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Looking Back

November 1957

Step back in time to see what area movie theaters were presenting in November 1957. Film titles are linked to the Internet Movie Database.

For more information about these theaters, see Cinema Treasures or Water Winter Wonderland.


With news about the Soviet Sputnik filling the front pages, the Redford advertised the "Rocket Ships and Flying Saucers" of its November 9, 1957 Saturday children's matinee showing of This Island Earth (1955). Other matinee treats this month included Danny Kaye in Knock on Wood (1954), Mickey Rooney in The Atomic Kid (1954), and It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955).

Popular films at the Redford included The Pride and the Passion (Cary Grant, Sophia Loren, Frank Sinatra), Jeanne Eagels (Kim Novak, Jeff Chandler), and an "Exclusive Area Showing" of The Sun Also Rises (Tyrone Power, Ava Gardner). For Thanksgiving weekend, Redford patrons enjoyed Jet Pilot (John Wayne, Janet Leigh). Second features this month included 3:10 to Yuma (Glenn Ford, Van Heflin).

"In His First Big Dramatic Singing Role," Elvis Presley appeared in Jailhouse Rock at the Michigan. Other big hits at the Michigan included Operation Mad Ball (Jack Lemmon, Ernie Kovacs) and a remake of My Man Godfrey (June Allyson, David Niven).

A midnight show at the Michigan on Saturday, November 9 included Dracula "In Person"; the "Materialization of James Dean," and a "Comedy Horror Feature Film". Opening on Thanksgiving was Bombers B-52 (Karl Malden, Natalie Wood). The State, a partner theater of the Michigan, hosted a "Thanksgiving Morning Cartoon and Comedy Festival".

"Dear Lord, we bow to thee today, our prayers of gratitude to say," began Edgar A. Guest's Thanksgiving poem in the November 28, 1957 Detroit Free Press. Detroit moviegoers were grateful this month for the openings of Pal Joey (Rita Hayworth, Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak) at the Michigan (video courtesy of TCM); Les Girls (Gene Kelly, Mitzi Gaynor, Kay Kendall) at the Adams; and (for Thanksgiving) April Love (Pat Boone, Shirley Jones) at the Fox. The Krim screened the award-winning Lost Continent (1954) and The Red Balloon (which appeared at the Detroit Film Theatre on November 23-25, 2007).


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