Festival de Cannes: Official Selection 1954

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1.
Before the Deluge (1954)
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Self-centered parents of the 50's targeted by drama in which teenagers panicking after burglary supposed to finance the run from the Third World War. (138 mins.)
Director: André Cayatte
 
2.
The Adventurer of Seville (1954)
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(92 mins.)
Director: Ladislao Vajda
 
3.
Beneath the 12-Mile Reef (1953)
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Fierce competition among sponge fishermen forces a Greek-American family to fish in the dangerous 12-mile reef area off the western coast of Florida. (102 mins.)
Director: Robert D. Webb
 
4.
Neapolitan Carousel (1954)
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Napoli, anni cinquanta. Un cantastorie, che abita con la numerosa famiglia in una misera catapecchia... (129 mins.)
Director: Ettore Giannini
 
5.
Cirkus Fandango (1954)
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Circus Fandango is a traveling workplace where everyone has to work together to make their living. A trade where occupational pride, commitment, but maybe also loneliness when getting old, like the clown Papa. (87 mins.)
Director: Arne Skouen
 
6.
Cómicos (1954)
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Ana Ruiz, a young actress who works in a traveling theater company, performs only small roles, but she... (88 mins.)
 
7.
Chronicle of Poor Lovers (1954)
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In 1925 the young florentine typographer Mario moves to via del Corno to be near his girl-friend Bianca... (107 mins.)
Director: Carlo Lizzani
 
8.
The Great Adventure (1953)
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A vixen mother invades a chicken coop to provide food for her cubs. She continues to raid the coop until she is shot by a farmer... (94 mins.)
Director: Arne Sucksdorff
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9.
The Last Bridge (1954)
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A German nurse gets sent to the front because she gives medical aid to a wounded Serbian partisan during World War II. (102 mins.)
Director: Helmut Käutner
 
10.
Do Bigha Zamin (1953)
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In the hope of earning enough money to pay off his debts and save his land, a poor farmer becomes a rickshaw puller in the Calcutta and faces many difficulties. (131 mins.)
Director: Bimal Roy
 
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The Monster (1954)
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(115 mins.)
Director: Salah Abouseif
 
14.
Naked Amazon (1955)
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(72 mins.)
 
15.
From Here to Eternity (1953)
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In Hawaii in 1941, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second-in-command are falling in love. (118 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
 
16.
Gate of Hell (1953)
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A samurai pursues a married lady-in-waiting. (86 mins.)
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17.
Kärlekens bröd (1953)
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Four Swedish soldiers are trapped in Russia. In front of them lies the front with enemy outposts and patrols, behind them the enemy minefields. (90 mins.)
Director: Arne Mattsson
 
18.
Kiskrajcár (1953)
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(107 mins.)
Director: Márton Keleti
 
19.
Knights of the Round Table (1953)
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King Arthur's rule is threatened by the adulterous love between Sir Lancelot and Queen Guinevere, a relationship the king's enemies hope to exploit. (115 mins.)
Director: Richard Thorpe
 
20.
Love Letter (1953)
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This valiant melodrama is the brilliant debut as a moviemaker of the great Japanese actress Kinuyo Tanaka... (98 mins.)
Director: Kinuyo Tanaka
 
21.
Komedianti (1954)
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(95 mins.)
Director: Vladimír Vlcek
 
22.
Windfall in Athens (1954)
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Mina is a charming salesgirl. She buys a lottery ticket, but she finds out soon that it has been stolen from her... (95 mins.)
 
23.
Flesh and the Woman (1954)
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Pierre Martel is a brilliant lawyer in Paris who has fallen in love with a ravishing Italian girl, Sylvia... (100 mins.)
Director: Robert Siodmak
 
24.
Little Boy Lost (1953)
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A war correspondent who was stationed in Paris during WW II married a French girl who was murdered by the Nazis... (95 mins.)
Director: George Seaton
 
25.
Maddalena (1954)
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During the annual Good Friday pageant in a tiny Italian village local priest Don Vincenzo faces a crisis when the girl selected to play the Virgin Mary shows up pregnant. (102 mins.)
Director: Augusto Genina
 
26.
Man of Africa (1956)
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(73 mins.)
Director: Cyril Frankel
 
27.
Stars of the Russian Ballet (1954 Documentary)
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(80 mins.)
 
28.
Mayurpankh (1954)
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An engaged England-based Caucasian author falls in love with an Indian.
Director: Kishore Sahu
 
29.
Memorias de un mexicano (1950 Documentary)
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Documentary compiling all the material registered by Mexican pioneer director and cinematographer Salvador Toscano, and others under his direction, chronicling the Mexican Revolution of 1910 and many other events. (100 mins.)
 
30.
An Inlet of Muddy Water (1953)
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Story 1 : "The Thirteenth Night". Seki turns up at her parents' house in the dead of night, where she... (130 mins.)
Director: Tadashi Imai
 
31.
Song of the Sea (1953)
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In the drought areas of Northeastern of Brazil, groups of migrants move trying to find better place to live... (124 mins.)
 
32.
Pamposh (1954)
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Pamposh is India's first film in Gevacolor and tells the story of a deaf orphan Mogli who is adopted... (70 mins.)
Director: Ezra Mir
 
33.
Five from Barska Street (1954)
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In war-ravaged Warsaw, five juvenile delinquents are given probation for stealing, to rehabilitate themselves, but remain under the influence of their profiteer-boss. (108 mins.)
Director: Aleksander Ford
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35.
Si mis campos hablaran (1947)
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(77 mins.)
Director: José Bohr
 
36.
Siraa Fil-Wadi (1954)
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The film revolves around a young Ahmed, who works as an agronomist, and who returns to his village in the south of the valley... (105 mins.)
Director: Youssef Chahine
 
37.
As Long as You're Near Me (1953)
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(103 mins.)
Director: Harald Braun
 
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The Little Kidnappers (1953)
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A Scotsman, Jim MacKenzie, living on a primitive homestead in Nova Scotia, is raising his two grandsons... (93 mins.)
Director: Philip Leacock
 
40.
The Living Desert (1953 Documentary)
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Documentary of the live of flora and fauna in a desert in the US. (69 mins.)
Director: James Algar
 
42.
Skanderbeg (1954)
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This is the true story of the National Hero of Albanians, George Kastrioti Scanderbeg, from his birth to his death... (95 mins.)
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43.
Apollon kai Dafni (1960 Documentary)
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(11 mins.)
 
44.
De opsporing van Aardolie (1954 Short Film)
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Director: Bert Haanstra
 
46.
Det gælder livet (1953)
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(97 mins.)
Director: Jon Iversen
 
47.
El Greco en su obra maestra: El entierro del Conde Orgaz (1953 Documentary)
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(16 mins.)
Director: Juan Serra
 
48.
Folk Dances of India (1953 Documentary)
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49.
Hokusai (1953 Documentary)
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A documentary about the life and art of wood-block artist Katsushika Hokusai. (23 mins.)
 
50.
Le mystère de la licorne (1954 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
 
51.
Miniatury Kodeksu Behema (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
 
52.
O kohoutkovi a slepicce (1953 Short Film)
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(12 mins.)
Director: Zdenek Miler
 
53.
A Drop Too Much (1954 Short Film)
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(14 mins.)
Director: Bretislav Pojar
 
54.
Stern von Bethlehem (1954 Short Film)
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55.
The Blakes Slept Here (1953 Short Film)
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Illustrating a hundred years of social change through the history of a London house belonging to a typical middle-class family - the Blakes (36 mins.)
Director: Jacques Brunius
 
56.
The Owl and the Pussycat (1952 Short Film)
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(7 mins.)
 
57.
The Pleasure Garden (1953 Short Film)
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People quietly or campily pass the time in an overgrown garden full of statues, while a puritanical... (38 mins.)
Director: James Broughton
 
58.
Toot Whistle Plunk and Boom (1953 Short Film)
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A crash course on the history of Western musical instruments. (10 mins.)
 
59.
Uspavana ljepotica (1953 Short Film)
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(16 mins.)
Director: Rudolf Sremec