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


Title Director Cast Genre Notes
36 Hours Montgomery Tully Dan Duryea, Elsie Albiin, Eric Pohlmann Crime
Albert R.N. Lewis Gilbert Anthony Steel, Jack Warner, Robert Beatty War
Alf's Baby Maclean Rogers Jerry Desmonde, Pauline Stroud, Sandra Dorne Comedy
Always a Bride Ralph Smart Peggy Cummins, Terence Morgan, Ronald Squire Comedy
Appointment in London Philip Leacock Dirk Bogarde, Ian Hunter, Dinah Sheridan War
Background Daniel Birt Valerie Hobson, Philip Friend, Norman Woodland Drama
Beat the Devil John Huston Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones, Gina Lollobrigida Comedy thriller Co-production with Italy
The Beggar's Opera Peter Brook Laurence Olivier, Dorothy Tutin, Hugh Griffith Musical
Behind the Headlines Maclean Rogers Gilbert Harding, Vi Kaley, Jack May Crime
Black 13 Ken Hughes Peter Reynolds, Rona Anderson, Lana Morris Crime
Black Orchid Charles Saunders Ronald Howard, Olga Edwardes, John Bentley Crime
Blood Orange Terence Fisher Tom Conway, Mila Parély, Naomi Chance Crime
The Blue Parrot John Harlow Dermot Walsh, Jacqueline Hill, Ballard Berkeley Crime
The Broken Horseshoe Martyn C. Webster Robert Beatty, Elizabeth Sellars, Peter Coke Crime
The Captain's Paradise Anthony Kimmins Alec Guinness, Celia Johnson, Yvonne De Carlo Romantic comedy
Cosh Boy Lewis Gilbert Joan Collins, Betty Ann Davies, Hermione Baddeley Crime drama
Counterspy Vernon Sewell Dermot Walsh, Hazel Court, Hermione Baddeley Thriller
The Cruel Sea Charles Frend Jack Hawkins, Donald Sinden, Virginia McKenna War
A Day to Remember Ralph Thomas Stanley Holloway, Donald Sinden, Odile Versois Comedy drama
Deadly Nightshade John Gilling Emrys Jones, Zena Marshall, John Horsley Crime
Death Goes to School Stephen Clarkson Barbara Murray, Gordon Jackson, Beatrice Varley Mystery
Decameron Nights Hugo Fregonese Joan Fontaine, Louis Jourdan, Joan Collins Drama
Desperate Moment Compton Bennett Dirk Bogarde, Mai Zetterling, Albert Lieven Thriller
The Dog and the Diamonds Ralph Thomas Kathleen Harrison, George Coulouris, Geoffrey Sumner Family
Escape by Night John Gilling Sid James, Bonar Colleano, Simone Silva Crime
The Fake Godfrey Grayson Dennis O'Keefe, Coleen Gray, Hugh Williams Crime
The Final Test Anthony Asquith Jack Warner, Robert Morley, Adrianne Allen Sports
The Flanagan Boy Reginald Le Borg Barbara Payton, Frederick Valk, Tony Wright Drama
Flannelfoot Maclean Rogers Ronald Howard, Mary Germaine, Jack Watling Crime
Forces' Sweetheart Maclean Rogers Hy Hazell, Harry Secombe, Freddie Frinton Comedy
Four Sided Triangle Terence Fisher Barbara Payton, Stephen Murray, James Hayter Sci-fi
The Gambler and the Lady Patrick Jenkins Dane Clark, Kathleen Byron, Naomi Chance Crime
Genevieve Henry Cornelius Dinah Sheridan, John Gregson, Kay Kendall Comedy Number 86 in the list of BFI Top 100 British films
The Girl on the Pier Lance Comfort Veronica Hurst, Ron Randell, Charles Victor Crime
Glad Tidings Wolf Rilla Barbara Kelly, Raymond Huntley, Ronald Howard Comedy drama
The Good Beginning Gilbert Gunn John Fraser, Eileen Moore, Peter Reynolds 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, Maria Schell Drama
The House of the Arrow Michael Anderson Oskar Homolka, Yvonne Furneaux, Robert Urquhart Mystery
House of Blackmail Maurice Elvey Mary Germaine, William Sylvester, Alexander Gauge Drama
Innocents in Paris Gordon Parry Alastair Sim, Jimmy Edwards, Claire Bloom Comedy
Intimate Relations Charles Frank Harold Warrender, William Russell, Elsie Albiin Drama Entered into the 1953 Cannes Film Festival
The Intruder Guy Hamilton Jack Hawkins, Michael Medwin, George Cole Drama
Is Your Honeymoon Really Necessary? Maurice Elvey Diana Dors, Bonar Colleano, David Tomlinson Comedy
Isn't Life Wonderful! Harold French Cecil Parker, Eileen Herlie, Donald Wolfit Comedy
It's a Grand Life John E. Blakeley Frank Randle, Diana Dors, Jennifer Jayne Comedy
Johnny on the Run Lewis Gilbert Sydney Tafler, Michael Balfour, Jean Anderson Drama
The Kidnappers Philip Leacock Duncan Macrae, Theodore Bikel, Adrienne Corri Drama
The Large Rope Wolf Rilla Donald Houston, Susan Shaw, Vanda Godsell Crime
Laughing Anne Herbert Wilcox Wendell Corey, Margaret Lockwood, Forrest Tucker Adventure
Laxdale Hall John Eldridge Kathleen Ryan, Raymond Huntley, Ronald Squire Comedy
The Limping Man Cy Endfield Lloyd Bridges, Moira Lister, Alan Wheatley Thriller
The Long Memory Robert Hamer John Mills, John McCallum, Elizabeth Sellars Drama
Love in Pawn Charles Saunders Bernard Braden, Barbara Kelly, Jeannie Carson Comedy
Malta Story Brian Desmond Hurst Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Muriel Pavlow War
The Man Between Carol Reed James Mason, Claire Bloom, Hildegard Knef Thriller
The Man from Cairo Ray Enright George Raft, Gianna Maria Canale, Irene Papas Crime Co-production with Italy
Mantrap Terence Fisher Paul Henreid, Lois Maxwell, Kieron Moore Crime
Marilyn Wolf Rilla Sandra Dorne, Maxwell Reed, Leslie Dwyer Crime
The Master of Ballantrae William Keighley Errol Flynn, Anthony Steel, Beatrice Campbell Adventure
Meet Mr. Lucifer Anthony Pelissier Stanley Holloway, Peggy Cummins, Barbara Murray Comedy
Melba Lewis Milestone Patrice Munsel, Robert Morley, John McCallum Biopic
Murder at 3am Francis Searle Dennis Price, Peggy Evans, Arnold Bell Crime
Murder at Scotland Yard Victor M. Gover Tod Slaughter, Patrick Barr, Tucker McGuire Thriller
The Net Anthony Asquith James Donald, Phyllis Calvert, Herbert Lom Thriller
Never Let Me Go Delmer Daves Clark Gable, Gene Tierney, Bernard Miles Adventure
Noose for a Lady Wolf Rilla Dennis Price, Rona Anderson, Ronald Howard Crime
Operation Diplomat John Guillermin Guy Rolfe, Lisa Daniely, Patricia Dainton Drama
The Oracle C. M. Pennington-Richards Robert Beatty, Michael Medwin, Virginia McKenna Comedy
Our Girl Friday Noel Langley Joan Collins, Kenneth More George Cole Comedy
Park Plaza 605 Bernard Knowles Tom Conway, Eva Bartok, Joy Shelton Crime
Personal Affair Anthony Pelissier Gene Tierney, Leo Genn, Glynis Johns Drama
Recoil John Gilling Kieron Moore, Elizabeth Sellars, Edward Underdown Crime
The Red Beret Terence Young Alan Ladd, Leo Genn, Susan Stephen War
Rob Roy: The Highland Rogue Harold French Richard Todd, Glynis Johns, James Robertson Justice Historical adventure
Rough Shoot Robert Parrish Joel McCrea, Evelyn Keyes, Herbert Lom Thriller
Sailor of the King Roy Boulting Jeffrey Hunter, Michael Rennie, Wendy Hiller War
The Saint's Return Seymour Friedman Louis Hayward, Naomi Chance, Sydney Tafler Thriller
Sea Devils Raoul Walsh Yvonne De Carlo, Rock Hudson, Maxwell Reed Adventure Co-production with the United States
Small Town Story Montgomery Tully Donald Houston, Susan Shaw, Alan Wheatley Thriller
South of Algiers Jack Lee Van Heflin, Eric Portman, Wanda Hendrix Adventure
Spaceways Terence Fisher Howard Duff, Eva Bartok, Alan Wheatley Sci-fi
The Square Ring Basil Dearden Sid James, Jack Warner, Joan Collins Drama
The Steel Key Robert S. Baker Terence Morgan, Joan Rice, Raymond Lovell Thriller
The Story of Gilbert and Sullivan Sidney Gilliat Robert Morley, Maurice Evans, Eileen Herlie Musical
Strange Stories Don Chaffey, John Guillermin Peter Bull, Naomi Chance, Valentine Dyall Drama
The Straw Man Donald Taylor Dermot Walsh, Lana Morris, Clifford Evans Crime
Street Corner Muriel Box Peggy Cummins, Terence Morgan, Anne Crawford Drama
Street of Shadows Richard Vernon Cesar Romero, Kay Kendall, Simone Silva Crime
Stryker of the Yard Arthur Crabtree Clifford Evans, Susan Stephen, Jack Watling Crime
The Sword and the Rose Ken Annakin Glynis Johns, Richard Todd, James Robertson Justice Adventure Co-production with the United States
Take a Powder Lionel Tomlinson Julian Vedey, Max Bacon, Maudie Edwards Comedy
There Was a Young Lady Lawrence Huntington Michael Denison, Dulcie Gray, Sydney Tafler Comedy
Those People Next Door John Harlow Jack Warner, Charles Victor, Garry Marsh Comedy
Three Steps in the Dark Daniel Birt Greta Gynt, Hugh Sinclair, Sarah Lawson Crime
Three Steps to the Gallows John Gilling Scott Brady, Mary Castle, Gabrielle Brune Crime
Time Bomb Ted Tetzlaff Glenn Ford, Anne Vernon, Maurice Denham Thriller
The Titfield Thunderbolt Charles Crichton Stanley Holloway, Naunton Wayne, John Gregson Comedy
Top of the Form John Paddy Carstairs Ronald Shiner, Harry Fowler, Jacqueline Pierreux Comedy
Trouble in Store John Paddy Carstairs Norman Wisdom, Moira Lister, Lana Morris Comedy
Turn the Key Softly Jack Lee Yvonne Mitchell, Joan Collins, Kathleen Harrison Drama
Twice Upon a Time Emeric Pressburger Hugh Williams, Elizabeth Allan, Jack Hawkins Comedy
Valley of Song Gilbert Gunn Mervyn Johns, Clifford Evans, Maureen Swanson Comedy
The Wedding of Lilli Marlene Arthur Crabtree Lisa Daniely, Hugh McDermott, Sid James Drama
Wheel of Fate Francis Searle Patric Doonan, Sandra Dorne, Bryan Forbes Drama
Will Any Gentleman...? Michael Anderson George Cole, Veronica Hurst, Heather Thatcher Comedy
The Yellow Balloon J. Lee Thompson Andrew Ray, Kathleen Ryan, Kenneth More Drama


Title Director Cast Genre Notes
The Conquest of Everest George Lowe Meredith Edwards (narrator) Documentary
Man of Africa Cyril Frankel Frederick Bijuerenda, Gordon Heath Entered into the 1954 Cannes Film Festival
O Dreamland Lindsay Anderson Documentary short subject
A Queen Is Crowned Narrated by Laurence Olivier Documentary

See also