1958 in Film
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1958 in Film

The year 1958 in film in the US involved some significant events, including the hit musicals South Pacific and Gigi.

Events

Top-grossing films (U.S.)

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 ( ?, 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

1958 film releases

Coming soon

Notable films released in 1958

U.S.A. unless stated

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Film series

Carry On series (1958-1992)

Short film series

Ending this year

Births

Deaths

Film debuts

References

  1. ^ a b c "All-Time Top Gross Films". Variety. January 10, 1962. p. 13.
  2. ^ a b c "All-Time Domestic Champs". Variety. January 6, 1960. p. 34.
  3. ^ a b c d e Cohn, Lawrence (October 15, 1990). "All-Time Film Rental Champs". Variety. p. M140-M196.
  4. ^ "1959: Probable Domestic Take". Variety. January 6, 1960. p. 34.
  5. ^ The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles, California: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study

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