Best Music Movies of 1957


After the Ball

5.9/10 IMDB

The life and loves of Music hall singer Vesta Tilley, who married into the nobility

Starring: Pat Kirkwood, Laurence Harvey, Jerry Stovin, Jerry Verno, Clive Morton, Marjorie Rhodes, Marjorie Rhodes, Ballard Berkeley, Margaret Sawyer, Franklyn Scott ..
Directed by: Compton Bennett
Release date: 1957-08-13


5.6/10 IMDB

Jamboree adheres to the usual formula of late-1950s rock&roll films: A plethora of musical numbers linked together by the wispiest of plotlines. Kay Medford heads the cast as manipulative showbiz agent Grace Shaw. Hoping to land pop singer Pete Porter (Paul Carr), Grace connives to break up Pete's romance with female vocalist Honey Wynn (Freda Holloway). But who cares? The audience came to see such musical faves as Fats Domino, Count Basie, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jodie Sands, Ron Coby, Slim Whitman, Carl Perkins, Frankie Avalon, Charlie Gracie and the Four Coins. As a promotional tie-in, Jamboree also features appearances by 21 of North America's top rock-and-roll deejays.

Starring: Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jimmy Bowen, Buddy Knox, Frankie Avalon, Connie Francis, Cauby Peixoto, Kay Medford, Paul Carr, Freda Holloway ..
Directed by: Roy Lockwood
Release date: 1957-12-07
Best Music Movies of 1957 : Bop Girl Goes Calypso

Bop Girl Goes Calypso

5.1/10 IMDB

Bop Girl Goes Calypso is a 1957 American United Artists film directed by Howard W. Koch and starring Judy Tyler. It featured Calypso music, and music by the Bobby Troup Trio and bassist Jim Aton. The calypso craze of the late 1950s drives this fun musical about grad student Bob Hilton (Bobby Troup), who sets out to prove that rock 'n' roll and bop are going the way of the dinosaur, to be replaced by the refreshing rhythms of calypso.

Starring: Judy Tyler, Bobby Troup, Margo Woode, Mary Kaye, The Goofers ..
Directed by: Howard W. Koch
Release date: 1957-07-01
Best Music Movies of 1957 : Carnival Rock

Carnival Rock

4.5/10 IMDB

An ocean-side nightclub owner (David J. Stewart) loves a singer (Susan Cabot) who only has eyes for a gambler (Brian Hutton).

Starring: Susan Cabot, Brian G. Hutton, David J. Stewart, Dick Miller, Iris Adrian, Jonathan Haze, Ed Nelson, Bruno VeSota ..
Directed by: Roger Corman
Release date: 1957-01-01
Best Music Movies of 1957 : Rockabilly Baby

Rockabilly Baby

6.9/10 IMDB

The mysterious Mrs. Eleanor Carter moves to Springfield 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 Music Movies of 1957 : These Dangerous Years

These Dangerous Years

6.8/10 IMDB

A Liverpool gang member wins a singing contest is then called up for National Service where he clashes with another soldier.

Starring: Frankie Vaughan, George Baker, Carole Lesley, Jocelyn Lane, Katherine Kath, Thora Hird, Kenneth Cope, John Le Mesurier, Eddie Byrne, Robert Desmond ..
Directed by: Herbert Wilcox
Release date: 1957-07-03
Best Music Movies of 1957 : The Good Companions

The Good Companions

6.2/10 IMDB

The story revolves around the Dinky Doos, a provincial musical troupe living from hand to mouth.

Starring: Eric Portman, Celia Johnson, Janette Scott, Hugh Griffith, John Fraser, Joyce Grenfell, Bobby Howes, Rachel Roberts, John Salew, Mona Washbourne ..
Directed by: J. Lee Thompson
Release date: 1957-04-22
Best Music Movies of 1957 : Birth of a Jazz Maiden

Birth of a Jazz Maiden

5.9/10 IMDB

Kawai Midori's father left the family a long time ago and since her mother passed away, she has taken care of her younger siblings by herself by working with a group of itinerant camellia oil peddlers. While she is In Izu selling camellia oil, she meets a young student, Kato? Yutaka, who asks her to let him take her picture. The peddlers also meet a jazz band, and when Midori sings a song, teased by the band's star singer Nanjo? Haruo, the band members are enraptured by her beautiful voice. She eventually joins the band and quickly becomes a popular jazz singer.

Starring: Chiemi Eri, Yûjirô Ishihara, Isamu Kosugi, Hiroshi Nihon'yanagi, Taiji Tonoyama, Kyoji Aoyama, Ikuko Kimuro, Kiyoko Tange, Shintarô Kido, Shinsuke Maki ..
Directed by: Masahisa Sunohara
Release date: 1957-04-03
Best Music Movies of 1957 : The Tommy Steele Story

The Tommy Steele Story

5.4/10 IMDB

This is the story of the early life and rise to fame of Tommy Steele. His manager wanted him to be a tough rock'n'roller and so challenge Elvis Presley but Tommy is too nice.

Starring: Tommy Steele, Peter Lewiston, Patrick Westwood, John Boxer, Jill Carson, Tom Littlewood, Cyril Chamberlain, Hilda Fenemore, Tommy Eytle, Humphrey Lyttelton ..
Directed by: Gerard Bryant
Release date: 1957-06-01
Best Music Movies of 1957 : Rock You Sinners

Rock You Sinners

4.4/10 IMDB

In the early days of rock and roll, a disc jockey and his friend, a writer, want to put a rock show on TV.

Starring: Philip Gilbert, Adrienne Scott, Colin Croft, Jackie Collins, Michael Duffield, Beckett Bould ..
Directed by: Denis Kavanagh
Release date: 1957-05-23

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