Events in Film & Television in October 1957

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Oct 2 "The Bridge on the River Kwai", directed by David Lean and starring William Holden and Alec Guinness, is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1958)

Actor William Holden
Actor
William Holden
Actor Alec Guinness
Actor
Alec Guinness
Film Director David Lean
Film Director
David Lean
  • Oct 4 "Leave It to Beaver" debuts on CBS
  • Oct 7 KOAC TV channel 7 in Corvallis, OR (PBS) begins broadcasting

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Oct 21 Jailhouse Rock starring Elvis Presley opens in Memphis, Tennessee

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • Oct 22 KJAC TV channel 4 in Port Arthur-Beaumont, TX (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • Oct 27 WOWL TV channel 15 in Florence, AL (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 27 WPTA TV channel 21 in Fort Wayne, IN (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 28 WMVS TV channel 10 in Milwaukee, WI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 30 WLWI (now WTHR) TV channel 13 in Indianapolis, IN (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • Oct 30 WYTV TV channel 33 in Youngstown, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting