Best War Movies of 1958

1.

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
2.

A Time to Love and a Time to Die

3.9
7.7/10 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
3.

The Inn of the Sixth Happiness

3.8
7.3/10 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 J├╝rgens, 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
4.

Run Silent, Run Deep

3.8
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
5.

I Was Monty's Double

3.7
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
6.

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
7.

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
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8.

The Square Peg

3.7
7.0/10 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
9.

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
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10.

Carve Her Name with Pride

3.5
7.2/10 IMDB

Violette Bushell is the daughter of an English father and a French mother, living in London in the early years of World War 2. She meets a handsome young French soldier in the park and takes him back for the family Bastille day celebrations. They fall in love, marry and have a baby girl when Violette Szabo receives the dreaded telegram informing her of his death in North Africa. Shortly afterwards, Violette is approached to join the SOE (Special Operations Executive). Should she stay and look after her baby or "do her duty" ?

Starring: Virginia McKenna, Paul Scofield, Jack Warner, Denise Grey, Bill Owen, Maurice Ronet, Alain Saury, Sydney Tafler, Avice Landone, Noel Willman ..
Directed by: Lewis Gilbert
Release date: 1958-02-18

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