Best Thriller Movies of 1954
A young woman (Piper Laurie) flees to Montana's Glacier National Park after seeing a mob slaying in New York.
Stranger from Venus
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.
Gorilla at Large
At a carnival called the Garden of Evil, a man is murdered, apparently by a gorilla...or someone in a gorilla suit.
The Island Monster
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.
An American diplomat and his wife arrive in London, and are soon involved in a series of confusing and sometimes frightening events
The Sleeping Tiger
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.
Witness to Murder
A woman fights to convince the police that she witnessed a murder while looking out her bedroom window.
Dial M for Murder
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.
A young stage hopeful is murdered and suspicion falls on her mentor, a Broadway producer.
Down Three Dark Streets
An FBI Agent takes on the three unrelated cases of a dead agent to track down his killer.