Best Action Movies of 1954

1.

Vera Cruz

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

After the American Civil War, mercenaries travel to Mexico to fight in their revolution for money. The former soldier and gentleman Benjamin Trane meets the gunman and killer Joe Erin and his men, and together they are hired by the Emperor Maximillian and the Marquis Henri de Labordere to escort the Countess Marie Duvarre to the harbor of Vera Cruz.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Burt Lancaster, Denise Darcel, Cesar Romero, Sara Montiel, Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson, George Macready, Jack Elam, James McCallion ..
Directed by: Robert Aldrich
Release date: 1954-12-25
2.

The Naked Jungle

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

The Leiningen South American cocoa plantation is threatened by a 2-mile-wide, 20-mile-long column of army ants.

Starring: Eleanor Parker, Charlton Heston, Abraham Sofaer, William Conrad, Romo Vincent, Douglas Fowley, John Dierkes, Leonard Strong, Norma Calderón ..
Directed by: Byron Haskin
Release date: 1954-03-03
3.

Robinson Crusoe

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

An English slave trader is marooned on a remote tropical island, forced to fend for himself and deal with crushing loneliness.

Starring: Dan O'Herlihy, Jaime Fernández, Felipe de Alba, Chel López, José Chávez, Emilio Garibay ..
Directed by: Luis Buñuel
Release date: 1954-08-05
4.

The Bridges at Toko-Ri

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

A naval aviator is assigned to bomb a group of heavily defended bridges during the Korean War.

Starring: William Holden, Grace Kelly, Fredric March, Mickey Rooney, Robert Strauss, Charles McGraw, Keiko Awaji, Earl Holliman, Richard Shannon, Willis Bouchey ..
Directed by: Mark Robson
Release date: 1954-12-01
5.

The High and the Mighty

3.4
6.8/10 IMDB

Dan Roman is a veteran pilot haunted by a tragic past. Now relegated to second-in-command cockpit assignments he finds himself on a routine Honolulu-to-San Francisco flight - one that takes a terrifying suspense-building turn when disaster strikes high above the Pacific Ocean at the point of no return.

Starring: John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Laraine Day, Robert Stack, Jan Sterling, Phil Harris, Robert Newton, David Brian, Paul Kelly, Sidney Blackmer ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1954-07-03
Best Action Movies of 1954 : The Purple Plain
6.

The Purple Plain

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

After losing his bride in a Luftwaffe air raid, bomber pilot Forrester becomes a solitary killing machine, who doesn't care whether he dies. The reckless Canadian pilot is both admired and feared by the rest of his squadron in World War II Burma. The squadron physician is assigned to determine the embittered Bill Forrester's fitness for duty. To break through the nightmare-haunted man's wall of silence, the physician drives Forrester to visit an outpost of English-speaking refugees, which includes an alluring young Burmese woman.

Starring: Gregory Peck, Win Min Than, Brenda De Banzie, Bernard Lee, Maurice Denham, Lyndon Brook, Anthony Bushell, Josephine Griffin, Ram Gopal ..
Directed by: Robert Parrish
Release date: 1954-11-25
7.

Silver Lode

3.3
6.9/10 IMDB

Dan Ballard, a respected citizen in the western town of Silver Lode, has his wedding interrupted by four men led by Ned McCarthy, an old acquaintance who, as a US Marshal, arrests Ballard for the murder of his brother and the theft of $20,000. Ballard seeks to stall McCarthy while tracking down evidence that will prove his innocence.

Starring: John Payne, Lizabeth Scott, Dan Duryea, Dolores Moran, Emile Meyer, Robert Warwick, John Hudson, Harry Carey, Jr., Alan Hale Jr., Stuart Whitman ..
Directed by: Allan Dwan
Release date: 1954-07-23
8.

Apache

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

Following the surrender of Geronimo, Massai, the last Apache warrior is captured and scheduled for transportation to a Florida reservation. On the way he manages to escape and heads for his homeland to win back his girl and settle down to grow crops. His pursuers have other ideas though.

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Jean Peters, John McIntire, Charles Bronson, John Dehner, Ian MacDonald, Walter Sande, Morris Ankrum, Monte Blue, Paul Guilfoyle ..
Directed by: Robert Aldrich
Release date: 1954-07-09
Best Action Movies of 1954 : Hell and High Water
9.

Hell and High Water

3.2
6.1/10 IMDB

A privately-financed scientist and his colleagues hire an ex-Navy officer to conduct an Alaskan submarine expedition in order to prevent a Red Chinese anti-American plot that may lead to World War III. Mixes deviously plotted schoolboy fiction with submarine spectacle and cold war heroics.

Starring: Richard Widmark, Bella Darvi, Victor Francen, Cameron Mitchell, Gene Evans, David Wayne, Stephen Bekassy, Richard Loo, Henry Kulky, Ray Stevens ..
Directed by: Samuel Fuller
Release date: 1954-02-06
Best Action Movies of 1954 : Prince Valiant
10.

Prince Valiant

3.2
6.2/10 IMDB

A young Viking prince strives to become a knight in King Arthur"s Court and restore his exiled father to his rightful throne.

Starring: James Mason, Janet Leigh, Robert Wagner, Debra Paget, Sterling Hayden, Victor McLaglen, Donald Crisp, Brian Aherne, Barry Jones, Mary Philips ..
Directed by: Henry Hathaway
Release date: 1954-04-05

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