(Saturday, May 11, 1957) — Nights of Cabiria, an Italian drama film about a good-hearted prostitute who dreams of finding a great lot in life, but constantly has her hopes dashed by evil, conniving men, premiered today at the Cannes Film Festival.
Directed by Federico Fellini, the film starred Giulietta Masina, François Périer, Franca Marzi, Dorian Gray and Amedeo Nazzari.
(Tuesday, December 18, 1956, 8:30 p.m. EST) — Baby Doll, an American black comedy and drama film about a child bride who holds her husband at bay while flirting with a sexy Italian farmer, premiered tonight at the Victoria Theater in New York City.
Directed by Elia Kazan, the film starred Karl Malden, Carroll Baker and Eli Wallach.
(Sunday, December 16, 1956) — Francis Cardinal Spellman, the Archbishop of New York, personally denounced the about-to-be released movie Baby Doll, an American black comedy and drama film about a child bride who holds her husband at bay while flirting with a sexy Italian farmer, saying Catholics would be committing a sin if they saw it.
(Thursday, November 15, 1956, 8:00 a.m. EST) — Elvis Presley’s film debut, Love Me Tender, an American black-and-white CinemaScope motion picture about three brothers who unwittingly become outlaws after robbing a train the day after peacetime, premiered today at the Paramount Theater in New York City.
Directed by Robert D. Webb and Stanley Hough, the film also starred Richard Egan and Debra Paget.