1953 - Top of the Pops

All movies from 1953 I have seen. The Top of the Pops Rules for the Ranking: my personal rating + the imdb rating x votes.
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1.
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
“ 772 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
2.
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
“ 492 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
3.
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
“ 348 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
4.
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.)
“ 292 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
5.
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
“ 263 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
6.
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
“ 249 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
7.
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
“ 163 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
8.
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
“ 155 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
9.
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
“ 151 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
10.
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.)
“ 120 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
11.
Pickup on South Street (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A pickpocket unwittingly lifts a message destined for enemy agents and becomes a target for a Communist spy ring. (80 mins.)
Director: Samuel Fuller
“ 116 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
12.
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.)
“ 105 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
13.
How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Three women set out to find eligible millionaires to marry, but find true love in the process. (95 mins.)
Director: Jean Negulesco
“ 94,32 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
14.
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
“ 87,41 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
15.
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.)
“ 85,71 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
16.
The Earrings of Madame de... (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The diamond earrings of a French aristocrat, a wedding gift from her husband, cause a series of conflicts as they change hands repeatedly. (105 mins.)
Director: Max Ophüls
“ 83,49 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
17.
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
“ 81,25 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
18.
Niagara (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
As two couples are visiting Niagara Falls, tensions between one wife and her husband reach the level of murder. (92 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
“ 71,07 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
19.
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.)
“ 68,01 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
20.
Beat the Devil (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
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
“ 51,69 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
21.
Summer with Monika (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Harry Lund is a nineteen-year-old man who meets Monika, a romantic, reckless and rebellious seventeen-year-old... (96 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
“ 51,49 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
22.
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
“ 50,28 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
23.
El (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A husband's suave exterior unravels after his marriage, and he unleashes his paranoid and volatile temper on his wife, which escalates to more dangerous and unpredictable tantrums. (92 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
“ 46,96 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
24.
Titanic (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
An unhappily married couple struggle to deal with their problems while on board the ill-fated ship. (98 mins.)
Director: Jean Negulesco
“ 43,73 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
25.
Mogambo (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
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
“ 38,62 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
26.
Kiss Me Kate (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
An ex-husband and wife team star in a musical version of 'The Taming of the Shrew'; off-stage, the production is troublesome with ex-lovers' quarrels and a gangster looking for some money owed to them. (109 mins.)
Director: George Sidney
“ 32,73 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
27.
The Long, Long Trailer (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Nicky and Tacy are going to be married. Nicky wants to save up money for a house, but Tacy dreams of... (96 mins.)
“ 27,54 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
28.
Little Fugitive (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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.)
“ 20,81 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
29.
El bruto (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A tough young man, who helps to kick poor people out of their houses, falls in love with a girl. She lives with her father in the building about to be demolished. (81 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
“ 19,75 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
30.
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
“ 18,82 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
31.
Scared Stiff (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Fleeing a murder charge, a busboy and a nightclub singer wind up on a spooky Caribbean island inherited by an heiress. (108 mins.)
Director: George Marshall
“ 16,93 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
32.
Indiscretion of an American Wife (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
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.)
“ 16,80 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
33.
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
“ 16,24 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
34.
99 River Street (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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
“ 14,98 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
35.
The Bigamist (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
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
“ 14,43 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
36.
The Return of Don Camillo (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
After his battles with the communist mayor Peppone, Don Camillo is sent in exile by his bishop in a remote village... (115 mins.)
Director: Julien Duvivier
“ 13,48 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
37.
The Lady Without Camelias (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A new starlet is discovered and has ups and downs in Italian films. (101 mins.)
“ 11,74 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
38.
The Caddy (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
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
“ 9,87 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
39.
The Proud and the Beautiful (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Life in a small Mexican village where joy and misery, hope and pain, passion and guilt, love and decay, life and death are mixed in the peasants life and two French citizens who end up stranded in there, during a typhoid epidemic. (103 mins.)
“ 9,24 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
40.
The Living Desert (1953 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Documentary of the live of flora and fauna in a desert in the US. (69 mins.)
Director: James Algar
“ 7,69 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
41.
Salome (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
After her banishment from Rome, Jewish Princess Salome returns to her Roman-ruled native land of Galilee where prophet John the Baptist preaches against Salome's parents, King Herod and Queen Herodias. (103 mins.)
“ 6,28 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
42.
The Master of Ballantrae (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Two noble Scottish brothers deliberately take opposite sides when Bonnie Prince Charlie returns to claim the throne of Scotland in order to preserve the family fortune. (90 mins.)
“ 5,89 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
43.
Beneath the 12-Mile Reef (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
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
“ 5,05 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
44.
Miss Sadie Thompson (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A self-righteous missionary man seeks to save the soul of a former prostitute. (91 mins.)
“ 4,82 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
45.
Last of the Comanches (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
The remnants of a massacred cavalry troop and ragtag group of stagecoach passengers fight for survival against fierce Comanches at a desert ruin. (85 mins.)
Director: Andre DeToth
“ 4,67 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
46.
Act of Love (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A former soldier on holiday in the French Riviera recalls his time in France during WWII, and his love for a French peasant woman. (95 mins.)
Director: Anatole Litvak
“ 4,50 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
47.
Pony Express (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
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
“ 4,27 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
48.
Older Brother, Younger Sister (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In Older Brother, Younger Sister, director Mikio Naruse's adaptation of an oft-filmed popular novel by Saisei Murô... (86 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
“ 3,44 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
49.
The Golden Blade (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
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
“ 2,70 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
50.
The Glass Web (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
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
“ 2,55 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
51.
Raiders of the Seven Seas (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Barbarossa, a pirate, frees a group of Spanish prisoners and makes them his crew. On a raid, he takes as a prize a Spanish countess... (88 mins.)
Director: Sidney Salkow
“ 1,69 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
52.
“ 1,00 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
53.
Punktchen and Anton (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Despite their social differences Luise, called Pünktchen, a girl from rich parentage befriends Anton... (91 mins.)
Director: Thomas Engel
“ 0,82 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
54.
Mailman Mueller (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
(95 mins.)
Director: John Reinhardt
“ 0,55 points ” - dziwnytenswiat