New Films for 1957

As the New Year came in – 1957 The Picturegoer ran a few pages of advertisements for Films that we just had to see in those first few weeks of the New Year

The sheer Number of Films ready to go,  meant that film fans would be very regular visitors to their local Cinema

Films of 1957

 

The King and I

 

Cinemascope

Above – The King and I – this was reprised last year on stage at the London Palladium

Films of 1957 A

ABOVE – Elvis in his first film – where he was third-billed – don’t think that happened again.  Also there was Anastasia which again starred Yul Brynner and Ingrid Bergman in a film that had plenty of publicity at that time – but little heard of these days. .  Jayne Mansfield of course in The Girl Can’t Help It – and with The Platters, Gene Vincent, Fats Domino and Eddie Cochran – My Goodness those four in the same film – What a line up.  Pop stars of that magnitude would not be seen on the same bill – but here they are !!

Films of 1957 b

ABOVE – We featured Quatermass 2 recently on here. Also an interesting one The King and Four Queens – now a largely forgotten Western. However one of the leading actors was Sara Shane – who a few years later played in Tarzans Greatest Adventure  with Gordon Scott as Tarzan and also starring Anthony Quayle and an unknown Sean Connery whose very next film was Dr. No.

Sara Shane retired from films and now lives in Queensland, Australia. She has written Books on Health Advice and has become quite famous in this field

Also the big one ABOVE  - Around the World in 80 Days – that Mike Todd extravaganza. 

Saint Joan starred Richard Todd, Jean Seberg and Richard Widmark –

Films of 1957 C

The Good Companions above – typical English Film of the time

Films of 1957 D

Here again above – TWO very typical English Films of the time – both good.  

At that time Brian Rix was doing this one – Dry Rot and other productions at the Whitehall Theatre – all of which were hugely popular

 

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