Best Tv Movie Movies of 1957
The Last Tycoon
A movie producer is slowly working himself to death.
Julie Andrews was nominated for an Emmy for portraying the titular scullery maid who finds true love with a prince in this legendary adaptation of one of the most famous fairy tales of all time. A musical, made-for-television, with music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, it is the only of the legendary composing team's musicals created specifically for that medium. It was originally broadcast live on CBS on March 31, 1957, and was a phenomenal success, viewed by more than 107 million people. Though it originally aired in full color, only a black & white kinescope of the production has survived.
The Teahouse of the August Moon
An Okinawan translator introduces U.S. occupation forces to the joys of local life.
The Defender (Studio One)
The pilot for the television series, "The Defenders." The story of Walter and Kenneth Pearson, a father-and-son legal team. Broadcast as two segments of "Studio One," the story relates how the Pearsons defend a young man accused of killing a woman during a robbery attempt.
Annie Get Your Gun
A live television adaptation of the popular musical about sharpshooter Annie Oakley joining Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show and falling in love with her co-star, Frank Butler.
The Night America Trembled
A recreation and commentary on how people reacted to the radio broadcast of The War Of The Worlds in 1938.
Mayerling is the name of a notorious Austrian village linked to a romantic tragedy. At a royal hunting lodge there, in 1889, Crown Prince Rudolf--desperate over his father's command to put away his teenage mistress, the Baroness Marie Vetsera--shot her to death and killed himself. The misfortune may indeed have been a murder-suicide, but perhaps it was a political assassination, or even the result of a lunatic family vendetta: scholarship is still catching up with the facts.
With Malice Toward One
The immortal First Lady of the American Screen herself, Miss Bette Davis, headlines this crackerjack episode of General Electric Theater about an aspiring author who is determined not to let a high-minded professor crush her dreams..no matter to what lengths she must go to stop him. Originally broadcast on March 10th, 1957, With Malice Toward One was written for television by Hagar Wilde from a story by Vivian Fletcher and helmed by Golden Age TV director Jules Bricken.
On Borrowed Time
Mr. Brink seems to bring death with him wherever he goes. But can a young boy and his grandfather change this dire situation?
A musical comedy about a romantic, meddlesome teenager who gets involved in everyone's business. When she tries to set her uncle up with her father's boss's daughter, she risks getting her father fired. Commercials for DuPont 'better living through chemistry.'
"Mountain" McClintock is over the hill as a boxer, but his corrupt manager keeps putting him back in the ring.
The Edsel Show
The Last Tycoon
Based off the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel of the same title, a movie producer is slowly working himself to death.
Now Let Him Go
A world-class painter is taken ill and lies in the bedroom of an inn, while people down below squabble over his paintings and inheritance. The wily old man is unperturbed, even regarding the infernal trumpet sound which plays throughout.
Pinocchio is a 1957 TV musical broadcast shown live on NBC, directed and choreographed by Hanya Holm. This version features songs by Alec Wilder.
Mr. Prentiss is an appraiser at his firm, the House of Prentiss. He is about to go to Florida to appraise a vast collection of a recently deceased collector, Van der Locken, when he receives an unwanted visit from Ivor Hager, who informs him of "The Left Fist of David," a valuable but mysterious art object that was stolen from a Mexican church. An unsold TV Pilot
The Day Called X
Portentously portrays the evacuation of Portland, Oregon, when threatened by a nuclear attack on its state-of-the-art civil defense system.
The Edge of Innocence
An unscrupulous criminal lawyer falls in love with a wealthy widow and becomes involved with her brother's disappearance and murder.
Balance of Terror
Paul Steppe, a successful watchmaker, begins to suspect that his wife Fran is seeing another man. Consumed with jealousy, Steppe decides to murder her. Painstakingly Steppe applies all of his watchmaking skills to the construction of a time bomb. He plans to slip into his house in the afternoon without his wife's knowledge, leave the bomb and then return to his jewelry store unnoticed and unsuspected.
The Dark Side of the Earth
A drama set in 1956, during the unsuccessful Hungarian uprising against the Russians.