List of American films of 1953

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The following is a list of American films released in 1953.

Donald O'Connor and Fredric March co-hosted the 26th Academy Awards ceremony on March 25, 1954, held at the RKO Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. This was the ceremony's second year of being telecast, with viewership at an estimated 43,000,000.

The winner of the Best Motion Picture category was Columbia Pictures's From Here to Eternity. All of the big winners that year were black-and-white films.

The 11th Golden Globe Awards also honored the best films of 1953. That year, no award was given for Best Picture: Musical or Comedy.

Spencer Tracy won the Golden Globe for Best Actor - Motion Picture - Drama, for The Actress, while David Niven won Best Actor - Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy for The Moon Is Blue. Audrey Hepburn won Best Actress - Motion Picture - Drama for Roman Holiday, while Ethel Merman won for Best Actress - Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy for Call Me Madam. The Robe won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture.


Title Director Cast Genre Notes
The 49th Man Fred F. Sears Richard Denning, John Ireland, Suzanne Dalbert Suspense Columbia
99 River Street Phil Karlson John Payne, Evelyn Keyes Film noir United Artists
The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T Roy Rowland Tommy Rettig, Mary Healy Musical fantasy Written by Dr. Seuss
Abbott and Costello Go to Mars Charles Lamont Abbott and Costello, Horace McMahon, Martha Hyer, Mari Blanchard Comedy Universal
Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Charles Lamont Abbott and Costello, Boris Karloff Comedy Universal
Act of Love Anatole Litvak Kirk Douglas, Dany Robin Drama United Artists
The Actress George Cukor Jean Simmons, Spencer Tracy, Teresa Wright Drama Based on Ruth Gordon
The Affairs of Dobie Gillis Don Weis Debbie Reynolds, Bob Fosse Musical comedy MGM; became TV series
Affair with a Stranger Roy Rowland Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Monica Lewis Drama RKO
The All American Jesse Hibbs Tony Curtis, Lori Nelson, Mamie Van Doren Sports drama Universal
All Ashore Richard Quine Mickey Rooney, Dick Haymes Musical Columbia
All I Desire Douglas Sirk Barbara Stanwyck, Richard Carlson, Lyle Bettger, Lori Nelson Drama Universal
All My Babies George C. Stoney Educational
All the Brothers Were Valiant Richard Thorpe Robert Taylor, Stewart Granger, Ann Blyth Adventure Remake of 1923 film
Ambush at Tomahawk Gap Fred F. Sears John Hodiak, John Derek Western
Angel Face Otto Preminger Robert Mitchum, Jean Simmons film noir
Appointment in Honduras Jacques Tourneur Glenn Ford, Ann Sheridan, Zachary Scott Adventure RKO
Arrowhead Charles Warren Charlton Heston, Jack Palance, Katy Jurado Adventure Paramount
Baby Butch Animated
Back to God's Country Joseph Pevney Rock Hudson, Marcia Henderson, Steve Cochran Adventure Universal
Bad for Each Other Irving Rapper Charlton Heston, Lizabeth Scott Film Noir Columbia
The Bandits of Corsica Ray Nazarro Paula Raymond, Richard Greene, Raymond Burr Adventure United Artists
The Band Wagon Vincente Minnelli Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Oscar Levant, Jack Buchanan, Nanette Fabray Musical MGM; 5 Oscar nominations
Battle Circus John Huston Humphrey Bogart, June Allyson, Robert Keith, Keenan Wynn Drama MGM
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms Eugène Lourié Paula Raymond, Cecil Kellaway Science fiction Warner Bros.
Beat the Devil John Huston Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones, Gina Lollobrigida, Peter Lorre Comedy Written by Truman Capote
Ben and Me Hamilton Luske Animation
Beneath the 12-Mile Reef Robert D. Webb Robert Wagner, Terry Moore, Gilbert Roland Adventure Fox
The Bigamist Ida Lupino Joan Fontaine, Ida Lupino, Edmond O'Brien Drama
The Big Heat Fritz Lang Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Lee Marvin Film noir Columbia
Big Leaguer Robert Aldrich Edward G. Robinson, Vera-Ellen Comedy MGM
Blowing Wild Hugo Fregonese Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Ruth Roman Drama Warner Bros.
The Blue Gardenia Fritz Lang Anne Baxter, Richard Conte, Ann Sothern, Raymond Burr Film noir Warner Bros.
A Blueprint for Murder Andrew L. Stone Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters, Gary Merrill Thriller Fox
Botany Bay John Farrow Alan Ladd, James Mason, Patricia Medina Adventure
Bully for Bugs Chuck Jones Looney Tunes Animation
By the Light of the Silvery Moon David Butler Doris Day, Gordon MacRae Musical On Moonlight Bay sequel


Title Director Cast Genre Notes
The Caddy Norman Taurog Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Donna Reed Comedy Paramount; debut of song "That's Amore"
Calamity Jane David Butler Doris Day, Howard Keel Musical Warner Bros.; Oscar for Best Song
Call Me Madam Walter Lang Ethel Merman, Donald O'Connor, Vera-Ellen, Billy de Wolfe Musical based on play; Golden Globe for Merman
Canadian Mounties vs Atomic Invaders Franklin Adreon Bill Henry Western
Captain John Smith and Pocahontas Lew Landers Anthony Dexter, Jody Lawrance Historical United Artists
Cat-Women of the Moon Arthur Hilton Sonny Tufts, Victor Jory Science fiction Astor Pictures
Cat-Tails for Two Robert McKimson Looney Tunes Animation
Catty Cornered Animation
Cease Fire! Owen Crump War Paramount
Champ for a Day William A. Seiter Alex Nicol, Audrey Totter, Charles Winninger Crime drama
The Charge at Feather River Gordon Douglas Guy Madison, Vera Miles Western
City Beneath the Sea Budd Boetticher Robert Ryan, Anthony Quinn, Mala Powers Adventure Universal
City of Bad Men Harmon Jones Dale Robertson, Jeanne Crain, Richard Boone Western 20th Century Fox
City That Never Sleeps John H. Auer Gig Young, William Talman, Mala Powers, Paula Raymond, Chill Wills Film noir Republic
The Clown Robert Z. Leonard Red Skelton, Jane Greer, Tim Considine Drama MGM
Code Two Fred M. Wilcox Ralph Meeker, Sally Forrest Drama MGM
Column South Frederick de Cordova Audie Murphy, Joan Evans Western Universal
Combat Squad Cy Roth John Ireland, Lon McCallister War
Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe Judd Holdren, Aline Towne Serial Republic
Confidentially Connie Edward Buzzell Van Johnson, Janet Leigh, Louis Calhern Comedy MGM
Count the Hours Don Siegel Teresa Wright, Macdonald Carey Crime RKO
Cow Country Lesley Selander Edmond O'Brien, Helen Westcott Western Allied Artists
Cruisin' Down the River Richard Quine Dick Haymes, Audrey Totter Drama Columbia
Cry of the Hunted Joseph H. Lewis Vittorio Gassman, Barry Sullivan, Polly Bergen Crime thriller MGM


Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Dance Hall Racket Phil Tucker Lenny Bruce Drama
Dangerous Crossing Joseph M. Newman Jeanne Crain, Michael Rennie, Carl Betz Mystery 20th Century Fox; based on the play Cabin B-13
Dangerous When Wet Charles Walters Esther Williams, Fernando Lamas, Jack Carson Musical MGM
Decameron Nights Hugo Fregonese Joan Fontaine, Louis Jourdan Romance RKO
Desert Legion Joseph Pevney Alan Ladd, Arlene Dahl, Richard Conte Adventures Universal International
The Desert Rats Robert Wise Richard Burton, James Mason, Robert Newton War 20th Century Fox
The Desert Song H. Bruce Humberstone Kathryn Grayson, Gordon MacRae Musical Warner Bros.; based on the operetta
Designs on Jerry Hanna-Barbera Tom and Jerry Animation
Destination Gobi Robert Wise Richard Widmark, Don Taylor War drama 20th Century Fox
The Diamond Queen John Brahm Arlene Dahl, Fernando Lamas Adventure Warner Bros.
Don's Fountain of Youth Jack Hannah Animation
Donovan's Brain Felix E. Feist Lew Ayres, Nancy Davis Horror United Artists; Davis later became Nancy Reagan
Down Among the Sheltering Palms Edmund Goulding Mitzi Gaynor, William Lundigan, David Wayne Musical 20th Century Fox
Dream Wife Sidney Sheldon Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Walter Pidgeon Comedy MGM
Duck Dodgers Looney Tunes Animation
Duck! Rabbit, Duck! Looney Tunes Animation
East of Sumatra Budd Boetticher Jeff Chandler, Anthony Quinn, Marilyn Maxwell Adventure Universal
Easy to Love Charles Walters Esther Williams, Van Johnson, Tony Martin Musical MGM
The Eddie Cantor Story Alfred E. Green Keefe Brasselle, Marilyn Erskine, Aline MacMahon Biography Warner Bros.
Escape from Fort Bravo John Sturges William Holden, Eleanor Parker, John Forsythe Western MGM
Fair Wind to Java Joseph Kane Fred MacMurray, Vera Ralston, Victor McLaglen Adventure Republic Pictures
The Farmer Takes a Wife Henry Levin Betty Grable, Dale Robertson Musical comedy Fox; remake of 1934 play, 1935 film
Fast Company John Sturges Howard Keel, Polly Bergen Comedy MGM
Fear and Desire Stanley Kubrick Frank Silvera, Paul Mazursky Drama Kubrick's first film
Fighter Attack Lesley Selander Sterling Hayden, Joy Page War Allied Artists
Flame of Calcutta Seymour Friedman Denise Darcel, Patric Knowles Drama Columbia
The Flaming Urge Harold Ericson Harold Lloyd Jr., Cathy Downs Drama
Flight Nurse Allan Dwan Joan Leslie, Forrest Tucker War drama Republic
Flight to Tangier Charles Marquis Warren Jack Palance, Joan Fontaine Action Paramount
Forever Female Irving Rapper Ginger Rogers, William Holden, Paul Douglas Comedy Paramount
Forbidden Rudolph Mate Tony Curtis, Joanne Dru Film noir Universal
Fort Ti William Castle George Montgomery, Joan Vohs Western Columbia
Francis Covers the Big Town Arthur Lubin Donald O'Connor, Yvette Duguay Comedy
From Here to Eternity Fred Zinnemann Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Burt Lancaster, Frank Sinatra, Donna Reed, George Reeves, Ernest Borgnine War, Drama based on James Jones novel; won 8 Academy Awards
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Howard Hawks Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell Musical comedy 20th Century Fox; based on stage musical
The Girl Next Door Richard Sale Dan Dailey, June Haver Musical 20th Century Fox; Haver's final film
The Girl Who Had Everything Richard Thorpe Elizabeth Taylor, Fernando Lamas, William Powell Drama MGM
Girls in the Night Jack Arnold Joyce Holden, Harvey Lembeck Comedy
The Girls of Pleasure Island F. Hugh Herbert Don Taylor, Leo Genn, Audrey Dalton Comedy Paramount
Give a Girl a Break Stanley Donen Debbie Reynolds, Marge Champion, Gower Champion, Bob Fosse Musical comedy MGM
The Glass Wall Maxwell Shane Vittorio Gassman, Gloria Grahame Drama Columbia
The Glass Web Jack Arnold Edward G. Robinson, John Forsythe, Marcia Henderson, Kathleen Hughes Suspense Universal
Glen or Glenda Ed Wood Dolores Fuller Drama
The Golden Blade Nathan Juran Rock Hudson, Piper Laurie, Gene Evans, Kathleen Hughes Adventure Universal
The Great Sioux Uprising Lloyd Bacon Jeff Chandler, Faith Domergue, Lyle Bettger Western Universal
Gun Belt Ray Nazarro Tab Hunter, Helen Westcott Western United Artists
Gun Fury Raoul Walsh Rock Hudson, Donna Reed, Philip Carey, Roberta Haynes, Lee Marvin Western Columbia


Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Half a Hero Don Weis Red Skelton, Jean Hagen Comedy MGM
Hannah Lee Lee Garmes Joanne Dru, John Ireland Western Filmed in 3-D
Here Come the Girls Claude Binyon Bob Hope, Rosemary Clooney, Tony Martin, Arlene Dahl Musical comedy Paramount
The Hitch-Hiker Ida Lupino Edmond O'Brien, William Talman, Frank Lovejoy Film noir RKO
Hondo John Farrow John Wayne, Geraldine Page, Ward Bond, James Arness Western Warner Bros.
Houdini George Marshall Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh Biographical story of Harry Houdini
House of Wax André de Toth Vincent Price, Carolyn Jones, Phyllis Kirk Horror, 3-D Warner Bros.
How to Marry a Millionaire Jean Negulesco Lauren Bacall, Betty Grable, Marilyn Monroe, Cameron Mitchell, William Powell Comedy 20th Century Fox
I Confess Alfred Hitchcock Montgomery Clift, Anne Baxter Drama Warner Bros.
The I Don't Care Girl Lloyd Bacon Mitzi Gaynor, Oscar Levant Biography story of Eva Tanguay
I Love Lucy Edward Sedgwick Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz Comedy feature-length version of TV series
I Love Melvin Don Weis Debbie Reynolds, Donald O'Connor Comedy MGM
I, the Jury Harry Essex Biff Elliot, Peggie Castle Drama based on book by Mickey Spillane; remade in 1982
Inferno Roy Ward Baker Robert Ryan, Rhonda Fleming Thriller, 3-D 20th Century Fox
Invaders from Mars William Cameron Menzies Helena Carter, Leif Erickson Science fiction 20th Century Fox
Iron Mountain Trail William Witney Rex Allen, Slim Pickens Western Republic
Island in the Sky William Wellman John Wayne, Lloyd Nolan, James Arness Drama Warner Bros.
It Came from Outer Space Jack Arnold Richard Carlson, Barbara Rush Sci-fi, 3-D Universal
It Happens Every Thursday Joseph Pevney Loretta Young, John Forsythe Comedy Universal
Jennifer Joel Newton Ida Lupino, Howard Duff Thriller Monogram
Jeopardy John Sturges Barbara Stanwyck, Barry Sullivan, Ralph Meeker Thriller MGM
Johann Mouse Animation
Julius Caesar Joseph L. Mankiewicz Marlon Brando, James Mason, John Gielgud, Greer Garson, Deborah Kerr, Louis Calhern, Edmond O'Brien Drama based on William Shakespeare play; 5 Oscar nominations
Jungle Drums of Africa Fred C. Brannon Phyllis Coates Adventure 12-part serial
Kansas Pacific Ray Nazarro Sterling Hayden Western
King of the Khyber Rifles Henry King Tyrone Power, Terry Moore, Michael Rennie Historical 20th Century Fox
Kiss Me, Kate George Sidney Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ann Miller Musical MGM; based on 1948 stage musical
Knights of the Round Table Richard Thorpe Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner, Mel Ferrer Adventure MGM; 2 Oscar nominations


Title Director Cast Genre Notes
The Lady Wants Mink William A. Seiter Dennis O'Keefe, Ruth Hussey, Eve Arden Comedy
Last of the Comanches Andre de Toth Broderick Crawford, Barbara Hale Western Columbia
Last of the Pony Riders George Archainbaud Gene Autry, Kathleen Case Western
The Last Posse Alfred L. Werker Broderick Crawford, Wanda Hendrix, John Derek Western Columbia
Latin Lovers Mervyn LeRoy Lana Turner, Ricardo Montalbán, John Lund MGM
Law and Order Nathan Juran Ronald Reagan, Dorothy Malone Western Universal
The Lawless Breed Raoul Walsh Rock Hudson, Julie Adams, Hugh O'Brian Western Universal
Let's All Go to the Lobby Animation Intermission advertisement
Let's Do It Again Alexander Hall Jane Wyman, Ray Milland, Aldo Ray Musical comedy Columbia; musical adaptation of The Awful Truth
Life with Tom Hanna-Barbera Tom and Jerry Animated
Lili Charles Walters Leslie Caron, Mel Ferrer, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Zsa Zsa Gabor Musical MGM; 5 Oscar nominations
A Lion Is in the Streets Raoul Walsh James Cagney, Barbara Hale Drama Warner Bros.
Little Boy Lost George Seaton Bing Crosby, Claude Dauphin Drama Paramount
Little Fugitive 3 directors Richie Andrusco Drama
The Living Desert James Algar Documentary Oscar for Best Documentary
The Lone Hand George Sherman Joel McCrea, Barbara Hale, Alex Nicol Western
The Lost Planet Spencer Bennet Judd Holdren Science fiction Columbia
Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation Charles Lamont Marjorie Main, Percy Kilbride Comedy 5th of a series
The Magnetic Monster Curt Siodmak Richard Carlson, King Donovan Science fiction United Artists
Main Street to Broadway Tay Garnett Mary Murphy, Herb Shriner Anthology many cameos
The Man Behind the Gun Felix Feist Randolph Scott, Patrice Wymore Western
The Man from Cairo Ray Enright George Raft, Irene Pappas, Massimo Serato Crime US/UK/Italian co-production
The Man from the Alamo Budd Boetticher Glenn Ford, Julie Adams, Hugh O'Brian Western Universal [1]
Man in the Attic Hugo Fregonese Jack Palance, Constance Smith Drama 20th Century Fox
Man in the Dark Lew Landers Edmond O'Brien, Audrey Totter Thriller Remake of 1936 film
Man of Conflict Hal R. Makelim Edward Arnold, John Agar, Susan Morrow Drama [2]
Man on a Tightrope Elia Kazan Fredric March, Terry Moore, Gloria Grahame Thriller 20th Century Fox
Marry Me Again Frank Tashlin Robert Cummings, Marie Wilson Comedy RKO
Marshal of Cedar Rock Harry Keller Allan Lane, Phyllis Coates Western Republic
The Marshal's Daughter William Berke Laurie Anders, Hoot Gibson Western United Artists
Martin Luther Irving Pichel Niall MacGinnis, Pierre Lefevre Biography
The Maze William Cameron Menzies Richard Carlson, Veronica Hurst Horror Allied Artists
Meet Me at the Fair Douglas Sirk Dan Dailey, Diana Lynn, Hugh O'Brian Drama Universal
Melba Lewis Milestone Patrice Munsel, Robert Morley Musical
Mesa of Lost Women Ron Ormond, Herb Tevis Jackie Coogan, Richard Travis Science fiction Howco
Miss Sadie Thompson Curtis Bernhardt Rita Hayworth, José Ferrer, Aldo Ray Musical Columbia; remake of 1928 and 1932 films
Mission Over Korea Fred F. Sears John Derek, Audrey Totter War
The Missing Mouse Hanna-Barbera Tom and Jerry Animated
The Mississippi Gambler Rudolph Maté Tyrone Power, Piper Laurie, Julie Adams Adventure Universal
Mister Scoutmaster Henry Levin Clifton Webb, Edmund Gwenn Comedy
Mogambo John Ford Clark Gable, Ava Gardner, Grace Kelly Adventure MGM; 2 Oscar nominations; Golden Globe for Kelly
Money from Home George Marshall Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis Comedy 10th Martin and Lewis film
The Moon Is Blue Otto Preminger William Holden, David Niven, Maggie McNamara Romantic comedy United Artists
The Moonlighter Roy Rowland Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Ward Bond Western Warner Bros.
Mouse for Sale Animation
Murder Without Tears William Beaudine Craig Stevens, Joyce Holden Crime
The Naked Spur Anthony Mann James Stewart, Janet Leigh, Robert Ryan Western MGM
The Neanderthal Man Ewald Andre Dupont Robert Shayne, Beverly Garland Science fiction United Artists
Neapolitan Mouse
The Nebraskan Fred F. Sears Philip Carey, Lee Van Cleef Western, 3-D Columbia
Never Let Me Go Delmer Daves Clark Gable, Gene Tierney Adventure MGM
Never Wave at a WAC Norman Z. McLeod Rosalind Russell, Paul Douglas Comedy RKO
Niagara Henry Hathaway Marilyn Monroe, Jean Peters, Joseph Cotten Suspense 20th Century Fox
No Escape Charles Bennett Lew Ayres, Sonny Tufts Drama
Northern Patrol Rex Bailey Kirby Grant, Gloria Talbott Drama


Title Director Cast Genre Notes
One Girl's Confession Hugo Haas Cleo Moore, Glenn Langan Drama Columbia
Pardon My Backfire The Three Stooges Comedy
Paris Model Alfred E. Green Paulette Goddard, Marilyn Maxwell, Eva Gabor Comedy Columbia
A Perilous Journey R. G. Springsteen Vera Ralston, Scott Brady Adventure Republic
Perils of the Jungle George Blair Clyde Beatty, Phyllis Coates Adventure
Personal Affair Anthony Pelissier Gene Tierney, Glynis Johns Drama United Artists
Peter Pan Clyde Geronimi voices of Hans Conried, Bobby Driscoll, Kathryn Beaumont Animated Disney; based on J. M. Barrie story
Pickup on South Street Samuel Fuller Richard Widmark, Jean Peters, Thelma Ritter Thriller 20th Century Fox
Plunder of the Sun John Farrow Glenn Ford, Diana Lynn, Francis L. Sullivan Adventure Warner Bros.
Pony Express Jerry Hopper Charlton Heston, Rhonda Fleming, Forrest Tucker Western Paramount
The President's Lady Henry Levin Susan Hayward, Charlton Heston, John McIntire Biography story of Andrew Jackson
Prince of Pirates Sidney Salkow John Derek, Barbara Rush Adventure Columbia
Private Eyes Edward Bernds Bowery Boys, Joyce Holden Comedy
Problem Girls E. A. Dupont Helen Walker, Susan Morrow Drama Columbia
Project Moonbase Richard Talmadge Ross Ford, Donna Martell Science-fiction Lippert Pictures
Pup on a Picnic Tom and Jerry Animation
Puppy Tale Tom and Jerry Animation
Raiders of the Seven Seas Sidney Salkow John Payne, Donna Reed Adventure United Artists
The Red Beret Terence Young Alan Ladd, Leo Genn Drama
The Redhead from Wyoming Lee Sholem Maureen O'Hara, Alex Nicol, Dennis Weaver Western Universal
Red River Shore Harry Keller Rex Allen, Lyn Thomas Western
Remains to Be Seen Don Weis June Allyson, Van Johnson, Angela Lansbury Comedy MGM
Return to Paradise Mark Robson Gary Cooper, Barry Jones, Roberta Haynes Adventure United Artists
Ride, Vaquero! John Farrow Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner, Howard Keel, Anthony Quinn Western MGM
Roar of the Crowd William Beaudine Howard Duff, Helene Stanley Sports drama Monogram
Rob Roy, the Highland Rogue Harold French Richard Todd, Glynis Johns Adventure Disney
The Robe Henry Koster Richard Burton, Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Michael Rennie, Richard Boone Drama 20th Century Fox; 5 Oscar nominations, won 2
Robot Monster Phil Tucker George Nader, Claudia Barrett, Selena Royle Science fiction Astor Pictures
Roman Holiday William Wyler Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, Eddie Albert Romantic comedy Oscars for Hepburn, screenplay, costumes; 10 nominations
Rough Shoot Robert Parrish Joel McCrea, Evelyn Keyes Drama
The Royal African Rifles Lesley Selander Louis Hayward, Veronica Hurst Adventure Allied Artists
Saadia Albert Lewin Cornel Wilde, Rita Gam, Mel Ferrer Drama MGM
Sailor of the King Roy Boulting Jeffrey Hunter, Michael Rennie War
Salome William Dieterle Rita Hayworth, Stewart Granger, Judith Anderson, Charles Laughton Drama Columbia
San Antone Joseph Kane Rod Cameron, Arleen Whelan Western Republic
Scared Stiff George Marshall Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Lizabeth Scott, Carmen Miranda Comedy Paramount; 8th Martin and Lewis film
Sea Devils Raoul Walsh Rock Hudson, Yvonne De Carlo, Maxwell Reed Adventure RKO
The Seafarers Stanley Kubrick 30-minute short
Sea of Lost Ships Joseph Kane John Derek, Wanda Hendrix Drama Republic
Second Chance Rudolph Mate Robert Mitchum, Jack Palance, Linda Darnell Thriller RKO
Seminole Budd Boetticher Rock Hudson, Anthony Quinn, Barbara Hale Western Universal
Serpent of the Nile William Castle Rhonda Fleming, Raymond Burr, William Lundigan Adventure Columbia
Shane George Stevens Alan Ladd, Van Heflin, Jean Arthur, Brandon De Wilde, Jack Palance, Ben Johnson Western Paramount; 6 Oscar nominations
She's Back on Broadway Gordon Douglas Virginia Mayo, Gene Nelson, Steve Cochran Musical comedy Warner Bros.
The Simple Things Mickey Mouse Animation 7 minutes
Sins of Jezebel Reginald Le Borg Paulette Goddard, George Nader, Margia Dean Drama Lippert Pictures
Siren of Bagdad Richard Quine Paul Henreid, Patricia Medina Adventure
A Slight Case of Larceny Don Weis Mickey Rooney, Elaine Stewart Comedy MGM
Small Town Girl László Kardos Jane Powell, Farley Granger, Ann Miller Musical MGM
So Big! Robert Wise Jane Wyman, Sterling Hayden, Steve Forrest, Nancy Olson, Martha Hyer Drama Warner Bros.; based on Edna Ferber novel
Sombrero Norman Foster Ricardo Montalban, Pier Angeli Drama MGM
Son of Belle Starr Frank McDonald Keith Larsen, Dona Drake, Peggie Castle Western
So This Is Love Gordon Douglas Kathryn Grayson, Merv Griffin Musical Warner Bros.
South of Algiers Jack Lee Van Heflin, Wanda Hendrix Drama
South Sea Woman Arthur Lubin Burt Lancaster, Virginia Mayo, Chuck Connors Adventure Warner Bros.
Southern Fried Rabbit Bugs Bunny Animation
Spaceways Terence Fisher Howard Duff, Eva Bartók Science fiction Lippert Films
Split Second Dick Powell Stephen McNally, Alexis Smith, Jan Sterling Thriller RKO
Spooks! The Three Stooges Comedy short
Stalag 17 Billy Wilder William Holden, Don Taylor, Otto Preminger, Harvey Lembeck, Robert Strauss, Peter Graves P.O.W. Paramount; Academy Award for Holden
The Stars Are Singing Norman Taurog Rosemary Clooney, Anna Maria Alberghetti Musical Paramount
The Steel Lady Ewald André Dupont Rod Cameron, Tab Hunter, John Dehner Drama United Artists
The Story of Three Loves Vincente Minnelli, Gottfried Reinhardt Pier Angeli, Kirk Douglas, Leslie Caron, Ethel Barrymore, James Mason, Farley Granger, Ricky Nelson Romance, Trilogy MGM
The Stranger Wore a Gun Andre DeToth Randolph Scott, Claire Trevor, Joan Weldon Western Columbia
The Sun Shines Bright John Ford Charles Winninger, Arleen Whelan, Stepin Fetchit Comedy Republic
Sweethearts on Parade Allan Dwan Ray Middleton, Lucille Norman Drama
The Sword and the Rose Ken Annakin Glynis Johns, Richard Todd, James Robertson Justice Adventure Disney
Sword of Venus Harold Daniels Robert Clarke, Dan O'Herlihy Adventure RKO
The System Lewis Seiler Frank Lovejoy, Joan Weldon, Robert Arthur Film noir Warner Bros.


Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Take Me to Town Douglas Sirk Sterling Hayden, Ann Sheridan Western comedy Universal
Take the High Ground! Richard Brooks Richard Widmark, Karl Malden, Russ Tamblyn War MGM
Tangier Incident Lew Landers George Brent, Mari Aldon Thriller Allied Artists
Taxi Gregory Ratoff Dan Dailey, Constance Smith Drama 20th Century Fox
The Tell-Tale Heart Ted Parmelee narrated by James Mason Animated short Based on Poe story
Terminal Station Vittorio De Sica Jennifer Jones, Montgomery Clift Drama Columbia
Terror Street Montgomery Tully Dan Duryea, Elsie Albiin Crime
That Man from Tangier Luis María Delgado, Robert Elwyn Roland Young, Nancy Coleman Drama United Artists
Those Redheads from Seattle Lewis R. Foster Rhonda Fleming, Gene Barry, Agnes Moorehead, Teresa Brewer Musical Paramount
Three Sailors and a Girl Roy Del Ruth Jane Powell, Gordon MacRae Musical Warner Bros.
Thunder Bay Anthony Mann James Stewart, Dan Duryea, Joanne Dru Drama Universal
Thunder Over the Plains André de Toth Randolph Scott, Lex Barker, Phyllis Kirk Western Warner Bros.
Time Bomb Ted Tetzlaff Glenn Ford, Anne Vernon Suspense
Titanic Jean Negulesco Barbara Stanwyck, Clifton Webb, Robert Wagner, Thelma Ritter, Richard Basehart Biography 20th Century Fox; Oscar for screenplay
Tonight We Sing Mitchell Leisen David Wayne, Anne Bancroft Musical 20th Century Fox
Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom Animated short Disney educational film
Torch Song Charles Walters Joan Crawford, Michael Wilding, Gig Young Drama MGM
Treasure of the Golden Condor Delmer Daves Cornel Wilde, Constance Smith, Finlay Currie Adventure
Tropic Zone Lewis Foster Ronald Reagan, Rhonda Fleming Drama
Trouble Along the Way Michael Curtiz John Wayne, Donna Reed Comedy Warner Bros.
Tumbleweed Nathan Juran Audie Murphy, Lori Nelson Western Universal
The Twonky Arch Oboler Hans Conreid, Gloria Blondell Comedy
The Veils of Bagdad George Sherman Victor Mature, Mari Blanchard Action drama Universal
Vice Squad Arnold Laven Edward G. Robinson, Paulette Goddard Film noir United Artists
Vicki Harry Horner Jeanne Crain, Jean Peters, Richard Boone Crime drama I Wake Up Screaming remake
Walking My Baby Back Home Lloyd Bacon Donald O'Connor, Janet Leigh, Buddy Hackett Musical Universal
War Paint Lesley Selander Robert Stack, Joan Taylor Western United Artists
The War of the Worlds Byron Haskin Gene Barry, Ann Robinson Science fiction Based on H.G. Wells novel
White Lightning Edward Bernds Stanley Clements, Barbara Bestar, Steve Brodie Sports drama
White Witch Doctor Henry Hathaway Robert Mitchum, Susan Hayward Adventure 20th Century Fox
Wicked Woman Russell Rouse Beverly Michaels, Richard Egan Drama
The Wild One Laszlo Benedek Marlon Brando, Lee Marvin Drama Columbia
Wings of the Hawk Rudolph Mate Van Heflin, Julie Adams Western Universal
Woman They Almost Lynched Allan Dwan Audrey Totter, Joan Leslie Western Republic
Working for Peanuts Jack Hannah Animated Chip and Dale
Young Bess George Sidney Jean Simmons, Stewart Granger, Deborah Kerr, Charles Laughton Biography MGM

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