Best Action Movies of 1953

1.

The War of the Worlds

5.0
7.1/10 IMDB

The residents of a small town are excited when a flaming meteor lands in the hills, until they discover it is the first of many transport devices from Mars bringing an army of invaders invincible to any man-made weapon, even the atomic bomb.

Starring: Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les Tremayne, Lewis Martin, Robert Cornthwaite, Sandro Giglio, Ann Codee, Edgar Barrier, Frank Kreig, Paul Birch ..
Directed by: Byron Haskin
Release date: 1953-08-13
2.

Titanic

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

Unhappily married, Julia Sturges decides to go to America with her two children on the unsinkable Titanic. Her husband, Richard also arranges passage on the luxury liner so as to have custody of their two children. All this fades to insignificance once the ship hits an iceberg.

Starring: Clifton Webb, Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Wagner, Audrey Dalton, Thelma Ritter, Brian Aherne, Richard Basehart, Allyn Joslyn, James Todd, Frances Bergen ..
Directed by: Jean Negulesco
Release date: 1953-04-11
3.

The Desert Rats

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Richard Burton plays a Scottish Army officer put in charge of a disparate band of ANZAC troops on the perimeter of Tobruk with the German Army doing their best to dislodge them

Starring: Richard Burton, James Mason, Robert Newton, Robert Douglas, Chips Rafferty, Charles Tingwell, Torin Thatcher ..
Directed by: Robert Wise
Release date: 1953-05-20
4.

Knights of the Round Table

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

In Camelot, kingdom of Arthur and Merlin, Lancelot is well known for his courage and honor. But one day he must quit Camelot and the Queen Guinevere's love, leaving the Round Table without protection.

Starring: Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner, Mel Ferrer, Anne Crawford, Stanley Baker, Felix Aylmer, Maureen Swanson, Gabriel Woolf, Anthony Forwood, Robert Urquhart ..
Directed by: Richard Thorpe
Release date: 1953-12-22
Best Action Movies of 1953 : Gun Fury
5.

Gun Fury

3.1
6.0/10 IMDB

After a stagecoach holdup, Frank Slayton's notorious gang leave Ben Warren for dead and head off with his fiancée. Warren follows, and although none of the townspeople he comes across are prepared to help, he recruits two others who have sworn revenge on the ruthless Slayton.

Starring: Rock Hudson, Donna Reed, Lee Marvin, Philip Carey, Roberta Haynes, Leo Gordon, Neville Brand, Ray Thomas, Bob Herron, Phil Rawlins ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1953-10-09
6.

Pony Express

3.0
5.9/10 IMDB

Buffalo Bill and Wild Bill Hickok join forces to establish a mail route that can get mail from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California, in ten days. Along the way they must battle bad weather, hostile Indians and outlaws intent on robbing the mail and shutting down the entire operation.

Starring: Charlton Heston, Rhonda Fleming, Jan Sterling, Forrest Tucker, Porter Hall, Henry Brandon, Richard Shannon, Stuart Randall, Lewis Martin ..
Directed by: Jerry Hopper
Release date: 1953-01-01
Best Action Movies of 1953 : Sailor of the King
7.

Sailor of the King

2.8
6.9/10 IMDB

A British naval officer has a brief affair with a woman in England and never knows that she bears him a son. 20 years later the boy is on a ship under his command when he is tracking a German Raider. When the boy is captured after his ship is sunk, he finds a way to slow the German's progress while a lethal hunt for him goes on.

Starring: Jeffrey Hunter, Michael Rennie, Wendy Hiller, Bernard Lee, Victor Maddern, John Horsley, Patrick Barr, Robin Bailey, James Drake ..
Directed by: Roy Boulting
Release date: 1953-06-11
8.

Plunder of the Sun

2.8
6.5/10 IMDB

An American insurance adjuster, stranded in Havana, becomes involved with an archaeologist and a collector of antiquities in a hunt for treasure in the Mexican ruins of Zapoteca.

Starring: Glenn Ford, Diana Lynn, Patricia Medina, Francis L. Sullivan, Sean McClory, Eduardo Noriega, Julio Villarreal, Charles Rooner, Douglass Dumbrille ..
Directed by: John Farrow
Release date: 1953-08-26
Best Action Movies of 1953 : Thunder Over the Plains
9.

Thunder Over the Plains

2.7
6.6/10 IMDB

Set in 1869, after the Civil War, Texas had not yet been readmitted to the Union and carpetbaggers, hiding behind the legal protection of the Union Army of occupation, had taken over the state. Federal Captain Porter (Randolph Scott), a Texan, has to carry out orders against his own people. He brings in the rebel leader Ben Westman, (Charles McGraw), whom he knows is innocent of a murder that he is accused of. In trying to prove his innocence, Porter himself becomes a wanted man.

Starring: Randolph Scott, Lex Barker, Phyllis Kirk, Charles McGraw, Henry Hull, Elisha Cook Jr., Fess Parker, Hugh Sanders, Lane Chandler, James Brown ..
Directed by: André De Toth
Release date: 1953-10-27
Best Action Movies of 1953 : Botany Bay
10.

Botany Bay

2.7
6.1/10 IMDB

Based on the story of Australia's colonization, this atmospheric drama stars Alan Ladd as Hugh Tallant, an American medical student falsely convicted of robbery and sent on a torturous voyage with other prisoners to the penal colony at Botany Bay. Because of his attempt to escape, evil Captain Gilbert decides to return him to England on charges of mutiny.

Starring: Alan Ladd, James Mason, Patricia Medina, Cedric Hardwicke, Murray Matheson, Dorothy Patten, John Hardy, Hugh Pryse, Malcolm Lee Beggs, Anita Sharp-Bolster ..
Directed by: John Farrow
Release date: 1953-10-07

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