Movies & TV I Have Seen of 1954

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1. 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: 3,613 | Gross: $6.00M

2. 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: 320

3. Superman in Scotland Yard (1954)

Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Compilation of 3 episodes of "The Adventures of Superman" tv series: episodes #34 ("A Ghost for Scotland Yard"), #49 ("Lady in Black"), and #38 ("Panic in the Sky").

Directors: George Blair, Thomas Carr | Stars: George Reeves, Noel Neill, Jack Larson, John Hamilton

Votes: 33

4. Superman in Exile (1954)

77 min | Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Compilation of 3 episodes of "The Adventures of Superman" tv series: episode #33 ("Superman in Exile"), 36 ("The Face and the Voice"), and #51 ("The Whistling Bird").

Directors: George Blair, Thomas Carr | Stars: George Reeves, Noel Neill, Jack Larson, John Hamilton

Votes: 40

5. The Count of Monte Cristo (1954)

183 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

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: 708

6. 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: 8,963

7. 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: 993 | Gross: $1.97M

8. 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: 553

9. The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War

Set during the Korean War, a Navy fighter pilot must come to terms with with his own ambivalence towards the war and the fear of having to bomb a set of highly defended bridges. The ending of this grim war drama is all tension.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: William Holden, Grace Kelly, Fredric March, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 4,920

10. The Caine Mutiny (1954)

Not Rated | 124 min | Drama, War

63 Metascore

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: 23,038 | Gross: $21.75M

11. Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

G | 79 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

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.

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Richard Carlson, Julie Adams, Richard Denning, Antonio Moreno

Votes: 23,548 | Gross: $1.30M

12. Dawn at Socorro (1954)

Approved | 80 min | Action, Music, Romance

Gunfighter Brett Wade, diagnosed with tuberculosis, tries to get out of his former life while helping a young woman.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Rory Calhoun, Piper Laurie, David Brian, Kathleen Hughes

Votes: 361

13. Annie Oakley (1954–1957)

30 min | Western

A fictionalized account of the life of legendary Wild West sharpshooter Annie Oakley. Set in the quiet western town of Diablo, Annie and her little brother Tagg made sure that outlaws who ... See full summary »

Stars: Gail Davis, Brad Johnson, Jimmy Hawkins, Bob Woodward

Votes: 201

14. Climax! (1954–1958)

60 min | Drama

This was an anthology series that presented a different story and different set of characters on each episode. It ran from 1954 to 1958 and featured Casino Royale of James Bond fame that lead to a feature film of the same name.

Stars: William Lundigan, Art Gilmore, Mary Costa, Harry Townes

Votes: 155

15. Destry (1954)

Approved | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Music

In his desire to control a frontier town, ruthless town boss Decker appoints the town drunk as sheriff who, in return, hires gunfighter Destry as his deputy.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Audie Murphy, Mari Blanchard, Lyle Bettger, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 1,046

16. Dial M for Murder (1954)

PG | 105 min | Crime, Thriller

75 Metascore

A tennis player frames his unfaithful wife for first-degree murder after she inadvertently hinders his plan to kill her.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings, John Williams

Votes: 143,632 | Gross: $0.01M

17. Godzilla (1954)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

78 Metascore

American nuclear weapons testing results in the creation of a seemingly unstoppable, dinosaur-like beast.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Takashi Shimura, Akihiko Hirata, Akira Takarada, Momoko Kôchi

Votes: 26,216 | Gross: $2.42M

18. Drums Across the River (1954)

Approved | 78 min | Western

When whites hunger after the gold on Ute Indian land, a bigoted young man finds himself forced into a peacekeeping role.

Director: Nathan Juran | Stars: Audie Murphy, Walter Brennan, Lyle Bettger, Lisa Gaye

Votes: 633

19. Drum Beat (1954)

Not Rated | 111 min | Adventure, Western

In 1872, Indian fighter Johnny MacKay is appointed peace commissioner for the California and Oregon territory but he faces tough opposition from the renegade Modocs led by their chief Captain Jack.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Alan Ladd, Audrey Dalton, Marisa Pavan, Robert Keith

Votes: 700

20. 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: 5,996

21. Garden of Evil (1954)

Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A trio of American adventurers marooned in rural Mexico are recruited by a beautiful woman to rescue her husband trapped in a cave in Apache territory.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Gary Cooper, Susan Hayward, Richard Widmark, Hugh Marlowe

Votes: 2,722

22. Gorilla at Large (1954)

Not Rated | 83 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

At a carnival called the Garden of Evil, a man is murdered, apparently by a gorilla...or someone in a gorilla suit.

Director: Harmon Jones | Stars: Cameron Mitchell, Anne Bancroft, Lee J. Cobb, Raymond Burr

Votes: 483

23. 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: 5,078

24. King Richard and the Crusaders (1954)

Approved | 114 min | Adventure, History, Romance

While leading the Third Crusade, King Richard the Lionheart (George Sanders) battles treachery in his own camp as well as the Saracens and their charismatic leader Emir Hderim Sultan Saladin (Sir Rex Harrison).

Director: David Butler | Stars: Rex Harrison, Virginia Mayo, George Sanders, Laurence Harvey

Votes: 663 | Gross: $2.10M

25. Men of the Fighting Lady (1954)

Approved | 79 min | Drama, War

A famous writer visits an aircraft carrier during the Korean war to learn more about it and the way it's run. He also gets to find out more about the Navy and Marine aviators themselves, their internal and external conflicts and dangers of their job.

Director: Andrew Marton | Stars: Van Johnson, Walter Pidgeon, Louis Calhern, Dewey Martin

Votes: 469 | Gross: $1.50M

26. Monster from the Ocean Floor (1954)

Approved | 64 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Julie, an American on vacation in Mexico, spots a giant, one-eyed amoeba rising from the ocean, but when she tries to tell the authorities, no one believes her. She finally teams up with a marine biologist in an attempt to destroy it.

Director: Wyott Ordung | Stars: Anne Kimbell, Stuart Wade, Dick Pinner, Wyott Ordung

Votes: 470 | Gross: $0.12M

27. Magnificent Obsession (1954)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Romance

A selfish playboy enamored by a woman he seems to hurt more than he intends begins to understand a deeper meaning to their relationship.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson, Agnes Moorehead, Otto Kruger

Votes: 5,398

28. On the Waterfront (1954)

Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

91 Metascore

An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger

Votes: 131,145 | Gross: $9.60M

29. Phantom of the Rue Morgue (1954)

Approved | 83 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

When several women are found mutilated and murdered, the Paris police are baffled as to who the killer may be. All evidence points to Dupin, but soon it becomes apparent that it is someone (or something) stronger and deadlier than a human.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Karl Malden, Claude Dauphin, Patricia Medina, Steve Forrest

Votes: 722 | Gross: $1.45M

30. Riding Shotgun (1954)

Passed | 73 min | Western

When a stagecoach guard tries to warn a town of an imminent raid by a band of outlaws, the people mistake him for one of the gang

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Randolph Scott, Wayne Morris, Joan Weldon, Joe Sawyer

Votes: 839 | Gross: $1.40M

31. 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: 408,421 | Gross: $36.76M

32. The Raid (1954)

Approved | 83 min | Action, Drama, War

Van Heflin As Maj. Neal Benton

Director: Hugo Fregonese | Stars: Van Heflin, Anne Bancroft, Richard Boone, Lee Marvin

Votes: 710

33. River of No Return (1954)

Approved | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The titular river unites a farmer recently released from prison, his young son, and an ambitious saloon singer. In order to survive, each must be purged of anger, and each must learn to understand and care for the others.

Directors: Otto Preminger, Jean Negulesco | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Marilyn Monroe, Rory Calhoun, Tommy Rettig

Votes: 9,599

34. Sabrina (1954)

Passed | 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: 54,590

35. O'Rourke of the Royal Mounted (1954)

Approved | 87 min | Adventure, Western

In 1877 Western Canada, a police inspector revolts against his inept commander, taking a safer route to the U.S. border in order to stop invading hostile Indians.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Alan Ladd, Shelley Winters, J. Carrol Naish, Hugh O'Brian

Votes: 821

36. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)

G | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

75 Metascore

In 1850 Oregon, when a backwoodsman brings a wife home to his farm, his six brothers decide that they want to get married too.

Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Jane Powell, Howard Keel, Jeff Richards, Russ Tamblyn

Votes: 19,797

37. Seven Samurai (1954)

Not Rated | 207 min | Adventure, Drama

98 Metascore

A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima, Yukiko Shimazaki

Votes: 290,744 | Gross: $0.27M

38. Shield for Murder (1954)

Approved | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

When a brutal police detective Lt. murders a bookmaker's runner for $25,000 in cash, a deaf mute sees him do it and now he finds he must kill again to cover his tracks.

Directors: Howard W. Koch, Edmond O'Brien | Stars: Edmond O'Brien, John Agar, Marla English, Emile Meyer

Votes: 902

39. The Silver Chalice (1954)

Approved | 142 min | Drama, Romance

A Greek artisan is commissioned to cast the cup of Christ in silver, and sculpt around its rim, the faces of the disciples and Jesus. He travels to Jerusalem and eventually to Rome to ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Saville | Stars: Virginia Mayo, Pier Angeli, Jack Palance, Paul Newman

Votes: 1,315

40. Them! (1954)

Not Rated | 94 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

The earliest atomic tests in New Mexico cause common ants to mutate into giant man-eating monsters that threaten civilization.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, Joan Weldon, James Arness

Votes: 18,364

41. 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: 5,077

42. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)

G | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

83 Metascore

A ship sent to investigate a wave of mysterious sinkings encounters the advanced submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by Captain Nemo.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas, Peter Lorre

Votes: 26,499 | Gross: $28.20M

43. Witness to Murder (1954)

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

A woman's sanity comes into question, after she claims to have witnessed a murder from her apartment window.

Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, George Sanders, Gary Merrill, Jesse White

Votes: 2,176

44. Superman's Peril (1954)

Approved | 77 min | Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Compilation of 3 episodes of "The Adventures of Superman" tv series: episode #47 ("The Golden Vulture"), #44 ("The Semi-Private Eye"), and #32 ("The Defeat of Superman").

Directors: George Blair, Thomas Carr | Stars: George Reeves, Noel Neill, Jack Larson, John Hamilton

Votes: 35

45. Rocky Jones, Space Ranger (1954– )

26 min | Family, Sci-Fi

Cruising the galaxy in his space ship "The Orbit Jet" Space Ranger, Rocky Jones, Vena Ray, and 10 year-old Bobby defend the Earth and themselves against space-bound evil doers.

Stars: Richard Crane, Sally Mansfield, Scotty Beckett, Robert Lyden

Votes: 154

46. Suddenly (1954)

Unrated | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

In the city of Suddenly, three gangsters trap the Benson family in their own house, on the top of a hill nearby the railroad station, with the intention of killing the president of the USA.

Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden, James Gleason, Nancy Gates

Votes: 5,572 | Gross: $1.40M

47. Howdy Doody (1954–1959)

30 min | Family

Howdy Doody was a puppet show that starred him, Howdy Doody, best friend Buffalo Bob and Clarabell the Clown. It was a long-running variety show for children that was very loved. It came ... See full summary »

Stars: Bob Smith, Maxine Miller, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Alfie Scopp

Votes: 69



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