Category Archives: Movies 1950s

‘Witness for the Prosecution’ opens in Los Angeles 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 17 1957)


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(Friday, December 17, 1957)Witness for the Prosecution, an American courtroom drama film about a British lawyer who gets caught up in a couple’s tangled marital affairs when he defends the husband for murder, opened today in Los Angeles. Continue reading ‘Witness for the Prosecution’ opens in Los Angeles 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 17 1957)

‘Paths of Glory’ premieres in Munich 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 1 1957)


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(Friday, November 1, 1957)Paths of Glory, an American anti-war film about a military lawyer who comes to question the status quo when he defends three men accused of cowardice, premiered today in Munich, West Germany. Continue reading ‘Paths of Glory’ premieres in Munich 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 1 1957)

‘Jailhouse Rock’ by Elvis Presley peaks at #1 in USA 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 21 1957)


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(Monday, October 21, 1957)“Jailhouse Rock” by Elvis Presley peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Best Sellers in Stores chart for seven non-consecutive weeks (Oct. 21/28, Nov. 4/11/18/25, Dec. 16, 1957. Continue reading ‘Jailhouse Rock’ by Elvis Presley peaks at #1 in USA 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 21 1957)

‘Jailhouse Rock’ premieres in Memphis 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 17 1957)


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(Thursday, October 17, 1957) — Elvis Presley’s third film, Jailhouse Rock, an American musical drama about a young man who becomes a rock ‘n’ roll sensation after learning to play the guitar in prison, premiered tonight at Loews State Theater in Memphis, Tennessee. Continue reading ‘Jailhouse Rock’ premieres in Memphis 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 17 1957)

‘The Bridge on the River Kwai’ premieres in London 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 2 1957)


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(Wednesday, October 2, 1957)The Bridge on the River Kwai, a British-American epic war film about World War II POWs forced by the Japanese Army to build a strategic bridge in Burma, premiered tonight in London. Continue reading ‘The Bridge on the River Kwai’ premieres in London 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 2 1957)

‘An Affair to Remember’ premieres in New York City 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jul 11 1957)


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(Thursday, July 11, 1957, evening EDT)An Affair to Remember, an American romance film about a couple who fall in love and agrees to meet in six months at the Empire State Building, premiered tonight aboard the SS Constitution moored in New York City. Continue reading ‘An Affair to Remember’ premieres in New York City 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jul 11 1957)

‘(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear’ by Elvis Presley peaks at #1 in USA 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jul 8 1957)

(Monday, July 8, 1957)“(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear” by Elvis Presley peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Best Sellers in Stores chart for seven consecutive weeks (July 8/15/22/29, Aug. 5/12/19, 1957). Continue reading ‘(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear’ by Elvis Presley peaks at #1 in USA 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jul 8 1957)