Best Family Movies of 1957


Old Yeller

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
Best Family Movies of 1957 : Birds Anonymous

Birds Anonymous

7.6/10 IMDB

In this spoof of Alcoholics Anonymous, pussy cats are cast as bird-eating addicts and go through the 12-step process to deal with their addiction. Sylvester, who could never quite get the best of the object of his desire, Tweety Bird, joins and resolves to quit chasing and eating the canary.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1957-08-10
Best Family Movies of 1957 : Three Little Bops

Three Little Bops

7.8/10 IMDB

Three hip, Little Pigs are travelling entertainers, moving from straw to wood, to brick nightclubs, playing swinging tunes for high-class, "with it" crowds, but an uncool Big Bad Wolf keeps intruding on their act with with his "corny horn" and uses it to blow their nightclubs down when they throw him out- until they are playing in their brick club and the Wolf tries a more drastic, explosive method for destroying the "House of Bricks".

Starring: Stan Freberg ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1957-01-04
Best Family Movies of 1957 : Ali Baba Bunny

Ali Baba Bunny

7.8/10 IMDB

Bugs and Daffy get lost on the way to Pismo Beach, and find a cave full of treasure in the Arabian Desert, guarded by Hassan.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1957-02-09

Island in the Sun

6.1/10 IMDB

On a Caribbean island, a rich landowner's son, Maxwell Fleury, is fighting for political office against black labor leader David Boyeur. As if the contentious election weren't enough, there are plenty of scandals to go around: Boyeur has a secret white lover and Fleury's wife, Sylvia, is also having an affair. And then, of course, there's the small matter of a recently murdered aristocrat.

Starring: James Mason, Joan Fontaine, Dorothy Dandridge, Joan Collins, Michael Rennie, Harry Belafonte, Diana Wynyard, John Williams, Stephen Boyd, Patricia Owens ..
Directed by: Robert Rossen
Release date: 1957-06-12
Best Family Movies of 1957 : The Liberty Story

The Liberty Story

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

Johnny Tremain

6.5/10 IMDB

When an injury bars him from pursuing his trade, Revolutionary War-era silversmith's apprentice Johnny Tremain (Hal Stalmaster) finds a new life in the ranks of the Sons of Liberty army, taking part in the Boston Tea Party and Paul Revere's legendary ride. Based on the novel by Ester Forbes, this Disney classic was originally crafted for "Walt Disney Presents" in two segments, which have been blended into a single film for viewing.

Starring: Hal Stalmaster, Luana Patten, Jeff York, Sebastian Cabot, Rusty Lane, Walter Sande, Whit Bissell, Walter Coy, Virginia Christine, Ralph Clanton ..
Directed by: Robert Stevenson
Release date: 1957-06-19
Best Family Movies of 1957 : Hemo the Magnificent

Hemo the Magnificent

7.5/10 IMDB

Professor Frank Baxter and some animated friends answer questions about blood. what makes it red? Why do little animals' hearts beat so quickly? And so much more.

Starring: Frank Baxter, Richard Carlson, Mel Blanc, Sterling Holloway, Marvin Miller ..
Directed by: Frank Capra, William T. Hurtz
Release date: 1957-03-20
Best Family Movies of 1957 : Show Biz Bugs

Show Biz Bugs

7.8/10 IMDB

Bugs and Daffy are vaudevillians competing for praise from the audience. They love Bugs no matter what; just the opposite for Daffy.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1957-11-02
Best Family Movies of 1957 : Give and Tyke

Give and Tyke

6.6/10 IMDB

The city is rounding up all unlicensed dogs. Spike has a license. So does Tyke. An unlicensed stray steals Tyke's license; Tyke gets collared and the chase is on.

Starring: Daws Butler ..
Directed by: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Release date: 1957-03-29

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