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Will Any Gentleman...?
Year: 1953
Genre: Comedy
Rating: (5.6)
Country: United Kingdom
Runtime: 84 min.
Director: Michael Anderson
Studio: Associated British Picture Corporation
Cast: George Cole / Veronica Hurst / Heather Thatcher / Jon Pertwee / William Hartnell / Sid James / Diana Decker / Joan Sims / James Hayter / Brian Oulton / Alan Badel / Wilfred Boyle / Alexander Gauge / Jill Melford / Frank Birch / Arthur Howard / Lionel Jeffries / Josephine Douglas / Diana Hope / Martin Wyldeck
Plot:
A trip to the theatre changes a meek bank clerk's life, as he undergoes hypnosis and leaves without being woken up. Suddenly, he believes he is the world's greatest lover and becomes a terrorizing Casanova.
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The Stand at Apache River
Year: 1953
Genre: Western
Rating: (6)
Country: United States
Runtime: 77 min.
Director: Lee Sholem
Studio: Universal Pictures
Cast: Stephen McNally / Julie Adams / Hugh Marlowe / Jaclynne Greene / Hugh O'Brian / Russell Johnson / Jack Kelly / Edgar Barrier / Forrest Lewis
Plot:
Sheriff Lane Dakota captures robbery-murder suspect Greiner just as the latter is wounded in an Apache ambush. At remote outpost Apache River, Lane and his prisoner spend the night with other travelers, including 2 women with a surprising number of fancy dresses. In the morning, who should appear but a band of ostensibly peaceful Apaches strayed from the reservation. And bigoted Colonel Morsby is strongly inclined to shoot first and ask questions afterward...
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The Man from the Alamo
Year: 1953
Genre: Western
Rating: (6.8)
Country: United States
Runtime: 79 min.
Director: Budd Boetticher
Studio: Universal International Pictures
Cast: Glenn Ford / Julie Adams / Chill Wills / Hugh O'Brian / Victor Jory / Neville Brand / Guy Williams / John Daheim / Myra Marsh / Jeanne Cooper / Marc Cavell / Edward Norris / Dennis Weaver / Arthur Space / Jack Mower / Ethan Laidlaw / Trevor Bardette / Stuart Randall
Plot:
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 is branded a coward. Since he cannot now expose a gang of turncoats, he infiltrates them instead. Can he save a wagon train of refugees from Wade's Guerillas?
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The Bandits of Corsica
Year: 1953
Genre: Drama / Action
Rating: (5.8)
Country: United States
Runtime: 81 min.
Director: Ray Nazarro
Studio: Global Pictures
Cast: Richard Greene / Paula Raymond / Raymond Burr / Dona Drake / Raymond Greenleaf / Lee Van Cleef / Frank Puglia / Nestor Paiva / Peter Mamakos / Paul Cavanagh / Peter Brocco / George J. Lewis / Clayton Moore / Virginia Brissac / Francis McDonald / Michael Ansara
Plot:
Siamese twins separated at birth retain a psychic link; each feels the other's pain and happiness.
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The Blue Gardenia
Year: 1953
Genre: Crime / Drama / Thriller
Rating: (6.6)
Country: United States
Runtime: 88 min.
Director: Fritz Lang
Studio: Blue Gardenia Productions
Cast: Anne Baxter / Richard Conte / Ann Sothern / Raymond Burr / Jeff Donnell / Richard Erdman / George Reeves / Ruth Storey / Ray Walker / Nat King Cole / Lela Bliss / Norman Leavitt / Frank Ferguson / Celia Lovsky / Almira Sessions / Hugh Sanders / Dolores Fuller
Plot:
Deeply distraught that her GI ex-boyfriend plans to marry another woman, Norah Larkin agrees to go out on a date with lothario Harry Prebble. Norah's drunken night out with Prebble ends in a hazily remembered confrontation and the next day a startling discovery: Harry has been murdered, and the police have found Norah's personal effects at the scene. Tipped off to the breaking news, reporter Casey Mayo invites Norah to tell her side of the story.
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Return to Paradise
Year: 1953
Genre: Drama
Rating: (5.5)
Country: United States
Runtime: 100 min.
Director: Mark Robson
Studio: Aspen Productions
Cast: Gary Cooper / Barry Jones / Roberta Haynes / Moira Walker / John Hudson / Mamea Matatumua / Hans Kruse / Maylia
Plot:
An American drifter comes to a remote Polynesian island controlled by a Puritanical missionary and turns the social life of the island upside-down.
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Law and Order
Year: 1953
Genre: Action / Western
Rating: (4.4)
Country: United States
Runtime: 80 min.
Director: Nathan H. Juran
Cast: Ronald Reagan / Dorothy Malone / Preston Foster / Alex Nicol / Ruth Hampton
Plot:
Frame Johnson's attempt to settle down in Tombstone is interrupted when a mob tries to mete out some frontier justice.
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Le bon Dieu sans confession
Year: 1953
Genre: Drama
Rating: (5.8)
Country: France
Runtime: 105 min.
Director: Claude Autant-Lara
Cast: Danielle Darrieux
Plot:
Le Bon Dieu Sans Confession is one of the lesser-known works of prolific French filmmaker Autant-Lara. Stuck in a loveless marriage, bourgeois industrialist Francois (Henri Vilbert) falls in love with Janine (Danielle Darrieux), another man's wife. Francois sets up Janine as his mistress, and she, mercenary soul that she is, likes the set-up so much that she continues the relationship even when her own husband returns from WW II. In the long run, however, Janine is the loser in the situation. Based on a novel by Paul Vialar, Le Bon Dieu Sans Confession is one of a handful of films in which nobody is sympathetic enough to elicit audience identification.
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Cry of the Hunted
Year: 1953
Genre: Crime / Thriller
Rating: (5.6)
Country: United States
Runtime: 80 min.
Director: Joseph H. Lewis
Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Cast: Vittorio Gassman / Barry Sullivan / Polly Bergen / William Conrad / Mary Zavian / Robert Burton / Harry Shannon / Jonathan Cott
Plot:
A prison convict escapes through the Louisiana swamps.
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Scandal at Scourie
Year: 1953
Genre: Drama
Rating: (6.8)
Country: United States
Runtime: 90 min.
Director: Jean Negulesco
Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Cast: Greer Garson / Walter Pidgeon / Agnes Moorehead / Donna Corcoran / Arthur Shields / Philip Ober / Rhys Williams / Margalo Gillmore / John Lupton / Philip Tonge / Wilton Graff / Ian Wolfe / Michael Pate / Tony Taylor / Patricia Tiernan / Victor Wood / Perdita Chandler / Walter Baldwin / Ida Moore
Plot:
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, Ontario little Patsy meets Victoria McChesney. Victoria and her husband Patrick have no children and she immediately decides to adopt the girl. The only condition imposed on them is that as Patsy has been baptized a Roman Catholic the Protestant McChesneys agree to raise her as a Catholic. Patsy is a well-behaved little girl whose only real problem is a school bully, also one of the orphans, who spreads stories that she set their orphanage on fire.
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Prowlers of the Everglades
Year: 1953
Genre: Documentary
Rating: (7)
Runtime: 32 min.
Director: James Algar
Studio: Walt Disney Productions
Plot:
Part of the "True-Life Adventure Series"; Disney filmmakers take their cameras to Florida, not to document the swamps that would become Walt Disney World, but to capture the lives of creatures in the everglades. Focusing primarily on alligators, we also see the behavior of animals such as snakebirds, raccoons, and even otters who like to "play" with the alligators.
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Flight Nurse
Year: 1953
Genre: War / Drama / Romance
Rating: (6)
Runtime: 90 min.
Director: Allan Dwan
Cast: Joan Leslie / Forrest Tucker / Arthur Franz / Jeff Donnell / Ben Cooper / James Holden / Kristine Miller / Maria Palmer / Dick Simmons / Thomas Browne Henry / Robert Shayne / Carl Switzer / Morris Ankrum / Leon Tyler
Plot:
In this war drama, set during the Korean War, an Air Force nurse gets involved in a love triangle on the front lines.
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太平洋の鷲
Year: 1953
Genre: War / Drama
Rating: (8)
Country: Japan
Runtime: 119 min.
Director: Ishirô Honda
Studio: Toho Co.
Cast: Denjirô Ôkôchi / Hiroshi Nihon'yanagi / Masao Shimizu / Eijirô Yanagi / Minoru Takada / Ichirô Sugai / Takashi Shimura / Toshirō Mifune / Takamaru Sasaki / Bontarô Miyake / Rentarô Mikuni / Keiju Kobayashi / Hajime Izu / Shin Ôtomo / Toranosuke Ogawa / Minosuke Yamada / Fuyuki Murakami / Katsumi Tezuka / Heihachirô Ôkawa / Yoshio Kosugi
Plot:
Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, a brilliant tactician, is a loyal subject of the emperor, despite his grave misgivings about leading Japan's navy into war with the United States. He opposes the attack on Pearl Harbor, but overruled, leads his forces to the best of his ability...
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Beneath the 12-Mile Reef
Year: 1953
Genre: Drama / Adventure
Rating: (5.9)
Country: United States
Runtime: 102 min.
Director: Robert D. Webb
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Cast: Robert Wagner / Terry Moore / Gilbert Roland / J. Carrol Naish / Richard Boone / Angela Clarke / Peter Graves / Jay Novello / Jacques Aubuchon / Gloria Gordon / Harry Carey, Jr. / Rock Hudson
Plot:
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 brothers, Mike decides to take his men to the dangerous 12-mile reef to dive for more sponges. Mike suffers a fatal accident when he falls from the reef leaving Tony to carry on the business. But now he has a companion, Gwyneth Rhys.
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King of the Khyber Rifles
Year: 1953
Genre: NEW RELEASES / Romance / Drama / Adventure
Rating: (5.7)
Country: United States
Runtime: 100 min.
Director: Henry King
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Cast: Tyrone Power / Terry Moore / Michael Rennie / John Justin / Guy Rolfe / Richard Wyler / Murray Matheson / Frank De Kova / Argentina Brunetti / Sujata Rubener
Plot:
Freshly arrived Sandhurst-trained Captain Alan King, better versed in Pashtun then any of the veterans and born locally as army brat, survives an attack on his escort to his Northwest Frontier province garrison near the Khyber pass because of Ahmed, a native Afridi deserter from the Muslim fanatic rebel Karram Khan's forces. As soon as his fellow officers learn his mother was a native Muslim which got his parents disowned even by their own families, he falls prey to stubborn prejudiced discrimination, Lieutenant Geoffrey Heath even moves out of their quarters, except from half-Irish Lt. Ben Baird.
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Destination Gobi
Year: 1953
Genre: Adventure / War / NEW RELEASES
Rating: (5.9)
Country: United States
Runtime: 90 min.
Director: Robert Wise
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Cast: Richard Widmark / Don Taylor / Max Showalter / Murvyn Vye / Darryl Hickman / Martin Milner / Ross Bagdasarian / Judy Dan / Rodolfo Acosta / Russell Collins / Leonard Strong / Earl Holliman / Richard Loo
Plot:
A group of US Navy weathermen taking measurements in the Gobi desert in World War II are forced to seek the help of Mongol nomads to regain their ship while under attack from the Japanese.
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Calamity Jane
Year: 1953
Genre: NEW RELEASES / Western / Romance / Music / Comedy
Rating: (6.9)
Country: United States
Runtime: 101 min.
Director: David Butler
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Cast: Doris Day / Howard Keel / Allyn Ann McLerie / Philip Carey / Dick Wesson / Paul Harvey / Chubby Johnson / Gale Robbins / Billy Bletcher / Bess Flowers / Colin Kenny / Frank McLure / Bert Stevens / Arthur Tovey
Plot:
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 things as dresses and perfume. She soon changes her mind when Katie Brown arrives in town.
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Background
Year: 1953
Genre: Drama / NEW RELEASES
Rating: (6)
Country: United Kingdom
Runtime: 80 min.
Director: Daniel Birt
Studio: Group 3 Productions
Cast: Valerie Hobson / Philip Friend / Norman Wooland / Janette Scott / Mandy Miller / Jeremy Spenser / Lily Kann / Helen Shingler / Thora Hird / Louise Hampton / Jack Melford / Richard Wattis / Joss Ambler / Paul Harding / Lloyd Lamble / Barbara Hicks / Ernest Butcher
Plot:
Two years of deterioration sees John and Barbara Lomax's marriage reduced to bitter sniping and "keeping up appearances" for the sake of the children. When John's old friend Bill professes his love for Barbara, the marriage finally breaks up – causing their three children to react in different ways and their son secretly determined to do Bill harm.
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A Blueprint for Murder
Year: 1953
Genre: Drama / Thriller / Mystery / NEW RELEASES
Rating: (6.1)
Country: United States
Runtime: 77 min.
Director: Andrew L. Stone
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Cast: Joseph Cotten / Jean Peters / Gary Merrill / Catherine McLeod / Jack Kruschen / Barney Phillips / Freddy Ridgeway / Harry Carter / James Gonzalez / Ed Hinton / Jonathan Hole / Mae Marsh / Carleton Young / Joyce McCluskey / Grandon Rhodes / Walter Sande / Herb Butterfield / Charles Collins / Oliver Cross / Bess Flowers
Plot:
Whitney Cameron is in a quandary: he's attracted to his beautiful sister-in-law, Lynn, but also harbors serious suspicions about her. Her husband, Cameron's brother, died under mysterious circumstances, and now that the death of her stepchild, Polly, has been attributed to poisoning, he suspects that Lynn is after his late brother's estate, and killing everyone in her way.
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Year: 1953
Genre: Documentary / News / TVSHOW
Rating: (8.2)
Runtime: 30 min.
Studio: BBC One
Plot:
Panorama is a BBC Television current affairs documentary programme. First broadcast in 1953, it is the world's longest-running public affairs television programme.
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The Girl Next Door
Year: 1953
Genre: Comedy / Music
Rating: (5)
Country: United States
Runtime: 92 min.
Director: Richard Sale
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Cast: Dan Dailey / June Haver / Dennis Day / Billy Gray / Cara Williams / Natalie Schafer / Clinton Sundberg / Hayden Rorke / Mary Jane Saunders
Plot:
Stage-and-night club star Jeannie Laird buys her first home, and everyone who is anyone comes to her first garden party only to be blinded by smoke from next door. Jeannie charges next door to bawl out her new neighbor and meets comic-strip artist Bill Carter. Bill has devoted himself to his strip, and raising his ten-year-old son Joe since the death of his wife. Joe bases his strip on the everyday happenings of he and his son and is proud of keeping it scrupulously honest. When Jeannie and Bill fall in love, young Joe is hurt, especially when Bill starts using a lot of the father-son time to be with Jeannie. Bill cancels a father-son trip to Canada, and Joe decides to write a letter to Bill's syndicate pointing out that the current plot line of the script being set in Canada isn't honest, since they didn't go.
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The Caddy
Year: 1953
Genre: Comedy
Rating: (6)
Country: United States
Runtime: 95 min.
Director: Norman Taurog
Studio: Paramount
Cast: Jerry Lewis / Dean Martin / Donna Reed / Barbara Bates / Joseph Calleia / Fred Clark / Clinton Sundberg / Howard Smith / Marshall Thompson / Marjorie Gateson / Frank Puglia / Lewis Martin / Romo Vincent / Argentina Brunetti / Houseley Stevenson Jr. / John Gallaudet / William Edmunds / Charles Irwin / Freeman Lusk / Keith McConnell
Plot:
Although the son of a skilled golfer and an outstanding player in his own right, Harvey Miller is too nervous to play in front of a gallery, so he acts as coach and caddy for Joe Anthony, his girlfriend's brother.
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Sombrero
Year: 1953
Genre: Romance
Rating: (4.3)
Country: United States
Runtime: 103 min.
Director: Norman Foster
Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Cast: Ricardo Montalban / Pier Angeli / Vittorio Gassman / Yvonne De Carlo / Cyd Charisse / Rick Jason / Nina Foch / John Abbott / Kurt Kasznar / Walter Hampden / Thomas Gomez / José Greco / Andrés Soler / Fanny Schiller / Luz Alba / Rosaura Revueltas / Alfonso Bedoya / Jorge Treviño / Tito Novaro / Manuel Arvide
Plot:
Mexican love stories follow a dying man, a bullfighter's sister (Cyd Charisse) and lovers (Ricardo Montalban, Pier Angeli) from feuding villages.
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Salome
Year: 1953
Genre: Drama
Rating: (6)
Country: United States
Runtime: 103 min.
Director: William Dieterle
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Cast: Rita Hayworth / Charles Laughton / Stewart Granger / Judith Anderson / Alan Badel / Cedric Hardwicke / Basil Sydney / Maurice Schwartz / Arnold Moss / Karl 'Killer' Davis
Plot:
In the reign of emperor Tiberius, Gallilean prophet John the Baptist preaches against King Herod and Queen Herodias. The latter wants John dead, but Herod fears to harm him due to a prophecy. Enter beautiful Princess Salome, Herod's long-absent stepdaughter. Herodias sees the king's dawning lust for Salome as her means of bending the king to her will. But Salome and her lover Claudius are (contrary to Scripture) nearing conversion to the new religion. And the famous climactic dance turns out to have unexpected implications...
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Mogambo
Year: 1953
Genre: Romance / Drama / Adventure
Rating: (6.4)
Country: United States
Runtime: 115 min.
Director: John Ford
Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Cast: Clark Gable / Ava Gardner / Grace Kelly / Donald Sinden / Philip Stainton / Eric Pohlmann / Laurence Naismith / Denis O'Dea
Plot:
Victor Marswell runs a big game trapping company in Kenya. Eloise Kelly is ditched there, and an immediate attraction happens between them. Then Mr. and Mrs. Nordley show up for their gorilla documenting safari. Mrs. Nordley is not infatuated with her husband any more, and takes a liking to Marswell. The two men and two women have some difficulty arranging these emotions to their mutual satisfaction, but eventually succeed.
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Confidentially Connie
Year: 1953
Genre: Comedy / Family
Rating: (5)
Country: United States
Runtime: 74 min.
Director: Edward Buzzell
Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Cast: Van Johnson / Janet Leigh / Louis Calhern / Walter Slezak / Gene Lockhart / Hayden Rorke / Robert Burton
Plot:
Texas cattleman Opie Bedloe comes to Maine to visit his son Joe, a college instructor, and his wife Connie in the hopes of persuading Joe to give up his teaching career and come back to Texas and take over the ranch. When Opie finds out that Connie, who is expecting a baby, can not afford the steaks she yearns for on Joe's salary, Opie, who believes that pregnant women gotta have meat, arranges for the local butcher, Spangenberg to cut his prices in half (with Opie paying the difference) so that Connie can have the meat she desires.
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Code Two
Year: 1953
Genre: Crime
Rating: (6.7)
Country: United States
Runtime: 69 min.
Director: Fred M. Wilcox
Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Cast: Ralph Meeker / Elaine Stewart / Sally Forrest / Keenan Wynn / Robert Horton / James Craig / Jeff Richards
Plot:
Three young men train to become motorcycle cops.
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Year: 1953
Genre: Drama
Rating: (6.2)
Country: Japan
Runtime: 96 min.
Director: Mikio Naruse
Studio: Toho Company
Cast: Mieko Takamine / Ken Uehara / Rentarô Mikuni / Michiyo Aratama / Chieko Nakakita / Sanae Takasugi / Yatsuko Tan'ami / Hajime Izu / Yoshiko Tsubouchi / Tatsuya Ishiguro / Akira Tani / Noriko Honma / Masao Shimizu / Sadako Kimura / Eiji Koyama / Masakichi Mitsui / Hideko Ebata / Tsuruko Mano / Toyomi Shiozawa
Plot:
Ten years into a marriage, the wife is disappointed by the husband's lack of financial success, meaning she has to work and can't treat herself and the husband finds the wife slovenly and mean-spirited: she neither cooks not cleans particularly well and is generally disagreeable. In turn, he alternately ignores her and treats her as a servant. Neither is particularly happy, not helped by their unsatisfactory lodgers. The husband is easily seduced by an ex-colleague, a widow with a small child who needs some security, and considers leaving his wife.
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War Paint
Year: 1953
Genre: War / Adventure / Western
Rating: (5.1)
Country: United States
Runtime: 89 min.
Director: Lesley Selander
Studio: K-B Productions
Cast: Robert Stack / Joan Taylor / Charles McGraw / Keith Larsen / Peter Graves / Robert J. Wilke / John Doucette / Walter Reed / Douglas Kennedy / Charles Nolte / James Parnell / William Pullen / Richard H. Cutting / Anthony Jochim / Paul Richards
Plot:
An Indian and his beautiful sister attempt to destroy a cavalry patrol trying to deliver a peace treaty to their chief.
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Die Geschichte vom kleinen Muck
Year: 1953
Genre: Fantasy / Family
Rating: (6.8)
Country: Germany
Runtime: 100 min.
Director: Wolfgang Staudte
Studio: DEFA
Cast: Thomas Schmidt / Johannes Maus / Friedrich Richter / Trude Hesterberg / Werner Peters / Gerd Frickhöffer / Harry Riebauer / Alwin Lippisch / Silja Lesny / Heinz Kammer / Gerhard Hänsel / Wilhelm Hinrich Holtz / Charles Hans Vogt / Ursula Kempert / Friedrich Gnaß / Wolf von Beneckendorff / Else Korén / Lutz Götz
Plot:
An old man living in an oriental city tells the story of his life to a group of kids: He too was once a young boy by the name of Little Muck - much like them, but with better manners and a heap of problems. Having lost his father at early age, little Muck is expelled from home by his greedy relatives. He wanders off into the desert hoping to find the merchant who sells good fortune. Amidst the dunes of sand he comes across a small house owned by a wicked woman and her many cats. She wants to make Little Muck her servant, but he manages to escape by stealing a pair of magic shoes which enable him to run faster than any man in the country. From there he heads right into the next set of challenges...
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The Joe Louis Story
Year: 1953
Genre: Drama
Rating: (5.9)
Country: United States
Runtime: 88 min.
Director: Robert Gordon
Studio: Walter P. Chrysler Jr.
Cast: Coley Wallace / Hilda Simms / Paul Stewart / James Edwards / John Marley / Dots Johnson / Evelyn Ellis / Carl 'Rocky' Latimer / John Marriott
Plot:
The life and career of Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis, who held the title for 12 years--longer than any other boxer in history--and who had to not only battle opponents inside the ring and racism outside it.
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The Desert Song
Year: 1953
Genre: Romance / Music
Rating: (6.5)
Country: United States
Runtime: 110 min.
Director: H. Bruce Humberstone
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Cast: Kathryn Grayson / Gordon MacRae / Steve Cochran / Raymond Massey / Dick Wesson / Allyn Ann McLerie / Ray Collins / Paul Picerni / Frank De Kova / William Conrad / Trevor Bardette / Mark Dana / Ben Astar / Bhogwan Singh / Jack Tornek / Cosmo Sardo
Plot:
Shiek Yousseff, poses as a friend of the French while secretly plotting to overthrow them. Apposing Yousseff are the Riffs, whose secret leader, The Red Shadow, is Paul Bonnard, a professor who is studying the desert, and whose attacks on the supply trains intended for Yousseff keep the Riff villages in food. Foreign Legion General Birabeau arrives to conduct an investigation, accompanied by his daughter, Margot. Birabeau hires Bonnard to tutor her, and she is attracted to a Legionaire captain, Claud Fontaine. While the general, Bonnard and Fontaine pay a visit to Yousseff, an American newspaper man, Benji Kidd, discovers a secret way in and out of Yousseff's palace, with the aid of Azuri, a dancing girl in love with Bonnard. The latter is forced to resume his role as the Riffs leader, and kidnap Margot until he can convince her of Yousseff's treachery. But Yousseff's men attack the Riff camp and take Margot prisoner.
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The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.
Year: 1953
Genre: Romance / Music / Fantasy / Family
Rating: (6.5)
Country: United States
Runtime: 89 min.
Director: Roy Rowland
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Cast: Peter Lind Hayes / Mary Healy / Hans Conried / Tommy Rettig / Tony Butala / Noel Cravat / Robert Heasley / Jack Heasley / Alan Aric / Henry Kulky
Plot:
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 autocratic Dr. Terwilliker. Bart feels that his mother has fallen under Terwilliker's sinister influence, and gripes to visiting plumber August Zabladowski, without much result. While grimly hammering away at his lessons, Bart dozes off and enters a fantastical musical dream.
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The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.
Year: 1953
Genre: Romance / Music / Fantasy / Family
Rating: (6.5)
Country: United States
Runtime: 89 min.
Director: Roy Rowland
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Cast: Peter Lind Hayes / Mary Healy / Hans Conried / Tommy Rettig / Tony Butala / Noel Cravat / Robert Heasley / Jack Heasley / Alan Aric / Henry Kulky
Plot:
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 autocratic Dr. Terwilliker. Bart feels that his mother has fallen under Terwilliker's sinister influence, and gripes to visiting plumber August Zabladowski, without much result. While grimly hammering away at his lessons, Bart dozes off and enters a fantastical musical dream.
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Street of Shadows
Year: 1953
Genre: Crime / Drama
Rating: (6.3)
Country: United Kingdom
Runtime: 76 min.
Director: Richard Vernon
Studio: Merton Park Studios Ltd.
Cast: Cesar Romero / Kay Kendall / Victor Maddern / Edward Underdown / Simone Silva / Liam Gaffney / Bill Travers / Molly Hawley-Clifford / John Penrose / Robert Cawdron / Henry Purvis / Paul Hardtmuth / Eileen Way / Tony Sympson / Michael Kelly / Fred Griffiths / Jack Howarth
Plot:
A saloon owner falls in love with the abused wife of a heavy gambler. He is snared into a web of intrigue when an ex-girlfriend is found murdered in his apartment.
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Split Second
Year: 1953
Genre: Crime / Thriller / Drama
Rating: (6.2)
Country: United States
Runtime: 85 min.
Director: Dick Powell
Studio: RKO Radio Pictures
Cast: Stephen McNally / Alexis Smith / Jan Sterling / Keith Andes / Arthur Hunnicutt / Paul Kelly / Robert Paige / Richard Egan / Frank De Kova
Plot:
Escaped convicts hold hostages in a ghost town targeted for a nuclear bomb test.
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Sins of Jezebel
Year: 1953
Rating: (4)
Country: United States
Runtime: 74 min.
Director: Reginald Le Borg
Cast: Paulette Goddard / George Nader / Eduard Franz / John Hoyt / Ludwig Donath / John Shelton / Joe Besser / Margia Dean
Plot:
Biblical costume drama starring Paulette Goddard as the beautiful pagan Jezebel, corruptor of men.
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No Escape
Year: 1953
Genre: Romance / Drama / Crime
Rating: (3.6)
Country: United States
Runtime: 76 min.
Director: Charles Bennett
Studio: Matthugh Productions
Cast: Lew Ayres / Sonny Tufts / Marjorie Steele / Lewis Martin / Gertrude Michael / Charles Cane / Renny McEvoy / Bobby Watson / James Griffith / Robert Bailey / Robert Carson / Leon Burbank / Jess Kirkpatrick / Barbara Morrison / Carleton Young / Bess Flowers
Plot:
A woman and a songwriter suspected of murder join forces to crack the case.
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Kiss Me Kate
Year: 1953
Genre: Romance / Music / Comedy
Rating: (6.8)
Country: United States
Runtime: 109 min.
Director: George Sidney
Studio: Loew's Incorporated
Cast: Kathryn Grayson / Howard Keel / Ann Miller / Keenan Wynn / Bobby Van / Tommy Rall / James Whitmore / Kurt Kasznar / Bob Fosse / Ron Randell / Willard Parker / Dave O'Brien / Claud Allister / Ann Codee / Carol Haney / Jeanne Coyne / Hermes Pan
Plot:
Fred and Lilli 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, the couple seem to act a great deal like the characters they play. A fight on the opening night threatens the production, as well as two thugs who have the mistaken idea that Fred owes their boss money and insist on staying next to him all night.
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झांसी की रानी
Year: 1953
Genre: Biography / Drama / History / Musical / War
Rating: (6.7)
Country: India
Runtime: 148 min.
Director: Sohrab Modi
Studio: All India Film Corporation
Cast: Mehtab / Sohrab Modi / Mubarak / Ulhas / Ram Singh / D.K. Sapru / Sikharani Bag / Anil Kishore / Kamalakant / S.B. Nayampalli / Michael Shea / Marconi / Shakila / Gloria Gasper
Plot:
Set in the 19th century against the backdrop of the Mutiny of 1857, the film is about the bravery of queen Lakshmibai, Rani of Jhansi, who took up arms and led her army against the British.
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ひろしま
Year: 1953
Genre: Drama / History
Rating: (8.3)
Country: Japan
Runtime: 105 min.
Director: Hideo Sekigawa
Studio: Japan Teachers' Union
Cast: Isuzu Yamada / Eiji Okada / Yoshi Katô / Yumeji Tsukioka / Yasumi Hara / Shizue Kawarazaki / Hatae Kishi / Harue Tone / Takashi Kanda / Masaya Tsukida / Machiko Tokunaga / Kenji Susukida / Masao Mishima / Tokue Hanazawa / Kinzô Shin / Yasushi Nagata / Shin Tatsuoka / Kôji Kawamura
Plot:
The film shows the bombing of Hiroshima and the horrific aftermath following the detonation of an atomic bomb on humans for the first time in history.
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Glen or Glenda
Year: 1953
Genre: Drama
Rating: (4.5)
Country: United States
Runtime: 71 min.
Director: Edward D. Wood Jr.
Studio: Screen Classics (II)
Cast: Bela Lugosi / Lyle Talbot / Timothy Farrell / Dolores Fuller / 'Tommy' Haynes / Edward D. Wood Jr. / Charlie Crafts / Conrad Brooks / Henry Bederski / Carol Daugherty / 'Captain' DeZita / Helen Miles / Shirley Speril / Amzie Strickland / Harry Thomas / William C. Thompson / 'Mr. Walter' Hadjwiecyz / George Weiss / Evelyn Wood
Plot:
A psychiatrist tells two stories: one of a transvestite (Glen or Glenda), the other of a pseudohermaphrodite (Alan or Anne).
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Fear and Desire
Year: 1953
Genre: Drama / War
Rating: (5.6)
Country: United States
Runtime: 62 min.
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Studio: Stanley Kubrick Productions
Cast: Frank Silvera / Kenneth Harp / Paul Mazursky / Stephen Coit / Virginia Leith / David Allen
Plot:
After their airplane crashes behind enemy lines, four soldiers must survive and try to find a way back to their battalion. However, when they come across a local peasant girl the horrors of war quickly become apparent.
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Cow Country
Year: 1953
Genre: Western
Rating: (5.1)
Country: United States
Runtime: 82 min.
Director: Lesley Selander
Studio: Scott R. Dunlap Productions
Cast: Edmond O'Brien / Helen Westcott / Robert Lowery / Barton MacLane / Peggie Castle / Robert Barrat / James Millican / Don Beddoe / Robert J. Wilke / Raymond Hatton / Chuck Courtney / Steve Clark / Rory Mallinson / Marshall Reed / Chuck Roberson / Tom Tyler / Sam Flint / Jack Ingram / George J. Lewis
Plot:
A hired hand gets caught between a noble rancher and ruthless land grabbers.
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Blowing Wild
Year: 1953
Genre: Drama / Western / Adventure / Action
Rating: (5.5)
Country: United States
Runtime: 90 min.
Director: Hugo Fregonese
Studio: United States Pictures
Cast: Gary Cooper / Barbara Stanwyck / Anthony Quinn / Ruth Roman / Ward Bond / Ian MacDonald / Richard Karlan / Juan Garcia
Plot:
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 to Dawson's ex-lover Marina refuses, fearing that his wife will want to renew her romance with the other man.
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The Flanagan Boy
Year: 1953
Genre: Sport / Drama
Rating: (5.9)
Country: United Kingdom
Runtime: 81 min.
Director: Reginald Le Borg
Studio: Lippert Films
Cast: Barbara Payton / Frederick Valk / John Slater / Sidney James / Tony Wright / Marie Burke / Selma Vaz Dias / Enzo Coticchia / Chris Adcock / John Brooking / Roy Cattouse / Jimmy Charters / Tom Clegg / Fred Davis / Bettina Dickson / Fred Machon / Ralph Moss / Jim O'Brady / Joe Quigley / Jack Sharp
Plot:
Johnny Flanagan did not have the privileges of a good education or wealthy background but the streets developed his natural talent to be a great fighter. His enormous potential to reach the top is born out of a string of spectacular successes. All of which is brought to a halt when he develops a physical relationship with his manager's wife, the beautiful but manipulative Lorna. His naive temperament is no match for her callous, dispassionate scheming and he unwittingly becomes a pawn in Lorna's ultimate plan... .to murder her husband.
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Ambush at Tomahawk Gap
Year: 1953
Genre: Action / Western
Rating: (5.7)
Country: United States
Runtime: 73 min.
Director: Fred F. Sears
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Cast: John Hodiak / John Derek / David Brian / María Elena Marqués / Ray Teal / John Qualen / Otto Hulett / Percy Helton / Trevor Bardette
Plot:
Hodiak, Brian, Derek and Teal have just been released from prison. They return to Tomahawk Gap, now a ghost town, to retrieve the money that they stole and was buried by a partner somewhere in the town. While hunting, the Indians attack, and a life and death battle ensues.
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99 River Street
Year: 1953
Genre: Crime / Thriller / Drama
Rating: (6.9)
Country: United States
Runtime: 83 min.
Director: Phil Karlson
Studio: United Artists
Cast: John Payne / Evelyn Keyes / Brad Dexter / Frank Faylen / Peggie Castle / Jay Adler / Jack Lambert / Glenn Langan / Eddy Waller / John Daheim / Ian Wolfe / Peter Leeds / William Tannen / Gene Reynolds / Ric Roman
Plot:
A former boxer --now taxi driver-- gets mixed up with jewel thieves.
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東京物語
Year: 1953
Genre: Drama
Rating: (0)
Runtime: 0 min.
Cast: Chishû Ryû / Chieko Higashiyama / Setsuko Hara / Haruko Sugimura / Sô Yamamura / Kuniko Miyake / Kyôko Kagawa / Eijirô Tôno / Nobuo Nakamura / Shirô Ôsaka / Hisao Toake / Teruko Nagaoka / Mutsuko Sakura / Toyo Takahashi / Tôru Abe / Sachiko Mitani / Ryôko Mizuki / Keijirô Morozumi / Shôzô Suzuki / Haruko Chichibu
Plot:
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 their daughter, Shige, a hairdresser, don't have much time to spend with their aged parents, and so it falls to Noriko, the widow of their younger son who was killed in the war, to keep her in-laws company.
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Shane
Year: 1953
Genre: Western / Drama
Rating: (0)
Runtime: 0 min.
Cast: Alan Ladd / Jean Arthur / Van Heflin / Brandon De Wilde / Jack Palance / Ben Johnson / Edgar Buchanan / Emile Meyer / Elisha Cook Jr. / Douglas Spencer / John Dierkes / Ellen Corby / Paul McVey / John Miller / Edith Evanson / Leonard Strong / Ray Spiker / Janice Carroll / Martin Mason / Helen Brown
Plot:
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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