British TV & Films 1953 Not Yet Released On DVD Region 2

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1. Terror Street (1953)

Not Rated | 80 min | Crime, Drama

An American pilot AWOL from the states is framed for his wife's murder and has just 36 hours to prove his innocence.

Director: Montgomery Tully | Stars: Dan Duryea, Elsie Albiin, Gudrun Ure, Eric Pohlmann

Votes: 168

3. Black 13 (1953)

Approved | 75 min | Crime, Drama

20th Century-Fox gets the blame for distributing this in the USA but they were not the production company in any manner. Peter Reynolds is the screwed-up son of a college professor who ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Peter Reynolds, Rona Anderson, Patrick Barr, Lana Morris

Votes: 6

4. Black Orchid (1953)

Not Rated | 58 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A doctor's ex-wife dies of nicotine poison.

Director: Charles Saunders | Stars: Ronald Howard, Olga Edwardes, John Bentley, Mary Laura Wood

Votes: 194

5. Three Stops to Murder (1953)

76 min | Crime, Drama

Discharged by his employer, a private eye stays on a jewel theft case after a model with information for him is murdered.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Tom Conway, Mila Parély, Naomi Chance, Eric Pohlmann

Votes: 55

6. The Slasher (1953)

Approved | 75 min | Crime, Drama

The life of a juvenile delinquent is threatened by his own incessant desire for trouble.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: James Kenney, Joan Collins, Betty Ann Davies, Robert Ayres

Votes: 241

7. The Man from Cairo (1953)

Approved | 81 min | Crime, Drama

An American tourist, who served in Algeria during WW2, is mistaken for an American agent hired by the French government to recover its gold reserves that went missing in the Algerian desert during the war.

Directors: Ray Enright, Edoardo Anton | Stars: George Raft, Gianna Maria Canale, Massimo Serato, Guido Celano

Votes: 94

8. Decameron Nights (1953)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, Adventure, Romance

The main story combines bits of Giovanni Boccaccio's own life (maybe and maybe not) with three of his most fabulous stories of love. It has Boccaccio following Fiametta to a country villa ... See full summary »

Director: Hugo Fregonese | Stars: Joan Fontaine, Louis Jourdan, Godfrey Tearle, Joan Collins

Votes: 203

9. Desperate Moment (1953)

88 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Simon Van Halder (Sir Dirk Bogarde) is accused of murdering a British soldier during post-World War II mayhem. His girlfriend works on his behalf to expose the true villain.

Director: Compton Bennett | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Mai Zetterling, Philip Friend, Albert Lieven

Votes: 119

10. Rheingold Theatre (1953–1957)

23 min | Drama

Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. narrated, produced, and frequently starred in this anthology series, which presented everything from drama to mystery to farce.

Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Christopher Lee, Ron Randell, Barbara Mullen

Votes: 45

11. Escape by Night (1953)

79 min | Crime, Drama

An Italian racketeer on the run in London holes up in a disused theatre with a hard-drinking journalist out to get the full story.

Director: John Gilling | Stars: Bonar Colleano, Andrew Ray, Sidney James, Ted Ray

Votes: 44

12. Innocents in Paris (1953)

93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

A selection of passengers catch the plane from London for an early 1950's weekend in Paris. The Scotsman in his kilt, the elderly lady painter, the international negotiator, and the pretty ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Parry | Stars: Peter Illing, Gaby Bruyère, James Copeland, Monique Gérard

Votes: 333

13. Laughing Anne (1953)

Approved | 90 min | Adventure

Based on Conrad's short story of a red-headed beauty of the eighteen-eighties who was a singer in an elegant Parisian night-club, whose laugh gave her the title of "Laughing Anne". Her ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Wilcox | Stars: Wendell Corey, Margaret Lockwood, Forrest Tucker, Ronald Shiner

Votes: 28

14. Man in Hiding (1953)

Approved | 73 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A wrongly convicted murderer escapes prison to find the real killer.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Paul Henreid, Lois Maxwell, Kieron Moore, Hugh Sinclair

Votes: 77

15. Melba (1953)

112 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

The highly fictionalized story of Nellie Melba, Australian-born soprano who rose to operatic fame in the latter part of the 19th century and who had a dessert and form of dry toast (true) ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Patrice Munsel, Robert Morley, John McCallum, John Justin

Votes: 20

16. Never Let Me Go (1953)

Approved | 94 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

An American reporter stationed in post-war Moscow marries a ballet dancer, but their relationship is threatened by the country's political volatility.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Clark Gable, Gene Tierney, Bernard Miles, Richard Haydn

Votes: 598

18. Panorama (1953– )

40 min | Documentary, News

Long-running factual programme reporting on all aspects of life in Britain.

Stars: Fred Emery, David Dimbleby, Richard Lindley, Richard Dimbleby

Votes: 381

19. Rob Roy: The Highland Rogue (1953)

Approved | 81 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

The wartime adventures of Scotish highland leader Rob Roy MacGregor during the reign of King George I in the 18th century.

Director: Harold French | Stars: Richard Todd, Glynis Johns, James Robertson Justice, Michael Gough

Votes: 441

20. Robin Hood (1953– )

30 min | Adventure

Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men in Sherwood Forest fight the Sheriff of Nottingham.

Stars: Patrick Troughton, David Askey, John Breslin, Dudley Jones

Votes: 14

21. Shoot First (1953)

Approved | 88 min | Adventure, Crime, Thriller

A retired U.S. Army Colonel living in England stumbles upon a spy ring when he shoots buckshot at a poacher during a hunt.

Director: Robert Parrish | Stars: Joel McCrea, Laurence Naismith, Denis Lehrer, Marius Goring

Votes: 217

23. Both Sides of the Law (1953)

94 min | Drama

A pseudo-documentary in style with an emphasis on the daily work and routine of women police built around three different story lines. The first involves eighteen-year-old Bridget Foster (... See full summary »

Director: Muriel Box | Stars: Anne Crawford, Peggy Cummins, Rosamund John, Terence Morgan

Votes: 159

24. Stryker of the Yard (1953)

67 min | Crime, Drama

Two episodes of the Stryker of Scotland Yard series: The Case of the Studio Payroll and The Case of Uncle Harry, edited together into feature film format.

Director: Arthur Crabtree | Stars: Clifford Evans, Susan Stephen, Jack Watling, Eliot Makeham

26. The Accused (1953)

53 min | Crime, Drama

A combination of two made-for-television short stories, the first entitled THE ACCUSED and the second THE DOOR. The latter starred Ingeborg Wells, Peter Reynolds and Irene Handl, none of ... See full summary »

Directors: Lawrence Huntington, Charles Saunders | Stars: Clifford Evans, Robert Adair, Gwen Bacon, Cyril Chamberlain

28. The Dog and the Diamonds (1953)

54 min | Drama, Family

Children's drama. A gang of children can't have any pets of their own so they organise a "zoo" with various animals behind an old manor house. Unfortunately the manor house is the hideout ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Kathleen Harrison, George Coulouris, Geoffrey Sumner, Brian Oulton

Votes: 15

29. The Fake (1953)

Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama

An American has to guard da Vinci's "Madonna and Child" when it is being shown in Britain. When it arrives he suspects it is not the real painting.

Director: Godfrey Grayson | Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Coleen Gray, Hugh Williams, Guy Middleton

Votes: 211

30. Bad Blonde (1953)

Approved | 81 min | Drama, Sport

A scheming blonde seduces a fighter and convinces him to murder her husband, a fight manager.

Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Barbara Payton, Frederick Valk, John Slater, Sidney James

Votes: 232

31. The Genie (1953)

75 min | Drama

A young woman discovers her grandfather owns the true Aladdin's lamp and discovers it's handsome Genie inside as well.

Directors: Lance Comfort, Lawrence Huntington | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Sean Barrett, Patricia Cutts, Tommy Duggan

33. The Good Old Days (1953–1983)

60 min | Comedy, Musical

A re-creation of the Music Hall variety shows that were popular in the late Victorian and the Edwardian periods (late 1800s and early 1900s). Entertainers performed musical, comedy, magic ... See full summary »

Stars: Leonard Sachs, Dudley Stevens, Jenny Wren, Loraine Hart

Votes: 53

34. The House of the Arrow (1953)

Approved | 73 min | Mystery

A rich old lady dies in bed and leaves all of her money to her recently adopted daughter, who is quickly accused and exonerated of her murder. But that most British of questions remains. Who dunnit? (1953; B&W)

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Oskar Homolka, Robert Urquhart, Yvonne Furneaux, Josephine Griffin

Votes: 88

35. The Long Rope (1953)

Not Rated | 72 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A wrongly accused convict returns home, only to be maligned again.

Director: Wolf Rilla | Stars: Donald Houston, Susan Shaw, Robert Brown, Vanda Godsell

Votes: 74

36. Project M7 (1953)

86 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

A secret jet aircraft capable of traveling three times the speed of sound is being developed by a group of scientists secretly. On the day of the test flight, one of the scientists dies in ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Phyllis Calvert, James Donald, Robert Beatty, Herbert Lom

Votes: 76

37. The Horse's Mouth (1953)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Fantasy

An Irish "oracle" foretells the next day's track results to a newspaperman, resulting in a national uproar.

Director: C.M. Pennington-Richards | Stars: Robert Beatty, Michael Medwin, Virginia McKenna, Mervyn Johns

Votes: 53

38. The Saint's Girl Friday (1953)

73 min | Crime, Mystery

A private detective goes after the people who murdered his girlfriend.

Director: Seymour Friedman | Stars: Louis Hayward, Naomi Chance, Sydney Tafler, Charles Victor

Votes: 107

40. Gilbert and Sullivan (1953)

Not Rated | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

The common career of W.S. Gilbert,a barrister turned comic writer, and Arthur Sullivan, a classic composer turned converted against his will to light music, who wrote fourteen operettas between 1871 and 1896, to great public acclaim.

Director: Sidney Gilliat | Stars: Robert Morley, Maurice Evans, Eileen Herlie, Martyn Green

Votes: 149

41. The Straw Man (1953)

74 min | Crime, Drama

Insurance investigator Clifford Evans, investigates murderer on Death Row, insured by his company.

Director: Donald Taylor | Stars: Dermot Walsh, Clifford Evans, Lana Morris, Amy Dalby

Votes: 41

42. The Triangle (1953)

78 min | Drama, Fantasy

Compilation of three "Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Presents" episodes: "A Lodging for the Night", "Priceless Pocket", and "American Duel".

Directors: Leslie Arliss, Lance Comfort, Bernard Knowles | Stars: Felix Aylmer, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Muriel George, James Hayter

43. The Village (1953)

Approved | 98 min | Drama

This film deals with the War Orphans following WWII at a children's village in the Swiss Alps where over 200 orphans from all parts of Europe are gathered. The subplots involve a romance ... See full summary »

Director: Leopold Lindtberg | Stars: John Justin, Eva Dahlbeck, Sigfrit Steiner, Mary Hinton

Votes: 30

44. The Wedding of Lilli Marlene (1953)

87 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

War time drama. Lili will not marry her true Love, an American reporter, until she becomes a star. Starring Lisa Daniely, Hugh McDermott and Sid James.

Director: Arthur Crabtree | Stars: Lisa Daniely, Hugh McDermott, Sidney James, Gabrielle Brune

Votes: 18

45. Twice Upon a Time (1953)

75 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Twin sisters are separated when their parents divorce. They meet again by accident when they are both sent to the same summer camp and hatch a plot to reunite their family.

Director: Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Hugh Williams, Elizabeth Allan, Jack Hawkins, Yolande Larthe

Votes: 18

46. Wheel of Fate (1953)

72 min | Drama

Two brothers work in their invalid father's repair garage. Johnny is the quiet, reliable one while Ted is younger and wilder. The brothers feud over Lucky, a beautiful band singer. Then ... See full summary »

Director: Francis Searle | Stars: Patric Doonan, Sandra Dorne, Bryan Forbes, John Horsley

Votes: 43

48. Rag Tag and Bobtail (1953–1963)

15 min | Family

Adventures of Rag the Hedgehog, Tag the Mouse, and Botail the Rabbit in their countryside home.

Stars: David Enders, Charles E. Stidwill

Votes: 11