Best Drama Movies of 1954

1.

Lease of Life

3.2
6.8/10 IMDB

The parson of a small rural community knows he is dying and this makes him reconsider his life so far and what he can still do to help the community.

Starring: Robert Donat, Kay Walsh, Denholm Elliott, Adrienne Corri, Walter Fitzgerald, Reginald Beckwith, Vida Hope, Cyril Raymond, Russell Waters, Richard Wattis ..
Directed by: Charles Frend
Release date: 1954-10-18
Best Drama Movies of 1954 : About Mrs. Leslie
2.

About Mrs. Leslie

3.1
7.1/10 IMDB

A lonely, unhappy owner of a Beverly Hills boarding house reflects on her lonely, unhappy life and the lonely, unhappy man she once loved.

Starring: Shirley Booth, Robert Ryan, Marjie Millar, Alex Nicol, Sammy White, James Bell, Eilene Janssen, Philip Ober, Harry Morgan, Ellen Corby ..
Directed by: Daniel Mann
Release date: 1954-08-03
Best Drama Movies of 1954 : Bang! You're Dead
3.

Bang! You're Dead

2.9
6.4/10 IMDB

Two small boys are playing in a wood. The younger boy has a revolver and, not understanding that the gun differs from his toy pistol, plays 'highwayman' on the road and holds up a cyclist; the gun goes off, killing the cyclist. Both boys are unaware of the tragic consequences of their game. The body and the gun are found by Bob Carter, who had recently quarreled with the victim in the presence of their workmates, and both men had uttered threats. The evidence is strong, and Bob is arrested for murder...

Starring: Jack Warner, Derek Farr, Veronica Hurst, Michael Medwin, Gordon Harker, Anthony Richmond, Sean Barrett, Beatrice Varley, Philip Saville, John Warwick ..
Directed by: Lance Comfort
Release date: 1954-03-15
Best Drama Movies of 1954 : Blue Week
4.

Blue Week

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

A Bergmanesque triangle drama. After a weekend of dancing and camping on a recreation island near the city, a young factory worker decides to stay and cut work for a day. Walking around the now deserted island, he meets a beautiful woman camping alone and sunbathing in the nude on the beach. A hot romance flares up between the worker and the more upper-class married lady, lasting through the light-filled nights of the whole summer week until the woman's much older husband returns to the island the next weekend.

Starring: Gunvor Sandkvist, Matti Oravisto, Toivo Mäkelä, Paavo Hukkinen, Kauko Laurikainen, Juhani Kumpulainen, Kaarlo Saarnio, Leo Jokela ..
Directed by: Matti Kassila
Release date: 1954-02-26
Best Drama Movies of 1954 : The Crowded Day
5.

The Crowded Day

2.8
6.4/10 IMDB

One day in the lives and loves of the staff in a large department store.

Starring: John Gregson, Joan Rice, Freda Jackson, Patricia Marmont, Josephine Griffin, Sonia Holm, Vera Day ..
Directed by: John Guillermin
Release date: 1954-10-01
Best Drama Movies of 1954 : The Young Lovers
6.

The Young Lovers

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

A young employee of the British State Department falls in love with the daughter of a top Russian diplomat, much to the panic of their respective countries' officials, who suspect espionage. The cast includes David Knight, Odile Versois, Theodore Bikel and David Kossoff.

Starring: David Knight, Odile Versois, Theodore Bikel, David Kossoff, Joseph Tomelty, Paul Carpenter, Peter Illing, John McLaren, Bernard Rebel, Jill Adams ..
Directed by: Anthony Asquith
Release date: 1954-08-24
7.

What Every Woman Wants

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

Young couple Mark and Jane are forced to thrash out marital problems in a borrowed room in Jane’s parents’ tiny house. Meanwhile, Jane’s cousin, Jim - back from the war in Korea - and Mark’s involvement in left-wing politics place further strain on the relationship. Can grandfather help?

Starring: William Sylvester, Elsie Albiin, Patric Doonan, Joan Hickson, Brian Rix, Joan Sims, Prunella Scales, Brenda De Banzie, Douglas Ives, Dominic Roche ..
Directed by: Maurice Elvey
Release date: 1954-06-10
8.

Seagulls Over Sorrento

2.4
5.6/10 IMDB

British and American sailors conduct demolitions experiments off the Scottish coast.

Starring: Gene Kelly, John Justin, Bernard Lee, Sid James, Patric Doonan, Ray Jackson, Fredd Wayne, Patrick Barr, David Orr, Jeff Richards ..
Directed by: John Boulting, Roy Boulting
Release date: 1954-07-12
Best Drama Movies of 1954 : Security Risk
9.

Security Risk

2.4
5.9/10 IMDB

An FBI agent on vacation in the mountains begins to suspect that a Communist spy ring may be operating in the area.

Starring: John Ireland, Dorothy Malone, Keith Larsen, Dolores Donlon, John Craven, Susan Cummings, Joe Bassett ..
Directed by: Harold D. Schuster
Release date: 1954-08-08
Best Drama Movies of 1954 : Dangerous Cargo
10.

Dangerous Cargo

2.3
5.4/10 IMDB

Inspired by the real events of the attempted heist at Heathrow Airport in 1952, a criminal tricks an old friend into giving away the location of a shipment of gold bullion so he and his gang can steal it.

Starring: Jack Watling, Susan Stephen, Karel Stepanek, Richard Pearson, Terence Alexander, John Le Mesurier, Ballard Berkeley, Genine Graham, John Longden, Trevor Reid ..
Directed by: John Harlow
Release date: 1954-05-01

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