1953 Films

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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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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.)
 
3.
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 disapproving father of Lorelei's fiancé to keep an eye on her, as well as a rich, enamored old man and many other doting admirers. (91 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
4.
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
 
5.
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
 
6.
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
 
7.
Young Bess (1953)
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The early life of Elizabeth I, from her childhood until her accession to the throne of England in 1558. (112 mins.)
Director: George Sidney
 
8.
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
 
9.
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
 
10.
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
 
11.
The War of the Worlds (1953)
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A small town in California is attacked by Martians. (85 mins.)
Director: Byron Haskin
 
12.
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.)
 
13.
The Wild One (1953)
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Two rival motorcycle gangs terrorize a small town after one of their leaders is thrown in jail. (79 mins.)
Director: Laslo Benedek
 
14.
The Big Heat (1953)
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Tough cop Dave Bannion takes on a politically powerful crime syndicate. (90 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
15.
Ugetsu (1953)
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A fantastic tale of war, love, family and ambition set in the midst of the Japanese Civil Wars of the sixteenth century. (96 mins.)
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
 
16.
Fear and Desire (1953)
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Four soldiers trapped behind enemy lines must confront their fears and desires. (62 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
17.
Julius Caesar (1953)
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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.)
 
18.
Titanic (1953)
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An unhappy married couple deal with their problems on board the ill-fated ship. (98 mins.)
Director: Jean Negulesco
 
19.
All the Brothers Were Valiant (1953)
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In the South Pacific islands, two brothers, one good and one bad, fight over the same girl and over a bag of pearls. (95 mins.)
Director: Richard Thorpe
 
20.
House of Wax (1953)
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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
 
21.
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.)
 
22.
Hondo (1953)
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Army despatch rider Hondo Lane discovers a woman and her son living in the midst of warring Apaches, and he becomes their protector. (83 mins.)
Director: John Farrow
 
23.
Calamity Jane (1953)
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The story of Calamity Jane, her saloon, and her romance with Wild Bill Hickok. (101 mins.)
Director: David Butler
 
24.
The Band Wagon (1953)
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A pretentiously artistic director is hired for a new Broadway musical and changes it beyond recognition. (112 mins.)
 
25.
Mogambo (1953)
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On a Kenyan safari, white hunter Victor Marswell has a love triangle with seductive American socialite Eloise Kelly and anthropologist Donald Nordley's cheating wife Linda. (116 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
26.
Beat the Devil (1953)
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On their way to Africa are a group of rogues who hope to get rich there, and a seemingly innocent British couple. They meet and things happen... (89 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
27.
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
 
28.
I Vitelloni (1953)
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A character study of five young men at crucial turning points in their lives in a small town in Italy. (107 mins.)
 
29.
Invaders from Mars (1953)
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A young boy learns that space aliens are taking over the minds of earthlings. (78 mins.)
 
30.
It Came from Outer Space (1953)
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A spaceship from another world crashes in the Arizona desert, and only an amateur stargazer and a schoolteacher suspect alien influence when the local townsfolk begin to act strange. (81 mins.)
Director: Jack Arnold
 
31.
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
 
32.
The Desert Rats (1953)
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Richard Burton plays a Scottish Army officer put in charge of a disparate band of ANZAC troops on the perimeter of Tobruk with the German Army doing their best to dislodge them. (88 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
33.
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
 
34.
The Long, Long Trailer (1953)
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Nicky and Tacy are going to be married. Nicky wants to save up money for a house, but Tacy dreams of... (103 mins.)
 
35.
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.)
 
36.
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
 
37.
Sawdust and Tinsel (1953)
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While traveling in caravan through the country of Sweden, one member of the decadent Alberti Circus... (93 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
38.
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
 
39.
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
 
40.
Salome (1953)
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In the reign of emperor Tiberius, Gallilean prophet John the Baptist preaches against King Herod and Queen Herodias... (103 mins.)
 
41.
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
 
42.
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
 
43.
Beneath the 12-Mile Reef (1953)
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Fierce competition among sponge fishermen forces a Greek-American family to fish in the dangerous 12-mile reef area off the western coast of Florida. (102 mins.)
Director: Robert D. Webb
 
44.
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.)
 
45.
Thunder Bay (1953)
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Shrimpers and oilmen clash when an ambitious wildcatter begins constructing an off-shore oilrig. (103 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
 
46.
Dream Wife (1953)
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Clemson Reade, a business tycoon with marriage on his mind, and Effie, a U.S. diplomat, are a modern couple... (100 mins.)
Director: Sidney Sheldon
 
47.
By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953)
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The trials and tribulations of the Winfield family in small town Indiana as Marjorie Winfield's boyfriend... (101 mins.)
Director: David Butler
 
48.
Seminole (1953)
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A cavalry lieutenant on trial for murder recounts his efforts make peace with the Seminole Indian tribe, under an evil major. (87 mins.)
Director: Budd Boetticher
 
49.
Trouble Along the Way (1953)
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Struggling to retain custody of his daughter following his divorce, football coach Steve Williams finds... (110 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
50.
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
 
51.
Scared Stiff (1953)
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Fleeing a murder charge, a singer and a busboy (Martin & Lewis) wind up on a spooky Carribean island inherited by heiress (Scott). (108 mins.)
Director: George Marshall
 
52.
Escape from Fort Bravo (1953)
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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
 
53.
We Go to Monte Carlo (1953)
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When a measles epidemic forces the temporary closing of a child care center, the son of a film star and her estranged husband, a concert pianist, is mistakenly delivered to a touring musician. (70 mins.)
 
54.
Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953)
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Lester and Orville accidentally launch a rocket which is supposed to fly to Mars. Instead it goes to New Orleans for Mardi Gras... (77 mins.)
Director: Charles Lamont
 
55.
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
 
56.
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
 
57.
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
 
58.
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
 
59.
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
 
60.
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
 
61.
Miss Sadie Thompson (1953)
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A self-righteous missionary man seeks to save the soul of a former prostitute. (91 mins.)
 
62.
Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1953)
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Two bumbling American cops hunt for the mysterious Mr. Hyde in London, England. (76 mins.)
Director: Charles Lamont
 
63.
The Story of Three Loves (1953)
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An anthology film consisting of three very different stories about love set in Europe and told in flashback. (122 mins.)
 
64.
Return to Paradise (1953)
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An American drifter comes to a remote Polynesian island controlled by a Puritanical missionary and turns the social life of the island upside-down. (100 mins.)
Director: Mark Robson
 
65.
Man in the Attic (1953)
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After an enigmatic, self-described pathologist rents the attic room of a Victorian house, his landlady begins to suspect her lodger is Jack the Ripper. (82 mins.)
Director: Hugo Fregonese
 
66.
Arrowhead (1953)
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Chief of Scouts Ed Bannon works for the US Army at Fort Clark, Texas and he dreams of aiding in bringing peace to the region, despite opposition from both the Army and the Apaches. (105 mins.)
 
67.
Gun Fury (1953)
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In Arizona, Frank Slayton's gang robs a stagecoach and kidnaps Ben Warren's fiancée, prompting Warren to pursue Slayton. (83 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
68.
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
 
69.
The Lawless Breed (1953)
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After being released from prison, former gun-fighter John Wesley Hardin hopes to have his autobiography published in order to rehabilitate his tarnished reputation. (83 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
70.
Gunsmoke (1953)
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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
 
71.
A Lion Is in the Streets (1953)
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A charismatic peddler from the bayous finds his true calling in politics. Is he a demagogue in the making? (88 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
72.
Donovan's Brain (1953)
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Yet another version of Curt Siodmak's novel about an honest scientist who keeps the brain of a ruthless dead millionaire (Donovan) alive in a tank... (84 mins.)
Director: Felix Feist
 
73.
A Blueprint for Murder (1953)
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Whitney Cameron suspects his sister-in-law has poisoned his brother and niece, but without proof how does he prevent the murder of his nephew? (77 mins.)
Director: Andrew Stone
 
74.
Torch Song (1953)
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Jenny Stewart is a tough Broadway musical star who doesn't take criticism from anyone. Yet there is one individual... (90 mins.)
Director: Charles Walters
 
75.
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
 
76.
Money from Home (1953)
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Herman owes a lot of gambling debts. To pay them off, he promises the mob he'll fix a horse, so that it does not run... (100 mins.)
Director: George Marshall
 
77.
Act of Love (1953)
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(95 mins.)
Director: Anatole Litvak
 
78.
The Girl Who Had Everything (1953)
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Attorney's daughter falls for one of his gangster clients. (69 mins.)
Director: Richard Thorpe
 
79.
The Golden Blade (1953)
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Basra merchant Harun Al-Rashid avenges his father's murder in this adventure set in ancient Bagdad and inspired from the Arabic fairy tales of One Thousand and One Nights. (81 mins.)
Director: Nathan Juran
 
80.
Law and Order (1953)
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Frame Johnson already cleaned up Tombstone and hopes to settle down near Cottonwood. But a marshal's work is never done... (80 mins.)
Director: Nathan Juran
 
81.
Jeopardy (1953)
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A man vacationing with his wife and son near a desolate jetty in Baja becomes trapped under a rotten timber as the inevitable tide threatens to drown him. (69 mins.)
Director: John Sturges
 
82.
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.)
 
83.
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
 
84.
South Sea Woman (1953)
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AWOL marine Sgt. Jim O'Hearn is court-martialed for a variety of offenses that carry 143 years in the stockade or the death penalty but refuses to aid in his own defense. (99 mins.)
Director: Arthur Lubin
 
85.
I Love Melvin (1953)
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Melvin Hoover, a budding photographer for Look magazine, accidentally bumps into a young actress named Judy LeRoy in the park... (77 mins.)
Director: Don Weis
 
86.
Small Town Girl (1953)
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Rick Belrow Livingston, in love with Broadway star Lisa, is sentenced to 30 days in jail for speeding through a small town... (92 mins.)
Director: Leslie Kardos
 
87.
Three Sailors and a Girl (1953)
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Three navy men run into a shady producer who convinces them to invest into his new show. When they meet the show's female star attraction, they're sold. Have they become the latest showbiz players or just three more suckers? (95 mins.)
Director: Roy Del Ruth
 
88.
The Moonlighter (1953)
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A cattle herder turned rustler runs from a lynch mob and falls, again, for an ex-lover. (77 mins.)
Director: Roy Rowland
 
89.
Give a Girl a Break (1953)
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The star of an upcoming Broadway production, Janet Hallson, walks out during rehersals. The producers of the show... (82 mins.)
Director: Stanley Donen
 
90.
Tarzan and the She-Devil (1953)
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Ivory poachers, headed by Lyra the She-Devil, Vargo and Fidel, capture a native tribe to carry their loot... (75 mins.)
Director: Kurt Neumann