Best Drama Movies of 1958

1.

Touch of Evil

6.4
8.0/10 IMDB

When a car bomb explodes on the American side of the U.S./Mexico border, Mexican drug enforcement agent Miguel Vargas begins his investigation, along with American police captain Hank Quinlan. When Vargas begins to suspect that Quinlan and his shady partner, Menzies, are planting evidence to frame an innocent man, his investigations into their possible corruption quickly put himself and his new bride, Susie, in jeopardy.

Starring: Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Orson Welles, Joseph Calleia, Akim Tamiroff, Joanna Moore, Ray Collins, Dennis Weaver, Valentin de Vargas, Mort Mills ..
Directed by: Orson Welles
Release date: 1958-03-30
2.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

5.7
7.9/10 IMDB

An alcoholic ex-football player drinks his days away, having failed to come to terms with his sexuality and his real feelings for his football buddy who died after an ambiguous accident. His wife is crucified by her desperation to make him desire her: but he resists the affections of his wife. His reunion with his father—who is dying of cancer—jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son.

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives, Judith Anderson, Jack Carson, Madeleine Sherwood, Vaughn Taylor, Larry Gates, Zelda Cleaver, Brian Corcoran ..
Directed by: Richard Brooks
Release date: 1958-08-29
3.

The Big Country

5.6
7.9/10 IMDB

Retired wealthy sea captain Jim McKay arrives in the vast expanse of the West to marry fiancée Pat Terrill. McKay is a man whose values and approach to life are a mystery to the ranchers and ranch foreman Steve Leech takes an immediate dislike to him. Pat is spoiled, selfish and controlled by her wealthy father, Major Henry Terrill. The Major is involved in a ruthless civil war, over watering rights for cattle, with a rough hewn clan led by Rufus Hannassey. The land in question is owned by Julie Maragon and both Terrill and Hannassey want it.

Starring: Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Carroll Baker, Charlton Heston, Burl Ives, Charles Bickford, Alfonso Bedoya, Chuck Connors, Chuck Hayward, Buff Brady ..
Directed by: William Wyler
Release date: 1958-09-30
4.

A Night to Remember

5.5
7.9/10 IMDB

The sinking of the Titanic is presented in a highly realistic fashion in this tense British drama. The disaster is portrayed largely from the perspective of the ocean liner's second officer, Charles Lightoller. Despite numerous warnings about ice, the ship sails on, with Capt. Edward John Smith keeping it going at a steady clip. When the doomed vessel finally hits an iceberg, the crew and passengers discover that they lack enough lifeboats, and tragedy follows.

Starring: Kenneth More, Ronald Allen, Robert Ayres, Honor Blackman, Anthony Bushell, John Cairney, Jill Dixon, Jane Downs, James Dyrenforth, Michael Goodliffe ..
Directed by: Roy Ward Baker
Release date: 1958-07-03
5.

The Defiant Ones

5.3
7.6/10 IMDB

Two convicts—a white racist and an angry black man—escape while chained to each other.

Starring: Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier, Theodore Bikel, Charles McGraw, Cara Williams, Lon Chaney Jr., King Donovan, Claude Akins, Lawrence Dobkin, Whit Bissell ..
Directed by: Stanley Kramer
Release date: 1958-08-14
6.

The Fly

5.2
7.1/10 IMDB

Industrialist François Delambre is called late at night by his sister-in-law, Helene Delambre, who tells him that she has just killed her husband, André. Reluctant at first, she eventually explains to the police that André invented a matter transportation apparatus and, while experimenting on himself, a fly entered the chamber during the matter transference.

Starring: David Hedison, Patricia Owens, Vincent Price, Herbert Marshall, Kathleen Freeman, Betty Lou Gerson, Charles Herbert, Bess Flowers, Torben Meyer, Eugene Borden ..
Directed by: Kurt Neumann
Release date: 1958-07-16
7.

The Long, Hot Summer

5.2
7.3/10 IMDB

Ben Quick arrives in Frenchman's Bend, MS after being kicked out of another town for allegedly burning a barn for revenge. Will Varner owns just about everything in Frenchman's Bend and he hires Ben to work in his store. Will thinks his own son, Jody, who manages the store, lacks ambition and despairs him getting his wife, Eula, pregnant. Will thinks his daughter, Clara, a schoolteacher, will never get married. He decides that Ben Quick might make a good husband for Clara to bring some new blood into the family.

Starring: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Orson Welles, Lee Remick, Richard Anderson, Sarah Marshall, Angela Lansbury, Anthony Franciosa, Bill Walker, Mabel Albertson ..
Directed by: Martin Ritt
Release date: 1958-05-17
8.

The Vikings

5.1
7.0/10 IMDB

Einar, brutal son of Ragnar and future heir to his throne, tangles with Eric, a wily slave, for the hand of a beautiful English maiden.

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Ernest Borgnine, Janet Leigh, James Donald, Orson Welles, Alexander Knox, Maxine Audley, Frank Thring, Eileen Way ..
Directed by: Richard Fleischer
Release date: 1958-06-11
9.

Run Silent, Run Deep

5.1
7.3/10 IMDB

The captain of a submarine sunk by the Japanese during WWII is finally given a chance to skipper another sub after a year of working a desk job. His singleminded determination for revenge against the destroyer that sunk his previous vessel puts his new crew in unneccessary danger.

Starring: Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster, Jack Warden, Brad Dexter, Don Rickles, Nick Cravat, Joe Maross, Mary LaRoche, Eddie Foy III, Rudy Bond ..
Directed by: Robert Wise
Release date: 1958-03-27
10.

Shadows

5.1
7.2/10 IMDB

The relationship between Lelia, a light-skinned black woman, and Tony, a white man is put in jeopardy when Tony meets Lelia’s darker-skinned jazz singer brother, Hugh, and discovers that her racial heritage is not what he thought it was.

Starring: Ben Carruthers, Lelia Goldoni, Hugh Hurd, Anthony Ray, Dennis Sallas, Tom Reese, David Pokitillow, Rupert Crosse, Seymour Cassel, Gena Rowlands ..
Directed by: John Cassavetes
Release date: 1958-11-07
11.

Auntie Mame

4.7
7.9/10 IMDB

Ten-year-old orphan Patrick Dennis has come to live with his marvelously madcap Auntie Mame, who lives life to the hilt. "Life is a banquet," Mame says, "and most poor suckers are starving to death!"

Starring: Rosalind Russell, Forrest Tucker, Coral Browne, Fred Clark, Roger Smith, Jan Handzlik, Patric Knowles, Peggy Cass, Joanna Barnes, Pippa Scott ..
Directed by: Morton DaCosta
Release date: 1958-12-04
12.

Man of the West

4.2
7.1/10 IMDB

Heading east to Fort Worth to hire a schoolteacher for his frontier town home, Link Jones is stranded with singer Billie Ellis and gambler Sam Beasley when their train is held up. For shelter, Jones leads them to his nearby former home, where he was brought up an outlaw. Finding the gang still living in the shack, Jones pretends to be ready to return to a life crime.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Julie London, Lee J. Cobb, Arthur O'Connell, Jack Lord, John Dehner, Royal Dano, Robert J. Wilke, Emory Parnell, Dick Elliott ..
Directed by: Anthony Mann
Release date: 1958-09-30
13.

Bonjour Tristesse

4.2
6.9/10 IMDB

Cecile is a decadent young girl who lives with her rich playboy father, Raymond. When Anne, Raymond's old love interest, comes to Raymond's villa, Cecile is afraid for her way of life.

Starring: Jean Seberg, Deborah Kerr, David Niven, Mylène Demongeot, Geoffrey Horne, Walter Chiari, Martita Hunt, Roland Culver, Jean Kent, Juliette Gréco ..
Directed by: Otto Preminger
Release date: 1958-01-15
14.

The Old Man and the Sea

4.2
6.9/10 IMDB

Santiago is an aging, down-on-his-luck, Cuban fisherman who, after catching nothing for nearly 3 months, hooks a huge Marlin and struggles to land it far out in the Gulf Stream.

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Felipe Pazos, Harry Bellaver, Don Diamond, Mary Hemingway, Joey Ray, Mauritz Hugo, Tony Rosa, Don Blackman ..
Directed by: John Sturges
Release date: 1958-10-07
15.

Houseboat

4.0
6.6/10 IMDB

An Italian socialite on the run signs on as housekeeper for a widower with three children.

Starring: Cary Grant, Sophia Loren, Martha Hyer, Harry Guardino, Eduardo Ciannelli, Murray Hamilton, Mimi Gibson, Paul Petersen, Charles Herbert, Werner Klemperer ..
Directed by: Melville Shavelson
Release date: 1958-11-19
16.

Ice Cold in Alex

4.0
7.8/10 IMDB

A group of army personnel and nurses attempt a dangerous and arduous trek across the deserts of North Africa during the second world war. The leader of the team dreams of his ice cold beer when he reaches Alexandria.

Starring: John Mills, Sylvia Syms, Anthony Quayle, Harry Andrews, Diane Clare, Richard Leech, Liam Redmond, Allan Cuthbertson, David Lodge, Michael Nightingale ..
Directed by: J. Lee Thompson
Release date: 1958-06-24
17.

A Time to Love and a Time to Die

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

A German soldier home on leave falls in love with a girl, then returns to World War II.

Starring: John Gavin, Liselotte Pulver, Jock Mahoney, Don DeFore, Keenan Wynn, Erich Maria Remarque, Dieter Borsche, Thayer David, Dorothea Wieck, Klaus Kinski ..
Directed by: Douglas Sirk
Release date: 1958-07-09
18.

No Time for Sergeants

3.9
7.5/10 IMDB

Georgia farm boy Will Stockdale is about to bust with pride. He’s been drafted. Will’s ready. But is Uncle Sam ready for Will? In No Time for Sergeants, Andy Griffith is certifiably funny in the role that clinched his stardom. Wearing a friendly, wide grin, he ambles into the U.S. Air Force – and lots of folks’ll never be the same.

Starring: Andy Griffith, Nick Adams, Myron McCormick, Murray Hamilton, Howard Smith, Will Hutchins, Sydney Smith, James Millhollin, Don Knotts, Jean Willes ..
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
Release date: 1958-07-05
19.

I Want to Live!

3.8
7.5/10 IMDB

Barbara Graham is a woman with dubious moral standards, often a guest in seedy bars. She has been sentenced for some petty crimes. Two men she knows murder an older woman. When they get caught they start to think that Barbara has helped the police arresting them. As a revenge they tell the police that Barbara is the murderer.

Starring: Susan Hayward, Simon Oakland, Virginia Vincent, Theodore Bikel, Wesley Lau, Philip Coolidge, Bartlett Robinson, Gage Clarke, Joe De Santis, John Marley ..
Directed by: Robert Wise
Release date: 1958-11-18
20.

The Last Hurrah

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

In a changing world where television has become the main source of information, Adam Caulfield, a young sports journalist, witnesses how his uncle, Frank Skeffington, a veteran and honest politician, mayor of a New England town, tries to be reelected while bankers and captains of industry conspire in the shadows to place a weak and manageable candidate in the city hall.

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Jeffrey Hunter, Dianne Foster, Pat O’Brien, Basil Rathbone, Donald Crisp, James Gleason, Edward Brophy, John Carradine, Willis Bouchey ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1958-12-31
21.

The Lineup

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

In San Francisco, a psychopathic gangster and his mentor retrieve heroin packages carried by unsuspecting travelers.

Starring: Eli Wallach, Robert Keith, Richard Jaeckel, Mary LaRoche, William Leslie, Emile Meyer, Marshall Reed, Raymond Bailey, Vaughn Taylor, Cheryl Callaway ..
Directed by: Don Siegel
Release date: 1958-06-11
22.

Separate Tables

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

Boarders at an English resort struggle with emotional problems.

Starring: Deborah Kerr, Rita Hayworth, David Niven, Wendy Hiller, Burt Lancaster, Gladys Cooper, Cathleen Nesbitt, Felix Aylmer, Rod Taylor, Audrey Dalton ..
Directed by: Delbert Mann
Release date: 1958-12-18
Best Drama Movies of 1958 : Home Before Dark
23.

Home Before Dark

3.8
7.0/10 IMDB

A young woman returns home after being institutionalized in a mental hospital.

Starring: Jean Simmons, Dan O'Herlihy, Rhonda Fleming, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Mabel Albertson, Stephen Dunne, Joan Weldon, Joanna Barnes, Kathryn Card, Marjorie Bennett ..
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
Release date: 1958-11-16
24.

Some Came Running

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

Hard-drinking novelist Dave Hirsh returns home after being gone for years. His brother wants Dave to settle down and introduces him to English teacher Gwen French. Moody Dave resents his brother and spends his days hanging out with Bama Dillert, a professional gambler who parties late into the night. Torn between the admiring Gwen and Ginny Moorehead, an easy woman who loves him, Dave grows increasingly angry.

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Shirley MacLaine, Martha Hyer, Arthur Kennedy, Nancy Gates, Leora Dana, Betty Lou Keim, Larry Gates, Steve Peck ..
Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
Release date: 1958-12-25
25.

Murder by Contract

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

Claude is a ruthless and efficient contract killer. His next target, a woman, is the most difficult.

Starring: Vince Edwards, Phillip Pine, Herschel Bernardi, Caprice Toriel, Michael Granger, Kathie Browne, Joseph Mell, Frances Osborne, Steven Ritch, Don Garrett ..
Directed by: Irving Lerner
Release date: 1958-12-18
26.

The Inn of the Sixth Happiness

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

All her life, Englishwoman Gladys Aylward knew that China was the place where she belonged. Not qualified to be sent there as a missionary, Gladys works as a domestic to earn the money to send herself to a poor, remote village. There she eventually lives a full and happy life: running the inn, acting as "foot inspector", advising the local Mandarin, and even winning the heart of mixed race Captain Lin Nan. But Gladys discovers her real destiny when the country is invaded by Japan and the Chinese children need her to save their lives. Based on a true story.

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Curd Jürgens, Burt Kwouk, Robert Donat, Tsai Chin, Richard Wattis, Athene Seyler, Ronald Squire, Michael David, Peter Chong ..
Directed by: Mark Robson
Release date: 1958-12-11
Best Drama Movies of 1958 : Chase a Crooked Shadow
27.

Chase a Crooked Shadow

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

A woman who lives in Spain has trouble convincing anybody that a complete stranger has taken her dead brother's identity.

Starring: Richard Todd, Anne Baxter, Herbert Lom, Faith Brook, Alan Tilvern, Alexander Knox, Thelma D'Aguiar, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. ..
Directed by: Michael Anderson
Release date: 1958-01-16
28.

The Young Lions

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

The Young Lions follows the lives of three soldiers: one German and two Americans, paralleling their experiences in World War II until they meet up at the end for a confrontation

Starring: Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, Dean Martin, Hope Lange, Barbara Rush, May Britt, Maximilian Schell, Dora Doll, Lee Van Cleef, Liliane Montevecchi ..
Directed by: Edward Dmytryk
Release date: 1958-04-02
29.

Party Girl

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

Slick lawyer Thomas Farrell has made a career of defending mobsters in trials. It's not until he meets a lovely showgirl at a mob party that he realizes that there's more to life than winning trials. Farrell tries to quit the racket, but mob boss Rico Angelo threatens to hurt the showgirl if Farrell leaves him.

Starring: Robert Taylor, Cyd Charisse, Lee J. Cobb, John Ireland, Kent Smith, Claire Kelly, Corey Allen, Lewis Charles, David Opatoshu, Kem Dibbs ..
Directed by: Nicholas Ray
Release date: 1958-10-28
30.

A Tale of Two Cities

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

British barrister Sydney Carton lives an insubstantial and unhappy life. He falls under the spell of Lucie Manette, but Lucie marries Charles Darnay. When Darnay goes to Paris to rescue an imprisoned family retainer, he becomes entangled in the snares of the brutal French Revolution and is himself jailed and condemned to the guillotine. But Sydney Carton, in love with a woman he cannot have, comes up with a daring plan to save her husband.

Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Dorothy Tutin, Paul Guers, Marie Versini, Ian Bannen, Cecil Parker, Stephen Murray, Athene Seyler, Alfie Bass, Sacha Pitoëff ..
Directed by: Ralph Thomas
Release date: 1958-02-07
31.

Dunkirk

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

A British Corporal in France finds himself responsible for the lives of his men when their officer is killed. He has to get them back to Britain somehow. Meanwhile, British civilians are being dragged into the war with Operation Dynamo, the scheme to get the French and British forces back from the Dunkirk beaches. Some come forward to help, others were less willing.

Starring: John Mills, Richard Attenborough, Bernard Lee, Robert Urquhart, Ray Jackson, Meredith Edwards, Sean Barrett, Victor Maddern, Maxine Audley, Kenneth Cope ..
Directed by: Leslie Norman
Release date: 1958-03-20
32.

I Was Monty's Double

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

The incredible but true story of how an impersonator was recruited to impersonate General Montgomery to mislead the German's about his intentions before the North Africa campaign.

Starring: John Mills, Cecil Parker, Sid James, Bryan Forbes, Barbara Hicks, Michael Hordern, Marius Goring, Vera Day, M.E. Clifton James, Patrick Allen ..
Directed by: John Guillermin
Release date: 1958-10-21
33.

Terror in a Texas Town

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

Armed with a harpoon, a Swedish whaler is out for revenge after the death of his father. A greedy oil man trying to buy up the Swede's land might be the guilty party.

Starring: Sterling Hayden, Sebastian Cabot, Carol Kelly, Eugene Mazzola, Nedrick Young, Victor Millan, Frank Ferguson, Marilee Earle, Byron Foulger, Ted Stanhope ..
Directed by: Joseph H. Lewis
Release date: 1958-09-01
Best Drama Movies of 1958 : Kathy O'
34.

Kathy O'

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

A movie publicist is assigned to keep the public from learning that a beloved child star is an egotistical little brat.

Starring: Patty McCormack, Dan Duryea, Jan Sterling, Sam Levene, Mary Fickett, Mary Jane Croft, Barney Phillips, Ricky Kelman, Terry Kelman, Ainslie Pryor ..
Directed by: Jack Sher
Release date: 1958-09-24
35.

The Bravados

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Jim Douglass arrives in the small town of Rio Arriba in order to witness the hanging of the four men he believes murdered his wife. When the convicts escape, Jim tracks them into Mexico, determined to see that justice is done. But the farther Jim goes in his quest for vengeance, the more merciless he becomes, losing himself in an unrelenting spiral of hatred and violence.

Starring: Gregory Peck, Joan Collins, Henry Silva, Lee Van Cleef, Andrew Duggan, Stephen Boyd, Albert Salmi, Kathleen Gallant, Barry Coe, Herbert Rudley ..
Directed by: Henry King
Release date: 1958-06-25
36.

King Creole

3.5
6.9/10 IMDB

Danny Fisher, young delinquent, flunks out of high school. He quits his job as a busboy in a nightclub, and one night he gets the chance to perform. Success is imminent and the local crime boss Maxie Fields wants to hire him to perform at his night club The Blue Shade. Danny refuses, but Fields won't take no for an answer.

Starring: Elvis Presley, Carolyn Jones, Walter Matthau, Dolores Hart, Dean Jagger, Liliane Montevecchi, Vic Morrow, Paul Stewart, Jan Shepard, Brian G. Hutton ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1958-07-02
37.

The Brothers Karamazov

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Ryevsk, Russia, 1870. Tensions abound in the Karamazov family. Fyodor is a wealthy libertine who holds his purse strings tightly. His four grown sons include Dmitri, the eldest, an elegant officer, always broke and at odds with his father, betrothed to Katya, herself lovely and rich. The other brothers include a sterile aesthete, a factotum who is a bastard, and a monk. Family tensions erupt when Dmitri falls in love with one of his father's mistresses, the coquette Grushenka. Two brothers see Dmitri's jealousy of their father as an opportunity to inherit sooner. Acts of violence lead to the story's conclusion: trials of honor, conscience, forgiveness, and redemption.

Starring: Yul Brynner, Maria Schell, Claire Bloom, Lee J. Cobb, Albert Salmi, William Shatner, Richard Basehart, Judith Evelyn, Edgar Stehli, Harry Townes ..
Directed by: Richard Brooks
Release date: 1958-02-20
38.

Desire Under the Elms

3.5
6.5/10 IMDB

Ephraim Cabot is an old man of amazing vitality who loves his New England farm with a greedy passion. Hating him, and sharing his greed, are the sons of two wives Cabot has overworked into early graves. Most bitter is Eben, whose mother had owned most of the farm, and who feels who should be sole heir. When the old man brings home a new wife, Anna, she becomes a fierce contender to inherit the farm. Two of the sons leave when Eben gives them the fare in return for their shares of the farm. Meanwhile, Anna tries to cause some sparks by rubbing up against Eben.

Starring: Sophia Loren, Anthony Perkins, Burl Ives, Pernell Roberts, Frank Overton, Rebecca Welles, Jean Willes, Anne Seymour, Roy Fant, Jamie Forster ..
Directed by: Delbert Mann
Release date: 1958-03-12
39.

Carve Her Name with Pride

3.5
7.2/10 IMDB

London, England, during World War II. After living a tragic life experience, young Violette Szabo joins the Special Operations Executive and crosses the German enemy lines as a secret agent to aid a French Resistance group.

Starring: Virginia McKenna, Paul Scofield, Jack Warner, Denise Grey, Bill Owen, Maurice Ronet, Alain Saury, Sydney Tafler, Avice Landone, Noel Willman ..
Directed by: Lewis Gilbert
Release date: 1958-02-18
40.

The Black Orchid

3.5
6.4/10 IMDB

An aging widower fights family disapproval when he falls in love with a gangster's widow.

Starring: Sophia Loren, Anthony Quinn, Peter Mark Richman, Virginia Vincent, Frank Puglia, Whit Bissell, Irene Seidner, Ina Balin, Jimmy Baird, Naomi Stevens ..
Directed by: Martin Ritt
Release date: 1958-09-03
Best Drama Movies of 1958 : St. Louis Blues
41.

St. Louis Blues

3.4
7.1/10 IMDB

Will Handy grows up in Memphis with his preacher father and his Aunt Hagar. His father intends for him to use his musical gifts only in church, but he can't stay away from the music of the streets and workers. After he writes a theme song for a local politician, Gogo, a speakeasy singer, convinces Will to be her accompanist. Will is estranged from his father for many years while he writes and publishes many blues songs. At last the family is reunited when Gogo brings them to New York to see Will's music played by a symphony orchestra.

Starring: Nat King Cole, Eartha Kitt, Cab Calloway, Ella Fitzgerald, Mahalia Jackson, Ruby Dee, Juano Hernández, Teddy Buckner, Barney Bigard, George 'Red' Callender ..
Directed by: Allen Reisner
Release date: 1958-04-07
42.

Gideon's Day

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

Scotland Yard Inspector George Gideon starts his day off on the wrong foot when he gets a traffic-violation ticket from a young police officer. From there, his 'typical day" consists in learning that one of his most-trusted detectives has accepted bribes; hunts an escaped maniac who has murdered a girl; tracks a young girl suspected of involvement in a payroll robbery and then helps break up a bank robbery.

Starring: Jack Hawkins, Anna Lee, Anna Massey, Andrew Ray, Dianne Foster, Cyril Cusack, James Hayter, Derek Bond, Howard Marion-Crawford, John Loder ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1958-03-25
43.

Thunder Road

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

Unrepentant Tennessee moonshine runner Luke Doolin (Robert Mitchum) makes dangerous high-speed deliveries for his liquor-producing father, Vernon (Trevor Bardette), but won't let his younger brother Robin (James Mitchum) join the family business. Under pressure from both out-of-town gangster Kogan (Jacques Aubuchon), who wants a piece of the local action, and Treasury agent Barrett (Gene Barry), who wants to destroy the moonshine business, Luke fights for his fast-fading way of life.

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Gene Barry, Jacques Aubuchon, Keely Smith, Trevor Bardette, Sandra Knight, James Mitchum, Betsy Holt, Francis Koon, Randy Sparks ..
Directed by: Arthur Ripley
Release date: 1958-05-10
44.

Kings Go Forth

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

Toward the end of World War II, two American soldiers fighting in Southern France become romantically involved with a young, American woman. Her background will reveal more about them than her.

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Leora Dana, Karl Swenson, Ann Codee, Eddie Ryder, Jacques Berthe ..
Directed by: Delmer Daves
Release date: 1958-01-01
45.

Wind Across the Everglades

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

An ornithologist battles a family of bird poachers in the Florida Everglades.

Starring: Burl Ives, Christopher Plummer, Chana Eden, Gypsy Rose Lee, Tony Galento, Sammy Renick, Pat Henning, Peter Falk, Cory Osceola, Emmett Kelly ..
Directed by: Nicholas Ray, Budd Schulberg
Release date: 1958-09-11
Best Drama Movies of 1958 : The Key
46.

The Key

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

In wartime England, circa 1941, poorly-armed tugs are sent into "U-Boat Alley" to rescue damaged Allied ships. An American named David Ross arrives to captain one of these tugs. He's given a key by a fellow tugboat-man -- a key to an apartment and its pretty female resident. Should something happen to the friend, Ross can use the key.

Starring: William Holden, Sophia Loren, Trevor Howard, Bernard Lee, Oskar Homolka, Kieron Moore, Noel Purcell, Bryan Forbes, Beatrix Lehmann, Rupert Davies ..
Directed by: Carol Reed
Release date: 1958-05-28
47.

The Buccaneer

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

During the War of 1812 against Britain: General Andrew Jackson has only 1,200 men left to defend New Orleans when he learns that a British fleet will arrive with 60 ships and 16,000 men to take the city. In this situation an island near the city becomes strategically important to both parties, but it's inhabited by the last big buccaneer: Jean Lafitte. Although Lafitte never attacks American ships, the governor hates him for selling merchandise without taxes - and is loved by the citizens for the same reason. When the big fight gets nearer, Lafitte is drawn between the fronts. His heart belongs to America, but his people urge him to join the party that's more likely to win.

Starring: Yul Brynner, Claire Bloom, Inger Stevens, Charlton Heston, Charles Boyer, Henry Hull, Lorne Greene, E.G. Marshall, Ted de Corsia, Douglass Dumbrille ..
Directed by: Anthony Quinn
Release date: 1958-12-11
48.

The Quiet American

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

Cynical British journalist Fowler falls in love with a young Vietnamese woman but is dismayed when a naïve U.S. official also begins vying for her attention. In retaliation, Fowler informs the communists that the American is selling arms to their enemy.

Starring: Audie Murphy, Michael Redgrave, Claude Dauphin, Giorgia Moll, Yoko Tani, Fred Sadoff, Bruce Cabot, Kerima, Richard Loo, Peter Trent ..
Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Release date: 1958-02-08
49.

Marjorie Morningstar

3.3
6.2/10 IMDB

While working as a counselor at a summer camp, college-student Marjorie Morgenstern falls for 32-year-old Noel Airman, a would-be dramatist working at a nearby summer theater. Like Marjorie, he is an upper-middle-class New York Jew (born 'Ehrman'), but has fallen away from his roots, and Marjorie's parents object among other things to his lack of a suitable profession, such as medicine or law. Noel himself warns Marjorie repeatedly that she's much too naive and conventional for him, but they nonetheless fall in love. As they pursue an on-again-off-again relationship, Marjorie completes her studies at Hunter College, and works to establish an acting career, while Noel first leaves the theater for a job with an advertising agency, but later completes a musical he'd started writing before he and Marjorie had first met.

Starring: Natalie Wood, Gene Kelly, Claire Trevor, Ed Wynn, Everett Sloane, Carolyn Jones, Martin Milner, George Tobias, Edd Byrnes, Jesse White ..
Directed by: Irving Rapper
Release date: 1958-04-24
50.

The Left Handed Gun

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

When a crooked sheriff murders his employer, William "Billy the Kid" Bonney decides to avenge the death by killing the man responsible, throwing the lives of everyone around him into turmoil, and endangering the General Amnesty set up by Governor Wallace to bring peace to the New Mexico Territory.

Starring: Paul Newman, Lita Milan, John Dehner, Hurd Hatfield, James Congdon, James Best, Colin Keith-Johnston, John Dierkes, Robert Anderson, Wally Brown ..
Directed by: Arthur Penn
Release date: 1958-05-07

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