Best Family Movies of 1958


The 7th Voyage of Sinbad

7.1/10 IMDB

When a princess is shrunken by an evil wizard, Sinbad must undertake a quest to an island of monsters to cure her and prevent a war.

Starring: Kerwin Mathews, Kathryn Grant, Torin Thatcher, Richard Eyer, Alec Mango, Danny Green, Harold Kasket, Alfred Brown, Nana DeHerrera, Nino Falanga ..
Directed by: Nathan H. Juran
Release date: 1958-12-05


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
Best Family Movies of 1958 : Hare-Way to the Stars

Hare-Way to the Stars

8.0/10 IMDB

Bugs Bunny, groggy from a rabbit hangover, climbs out of his hole and into a rocket ship parked directly above. He thinks that he's still in his rabbit hole. Reaching the top, he unwittingly stows away aboard the rocket to Mars and is carried off by a satellite onto a futuristic landscape of panels suspended in outer space.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1958-03-29
Best Family Movies of 1958 : Robin Hood Daffy

Robin Hood Daffy

7.9/10 IMDB

Daffy attempts to convince Porky, as Friar Tuck, that he really is Robin Hood.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1958-03-08
Best Family Movies of 1958 : From All of Us to All of You

From All of Us to All of You

8.1/10 IMDB

Hosted by Jiminy Cricket along with Mickey Mouse and Tinker Bell, this special combines newly produced animation with clips from vintage animated Disney shorts and feature films, presented to the viewer as Christmas cards from the various characters starring in each one.

Starring: Cliff Edwards, Walt Disney, Clarence Nash, James MacDonald, Dessie Flynn, Bengt Feldreich, Kristina Adolphson, Alice Babs, Rickard Barrefelt, Jonas Bergström ..
Directed by: Jack Hannah
Release date: 1958-12-19

Tom Thumb

6.4/10 IMDB

A boy, no bigger than a thumb, manages to outwit two thieves determined to make a fortune from him.

Starring: Russ Tamblyn, Alan Young, June Thorburn, Terry-Thomas, Peter Sellers, Bernard Miles, Jessie Matthews, Ian Wallace, Peter Butterworth, Peter Bull ..
Directed by: George Pal
Release date: 1958-12-04
Best Family Movies of 1958 : Happy Go Ducky

Happy Go Ducky

6.7/10 IMDB

The Easter bunny brings an egg for Tom and Jerry that hatches into the little duckling. He keeps getting into water he shouldn't: the aquarium, water cooler, bathtub, sink, as the boys keep rescuing it. They try to give the duck back to the Easter bunny - no go. They leave it in the pond at the park and think they're home free, until the duckling brings his friends home.

Starring: Red Coffey ..
Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1958-01-03
Best Family Movies of 1958 : The Vanishing Duck

The Vanishing Duck

6.9/10 IMDB

George gives Joan a baby duck for her birthday. While they are out celebrating, Tom goes after the duck but his plans are thwarted when the duck (and, later, Jerry) finds a jar of vanishing cream and uses it to well, vanish, and get even with Tom (for a while, at least).

Starring: Red Coffey, June Foray, George O'Hanlon ..
Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1958-05-02
Best Family Movies of 1958 : Soapbox Derby

Soapbox Derby

6.9/10 IMDB

The Battersea Bats are a gang of four kids who have their den in an abandoned building near the Thames, and they have a plan of action in mind because in about a week there is a soapbox derby being held, a contest they mean to win.

Starring: Michael Crawford, Keith Davis, Roy Townsend, Alan Coleshill, Malcolm Kirby, Carla Challoner, Mark Daly, Denis Shaw, Harry Fowler, Raymond Dudley ..
Directed by: Darcy Conyers
Release date: 1958-01-01
Best Family Movies of 1958 : The Missouri Traveler

The Missouri Traveler

6.4/10 IMDB

Byron Turner, a 15-year-old runaway from the Eatondale Orphan Asylum, receives a ride into the rural Missouri town of Delphi with rich land-owner Tobias Brown.

Starring: Brandon De Wilde, Lee Marvin, Gary Merrill, Paul Ford, Mary Hosford, Ken Curtis, Frank Cady, Cal Tinney, Mary Field, Kathleen Freeman ..
Directed by: Jerry Hopper
Release date: 1958-01-21
Best Family Movies of 1958 : Tonka


6.2/10 IMDB

Young Indian brave White Bull captures and tames a wild stallion and names him Tonka. But when White Bull's cruel cousin claims Tonka for his own and mistreats the horse, White Bull sets him free. Tonka finally finds a home with Capt. Keogh and the 7th Calvary, and in 1876, rides into the Battle of Little Big Horn with General Armstrong Custer, becoming its only survivor.

Starring: Sal Mineo, Philip Carey, Jerome Courtland, Rafael Campos, H.M. Wynant, Joy Page, Britt Lomond, Herbert Rudley, Alma Armstrong, Britt Lomond ..
Directed by: Lewis R. Foster
Release date: 1958-12-25
Best Family Movies of 1958 : The Salvage Gang

The Salvage Gang

6.3/10 IMDB

Four children try to raise money to replace a broken saw, taking them on an unexpected journey through the capital.

Starring: Christopher Warbey, Ali Allen, Mandy Harper, Frazer Hines, Richard Molinas, Wilfrid Brambell ..
Directed by: John Krish
Release date: 1958-08-01
Best Family Movies of 1958 : Pre-Hysterical Hare

Pre-Hysterical Hare

6.2/10 IMDB

Bugs discovers a Micronesian Film Documentary in "Cromagnonscope" showing Elmer Fuddstone and a sabertooth bunny in 10,000 BC.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Dave Barry ..
Directed by: Robert McKimson
Release date: 1958-11-01
Best Family Movies of 1958 : The Gift of the Magi

The Gift of the Magi

8.0/10 IMDB

A musical version of O. Henry's famous Christmas story.

Starring: Gordon MacRae, Sally Ann Howes, Bea Arthur, Ray Boyle, Allen Case, Sally Gracie, Tammy Grimes, The Home Town Quartet, Bibi Osterwald, Lee Richardson ..
Directed by: George Schaefer
Release date: 1958-12-09
Best Family Movies of 1958 : Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates

Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates

7.6/10 IMDB

In Holland, poor but industrious and honorable 15-year-old Hans Brinker and his younger sister yearn to participate in December's great ice skating race on the canal.

Starring: Tab Hunter, Basil Rathbone, Dick Button, Peggy King, Carmen Mathews, Jarmila Novotná, Ralph Roberts ..
Directed by: George Schaefer, Sidney Lumet
Release date: 1958-02-09
Best Family Movies of 1958 : The Adventures of Super Pup

The Adventures of Super Pup

3.2/10 IMDB

Starring: Billy Curtis, Ruth Delfino, Angelo Rossitto, Frank Delfino, Harry Monty, Sadie Delfino ..
Directed by: Cal Howard
Release date: 1958-01-01
Best Family Movies of 1958 : Shamus


6.0/10 IMDB

Mischievous Irish boy's encounter with a leprechaun.

Starring: John Francis Rooney, Tiny Littler ..
Directed by: Eric Marquis
Release date: 1958-12-12
Best Family Movies of 1958 : Snowfire


5.6/10 IMDB

A little girl living on an isolated ranch claims to have formed a bond of friendship with a pure white, "wild" stallion. The horse is well known in the area, almost legendary, and supposedly vicious. Is she just making it up, or is she telling the truth? If it's real, isn't it dangerous for her with a "killer" horse? Or is the horse as vicious as he's been portrayed?

Starring: Don Megowan, Molly McGowan, John L. Cason, Michael Vallon, Bill Hale ..
Directed by: Dorrell McGowan, Stuart E. McGowan
Release date: 1958-05-18
Best Family Movies of 1958 : Senior Prom

Senior Prom

5.7/10 IMDB

At a college party, a girl named Gay (Jill Corey) meets a guy named Tom (Paul Hampton) and they soon fall in love. Tom's bandmate, who goes by the nickname "Dog" with his own girlfriend whose nickname is "Flip", form a friendship quartet together with Gay and Tom as they plan for the Senior Prom. But Gay's childhood friend Carter has been convinced they are meant to be engaged and gets rather petty about her new love. Tom is also an aspiring singer whose debut record didn't take off when first released, but may be in for a revival. Which stars will end up performing at their Senior Prom? Tune in to find out!

Starring: Jill Corey, Paul Hampton, James Komack, Barbara Bostock, Tom Laughlin, Frieda Inescort, Louis Prima, Ed Sullivan, Mitch Miller, Peggy Moffitt ..
Directed by: David Lowell Rich
Release date: 1958-12-01
Best Family Movies of 1958 : Paul Bunyan

Paul Bunyan

6.9/10 IMDB

A retelling of the classic Canadian / American tall tale of the enormous lumberjack and his loyal companion, an equally huge blue ox.

Starring: Thurl Ravenscroft, The Mellomen, Max Smith, Bob Stevens, Parley Baer, Dal McKennon ..
Directed by: Les Clark
Release date: 1958-08-01
Best Family Movies of 1958 : Rusty and the Falcon

Rusty and the Falcon

0.0/10 IMDB

Rusty (Rudy Lee), a 12-year-old boy who lives in a remote Rocky Mountain mining town. With few friends his own age, Rusty has developed a fantasy world which manifests itself in the abandoned mine shaft where he plays every day. It is here that the boy finds an injured falcon, whom he ultimately restores to health and grooms as a hunting bird

Starring: Walt Disney, Rudy Lee, Jerome Courtland, Morlan Nelson, Jay W. Lee ..
Release date: 1958-10-24

The Carringford School Mystery

0.0/10 IMDB

School story dealing with two crooks who involve the children in adventures and dangers after stealing a valuable necklace from the local museum. 1. Crisis in the Classroom. 2. Evening of Danger. 3. Gunplay. 4. Kidnapped. 5. Ordeal Under Water. 6. Danger Under Ground. 7. Peril at Sea. 8. Fatal Slip.

Starring: Gerald Case, Eric Corrie, Derek Freeman, Richard James, Jenny Jones ..
Directed by: William C. Hammond
Release date: 1958-01-01

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