Film list based on year "1953" - 51 entry


  • Abunawas (1953)

    Abunawas is reputed for his whims, and some say that he lives during the era of Harun al Rashid. Abunawas is so eccentric that he even pretends to be crazy to avoid becoming a civil judge.

  • Ajah Kikir (1953)

    (title translation: My Father the Scrooge) Badrun is infamous for his stinginess. His son, Johari, is romantically involved with Sulasmi, but Badrun opposes this relationship as he wants Sulasmi to be his wife. Then Johari steals his father's money and uses it as a way to force him to call off his plan to marry Sulasmi.…

  • Asam Digunung Garam Dilaut (1953)

    (title translation: Acid on the Mountain Salt in the Sea/Soulmate) Dahlan and Elina are in love with each other but their parents have conflicting interests. Dahlan's father is a composer who requires silence in order for him to work, while Elina's mother is an amateur singer who loves to practice singing loudly. Dahlan's father decides to…

  • Asmara Murni (1953)

    (title translation: Pure Love) A married couple is always fighting although their children are grown-ups. The quarrel is about the adopted son. The husband treats him as if he is his own child, while the wife does not. Luckily, his foster sister secretly supported her stepbrother, and the sympathy turns into love. They almost break up…

  • Bagdad (1953)

    (title translation: Baghdad) When his father dies, Abunawas is supposed to inherit the Civil Judge’s position, but Abdul Jafar steals this title. Although Abunawas's wife strongly protests this manouvere, Abunawas prefers being a ordinary person. The film also depicts some of the famous events experienced by the legendary character.

  • Bawang Merah Bawang Putih (1953)

    (title translation: Red Onion White Onion) Bawang Putih leads a sad life from being mistreated by her stepmother and stepsister. When the King holds a pageant in search of his queen, Bawang Merah participates with her mother’s support. But when Bawang Putih enters the competition, her mother and sister mock her. In the end, Bawang Putih…

  • Belenggu Masjarakat (1953)

    (title translation: Shackled Society) Suparto is a middle-ranked officer who is moved to Jakarta. In the city, he meets Harjiman, the licensing importer. Then Harjiman introduces him to Roostinah whose task is to seduce Suparto for help in securing the import licenses. Suparto's wife, Sulastri, comes to Jakarta when she hears about her husband's unfaithfulness. Then…

  • Bulan Purnama (1953)

    (title translation: Full Moon) Prince Citra wants to replace the dying King Basilam. He threatens the queen that he will kill the baby in her womb if it turns out to be a boy. To save her son's life, the queen switches him with a baby girl, and she names her Princess Amidra. Taruk brings her…

  • Dendang Sajang (1953)

    (title translation: Loving Singing) Machmood and Ali are best friends. Ali's father, Commander Usman, proposes to Guru to have his daughter Halimah, marry his son. But Halimah is Machmood's girl friend. So to get rid of Machmood, he orders him to eliminate the sea pirates. But unexpectedly, Ali follows him. Together they attack the pirates. Ali…

  • Djelita (1953)

    (title translation: Beautiful) A gang of thieves raids the king's entourage, when they pass through the woods, to obtain the magic stone. Besides the magic stone, they also kidnap the princess.