Top 20 Fan-Favorite Films of 1958: A Nostalgic Cinematic Journey!

Roll out the red carpet and dust off your vintage popcorn machine, because we’re about to take a nostalgic trip back to 1958 – a golden year in the world of cinema. This was a time when movie stars were larger than life, Technicolor was the height of innovation, and the silver screen was the ultimate escape. From heart-stopping thrillers to heartwarming romances, 1958 had it all. So, whether you’re a film buff, a history enthusiast, or just someone who appreciates the classics, buckle up! We’re about to countdown the top 20 fan-favorite films of 1958. These are the movies that made audiences laugh, cry, and gasp in surprise. They’re the films that left an indelible mark on the cinematic landscape and continue to captivate viewers to this day. So, without further ado, let’s dim the lights, start the projector, and dive into the magic of 1958’s unforgettable reel of classics.


Release Date: 1958-05-28

Genres: Mystery, Romance, Thriller

“Vertigo” is a captivating 1958 movie that follows a retired detective from San Francisco who suffers from a fear of heights. When he starts investigating the peculiar behavior of his friend’s wife, things take a thrilling turn as he becomes dangerously infatuated with her. Starring James Stewart and Kim Novak, this suspenseful film will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Cast: James Stewart (Det. John ‘Scottie’ Ferguson) , Kim Novak (Madeleine Elster / Judy Barton) , Barbara Bel Geddes (Marjorie ‘Midge’ Wood) , Tom Helmore (Gavin Elster) , Henry Jones (Coroner) , Raymond Bailey (Scottie’s Doctor) , Ellen Corby (Manager of McKittrick Hotel) , Konstantin Shayne (Pop Leibel) , Lee Patrick (Car Owner Mistaken for Madeleine) , Bess Flowers (Diner at Ernie’s (uncredited)) , Alfred Hitchcock (Man Walking Past Elster’s Office (uncredited)) , David Ahdar (Priest (uncredited)) , Sara Taft (Nun (uncredited)) , Ezelle Poule (Older mistaken identity (uncredited)) , John Benson (Salesman (uncredited)) , Paul Bryar (Capt. Hansen (uncredited)) , Steve Conte (Burglar (uncredited)) , Fred Graham (Policeman on Rooftop (uncredited)) , Forbes Murray (Diner at Ernie’s (uncredited))

Directors: Alfred Hitchcock

Writers: Pierre Boileau, Thomas Narcejac, Alec Coppel, Samuel A. Taylor

Tags: san francisco, california, detective, sense of guilt, bachelor, obsession, love of one’s life, vertigo, museum, necklace, grave, plan, painting, film noir, golden gate bridge, psychological thriller, fear of heights

Big Deal on Madonna Street

Big Deal on Madonna Street

Release Date: 1958-07-26

Genres: Comedy, Crime

“Big Deal on Madonna Street” is a hilarious heist comedy from 1958 that follows best friends Peppe and Mario, who are not exactly skilled thieves. Peppe comes up with a brilliant plan to dig a tunnel from a rented apartment to a pawnshop next door, with the help of some fellow criminals, in order to rob the safe. However, their lack of experience and a series of unexpected obstacles make this heist far from foolproof. Starring a talented cast including Vittorio Gassman, Renato Salvatori, and Claudia Cardinale, this movie is a delightful and entertaining watch.

Cast: Vittorio Gassman (Peppe il pantera) , Renato Salvatori (Mario Angeletti) , Memmo Carotenuto (Cosimo) , Rossana Rory (Norma) , Carla Gravina (Nicoletta) , Claudia Cardinale (Carmelina) , Marcello Mastroianni (Tiberio) , Totò (Dante Cruciani) , Carlo Pisacane (Capannelle) , Tiberio Murgia (Michele Ferribotte) , Gina Rovere (Teresa, wife of Tiberio) , Gina Amendola (una delle tre “mamme” di Mario) , Elvira Tonelli (una delle tre “mamme” di Mario) , Elena Fabrizi (una delle tre “mamme” di Mario) , Pasquale Misiano (Massimo) , Renato Terra (Eladio) , Aldo Trifiletti (Fernando, il portiere dello stabile di Nicoletta) , Nino Marchetti (Luigi, l’impiegato del banco dei pegni) , Mario De Simone (il ricettatore) , Mario Feliciani (il commissario di polizia) , Mimmo Poli (un carcerato) , Gustavo Serena (il guardiano dell’orfanotrofio) , Ida Masetti (Gabriella) , Edith Bruck (donna che litiga sotto il lucernario) , Gianni Di Segni (Pugile (uncredited))

Directors: Mario Monicelli

Writers: Agenore Incrocci, Furio Scarpelli, Suso Cecchi d’Amico, Mario Monicelli

Tags: boxer, heist, burglary, safecracker, tunnel

The Hidden Fortress

The Hidden Fortress

Release Date: 1958-12-28

Genres: Adventure, Drama, Action, Comedy

“The Hidden Fortress” is a captivating Japanese movie released on December 28, 1958. Set in a tribal war, two clever peasants stumble upon a hidden fortress where they encounter a mysterious man and woman. Unbeknownst to them, the man is actually a skilled general and the woman is a princess in disguise. In exchange for gold, the peasants agree to help them reach safety, leading to a thrilling journey filled with battles and the general’s struggle to conceal his true identity. Starring Toshirō Mifune, Minoru Chiaki, Kamatari Fujiwara, Misa Uehara, Susumu Fujita, Takashi Shimura, Eiko Miyoshi, Toshiko Higuchi, Yū Fujiki, and Yoshio Tsuchiya, this movie is a must-watch for fans of historical adventures.

Cast: Toshirō Mifune (Rokurota Makabe) , Minoru Chiaki (Tahei) , Kamatari Fujiwara (Matashichi) , Misa Uehara (Princess Yuki) , Susumu Fujita (General Hyoe Tadokoro) , Takashi Shimura (Izumi Nagakura) , Eiko Miyoshi (Old Lady-in-Waiting (uncredited)) , Toshiko Higuchi (Farmer’s Daughter bought from slave trader (uncredited)) , Yū Fujiki (Barrier guard (uncredited)) , Yoshio Tsuchiya (Samurai on horse (uncredited)) , Kokuten Kōdō (Old man in front of sign (uncredited)) , Takeshi Katō (Fleeing, bloody samurai (uncredited)) , Kōji Mitsui (Guard (uncredited)) , Toranosuke Ogawa (Magistrate of the bridge barrier (uncredited)) , Kichijirô Ueda (Slave Trader (uncredited)) , Nakajirō Tomita (Potential slave buyer (uncredited)) , Yoshifumi Tajima (Potential slave buyer (uncredited)) , Ikio Sawamura (Gambler (uncredited)) , Senkichi Ômura (Soldier (uncredited)) , Sachio Sakai (Captured foot soldier (uncredited)) , Makoto Satō (Yamada foot soldier (uncredited)) , Yoshio Kosugi (Akisuki soldier (uncredited)) , Akira Tani (Captured foot soldier (uncredited)) , Yutaka Sada (Guard at bridge barrier (uncredited)) , Takeo Oikawa (Guard at pass barrier (uncredited))

Directors: Akira Kurosawa

Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni, Ryūzō Kikushima

Tags: japan, gold, peasant, assault, hostile, 16th century

Touch of Evil

Touch of Evil

Release Date: 1958-03-30

Genres: Crime, Thriller, Mystery

“Touch of Evil” is a gripping crime thriller set in 1958. When a car bomb goes off at the U.S./Mexico border, a Mexican drug enforcement agent and an American police captain team up to investigate. As they dig deeper, suspicions of corruption arise, putting their lives and the safety of a newlywed couple at risk. Starring Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, and Orson Welles, this intense film will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Cast: Charlton Heston (Ramon Miguel Vargas) , Janet Leigh (Susan ‘Susie’ Vargas) , Orson Welles (Police Captain Hank Quinlan) , Joseph Calleia (Police Sergeant Pete Menzies) , Akim Tamiroff (‘Uncle’ Joe Grandi) , Joanna Moore (Marcia Linnekar) , Ray Collins (District Attorney Adair) , Dennis Weaver (Mirador Motel Night Manager) , Valentin de Vargas (Pancho) , Mort Mills (Al Schwartz – District Attorney’s Assistant) , Victor Millan (Manelo Sanchez) , Lalo Rios (Risto – Grandi’s Nephew) , Michael Sargent (Pretty Boy) , Phil Harvey (Blaine) , Joi Lansing (Zita) , Harry Shannon (Chief Gould) , Marlene Dietrich (Tana) , Joseph Cotten (Coroner (uncredited)) , Zsa Zsa Gabor (Strip-Club Owner) , Joe Basulto (Young Delinquent (uncredited)) , Yolanda Bojorquez (Bobbie (uncredited)) , Domenick Delgarde (Lackey (uncredited)) , Jennie Dias (Jackie (uncredited)) , John Dierkes (Policeman (uncredited)) , Eleanor Dorado (Lia (uncredited))

Directors: Orson Welles

Writers: Orson Welles, Whit Masterson

Tags: hotel, brothel, border, honeymoon, gangster, investigation, usa–mexico border, car bomb, film noir, long take, black and white

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Release Date: 1958-08-29

Genres: Drama

“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” is a captivating drama released in 1958, starring Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, and Burl Ives. Set in the backdrop of a dysfunctional family, the movie explores the struggles of an alcoholic ex-football player who grapples with his sexuality and the loss of his football buddy. As his wife desperately tries to win his affection, their reunion with the father, who is battling cancer, unravels a series of memories and revelations. It’s a thought-provoking film that delves into complex emotions and relationships.

Cast: Elizabeth Taylor (Maggie) , Paul Newman (Brick) , Burl Ives (Harvey ‘Big Daddy’ Pollitt) , Judith Anderson (Big Momma) , Jack Carson (Gooper) , Madeleine Sherwood (Mae) , Vaughn Taylor (Deacon Davis) , Larry Gates (Dr. Baugh) , Brian Corcoran (Boy) , Zelda Cleaver (Servant) , Robert ‘Rusty’ Stevens (Sonny Pollitt) , Hugh Corcoran (Buster Pollitt)

Directors: Richard Brooks

Writers: Richard Brooks, Tennessee Williams, James Poe

Tags: individual, suicide, southern usa, mississippi river, depression, jealousy, husband wife relationship, plantation, dying and death, patriarch, based on play or musical, inheritance, sibling rivalry, brother against brother, alcoholic, dying father, family conflicts, father son conflict, southern gothic, star athlete, homosexual subtext, cotton plantation, mississippi

The Big Country

The Big Country

Release Date: 1958-09-30

Genres: Drama, Western, Romance

“The Big Country” is a captivating 1958 Western film starring Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, and Charlton Heston. Set in the vast expanse of the West, it follows retired sea captain Jim McKay as he navigates a treacherous civil war over cattle watering rights. With a mysterious protagonist, a spoiled fiancée, and a ruthless battle for land ownership, this movie promises an intriguing blend of romance, action, and suspense.

Cast: Gregory Peck (James McKay) , Jean Simmons (Julie Maragon) , Carroll Baker (Patricia Terrill) , Charlton Heston (Steve Leech) , Burl Ives (Rufus Hannassey) , Charles Bickford (Major Henry Terrill) , Alfonso Bedoya (Ramón Guiteras) , Chuck Connors (Buck Hannassey) , Chuck Hayward (Rafe Hannassey) , Buff Brady (Dude Hannassey) , Jim Burk (Blackie / Cracker Hannassey) , Dorothy Adams (Hannassey Woman) , Chuck Roberson (Terrill Cowboy) , Bob Morgan (Terrill Cowboy) , John McKee (Terrill Cowboy) , Slim Talbot (Terrill Cowboy) , Roddy McDowall (Hannassey Watchman (uncredited)) , Richard Alexander (Party Guest – Oceans (uncredited)) , Harry Cheshire (Party Guest (uncredited)) , Ralph Sanford (Party Guest (uncredited)) , William Hoehne Jr. (Lefty Hannassey cowhand (uncredited)) , Donald Kerr (Liveryman (uncredited)) , Chuck Hamilton (Party Guest (uncredited))

Directors: William Wyler

Writers: Robert Wyler, Donald Hamilton, Robert Wilder, James R. Webb, Sy Bartlett, Jessamyn West

Tags: love triangle, parent child relationship, ranch, fistfight, epic, gunfight, cattle, cowboy, sea captain, damsel in distress

A Night to Remember

A Night to Remember

Release Date: 1958-07-03

Genres: Drama, Action, History

“A Night to Remember” is a gripping British drama that vividly depicts the tragic sinking of the Titanic. Released in 1958, the movie follows the perspective of Charles Lightoller, the ship’s second officer, as he navigates through the disaster. With a stellar cast including Kenneth More and Honor Blackman, this highly realistic portrayal showcases the harrowing events that unfold when the ill-fated vessel collides with an iceberg, revealing the devastating lack of lifeboats.

Cast: Kenneth More (Second Officer Charles Herbert Lightoller) , Ronald Allen (Mr. Clarke) , Robert Ayres (Maj. Arthur Peuchen) , Honor Blackman (Mrs. Liz Lucas) , Anthony Bushell (Capt. Arthur Rostron) , John Cairney (Mr. Murphy) , Jill Dixon (Mrs. Clarke) , Jane Downs (Mrs. Sylvia Lightoller) , James Dyrenforth (Col. Archibald Gracie) , Michael Goodliffe (Thomas Andrews) , Kenneth Griffith (Wireless Operator John ‘Jack’ Phillips) , Harriette Johns (Lady Richard) , Frank Lawton (Chairman J. Bruce Ismay) , Richard Leech (First Officer William Murdoch) , David McCallum (Assistant Wireless Operator Harold Bride) , Alec McCowen (Wireless Operator Harold Thomas Cottam) , Tucker McGuire (Mrs. Margaret ‘Molly’ Brown) , John Merivale (Robbie Lucas) , Ralph Michael (Mr. Yates) , Laurence Naismith (Capt. Edward John Smith) , Russell Napier (Capt. Stanley Lord) , Redmond Phillips (Mr. Hoyle) , George Rose (Chief Baker Charles Joughin) , Joseph Tomelty (Dr. William O’Loughlin) , Patrick Waddington (Sir Richard)

Directors: Roy Ward Baker

Writers: Eric Ambler, Walter Lord

Tags: atlantic ocean, iceberg, ship, titanic, based on true story, survival, disaster, 1910s

The Music Room

The Music Room

Release Date: 1958-10-10

Genres: Drama, Music

“The Music Room” is a captivating movie released in 1958 that tells the story of a wealthy landlord who is deeply passionate about music. He spends a significant portion of his fortune organizing concerts in his magnificent music room for the locals. However, his obsession with music and desire for social respect ultimately lead to his downfall, as he sacrifices his family and wealth in a futile attempt to maintain his status. Starring Chhabi Biswas, Padmadevi, and Kali Sarkar, this film offers a compelling exploration of the consequences of unchecked ambition and the power of art.

Cast: Chhabi Biswas (Huzur Biswambhar Roy) , Padmadevi (Mahamaya) , Kali Sarkar (Diener Ananta) , Gangapada Basu (Mahim Ganguli) , Pinaki Sengupta (Khoka, Roys Sohn) , Sardar Akhtar (Singer) , Bismillah Khan (Musician) , Salamat Ali Khan (Khyal singer) , Waheed Khan (Ustad Ujir Khan) , Tulsi Lahiri (Grundstücksverwalter) , Tarapada Nandy () , Roshan Kumari (Tänzerin Krishna Bai)

Directors: Satyajit Ray

Writers: Satyajit Ray, Tarasankar Bandyopadhyay, Santi P. Choudhury

Tags: suicide, loss of loved one, servant, country estate, country house, bankrupt, teacher

Ashes and Diamonds

Ashes and Diamonds

Release Date: 1958-10-03

Genres: Drama, Romance, War

“Ashes and Diamonds” is a gripping 1958 movie that tells the story of Maciek Chelmicki, a young soldier who is ordered to assassinate a secretary but ends up killing someone else by mistake. When he comes face to face with his unintended victim, he is deeply affected and questions the senselessness of killing after the war. Starring Zbigniew Cybulski and Ewa Krzyżewska, this thought-provoking film explores loyalty, duty, and the complexities of post-war Poland. It was released on October 3, 1958, and is considered one of the best movies of that year.

Cast: Zbigniew Cybulski (Maciek Chełmicki) , Ewa Krzyżewska (Krystyna Rozbicka) , Wacław Zastrzeżynski (Szczuka) , Adam Pawlikowski (Andrzej Kossecki) , Bogumił Kobiela (Drewnowski) , Jan Ciecierski (Porter) , Stanisław Milski (Pieniążek) , Artur Młodnicki (Kotowicz) , Halina Kwiatkowska (Staniewiczowa) , Ignacy Machowski (Waga) , Zbigniew Skowroński (Slomka) , Barbara Krafftówna (Stefka) , Aleksander Sewruk (Święcki) , Zofia Czerwińska (Lili) , Irena Orzecka (Jurgieluszka) , Halina Siekierko (Puciatycka) , Grażyna Staniszewska (Hanka Lewicka) , Jerzy Adamczak (Maj. Wrona) , Adolf Chronicki (Podgórski) , Wiktor Grotowicz (Franek Pawlicki) , Mieczysław Łoza (Smolarski) , Tadeusz Kalinowski (Wejchert) , Ferdynand Matysik (Staszek Gawlik) , Józef Pieracki (Puciatycki) , Juliusz Grabowski (Musician (uncredited))

Directors: Andrzej Wajda

Writers: Andrzej Wajda, Jerzy Andrzejewski

Tags: polish resistance, soviet military, black and white, post war, post world war ii, post-war poland

The Magician

The Magician

Release Date: 1958-12-26

Genres: Drama

“The Magician” is a captivating movie released on December 26, 1958. It tells the story of Vogler’s Magnetic Health Theater, a troupe known for their supernatural performances. When the skeptical townspeople demand a preview of their act, Vogler and his crew cleverly outwit their attempts to expose them as frauds. With a talented cast including Max von Sydow, Ingrid Thulin, and Gunnar Björnstrand, this film promises to be a thrilling spectacle of mystery and deception.

Cast: Max von Sydow (Albert Emanuel Vogler) , Ingrid Thulin (Manda Vogler) , Gunnar Björnstrand (Dr. Vergerus / Minister of Health) , Naima Wifstrand (Granny Vogler) , Bengt Ekerot (Johan Spegel) , Bibi Andersson (Sara Lindqvist) , Gertrud Fridh (Ottilia) , Lars Ekborg (Simson) , Toivo Pawlo (Starbeck) , Erland Josephson (Consul Egerman) , Åke Fridell (Tubal) , Sif Ruud (Sofia) , Oscar Ljung (Antonsson) , Ulla Sjöblom (Henrietta) , Axel Düberg (Rustan) , Birgitta Pettersson (Sanna) , Frithiof Bjärne (Border Officer (uncredited)) , Tor Borong (Border Officer (uncredited)) , Arne Mårtensson (Customs Officer (uncredited)) , Harry Schein (Customs Officer (uncredited))

Directors: Ingmar Bergman

Writers: Ingmar Bergman

Tags: dual identity, paranoia, magic, paranormal phenomena, witchcraft, reality vs fantasy, struggling artist, scam artist, disguises, social allegory



Release Date: 1958-05-22

Genres: Horror

“Dracula” is a classic horror film released in 1958 and voted as one of the best movies of that year. Starring Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee, the movie follows the story of Dracula, who after being attacked by Jonathan Harker, moves to a nearby city to prey on the family of Harker’s fiancée. With the help of Dr. van Helsing, Harker’s friend and vampire expert, they embark on a mission to destroy Dracula and protect the innocent, no matter the cost.

Cast: Peter Cushing (Doctor Van Helsing) , Christopher Lee (Count Dracula) , Michael Gough (Arthur Holmwood) , Melissa Stribling (Mina Holmwood) , Carol Marsh (Lucy Holmwood) , Olga Dickie (Gerda) , John Van Eyssen (Jonathan Harker) , Valerie Gaunt (Vampire Woman) , Janina Faye (Tania) , Barbara Archer (Inga) , Charles Lloyd Pack (Doctor Seward) , George Merritt (Policeman (uncredited)) , George Woodbridge (Landlord (uncredited)) , George Benson (Official (uncredited)) , Miles Malleson (Marx – Undertaker (uncredited)) , Geoffrey Bayldon (Porter (uncredited)) , Paul Cole (Lad (uncredited)) , Stedwell Fulcher (Coach Passenger (uncredited)) , Humphrey Kent (Fat Merchant (uncredited)) , John Maxim (Inn Customer (uncredited)) , Guy Mills (Coach Driver (uncredited)) , Richard Morgan (Coach Driver’s Companion (uncredited)) , John Mossman (Hearse Driver (uncredited)) , Judith Nelmes (Coach Passenger (uncredited)) , William Sherwood (Priest (uncredited))

Directors: Terence Fisher

Writers: Bram Stoker, Jimmy Sangster

Tags: based on novel or book, vampire, victim, vampire hunter (slayer), gothic, cult film, technicolor, dracula

The Defiant Ones

The Defiant Ones

Release Date: 1958-08-14

Genres: Crime, Drama

“The Defiant Ones” is a powerful and thought-provoking movie released in 1958. Starring Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier, it tells the gripping story of two escaped convicts, one white and racist, the other black and angry, who are forced to overcome their differences as they navigate their escape while chained together. With a stellar cast and a release date of August 14, 1958, this film is definitely one of the best voted movies of that year.

Cast: Tony Curtis (John ‘Joker’ Jackson) , Sidney Poitier (Noah Cullen) , Theodore Bikel (Sheriff Max Muller) , Charles McGraw (Capt. Frank Gibbons) , Lon Chaney Jr. (Big Sam) , King Donovan (Solly) , Claude Akins (Mack) , Lawrence Dobkin (Editor) , Whit Bissell (Lou Gans) , Carl Switzer (Angus) , Kevin Coughlin (Billy) , Cara Williams (Billy’s mother) , Ned Glass (Doctor) , Nedrick Young (Prison Guard)

Directors: Stanley Kramer

Writers: Nedrick Young, Harold Jacob Smith

Tags: mississippi river, swamp, hostility, freedom, bias, escaped convict, racist, escape, chain gang, man hunt, racism, train, convict, racial prejudice, shackles, south

The Vikings

The Vikings

Release Date: 1958-06-11

Genres: Action, Adventure, History

“The Vikings” is an epic adventure film released in 1958, starring Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, and Ernest Borgnine. Set in the Viking era, the movie follows Einar, the fierce son of Ragnar, as he competes with a cunning slave named Eric for the love of a beautiful English maiden. With a stellar cast and a thrilling storyline, this action-packed film is a must-watch for fans of historical dramas.

Cast: Kirk Douglas (Einar) , Tony Curtis (Eric) , Ernest Borgnine (Ragnar) , Janet Leigh (Morgana) , James Donald (Lord Egbert) , Alexander Knox (Father Godwin) , Maxine Audley (Enid) , Frank Thring (Aella) , Eileen Way (Kitala) , Edric Connor (Sandpiper) , Dandy Nichols (Bridget) , Per Buckhøj (Bjorn) , Almut Berg (Pigtails (uncredited)) , Peter Capell ((uncredited)) , Bill Cummings (Viking Warrior (uncredited)) , Kelly Curtis (Young Girl (uncredited)) , Peter Douglas (Young Boy (uncredited)) , Georges Guéret (Viking Warrior (uncredited)) , Rico López (Viking Warrior (uncredited)) , Marco Perrin (Extra (uncredited)) , Paul Préboist (Extra (uncredited)) , Orson Welles (Narrator (voice) (uncredited))

Directors: Richard Fleischer

Writers: Calder Willingham, Edison Marshall, Dale Wasserman

Tags: based on novel or book, norway, falcon, ship, scandinavia, viking, epic, slave, technicolor, northumberland, wolves, 9th century

The Long, Hot Summer

The Long, Hot Summer

Release Date: 1958-05-17

Genres: Drama

“The Long, Hot Summer” is a captivating 1958 movie that tells the story of Ben Quick, a charismatic conman who finds himself in a small Mississippi town. With an impressive cast including Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, and Orson Welles, the film follows Quick as he charms his way into the lives of the town’s wealthiest family, the Varners. Released on May 17, 1958, this movie is a must-watch for its intriguing plot and stellar performances.

Cast: Paul Newman (Ben Quick) , Joanne Woodward (Clara Varner) , Anthony Franciosa (Jody Varner) , Orson Welles (Will Varner) , Lee Remick (Eula Varner) , Angela Lansbury (Minnie Littlejohn) , Richard Anderson (Alan Stewart) , Sarah Marshall (Agnes Stewart) , Mabel Albertson (Elizabeth Stewart) , J. Pat O’Malley (Ratliff) , Bill Walker (Lucius) , Robert Adler (Ambulance Driver (uncredited)) , Val Avery (Wilk (uncredited)) , Jim Brandt (Linus Olds (uncredited)) , Brian Corcoran (Harry Peabody (uncredited)) , Lee Erickson (Tom Shortly (uncredited)) , Byron Foulger (Harris (uncredited)) , I. Stanford Jolley (Houston (uncredited)) , Nicholas King (John Fisher (uncredited)) , Ralph Reed (J. V. Bookright (uncredited)) , Steve Widders (Buddy Peabody (uncredited))

Directors: Martin Ritt

Writers: William Faulkner, Irving Ravetch, Harriet Frank Jr., Sammy Cahn

Tags: based on novel or book, small town, arranged marriage, host family, family relationships, arson, sexual tension, class differences, false accusations, arsonist, sexual repression, overbearing father, stranger, based on short story, sharecropper, general store, father son conflict, summertime, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, southern gothic, seducer, charming man

The Fly

The Fly

Release Date: 1958-07-16

Genres: Science Fiction, Horror, Drama

“The Fly” is a thrilling sci-fi movie from 1958 that tells the story of an industrialist’s wife, Helene Delambre, who confesses to killing her husband after a tragic experiment gone wrong. Her husband, André, had invented a matter transportation device, but during one of his experiments, a fly accidentally gets mixed up in the process. Starring David Hedison, Patricia Owens, and Vincent Price, this suspenseful film takes you on a journey of mystery and scientific discovery.

Cast: David Hedison (Andre Delambre) , Patricia Owens (Helene Delambre) , Vincent Price (François Delambre) , Herbert Marshall (Insp. Charas) , Kathleen Freeman (Emma) , Betty Lou Gerson (Nurse Andersone) , Charles Herbert (Philippe Delambre) , Eugene Borden (Dr. Ejoute (uncredited)) , George Calliga (Club Member (uncredited)) , Harry Carter (Orderly (uncredited)) , Bill Clark (Policeman (uncredited)) , Arthur Dulac (French Waiter (uncredited)) , Bess Flowers (Audience Member (uncredited)) , Herschel Graham (Club Member (uncredited)) , Torben Meyer (Gaston (uncredited)) , Sol Murgi (Audience Member (uncredited)) , George Nardelli (Detective (uncredited)) , Franz Roehn (Police Doctor (uncredited)) , Charles Tannen (Doctor (uncredited))

Directors: Kurt Neumann

Writers: James Clavell, George Langelaan

Tags: inventor, experiment, mutation, teleportation, hybrid, fly (insect), house fly, animal horror, fly/human hybrid, science laboratory

Run Silent, Run Deep

Run Silent, Run Deep

Release Date: 1958-03-27

Genres: Drama, War

“Run Silent, Run Deep” is a thrilling war movie released in 1958, starring Clark Gable and Burt Lancaster. Set during World War II, it follows the story of a determined submarine captain who seeks revenge against the Japanese destroyer that sunk his previous vessel. As he finally gets the chance to command another submarine, his relentless pursuit of vengeance puts his new crew in unnecessary danger. With a stellar cast and a gripping plot, this movie is a must-watch for fans of wartime dramas.

Cast: Clark Gable (Cmdr, Richardson) , Burt Lancaster (Lt. Jim Bledsoe) , Jack Warden (Yeoman 1st Class Mueller) , Brad Dexter (Cartwright) , Don Rickles (Quartermaster 1st Class Ruby) , Nick Cravat (Russo) , Joe Maross (Kohler) , Mary LaRoche (Laura Richardson) , Eddie Foy III (Larto) , Rudy Bond (Sonarman 1st Class Cullen) , Jimmy Bates (Jessie (uncredited)) , Joel Fluellen (Bragg (uncredited)) , Ken Lynch (Frank (uncredited)) , H.M. Wynant (Corpsman Hendrix (uncredited)) , Teru Shimada (Japanese Submarine Commander (uncredited)) , Skip Ward (Minor Role (uncredited)) , Russell Thorson (Submarine Crewman (uncredited)) , Rodger Terry (Crewman (uncredited)) , Maurice McEndree (Radio Operator (uncredited)) , Alexander Lockwood (Minor Role (uncredited)) , Dale Ishimoto (Japanese sailor (uncredited)) , John Gibson (Capt. Blunt (uncredited)) , John Close (Co-ordinate Fixer at Bungo Straits (uncredited)) , John Bryant (Carl Beckman (uncredited))

Directors: Robert Wise

Writers: John Gay, Edward L. Beach Jr.

Tags: submarine, captain, world war ii, pacific war, pacific theater, naval warfare



Release Date: 1958-07-16

Genres: Comedy, Romance

“Indiscreet” is a delightful romantic comedy from 1958 that stars the iconic duo of Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman. The story revolves around Anna Kalman, a talented actress who has given up on finding her perfect match. However, everything changes when she meets the charming and handsome Philip Adams. With a mix of humor and romance, this film takes us on a journey as Anna navigates her feelings and discovers if true love is finally within her reach.

Cast: Cary Grant (Philip Adams) , Ingrid Bergman (Anna Kalman) , Cecil Parker (Alfred Munson) , Phyllis Calvert (Mrs. Margaret Munson) , David Kossoff (Carl Banks) , Megs Jenkins (Doris Banks) , Michael Anthony (Oscar) , David Coote (Charles) , Martin Boddey (Albert) , Robert Desmond (Young Man (uncredited))

Directors: Stanley Donen

Writers: Norman Krasna

Tags: london, england, love, revenge, deception, based on play or musical, urban, gentleman, financier

Man of the West

Man of the West

Release Date: 1958-06-20

Genres: Western

“Man of the West” is a thrilling Western film released in 1958, starring the legendary Gary Cooper, Julie London, and Lee J. Cobb. Set in the frontier town, the story follows Link Jones as he embarks on a journey to hire a schoolteacher but gets caught up in a train robbery. Seeking refuge in his former outlaw home, Jones must confront his past and pretend to join a gang still residing there. With a stellar cast and an intriguing plot, this movie is a must-watch for Western enthusiasts.

Cast: Gary Cooper (Link Jones) , Julie London (Billie Ellis) , Lee J. Cobb (Dock Tobin) , Arthur O’Connell (Sam Beasley) , Jack Lord (Coaley) , John Dehner (Claude Tobin) , Royal Dano (Trout) , Robert J. Wilke (Ponch) , Emory Parnell (Henry) , Dick Elliott (Willie) , Frank Ferguson (Crosscut Marshal) , Tina Menard (Juanita) , Chuck Roberson (Rifleman-Guard on Train)

Directors: Anthony Mann

Writers: Reginald Rose, Will C. Brown

Tags: train robbery, grave digging, former outlaw

Bell, Book and Candle

Bell, Book and Candle

Release Date: 1958-12-25

Genres: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

“Bell, Book and Candle” is a captivating movie from 1958 that tells the story of a modern-day witch who casts a spell on her neighbor to make him fall in love with her, but ends up falling for him herself. Starring James Stewart, Kim Novak, and Jack Lemmon, this enchanting film will keep you spellbound with its magical romance and charming performances. Released on December 25, 1958, it’s definitely one of the best voted movies of that year!

Cast: James Stewart (Shep Henderson) , Kim Novak (Gillian Holroyd) , Jack Lemmon (Nicky Holroyd) , Ernie Kovacs (Sidney Redlitch) , Hermione Gingold (Bianca de Passe) , Elsa Lanchester (Aunt Queenie Holroyd) , Janice Rule (Merle Kittridge) , Philippe Clay (French Singer at the Zodiac Club) , Bek Nelson (Tina) , Howard McNear (Andy White) , Fred Aldrich (Mover (uncredited)) , Leon Alton (Club Patron (uncredited)) , Monty Ash (Herb Store Owner (uncredited)) , Alex Ball (Club Patron (uncredited)) , Joe Barry (Exterminator (uncredited)) , Wolfe Barzell (Zodiac Club Proprietor (uncredited)) , Gail Bonney (Betty – Merle’s Maid (uncredited)) , Don Brodie (Cab Driver (uncredited)) , Robert Haines (Club Patron (uncredited)) , James Lanphier (Waldo (uncredited)) , Perk Lazelle (Club Patron (uncredited)) , Ted Mapes (Gillian’s Customer (uncredited)) , Hans Moebus (Club Patron (uncredited)) , Ollie O’Toole (Elevator Operator (uncredited)) , John Truax (Cab Driver (uncredited))

Directors: Richard Quine

Writers: John Van Druten, Daniel Taradash

Tags: witch, cat, love of one’s life

The Old Man and the Sea

The Old Man and the Sea

Release Date: 1958-10-07

Genres: Adventure, Drama

“The Old Man and the Sea” is a captivating movie released in 1958, starring Spencer Tracy and Felipe Pazos. Set in Cuba, it tells the story of Santiago, an aging and unlucky fisherman who finally catches a massive Marlin after months of disappointment. The film follows his gripping struggle to reel in the fish, taking place in the vast Gulf Stream.

Cast: Spencer Tracy (The Old Man) , Felipe Pazos (Manolin, the Boy) , Harry Bellaver (Martin, the Cafe Bartender) , Don Diamond (Cafe Proprietor (uncredited)) , Mary Hemingway (Tourist (uncredited)) , Joey Ray (Gambler (uncredited)) , Mauritz Hugo (Gambler (uncredited)) , Tony Rosa (Gambler (uncredited)) , Don Blackman (Arm Wrestler)

Directors: John Sturges

Writers: Ernest Hemingway, Peter Viertel

Tags: sea, cuba, mockery, human vs nature, fisherman

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