Most Popular Feature Films/TV Series Released 1954-01-01 to 1954-12-31 With Country of Origin Italy


1. La Strada (1954)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

8.1
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A care-free girl is sold to a traveling entertainer, consequently enduring physical and emotional pain along the way.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Giulietta Masina, Richard Basehart, Aldo Silvani

Votes: 46,654

2. The Barefoot Contessa (1954)

Approved | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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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: 7,101

3. Journey to Italy (1954)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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100 Metascore

Catherine and Alexander, wealthy and sophisticated, drive to Naples to dispose of a deceased uncle's villa. There's a coolness in their relationship and aspects of Naples add to the strain.... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, George Sanders, Maria Mauban, Anna Proclemer

Votes: 5,428

4. Ulysses (1954)

Not Rated | 94 min | Adventure, Fantasy

6.7
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A movie adaptation of Homer's second epic, that talks about Ulysses' efforts to return to his home after the end of ten years of war.

Director: Mario Camerini | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Silvana Mangano, Anthony Quinn, Rossana Podestà

Votes: 2,339

5. Senso (1954)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.7
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A troubled and neurotic Italian Countess betrays her entire country for a self-destructive love affair with an Austrian Lieutenant.

Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Farley Granger, Alida Valli, Heinz Moog, Rina Morelli

Votes: 4,237

6. Touchez Pas au Grisbi (1954)

Not Rated | 83 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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85 Metascore

An aging, world-weary gangster is double-crossed and forced out of retirement when his best friend is kidnapped and their stash of eight stolen gold bars demanded as ransom.

Director: Jacques Becker | Stars: Jean Gabin, René Dary, Dora Doll, Vittorio Sanipoli

Votes: 4,688 | Gross: $0.10M

7. Fear (1954)

84 min | Drama

6.7
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Irene Wagner, the wife of prominent scientist Albert Wagner, finds herself blackmailed about her affair by her lover's jealous ex-girlfriend. The plot, an experiment in causing fear, drives her into a rage.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Mathias Wieman, Renate Mannhardt, Kurt Kreuger

Votes: 698

8. French Cancan (1954)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Musical, Drama

7.5
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This comedy drama from Jean Renoir chronicles the revival of Paris' most notorious dance as it tells the story of a theater producer who turns a humble washerwoman into a star at the Moulin Rouge.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Jean Gabin, Françoise Arnoul, María Félix, Anna Amendola

Votes: 2,682

9. The Count of Monte Cristo (1954)

183 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.3
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Edmond Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in the notorious island prison, Chateau d'If. While imprisoned, he ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Vernay | Stars: Jean Marais, Lia Amanda, Daniel Ivernel, Folco Lulli

Votes: 492

10. The Gold of Naples (1954)

138 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Tribute to Naples, where director De Sica spent his first years, this is a collection of 6 Napolitean episodes : a clown exploited by a gangster ; an inconstant pizza seller (Sofia) loosing... See full summary »

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Silvana Mangano, Sophia Loren, Eduardo De Filippo, Paolo Stoppa

Votes: 957

11. Frisky (1954)

97 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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The relationships between a veteran marshal, his bride-to-be, a rookie and his fiancée are severely tested when the young carabiniere is temporarily sent to a distant town.

Director: Luigi Comencini | Stars: Vittorio De Sica, Gina Lollobrigida, Marisa Merlini, Roberto Risso

Votes: 378

12. An American in Rome (1954)

94 min | Comedy

7.1
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Nando Moriconi is a young Italian living in the early '50s Roma. He is completely crazy for everything that comes from the States. He tries to speak American-English (the most funny ever), ... See full summary »

Director: Steno | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Maria Pia Casilio, Ilse Peterson, Anita Durante

Votes: 1,072

13. Angels of Darkness (1954)

94 min | Drama

8.3
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Tamara, a Roman prostitute, tries to kill herself throwing herself out of the window of the licensed brothel she works in. While she is being taken to hospital the other girls learn that, ... See full summary »

Director: Giuseppe Amato | Stars: Linda Darnell, Valentina Cortese, Lea Padovani, Giulietta Masina

Votes: 94

14. Two Nights with Cleopatra (1954)

78 min | Comedy

4.7
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Sophia Loren plays a dual role, as both the sultry Queen of the Nile with a "man-a-night" appetite and a beautiful slave girl who takes her place and is wooed by a bodyguard who thinks she's the real monarch.

Director: Mario Mattoli | Stars: Sophia Loren, Alberto Sordi, Paul Muller, Nando Bruno

Votes: 167

15. Romeo and Juliet (1954)

138 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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In Shakespeare's classic play, the Montagues and Capulets, two families of Renaissance Italy, have hated each other for years, but the son of one family and the daughter of the other fall desperately in love and secretly marry.

Director: Renato Castellani | Stars: Laurence Harvey, Susan Shentall, Flora Robson, Norman Wooland

Votes: 373

16. The River Girl (1954)

94 min | Drama

6.6
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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: 99

17. Too Bad She's Bad (1954)

95 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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When young and attractive Lina Stroppiani, a thief like the rest of her family, tries to steal the taxi of Paolo, together with two accomplices, she can't possibly know that this will have ... See full summary »

Director: Alessandro Blasetti | Stars: Vittorio De Sica, Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Giorgio Sanna

Votes: 543

18. Rouge et noir (1954)

113 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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It's no holds barred for Julian in pursuit of upward mobility. Although expected to channel career aspirations into the Church of the post- Napoleonic era, his intensely romantic liaisons ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Autant-Lara | Stars: Gérard Philipe, Danielle Darrieux, Antonella Lualdi, Jean Mercure

Votes: 394

19. Giovanna d'Arco al rogo (1954)

80 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.0
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Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Tullio Carminati, Giacinto Prandelli, Augusto Romani

Votes: 184

20. The Stranger's Hand (1954)

85 min | Thriller, Drama

6.0
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A British lad tries to investigate his father's disappearance in Venice when nobody believes him.

Director: Mario Soldati | Stars: Trevor Howard, Alida Valli, Richard O'Sullivan, Eduardo Ciannelli

Votes: 74

21. Royal Affairs in Versailles (1954)

152 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.0
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The history of the palace of Versailles from it's founding to the present.

Director: Sacha Guitry | Stars: Michel Auclair, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Jean-Louis Barrault, Jeanne Boitel

Votes: 311

22. Woman of Rome (1954)

92 min | Drama

6.4
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During the fascist era, Adriana a beautiful young model, becomes a prostitute after a love affair gone wrong. She meets Mino, a partisan who falls in love with her and wants to redeem her.

Director: Luigi Zampa | Stars: Gina Lollobrigida, Daniel Gélin, Franco Fabrizi, Raymond Pellegrin

Votes: 106

23. Miseria e nobiltà (1954)

60 min | Comedy

7.9
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"Miseria e Nobiltà" tells the story of the humble families of Felice Pasquale and his colleague who are hired by a Marquis who wants to marry the daughter of a rich but simple cook, So they pose as aristocrats.

Director: Mario Mattoli | Stars: Totò, Enzo Turco, Dolores Palumbo, Gianni Cavalieri

Votes: 936

24. Mambo (1954)

110 min | Drama

6.1
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Silvana Mangano (a very lovely & sexy voiced actress) plays a young, poor Venetian woman, Giovanna Masetti. She is struggling with an difficult life as a shop assistant when one day a young... See full summary »

Director: Robert Rossen | Stars: Silvana Mangano, Michael Rennie, Vittorio Gassman, Shelley Winters

Votes: 109

25. Peek-a-boo (1954)

95 min | Comedy

5.3
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A small-town policeman is informed that "naked women" are dancing in a revue at a local variety theater. Being the guardian of public morals that he is, he decides to stroll on down there and check it out for himself.

Director: Jean Loubignac | Stars: Robert Dhéry, Colette Brosset, Raymond Bussières, Roger Caccia

Votes: 282

26. Dov'è la libertà...? (1954)

93 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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A barber, murderer because of jealousy, spends twenty years in jail. He cannot, however adjust himself to a changed world and to the hypocracy of his own relatives and decides to return ... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Totò, Vera Molnar, Nyta Dover, Franca Faldini

Votes: 304

27. The Queen of Babylon (1954)

98 min | Action, Drama

5.9
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Beautiful goatherd helps Chaldean rebel fight evil king in ancient Babylon.

Director: Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia | Stars: Rhonda Fleming, Ricardo Montalban, Roldano Lupi, Carlo Ninchi

Votes: 82

28. Air of Paris (1954)

110 min | Drama

6.8
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Director: Marcel Carné | Stars: Jean Gabin, Arletty, Roland Lesaffre, Marie Daëms

Votes: 286

29. Loves of Three Queens (1954)

97 min | Drama

4.7
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Directors: Marc Allégret, Edgar G. Ulmer | Stars: Hedy Lamarr, Massimo Serato, Alba Arnova, Elli Parvo

Votes: 32

30. Crossed Swords (1954)

Approved | 86 min | Adventure

6.6
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Adventurer sets out to save princess' father's kingdom.

Directors: Milton Krims, Vittorio Vassarotti | Stars: Errol Flynn, Gina Lollobrigida, Nadia Gray, Cesare Danova

Votes: 73

31. A Day in Court (1954)

88 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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A day at an Italian trial court, where a magistrate judges a full array of peculiar petty crimes and characters.

Director: Steno | Stars: Peppino De Filippo, Silvana Pampanini, Alberto Sordi, Sophia Loren

Votes: 230

32. The Island Monster (1954)

Approved | 87 min | Crime, Thriller

2.5
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An Italian government agent is assigned to break up a drug smuggling ring on the island of Ischia but his daughter is kidnapped by the gang.

Director: Roberto Bianchi Montero | Stars: Boris Karloff, Franca Marzi, Renato Vicario, Patrizia Remiddi

Votes: 252

33. Theodora, Slave Empress (1954)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, Adventure, Romance

6.0
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Teodora, a Roman courtesan and former slave girl, marries the Roman emperor Justinian and assumes the throne as Empress of Rome. But the divide between nobility and slave is too great. ... See full summary »

Director: Riccardo Freda | Stars: Georges Marchal, Gianna Maria Canale, Renato Baldini, Irene Papas

Votes: 148

34. Obsession (1954)

100 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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Director: Jean Delannoy | Stars: Michèle Morgan, Raf Vallone, Marthe Mercadier, Jean Gaven

Votes: 68

35. Attila (1954)

80 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.4
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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: 455

36. Madame Butterfly (1954)

114 min | Drama, Musical

7.2
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Director: Carmine Gallone | Stars: Kaoru Yachigusa, Nicola Filacuridi, Michiko Tanaka, Ferdinando Lidonni

Votes: 26

37. A Woman of Evil (1954)

93 min | Drama

6.5
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Director: Jean Dréville | Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Armando Francioli, Robert Porte, Henri Génès

Votes: 127

38. Riviera (1954)

107 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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Annamaria Montorsi, ex prostituta, è in vacanza al mare con la figlia : per sfuggire ai pettegolezzi si finge vedova. E' pacata e riservata, e questo la rende benvoluta da tutti, in ... See full summary »

Director: Alberto Lattuada | Stars: Carlo Bianco, Martine Carol, Mario Carotenuto, Clelia Matania

Votes: 109

39. La schiava del peccato (1954)

100 min | Drama

6.7
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Director: Raffaello Matarazzo | Stars: Silvana Pampanini, Marcello Mastroianni, Camillo Pilotto, Franco Fabrizi

Votes: 58

40. Flesh and the Woman (1954)

100 min | Drama

6.2
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Pierre Martel is a brilliant lawyer in Paris who has fallen in love with a ravishing Italian girl, Sylvia Sorrego and they take up housekeeping on a luxurious scale beyond his means, and ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Gina Lollobrigida, Jean-Claude Pascal, Arletty, Raymond Pellegrin

Votes: 59

41. The Anatomy of Love (1954)

134 min | Comedy

6.1
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A five-part compilation film. in "The Baby," a poverty-ridden couple with children decides that their recently-born child is too much and they decide to leave him him in a church for ... See full summary »

Directors: Alessandro Blasetti, Paul Paviot | Stars: Vittorio De Sica, Elisa Cegani, Memmo Carotenuto, Guido Celano

Votes: 59

42. Neapolitan Carousel (1954)

129 min | Comedy, Musical

6.7
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Napoli, anni cinquanta. Un cantastorie, che abita con la numerosa famiglia in una misera catapecchia, viene sfrattato e se ne va coi suoi familiari per le strade, spingendo il pianino di ... See full summary »

Director: Ettore Giannini | Stars: Léonide Massine, Achille Millo, Agostino Salvietti, Clelia Matania

Votes: 94

43. Star of India (1954)

Approved | 92 min | Adventure, Romance

5.8
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Squire Pierre St. Laurent returns from wars in India to 17th-century provincial France to find his estate confiscated by governor Narbonne, for back taxes, and resold to Katrina, a Dutch ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Cornel Wilde, Leslie Linder, Jean Wallace, Herbert Lom

Votes: 84

44. Mid-Century Loves (1954)

Drama

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Film a episodi. L'AMORE ROMANTICO. Elena, di nobile famiglia, ama il pianista Mario, ma il padre vuole che sposi un pretendente nobile e ricco. Con un inganno, la zia riesce ad indurre la ... See full summary »

Directors: Mario Chiari, Pietro Germi, Glauco Pellegrini, Antonio Pietrangeli, Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Franco Interlenghi, Leonora Ruffo, Paola Borboni, Carlo Ninchi

Votes: 33

45. Siluri umani (1954)

87 min | War

7.1
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Directors: Antonio Leonviola, Marc-Antonio Bragadin, Carlo Lizzani | Stars: Raf Vallone, Franco Fabrizi, Andrea Checchi, Ettore Manni

Votes: 33

46. Chronicle of Poor Lovers (1954)

107 min | Drama

6.9
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In 1925 the young florentine typographer Mario moves to via del Corno to be near his girl-friend Bianca. Here he becomes friends with Maciste, his landlord, and Ugo, anti-fascists both of ... See full summary »

Director: Carlo Lizzani | Stars: Anna Maria Ferrero, Cosetta Greco, Antonella Lualdi, Marcello Mastroianni

Votes: 151

47. The Contessa's Secret (1954)

89 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.6
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Director: Georges Combret | Stars: Yvonne De Carlo, Georges Marchal, Paul Meurisse, Rossano Brazzi

Votes: 14

48. Daughters of Destiny (1954)

94 min | Comedy, Drama

5.6
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Three stories, very different in space and time. Lysistrata, a dancer from ancient times, Jeanne d'Arc, medieval warrior and Elisabeth, American war widow who comes on pilgrimage in Italy.

Directors: Christian-Jaque, Jean Delannoy, Marcello Pagliero | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Eleonora Rossi Drago, Mirko Ellis, Michèle Morgan

Votes: 17

49. Forbidden (1954)

90 min | Drama

6.3
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Don Paolo, a young parson troubled by his love for Agnese, tries to make peace in a little village in Sardinia where two families are at war.

Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Mel Ferrer, Amedeo Nazzari, Lea Massari, Henri Vilbert

Votes: 35

50. On Trial (1954)

110 min | Drama

7.0
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Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Daniel Gélin, Madeleine Robinson, Eleonora Rossi Drago, Anton Walbrook

Votes: 101