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The year 1958 in film involved some significant 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)



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:

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

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



Film Debuts

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