Best Tv Movie Movies of 1957


The Last Tycoon

7.9/10 IMDB

A movie producer is slowly working himself to death.

Starring: Jack Palance, Viveca Lindfors, Peter Lorre, Keenan Wynn, Lee Remick ..
Directed by: John Frankenheimer
Release date: 1957-03-14


7.6/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Julie Andrews, Ilka Chase, Kaye Ballard, Alice Ghostley, Edie Adams, Howard Lindsay, Howard Lindsay, David F. Perkins, Jon Cypher, George Hall ..
Directed by: Ralph Nelson
Release date: 1957-03-31

The Teahouse of the August Moon

6.7/10 IMDB

An Okinawan translator introduces U.S. occupation forces to the joys of local life.

Starring: Marlon Brando, Glenn Ford, Eddie Albert, Paul Ford, Machiko Ky?, Harry Morgan, John Forsythe, Nagaharu Yodogawa ..
Directed by: Daniel Mann
Release date: 1957-07-01
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1957 : The Defender (Studio One)

The Defender (Studio One)

7.9/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Ralph Bellamy, Martin Balsam, Steve McQueen, Vivian Nathan, William Shatner, Ian Wolfe, David J. Stewart, Russell Hardie, Iggie Wolfington, Arthur Storch ..
Directed by: Robert Mulligan
Release date: 1957-02-25
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1957 : Annie Get Your Gun

Annie Get Your Gun

7.9/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Mary Martin, John Raitt, William O'Neal, Reta Shaw, Donald Burr, Norman Edwards, Susan Luckey, Zachary Charles, Robert Nash, Stuart Hodes ..
Directed by: Vincent J. Donehue
Release date: 1957-11-27
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1957 : The Night America Trembled

The Night America Trembled

6.6/10 IMDB

A recreation and commentary on how people reacted to the radio broadcast of The War Of The Worlds in 1938.

Starring: Edward R. Murrow, Alexander Scourby, Ray Boyle, Frank Marth, Edward Asner, Freda Holloway, Clint Kimbrough, Tom Clancy, Vincent Gardenia, Fred J. Scollay ..
Directed by: Tom Donovan
Release date: 1957-09-09
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1957 : Mayerling


6.0/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Mel Ferrer, Raymond Massey, Basil Sydney, Diana Wynyard, Judith Evelyn, Isobel Elsom, Nehemiah Persoff, Lorne Greene, David Opatoshu ..
Directed by: Anatole Litvak, Kirk Browning
Release date: 1957-02-04

With Malice Toward One

9.0/10 IMDB

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 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.

Starring: Bette Davis, Ronald Reagan, Frances Bavier, John Baragrey, Maudie Prickett, Helen Wallace, Dee Carroll ..
Directed by: Jules Bricken
Release date: 1957-03-10

On Borrowed Time

9.2/10 IMDB

Mr. Brink seems to bring death with him wherever he goes. But can a young boy and his grandfather change this dire situation?

Starring: Beulah Bondi, Dorothy Eaton, Larry Gates, Margaret Hamilton, Billy Harris, Dennis Kohler, William A. Lee, William LeMassena, Claude Rains, Robinson Stone ..
Directed by: George Schaefer
Release date: 1957-11-17

Junior Miss

8.6/10 IMDB

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.'

Starring: Don Ameche, Joan Bennett, Paul Ford, Carol Lynley, David Wayne, Diana Lynn, Marvin Kaplan, Susanne Sidney, Jill St. John, Peter J. Votrian ..
Directed by: Ralph Nelson
Release date: 1957-12-20

Blood Money

7.9/10 IMDB

"Mountain" McClintock is over the hill as a boxer, but his corrupt manager keeps putting him back in the ring.

Starring: Sean Connery, George Margo, Jacqueline Hill, Warren Mitchell, Michael Caine ..
Directed by: Ralph Nelson
Release date: 1957-03-31
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1957 : The Edsel Show

The Edsel Show

8.0/10 IMDB

Starring: Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Rosemary Clooney, Louis Armstrong, Lindsay Crosby, Glen A. Larson, Ed Cobb, Bruce Belland, Don Clarke ..
Directed by: Seymour Berns
Release date: 1957-10-13
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1957 : The Last Tycoon

The Last Tycoon

7.9/10 IMDB

Based off the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel of the same title, a movie producer is slowly working himself to death.

Starring: Jack Palance, Keenan Wynn, Peter Lorre, Viveca Lindfors, Lee Remick, Robert F. Simon, John Hudson, Reginald Denny, William Roerick, Helen Kleeb ..
Directed by: John Frankenheimer
Release date: 1957-03-14
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1957 : Now Let Him Go

Now Let Him Go

7.6/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Hugh Griffith, June Thorburn, Fanny Rowe, Ursula Howells, William Mervyn, John Breslin, Philip Ray, Frederick Schiller, Allan Jeayes, Beatrice Varley ..
Directed by: Dennis Vance
Release date: 1957-09-15
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1957 : Pinocchio


8.0/10 IMDB

Pinocchio is a 1957 TV musical broadcast shown live on NBC, directed and choreographed by Hanya Holm. This version features songs by Alec Wilder.

Starring: Mickey Rooney, Walter Slezak, Fran Allison ..
Directed by: Paul Bogart
Release date: 1957-10-13
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1957 : Collector’s Item

Collector’s Item

6.9/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Whitney Blake, Thomas Gomez, Eduard Franz, Dick Ryan, Dick Winslow, Harvey Parry, Dick Winslow ..
Directed by: Buzz Kulik
Release date: 1957-12-01
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1957 : The Day Called X

The Day Called X

6.6/10 IMDB

Portentously portrays the evacuation of Portland, Oregon, when threatened by a nuclear attack on its state-of-the-art civil defense system.

Starring: Glenn Ford, Terry Schrunk ..
Directed by: Harry Rasky
Release date: 1957-12-08
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1957 : The Edge of Innocence

The Edge of Innocence

0.0/10 IMDB

An unscrupulous criminal lawyer falls in love with a wealthy widow and becomes involved with her brother's disappearance and murder.

Starring: Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten, Maureen O'Sullivan, Lorne Greene, DeForest Kelley, Beverly Garland, Dan Barton, Bek Nelson, Mary Shipp, Herb Vigran ..
Directed by: Arthur Hiller
Release date: 1957-10-31

Balance of Terror

0.0/10 IMDB

Starring: Julia Arnall, Owen Berry, Ian Colin, Kenneth Edwards, Harry Lockart ..
Release date: 1957-11-21
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1957 : Four O'Clock

Four O'Clock

0.0/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Nancy Kelly, E.G. Marshall, Richard Long ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1957-09-30
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1957 : The Dark Side of the Earth

The Dark Side of the Earth

0.0/10 IMDB

A drama set in 1956, during the unsuccessful Hungarian uprising against the Russians.

Starring: Van Heflin, Earl Holliman, Kim Hunter, Dean Jagger, Jerry Paris, Ian Wolfe ..
Directed by: Arthur Penn
Release date: 1957-09-19

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