My Favorite Movies of 1953

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1. Vicki (1953)

Approved | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.5
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The untimely murder of a New York glamor-girl sparks an investigation with an emotionally driven detective at the helm.

Director: Harry Horner | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Jean Peters, Elliott Reid, Richard Boone

Votes: 701

2. East of Sumatra (1953)

Approved | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.0
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Tough Duke Mullane tries to open a new mine in the jungle, but the natives turn hostile...except for one lissome dancer.

Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Jeff Chandler, Marilyn Maxwell, Anthony Quinn, Suzan Ball

Votes: 140

3. The Wages of Fear (1953)

Not Rated | 131 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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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.

Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot | Stars: Yves Montand, Charles Vanel, Peter van Eyck, Folco Lulli

Votes: 40,265

4. The Desert Rats (1953)

Approved | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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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.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Richard Burton, James Mason, Robert Newton, Robert Douglas

Votes: 3,957

5. Indiscretion of an American Wife (1953)

Approved | 63 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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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.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Jennifer Jones, Montgomery Clift, Gino Cervi, Richard Beymer

Votes: 1,947

6. Beat the Devil (1953)

Approved | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.6
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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...

Director: John Huston | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones, Gina Lollobrigida, Robert Morley

Votes: 6,749

7. Ambush at Tomahawk Gap (1953)

Passed | 73 min | Action, Romance, Western

5.9
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An innocent cowboy convicted with three robbers, travels with them to get a share of their hidden loot.

Director: Fred F. Sears | Stars: John Hodiak, John Derek, David Brian, María Elena Marqués

Votes: 299

8. Rob Roy: The Highland Rogue (1953)

Approved | 81 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.6
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The wartime adventures of Scotish highland leader Rob Roy MacGregor during the reign of King George I in the 18th century.

Director: Harold French | Stars: Richard Todd, Glynis Johns, James Robertson Justice, Michael Gough

Votes: 339

9. Fair Wind to Java (1953)

Approved | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.9
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In 1883, an American merchant ship's captain is searching for a treasure in diamonds from a sunken Dutch ship in the vicinity of a volcanic island in the Dutch East Indies.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Vera Ralston, Robert Douglas, Victor McLaglen

Votes: 215

10. War Arrow (1953)

Approved | 78 min | Romance, War, Western

5.8
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Major Howell Brady arrives in Indian Territory in hopes of recruiting peaceful, relocated Seminoles to help the army fight rampaging Kiowas.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Maureen O'Hara, Jeff Chandler, John McIntire, Suzan Ball

Votes: 544 | Gross: $1.40M

11. Shane (1953)

Approved | 118 min | Drama, Western

7.7
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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.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin, Brandon De Wilde

Votes: 30,795 | Gross: $20.00M

12. The Long, Long Trailer (1954)

Approved | 96 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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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 starting off with their own home on wheels--a trailer. After the two are hitched, they ... See full summary »

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Marjorie Main, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 3,411

13. House of Wax (1953)

Approved | 88 min | Horror

7.1
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An associate burns down a wax museum with the owner inside, but he survives only to become vengeful and murderous.

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Vincent Price, Frank Lovejoy, Phyllis Kirk, Carolyn Jones

Votes: 13,072 | Gross: $23.75M

14. The Wild One (1953)

Approved | 79 min | Drama

6.9
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Two rival motorcycle gangs terrorize a small town after one of their leaders is thrown in jail.

Director: Laslo Benedek | Stars: Marlon Brando, Mary Murphy, Robert Keith, Lee Marvin

Votes: 12,343

15. Titanic (1953)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.2
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An unhappily married couple struggle to deal with their problems while on board the ill-fated ship.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Clifton Webb, Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Wagner, Audrey Dalton

Votes: 5,204 | Gross: $4.91M

16. Knights of the Round Table (1953)

Approved | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.3
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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.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner, Mel Ferrer, Anne Crawford

Votes: 2,701

17. King of the Khyber Rifles (1953)

Approved | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.4
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A half-caste British officer in 19th-century India battles the prejudices of both his Army colleagues and the local populace while trying to help put down a rebellion led by a greedy local ruler.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Tyrone Power, Terry Moore, Michael Rennie, John Justin

Votes: 546

18. Desert Legion (1953)

86 min | Action, Adventure

5.6
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Paul Lartal of the Foreign Legion meets the princess of a lost city in the Algerian mountains.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Alan Ladd, Richard Conte, Arlene Dahl, Akim Tamiroff

Votes: 175

19. Escape from Fort Bravo (1953)

Passed | 99 min | Western

6.7
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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.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: William Holden, Eleanor Parker, John Forsythe, William Demarest

Votes: 1,944 | Gross: $1.45M

20. Law and Order (1953)

Approved | 80 min | Western

5.9
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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...

Director: Nathan Juran | Stars: Ronald Reagan, Dorothy Malone, Preston Foster, Alex Nicol

Votes: 491

21. Tumbleweed (1953)

Approved | 79 min | Western

6.8
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Jim Harvey is hired to guard a small wagon train as it makes its way west. The train is attacked by Indians and Harvey, hoping to persuade Aguila, the chief, to call off the attack due to ... See full summary »

Director: Nathan Juran | Stars: Audie Murphy, Lori Nelson, Chill Wills, Roy Roberts

Votes: 389

22. Trouble Along the Way (1953)

Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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Struggling to retain custody of his daughter following his divorce, football coach Steve Williams finds himself embroiled in a recruiting scandal at the tiny Catholic college he is trying ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: John Wayne, Donna Reed, Charles Coburn, Tom Tully

Votes: 1,272

23. The Man from Cairo (1953)

Approved | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

5.5
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An American tourist, who served in Algeria during WW2, is mistaken for an American agent hired by the French government to recover its gold reserves that went missing in the Algerian desert during the war.

Directors: Ray Enright, Edoardo Anton | Stars: George Raft, Gianna Maria Canale, Massimo Serato, Guido Celano

Votes: 86

24. Siren of Bagdad (1953)

Passed | 73 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

5.6
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In ancient Bagdad, a magician uses his powers and his magic box to save slave girls.

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Paul Henreid, Patricia Medina, Hans Conried, Charles Lung

Votes: 161

25. Hondo (1953)

PG | 83 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.1
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Army despatch rider Hondo Lane discovers a woman and young son living in the midst of warring Apaches and becomes their protector.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: John Wayne, Geraldine Page, Ward Bond, Michael Pate

Votes: 7,474

26. Flight to Tangier (1953)

Approved | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.5
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During the Cold War, a mysterious plane, carrying $3 million, arrives at Tangier airport and various interested parties try to grab the cash.

Director: Charles Marquis Warren | Stars: Joan Fontaine, Jack Palance, Corinne Calvet, Robert Douglas

Votes: 192

27. Pony Express (1953)

Approved | 101 min | History, Romance, Western

5.9
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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.

Director: Jerry Hopper | Stars: Charlton Heston, Rhonda Fleming, Jan Sterling, Forrest Tucker

Votes: 805

28. All the Brothers Were Valiant (1953)

Approved | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.3
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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.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Robert Taylor, Stewart Granger, Ann Blyth, Betta St. John

Votes: 702

29. How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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Three women set out to find eligible millionaires to marry, but find true love in the process.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, Lauren Bacall, David Wayne

Votes: 17,128

30. Back to God's Country (1953)

78 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.8
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In north-western Canada,in the 1870s,American schooner captain Peter Keith hopes to return to America with a cargo of furs before winter but two local crooks plan to steal Keith's cargo,boat and wife.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Rock Hudson, Marcia Henderson, Steve Cochran, Hugh O'Brian

Votes: 139

31. Gun Fury (1953)

Approved | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.1
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In Arizona, Frank Slayton's gang robs a stagecoach and kidnaps Ben Warren's fiancée, prompting Warren to pursue Slayton.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Rock Hudson, Donna Reed, Philip Carey, Roberta Haynes

Votes: 991

32. Fort Vengeance (1953)

Passed | 75 min | Western

6.0
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Two American brothers chased by a posse cross into Canada and join the Canadian North-West Mounted Police at the height of the Sioux-American war.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: James Craig, Rita Moreno, Keith Larsen, Reginald Denny

Votes: 105

33. Take the High Ground! (1953)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, War

6.2
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In 1953, at Fort Bliss, Texas, two former Korean War combat veterans work as drill sergeants and fall in-love with the same woman.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Richard Widmark, Karl Malden, Elaine Stewart, Carleton Carpenter

Votes: 707

34. Thunder Over the Plains (1953)

Approved | 82 min | Romance, War, Western

6.5
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In Post-Bellum Texas, an army captain tries to keep the peace between overtaxed, impoverished farmers and greedy carpetbaggers.

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Randolph Scott, Lex Barker, Phyllis Kirk, Charles McGraw

Votes: 566

35. Off Limits (1952)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy

6.3
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Wally Hogan has things going his way. He is the manager-trainer of Bullet Bradley, a fighter who has just won the lightweight championship. Life suddenly takes a not-so-happy turn, however,... See full summary »

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Bob Hope, Mickey Rooney, Marilyn Maxwell, Eddie Mayehoff

Votes: 244

36. Appointment in Honduras (1953)

Approved | 79 min | Adventure, Crime, Thriller

5.7
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A wealthy American couple are hostages on an arduous jungle journey.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Glenn Ford, Ann Sheridan, Zachary Scott, Rodolfo Acosta

Votes: 391 | Gross: $1.15M

37. The Big Heat (1953)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

8.0
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Tough cop Dave Bannion takes on a politically powerful crime syndicate.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Jocelyn Brando, Alexander Scourby

Votes: 18,460

38. Slaves of Babylon (1953)

82 min | Adventure

5.1
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The Jews are taken from Jerusalem and made slaves by King Nebuchadnezzar. In the meantime Cyrus, king of the Persians, who has been living as a shepherd, is proclaimed king and defeats ... See full summary »

Director: William Castle | Stars: Richard Conte, Linda Christian, Maurice Schwartz, Terry Kilburn

Votes: 68

39. 99 River Street (1953)

Not Rated | 83 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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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.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: John Payne, Evelyn Keyes, Brad Dexter, Frank Faylen

Votes: 1,761

40. Mogambo (1953)

Approved | 116 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.7
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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.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Clark Gable, Grace Kelly, Ava Gardner, Donald Sinden

Votes: 6,312

41. The Robe (1953)

Unrated | 135 min | Drama, History

6.8
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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.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Richard Burton, Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Michael Rennie

Votes: 7,274 | Gross: $36.00M

42. Sins of Jezebel (1953)

Approved | 74 min | Drama, History

5.2
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The aging Ahab, king of Israel, comes under the influence of a young and beautiful but scheming pagan woman named Jezebel and, against the advice of his advisers and the prophet Elijah, ... See full summary »

Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Paulette Goddard, George Nader, Eduard Franz, John Hoyt

Votes: 70

43. Island in the Sky (1953)

Approved | 109 min | Adventure, Drama

7.0
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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.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: John Wayne, Lloyd Nolan, Walter Abel, James Arness

Votes: 2,644

44. Roman Holiday (1953)

Passed | 118 min | Comedy, Romance

8.1
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76 Metascore

A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert, Hartley Power

Votes: 110,136

45. Plunder of the Sun (1953)

Approved | 81 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.5
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American adventurer gets involved in archaeological artifact smuggling and treasure hunting in Mexico.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Glenn Ford, Diana Lynn, Patricia Medina, Francis L. Sullivan

Votes: 494

46. The Golden Blade (1953)

Approved | 81 min | Adventure

5.7
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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.

Director: Nathan Juran | Stars: Rock Hudson, Piper Laurie, Gene Evans, George Macready

Votes: 463

47. The Man from the Alamo (1953)

Approved | 79 min | Western

6.5
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During the Alamo siege, John Stroud is sent to Ox Bow to protect the townsfolk but, following a massacre, he infiltrates Jess Wade's gang of turncoat renegades supporting the Mexicans.

Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Glenn Ford, Julie Adams, Chill Wills, Hugh O'Brian

Votes: 1,257

48. The Master of Ballantrae (1953)

Approved | 90 min | Action, Adventure, History

6.6
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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.

Director: William Keighley | Stars: Errol Flynn, Roger Livesey, Anthony Steel, Beatrice Campbell

Votes: 1,167

49. From Here to Eternity (1953)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.7
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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.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed

Votes: 36,659 | Gross: $30.50M

50. Arrowhead (1953)

Passed | 105 min | Drama, Romance, Western

6.1
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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.

Director: Charles Marquis Warren | Stars: Charlton Heston, Jack Palance, Katy Jurado, Brian Keith

Votes: 902

51. The Stranger Wore a Gun (1953)

Approved | 83 min | War, Western

5.9
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A former spy moves to Arizona to join a gold robbery, but when he gets there decides that it's not for him and tries to change his life.

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Randolph Scott, Claire Trevor, Joan Weldon, George Macready

Votes: 775

52. Sailor of the King (1953)

Approved | 83 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.0
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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.

Director: Roy Boulting | Stars: Jeffrey Hunter, Michael Rennie, Wendy Hiller, Bernard Lee

Votes: 436

53. Flame of Calcutta (1953)

69 min | Adventure, Action, Romance

5.2
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Indian woman stands up for her people in 1750s India.

Director: Seymour Friedman | Stars: Denise Darcel, Patric Knowles, Paul Cavanagh, George Keymas

Votes: 32

54. Fort Algiers (1953)

Approved | 78 min | Action, Drama

5.4
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In northwest Africa, a tribal leader tries to stir up a rebellion against the ruling powers.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Yvonne De Carlo, Carlos Thompson, Raymond Burr, Leif Erickson

Votes: 113

55. Return to Paradise (1953)

Approved | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.0
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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.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Gary Cooper, Barry Jones, Roberta Haynes, Moira Walker

Votes: 421

56. The Last Posse (1953)

Approved | 73 min | Western

6.6
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When the anxiously awaited posse returns with neither prisoners nor the stolen money, we learn in flashback what happened. Having been cheated by Sampson Drune, a father and his two sons ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred L. Werker | Stars: Broderick Crawford, John Derek, Charles Bickford, Wanda Hendrix

Votes: 239

57. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.2
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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.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn, Elliott Reid

Votes: 25,507 | Gross: $12.00M

58. Stalag 17 (1953)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.0
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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.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: William Holden, Don Taylor, Otto Preminger, Robert Strauss

Votes: 45,558

59. White Witch Doctor (1953)

Approved | 96 min | Adventure

6.1
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In 1907, a nurse arrives in the Belgian Congo to work for a missionary doctor but meets a grumpy animal hunter who secretly plans to search for gold in the dangerous Bakuba tribal region.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Susan Hayward, Robert Mitchum, Walter Slezak, Mashood Ajala

Votes: 425

60. All I Desire (1953)

Approved | 80 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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In 1910, a wayward mother re-visits the family she deserted.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Richard Carlson, Lyle Bettger, Marcia Henderson

Votes: 1,276

61. The Great Sioux Uprising (1953)

Approved | 80 min | Western

5.5
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During the Civil War, Southern agitators and a crooked horse dealer endanger the peace between the Union and the Wyoming Sioux.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Jeff Chandler, Faith Domergue, Lyle Bettger, Peter Whitney

Votes: 184

62. Dream Wife (1953)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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A business tycoon decides to wed a Middle Eastern princess whose customs dictate the pair must live apart for several months before marrying; even more complications settle in when the tycoon's ex-fiancée is assigned to chaperone the pair.

Director: Sidney Sheldon | Stars: Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Walter Pidgeon, Betta St. John

Votes: 1,390

63. Tarzan and the She-Devil (1953)

PG | 75 min | Action, Adventure

5.5
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Ivory poachers, headed by Lyra the She-Devil, Vargo and Fidel, capture a native tribe to carry their loot. Tarzan intervenes and is captured. Jane is also captured and believed killed, so ... See full summary »

Director: Kurt Neumann | Stars: Lex Barker, Joyce Mackenzie, Raymond Burr, Monique van Vooren

Votes: 349

64. Powder River (1953)

Approved | 78 min | Western

6.4
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In 1875, ex-lawman Chino Bull becomes temporary town marshal when his gold prospecting partner is robbed and killed in Powder River country but Chino runs into the murderous Logan brothers.

Director: Louis King | Stars: Rory Calhoun, Corinne Calvet, Cameron Mitchell, Penny Edwards

Votes: 149

65. The Moon Is Blue (1953)

M | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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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.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: William Holden, David Niven, Maggie McNamara, Tom Tully

Votes: 1,712

66. Julius Caesar (1953)

Not Rated | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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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.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Louis Calhern, Marlon Brando, James Mason, John Gielgud

Votes: 8,615

67. Pickup on South Street (1953)

Approved | 80 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.8
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A pickpocket unwittingly lifts a message destined for enemy agents and becomes a target for a Communist spy ring.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Richard Widmark, Jean Peters, Thelma Ritter, Murvyn Vye

Votes: 10,123

68. Raiders of the Seven Seas (1953)

Approved | 88 min | Adventure

5.7
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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, Alida. He has fallen in love with her by the time he ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Salkow | Stars: John Payne, Donna Reed, Gerald Mohr, Lon Chaney Jr.

Votes: 310

69. Sea Devils (1953)

Approved | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.7
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Gilliat,a fisherman/smuggler is in jail, and is offered a pardon, if he undertakes a mission to sail to France to rescue Douchette, an English agent, whose cover has been blown,and who has now been jailed. Gilliat accepts the challenge.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Yvonne De Carlo, Rock Hudson, Maxwell Reed, Denis O'Dea

Votes: 404

70. Thunder Bay (1953)

Approved | 103 min | Adventure, Drama

6.6
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Shrimpers and oilmen clash when an ambitious wildcatter begins constructing an off-shore oilrig.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: James Stewart, Joanne Dru, Gilbert Roland, Dan Duryea

Votes: 1,253

71. Column South (1953)

Approved | 84 min | Western

6.4
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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.

Director: Frederick De Cordova | Stars: Audie Murphy, Joan Evans, Robert Sterling, Ray Collins

Votes: 313

72. The Naked Spur (1953)

Passed | 91 min | Thriller, Western

7.4
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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.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: James Stewart, Janet Leigh, Robert Ryan, Ralph Meeker

Votes: 8,394

73. The Man Behind the Gun (1953)

Approved | 82 min | Western

5.9
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An undercover government agent battles insurrectionists whose want Southern California to secede and become a slave state.

Director: Felix E. Feist | Stars: Randolph Scott, Patrice Wymore, Dick Wesson, Philip Carey

Votes: 384

74. Niagara (1953)

Approved | 92 min | Film-Noir, Thriller

7.1
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As two couples are visiting Niagara Falls, tensions between one wife and her husband reach the level of murder.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters, Max Showalter

Votes: 12,148

75. The Lawless Breed (1953)

Not Rated | 83 min | Western

6.4
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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.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Rock Hudson, Julie Adams, Mary Castle, John McIntire

Votes: 783

76. The Girl Who Had Everything (1953)

Approved | 69 min | Romance, Drama

5.6
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Attorney's daughter falls for one of his gangster clients.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: William Powell, Elizabeth Taylor, Fernando Lamas, Gig Young

Votes: 428

77. I Confess (1953)

Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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A priest who comes under suspicion for murder cannot clear his name without breaking the seal of the confessional.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Montgomery Clift, Anne Baxter, Karl Malden, Brian Aherne

Votes: 15,928

78. Destination Gobi (1953)

Approved | 90 min | Adventure, Drama, War

6.4
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In 1944, US Navy specialists run a weather station in the Gobi desert where they are harassed by Japanese warplanes but aided by local Mongol nomads.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Richard Widmark, Don Taylor, Max Showalter, Murvyn Vye

Votes: 676

79. Gunsmoke (1953)

Approved | 79 min | Romance, Western

6.7
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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.

Director: Nathan Juran | Stars: Audie Murphy, Susan Cabot, Paul Kelly, Charles Drake

Votes: 605

80. Prince of Pirates (1953)

Approved | 80 min | Adventure

5.5
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In a 16th century kingdom in the Netherlands, the newly crowned King Stephan concludes a secret treaty with the Spanish. This puts him at odds with his younger brother, Prince Roland, who ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Salkow | Stars: John Derek, Barbara Rush, Carla Balenda, Whitfield Connor

Votes: 58

81. Seminole (1953)

Approved | 87 min | Western

6.3
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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.

Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Rock Hudson, Barbara Hale, Anthony Quinn, Richard Carlson

Votes: 719

82. Battle Circus (1953)

Approved | 90 min | Romance, War, Drama

5.8
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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.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, June Allyson, Keenan Wynn, Robert Keith

Votes: 1,012

83. Salome (1953)

Approved | 103 min | Drama, History

5.9
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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.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Rita Hayworth, Stewart Granger, Charles Laughton, Judith Anderson

Votes: 1,201

84. I Love Lucy (1953)

80 min | Comedy

8.2
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Desi Arnaz greets the "I Love Lucy" studio audience and invites them to watch Lucille Ball and the cast film a special extended episode.

Director: Edward Sedgwick | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 283