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List of years in film
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1954
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959
1960
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1954
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959
1960

Script error: No such module "Sidebar". The year 1957 in film involved some significant events, with The Bridge on the River Kwai topping the year's box office and winning the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Events

Top-grossing films (U.S.)

Rank Title Leading Star Studio Gross
1. The Bridge on the River Kwai William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa Columbia $17,195,000
2. Peyton Place Lana Turner, Hope Lange 20th Century Fox $16,100,000
3. Sayonara Marlon Brando, Red Buttons Warner Bros. $10,500,000
4. Old Yeller* Tommy Kirk, Fess Parker Walt Disney Productions $10,050,000
5. Raintree County Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Eva Marie Saint, Lee Marvin MGM $5,963,000
6. Island in the Sun James Mason, Harry Belafonte, Joan Fontaine, Joan Collins, Dorothy Dandridge, Michael Rennie 20th Century Fox $5,550,000
7. Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? Jayne Mansfield, Tony Randall, Joan Blondell, Mickey Hargitay 20th Century Fox $4,900,000
8. A Farewell to Arms Rock Hudson, Jennifer Jones 20th Century Fox $4,865,000
9. Gunfight at the O.K. Corral Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas Paramount $4,700,000
10. Pal Joey Rita Hayworth, Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak Columbia $4,500,000
11. Jailhouse Rock Elvis Presley MGM $4,474,000
12. The Prince and the Showgirl Marilyn Monroe, Laurence Olivier Warner Bros. $4,300,000
13. Jeanne Eagels Kim Novak, Jeff Chandler Columbia $4,250,000
14. Fire Down Below Rita Hayworth, Robert Mitchum Columbia $4,000,000
15. Funny Face Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire Paramount $3,995,000
16. Loving You Elvis Presley, Dolores Hart Paramount $3,990,000
17. Jet Pilot John Wayne, Janet Leigh Universal $3,887,000
18. Witness for the Prosecution Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester United Artists $3,883,000
19. An Affair to Remember Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr 20th Century Fox $3,800,000
20. The Wayward Bus Jayne Mansfield, Joan Collins 20th Century Fox $3,776,000

(*) After theatrical re-issue(s)

Awards

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: The Bridge on the River Kwai - Horizon, Columbia
Best Director: David Lean - The Bridge on the River Kwai
Best Actor: Alec Guinness - The Bridge on the River Kwai
Best Actress: Joanne Woodward - The Three Faces of Eve
Best Supporting Actor: Red Buttons - Sayonara
Best Supporting Actress: Miyoshi Umeki - Sayonara
Best Foreign Language Film: Nights of Cabiria (Le Notti di Cabiria), directed by Federico Fellini, Italy

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: The Bridge on the River Kwai
Best Actor: Alec Guinness - The Bridge on the River Kwai
Best Actress: Joanne Woodward - The Three Faces of Eve
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: Les Girls
Best Actor: Frank Sinatra - Pal Joey
Best Actress: Kay Kendall - Les Girls
Other
Best Director: David Lean - The Bridge on the River Kwai
Best Foreign Film: Confessions of Felix Krull (Bekenntnisse des Hochstaplers Felix Krull), W.Germany
Best Foreign Film: Tizoc, Mexico
Best Foreign Film: Woman in a Dressing Gown, United Kingdom
Best Foreign Film: Yellow Crow (Kiiroi karasu), Japan

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

Friendly Persuasion, directed by William Wyler, United States

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

Aparajito (aka The Unvanquished), directed by Satyajit Ray, India

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

12 Angry Men, directed by Sidney Lumet, United States

Top ten money making stars

Rank Actor/Actress
1. Rock Hudson
2. John Wayne
3. Pat Boone
4. Elvis Presley
5. Frank Sinatra
6. Kim Novak
7. Gary Cooper
8. William Holden
9. James Stewart
10. Jerry Lewis

Notable films released in 1957

Romance films released in 1957

  1. The Cranes Are Flying
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