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1. Lovers, Happy Lovers! (1954)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

From the Louis Hemon novel "M. Ripois and His Nemesis" about Andre Ripois, a philanderer in pursuit of love and riches from Paris to London. Andre is breaking up with his wife, Catherine, ... See full summary »

Director: René Clément | Stars: Gérard Philipe, Valerie Hobson, Joan Greenwood, Margaret Johnston

Votes: 289

2. It Should Happen to You (1954)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Romance

When a young woman with dreams of fame rents a billboard to advertise herself, her life changes overnight.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Judy Holliday, Jack Lemmon, Peter Lawford, Michael O'Shea

Votes: 2,749 | Gross: $1.40M

3. Track of the Cat (1954)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Western

In the 1890s, during a harsh northern California winter, members of a ranching family are squabbling among themselves while 2 of the oldest sons go hunting for a panther that is killing their livestock.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Teresa Wright, Diana Lynn, Tab Hunter

Votes: 1,522

4. High and Dry (1954)

Passed | 92 min | Comedy

An American businessman in Scotland is conned into shipping a valuable load of cargo to a Scottish island via a coal powered boat.

Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Paul Douglas, Alex Mackenzie, James Copeland, Abe Barker

Votes: 961

5. The Passing Stranger (1954)

84 min | Crime, Drama

The pretty owner of a 'greasy spoon' cafe helps a handsome customer involved in robbery and murder.

Director: John Arnold | Stars: Lee Patterson, Diane Cilento, Duncan Lamont, Olive Gregg

Votes: 37

7. Aldri annet enn bråk (1954)

77 min | Comedy, Drama

The Bråten family lives on the top floor in a sublet appartment in the suburbs of Oslo. The father, mother and 5 kids all share the space of this 1 room and a kitchen appartment. The father... See full summary »

Director: Edith Carlmar | Stars: Turid Haaland, Stig Egede-Nissen, Vigdis Røising, Sven Libaek

Votes: 109

9. Dragnet (1954)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Two homicide detectives investigate the brutal shotgun murder of a crime syndicate member.

Director: Jack Webb | Stars: Jack Webb, Ben Alexander, Richard Boone, Ann Robinson

Votes: 698

10. Cry Vengeance (1954)

Not Rated | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Violent ex-cop Vic Barron comes to Ketchikan, Alaska seeking revenge on an old enemy.

Director: Mark Stevens | Stars: Mark Stevens, Martha Hyer, Skip Homeier, Joan Vohs

Votes: 355

11. Jazz Dance (1954)

22 min | Documentary, Short, Music

Roger Tilton wrote (what little there is in this mostly unrehearsed short), directed and produced this short subject shot in the Central Plaza Dance Hall in New York City. It is a frenzied,... See full summary »

Director: Roger Tilton | Stars: Jimmy McPartland, Pee Wee Russell, Willie 'The Lion' Smith

Votes: 83

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: 132

13. Drive a Crooked Road (1954)

Approved | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

An upright car mechanic falls in love with the girlfriend of a gangster. This forces him to participate in the criminal underworld.

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Dianne Foster, Kevin McCarthy, Jack Kelly

Votes: 548

14. One Step to Eternity (1954)

95 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

Francois Roques, a power-and-money-mad editor of a Paris newspaper (who justifies his actions by calling attention to his poverty-stricken childhood), invites four women to a housewarming ... See full summary »

Director: Henri Decoin | Stars: Danielle Darrieux, Michel Auclair, Corinne Calvet, Gérard Buhr

Votes: 78

15. The Anatomy of Love (1954)

134 min | Comedy

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: 79

17. Sabrina (1954)

Not Rated | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

72 Metascore

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.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, William Holden, Walter Hampden

Votes: 50,405

19. Young at Heart (1954)

Approved | 117 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

The lives and romances of three sisters in a musical family; the youngest daughter's life is complicated by the subsequent arrival of a charming composer and a cynical music arranger.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Doris Day, Gig Young, Ethel Barrymore

Votes: 1,923

20. 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: 700 | Gross: $1.40M

21. Broken Lance (1954)

Approved | 96 min | Adventure, Western

The saga of the Devereaux rancher family, set in 1880's Arizona.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Robert Wagner, Jean Peters, Richard Widmark

Votes: 2,825

23. 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: 401

24. Touchez Pas au Grisbi (1954)

Not Rated | 83 min | Crime, Drama

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: 5,465 | Gross: $0.13M

25. Rear Window (1954)

PG | 112 min | Mystery, Thriller

100 Metascore

A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter

Votes: 373,102 | Gross: $36.76M

26. Phffft (1954)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy, Romance

While pursing new companions, a former married couple keep running into one another all over town.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Judy Holliday, Jack Lemmon, Jack Carson, Kim Novak

Votes: 1,174

27. 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: 1,658

29. Amori di mezzo secolo (1954)

72 min | Drama

Anthology of tragic love. A noblewoman falls for a commoner. A doctor keeps quiet about his patients' infidelities. Expectant father is sent to fight in WWI. A 1920s fascist enjoys Rome's nightlife. WWII airman falls for a girl in Naples.

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

Votes: 52

30. The Caine Mutiny (1954)

Not Rated | 124 min | Drama, War

When a U.S. Naval captain shows signs of mental instability that jeopardizes the ship, the first officer relieves him of command and faces court martial for mutiny.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, José Ferrer, Van Johnson, Fred MacMurray

Votes: 21,798 | Gross: $21.75M

31. Woman's World (1954)

Approved | 94 min | Drama

An executive plans to fill a high-ranking position by interviewing the candidates' wives.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Van Heflin, Lauren Bacall, Cornel Wilde, Clifton Webb

Votes: 677

34. Adventure in the Hopfields (1954)

60 min | Adventure, Family

A little girl accidentally breaks her mother's favourite ornament and goes hop-picking to replace it.

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Mandy Miller, Hilda Fenemore, Russell Waters, Harold Lang

Votes: 58

36. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)
Episode: Nineteen Eighty-Four (1954)

120 min | Drama

In a totalitarian future society, Winston Smith, whose daily work is re-writing history, tries to rebel by falling in love.

Director: Rudolph Cartier | Stars: Peter Cushing, André Morell, Yvonne Mitchell, Donald Pleasence

Votes: 420

37. Time Is My Enemy (1954)

64 min | Crime, Drama

A happily-married woman is blackmailed by her first husband, who she wrongly believed was killed in the Blitz.

Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: Dennis Price, Renée Asherson, Patrick Barr, Duncan Lamont

Votes: 97

38. Emil und die Detektive (1954)

90 min | Adventure, Family

Emil goes to Berlin to see his grandmother with a large amount of money and is offered sweets by a strange man that make him sleep. He wakes up at his stop with no money. It is up to him and a group of children to save the day.

Director: Robert A. Stemmle | Stars: Peter Finkbeiner, Heli Finkenzeller, Wolfgang Lukschy, Kurt Meisel

Votes: 211

39. Les intrigantes (1954)

96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Paul Rémi, the well-known theater director, was accused by his secretary, Andrieux, of having pushed his associate Bazine from a footbridge situated twelve meters above the stage. Advised ... See full summary »

Director: Henri Decoin | Stars: Raymond Rouleau, Jeanne Moreau, Raymond Pellegrin, Etchika Choureau

Votes: 79

40. Die letzte Brücke (1954)

102 min | Drama, War

A German nurse gets sent to the front because she gives medical aid to a wounded Serbian partisan during World War II.

Director: Helmut Käutner | Stars: Maria Schell, Bernhard Wicki, Barbara Rütting, Carl Möhner

Votes: 288

41. Night People (1954)

Approved | 93 min | Adventure, Crime, Mystery

During the Cold War, an American soldier is abducted by Soviet agents in West Berlin, sparking a recovery effort led by Colonel Steve Van Dyke.

Director: Nunnally Johnson | Stars: Gregory Peck, Broderick Crawford, Anita Björk, Rita Gam

Votes: 744

44. Gog (1954)

Approved | 83 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

A security agent investigates sabotage and murder at a secret underground laboratory, home of two experimental robots.

Director: Herbert L. Strock | Stars: Richard Egan, Constance Dowling, Herbert Marshall, John Wengraf

Votes: 855

45. The High and the Mighty (1954)

Not Rated | 147 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Laraine Day, Robert Stack

Votes: 4,713

46. The Outcast (1954)

Approved | 90 min | Western

Jet Cosgrave returns home to claim the ranch that was stolen from him, after his father's death.

Director: William Witney | Stars: John Derek, Joan Evans, Jim Davis, Catherine McLeod

Votes: 225

47. There's No Business Like Show Business (1954)

Approved | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

Molly and Terry Donahue, plus their three children, are The Five Donahues. Son Tim meets hat-check girl Vicky and the family act begins to fall apart.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Ethel Merman, Marilyn Monroe, Donald O'Connor, Dan Dailey

Votes: 4,731

48. White Christmas (1954)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Vera-Ellen

Votes: 25,751 | Gross: $30.00M

49. The Gold of Naples (1954)

Not Rated | 138 min | Comedy, Drama

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: 1,156

50. Rosen-Resli (1954)

85 min | Drama