Top 20 Fan-Favorite Movies of 1954: A Nostalgic Cinematic Journey!

Roll out the red carpet and dust off your vintage popcorn machine, because we’re about to take a nostalgic trip back to 1954 – a golden year in the world of cinema. This was a time when Marilyn Monroe was the reigning queen of Hollywood, Marlon Brando was the new heartthrob, and Alfred Hitchcock was busy redefining the thriller genre. It was a year that gifted us with cinematic gems that have stood the test of time, captivating audiences for over six decades. So, whether you’re a film buff, a history enthusiast, or just someone who appreciates a good flick, buckle up! We’re about to countdown the top 20 fan-favorite movies of 1954. These are the films that made us laugh, cry, and sit on the edge of our seats, and they’re just as enchanting today as they were on their premiere nights. So, without further ado, let’s rewind the reel and dive into the magic of 1954’s silver screen!
Seven Samurai

Seven Samurai

Release Date: 1954-04-26

Genres: Action, Drama

“Seven Samurai” is a highly acclaimed movie from 1954 that made it to the list of the 20 best voted movies of that year. It tells the story of a samurai who, in a time of hardship, responds to a village’s plea for protection against bandits. With the help of six other samurais, they teach the villagers how to defend themselves, while the townspeople provide them with food. Starring Toshirō Mifune, Takashi Shimura, and other talented actors, this movie is a must-watch for fans of samurai tales.

Cast: Toshirō Mifune (Kikuchiyo) , Takashi Shimura (Kambei Shimada) , Yoshio Inaba (Gorobei Katayama) , Seiji Miyaguchi (Kyuzo) , Minoru Chiaki (Heihachi Hayashida) , Daisuke Katō (Shichiroji) , Isao Kimura (Katsushiro Okamoto) , Keiko Tsushima (Shino) , Yukiko Shimazaki (Rikichi’s Wife) , Kamatari Fujiwara (Manzô – Father of Shino) , Yoshio Kosugi (Mosuke) , Bokuzen Hidari (Yohei) , Yoshio Tsuchiya (Rikichi) , Kokuten Kōdō (Gisaku, the Old Man) , Eijirō Tōno (Kidnapper) , Jun Tatara (Coolie A) , Atsushi Watanabe (Bun Seller) , Toranosuke Ogawa (Grandfather of Kidnapped Girl) , Isao Yamagata (Samurai) , Kichijirô Ueda (Bandit Scout) , Sôjin Kamiyama (Blind Player) , Gen Shimizu (Samurai Who Kicks Farmers) , Keiji Sakakida (Gosaku) , Shinpei Takagi (Bandit Chieftain) , Shin Ôtomo (Bandit Second-in-Command)

Directors: Akira Kurosawa

Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni

Tags: japan, martial arts, samurai, sword, peasant, looting, rice, fencing, village, epic, moral ambiguity, battle, bandit, practice, jidaigeki, 16th century

Rear Window

Rear Window

Release Date: 1954-08-01

Genres: Thriller, Mystery

“Rear Window” is a thrilling movie from 1954 that follows a wheelchair-bound photographer named James Stewart. From his apartment window, he starts spying on his neighbors and becomes convinced that one of them has committed murder. With an incredible cast including Grace Kelly and Raymond Burr, this suspenseful film will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Cast: James Stewart (L.B. ‘Jeff’ Jefferies) , Grace Kelly (Lisa Fremont) , Thelma Ritter (Stella) , Wendell Corey (Det. Lt. Thomas J. Doyle) , Raymond Burr (Lars Thorwald) , Judith Evelyn (Miss Lonelyhearts) , Ross Bagdasarian (Songwriter) , Georgine Darcy (Miss Torso) , Irene Winston (Emma Thorwald) , Sara Berner (Woman on Fire Escape (uncredited)) , Frank Cady (Man on Fire Escape (uncredited)) , Jesslyn Fax (Miss Hearing Aid (uncredited)) , Rand Harper (Newlywed (uncredited)) , Havis Davenport (Newlywed (uncredited)) , Jerry Antes (Dancer with Miss Torso (uncredited)) , Benny Bartlett (Man with Miss Torso (uncredited)) , Nick Borgani (Minor Role (uncredited)) , Sue Casey (Sunbather (uncredited)) , Iphigenie Castiglioni (Woman with Bird (uncredited)) , James Cornell (Minor Role (uncredited)) , Don Dunning (Detective (uncredited)) , Marla English (Girl at Songwriter’s Party (uncredited)) , Bess Flowers (Songwriter’s Party Guest with Poodle (uncredited)) , Art Gilmore (Radio Announcer (voice) (uncredited)) , Fred Graham (Detective (uncredited))

Directors: Alfred Hitchcock

Writers: John Michael Hayes, Cornell Woolrich

Tags: nurse, photographer, suspicion of murder, girlfriend, neighbor, salesman, whodunit, convalescence, voyeurism, missing wife, homebound, suspicious behavior, flower bed, visiting nurse

Sansho the Bailiff

Sansho the Bailiff

Release Date: 1954-03-31

Genres: Drama

“Sansho the Bailiff” is a captivating Japanese film set in medieval times. It follows a determined woman and her children as they embark on a journey to reunite with their exiled patriarch. Released in 1954, this movie features a talented cast including Kinuyo Tanaka, Yoshiaki Hanayagi, and Kyōko Kagawa, and offers a poignant exploration of family bonds and resilience in the face of adversity.

Cast: Kinuyo Tanaka (Tamaki) , Yoshiaki Hanayagi (Zushiô) , Kyōko Kagawa (Anju) , Eitarō Shindō (Sanshô dayû) , Akitake Kôno (Taro) , Masahiko Tsugawa (Young Zushiō) , Keiko Enami (Young Anju) , Masao Shimizu (Masauji Taira) , Ken Mitsuda (Prime Minister Fujiwara) , Kazukimi Okuni (Norimura) , Yōko Kozono (Kohagi) , Noriko Tachibana (Namiji) , Ichirō Sugai (Minister of Justice) , Teruko Omi (Nakagimi) , Chieko Naniwa (Ubatake) , Kikue Mōri (Priestess) , Ryōsuke Kagawa (Ritsushi Kumotake) , Kanji Koshiba (Kaikudo Naito) , Shinobu Araki (Sadaya) , Reiko Kongō (Shiono) , Shōzō Nanbu (Masasue Taira) , Ryônosuke Azuma (Landlord) , Sumao Ishihara (Yakko) , Yukio Horikita (Jiro) , Jun Fujikawa (Kanamaru)

Directors: Kenji Mizoguchi

Writers: Yoshikata Yoda, Fuji Yahiro, Ogai Mori

Tags: japan, courtesan, exile, banishment, governor, prostitution, compassion, based on short story, decree, mercy, feudal japan, 11th century, ancient japan

Dial M for Murder

Dial M for Murder

Release Date: 1954-05-29

Genres: Crime, Thriller

“Dial M for Murder” is a thrilling 1954 movie starring Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, and Robert Cummings. It tells the story of an ex-tennis pro who discovers his wife’s affair and plots to have her murdered. However, when his plan goes awry, he cleverly improvises a new scheme to frame her for the crime. With a gripping plot and stellar performances, this classic film is a must-watch from 1954.”

Cast: Ray Milland (Tony Wendice) , Grace Kelly (Margot Wendice) , Robert Cummings (Mark Halliday) , John Williams (Chief Inspector Hubbard) , Anthony Dawson (Charles Swann) , Leo Britt (Storyteller) , Patrick Allen (Detective Pearson) , George Leigh (Detective Williams) , George Alderson (First Detective) , Robin Hughes (Police Sergeant O’Brien) , Jack Cunningham (Bobby (uncredited)) , Guy Doleman (Detective (uncredited)) , Bess Flowers (Woman Exiting Ship (uncredited)) , Sam Harris (Man in Phone Booth (uncredited)) , Harold Miller (Men’s Club Party Member (uncredited)) , Martin Milner (Policeman Outside Wendice Flat (uncredited)) , Forbes Murray (Judge at Margot’s Trial (uncredited)) , Thayer Roberts (Detective (uncredited)) , William H. O’Brien (Waiter at Stag Dinner (uncredited)) , Alfred Hitchcock (Man Sitting at a Table (uncredited))

Directors: Alfred Hitchcock

Writers: Frederick Knott

Tags: london, england, adultery, jealousy, blackmail, tennis player, letter, marriage, love, murder, theft, husband, murder plot, crime fiction writer, keys

Poverty and Nobility

Poverty and Nobility

Release Date: 1954-04-17

Genres: Comedy

“Poverty and Nobility” is a delightful 1954 comedy film starring Totò and Sophia Loren. Set in the 19th century, the movie follows Eugene, a young nobleman who enlists the help of two penniless friends to pose as his wealthy relatives in order to win the heart of Gemma, the daughter of a successful cook. With a talented cast and a humorous storyline, this movie is sure to keep you entertained from start to finish.

Cast: Totò (Don Felice Sciosciammocca) , Sophia Loren (Gemma) , Enzo Turco (Pasquale) , Dolores Palumbo (Luisella) , Gianni Cavalieri (Gaetano) , Franca Faldini (Nadia) , Carlo Croccolo (Luigino) , Liana Billi (Concetta) , Giuseppe Porelli (Ottavio) , Giulia Melidoni (Bettini) , Valeria Moriconi (Pupella) , Franco Pastorino (Eugenio) , Franco Sportelli (Vincenzo) , Franco Melidoni (Peppinello)

Directors: Mario Mattoli

Writers: Ruggero Maccari, Eduardo Scarpetta


On the Waterfront

On the Waterfront

Release Date: 1954-06-22

Genres: Crime, Drama

“On the Waterfront” is a gripping drama set in 1950s New York. It follows Terry Malloy, a former boxer who finds himself caught in the dangerous world of corrupt dockers’ unions. When Terry witnesses a murder, he becomes torn between loyalty and doing what’s right, with the help of a determined priest and the sister of the victim. Starring Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, and Eva Marie Saint, this critically acclaimed film delves into themes of guilt, redemption, and standing up against injustice. Released on June 22, 1954, it’s definitely one of the best movies of that year.

Cast: Marlon Brando (Terry Malloy) , Karl Malden (Father Barry) , Lee J. Cobb (Johnny Friendly) , Rod Steiger (Charley Malloy) , Pat Henning (Kayo Dugan) , Eva Marie Saint (Edie Doyle) , Leif Erickson (Glover) , James Westerfield (Big Mac) , Tony Galento (Truck) , Tami Mauriello (Tillio) , John F. Hamilton (“Pop” Doyle) , John Heldabrand (Mott) , Rudy Bond (Moose) , Don Blackman (Luke) , Arthur Keegan (Jimmy) , Abe Simon (Barney) , Martin Balsam (Gillette (uncredited)) , Dan Bergin (Sidney (uncredited)) , Zachary Charles (Dues Collector (uncredited)) , Fred Gwynne (Slim (uncredited)) , Anne Hegira (Mrs. Collins (uncredited)) , Pat Hingle (Jocko (uncredited)) , Katherine MacGregor (Longshoreman’s Mother (uncredited)) , Barry Macollum (Johnny’s Banker (uncredited)) , Tiger Joe Marsh (Longshoreman (uncredited))

Directors: Elia Kazan

Writers: Budd Schulberg, Malcolm Johnson

Tags: new jersey, murder, mafia, black and white, union, dock, longshoreman, pigeon

La Strada

La Strada

Release Date: 1954-09-23

Genres: Drama

“La Strada” is a captivating Italian film released in 1954, starring Anthony Quinn, Giulietta Masina, and Richard Basehart. Set in the beautiful Italian countryside, the movie tells the story of Gelsomina, a young woman who is bought by a harsh circus strongman named Zampanò to be his wife and partner. As their journey unfolds, Gelsomina’s loyalty is tested as she endures her husband’s coldness and abuse, while finding solace in the company of a carefree circus fool. This emotional drama explores themes of love, jealousy, and the pursuit of freedom.

Cast: Anthony Quinn (Zampanò) , Giulietta Masina (Gelsomina) , Richard Basehart (Il ‘Matto’) , Aldo Silvani (Il Signor Giraffa) , Marcella Rovere (La Vedova) , Lidia Venturini (La Suorina) , Gustavo Giorgi ((uncredited)) , Yami Kamadeva (Prostitute (uncredited)) , Mario Passante (Waiter (uncredited)) , Anna Primula (Gelsomina’s Mother (uncredited)) , Pietro Ceccarelli (Bartender (uncredited)) , Goffredo Unger (Man Restraining Zampano from Attacking (uncredited)) , Nazzareno Zamperla (Man Restraining Zampano from Attacking (uncredited)) , Giovanna Galli (Prostitute (uncredited)) , Lidia Venturini (La soeur)

Directors: Federico Fellini

Writers: Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli, Ennio Flaiano

Tags: circus, prison, in love with enemy, authority, sadness, wave, dying and death, rage and hate, unsociability, road trip, single, revenge



Release Date: 1954-11-03

Genres: Thriller, Horror, Science Fiction

“Godzilla” is a thrilling Japanese monster movie released on November 3, 1954. Set in Japan, the film follows an expedition led by Dr. Yemani to Odo Island, where they encounter a colossal 50-meter tall monster known as Gojira. As this terrifying creature goes on a destructive rampage, it not only threatens Japan but also poses a danger to the entire world. With a talented cast including Akira Takarada, Momoko Kôchi, and Akihiko Hirata, this movie is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat!”

Cast: Akira Takarada (Hideto Ogata) , Momoko Kôchi (Emiko Yamane) , Akihiko Hirata (Daisuke Serizawa) , Takashi Shimura (Kyohei Yamane) , Fuyuki Murakami (Professor Tanabe) , Sachio Sakai (Newspaper Reporter Hagiwara) , Ren Yamamoto (Masaji Yamada) , Toyoaki Suzuki (Shinkichi Yamada) , Toranosuke Ogawa (President of Company) , Hiroshi Hayashi (Chairman of Diet Committee) , Seijirô Onda (Parliamentarian Oyama) , Kin Sugai (Ozawa-san) , Haruo Nakajima (Godzilla) , Tsuruko Mano (Mrs. Yamada) , Kokuten Kōdō (The Old Fisherman (uncredited)) , Tadashi Okabe (Prof. Tababe’s Assistant (uncredited)) , Jirô Mitsuaki (Employee of Nankai Salvage Company (uncredited)) , Ren Imaizumi (Radio Operator (uncredited)) , Sôkichi Maki (Chief of Maritime Safety Agency (uncredited)) , Kenji Sahara (Young Lover on Ship (uncredited)) , Yasuhisa Tsutsumi (Soldier (uncredited)) , Takeo Oikawa (Chief of Emergency Headquarters (uncredited)) , Junpei Natsuki (Power Station Engineer (uncredited)) , Katsumi Tezuka (Godzilla) , Saburô Iketani (News Reporter (uncredited))

Directors: Ishirō Honda

Writers: Ishirō Honda, Eiji Tsuburaya, Takeo Murata, Tomoyuki Tanaka, Shigeru Kayama

Tags: japan, atomic bomb, island, shipwreck, nuclear radiation, ship, giant monster, tokyo, japan, dinosaur, black and white, creature feature, kaiju, post war japan, animal horror



Release Date: 1954-09-10

Genres: Comedy, Romance

“Sabrina” is a classic romantic comedy from 1954 starring Audrey Hepburn, William Holden, and Humphrey Bogart. The film follows the story of Sabrina Fairchild, a shy and awkward young woman who captures the attention of the playboy David Larrabee upon her return from Paris. However, as she falls in love with David, she also finds herself drawn to his hardworking and marriage-averse brother, Linus. With a stellar cast and a charming plot, this movie is a delightful watch for fans of old Hollywood romance.

Cast: Audrey Hepburn (Sabrina Fairchild) , William Holden (David Larrabee) , Humphrey Bogart (Linus Larrabee) , Walter Hampden (Oliver Larrabee) , John Williams (Thomas Fairchild) , Martha Hyer (Elizabeth Tyson) , Joan Vohs (Gretchen Van Horn) , Marcel Dalio (Baron St. Foritanel) , Marcel Hillaire (Professor) , Nella Walker (Maude Larrabee) , Francis X. Bushman (Mr. Tyson) , Ellen Corby (Miss McCardie) , Marjorie Bennett (Margaret) , Emory Parnell (Charles) , Nancy Kulp (Jenny) , Paul Harvey (Dr. Calaway) , Kay Riehl (Mrs. Tyson) , Raymond Bailey (Member of the Board (uncredited)) , Ralph Brooks (Party / Dance Extra (uncredited)) , Colin Campbell (Board Member (uncredited)) , Harvey B. Dunn (Party Guest with Tray (uncredited)) , Fritz Ford (Dance Partner (uncredited)) , Otto Forrest (Elevator Operator (uncredited)) , Chuck Hamilton (Gardener-Caretaker (uncredited)) , Rand Harper (Man (uncredited))

Directors: Billy Wilder

Writers: Ernest Lehman, Billy Wilder, Samuel A. Taylor

Tags: sibling relationship, chauffeur, champagne, playboy, love, teenage crush, millionaire, high society, manhattan, new york city, impossible love, family disapproval

Johnny Guitar

Johnny Guitar

Release Date: 1954-05-26

Genres: Drama, Western, Romance

“Johnny Guitar” is a classic Western film released in 1954. Set in a small town, it tells the story of Vienna, a strong-willed saloon owner, and her lover, Johnny Guitar, a former gunslinger. When a heist goes wrong and Vienna is wrongly accused, her rival rallies the townsfolk against her. With a star-studded cast including Joan Crawford and Sterling Hayden, this movie is a thrilling tale of love, revenge, and the wild west.

Cast: Joan Crawford (Vienna) , Sterling Hayden (Johnny ‘Guitar’ Logan) , Mercedes McCambridge (Emma Small) , Ernest Borgnine (Bart Lonergan) , John Carradine (Old Tom) , Scott Brady (Dancin’ Kid) , Ward Bond (John McIvers) , Royal Dano (Corey) , Frank Ferguson (Marshal Williams) , Paul Fix (Eddie) , Rhys Williams (Mr. Andrews) , Ian MacDonald (Pete) , Ben Cooper (Turkey Ralston) , Denver Pyle (Posseman (uncredited)) , Will Wright (Ned – Bank Teller (uncredited)) , Sumner Williams (Posseman (uncredited))

Directors: Nicholas Ray

Writers: Nicholas Ray, Ben Maddow, Roy Chanslor, Philip Yordan

Tags: saloon, saloon owner

Journey to Italy

Journey to Italy

Release Date: 1954-09-07

Genres: Drama, Romance

“Journey to Italy” is a captivating movie from 1954 that tells the story of a bored English couple who embark on a trip to Italy to sell a house they inherited. However, what starts as a simple journey turns into a gripping tale of cruelty and cynicism as their marriage begins to crumble. Starring the talented Ingrid Bergman and George Sanders, this film is a must-watch for its passionate portrayal of a relationship on the brink of collapse.

Cast: Ingrid Bergman (Katherine Joyce) , George Sanders (Alexander ‘Alex’ Joyce) , Jackie Frost (Betty) , Maria Mauban (Marie) , Anna Proclemer (Prostitute) , Leslie Daniels (Tony Burton) , Natalia Ray (Natalie Burton) , Paul Müller (Paul Dupont) , Bianca Maria Cerasoli (Un’amica di Judy (uncredited)) , Adriana Danieli (Un’amica di Judy (uncredited)) , María Martín (Judy (uncredited)) , Lyla Rocco (La signora Sinibaldi (uncredited))

Directors: Roberto Rossellini

Writers: Roberto Rossellini, Vitaliano Brancati, Colette

Tags: italy, prostitute, based on novel or book, husband wife relationship, naples, italy, travel, relationship, divorce, pompeii



Release Date: 1954-09-02

Genres: Romance, Drama, War

“Senso” is a captivating Italian movie released in 1954 that tells the story of a troubled Countess who finds herself entangled in a destructive love affair with an Austrian Lieutenant. Set against the backdrop of a war-torn country, the movie explores themes of betrayal and passion, making it a must-watch for fans of intense and emotional dramas. With a talented cast including Farley Granger and Alida Valli, “Senso” is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Cast: Farley Granger (Il tenente Franz Mahler) , Alida Valli (La contessa Livia Serpieri) , Massimo Girotti (Il marchese Roberto Ussoni) , Heinz Moog (Il conte Serpieri) , Rina Morelli (Laura, la governante) , Christian Marquand (Un ufficiale boemo) , Sergio Fantoni (Luca) , Tino Bianchi (Il capitano Meucci) , Ernst Nadherny (Il comandante della piazza di Verona) , Tonio Selwart (Il colonello Kleist) , Marcella Mariani (Clara, la prostituta) , Franco Arcalli () , Marianne Leibl () , Jean-Pierre Mocky () , Ivy Nicholson () , Mimmo Palmara () , Winni Riva () , Goliarda Sapienza () , Renato Terra () , Ugo Mari (Officer in Verona’s Austrian Headquartes (uncredited))

Directors: Luchino Visconti

Writers: Tennessee Williams, Luchino Visconti, Suso Cecchi d’Amico, Giorgio Bassani, Camillo Boito, Paul Bowles, Giorgio Prosperi, Carlo Alianello

Tags: venice, italy, italian, countess, betrayal, austrian officer, 19th century

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Release Date: 1954-07-22

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Western

“Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” is a delightful musical set in 1850 Oregon. When a rugged backwoodsman brings a wife home, his six brothers are inspired to find love too. With a talented cast including Jane Powell and Howard Keel, this 1954 film is a heartwarming tale of romance and family bonds that will leave you tapping your feet to its catchy tunes.

Cast: Jane Powell (Bride Milly Pontipee) , Howard Keel (Brother Adam Pontipee) , Jeff Richards (Brother Benjamin Pontipee) , Russ Tamblyn (Brother Gideon Pontipee) , Tommy Rall (Brother Frank Pontipee) , Julie Newmar (Bride Dorcas Galen) , Ruta Lee (Bride Ruth Jensen) , Matt Mattox (Brother Caleb Pontipee) , Nancy Kilgas (Bride Alice Elcott) , Virginia Gibson (Bride Liza) , Jacques d’Amboise (Brother Ephraim Pontipee) , Norma Doggett (Bride Martha) , Marc Platt (Brother Daniel Pontipee) , Betty Carr (Bride Sarah Kines) , Howard Petrie (Pete Perkins) , Ian Wolfe (Rev. Elcott) , Kelly Brown (Carl) , Matt Moore (Ruth’s Uncle) , Dick Rich (Dorcas’ Father) , Russell Simpson (Fred Bixby) , Jarma Lewis (Lem’s Girlfriend) , Anna Q. Nilsson (Mrs. Elcott) , Earl Barton (Harry) , Dante DiPaolo (Matt) , Marjorie Wood (Mrs. Bixby)

Directors: Stanley Donen

Writers: Johnny Mercer, Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Dorothy Kingsley, Stephen Vincent Benét

Tags: sibling relationship, oregon, usa, bride, log cabin, musical, big family, brother, wedding, based on short story, uncle niece relationship, mountain pass, snowed in, 19th century, barn raising

An American in Rome

An American in Rome

Release Date: 1954-12-10

Genres: Comedy

“An American in Rome” is a hilarious Italian film from 1954 that follows the adventures of Nando Moriconi, a young Italian obsessed with all things American. Set in 1950s Rome, Nando’s comical attempts to imitate the American way of life, from speaking funny American-English to imitating John Wayne’s walk, make for a delightful parody. Starring Alberto Sordi and Maria Pia Casilio, this movie offers a lighthearted and entertaining glimpse into the cultural fascination with America during that time.

Cast: Alberto Sordi (Nando Moriconi) , Maria Pia Casilio (Elvira) , Ilse Peterson (Molly) , Anita Durante (Mother of Nando) , Giulio Calì (Father of Nando) , Galeazzo Benti (Fred Buonanotte) , Carlo Delle Piane (Cicalone Romolo) , Rocco D’Assunta (Commissioner) , Ivy Nicholson (Molly’s friend) , Charles Fawcett (Mr. Brooks) , Caterine Alcajde (Ballet dancer) , Archibald L. Lyall (Ambassador) , Vincenzo Talarico (Honorable Borgiano) , Luigi Giacosi (Doctor) , Salvo Libassi (Tullio, radio technician) , Marcello Giorda (Elderly spectator on TV) , Leopoldo Trieste (Spectator on TV) , Cristina Fantoni (Young spectator on TV) , Ursula Andress (Astrid Sjöström) , Gianni Baghino (Theater spectator) , Ciccio Barbi (Armando, impresario) , Ughetto Bertucci (Pickup truck driver) , Sue Ellen Blake () , Gemma Bolognesi (Lady on a diet) , Adua Comin ()

Directors: Steno

Writers: Sandro Continenza, Lucio Fulci, Ettore Scola, Alberto Sordi, Steno


Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto

Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto

Release Date: 1954-09-25

Genres: Drama, Action, Adventure

“Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto” is a captivating movie set in 17th century Japan, following the journey of Miyamoto as he strives to rise above his low caste and become a formidable samurai warrior. With an impressive cast including Toshirō Mifune and Mariko Okada, this 1954 release is a must-watch for fans of historical dramas and epic tales of personal growth.”

Cast: Toshirō Mifune (Musashi Miyamoto a.k.a. Takezo) , Rentaro Mikuni (Matahachi) , Mariko Okada (Akemi) , Kurôemon Onoe (Takuan) , Kaoru Yachigusa (Otsu) , Mitsuko Mito (Oko) , Eiko Miyoshi (Osugi) , Akihiko Hirata (Seijuro Yoshioka) , Kusuo Abe (Temma Tsujikaze) , Eitarō Ozawa (Terumasa Ikeda) , Seijirô Onda (Chief Official (uncredited)) , Fumindo Matsuo (Petty Official (uncredited)) , Masanobu Ôkubo (Petty Official (uncredited)) , Takuzō Kumagai (Villager (uncredited)) , Akira Sera (Villager (uncredited)) , Yasuhisa Tsutsumi (Villager (uncredited)) , Yutaka Sada (Soldier (uncredited)) , Shigeo Katô (Soldier (uncredited)) , Jun’ichirō Mukai (Soldier (uncredited)) , Kiyoshi Kamoda (Roving Warrior (uncredited)) , Michio Sakurai (Roving Warrior (uncredited)) , Gorô Sakurai (Roving Warrior (uncredited)) , Masao Masuda (Woodcutter (uncredited)) , Sôjin Kamiyama ((uncredited)) , Kanta Kisaragi ((uncredited))

Directors: Hiroshi Inagaki

Writers: Hiroshi Inagaki, Eiji Yoshikawa, Tokuhei Wakao, Hideji Hôjô

Tags: samurai

White Christmas

White Christmas

Release Date: 1954-10-14

Genres: Comedy, Music, Romance

“White Christmas” is a heartwarming musical film released in 1954. Starring Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye, it tells the story of two talented performers who team up after the war to become a sensational act in show business. Along the way, they meet and fall in love with the beautiful Haynes sisters, who are also a talented sister act. With catchy songs, delightful dance numbers, and a touch of romance, this movie is a perfect choice for a cozy movie night during the holiday season.

Cast: Bing Crosby (Bob Wallace) , Danny Kaye (Phil Davis) , Rosemary Clooney (Betty Haynes) , Vera-Ellen (Judy Haynes) , Dean Jagger (General Waverly) , Mary Wickes (Emma Allen) , John Brascia (John) , Anne Whitfield (Susan Waverly) , Bea Allen (Dancer (uncredited)) , Frank Baker (Anniversary Party Guest (uncredited)) , Glen Cargyle (Jeep Driver (uncredited)) , George Chakiris (Dancer (uncredited)) , Barrie Chase (Doris Lenz (uncredited)) , Lorinne Crawford (Rita (uncredited)) , Franklyn Farnum (Club Patron (uncredited)) , Bess Flowers (Club Patron (uncredited)) , Gavin Gordon (General Carlton (uncredited)) , Johnny Grant (Ed Harrison (uncredited)) , Percy Helton (Train Conductor (uncredited)) , I. Stanford Jolley (Station Master (uncredited)) , Sig Ruman (Landlord (uncredited)) , Grady Sutton (Mr. Herring (uncredited)) , Herb Vigran (Novello (uncredited)) , Robert Crosson (Albert (uncredited)) , Chuck Hicks (Anniversary Party Guest (uncredited))

Directors: Michael Curtiz

Writers: Melvin Frank, Norman Panama, Norman Krasna

Tags: sibling relationship, show business, musical, sister, matchmaking, post world war ii, song and dance, floor show, ski lodge, christmas, failing business, sister act, war buddies, retired general

The Caine Mutiny

The Caine Mutiny

Release Date: 1954-06-23

Genres: Drama, War

“The Caine Mutiny” is a gripping 1954 movie that tells the intense story of a US Naval captain who starts showing signs of mental instability, putting his ship and crew in danger. When the first officer takes charge and relieves him of command, he faces a court martial for mutiny. Starring legendary actors like Humphrey Bogart and José Ferrer, this film takes you on a thrilling journey filled with suspense and moral dilemmas.

Cast: Humphrey Bogart (Lt. Cmdr. Philip Francis Queeg) , Robert Francis (Ens. Willis Seward ‘Willie’ Keith) , Van Johnson (Lt. Stephen Maryk) , Fred MacMurray (Lt. Thomas ‘Tom’ Keefer) , May Wynn (May Wynn) , Katherine Warren (Mrs. Keith) , Jerry Paris (Ens. Barney Harding) , José Ferrer (Lt. Barney Greenwald) , E.G. Marshall (Lt. Comdr. Challee) , Tom Tully (Comdr. DeVriess) , Arthur Franz (Lt. JG H. Paynter Jr.) , Lee Marvin (Meatball) , Claude Akins (Horrible) , James Edwards (Chief Steward Whittaker) , Todd Karns (Petty Officer 1st Class Stillwell (uncredited)) , Don Dubbins (Seaman 1st Class Urban (uncredited)) , Warner Anderson (Capt. Blakely) , Whit Bissell (Lt. Comdr. Dickson M.D.) , Herbert Anderson (Ens. Rabbit) , Joe Haworth (Ens. Carmody) , James Best (Lt. JG Jorgensen) , Steve Brodie (Chief Budge) , Sam Harris (Graduation Ceremony Attendee) , Don Anderson (Radarman) , Robert Bray (Court-Martial Board Member)

Directors: Edward Dmytryk

Writers: Herman Wouk, Stanley Roberts, Michael Blankfort

Tags: post-traumatic stress disorder, mutiny, world war ii, paranoia, war ship, mental breakdown, military court, u.s. navy, naval officer, cowardice, novelist, military life, psychiatry, naval, court martial, storm at sea, target practice, shipyard, naval warfare, 1940s, courtroom drama, panic attack, uniform code of military justice, battle sequence, military authority, relief of command, ward room, military attorney, slack ship, training exercise, tow rope, feelings of persecution, sanity vs insanity, combat veteran

A Star Is Born

A Star Is Born

Release Date: 1954-10-01

Genres: Drama, Music, Romance

“A Star Is Born” is a captivating movie from 1954 that tells the story of a young singer-actress who gets a chance at fame with the help of a seasoned movie star. As their paths intertwine, the movie explores the challenges of age and alcoholism that send the star’s own career on a downward spiral. With a talented cast including Judy Garland and James Mason, this film is a must-watch for fans of classic cinema.

Cast: Judy Garland (Vicki Lester) , James Mason (Norman Maine) , Jack Carson (Matt Libby) , Charles Bickford (Oliver Niles) , Tommy Noonan (Danny McGuire) , Lucy Marlow (Lola Lavery) , Amanda Blake (Susan Ettinger) , Irving Bacon (Graves) , Hazel Shermet (Libby’s secretary) , James Brown (Glenn Williams) , John Alban (Academy Awards Attendee (uncredited)) , Laurindo Almeida (Guitarist (uncredited)) , Leon Alton (Usher (uncredited)) , Rudolph Anders (Mr. Ettinger (uncredited)) , David Armstrong (Soundman (uncredited)) , Phil Arnold (Agent (uncredited)) , Nadine Ashdown (Esther (age 6) (uncredited)) , Gertrude Astor (Racetrack Spectator (uncredited)) , Jack Baker (Father (uncredited)) , George Becwar (Assistant Director (uncredited)) , Don Beddoe (Studio Executive at Premiere (uncredited)) , Rodney Bell (Malibu Party Guest (uncredited)) , Oscar Blank (Vagrant (uncredited)) , Lennie Bluett (Dancer (uncredited)) , Lulu Mae Bohrman (Academy Awards Attendee (uncredited))

Directors: George Cukor

Writers: William A. Wellman, Dorothy Parker, Alan Campbell, Robert Carson, Moss Hart, Ira Gershwin

Tags: husband wife relationship, career, musical, alcoholism, remake, fame, los angeles, california, rising star, partially lost film, fading star

The Glenn Miller Story

The Glenn Miller Story

Release Date: 1954-01-04

Genres: Drama, Music, Romance

“The Glenn Miller Story” is a captivating film that pays homage to the iconic bandleader, Glenn Miller. Set in the early 1940s, it follows Miller’s inspiring journey from poverty to fame, showcasing his incredible rise in the music industry. With a stellar cast including James Stewart and June Allyson, this 1954 release is a must-watch for anyone who appreciates the legendary Glenn Miller and his timeless music.

Cast: James Stewart (Glenn Miller) , June Allyson (Helen Burger Miller) , Harry Morgan (Chummy MacGregor) , Charles Drake (Don Haynes) , George Tobias (Si Schribman) , Barton MacLane (General Arnold) , Sig Ruman (W. Kranz) , Irving Bacon (Mr. Miller) , Kathleen Lockhart (Mrs. Miller) , Kevin Corcoran (Steve Miller) , James Bell (Mr. Burger) , Katherine Warren (Mrs. Burger) , Marion Ross (Polly Haynes) , Frances Langford (Frances Langford) , Louis Armstrong (Louis Armstrong) , Gene Krupa (Gene Krupa) , Ben Pollack (Ben Pollack) , Barney Bigard (Barney Bigard) , Cozy Cole (Cozy Cole) , William Challee () , Hal K. Dawson () , Ken DuMain () , Phil Garris () , Lisa Gaye () , Bob Hamlin ()

Directors: Anthony Mann

Writers: Valentine Davies, Oscar Brodney

Tags: jazz, musical, biography, historical figure

Creature from the Black Lagoon

Creature from the Black Lagoon

“Creature from the Black Lagoon” is a thrilling 1954 movie that takes place in the Amazon River. When a group of scientists discovers a fascinating creature that bridges the gap between humans and fish, they plan to capture it for further study. However, things take a dangerous turn when the creature becomes infatuated with the lead scientist’s fiancée, leading to a suspenseful battle for survival. Starring Richard Carlson, Julie Adams, and Richard Denning, this classic film will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Cast: Richard Carlson (Dr. David Reed) , Julie Adams (Kay Lawrence) , Richard Denning (Dr. Mark Williams) , Antonio Moreno (Dr. Carl Maia) , Nestor Paiva (Captain Lucas) , Whit Bissell (Dr. Edwin Thompson) , Bernie Gozier (Zee) , Henry A. Escalante (Chico) , Ricou Browning (The Gill Man (In Water) (uncredited)) , Ben Chapman (The Gill Man (On Land) (uncredited)) , Art Gilmore (Narrator (voice) (uncredited)) , Perry Lopez (Tomas (uncredited)) , Sydney Mason (Dr. Matos (uncredited)) , Rodd Redwing (Luis (uncredited)) , James Miller (Old man (uncredited))

Directors: Jack Arnold

Writers: William Alland, Harry Essex, Arthur A. Ross, Maurice Zimm

Tags: monster, boat, paleontology, expedition, chase, ship, amazon rainforest, water monster, black and white, creature, scientist, sea monster, lagoon, fossil, spear gun

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