Year 1954

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1. Of Life and Love (1954)

103 min | Comedy

1) A jar repairer gets trapped in a vat because of his hunch. 2) A young unmarried mother is forced to beg to buy herself a fan. 3) Rosario Chiarchiaro appears before a law court for ... ... See full summary »

Directors: Aldo Fabrizi, Giorgio Pastina, Mario Soldati, Luigi Zampa | Stars: Turi Pandolfini, Natale Cirino, Antonio Nicotra, Myriam Bru

Votes: 103

2. Cash on Delivery (1954)

79 min | Comedy

Under a complicated bequest from her uncle, Myrtle stands to inherit $2,000,000 if her ex-husband doesn't have any male heirs on the way, else he gets the cash. She journeys from New York ... See full summary »

Director: Muriel Box | Stars: Shelley Winters, Peggy Cummins, John Gregson, Mona Washbourne

Votes: 71

3. King of the Coral Sea (1954)

Approved | 85 min | Adventure, Crime

Ted King, aided by Jack Janiero, is in charge of a company owned by Peter Merriman, reputed playboy, which he inherited from his father. Merriman decides to have a look at the company which... See full summary »

Director: Lee Robinson | Stars: Chips Rafferty, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Ilma Adey, Rod Taylor

Votes: 28

4. Mystery of the Black Jungle (1954)

80 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

A group of religious fanatics in India, the Tughs, prey upon Europeans and natives alike, capturing and offering them up in sacrifice to their frightful goddess, Kali. The Governor of the ... See full summary »

Directors: Gian Paolo Callegari, Ralph Murphy | Stars: Lex Barker, Fiorella Mari, Paul Muller, Luigi Tosi

Votes: 30

5. Animal Farm (1954)

Approved | 72 min | Animation, Drama

A successful farmyard revolution by the resident animals vs. the farmer goes horribly wrong as the victors create a new tyranny among themselves.

Directors: Joy Batchelor, John Halas | Stars: Gordon Heath, Maurice Denham

Votes: 14,102

6. Court Martial (1954)

Approved | 105 min | Drama

A court-martial attempts to find out why, and if, an officer embezzled his unit's funds.

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: David Niven, Margaret Leighton, Noelle Middleton, Allan Cuthbertson

Votes: 483

7. Dance Little Lady (1954)

Approved | 87 min | Drama

The story of a successful dancer's fight with her husband for the attention of their daughter.

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Terence Morgan, Mai Zetterling, Guy Rolfe, Mandy Miller

Votes: 47

8. The Far Country (1954)

Approved | 97 min | Romance, Western

A self-minded adventurer (Jeff Webster) locks horns with a crooked lawman (Mr. Gannon) while driving cattle to Dawson.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: James Stewart, Ruth Roman, Corinne Calvet, Walter Brennan

Votes: 6,226

9. The Green Scarf (1954)

96 min | Mystery

Maitre Deliot (Sir Michael Redgrave), convinced a deaf, dumb, and blind man accused of murder is innocent, battles in the courtroom to prove his innocence, as well as find the real murderer.

Director: George More O'Ferrall | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Ann Todd, Leo Genn, Kieron Moore

Votes: 55

10. Svengali (1954)

Approved | 82 min | Drama, Romance

The story of a genius who hypnotizes an artist's model into becoming a great concert singer, and how she escapes from his influence only by his death.

Director: Noel Langley | Stars: Hildegard Knef, Donald Wolfit, Terence Morgan, Derek Bond

Votes: 115

11. The Violent Men (1955)

Approved | 96 min | Western

A bitter land dispute causes a Civil War veteran to take extreme action.

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Glenn Ford, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Dianne Foster

Votes: 2,189

12. The River Girl (1954)

94 min | Drama

When peasant girl Nives is deserted by smuggler Gino Lodi, she betrays him to the police. Police officer Enzo Cinti, who loves Nives, traces her to the Po River cane-fields, where she is ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Soldati | Stars: Sophia Loren, Gérard Oury, Lise Bourdin, Rik Battaglia

Votes: 158

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13. About Mrs. Leslie (1954)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Romance

A rooming house landlady recalls her past in flashbacks.

Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Shirley Booth, Robert Ryan, Marjie Millar, Alex Nicol

Votes: 535

14. The Adventures of Hajji Baba (1954)

Approved | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

In Ispahan, Persia, Hajji Baba is leaving his father's shop to seek a greater fortune, while the Princess Fawzia is trying to talk her father, the Caliph into giving her in marriage to ... See full summary »

Director: Don Weis | Stars: John Derek, Elaine Stewart, Thomas Gomez, Amanda Blake

Votes: 434

15. Alaska Seas (1954)

Approved | 78 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

The owner of a salmon cannery in Alaska hires a man who had formerly been his partner, and comes to regret it.

Director: Jerry Hopper | Stars: Robert Ryan, Jan Sterling, Brian Keith, Gene Barry

Votes: 84

16. The Angel Who Pawned Her Harp (1954)

76 min | Comedy, Fantasy

An Angel finds that she needs money to fulfill her mission on Earth. Her only solution to this problem is to pawn Her harp.

Director: Alan Bromly | Stars: Felix Aylmer, Diane Cilento, Robert Eddison, Jerry Desmonde

Votes: 114

17. Apache (1954)

Passed | 91 min | Western

Refusing to let himself be re-settled on a Florida reservation, Massai, an Apache warrior, escapes his captors and returns to his homeland to become a peaceful farmer.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Jean Peters, John McIntire, Charles Bronson

Votes: 3,694 | Gross: $6.00M

18. Arrow in the Dust (1954)

Approved | 79 min | Romance, Western

A cavalry deserter risks his life to warn and protect a wagon train from an impending Indian attack.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Keith Larsen, Tom Tully

Votes: 334

19. Athena (1954)

Passed | 95 min | Musical, Romance, Comedy

Attorney, Purdom, and singer, Damone, romance two sisters, Reynolds and Powell, who live with and are strongly influenced by eccentric, health oriented and star gazing grandparents.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Jane Powell, Debbie Reynolds, Virginia Gibson, Nancy Kilgas

Votes: 386

20. The Atomic Kid (1954)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

A uranium prospector is eating a peanut butter sandwich in the desert where atom bomb tests are being done. He becomes radioactive, and helps the FBI break up an enemy spy ring.

Director: Leslie H. Martinson | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Robert Strauss, Elaine Devry, Bill Goodwin

Votes: 259

21. Attila (1954)

TV-14 | 80 min | Biography, Drama, History

Attila, the leader of the barbarian Huns and called by the Romans "The Scourge of God", sweeps onto the Italian peninsula, defeating all of the armies of Rome, until he and his men reach the gates of the city itself.

Director: Pietro Francisci | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Sophia Loren, Henri Vidal, Claude Laydu

Votes: 605

22. Bait (1954)

Approved | 79 min | Drama

A beautiful blonde leads a man down the road to ruin.

Director: Hugo Haas | Stars: Cleo Moore, Hugo Haas, John Agar, Emmett Lynn

Votes: 167

23. The Bamboo Prison (1954)

Approved | 79 min | Drama, War

Corporal Brady (Brian Keith) an American soldier captured during the Korean War, is taken to a POW camp. There he meets Sergeant Rand (Robert Francis) a prisoner who is cooperating with the... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Robert Francis, Dianne Foster, Brian Keith, Jerome Courtland

Votes: 161

24. The Barefoot Contessa (1954)

Not Rated | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

At Maria Vargas' funeral, several people recall who she was and the impact she had on them. Harry Dawes was a not very successful writer/director when he and movie producer Kirk Edwards ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, Marius Goring

Votes: 9,107

25. Battle of Rogue River (1954)

Passed | 71 min | Drama, History, Romance

In Oregon, the Army is ordered to negotiate peace with the Indians but unscrupulous businessmen, who profiteered during the conflict, secretly sabotage the peace process.

Director: William Castle | Stars: George Montgomery, Richard Denning, Martha Hyer, John Crawford

Votes: 193

26. The Beachcomber (1954)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Ewart Gray (Donald Sinden) is the new Resident-in-Charge of the Welcome Islands in the Indian Ocean. The Islands are full of life, but the only other Europeans are the "sanctimonious, ... See full summary »

Director: Muriel Box | Stars: Glynis Johns, Robert Newton, Donald Sinden, Paul Rogers

Votes: 246

27. Beachhead (1954)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, War

In 1943, in the wake of the Allied amphibious landing on the Japanese held Bougainville Island, four Marines are sent to scout the location of Japanese minefields.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Tony Curtis, Frank Lovejoy, Mary Murphy, Eduard Franz

Votes: 847 | Gross: $1.40M

28. Beau Brummell (1954)

Approved | 113 min | Biography, Drama, History

In 1796, Captain George Brummell of the 10th Royal Hussars Regiment offends the Prince of Wales with his straightforward outspokenness and gets fired from the army but is chosen as the Prince's personal advisor.

Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Stewart Granger, Elizabeth Taylor, Peter Ustinov, Robert Morley

Votes: 1,212

29. The Belles of St. Trinian's (1954)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Family

The schoolgirls of St. Trinian's are more interested in racing forms than books as they try to get-rich-quick. They are abetted by the headmistress' brother.

Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Alastair Sim, Joyce Grenfell, George Cole, Hermione Baddeley

Votes: 2,182

30. Bengal Brigade (1954)

Approved | 87 min | Adventure, History, War

Set during British India 1857, Captain Clayboune (Rock Hudson) is faced with restoring his reputation after being harshly disciplined for disobeying orders.

Director: Laslo Benedek | Stars: Rock Hudson, Arlene Dahl, Ursula Thiess, Torin Thatcher

Votes: 335

31. Betrayed (1954)

Approved | 108 min | Drama, History, Romance

A Dutch intelligence officer recruits an allied woman to act as liaison with dashing Resistance leader 'The Scarf' for a British attack on Arnhem.

Director: Gottfried Reinhardt | Stars: Clark Gable, Lana Turner, Victor Mature, Louis Calhern

Votes: 1,008 | Gross: $1.97M

32. Bitter Creek (1954)

Passed | 74 min | Western

In a film incorrectly reported as Bill Elliott's last starring western, "Bitter Creek" (released in March of 1954 carrying 16843 as the PCA number) falls a tab bit short of that as it was ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: Bill Elliott, Carleton Young, Beverly Garland, Claude Akins

Votes: 71

33. The Black Dakotas (1954)

Approved | 65 min | Action, War, Western

During the American Civil War, Confederate spies aim to steal Union gold intended for the peace treaty with the Sioux and thus pit the Indians against the Union Forces.

Director: Ray Nazarro | Stars: Gary Merrill, Wanda Hendrix, John Bromfield, Noah Beery Jr.

Votes: 202

34. Black Horse Canyon (1954)

Approved | 81 min | Drama, Romance, Western

The story of a wild black stallion and the cowboys who set out to capture him.

Director: Jesse Hibbs | Stars: Joel McCrea, Mari Blanchard, Race Gentry, Murvyn Vye

Votes: 276

35. The Black Knight (1954)

Approved | 85 min | Adventure, History

During King Arthur's time, a sword maker wishes to win Lady Linet's heart but first he must become a noble knight.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Alan Ladd, Patricia Medina, André Morell, Harry Andrews

Votes: 670

36. Blackout (1954)

Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

An American in London, down on his luck, runs into a beautiful blonde in a bar who offers him a lot of money to marry her. Broke and unemployed, he takes her up on it. When he wakes up the ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Dane Clark, Belinda Lee, Betty Ann Davies, Eleanor Summerfield

Votes: 324

37. The Black Pirates (1954)

74 min | Adventure

Pirates searching for treasure take over a small town in Central America where they believe the loot is buried, but discover that a church has been built over the spot. They force the ... See full summary »

Director: Allen H. Miner | Stars: Anthony Dexter, Martha Roth, Lon Chaney Jr., Robert Clarke

Votes: 36

38. The Black Shield of Falworth (1954)

Approved | 99 min | Adventure, History, Romance

Peasant Myles Falworth is trained for knighthood and is groomed by various nobles to defeat the evil Earl of Alban who's plotting to usurp King Henry IV's throne.

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, David Farrar, Barbara Rush

Votes: 1,467

39. Black Tuesday (1954)

Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Gangster Vincent Canelli and bank robber Peter Manning escape from Death Row minutes before their execution by electric chair.

Director: Hugo Fregonese | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Jean Parker, Peter Graves, Milburn Stone

Votes: 275

40. Black Widow (1954)

Approved | 95 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

A young writer insinuates herself into the life of a Broadway producer.

Director: Nunnally Johnson | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Van Heflin, Gene Tierney, George Raft

Votes: 2,094

41. The Bob Mathias Story (1954)

Approved | 80 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

California school boy and Stanford University student Bob Mathias was the first man to win two Olympic Gold Medals in the Decathlon in the 1948 and 1952 Olympics. The film begins with him ... See full summary »

Director: Francis D. Lyon | Stars: Bob Mathias, Ward Bond, Melba Mathias, Howard Petrie

Votes: 100

42. Border River (1954)

Approved | 80 min | Romance, Western

A Confederate officer and his men journey to Mexico to buy guns to continue the war effort. A Union officer determines to stop them.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Joel McCrea, Yvonne De Carlo, Pedro Armendáriz, Alfonso Bedoya

Votes: 314

43. The Bounty Hunter (1954)

Passed | 79 min | Action, Romance, Western

A bounty hunter, hired by Pinkerton, trails 3 unknown murderous train robbers to a town and finds a host of suspects.

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Randolph Scott, Dolores Dorn, Marie Windsor, Howard Petrie

Votes: 759

44. The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters (1954)

Approved | 65 min | Horror, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Slip, Sach and the rest of the Bowery Boys enter a haunted house, where they engage in slapstick with the Gravesend Family which has one Creepy Butler, 2 Mad Scientists a crazy old woman with a Man eating Plant a Savage Gorilla, an 8 foot tall Robot and a Vampiress.

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bernard Gorcey, Lloyd Corrigan

Votes: 563

45. The Boy from Oklahoma (1954)

Approved | 87 min | Western