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The year 1957 in film involved some significant events.

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Events

Top grossing films (U.S.)

Rank Title Leading Star Studio Gross
1. The Bridge on the River Kwai William Holden and Alec Guiness Columbia $17,195,000
2. Peyton Place Lana Turner 20th Century Fox $16,100,000
3. Sayonara Marlon Brando Warner Brothers $10,500,000
4. Old Yeller* Disney $10,050,000
5. Raintree County Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor MGM $5,963,000
6. A Farewell to Arms
Island in the Sun
Rock Hudson and Jennifer Jones
James Mason, Joan Fontaine and Dorothy Dandridge
20th Century Fox $5,000,000
7. Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? Jayne Mansfield and Tony Randall 20th Century Fox $4,865,000
8. Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
Pal Joey
Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas
Frank Sinatra, Rita Hayworth and Kim Novak
Paramount
Columbia
$4,700,000
9. Jailhouse Rock Elvis Presley MGM $4,474,000
10. The Prince and the Showgirl Marilyn Monroe and Laurence Olivier Warner Brothers $4,300,000

(*) After theatrical re-issue(s)

Awards

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: The Bridge on the River Kwai - Horizon, Columbia
Best Director: David Lean - The Bridge on the River Kwai
Best Actor: Alec Guinness - The Bridge on the River Kwai
Best Actress: Joanne Woodward - The Three Faces of Eve
Best Supporting Actor: Red Buttons - Sayonara
Best Supporting Actress: Miyoshi Umeki - Sayonara
Best Foreign Language Film: Nights of Cabiria (Le Notti di Cabiria), directed by Federico Fellini, Italy

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: The Bridge on the River Kwai
Best Actor: Alec Guinness - The Bridge on the River Kwai
Best Actress: Joanne Woodward - The Three Faces of Eve
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: Les Girls
Best Actor: Frank Sinatra - Pal Joey
Best Actress: Kay Kendall - Les Girls
Other
Best Director: David Lean - The Bridge on the River Kwai
Best Foreign Film: The Confessions of Felix Krull (Bekenntnisse des Hochstaplers Felix Krull), W.Germany
Best Foreign Film: Tizoc, Mexico
Best Foreign Film: Woman in a Dressing Gown, United Kingdom
Best Foreign Film: Yellow Crow (Kiiroi karasu), Japan

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

Friendly Persuasion, directed by William Wyler, United States

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

Aparajito (aka The Unvanquished), directed by Satyajit Ray, India

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

12 Angry Men, directed by Sidney Lumet, United States

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