Friday, May 8, 2009


Andy Hardy Comes Home (1958)
Ashes and Diamonds (1958)
Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958)
Attack of the Puppet People (1958)
Auntie Mame (1958)
The Barbarian and the Geisha (1958)
Bell, Book, and Candle (1958)
The Big Country (1958)
Big Deal on Madonna Street (1958)
Bitter Victory (1958)
The Blob (1958)
Bonjour Tristesse (1958)
The Bonnie Parker Story (1958)
The Bravados (1958)
Brink of Life (1958)
The Brothers Karamazov (1958)
The Buccaneer (1958)
Buchanan Rides Alone (1958)
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
A Certain Smile (1958)
The Chaplin Revue (1958)
The Cool and the Crazy (1958)
Cop Hater (1958)
Cowboy (1958)
The Cranes are Flying (1958)
Cry Terror! (1958)
Damn Yankees (1958)
The Days of Wine and Roses (TV) (1958)
The Decks Ran Red (1958)
The Defiant Ones (1958)
Desire Under the Elms (1958)
Doctor's Dilemma (1958)
Dracula (1958)
Dunkirk (1958)
Elevator to the Gallows (1958)
Fiend Without a Face (1958)
The Fly (1958)
Frankenstein – 1970 (1958)
From the Earth to the Moon (1958)
The Geisha Boy (1958)
Gigi (1958)
The Goddess (1958)
God's Little Acre (1958)
Go, Johnny, Go! (1958)
The Hidden Fortress (1958)
High School Confidential (1958)
The Horse's Mouth (1958)
Hot Spell (1958)
Houseboat (1958)
House on Haunted Hill (1958)
I Accuse! (1958)
I Bury the Living (1958)
I Married a Monster from Outer Space (1958)
Indiscreet (1958)
In Love and War (1958)
The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958)
It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958)
I Want to Live! (1958)
Jalshagar (Music Room) (1958)
The Key (1958)
King Creole (1958)
Kings Go Forth (1958)
The Last Hurrah (1958)
The Left-Handed Gun (1958)
Lonelyhearts (1958)
The Long Hot Summer (1958)
Look Back in Anger (1958)
Man of the West (1958)
Mardi Gras (1958)
Marjorie Morningstar (1958)
The Matchmaker (1958)
Merry Andrew (1958)
Mon Oncle (1958)
Monster on the Campus (1958)
The Naked and the Dead (1958)
Night of the Demon (1958)
A Night to Remember (1958)
No Time for Sergeants (1958)
Nowhere to Go (1958)
The Old Man and the Sea (1958)
The Proud Rebel (1958)
Queen of Outer Space (1958)
The Quiet American (1958)
The Reluctant Debutante (1958)
The Restless Years (1958)
Rock-A-Bye Baby (1958)
Run Silent Run Deep (1958)
Saddle the Wind (1958)
Separate Tables (1958)
The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)
The Sheepman (1958)
Some Came Running (1958)
South Pacific (1958)
The Tarnished Angels (1958)
Teacher's Pet (1958)
Ten North Frederick (1958)
This Happy Feeling (1958)
Thunder Road (1958)
A Time to Love and a Time to Die (1958)
Tom Thumb (1958)
Torpedo Run (1958)
Touch of Evil (1958)
The Tunnel of Love (1958)
The Two-Headed Spy (1958)
Vertigo (1958)
The Vikings (1958)
White Wilderness (1958)
The Young Lions (1958)

(May 2009 - July 2009) - As I progress with my adventure, I become more and more fascinated by foreign films. Often, films of France, Italy, and Japan completely overshadow the majority of the American films that I watch. It's evident that I'm entering and era when foreign films and foreign directors began to gain popularity in America. My favorite American movies of 1958 are incredible examples of two genius filmmakers at the tops of their respective games. Hitchcock's Vertigo and Welles' Touch of Evil are hard to beat when you look at the rest of the releases this year. I'm not positive which I liked better. I shouldn't discount the rest of the year's offerings. Admittedly, it was hard to develop a top ten list, with so many fun movies to choose from.

Top Ten - Ashes and Diamonds, Big Deal on Madonna Street, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Cranes are Flying, The Defiant Ones, The Hidden Fortress, Mon Oncle, A Night to Remember, Touch of Evil, Vertigo