1958 in film

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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]
11. God's Little Acre United Artists $3,500,000[3]
12. Houseboat Paramount Pictures $3,500,000[3]
13. 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

1958 film releases[edit]

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Notable films released in 1958[edit]

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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