Best Family Movies of 1957

1.

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
Best Family Movies of 1957 : Birds Anonymous
2.

Birds Anonymous

3.9
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 : Show Biz Bugs
3.

Show Biz Bugs

3.9
7.7/10 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 : Three Little Bops
4.

Three Little Bops

3.9
7.7/10 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
5.

Ali Baba Bunny

3.8
7.7/10 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
6.

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 Family Movies of 1957 : Hemo the Magnificent
7.

Hemo the Magnificent

3.3
7.6/10 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
8.

Island in the Sun

3.3
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
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
10.

Johnny Tremain

3.3
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 : Five on a Treasure Island
11.

Five on a Treasure Island

3.0
7.1/10 IMDB

A story of the location of shipwrecked treasure (gold ingots) being hunted down by 4 children George, Julian, Dick and Ann (sic) and their dog Tim up against a couple of machinating baddies...

Starring: Rel Grainer, Richard Palmer, Gillian Harrison, John Baily, Robert Cawdron, Nicholas Bruce, Rufus Cruikshank, Peter Burton, Iris Russell, robert dean ..
Directed by: Gerald Landau
Release date: 1957-08-01
Best Family Movies of 1957 : Timid Tabby
12.

Timid Tabby

3.0
7.5/10 IMDB

Tom's cousin, George, comes to visit, even though he's terribly afraid of mice. When Jerry gets out of Tom's ineffective prison, he discovers this and takes full advantage of it though he's rather confused, since Tom and George look alike. When Tom and George find this out, it's their turn to have some fun.

Starring: Bill Thompson ..
Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1957-04-19
Best Family Movies of 1957 : Give and Tyke
13.

Give and Tyke

3.0
6.5/10 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
14.

Perri

3.0
6.8/10 IMDB

This True Life Fantasy follows and shows how the life of a female squirrel, Perri, in the forest is filled with danger and fraught with peril. When not fleeing her natural enemy, the Marten, Perri finds time to fall in love with her prince-charming male squirrel.

Starring: Walt Disney, Winston Hibler ..
Directed by: Paul Kenworthy, Ralph Wright
Release date: 1957-08-28
Best Family Movies of 1957 : Ducking the Devil
15.

Ducking the Devil

2.9
7.5/10 IMDB

Daffy tries to snare the escaped Tasmanian Devil for the $5000 reward offered by the city zoo.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Robert McKimson
Release date: 1957-08-17
Best Family Movies of 1957 : Bedevilled Rabbit
16.

Bedevilled Rabbit

2.9
7.4/10 IMDB

Hidden in a box of carrots, Bugs lands in Tasmania, where he matches wits with the Tasmanian Devil.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Robert McKimson
Release date: 1957-04-13
Best Family Movies of 1957 : The Wetback Hound
17.

The Wetback Hound

2.9
6.4/10 IMDB

The Wetback Hound is a 1957 American live-action short film produced Walt Disney Productions. It was produced and co-directed by Larry Lansburgh, and it accompanied the theatrical release of the Disney feature Johnny Tremain. In 1958, the film won the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film at the 30th Academy Awards.

Directed by: Larry Lansburgh, Janet Lansburgh
Release date: 1957-06-19
Best Family Movies of 1957 : One Droopy Knight
18.

One Droopy Knight

2.9
6.7/10 IMDB

Sir Droopalot and Sir Butchalot (Droopy and Butch) vie with each other to kill a dragon that is terrorizing their kingdom. Whomever vanquishes the dragon will marry the king's daughter.

Starring: Bill Thompson ..
Directed by: Michael Lah
Release date: 1957-12-06
Best Family Movies of 1957 : Tabasco Road
19.

Tabasco Road

2.8
6.4/10 IMDB

Speedy Gonzales, the fastest mouse in all Mexico, runs to the rescue of his two drunken rodent friends, Pablo and Fernando, who keep wandering into the hungry clutches of an alley cat.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Daws Butler ..
Directed by: Robert McKimson
Release date: 1957-07-20
Best Family Movies of 1957 : Treasure at the Mill
20.

Treasure at the Mill

2.8
7.1/10 IMDB

A bunch of kids beat a nasty old antique dealer to a hidden treasure chest left by a fleeing Cavalier.

Starring: Richard Palmer, John Ruddock, Hilda Fenemore, Harry Pettit, Mrs. Harry Pettit Sr., Merrilyn Pettit, Hilary Pettit, Harry Pettit Jr. ..
Directed by: Max Anderson
Release date: 1957-01-01
Best Family Movies of 1957 : Boyhood Daze
21.

Boyhood Daze

2.8
7.0/10 IMDB

Ralph gets sent to his room for breaking a window. There, he passes the time in Walter Mitty-type fashion, daydreaming that he's a parent-saving jungle explorer, an alien-fighting jet ace and a convict.

Starring: Dick Beals, Daws Butler ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1957-04-20
Best Family Movies of 1957 : Blackboard Jumble
22.

Blackboard Jumble

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

A wolf with a Southern accent walks by just as a teacher is getting fed up with his class and walks out. Unfortunately, the class consists of three junior clones of Droopy, who manage to try his patience.

Starring: Daws Butler ..
Directed by: Michael Lah
Release date: 1957-10-04
Best Family Movies of 1957 : The Adventures of Hal 5
23.

The Adventures of Hal 5

2.6
6.6/10 IMDB

A very old Austin 7 car is found by two children and bought by their uncle, the Vicar, but the garage proprietor conceals its faulty transmission, which leads to some surprising developments.

Starring: John Glyn-Jones, John Charlesworth, David Morrell, William Russell ..
Directed by: Don Sharp
Release date: 1957-01-01
Best Family Movies of 1957 : Escapade in Japan
24.

Escapade in Japan

2.5
5.8/10 IMDB

A plane is forced to land at sea just off the Japanese coast. A young American boy is later befriended by a fisherman's son, with the two setting off on an unintended journey across the country.

Starring: Teresa Wright, Cameron Mitchell, Jon Provost, Roger Nakagawa, Philip Ober, Kuniko Miyake, Clint Eastwood, Susumu Fujita, Katsuhiko Haida, Ureo Egawa ..
Directed by: Arthur Lubin
Release date: 1957-12-23
Best Family Movies of 1957 : Drafty, Isn't It?
25.

Drafty, Isn't It?

2.4
5.5/10 IMDB

Ralph Phillips dreams about his future, only to have his dreams interrupted by Willie N. List, using an ACME Anti-Nightmare Machine, to compare military and civilian life.

Starring: Daws Butler ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1957-01-01
26.

The Kid from Canada

2.2
5.3/10 IMDB

A Canadian boy visits cousins in Scotland; his attitude first causes antagonism with Scottish youngsters, but disappears when the lad proves himself by riding a horse over dangerous country to bring aid to an injured shepherd.

Starring: Bernard Braden, Christopher Braden, David Caldwell, Eleanor Laing, Bobby Stevenson, Pamela Stirling, Alex Mackenzie, Peter Macdonnell, Katharine Page, Larry Cross ..
Directed by: Kay Mander
Release date: 1957-01-01
Best Family Movies of 1957 : Portugal
27.

Portugal

1.7
7.1/10 IMDB

This program looks at the people, history, culture and geography of: Portugal.

Directed by: Ben Sharpsteen
Release date: 1957-12-25
Best Family Movies of 1957 : Pinocchio
28.

Pinocchio

1.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Pinocchio is a 1957 TV musical broadcast shown live on NBC, directed and choreographed by Hanya Holm. This version features songs by Alec Wilder.

Starring: Mickey Rooney, Walter Slezak, Fran Allison ..
Directed by: Paul Bogart
Release date: 1957-10-13
Best Family Movies of 1957 : Rockabilly Baby
29.

Rockabilly Baby

1.5
6.4/10 IMDB

The mysterious Mrs. Eleanor Carter moves to Springville with her two teenage children Jimmy and Cathy. Eleanor makes friends with the town's social leader Mrs. Wellington, who supports her idea for a town youth center, and she is aided by Tom Griffith, the high school principal. At the town's annual picnic, to which Eleanor has bought a band, the town busy-body Eunice reveals what she had learned from Eleanor's past.

Starring: Virginia Field, Douglas Kennedy, Les Brown, Irene Ryan, Ellen Corby, Judy Busch, Marlene Willis, Gary Vinson, Luis Amando, Frank Sully ..
Directed by: William F. Claxton
Release date: 1957-10-30
Best Family Movies of 1957 : The Best Doggoned Dog in the World
30.

The Best Doggoned Dog in the World

1.5
6.3/10 IMDB

"The Best Doggoned Dog in the World" is an episode of Disneyland which aired on November 20, 1957. It was directed by Robert Stevenson and Larry Lansburgh. This episode provides a preview of Old Yeller, and also features Arizona Sheepdog.

Starring: Rex Allen, Walt Disney, Dorothy McGuire ..
Directed by: Robert Stevenson, Larry Lansburgh
Release date: 1957-11-20
31.

Is This Love?

0.0
2.1/10 IMDB

Liz tries to keep her friend from making the worse mistake of her life.

Starring: Lynne Gorman, Craig Slocum ..
Release date: 1957-01-01

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