Best Romance Movies of 1957

1.

An Affair to Remember

5.4
7.5/10 IMDB

Nickie Ferrante's return to New York to marry a rich heiress is well publicized as are his many antics and affairs. He meets a nightclub singer Terry McKay who is also on her way home to her longtime boyfriend. She sees him as just another playboy and he sees her as stand-offish but over several days they soon find they've fallen in love. Nickie has never really worked in his life so they agree that they will meet again in six months time atop the Empire State building. This will give them time to deal with their current relationships and for Nickie to see if he can actually earn a living. He returns to painting and is reasonably successful. On the agreed date, Nickie is waiting patiently for Terry who is racing to join him. Fate intervenes however, resulting in misunderstanding and heartbreak and only fate can save their relationship.

Starring: Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Richard Denning, Neva Patterson, Cathleen Nesbitt, Robert Q. Lewis, Charles Watts, Fortunio Bonanova, Dorothy Adams, Franklyn Farnum ..
Directed by: Leo McCarey
Release date: 1957-07-11
2.

Funny Face

5.0
7.0/10 IMDB

A shy Greenwich Village book clerk is discovered by a fashion photographer and whisked off to Paris where she becomes a reluctant model.

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Kay Thompson, Michel Auclair, Robert Flemyng, Dovima, Suzy Parker, Sunny Hartnett, Jean Del Val, Virginia Gibson ..
Directed by: Stanley Donen
Release date: 1957-02-13
3.

Tammy and the Bachelor

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

An unsophisticated young woman from the Mississippi swamps falls in love with an unconventional southern gentleman.

Starring: Debbie Reynolds, Leslie Nielsen, Walter Brennan, Mala Powers, Sidney Blackmer, Mildred Natwick, Fay Wray, Philip Ober, Louise Beavers, April Kent ..
Directed by: Joseph Pevney
Release date: 1957-06-14
4.

Peyton Place

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

In the outwardly respectable New England community of Peyton Place, shopkeeper Constance McKenzie tries to make up for a past indiscretion -- which resulted in her illegitimate daughter Allison -- by adopting a chaste, prudish attitude towards all things sexual. In spite of herself, Constance can't help but be attracted to handsome new teacher Michael Rossi. Meanwhile, the restless Allison, who'd like to be as footloose and fancy-free as the town's "fast girl" Betty Anderson, falls sincerely in love with mixed-up mama's boy Norman Page.

Starring: Lana Turner, Lee Philips, Lloyd Nolan, Arthur Kennedy, Russ Tamblyn, Terry Moore, Hope Lange, Diane Varsi, David Nelson, Barry Coe ..
Directed by: Mark Robson
Release date: 1957-12-13
5.

Sayonara

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Air Force Major Lloyd Gruver (Marlon Brando) is reassigned to a Japanese air base, and is confronted with US racial prejudice against the Japanese people. The issue is compounded because a number of the soldiers become romantically involved with Japanese women, in defiance of US military policy. Ordinarily an officer who is by-the-book, Gruver must take a position when a buddy of his, an enlisted man Joe Kelly (Red Buttons) falls in love with a Japanese woman Katsumi (Miyoshi Umeki) and marries her. Gruver risks his position by serving as best man at the wedding ceremony.

Starring: Marlon Brando, Miyoshi Umeki, Red Buttons, Ricardo Montalban, Miiko Taka, Martha Scott, James Garner, Kent Smith, Douglass Watson, Reiko Kuba ..
Directed by: Joshua Logan
Release date: 1957-12-25
6.

Silk Stockings

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

A musical remake of Ninotchka: After three bumbling Soviet agents fail in their mission to retrieve a straying Soviet composer from Paris, the beautiful, ultra-serious Ninotchka is sent to complete their mission and to retrieve them. She starts out condemning the decadent West, but gradually falls under its spell, with the help of Steve Canfield, an American movie producer.

Starring: Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Janis Paige, Peter Lorre, George Tobias, Jules Munshin, Joseph Buloff, Wim Sonneveld ..
Directed by: Rouben Mamoulian
Release date: 1957-07-18
7.

Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

To save his career, an ad man wants a sex symbol to endorse a lipstick. But she wants something too: he has to pretend to be her new lover.

Starring: Tony Randall, Jayne Mansfield, Joan Blondell, Betsy Drake, John Williams, Mickey Hargitay, Henry Jones, Lili Gentle, Groucho Marx, Georgia Carr ..
Directed by: Frank Tashlin
Release date: 1957-07-29
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8.

All Mine to Give

3.6
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 1850's. 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
9.

Decision at Sundown

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Bart Allison arrives in Sundown after a three year search for Tate Kimbrough. Although it is Kimbrough's wedding day, Allison makes it clear he blames him for the death of his wife and is out to kill him. A shoot-out in the church puts the wedding on hold and Allison and his trail-buddy hole up in the livery stable. But the reasons for his actions become increasingly unclear, while the town starts to wonder about the grip Kimbrough has over them.

Starring: Randolph Scott, John Carroll, Karen Steele, Valerie French, Noah Beery Jr., John Archer, Andrew Duggan, James Westerfield, John Litel, Ray Teal ..
Directed by: Budd Boetticher
Release date: 1957-11-10
10.

Pal Joey

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

An opportunistic singer woos a wealthy widow to boost his career.

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak, Rita Hayworth, Barbara Nichols, Bobby Sherwood, Hank Henry, Elizabeth Patterson, Hermes Pan ..
Directed by: George Sidney
Release date: 1957-10-25

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