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1958 In Film

List of years in film (table)
In television

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


  • Events 1
  • Top grossing films (U.S.) 2
  • Awards 3
  • Notable films released in 1958 4
  • film series 5
  • Short film series 6
  • Births 7
  • Deaths 8
  • Film debuts 9
  • References 10


Top grossing films (U.S.)

Rank Title Studio Director Actors Gross rental
1. South Pacific 20th Century Fox Joshua Logan Mitzi Gaynor, Rossano Brazzi, John Kerr, Ray Walston, Juanita Hall, France Nuyen, Russ Brown $16,300,000[1]
2. Auntie Mame Warner Bros. Morton DaCosta Rosalind Russell, Forrest Tucker, Coral Browne, Roger Smith, Peggy Cass $9,100,000[1]
3. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Richard Brooks Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives, Judith Anderson, Jack Carson, Madeleine Sherwood $7,800,000[1]
4. No Time for Sergeants Warner Bros. Mervyn LeRoy Andy Griffith, Myron McCormick, Murray Hamilton, Nick Adams, Don Knotts $7,500,000[1]
5. Gigi Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Vincente Minnelli Leslie Caron, Louis Jordan, Hermione Gingold, Maurice Chevalier, Isabel Jeans, Eva Gabor, Jacques Bergerac $6,700,000[1]
6. The Vikings United Artists Richard Fleischer James Donald, Alexander Knox, Frank Thring $6,000,000[1]
7. Vertigo Paramount Pictures Alfred Hitchcock James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes $5,306,000
8. The Young Lions 20th Century Fox Edward Dmytryk Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, Dean Martin, Hope Lange, May Britt, Maximilian Schell $4,480,000
9. Some Came Running Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Vincente Minnelli Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Shirley MacLaine, Martha Hyer, Arthur Kennedy, Nancy Gates $4,442,000
10. The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw 20th Century Fox Raoul Walsh Kenneth More, Jayne Mansfield, Bruce Cabot, Henry Hull $4,410,000

(*) After theatrical re-issue(s)


Academy Awards:

Best Picture: Gigi – Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Best Director: Vincente MinnelliGigi
Best Actor: David NivenSeparate Tables
Best Actress: Susan HaywardI Want to Live!
Best Supporting Actor: Burl IvesThe Big Country
Best Supporting Actress: Wendy HillerSeparate 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 NivenSeparate Tables
Best Actress: Susan HaywardI Want to Live!
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: Gigi
Best Actor: Danny KayeMe and the Colonel
Best Actress: Rosalind RussellAuntie Mame
Best Director: Vincente MinnelliGigi

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

Notable films released in 1958

U.S.A. unless stated














film series

Carry On series (1958–1992)

Short film series

Ending this year



Film debuts


  1. ^ a b c d e f Finler, Joel Waldo (2003). The Hollywood Story. Wallflower Press. pp. 358–359.  

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