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1.
Roman Holiday (1953)
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A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome. (118 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
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The Man Between (1953)
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In the Post-World War II, the British Susanne Mallison travels to Berlin to visit her older brother Martin Mallison... (100 mins.)
Director: Carol Reed
 
3.
Monsieur Hulot's Holiday (1953)
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Monsieur Hulot comes to a beachside hotel for a vacation, where he accidentally (but good-naturedly) causes havoc. (114 mins.)
Director: Jacques Tati
 
4.
Little Fugitive (1953)
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A young boy fears that he shot his older brother, who is only faking. He then runs away to Coney Island, a crowded beach area, and gets money by returning soda bottles for their deposits. (80 mins.)
 
5.
Remains to Be Seen (1953)
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June Allyson plays a band singer working in New York City; Van Johnson is the manager of a fancy apartment house where a murder is committed... (88 mins.)
Director: Don Weis
 
6.
Vice Squad (1953)
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Police procedural film following a few cases assigned to LAPD captain of detectives Barney Barnaby. (88 mins.)
Director: Arnold Laven
 
7.
Personal Affair (1953)
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Barbara Vining is 17 years old and living with her family in a 1950s postwar English village. Her father... (82 mins.)
 
8.
Inferno (1953)
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A tough, hard-driving business tycoon suffers a broken leg and is left to die in the desert by his scheming wife and her greedy lover. (83 mins.)
Director: Roy Baker
 
9.
The Long Memory (1953)
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Released from prison after 12 years, a wrongfully convicted British man seeks revenge on the witnesses who lied at his trial. (96 mins.)
Director: Robert Hamer
 
10.
Hit Parade (1953)
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(100 mins.)
Director: Erik Ode
 
11.
The Cruel Sea (1953)
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The World War II adventures of a British convoy escort ship and its officers. (126 mins.)
Director: Charles Frend
 
12.
Raiders in the Sky (1953)
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War drama about the dangerous and stressful work of Lancaster bomber British crews during WW2. (96 mins.)
Director: Philip Leacock
 
13.
The Actress (1953)
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Former seaman Clinton Jones now works at a lowly job. His daughter Ruth wants to become an actress.... (90 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
 
14.
The Blue Gardenia (1953)
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A telephone operator ends up drunk and at the mercy of a cad in his apartment. The next morning she wakes up with a hangover and the terrible fear she may be a murderess. (85 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
15.
The War of the Worlds (1953)
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A small town in California is attacked by Martians. (85 mins.)
Director: Byron Haskin
 
16.
Man on a Tightrope (1953)
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Czech circus owner-Clown and his entire troupe employ a daring stratagem in order to escape en masse from behind the iron curtain. (105 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
 
17.
Titanic (1953)
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An unhappily married couple struggle to deal with their problems while on board the ill-fated ship. (98 mins.)
Director: Jean Negulesco
 
18.
Stalag 17 (1953)
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When two escaping American World War II prisoners are killed, the German POW camp barracks black marketeer, J.J. Sefton, is suspected of being an informer. (120 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
19.
The Naked Spur (1953)
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A bounty hunter trying to bring a murderer to justice is forced to accept the help of two less-than-trustworthy strangers. (91 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
 
20.
Pickup on South Street (1953)
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A pickpocket unwittingly lifts a message destined for enemy agents and becomes a target for a Communist spy ring. (80 mins.)
Director: Samuel Fuller
 
21.
Shane (1953)
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A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smoldering settler/rancher conflict forces him to act. (118 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
 
22.
Niagara (1953)
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As two couples are visiting Niagara Falls, tensions between one wife and her husband reach the level of murder. (92 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
 
23.
The Caddy (1953)
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Although gifted golfer Harvey Miller is too nervous to golf in public tournaments, he acts as coach and caddy for friend Joe Anthony. (95 mins.)
Director: Norman Taurog
 
24.
Project M7 (1953)
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A secret jet aircraft capable of traveling three times the speed of sound is being developed by a group of scientists secretly... (86 mins.)
Director: Anthony Asquith
 
25.
The Glass Web (1953)
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A beautiful but heartless television actress, uses seduction and tricks to blackmail the men in her life to a point, where she could get herself killed. (81 mins.)
Director: Jack Arnold
 
26.
The Glass Wall (1953)
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Peter, a WW II 'displaced person' about to be deported jumps ship in New York harbor in an effort to... (82 mins.)
Director: Maxwell Shane
 
27.
Meet Me at the Fair (1953)
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In 1904, Doc Tilbee, medicine show huckster and champion tall-tale teller, gives a ride to a young boy escaped from an orphanage... (87 mins.)
Director: Douglas Sirk
 
28.
Battle Circus (1953)
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Set in Korea and made during the war, this is the love story of a hard-bitten Army surgeon, and a new nurse ready to save the world. (90 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks
 
29.
Forever Female (1953)
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An aging actress refuses to admit she is too old to play the ingénue role anymore. (93 mins.)
Director: Irving Rapper
 
30.
The Heart of the Matter (1953)
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An unhappily married British security officer stationed in Sierra Leone during WWII falls in love with a young German woman and starts an affair. He soon starts feeling guilty. (105 mins.)
 
31.
The Lady Without Camelias (1953)
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A new starlet is discovered and has ups and downs in Italian films. (101 mins.)
 
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33.
Alles für Papa (1953)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Karl Hartl
 
34.
Eager to Live (1953)
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(110 mins.)
Director: Claudio Gora
 
35.
A Husband for Anna (1953)
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Anna Zaccheo is a beautiful young woman from a working class Neapolitan family. Her main concern is to find herself a suitable husband... (95 mins.)
 
36.
The Juggler (1953)
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In 1949, former concentration camp inmate and Berlin native Hans Muller, immigrates to Israel where, due to psychological problems, he can't adjust to peacetime life. (84 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
 
37.
The Wages of Fear (1953)
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In a decrepit South American village, four men are hired to transport an urgent nitroglycerine shipment without the equipment that would make it safe. (131 mins.)
 
38.
Tokyo Story (1953)
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An old couple visit their children and grandchildren in the city; but the children have little time for them. (136 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
 
39.
The System (1953)
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Gambler John Merrick (Frank Lovejoy) is the head of a bookie syndicate and the newspaper is crusading against him and the rackets... (90 mins.)
Director: Lewis Seiler
 
40.
From Here to Eternity (1953)
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In Hawaii in 1941, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second-in-command are falling in love. (118 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
 
41.
Never Let Me Go (1953)
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Philip Sutherland is an American news writer stationed in Moscow since the war; while there he falls for a Russian ballet dancer... (94 mins.)
Director: Delmer Daves
 
42.
Flight Nurse (1953)
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This movie is about the war hero "flight nurse" Lillian Keil Flight Nurse Army Air Corps. One of a Cadre of FIRST flight nurses in military... (90 mins.)
Director: Allan Dwan
 
43.
The Hitch-Hiker (1953)
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Two fishermen pick up a psychotic escaped convict who tells them that he intends to murder them when the ride is over. (71 mins.)
Director: Ida Lupino
 
44.
The Yellow Balloon (1953)
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One of two young boys accidentally falls to his death when playing in a bombed-out London neighborhood... (78 mins.)
Director: J. Lee-Thompson
 
45.
Summer with Monika (1953)
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Harry Lund is a nineteen-year-old man who meets Monika, a romantic, reckless and rebellious seventeen-year-old... (96 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
46.
Vicki (1953)
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The untimely murder of a New York glamor-girl sparks an investigation with an emotionally driven detective at the helm. (85 mins.)
Director: Harry Horner
 
47.
Houdini (1953)
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The spectacular but tragically short career of magician and illusionist Harry Houdini whose tricks defied explanation and safety. (106 mins.)
Director: George Marshall
 
48.
99 River Street (1953)
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A former boxer turned cab driver has to hide from the police when his badgering wife is murdered by the jewel thief she was having an affair with. (83 mins.)
Director: Phil Karlson
 
49.
Plunder of the Sun (1953)
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American adventurer gets involved in archaeological artifact smuggling and treasure hunting in Mexico. (81 mins.)
Director: John Farrow
 
50.
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
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Showgirls Lorelei Lee and Dorothy Shaw travel to Paris, pursued by a private detective hired by the suspicious father of Lorelei's fiancé, as well as a rich, enamored old man and many other doting admirers. (91 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
51.
How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
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Three women set out to find eligible millionaires to marry, but find true love in the process. (95 mins.)
Director: Jean Negulesco
 
52.
Forbidden (1953)
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Eddie Darrow, seeking a mobster's widow in Macao, gets involved in a casino owner's affairs. (85 mins.)
Director: Rudolph Maté
 
53.
Angel Face (1953)
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Ambulance driver Frank Jessup is ensnared in the schemes of the sensuous but dangerous Diane Tremayne. (91 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
54.
Christina (1953)
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(98 mins.)
Director: Fritz Eichler
 
55.
Flower of Hawaii (1953)
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Shortly before the beginning of the 20th century, the U.S. Army occupies Hawaii and deposes the queen... (94 mins.)
 
56.
The Adventures of Sadie (1953)
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Rich Sadie Patch is marooned on a desert island after an emergency on her cruise-ship. With her are Irish stoker Pat... (88 mins.)
Director: Noel Langley
 
57.
Both Sides of the Law (1953)
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A pseudo-documentary in style with an emphasis on the daily work and routine of women police built around three different story lines... (94 mins.)
Director: Muriel Box
 
58.
I and My Wife (1953)
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(90 mins.)
 
59.
So Big (1953)
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After the death of her father and the loss of his fortune, Selina takes a job teaching school in the Dutch community of New Holland... (101 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
60.
Dangerous When Wet (1953)
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A young woman enters a contest to be the first to swim the English Channel. (95 mins.)
Director: Charles Walters
 
61.
Die Privatsekretärin (1953)
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(95 mins.)
Director: Paul Martin
 
62.
The Final Test (1953)
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Sam Palmer is a cricket player who is playing the last Test match of his career. His schoolboy son, Reggie... (90 mins.)
Director: Anthony Asquith
 
63.
The Golden Mask (1953)
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A British Museum archaeologist is searching for an ancient golden mask buried in a Roman tomb in Algeria but tomb robbers follow the academic in the hope of stealing the precious relic. (88 mins.)
Director: Jack Lee
 
64.
Crime Wave (1953)
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Reformed parolee Steve Lacey is caught in the middle when a wounded former cellmate seeks him out for shelter. (73 mins.)
Director: André De Toth
 
65.
Invaders from Mars (1953)
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A young boy learns that space aliens are taking over the minds of earthlings. (78 mins.)
 
66.
Oiltown, U.S.A. (1953)
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Christine Manning returns to her father's home in Texas for the summer. She soon realizes that her father... (72 mins.)
Director: Dick Ross
 
67.
Meet Mr. Lucifer (1953)
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A television given as a retirement present is sold on to different households, causing misery each time. (83 mins.)
 
68.
Turn the Key Softly (1953)
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After three women are released from prison, we follow them for their first day of freedom. (81 mins.)
Director: Jack Lee
 
69.
Island in the Sky (1953)
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A C-47 transport plane, named the Corsair, makes a forced landing in the frozen wastes of Labrador, and the plane's pilot, Captain Dooley, must keep his men alive in deadly conditions while waiting for rescue. (109 mins.)
 
70.
Their Last Night (1953)
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(95 mins.)
Director: Georges Lacombe
 
71.
Ride, Vaquero! (1953)
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Two outlaws, Rio and Esqueda, raised together as step-brothers, have a showdown over the issue of whether to evict new settlers from their territory. (90 mins.)
Director: John Farrow
 
72.
The Moon Is Blue (1953)
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Two aging playboys are both after the same attractive young woman, but she fends them off by claiming that she plans to remain a virgin until her wedding night. Both men determine to find a way around her objections. (99 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
73.
The Bigamist (1953)
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Harry and Eve Graham are trying to adopt a baby. The head of the agency senses Harry is keeping a secret and does some investigating... (80 mins.)
Director: Ida Lupino
 
74.
Dangerous Crossing (1953)
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When a beautiful bride boards an ocean liner with her new husband, he goes into hiding, and she becomes the target of a murder conspiracy. (75 mins.)
 
75.
The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (1948 TV Series)
Episode: Marty (1953)
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Marty Pilletti is a 34 year-old butcher who lives with his mother. His brothers and sisters are all married and his dear mother... (60 mins.)
Director: Ira Skutch, Fred Coe
 
76.
Project Moon Base (1953)
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A saboteur posing as a scientist strives to destroy the world's first space station. (63 mins.)
 
77.
Desperate Moment (1953)
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About a man accused of murdering a British soldier during post WW2 mayhem. His girlfriend works on his behalf to expose the true villain. (88 mins.)
Director: Compton Bennett
 
78.
Column South (1953)
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Before the Civil War, Lt. Jed Sayre's efforts to conciliate the cavalry and the Navajo are undermined by his racist C.O. and Confederate sympathizers. (84 mins.)
 
79.
Blowing Wild (1953)
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In South America, when Jeff Dawson and Dutch Peterson's oil rigs are dynamited by local bandits, the two partners resort to risky transportation of nitroglycerin to raise money. (90 mins.)
Director: Hugo Fregonese
 
80.
Pony Express (1953)
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Buffalo Bill and Wild Bill Hickock work to establish the Pony Express and fight Indians and California Separatists who seek to destroy it. (101 mins.)
Director: Jerry Hopper
 
81.
Malta Story (1953)
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In WW2, the island of Malta, strategically located and vital to supply lines in the Mediterranean Sea, is fiercely attacked by the Germans but staunchly defended by the British. (103 mins.)
 
82.
Sailor of the King (1953)
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In 1940, Canadian sailor Andrew Brown is prisoner on a battle damaged German raider and he plans to delay the raider's at-sea repairs until a British naval task-force can destroy it. (83 mins.)
Director: Roy Boulting
 
83.
Big Leaguer (1953)
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John Lobert runs a training camp in Florida for the New York Giants. Every year, he evaluates the 18-22... (71 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
 
84.
A Day to Remember (1953)
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A group of men from a London pub are going on a darts team outing to Boulogne. Various members of the party have different reasons for going and get involved in various adventures. (92 mins.)
Director: Ralph Thomas
 
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Confidentially Connie (1953)
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Texas cattleman Opie Bedloe comes to Maine to visit his son Joe, a college instructor, and his wife... (74 mins.)
Director: Edward Buzzell
 
87.
The French Line (1953)
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When her fiancé leaves her, an oil heiress takes a cruise incognito in order to find a man who will love her for herself and not for her money. (102 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
 
88.
The Cool Hot Rod (1953 Short Film)
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A misfit teenager with a passion for hot rods - and trouble - moves to a California town where he learns the errors of his ways and becomes a model hot rodder. (26 mins.)
 
89.
Wash and Brush Up (1953 Short Film)
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(25 mins.)
Director: Tony Thompson
 
90.
A Place in the Team (1953 Short Film)
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(21 mins.)
 
91.
I, the Jury (1953)
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Dectective Mike Hammer is determined to catch and kill the person who shot his close friend dead, so he follows clues that lead to a beautiful, seductive woman. (87 mins.)
Director: Harry Essex
 
92.
Die Stärkere (1953)
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(98 mins.)
 
93.
Crazylegs (1953)
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The story of the life and career of football star Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch (who plays himself). (87 mins.)
Director: Francis D. Lyon
 
94.
The Square Ring (1953)
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Boxing drama following the lives of 5 different fighters and their reasons for becoming boxers. (83 mins.)
Director: Basil Dearden
 
95.
All I Desire (1953)
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In 1910, a wayward mother re-visits the family she deserted. (80 mins.)
Director: Douglas Sirk
 
96.
By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953)
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Marjorie Winfield's engagement to Bill Sherman, who has just arrived home from fighting in World War I, serves as the backdrop for the trials and tribulations of her family. (101 mins.)
Director: David Butler
 
97.
Paris Model (1953)
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The story of a dress and the effects it has on the women who wear it begs the question of where is O.Henry when he is needed... (81 mins.)
Director: Alfred E. Green
 
98.
Beginning to Date (1953 Short Film)
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George, a teenaged boy who has never been on a date before, wants to ask out Mildred, who is also much taller than he is. Not sure of how to proceed, he asks his swimming coach for advice. (12 mins.)
 
99.
Molly Grows Up (1953 Documentary)
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Molly anxiously awaits her first sign of menstruation, which means that she'll be able to date and go dancing. The school nurse explains exactly what menstruation is to her, by using diagrams. (16 mins.)
 
100.
Count the Hours! (1953)
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Lawyer defends migrant worker falsely accused of 2 murders. (76 mins.)
Director: Don Siegel