1957

The Incredible Shrinking Man 1957

Scott Carey and his wife Louise are sunning themselves on their cabin cruiser, the small craft adrift on a calm sea. While his wife is below deck, a low mist passes over him. Scott, lying in the sun, is sprinkled with glittery particles that quickly evaporate. Later he is accidentally sprayed with an insecticide while driving and, in the next few days, he finds that he has begun to shrink. First just a few inches, so that his clothes no longer fit, then a little more. Soon he is only three feet tall, and a national curiosity. At six inches tall he can only live in a doll's house and even that becomes impossible when his cat breaks in. Scott flees to the cellar, his wife thinks he has been eaten by the cat and the door to the cellar is closed, trapping him in the littered room where, menaced by a giant spider, he struggles to survive.

Category: Horror, Movies, Sci-Fi

Stars: Grant Williams,Randy Stuart,April Kent,Paul Langton

7.7 IMDB Rating 2,479 Views
Love in the Afternoon 1957

In Paris, detective Claude Chavasse is hired to follow a wife suspected of infidelity with the notorious American libertine Frank Flannagan. When the husband learns that his suspicions are accurate, he tells Claude of his plan to kill Flannagan. Claude's daughter Ariane overhears the threat and warns Frank of the coming trouble. She then plays the part of a worldly socialite with a list of conquests as long as Flannagan's. The bemused ladies' man returns to America the next day and Ariane, completely in love, follows his romantic escapades in the news. She sees him again in Paris the following year, and resumes her worldly guise, telling tales of former lovers when they meet at his hotel in the afternoon. Frank, amazed by the mystery girl and surprised to find himself jealous of her past, hires Claude to uncover more information about her. When the detective realizes what has happened, he asks Frank not to break his daughter's heart.

Category: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Movies

Stars: Gary Cooper,Audrey Hepburn,Maurice Chevalier,John McGiver

7.3 IMDB Rating 782 Views
Funny Face 1957

Fashion photographer Dick Avery, in search for an intellectual backdrop for an air-headed model, expropriates a Greenwich Village bookstore. When the photo session is over the store is left in a shambles, much to salesgirl Jo Stockton's dismay. Avery stays behind to help her clean up. Later, he examines the photos taken there and sees Jo in the background of one shot. He is intrigued by her unique appearance, as is Maggie Prescott, the editor of a leading fashion magazine. They offer Jo a modeling contract, which she reluctantly accepts only because it includes a trip to Paris. Eventually, her snobbish attitude toward the job softens, and Jo begins to enjoy the work and the company of her handsome photographer.

Category: Comedy, Movies, Musical, Romantic

Stars: Audrey Hepburn,Fred Astaire,Kay Thompson,Michel Auclair

7.1 IMDB Rating 1,211 Views
Witness for the Prosecution 1957

It's Britain, 1953. Upon his return to work following a heart attack, irrepressible barrister Sir Wilfrid Robarts, known as a barrister for the hopeless, takes on a murder case, much to the exasperation of his medical team, led by his overly regulated private nurse, Miss Plimsoll, who tries her hardest to ensure that he not return to his hard living ways - including excessive cigar smoking and drinking - while he takes his medication and gets his much needed rest. That case is defending American war veteran Leonard Vole, a poor, out of work, struggling inventor who is accused of murdering his fifty-six year old lonely and wealthy widowed acquaintance, Emily French. The initial evidence is circumstantial but points to Leonard as the murderer. Despite being happily married to East German former beer hall performer Christine Vole, he fostered that friendship with Mrs. French in the hopes that she would finance one of his many inventions to the tune of a few hundred pounds. It thus does not help his case when it is learned that Mrs. French changed her will prior to her murder with Leonard being the primary beneficiary of a £80,000 estate. Leonard states that he knew nothing about the will. Christine is apparently the only alibi Leonard has to his whereabouts at the time of the murder. The usual methods Sir Wilfrid uses to test his clients' guilt or innocence leads to him believing that Leonard is indeed innocent. As the trial progresses, the prosecution calls a surprise witness, one that could place a nail in the coffin of Sir Wilfrid's planned line of defense. As Sir Wilfrid gets deeper and deeper into the case, something doesn't quite sit right with him, although he doesn't know what it is. The primary questions become how far Sir Wilfrid will go to obtain evidence to acquit Leonard, and if he will ever discover why he feels that there is something odd about the case.

Category: Crime, Drama, Movies, Mystery

Stars: Tyrone Power,Marlene Dietrich,Charles Laughton,Elsa Lanchester

8.4 IMDB Rating 1,035 Views
The Seventh Seal 1957

A Knight and his squire are home from the crusades. Black Death is sweeping their country. As they approach home, Death appears to the knight and tells him it is his time. The knight challenges Death to a chess game for his life. The Knight and Death play as the cultural turmoil envelopes the people around them as they try, in different ways, to deal with the upheaval the plague has caused.

Category: Drama, Fantasy, Movies

Stars: Gunnar Björnstrand,Bengt Ekerot,Nils Poppe,Max von Sydow

8.2 IMDB Rating 2,075 Views
Segerns sötma (Sweet Smell of Success) 1957

J.J. Hunsecker, the most powerful newspaper columnist in New York, is determined to prevent his sister from marrying Steve Dallas, a jazz musician. He therefore covertly employs Sidney Falco, a sleazy and unscrupulous press agent, to break up the affair by any means possible.

Category: Drama, Film-Noir

Stars: Burt Lancaster,Tony Curtis,Susan Harrison,Martin Milner

8.2 IMDB Rating 1,401 Views
An Affair to Remember 1957

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.

Category: Drama, Movies, Romantic

Stars: Cary Grant,Deborah Kerr,Richard Denning,Neva Patterson

7.6 IMDB Rating 978 Views
Old Yeller klarar allt 1957

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 1860's. When a yellow mongrel comes for an uninvited stay with the family, Travis reluctantly adopts the dog. After a series of scrapes involving raccoons, snakes, bears, and all manner of animals, Travis grows to love and respect Old Yeller, who comes to have a profound effect on the boy's life.

Category: Adventure, Drama, Family, Kids

Stars: Dorothy McGuire,Fess Parker,Jeff York,Chuck Connors

7.3 IMDB Rating 930 Views
Åsa-Nisse i full fart 1957

Åsa-Nisse and travel to Stockholm to compete in the series. At the same time as some thieves steal Åsa-NISSE's drawing on a carburetor he invented.

Category: Comedy

Stars: John Elfström,Artur Rolén,Helga Brofeldt,Mona Geijer-Falkner,Carl-Olof Alm,Anita Lindblom,Gustaf Lövås,Gösta Prüzelius,Christina Lindström,Carl-Gunnar Wingård,Hans Hansjö,Wiktor Andersson,Sven Holmberg,Iso Beité,Ewert Granholm

4.4 IMDB Rating 842 Views
12 Angry Men 1957

The defense and the prosecution have rested and the jury is filing into the jury room to decide if a young man is guilty or innocent of murdering his father. What begins as an open-and-shut case of murder soon becomes a detective story that presents a succession of clues creating doubt, and a mini-drama of each of the jurors' prejudices and preconceptions about the trial, the accused, and each other. Based on the play, all of the action takes place on the stage of the jury room.

Category: Crime, Drama, Movies

Stars: Martin Balsam,John Fiedler,Lee J. Cobb,E.G. Marshall

8.9 IMDB Rating 3,400 Views