Lowest Rated Titles Released 1953-01-01 to 1953-12-31


1. King of Skating (1953)

91 min | Drama, Sport

1.3
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The throne of ice skating sees a change of regent when Hans takes over as "the king", and the sports press can't seem to get enough of him. The dethroned king gets the negative attention, ... See full summary »

Director: Nils R. Müller | Stars: Lasse Kolstad, Sidsel Meyer, Espen Skjønberg, Harald Heide Steen

2. A Warning (1953)

99 min

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Writer: Marie Majerová | Director: Miroslav Cikán | Stars: Jirí Dohnal, Josef Mixa, Vladimír Petruska, Zdenek Kryzánek

3. At Home with Joan Crawford (1953)

4 min | Documentary, Short

1.9
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Actress Joan Crawford appears in this public service announcement asking the theatre audience to give generously to The Jimmy Fund, which supports cancer care and research for children.

Star: Joan Crawford

4. Die blaue Stunde (1953)

100 min | Comedy

2.2
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Writer: Veit Harlan | Director: Veit Harlan | Stars: Kristina Söderbaum, Hans Nielsen, Kurt Kreuger, Paulette Andrieux

5. The Revlon Mirror Theater (1953– )
Episode: Because I Love Him (1953)

30 min | Drama

2.4
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Writers: Les Crutchfield, Jay Dratler | Director: Rod Amateau | Stars: William Ching, Ellen Corby, Joan Crawford

6. Mesa of Lost Women (1953)

Approved | 70 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

2.5
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A mad scientist named Arana is creating giant spiders and dwarfs in his lab on Zarpa Mesa in Mexico. He wants to create a master race of superwomen by injecting his female subjects with spider venom.

Writer: Herbert Tevos | Directors: Ron Ormond, Herbert Tevos | Stars: Jackie Coogan, Allan Nixon, Richard Travis, Lyle Talbot

7. Building Better Paragraphs (1953)

11 min | Documentary, Short

2.5
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The members of a sixth-grade class learn to construct good paragraphs by composing a topic sentence, by relating other ideas to it in proper sequence and by composing an effective concluding sentence.

8. Project Moon Base (1953)

Approved | 63 min | Sci-Fi

2.7
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A saboteur posing as a scientist strives to destroy the world's first space station.

Writers: Robert A. Heinlein, Jack Seaman | Director: Richard Talmadge | Stars: Donna Martell, Hayden Rorke, Ross Ford, Larry Johns

9. The Talking Car (1953)

13 min | Short, Drama, Family

2.8
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Jack and Mary (and their dog, Rags) are walking down the street when a talking car stops them and begins lecturing them about traffic safety.

Star: Larry Thor

10. Robot Monster (1953)

Approved | 66 min | Sci-Fi

2.9
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The monstrous Ro-Man attempts to annihilate the last family alive on Earth, but finds himself falling for their beautiful daughter.

Writer: Wyott Ordung | Director: Phil Tucker | Stars: George Nader, Gregory Moffett, Claudia Barrett, Selena Royle

11. En skärgårdsnatt (1953)

89 min

3.1
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Writers: Sven Forssell, Bengt Logardt | Director: Bengt Logardt | Stars: Ingrid Thulin, Bengt Logardt, Bengt Blomgren, Öllegård Wellton

12. Dansa, min docka... (1953)

86 min | Comedy, Mystery

3.2
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Writers: Paul Baudisch, Nils Poppe | Director: Martin Söderhjelm | Stars: Nils Poppe, Gunnar Björnstrand, Adolf Jahr, Inga Landgré

13. The Elf and Mr. Little (1953 TV Short)

12 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

3.2
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Writer: Peter Son | Stars: Tommy Alexander, Jack Beveridge, Carol Blessing, Molley de Long

14. Anna proletárka (1953)

140 min | Drama

3.2
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Year 1919. Young country girl Anna (Marie Tomásová) arrives in Prague to serve in a rich family of builder Rubes. She encounters Toník (Josef Bek), a foundry worker in the Kolben-Danek ... See full summary »

Writers: Ivan Olbracht, Karel Steklý | Director: Karel Steklý | Stars: Marie Tomásová, Josef Bek, Jana Dítetová, Borivoj Kristek

15. The Epopee of Warsaw (1953)

218 min | Drama, War

3.2
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Writers: Jerzy Borejsza, Wanda Jakubowska | Director: Wanda Jakubowska | Stars: Józef Wyszomirski, Karol Wargin, Jacek Woszczerowicz, Kazimierz Wilamowski

16. How Quiet Helps at School (1953)

10 min | Short

3.3
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17. Ponds Theater (1953– )
Episode: A Christmas Carol (1953)

60 min | Drama

3.3
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An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve.

Writer: Charles Dickens | Stars: Noel Leslie, Melville Cooper, Valerie Cossart, Denis Greene

18. Dance Hall Racket (1953)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

3.4
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A gangster who operates a sleazy dance hall uses a sadistic bodyguard to keep his girls afraid and his customers in line.

Writer: Lenny Bruce | Director: Phil Tucker | Stars: Timothy Farrell, Lenny Bruce, Bernie Jones, Honey Bruce Friedman

19. Rantasalmen sulttaani (1953)

72 min | Comedy

3.5
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Writers: Aarne Haapakoski, Olavi Karu | Director: Eddie Stenberg | Stars: Assi Nortia, Esa Pakarinen, Oke Tuuri, Kauko Käyhkö

20. Wenn am Sonntagabend die Dorfmusik spielt (1953)

90 min | Drama, Romance

3.5
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Kati is wooed by the rich sawmill owner Prackner since years, but she doesn't love the much older man. Only when her father's horse breeding is deep in financial trouble and his bank urges ... See full summary »

Writer: Werner P. Zibaso | Director: Rudolf Schündler | Stars: Rudolf Prack, Walter Müller, O.E. Hasse, Erwin Biegel

21. Dvaasedmdestátka (1953)

75 min

3.5
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Writers: Frantisek Langer, Vladimír Smeral, Karel Smrz, Miroslav Rutte | Director: Jirí Slavícek | Stars: Dana Medrická, Vladimír Smeral, Eduard Dubský, Vítezslav Bocek

22. Cat-Women of the Moon (1953)

Approved | 64 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

3.6
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Astronauts travel to the moon where they discover it is inhabited by attractive young women in black tights.

Writers: Al Zimbalist, Jack Rabin, Roy Hamilton | Director: Arthur Hilton | Stars: Sonny Tufts, Victor Jory, Marie Windsor, William Phipps

23. The Cool Hot Rod (1953)

26 min | Drama, Short

3.6
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A misfit teenager with a passion for hot rods - and trouble - moves to a California town where he learns the errors of his ways and becomes a model hot rodder.

24. Flickan från Backafall (1953)

90 min | Drama

3.6
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Romance between a young maid and a sailor away at sea.

Writers: Gabriel Jönsson, Åke Ohlmarks | Director: Bror Bügler | Stars: Viola Sundberg, Sven Lindberg, Kenne Fant, Edvard Persson

25. Jirochô sangokushi: Jirochô to Ishimatsu (1953)

87 min | Action, Drama

3.6
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Writers: Takeo Matsuura, Genzo Murakami, Hideo Oguni | Director: Masahiro Makino | Stars: Akio Kobori, Hisaya Morishige, Setsuko Wakayama, Asami Kuji

26. Good Health Practices (1953)

10 min | Short

3.7
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Young Jim and Judy learn about proper eating, keeping clean, proper rest and good toilet habits.

27. Planet Outlaws (1953)

Approved | 69 min | Action, Family, Sci-Fi

3.8
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An American soldier suspended in time wakes up to find himself in the futuristic world of the year 2500.

Writers: Norman S. Hall, Helen Leighton, Harry Revier, Ray Trampe | Directors: Ford Beebe, Saul A. Goodkind | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Constance Moore, Jackie Moran, Jack Mulhall

28. The Revlon Mirror Theater (1953– )

30 min | Drama

3.8
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Stars: Robin Chandler, Ellen Corby, Glenn Langan, Harry Harvey

29. Miljonäärimonni (1953)

80 min | Comedy

3.8
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Writer: Kaarlo Nuorvala | Director: Roland af Hällström | Stars: Sakari Halonen, Heikki Heino, Mauri Jaakkola, Eero Leväluoma

30. Nástup (1953)

130 min | Drama

3.8
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Writers: Václav Rezác, Otakar Vávra | Director: Otakar Vávra | Stars: Ladislav Chudík, Jaroslav Mares, Karel Höger, Jaroslav Prucha

31. Who Are the People of America? (1953)

11 min | Short, Documentary

3.8
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Writer: Mel Waskin

32. Combat Squad (1953)

Approved | 72 min | War, Drama

3.9
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A plotless shot-on-the-lot and sound-stage Korean War entry that is even below the standard of house producer Sam Katzman, which is understandable when the name of Jerry Thomas, the ... See full summary »

Writer: Wyott Ordung | Director: Cy Roth | Stars: John Ireland, Lon McCallister, Hal March, George E. Stone

33. Hercules (1953)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

3.9
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Writer: Clodualdo del Mundo Sr. | Stars: Cesar Ramirez, Gloria Romero

34. Shahenshah (1953)

Action

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Director: Amiya Chakrabarty | Stars: Ranjan, Shakila, K.N. Singh, Ramesh Sippy

35. Hollandmädel (1953)

93 min | Comedy, Music

3.9
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Writers: Curth Flatow, Franz Gribitz, J.A. Hübler-Kahla | Director: J.A. Hübler-Kahla | Stars: Sonja Ziemann, Gunnar Möller, Hans Moser, Grethe Weiser

36. Rote Rosen, rote Lippen, roter Wein (1953)

100 min | Drama, Romance, War

3.9
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Writers: Jacob Geis, Bobby E. Lüthge | Director: Paul Martin | Stars: Gardy Granass, John Van Dreelen, Rolf von Nauckhoff, Margarete Haagen

37. Die Regimentstochter (1953)

100 min | Drama, Romance

3.9
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Writers: Margarete Göbel, Georg C. Klaren | Directors: Günther Haenel, Georg C. Klaren | Stars: Aglaja Schmid, Robert Lindner, Hermann Erhardt, Dagny Servaes

38. Phantom from Space (1953)

Approved | 73 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.0
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An alien being with the power of invisibility lands in Santa Monica. Killing two people who attacked him due to the menacing appearance of his spacesuit, the creature takes it off while ... See full summary »

Writers: William Raynor, Myles Wilder | Director: W. Lee Wilder | Stars: Ted Cooper, Tom Daly, Steve Acton, Burt Wenland

39. Il tesoro del Bengala (1953)

90 min | Adventure

4.0
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Writers: Gian Paolo Callegari, Piero De Bernardi, Emilio Salgari | Director: Gianni Vernuccio | Stars: Sabu, Luisella Boni, Luigi Tosi, Carla Calò

40. Nissae bila regal (1953)

115 min

4.0
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Writers: Ihsan Abd al-Qudus, Nairuz Abdel Malek, Youssef Chahine | Director: Youssef Chahine | Stars: Kamal Al-Shennawi, Said Abu Bakr, Elouia Gamil, Imad Hamdi

41. É Pra Casar? (1953)

Comedy

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Writers: Daniel Rocha, Gita de Barros, Luiz de Barros | Director: Luiz de Barros | Stars: Roberto Almeida, Alexandre Amorim, Waldir Calmon, Iris Delmar

42. Glen or Glenda (1953)

Not Rated | 65 min | Drama

4.1
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A psychiatrist tells two stories: one of a transvestite (Glen or Glenda), the other of a pseudohermaphrodite (Alan or Anne).

Writer: Edward D. Wood Jr. | Director: Edward D. Wood Jr. | Stars: Edward D. Wood Jr., Bela Lugosi, Lyle Talbot, Timothy Farrell

43. Forces' Sweetheart (1953)

76 min | Comedy

4.1
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Writers: Michael Bentine, Maclean Rogers | Director: Maclean Rogers | Stars: Hy Hazell, Harry Secombe, Michael Bentine, Freddie Frinton

44. Peek a Boo (1953)

Documentary

4.1
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A filmed record of a burlesque show featuring strippers and comedians.

Director: Lillian Hunt | Stars: Venus, Patti Waggin, Leon DeVoe, The Duponts

45. The American Road (1953)

37 min | Documentary, Short

4.1
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Writer: Joseph Moncure March | Director: George C. Stoney | Stars: Raymond Massey, Harvey Firestone, Henry Ford II, Benson Ford

46. Die Stärkere (1953)

98 min | Drama, Romance

4.1
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Writers: Christa Linden, Walter von Hollander | Director: Wolfgang Liebeneiner | Stars: Gertrud Kückelmann, Hans Söhnker, Antje Weisgerber, Paul Henckels

47. Stars Over Colombo (1953)

100 min | Adventure, Drama

4.1
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Writers: Peter Francke, Veit Harlan, Maria von der Osten-Sacken | Director: Veit Harlan | Stars: Kristina Söderbaum, Willy Birgel, Adrian Hoven, René Deltgen

48. Bror min och jag (1953)

87 min | Comedy

4.1
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Writers: Gus Dahlström, Arne Stivell | Director: Ragnar Frisk | Stars: Gus Dahlström, Holger Höglund, Anna-Lisa Baude, John Botvid

49. Louisiana Territory (1953)

Approved | 63 min | Drama

4.2
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Made by RKO-Pathe, in Pathe color and three-dimension, in observance of the 150th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase from France at a cost of $15,000,000 (more than the annual income of ... See full summary »

Writer: Jerome Brondfield | Director: Harry W. Smith | Stars: Val Winter, Leo Zinser, Julian Meister, Phyliss Massicot

50. Halfway to Hell (1953)

75 min | Documentary

4.2
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Documentary of war atrocities with newsreel footage of concentration camps.

Writer: Quentin Reynolds | Director: Robert Snyder | Stars: Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Quentin Reynolds, Leon Trotsky