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Good Early Movies 1957
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Movie: The Bridge on the River Kwai ( 1957 )
After settling his differences with a Japanese P.O.W. camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors, while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it.
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Movie: 12 Angry Men ( 1957 )
A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence.
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Movie: Funny Face ( 1957 )
An impromptu fashion shoot at a book store brings about a new fashion model discovery in the shop clerk.
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Movie: Paths of Glory ( 1957 )
After refusing to attack an enemy position, a general accuses the soldiers of cowardice and their commanding officer must defend them.
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Movie: The Incredible Shrinking Man ( 1957 )
When Scott Carey begins to shrink because of exposure to a combination of radiation and insecticide, medical science is powerless to help him.
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Movie: An Affair to Remember ( 1957 )
A couple falls in love and agrees to meet in six months at the Empire State Building - but will it happen?
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Movie: Tammy and the Bachelor ( 1957 )
An unsophisticated young woman from the Mississippi swamps falls in love with an unconventional southern gentleman.
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Movie: The Wrong Man ( 1957 )
In 1953, an innocent man named Christopher Emmanuel "Manny" Balestrero is arrested after being mistaken for an armed robber.
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Movie: The 27th Day ( 1957 )
Aliens take five people, give them small capsules which can kill mankind without additional damage, with the understanding they will colonize Earth only if they use the weapons.
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Movie: Legend of the Lost ( 1957 )
American ne'er-do-well Joe January is hired to take Paul Bonnard on an expedition into the desert in search of treasure.
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Movie: The Prince and the Showgirl ( 1957 )
An American showgirl becomes entangled in political intrigue when the Prince Regent of a foreign country attempts to seduce her.
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Movie: Desk Set ( 1957 )
Two extremely strong personalities clash over the computerization of a television network's research department.
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Movie: Pickup Alley ( 1957 )
International narcotics smuggler Frank McNally is trailed through various European countries by U.S. drug enforcement agent Charles Sturgis.
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Movie: Invasion of the Saucer Men ( 1957 )
A teenage couple accidentally awakens an alien after hitting it with their car.
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Movie: 20 Million Miles to Earth ( 1957 )
The first U.S. spaceship to Venus crash-lands off the coast of Sicily on its return trip. A dangerous, lizard-like creature comes with it and quickly grows gigantic.
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Movie: The Cyclops ( 1957 )
An expedition to Mexico finds and does battle with a mutated 25-foot man with one big eye.
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Movie: Quatermass 2 ( 1957 )
Professor Quatermass, trying to gather support for his Lunar colonisation project, is intrigued by mysterious traces that have been showing up.
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Movie: The Land Unknown ( 1957 )
Three men and a woman crash-land in a deep crater in Antarctica, where they find a prehistoric world.
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Movie: Across the Bridge ( 1957 )
A wealthy businessman attempts to run to Mexico to escape capture for embezzlement. On the way, he switches identities for a visa but that only complicates matters.
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Movie: All Mine to Give ( 1957 )
An immigrant family in 1850's Wisconsin prospers until tragedy strikes.
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Movie: 3:10 to Yuma ( 1957 )
Broke small-time rancher Dan Evans is hired by the stagecoach line to put big-time captured outlaw leader Ben Wade on the 3:10 train to Yuma but Wade's gang tries to free him.
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Movie: The Tin Star ( 1957 )
A cynical former sheriff turned bounty hunter helps a young, recently appointed acting sheriff with his advice, his experience and his gun.
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Movie: Sweet Smell of Success ( 1957 )
Powerful but unethical Broadway columnist J.J. Hunsecker coerces unscrupulous press agent Sidney Falco into breaking up his sister's romance with a jazz musician.
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Movie: The Sad Sack ( 1957 )
Private Meredith Bixby is so out of step in the Army that his six weeks of planned basic training has now stretched to 17 months. After he loses a tank, WAC Major Shelton, a psychologist, is assigned to make a good soldier out of him. She requests Corporal Dolan and Private Stan Wensalawsky to help with the training. Dolan and Stan both have scores to settle with Bixby and their "guidance" leads to more mishaps. Sergeant Pulley has them shipped out to Morocco. On leave in North Africa, Bixy wanders alone into a bar, has a few Moroccan Delights, which he thinks are malted milks, and becomes convinced that exotic singer-dancer Zita is THE girl for him. To protect him, Dolan tells him some lies about Zita, and Bixby, in despair, joins the Suicide Division of the Foreign Legion. He is kidnapped by a band of Arabian plotters and, guarded by the knife-happy Abdul, is ordered to assemble a stolen American cannon. Zita learns of his plight and gets Dolan and Stan to join her in a rescue mission.
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Movie: A Face in the Crowd ( 1957 )
An Arkansas drifter becomes an overnight media sensation. As he becomes drunk with fame and power, will he ever be exposed as the fraud he has become?
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Movie: Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison ( 1957 )
During World War II, an American marine and an Irish nun form an unlikely friendship after being stranded on a South Pacific island. They find comfort in one another as the two hope for a rescue.
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Movie: The Opposite Sex ( 1957 )
Shortly after their tenth wedding anniversary, New York City Theater Producer Steven Hilliard (Leslie Nielsen) and his wife, former popular radio singer Kay Ashley Hilliard (June Allyson), are getting a Kay-initiated Reno divorce after Kay finds out about a marital indiscretion he had with...
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Movie: The Black Scorpion ( 1957 )
Volcanic activity frees giant scorpions from the earth who wreak havoc in the rural countryside and eventually threaten Mexico City.
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Movie: Kiss Them for Me ( 1957 )
In 1944, three Navy pilots stationed in Hawaii and a P.R. officer go on a 4-day leave to San Francisco where they party with a good crowd in the executive suite of a busy hotel.
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Movie: The Wayward Bus ( 1957 )
Three strangers, a stripper, an alcoholic wife and a travelling salesman embark on a life-changing journey. As the road presents challenges, each character faces his or her own shortcomings, not knowing where life will lead next.
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Movie: Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? ( 1957 )
To save his career, a writer for television advertising wants a famous actress to endorse a lipstick. In return, he has to pretend to be her new lover.
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Movie: Not of This Earth ( 1957 )
An alien agent from the distant planet Davana is sent to Earth via a high-tech matter transporter. There, he terrorizes Southern California in an attempt to acquire blood for his dying race, the result of a devastating nuclear war.
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Movie: The Burglar ( 1957 )
Dan Duryea and his cronies rob a fake spiritualist and then take it on the lam to Atlantic City.
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Movie: The Abominable Snowman ( 1957 )
A kindly English botanist and a gruff American scientist lead an expedition to the Himalayas in search of the legendary Yeti.
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Movie: Fire Down Below ( 1957 )
The friendship between two tramp boat owners is threatened by the arrival of a beautiful and seductive passenger.
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Movie: Jailhouse Rock ( 1957 )
After serving time for manslaughter, young Vince Everett becomes a teenage rock star.
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Movie: Operation Mad Ball ( 1957 )
In post-WW2 France, U.S. Army hospital private Hogan and Captain Lock try to outwit one another on issues such as wooing pretty nurses, accounting for missing medical supplies, organizing unauthorized dances and influencing their C.O.
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Movie: The Deadly Mantis ( 1957 )
A giant prehistoric praying mantis, recently freed from the Arctic ice, voraciously preys on American military at the DEW Line and works its way south.
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Movie: The Toy Tiger ( 1957 )
Advertising executive Gwen Taylor sends her art director Rick Todd on a mission to bring an artist back to the commercial fold. Meanwhile, Gwen's fatherless son Timmie, at a remote boys' school, is riding for a fall by manufacturing evidence of his "explorer father." By an amazing coincidence, Rick steps off the bus at just the right moment for Timmie to recruit him as "father" without his knowledge. With no intention of collaborating, the befuddled Rick is carried along by the sweep of events. Who can predict the outcome?
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Movie: Your Past Is Showing ( 1957 )
A very British comedy about a blackmailer and his victims.
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Movie: The Spirit of St. Louis ( 1957 )
Charles 'Slim' Lindbergh struggles to finance and design an airplane that will make his New York to Paris flight the first solo transatlantic crossing.
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Movie: Three Violent People ( 1957 )
When Confederate officer Colt Saunders returns to his Texas ranch after the war he finds his lands wanted by carpetbaggers and by corrupt provisional government commissioners Harrison and Cable.
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Movie: Back from Eternity ( 1957 )
When a commercial plane force-lands in a South-American jungle, the passengers and pilots must patch-up the engines and escape the cannibal-infested area.
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Movie: Until They Sail ( 1957 )
During WW2, husband-less New Zealand women meet and marry American soldiers who are fighting in the Pacific theater.
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Movie: The Truth About Mother Goose ( 1957 )
The true story behind various nursery rhymes is explored.
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Movie: Designing Woman ( 1957 )
A sportswriter and a fashion-designer marry after a whirlwind romance, and discover they have little in common.
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Movie: Perri ( 1957 )
True-Life nature photography is used to tell the tale of a female tree squirrel named Perri who encounters many different forest creatures, both friendly and dangerous, as she grows up through the four seasons and finds a mate named Porro.
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Movie: Pal Joey ( 1957 )
Joey Evans is charming, handsome, funny, talented, and a first class, A-number-one heel. When Joey meets the former chorus girl ("She used to be 'Vera...with the Vanishing Veils'") and now rich widow Vera Simpson, the two lecherous souls seem made for each other. That is, until Linda English comes along. Linda is a "mouse on the chorus line" and built like there's no tomorrow. But she's the typical good little girl from a good little home -- just the right ingredient to louse up Joey's cushy set up.
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Movie: Hold That Hypnotist ( 1957 )
Sach and Duke set out to expose a stage hypnotist as a phony. In order to do so, Sach allows himself to be hypnotized and "regressed" to a past life--which he discovers was as a tax collector who gets a map of buried treasure from Blackbeard the Pirate. The hypnotist gets Sach to reveal the location of the map and the treasure, planning to lock up the boys and get the treasure for himself.
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Movie: Stopover Tokyo ( 1957 )
In the post-world-war-two years, the United States and Japan make efforts to strengthen their friendship and to become allies against the Communist threat exacerbated by the onset of the Cold War. Famous Japanese sculptor Katsura creates a new sculpture symbolizing the growing friendship between Japan and the United States. The memorial features...
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Movie: Up in Smoke ( 1957 )
In order to be able to get the names of winning horses at the track, Sach agrees to sell his soul to the devil.
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Movie: Voodoo Island ( 1957 )
A wealthy industrialist hires the renowned hoax-buster Phillip Knight to prove that an island he plans to develop isn't voodoo cursed. However, arriving on the island, Knight soon realizes that voodoo does exist when he discovers man-eating plants and a tribe of natives with bizarre powers.
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Movie: Love in the Afternoon ( 1957 )
A middle-aged playboy becomes fascinated by the daughter of a private detective who has been hired to entrap him with the wife of a client.
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Movie: Sorority Girl ( 1957 )
A poor-little-rich-girl feels alienated by her mother and enacts a string of revenges on her fellow pupils at a girls' boarding school. However, she is outcast when one of her stunts nearly drives a girl to suicide.
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Movie: She Devil ( 1957 )
Doctors Scott and Bach inject the dying Kyra Zelas with a formula which saves her life - but also renders her almost immortal and wickedly evil.
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Movie: Loving You ( 1957 )
A musician and a publicist help a delivery man achieve stardom.
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Movie: The Girl in Black Stockings ( 1957 )
A party girl is murdered, and everyone at a Utah motel is a suspect.
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Movie: Hell Drivers ( 1957 )
Ex-con trucker tries to expose his boss' rackets.
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Movie: Rockabilly Baby ( 1957 )
The mysterious Mrs. Eleanor Carter moves to Springfield with her two teen-age children Jimmy and Cathy. Eleanor makes friends with the town's social leader, Mrs. Wellington, who supports her idea for a town youth center, and she is aided by Tom Griffith, the high school principal. At the town's annual picnic, to which Eleanor has bought a band (Les Brown and His Band of Reknown), the town busy-body, Eunice, reveals what she had learned from Eleanor's past.
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Movie: The Story of Esther Costello ( 1957 )
Eighteen-year-old Esther has been deaf and blind since the accident which killed her mother. Wealthy Margaret Landi, a native of Esther's village in Ireland, is talked into helping to educate and possibly heal Esther. Margaret grows to love Esther as a daughter, but finds Esther's innocence threatened by sleazy promoters and her own sleazy ex-husband.
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Movie: I Was a Teenage Werewolf ( 1957 )
A hypnotherapist uses a temperamental teenager as guinea pig for a serum which transforms him into a vicious werewolf.
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Movie: The Pajama Game ( 1957 )
An Iowa pajama factory worker falls in love with an affable superintendent who had been hired by the factory's boss to help oppose the workers' demand for a pay raise.
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Movie: The Beast of Hollow Mountain ( 1957 )
An American cowboy living in Mexico discovers his cattle are being eaten by a giant prehistoric dinosaur.
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Movie: Joe Butterfly ( 1957 )
American soldiers in occupied Tokyo get mixed up with a conniving black-marketeer.
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Movie: Beginning of the End ( 1957 )
Audrey Ames, an enterprising journalist, tries to get the scoop on giant grasshoppers accidentally created at the Illinois State experimental farm. She endeavors to save Chicago, despite a military cover-up.
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Movie: Island in the Sun ( 1957 )
Set during the 1950s on a British-ruled Caribbean island, this drama deals with local politics, interracial relationships, social inequality, racism, adultery and murder.
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Movie: Annie Get Your Gun ( 1957 )
Irving Berlin's stage musical about Annie Oakley and Frank Butler.
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Movie: The Monster That Challenged the World ( 1957 )
Giant mollusk monsters attack California.
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Movie: Plunder Road ( 1957 )
Five men rob a train in Utah of 10 million dollars in gold and head to Los Angeles in 3 trucks hoping to meet up with their beautiful accomplice, and leave the country.
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Movie: Affair in Havana ( 1957 )
Songwriter falls in love with a crippled man's wife.
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Movie: The Girl in the Kremlin ( 1957 )
In 1953, Soviet dictator Stalin fakes his own death, undergoes plastic surgery and vanishes but OSS agent Steve Anderson searches for him in Europe.
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Movie: Gunfight at the O.K. Corral ( 1957 )
Lawman Wyatt Earp and outlaw Doc Holliday form an unlikely alliance which culminates in their participation in the legendary Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.
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Movie: A Hatful of Rain ( 1957 )
A Korean War veteran's morphine addiction wreaks havoc upon his family.
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Movie: The Wayward Girl ( 1957 )
Framed by her stepmother "Katharine Barrett" for manslaughter, a convict "Marcia Henderson" turns to a parole racket.
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Movie: Baby Face Nelson ( 1957 )
George "Babyface" Nelson became one of the most important gangsters of 1930's Chicago by making brutal robberies. In order to compete with Al Capone, he allied himself with John Dillinger.
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Movie: The Tall Stranger ( 1957 )
Back from the Civil War, an ex-Yankee officer aids a wagon train of former Confederates settle in a prosperous valley marred by cattle-rustling and land-grabbing feuds.
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Movie: The Tall T ( 1957 )
An independent former ranch foreman is kidnapped along with an heiress, who is being held for ransom by trio of ruthless outlaws.
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Movie: The Tarnished Angels ( 1957 )
Story of a friendship between an eccentric journalist and a daredevil barnstorming pilot.
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Movie: The Mole People ( 1957 )
A party of archaeologists discovers the remnants of a mutant five-millennia-old Sumerian civilization living beneath a glacier atop a mountain in Mesopotamia.
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Movie: The Story of Mankind ( 1957 )
The devil and the spirit of mankind argue as to whether or not humanity is ultimately good or evil.
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Movie: Voodoo Woman ( 1957 )
Deep in the jungles a mad scientist is using the natives' voodoo for his experiments to create an indestructible being to serve his will. When a party of gold seekers stumbles upon his village, the scientist realizes that Marilyn the expedition's evil leader is the perfect subject for his work.
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Movie: Lucky Jim ( 1957 )
Jim Dixon feels anything but lucky. At the university he has to do the bidding of absent-minded and boring Professor Welch to have any hope of keeping his job. Worse, he has managed to get entangled with unexciting but neurotic Margaret Peel, a friend of the Professor's. All-in-all, the pub is the only friendly place to be. His misery is completed at a dreadful weekend gathering of the Welch clan by the arrival of son Bertrand. Not so much that Betrand is loud-mouthed and boorish - which he is - but that he has as companion Christine Callaghan, the sort of marvellous and unattainable woman Jim can only dream about.
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Movie: The Curse of Frankenstein ( 1957 )
Victor Frankenstein builds a creature and brings it to life, but it behaves not as he intended.
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Movie: Crime of Passion ( 1957 )
Kathy leaves the newspaper business to marry homicide detective Bill but is frustrated by his lack of ambition and the banality of life in the suburbs. Her drive to advance Bill's career soon takes her down a dangerous path.
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Movie: The Three Faces of Eve ( 1957 )
A doctor treats a woman suffering from Multiple Personality Disorder.
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Movie: Motorcycle Gang ( 1957 )
A troublemaker returns to town only to find his old tearaway pals have joined a supervised motorcycle club. Friction erupts between him and the new leader about this goody-goody setup, and about the charms of gang moll Terry.
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Movie: Jet Pilot ( 1957 )
Air Force Colonel Jim Shannon is tasked to escort a defecting Soviet pilot who is scheming to lure Shannon to the USSR.
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Movie: Footsteps in the Night ( 1957 )
A gambling addict is the logical suspect in the death of a card-playing neighbor who caused his relapse - too logical, think the two detectives on the case.
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Movie: From Hell It Came ( 1957 )
A wrongfully accused South Seas prince is executed, and returns as a walking tree stump.
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Movie: A Farewell to Arms ( 1957 )
An English nurse and an American soldier on the Italian front during World War I fall in love, but the horrors surrounding them test their romance to the limit.
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Movie: The Girl He Left Behind ( 1957 )
Privileged college student Andy Shaeffer is a mama's boy who flunks out of school and is drafted by the army where he becomes a real man, to the astonishment of everyone.
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Movie: Blood of Dracula ( 1957 )
Under hypnosis, a young woman turns into a vampire.
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Movie: The Unknown Terror ( 1957 )
A millionaire leads an expedition into a remote jungle to find his wife's long-lost brother, but instead the group finds a mad scientist who has created a fungus monster that feeds on the local inhabitants.
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Movie: The Wings of Eagles ( 1957 )
A biography of Navy flier-turned-screenwriter Frank W. "Spig" Wead.
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Movie: The Beasts of Marseilles ( 1957 )
Escaping British prisoners of war hide out in German occupied France.
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Movie: The Monolith Monsters ( 1957 )
Rocks from a meteor which grow when in contact with water threaten a sleepy Southwestern desert community.
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Movie: The Careless Years ( 1957 )
High school girl from a wealthy family falls for a fellow student from a poor family. Both families disapprove, and, unable to stand the pressure, the couple quit school and flee to Mexico.
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Movie: A Touch of the Sun ( 1957 )
Willie is a hall porter who is left a fortune but after living it up for a while he returns to his old hotel which is in financial difficulties.
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Movie: The Long Haul ( 1957 )
After leaving his U.S. Army job in Germany, a trucker takes a long-haul driver job in Britain where he runs into an organized-crime syndicate that controls the trucking industry.
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Movie: Something of Value ( 1957 )
Although Peter and Kimani grew up together, Kimani soon finds that different races are treated differently. After Kimani's father is jailed for following tribal customs, Kimani joins a band of rebels that wants all non-Kenyans out of their country. While Kimani believes in the cause, he does not agree with the indiscriminate killing of women, children, and those who will not join or agree with them. Even after the Mau Mau murder his little sister and brother, Peter still believes that there is a chance for peaceful co-existence and that he can stop most of the killing if he can reason with Kimani.
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