Must-sees of 1953by vitale-daniele | created - 24 Dec 2012 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
The titles hereby listed have been selected out of 86 works seen.
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3. The Wages of Fear (1953)
Not Rated | 131 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
In a decrepit South American village, four men are hired to transport an urgent nitroglycerine shipment without the equipment that would make it safe.
4. Stalag 17 (1953)
Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, War
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.
5. The Earrings of Madame de... (1953)
Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Romance
The diamond earrings of a French aristocrat, a wedding gift from her husband, cause a series of conflicts as they change hands repeatedly.
11. Gion bayashi (1953)
85 min | Drama
In the post-war, the sixteen year-old teenager Eiko seeks out the geisha Miyoharu in the district of Gion, in Kyoto asking her to be a "maiko" (apprentice of geisha). Eiko explains that her... See full summary »
14. Little Fugitive (1953)
Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Family
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.
Votes: 1,951 | Gross: $0.03M
15. It Came from Outer Space (1953)
Approved | 81 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
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 strangely.
17. Koibumi (1953)
98 min | Drama, Romance
This valiant melodrama is the brilliant debut as a moviemaker of the great Japanese actress Kinuyo Tanaka, who also has a small role in the story. Based on a screenplay by Keinosuke ... See full summary »
18. From Here to Eternity (1953)
Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Romance, War
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.
Votes: 36,899 | Gross: $30.50M
19. El (1953)
Approved | 82 min | Drama, Romance
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.
20. Tsuma (1953)
89 min | Drama
Tokyo. Mihoko and Toichi Nakagawa's ten year marriage is crumbling out of inertia. Each knows the other isn't happy, they themselves aren't happy, but they don't talk about their problems ... See full summary »
21. Dangerous Crossing (1953)
Approved | 75 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery
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.
22. Ani imôto (1953)
86 min | Drama
In Older Brother, Younger Sister, director Mikio Naruse's adaptation of an oft-filmed popular novel by Saisei Murô, the eldest daughter (Machiko Kyô) of a rural family comes home pregnant, ... See full summary »
24. Shane (1953)
Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Western
A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smoldering settler/rancher conflict forces him to act.
Votes: 31,036 | Gross: $20.00M
26. The Blue Gardenia (1953)
Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
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.
31. Il sole negli occhi (1953)
98 min | Drama
A young and shy girl Celestina arrives from her small home village to Rome to become a housemaid. Her inexperience and naivety causes her to change her employers quite frequently. As she is... See full summary »
32. Una di quelle (1953)
89 min | Drama
Una giovane vedova è spinta dal bisogno a prostituirsi. Incontra un campagnolo, che di passaggio a Roma, cerca avventure. Rientrata a casa con l'uomo, trova il figlioletto in gravi ... See full summary »
33. Fûfu (1953)
87 min | Drama
Uptight man and hot wife rent a room from a laidback colleague. The colleague and wife get on like a house on fire, while the husband is alternately jealous and sulky. Marital strife ... See full synopsis »
34. Entotsu no mieru basho (1953)
108 min | Drama
Where Chimneys Are Seen focuses primarily on the interconnected lives of two couples in a lower-middle-class neighborhood in Senju, a poor industrial section of Tokyo.
35. A Japanese Tragedy (1953)
116 min | Drama
Alternating in time, between the end of World War II and 1953, Haruko, a widow, does what she can to keep her daughter Utako and son Seiichi safe, fed, and sheltered. By 1953, it's clear ... See full summary »
38. Indiscretion of an American Wife (1953)
Approved | 63 min | Drama, Romance
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.