Best Drama Movies of 1954

1.

Rear Window

6.9
8.5/10 IMDB

A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.

Starring: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter, Raymond Burr, Judith Evelyn, Ross Bagdasarian, Georgine Darcy, Sara Berner, Frank Cady ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1954-08-01
2.

Dial M for Murder

6.6
8.2/10 IMDB

An ex-tennis pro carries out a plot to have his wife murdered after discovering she is having an affair, and assumes she will soon leave him for the other man anyway. When things go wrong, he improvises a new plan—to frame her for murder instead.

Starring: Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings, John Williams, Anthony Dawson, Leo Britt, Patrick Allen, George Leigh, Bess Flowers, Robin Hughes ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1954-05-29
3.

On the Waterfront

6.6
8.1/10 IMDB

Terry Malloy dreams about being a prize fighter, while tending his pigeons and running errands at the docks for Johnny Friendly, the corrupt boss of the dockers union. Terry witnesses a murder by two of Johnny's thugs, and later meets the dead man's sister and feels responsible for his death. She introduces him to Father Barry, who tries to force him to provide information for the courts that will smash the dock racketeers.

Starring: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger, Pat Henning, Eva Marie Saint, Leif Erickson, James Westerfield, Tony Galento, Tami Mauriello ..
Directed by: Elia Kazan
Release date: 1954-06-22
4.

Sabrina

5.5
7.6/10 IMDB

Linus and David Larrabee are the two sons of a very wealthy family. Linus is all work – busily running the family corporate empire, he has no time for a wife and family. David is all play – technically he is employed by the family business, but never shows up for work, spends all his time entertaining, and has been married and divorced three times. Meanwhile, Sabrina Fairchild is the young, shy, and awkward daughter of the household chauffeur, who goes away to Paris for two years, and returns to capture David's attention, while falling in love with Linus.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, William Holden, Walter Hampden, John Williams, Martha Hyer, Joan Vohs, Marcel Dalio, Marcel Hillaire, Nella Walker ..
Directed by: Billy Wilder
Release date: 1954-09-10
5.

The Caine Mutiny

5.4
7.7/10 IMDB

When a US Naval captain shows signs of mental instability that jeopardize his ship, the first officer relieves him of command and faces court martial for mutiny.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Van Johnson, Fred MacMurray, Robert Francis, José Ferrer, E.G. Marshall, Tom Tully, May Wynn, Katherine Warren, Lee Marvin ..
Directed by: Edward Dmytryk
Release date: 1954-06-23
6.

Johnny Guitar

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

On the outskirts of town, the hard-nosed Vienna owns a saloon frequented by the undesirables of the region, including Dancin' Kid and his gang. Another patron of Vienna's establishment is Johnny Guitar, a former gunslinger and her lover. When a heist is pulled in town that results in a man's death, Emma Small, Vienna's rival, rallies the townsfolk to take revenge on Vienna's saloon – even without proof of her wrongdoing.

Starring: Joan Crawford, Mercedes McCambridge, Sterling Hayden, Ernest Borgnine, John Carradine, Scott Brady, Ward Bond, Royal Dano, Frank Ferguson, Paul Fix ..
Directed by: Nicholas Ray
Release date: 1954-05-26
7.

A Star Is Born

5.4
7.5/10 IMDB

A movie star helps a young singer/actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.

Starring: Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson, Charles Bickford, Tommy Noonan, Lucy Marlow, Amanda Blake, Irving Bacon, Hazel Shermet, Lotus Robb ..
Directed by: George Cukor
Release date: 1954-10-01
8.

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

5.3
7.3/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Howard Keel, Jeff Richards, Russ Tamblyn, Tommy Rall, Marc Platt, Jane Powell, Jacques d'Amboise, Julie Newmar, Matt Mattox, Nancy Kilgas ..
Directed by: Stanley Donen
Release date: 1954-07-22
9.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas, Peter Lorre, Robert J. Wilke, Ted de Corsia, Carleton Young, J. M. Kerrigan, Percy Helton, Ted Cooper ..
Directed by: Richard Fleischer
Release date: 1954-12-23
10.

Animal Farm

5.1
7.2/10 IMDB

A successful farmyard revolution by the resident animals vs. the farmer goes horribly wrong when corrupt pigs hijack it for their personal gain. Based on the socialist George Orwell’s novel “Animal Farm”, a critique of Stalinist authoritarianism.

Starring: Gordon Heath, Maurice Denham ..
Directed by: John Halas, Joy Batchelor
Release date: 1954-12-28
11.

The Barefoot Contessa

5.0
6.9/10 IMDB

Has-been director Harry Dawes gets a new lease on his career when independently wealthy Kirk Edwards hires him to write and direct a film. They go to Madrid to find Maria Vargas, a dancer who will star in the film.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, Marius Goring, Valentina Cortese, Rossano Brazzi, Elizabeth Sellars, Warren Stevens, Franco Interlenghi, Mari Aldon ..
Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Release date: 1954-09-29
12.

River of No Return

4.7
6.6/10 IMDB

An itinerant farmer and his young son help a heart-of-gold saloon singer search for her estranged husband.

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Marilyn Monroe, Rory Calhoun, Tommy Rettig, Murvyn Vye, Douglas Spencer, Will Wright, Don Beddoe, Arthur Shields, John Doucette ..
Directed by: Otto Preminger
Release date: 1954-04-30
13.

The Glenn Miller Story

4.4
7.3/10 IMDB

A vibrant tribute to one of America's legendary bandleaders, charting Glenn Miller's rise from obscurity and poverty to fame and wealth in the early 1940s.

Starring: James Stewart, June Allyson, Harry Morgan, Charles Drake, George Tobias, Barton MacLane, Sig Ruman, Irving Bacon, James Bell, Kathleen Lockhart ..
Directed by: Anthony Mann
Release date: 1954-01-04
14.

The Far Country

4.4
7.1/10 IMDB

In 1896, Jeff Webster sees the start of the Klondike gold rush as a golden opportunity to make a fortune in beef...and woe betide anyone standing in his way! He drives a cattle herd from Wyoming to Seattle, by ship to Skagway, and (after a delay caused by larcenous town boss Gannon) through the mountains to Dawson. There, he and his partner Ben Tatum get into the gold business themselves. Two lovely women fall for misanthropic Jeff, but he believes in every-man-for-himself, turning his back on growing lawlessness...until it finally strikes home.

Starring: James Stewart, Ruth Roman, Corinne Calvet, Walter Brennan, John McIntire, Jay C. Flippen, Harry Morgan, Steve Brodie, Connie Gilchrist, Robert J. Wilke ..
Directed by: Anthony Mann
Release date: 1954-02-12
15.

Hobson's Choice

4.0
7.8/10 IMDB

Henry Hobson owns and tyrannically runs a successful Victorian boot maker’s shop in Salford, England. A stingy widower with a weakness for overindulging in the local Moonraker Public House, he exploits his three daughters as cheap labour. When he declares that there will be ‘no marriages’ to avoid the expense of marriage settlements at £500 each, his eldest daughter Maggie rebels.

Starring: Charles Laughton, John Mills, Brenda De Banzie, Daphne Anderson, Prunella Scales, Richard Wattis, Derek Blomfield, Helen Haye, Joseph Tomelty, Julien Mitchell ..
Directed by: David Lean
Release date: 1954-04-19
Best Drama Movies of 1954 : An Inspector Calls
16.

An Inspector Calls

3.9
7.5/10 IMDB

Based on a famous stage play and set in the year 1912, an upper crust family dinner is interrupted by a police inspector who brings news that a girl known to everyone present has died in suspicious circumstances. It seems that any or all of them could have had a hand in her death. But who is the mysterious Inspector and what can he want of them?

Starring: Alastair Sim, Jane Wenham, Brian Worth, Eileen Moore, Olga Lindo, Arthur Young, Bryan Forbes, George Woodbridge, Barbara Everest, Charles Saynor ..
Directed by: Guy Hamilton
Release date: 1954-03-16
17.

Salt of the Earth

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

Based on an actual strike against the Empire Zinc Mine in New Mexico, the film deals with the prejudice against the Mexican-American workers, who struck to attain wage parity with Anglo workers in other mines and to be treated with dignity by the bosses.

Starring: Rosaura Revueltas, Juan Chacón, Will Geer, David Wolfe, Mervin Williams, David Sarvis, Clinton Jencks, Virginia Jencks, Henrietta Williams, Ernesto Velázquez ..
Directed by: Herbert J. Biberman
Release date: 1954-03-14
18.

Executive Suite

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

When the head of a large manufacturing firm dies suddenly from a stroke, his vice-presidents vie to see who will replace him.

Starring: William Holden, Barbara Stanwyck, Fredric March, June Allyson, Walter Pidgeon, Shelley Winters, Paul Douglas, Louis Calhern, Dean Jagger, Nina Foch ..
Directed by: Robert Wise
Release date: 1954-04-30
19.

The Country Girl

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

An ex-theater actor is given one more chance to star in a musical yet his alcoholism may prevent it from happening.

Starring: Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, William Holden, Anthony Ross, Gene Reynolds, Jacqueline Fontaine, Eddie Ryder, Robert Kent, John W. Reynolds, George Chakiris ..
Directed by: George Seaton
Release date: 1954-12-15
Best Drama Movies of 1954 : Woman's World
20.

Woman's World

3.7
6.9/10 IMDB

Needing to fill the position of general manager of his company, and believing that an executive's wife is crucial to her husband's success, auto industry mogul Gifford brings three couples to New York to size up: Jerry and Carol: he hard-driven and self-reliant, she willing to use her beauty to further her husband's career; Sid and Elizabeth, he ulcer-ridden and torn between achieving success and restoring their troubled marriage, she positive that his job will kill him, but gamely agreeing to play the good wife for the duration; and down-to-earth Bill, whose good-natured Katie fears that his promotion would spell the end of their idyllic familiy existence.

Starring: Clifton Webb, June Allyson, Cornel Wilde, Lauren Bacall, Fred MacMurray, Van Heflin, Arlene Dahl, Elliott Reid, Margalo Gillmore, Alan Reed ..
Directed by: Jean Negulesco
Release date: 1954-09-30
21.

Human Desire

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Jeff Warren, a Korean War vet just returning to his railroad engineer's job, boards at the home of co-worker Alec Simmons and is charmed by Alec's beautiful daughter. He becomes attracted immediately to Vicki Buckley, the sultry wife of brutish railroad supervisor Carl Buckley, an alcoholic wife beater with a hair-trigger temper and penchant for explosive violence. Jeff becomes reluctantly drawn into a sordid affair by the compulsively seductive Vicki. After Buckley is fired for insubordination, he begs her to intercede on his behalf with John Owens, a rich and powerful businessman whose influence can get him reinstated.

Starring: Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Broderick Crawford, Edgar Buchanan, Kathleen Case, Peggy Maley, Diane DeLaire, Grandon Rhodes ..
Directed by: Fritz Lang
Release date: 1954-08-05
22.

Riot in Cell Block 11

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

A prisoner leads his counterparts in a protest for better living conditions which turns violent and ugly.

Starring: Neville Brand, Emile Meyer, Frank Faylen, Leo Gordon, Robert Osterloh, Paul Frees, Don Keefer, Alvy Moore, Dabbs Greer, Whit Bissell ..
Directed by: Don Siegel
Release date: 1954-02-18
23.

Magnificent Obsession

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

When churlish, spoiled rich man Bob Merrick foolishly wrecks his speedboat, the rescue team resuscitates him with equipment therefore unavailable to aid a local hero, Dr. Wayne Phillips, who dies as a result. Phillips had helped many people, and when Merrick learns of the doctor's way of life-- That is, to selflessly give of himself and his finances, in secret-- Bob attempts it in a ham-handed way. From then on, the lives of Helen Phillips and Bob Merrick intersect, first in tragedy, then in love.

Starring: Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson, Barbara Rush, Agnes Moorehead, Otto Kruger, Gregg Palmer, Sara Shane, Paul Cavanagh, Judy Nugent, Richard H. Cutting ..
Directed by: Douglas Sirk
Release date: 1954-08-07
Best Drama Movies of 1954 : Flame and the Flesh
24.

Flame and the Flesh

3.6
5.7/10 IMDB

American woman in Europe romanced by local gigolo; problems ensue.

Starring: Lana Turner, Pier Angeli, Carlos Thompson, Bonar Colleano, Rosalie Crutchley, Peter Illing, Eric Pohlmann ..
Directed by: Richard Brooks
Release date: 1954-05-05
25.

Pushover

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

A police detective falls for the bank robber's girlfriend he is supposed to be tailing.

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Philip Carey, Kim Novak, Dorothy Malone, E.G. Marshall, Allen Nourse, Marion Ross, James Anderson, Joe Bailey, Tony Barrett ..
Directed by: Richard Quine
Release date: 1954-07-21
26.

Shield for Murder

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

A crooked detective masterminds a robbery then fights to keep his money.

Starring: Edmond O'Brien, Marla English, John Agar, Emile Meyer, Carolyn Jones, Claude Akins, Lawrence Ryle, Herbert Butterfield, Hugh Sanders, William Schallert ..
Directed by: Howard W. Koch, Edmond O'Brien
Release date: 1954-08-27
27.

The Egyptian

3.5
6.5/10 IMDB

In eighteenth-dynasty Egypt, Sinuhe, a poor orphan, becomes a brilliant physician and with his friend Horemheb is appointed to the service of the new Pharoah. Sinuhe's personal triumphs and tragedies are played against the larger canvas of the turbulent events of the 18th dynasty. As Sinuhe is drawn into court intrigues he learns the answers to the questions he has sought since his birth.

Starring: Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Gene Tierney, Peter Ustinov, Edmund Purdom, Michael Wilding, Bella Darvi, Judith Evelyn, Henry Daniell, John Carradine ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1954-08-25
28.

The Naked Jungle

3.5
6.7/10 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
Best Drama Movies of 1954 : Green Fire
29.

Green Fire

3.5
5.9/10 IMDB

In Colombia, mining engineer Rian Mitchell discovers Carrero, the lost emerald mine of the Conquistadors, but has to contend with notorious local bandit El Moro's gang and with coffee planter Catherine Knowland's love.

Starring: Stewart Granger, Grace Kelly, Paul Douglas, John Ericson, Murvyn Vye, José Torvay, Robert Tafur, Charlita, Joe Dominguez, Nacho Galindo ..
Directed by: Andrew Marton
Release date: 1954-12-29
30.

Suddenly

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

The tranquility of a small town is marred only by sheriff Tod Shaw's unsuccessful courtship of widow Ellen Benson, a pacifist who can't abide guns and those who use them. But violence descends on Ellen's household willy-nilly when the U.S. President passes through town... and slightly psycho hired assassin John Baron finds the Benson home ideal for an ambush.

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden, James Gleason, Nancy Gates, Kim Charney, Willis Bouchey, Paul Frees, Christopher Dark, James O’Hara, Kem Dibbs ..
Directed by: Lewis Allen
Release date: 1954-09-17
31.

Witness to Murder

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

A woman fights to convince the police that she witnessed a murder while looking out her bedroom window.

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, George Sanders, Gary Merrill, Jesse White, Harry Shannon, Claire Carleton, Lewis Martin, Dick Elliott, Harry Tyler, Juanita Moore ..
Directed by: Roy Rowland
Release date: 1954-04-15
32.

Black Widow

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

A young stage hopeful is murdered and suspicion falls on her mentor, a Broadway producer.

Starring: Ginger Rogers, Van Heflin, Gene Tierney, George Raft, Peggy Ann Garner, Reginald Gardiner, Virginia Leith, Otto Kruger, Cathleen Nesbitt, Skip Homeier ..
Directed by: Nunnally Johnson
Release date: 1954-10-28
33.

Carmen Jones

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

The tale of the cigarette-maker Carmen and the Spanish cavalry soldier Don Jose is translated into a modern-day story of a parachute factory worker and a stalwart GI named Joe who is about to go to flying school. Conflict arises when a prize-ring champ captures the heart of Carmen after she has seduced Joe and caused him to go AWOL.

Starring: Dorothy Dandridge, Harry Belafonte, Olga James, Pearl Bailey, Brock Peters, Roy Glenn, Diahann Carroll, Joe Adams, Nick Stewart, Le Vern Hutcherson ..
Directed by: Otto Preminger
Release date: 1954-10-28
34.

Susan Slept Here

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

On Christmas Eve, suffering from a case of writer's block, screenwriter Mark Christopher and his gofer Virgil get an unexpected visit from Sergeant Maizel. Knowing Christopher is working on a juvenile delinquent script, the sergeant brings by delinquent Susan thinking she will inspire Christopher while providing a place for her to spend the holidays outside of juvenile hall.

Starring: Dick Powell, Debbie Reynolds, Anne Francis, Glenda Farrell, Alvy Moore, Horace McMahon, Herb Vigran, Les Tremayne, Mara Lane, Rita Johnson ..
Directed by: Frank Tashlin
Release date: 1954-07-28
35.

Robinson Crusoe

3.4
6.7/10 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
36.

Dragnet

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

Two homicide detectives try to find just the facts behind a mobster's brutal murder.

Starring: Jack Webb, Ben Alexander, Richard Boone, Ann Robinson, Stacy Harris, Virginia Gregg, Vic Perrin, Georgia Ellis, James Griffith, Dick Cathcart ..
Directed by: Jack Webb
Release date: 1954-09-04
Best Drama Movies of 1954 : The Last Time I Saw Paris
37.

The Last Time I Saw Paris

3.4
6.1/10 IMDB

Reporter Charles Wills, in Paris to cover the end of World War II, falls for the beautiful Helen Ellswirth following a brief flirtation with her sister, Marion. After he and Helen marry, Charles pursues his novelistic ambition while supporting his new bride with a deadening job at a newspaper wire service. But when an old investment suddenly makes the family wealthy, their marriage begins to unravel — until a sudden tragedy changes everything.

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Van Johnson, Walter Pidgeon, Donna Reed, Eva Gabor, Kurt Kasznar, George Dolenz, Roger Moore, Sandy Descher, Celia Lovsky ..
Directed by: Richard Brooks
Release date: 1954-01-01
38.

Private Hell 36

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

In New York, a bank robbery of $300,000 goes unsolved for a year, until some of the marked bills are found in a Los Angeles drugstore theft. Police detectives Cal Bruner and Jack Farnham investigate and are led from the drugstore to a nightclub, where singer Lili is another recipient of a stolen bill. With Lili's help, the partners track down the remaining money, but both Lili and Frank are dismayed when Cal decides he wants to keep part of it.

Starring: Ida Lupino, Steve Cochran, Howard Duff, Dean Jagger, Dorothy Malone, Bridget Duff, Jerry Hausner, Dabbs Greer, Chris O'Brien, Kenneth Patterson ..
Directed by: Don Siegel
Release date: 1954-09-03
Best Drama Movies of 1954 : The Purple Plain
39.

The Purple Plain

3.4
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
Best Drama Movies of 1954 : Beau Brummell
40.

Beau Brummell

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

Lavishly told story of George Bryan Brummel, a commoner born in the era of Napoleon who uses wit, brilliance and sartorial flair to align himself with the future King George IV. Lush settings in authentic locations and Taylor in Regency …

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Peter Ustinov, Stewart Granger, Robert Morley, James Donald, James Hayter, Rosemary Harris, Paul Rogers, Noel Willman, Peter Dyneley ..
Directed by: Curtis Bernhardt
Release date: 1954-11-16
41.

Désirée

3.4
6.3/10 IMDB

In Marseilles, France in 1794, Desiree Clary, a young millinery clerk, becomes infatuated with Napoleon Bonaparte, but winds up wedding Genaral Jean-Baptiste Berandotte, an aid to Napoleon who later joins the forces that bring about the Emperor's downfall. Josephine Beauharnais, a worldly courtesan marries Napoleon and becomes Empress of France, but is then cast aside by her spouse when she proves unable to produce an heir to the throne.

Starring: Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Merle Oberon, Michael Rennie, Cameron Mitchell, Elizabeth Sellars, Charlotte Austin, Cathleen Nesbitt, Evelyn Varden, Isobel Elsom ..
Directed by: Henry Koster
Release date: 1954-11-16
42.

The High and the Mighty

3.4
6.7/10 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 Drama Movies of 1954 : Tanganyika
43.

Tanganyika

3.4
5.8/10 IMDB

A landowner in colonial Africa leads a safari through Nukumbi territory in order to capture an escaped criminal.

Starring: Van Heflin, Ruth Roman, Howard Duff, Jeff Morrow, Noreen Corcoran, Gregory Marshall, Murray Alper ..
Directed by: André De Toth
Release date: 1954-07-03
44.

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
45.

Rhapsody

3.4
6.2/10 IMDB

A rich, young beauty, Louise Durant, follows the man she loves and hopes to marry to Zurich where he studies violin at the conservatory. A piano student at the conservatory falls madly in love with Louise. The violinist loves his music first and Louise second. The pianist loves Louise first and his music second. Louise must ultimately choose which man she wants.

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Vittorio Gassman, John Ericson, Louis Calhern, Michael Chekhov, Barbara Bates, Richard Hageman, Richard Lupino, Celia Lovsky, Stuart Whitman ..
Directed by: Charles Vidor
Release date: 1954-04-16
46.

Young at Heart

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

The lives and romances of three sisters in a musical family; the youngest daughter's life is complicated by the subsequent arrival of a charming composer and a cynical music arranger.

Starring: Doris Day, Frank Sinatra, Gig Young, Ethel Barrymore, Dorothy Malone, Robert Keith, Elisabeth Fraser, Alan Hale Jr., Lonny Chapman, Frank Ferguson ..
Directed by: Gordon Douglas
Release date: 1954-12-01
47.

There's No Business Like Show Business

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Ethel Merman, Marilyn Monroe, Mitzi Gaynor, Dan Dailey, Donald O'Connor, Johnnie Ray, Richard Eastham, Hugh O'Brian, Frank McHugh, Rhys Williams ..
Directed by: Walter Lang
Release date: 1954-12-16
48.

Three Coins in the Fountain

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

Three American roommates working in Italy wish for the man of their dreams after throwing coins into Rome's magnificent Trevi Fountain. Frances, a secretary at a government agency, sets out to win the heart of her smooth-talking novelist employer; Anita, her coworker, defies office regulations by romancing an Italian who works at the agency; and office newcomer Maria meets a real Italian Prince Charming and falls madly in love. The only thing the three hopeful ladies need to do is seal their fate.

Starring: Clifton Webb, Dorothy McGuire, Jean Peters, Louis Jourdan, Maggie McNamara, Rossano Brazzi, Howard St. John, Kathryn Givney, Cathleen Nesbitt, Gino Corrado ..
Directed by: Jean Negulesco
Release date: 1954-05-01
49.

Night People

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

A US intelligence officer, stationed in Germany, is caught in a political dilemma when the Russians kidnap a young Army private, the son of prominent American businessman. In exchange for the soldier's return, the Russians attempt to barter a trade for an elderly German couple who they want for treason.

Starring: Gregory Peck, Broderick Crawford, Anita Björk, Rita Gam, Walter Abel, Buddy Ebsen, Max Showalter, Jill Esmond, Peter van Eyck, Marianne Koch ..
Directed by: Nunnally Johnson
Release date: 1954-03-11
Best Drama Movies of 1954 : 1984
50.

1984

3.3
7.7/10 IMDB

A man who works for 'The Party' (an all powerful empire led by a man known only as 'Big Brother') begins to have thoughts of rebellion and love for a fellow member. Together they look to help bring down the party.

Starring: Peter Cushing, Yvonne Mitchell, Donald Pleasence, Arnold Diamond, Campbell Gray, André Morell, Hilda Fenemore, Pamela Grant, Keith Davis, Janet Barrow ..
Directed by: Rudolph Cartier
Release date: 1954-12-12

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