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Aug142015

Vintage 1954: Brando, Monroe, Godzilla, and Much More...

"Can Marlon Brando Be Tamed?" - the answer, as the next 50 years taught the world was an unequivocal "No."1954 is our "Year of the Month" and this post was fun to research. People who only care about 'the now' are really missing out. Movie tickets were only 70 cents. Can you imagine?

We'll announce the panelists for the Supporting Actress Smackdown (August 30th) on Tuesday. But until then let's marinate a little in the year that was.  

BEST MOVIES ACCORDING TO...

Oscar:
On the Waterfront (12 noms / 8 wins)
The Country Girl (7 noms | 2 wins)
The Caine Mutiny (7 nominations)
Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (5 noms | 1 win)
Three Coins in the Fountain (3 noms | 2 wins).

Just outside the Best Picture shortlist looking in was surely Billy Wilder's wonderful and funny Sabrina and maybe the airplane drama The High and the Mighty (both with 6 noms | 1 win). Probably not just-misses as they were not totally loved but definitely prestigious / respected were two musicals, the awesome A Star is Born (6 nominations) which should have definitely been there and which in fact won both the acting Globes for comedy/musical and the historic Carmen Jones (2 nominations). It's always worth noting that only beginning in the 80s were musicals like rare unicorns. There were 22 musicals released in 1954! It was just another type of movie with hits and misses like any other film genre for the first 50 years of sound cinema.

Golden Globe
: (drama) On the Waterfront (comedy/musical) Carmen Jones

CannesGate of Hell  (Japan) took the Palme D'Or and after opening in the US in December and Oscar nomination for Costume Design and an Honorary Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film (before that category was created)

List-Mania continues with music hits, debuts, and adorable "born in '54" people after the jump...  

Box Office: 1) White Christmas 2) 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea 3) Rear Window 4) Demetrius & The Gladiators 5) The Caine Mutiny 6) Vera Cruz 7) Carmen Jones 8) The Country Girl 9) The Barefoot Contessa 10) [tie] A Star is Born and The High and the Mighty 

New York Times Top Ten List (Bosley Crowther)
At the time the policy was to list them by release dates: The Glenn Miller Story, Genevieve, Knock on Wood, Mr. Hulot's Holiday, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, On the Waterfront, The Little Kidnappers, Sabrina, The Country Girl, and Romeo and Juliet

Hitchcock has no objection if you see Rear Window 20 times!Nathaniel's Favorites: I still have a few key pictures left that I'd like to see -- really curious about Japan's  Gate of Hell and the UK's Genevieve (I go by US release dates like Oscar does, rather than IMDb dates)-- and I'd love to revisit some films I only saw as a kid like Creature from the Black Lagoon. But my top ten currently looks like this.

  1. Rear Window
  2. A Star is Born
  3. On the Waterfront
  4. Johnny Guitar
  5. Sabrina
  6. White Christmas... such a delight
  7. Magnificent Obsession
  8. Executive Suite - so underappreciated!
  9. It Should Happen To You - another underappreciated gem
  10. Seven Brides for Seven Brother

As for Oscars favorites, I  enjoy Three Coins in the Fountain which is a fun gender/corporate/travel time capsule but The Country Girl is Stale Psychology 101 and Caine Mutiny is just agonizingly dull -- how was that such a hit?

Happenings
Brown v Board struck down segregation in public schools, President Eisenhower signs Social Security bill, Marilyn Monroe marries Joe DiMaggio, Elvis Presley's career essentially begins, and Senator Joseph McCarthy's Communist Witch Hunt -- which so hobbled hundreds of Hollywood careers -- finally ends when he is censured by the Senate

Important Film Careers Launched in 1954
Omar Sharif made his first film in Egypt, Eva Marie Saint made a big splash with her debut in On the Waterfront, and two of Hollywood's most beloved leading men also arrived: Jack Lemmon emerged fully formed in the romantic comedy It Should Happen To You; Paul Newman's first film on the other hand was an inauspicious debut, it was the Biblical flop The Silver Chalice which he later apologized for with his co-star Natalie Wood

TV Series That Debuted in '54
"The Tonight Show" (the host then was Steve Allen) which is the longest running talk show in the world and "Lassie" both came to the small screen

Classic Fictional Characters Born in '54
Godzilla the King of Monters, Pig Pen from "Peanuts", and Wendy the Good Little Witch from "Casper," Any human, dwarf, elf or wizard from The Lord of the Rings

Tony Winners of 1954
Musical: Kismet; Play: The Teahouse of the August Moon

New Plays or Books That Become Movies
I'll Cry Tomorrow  (Lillian Roth) on screens by 1955, A Kiss Before Dying  (Ira Levin) on screens by 1956, The Bridge on the River Kwai  (Pierre Boulee) on screens by 1957, Bonjour Tristesse (Françoise Sagan) on screens by 1958, Separate Tables (Terence Rattigan) on screens by 1958, Story of O (Pauline Réage) on screens by 1961... sort of, I Am Legend (Richard Matheson) on screens by 1964, Under Milk Wood (Dylan Thomas) on screens by 1972, Live and Let Die (Ian Fleming) on screens by 1973, Lord of the Flies (William Golding) on screens by 1990,  The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers (JRR Tolkien) on screens by 1978...sort of. 

Top Ten Songs of '54 According to Billboard


(Best Original Song Winner of 1954 and Gay Anthem - see Celluloid Closet, 1995)

  1. "Little Things Mean A Lot" - Kitty Kallen
  2. "Wanted" - Perry Como
  3. "Hey There" - Rosemary Clooney
  4. "Sh-Boom" -The Crew Cuts
  5. "Make Love To Me" - Jo Stafford
  6. "Oh My Pa-Pa" - Eddie Fisher
  7. "(Oh Baby Mine) I Get So Lonely" - The Four Knights
  8. "Three Coins in the Fountain" - The Four Aces
  9. "Secret Love" - Doris Day
  10. "Hernando's Hideaway" - Archie Bleyer

Born in '54 Mixtape
Adam Ant, Basia, Elvis Costello, Bruce Hornsby, Rickie Lee Jones, Annie Lennox, Ricky Skaggs, Helen Terry, Cheryl Bentyne (of The Manhattan Transfer), Jon Brant (of Cheap Trick), David Lee Roth (of Van Halen), Neil Tennant (of Pet Shop Boys), Nancy Wilson (of Heart), Yanni

Hot New Things 
Sports Illustrated Magazine and TV Dinners!

BORN IN 1954


The Single Greatest Thing To Happen To the World in 1954
Kathleen Turner (Actress/Goddess)

The Few. The Proud. The Oscar Winners
James Cameron (Writer/Director/King of World), Jane Campion (Writer/Director), Joel Coen  (Writer/Director/Brother), Elliott Goldenthal (Composer), Ron Howard (Director/Opie), Ang Lee (Director), Michael Moore (Documentarian), Denzel Washington (Actor/Sidney-Poitier-Chaser), Lili Fini Zanuck (Producer)

Directors
Allison Anders (USA), Wolfgang Becker (Germany), Luc Dardenne (Belgium), Lee Chang Dong (South Korea), Emir Kusturica (Serbia)

RIP
Anthony Minghella (Director)

Perfect Physical Specimens Created in Lab To Make Everyone Else Feel Ugly
and many more from these other categories...
Christie Brinkley, Lesley-Anne Down, Sam J Jones, Dennis Quaid, Rene Russo

Nathaniel's First Absolutely Crushing Gay Crush
Ken Olin in thirtysomething. Hypnotized and confused I was each week.

Whatever Happened To...?
Lonette McKee (The Cotton Club), Donna Pescow (Saturday Night Fever), Jeffrey Townsend (1980s movie production designer of The Fabulous Baker Boys, After Hours, and more) Pia Zadora (Golden Globe Winner), Shari Belafonte (Daughter of Harry)

Big On TV
Ellen Barkin (Diva/Tony Winner/BFF of Julianne Moore), Scott Bakula (recently caught stealing every scene of his in "Looking"), James Belushi, Anthony Head ("Giles"), Michael Patrick King, Kathy Kinney, Chris Noth, Katey Sagal, Jerry Seinfeld, Barry Williams ("Greg Brady!")

(Charles Busch, Natasha Lyonne, and Frances Conroy in Die, Mommie, Die!)

Fabulous Broadway Babies
The legendary Harvey Fierstein (4 Tony Awards, 3 Drama Desk Awards), the one and only Charles Busch (1 Tony nomination, 1 Drama Desk Award), the wacky Julie Halston (4 Drama Desk nominations), powerful Susan Stroman (5 Tony Awards, 5 Drama Desk Awards), and indefatigable George C Wolfe (5 Tony Awards, 6 Drama Desk Awards), and stealth MVP Reed Birney (1 Tony nomination, 3 Drama Desk Awards)

Other Key Figures Born in '54
Brigitte Lin (Icon, Bride With White Hair), Catherine O'Hara (Comic Genius), John Travolta (Name Garbler, Scientologist), Barry Ackroyd (Cinematographer), Kazuo Ishiguro (Author), Rainer Bock (German actor), Jackie Chan (Hong Kong superstar), Oprah Winfrey (Oprah Winfrey), Howard Stern (Loud Mouth), Trudie Styler (Wife of Sting, Mover & Shaker) and Julie Brown (Blonde)

 

Happy 61st Birthday to anyone reading who was born in 1954!

P.S. Reminder: we're gearing up for the Supporting Actress Smackdown of 1954 in less than a fortnight (Sunday August 30th) and your votes are required. Readers are the final collective Panelist as you know. So make sure to get your votes in by Thursday August 27th. (If it's close readers can and do tip the scales.) How do you vote? Send us an email with your vote of 1 to 5 hearts on each of the Supporting Actress nominees of 1954 (only the performances you've seen please, no cheating). 

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Reader Comments (28)

On the Waterfront is just one of the best movie of all time IMO. Love it and its so timeless.

August 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJosh

a star is born: snubbed for best picture, snubbed by the new york times, and - most distressing of all - fails to take your number one spot

"this is the way the world ends; not with a bang, with a whimper."

August 14, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterpar

What a great year for movies! But I agree with par, A Star is Born is the best. In fact, it may be my favorite of the '50s.

August 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne

Just watched "The Country Girl" yesterday. If nothing else, Bing Crosby was perfectly cast as "but doesn't he seem tired?" and "everyone says he used to be famous, but I have grave doubts about his ability to carry a show".

August 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDave S.

Amen.

August 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

Top 10 (going by IMDB 'cause US releases are just too confusing going that far back):

01. Rear Window
02. Sansho the Bailiff
03. Johnny Guitar
04. Seven Samurai
05. Dial M for Murder
06. La Strada
07. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
08. On the Waterfront
09. Gojira
10. Broken Lance

Awesome movie year!

August 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRoark

"Oprah Winfrey (Oprah Winfrey)"

Hilarious.

August 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDJDeeJay

Loved your mention of It Should Happen to You - very underappreciated.

And Genevieve is well worth tracking down, a delight from start to finish. One of the best films of 1953. :p

Here's my Top 10 of '54

1. La Strada
2. Sansho the Bailiff
3. Rear Window
4. Seven Samurai
5. A Star Is Born
(all of the above rank in/hover round my Top 100 - all masterpieces)
6. On the Waterfront
7. The Far Country - an odd and gorgeous Anthony Mann western that used to be much more widely seen/respected
8. Senso
9. Sabrina
10. It Should Happen to You
with a very honourable mention for Voyage to Italy

If we went by Oscar eligibility my nominees would be
Rear Window, A Star Is Born, On the Waterfront, The Far Country and Genevieve

August 14, 2015 | Unregistered Commentergoran

I'm stunned that A Star Is Born wasn't nominated for Best Picture. And I'm surprised (pleasantly so) that Carmen Jones made so much money.

And yeah, what did happen to Donna Pescow?

August 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterScottC

Pretty fantastic so many great filmmakers arrived this year: James Cameron, Ang Lee, Joel Coen, Michael Moore, Jane Campion. Great lineup. Thanks for the amazing recap. 1954 is indeed a stellar year.

August 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLuca

Finding the long lost "complete version" of A Star Is Born is something I dream about quite a bit. Come on New Zealand and Australia, it's got to be hiding in some gay film projectionist's grandson's attic, no?

As a complete work of art, I guess I like Rear Window better too, and it's my favorite "presentation" of Grace Kelly ever. For pure acting though, it's gotta be A Star Is Born.

And speaking of long lost movies, I wonder if there is a version of Carmen Jones with Harry & Dorothy using their real voices? Or even a recording? That would be cool.

August 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDave in Hollywood

The seeds of greatness: Anne Bancroft got her first big movie, Demetrius and the Gladiators. And Paul Newman had his film debut in The Silver Chalice, a film that he wanted to never remember.

August 14, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterbrookesboy

Reading this breaks my heart as I've just been reminded how "The Man That Got Away" lost for Best Song that year.

August 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSanty C.

I had no idea Rear Window was such a box office hit.

August 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSan FranCinema

Wow, 1954 was a pretty great year! A few thoughts:

Grace Kelly was better in "Rear Window."

In a similar vein: Dorothy McGuire was Oscar nominated for "Gentleman's Agreement" a few years earlier, but she's actually much better in 1954's "Three Coins in the Fountain."

Did musical lovers know how good they had it in 1954? "A Star is Born," "White Christmas," and "Seven Brides" all in the same year!

Perfect specimen Rene Russo has a face that was meant to be filmed: so uniquely beautiful.

August 14, 2015 | Unregistered Commentercash

Terrific recap of the year.

Genevieve is such a sweet film, so VERY British. The whole cast is good but the divine Kay Kendall is simply wonderful. This is the film that put her on the road to international stardom for the few years she had left.

There's no question that Judy Garland should have won the Oscar but it's a toss up between Star and Rear Window which is my favorite of the year. Both are so good in so many ways.

I like The Caine Mutiny well enough but it can be dull at times. I think the reason for the big box office was a combination of its star power and the reputation of the play it was adapted from.

One that I enjoy the direction, cinematography, style and performances of but think the picture is a ridiculous piece of hogwash is Magnificent Obsession.

Some of my favorites for the year, some are more populist than heavily honored but I love them nonetheless.

Rear Window
A Star is Born
White Christmas
Woman's World
I Should Happen to You
Executive Suite
There's No Business Like Show Business
The Glenn Miller Story
River of No Return
Elephant Walk

I enjoyed both La Strada, Guilietta Masina's performance is just beautiful, and Senso but not enough to list them as favorites. My major blind spot for this year is Seven Samurai.

And this year has one of the most stupidly named movie, Phffft, with an amazing cast-Judy Holliday, Jack Lemmon, Kim Novak and Jack Carson. It's not a bad film but that title!!

August 14, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterjoel6

It was a huge year for both William Holden and Humphrey Bogart. Holden was in The Country Girl, The Bridges at Toko-Ri and Executive Suite. Bogart was in The Barefoot Contessa, The Caine Mutiny and Beat the Devil. And both were in Sabrina.

August 14, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterbrookesboy

joel6 - I did a deep-dive on Jack Carson films a few years back, after being impressed by "Romance on the High Seas". I also really like him in "Red Garters" from 1954. He had such a game show host/Patrick Warburton vibe.

August 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDave S.

Dave S.-Red Garters is an odd one, SO stylized. It was okay once I got use to the way it was filmed but once was enough. Carson is so under appreciated, he could have that slickster, hail fellow well met vibe but could do vulnerable or flat out bastards very well as well. A perfect example of the last is his reptilian portrayal of Matt Libby in Star is Born which should have scored him a supporting nod, incredibly he was never nominated. He also gave the most amazing performance as a broken down vaudevillian left behind while his wife climbs to the heights pushed by her ruthless sister Ida Lupino in The Hard Way.

August 14, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterjoel6

My top 10 1954

1 - On The Waterfront
2 - The Crucified Lovers
3 - Journey to Italy
4 - A Star is Born
5 - Rear Window
6 - Seven Samurai
7 - Carmen Jones
8 - Brigadoon
9 - Sabrina
10 - Human Desire

August 14, 2015 | Unregistered Commentercal roth

For me, the genuinely great films of the year were (above all ) Fellini's LA STRADA folllowed by VIAGGIO IN ITALIA(Bergman-Rossellini), ON THE WATERFRONT and maybe Valerio Zurlini's LE RAGAZZE DI SAN FREDIANO with Rossana Podesta and Corinne Calvet.
I'm pretty sure, though, that except for "Waterfront", none of the above qualified for Oscar eligibility in '54 - though I believe "La Strada" nabbed a belated Best Foreign Film Oscar a couple of years later.
Artistically, Italy and Japan seem to be where a lot of the exciting stuff was happening in the early 50's.But when it comes to the 1954 films I love to watch again and again, I'd cite an altogether more "Saturday night at the movies"bunch of titles - including (among others):

ADVENTURES OF HAJJI BABA
- a lighthearted and eloquent Arabian nights tale with John Derek , especially good if you like the Nat King Cole / Dmitri Tiomkin theme song (I do) because it 's repeated a lot in the film.
THE GOOD DIE YOUNG
-a wonderful noir from near the end of Britain's postwar golden age .
With a cast to die for: Stanley Baker,Gloria Grahame,Laurence Harvey,Joan Collins,Richard Basehart and Margaret Leighton. It's possibly Baker's greatest performance, which is saying a lot.
PUSHOVER
-a punchy American noir, with Fred MacMurray falling for Kim Novak, already projecting . the melancholy incandescence that made her a movie icon.
RED GARTERS
Its stylized design concept and splashy but subversive spin on musical and western conventions didn't do it any good at the box office. But, boy, is it fun now. With Rosemary Clooney at her peak.
THERE'S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS
This one was a big picture in its day - and -for me - it's still a winner.
The script's funny and warm, the musical numbers are mostly terrific - plus the cast works beautifully together - and what a cast:! Marilyn Monroe, Donald O'Connor, Dan Dailey and Ethel Merman all at the top of their games
RIVER OF NO RETURN
A movie that never gets old for me. Mitchum's the star - and he's fine. But it's Monroe and child actor Tommy Rettig who steal the picture. Plus you get Rory Calhoun, outdoor excitementand that wonderful wonderful theme song.

August 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKen

1954 for me will always be defined by it's best actress race even though the worst decision by the academy was made giving the award to Grace Kelly for the least exciting work she did that year. Judy Garland sadly was looked down on by many voters for her behind the scenes issues even though the performance is a towering one that is one of the greatest musical performances ever captured on the big screen.

My top 10 of 1954 by US release dates (from IMDb):
1. Rear Window (One of Hitchcock's greatest which is saying a lot because for 20 years from the 40's till the 60's no one was making as exciting feature films as Alfred)
2. The Earrings of Madame De... (A great French masterpiece from the early 50's that features the only female performance that equals Judy from that year and that is given by Danielle Darrieux)
3. On the Waterfront (Elia Kazan is my favourite director of all time and this is yet another example of his immense talent where we only gets the best from his actors and the story he is putting onto the screen)
4. Magnificent Obsession (A great Sirk feature from the 50's is where he really did his best work)
5. A Star is Born (JUDY GARLAND is all that needs to be said because she makes this musical the even better)
6. Diary of a Country Priest )Featuring one of the greatest film debuts in the leading role and a truly great feature on it's own)
7. Ugetsu monogatari (The better of the Kenji Mizoguchi features released in the US in 1954)
8. Sabrina (Billy Wilder is one of the best and Hepburn was just starting out and already peeking with her great work)
9. Johnny Guitar (A great western that has only grown and grown in the years prior to it's release and while I loved Crawford it's McCambridge's work that I remember most where she chews the scenery so much that there's nearly nothing left for anyone else)
10. Sansho the Bailiff (Kenji Mizoguchi's only great film from 1954)

P.S. I'll second the "The Man That Got Away" losing being the worst.

August 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterEoin Daly

A great round-up of the year.

I like The Caine Mutiny. I think Bogart is amazingly good in it. I also think joel6 is right as to why the film was such a big success.

I saw Executive Suite for the first time a couple of years ago and enjoyed it. Nina Foch was very good, and so was the rest of the cast.

I adore the first half of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, but find that the film goes off a bit in its second half. All of the best songs and dances are in the first half. Also, to our 21st century sensibilities the film can seem politically incorrect. But overall I think it's an uninhibited, joyous musical, and a worthy Best Picture nominee.

I'm afraid I didn't much like On the Waterfront. Admittedly I've only seen it once, and it was a number of years ago. But it seemed mawkish.

Favourites of the year: Rear Window, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, The Far Country, The Caine Mutiny, Dial M for Murder, A Star is Born.

August 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterEdward L.

@Edward Please try to see On the Waterfront again. It's the masterpiece of one of the best directors ever and one of the 5 most deserving best picture winners, in the same league of Gone With The Wind, The Apartment and The Godfather.

I still can't believe how strikingly raw and realistic it is. One of the best movies ever that is just as fresh (ov even better) today as it was when it was released.

August 15, 2015 | Unregistered Commentercal roth

Thanks for the encouragement, cal. I will try it again before too long. I'll try to see it for the Smackdown, but if not, Rod Steiger will surely draw me back in. An actor I always enjoy.

August 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterEdward L.

My List for 1954


Movie:

1. „SANSHÔ DAYÛ“ (Japan)
2. „VIAGGIO IN ITALIA“ (Italy)
3. „REAR WINDOW“ (USA)
4. „YAMA NO OTO“ (Japan)
5. „SENSO“ (Italy)

6. „LA STRADA“ (Italy)
7. „BANGIKU“ (Japan)
8. „SHICHININ NO SAMURAI“ (Japan)
9. „JOHNNY GUITAR“ (USA)
10. „MONSIEUR RIPOIS“ (France)

11. „HOBSON'S CHOICE“ (Great Britain)
12. „A STAR IS BORN“ (USA)
13. „THE BAREFOOT CONTESSA“ (USA)
14. „TOUCHEZ PAS AU GRISBI“ (France)
15. „CHIKAMATSU MONOGATARI“ (Japan)

16. „EXECUTIVE SUITE“ (USA)
17. „SALT OF THE EARTH“ (USA)
18. „INAUGURATION OF THE PLEASURE DOME“ (USA)
19. „ON THE WATERFRONT“ (USA)
20. „ROMEO AND JULIET“ (Great Britain/Italy)

21. „BROKEN LANCE“ (USA)
22. „SILVER LODE“ (USA)
23. „HUMAN DESIRE“ (USA)
24. „MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION“ (USA)
25. „RIOT IN CELL BLOCK 11“ (USA)

26. „NIJÛSHI NO HITOMI“ (Japan)
27. „THE PURPLE PLAIN“ (Great Britain)
28. „LA PAURA“ (Italy)
29. „L'ORO DI NAPOLI“ (Italy)
30. „HUIS CLOS“ (France)

31. „LAS AVENTURAS DE ROBINSON CRUSOE“ (Mexico)
32. „THE CAINE MUTINY“ (USA)
33. „RIVER OF NO RETURN“ (USA)
34. „KARIN MÅNSDOTTER“ (Sweden)
35. „PUSHOVER“ (USA)

36. „THE COUNTRY GIRL“ (USA)
37. „CARMEN JONES“ (USA)
38. „UWASA NO ONNA“ (Japan)

Movies I have also seen:

„20000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA“
„APACHE“
„ATTILA“
„BEAU BRUMMELL“
„BETRAYED“
„THE BLACK KNIGHT“
„THE BLACK SHIELD OF FALWORTH“
„BRIGADOON“
„CASANOVA'S BIG NIGHT”
„CATTLE QUEEN OF MONTANA“
„LE COMTE DE MONTE-CRISTO“
„DEMETRIUS AND THE GLADIATORS“
„DESIRÉE“
„DIAL M FOR MURDER“
„THE EGYPTIAN“
„ELEPHANT WALK“
„EN LEKTION I KÄRLEK“
„GARDEN OF EVIL“
„THE GLENN MILLER STORY“
„GREEN FIRE“
„THE HIGH AND THE MIGHTY“
„IT SHOULD HAPPEN TO YOU“
„KAISERMANÖVER“
„KING RICHARD AND THE CRUSADERS“
„THE LAST TIME I SAW PARIS“
„LIVING IT UP“
„MÄDCHENJAHRE EINER KÖNIGIN“
„MALAGA“ (USA)
„MAMBO“
„MAN WITH A MILLION“
„NIGHT PEOPLE“
„PANE, AMORE E GELOSIA“
„PECCATO CHE SIA UNA CANAGLIA“
„PHFFFT“
„PRINCE VALIANT“
„RHAPSODY“
„SABRINA“
„SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS“
„SAUERBRUCH – DAS WAR MEIN LEBEN“
„SIGN OF THE PAGAN“
„THE SLEEPING TIGER“
„SUDDENLY“
„THERE'S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS“
„THREE COINS IN THE FOUNTAIN“
„ULI, DER KNECHT“
„ULISSE“
„VALLEY OF THE KINGS“
„VERA CRUZ“


Actor

1. Marlon Brando in „ON THE WATERFRONT“ (USA)
2. Gérard Philipe in „MONSIEUR RIPOIS“ (France)
3. James Mason in „A STAR IS BORN“ (USA)
4. Sô Yamamura in „YAMA NO OTO“ (Japan)
5. Charles Laughton in „HOBSON'S CHOICE“ (Great Britain)

6. James Stewart in „REAR WINDOW“ (USA)
7. Anthony Quinn in „LA STRADA“ (Italy)
8. Jean Gabin in „TOUCHEZ PAS AU GRISBI“ (France)
9. George Sanders in „VIAGGIO IN ITALIA“ (Italy)
10. Takashi Shimura in „SHICHININ NO SAMURAI“ (Japan)

11. Bing Crosby in „THE COUNTRY GIRL“ (USA)
12. Humphrey Bogart in „THE CAINE MUTINY“ (USA)
13. Toshirô Mifune in „SHICHININ NO SAMURAI“ (Japan)
14. Neville Brand in „RIOT IN CELL BLOCK 11“ (USA)
15. John Mills in „HOBSON'S CHOICE“ (Great Britain)

16. Spencer Tracy in „BROKEN LANCE“ (USA)
17. Gregory Peck in „THE PURPLE PLAIN“ (Great Britain)
18. Fredric March in „EXECUTIVE SUITE“ (USA)
19. Farley Granger in „SENSO“ (Italy)
20. Yoshiaki Hanayagi in „SANSHÔ DAYÛ“ (Japan)

21. Frank Sinatra in „SUDDENLY“ (USA)
22. Dan O'Herlihy in „LAS AVENTURAS DE ROBINSON CRUSOE“ (Mexico)
23. Fred MacMurray in „PUSHOVER“ (USA)
24. Kazuo Hasegawa in „CHIKAMATSU MONOGATARI“ (Japan)
25. Ray Milland in „DIAL M FOR MURDER“ (USA)

26. William Holden in „EXECUTIVE SUITE“ (USA)
27. Humphrey Bogart in „THE BAREFOOT CONTESSA“ (USA)
28. Ewald Balser in „SAUERBRUCH – DAS WAR MEIN LEBEN“ (Germany)
29. Robert Mitchum in „RIVER OF NO RETURN“ (USA)
30. Sterling Hayden in „JOHNNY GUITAR“ (USA)

31. Franck Villard in „HUIS CLOS“ (France)
32. Mathias Wieman in „LA PAURA“ (Italy)
33. William Holden in „THE COUNTRY GIRL“ (USA)
34. Vittorio De Sica in „PANE, AMORE E GELOSIA“ (Italy)
35. John Payne in „SILVER LODE“ (USA)

36. Harry Belafonte in „CARMEN JONES“ (USA)


Actress

1. Alida Valli in „SENSO“ (Italy)
2. Judy Garland in „A STAR IS BORN“ (USA)
3. Setsuko Hara in „YAMA NO OTO“ (Japan)
4. Giulietta Masina in „LA STRADA“ (Italy)
5. Arletty in „HUIS CLOS“ (France)

6. Dorothy Dandridge in „CARMEN JONES“ (USA)
7. Ingrid Bergman in „VIAGGIO IN ITALIA“ (Italy)
8. Haruko Sugimura in „BANGIKU“ (Japan)
9. Gloria Grahame in „HUMAN DESIRE“ (USA)
10. Brenda De Banzie in „HOBSON'S CHOICE“ (Great Britain)

11. Hideko Takamine in „NIJÛSHI NO HITOMI“ (Japan)
12. Silvana Mangano in „L'ORO DI NAPOLI“ (Italy) (Episode „Teresa”)
13. Rosaura Revueltas in „SALT OF THE EARTH“ (USA)
14. Kyôko Kagawa in „CHIKAMATSU MONOGATARI“ (Japan)
15. Jane Wyman in „MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION“ (USA)

16. Ava Gardner in „THE BAREFOOT CONTESSA“ (USA)
17. Joan Crawford in „JOHNNY GUITAR“ (USA)
18. Judy Holliday in „IT SHOULD HAPPEN TO YOU“ (USA)
19. Ingrid Bergman in „LA PAURA“ (Italy)
20. Gaby Sylvia in „HUIS CLOS“ (France)

21. Grace Kelly in „REAR WINDOW“ (USA)
22. Audrey Hepburn in „SABRINA“ (USA)
23. Kim Novak in „PUSHOVER“ (USA)
24. Gina Lollobrigida in „PANE, AMORE E GELOSIA“ (Italy)
25. Kinuyo Tanaka in „UWASA NO ONNA“ (Japan)

26. June Allyson in „EXECUTIVE SUITE“ (USA)
27. Grace Kelly in „THE COUNTRY GIRL“ (USA)
28. Judy Holliday in „PHFFFT“ (USA)
29. Silvana Mangano in „MAMBO“ (Italy)
30. Yoshiko Kuga in „UWASA NO ONNA“ (Japan)


Supporting Actor

1. Steiger in „ON THE WATERFRONT“ (USA)
2. Seiji Miyaguchi in „SHICHININ NO SAMURAI“ (Japan)
3. Lee J. Cobb in „ON THE WATERFRONT“ (USA)
4. Edmond O'Brien in „THE BAREFOOT CONTESSA“ (USA)
5. Karl Malden in „ON THE WATERFRONT“ (USA)

6. Ken Uehara in „YAMA NO OTO“ (Japan)
7. René Dary „TOUCHEZ PAS AU GRISBI“ (France)
8. Richard Basehart in „LA STRADA“ (Italy)
9. Isao Kimura in „SHICHININ NO SAMURAI“ (Japan)
10. Paul Frankeur in „TOUCHEZ PAS AU GRISBI“ (France)

11. Broderick Crawford in „HUMAN DESIRE“ (USA)
12. Jarl Kulle in „KARIN MÅNSDOTTER“ (Sweden)
13. Dan Duryea in „SILVER LODE“ (USA)
14. José Ferrer in „THE CAINE MUTINY“ (USA)
15. Eitarô Shindô in „SANSHÔ DAYÛ“ (Japan)

16. Maurice Denham in „THE PURPLE PLAIN“ (Great Britain)
17. Fred MacMurray in „THE CAINE MUTINY“ (USA)
18. Louis Calhern in „EXECUTIVE SUITE“ (USA)
19. Charles Bickford in „A STAR IS BORN“ (USA)
20. Walter Pidgeon in „EXECUTIVE SUITE“ (USA)

21. Jack Carson in „A STAR IS BORN“ (USA)
22. Van Johnson in „THE CAINE MUTINY“ (USA)
23. Ken Uehara in „BANGIKU“ (Japan)
24. James Mason in „20000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA“ (USA)
25. Akitake Kôno in „SANSHÔ DAYÛ“ (Japan)

26. Daisuke Katô in „SHICHININ NO SAMURAI“ (Japan)
27. Eitarô Shindô in „CHIKAMATSU MONOGATARI“ (Japan)
28. Vittorio De Sica in „L'ORO DI NAPOLI“ (Italy) (Episode „I giocatori”)
29. Yoshio Tsuchiya in „SHICHININ NO SAMURAI“ (Japan)
30. Emile Meyer in „RIOT IN CELL BLOCK 11“ (USA)

31. Erno Crisa in „L'ORO DI NAPOLI“ (Italy) (Episode „Teresa”)
32. John F. Hamilton in „ON THE WATERFRONT“ (USA)
33. Ulf Palme in „KARIN MÅNSDOTTER“ (Sweden)
34. Paul Douglas in „EXECUTIVE SUITE“ (USA)
35. Bontarô Miyake in „BANGIKU“ (Japan)

36. Minoru Chiaki in „SHICHININ NO SAMURAI“ (Japan)
37. Pat Henning in „ON THE WATERFRONT“ (USA)
38. Scott Brady in „JOHNNY GUITAR“ (USA)
39. Yves Deniaud in „HUIS CLOS“ (France)
40. Yoshio Inaba in „SHICHININ NO SAMURAI“ (Japan)

41. Richard Widmark in „BROKEN LANCE“ (USA)
42. Leo Gordon in „RIOT IN CELL BLOCK 11“ (USA)
43. Royal Dano in „JOHNNY GUITAR“ (USA)
44. Dean Jagger in „EXECUTIVE SUITE“ (USA)
45. Lino Ventura in „TOUCHEZ PAS AU GRISBI“ (France)

46. Mervyn Johns in „ROMEO AND JULIET“ (Great Britain/Italy)
47. Walter Pidgeon in „THE LAST TIME I SAW PARIS“ (USA)
48. Jaime Fernández in „LAS AVENTURAS DE ROBINSON CRUSOE“ (Mexico)


Supporting Actress

1. Eva Marie Saint in „ON THE WATERFRONT“ (USA)
2. Kinuyo Tanaka in „SANSHÔ DAYÛ“ (Japan)
3. Chikako Hosokawa in „BANGIKU“ (Japan)
4. Katy Jurado in „BROKEN LANCE“ (USA)
5. Kyôko Kagawa in „SANSHÔ DAYÛ“ (Japan)

6. Yûko Mochizuki in „BANGIKU“ (Japan)
7. Thelma Ritter in „REAR WINDOW“ (USA)
8. Joan Greenwood in „MONSIEUR RIPOIS“ (France)
9. Nina Foch in „EXECUTIVE SUITE“ (USA)
10. Barbara Stanwyck in „EXECUTIVE SUITE“ (USA)

11. Shelley Winters in „EXECUTIVE SUITE“ (USA)
12. Mercedes McCambridge in „JOHNNY GUITAR“ (USA)
13. Noriko Tachibana in „SANSHÔ DAYÛ“ (Japan)
14. Valerie Hobson in „MONSIEUR RIPOIS“ (France)
15. Anna Proclemer in „VIAGGIO IN ITALIA“ (Italy)

16. Natasha Parry in „MONSIEUR RIPOIS“ (France)
17. Teruko Nagaoka in „YAMA NO OTO“ (Japan)
18. Brenda De Banzie in „THE PURPLE PLAIN“ (Great Britain)
19. Keiko Tsushima in „SHICHININ NO SAMURAI“ (Japan)
20. Chieko Nakakita in „YAMA NO OTO“ (Japan)

21. Claire Trevor in „THE HIGH AND THE MIGHTY“ (USA)
22. Shelley Winters in „MAMBO“ (Italy)
23. Agnes Moorehead in „MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION“ (USA)
24. Pearl Bailey in „CARMEN JONES“ (USA)
25. Jan Sterling in „THE HIGH AND THE MIGHTY“ (USA)

26. Germaine Montero in „MONSIEUR RIPOIS“ (France)
27. Flora Robson in „ROMEO AND JULIET“ (Great Britain/taly)
28. Olga James in „CARMEN JONES“ (USA)
29. Dolores Moran in „SILVER LODE“ (USA)
30. Renate Mannhardt in „LA PAURA“ (Italy)

31. Sadako Sawamura in „BANGIKU“ (Japan)
32. Gaby Basset in „TOUCHEZ PAS AU GRISBI“ (France)
33. Margaret Johnston in „MONSIEUR RIPOIS“ (France)
34. Yôko Minamida in „CHIKAMATSU MONOGATARI“ (Japan)
35. Donna Reed in „THE LAST TIME I SAW PARIS“ (USA)

36. Jeanne Moreau in „TOUCHEZ PAS AU GRISBI“ (France)


Director

1. Kenji Mizoguchi für „SANSHÔ DAYÛ“ (Japan)
2. Roberto Rossellini für „VIAGGIO IN ITALIA“ (Italy)
3. Alfred Hitchcock für „REAR WINDOW“ (USA)
4. Mikio Naruse für „YAMA NO OTO“ (Japan)
5. Akira Kurosawa für „SHICHININ NO SAMURAI“ (Japan)

6. Mikio Naruse für „BANGIKU“ (Japan)
7. Luchino Visconti für „SENSO“ (Italy)
8. Federico Fellini für „LA STRADA“ (Italy)
9. Nicholas Ray für „JOHNNY GUITAR“ (USA)
10. René Clément für „MONSIEUR RIPOIS“ (France)

11. David Lean für „HOBSON'S CHOICE“ (Great Britain)
12. Jacques Becker für „TOUCHEZ PAS AU GRISBI“ (France)
13. Kenji Mizoguchi für „CHIKAMATSU MONOGATARI“ (Japan)
14. Joseph L. Mankiewicz für „THE BAREFOOT CONTESSA“ (USA)
15. Robert Wise für „EXECUTIVE SUITE“ (USA)

16. George Cukor für „A STAR IS BORN“ (USA)
17. Douglas Sirk für „MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION“ (USA)
18. Herbert J. Biberman für „SALT OF THE EARTH“ (USA)
19. Kenneth Anger für „INAUGURATION OF THE PLEASURE DOME“ (USA)
20. Elia Kazan für „ON THE WATERFRONT“ (USA)

21. Renato Castellani für „ROMEO AND JULIET“ (Great Britain/Italy)
22. Don Siegel für „RIOT IN CELL BLOCK 11“ (USA)
23. Allan Dwan für „SILVER LODE“ (USA)
24. Edward Dmytryk für „BROKEN LANCE“ (USA)
25. Fritz Lang für „HUMAN DESIRE“ (USA)

26. Keisuke Kinoshita für „NIJÛSHI NO HITOMI“ (Japan)
27. Roberto Rossellini für „LA PAURA“ (Italy)
28. Vittorio De Sica für „L'ORO DI NAPOLI“ (Italy)
29. Edward Dmytryk für „THE CAINE MUTINY“ (USA)
30. Luis Buñuel für „LAS AVENTURAS DE ROBINSON CRUSOE“ (Mexico)

31. Robert Parrish für „THE PURPLE PLAIN“ (Great Britain)
32. Billy Wilder für „SABRINA“ (USA)
33. Jacqueline Audry für „HUIS CLOS“ (France)
34. Alf Sjöberg für „KARIN MÅNSDOTTER“ (Sweden)
35. George Seaton für „THE COUNTRY GIRL“ (USA)
36. Otto Preminger für „RIVER OF NO RETURN“ (USA)

37. Richard Quine für „PUSHOVER“ (USA)
38. Otto Preminger für „CARMEN JONES“ (USA)
39. Kenji Mizoguchi für „UWASA NO ONNA“ (Japan)

August 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterThomas

@Thomas
That is possibly the single most wonderfully insane comment I've ever read on this blog. I want more lists. I'm assuming you have them for other years as well. Do you keep a record of them somewhere online? I'd love to read them.

August 15, 2015 | Unregistered Commentergoran

OMG Thomas! You are amazingly insane! LOVE LOVE your long comment :)

August 16, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterManuel

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