Best Adventure Movies of 1957

1.

The Enemy Below

5.2
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, Michael McHale ..
Directed by: Dick Powell
Release date: 1957-12-25
2.

Old Yeller

5.1
7.3/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Dorothy McGuire, Fess Parker, Tommy Kirk, Kevin Corcoran, Jeff York, Beverly Washburn, Chuck Connors ..
Directed by: Robert Stevenson
Release date: 1957-12-25
3.

Abandon Ship

4.0
7.6/10 IMDB

After a massive luxury liner sinks into the ocean, the ship's officer must command a rickety lifeboat, built for only nine, that is stuffed with over twenty desperate and injured passengers. As a hurricane approaches and the many wounded passengers struggle for life, difficult decisions must be made about who will remain on the boat and who must be cast to the sea in order to give others the chance to survive.

Starring: Tyrone Power, Mai Zetterling, Lloyd Nolan, Stephen Boyd, Moira Lister, James Hayter, Marie Lohr, Finlay Currie, John Stratton, Victor Maddern ..
Directed by: Richard Sale
Release date: 1957-03-12
4.

Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

A Roman Catholic nun and a hard-bitten US Marine are stranded together on a Japanese-occupied island in the South Pacific during World War II. Under constant threat of discovery by a ruthless enemy, they hide in a cave and forage for food together. Their forced companionship and the struggle for survival forge a powerful emotional bond between them.

Starring: Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum ..
Directed by: John Huston
Release date: 1957-03-13
5.

Legend of the Lost

3.5
6.1/10 IMDB

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

Starring: John Wayne, Sophia Loren, Rossano Brazzi, Kurt Kasznar, Sonia Moser, Angela Portaluri, Ibrahim El Hadish ..
Directed by: Henry Hathaway
Release date: 1957-12-17
Best Adventure 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
7.

The Abominable Snowman

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Forrest Tucker, Peter Cushing, Arnold Marlé, Maureen Connell, Richard Wattis, Robert Brown, Michael Brill, Wolfe Morris, Anthony Chinn, Fred Johnson ..
Directed by: Val Guest
Release date: 1957-08-26
8.

Band of Angels

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

Living in Kentucky prior to the Civil War, Amantha Starr is a privileged young woman. Her widower father, a wealthy plantation owner, dotes on her and he sends her to the best schools. When he dies suddenly however, Amantha's world is turned upside down. She learns that her father had been living on borrowed money and that her mother was actually a slave and her father's mistress. The plantation is to be sold to pay off her father's debts and as the daughter of slave, Amatha is also to be sold as property. She is bought by a Louisiana plantation owner, Hamish Bond and over time she grows to love him until she learns he was a slave-trader. She tries again to become part of white society but realizes that her future lies elsewhere.

Starring: Clark Gable, Yvonne De Carlo, Sidney Poitier, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Rex Reason, Patric Knowles, Torin Thatcher, Andrea King, Ray Teal, Noreen Corcoran ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1957-08-03
Best Adventure Movies of 1957 : The Liberty Story
9.

The Liberty Story

3.3
7.4/10 IMDB

Walt Disney presents a combination live-action and animated drama of America's historical fight for freedom. Includes a segment from Johnny Tremain, depicting the Boston Tea Party and the battle at Concord, and is followed by Ben and Me.

Starring: Sterling Holloway, Hal Stalmaster, Luana Patten, Jeff York, Rusty Lane ..
Directed by: Robert Stevenson, Hamilton Luske
Release date: 1957-05-29
Best Adventure Movies of 1957 : Fire Down Below
10.

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

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