Year 1953

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1. The Unfaithfuls (1953)

99 min | Comedy, Drama

An industrialist has his wife tailed because he secretly hopes she is betraying him so that he can ask for a divorce and marry the model he's fallen in love with. This leads to a series of ... See full summary »

Directors: Mario Monicelli, Steno | Stars: Gina Lollobrigida, May Britt, Pierre Cressoy, Tina Lattanzi

Votes: 116

2. Break to Freedom (1953)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, War

In 1944, at a POW camp in Germany the Allied prisoners use a dummy prop named Albert to fool the German guards and escape.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Anthony Steel, Jack Warner, Robert Beatty, William Sylvester

Votes: 232

3. The Adventures of Sadie (1953)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy

Rich Sadie Patch is marooned on a desert island after an emergency on her cruise-ship. With her are Irish stoker Pat, prickly young Jimmy Carrol, and bald and bookish Professor Gibble. All ... See full summary »

Director: Noel Langley | Stars: Joan Collins, George Cole, Kenneth More, Robertson Hare

Votes: 209

4. Always a Bride (1953)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy

Victor Hemsley and his daughter, Clare ply their trade at swanky Riviera resorts, where they pose as a married couple---hence the title---and he "disappears with all of her savings" and ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Smart | Stars: Peggy Cummins, Terence Morgan, Ronald Squire, James Hayter

Votes: 148

5. Beat the Devil (1953)

Approved | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

On their way to Africa are a group of rogues who hope to get rich there, and a seemingly innocent British couple. They meet and things happen...

Director: John Huston | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones, Gina Lollobrigida, Robert Morley

Votes: 7,562

6. 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: 161

7. Bread, Love and Dreams (1953)

90 min | Comedy, Romance

When a veteran marshal is sent to a small town, he quickly falls for two women: a midwife and an earthy young woman nicknamed "Frisky".

Director: Luigi Comencini | Stars: Vittorio De Sica, Gina Lollobrigida, Marisa Merlini, Virgilio Riento

Votes: 1,172

8. Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Two workmen accidentally launch a space rocket intended for Mars, and find mistakenly landing in New Orleans just the beginning of their misadventures.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Robert Paige, Mari Blanchard

Votes: 2,916

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

Approved | 76 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

Two bumbling American cops hunt for the mysterious Mr. Hyde in London, England.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Boris Karloff, Craig Stevens

Votes: 3,800

10. Act of Love (1953)

Approved | 108 min | Drama, War, Romance

A former soldier on holiday in the French Riviera recalls his time in France during WWII, and his love for a French peasant woman.

Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Dany Robin, Barbara Laage, Gabrielle Dorziat

Votes: 452

11. The Actress (1953)

Passed | 90 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

Former seaman Clinton Jones now works at a lowly job. His daughter Ruth wants to become an actress. Clinton gets fired and Ruth rejects the advances of Fred Whitmarsh. Her father gives her ... See full summary »

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Jean Simmons, Teresa Wright, Anthony Perkins

Votes: 1,066

12. The Affairs of Dobie Gillis (1953)

Not Rated | 72 min | Comedy, Musical

Grainbelt University has one attraction for Dobie Gillis - women, especially Pansy Hammer. Pansy's father, even though and maybe because she says she's in dreamville, does not share her ... See full summary »

Director: Don Weis | Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Bobby Van, Barbara Ruick, Bob Fosse

Votes: 535

13. Affair with a Stranger (1953)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

When a TV gossip columnist wrongly announces that the marriage between now successful playwright William Blakeley and his wife Carolyn is breaking up, New York friends variously reminisce ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Linda Douglas, Monica Lewis

Votes: 354

14. Aida (1953)

Approved | 95 min | Musical

Aida, featuring the actress Sophia Loren, is a film adaptation of a theatre performance written by Verdi. The plot revolves around the character Radames who falls in love with what he ... See full summary »

Director: Clemente Fracassi | Stars: Sophia Loren, Renata Tebaldi, Lois Maxwell, Ebe Stignani

Votes: 166

15. All Ashore (1953)

Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy, Musical

Three sailors finally get some shore leave, and go in search of fun and girls.

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Dick Haymes, Peggy Ryan, Ray McDonald

Votes: 137

16. All I Desire (1953)

Approved | 80 min | Drama, Romance

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

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Richard Carlson, Lyle Bettger, Marcia Henderson

Votes: 1,542

17. Cat-Women of the Moon (1953)

Approved | 64 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

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

Director: Arthur Hilton | Stars: Sonny Tufts, Victor Jory, Marie Windsor, Susan Morrow

Votes: 1,331

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18. Crime Wave (1953)

Approved | 73 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Reformed parolee Steve Lacey is caught in the middle when a wounded former cellmate seeks him out for shelter.

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Gene Nelson, Sterling Hayden, Phyllis Kirk, Ted de Corsia

Votes: 2,846

19. Fatal Desire (1953)

80 min | Drama, Music, Romance

In Pietro Mascagni's tragic opera, a soldier returns home from war to reclaim his former fiancée, only to find that she's married someone else in his absence, leading to jealousy, betrayal, and murder.

Director: Carmine Gallone | Stars: May Britt, Ettore Manni, Kerima, Anthony Quinn

Votes: 66

20. The French Line (1953)

Approved | 102 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

When her fiancé leaves her, an oil heiress takes a cruise incognito in order to find a man who will love her for herself and not for her money.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Jane Russell, Gilbert Roland, Arthur Hunnicutt, Mary McCarty

Votes: 450

21. The Golden Mask (1953)

Approved | 88 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

A British Museum archaeologist is searching for an ancient golden mask buried in a Roman tomb in Algeria but tomb robbers follow the academic in the hope of stealing the precious relic.

Director: Jack Lee | Stars: Van Heflin, Wanda Hendrix, Eric Portman, Charles Goldner

Votes: 141

22. The Intruder (1953)

84 min | Drama, War

Ex regimental commander Colonel Merton catches one of his former NCOs burgling his house and investigates to find the reason behind this desperate act.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Michael Ripper, Jack Hawkins, Hugh Williams, Michael Medwin

Votes: 215

23. Man in the Attic (1953)

Unrated | 82 min | Mystery, Thriller

After an enigmatic, self-described pathologist rents the attic room of a Victorian house, his landlady begins to suspect her lodger is Jack the Ripper.

Director: Hugo Fregonese | Stars: Jack Palance, Constance Smith, Byron Palmer, Frances Bavier

Votes: 1,196

24. Personal Affair (1953)

Approved | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

In a 1950s British village, a teenager, who is in love with her Latin language teacher, disappears, prompting the police to investigate the teacher, amidst public rumors of rape and murder.

Director: Anthony Pelissier | Stars: Gene Tierney, Leo Genn, Glynis Johns, Walter Fitzgerald

Votes: 334

25. 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: 446

26. 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: 108

27. Spartacus the Gladiator (1953)

Approved | 75 min | Adventure, History

74 B.C. Somewhere in the Roman Empire, Spartacus, a young officer, is condemned to be a slave because he hit a superior. Brought back to Roma in a gladiators' school, he escapes and stirs ... See full summary »

Director: Riccardo Freda | Stars: Massimo Girotti, Ludmilla Tchérina, Yves Vincent, Gianna Maria Canale

Votes: 97

28. Wicked Woman (1953)

Approved | 77 min | Drama, Film-Noir

Drifting floozy Billie Nash gets a bar job where she seduces the owner's husband by convincing him to defraud his drunkard wife in order to elope together to Mexico but a sleazy neighbor with designs on Billie jeopardizes her plans.

Director: Russell Rouse | Stars: Beverly Michaels, Richard Egan, Percy Helton, Evelyn Scott

Votes: 369

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