Favourite Films of 1954

My favourite films of 1954.
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1.
The Detective (1954)
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Works of art are disappearing, stolen by a master thief, a master of disguise. Father Brown has two goals: to catch the thief and to save his soul. (91 mins.)
Director: Robert Hamer
 
2.
Sabrina (1954)
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A playboy becomes interested in the daughter of his family's chauffeur. But it's his more serious brother who would be the better man for her. (113 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
3.
Rear Window (1954)
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A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbours from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder. (112 mins.)
 
4.
On the Waterfront (1954)
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An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses. (108 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
 
5.
Woman's World (1954)
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Van Heflin As Jerry Talbot (94 mins.)
Director: Jean Negulesco
 
6.
Doctor in the House (1954)
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Simon Sparrow is a newly arrived medical student at St Swithin's hospital in London. Falling in with... (92 mins.)
Director: Ralph Thomas
 
7.
Seven Samurai (1954)
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A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves. (207 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
8.
The Raid (1954)
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Van Heflin As Maj. Neal Benton (83 mins.)
Director: Hugo Fregonese
 
9.
An Inspector Calls (1954)
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When a young girl is found dead an inspector is sent to investigate a prosperous Yorkshire household. It emerges that each member of the family has a guilty secret - each one is partly responsible for her death. (80 mins.)
Director: Guy Hamilton
 
10.
The Good Die Young (1954)
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Three good men - a broken boxer, an American veteran trying to win back his mother-dominated wife, and... (100 mins.)
Director: Lewis Gilbert
 
11.
Black Widow (1954)
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A young writer insinuates herself into the life of a Broadway producer. (95 mins.)
 
12.
Magnificent Obsession (1954)
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When churlish, spoiled rich man Bob Merrick foolishly wrecks his speed boat, the rescue team resuscitates... (108 mins.)
Director: Douglas Sirk
 
13.
Vera Cruz (1954)
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During the Mexican Rebellion of 1866, an unsavory group of American adventurers are hired by the forces of Emporer Maximilian to escort a countess to Vera Cruz. (94 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
 
14.
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
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In 1850 Oregon, when a backwoodsman brings a wife home to his farm, his six brothers decide that they want to get married too. (102 mins.)
Director: Stanley Donen
 
15.
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
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A ship sent to investigate a wave of mysterious sinkings encounters the advanced submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by Captain Nemo. (127 mins.)
 
16.
Witness to Murder (1954)
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A woman's sanity comes into question, after she claims to have witnessed a murder from her apartment window. (83 mins.)
Director: Roy Rowland
 
17.
Executive Suite (1954)
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When the head of a large manufacturing firm dies suddenly from a stroke, his vice-presidents vie to see who will replace him. (104 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
18.
Riot in Cell Block 11 (1954)
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Producer Walter Wanger, who had just been released from a prison term after shooting a man he believed was having an affair with his wife... (80 mins.)
Director: Don Siegel
 
19.
Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
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A strange prehistoric beast lurks in the depths of the Amazonian jungle. A group of scientists try to capture the animal and bring it back to civilization for study. (79 mins.)
Director: Jack Arnold
 
20.
Dial M for Murder (1954)
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An ex-tennis pro carries out a plot to murder his wife. When things go wrong, he improvises a brilliant plan B. (105 mins.)
 
21.
The Caine Mutiny (1954)
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When a US Naval captain shows signs of mental instability that jeopardizes the ship, the first officer relieves him of command and faces court martial for mutiny. (124 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
 
22.
Brigadoon (1954)
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Two Americans on a hunting trip in Scotland become lost. They encounter a small village, not on the map, called Brigadoon, in which people harbor a mysterious secret, and behave as if they were still living two hundred years in the past. (108 mins.)
 
23.
The Belles of St. Trinian's (1954)
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These schoolgirls are more interested in racing forms than books as they try to get-rich-quick. They are abetted by the head-mistress' brother, played by Alastair Sim, who also plays the head-mistress. (91 mins.)
Director: Frank Launder
 
24.
The High and the Mighty (1954)
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When a commercial airliner develops engine problems on a trans-Pacific flight and the pilot loses his nerve, it is up to the washed-up co-pilot Dan Roman to bring the plane in safely. (147 mins.)
 
25.
Private Hell 36 (1954)
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When 2 detectives steal $80,000 from a dead robber, one of them suffers from a guilty conscience which could lead to murder. (81 mins.)
Director: Don Siegel