1953 in film

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1951
1952
1953
1954
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1956

The year 1953 in film involved some significant events.

Events[edit]

Top-grossing films (U.S.)[edit]

Rank Title Studio Rental [1]
1. The Robe Twentieth Century Fox $17,500,000
2. From Here to Eternity Columbia Pictures $12,500,000
3. Shane Paramount Pictures $8,000,000
4. How to Marry a Millionaire Twentieth Century Fox $7,500,000
5. Peter Pan RKO / Walt Disney Productions / Walt Disney Feature Animation $7,000,000
6. Hans Christian Andersen RKO Radio Pictures $6,000,000
7. House of Wax Warner Bros. $5,500,000
8. Mogambo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $5,200,000
9. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Twentieth Century Fox $5,100,000
10. Roman Holiday Paramount Pictures $5,000,000

Awards[edit]

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

Notable films released in 1953[edit]

U.S.A. unless stated

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Births[edit]

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Debuts[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Top Grossers of 1953". Variety. January 13, 1954. p. 10.