The Wild One     Marlon Brando     Lee Marvin     Marilyn Monroe     Niagara     Shane     Alan Ladd     Van Heflin     Brandon De Wilde     Jack Palance     The Robe     Cinemascope     From here to Eternity     Lili     Leslie Caron     Mel Ferrer     Stalag 17     Zsa Zsa Gabor     Billy Wilder     William Holden     Peter Graves     Peter Pan     War of the Worlds     George Pal     Gene Barry     Ann Robinson     House of Wax     Vincent Price     3D     Carolyn Jones     Frank Lovejoy

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Good Movies of 1953


the wild one 1953The Wild One - Directed by László Benedek is the story of the somewhat embellished 1947 "Hollister Riot". Marlon Brando stole the show starring as the rebellious leader Johnny. It became an iconic beginning to black leather jackets, Harley's and rebellious youth. Also starring Lee Marvin and Mary Murphy. The Wild One.

Shane 1953

Shane - Produced and directed by George Stevens Starring Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin, Brandon De Wilde, Jack Palance and Ben Johnson. Good guys don't get any gooder than Shane who gives his life fighting for a poor family farmer. The relationship between the boy and the gun slinging hero is the hook that lingers in the movie. Shane.


Lili 1953Lili - Directed by Charles Walters and starring Leslie Caron, Mel Ferrer, Jean-Pierre Aumont and Zsa Zsa Gabor. Young French innocent country bumpkin Leslie Caron joins the circus to deal with the flawed puppeteer Mel Ferrer. Caron was nominated for an Oscar and the song Hi Lili Hi Lo sung the two stars became a top hit of 1953. Lili.

Stalig 17 1953Stalag 17 - Produced and directed by Billy Wilder and starring William Holden (who won the Academy Award for best actor), Don Taylor, Robert Strauss, Neville Brand, Harvey Lembeck, Peter Graves and Otto Preminger. A "got the wrong man" story inside a WWII German prisoner of war camp. Though not one bit funny it became the basis of the 1960s TV show Hogan's Hero's. Stalig 17.

New Movies 1953




The Actress
Abbott and Costello Go to Mars
Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
All the Brothers Were Valiant
The Band Wagon
Beast from 20,000 Fathoms
The Beggar's Opera
Ben and Me
Beneath the 12-Mile Reef
The Big Heat
Bread, Love and Dreams
The Caddy
Calamity Jane
Call Me Madam
The Captain's Paradise
City Beneath the Sea
The Clown
I Confess
Confidentially Connie
The Conquest of Everest
The Cruel Sea
Dangerous Crossing
The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T
The Desert Rats
Dream Wife
East of Sumatra
The Farmer Takes a Wife
The Four Poster
The Girl Who Had Everything
The Glenn Miller Story
The Golden Blade
The Golden Coach
The Great Sioux Uprising
Gun Fury
House of Wax
How to Marry a Millionaire

Law and Order
The Lawless Breed
Island in the Sky
It Came from Outer Space

Kiss Me, Kate
Latin Lovers

A Lion Is in the Streets
Little Fugitive
Malta Story
Martin Luther
Miss Sadie Thompson
Mississippi Gambler
Money from Home
Monsieur Hulot's Holiday
The Moon Is Blue
Pickup on South Street,
Plunder of the Sun
Pony Express
The President's Lady
Ride, Vaquero!
The Robe
Robot Monster
Roman Holiday
Scared Stiff
Sea Devils
The Story of Three Loves
Take the High Ground!
Thunder Over the Plains
Tokyo Story
Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom
Torch Song
Trouble Along the Way
War Arrow
The War of the Worlds
Julius Caesar
King of the Khyber Rifles


Entertainment News 1953


Marilyn Monroe Diamonds are a Girl's best friend


marilyn monroe 1953

It was the biggest box office year for Marilyn Monroe with top billing in three hit movies: Niagara, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and How to Marry a Millionaire. Marilyn Monroe - Norma Jean Baker





MGM Studios introduced The Robe, the first movie in Cinemascope.


Academy Awards 1953


From here to Eternity trailer


Picture: "FROM HERE TO ETERNITY", "Julius Caesar", "The Robe", "Roman Holiday", "Shane"


Actor: WILLIAM HOLDEN in "Stalag 17", Marlon Brando in "Julius Caesar", Richard Burton in "The Robe", Montgomery Clift in "From Here to Eternity", Burt Lancaster in "From Here to Eternity"


Actress: AUDREY HEPBURN in "Roman Holiday", Leslie Caron in "Lily", Ava Gardner in "Mogambo", Deborah Kerr in "From Here to Eternity", Maggie McNamara in "The Moon is Blue"


Supporting Actor: FRANK SINATRA in "From Here to Eternity", Eddie Albert in "Roman Holiday", Brandon de Wilde in "Shane", Jack Palance in "Shane", Robert Strauss in "Stalag 17"


Supporting Actress: DONNA REED in "From Here to Eternity", Grace Kelly in "Mogambo", Geraldine Page in "Hondo", Marjorie Rambeau in "Torch Song", Thelma Ritter in "Pickup on South Street"


Director: FRED ZINNEMANN for "From Here to Eternity", George Stevens for "Shane", Charles Walters for "Lili", Billy Wilder for "Stalag 17", William Wyler for "Roman Holiday"


Top Box Office 1953


Peter Pan, Cpt Hook and you know who


1. Peter Pan
2. The Robe
3. From Here to Eternity
4. Shane
5. How to Marry a Millionaire
6. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
7. Mogambo
8. Salome
9. Roman Holiday
10. Julius Caesar
11. Niagara
12. House of Wax


B Movies 1953



war of the worlds 1953The War of the Worlds - Produced by George Pal who brought this H.G. Wells novel to the screen winning an Oscar for special effects. The story had already made a splash in 1938 when Orsen Wells did a rendition of it so well on the radio people fled New Jersey. The movie starred Gene Barry and Ann Robinson. War of the Worlds


House of wax 1953


House of Wax - Big studio Warner Brothers brings 3D to a craze. Vincent Price stars as the killer who covers young women in wax for his museum of horrors. Also starring Frank Lovejoy, Charles Bronson and Carolyn Jones. House of Wax



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