Best Action Movies of 1957

1.

The Enemy Below

3.8
7.5/10 IMDB

The crew of the American destroyer escort, the USS Haynes, detects a German U-Boat—resulting in a prolonged, deadly battle of wits.

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Curd Jürgens, David Hedison, Theodore Bikel, Russell Collins, Kurt Kreuger, Frank Albertson, Biff Elliot ..
Directed by: Dick Powell
Release date: 1957-12-25
2.

Forty Guns

3.8
7.0/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Barry Sullivan, Dean Jagger, John Ericson, Gene Barry, Robert Dix, Jidge Carroll, Paul Dubov, Gerald Milton, Hank Worden ..
Directed by: Samuel Fuller
Release date: 1957-09-01
3.

Hell Drivers

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

An ex-con trying to go clean ends up working for a crooked trucking company swindling money.

Starring: Stanley Baker, Herbert Lom, Peggy Cummins, Patrick McGoohan, William Hartnell, Wilfrid Lawson, Sid James, Jill Ireland, Alfie Bass, Gordon Jackson ..
Directed by: Cy Endfield
Release date: 1957-07-23
4.

Decision at Sundown

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Randolph Scott, John Carroll, Karen Steele, Valerie French, Noah Beery Jr., John Archer, Andrew Duggan, James Westerfield, John Litel, Ray Teal ..
Directed by: Budd Boetticher
Release date: 1957-11-10
5.

The Wings of Eagles

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

The story of Frank W. "Spig" Wead - a Navy-flyer turned screenwriter.

Starring: John Wayne, Dan Dailey, Maureen O'Hara, Ward Bond, Ken Curtis, Edmund Lowe, Kenneth Tobey, James Todd, Barry Kelley, Sig Ruman ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1957-01-31
Best Action Movies of 1957 : Ill Met by Moonlight
6.

Ill Met by Moonlight

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

Led by British officers, partisans on Crete plan to kidnap the island's German commander and smuggle him to Cairo to embarrass the occupiers.

Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Marius Goring, David Oxley, Dimitri Andreas, Cyril Cusack, Laurence Payne, Wolfe Morris, Michael Gough, John Cairney, Paul Stassino ..
Directed by: Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell
Release date: 1957-01-31
Best Action Movies of 1957 : The Guns of Fort Petticoat
7.

The Guns of Fort Petticoat

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Audie Murphy, Kathryn Grant, Patricia Tiernan, Ray Teal, Jeanette Nolan, James Griffith, Hope Emerson, Jeff Donnell, Sean McClory, Nestor Paiva ..
Directed by: George Marshall
Release date: 1957-04-01
Best Action Movies of 1957 : Fire Down Below
8.

Fire Down Below

3.2
6.0/10 IMDB

Tony and Felix own a tramp boat, and sail around the Caribbean doing odd jobs and drinking a lot. They agree to ferry the beautiful but passportless Irena to another island. They both fall for her, leading to betrayal and a break-up of their partnership. Tony takes a job on a cargo ship. After a collision he finds himself trapped below deck with time running out (the ship is aflame), and only Felix, whom he hates and has sworn to kill, left to save him.

Starring: Rita Hayworth, Robert Mitchum, Jack Lemmon, Herbert Lom, Bernard Lee, Bonar Colleano, Edric Connor, Peter Illing, Joan Miller, Anthony Newley ..
Directed by: Robert Parrish
Release date: 1957-05-30
9.

The True Story of Jesse James

3.2
6.3/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Robert Wagner, Jeffrey Hunter, Hope Lange, Agnes Moorehead, Alan Hale Jr., Alan Baxter, John Carradine, Rachel Stephens, Barney Phillips, Biff Elliot ..
Directed by: Nicholas Ray
Release date: 1957-03-22
10.

The Pride and the Passion

3.1
5.7/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, Sophia Loren, Theodore Bikel, John Wengraf, Jay Novello, José Nieto, Carlos Larrañaga, Philip Van Zandt, Paco El Laberinto ..
Directed by: Stanley Kramer
Release date: 1957-07-10

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