1958 in film

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List of years in film (table)
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    1961

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

    Events[edit]

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

    Rank Title Studio Gross rental
    1. South Pacific 20th Century Fox $16,300,000[1]
    2. Auntie Mame Warner Bros. $9,000,000[2]
    3. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $7,800,000[1]
    4. No Time for Sergeants Warner Bros. $7,200,000[2]
    5. Gigi Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $6,750,000[1]
    6. The Vikings United Artists $6,000,000[2]
    7. The Young Lions 20th Century Fox $4,480,000[3]
    8. The Inn of the Sixth Happiness 20th Century Fox $4,400,000[4]
    9. Some Came Running Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $4,245,000[5]
    10. The Big Country United Artists $3,500,000[3]
    God's Little Acre United Artists $3,500,000[3]
    Houseboat Paramount Pictures $3,500,000[3]
    The Long, Hot Summer 20th Century Fox $3,500,000[3]

    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 "All-Time Top Gross Films". Variety. January 10, 1962. p. 13. 
    2. ^ a b c "All-Time Domestic Champs". Variety. January 6, 1960. p. 34. 
    3. ^ a b c d e Cohn, Lawrence (October 15, 1990). "All-Time Film Rental Champs". Variety. p. M140-M196. 
    4. ^ "1959: Probable Domestic Take". Variety. January 6, 1960. p. 34. 
    5. ^ The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles, California: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study