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Dial M for Murder (1954)

Ex-tennis pro Tony Wendice (Ray Milland) wants to have his wealthy wife, Margot (Grace Kelly), murdered so he can get his hands on her inheritance. When he discovers her affair with Mark Halliday (Robert Cummings), he comes up with the perfect plan to kill her. He blackmails an old acquaintance into carrying out the murder, but the carefully-orchestrated set-up goes awry, and Margot stays alive. Now Wendice must frantically scheme to outwit the police and avoid having his plot detected.

Seven Samurai (1954)

A samurai answers a village's request for protection after he falls on hard times. The town needs protection from bandits, so the samurai gathers six others to help him teach the people how to defend themselves, and the villagers provide the soldiers with food. A giant battle occurs when 40 bandits attack the village.

Rear Window (1954)

A newspaper photographer with a broken leg passes time recuperating by observing his neighbors through his window. He sees what he believes to be a murder, and decides to solve the crime himself. With the help of his nurse and wife, he tries to catch the murderer without being killed himself.

Sabrina (1954)

Linus and David Larrabee are the two sons of a very wealthy family. Linus is all work -- busily running the family corporate empire, he has no time for a wife and family. David is all play -- technically he is employed by the family business, but never shows up for work, spends all his time entertaining, and has been married and divorced three times. Meanwhile, Sabrina Fairchild is the young, shy, and awkward daughter of the household chauffeur, who has been infatuated with David all her life, but David hardly notices her -- "doesn't even know I exist" -- until she goes away to Paris for two years, and returns an elegant, sophisticated, beautiful woman. Suddenly, she finds that she has captured David's attention, but just as she does so, she finds herself falling in love with Linus, and she finds that Linus is also falling in love with her.

There\'s No Business Like Show Business (1954)

Terry (Dan Dailey) and Molly (Ethel Merman) are vaudeville performers who eventually add their three children to the act to become \"The Five Donahues.\" However, their children start to go their own way in time, with Steve (Johnnie Ray) deciding to become a priest. The other grown children, Katy (Mitzi Gaynor) and Tim (Donald O\'Connor), join a show starring Victoria Parker (Marilyn Monroe). The Donahue parents become a performing pair again, but the family still faces personal upheaval.

Godzilla (1954)

Japan is thrown into a panic after several ships explode and are sunk. At first the authorities think its either underwater mines or underwater volcanic activity. The authorities soon head to Odo Island, close to where several of the ships were sunk. One night, something comes onshore and destroys several houses and kills several people.

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A couple of hecklers are thrown out of a ghost tour, only to be offered a unique opportunity to see "real" spirits. What follows is proof that there's an afterlife, and consequences.

La strada (1954)

A care-free girl is sold to a traveling entertainer, consequently enduring physical and emotional pain along the way.

Désirée (1954)

In Marseilles, France in 1794, Desiree Clary, a young millinery clerk, becomes infatuated with Napoleon Bonaparte, but winds up wedding Genaral Jean-Baptiste Berandotte, an aid to Napoleon who later joins the forces that bring about the Emperor's downfall. Josephine Beauharnais, a worldly courtesan marries Napoleon and becomes Empress of France, but is then cast aside by her spouse when she proves unable to produce an heir to the throne.

Giorni d'amore (1954)

Pasquale e Angela sono contadini, figli di due famiglie che hanno la terra vicino e sono dirimpettai in paese e, naturalmente sono poveri. Si vogliono bene e desiderano sposarsi, ma per ... See full summary »

The Trouble with Harry (1954)

The trouble with Harry is that he's dead, and everyone seems to have a different idea of what needs to be done with his body...

Ulysses (1954)

A movie adaptation of Homer\'s second epic, that talks about Ulysses\' efforts to return to his home after the end of ten years of war.

An Inspector Calls (1954)

A mysterious Inspector investigates the wealthy Birling family and their dinner guests following the suicide of a young woman.

Senso (1954)

A troubled and neurotic Italian Countess betrays her entire country for a self-destructive love affair with an Austrian Lieutenant.

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A couple of hecklers are thrown out of a ghost tour, only to be offered a unique opportunity to see "real" spirits. What follows is proof that there's an afterlife, and consequences.

On the Waterfront (1954)

Dockworker Terry Malloy (Marlon Brando) had been an up-and-coming boxer until powerful local mob boss Johnny Friendly (Lee J. Cobb) persuaded him to throw a fight. When a longshoreman is murdered before he can testify about Friendly\'s control of the Hoboken waterfront, Terry teams up with the dead man\'s sister Edie (Eva Marie Saint) and the streetwise priest Father Barry (Karl Malden) to testify himself, against the advice of Friendly\'s lawyer, Terry\'s older brother Charley (Rod Steiger).

Magnificent Obsession (1954)

When churlish, spoiled rich man Bob Merrick foolishly wrecks his speed boat, the rescue team resuscitates him with equipment that's therefore unavailable to aid a local hero, Dr. Wayne ... See full summary »

Human Desire (1954)

A Korean War vet returns to his job as a railroad engineer and becomes involved in a sordid affair with a co-worker's wife and murder.

Romeo and Juliet (1954)

When the now famous "star crossed lovers" of two feuding families meet, forbidden love ensues.

A Big Family (1954)

A Big Family is a 1954 Soviet drama film directed by Iosif Kheifits. It was entered into the 1955 Cannes Film Festival. It was based on Vsevolod Kochetov's novel Zhurbiny.

The Silver Chalice (1954)

A Greek slave trained as an artisan, Basil (Paul Newman) is on the path to a better life when his owners discover his talent for sculpting. After marrying the lovely Deborra (Pier Angeli), Basil receives an important opportunity when he is asked to cast and engrave Jesus Christ\'s cup from the Last Supper in silver. Meanwhile, his path crosses with that of the scheming magician Simon (Jack Palance) and his sultry assistant, Helena (Virginia Mayo), which leads to trouble.

Charge of the Lancers (1954)

As the Crimean War rages, British Capt. Eric Evoir (Jean-Pierre Aumont) and Maj. Bruce Lindsey (Richard Stapley) are sent to the Crimea to protect a top-secret cannon capable of blasting through the walls of a nearby Russian fort. Lindsey, unfortunately, is captured by the Russians, who subject him to brutal interrogations. It\'s up to Evoir to save him. Along the way, Evoir meets a beautiful gypsy girl (Paulette Goddard) and begins an affair as intense as the war itself.

Johnny Guitar (1954)

On the outskirts of town, the hard-nosed Vienna (Joan Crawford) owns a saloon frequented by the undesirables of the region, including Dancin\' Kid (Scott Brady) and his gang. Another patron of Vienna\'s establishment is Johnny Guitar (Sterling Hayden), a former gunslinger and her lover. When a heist is pulled in town that results in a man\'s death, Emma Small (Mercedes McCambridge), Vienna\'s rival, rallies the townsfolk to take revenge on Vienna\'s saloon -- even without proof of her wrongdoing.

Green Fire (1954)

In the mountains of Colombia, engineer and explorer Rian Mitchell (Stewart Granger) finds an enormous emerald mine thought to have been first discovered by Spanish conquistadors centuries before. Driven by avarice, Mitchell feuds with his more circumspect business partner, Vic Leonard (Paul Douglas), the beautiful owner of the nearby coffee plantation (Grace Kelly), her headstrong brother (John Ericson) and a band of local outlaws who want the emerald mine for themselves.

Broken Lance (1954)

A patriarchal rancher\'s empire is threatened by conflict within his family. On the day of his release from prison, the son of a cattle baron swears vengeance on his three half-brothers responsible for dispossessing him of his inheritance and driving his father to a fatal stroke. The ensuing story unfolds in flashback, tracing the sibling rivalries that led to the man\'s imprisonment.

Attila (1954)

Attila is a 1954 Franco-Italian film co-production, directed by Pietro Francisci and produced by Dino De Laurentiis.

Three Coins in the Fountain (1954)

Three hopeful American secretaries visiting Italy -- newcomer Maria (Maggie McNamara), romance-seeking Anita (Jean Peters) and the more mature Frances (Dorothy McGuire) -- fling their coins into Rome\'s Trevi Fountain, each making a wish. Soon, Maria is pursued by a dashing prince (Louis Jourdan), Anita finds herself involved with a forbidden coworker (Rossano Brazzi), and Frances receives a surprising proposal from her boss (Clifton Webb). All three women vow to one day return to Rome.

Apache (1954)

Adapted from the 1936 novel \"Bronco Apache,\" this groundbreaking Western casts a sympathetic eye on the struggles of Native Americans in the post-bellum West. Massai (Burt Lancaster), the only Apache warrior still fighting after the surrender of Geronimo, is arrested and placed on a train headed for a Florida prison. After a daring escape, he begins the trip back home to his lover, Nalinle (Jean Peters), on foot -- but the journey is long and treacherous, and the authorities are closing in.

A Life at Stake (1954)

Infidelity leads to accidents for a woman\'s (Angela Lansbury) architect husband.

The Beachcomber (1954)

Womanizer and incessant drinker Ted Wilson (Robert Newton), known as \"Honorable\" Ted, is shipped to a tropical island by his family to keep him out of their way. There he meets sanctimonious missionary Owen Jones (Paul Rogers) and his nurse sister, Martha (Glynis Johns). Initially disgusted by Ted\'s behavior, Martha is surprised when Ted sails to an outlying island to retrieve her and is unexpectedly chivalrous. Ted then agrees to help Martha deal with a cholera outbreak on another island.

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