1953 in film


1953 in film

The year 1953 in film involved some significant events.

Events

*September 16 — "The Robe" debuts as the first anamorphic, widescreen CinemaScope film.

Top grossing films (U.S.)

(*) After theatrical re-issue(s)
source: http://www.boxofficereport.com/database/1953.shtml

Awards

Academy Awards: :Best Picture: "From Here to Eternity" - Columbia Pictures :Best Director: Fred Zinnemann - "From Here To Eternity":Best Actor: William Holden - "Stalag 17":Best Actress: Audrey Hepburn - "Roman Holiday":Best Supporting Actor: Frank Sinatra - "From Here To Eternity":Best Supporting Actress: Donna Reed - "From Here To Eternity"

Golden Globe Awards:

:Drama::Best Picture: "The Robe":Best Actor: Spencer Tracy - "The Actress":Best Actress: Audrey Hepburn - "Roman Holiday" :Musical or comedy::Best Picture: No award:Best Actor: David Niven - "The Moon Is Blue":Best Actress: Ethel Merman - "Call Me Madam"

:Other:Best Director: Fred Zinnemann - "From Here to Eternity"

Grand Prix (Cannes Film Festival)::"The Wages of Fear" ("Le salaire de la peur"), directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, France / Italy

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival): Not awarded

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival)::"The Wages of Fear" ("Le salaire de la peur"), directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, France / Italy

Films released in 1953

* List of 1953 films

*"The Actress"
*"Abbott and Costello Go to Mars"
*"Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"
*"All the Brothers Were Valiant"
*"Arrowhead", a western starring Charlton Heston and Jack Palance"
*"The Band Wagon"
*"The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms"
*"The Beggar's Opera"
*"Ben and Me"
*"Beneath the 12-Mile Reef"
*"Bread, Love and Dreams"
*"The Caddy"
*"Calamity Jane"
*"Call Me Madam"
*"The Captain's Paradise"
*"The Clown"
*"Confidentially Connie"
*"The Conquest of Everest"
*"The Cruel Sea"
*"Dangerous Crossing", a film noir starring Jeanne Crain and Michael Rennie
*"The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T"
*"The Desert Rats"
*"Dream Wife"
*"The Earrings of Madame de..."
*"The Four Poster", a light comedy starring Rex Harrison
*"From Here to Eternity"
*"Genevieve"
*"Gentlemen Prefer Blondes"
*"The Glenn Miller Story"
*"The Golden Coach"
*"Hondo"
*"Houdini"
*"House of Wax"
*"How to Marry a Millionaire"
*"I Vitelloni"
*"Island in the Sky"
*"It Came from Outer Space"
*"Jigokumon" ("Gate of Hell")
*"Julius Caesar"
*"Kiss Me, Kate", released in 2-D and 3-D
*"Law and Order", a western starring Ronald Reagan
*"Lili"
*"A Lion Is in the Streets"
*"Little Fugitive"
*"Malta Story", starring Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Anthony Steel and Muriel Pavlow
*"Martin Luther"
*"Miss Sadie Thompson"
*"The Mississippi Gambler", a western starring Tyrone Power
*"Mogambo"
*"Money from Home"
*"Monsieur Hulot's Holiday" ("Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot")
*"The Moon Is Blue", first U.S. movie to use the words "pregnant" and "virgin"
*"The Naked Spur"
*"Niagara"
*"Peter Pan" (Walt Disney animation)
*"Pickup on South Street"
*"Plunder of the Sun"
*"The President's Lady" (Chalton Heston's first turn at Andrew Jackson before "The Buccaneer")
*"Ride, Vaquero!"
*"The Robe"
*"Robot Monster"
*"Roman Holiday"
*"The Magic Voyage of Sinbad"
*"Salome"
*"Scared Stiff", starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis
*"Shane"
*"Siamo Donne"
*"Stalag 17"
*"Take the High Ground!"
*"The Story of Three Loves"
*"Titanic"
*"Tokyo Story"
*"Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom"
*"Torch Song"
*"Trouble Along the Way", a light comedy starring John Wayne"
*"Twice Upon a Time", directed by Emeric Pressburger
*"Ugetsu"
*"The Wages of Fear" ("Le Salaire de la Peur")
*"The War of the Worlds"
*"Young Bess"

erials

*"Canadian Mounties vs Atomic Invaders", starring Bill Henry
*"The Great Adventures of Captain Kidd", starring Richard Crane
*"Jungle Drums of Africa", starring Clayton Moore and Phyllis Coates
*"The Lost Planet", starring Judd Holdren

hort film series

*"Mickey Mouse" (1928)-("1953")
*"Looney Tunes" (1930-1969)
*"Terrytoons" (1930-1964)
*"Merrie Melodies" (1931-1969)
*"Popeye" (1933-1957)
*"Donald Duck" (1934)-(1956)
*"The Three Stooges" (19341959)
*"Goofy (1939)-(1953)
*"Tom and Jerry" (19401958)
*"Bugs Bunny" (1940)-(1962)
*"Chip and Dale" (1943-1956)
*"Droopy" (1943-1958)
*"Sylvester the Cat" (1944-1966)
*"Yosemite Sam" (1945-1963)
*"Ranger Don" (1953-1956)
*"Speedy Gonzales" (1953-1968)

Births

*January 30-Steven Zaillian, director
*February 8Mary Steenburgen, actress
*February 11Philip Anglim, actor
*February 19Massimo Troisi, actor (d. 1994)
*May 24Alfred Molina, actor
*September 10Amy Irving, actress
*October 9Tony Shalhoub, actor
*October 22Jeff Goldblum, actor
*October 26Maureen Teefy,actress
*October 31Michael J. Anderson, actor
*November 3Kate Capshaw, actress
*November 6Ron Underwood, director
*December 6Tom Hulce, actor
*December 8Kim Basinger, actress
*December 9John Malkovich, actor
*December 17Bill Pullman, actor

Deaths

*November 29Sam De Grasse, pioneer Hollywood actor


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