Best Thriller Movies of 1954


Rear Window

8.5/10 IMDB

A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.

Starring: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter, Raymond Burr, Judith Evelyn, Ross Bagdasarian, Georgine Darcy, Sara Berner, Frank Cady ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1954-08-01

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


7.1/10 IMDB

A police detective falls for the bank robber's girlfriend he is supposed to be tailing.

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Philip Carey, Kim Novak, Dorothy Malone, E.G. Marshall, Allen Nourse, Marion Ross, James Anderson, Joe Bailey, Tony Barrett ..
Directed by: Richard Quine
Release date: 1954-07-21
Best Thriller Movies of 1954 : The Mad Magician

The Mad Magician

6.5/10 IMDB

Don Gallico is an inventor of stage magic effects who aspires to become a star in his own right. Just before his first performance his act is shut down by capricious manager Ross Ormond who wants Gallico's brilliant buzz saw effect for the act of The Great Rinaldi, an established star. With this defeat, and the humiliation of having already lost his wife Claire to Ormond, Gallico decides it is time to take matters into his own hands.

Starring: Vincent Price, Mary Murphy, Eva Gabor, John Emery, Donald Randolph, Lenita Lane, Patrick O'Neal, Jay Novello, Corey Allen, Conrad Brooks ..
Directed by: John Brahm
Release date: 1954-05-19

Drive a Crooked Road

6.9/10 IMDB

A mechanic gets caught up with the mob when he falls for a gangster's girlfriend.

Starring: Mickey Rooney, Dianne Foster, Kevin McCarthy, Jack Kelly, Harry Landers, Jerry Paris, Paul Picerni, Dick Crockett ..
Directed by: Richard Quine
Release date: 1954-03-10

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

Witness to Murder

6.6/10 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


6.6/10 IMDB

Two homicide detectives try to find just the facts behind a mobster's brutal murder.

Starring: Jack Webb, Ben Alexander, Richard Boone, Ann Robinson, Stacy Harris, Virginia Gregg, Vic Perrin, Georgia Ellis, James Griffith, Dick Cathcart ..
Directed by: Jack Webb
Release date: 1954-09-04

Private Hell 36

6.7/10 IMDB

In New York, a bank robbery of $300,000 goes unsolved for a year, until some of the marked bills are found in a Los Angeles drugstore theft. Police detectives Cal Bruner and Jack Farnham investigate and are led from the drugstore to a nightclub, where singer Lili is another recipient of a stolen bill. With Lili's help, the partners track down the remaining money, but both Lili and Frank are dismayed when Cal decides he wants to keep part of it.

Starring: Ida Lupino, Steve Cochran, Howard Duff, Dean Jagger, Dorothy Malone, Bridget Duff, Jerry Hausner, Dabbs Greer, Chris O'Brien, Kenneth Patterson ..
Directed by: Don Siegel
Release date: 1954-09-03

The High and the Mighty

6.7/10 IMDB

Dan Roman is a veteran pilot haunted by a tragic past. Now relegated to second-in-command cockpit assignments he finds himself on a routine Honolulu-to-San Francisco flight - one that takes a terrifying suspense-building turn when disaster strikes high above the Pacific Ocean at the point of no return.

Starring: John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Laraine Day, Robert Stack, Jan Sterling, Phil Harris, Robert Newton, David Brian, Paul Kelly, Sidney Blackmer ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1954-07-03

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

Naked Alibi

6.5/10 IMDB

Questioned as a murder suspect, solid (but drunk) citizen Al Willis attacks his police questioners, is beaten, and swears vengeance against them. Next night, Lieut. Parks is murdered; Willis is the only suspect in the eyes of tough Chief Conroy, who pursues him doggedly despite lack of evidence. The obsessed Conroy is dismissed from the force, but continues to harass Willis, who flees to a sleazy town on the Mexican border. Of course, Conroy follows. But which is crazy, Conroy or Willis?

Starring: Sterling Hayden, Gloria Grahame, Gene Barry, Marcia Henderson, Max Showalter, Billy Chapin, Chuck Connors, Don Haggerty, Stuart Randall, Don Garrett ..
Directed by: Jerry Hopper
Release date: 1954-10-01
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

Hell and High Water

6.1/10 IMDB

A privately-financed scientist and his colleagues hire an ex-Navy officer to conduct an Alaskan submarine expedition in order to prevent a Red Chinese anti-American plot that may lead to World War III. Mixes deviously plotted schoolboy fiction with submarine spectacle and cold war heroics.

Starring: Richard Widmark, Bella Darvi, Victor Francen, Cameron Mitchell, Gene Evans, David Wayne, Stephen Bekassy, Richard Loo, Henry Kulky, Ray Stevens ..
Directed by: Samuel Fuller
Release date: 1954-02-06


6.1/10 IMDB

Screen superstars Clark Gable ("Gone With The Wind," "It Happened One Night") and sultry bombshell Lana Turner ("Peyton Place," "The Postman Always Rings Twice") team-up in this intriguing WWII drama. Suspected of being a Nazi spy, Dutch-resistance member Turner is given a last chance mission to redeem herself. Gable is an American colonel who falls in love with her. Co-starring Victor Mature ("My Darling Clementine") and Oscar-nominee Louis Calhern ("The Asphalt Jungle").

Starring: Clark Gable, Lana Turner, Victor Mature, Louis Calhern, O.E. Hasse, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Ian Carmichael, Niall MacGinnis, Nora Swinburne, Roland Culver ..
Directed by: Gottfried Reinhardt
Release date: 1954-09-07

Secret of the Incas

6.0/10 IMDB

Harry Steele (Charlton Heston) is a tourist guide determined to make his fortune by finding the Sunburst, an Inca treasure.

Starring: Charlton Heston, Robert Young, Nicole Maurey, Thomas Mitchell, Glenda Farrell, Michael Pate, Leon Askin, William Henry, Kurt Katch, Edward Colmans ..
Directed by: Jerry Hopper
Release date: 1954-06-06


5.4/10 IMDB

A mechanical brain is programmed to sabotage the government's secret lab while working on the first space station.

Starring: Richard Egan, Constance Dowling, Herbert Marshall, John Wengraf, Philip Van Zandt, Valerie Vernon, Byron Kane, David Alpert, Stephen Roberts, Marian Richman ..
Directed by: Herbert L. Strock
Release date: 1954-06-04
Best Thriller Movies of 1954 : Forbidden Cargo

Forbidden Cargo

6.5/10 IMDB

Kenyon is a narcotics agent who, with the aid of a titled bird-watcher attempts to trap a brother and sister drug smuggling team.

Starring: Jack Warner, Nigel Patrick, Elizabeth Sellars, Terence Morgan, Greta Gynt, Theodore Bikel, Eric Pohlmann, Joyce Grenfell, Michael Hordern, James Gilbert ..
Directed by: Harold French
Release date: 1954-05-04
Best Thriller Movies of 1954 : Alaska Seas

Alaska Seas

6.1/10 IMDB

A crooked salmon fishermantries to steal his best friend's fiancée and put him out of business.

Starring: Robert Ryan, Jan Sterling, Brian Keith, Gene Barry, Ralph Dumke, Ross Bagdasarian, Fay Roope, Timothy Carey, Peter Coe, Aaron Spelling ..
Directed by: Jerry Hopper
Release date: 1954-01-27
Best Thriller Movies of 1954 : The Stranger's Hand

The Stranger's Hand

5.9/10 IMDB

Eight-year-old Roger Court is in Venice expecting to reunite with his father, British diplomat Major Court (Trevor Howard), whom he hasn't seen in three years. Roger lives with his Aunt Rose since his mother abandoned him.

Starring: Richard O'Sullivan, Alida Valli, Eduardo Ciannelli, Trevor Howard, Richard Basehart, Stephen Murray, Arnoldo Foà, Guido Celano, Helen Goss, Giorgio Costantini ..
Directed by: Mario Soldati
Release date: 1954-01-20
Best Thriller Movies of 1954 : The Black Rider

The Black Rider

5.3/10 IMDB

When young reporter and amateur biker Jerry Marsh investigates a mysterious hooded figure on a motorbike, he discovers crooks hiding out in a ruined castle with atomic sabotage on their minds...

Starring: Jimmy Hanley, Rona Anderson, Leslie Dwyer, Lionel Jeffries, Kenneth Connor, Beatrice Varley, Michael Golden, Valerie Hanson ..
Directed by: Wolf Rilla
Release date: 1954-12-01
Best Thriller Movies of 1954 : Blackout


6.2/10 IMDB

When a beautiful girl offers Casey Morrow a lot of money for a mystery job, Morrow doesn't ask too many questions. But when the girl's father is found murdered the following day and Morrow's coat is soaked with blood perhaps a little more caution should have been exercised. An intriguing story of deception, greed and immorality.

Starring: Dane Clark, Belinda Lee, Betty Ann Davies, Eleanor Summerfield, Andrew Osborn, Harold Lang, Jill Melford, Alvys Maben, Michael Golden, Nora Gordon ..
Directed by: Terence Fisher
Release date: 1954-03-19
Best Thriller Movies of 1954 : Highway Dragnet

Highway Dragnet

6.3/10 IMDB

An ex-Marine on the lam from a murder charge. He hitches a ride from glamor-magazine photographer, who is travelling cross-country with her principal model. Tensions rise when the woman realize the man with them may be a killer.

Starring: Richard Conte, Joan Bennett, Wanda Hendrix, Reed Hadley, Mary Beth Hughes, Iris Adrian, Harry Harvey, Tom Hubbard, Frank Jenks, Murray Alper ..
Directed by: Nathan H. Juran
Release date: 1954-01-20
Best Thriller Movies of 1954 : Cry Vengeance

Cry Vengeance

6.4/10 IMDB

Ex-cop Vic Barron crossed the wrong mobsters; his wife and child were killed and he himself scarred, framed and imprisoned. On release, Vic has but one desire, revenge on still-hiding Tino Morelli.

Starring: Mark Stevens, Martha Hyer, Skip Homeier, Joan Vohs, Douglas Kennedy, Cheryl Callaway, Mort Mills, Warren Douglas, Lewis Martin, Don Haggerty ..
Directed by: Mark Stevens
Release date: 1954-11-24
Best Thriller Movies of 1954 : Hell's Half Acre

Hell's Half Acre

6.3/10 IMDB

A woman travels to Hawaii to find out if a man in prison there is actually her missing husband.

Starring: Wendell Corey, Evelyn Keyes, Elsa Lanchester, Marie Windsor, Nancy Gates, Leonard Strong, Jesse White, Keye Luke, Philip Ahn, Clair Widenaar ..
Directed by: John H. Auer
Release date: 1954-06-01
Best Thriller Movies of 1954 : Five Days

Five Days

6.1/10 IMDB

A man pays a hitman to kill him. Circumstances change and he tries to call off the hit but he has trouble getting the deal killed.

Starring: Dane Clark, Cecile Chevreau, Paul Carpenter, Thea Gregory, Anthony Forwood, Howard Marion-Crawford, Arthur Young, Arnold Diamond, Peter Gawthorne, Charles Hawtrey ..
Directed by: Montgomery Tully
Release date: 1954-06-25
Best Thriller Movies of 1954 : Make Haste to Live

Make Haste to Live

6.0/10 IMDB

A single mother in New Mexico senses her own death in the hands of a mysterious stalker.

Starring: Dorothy McGuire, Stephen McNally, Mary Murphy, Edgar Buchanan, John Howard, Ron Hagerthy, Pepe Hern, Eddy Waller, Carolyn Jones, Rosa Turich ..
Directed by: William A. Seiter
Release date: 1954-03-25
Best Thriller Movies of 1954 : Svengali


5.5/10 IMDB

A man hypnotizes a young woman into being an opera singer.

Starring: Hildegard Knef, Donald Wolfit, Terence Morgan, Derek Bond, Alfie Bass, Noel Purcell, Jeremy Brett, Paul Rogers, David Kossoff, Hubert Gregg ..
Directed by: Noel Langley
Release date: 1954-09-01
Best Thriller Movies of 1954 : The House Across the Lake

The House Across the Lake

6.0/10 IMDB

Sensuous and desirable, Carol Forrest has always attracted the attention of men. Expert in the art of manipulation and control she married an older man, loving only his vast wealth and continued to amuse herself with indiscreet affairs. But when neighbour Mark Kendrick lets slip that her husband intends cutting her out of his will Carol concentrates all her attentions on the unsuspecting Kendrick, obtaining his help to dispose of this irritating obstacle.

Starring: Alex Nicol, Hillary Brooke, Sid James, Susan Stephen, Paul Carpenter, Alan Wheatley, Peter Illing, Gordon McLeod, Joan Hickson, John Sharp ..
Directed by: Ken Hughes
Release date: 1954-04-16
Best Thriller Movies of 1954 : The Diamond Wizard

The Diamond Wizard

5.7/10 IMDB

While in London trying to nab several fugitives who stole a million dollars from a U.S. Treasury vault, American federal agent Dennison (Dennis O'Keefe) assists Scotland Yard Insp. McClaren (Philip Friend) in his search for a missing atomic scientist (Paul Hardtmuth). The detective duo discovers that the key to solving both cases may rest with the scientist's daughter (Margaret Sheridan) and her fascinating diamond.

Starring: Dennis O'Keefe, Margaret Sheridan, Philip Friend, Alan Wheatley, Francis de Wolff, Eric Berry, Gudrun Ure ..
Directed by: Dennis O'Keefe, Montgomery Tully
Release date: 1954-04-01

Gorilla at Large

5.3/10 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

Dangerous Mission

5.7/10 IMDB

A policeman tries to protect a young woman against a hit man, when she flees New York after witnessing a mob killing.

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 : Orders Are Orders

Orders Are Orders

4.8/10 IMDB

An American movie company wants to shoot a science-fiction film using a British army barracks as a location, and its soldiers as actors.

Starring: Brian Reece, Margot Grahame, Raymond Huntley, Sid James, Tony Hancock, Peter Sellers, Clive Morton, June Thorburn, Maureen Swanson, Peter Martyn ..
Directed by: David Paltenghi
Release date: 1954-10-01
Best Thriller Movies of 1954 : Bait


5.9/10 IMDB

A man looking for his fortune in a mine decides to tempt his partner with his much younger wife. The goal? To catch them "in the act" and kill him without consequence.

Starring: Cleo Moore, Hugo Haas, John Agar, Emmett Lynn, Bruno VeSota, Jan Englund, George Keymas, Cedric Hardwicke ..
Directed by: Hugo Haas
Release date: 1954-02-24
Best Thriller Movies of 1954 : Stranger from Venus

Stranger from Venus

5.4/10 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
Best Thriller Movies of 1954 : Beautiful Stranger

Beautiful Stranger

5.9/10 IMDB

An ex-chorus girl lives on the Riviera, supported by a married man she doesn't know is a crook.

Starring: Ginger Rogers, Herbert Lom, Stanley Baker, Jacques Bergerac, Margaret Rawlings, Eddie Byrne, Coral Browne, Lisa Gastoni, Lily Kann, Ferdy Mayne ..
Directed by: David Miller
Release date: 1954-07-13
Best Thriller Movies of 1954 : Angela


5.7/10 IMDB

Dennis O'Keefe plays a GI who falls in love with Mara Lane in postwar Rome. Lane kills her boss, forcing her to flee the law. O'Keefe goes along for the ride so that he won't be knocked off by Lane's husband. Just when it looks as though O'Keefe is willing to go to any lengths to protect the woman he loves, he discovers that she frankly isn't worth it.

Starring: Dennis O'Keefe, Mara Lane, Rossano Brazzi, Arnoldo Foà, Galeazzo Benti, Enzo Fiermonte, Nino Crisman, Giovanni Fostini, Aldo Pini, Maria Teresa Paliani ..
Directed by: Dennis O'Keefe, Edoardo Anton
Release date: 1954-11-16
Best Thriller Movies of 1954 : World for Ransom

World for Ransom

5.8/10 IMDB

In Singapore, a private detective and the British authorities are on the trail of a crime syndicate that kidnaps a nuclear physicist with the aim of selling him to the highest bidder.

Starring: Dan Duryea, Gene Lockhart, Patric Knowles, Reginald Denny, Nigel Bruce, Marian Carr, Arthur Shields, Douglass Dumbrille, Carmen D'Antonio, Keye Luke ..
Directed by: Robert Aldrich
Release date: 1954-01-31
Best Thriller Movies of 1954 : Playgirl


5.8/10 IMDB

If you remember Shelley Winters from "The Poseidon Adventure" or "Bloody Mama," you might tend to forget what a knockout she was early in her career. This film will give you the chance to see her as a sexy nightclub singer teaching her just-in-from-the-sticks friend Colleen Miller the ropes in New York City. When Winters finds out that her married boyfriend Barry Sullivan has fallen for Miller, the recriminations...and bullets...start to fly!

Starring: Shelley Winters, Barry Sullivan, Colleen Miller, Gregg Palmer, Richard Long, Dave Barry, Kent Taylor, Jacqueline deWit, Mara Corday, Barnard Hughes ..
Directed by: Joseph Pevney
Release date: 1954-04-21
Best Thriller Movies of 1954 : The Shanghai Story

The Shanghai Story

5.8/10 IMDB

Shanghai, China. The last expatriate Westerners still living in the city are imprisoned in a hotel by the communist authorities in order to find the spy hiding among them.

Starring: Ruth Roman, Edmond O'Brien, Richard Jaeckel, Barry Kelley, Whit Bissell, Basil Ruysdael, Marvin Miller, Yvette Duguay, Paul Picerni, Isabel Randolph ..
Directed by: Frank Lloyd
Release date: 1954-09-01

Jail Bait

3.6/10 IMDB

Don Gregor, the son of famous plastic surgeon Dr. Boris Gregor, begins to hang around with young criminal Vic Brady and carry a gun. The pair attempt an armed holdup, and when things start to go wrong Gregor accidentally kills a night watchman. Fearing that Gregor plans to turn himself in, Brady kills him and blackmails Dr. Gregor into giving him a new face.

Starring: Lyle Talbot, Herbert Rawlinson, Steve Reeves, Dolores Fuller, Clancy Malone, Timothy Farrell, Theodora Thurman, Bud Osborne, Mona McKinnon, Don Nagel ..
Directed by: Edward D. Wood Jr.
Release date: 1954-05-12
Best Thriller Movies of 1954 : The Big Chase

The Big Chase

5.1/10 IMDB

A policeman (Glenn Langan) with a pregnant wife (Adele Jergens) winds up chasing a payroll thief (Lon Chaney Jr.) into Mexico by helicopter.

Starring: Glenn Langan, Adele Jergens, Lon Chaney Jr., Jim Davis, Douglas Kennedy, Jay Lawrence, Jack Daly, Joe Flynn ..
Directed by: Arthur Hilton
Release date: 1954-06-18
Best Thriller Movies of 1954 : Girl Gang

Girl Gang

4.6/10 IMDB

A gangster hooks gangs of young women on drugs and has them commit robberies and prostitution.

Starring: Joanne Arnold, Timothy Farrell, Harry Keaton, Mary Lou O'Connor, Lou Monson, Mildred Kalke, Norman Stanley ..
Directed by: Robert C. Dertano
Release date: 1954-01-01
Best Thriller Movies of 1954 : The Missing Scientists

The Missing Scientists

3.8/10 IMDB

A group of nuclear scientists try to make sure top secret information about atomic weapons does not fall into the wrong hands.

Starring: Paul Campbell, Irene Papas, Kurt Kreuger, Friedrich Joloff, Gordon Howard, Reinhard Kolldehoff, Edward Melotte, Jackie Collins, John Neill, J. Trevor Davies ..
Directed by: Steve Sekely
Release date: 1954-12-31
Best Thriller Movies of 1954 : Inner Sanctum: Port of Regrets

Inner Sanctum: Port of Regrets

6.7/10 IMDB

A distinguished judge who feels that no leniency is deserved in crimes of passion finds himself involved in a crime of passion.

Starring: Ian Keith, Jean Shepherd, Stefan Schnabel, Michael Tolan, Warren Stevens, Paul McGrath ..
Directed by: Alan Neuman
Release date: 1954-01-16
Best Thriller Movies of 1954 : Inner Sanctum: Dead Level

Inner Sanctum: Dead Level

6.2/10 IMDB

A hearse driver is drawn into a plot by a beautiful blonde to haul away a man she's murdered and take the body to a cemetery.

Starring: Walter Brooke, Jean Carson, Ralph Bellamy, John McQuade, Ed Latimer, Paul McGrath ..
Directed by: Mende Brown
Release date: 1954-01-30
Best Thriller Movies of 1954 : Double Exposure

Double Exposure

5.8/10 IMDB

A chance photograph may reveal a murderer's identity - and someone's after the photographer!

Starring: John Bentley, Rona Anderson, Garry Marsh, Alexander Gauge, John Horsley, Frank Forsyth, Ronan O'Casey, Ingeborg von Kusserow, Doris Hare, Eric Berry ..
Directed by: John Gilling
Release date: 1954-03-01

The Harassed Hero

5.4/10 IMDB

Poor Mr. Murray Selwyn (Guy Middleton)! He's suffering from 'Acute Apprehension Complex' and his doctors have strongly recommended that he avoid any stress or excitement in his life. Unfortunately -- thanks to a chance encounter in a London taxi cab -- he now finds himself at the very centre of an explosive international criminal caper and his life is filled with suitcases full of hot money, desperate gunmen and vanishing bodies! More dangerous still, he's been cared for by the rather ravishing Nurse Brook (Joan Winmill Brown) -- a girl guaranteed to stimulate any red-blooded English gentleman! How much excitement can one man take?

Starring: Guy Middleton, Joan Winmill Brown, Elwyn Brook-Jones, Mary Mackenzie, Harold Goodwin ..
Directed by: Maurice Elvey
Release date: 1954-01-01
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


6.8/10 IMDB

The tranquility of a small town is marred only by sheriff Tod Shaw's unsuccessful courtship of widow Ellen Benson, a pacifist who can't abide guns and those who use them. But violence descends on Ellen's household willy-nilly when the U.S. President passes through town... and slightly psycho hired assassin John Baron finds the Benson home ideal for an ambush.

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden, James Gleason, Nancy Gates, Kim Charney, Willis Bouchey, Paul Frees, Christopher Dark, James O’Hara, Kem Dibbs ..
Directed by: Lewis Allen
Release date: 1954-09-17

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