Best Tv Movie Movies of 1953


King Lear

6.9/10 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 Mac Liammóir ..
Directed by: Andrew McCullough
Release date: 1953-10-18
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1953 : Marty


7.8/10 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
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1953 : 1984


6.6/10 IMDB

George Orwell's novel of a totalitarian future society in which a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love. Episode 1 of Season 6 of Studio One's anthology series.

Starring: Eddie Albert, Lorne Greene, Norma Crane, Noel Leslie, Truman Smith, Victor Thorley, Susan Hallaran, Don Hollenbeck ..
Directed by: Paul Nickell
Release date: 1953-09-21
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1953 : Something for an Empty Briefcase

Something for an Empty Briefcase

7.1/10 IMDB

Joe wants a different future than one as a petty hoodlum and when he attempts to rob an aspiring dancer Noli, he glimpses the possibilities. He imagines purchasing a briefcase as a start but his crime partner is reluctant to let him go.

Starring: James Dean, Susan Douglas, Don Hanmer, Robert Middleton, Frank Maxwell, Peter Gumeny ..
Directed by: Don Medford
Release date: 1953-07-17
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1953 : Death Is My Neighbor

Death Is My Neighbor

8.8/10 IMDB

A New York City apartment building supervisor has his job and home threatened by a new tenant.

Starring: James Dean, Walter Hampden, Betsy Palmer, Frank Marth, Andrew Duggan, Richard Bull ..
Directed by: John Peyser
Release date: 1953-08-25
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1953 : Harvest


7.4/10 IMDB

A young man in love with a sophisticated woman from the city is torn between his desires and those of his family. His parents wish him and his brother to stay and work on their small Minnesota wheat farm while both want to escape the tough life and move to the city. It's up to the mother to keep the family together in spirit during their Thanksgiving holiday reunion.

Starring: Robert Montgomery, Dorothy Gish, Ed Begley, Vaughn Taylor, James Dean, Rebecca Welles, John Connell, John Dennis, Joseph Foley, Nancy Sheridan ..
Directed by: James Sheldon
Release date: 1953-11-23
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1953 : A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

5.6/10 IMDB

A dramatization originally for TV on the Plymouth Playhouse. A retelling of the Charles Dickens story.

Starring: Wendell Corey, Wanda Hendrix, Murray Matheson, Carleton Young, Esther Dale, Paul Cavanagh, Norman Budd, Ted Stanhope, Colin Kenny, Whit Bissell ..
Directed by: Dick Darley
Release date: 1953-05-03
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1953 : Blades of the Musketeers

Blades of the Musketeers

4.5/10 IMDB

In 1625 France, D'Artagnan joins the king's musketeers, meets three new friends - Athos, Porthos and Aramis - among them and, together, the four quickly find themselves embroiled in court intrigue with Prime Minister Richelieu attempting to sabotage the congenial relationship existing between France and England. Originally produced as a 60-minute episode of THE MAGNAVOX THEATER on CBS as THE THREE MUSKETEERS. This has the distinction of being the first movie specifically made for TV. Later retitled and released theatrically.

Starring: Robert Clarke, Lyn Thomas, John Hubbard, Mel Archer, Keith Richards, Paul Cavanagh, Kristine Miller, Peter Mamakos, Don Beddoe, Marjorie Lord ..
Directed by: Budd Boetticher
Release date: 1953-01-01

No Room

0.0/10 IMDB

Story of a brother who thwarts his kinsman's safe-cracking attempt.

Starring: James Dean, Martin Kingsley, Kate Smith, Irene Vernon, James Dean ..
Directed by: Sidney Lumet
Release date: 1953-04-14
Best Tv Movie Movies of 1953 : The Backbone of America

The Backbone of America

0.0/10 IMDB

An account executive tries to find the perfect American family to use in a forthcoming advertising campaign.

Starring: Wendell Corey, Yvonne De Carlo, Gene Lockhart, Thomas Mitchell, Sammy Ogg, Lee Patrick, Gloria Talbott, Regis Toomey ..
Directed by: Marc Daniels
Release date: 1953-12-29

The Bachelor Party

0.0/10 IMDB

Five office friends meet up for a night on the town to celebrate the forthcoming marriage of one of them. As the night wears on and the drink starts to tell, they become more confidential in expressing their concerns and hopes.

Starring: Eddie Albert, Kathleen Maguire, Joe Mantell, James Westerfield, Douglas Gordon, Robert Emmett, Anna Minot ..
Directed by: Delbert Mann
Release date: 1953-10-11

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