Best Drama Movies of 1953

1.

Roman Holiday

6.5
8.0/10 IMDB

Overwhelmed by her suffocating schedule, touring European princess Ann takes off for a night while in Rome. When a sedative she took from her doctor kicks in, however, she falls asleep on a park bench and is found by an American reporter, Joe Bradley, who takes her back to his apartment for safety. At work the next morning, Joe finds out Ann's regal identity and bets his editor he can get exclusive interview with her, but romance soon gets in the way.

Starring: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert, Hartley Power, Harcourt Williams, Margaret Rawlings, Tullio Carminati, Paolo Carlini, Claudio Ermelli, Paola Borboni ..
Directed by: William Wyler
Release date: 1953-08-26
2.

The Big Heat

5.6
7.9/10 IMDB

Tough cop Dave Bannion takes on a politically powerful crime syndicate.

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
3.

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
4.

From Here to Eternity

5.4
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
5.

Pickup on South Street

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

In New York City, an insolent pickpocket, Skip McCoy, inadvertently sets off a chain of events when he targets ex-prostitute Candy and steals her wallet. Unaware that she has been making deliveries of highly classified information to the communists, Candy, who has been trailed by FBI agents for months in hopes of nabbing the spy ringleader, is sent by her ex-boyfriend, Joey, to find Skip and retrieve the valuable microfilm he now holds.

Starring: Richard Widmark, Jean Peters, Thelma Ritter, Murvyn Vye, Richard Kiley, Willis Bouchey, Milburn Stone, Parley Baer, Chet Brandenburg, Frank Kumagai ..
Directed by: Samuel Fuller
Release date: 1953-05-27
6.

Julius Caesar

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

The assassination of the would be ruler of Rome at the hands of Brutus and company has tragic consequences for the idealist and the republic.

Starring: Marlon Brando, James Mason, John Gielgud, Louis Calhern, Greer Garson, Deborah Kerr, Edmond O'Brien, George Macready, Michael Pate, Richard Hale ..
Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Release date: 1953-06-04
7.

I Confess

5.1
7.2/10 IMDB

Unable, due to the seal of the confessional, to be forthcoming with information that would serve to clear himself during a murder investigation, a priest becomes the prime suspect.

Starring: Montgomery Clift, Anne Baxter, Karl Malden, O.E. Hasse, Brian Aherne, Roger Dann, Dolly Haas, Charles Andre, Nan Boardman, Henry Corden ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1953-02-28
8.

The Naked Spur

5.1
7.3/10 IMDB

Howard Kemp has been tracking killer Ben Vandergroat for a long time. In the Colorado Rockies, he teams up with prospector Jesse Tate and former Union soldier Roy Anderson. Thinking Kemp is a sheriff, they agree to help for a small fee. When they catch Vandergroat, he tells them Kemp is pursuing a $5,000 bounty. After demanding equal shares, the uneasy alliance heads for Kansas as Vandergroat tries to turn them against each other.

Starring: James Stewart, Janet Leigh, Robert Ryan, Ralph Meeker, Millard Mitchell ..
Directed by: Anthony Mann
Release date: 1953-01-30
9.

The Robe

5.0
6.7/10 IMDB

Marcellus is a tribune in the time of Christ. He is in charge of the group that is assigned to crucify Jesus. Drunk, he wins Jesus' homespun robe after the crucifixion. He is tormented by nightmares and delusions after the event. Hoping to find a way to live with what he has done, and still not believing in Jesus, he returns to Palestine to try and learn what he can of the man he killed.

Starring: Richard Burton, Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Jay Robinson, Richard Boone, Leon Askin, Michael Rennie, Dean Jagger, Torin Thatcher, Betta St. John ..
Directed by: Henry Koster
Release date: 1953-09-16
10.

The Wild One

4.8
6.8/10 IMDB

The Black Rebels Motorcycle Club ride into the small California town of Wrightsville, eager to raise hell. Brooding gang leader Johnny Strabler takes a liking to Kathie, the daughter of the local lawman, as another club rolls into town.

Starring: Marlon Brando, Mary Murphy, Robert Keith, Lee Marvin, Timothy Carey, Jay C. Flippen, Ray Teal, Hugh Sanders, Peggy Maley, Will Wright ..
Directed by: László Benedek
Release date: 1953-12-30
11.

Angel Face

4.4
7.2/10 IMDB

An ambulance driver gets involved with a rich girl that might have a darker side.

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Jean Simmons, Mona Freeman, Herbert Marshall, Barbara O'Neil, Leon Ames, Raymond Greenleaf, Griff Barnett, Kenneth Tobey, Jim Backus ..
Directed by: Otto Preminger
Release date: 1953-01-02
12.

The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms

4.2
6.6/10 IMDB

The controlled explosion of an atomic bomb in the Arctic Circle awakens a frozen dinosaur that will wreak havoc in New York City.

Starring: Paul Hubschmid, Paula Raymond, Cecil Kellaway, Kenneth Tobey, Donald Woods, Lee Van Cleef, Steve Brodie, Ross Elliott, Jack Pennick, Ray Hyke ..
Directed by: Eugène Lourié
Release date: 1953-06-13
13.

Mogambo

4.1
6.6/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Clark Gable, Ava Gardner, Grace Kelly, Donald Sinden, Philip Stainton, Eric Pohlmann, Laurence Naismith, Denis O'Dea, Bruce Seton ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1953-09-23
14.

Fear and Desire

3.9
5.4/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Frank Silvera, Kenneth Harp, Paul Mazursky, Stephen Coit, Virginia Leith, David Allen, Stephen Coit ..
Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
Release date: 1953-04-01
15.

The Cruel Sea

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

At the start of World War II, Cmdr. Ericson is assigned to convoy escort HMS Compass Rose with inexperienced officers and men just out of training. The winter seas make life miserable enough, but the men must also harden themselves to rescuing survivors of U-Boat attacks, while seldom able to strike back. Traumatic events afloat and ashore create a warm bond between the skipper and his first officer

Starring: Jack Hawkins, Donald Sinden, Denholm Elliott, Stanley Baker, Virginia McKenna, John Stratton, John Warner, Bruce Seton, Liam Redmond, Moira Lister ..
Directed by: Charles Frend
Release date: 1953-02-24
16.

Little Fugitive

3.8
7.5/10 IMDB

After a prank makes Joey Norton believe he killed his older brother, he runs away from home and spends the day at Coney Island while his brother tries to find him before their mother gets home.

Starring: Richie Andrusco, Richard Brewster, Winifred Cushing, Jay Williams, Will Lee, Charlie Moss, Tommy DeCanio, Ruth Orkin ..
Directed by: Ray Ashley, Morris Engel, Ruth Orkin
Release date: 1953-10-01
17.

99 River Street

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

A former boxer --now taxi driver-- gets mixed up with jewel thieves.

Starring: John Payne, Evelyn Keyes, Brad Dexter, Frank Faylen, Peggie Castle, Jay Adler, Jack Lambert, Glenn Langan, Eddy Waller, John Daheim ..
Directed by: Phil Karlson
Release date: 1953-08-21
18.

Lili

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

Members of a circus troupe "adopt" Lili Daurier when she finds herself stranded in a strange town. The magician who first comes to her rescue already has romantic entanglements and thinks of her as a little girl. Who can she turn to but the puppets, singing to them her troubles, forgetting that there are puppeteers? A crowd gathers around Lili as she sings. The circus has a new act. She now has a job. Will she get her heart's desire?

Starring: Leslie Caron, Mel Ferrer, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Kurt Kasznar, Amanda Blake, Alex Gerry, Ralph Dumke, Wilton Graff, George Baxter ..
Directed by: Charles Walters
Release date: 1953-03-10
Best Drama Movies of 1953 : All I Desire
19.

All I Desire

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Richard Carlson, Lyle Bettger, Marcia Henderson, Lori Nelson, Maureen O'Sullivan, Richard Long, Billy Gray, Lotte Stein, Dayton Lummis ..
Directed by: Douglas Sirk
Release date: 1953-07-03
Best Drama Movies of 1953 : Paapi
20.

Paapi

3.7
7.6/10 IMDB

On the run from the police, an atheist masquerades as a religious icon.

Starring: Raj Kapoor, Nargis, Dulari, P. Kailash, Ramesh Thakur, Jagdeep, Mehar Banu, Master Romi ..
Directed by: Chandulal Shah
Release date: 1953-06-08
21.

Titanic

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

Unhappily married, Julia Sturges decides to go to America with her two children on the 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
22.

Man on a Tightrope

3.6
7.2/10 IMDB

Elia Kazan's 1953 film stars Fredric March as the owner of an impoverished circus in Communist-ruled Czechoslovokia who plots to flee across the border to freedom, taking his entire troupe of performers and wild animals with him. The cast also includes Gloria Grahame, Terry Moore, Cameron Mitchell, Richard Boone and Adolphe Menjou.

Starring: Fredric March, Terry Moore, Gloria Grahame, Cameron Mitchell, Adolphe Menjou, Robert Beatty, Richard Boone, Alexander D'Arcy, Pat Henning, Paul Hartman ..
Directed by: Elia Kazan
Release date: 1953-05-21
Best Drama Movies of 1953 : King Lear
23.

King Lear

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

An old king, stepping down from the throne, disinherits his favorite daughter on a mad whim and gives his kingdom to his two older daughters, both of whom prove treacherous.

Starring: Orson Welles, Natasha Parry, Arnold Moss, Bramwell Fletcher, David J. Stewart, David J. Stewart, Beatrice Straight, Margaret Phillips, Alan Badel, Micheál MacLiammóir ..
Directed by: Andrew McCullough
Release date: 1953-10-18
Best Drama Movies of 1953 : The Blue Gardenia
24.

The Blue Gardenia

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Anne Baxter, Richard Conte, Ann Sothern, Raymond Burr, Jeff Donnell, Richard Erdman, George Reeves, Ruth Storey, Ray Walker, Nat King Cole ..
Directed by: Fritz Lang
Release date: 1953-03-20
25.

The Bigamist

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

A woman discovers her husband has another family in another city.

Starring: Edmond O'Brien, Joan Fontaine, Ida Lupino, Edmund Gwenn, Kenneth Tobey, Jane Darwell, Peggy Maley, Lillian Fontaine, Matt Dennis, John Maxwell ..
Directed by: Ida Lupino
Release date: 1953-12-03
26.

Houdini

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

By the early 1900s, the extraordinary Houdini earned an international reputation for his theatrical tricks and daring feats of extrication from shackles, ropes, handcuffs and... Scotland Yard's jails.

Starring: Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, Torin Thatcher, Angela Clarke, Stefan Schnabel, Ian Wolfe, Sig Ruman, Michael Pate, Connie Gilchrist, Malcolm Lee Beggs ..
Directed by: George Marshall
Release date: 1953-07-02
Best Drama Movies of 1953 : Call Me Madam
27.

Call Me Madam

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Washington hostess Sally Adams becomes a Truman-era US ambassador to a European grand duchy.

Starring: Ethel Merman, Donald O'Connor, Vera-Ellen, George Sanders, Billy De Wolfe, Helmut Dantine, Walter Slezak, Steven Geray, Ludwig Stössel, Lilia Skala ..
Directed by: Walter Lang
Release date: 1953-03-25
28.

Dangerous Crossing

3.5
6.9/10 IMDB

A young bride is set to begin her honeymoon aboard a luxury liner. Her happiness does not last when she finds that her husband has disappeared. Trouble is, no one else ever saw him board the ship with her and his name has mysteriously dropped from the passenger list.

Starring: Jeanne Crain, Michael Rennie, Max Showalter, Carl Betz, Mary Anderson, Marjorie Hoshelle, Willis Bouchey, Yvonne Peattie ..
Directed by: Joseph M. Newman
Release date: 1953-07-22
29.

Above and Beyond

3.5
6.9/10 IMDB

The story of Colonel Paul Tibbets, the pilot that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Although unaware of the full potential of this new weapon, he knows that it can do tremendously more damage than any other weapon used before, and that the death toll resulting from it will be huge. He is reluctant to be the person who will end so many lives, but as time goes on, the pressure upon him only increase.

Starring: Robert Taylor, Eleanor Parker, James Whitmore, Larry Keating, Larry Gates, Marilyn Erskine, Stephen Dunne, Robert Burton, Hayden Rorke, Lawrence Dobkin ..
Directed by: Melvin Frank, Norman Panama
Release date: 1953-01-02
30.

Jeopardy

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

A woman is kidnapped when she goes to get help for her husband who is trapped on a beach with the tide coming in to surely drown him.

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Barry Sullivan, Ralph Meeker, Lee Aaker, Rico Alaniz, Charles Stevens, Juan Torena, Paul Fierro ..
Directed by: John Sturges
Release date: 1953-03-30
31.

Inferno

3.5
7.0/10 IMDB

When selfish and arrogant millionaire Donald Carson fractures his leg during a desert vacation, his wife, Geraldine, leaves with their friend Joseph Duncan to supposedly get help. However, the two of them are really lovers who are leaving Carson to die in the heat. Slowly, Carson realizes he is on his own and vows revenge on the traitorous couple. Having had a privileged life, Carson must now use his wits to stay alive.

Starring: Robert Ryan, Rhonda Fleming, William Lundigan, Larry Keating, Henry Hull, Carl Betz, Robert Burton, Barbara Pepper, Everett Glass ..
Directed by: Roy Ward Baker
Release date: 1953-08-12
Best Drama Movies of 1953 : Island in the Sky
32.

Island in the Sky

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

A C-47 transport plane, named the Corsair, makes a forced landing in the frozen wastes of Labrador, and the plane's pilot, Captain Dooley, must keep his men alive in deadly conditions while waiting for rescue.

Starring: John Wayne, Lloyd Nolan, Walter Abel, James Arness, Andy Devine, Allyn Joslyn, Jimmy Lydon, Harry Carey, Jr., Hal Baylor, Sean McClory ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1953-09-05
33.

Split Second

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Escaped convicts hold hostages in a ghost town targeted for a nuclear bomb test.

Starring: Stephen McNally, Alexis Smith, Jan Sterling, Keith Andes, Arthur Hunnicutt, Paul Kelly, Robert Paige, Richard Egan, Frank De Kova ..
Directed by: Dick Powell
Release date: 1953-05-02
34.

The Sun Shines Bright

3.5
6.9/10 IMDB

John Ford weaves three "Judge Priest" stories together to form a good- natured exploration of honour and small-town politics in the South around the turn of the century. Judge William Priest is involved variously in revealing the real identity of Lucy Lake, reliving his Civil War memories, preventing the lynching of a youth and contesting the elections with Yankee Horace K. Maydew.

Starring: Charles Winninger, Arleen Whelan, John Russell, Stepin Fetchit, Russell Simpson, Ludwig Stössel, Francis Ford, Paul Hurst, Mitchell Lewis, Grant Withers ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1953-05-02
Best Drama Movies of 1953 : City That Never Sleeps
35.

City That Never Sleeps

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Chicago cop Johnny Kelly, dissatisfied with his job and marriage, would like to run away with his stripper girlfriend Angel Face, but keeps getting cold feet. During one crowded night, Angel Face decides she's had enough vacillation, and crooked lawyer Biddel has an illegal mission for Johnny that could put him in a financial position to act. But other, conflicting schemes are also in progress...

Starring: Gig Young, Mala Powers, William Talman, Edward Arnold, Chill Wills, Marie Windsor, Paula Raymond, Otto Hulett, Wally Cassell, Ron Hagerthy ..
Directed by: John H. Auer
Release date: 1953-06-12
36.

Battle Circus

3.5
5.9/10 IMDB

A young Army nurse, Lt Ruth McGara, newly assigned to the 66th MASH during the Korean War, attracts the sexual attention of the unit's commander Dr. (MAJ) Jed Webbe. Webbe, who has a drinking problem, at first wants a "no strings" relationship. McGara is warned by the other nurses of Webbe's womanizing ways. Despite these initial handicaps, their love flourishes against a background of war, enemy attacks, death and injury. The relationship deepens and uplifts both characters.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, June Allyson, Keenan Wynn, Robert Keith, William Campbell, Perry Sheehan, Patricia Tiernan, Adele Longmire, Jonathan Cott, Ann Morrison ..
Directed by: Richard Brooks
Release date: 1953-03-06
37.

Vicki

3.4
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
38.

A Blueprint for Murder

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters, Gary Merrill, Catherine McLeod, Jack Kruschen, Barney Phillips, Freddy Ridgeway, Pamela Duncan, Mae Marsh, Bess Flowers ..
Directed by: Andrew L. Stone
Release date: 1953-07-24
39.

Young Bess

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

The mother died under the executioner's axe; the daughter rose to become England's greatest monarch -- the brilliant and cunning Queen Elizabeth I. Jean Simmons portrays young Bess in this rich tapestry of a film that traces the tumultuous, danger-fraught years from Elizabeth's birth to her unexpected ascension to the throne at a mere 25. Charles Laughton reprises his Academy Award®-winning* role as her formidable father Henry VIII. Deborah Kerr plays her last stepmother (and Henry's last of six wives), gentle Catherine Parr. And Simmons' then real-life husband, Stewart Granger, adds heroics as Lord Admiral Thomas Seymour. In a resplendent world of adventure, romance and court intrigue, Young Bess reigns.

Starring: Jean Simmons, Stewart Granger, Deborah Kerr, Charles Laughton, Kay Walsh, Guy Rolfe, Kathleen Byron, Cecil Kellaway, Rex Thompson, Robert Arthur ..
Directed by: George Sidney
Release date: 1953-05-29
40.

The Desert Rats

3.4
6.7/10 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
41.

Trouble Along the Way

3.4
6.8/10 IMDB

Struggling to retain custody of his daughter following his divorce, football coach Steve Williams finds himself embroiled in a recruiting scandal at the tiny Catholic college he is trying to bring back to football respectability.

Starring: John Wayne, Donna Reed, Chuck Connors, Charles Coburn, Tom Tully, Sherry Jackson, Marie Windsor, Tom Helmore, Dabbs Greer, Leif Erickson ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1953-04-04
42.

The Captain's Paradise

3.4
6.8/10 IMDB

Mediterranean ferryboat captain Henry St James has things well organized - a loving and very English wife Maud in Gibraltar, and the loving if rather more hot-blooded Mistress, Nita in Tangiers. A perfect life. As long as neither woman decides to follow him to the other port.

Starring: Alec Guinness, Yvonne De Carlo, Celia Johnson, Charles Goldner, Miles Malleson, Walter Crisham, Nicholas Phipps, Bill Fraser, Ferdy Mayne, Sebastian Cabot ..
Directed by: Anthony Kimmins
Release date: 1953-09-28
43.

Marty

3.4
7.9/10 IMDB

Marty Pilletti is a 36-year-old butcher who lives with his mother, who is always asking him why he doesn't find a nice girl and get married. The truth is Marty is lonely and would like nothing better, but he has low self-esteem and admits to his mother that he's ugly and no one wants him. He's tired of going to the Saturday night dance with his buddies and then going home more depressed than he was when the evening started. But at one of those dances he meets Clara. They have a great deal in common but Marty will have to overcome peer pressure if he and Clara are to have a relationship.

Starring: Rod Steiger, Nancy Marchand, Esther Minciotti, Joe Mantell, Augusta Ciolli, Betsy Palmer, Lee Philips, Rossana San Marco, Nehemiah Persoff, Howard Caine ..
Directed by: Delbert Mann
Release date: 1953-05-24
44.

Escape from Fort Bravo

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

A Southern belle (Eleanor Parker) frees a Rebel officer (John Forsythe) and his men from a Union captain's (William Holden) Arizona fort.

Starring: William Holden, Eleanor Parker, John Forsythe, William Demarest, William Campbell, Polly Bergen, Richard Anderson, Carl Benton Reid, John Lupton, Howard McNear ..
Directed by: John Sturges
Release date: 1953-12-04
45.

Beat the Devil

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

The script, which was written on a day-to-day basis as the film was being shot, concerns the adventures of a motley crew of swindlers and ne'er-do-wells trying to lay claim to land rich in uranium deposits in Kenya as they wait in a small Italian port to travel aboard an ill-fated tramp steamer en route to Mombasa.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones, Gina Lollobrigida, Robert Morley, Peter Lorre, Edward Underdown, Ivor Barnard, Marco Tulli, Bernard Lee, Mario Perrone ..
Directed by: John Huston
Release date: 1953-11-24
46.

The Actress

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

The true story of Ruth Gordon's early struggles on the road to stage stardom.

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Jean Simmons, Teresa Wright, Anthony Perkins, Ian Wolfe, Kay Williams, Mary Wickes, Norma Jean Nilsson, Dawn Bender, Erville Alderson ..
Directed by: George Cukor
Release date: 1953-09-25
47.

The Story of Three Loves

3.4
6.8/10 IMDB

Passengers on an ocean liner recall their greatest loves.

Starring: Pier Angeli, Ethel Barrymore, Leslie Caron, Kirk Douglas, Farley Granger, James Mason, Moira Shearer, Agnes Moorehead, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Richard Anderson ..
Directed by: Vincente Minnelli, Gottfried Reinhardt
Release date: 1953-03-26
Best Drama Movies of 1953 : Little Boy Lost
48.

Little Boy Lost

3.3
6.8/10 IMDB

A war correspondent who was stationed in Paris during WW II married a French girl who was murdered by the Nazis. After the war he returns to to try to find his son, whom he lost during a bombing raid but has been told is living in an orphanage in Paris.

Starring: Bing Crosby, Claude Dauphin, Christian Fourcade, Gabrielle Dorziat, Yola d'Avril, Nicole Maurey, Colette Deréal, Georgette Anys, Henri Letondal, Michael Moore ..
Directed by: George Seaton
Release date: 1953-09-21
49.

The Glass Wall

3.3
6.8/10 IMDB

Peter Kuban, a Hungarian refugee, is about to be deported after jumping ship in New York harbor. He needs to find an ex-G.I named Tom whom he helped during the war, as Tom can prove Peter's right to legal entry in the United States. If he can't find Tom within 24 hours and prove his case, he will be branded a fugitive and will be permanently disqualified for U.S. citizenship.

Starring: Vittorio Gassman, Gloria Grahame, Ann Robinson, Douglas Spencer, Robin Raymond, Jerry Paris, Elizabeth Slifer, Richard Reeves, Joe Turkel, Else Neft ..
Directed by: Maxwell Shane
Release date: 1953-03-19
50.

Thunder Bay

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

Shrimpers and oilmen clash when an ambitious wildcatter begins constructing an off-shore oilrig.

Starring: James Stewart, Joanne Dru, Gilbert Roland, Dan Duryea, Jay C. Flippen, Marcia Henderson, Robert Monet, Antonio Moreno, Harry Morgan, Fortunio Bonanova ..
Directed by: Anthony Mann
Release date: 1953-05-21

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