List of American films of 1954

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Eva Marie Saint as Edie Doyle and Marlon Brando as Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront

A list of American films released in 1954.
On the Waterfront won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

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Title Director Cast Genre Notes/Studio
1954
3 Ring Circus Joseph Pevney Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Joanne Dru Musical comedy
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Richard Fleischer Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas, Peter Lorre Adventure
About Mrs. Leslie Daniel Mann Shirley Booth, Robert Ryan Drama
Alaska Seas Jerry Hopper Robert Ryan, Brian Keith, Jan Sterling Crime
Apache Robert Aldrich Burt Lancaster, Jean Peters, John McIntire, Charles Bronson, John Dehner Western
Athena Richard Thorpe Jane Powell, Debbie Reynolds, Virginia Gibson Musical
The Atomic Kid Leslie H. Martinson Mickey Rooney, Robert Strauss Comedy
Baby Buggy Bunny Animated
The Barefoot Contessa Joseph L. Mankiewicz Humphrey Bogart, Ava Gardner, Rossano Brazzi, Edmond O'Brien Drama Oscar for O'Brien
Beachhead Stuart Heisler Tony Curtis, Frank Lovejoy, Mary Murphy War
Beau Brummell Curtis Bernhardt Stewart Granger, Elizabeth Taylor, Peter Ustinov Biography
Beautiful Stranger David Miller Ginger Rogers, Herbert Lom, Stanley Baker Mystery aka Twist of Fate
Betrayed Gottfried Reinhardt Clark Gable, Lana Turner, Victor Mature Drama
The Black Knight Tay Garnett Alan Ladd, Patricia Medina, Peter Cushing Adventure
The Black Shield of Falworth Rudolph Mate Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh Adventure
Black Tuesday Hugo Fregonese Edward G. Robinson, Peter Graves Crime drama
Black Widow Nunnally Johnson Ginger Rogers, Van Heflin, Gene Tierney, George Raft Mystery thriller
The Bridges at Toko-Ri Mark Robson William Holden, Grace Kelly, Fredric March, Mickey Rooney War
Brigadoon Vincente Minnelli Gene Kelly, Van Johnson, Cyd Charisse Musical
Broken Lance Edward Dmytryk Spencer Tracy, Robert Wagner, Richard Widmark, Katy Jurado Western
Bugs and Thugs Animated

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Title Director Cast Genre Notes
The Caine Mutiny Edward Dmytryk Humphrey Bogart, José Ferrer, Van Johnson, Fred MacMurray, Robert Francis, E.G. Marshall, Lee Marvin War, Drama Based on novel by Herman Wouk; 7 Academy Award nominations
Carmen Jones Otto Preminger Harry Belafonte, Dorothy Dandridge Musical
Carnival Story Kurt Neumann Anne Baxter, Steve Cochran Drama
Casanova's Big Night Norman Z. McLeod Bob Hope, Joan Fontaine, Basil Rathbone Comedy
Casino Royale William H. Brown, Jr. Barry Nelson, Peter Lorre James Bond From television series Climax
Cattle Queen of Montana Allan Dwan Barbara Stanwyck, Ronald Reagan Western
The Country Girl George Seaton Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, William Holden Drama Academy Award for Kelly
Crash of Moons Hollingsworth Morse Richard Crane, Sally Mansfield Science fiction
Creature from the Black Lagoon Jack Arnold Richard Carlson, Julie Adams, Richard Denning Science fiction
Crime Wave André de Toth Sterling Hayden, Gene Nelson, Ted de Corsia, Phyllis Kirk Crime drama
Crossed Swords Milton Krims Errol Flynn, Gina Lollobrigida Swashbuckler Co-produced with Italy
Dangerous Mission Louis King Victor Mature, Piper Laurie Thriller
Deep in My Heart Stanley Donen José Ferrer, Merle Oberon, Walter Pidgeon Musical, Biography story of Sigmund Romberg
Demetrius and the Gladiators Delmer Daves Victor Mature, Susan Hayward, Debra Paget, Anne Bancroft Adventure
Désirée Henry Koster Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Merle Oberon Historical
Devil May Hare Bugs Bunny Animated
Dial M for Murder Alfred Hitchcock Grace Kelly, Ray Milland, Robert Cummings, John Williams Suspense From Frederick Knott play
Dixieland Droopy Animated
Dog Pounded Animation
Down Three Dark Streets Arnold Laven Broderick Crawford, Ruth Roman Crime drama
Downhearted Duckling Animated
Drive a Crooked Road Richard Quine Mickey Rooney, Dianne Foster, Kevin McCarthy Crime
Drum Beat Delmer Daves Alan Ladd, Audrey Dalton, Marisa pavan Western

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Title Director Cast Genre Notes
The Egyptian Michael Curtiz Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Gene Tierney, Peter Ustinov Adventure
Elephant Walk William Dieterle Elizabeth Taylor, Dana Andrews, Peter Finch Adventure
Executive Suite Robert Wise William Holden, Barbara Stanwyck, Fredric March, June Allyson, Walter Pidgeon, Paul Douglas, Shelley Winters Drama 4 Academy Award nominations; a rare Hollywood film with no music
Flame and the Flesh Richard Brooks Lana Turner, Pier Angeli Drama
The French Line Lloyd Bacon Jane Russell, Gilbert Roland Musical
Garden of Evil Henry Hathaway Gary Cooper, Susan Hayward, Richard Widmark Western
The Glenn Miller Story Anthony Mann James Stewart, June Allyson, Charles Drake Biography
Gog Herbert L. Strock Richard Egan, Herbert Marshall Science fiction
Green Fire Andrew Marton Grace Kelly, Stewart Granger, Paul Douglas Adventure
Hansel and Gretel: An Opera Fantasy Stop motion animation
Hell and High Water Samuel Fuller Richard Widmark, Bella Darvi Drama
Hell Below Zero Mark Robson Alan Ladd, Stanley Baker, Joan Tetzel Adventure
The High and the Mighty William Wellman John Wayne, Robert Stack, Laraine Day, Claire Trevor, Jan Sterling, Robert Newton, Sidney Blackmer, Phil Harris Drama 6 Academy Award nominations; won for Best Musical Score
Highway Dragnet Nathan Juran Richard Conte, Joan Bennett, Wanda Hendrix Crime drama
His Majesty O'Keefe Byron Haskin Burt Lancaster, Joan Rice, André Morell Adventure
The House in the Middle Short subject 12-minute film on Civil Defense
Human Desire Fritz Lang Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Broderick Crawford Suspense
Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome Kenneth Anger Anaïs Nin Drama 38-minute film
It Should Happen to You George Cukor Judy Holliday, Peter Lawford, Jack Lemmon Comedy Lemmon's first film
Jail Bait Ed Wood Dolores Fuller, Steve Reeves Drama
Johnny Guitar Nicholas Ray Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden, Mercedes McCambridge Western
Killers from Space W. Lee Wilder Peter Graves, James Seay Science fiction
King Richard and the Crusaders David Butler Rex Harrison, Virginia Mayo, George Sanders Adventure
Knock on Wood Melvin Frank, Norman Panama Danny Kaye, Mai Zetterling Comedy

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Title Director Cast Genre Notes
The Last Time I Saw Paris Richard Brooks Van Johnson, Elizabeth Taylor, Donna Reed Romance
A Life at Stake Paul Guilfoyle Angela Lansbury, Keith Andes, Douglas Dumbrille film noir
Little School Mouse Hanna-Barbera Tom and Jerry Animation
Living It Up Norman Taurog Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Janet Leigh Comedy 11th Martin and Lewis film
The Long, Long Trailer Vincente Minnelli Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz Comedy
The Long Wait Victor Saville Anthony Quinn, Charles Coburn, Peggie Castle Drama
Loophole Harold Schuster Barry Sullivan, Dorothy Malone, Charles McGraw Film noir
The Mad Magician John Brahm Vincent Price, Eva Gabor Thriller
Magic Brush Animation
Magnificent Obsession Douglas Sirk Rock Hudson, Jane Wyman, Agnes Moorehead, Barbara Rush Drama Remake of 1935 film
Man with the Steel Whip Franklin Adreon Dick Simmons, Dale Van Sickel Western Serial
Monster from the Ocean Floor Wyott Ordung Anne Kimbell, Stuart Wade Science fiction
Naked Alibi Jerry Hopper Sterling Hayden, Gloria Grahame, Gene Barry Crime drama
The Naked Jungle Byron Haskin Charlton Heston, Eleanor Parker Adventure
Night People Nunnally Johnson Gregory Peck, Broderick Crawford, Anita Bjork Drama
On the Waterfront Elia Kazan Marlon Brando, Eva Marie Saint, Karl Malden, Rod Steiger, Lee J. Cobb Drama based on novel by Budd Schulberg; Oscars for Brando, Saint, Best Picture
The Outcast William Witney John Derek, Joan Evans, Jim Davis Western
Phantom of the Rue Morgue Roy Del Ruth Karl Malden, Claude Dauphin, Patricia Medina Mystery
Phffft! Mark Robson Judy Holliday, Jack Lemmon, Jack Carson Romantic comedy
Pride of the Blue Grass William Beaudine Lloyd Bridges, Vera Miles Drama
Prince Valiant Henry Hathaway James Mason, Janet Leigh, Robert Wagner Adventure
Princess of the Nile Harmon Jones Debra Paget, Jeffrey Hunter, Michael Rennie Historical adventure
Prisoner of War Andrew Marton Ronald Reagan, Steve Forrest, Oscar Homolka War drama
Private Hell 36 Don Siegel Ida Lupino, Howard Duff Drama
Pushover Richard Quine Fred MacMurray, Kim Novak, Philip Carey, Dorothy Malone Film noir
The Raid Hugo Fregonese Van Heflin, Anne Bancroft, Richard Boone, Lee Marvin Western
Rear Window Alfred Hitchcock Grace Kelly, James Stewart, Wendell Corey, Raymond Burr Suspense 4 Oscar nominations
Red Garters George Marshall Rosemary Clooney, Jack Carson, Guy Mitchell, Gene Barry Musical
Return to Treasure Island Ewald André Dupont Tab Hunter, Dawn Addams, Porter Hall Adventure
Rhapsody Charles Vidor Elizabeth Taylor, Vittorio Gassman Drama
Ride Clear of Diablo Jesse Hibbs Audie Murphy, Dan Duryea, Susan Cabot, Russell Johnson Western
Riot in Cell Block 11 Don Siegel Neville Brand, Frank Faylen, Leo Gordon Drama
River of No Return Otto Preminger Robert Mitchum, Marilyn Monroe, Rory Calhoun Western
Robinson Crusoe Luis Buñuel Dan O'Herlihy Adventure from Daniel Defoe novel
Rogue Cop Roy Rowland Robert Taylor, George Raft, Janet Leigh Film noir

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Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Sabrina Billy Wilder Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, William Holden Comedy Remade in 1995
Salt of the Earth Herbert J. Biberman Rosaura Revueltas, Will Geer Drama
Saskatchewan Raoul Walsh Alan Ladd, Shelley Winters, J. Carrol Naish Western
Satan's Waitin' Friz Freleng Looney Tunes Animation
Secret of the Incas Jerry Hopper Charlton Heston, Robert Young, Nicole Maurey Adventure
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Stanley Donen Howard Keel, Jane Powell, Russ Tamblyn, Julie Newmar Musical 5 Academy Award nominations
Shield for Murder Edmond O'Brien Edmond O'Brien, Marla English, John Agar film noir
Silent Raiders Richard Bartlett Richard Bartlett War
The Silver Chalice Victor Saville Paul Newman, Virginia Mayo Drama
Silver Lode Allan Dwan Dan Duryea, John Payne, Lizabeth Scott Western
Sitting Bull Sidney Salkow Dale Robertson, Mary Murphy Western
Smarty Cat Hanna-Barbera Tom and Jerry Animation
The Snow Creature W. Lee Wilder Paul Langton Science fiction
Stamp Day for Superman George Reeves Short subject Film from U.S. Treasury Dept.
A Star Is Born George Cukor Judy Garland, James Mason, Charles Bickford, Jack Carson Musical Remake of 1937 film; nominated for 6 Academy Awards
The Student Prince Richard Thorpe Ann Blyth, Mario Lanza, Louis Calhern, Edmund Gwenn Musical
Suddenly Lewis Allen Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden, Nancy Gates Crime drama
Susan Slept Here Frank Tashlin Dick Powell, Debbie Reynolds, Anne Francis Romantic comedy
Tanganyika André de Toth Van Heflin, Ruth Roman, Howard Duff Action
Taza, Son of Cochise Douglas Sirk Rock Hudson, Barbara Rush, Rex Reason Western
Them! Gordon Douglas James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn Science fiction
There's No Business Like Show Business Walter Lang Ethel Merman, Donald O'Connor, Marilyn Monroe, Mitzi Gaynor Musical
Three Coins in the Fountain Jean Negulesco Clifton Webb, Dorothy McGuire, Jean Peters, Rossano Brazzi Drama
Three Young Texans Henry Levin Jeffrey Hunter, Keefe Brasselle, Mitzi Gaynor Western
Top Banana Alfred E. Green Phil Silvers, Rose Marie Musical
Track of the Cat William Wellman Robert Mitchum, Teresa Wright Adventure
Trader Tom of the China Seas Franklin Adreon Harry Lauter, Lyle Talbot Serial
Valley of the Kings Robert Pirosh Robert Taylor, Eleanor Parker Adventure
The Vanishing Prairie Documentary Academy Award winner
Vera Cruz Robert Aldrich Gary Cooper, Burt Lancaster, Ernest Borgnine, Cesar Romero, Sara Montiel Western
White Christmas Michael Curtiz Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby, Vera-Ellen, Danny Kaye Musical Title song by Irving Berlin originally in 1942's Holiday Inn
Witness to Murder Roy Rowland Barbara Stanwyck, George Sanders Suspense
Woman's World Jean Negulesco Clifton Webb, June Allyson, Van Heflin Drama
World for Ransom Robert Aldrich Dan Duryea, Gene Lockhart Drama
Wyoming Renegades Fred F. Sears Phil Carey, Gene Evans, Martha Hyer Western
Young at Heart Gordon Douglas Doris Day, Frank Sinatra Musical, Drama

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