Best Drama Movies of 1953

1.

The Big Heat

5.6
8.0/10 IMDB

Dave Bannion is an upright cop on the trail of a vicious gang he suspects holds power over the police force. Bannion is tipped off after a colleague's suicide and his fellow officers' suspicious silence lead him to believe that they are on the gangsters' payroll. When a bomb meant for him kills his wife instead, Bannion becomes a furious force of vengeance and justice, aided along the way by the gangster's spurned girlfriend Debbie. As Bannion and Debbie fall further and further into the Gangland's insidious and brutal trap, they must use any means necessary (including murder) to get to the truth.

Starring: Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Jocelyn Brando, Alexander Scourby, Lee Marvin, Jeanette Nolan, Peter Whitney, Willis Bouchey, Robert Burton, Adam Williams ..
Directed by: Fritz Lang
Release date: 1953-10-14
2.

Shane

5.5
7.6/10 IMDB

A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smouldering settler and rancher conflict forces him to act.

Starring: Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin, Brandon De Wilde, Jack Palance, Ben Johnson, Edgar Buchanan, Emile Meyer, Elisha Cook Jr., Douglas Spencer ..
Directed by: George Stevens
Release date: 1953-04-23
3.

From Here to Eternity

5.5
7.6/10 IMDB

In 1941 Hawaii, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second in command are falling in love.

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed, Frank Sinatra, Philip Ober, Mickey Shaughnessy, Harry Bellaver, Ernest Borgnine, Jack Warden ..
Directed by: Fred Zinnemann
Release date: 1953-08-28
Best Drama Movies of 1953 : Jealousy
4.

Jealousy

2.9
5.7/10 IMDB

Love triangle near roaring rapids. Two sisters fight for the attention of a handsome forester.

Starring: Regina Linnanheimo, Eero Paganus, Assi Raine, Annie Mörk, Paavo Jännes, Lauri Korpela ..
Directed by: Teuvo Tulio
Release date: 1953-01-13
Best Drama Movies of 1953 : Three Steps to the Gallows
5.

Three Steps to the Gallows

2.9
6.5/10 IMDB

A U.S. sailor (Scott Brady) docks in London and in three days tries to save his brother from the gallows.

Starring: Scott Brady, Mary Castle, Gabrielle Brune, Ferdy Mayne, Michael Balfour, Colin Tapley, John Blythe, Ballard Berkeley, Julian Somers ..
Directed by: John Gilling
Release date: 1953-12-01
Best Drama Movies of 1953 : The Juggler
6.

The Juggler

2.9
6.6/10 IMDB

A Holocaust survivor moves to Israel and experiences difficulty adjusting to life.

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Paul Stewart, Milly Vitale, Joseph Walsh, Alf Kjellin, Charles Lane, Beverly Washburn, John Banner, Oskar Karlweis, Marlene Aames ..
Directed by: Edward Dmytryk
Release date: 1953-05-11
7.

Vicki

2.9
6.5/10 IMDB

A supermodel gets murdered. While investigating the case the story of a waitress turned glamor girl is revealed.

Starring: Jeanne Crain, Jean Peters, Elliott Reid, Richard Boone, Max Showalter, Alexander D'Arcy, Carl Betz, Aaron Spelling, Frank Gerstle, John Dehner ..
Directed by: Harry Horner
Release date: 1953-10-05
8.

Plunder of the Sun

2.9
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
9.

The Final Test

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

Legendary England cricketer Sam Palmer (Jack Warner) is due to bat in his final test match against Australia. He is desperate for his son Reggie (Ray Jackson) to see his final innings. But Reggie prefers poetry to cricket and when he is offered the opportunity to read his poetry to England's greatest playwright Alexander Whitehead (Robert Morley) on the last day of the test, the relationship between father and son is tested to the limit. As Sam prepares for his final knock, the conflict with his son weighs heavily on his mind, but he is also upset over England's young batsman and ladies-man, Syd Thompson (George Relph), dating the woman whom he hopes to marry.

Starring: Jack Warner, Robert Morley, George Relph, Adrianne Allen, Ray Jackson, Brenda Bruce, Stanley Maxted, Joan Swinstead, John Glyn-Jones, Len Hutton ..
Directed by: Anthony Asquith
Release date: 1953-04-09
Best Drama Movies of 1953 : One Girl's Confession
10.

One Girl's Confession

2.8
6.5/10 IMDB

Cleo Moore stars as Mary Adams, whose first step on the road to ruin is a $25,000 robbery. Mary hides the money, then confesses to the crime, secure in the belief that she can dig up the loot upon her release from prison.

Starring: Cleo Moore, Hugo Haas, Glenn Langan, Helene Stanton, Anthony Jochim, Burt Mustin, Leonid Snegoff, James Nusser, Russ Conway, Mara Lea ..
Directed by: Hugo Haas
Release date: 1953-04-06

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