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Good Movies of 1959


Imitation of Life

North by Northwest

On the Beach
Pillow Talk
Plan 9 from Outer Space

The Shaggy Dog

Some Like It Hot


New Movies 1959

The 30 Foot Bride
The 39 Steps
4D Man
The 400 Blows
Anatomy of a Murder
The Angry Red Planet

The Atomic Submarine
Ballad of a Soldier
Battle in Outer Space
The Beat Generation
The Best of Everything
Beyond This Place
The Big Fisherman
The Big Operator
Black Orpheus
Carlton-Browne of the F.O.
Carry On Nurse
Carry On Teacher
La Casa del Terror
Come Dance With Me
Les Cousins
A Date with Death
The Diary of Anne Frank
Don't Give Up The Ship
The FBI Story
Fires on the Plain
The Five Pennies
The Fugitive Kind
The Giant Behemoth
Girls Town
The Hanging Tree
Happy Anniversary
Hercules Unchained
Hiroshima Mon Amour
A Hole in the Head

The Legend of Tom Dooley
Never So Few
The Miracle
The Mummy
The Nun's Story
Operation Petticoat
Porgy and Bess
Pork Chop Hill
Rio Bravo
Room at the Top
Sleeping Beauty
Solomon and Sheba
SOS Pacific
Suddenly Last Summer
Terror is a Man
Wild Strawberries
The World, the Flesh and the Devil
The Wreck of the Mary Deare
The Young Philadelphians
It Started with a Kiss
The Jazz Singer
Journey to the Center of the Earth
John Paul Jones
Killer Shrews
The Last Angry Man
Last Train from Gun Hill

The Horse Soldiers
The Hound of the Baskervilles
House on Haunted Hill


Entertainment News 1959


Liz Taylor's 4th marriage (Eddie Fisher)

Elizabeth Taylor is paid $500,000 plus 10 per cent of the gross for appearing in Suddenly, Last Summer (technically a ‘British’ film), which causes controversy on its release because of its themes of rape and homosexuality.

For some first-run US screenings of the Vincent Price thriller The Tingler, some seats are shaken by vibrators.  


Aromarama, releasing smells into the auditorium during film screenings, is used for Behind the Great Wall, which features 72 different smells.



Mia Farrow
Liv Ullmann


Academy Awards 1959


Picture: "BEN-HUR", "Anatomy of a Murder", "The Diary of Anne Frank", "The Nun's Story", "Room at the Top"


Actor: CHARLTON HESTON in "Ben-Hur", Laurence Harvey in "Room at the Top", Jack Lemmon in "Some Like It Hot", Paul Muni in "The Last Angry Man", James Stewart in "Anatomy of a Murder"


Actress: SIMONE SIGNORET in "Room at the Top", Doris Day in "Pillow Talk", Audrey Hepburn in "The Nun's Story", Katharine Hepburn in "Suddenly, Last Summer", Elizabeth Taylor in "Suddenly, Last Summer"


Supporting Actor: HUGH GRIFFITH in "Ben-Hur", Arthur O'Connell in "Anatomy of a Murder", George C. Scott in "Anatomy of a Murder", Robert Vaughn in "The Young Philadelphians", Ed Wynn in "The Diary of Anne Frank"


Supporting Actress: SHELLEY WINTERS in "The Diary of Anne Frank", Hermione Baddeley in "Room at the Top", Susan Kohner in "Imitation of Life", Juanita Moore in "Imitation of Life", Thelma Ritter in "Pillow Talk"


Director: WILLIAM WYLER for "Ben-Hur", Jack Clayton for "Room at the Top", George Stevens for "The Diary of Anne Frank", Billy Wilder for "Some Like It Hot", Fred Zinnemann for "The Nun's Story"



Top Box Office 1959


1. Ben-Hur
2. Sleeping Beauty
3. North by Northwest
4. Some Like it Hot
5. Pillow Talk
6. Imitation of Life
7. Suddenly, Last Summer
8. The Nun's Story
9. Rio Bravo
10. Anatomy of a Murder
11. On the Beach





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