Best Romance Movies of 1954
A Star Is Born
A movie star helps a young singer/actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.
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.
So This Is Paris
Tony Curtis makes his musical-comedy debut in the frolicsome Universal production So This is Paris. Curtis, Gene Nelson and Paul Gilbert play three American sailors on leave in the City of Light. In record time, the trio makes the acquaintance of three lovely lasses: Gloria de Haven, Corinne Calvert and Mara Corday.
On an ocean liner, a nightclub singer tries to help a fellow American romance an English heiress who is being forced to return home to marry a man she doesn't love. The American must avoid his boss who is traveling on the same vessel and disguises himself as a gangster traveling with a minister who is, in fact, a disguised gangster on the lam.
About Mrs. Leslie
A lonely, unhappy owner of a Beverly Hills boarding house reflects on her lonely, unhappy life and the lonely, unhappy man she once loved.
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.
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.
A man hypnotizes a young woman into being an opera singer.
A western set in New Zealand during the 1820s following a group of British pioneers seeking a new life Down Under.
A stuffy young lawyer's outlook on life drastically changes when he meets a perky health food enthusiast and her wacky family. This 1954 MGM musical, directed by Richard Thorpe, stars Jane Powell, Edmund Purdom, Debbie Reynolds, Vic Damone, Louis Calhern, Evelyn Varden, Linda Christian and Steve Reeves.