Films of 1953

These are the films I have seen from the year 1953.
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1.
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
 
2.
The Affairs of Dobie Gillis (1953)
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Grainbelt University has one attraction for Dobie Gillis - women, especially Pansy Hammer. Pansy's father... (72 mins.)
Director: Don Weis
 
3.
All I Desire (1953)
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In 1910, a wayward mother re-visits the family she deserted. (80 mins.)
Director: Douglas Sirk
 
4.
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.)
 
5.
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
 
6.
By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953)
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Marjorie Winfield's engagement to Bill Sherman, who has just arrived home from fighting in World War I, serves as the backdrop for the trials and tribulations of her family. (101 mins.)
Director: David Butler
 
7.
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
 
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.
The Captain's Paradise (1953)
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The bigamist captain of a ferry boat between the restricted British colony in Gibraltar and Spanish Morocco has a woman of differing appeal and temperament in each port. (94 mins.)
Director: Anthony Kimmins
 
10.
Decameron Nights (1953)
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The main story combines bits of Giovanni Boccaccio's own life (maybe and maybe not) with three of his most fabulous stories of love... (129 mins.)
Director: Hugo Fregonese
 
11.
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
 
12.
The Desert Song (1953)
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Shiek Yousseff, poses as a friend of the French while secretly plotting to overthrow them. Apposing Yousseff are the Riffs... (110 mins.)
 
13.
Dream Wife (1953)
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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. (100 mins.)
Director: Sidney Sheldon
 
14.
The Earrings of Madame de... (1953)
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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
 
15.
The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. (1953)
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The bane of adolescent Bart Collins' existence is the piano lessons he is forced to take under the tutelage of Dr... (89 mins.)
Director: Roy Rowland
 
16.
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
 
17.
Gate of Hell (1953)
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A samurai pursues a married lady-in-waiting. (89 mins.)
 
18.
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 suspicious father of Lorelei's fiancé, as well as a rich, enamored old man and many other doting admirers. (91 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
19.
The Girl Next Door (1953)
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Stage-and-night club star Jeannie Laird (June Haver) buys her first home, and everyone who is anyone... (92 mins.)
Director: Richard Sale
 
20.
The Girls of Pleasure Island (1953)
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In the spring of 1945, World War II is coming to a close. Roger Halyard, a dignified, strait-laced Englishmen... (95 mins.)
 
21.
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
 
22.
The Glass Web (1953)
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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
 
23.
Here Come the Girls (1953)
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A clumsy, full-of-himself chorus boy gets a chance at Broadway stardom when he's a stand in for a leading actor threatened by an infamous killer. (78 mins.)
Director: Claude Binyon
 
24.
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
 
25.
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
 
26.
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.)
 
27.
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
 
28.
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.)
 
29.
Kiss Me Kate (1953)
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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
 
30.
Knights of the Round Table (1953)
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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. (115 mins.)
Director: Richard Thorpe
 
31.
The Lady Wants Mink (1953)
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For her birthday Ritchie Connors gives his wife Nora a coat from the store where he works. His workday... (92 mins.)
 
32.
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
 
33.
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
 
34.
Little Fugitive (1953)
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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.)
 
35.
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
 
36.
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
 
37.
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
“ a/k/a 'Monika' ” - christopherpip
 
38.
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
 
39.
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
 
40.
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.)
 
41.
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
 
42.
The Robe (1953)
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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. (135 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
 
43.
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
 
44.
Salome (1953)
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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. (103 mins.)
 
45.
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
 
46.
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
 
47.
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
 
48.
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
 
49.
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
 
50.
Titanic (1953)
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An unhappily married couple struggle to deal with their problems while on board the ill-fated ship. (98 mins.)
Director: Jean Negulesco
 
51.
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
 
52.
Vicki (1953)
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The untimely murder of a New York glamor-girl sparks an investigation with an emotionally driven detective at the helm. (85 mins.)
Director: Harry Horner
 
53.
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