18 films were produced in South Korea in 1954. 109 U.S. films and 43 European films were also released in the country.[1] The only South Korean film to sell more than 100,000 tickets in Seoul in 1954 was Lee Kang-chon's Arirang.[2]



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  1. Motion Picture Promotion Corporation. (1984). A Compilation of Data on the Film Industry. Seoul: MPPC. quoted in Min Eung-jun, Joo Jin-sook and Kwak Han-ju (2003). Korean Film: History, Resistance, and Democratic Imagination. Westport, Connecticut and London: Praeger Publishers. p. 152. ISBN 0-275-95811-6.
  2. Lee, Young-il (1988). "9. Feature Films Which Recorded More than 100,000 Ticket Sales in Seoul". The History of Korean Cinema. Seoul: Motion Picture Promotion Corporation. p. 295. ISBN 8-9880-9512-X.