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 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
5.

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
6.

Silver Lode

3.4
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
Best Action Movies of 1954 : The Great Warrior Skanderbeg
7.

The Great Warrior Skanderbeg

3.3
7.9/10 IMDB

The Great Warrior Skanderbeg (Albanian: Skenderbeu, Russian: Velikiy voin Albanii Skanderbeg) is a 1953 Albanian-Soviet drama film directed by Sergei Yutkevich. It was entered into the 1954 Cannes Film Festival where it earned the International Prize. Yutkevich also earned the Special Mention award for his direction. The film is a biography of George Kastriot Skanderbeg (1405 – 1468), widely known as Skanderbeg, a 15th-century Albanian lord who defended his land against the Ottoman Empire for more than two decades.

Starring: Akaki Khorava, Besa Imami, Adivie Alibali, Semyon Sokolovsky, Veriko Anjaparidze, Marie Logoreci, Aleksandr Vertinskiy, Georgi Chernovolenko, Naim Frashëri, Kadri Roshi ..
Directed by: Sergei Yutkevich
Release date: 1954-06-16
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 : The Purple Plain
9.

The Purple Plain

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

A RAF airfield in Burma in 1945, during World War II. Canadian bomber pilot Bill Forrester is a bitter man who lives haunted by a tragic past. He has became a reckless warrior, and is feared by his comrades, who consider him a madman. Dr. Harris, the squadron physician, is determined to help him heal his tormented soul…

Starring: Gregory Peck, Win Min Than, Brenda De Banzie, Bernard Lee, Maurice Denham, Lyndon Brook, Anthony Bushell, Josephine Griffin, Ram Gopal, Dorothy Alison ..
Directed by: Robert Parrish
Release date: 1954-09-14
10.

Track of the Cat

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

A family saga: In a stunning mountain valley ranch setting near Aspen, complex and dangerous family dynamics play out against the backdrop of the first big snowstorm of winter and an enormous panther with seemingly mythical qualities which is killing cattle.

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Diana Lynn, Tab Hunter, Teresa Wright, Beulah Bondi, Philip Tonge, William Hopper, Carl Switzer ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1954-11-27

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