1953 films

Posted Oct 25, 2009
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Here are the films / movies of 1953. The good, the bad, the long, the short, the box office hits and the surprise packages! It's all about the films and movies we went to see and it's all about what was around in 1953.
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  1. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
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    Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

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    Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is a 1953 American film adaptation of the 1949 stage musical, released by 20th Century Fox, directed by Howard Hawks, and starring Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe with Charles Coburn, Elliott Reid, Tommy Noonan, George Winslow, Taylor Holmes, and Norma Varden in supporting roles.


  2. Calamity Jane
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    Calamity Jane (1953)

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    Calamity Jane is a "Wild West"-themed film musical released in 1953. It is loosely based on the life of Wild West heroine Calamity Jane and explores an alleged romance between Calamity Jane and Wild Bill Hickok in the American Old West. The film starred Doris Day as the title character and Howard Keel as Hickok. It was devised by Warner Brothers in response to the success of Annie Get Your Gun.


  3. Peter Pan
    #3

    Peter Pan (1953)

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    Peter Pan is a 1953 American animated fantasy-adventure film produced by Walt Disney and based on the play Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up by J. M. Barrie. It is the 14th film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series and was originally released on February 5, 1953 by RKO Radio Pictures. Peter Pan is the final Disney animated feature released through RKO before Walt Disney's founding of his own distribution company, Buena Vista Distribution, later in 1953 after the film was released. Peter Pan is also the final Disney film in which all nine members of Disney's Nine Old Men worked together as directing animators. It is also the second Disney animated film starring Kathryn Beaumont, Heather Angel, and Bill Thompson after their roles in the animated feature Alice in Wonderland.


  4. Niagara
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    Niagara (1953)

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    Niagara is an American 1953 film noir thriller film directed by Henry Hathaway, and starring Marilyn Monroe, Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters, and Max Showalter. It was one of Fox's biggest box office hits of the year.


  5. Roman Holiday
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    Roman Holiday (1953)

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    Roman Holiday is a 1953 American romantic comedy directed and produced by William Wyler. It stars Gregory Peck as a reporter and Audrey Hepburn as a royal princess out to see Rome on her own. Hepburn won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance; the screenplay and costume design also won.


  6. How to Marry a Millionaire
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    How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)

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    How to Marry a Millionaire is a 1953 American romantic comedy film directed by Jean Negulesco and written and produced by Nunnally Johnson. The screenplay was based on the plays The Greeks Had a Word for It by Zoë Akins and Loco by Dale Eunson and Katherine Albert.


  7. From Here to Eternity
    #7

    From Here to Eternity (1953)

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    From Here to Eternity is a 1953 drama film directed by Fred Zinnemann and based on the novel of the same name by James Jones. The picture deals with the tribulations of three U.S. Army soldiers, played by Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, and Frank Sinatra, stationed on Hawaii in the months leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor. Deborah Kerr and Donna Reed portray the women in their lives and the supporting cast includes Ernest Borgnine, Philip Ober, Jack Warden, Mickey Shaughnessy, Claude Akins, and George Reeves.


  8. Kiss Me Kate
    #8

    Kiss Me Kate (1953)

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    Kiss Me Kate is a 1953 MGM film adaptation of the Broadway musical of the same name.


  9. House of Wax
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    House of Wax (1953)

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    House of Wax is a 1953 American 3-D horror film about a disfigured sculptor who repopulates his destroyed wax museum by murdering people and using their wax-coated corpses as displays. It stars Vincent Price and was directed by André de Toth. It is a remake of Warner Bros.' Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933), without the comic relief featured in the earlier film. In 2005, Warner Bros. distributed a new film also called House of Wax, but its plot is very different from the one used in the two earlier films.


  10. Mogambo
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    Mogambo (1953)

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    Mogambo is a 1953 American adventure/romantic drama film directed by John Ford and starring Clark Gable, Ava Gardner and Grace Kelly and featuring Donald Sinden. The film was adapted by John Lee Mahin from the play Red Dust, by Wilson Collison. The film is a remake of Red Dust (1932), which starred Gable, Mary Astor and Jean Harlow, and was set in French Indochina.


  11. The Robe
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    The Robe (1953)

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    The Robe is a 1953 American Biblical epic film that tells the story of a Roman military tribune who commands the unit that crucifies Jesus. The film was made by 20th Century Fox and is notable for being the first film released in the widescreen process CinemaScope. Like other early CinemaScope films, The Robe was shot with Henri Chrétien's original Hypergonar anamorphic lenses.


  12. The Wild One
    #12

    The Wild One (1953)

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    The Wild One is a 1953 American film directed by László Benedek and produced by Stanley Kramer. It is most noted for the character of Johnny Strabler (Marlon Brando), whose persona became a cultural icon of the 1950s. The Wild One is considered to be the original outlaw biker film, and the first to examine American outlaw motorcycle gang violence.


  13. The Band Wagon
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    The Band Wagon (1953)

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    The Band Wagon is a 1953 musical comedy film that many critics rank, along with Singin' in the Rain, as the finest of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer musicals, although it was only a modest box-office success. It tells the story of an aging musical star who hopes a Broadway show will restart his career. However, the play's director wants to make it a pretentious retelling of Faust, and brings in a prima ballerina who clashes with the star.


  14. Shane
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    Shane (1953)

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    Shane is a 1953 American Technicolor Western film from Paramount, noted for its landscape cinematography and contributions to the genre.


  15. Titanic
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    Titanic (1953)

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    Titanic is a 1953 American drama film directed by Jean Negulesco. Its plot centers on an estranged couple sailing on the maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic, which took place in April 1912.


  16. The Desert Song
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    The Desert Song (1953)

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    The Desert Song is a 1953 film version in Technicolor of Sigmund Romberg's operetta. It is the third film version of the operetta, the third made by Warner Bros., and the second in full three-strip Technicolor. Although it was released in 1953, it was not made in widescreen; at that time Twentieth-Century Fox held the rights to Cinemascope, which was introduced that year in the film The Robe.


  17. I Love Lucy
    #17

    I Love Lucy (1953)

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    I Love Lucy, aka I Love Lucy: The Movie is a 1953 American feature film spin-off of the sitcom I Love Lucy. Except for one test screening in Bakersfield, California, the film was never theatrically released and was shelved.


  18. By the Light of the Silvery Moon
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    By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953)

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    By the Light of the Silvery Moon is a 1953 musical film. It is the sequel to On Moonlight Bay. Like its predecessor, the movie is based loosely on the Penrod stories by Booth Tarkington.


  19. Angel Face
    #19

    Angel Face (1952)

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    Angel Face is a 1953 black-and-white film noir directed by Otto Preminger. The drama, filmed on location in Beverly Hills, California, features Robert Mitchum and Jean Simmons.


  20. The War of the Worlds
    #20

    The War of the Worlds (1953)

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    The War of the Worlds (also known in promotional material as H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds) is a 1953 American Technicolor science fiction film from Paramount Pictures, produced by George Pal, directed by Byron Haskin, and starring Gene Barry and Ann Robinson. The film is a loose adaptation of the H. G. Wells novel of the same name. Modernized and relocated to a United States setting, the film tells of a worldwide invasion of Earth by Martians from the point of view of an American scientist.


  21. Ride, Vaquero!
    #21

    Ride, Vaquero! (1953)

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    Ride, Vaquero! is a 1953 western film made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). It was directed by John Farrow and produced by Stephen Ames from a screenplay by Frank Fenton and John Farrow. The music score was by Bronislau Kaper and the cinematography by Robert Surtees.


  22. Last of the Comanches
    #22

    Last of the Comanches (1953)

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    Last of the Comanches Technicolor (released in the UK as The Sabre and the Arrow) is a 1953 American Western film directed by André de Toth and starring Broderick Crawford and Barbara Hale. The film is a remake of the 1943 World War II film Sahara starring Humprey Bogart. Actor Lloyd Bridges appeared in both films.


  23. Knights of the Round Table
    #23

    Knights of the Round Table (1953)

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    Knights of the Round Table is a 1953 American historical Technicolor film made by MGM. Directed by Richard Thorpe and produced by Pandro S. Berman, it was the first film in Cinemascope made by that studio. The screenplay was by Talbot Jennings, Jan Lustig and Noel Langley from Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur, first published in 1485 by William Caxton.


  24. Dangerous When Wet
    #24

    Dangerous When Wet (1953)

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    Dangerous When Wet (1953) is an Technicolor Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer musical film starring Esther Williams, Fernando Lamas, and Jack Carson, directed by Charles Walters, and featuring an animated swimming sequence starring Williams with the famous cat-and-mouse duo, Tom and Jerry.


  25. Act of Love
    #25

    Act of Love (1953)

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    Act of Love (French title: Un acte d'amour) is a 1953 American romantic drama film directed by Anatole Litvak, starring Kirk Douglas and Dany Robin. It is based on the novel The Girl on the Via Flaminia by Alfred Hayes. A Parisian falls in love with an American soldier near the end of World War II.


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