Best Music Movies of 1954

1.

A Star Is Born

5.4
7.6/10 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
2.

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

5.4
7.4/10 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
3.

White Christmas

5.3
7.6/10 IMDB

Two talented song-and-dance men team up after the war to become one of the hottest acts in show business. In time they befriend and become romantically involved with the beautiful Haynes sisters who comprise a sister act.

Starring: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Vera-Ellen, Dean Jagger, Mary Wickes, John Brascia, Anne Whitfield, Bea Allen, Glen Cargyle ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1954-10-14
4.

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
5.

The Glenn Miller Story

3.8
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
6.

Living It Up

3.6
6.7/10 IMDB

Homer Flagg (Lewis) is a railroad worker in the small town of Desert Hole, New Mexico. One day he finds an abandoned automobile at an old atomic proving ground. His doctor and best friend, Steve Harris (Martin), diagnoses him with radiation poisoning and gives Homer three weeks to live. A reporter for a New York newspaper, hears of Homer's plight and convinces her editor, to provide an all-expenses paid trip to New York.

Starring: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Janet Leigh, Edward Arnold, Fred Clark, Sheree North, Sig Ruman, Richard Loo, Eduard Franz, Walter Baldwin ..
Directed by: Norman Taurog
Release date: 1954-07-15
7.

Brigadoon

3.5
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
8.

Carmen Jones

3.4
6.8/10 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
9.

Young at Heart

3.4
6.8/10 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
10.

There's No Business Like Show Business

3.4
6.5/10 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

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