught between police and counterfeiters.

Director: Richard Wilson | Stars: Errol Flynn, Pedro Armendáriz, Rossana Rory, Gia Scala

Votes: 227

15. The Sun Also Rises (1957)

Approved | 130 min | Drama

A group of disillusioned American expatriate writers live a dissolute, hedonistic lifestyle in 1920s France and Spain.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Tyrone Power, Ava Gardner, Errol Flynn, Mel Ferrer

Votes: 1,936

16. Band of Angels (1957)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama, History, Romance

Amantha Starr grows up as a privileged southern Belle in the ante-bellum South, but after her father dies broke, her world is destroyed when she discovers her mother was black.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Clark Gable, Yvonne De Carlo, Sidney Poitier, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Votes: 1,926

17. Edge of the City (1957)

Approved | 85 min | Drama

Two New York City longshoremen Axel Nordmann, an Army deserter and Tommy Tyler, an easy-going freight car loader whose growing friendship is threatened by Charles Malik, a notably repellent punk.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: John Cassavetes, Sidney Poitier, Jack Warden, Kathleen Maguire

Votes: 2,216

18. Something of Value (1957)

Approved | 113 min | Drama, War

Although Peter and Kimani grew up together, Kimani soon finds that different races are treated differently. After Kimani's father is jailed for following tribal customs, Kimani joins a band... See full summary »

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Rock Hudson, Dana Wynter, Wendy Hiller, Juano Hernandez

Votes: 872

19. The Mark of the Hawk (1957)

Approved | 83 min | Drama

The man called Obam struggles with the increasingly hostile forces facing each other in a colonial African country. The African natives want their land and lives back from the British ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Audley | Stars: Eartha Kitt, Sidney Poitier, Juano Hernandez, John McIntire

Votes: 177

20. The Prince and the Showgirl (1957)

PG | 115 min | Comedy, Romance

An American showgirl becomes entangled in political intrigue when the Prince Regent of a foreign country attempts to seduce her.

Director: Laurence Olivier | Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Laurence Olivier, Richard Wattis, David Horne

Votes: 7,065

21. Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)

Passed | 122 min | Biography, Drama, Western

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.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Rhonda Fleming, Jo Van Fleet

Votes: 12,785 | Gross: $11.75M

22. Paths of Glory (1957)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, War

After refusing to attack an enemy position, a general accuses the soldiers of cowardice and their commanding officer must defend them.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou, George Macready

Votes: 161,961

23. Top Secret Affair (1957)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy

Unhappy about the appointment of an army general to the chairmanship of an atomic energy committee, a publishing empire female tycoon invites the general at her country estate in an effort to entrap him and ruin his reputation.

Director: H.C. Potter | Stars: Susan Hayward, Kirk Douglas, Paul Stewart, Jim Backus

Votes: 389

24. Sweet Smell of Success (1957)

Approved | 96 min | Drama, Film-Noir

100 Metascore

Powerful but unethical Broadway columnist J.J. Hunsecker coerces unscrupulous press agent Sidney Falco into breaking up his sister's romance with a jazz musician.

Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison, Martin Milner

Votes: 25,196

25. Bitter Victory (1957)

Approved | 82 min | Drama, War

A Commander receives a citation for an attack on General Erwin Rommel's headquarters, which is actually undeserved, as the Commander is unfit for his job. On top of that, unbeknownst to him, his wife is having an affair with one of his officers.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Richard Burton, Curd Jürgens, Ruth Roman, Raymond Pellegrin

Votes: 1,644

26. Sea Wife (1957)

Approved | 81 min | Drama, Thriller, War

In 1942, a cargo ship jammed with British evacuees from Singapore is sunk by a Japanese sub. A small lifeboat carries a beautiful woman, an army officer, a bigoted administrator, and a ... See full summary »

Director: Bob McNaught | Stars: Joan Collins, Richard Burton, Basil Sydney, Cy Grant

Votes: 520

27. Sayonara (1957)

Not Rated | 147 min | Drama, Romance

A US Air Force major in Kobe confronts his own opposition to marriages between American servicemen and Japanese women when he falls for a beautiful performer.

Director: Joshua Logan | Stars: Marlon Brando, Ricardo Montalban, Patricia Owens, James Garner

Votes: 5,539 | Gross: $26.30M

28. The Helen Morgan Story (1957)

Not Rated | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Music

Torch singer Helen Morgan rises from sordid beginnings to fame and fortune only to lose it all to alcohol and poor personal choices.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Ann Blyth, Paul Newman, Richard Carlson, Gene Evans

Votes: 674

29. Until They Sail (1957)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Romance, War

During WW2, husband-less New Zealand women meet and marry American soldiers who are fighting in the Pacific theater.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Jean Simmons, Paul Newman, Joan Fontaine, Piper Laurie

Votes: 1,131

30. Action of the Tiger (1957)

Approved | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Carson is an American contraband runner approached by Tracy, a French woman who wants him to help rescue her brother from Albania where he is being held as a political prisoner.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Van Johnson, Martine Carol, Herbert Lom, Gustavo Rojo

Votes: 269

31. Hell Drivers (1957)

Approved | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Ex-con trucker tries to expose his boss' rackets.

Director: Cy Endfield | Stars: Stanley Baker, Herbert Lom, Peggy Cummins, Patrick McGoohan

Votes: 2,543

32. No Road Back (1957)

83 min | Crime

A blind and deaf woman dedicates her life and sacrifices all she has for her son, a good-for-nothing troublemaker who gets mixed up with a criminal gang that tries to frame him for a robbery.

Director: Montgomery Tully | Stars: Skip Homeier, Paul Carpenter, Patricia Dainton, Norman Wooland

Votes: 69

33. Time Lock (1957)

73 min | Thriller

A boy is accidentally locked in a bank vault. With less than ten hours of oxygen left in the vault, it becomes a race to save the boy.

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Robert Beatty, Lee Patterson, Betty McDowall, Vincent Winter

Votes: 348

34. Escapade in Japan (1957)

Approved | 93 min | Adventure, Family

A plane on its way to Japan is forced to land at sea just off the Japanese coast. A small American boy survives the ditching, but is separated from the rest of the passengers and crew and ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Teresa Wright, Cameron Mitchell, Jon Provost, Roger Nakagawa

Votes: 409

35. Run of the Arrow (1957)

Approved | 86 min | Western

When the South loses the war, Confederate veteran O'Meara goes West, joins the Sioux, takes a wife and refuses to be an American but he must choose a side when the Sioux go to war against the U.S. Army.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Rod Steiger, Sara Montiel, Brian Keith, Ralph Meeker

Votes: 1,777

36. The Accursed (1957)

Not Rated | 78 min | Drama, History, Mystery

Survivors of the World War 2 German Resistance Group attend an annual reunion at an English country house. The reunion is hosted by Colonel Price, who intends to find out which guest had betrayed their leader.

Directors: Gilbert Gunn, Michael McCarthy | Stars: Donald Wolfit, Robert Bray, Jane Griffiths, Anton Diffring

Votes: 184

37. Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend (1957)

Passed | 87 min | Western

In Medicine Bend, a crooked businessman has the town mayor and sheriff in his pocket while his henchmen raid the wagon trains passing through the region.

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: Randolph Scott, James Craig, Angie Dickinson, Dani Crayne

Votes: 472

38. 5 Steps to Danger (1957)

Approved | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

During the 1950s, a man's car trip from L.A. to Texas turns into a Cold-War espionage drama when his car breaks down and he accepts a lift from a stranger.

Director: Henry S. Kesler | Stars: Ruth Roman, Sterling Hayden, Werner Klemperer, Richard Gaines

Votes: 518

39. She Played with Fire (1957)

Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama

An insurance investigator runs into an ex-girlfriend, who is still as beautiful as he remembered her, but is now married. He soon finds himself involved in arson, blackmail, and murder.

Director: Sidney Gilliat | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Arlene Dahl, Dennis Price, Violet Farebrother

Votes: 364

40. Pickup Alley (1957)

Approved | 92 min | Action, Crime, Drama

International narcotics smuggler Frank McNally is trailed through various European countries by U.S. drug enforcement agent Charles Sturgis.

Director: John Gilling | Stars: Victor Mature, Anita Ekberg, Trevor Howard, Bonar Colleano

Votes: 298

41. The Long Haul (1957)

Approved | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

After leaving his U.S. Army job in Germany, a trucker takes a long-haul driver job in Britain where he runs into an organized-crime syndicate that controls the trucking industry.

Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Victor Mature, Diana Dors, Patrick Allen, Gene Anderson

Votes: 348

42. The Shadow on the Window (1957)

Approved | 76 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Three young thugs rob a farmhouse, kill the owner and take his stenographer hostage but the woman's estranged husband, a police detective, starts investigating her disappearance.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Philip Carey, Betty Garrett, John Drew Barrymore, Corey Allen

Votes: 261

43. The Tijuana Story (1957)

Approved | 73 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Tijuana is a city ridden with crime, vice and corruption, with the local Mexican mob stopping anyone who attempts to clean up the city. However, the mob meets its match when it is ... See full summary »

Director: László Kardos | Stars: Rodolfo Acosta, James Darren, Robert McQueeney, Jean Willes

Votes: 65

44. Blood of Dracula (1957)

Approved | 69 min | Horror

Under hypnosis, a young woman turns into a vampire.

Director: Herbert L. Strock | Stars: Sandra Harrison, Louise Lewis, Gail Ganley, Jerry Blaine

Votes: 802

45. Cat Girl (1957)

Unrated | 76 min | Horror

A young woman inherits a family curse that turns her into a murderous feline when she is angered.

Director: Alfred Shaughnessy | Stars: Barbara Shelley, Robert Ayres, Kay Callard, Ernest Milton

Votes: 333

46. The Vampire (1957)

Approved | 75 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller