Best Drama Movies of 1958


Days of Wine and Roses

8.1/10 IMDB

An alcoholic falls in love with and gets married to a young woman, whom he systematically addicts to booze so they can share his "passion" together.

Starring: Cliff Robertson, Piper Laurie, Charles Bickford ..
Directed by: John Frankenheimer
Release date: 1958-10-02

Orders to Kill

7.1/10 IMDB

A grounded American figter pilot is switched to espionage on a special job in which he must kill a small-time Paris lawyer suspected of double-crossing France by selling out radio operators to the Nazis.

Starring: Eddie Albert, Paul Massie, Lillian Gish, James Robertson Justice, Irene Worth, Leslie French, John Crawford, Lionel Jeffries, Anne Blake ..
Directed by: Anthony Asquith
Release date: 1958-07-25
Best Drama Movies of 1958 : I Accuse!

I Accuse!

7.2/10 IMDB

Alfred Dreyfus, a German-Jewish captain serving in the French Army, is falsely accused of treason and made a scapegoat for military espionage in an act of institutional anti-Semitism. Sent to prison, he becomes a cause célèbre for the novelist Émile Zola, who dubs it the "Dreyfus Affair." Eventually, Dreyfus is pardoned when the military cover-up is made public, and he returns to France. But his name is forever tarnished by the accusations of treason.

Starring: José Ferrer, Viveca Lindfors, Emlyn Williams, Adolf Wohlbrück, Leo Genn, David Farrar, Herbert Lom, Harry Andrews, Donald Wolfit, Felix Aylmer ..
Directed by: José Ferrer
Release date: 1958-03-05
Best Drama Movies of 1958 : Hot Spell

Hot Spell

6.9/10 IMDB

A housewife is doing her best to keep her family together as it's slowly falling apart, a fact she's trying to ignore. Her cheating husband's birthday party is approaching and many lines will be crossed after that event.

Starring: Shirley Booth, Anthony Quinn, Shirley MacLaine, Earl Holliman, Eileen Heckart, Clint Kimbrough, Warren Stevens, Harlan Warde, Valerie Allen ..
Directed by: Daniel Mann, George Cukor
Release date: 1958-06-04
Best Drama Movies of 1958 : Handle with Care

Handle with Care

6.9/10 IMDB

A law student working on a class project discovers a real-life crime.

Starring: Dean Jones, Joan O'Brien, Thomas Mitchell, John Smith, Walter Abel, Anne Seymour, Royal Dano, Ted de Corsia, Burt Douglas, Peter Miller ..
Directed by: David Friedkin
Release date: 1958-04-18
Best Drama Movies of 1958 : A Cry from the Streets

A Cry from the Streets

6.5/10 IMDB

Bittersweet story about London's unwanted children and the good people trying to help them. Ann is a social worker, while Bill is an electrician whose contract with the local care home introduces him to the children and Ann. Events start to escalate out of control when a child takes possession of a loaded gun.

Starring: Barbara Murray, Colin Petersen, Dana Wilson, Kathleen Harrison, Sean Barrett, Mona Washbourne, Eleanor Summerfield, Toke Townley, Avice Landone, Vi Stevens ..
Directed by: Lewis Gilbert
Release date: 1958-08-12
Best Drama Movies of 1958 : Ten North Frederick

Ten North Frederick

6.9/10 IMDB

Director Philip Dunne's 1958 drama, based on John O'Hara's novel, stars Gary Cooper as a wealthy, aging businessman with political ambitions who conducts an adulturous affair with his daughter's roommate (Suzy Parker). The cast also includes Geraldine Fitzgerald, Diane Varsi, Ray Stricklyn, Barbara Nichols, Tom Tully and Stuart Whitman.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Diane Varsi, Suzy Parker, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Tom Tully, Ray Stricklyn, Philip Ober, John Emery, Stuart Whitman, Linda Watkins ..
Directed by: Philip Dunne
Release date: 1958-05-22
Best Drama Movies of 1958 : The First Night

The First Night

7.3/10 IMDB

A residential area schoolboy discovers the odd universe of the Parisian metro. At one point, he glimpses the beautiful face of a blond-haired girl. Later on, he falls asleep and possibly dreams his first love dream…

Starring: Pierre Devis, Lisbeth Persson ..
Directed by: Georges Franju
Release date: 1958-04-22
Best Drama Movies of 1958 : Innocent Sinners

Innocent Sinners

6.9/10 IMDB

A neglected girl (June Archer) in post-World War II London befriends street urchins who help her build a tiny garden in a bombed-out church.

Starring: Flora Robson, David Kossoff, Catherine Lacey, Susan Beaumont, Lyndon Brook, June Archer, Vanda Godsell, Christopher Hey, Barbara Mullen, Brian Hammond ..
Directed by: Philip Leacock
Release date: 1958-03-25
Best Drama Movies of 1958 : Passport to Shame

Passport to Shame

6.6/10 IMDB

British melodrama about a cabbie befriending a girl caught up in the white slave trade.

Starring: Diana Dors, Herbert Lom, Eddie Constantine, Odile Versois, Brenda De Banzie, Robert Brown, Elwyn Brook-Jones, Michael Caine ..
Directed by: Alvin Rakoff
Release date: 1958-12-12

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