Best Movies of 1958

1.

Vertigo

6.7
8.3/10 IMDB

A retired San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her.

Starring: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore, Henry Jones, Raymond Bailey, Ellen Corby, Konstantin Shayne, Lee Patrick, Bess Flowers ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock, Z-Dogg, Busta Nut
Release date: 1958-05-28
2.

Touch of Evil

6.5
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
3.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

5.7
8.0/10 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
4.

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
5.

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
6.

Dracula

5.3
7.3/10 IMDB

After Jonathan Harker attacks Dracula at his castle, the vampire travels to a nearby city, where he preys on the family of Harker's fiancée. The only one who may be able to protect them is Dr. van Helsing, Harker's friend and fellow-student of vampires, who is determined to destroy Dracula, whatever the cost.

Starring: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Michael Gough, Melissa Stribling, Carol Marsh, Olga Dickie, John Van Eyssen, Valerie Gaunt, Janina Faye, Barbara Archer ..
Directed by: Terence Fisher
Release date: 1958-05-22
7.

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
8.

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
9.

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: 1958-04-03
10.

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
11.

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
12.

The Vikings

5.0
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
13.

The 7th Voyage of Sinbad

5.0
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
14.

Gigi

4.8
6.7/10 IMDB

A home, a motorcar, servants, the latest fashions: the most eligible and most finicky bachelor in Paris offers them all to Gigi. But she, who's gone from girlish gawkishness to cultured glamour before our eyes, yearns for that wonderful something money can't buy.

Starring: Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan, Hermione Gingold, Eva Gabor, Jacques Bergerac, Isabel Jeans, John Abbott, Corinne Marchand, Pat Sheehan ..
Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
Release date: 1958-04-15
15.

Bell, Book and Candle

4.8
6.8/10 IMDB

A modern-day witch likes her neighbor but despises his fiancee, so she enchants him to love her instead... only to fall in love with him for real.

Starring: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon, Ernie Kovacs, Hermione Gingold, Elsa Lanchester, Janice Rule, Philippe Clay, Bek Nelson, Howard McNear ..
Directed by: Richard Quine
Release date: 1958-12-25
16.

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
17.

The Blob

4.6
6.3/10 IMDB

A drive-in favorite, this sci-fi classic follows teenagers Steve and his best girl, Jane, as they try to protect their hometown from a gelatinous alien life form that engulfs everything it touches. The first to discover the substance and live to tell about it, Steve and Jane witness the blob destroying an elderly man, then it growing to a terrifying size. But no one else has seen the goo, and policeman Dave refuses to believe the kids without proof.

Starring: Steve McQueen, Aneta Corsaut, Earl Rowe, John Benson, Robert Fields, Anthony Franke, Olin Howland, Stephen Chase, Elbert Smith, Audrey Metcalf ..
Directed by: Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr.
Release date: 1958-09-10
18.

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
19.

Indiscreet

4.1
6.7/10 IMDB

Anna Kalman is an accomplished actress who has given up hope of finding the man of her dreams. She is in the middle of taking off her face cream, while talking about this subject with her sister, when in walks Philip Adams. She loses her concentration for a moment as she realizes that this is the charming, smart, and handsome man she has been waiting for.

Starring: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Cecil Parker, Phyllis Calvert, David Kossoff, Megs Jenkins, Michael Anthony, David Coote, Martin Boddey ..
Directed by: Stanley Donen
Release date: 1958-07-16
20.

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
Best Movies of 1958 : Hare-Way to the Stars
21.

Hare-Way to the Stars

4.0
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
22.

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
Best Movies of 1958 : Robin Hood Daffy
23.

Robin Hood Daffy

4.0
7.9/10 IMDB

Daffy play Robin Hood who is so intent that he is the real Mccoy to Friar Tuck (Porky) that he ends up convincing everyone, including himself, that he is not.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1958-03-08
24.

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
25.

No Time for Sergeants

3.9
7.6/10 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
26.

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
Best Movies of 1958 : Knighty Knight Bugs
27.

Knighty Knight Bugs

3.8
7.6/10 IMDB

King Arthur's kingdom and the knights of the Round Table are in the doldrums since the Dark Knight stole the Singing Sword and put it under the protection of a fire-breathing dragon. The king's jester, Bugs Bunny, says only a fool would try to steal it back, so the king orders him to try. The jester boldly enters the Dark Knight's castle, initially catching his adversaries napping, but when the Singing Sword wakes the knight and the dragon, can Bugs complete his mission? He's a clever fool. A moat, portcullis, and catapult all figure in the face off.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1958-08-23
28.

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
29.

The Matchmaker

3.8
6.9/10 IMDB

Thornton Wilder's tale of a matchmaker who desires the man she's supposed to be pairing with another woman.

Starring: Shirley Booth, Anthony Perkins, Shirley MacLaine, Paul Ford, Robert Morse, Perry Wilson, Wallace Ford, Russell Collins, Rex Evans, Gavin Gordon ..
Directed by: Joseph Anthony
Release date: 1958-07-23
30.

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
Best Movies of 1958 : Home Before Dark
31.

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
32.

Murder by Contract

3.8
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
33.

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
34.

Some Came Running

3.7
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 Morehead, 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
35.

The Horse's Mouth

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

Gulley Jimson is a boorish aging artist recently released from prison. A swindler in search of his next art project, he hunkers down in the penthouse of would-be patrons the Beeders while they go on an extended vacation; he paints a mural on their wall, pawns their valuables and, along with the sculptor Abel, inadvertently smashes a large hole in their floor. Jimson's next project is an even larger wall in an abandoned church.

Starring: Alec Guinness, Kay Walsh, Renée Houston, Mike Morgan, Robert Coote, Michael Gough, Veronica Turleigh, Reginald Beckwith, Arthur Macrae ..
Directed by: Ronald Neame
Release date: 1958-11-11
36.

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
37.

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 Movies of 1958 : Teacher's Pet
38.

Teacher's Pet

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

A rugged city editor poses as a journalism student and flirts with the professor.

Starring: Clark Gable, Doris Day, Gig Young, Mamie Van Doren, Nick Adams, Peter Baldwin, Marion Ross, Charles Lane, Jack Albertson, Florenz Ames ..
Directed by: George Seaton
Release date: 1958-04-01
Best Movies of 1958 : Chase a Crooked Shadow
39.

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 ..
Directed by: Michael Anderson
Release date: 1958-01-21
40.

Gunman's Walk

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

A powerful rancher always protects his wild adult son by paying for damages and bribing witnesses, until his crimes become too serious to rectify.

Starring: Van Heflin, Tab Hunter, Kathryn Grant, James Darren, Mickey Shaughnessy, Robert F. Simon, Edward Platt, Ray Teal, Paul Birch, Michael Granger ..
Directed by: Phil Karlson
Release date: 1958-07-01
41.

South Pacific

3.7
6.8/10 IMDB

Can a girl from Little Rock find happiness with a mature French planter she got to know one enchanted evening away from the military hospital where she is a nurse? Or should she just wash that man out of her hair? Bloody Mary is the philosopher of the island and it's hard to believe she could be the mother of Liat who has captured the heart of Lt. Joseph Cable USMC. While waiting for action in the war in the South Pacific, sailors and nurses put on a musical comedy show. The war gets closer and the saga of Nellie Forbush and Emile de Becque becomes serious drama.

Starring: Rossano Brazzi, Mitzi Gaynor, John Kerr, Ray Walston, Juanita Hall, France Nuyen, Russ Brown, Jack Mullaney, Ken Clark, Floyd Simmons ..
Directed by: Joshua Logan
Release date: 1958-03-18
42.

Damn Yankees

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Film adaptation of the George Abbott Broadway musical about a Washington Senators fan who makes a pact with the Devil to help his baseball team win the league pennant.

Starring: Tab Hunter, Gwen Verdon, Ray Walston, Russ Brown, Shannon Bolin, Nathaniel Frey, James Komack, Rae Allen, Robert Shafer, Jean Stapleton ..
Directed by: George Abbott, Stanley Donen
Release date: 1958-07-23
43.

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
44.

Party Girl

3.6
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
45.

Dunkirk

3.6
7.0/10 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
46.

The Snorkel

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

Jacques Duval devises a fiendishly clever method of murdering his wife. Doping her up with sleeping tablets, Duval places his wife in a sealed room, then opens all the gas jets. While the police identify the body, Duval remains hidden in the room, breathing through a snorkel, then makes his escape when the authorities leave. Only one flaw in this perfect crime: Duval's stepdaughter (Mandy Miller) is the suspicious type.

Starring: Peter van Eyck, Betta St. John, Mandy Miller, William Franklyn, Marie Burke, Irene Prador, Henri Vidon, Flush, Grégoire Aslan ..
Directed by: Guy Green
Release date: 1958-07-07
Best Movies of 1958 : The Square Peg
47.

The Square Peg

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

Norman Pitkin and Mr Grimsdale are council workmen mending the road outside an Army base when they come into conflict with the military. Shortly afterwards, they get drafted and fall into the clutches of the Sergeant they have just bested. They are sent to France to repair roads in front of the Allied advance but get captured. Pitkin takes advantage of a useful similarity to impersonate General Schreiber and manages to return a hero

Starring: Norman Wisdom, Edward Chapman, Honor Blackman, Campbell Singer, Hattie Jacques, Brian Worth, Frank Williams, Terence Alexander, John Warwick, Arnold Bell ..
Directed by: John Paddy Carstairs
Release date: 1958-12-04
48.

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
49.

The Reluctant Debutante

3.6
6.7/10 IMDB

Jimmy and Sheila Broadbent, welcome to London Jimmy's 17-year-old daughter, Jane. Jane is from Jimmy's first marriage to an American and has come to visit her father and the step-mother she has never met. While visiting Sheila has the idea of making Jane a debutante, an idea Jane resists. Difficulties range from Jane's apathy to being placed on the marriage block, the determined efforts of Sheila's cousin, Mabel Claremont, to win wealthy David Fenner for her debutante daughter Clarissa, and Jane's attraction to David Parkson, an American drummer who plays in the orchestra at the coming-out balls.

Starring: Rex Harrison, Kay Kendall, Sandra Dee, John Saxon, Angela Lansbury, Diane Clare, Peter Myers, Ambrosine Phillpotts, Sheila Raynor, Henri Guégan ..
Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
Release date: 1958-01-01
Best Movies of 1958 : Kiss Me, Kate
50.

Kiss Me, Kate

3.6
8.1/10 IMDB

Abridged version of the classic Cole Porter musical as broadcast live on the Hallmark Hall of Fame series on NBC

Starring: Alfred Drake, Patricia Morison, Julie Wilson, Bill Hayes, Harvey Lembeck, Jack Klugman, Paul McGrath, Robinson Stone, Lee Cass, Jerry Duane ..
Directed by: George Schaefer
Release date: 1958-11-20

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