1954 in film

1954 in film

The year 1954 in film involved some significant events.


*May 12 - The Marx Brothers' Zeppo Marx divorces wife Marion Benda. The two were married in 1927.
* A reproduction of "America's First Movie Studio", Thomas Edison's Black Maria, is constructed
*November 3 the movie Godzilla (1954 film) the first in the Godzilla (series) of films Premeries in Japan

Top grossing films (U.S.)

(*) After theatrical re-issue(s)
source: http://www.boxofficereport.com/database/1954.shtml


Academy Awards: :Best Picture: "On the Waterfront" - Horizon-American, Columbia :Best Director: Elia Kazan - "On The Waterfront":Best Actor: Marlon Brando - "On the Waterfront":Best Actress: Grace Kelly - "The Country Girl":Best Supporting Actor: Edmond O'Brien - "The Barefoot Contessa":Best Supporting Actress: Eva Marie Saint - "On The Waterfront"

Golden Globe Awards:

:Drama::Best Picture: "On the Waterfront":Best Actor: Marlon Brando - "On the Waterfront":Best Actress: Grace Kelly - "The Country Girl" :Musical or comedy::Best Picture: "Carmen Jones":Best Actor: James Mason - "A Star Is Born" :Best Actress: Judy Garland - "A Star Is Born"

:Other:Best Director: Elia Kazan - "On the Waterfront":Best Foreign Film: "Twenty-Four Eyes" ("Nijushi no hitomi"), Japan:Best Foreign Film: "No Way Back" ("Weg Ohne Umkehr"), West Germany:Best Foreign Film: "The Lady of the Camellias" ("La Mujer de las camelias"), Argentina:Best Foreign Film: "Genevieve", United Kingdom

Grand Prix (Cannes Film Festival)::"Jigokumon" 地獄門, ("Gate of Hell"), directed by Teinosuke Kinugasa, Japan

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival)::"Romeo and Juliet" ("Romeo e Giulietta"), directed by Renato Castellani, Italy / U.K.

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival)::"Hobson's Choice", directed by David Lean, United Kingdom

Films released in 1954

*"20,000 Leagues Under the Sea"
*"3 Ring Circus", starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis
*"Animal Farm"
*"The Atomic Kid"
*"The Barefoot Contessa"
*"Beau Brummell"
*"The Belles of St Trinian's"
*"The Black Knight"
*"The Black Shield of Falworth"
*"Black Tuesday"
*"Bread, Love and Dreams" (U.S. release)
*"The Bridges at Toko-Ri"
*"Broken Lance"
*"The Caine Mutiny"
*"Carmen Jones"
*"Casanova's Big Night" starring Bob Hope
*"The Country Girl"
*"Creature from the Black Lagoon"
*"Crime Wave"
*"Dangerous Mission"
*"Demetrius and the Gladiators"
*"Dial M for Murder"
*"Doctor in the House", starring Dirk Bogarde in the first of the "Doctor" series
*"Dragnet"-(film mentioned in series article)
*"The Egyptian
*"Executive Suite"
*"Gate of Hell" (U.S. release)
*"The Good Die Young"
*"Hell and High Water"
*"The High and the Mighty"
*"Hobson's Choice"
*"Human Desire"
*"Indiscretion of an American Wife" (U.S. release)
*"An Inspector Calls", with Alastair Sim, based on the J.B. Priestley play (film mentioned in article)
*"It Should Happen to You"
*"Johnny Guitar"
*"King Richard and the Crusaders"
*"Knights of the Round Table"
*"Knock on Wood"
*"The Lady of the Camellias" ("La Mujer de las camelias")
*"Living It Up", starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis
*"The Long, Long Trailer"
*"The Maggie"
*"Magnificent Obsession"
*"Monster from the Ocean Floor"
*"The Naked Jungle"
*"Night People"
*"No Way Back" ("Weg Ohne Umkehr")
*"On the Waterfront"
*"The Outcast"
*"Prince Valiant", an adventure starring Robert Wagner, James Mason, and Janet Leigh
*"Robinson Crusoe"
*"Rear Window"
*"River of No Return"
*"Rogue Cop"
*"Romeo and Juliet"
*"La Ronde" (U.S. release)
*"Sansho the Bailiff"
*"Seven Brides for Seven Brothers"
*"Seven Samurai"
*"The Silver Chalice"
*"Sira` Fi al-Wadi"
*"A Star Is Born"
*"La strada"
*"Susan Slept Here"
*"There's No Business Like Show Business"
*"Three Coins in the Fountain"
*"Top Banana"
*"Twenty-Four Eyes" ("Nijushi no hitomi")
*"White Christmas"
*"Young at Heart"


*"Gunfighters of the Northwest", starring Clayton Moore and Phyllis Coates
*"Man with the Steel Whip", starring Dick Simmons
*"Riding with Buffalo Bill"
*"Trader Tom of the China Seas", starring Harry Lauter and Aline Towne

hort film series

*"Looney Tunes" (1930-1969)
*"Terrytoons" (1930-1964)
*"Merrie Melodies" (1931-1969)
*"Popeye" (1933-1957)
*"The Three Stooges" (1934-1959)
*"Bugs Bunny" (1940-1962)
*"Tom and Jerry" (1940-1958)
*"Mighty Mouse" (1942-1955)
*"Chip and Dale" (1943-1956)
*"Droopy" (1943-1958)
*"Yosemite Sam" (1945-1963)
*"Speedy Gonzales" (1953-1968)
*"Ranger Don" (1953-1956)


*January 1 - Helen Wellington-Lloyd, actress
*January 6 - Anthony Minghella, director
*February 17 - Rene Russo, actress
*March 4 - Catherine O'Hara, actress
*June 19 - Kathleen Turner, actress
*June 22 - Freddie Prinze, actor/comedian
*December 7 - Jackie Chan, actor


*January 18 - Sydney Greenstreet, actor
*February 12 - Dziga Vertov, filmmaker
*November 15 - Lionel Barrymore, actor
*December 8 - Gladys George, actress

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