List of British films of 1953

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A list of films produced in the United Kingdom in 1953 (see 1953 in film):

1953[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1953
36 Hours Montgomery Tully Dan Duryea, Elsie Albiin Crime
Albert R.N. Lewis Gilbert Anthony Steel, Jack Warner, Robert Beatty World War II/POW
Appointment in London Philip Leacock Dirk Bogarde, Ian Hunter, Dinah Sheridan World War II
Background Daniel Birt Valerie Hobson, Philip Friend Drama
Beat the Devil John Huston Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones Comedy/Thriller
The Beggar's Opera Peter Brook Laurence Olivier, Hugh Griffith Musical
Black 13 Ken Hughes Peter Reynolds, Rona Anderson Crime
Black Orchid Charles Saunders Ronald Howard, Olga Edwardes Crime
Blood Orange Terence Fisher Tom Conway, Mila Parély Crime
The Blue Parrot John Harlow Dermot Walsh, Jacqueline Hill Crime
The Broken Horseshoe Martyn C. Webster Robert Beatty, Elizabeth Sellers Crime
The Captain's Paradise Anthony Kimmins Alec Guinness, Celia Johnson, Yvonne De Carlo Romantic comedy
The Conquest of Everest George Lowe Meredith Edwards (narrator) Documentary
Cosh Boy Lewis Gilbert James Kenney, Joan Collins Crime drama
Counterspy Vernon Sewell Dermot Walsh, Hazel Court Drama
The Cruel Sea Charles Frend Jack Hawkins, Donald Sinden World War II
Deadly Nightshade John Gilling Emrys Jones, Zena Marshall Crime
Death Goes to School Stephen Clarkson Barbara Murray, Gordon Jackson Mystery
Decameron Nights Hugo Fregonese Joan Fontaine, Louis Jourdan Drama
Desperate Moment Compton Bennett Dirk Bogarde, Mai Zetterling Thriller
The Divided Heart Charles Crichton Cornell Borchers, Yvonne Mitchell Drama
The Dog and the Diamonds Ralph Thomas Kathleen Harrison, George Coulouris Family
Escape by Night John Gilling Sid James, Bonar Colleano Crime
The Fake Godfrey Grayson Dennis O'Keefe, Coleen Gray Crime
The Final Test Anthony Asquith Jack Warner, Robert Morley Sports
The Flanagan Boy Reginald Le Borg Barbara Payton, Frederick Valk Drama
Folly to Be Wise Frank Launder Alastair Sim, Elizabeth Allan Comedy
Four Sided Triangle Terence Fisher Barbara Payton, James Hayter Sci-fi
Genevieve Henry Cornelius Dinah Sheridan, John Gregson, Kay Kendall Comedy Number 86 in the BFI Top 100 British films
The Genie Lance Comfort, Lawrence Huntington Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Sean Barrett Drama
Glad Tidings Wolf Rilla Barbara Kelly, Raymond Huntley Comedy/Drama
The Good Beginning Gilbert Gunn John Fraser, Eileen Moore Drama
Grand National Night Bob McNaught Nigel Patrick, Moira Lister, Beatrice Campbell Thriller
The Great Game Maurice Elvey James Hayter, Thora Hird, Diana Dors Sports
The Heart of the Matter George More O'Ferrall Trevor Howard, Elizabeth Allan Drama
House of Blackmail Maurice Elvey Mary Germaine, William Sylvester Drama
The House of the Arrow Michael Anderson Oskar Homolka, Robert Urquhart Mystery/Detective
Intimate Relations Charles Frank Harold Warrender, Marian Spencer, William Russell Drama Entered into the 1953 Cannes Film Festival
The Intruder Guy Hamilton Jack Hawkins, George Cole Drama
Innocents in Paris Gordon Parry Alastair Sim, Jimmy Edwards Comedy
Is Your Honeymoon Really Necessary? Maurice Elvey Diana Dors, Bonar Colleano Comedy
It's a Grand Life John E. Blakeley Frank Randle, Diana Dors Comedy
Johnny on the Run Lewis Gilbert Eugeniusz Chylek, Sydney Tafler Adventure
Knights of the Round Table Richard Thorpe Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner Adventure Made by MGM-British
The Large Rope Wolf Rilla Donald Houston, Susan Shaw Crime
Laughing Anne Herbert Wilcox Wendell Corey, Margaret Lockwood Adventure
The Limping Man Cy Endfield Lloyd Bridges, Moira Lister Drama
The Kidnappers Philip Leacock Duncan Macrae, Theodore Bikel, Adrienne Corri Drama
Love in Pawn Charles Saunders Bernard Braden, Barbara Kelly Comedy
Made in Heaven John Paddy Carstairs David Tomlinson, Petula Clark Comedy
Malta Story Brian Desmond Hurst Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins World War II
The Man Between Carol Reed James Mason, Claire Bloom Thriller
Man of Africa Cyril Frankel Frederick Bijuerenda, Gordon Heath Entered into the 1954 Cannes Film Festival
Mantrap Terence Fisher Paul Henreid, Lois Maxwell Crime
The Master of Ballantrae William Keighley Errol Flynn, Roger Livesey Adventure
Meet Mr. Lucifer Anthony Pelissier Stanley Holloway, Peggy Cummins Comedy
Melba Lewis Milestone Patrice Munsel, Robert Morley Biopic
Murder at 3am Francis Searle Dennis Price, Peggy Evans Crime
Murder at Scotland Yard Victor M. Gover Tod Slaughter, Patrick Barr Thriller
The Net Anthony Asquith James Donald, Phyllis Calvert, Herbert Lom Thriller
Never Let Me Go Delmer Daves Clark Gable, Gene Tierney Adventure
Noose for a Lady Wolf Rilla Dennis Price, Rona Anderson Crime
O Dreamland Lindsay Anderson Documentary short subject
Operation Diplomat John Guillermin Guy Rolfe, Lisa Daniely Drama
The Oracle C.M. Pennington-Richards Robert Beatty, Michael Medwin Comedy
Our Girl Friday Noel Langley Joan Collins, Kenneth More George Cole Comedy
Park Plaza 605 Bernard Knowles Tom Conway, Eva Bartok Crime
Personal Affair Anthony Pelissier Gene Tierney, Leo Genn Drama
A Queen is Crowned Narrated by Laurence Olivier Documentary
Recoil John Gilling Kieron Moore, Elizabeth Sellars Crime
The Red Beret Terence Young Alan Ladd, Leo Genn World War II
Rob Roy, the Highland Rogue Harold French Richard Todd, Glynis Johns, James Robertson Justice Historical adventure
Rough Shoot Robert Parrish Joel McCrea, Evelyn Keyes Thriller
Sea Devils Raoul Walsh Yvonne De Carlo, Rock Hudson Adventure Co-production with the United States
Small Town Story Montgomery Tully Donald Houston, Susan Shaw Thriller
South of Algiers Jack Lee Van Heflin, Eric Portman Adventure
Spaceways Terence Fisher Howard Duff, Eva Bartok Sci-fi
The Square Ring Basil Dearden Sid James, Jack Warner, Joan Collins Drama
The Steel Key Robert S. Baker Terence Morgan, Joan Rice Thriller
The Story of Gilbert and Sullivan Sidney Gilliat Robert Morley, Maurice Evans Musical
Street Corner Muriel Box Peggy Cummins, Terence Morgan Drama
Street of Shadows Richard Vernon Cesar Romero, Kay Kendall Crime
Stryker of the Yard Arthur Crabtree Clifford Evans, Susan Stephen Crime
There Was a Young Lady Lawrence Huntington Michael Denison, Dulcie Gray Comedy
Those People Next Door John Harlow Jack Warner, Charles Victor Comedy
Three Steps in the Dark Daniel Birt Greta Gynt, Hugh Sinclair Crime
Three Steps to the Gallows John Gilling Scott Brady, Mary Castle Crime
Time Bomb Ted Tetzlaff Glenn Ford, Anne Vernon Thriller
The Titfield Thunderbolt Charles Crichton Stanley Holloway, Naunton Wayne Comedy
Top of the Form John Paddy Carstairs Ronald Shiner, Harry Fowler Comedy
Turn the Key Softly Jack Lee Yvonne Mitchell, Joan Collins, Kathleen Harrison Drama
Trouble in Store John Paddy Carstairs Norman Wisdom, Moira Lister Comedy
Twice Upon a Time Emeric Pressburger Hugh Williams, Elizabeth Allan Comedy
Valley of Song Gilbert Gunn Mervyn Johns, Clifford Evans Comedy
The Wedding of Lilli Marlene Arthur Crabtree Lisa Daniely, Hugh McDermott Drama
Wheel of Fate Francis Searle Patric Doonan, Sandra Dorne Drama
The Yellow Balloon J. Lee Thompson Andrew Ray, Kathleen Ryan, Kenneth More Drama

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