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The year 1958 in film involved some significant events.

Events

  • February 16- "In the Money" by William Beaudine is released on this date. It would be the last installment of The Bowery Boys series which began back in 1946.


Top grossing films (U.S.)

Rank Title Studio Gross
1. South Pacific Magna/20th Century Fox $17,500,000
2. Auntie Mame Warner Brothers $9,300,000
3. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof MGM $8,785,000
4. No Time For Sergeants Warner Brothers $7,500,000
5. Gigi MGM $7,321,000
6. The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad Columbia $6,500,000
7. The Vikings 20th Century Fox $6,283,000
8. Vertigo* Paramount/Universal $5,306,000
9. The Young Lions 20th Century Fox $4,480,000
10. Some Came Running MGM $4,442,000
11 Carry On Sergeant Pinewood Studiosmarker £500,000 (UK)


(*) After theatrical re-issue(s)

source: http://www.boxofficereport.com/database/1958.shtml

Awards

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: Gigi - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Best Director: Vincente Minnelli - Gigi
Best Actor: David Niven - Separate Tables
Best Actress: Susan Hayward - I Want to Live!
Best Supporting Actor: Burl Ives - The Big Country
Best Supporting Actress: Wendy Hiller - Separate Tables
Best Foreign Language Film: Mon Oncle (My Uncle), directed by Jacques Tati, France


Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: The Defiant Ones
Best Actor: David Niven - Separate Tables
Best Actress: Susan Hayward - I Want to Live!


Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: Gigi
Best Actor: Danny Kaye - Me and the Colonel
Best Actress: Rosalind Russell - Auntie Mame


Other
Best Director: Vincente Minnelli - Gigi


Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):
The Cranes Are Flying (Летят журавли, Letyat zhuravli), directed by Mikheil Kalatozishvili, Soviet Union


Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):
The Rickshaw Man (Muhomatsu no issho), directed by Hiroshi Inagaki, Japan


Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):
Wild Strawberries (Smultronstället), directed by Ingmar Bergman, Sweden


Films released in 1958



film series

Carry On series (1958-1992)

Short film series



Ending this year

Births



Deaths



Film Debuts




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