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Imitation of Life (1959) Starring Lana Turner, Juanita Moore, John Gavin, and Sandra Dee

Imitation of Life (1959) — 125 min - Drama, Romance - 1 January 1959 Your rating: Not rated yet! Lora Meredith, a white single mother who dreams of being on Broadway, has a chance encounter with Annie Johnson, a black widow. Annie becomes the caretaker of Lora's daughter, Suzie, while Lora pursues her stage career. Both women deal with the difficulties of motherhood: Lora's thirst for fame threatens her relationship with Suzie, while Annie's light-skinned daughter, Sarah Jane, struggles with her African-American identity. Director:  Douglas Sirk Stars:  Lana Turner, Juanita Moore, John Gavin, Sandra Dee, Susan Kohner, Robert Alda, Dan...

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Prince and the Showgirl, The (1957) Starring Marilyn Monroe, Laurence Olivier, and Sybil Thorndike

The Prince and the Showgirl (1957) — 115 min - Comedy, Drama, Romance - 13 June 1957 Your rating: Not rated yet! The combination of Marilyn Monroe's light comic skills and Sir Laurence Olivier's magnificent dramatic talent make for a delightful and enchanting period romance. A saucy American showgirl in London is wooed by a roving-eyed Duke, but his estranged son, the young King, interrupts their late supper with politics and angry accusations. Through her guileless approach to both love and politics, Monroe charms them into reconciliation. Olivier directed on location in London, from a script based on the popular...

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Funny Face (1957) Starring Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, and Kay Thompson

Funny Face (1957) NR 103 min - Music, Comedy, Romance - 13 February 1957 Your rating: Not rated yet! A shy Greenwich Village book clerk is discovered by a fashion photographer and whisked off to Paris where she becomes a reluctant model. Director:  Stanley Donen Stars:  Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Kay Thompson, Michel Auclair, Robert Flemyng, Bess Flowers, Dovima, Suzy Parker, Sunny Hartnett, Jean Del Val, Virginia Gibson, Sue England, Ruta Lee Photos No images were imported for this movie. Storyline A shy Greenwich Village book clerk is discovered by a fashion photographer and whisked off to Paris where she...

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Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957) Starring Tony Randall, Jayne Mansfield, and Joan Blondell,

Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957) NR 93 min - Comedy, Drama, Romance - 29 July 1957 Your rating: Not rated yet! Rock Hunter (Tony Randall) writes television commercials, and he's hatched a strategy for a new beauty product. Needing a famous face to deliver his message, Rock tries to recruit actress Rita Marlowe (Jayne Mansfield). At first she thinks it's beneath her, but she wants to make her actor lover (Mickey Hargitay) envious, so she agrees, as long as Rock pretends to be her boyfriend. Soon, Rock is running the ad company, but his ascension is greeted by all...

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Face in the Crowd, A (1957) Starring Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, and Walter Matthau

A Face in the Crowd (1957) — 125 min - Drama - 17 October 1957 Your rating: Not rated yet! "A Face in the Crowd" charts the rise of a raucous hayseed named Lonesome Rhodes from itinerant Ozark guitar picker to local media rabble-rouser to TV superstar and political king-maker. Marcia Jeffries is the innocent Sarah Lawrence girl who discovers the great man in a back-country jail and is the first to fall under his spell Director:  Elia Kazan Stars:  Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Walter Matthau, Lee Remick, Anthony Franciosa, Percy Waram, Paul McGrath, Rod Brasfield, Marshall Neilan, Alexander Kirkland,...

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Island in the Sun (1957) Starring James Mason, Joan Fontaine, and Dorothy Dandridge

Island in the Sun (1957) — 119 min - Drama, Family - 12 June 1957 Your rating: Not rated yet! Set on a fictitious island in the Carribean during colonial British rule. It focuses on the life of a young charismatic and handsome black male with political aspirations. He finds himself confused on returning home when his romantic liaison with a white female tends to conflict with his political views. As rumor has it an interracial screen kiss caused quite a commotion in the U.S. when the film was released. The plot is further strengthened by a look at the...

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Jailhouse Rock (1957) Starring Elvis Presley, Judy Tyler, and Mickey Shaughnessy

Jailhouse Rock (1957) — 96 min - Drama, Music - 8 November 1957 Your rating: Not rated yet! "Everybody, let's rock!" Rock 'n' roll legend Elvis Presley makes his feature film debut in this critically-acclaimed classic. While serving time for manslaughter, young Elvis is taught how to play the guitar by his cellmate. After winning over the hardened inmates with his musical talent, he's released and struggles to become a major recording star. But conflict arises when his cellmate demands a cut of the action. Considered by many to be the best of the Presley films, it features a golden...

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Paths of Glory (1957) Starring Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, and Adolphe Menjou

Paths of Glory (1957) NR 88 min - Drama, War - 18 September 1957 Your rating: Not rated yet! During World War I, commanding officer General Broulard (Adolphe Menjou) orders his subordinate, General Mireau (George Macready), to attack a German trench position, offering a promotion as an incentive. Though the mission is foolhardy to the point of suicide, Mireau commands his own subordinate, Colonel Dax (Kirk Douglas), to plan the attack. When it ends in disaster, General Mireau demands the court-martial of three random soldiers in order to save face. Director:  Stanley Kubrick Stars:  Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou,...

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Sweet Smell of Success (1957) Starring Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, and Susan Harrison

Sweet Smell of Success (1957) NR 96 min - Drama - 27 June 1957 Your rating: Not rated yet! New York City newspaper writer J.J. Hunsecker holds considerable sway over public opinion with his Broadway column, but one thing that he can't control is his younger sister, Susan, who is in a relationship with aspiring jazz guitarist Steve Dallas. Hunsecker strongly disproves of the romance and recruits publicist Sidney Falco to find a way to split the couple, no matter how ruthless the method. Director:  Alexander Mackendrick Stars:  Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison, Martin Milner, Sam Levene, Barbara Nichols,...

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Curse of Frankenstein, The (1957) Starring Peter Cushing, Hazel Court, and Christopher Lee

The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) — 82 min - Horror, Science Fiction - 2 May 1957 Your rating: Not rated yet! Baron Victor Frankenstein has discovered life's secret and unleashed a blood-curdling chain of events resulting from his creation: a cursed creature with a horrid face — and a tendency to kill. Director:  Terence Fisher Stars:  Peter Cushing, Hazel Court, Robert Urquhart, Christopher Lee, Melvyn Hayes, Valerie Gaunt, Paul Hardtmuth, Noel Hood, Fred Johnson, Claude Kingston, Alex Gallier, Michael Mulcaster, Andrew Leigh, Ann Blake, Sally Walsh, Middleton Woods, Raymond Ray Photos No images were imported for this movie. Storyline Baron...

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