1953

The feature films of 1953 I've seen, listed alphabetically.
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1.
The Band Wagon (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A pretentiously artistic director is hired for a new Broadway musical and changes it beyond recognition. (112 mins.)
“ ??.??.201?. TCM ” - jorgen_eg
 
2.
The Big Heat (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Tough cop Dave Bannion takes on a politically powerful crime syndicate. (90 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
“ ??.??.201?. DVD? ” - jorgen_eg
 
3.
Escape from Fort Bravo (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
During the Civil War, a group of Confederates escapes from the Union POW camp at Fort Bravo but has to contend with the desert, the Mescalero Indians and the pursuing Union troops. (99 mins.)
Director: John Sturges
“ ??.??.201?. TCM ” - jorgen_eg
 
4.
From Here to Eternity (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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
“ ??.??.20??. Download
22.10.2015. DVD ” - jorgen_eg
 
5.
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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
“ ??.??.2012. Cinemateket i Oslo ” - jorgen_eg
 
6.
Glen or Glenda (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
A psychiatrist tells two stories: one of a transvestite (Glen or Glenda), the other of a pseudohermaphrodite (Alan or Anne). (65 mins.)
“ 08.12.2012. DVD ” - jorgen_eg
 
7.
Gunsmoke (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A young gun slinger tries to help a rancher and his daughter, save their land and cattle from an evil, wealthy land owner. (79 mins.)
Director: Nathan Juran
“ ??.??.201?. NRK ” - jorgen_eg
 
8.
House of Wax (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An associate burns down a wax museum with the owner inside, but he survives only to become vengeful and murderous. (88 mins.)
Director: Andre de Toth
“ ??.0?.2013. TCM
30.10.2014. Lillehammer kino *3D ” - jorgen_eg
 
9.
I Confess (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A priest who comes under suspicion for murder cannot clear his name without breaking the seal of the confessional. (95 mins.)
“ ??.07.2011. DVD ” - jorgen_eg
 
10.
Julius Caesar (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The growing ambition of Julius Caesar is a source of major concern to his close friend Brutus. Cassius persuades him to participate in his plot to assassinate Caesar but they have both sorely underestimated Mark Antony. (120 mins.)
“ ??.??.201?. TCM ” - jorgen_eg
 
11.
Knights of the Round Table (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
King Arthur's rule is threatened by the adulterous love between Sir Lancelot and Queen Guinevere, a relationship the king's enemies hope to exploit. (115 mins.)
Director: Richard Thorpe
“ ??.??.201?. TCM ” - jorgen_eg
 
12.
The Moon Is Blue (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
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
“ 16.03.2014. Netflix ” - jorgen_eg
 
13.
The Naked Spur (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
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
“ ??.??.201?. TCM ” - jorgen_eg
 
14.
Peter Pan (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Wendy and her brothers are whisked away to the magical world of Neverland with the hero of their stories, Peter Pan. (77 mins.)
“ ??.??.????. ? * Norwegian dialogue?
??.??.????. ? * Norwegian dialogue
09.03.2014. DVD. * Norwegian dialogue ” - jorgen_eg
 
15.
The Robe (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
In the Roman province of Judea during the 1st century, Roman tribune Marcellus Gallio is ordered to crucify Jesus of Nazareth but is tormented by his guilty conscience afterwards. (135 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
“ 29.10.2014. DVD ” - jorgen_eg
 
16.
Roman Holiday (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome. (118 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
“ ??.??.201?. DVD?
22.09.2015. DVD ” - jorgen_eg
 
17.
The Wages of Fear (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
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.)
“ ??.201?. Cinemateket i Oslo ” - jorgen_eg
 
18.
Shane (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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
“ 10.03.2015. DVD ” - jorgen_eg
 
19.
Summer with Monika (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A pair of teenagers meet one summer day, start a reckless affair and abandon their families to be with one another. (96 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
“ 24.06.2015. DVD ” - jorgen_eg
 
20.
Stalag 17 (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
When two escaping American World War II prisoners are killed, the German P.O.W. camp barracks black marketeer, J.J. Sefton, is suspected of being an informer. (120 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
“ ??.??.201?. DVD ” - jorgen_eg
 
21.
Tokyo Story (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
An old couple visit their children and grandchildren in the city; but the children have little time for them. (136 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
“ 16.07.2014. Blu-ray ” - jorgen_eg
 
22.
Ugetsu (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A tale of ambition, family, love, and war set in the midst of the Japanese Civil Wars of the sixteenth century. (96 mins.)
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
“ ??.??.201?. NRK ” - jorgen_eg
 
23.
Ung frue forsvunnet (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A young teacher comes back home after a mountain trip, and finds his wife missing. Noone has seen her since the day he left for the trip. The police starts an investigation starts to find out what has happened. (91 mins.)
Director: Edith Carlmar
“ ??.??.201?. NRK ” - jorgen_eg
 
24.
Monsieur Hulot's Holiday (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Monsieur Hulot comes to a beachside hotel for a vacation, where he accidentally (but good-naturedly) causes havoc. (114 mins.)
Director: Jacques Tati
“ ??.??.201?. DVD ” - jorgen_eg
 
25.
I Vitelloni (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A character study of five young men at crucial turning points in their lives in a small town in Italy. (107 mins.)
“ 25.06.2015. DVD ” - jorgen_eg
 
26.
The War of the Worlds (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A small town in California is attacked by Martians, beginning a worldwide invasion. (85 mins.)
Director: Byron Haskin
“ ??.??.201?. Download? ” - jorgen_eg
 
27.
The Wild One (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Two rival motorcycle gangs terrorize a small town after one of their leaders is thrown in jail. (79 mins.)
Director: Laslo Benedek
“ ??.??.201?. DVD ” - jorgen_eg