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Films In 1954

Progress in Kojokrom (Sean Graham, 1954)
Intended primarily for local exhibition in African communities, this simple object lesson tells in story form how a local council works, how it can help the people of a small township, even though th… Read more

Proud Ships (Philip Armitage, 1954)
Across and around the world from oilfields to refineries and from refineries to consumers, oil tankers carry crude oil and its refined ... products. Proud Ships is the story of the tankers and the me… Read more

PUSHOVER (Richard Quine, 1954)
"Money isn't dirty, just people." ... A low-rent Double Indemnity; cool blonde moll Kim Novak (in her first major screen role at Columbia) stirs up a sexual heat similar to that of Barbara Stanwyck i… Read more

REAR WINDOW (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954)
"Rear Window" was one of Hitchcock's favourite films, as it was—and still is—to audiences and critics alike ever since its ... original release in 1954. To the director, it represented a … Read more

Rediscovered Harmonies (L. Devoisy, 1954)
A survey of ancient musical instruments; some forefathers of those in use today, others obsolete. The music is contemporary, appropriately and carefully selected. ... Read more

Riches of the Earth (, 1954)
A coloured cartoon illustrating how Canada's underground resources took shape through geological ages. ... Read more

Running for Sheriff (William Hines, 1954)
A special film made for children three to eight years of age. The story has been put into the child's idiom of a wild west playland, populated entirely by children and their animal friends. ... Read more

SAMURAI (Hiroshi Inagaki, 1954)
The great seventeenth-century warrior, Miyamoto Mushashi, whose prowess with the Samurai sword is legend in Japan, has been the subject of a number of film biographies. Samurai is the most extravagan… Read more

SEVEN SAMURAI (Akira Kurosawa, 1954)
To a small village under the hills comes a party of brigands. They stare down, calculate what crops will be there in the Spring. and decide to return as they did last year, As they canter away, a ter… Read more

Short Vision (Joan Foldes, Peter Foldes, 1954)
Deals with the end of the world. The vision is of atomic destruction. The "Thing" suddenly appears, but whether people see it or are asleep they perish. ... Read more

Snows of Aorangi (Brian Blake, 1954)
A short survey of the beautiful scenery of the mountains of New Zealand's North and South Islands and Southern Lakes District, with an accent on the magnificent facilities for skiing enthusiasts. ... Read more

Sonata in Brussels (E. Degelin, 1954)
With a touch of fantasy, the architecture and atmosphere of Brussels revealed in four movements: night lights and jazz; morning quiet; street bustle; and people at rest and play. ... Read more

TALES OF CHIKAMATSU (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1954)
Kenji Mizoguchi was one of the greatest of all fIlm-makers and his career as a director spanned from 1923 to 1956. Tales of Chikamatsu (1954) belongs to the luminous late years of his career and was … Read more

The Art of Judo (, 1954)
The film shows the various forms of attack and defence as practised by judo experts, including Professor Mifune, at the world head ... quarters of judo, the Kadokan Academy in Tokio. ... Read more

THE BACK OF BEYOND (John Heyer, 1954)
The Birdsville Track is over three hundred miles long and, in terms of physical and mental isolation, it is probably without parallel. It joins Marree in South Australia to Birdsville in Queensland, … Read more

THE BACK OF BEYOND (John Heyer, 1954)
The Birdsville Track is over three hundred miles long. It joins Maree in South Australia to Birdsville in Queensland, and is the main stock route for cattle moving south from the stations of Western … Read more

THE BACK OF BEYOND (John Heyer, 1954)
An impression of inland Australia ... through the fortnightly 600 Km delivery ... trip by the mailman from Marree in ... South Australia to Birdsville in Queensland. ... Read more

The Book and the Idol (Samuel Elfert, 1954)
The film traces the conflict between paganism and monotheism from the early dawn of civilisation in Israel. Based on objects in the archaeological exhibit, "From the Land of the Bible", in the Museum… Read more

The Coal Miner (Peter Dimond, 1954)
Life among miners on Australian coalfields. The mines have been mechanised, increasing production and improving conditions. ... Read more

The Colourful World of Otakar Nejedly (Jiri Lehovec, 1954)
The film illustrates the creative achievements of the Czech artist-painter during the last fifty years and indicates his devotion to educate young promising artists. ... Read more

The Magic Fiddle (Jan Forlong, 1954)
The ballet danced in the film by the Norwegian Ballet Company is based upon an old folk tale about a poor peasant boy whose only possession is three shillings, which he gives away. As reward he gets … Read more

The Making of the River (, 1954)
Tracing the formation of the river from its source waters, the film follows it to its termination at the sea. ... Read more

The New Chapter (, 1954)
A documentary film concerning the problem and care of eleven million refugees in West Germany from the Soviet Zone. ... Read more

The New India (, 1954)
A young couple, brother and sister, have been given a trip through India as a graduation present from their father. The purpose of their tour is to give them a better knowledge of their country and o… Read more

THE PROUD PRINCESS (Borwoj Zeman, 1954)
The Proud Princess is based on the popular fairy-tale of Bozena Nemcova, a classic author. The film tells of a young prince who is loved by his subjects for his wisdom and who, disguised as a gardene… Read more

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