Video: 'Victor Mature At The Premiere Of The Robe'
(Wednesday, September 16, 1953) — The Robe, a Biblical epic film that tells the story of a Roman military tribune who commands the unit that crucifies Jesus and the first movie presented in the widescreen process CinemaScope, had its world premiere today at the Roxy Theater in New York.
Directed by Henry Koster, the film starred Richard Burton, Jean Simmons, Victor Mature and Michael Rennie.
(Saturday, August 29, 1953) — An early version of the animated cartoon character Speedy Gonzales made his debut today in the Warner Bros. cartoon Cat-Tails for Two. Read more on Speedy Gonzales debuts in ‘Cat-Tails for Two’ 60 years ago today (1953)…
Video: 'From Here to Eternity' trailer
(Wednesday, August 5, 1953) — From Here to Eternity, a drama film about the tribulations of three soldiers stationed on Hawaii in the months leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor, premiered today at the Capitol in New York City.
Directed by Fred Zinnemann, the film starred Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed, Frank Sinatra, Ernest Borgnine, Philip Ober and Jack Warden.
Video: 'The Band Wagon' trailer
(Thursday, July 9, 1953) — The Band Wagon, a musical comedy film about an aging musical star who hopes a Broadway play will restart his career, opened today at the Music Hall in New York City.
Directed by Vincente Minnelli, the film starred Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Oscar Levant, Nanette Fabray and Jack Buchanan.
Video: 'Stalag 17' trailer
(Friday, May 29, 1953) — Stalag 17, a war film about a group of American airmen held in a German World War II prisoner of war camp who come to suspect that one of their number is an informant, premiered today in London. Read more on ‘Stalag 17′ premieres in London 60 years ago today (1953)…
Video: 'Shane' trailer
(Thursday, April 23, 1953) — Shane, a Western film about a mysterious drifter who helps farmers fight off a vicious gunman, premiered today at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
Directed by George Stevens, the film starred Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin, Brandon deWilde and Jack Palance.
Video: 'House Of Wax' trailer
(Friday, April 10, 1953) — House Of Wax, a horror film about a vengeful sculptor who rebuilds his fire-destroyed showplace by using human victims as wax figures, premiered today at the Paramount in New York City. It was the first 3-D color feature from a major American studio.
Directed by André de Toth, the film starred Vincent Price, Frank Lovejoy, Charles Bronson, Carolyn Jones and Phyllis Kirk.
Video: 'Fear and Desire' trailer
(Tuesday, March 31, 1953) — Fear and Desire, a military action/adventure film about four soldiers trapped behind enemy lines who must confront their fears and desires, arrived today at the Guild Theatre in New York City.
Directed by Stanley Kubrick (his first feature film), the movie starred Frank Silvera, Kenneth Harp, Paul Mazursky, Steve Coit and Virginia Leith.
Video: '1952 Oscar Winners'
(Thursday, March 19, 1953, 10:30 p.m. EST) — The Greatest Show On Earth won two Oscars tonight at the 25th Academy Awards, including Best Picture. John Ford won Best Director for The Quiet Man, Gary Cooper won Best Actor for High Noon and Shirley Booth won Best Actress for Come Back, Little Sheba. Read more on ‘The Greatest Show On Earth’ wins Best Picture at 25th Academy Awards 50 years ago this hour (1953)…