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The year 1957 in film involved some significant events.

Events



Top grossing films (U.S.)

Rank Title Studio Gross
1. Bridge on the River Kwaimarker Columbia $17,195,000
2. Peyton Place 20th Century Fox $11,500,000
3. Sayonara Warner Brothers $10,500,000
4. Old Yeller* Disney $10,050,000
5. Raintree County MGM $5,963,000
6. A Farewell to Arms
Island in the Sun
20th Century Fox $5,000,000
7. Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? 20th Century Fox $4,865,000
8. Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
Pal Joey
Paramount
Columbia
$4,700,000
9. Don't Go Near the Water MGM $4,474,000


(*) After theatrical re-issue(s)

source: http://www.boxofficereport.com/database/1957.shtml

Awards

Academy Awards:
Best Picture: The Bridge on the River Kwaimarker - 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: The 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


Films released in 1957



Short film series



Ending this year

Births



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