Best Drama Movies of 1957

1.

12 Angry Men

7.1
9.0/10 IMDB

The defense and the prosecution have rested and the jury is filing into the jury room to decide if a young Spanish-American is guilty or innocent of murdering his father. What begins as an open and shut case soon becomes a mini-drama of each of the jurors' prejudices and preconceptions about the trial, the accused, and each other.

Starring: Henry Fonda, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler, Lee J. Cobb, E.G. Marshall, Jack Klugman, Edward Binns, Jack Warden, Joseph Sweeney, Ed Begley ..
Directed by: Sidney Lumet, Chris Stuckmann
Release date: 1957-04-10
2.

Paths of Glory

6.8
8.4/10 IMDB

A commanding officer defends three scapegoats on trial for a failed offensive that occurred within the French Army in 1916.

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou, George Macready, Wayne Morris, Richard Anderson, Joe Turkel, Timothy Carey, Christiane Kubrick, Jerry Hausner ..
Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
Release date: 1957-10-25
3.

The Bridge on the River Kwai

6.5
8.2/10 IMDB

The classic story of English POWs in Burma forced to build a bridge to aid the war effort of their Japanese captors. British and American intelligence officers conspire to blow up the structure, but Col. Nicholson , the commander who supervised the bridge's construction, has acquired a sense of pride in his creation and tries to foil their plans.

Starring: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa, James Donald, Geoffrey Horne, André Morell, Peter Williams, John Boxer, Percy Herbert ..
Directed by: David Lean
Release date: 1957-10-11
4.

Witness for the Prosecution

6.0
8.4/10 IMDB

When Leonard Vole is arrested for the sensational murder of a rich, middle-aged widow, the famous Sir Wilfrid Robarts agrees to appear on his behalf. Sir Wilfrid, recovering from a near-fatal heart attack, is supposed to be on a diet of bland, civil suits—but the lure of the criminal courts is too much for him, especially when the case is so difficult.

Starring: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester, John Williams, Henry Daniell, Ian Wolfe, Torin Thatcher, Norma Varden, Una O'Connor ..
Directed by: Billy Wilder
Release date: 1957-12-17
5.

Sweet Smell of Success

5.7
8.0/10 IMDB

New York City newspaper writer J.J. Hunsecker holds considerable sway over public opinion with his Broadway column, but one thing that he can't control is his younger sister, Susan, who is in a relationship with aspiring jazz guitarist Steve Dallas. Hunsecker strongly disapproves of the romance and recruits publicist Sidney Falco to find a way to split the couple, no matter how ruthless the method.

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison, Martin Milner, Sam Levene, Barbara Nichols, David White, Jeff Donnell, Edith Atwater, Joe Frisco ..
Directed by: Alexander Mackendrick
Release date: 1957-07-04
6.

A Face in the Crowd

5.7
8.2/10 IMDB

The rise of a raucous hayseed named Lonesome Rhodes from itinerant Ozark guitar picker to local media rabble-rouser to TV superstar and political king-maker. Marcia Jeffries is the innocent Sarah Lawrence girl who discovers the great man in a back-country jail and is the first to fall under his spell.

Starring: Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Walter Matthau, Lee Remick, Anthony Franciosa, Percy Waram, Paul McGrath, Rod Brasfield, Marshall Neilan, Alexander Kirkland ..
Directed by: Elia Kazan
Release date: 1957-05-29
7.

The Incredible Shrinking Man

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

While on a boating trip, Scott Carey is exposed to a radioactive cloud. Nothing seems amiss at first, but several months later Scott realizes that he's shrunk in height by several inches. He sees a doctor, who admits that he's baffled. As Scott continues to shrink, decreasing to three feet tall, he becomes bitter, and lashes out at his wife, Louise. He begins to fear a cure will never be found -- since even as he becomes a national sensation, he's still shrinking.

Starring: Grant Williams, Randy Stuart, April Kent, Paul Langton, Raymond Bailey, William Schallert, Frank J. Scannell, Helene Marshall, Diana Darrin, Billy Curtis ..
Directed by: Jack Arnold
Release date: 1957-02-22
8.

An Affair to Remember

5.4
7.4/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Richard Denning, Neva Patterson, Cathleen Nesbitt, Robert Q. Lewis, Charles Watts, Fortunio Bonanova, Dorothy Adams, Franklyn Farnum ..
Directed by: Leo McCarey
Release date: 1957-07-11
9.

3:10 to Yuma

5.3
7.6/10 IMDB

Dan Evans, a small time farmer, is hired to escort Ben Wade, a dangerous outlaw, to Yuma. As Evans and Wade wait for the 3:10 train to Yuma, Wade's gang is racing to free him.

Starring: Glenn Ford, Van Heflin, Felicia Farr, Leora Dana, Henry Jones, Richard Jaeckel, Robert Emhardt, Sheridan Comerate, George Mitchell, Robert Ellenstein ..
Directed by: Delmer Daves
Release date: 1957-08-07
10.

The Enemy Below

5.2
7.4/10 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
11.

Love in the Afternoon

5.2
7.1/10 IMDB

Lovestruck conservatory student Ariane pretends to be just as much a cosmopolitan lover as the worldly mature Frank Flannagan hoping that l’amour will take hold.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Audrey Hepburn, Maurice Chevalier, John McGiver, Van Doude, Lise Bourdin, Olga Valéry, Jean Ozenne, Paul Bonifas, Moustache ..
Directed by: Billy Wilder
Release date: 1957-05-29
12.

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
13.

The Joker Is Wild

4.7
7.0/10 IMDB

Prohibition-era nightclub crooner Joe E. Lewis (Frank Sinatra) has his career and nearly his life cut short when his throat is slashed as payback for leaving the employ of Chicago mob boss Georgie Parker (Ted de Corsia). A broken alcoholic, Joe is brought back from the abyss by his faithful piano player, Austin Mack (Eddie Albert), who helps turn the former singer into a successful stand-up comedian. But Joe's demons plague his romantic life even as he reaches new heights of success.

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Mitzi Gaynor, Jeanne Crain, Eddie Albert, Beverly Garland, Jackie Coogan, Barry Kelley, Ted de Corsia, Leonard Graves, Valerie Allen ..
Directed by: Charles Vidor
Release date: 1957-09-26
Best Drama Movies of 1957 : A King in New York
14.

A King in New York

4.3
7.0/10 IMDB

A recently-deposed "Estrovian" monarch seeks shelter in New York City, where he becomes an accidental television celebrity. Later, he's wrongly accused of being a Communist and gets caught up in subsequent HUAC hearings.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Maxine Audley, Jerry Desmonde, Oliver Johnston, Dawn Addams, Sid James, Joan Ingram, Michael Chaplin, John McLaren, Phil Brown ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1957-09-12
15.

The Spirit of St. Louis

4.3
7.1/10 IMDB

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

Starring: James Stewart, Murray Hamilton, Patricia Smith, Bartlett Robinson, Marc Connelly, Arthur Space, Charles Watts, Johnny Lee, Griff Barnett, Richard Deacon ..
Directed by: Billy Wilder
Release date: 1957-04-01
16.

Abandon Ship

4.0
7.5/10 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
17.

The Prince and the Showgirl

4.0
6.4/10 IMDB

A saucy American showgirl in London is wooed by a roving-eyed Duke, but his estranged son, the young King, interrupts their late supper with politics and angry accusations.

Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Laurence Olivier, Sybil Thorndike, Richard Wattis, Jeremy Spenser, David Horne, Harold Goodwin, Gladys Henson, Jean Kent, Charles Victor ..
Directed by: Laurence Olivier
Release date: 1957-06-13
18.

Jailhouse Rock

3.9
6.5/10 IMDB

After serving time for manslaughter, young Vince Everett becomes a teenage rock star.

Starring: Elvis Presley, Judy Tyler, Mickey Shaughnessy, Vaughn Taylor, Jennifer Holden, Dean Jones, Anne Neyland, Percy Helton ..
Directed by: Richard Thorpe
Release date: 1957-11-08
Best Drama Movies of 1957 : The Last Tycoon
19.

The Last Tycoon

3.8
8.0/10 IMDB

A movie producer is slowly working himself to death.

Starring: Jack Palance, Viveca Lindfors, Peter Lorre, Keenan Wynn, Lee Remick ..
Directed by: John Frankenheimer
Release date: 1957-03-14
20.

The Three Faces of Eve

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

A doctor treats a woman suffering from Multiple Personality Disorder.

Starring: Joanne Woodward, David Wayne, Lee J. Cobb, Edwin Jerome, Ken Scott, Mimi Gibson, Mary Field, Vince Edwards, Terry Ann Ross, Nancy Kulp ..
Directed by: Nunnally Johnson
Release date: 1957-12-23
21.

A Hatful of Rain

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

A Korean War veteran's morphine addiction wreaks havoc upon his family.

Starring: Don Murray, Eva Marie Saint, Anthony Franciosa, Lloyd Nolan, Henry Silva, Gerald S. O'Loughlin, William Hickey, Paul Kruger, Ralph Montgomery, Michael Vale ..
Directed by: Fred Zinnemann
Release date: 1957-07-17
22.

Fear Strikes Out

3.8
6.9/10 IMDB

Sports biopic depicting the athletic, domestic, and emotional struggles of Jimmy Piersall (Anthony Perkins). He achieved stardom as a member of the Boston Red Sox but battled mental illness and intense pressure from his father.

Starring: Anthony Perkins, Karl Malden, Norma Moore, Adam Williams, Perry Wilson, Peter J. Votrian, Richard Bull, Morgan Jones, Edd Byrnes, Brian G. Hutton ..
Directed by: Robert Mulligan
Release date: 1957-03-20
23.

Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison

3.7
7.3/10 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
24.

Edge of the City

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

An army deserter and a black dock worker join forces against a corrupt manager.

Starring: John Cassavetes, Sidney Poitier, Jack Warden, Kathleen Maguire, Ruby Dee, Val Avery, Robert F. Simon, Ruth White, William A. Lee, John Kellogg ..
Directed by: Martin Ritt
Release date: 1957-01-04
25.

Cinderella

3.7
7.6/10 IMDB

Julie Andrews was nominated for an Emmy for portraying the titular scullery maid who finds true love with a prince in this legendary adaptation of one of the most famous fairy tales of all time. A musical, made-for-television, with music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, it is the only of the legendary composing team's musicals created specifically for that medium. It was originally broadcast live on CBS on March 31, 1957, and was a phenomenal success, viewed by more than 107 million people. Though it originally aired in full color, only a black & white kinescope of the production has survived.

Starring: Julie Andrews, Ilka Chase, Kaye Ballard, Alice Ghostley, Edie Adams, Howard Lindsay, Howard Lindsay, David F. Perkins, Jon Cypher, George Hall ..
Directed by: Ralph Nelson
Release date: 1957-03-31
Best Drama Movies of 1957 : Men in War
26.

Men in War

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

In Korea, on 6 September 1950, Lieutenant Benson's platoon finds itself isolated in enemy-held territory after a retreat. Soon they are joined by Sergeant Montana, whose overriding concern is caring for his catatonic colonel. Benson and Montana can't stand each other, but together they must get the survivors to Hill 465, where they hope the division is waiting. It's a long, harrowing march, fraught with all the dangers the elusive enemy can summon.

Starring: Robert Ryan, Aldo Ray, Robert Keith, Phillip Pine, Nehemiah Persoff, Vic Morrow, James Edwards, L. Q. Jones, Scott Marlowe, Adam Kennedy ..
Directed by: Anthony Mann
Release date: 1957-06-07
Best Drama Movies of 1957 : The One That Got Away
27.

The One That Got Away

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Based on the true story of Oberleutnant Franz von Werra, the only german prisoner of war captured in Britain to escape back to Germany during the Second World War.

Starring: Hardy Krüger, Colin Gordon, Michael Goodliffe, Terence Alexander, Jack Gwillim, Andrew Faulds, Julian Somers, Alec McCowen, Harry Lockart, Robert Crewdson ..
Directed by: Roy Ward Baker
Release date: 1957-11-22
Best Drama Movies of 1957 : Time Limit
28.

Time Limit

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

Military investigator Colonel Edwards is assigned a case involving Major Cargill, a Korean War POW who is accused of treason. Although Cargill admits his guilt and Edwards' superiors are impatiently pushing Edwards to move this case to court martial, Edwards becomes convinced of Cargill's innocence.

Starring: Richard Widmark, Richard Basehart, Dolores Michaels, June Lockhart, Martin Balsam, Rip Torn, Karl Malden, Carl Benton Reid, Khigh Dhiegh, Yale Wexler ..
Directed by: Karl Malden
Release date: 1957-10-23
Best Drama Movies of 1957 : Hell Drivers
29.

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
30.

Peyton Place

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

In the outwardly respectable New England community of Peyton Place, shopkeeper Constance McKenzie tries to make up for a past indiscretion -- which resulted in her illegitimate daughter Allison -- by adopting a chaste, prudish attitude towards all things sexual. In spite of herself, Constance can't help but be attracted to handsome new teacher Michael Rossi. Meanwhile, the restless Allison, who'd like to be as footloose and fancy-free as the town's "fast girl" Betty Anderson, falls sincerely in love with mixed-up mama's boy Norman Page.

Starring: Lana Turner, Lee Philips, Lloyd Nolan, Arthur Kennedy, Russ Tamblyn, Terry Moore, Hope Lange, Diane Varsi, David Nelson, Barry Coe ..
Directed by: Mark Robson
Release date: 1957-12-13
31.

Man of a Thousand Faces

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

The turbulent life and professional career of vaudeville actor and silent screen horror star Lon Chaney (1883-1930), the man of a thousand faces; bearer of many personal misfortunes that even his great success could not mitigate.

Starring: James Cagney, Dorothy Malone, Jane Greer, Marjorie Rambeau, Jim Backus, Robert Evans, Celia Lovsky, Jeanne Cagney, Jack Albertson, Roger Smith ..
Directed by: Joseph Pevney
Release date: 1957-08-15
32.

The Tarnished Angels

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

In the 1930s, once-great World War I pilot Roger Shumann performs as a daredevil barnstorming pilot at aerial stunt shows while his wife, LaVerne, works as a parachutist. When newspaper reporter Burke Devlin arrives to do a story on the Shumanns’ act, he quickly falls in love with the beautiful--and neglected--LaVerne.

Starring: Rock Hudson, Robert Stack, Dorothy Malone, Jack Carson, Robert Middleton, William Schallert, Alan Reed, Alexander Lockwood, Robert J. Wilke, Christopher Olsen ..
Directed by: Douglas Sirk
Release date: 1957-11-21
33.

Sayonara

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Air Force Major Lloyd Gruver (Marlon Brando) is reassigned to a Japanese air base, and is confronted with US racial prejudice against the Japanese people. The issue is compounded because a number of the soldiers become romantically involved with Japanese women, in defiance of US military policy. Ordinarily an officer who is by-the-book, Gruver must take a position when a buddy of his, an enlisted man Joe Kelly (Red Buttons) falls in love with a Japanese woman Katsumi (Miyoshi Umeki) and marries her. Gruver risks his position by serving as best man at the wedding ceremony.

Starring: Marlon Brando, Miyoshi Umeki, Red Buttons, Ricardo Montalban, Miiko Taka, Martha Scott, James Garner, Kent Smith, Douglass Watson, Reiko Kuba ..
Directed by: Joshua Logan
Release date: 1957-12-25
34.

Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

To save his career, an ad man wants a sex symbol to endorse a lipstick. But she wants something too: he has to pretend to be her new lover.

Starring: Tony Randall, Jayne Mansfield, Joan Blondell, Betsy Drake, John Williams, Mickey Hargitay, Henry Jones, Lili Gentle, Groucho Marx, Georgia Carr ..
Directed by: Frank Tashlin
Release date: 1957-07-29
Best Drama Movies of 1957 : No Down Payment
35.

No Down Payment

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

The marital difficulties of four couples living in a southern California housing development become intertwined. Among the unhappy couples are ne'er-do-well Jerry Flagg and his long-suffering wife Isabelle, flirtatious Leola Boone and her sadistic husband Troy, hard working Herman Kreitzer and his understanding wife Betty, and newlyweds Jean and David Martin.

Starring: Joanne Woodward, Sheree North, Tony Randall, Jeffrey Hunter, Cameron Mitchell, Patricia Owens, Barbara Rush, Pat Hingle, Robert H. Harris, Aki Aleong ..
Directed by: Martin Ritt
Release date: 1957-10-30
36.

Pal Joey

3.6
6.6/10 IMDB

An opportunistic singer woos a wealthy widow to boost his career.

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak, Rita Hayworth, Barbara Nichols, Bobby Sherwood, Hank Henry, Elizabeth Patterson, Hermes Pan, John Alban, Franklyn Farnum ..
Directed by: George Sidney
Release date: 1957-10-25
37.

Until They Sail

3.6
6.5/10 IMDB

Four sisters in New Zealand fall for four U.S. soldiers en route to the Pacific theater in WWII.

Starring: Jean Simmons, Joan Fontaine, Paul Newman, Piper Laurie, Sandra Dee, Charles Drake, Wally Cassell, Alan Napier, Ralph Votrian, John Wilder ..
Directed by: Robert Wise
Release date: 1957-10-08
Best Drama Movies of 1957 : All Mine to Give
38.

All Mine to Give

3.5
7.1/10 IMDB

This is a story based on fact that follows a husband and wife who emigrate from Scotland to Wisconsin in the 1850s. They work very hard and become welcome citizens of their new town, Eureka. They have six children. They prosper in the husband's boat-building business. But when their eldest is 12, tragedy strikes the family, and the 12-year-old is burdened with a terrible task which he handles as well as any adult could.

Starring: Glynis Johns, Cameron Mitchell, Rex Thompson, Patty McCormack, Ernest Truex, Hope Emerson, Alan Hale Jr., Sylvia Field, Royal Dano, Reta Shaw ..
Directed by: Allen Reisner
Release date: 1957-11-13
Best Drama Movies of 1957 : Time Without Pity
39.

Time Without Pity

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Alec Graham is sentenced to death for the murder of his girlfriend Jennie, with whom he spent a weekend at the English country home of the parents of his friend Brian Stanford. Alec's father, David Graham, a not-so-successful writer and alcoholic who has neglected his son in the past, flies in from Canada to visit his son on death row. David then goes on a quest to try and clear his son's name while battling "the bottle."

Starring: Michael Redgrave, Ann Todd, Leo McKern, Paul Daneman, Peter Cushing, Alec McCowen, Renée Houston, Lois Maxwell, Richard Wordsworth, George Devine ..
Directed by: Joseph Losey
Release date: 1957-03-21
40.

Man in the Shadow

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

In effect, modern cow town Spurline is run by Virgil Renchler, owner of the Golden Empire Ranch. One night, two of Virgil's henchmen go a little too far and beat a "bracero" ranch hand to death. Faced with an obvious cover-up and opposition on every hand, sheriff Ben Sadler is goaded into investigating. His unlikely ally: Renchler's lovely, self-willed and overprotected daughter. Will Ben survive Renchler's wrath?

Starring: Orson Welles, Jeff Chandler, Colleen Miller, James Gleason, Paul Fix, Ben Alexander, Barbara Lawrence, John Larch, Royal Dano, Leo Gordon ..
Directed by: Jack Arnold
Release date: 1957-09-20
Best Drama Movies of 1957 : The Rising of the Moon
41.

The Rising of the Moon

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

Three vignettes of old Irish country life, based on a series of short stories. In "The Majesty of the Law," a police officer must arrest a very old-fashioned, traditional fellow for assault. The man's principles have the policeman and the whole village, including the man he slugged, sympathizing with him. "One Minute's Wait" is about an little train station and glimpses into the lives of the passengers, with a series of comic setups. The third piece is called "1921" and is about a condemned Irish nationalist and his daring escape. Tyrone Power introduces each story.

Starring: Tyrone Power, Denis O'Dea, Cyril Cusack, Noel Purcell, Jack MacGowran, Tony Quinn, Paul Farrell, Maureen Potter, May Craig, Michael Trubshawe ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1957-08-10
Best Drama Movies of 1957 : Zero Hour!
42.

Zero Hour!

3.5
6.5/10 IMDB

In 1950s Canada, during a commercial flight, the pilots and some passengers suffer food poisoning, thus forcing an ex-WW2 fighter pilot to try to land the airliner in heavy fog.

Starring: Dana Andrews, Linda Darnell, Sterling Hayden, Elroy 'Crazylegs' Hirsch, Geoffrey Toone, Jerry Paris, Peggy King, Charles Quinlivan, Patricia Tiernan, Steve London ..
Directed by: Hall Bartlett
Release date: 1957-11-13
43.

The Wings of Eagles

3.4
6.6/10 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 Drama Movies of 1957 : The Brothers Rico
44.

The Brothers Rico

3.4
6.8/10 IMDB

Eddie Rico, the erstwhile bookkeeper for a big Mafia boss, is now making a living as an honest merchant in Florida with his family. Things go sour when the police start a search for his syndicate-linked brothers who are on the lam after a big hit, forcing Eddie to get involved with the Mafia again.

Starring: Richard Conte, Dianne Foster, Kathryn Grant, Larry Gates, James Darren, Argentina Brunetti, Lamont Johnson, Harry Bellaver, Paul Picerni, Paul Dubov ..
Directed by: Phil Karlson
Release date: 1957-09-01
45.

Raintree County

3.4
6.3/10 IMDB

In 1859, idealist John Wickliff Shawnessey, a resident of Raintree County, Indiana, is distracted from his high school sweetheart Nell Gaither by Susanna Drake, a rich New Orleans girl. This love triangle is further complicated by the American Civil War, and dark family history.

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift, Eva Marie Saint, Nigel Patrick, Lee Marvin, Rod Taylor, Agnes Moorehead, Walter Abel, Jarma Lewis, Tom Drake ..
Directed by: Edward Dmytryk
Release date: 1957-12-20
Best Drama Movies of 1957 : Bitter Victory
46.

Bitter Victory

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

During the second world war, two British officers, Brand and Leith, who have never seen combat are assigned a vital mission. Their relationship and the operation are complicated by the arrival of Brand's wife, who had a tryst with Leith years earlier.

Starring: Richard Burton, Curd Jürgens, Ruth Roman, Christopher Lee, Raymond Pellegrin, Anthony Bushell, Alfred Burke, Ramón de Larrocha, Ronan O'Casey, Fred Matter ..
Directed by: Nicholas Ray
Release date: 1957-08-28
47.

Battle Hymn

3.4
6.3/10 IMDB

Battle Hymn was inspired by the true story of American minister Dean Hess, played here with rare sensitivity by Rock Hudson. A bomber pilot during World War II, Hess inadvertently releases a bomb which destroys a German orphanage. Tortured by guilt, Hess relocates in Korea after the war to offer his services as a missionary. Combining the best elements of Christianity and Eastern spiritualism, Hess establishes a large home for orphans. The preacher's efforts are threatened when the Korean "police action" breaks out in 1950.

Starring: Rock Hudson, Anna Kashfi, Dan Duryea, Don DeFore, Martha Hyer, Jock Mahoney, Alan Hale Jr., James Edwards, Carl Benton Reid, Richard Loo ..
Directed by: Douglas Sirk
Release date: 1957-02-14
Best Drama Movies of 1957 : Saint Joan
48.

Saint Joan

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

Young Joan of Arc comes to the palace in France to make The Dauphin King of France and is appointed to head the French Army. After winning many battles she is not needed any longer and soon she is thought of as a witch.

Starring: Jean Seberg, Richard Widmark, Richard Todd, Adolf Wohlbrück, John Gielgud, Felix Aylmer, Archie Duncan, Harry Andrews, Margot Grahame, Barry Jones ..
Directed by: Otto Preminger
Release date: 1957-05-08
49.

Loving You

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

Deke Rivers is a delivery man who is discovered by publicist Glenda Markle and country-western musician Tex Warner who want to promote the talented newcomer to fame and fortune, giving him every break he deserves. Romantic complications arise as Susan, another singer in the group, offers him devoted admiration as Glenda leads him on with promises of a golden future.

Starring: Elvis Presley, Lizabeth Scott, Wendell Corey, Dolores Hart, James Gleason, Ralph Dumke, Paul Smith, Kenneth Becker, Jana Lund, Grace Hayle ..
Directed by: Hal Kanter
Release date: 1957-07-09
Best Drama Movies of 1957 : Ill Met by Moonlight
50.

Ill Met by Moonlight

3.4
6.5/10 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

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