Festival de Cannes: Official Selection 1953

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1.
The Wages of Fear (1953)
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In a decrepit South American village, men are hired to transport an urgent nitroglycerine shipment without the equipment that would make it safe. (131 mins.)
“ Grand Prix ” - Sergey K
 
2.
White Mane (1953)
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In the Camargue, France, a young boy bonds with a white haired horse that escaped from ranchers. (47 mins.)
“ Grand Prix - Short Film ” - Sergey K
 
3.
1. April 2000 (1952)
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It is the year 2000 and the World Global Union is in charge, although other countries are allowed to elect their own government leaders... (105 mins.)
 
4.
Awaara (1951)
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Raju lives as a derelict as a result of being estranged from his bitter father, a district judge, who threw Raju's mother out of the house years ago... (193 mins.)
Director: Raj Kapoor
 
5.
Barabbas (1953)
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The story about the thief who didn't get crucified because Jesus was choosen to take his place. (123 mins.)
Director: Alf Sjöberg
 
6.
Welcome Mr. Marshall! (1953)
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After finding out that North American people are visiting the Spanish villages, the citizens of Villar del Río start preparing themselves to welcome them when they arrive. (78 mins.)
 
7.
Bongolo (1953)
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(85 mins.)
Director: André Cauvin
 
8.
Call Me Madam (1953)
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Washington hostess Sally Adams becomes a Truman-era US ambassador to a European grand duchy. (114 mins.)
Director: Walter Lang
 
9.
Come Back, Little Sheba (1952)
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An emotionally remote recovering alcoholic and his dowdy, unambitious wife face a personal crisis when they take in an attractive lodger. (99 mins.)
Director: Daniel Mann
 
10.
Daibutsu kaigen (1952)
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(129 mins.)
 
11.
Doña Francisquita (1952)
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Francisquita, owner of a pastry shop with her widowed mother, loves Fernando, but he only has eyes for Aurora... (88 mins.)
Director: Ladislao Vajda
 
12.
Flamenco (1952 Documentary)
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Title changed to "Flamenco" when it was first released in the USA in 1954, this is a program of Spanish... (75 mins.)
Director: Edgar Neville
 
13.
El (1953)
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A husband's suave exterior unravels after his marriage, and he unleashes his paranoid and volatile temper on his wife, which escalate to more dangerous and unpredictable tantrums. (92 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
 
14.
För min heta ungdoms skull (1952)
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A high school in a small city. Torben and Ninni are deeply infatuated with each other but their parents dislike the pair seeing each other... (115 mins.)
Director: Arne Mattsson
 
15.
Children of Hiroshima (1952)
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Post war Hiroshima: It's been four years since the last time she visited her hometown. Takako faces the after effects of the A-bomb when she travels around the city to call on old friends. (97 mins.)
Director: Kaneto Shindô
 
16.
Gendai-jin (1952)
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Director: Minoru Shibuya
 
17.
Endless Horizons (1953)
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(104 mins.)
Director: Jean Dréville
 
18.
I Confess (1953)
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A priest who comes under suspicion for murder cannot clear his name without breaking the seal of the confessional. (95 mins.)
 
19.
Disobedient (1953)
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Based on the play by Jean Cocteau, and looking like a play as all the action takes place indoors, a... (86 mins.)
Director: Charles Frank
 
20.
The Wayward Wife (1953)
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Gemma, daughter of a lodger, is in love with her half-brother, but since she cannot marry him she ends up marrying a teacher... (114 mins.)
Director: Mario Soldati
 
21.
Rossana (1953)
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(83 mins.)
 
22.
La vie passionnée de Clémenceau (1953 Documentary)
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(95 mins.)
 
23.
Las tres perfectas casadas (1953)
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During their collective marriage anniversaries, three husbands find out their best friend has died and decide to open a letter he left to be opened after his death. (110 mins.)
 
24.
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
 
25.
Lili (1953)
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An orphaned young woman becomes part of a puppet act and forms a relationship with the anti-social puppeteer. (81 mins.)
Director: Charles Walters
 
27.
Green Magic (1953 Documentary)
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(85 mins.)
 
28.
Nevjera (1953)
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A story about a young man tempted to kill his rival for a girl, only to find out that he may be his illegitimate son. The story is set in XIX century Dubrovnik. (80 mins.)
 
29.
Cangaceiro (1953)
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Brazilian movie inspired by American westerns (but losing none of its cultural integrity) about Cangaceiro... (105 mins.)
Director: Lima Barreto
 
30.
Peter Pan (1953)
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Wendy and her brothers are whisked away to the magical world of Neverland with the hero of their stories, Peter Pan. (77 mins.)
 
31.
Emergency Ward (1952)
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(101 mins.)
Director: Tulio Demicheli
 
32.
The Village (1953)
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This film deals with the War Orphans following WWII at a children's village in the Swiss Alps where... (98 mins.)
 
33.
Indiscretion of an American Wife (1953)
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Prior to leaving by train for Paris, a married American woman tries to break off her affair with a young Italian in Rome's Stazione Termini. (90 mins.)
 
34.
The Heart of the Matter (1953)
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An unhappily married white policeman in Sierra Leone falls in love with a white girl and starts an affair. He soon starts feeling guilty. (105 mins.)
 
35.
The Sun Shines Bright (1953)
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John Ford weaves three "Judge Priest" stories together to form a good- natured exploration of honour... (90 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
36.
The White Reindeer (1952)
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A newly wed woman goes to the local shaman to get some help with her lovelife, but instead gets turned into a white reindeer vampire. (74 mins.)
Director: Erik Blomberg
 
37.
And Now Miguel (1966)
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(95 mins.)
Director: James B. Clark
 
38.
Dubrovnik (1952 Short Film)
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(20 mins.)
Director: Milan Katic
 
39.
Steady! (1952 Documentary)
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(20 mins.)
 
40.
Immagini e colore (1938 Documentary)
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Director: Vittorio Sala
 
41.
Joy of Living (1952 Short Film)
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(10 mins.)
Director: Jean Oser
 
42.
Whale (1952 Short Film)
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Director: Noburô Ôfuji
 
43.
Kumaon Hills (1952 Documentary)
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44.
La montagna di Cenere (1953 Short Film)
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45.
Pintura mural mexicana (1952 Documentary)
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46.
Land of the Long Day (1952 Documentary)
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Director: Doug Wilkinson
 
47.
Reverón (1952 Documentary)
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48.
Royal Heritage (1952 Documentary)
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A preview of the (then) upcoming coronation ceremony for Queen Elizabeth II. It explains how the young... (28 mins.)
Director: Diana Pine
 
49.
The Romance of Transportation in Canada (1952 Short Film)
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A humourous survey of the history of the development of transportation technology in Canada. (12 mins.)
Director: Colin Low
 
50.
The Settler (1952 Short Film)
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(16 mins.)
 
51.
The Stranger Left No Card (1952 Short Film)
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A strangely-garbed and eccentric-acting stranger arrives in a small English town. But, after several days on being in the town... (23 mins.)
Director: Wendy Toye
 
52.
Annapurna (1953 Documentary)
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This documentary was released in France 1953 only 8 weeks before Tenzing and Hillary conquered Mount Everest... (56 mins.)
Director: Marcel Ichac
 
53.
Water Birds (1952 Documentary)
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(30 mins.)
Director: Ben Sharpsteen