Major events of the year 1957. People gather in large numbers to mourn the death of the Philippine President Ramon Magsaysay in a plane crash. Ramon Magsaysay on board a ship. Aga Khan III, Imam of the Shia Muslims dies as family members mourns his death. A casket with Aga Khan's body in it carried away. Women offer prayers. Karim Aga Khan succeeds him as Aga Khan IV.
A film 'This Is My Home' shows the life of a farmer and his family under democratic rule in the Philippines. A hand made hut by the Philippine farmer. A Philippine woman in the house with her two sons and a daughter. The woman prepares breakfast for her family. The man takes his buffalo to a field. He plows the field with the help of his buffalo. Another farmer helps him. Both the farmers stand to pray as church bells ring. The Philippine family eats a meal together at the end of the day.
The life of a Philippine farmer and his family under Communist rule in the Philippines. The Communists with guns in hand make the farmer work on a field and take possession of his house. Communist members check the farmers after finishing the day's work. Philippine children being taken away from their homes and taken to Communists centers for training. Communists soldiers misbehave with a young waitress. Philippine farmer with his family under democratic rule.
Stands are crowded with spectators at University of Oklahoma's Owen Field, in Norman, Oklahoma, for a game between the Oklahoma "Sooners" and "the fighting Irish" of Notre Dame, on November 16, 1957. Although Oklahoma came into the game with a 47 game winning streak,they lose this game to Notre Dame, 7 to zero.
In the telling play, Quarterback Bob Williams (number 9) throws to back, Dick Lynch (number 25) , who runs around the right end, untouched, for the only touchdown in this upset game. (Stickles, of Notre Dame kicked the extra point to make it a 7-0 ballgame.)
Scene shifts to presentation of the Heisman trophy to halfback, John David Crow, of Texas A&M on December 11, 1957.
Sequence shifts again, to football fans watching Canada's Grey Cup Classic,on November 30th, 1957. They see a long Winnipeg pass intercepted by Hamilton player, Ray Bawel, who runs it back for a sure touchdown, when he suddenly falls, having been tripped by Winnipeg fan, David Humphrey, who was standing on the sideline. Bawel gets up angrily, and goes back toward Humphrey, but is restrained by officials. Another unusual 1957 game is shown in which the players contend with rain and mud that makes play practically impossible.
The 42nd National Automobile Show at the New York Coliseum, December 8-16, 1956. A sign above an escalator at the entrance reads 'National Automobile Show'. A model wearing a swimsuit seated on the hood of a 1957 Desoto convertible. Two women seated in a 1957 Chrysler 300C. Aerial view of the Buick exhibit, with the 1957 Buick Roadmaster Convertible prominently displayed. An executive version of the 1957 Cadillac features a typewriter in the back seat and a record player in the front dash. Auto executives gathered at a display featuring a row of steering wheels. President of Chrysler L. L Colbert hails the future in a statement..
Women's diving finalists are seen performing platform dives at AAU meet in Houston,Texas, on August 16,1957. Paula Jean ("PJ") Myers wins the gold medal. (Narrator notes she won the gold medals in every AAU meet held in 1957). Myers is seen putting on her sweatshirt after a dive. Scene shifts to Florida, where several expert Water skiers,including an Italian woman, display tricks during World Water Skiing Championship tournament at Cypress Gardens, Florida, on September 17, 1957. Winner of the Tournament's trick skiing event, Mike Amsbury, of California, is seen performing in the final sequence.