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Films In 1953

The Steel Worker (Hugh McInnes, 1953)
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The Stone and the Sea (Veljko Bulajic, 1953)
From the mountains of Yugoslavia the rocky shores meet the sea in wonderful landscapes and towns. Old towns, lonely castles and mountain spurs wrapped in cloud confront the traveller on every journey. Read more

THE TIGER FROM TJAMPA (D. Djayakusuma, 1953)
Filmed largely on location in 1953 in villages in West Sumatra (the region of the matri-lineal Minangkabau people), Djayakusuma's The Tiger From Tjampa is still highly regarded today as an early, fin… Read more

The Voices (John Schmitz, 1953)
According to the filmmaker "it is a new psychological film which is pure Freudian in tone". Traces an individual's conflict between sex and religion. ... Read more

The Work of Master Stwosz (S. Mozdzenski, 1953)
One of the world's masterpieces is the famous mediaeval altar of Krakow's Church of St. Mary, completed by the sculptor Stwosz in 1489. During World War 2, the Nazis shipped the altar to Nuremberg. I… Read more

They Planted A Stone (Robin Carruthers, 1953)
The dramatic story of how new life was brought to the immense desert of the Sudan by harnessing the waters of the River Nile, and creating such fertile country as that of the Gezira Cotton Scheme: ho… Read more

Three American Ballads (Alfred Kouzel, 1953)
Humorous sketches and semi &ndash: abstract drawings are used to interpret the three ballads "Acres of Clams," "Old Dan Tucker," and "John Henry" as sung by Cisco Houston. ... The Variations and Fugu… Read more

To Kill A Child (Gosta Werner, 1953)
Made as part of a road safety campaign this film, with its concern for responsibility for the death of a child on the road, and the slow build-up of this theme, is hauntingly effective. ... Read more

Tom Schuler - Cobbler, Statesman (Dick Lundy, 1953)
Animated film on the establishment of the U.S. Federal Government and the formulation of the Constitution and Bill of Rights. ... Read more

Tomorrow it will be Fine (A. Wawrzyniak, 1953)
A popular explanation of the way in which weather charts for northern Europe are compiled. Meteorological apparatus is shown in use and its purpose is described. ... Read more

TWO ACRES OF LAND (Bimal Roy, 1953)
Hailed as one of the first Indian neo &ndash: realist films, Two Acres of Land succeeds in presenting an unromanticised view of certain aspects of Indian life. It has been likened to de Sica's Bicycl… Read more

View of Middleharnis (Charles Van der Linden, 1953)
In February, 1953, the highest tide for 300 years broke through the dykes of South Holland. The island of Goeree Overflakke was one of the worst-hit areas. Immediately plans were made to recover the … Read more

Vincent Van Gogh (Jan Hulsker, 1953)
The film tells Van Gogh's life story and his tragic struggle against poverty and madness by means of excerpts from his letters to his beloved brother, Theo, using as its visual material the artist's … Read more

When Bee Meets Bee (C. P. Abbott, 1953)
A record of observations on bee behaviour made in England by Dr. O G. Butler and Mr. J. B. Free working at the Rathamsted Experimental Station. ... Read more

WINDFALL IN ATHENS (Michael Cacoyannis, 1953)
The appeal of this film, first screened to an English-speaking audience at the 1954 Edinburgh Festival, lies not in its technical qualities but in the capacity of its director to present through conv… Read more

WORLD WITHOUT END (Basil Wright, Paul Rotha, 1953)
World Without End shows the work being carried out in undeveloped countries by the workers of UNESCO and organiza¬tions connected with it. ... First we travel to Mexico, to the island of Yunuen o… Read more

Year of Alesh (, 1953)
A documentary film issued on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the famous creative artist and painter, Mikolas Alesh. ... Read more

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