MOVIES 1953
Hot News (1953)

Hot News (1953)

Hot News (1953)
IMDb: 5.4
61 min

An ex-prize fighter — now reporter — tries to expose a gambling ring after an uneven bout in the ring kills a pugilist.

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Genre: Crime, Drama
The Good Beginning (1953)

The Good Beginning (1953)

The Good Beginning (1953)
IMDb: 6.3
65 min

After their honeymoon, Johnny Lipton and his wife Kit move into their small apartment. Kit runs the flat on a tight budget, for she hopes that one day with her…

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Genre: Drama
Genevieve (1953)

Genevieve (1953)

Genevieve (1953)
IMDb: 7.1
86 min

Two friends driving in the London to Brighton vintage car rally bet on which of them will be the first to arrive back home.

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Genre: Comedy
Peter Pan (1953)

Peter Pan (1953)

Peter Pan (1953)
IMDb: 7.3
77 min

Leaving the safety of their nursery behind, Wendy, Michael and John follow Peter Pan to a magical world where childhood lasts forever. But while in Neverland, the kids must face…

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All I Desire (1953)

All I Desire (1953)

All I Desire (1953)
IMDb: 7.1
80 min

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

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Genre: Drama
Pony Express (1953)

Pony Express (1953)

Pony Express (1953)
IMDb: 5.9
101 min

Buffalo Bill and Wild Bill Hickok join forces to establish a mail route that can get mail from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California, in ten days. Along the way…

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Genre: Action, Western
The Captain’s Paradise (1953)

The Captain’s Paradise (1953)

The Captain’s Paradise (1953)
IMDb: 7.1
94 min

Mediterranean ferryboat captain Henry St James has things well organized – a loving and very English wife Maud in Gibraltar, and the loving if rather more hot-blooded Mistress, Nita in…

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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Scandal at Scourie (1953)

Scandal at Scourie (1953)

Scandal at Scourie (1953)
IMDb: 6.8
90 min

After their orphanage burns down, a group of children are being transported west by train to Manitoba. All of them are available for adoption and at a stop at Scourie,…

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Genre: Drama
The Man Between (1953)

The Man Between (1953)

The Man Between (1953)
IMDb: 7.1
100 min

“The Man Between” is a 1953 British thriller film directed by Carol Reed and starring James Mason, Claire Bloom, Hildegard Knef and Geoffrey Toone. A British woman on a visit…

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Genre: Thriller
The Wild One (1953)

The Wild One (1953)

The Wild One (1953)
IMDb: 6.9
79 min

The Black Rebels Motorcycle Club ride into the small California town of Wrightsville, eager to raise hell. Brooding gang leader Johnny Strabler takes a liking to Kathie, the daughter of…

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Genre: Drama
The Magnetic Monster (1953)

The Magnetic Monster (1953)

The Magnetic Monster (1953)
IMDb: 5.8
76 min

A young scientist’s experiment goes awry when he creates a monster from a radioactive isotope and finds that the creature consumes energy to grow in size and terrorize the nearby…

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The Earrings of Madame de… (1953)

The Earrings of Madame de… (1953)

The Earrings of Madame de… (1953)
IMDb: 8.0
105 min

In France of the late 19th century, the wife of a wealthy general, the Countess Louise, sells the earrings her husband gave her on their wedding day to pay off…

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Genre: Drama, Romance
The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. (1953)

The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. (1953)

The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. (1953)
IMDb: 6.8
89 min

Young Bart Collins lives with his widowed mother Heloise. The major blight on Bart’s existence is the hated piano lessons he is forced to endure under the tutelage of the…

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Genre: Family, Fantasy, Music
Pickup on South Street (1953)

Pickup on South Street (1953)

Pickup on South Street (1953)
IMDb: 7.7
80 min

In New York City, an insolent pickpocket, Skip McCoy, inadvertently sets off a chain of events when he targets ex-prostitute Candy and steals her wallet. Unaware that she has been…

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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)

The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)

The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)
IMDb: 6.7
80 min

An atomic bomb test in the Arctic Circle unfreezes a hibernating fictional dinosaur, a Rhedosaurus, that begins to wreak havoc in New York City.

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Kiss Me Kate (1953)

Kiss Me Kate (1953)

Kiss Me Kate (1953)
IMDb: 7.1
109 min

Fred and Lilly are a divorced pair of actors who are brought together by Cole Porter who has written a musical version of The Taming of the Shrew. Of course,…

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Genre: Comedy, Music
It Came from Outer Space (1953)

It Came from Outer Space (1953)

It Came from Outer Space (1953)
IMDb: 6.5
81 min

Author & amateur astronomer John Putnam and schoolteacher Ellen Fields witness an enormous meteorite come down near a small town in Arizona, but Putnam becomes a local object of scorn…

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Donovan’s Brain (1953)

Donovan’s Brain (1953)

Donovan’s Brain (1953)
IMDb: 6.0
84 min

A scientist takes a the brain of dead man and revives it via electrodes as it lays suspended in a tank of liquid. Soon, the brain grows to possess enormous…

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Blowing Wild (1953)

Blowing Wild (1953)

Blowing Wild (1953)
IMDb: 6.5
90 min

Wildcatter Jeff Dawson does his best to bring in a gusher in Mexico despite continual bandit raids. He asks for help from his ex-employer Ward Conway, but Conway, now married…

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Beat the Devil (1953)

Beat the Devil (1953)

Beat the Devil (1953)
IMDb: 6.5
89 min

The script, which was written on a day-to-day basis as the film was being shot, concerns the adventures of a motley crew of swindlers and ne’er-do-wells trying to lay claim…

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Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday (1953)

Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday (1953)

Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday (1953)
IMDb: 7.5
83 min

Monsieur Hulot, Jacques Tati’s endearing clown, takes a holiday at a seaside resort, where his presence provokes one catastrophe after another. Tati’s masterpiece of gentle slapstick is a series of…

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Genre: Comedy
Calamity Jane (1953)

Calamity Jane (1953)

Calamity Jane (1953)
IMDb: 7.3
101 min

Calamity Jane and Wild Bill Hickok fuss, feud and fall in love. At first, Calamity is too busy fighting Indians and cracking a bullwhip to pay attention to such girlie…

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Genre: Music, Western
The Wages of Fear (1953)

The Wages of Fear (1953)

The Wages of Fear (1953)
IMDb: 8.1
131 min

In the South American jungle, supplies of nitroglycerine are needed at a remote oil field. The oil company pays four men to deliver the supplies in two trucks. A tense…

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Shane (1953)

Shane (1953)

Shane (1953)
IMDb: 7.6
118 min

A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smouldering settler and rancher conflict forces him to act.

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Genre: Drama, Western
Stalag 17 (1953)

Stalag 17 (1953)

Stalag 17 (1953)
IMDb: 8.0
120 min

It’s a dreary Christmas 1944 for the American POWs in Stalag 17. For the men in Barracks 4, all sergeants, have to deal with a grave problem – there seems…

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Genre: War
Niagara (1953)

Niagara (1953)

Niagara (1953)
IMDb: 7.0
92 min

Rose Loomis and her older, gloomier husband, George, are vacationing at a cabin in Niagara Falls, N.Y. The couple befriend Polly and Ray Cutler, who are honeymooning in the area….

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Genre: Thriller
Hondo (1953)

Hondo (1953)

Hondo (1953)
IMDb: 7.1
83 min

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

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Genre: Western
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
IMDb: 7.2
91 min

Lorelei Lee is a beautiful showgirl engaged to be married to the wealthy Gus Esmond, much to the disapproval of Gus’ rich father, Esmond Sr., who thinks that Lorelei is…

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Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
From Here to Eternity (1953)

From Here to Eternity (1953)

From Here to Eternity (1953)
IMDb: 7.6
118 min

In 1941 Hawaii, 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.

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Genre: Drama, Romance, War
The Big Heat (1953)

The Big Heat (1953)

The Big Heat (1953)
IMDb: 8.0
89 min

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

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Genre: Crime, Drama
Tokyo Story (1953)

Tokyo Story (1953)

Tokyo Story (1953)
IMDb: 8.2
136 min

The elderly Shukishi and his wife, Tomi, take the long journey from their small seaside village to visit their adult children in Tokyo. Their elder son, Koichi, a doctor, and…

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Genre: Drama
The War of the Worlds (1953)

The War of the Worlds (1953)

The War of the Worlds (1953)
IMDb: 7.1
85 min

The residents of a small town are excited when a flaming meteor lands in the hills, but their joy is short-lived when they discover it has passengers who are not…

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The Robe (1953)

The Robe (1953)

The Robe (1953)
IMDb: 6.7
135 min

Marcellus is a tribune in the time of Christ. He is in charge of the group that is assigned to crucify Jesus. Drunk, he wins Jesus’ homespun robe after the…

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Genre: Drama, History
The Cruel Sea (1953)

The Cruel Sea (1953)

The Cruel Sea (1953)
IMDb: 7.6
126 min

At the start of World War II, Cmdr. Ericson is assigned to convoy escort HMS Compass Rose with inexperienced officers and men just out of training. The winter seas make…

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Genre: Drama, History, War
Inferno (1953)

Inferno (1953)

Inferno (1953)
IMDb: 7.2
83 min

A spoiled and alcoholic millionaire, Robert Ryan, breaks his leg falling off of a horse, and is left to die in the desert by his cheating wife, Rhonda Fleming, and…

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Gun Fury (1953)

Gun Fury (1953)

Gun Fury (1953)
IMDb: 6.1
83 min

After a stagecoach holdup, Frank Slayton’s notorious gang leave Ben Warren for dead and head off with his fiancée. Warren follows, and although none of the townspeople he comes across…

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The Man from the Alamo (1953)

The Man from the Alamo (1953)

The Man from the Alamo (1953)
IMDb: 6.5
79 min

During the war for Texas independence, one man leaves the Alamo before the end (chosen by lot to help others’ families) but is too late to accomplish his mission, and…

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Genre: Western
Seminole (1953)

Seminole (1953)

Seminole (1953)
IMDb: 6.3
87 min

19th-century army officer Lance Caldwell is assigned to Fort King in the Everglades. Immediately clashing with his commanding officer Major Dade, Caldwell opposes Dade’s plans to wipe out the Seminole…

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Genre: Western
The Stranger Wore a Gun (1953)

The Stranger Wore a Gun (1953)

The Stranger Wore a Gun (1953)
IMDb: 5.9
83 min

Having been a spy for Quantrill’s raiders during the Civil War, Jeff Travis thinking himself a wanted man, flees to Prescott Arizona where he runs into Jules Mourret who knows…

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Genre: Action, Western
Miss Sadie Thompson (1953)

Miss Sadie Thompson (1953)

Miss Sadie Thompson (1953)
IMDb: 6.0
91 min

Sadie Thompson winds up stranded on an island and while her boat is being quarantined, she manages to stir up the blood of every marine on the base.

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Genre: Drama, Music
Beneath the 12-Mile Reef (1953)

Beneath the 12-Mile Reef (1953)

Beneath the 12-Mile Reef (1953)
IMDb: 5.8
102 min

Mike and Tony Petrakis are a Greek father and son team who dive for sponges off the coast of Florida. After they are robbed by crooks, Arnold and the Rhys…

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Genre: Adventure
The Neanderthal Man (1953)

The Neanderthal Man (1953)

The Neanderthal Man (1953)
IMDb: 4.4
78 min

A scientist develops a formula which will cause animals to regress to the form of their primitive ancestors, and tries it on himself with disastrous results.

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