Best Fantasy Movies of 1954
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
A ship sent to investigate a wave of mysterious sinkings encounters the advanced submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by Captain Nemo.
Americans Jeff and Tommy, hunting in Scotland, stumble upon a village - Brigadoon. They soon learn that the town appears once every 100 years in order to preserve its peace and special beauty. The citizens go to bed at night and when they wake up, it's 100 years later. Tommy falls in love with a beautiful young woman, Fiona, and is torn between staying or going back to his hectic life in New York.
A movie adaptation of Homer's second epic, that talks about Ulysses' efforts to return to his home after the end of ten years of war.
Bugs must rescue Hansel and Gretel from Witch Hazel's clutches.
The Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome
Lord Shiva wakes. A convocation of magicians in the guise of figures from mythology; a masquerade party at which Pan is the prize. The wine of Hecate is poured: Pan's cup is poisoned by Shiva. Kali blesses the assembly as a bacchic rite ensues.
The Angel Who Pawned Her Harp
An angel finds that she needs money to fulfill her mission on Earth. Her only solution to this problem is to pawn her harp.
Princess of the Nile
Shalimar, an Egyptian princess, striving to rid her country of its Bedouin conquerors, forms an alliance with Prince Haidi, son of the Caliph of Bagdad. She practices her intrigues both at the court and, disguised as a dancing girl, in the market place.
Aladdin and the Magic Lamp
The story is more or less familiar to everyone, though if your entire point of reference is Disney, you are missing a wide range of interpretations and odd deviations. In this version, things are slimmed down for the brief runtime, and Aladdin's role as a weaver reminds more of The Thief and the Cobbler than the street rat of the most famous Western interpretation.
Cinderella lived with her stepmother and her two stepsisters. They were very mean to Cinderella, making her work all day cleaning, sewing, and cooking. She tried her best to make them happy. Cinderella's stepmother, was cold, cruel, and jealous of Cinderella's charm and beauty.
Babes in Toyland
Based on the classic Broadway operetta by Victor Herbert and Glen MacDonough, this live television special became an annual Christmas tradition with rotating cast members.
Francis Joins the WACS
Peter Stirling (with his old friend the talking mule) is recalled to active duty...in the WACs!
Hansel and Gretel
A silhouette animation based on the Brothers Grimm's fairy tale "Hansel & Gretel".
The Grasshopper and the Ant
A musical Grasshopper continues to play his violin while the Ant works hard to prepare for the winter. Later as winter arrives Grasshopper realizes he is not ready for winter and falls ill.
Mad About Men
Flirtatious mermaid Miranda swaps places with a schoolteacher who has gone on holiday. All is well until she falls in love with a human.
Snow White and Rose Red
Snow White and Rose Red give shelter to a bear who reveals himself to be a prince under a spell cast by a wicked dwarf.
Casper the Friendly Ghost comes to the aid of King Luna and his people after being attacked by invading Tree Men. On the 3D Bluray 3-D Rarities Volume 1, this appears as an extra in 3D.
Stamp Day for Superman
Superman's commitment to promote US Savings Stamps is temporarily delayed when Lois is kidnapped.
The Caliph Stork
Wishing to take power for himself, a magician tricks his nephew, The Caliph of Baghdad, into sniffing a powder which turns him into a stork.
The Gallant Little Tailor
No overview found.
The Three Wishes
No overview found.
Puss in Boots
Hansel and Gretel
An "electronic puppet" version of the Humperdinck opera, adapted for children and using spoken dialogue as well as Humperdinck's music.
Out of This World
An angel and a devil try to persuade a borderline wholesale bakery salesman to their side.
The Eternal Question
Real-life palm reader Josef Ranald helps people two determine their futures. Some sources claim this British film was never released, or even finished, until 1956 when American Ron Ormond acquired it and added a brief sequence about a girl hitchhiker and a psycho motorist, releasing it finally as The Eternal Question.
The Mirror and Markheim
Based on a short gothic horror story “Markheim” by Robert Louis Stevenson.