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Good Early Movies 1957
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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: 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 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: The Truth About Mother Goose ( 1957 )
The true story behind various nursery rhymes is explored.
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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: Desk Set ( 1957 )
Two extremely strong personalities clash over the computerization of a television network's research department.
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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: Loving You ( 1957 )
A musician and a publicist help a delivery man achieve stardom.
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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: 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: 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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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 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: Men in War ( 1957 )
During the Korean War, a battle-worn lieutenant and his platoon are behind enemy lines, and have orders to march to Hill 465 for possible relief.
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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: Jailhouse Rock ( 1957 )
After serving time for manslaughter, young Vince Everett becomes a teenage rock star.
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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: 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: Hellcats of the Navy ( 1957 )
The daring exploits of a submarine commander whose mission is to chart the minefields in the waters of Japan during World War II.
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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: Cast a Dark Shadow ( 1957 )
Clever fortune-hunter Edward Bare (Sir Dirk Bogarde), with a penchant for murder, does in his elderly, supposedly rich, wife, and manages to get away with it. After an investigation results in a decision of "accidental death", our crafty killer discovers that his late wife's "fortune" is not what he thought it was. Driven to find another unsuspecting spouse, he discovers that his new bride, a widow, is no fool. When she tells him that she intends to keep her accounts separate from his, he is driven to contemplate murder once again.
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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: 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: No Down Payment ( 1957 )
The marital difficulties of four couples living in a southern California housing development become intertwined. Among the unhappy couples are ne'er-do-well Jerry Flagg and his long-suffering wife Isabelle, flirtatious Leola Boone and her sadistic husband Troy, hard working Herman Kreitzer and his understanding wife Betty, and newlyweds Jean and David Martin.
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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 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 Strange One ( 1957 )
Jocko De Paris, cadet leader in a Southern military academy, so manipulates events that George Avery, Jr., son of the school's executive officer, is found drunk and expelled. Through various pressures, Jocko silences such involuntary accomplices as his roommate Harold Koble, football star Roger Gatt and freshmen Robert Marquales and Maynard Simmons, a girl-fearing cadet whom Jocko terrorizes into dating Rosebud, a town girl.
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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: Three Bad Sisters ( 1957 )
A millionaire dies in an airplane crash, leaving all of his money to be divided among his three daughters. One of the daughters doesn't want to share any of it, so she plans to get rid of her two sisters.
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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: 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: 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: The Wings of Eagles ( 1957 )
A biography of Navy flier-turned-screenwriter Frank W. "Spig" Wead.
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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: 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: Invasion of the Saucer Men ( 1957 )
A teenage couple accidentally awakens an alien after hitting it with their car.
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Movie: The Man in the Road ( 1957 )
A man suffering from amnesia is held at an English country estate, used as a sanatorium. The doctors and nurses insist on an identity unfamiliar with him, and he's to go to Russia. On a forbidden trip outside the hospital, he's told it's a plot to kidnap him. With the help of an American girl, evidence mounts.
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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: 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: 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: 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: Love Slaves of the Amazons ( 1957 )
A party of explorers in the Amazon jungle are captured by a tribe of women, and learn that they are to be used as the tribe's "love slaves."
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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: 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: 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: Three Men in a Boat ( 1957 )
Three London gentlemen take vacation rowing down the Thames, encountering various mishaps and misadventures along the way.
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Movie: Rogue's Yarn ( 1957 )
An adulterous husband plans to kill his invalid wife. He thinks that he has the perfect alibi, but an alert detective unravels his story.
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Movie: Attack of the Crab Monsters ( 1957 )
Scientists become trapped on a shrinking island with intelligent, murderous giant crabs.
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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: 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: Battle Hymn ( 1957 )
A remorseful bomber pilot-turned-minister rejoins for the Korean War.
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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: 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: The Spanish Gardener ( 1957 )
Rather undiplomatic British diplomat Harrington Brande (Sir Michael Hordern) takes up his new post in Spain accompanied by his son Nicholas (Jon Whiteley). The posting is something of a disappointment to Harrington, who was hoping for a promotion. That his wife had left him seems to have affected his career. Nicholas sees it all as something of an adventure, and soon becomes fast friends with the new gardener, José (Sir Dirk Bogarde). The apparently "delicate" Nicholas becomes attached to José, and Harrington's jealousy leads him to bar Nicholas from even speaking to José. As tensions mount, another servant frames José for theft, forcing everyone to review the situation.
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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: 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: 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: The Hideout ( 1957 )
An insurance investigator has a chance encounter with the sister of a fur dealer and soon finds himself embroiled in intrigue involving a case filled with cash as well as a potential outbreak of anthrax.
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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: 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: Seven Hills of Rome ( 1957 )
On a train to Rome, the American singer Marc Revere meets the Italian Raffaela. He notices that she intends to work and live at her uncle's. When he gives her a ride, it turns out that said uncle has moved to South America. So Revere offers her to live with him at his cousin's, an impecunious pianist.
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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: 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: The Sun Also Rises ( 1957 )
A group of disillusioned American expatriate writers live a dissolute, hedonistic lifestyle in 1920's France and Spain.
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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: The Accursed ( 1957 )
Survivors of the World War 2 German Resistance Group attend an annual reunion at an English country house. The reunion is hosted by Colonel Price, who intends to find out which guest had betrayed their leader.
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Movie: Decision Against Time ( 1957 )
The efforts of test pilot John Mitchell to make a better life for his wife Mary and their two children seem doomed to failure and he blames himself. At the Conway Aero-Manufacturing Company of Wolverhampton, Mitchell is to take the company's new rocket-propulsion transport plane up for tests, fully loaded and carrying two important passengers - Ministry official Crabtree and buyer's representative Ashmore. Mitchell learns from his boss, Reg Conway, that if Ashmore does not recommend the plane, the company will be out of business and Mitchell out of a job, since the plane is not even insured as the firm's entire capital is tied up in the plane. Aloft, an engine catches fire and the passengers and other crew bail out, but Mitchell refuses to obey orders to jettison the plane in the Irish Sea.
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Movie: The Black Sleep ( 1957 )
Sir Joel Cadman, a mad scientist, kidnaps his victims and cuts open their brains in an effort to discover a means to cure his wife's brain tumor.
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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: 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: 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 Undead ( 1957 )
A beautiful woman is sent back in time via hypnosis to the Middle Ages where she finds she is suspected of being a witch, and subject to being executed.
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Movie: Revolt at Fort Laramie ( 1957 )
At the start of the Civil War, the soldiers manning Fort Laramie are split between Yanks and Confederates but the real threat is the warpath Sioux surrounding them all.
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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: The Monster That Challenged the World ( 1957 )
Giant mollusk monsters attack California.
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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 Garment Jungle ( 1957 )
The struggle of a lady's garment workers' organization to unionize a New York clothing sweat shop; the owner of which is determined to keep the union out of his business at any cost.
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Movie: Time Limit ( 1957 )
During the Korean War former prisoner of war, Major Harry Cargill admits to having collaborated with the enemy but military investigator Colonel William Edwards wants the details.
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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: Night Passage ( 1957 )
A fired railroad man is re-hired and trusted to carry a ten thousand dollar payroll in secret, even though he is suspected of being connected to outlaws.
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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 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: 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: 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: Apache Warrior ( 1957 )
This is the story of the Apache Kid; how he aided in the capture of Geronimo and his band, and later became a hunted renegade himself.
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Movie: All at Sea ( 1957 )
A seasick sea Captain commands an amusement pier despite local opposition.
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Movie: Seven Days from Now ( 1957 )
Ship's officer finds himself in command of a lifeboat full of survivors of a sunken luxury liner.
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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: Decision at Sundown ( 1957 )
Bart Allison and sidekick Sam arrive in the town of Sundown on the wedding day of town boss Tate Kimbrough, whom Allison blames for his wife's death years earlier.
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Movie: Edge of the City ( 1957 )
Two New York City longshoremen Axel Nordmann, an Army deserter and Tommy Tyler, an easy-going freight car loader whose growing friendship is threatened by Charles Malik, a notably repellent punk.
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Movie: Toward the Unknown ( 1957 )
At the dawn of supersonic flight in the 1950s a group of Edwards Air Force Base experimental aircraft test pilots push themselves to the limit.
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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: 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: 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: 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 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: Spring Reunion ( 1957 )
The class of 1941 at Carson High School is holding its 15th reunion. "Boy Most Likely To Succeed" Fred Davis is in town to sell his house before taking a job in San Francisco; he's been wandering from town to town since leaving college. "Most Popular Girl" Maggie Brewster is a successful real estate agent, but her very close relationship with her father seems to make any other man fall short in her eyes. While Maggie's best friend, "happily" married Barna, spends time with Jack, who still lives on the high school football field, Fred and Maggie renew their friendship and find the years haven't been as full as they should have been.
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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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