1958 in film

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The year 1958 in film involved some significant events, including the hit musicals South Pacific and Gigi.

Events[edit]

Top grossing films (U.S.)[edit]

Rank Title Studio Director Actors Gross rental
1. South Pacific 20th Century Fox Joshua Logan Mitzi Gaynor, Rossano Brazzi, John Kerr, Ray Walston, Juanita Hall, France Nuyen, Russ Brown $16,300,000[1]
2. Auntie Mame Warner Bros. Pictures Morton DaCosta Rosalind Russell, Forrest Tucker, Coral Browne, Roger Smith, Peggy Cass $9,100,000[1]
3. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Richard Brooks Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives, Judith Anderson, Jack Carson, Madeleine Sherwood $7,800,000[1]
4. No Time for Sergeants Warner Bros. Pictures Mervyn LeRoy Andy Griffith, Myron McCormick, Murray Hamilton, Nick Adams, Don Knotts $7,500,000[1]
5. Gigi Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Vincente Minnelli Leslie Caron, Louis Jordan, Hermione Gingold, Maurice Chevalier, Isabel Jeans, Eva Gabor, Jacques Bergerac $6,700,000[1]
6. The Vikings United Artists Richard Fleischer Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, Ernest Borgnine, James Donald, Alexander Knox, Frank Thring $6,000,000[1]
7. Vertigo Paramount Pictures Alfred Hitchcock James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes $5,306,000[citation needed]
8. The Young Lions 20th Century Fox Edward Dmytryk Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, Dean Martin, Hope Lange, May Britt, Maximilian Schell $4,480,000[citation needed]
9. Some Came Running Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Vincente Minnelli Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Shirley MacLaine, Martha Hyer, Arthur Kennedy, Nancy Gates $4,442,000[citation needed]
10. The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw 20th Century Fox Raoul Walsh Kenneth More, Jayne Mansfield, Bruce Cabot, Henry Hull $4,410,000[citation needed]

(*) After theatrical re-issue(s)

Awards[edit]

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: Gigi – Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Best Director: Vincente MinnelliGigi
Best Actor: David NivenSeparate Tables
Best Actress: Susan HaywardI Want to Live!
Best Supporting Actor: Burl IvesThe Big Country
Best Supporting Actress: Wendy HillerSeparate Tables
Best Foreign Language Film: Mon Oncle (My Uncle), directed by Jacques Tati, France

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: The Defiant Ones
Best Actor: David NivenSeparate Tables
Best Actress: Susan HaywardI Want to Live!
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: Gigi
Best Actor: Danny KayeMe and the Colonel
Best Actress: Rosalind RussellAuntie Mame
Other
Best Director: Vincente MinnelliGigi

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

The Cranes Are Flying (Летят журавли, Letyat zhuravli), directed by Mikheil Kalatozishvili, Soviet Union

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

The Rickshaw Man (Muhomatsu no issho), directed by Hiroshi Inagaki, Japan

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Wild Strawberries (Smultronstället), directed by Ingmar Bergman, Sweden

Notable films released in 1958[edit]

U.S.A. unless stated

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film series[edit]

Carry On series (1958–1992)

Short film series[edit]

Ending this year

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Film debuts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Finler, Joel Waldo (2003). The Hollywood Story. Wallflower Press. pp. 358–359. ISBN 978-1-903364-66-6.