Best Fantasy Movies of 1954

1.

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
2.

Brigadoon

4.1
6.8/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Gene Kelly, Van Johnson, Cyd Charisse, Barry Jones, Elaine Stewart, Hugh Laing, Albert Sharpe, Virginia Bosler, Jimmy Thompson, Tudor Owen ..
Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
Release date: 1954-09-08
3.

Ulysses

4.0
6.6/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Rossana Podestà, Silvana Mangano, Franco Interlenghi, Sylvie, Elena Zareschi, Evi Maltagliati, Ludmilla Dudarova, Tania Weber ..
Directed by: Mario Camerini
Release date: 1954-10-06
Best Fantasy Movies of 1954 : Bewitched Bunny
4.

Bewitched Bunny

3.9
7.8/10 IMDB

Bugs must rescue Hansel and Gretel from Witch Hazel's clutches.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1954-07-24
Best Fantasy Movies of 1954 : The Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome
5.

The Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome

3.5
7.0/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Samson De Brier, Marjorie Cameron, Joan Whitney, Katy Kadell, Renate Druks, Anaïs Nin, Paul Mathison, Curtis Harrington, Kenneth Anger, Peter Loome ..
Directed by: Kenneth Anger
Release date: 1954-03-29
6.

The Angel Who Pawned Her Harp

3.0
6.6/10 IMDB

An angel finds that she needs money to fulfill her mission on Earth. Her only solution to this problem is to pawn her harp.

Starring: Diane Cilento, Jerry Desmonde, Felix Aylmer, Robert Eddison, Joe Linnane, Sheila Sweet, Philip Guard ..
Directed by: Alan Bromly
Release date: 1954-09-09
Best Fantasy Movies of 1954 : Princess of the Nile
7.

Princess of the Nile

2.9
6.2/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Debra Paget, Jeffrey Hunter, Michael Rennie, Dona Drake, Michael Ansara, Edgar Barrier, Wally Cassell, Jack Elam, Lisa Daniels, Phyllis Winger ..
Directed by: Harmon Jones
Release date: 1954-07-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1954 : Aladdin and the Magic Lamp
8.

Aladdin and the Magic Lamp

2.9
6.3/10 IMDB

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.

Directed by: Lotte Reiniger
Release date: 1954-01-01
9.

Cinderella

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

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.

Directed by: Lotte Reiniger
Release date: 1954-01-01
10.

Babes in Toyland

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Jo Sullivan, Dennis Day, Jack E. Leonard, Wally Cox, Dave Garroway, Bil Baird, Cora Baird, Rod Alexander, Ellen Barrie, Edward Brian ..
Directed by: Max Liebman
Release date: 1954-12-18
Best Fantasy Movies of 1954 : Francis Joins the WACS
11.

Francis Joins the WACS

2.8
6.3/10 IMDB

Peter Stirling (with his old friend the talking mule) is recalled to active duty...in the WACs!

Starring: Donald O'Connor, Julie Adams, Mamie Van Doren, Lynn Bari, Zasu Pitts, Joan Shawlee, Mara Corday, Allison Hayes, Chill Wills, Molly ..
Directed by: Arthur Lubin
Release date: 1954-07-30
Best Fantasy Movies of 1954 : Hansel and Gretel
12.

Hansel and Gretel

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

A silhouette animation based on the Brothers Grimm's fairy tale "Hansel & Gretel".

Directed by: Lotte Reiniger
Release date: 1954-01-01
13.

The Grasshopper and the Ant

2.7
6.6/10 IMDB

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.

Directed by: Lotte Reiniger
Release date: 1954-01-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1954 : Mad About Men
14.

Mad About Men

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

Flirtatious mermaid Miranda swaps places with a schoolteacher who has gone on holiday. All is well until she falls in love with a human.

Starring: Glynis Johns, Donald Sinden, Anne Crawford, Margaret Rutherford, Dora Bryan, Nicholas Phipps, Peter Martyn, Noel Purcell, Joan Hickson, Judith Furse ..
Directed by: Ralph Thomas
Release date: 1954-11-16
15.

Snow White and Rose Red

2.6
6.9/10 IMDB

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.

Directed by: Lotte Reiniger
Release date: 1954-01-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1954 : Boo Moon
16.

Boo Moon

2.5
6.0/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Cecil Roy, Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Allen Swift ..
Directed by: Seymour Kneitel, Izzy Sparber
Release date: 1954-01-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1954 : Stamp Day for Superman
17.

Stamp Day for Superman

2.5
5.5/10 IMDB

Superman's commitment to promote US Savings Stamps is temporarily delayed when Lois is kidnapped.

Starring: George Reeves, Noel Neill, Jack Larson, John Hamilton ..
Directed by: Thomas Carr
Release date: 1954-01-01
18.

The Caliph Stork

1.5
6.6/10 IMDB

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.

Directed by: Lotte Reiniger, Vivian Milroy
Release date: 1954-01-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1954 : The Gallant Little Tailor
19.

The Gallant Little Tailor

1.5
6.6/10 IMDB

No overview found.

Directed by: Lotte Reiniger
Release date: 1954-01-01
20.

The Three Wishes

1.5
6.4/10 IMDB

No overview found.

Directed by: Lotte Reiniger
Release date: 1954-01-01
21.

Puss in Boots

1.5
6.5/10 IMDB

Directed by: Carl Koch, Lotte Reiniger
Release date: 1954-01-01
Best Fantasy Movies of 1954 : Hansel and Gretel
22.

Hansel and Gretel

1.5
6.4/10 IMDB

An "electronic puppet" version of the Humperdinck opera, adapted for children and using spoken dialogue as well as Humperdinck's music.

Starring: Anna Russell, Mildred Dunnock, Frank Rogier, Delbert Anderson, Helen Boatwright, Constance Brigham ..
Directed by: John Paul
Release date: 1954-10-09
Best Fantasy Movies of 1954 : Out of This World
23.

Out of This World

1.2
2.4/10 IMDB

An angel and a devil try to persuade a borderline wholesale bakery salesman to their side.

Starring: Ralph Clanton ..
Release date: 1954-01-01
24.

The Eternal Question

1.1
4.5/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Josef Ranald, Terence Alexander, Benedicta Leigh, Aryl Blatchford, Stewart Mitchell, Hilda Fenemore, Richard Burrell, Bill Nagy, Ron Ormond, Charlie Chaplin Jr. ..
Directed by: Anthony Young
Release date: 1954-06-11
25.

The Mirror and Markheim

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Based on a short gothic horror story “Markheim” by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Starring: Philip Saville, Christopher Lee, Lloyd Lamble, Arthur Lowe, Ruth Shiell, Marius Goring ..
Directed by: John Lamont
Release date: 1954-01-01

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