1953 films

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. 99 River Street

    99 River Street (1953)


    99 River Street is a 1953 film noir, starring John Payne, Evelyn Keyes, Brad Dexter, Frank Faylen, and Peggie Castle. The film was directed by Phil Karlson, produced by Edward Small, with cinematography by Franz Planer.

  2. A Blueprint for Murder

    A Blueprint for Murder (1953)


    A Blueprint for Murder is a 1953 thriller film noir starring Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters, and Gary Merrill. Andrew L. Stone wrote and directed the film.

  3. A Day to Remember

    A Day to Remember (1953)


    A Day to Remember is a 1953 British comedy drama film directed by Ralph Thomas and starring an ensemble cast including Stanley Holloway, Donald Sinden and Bill Owen. The darts team of a London public house go on a day trip to Boulogne-sur-Mer in France.

  4. A Geisha

    A Geisha (1953)


    A Geisha (祇園囃子 Gion Bayashi, or Gion Festival Music) is a 1953 Japanese film directed by Kenji Mizoguchi, centred on life in post-war Gion (Kyoto) through the relationship between an established geisha, Miyoharu, and teenaged Eiko, who pleads with Miyoharu to take her on as an apprentice or maiko. The film is based on the novel by Matsutarō Kawaguchi, who also produced the screenplay.

  5. A Is for Atom

    A Is for Atom (1953)


    A Is for Atom is a 14-minute 1953 promotional animated short documentary film created by John Sutherland and sponsored by General Electric (GE). It is now in the public domain. The short explains what an atom is, how nuclear energy is released from certain kinds of atoms, the peacetime uses of nuclear power, and the by-products of nuclear fission. It is Sutherland's most-decorated film, having won numerous honors at film festivals.

  6. A Lion Is in the Streets

    A Lion Is in the Streets (1953)


    A Lion Is in the Streets is a 1953 drama film directed by Raoul Walsh and starring James Cagney as a southern politician loosely based on Huey Long. Cagney's brother William was the producer, while his younger sister Jeanne was a member of the cast. The screenplay was based on a 1945 book by Adria Locke Langley. The film is compared to the similar 1949 film All the King's Men, featuring Broderick Crawford in an Academy Award-winning performance.

  7. A Night in Venice

    A Night in Venice (1953)

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    A Night in Venice (German:Eine Nacht in Venedig) is a 1953 Austrian operetta film directed by Georg Wildhagen and starring Hans Olden, Jeanette Schultze and Peter Pasetti. It is adapted from the 1883 operetta Eine Nacht in Venedig by Johann Strauss, which had previously been turned into a 1934 film A Night in Venice directed by Robert Wiene.

  8. A Queen Is Crowned

    A Queen Is Crowned (1953)


    A Queen Is Crowned is a 1953 British Technicolor documentary film written by Christopher Fry. The film documents the 1953 Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, with a narration of events by Laurence Olivier. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

  9. A Slight Case of Larceny

    A Slight Case of Larceny (1953)


    A Slight Case of Larceny is a 1953 film.

  10. Aag Ka Dariya

    Aag Ka Dariya (1953)


    Aag Ka Dariya (English: River of Fire) is 1953 Hindi language black-and-white film directed by Roop K. Shorey and starring Karan Dewan, Prithviraj Kapoor, Meena Shorey, Shammi, Uma Dutt, Johnny Walker, Manju, Cecil. Playback singer for this movie was Talat Mehmood

  11. Aah

    Aah (1953)


    Aah is a 1953 black and white Bollywood romantic drama film starring Raj Kapoor and Nargis in lead roles. The film was produced by Raj Kapoor and directed by Raja Nawathe. This was Nawathe's first independent directorial venture. He had previously worked as assistant director to Kapoor in Aag (1948), Barsaat (1949) and Awaara (1951).

  12. Aasha Deepam

    Aasha Deepam (1953)


    Aashadeepam is a 1953 Indian Malayalam film, directed by GR Rao and produced by TE Vasudevan. The film stars Sathyan, B. S. Saroja, Gemini Ganesan and Padmini in lead roles. The film had musical score by V. Dakshinamoorthy.

  13. Abbott and Costello Go to Mars

    Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953)


    Abbott and Costello Go To Mars is a 1953 American science fiction comedy film directed by Charles Lamont and starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. The film follows the misadventures of Lester and Orville who accidentally find themselves on a rocketship bound for Mars, which accidentally lands at the New Orleans Mardi Gras. The pair are forced by bank robbers Mugsy and Harry to fly to Venus where they encounter a civilization consisting entirely of women. Despite the title, no one in this film actually goes to Mars.

  14. Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1953)


    Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a 1953 American comedy horror film directed by Charles Lamont and stars the comedy team of Abbott and Costello, and co-stars Boris Karloff.

  15. Act of Love

    Act of Love (1953)


    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.

  16. Adam og Eva

    Adam og Eva (1953)


    Adam and Eve (Original title:Adam og Eva) is a 1953 Danish family comedy written and directed by Erik Balling. The film was awarded the 1954 Bodil Award for Best Danish Film and Per Buckhøj won the Bodil Award for Best Actor for his role as the zealous schoolteacher.

  17. Affair with a Stranger

    Affair with a Stranger (1953)


    Affair with a Stranger is a 1953 American comedy-drama starring Jean Simmons and Victor Mature. It was directed by Roy Rowland, and was originally to be released as Kiss and Run.

  18. Aida

    Aida (1953)


    Aida is a 1953 Italian film version of the opera Aida by Giuseppe Verdi. It was directed by Clemente Fracassi and produced by Gregor Rabinovitch and Federico Teti. The screenplay was adapted by Fracassi, Carlo Castelli, Anna Gobbi and Giorgio Salviucci from the libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni. The cinematography was by Piero Portalupi, the production design by Flavio Mogherini and the costume design by Maria De Matteis. The Italian State Radio Orchestra was conducted by Giuseppe Morelli, the ballet was choreographed by Margherita Wallmann.

  19. Aisha

    Aisha (1953)


    A`isha  listen  (Arabic: عائشه‎) is a 1953 Egyptian drama film directed by Gamal Madkoor. It starred Zahrat El-Ola, Zaki Rostom, and Faten Hamama.

  20. All Ashore

    All Ashore (1953)


    All Ashore is a 1953 Technicolor musical comedy film directed by Richard Quine. It is the second of Mickey Rooney's three films for Columbia Pictures that was produced by Jonie Taps, directed by Richard Quine and written by Blake Edwards. In the tradition of MGM's Anchors Aweigh and On the Town, the film tells the stories of three sailors (Rooney, crooner Dick Haymes and dancer Ray McDonald) on shore leave on Santa Catalina Island, California where much of the film was shot. A former MGM contract star, Ray McDonald was married to Peggy Ryan at the time with All Ashore being the last film for both of them.

  21. All I Desire

    All I Desire (1953)


    All I Desire is a 1953 drama film directed by Douglas Sirk, starring Barbara Stanwyck as an actress who returns to visit her husband and children after having run off years before. It is based on the novel Stopover by Carol Ryrie Brink.

  22. All My Babies

    All My Babies (1953)


    All My Babies: A Midwife's Own Story is a 1953 educational film produced and directed by George C. Stoney which was used to educate midwives in the Southern United States. It was produced by the Georgia Department of Public Health, and written by Stoney. The film follows Mary Francis Hill Coley (1900–66), an African American midwife from Albany, Georgia who helped deliver over 3,000 babies in the middle part of the 20th century.

  23. All the Brothers Were Valiant

    All the Brothers Were Valiant (1953)


    All the Brothers Were Valiant is a 1953 adventure drama film made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), based on the 1919 novel All the Brothers Were Valiant by Ben Ames Williams. The 1953 MGM film is a remake of the 1923 silent film starring Lon Chaney and made by Metro Pictures, a forerunner of MGM, and now considered lost, as well as the 1928 MGM version, which starred Ramon Novarro, Across to Singapore. The 1953 version was directed by Richard Thorpe and produced by Pandro S. Berman from a screenplay by Harry Brown. The music score was by Miklós Rózsa, the cinematography by George J. Folsey and the art direction by Randall Duell and Cedric Gibbons.

  24. Állami áruház

    Állami áruház (1953)


    The State Department Store (Hungarian: Állami áruház) is a 1953 Hungarian musical comedy film directed by Viktor Gertler and starring Miklós Gábor, Kálmán Latabár and Kamill Feleki. The film is set in and around a Budapest department store, whose employees are battling against black marketeers.

  25. Amanti del passato

    Amanti del passato (1953)


    Amanti del passato is a 1953 Italian romantic drama film directed by Adelchi Bianchi.

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