Best War Movies of 1954


The Caine Mutiny

7.7/10 IMDB

When a US Naval captain shows signs of mental instability that jeopardizes the ship, the first officer relieves him of command and faces court martial for mutiny.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Van Johnson, Fred MacMurray, Robert Francis, José Ferrer, E.G. Marshall, Tom Tully, May Wynn, Katherine Warren, Lee Marvin ..
Directed by: Edward Dmytryk
Release date: 1954-06-23
Best War Movies of 1954 : The Purple Plain

The Purple Plain

6.5/10 IMDB

A RAF airfield in Burma in 1945, during World War II. Canadian bomber pilot Bill Forrester is a bitter man who lives haunted by a tragic past. He has became a reckless warrior, and is feared by his comrades, who consider him a madman. Dr. Harris, the squadron physician, is determined to help him heal his tormented soul.

Starring: Gregory Peck, Win Min Than, Brenda De Banzie, Bernard Lee, Maurice Denham, Lyndon Brook, Anthony Bushell, Josephine Griffin, Ram Gopal, Dorothy Alison ..
Directed by: Robert Parrish
Release date: 1954-09-14

The Bridges at Toko-Ri

6.7/10 IMDB

A naval aviator is assigned to bomb a group of heavily defended bridges during the Korean War.

Starring: William Holden, Grace Kelly, Fredric March, Mickey Rooney, Robert Strauss, Charles McGraw, Keiko Awaji, Earl Holliman, Richard Shannon, Willis Bouchey ..
Directed by: Mark Robson
Release date: 1954-12-01
Best War Movies of 1954 : Hell and High Water

Hell and High Water

6.2/10 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


5.8/10 IMDB

On a Japanese-occupied island during World War II, only two soldiers remain alive after a mission attempt goes horribly wrong. Trapped on the island, they must escort a scientist and his daughter to the other side of the island where their ship awaits. They must battle nature, hard terrain, and advancing Japanese troops.

Starring: Tony Curtis, Frank Lovejoy, Mary Murphy, Eduard Franz, Skip Homeier, John Doucette, Alan Wells ..
Directed by: Stuart Heisler
Release date: 1954-02-05
Best War Movies of 1954 : Carrington V.C.

Carrington V.C.

7.0/10 IMDB

Major Charles Carrington (David Niven), is arrested for taking £125 from the base safe, he also face two other charges that could finish his distinguished service career. He decides to act on his own defence at his court martial hearing, his argument being that he is owed a lot of money from the army for his various postings that have cost him out of his own pocket. To further complicate the proceedings, Carrington alleges he told his superior, the very disliked Colonel Henniker, that he was taking the money from the safe. A mans career, his marriage, and quite a few reputations, all hang in the balance.

Starring: David Niven, Margaret Leighton, Noelle Middleton, Allan Cuthbertson, Victor Maddern, Raymond Francis, Geoffrey Keen, Newton Blick, Mark Dignam, Robert Bishop ..
Directed by: Anthony Asquith
Release date: 1954-12-09


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

A Time Out of War

6.7/10 IMDB

Two Union soldiers maintaining a position on a riverbank negotiate a one-hour truce with the Confederate soldier manning the opposite bank. During the hour, they gain respect for one another as they trade tobacco, enjoy some fishing and make an unsettling discovery.

Starring: Barry Atwater, Robert Sherry, Corey Allen ..
Directed by: Denis Sanders
Release date: 1954-01-01
Best War Movies of 1954 : The Raid

The Raid

6.8/10 IMDB

A group of confederate prisoners escape to Canada and plan to rob the banks and set fire to the small town of Saint Albans in Vermont. To get the lie of the land, their leader spends a few days in the town and finds he is getting drawn into its life and especially into that of an attractive widow and her son.

Starring: Van Heflin, Anne Bancroft, Richard Boone, Lee Marvin, Tommy Rettig, Peter Graves, Douglas Spencer, Paul Cavanagh, Douglas Spencer, Will Wright ..
Directed by: Hugo Fregonese
Release date: 1954-08-04

The Bamboo Prison

6.1/10 IMDB

A communist POW sides with his North Korean guards against his fellow prisoners.

Starring: Brian Keith, Robert Francis, E.G. Marshall, Jack Kelly, Keye Luke, Dianne Foster, Jerome Courtland, Earle Hyman, Richard Loo, Murray Matheson ..
Directed by: Lewis Seiler
Release date: 1954-06-15

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