Best Thriller Movies of 1954


Dangerous Mission

5.8/10 IMDB

A young woman (Piper Laurie) flees to Montana's Glacier National Park after seeing a mob slaying in New York.

Starring: Victor Mature, Piper Laurie, William Bendix, Vincent Price, Betta St. John, Harry Cheshire, Steve Darrell, Walter Reed, Marlo Dwyer, Dennis Weaver ..
Directed by: Louis King
Release date: 1954-03-06
Best Thriller Movies of 1954 : Stranger from Venus

Stranger from Venus

5.5/10 IMDB

A stranger turns up at an English country pub and asks to stay, although reveals that he has no money. He even claims to have no name. The police become suspicious when he reveals details about Susan North, a local girl who has gone missing. However, when the police try to take the stranger in for questioning, they find that they are unable to lay their hands on him. Susan then turns up, revealing that she has been in a car crash and how the stranger saved and miraculously healed her. The stranger tells them that he is a visitor from the planet Venus. The authorities block off all exits in and out of the town. The stranger tells government representatives that he wants a meeting with heads of world governments for when his people arrive in their ship in four days time. As they set this up, the stranger discovers that the authorities instead plan to lay a trap to capture his people’s ship – something they do not realise could have disastrous consequences for Earth.

Starring: Patricia Neal, Helmut Dantine, Derek Bond, Cyril Luckham, Willoughby Gray, Marigold Russell, Arthur Young, Kenneth Edwards, David Garth, Stanley Van Beers ..
Directed by: Burt Balaban
Release date: 1954-08-23

Gorilla at Large

5.4/10 IMDB

At a carnival called the Garden of Evil, a man is murdered, apparently by a gorilla...or someone in a gorilla suit.

Starring: Cameron Mitchell, Anne Bancroft, Lee J. Cobb, Raymond Burr, Charlotte Austin, Peter Whitney, Lee Marvin, Warren Stevens, John Kellogg, George Barrows ..
Directed by: Harmon Jones
Release date: 1954-05-01
Best Thriller Movies of 1954 : The Island Monster

The Island Monster

2.7/10 IMDB

An Italian government agent is assigned to break up a drug smuggling ring on the island of Ischia but his daughter is kidnapped by the gang.

Starring: Boris Karloff, Renato Vicario, Jole Fierro, Patrizia Remiddi, Franca Marzi, Carlo Duse, Giuseppe Chinnici, Salvatore Scibetta, Giulio Battiferri, Domenico De Nimmo ..
Directed by: Roberto Bianchi Montero
Release date: 1954-01-02
Best Thriller Movies of 1954 : Diplomatic Passport

Diplomatic Passport

4.3/10 IMDB

An American diplomat and his wife arrive in London, and are soon involved in a series of confusing and sometimes frightening events

Starring: Marsha Hunt, Paul Carpenter, Henry Oscar, Honor Blackman, Marne Maitland, John McLaren ..
Directed by: Gene Martel
Release date: 1954-08-13
Best Thriller Movies of 1954 : The Sleeping Tiger

The Sleeping Tiger

6.5/10 IMDB

A petty thief breaks into the home of a psychiatrist and gets caught in a web of a doctor who wishes to experiment on him and a doctor's wife who wishes to seduce him.

Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Alexis Smith, Alexander Knox, Hugh Griffith, Patricia McCarron, Maxine Audley, Glyn Houston, Harry Towb, Russell Waters, Billie Whitelaw ..
Directed by: Joseph Losey
Release date: 1954-06-21

Witness to Murder

6.7/10 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

Dial M for Murder

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

Black Widow

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

Down Three Dark Streets

6.7/10 IMDB

An FBI Agent takes on the three unrelated cases of a dead agent to track down his killer.

Starring: Broderick Crawford, Ruth Roman, Marisa Pavan, Martha Hyer, Harlan Warde, Max Showalter, Kenneth Tobey, Claude Akins, William Schallert, Gene Reynolds ..
Directed by: Arnold Laven
Release date: 1954-09-02

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