Search results for "Alan Ladd"


It's Always About the Story: Conversations with Alan Ladd, Jr. (2016)

During his career, Mr. Ladd has been an agent, studio head, and Academy Award-winning producer. In our film, he shares an intimate oral history of the trials, tribulations, ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Stanley Isaacs
CAST:  Alan Ladd, Jr.  •  Mel Brooks  •  Jay Kanter  •  Michael Gruskoff

Citizen Kane (1941) RT 100% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Sep 2001

Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Orson Welles
CAST:  Joseph Cotten  •  Orson Welles  •  Agnes Moorehead  •  Ruth Warrick

Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982) RT 77% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Mar 1999

Juliet Forrest is convinced that the reported death of her father in a mountain car crash was no accident. Her father was a prominent cheese scientist working on a secret ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Carl Reiner
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Rachel Ward  •  Carl Reiner  •  Reni Santoni

My Favorite Brunette (1947) RT 71% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Oct 2001

Baby photographer Ronnie Jackson, on death row in San Quentin, tells reporters how he got there: taking care of his private-eye neighbor's office, Ronnie is asked by the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Mystery • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Elliott Nugent
CAST:  Bob Hope  •  Dorothy Lamour  •  Peter Lorre  •  Lon Chaney, Jr.

Shane (1953) RT 97% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Aug 2000

A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smouldering settler and rancher conflict forces him to act.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Western
DIRECTION:  George Stevens
CAST:  Alan Ladd  •  Jean Arthur  •  Van Heflin  •  Brandon De Wilde

The Blue Dahlia (1946) RT 100% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Mar 1996

This film noir stars Alan Ladd as a war veteran framed for the murder of his own wife and follows his search for the real murderer. Veronica Lake plays the sultry femme fatale ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  George Marshall
CAST:  Alan Ladd  •  Veronica Lake  •  William Bendix  •  Howard Da Silva

The Howards of Virginia (1940) RT Audience 48%

DVD release: Mar 2003

Beautiful young Virginian Jane steps down from her proper aristocratic upbringing when she marries down-to-earth surveyor Matt Howard. Matt joins the Colonial forces in their ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  Frank Lloyd
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Martha Scott  •  Cedric Hardwicke  •  Alan Marshal

This Gun for Hire (1942) RT 93% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Jul 2004

Hit man Philip Raven, who's kind to children and cats, kills a blackmailer and is paid off by traitor Willard Gates in "hot" money. Meanwhile, pert entertainer Ellen Graham, ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Frank Tuttle
CAST:  Veronica Lake  •  Robert Preston  •  Laird Cregar  •  Alan Ladd

Hitler, Beast of Berlin (1939)

Hans Memling, a young intellectual, patriotic German, is secretly opposed to the Nazi regime. With the aid of Gustav Schultz, Father Pommer, Anna Wahl and others, he is ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Sam Newfield
CAST:  Roland Drew  •  Steffi Duna  •  Greta Granstedt  •  Alan Ladd

The Black Cat (1941) RT Audience 29%

DVD release: Sep 1998

Greedy heirs wait in a mansion for a rich cat lover to die, only to learn her cats come first.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Horror • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Albert S. Rogell
CAST:  Basil Rathbone  •  Hugh Herbert  •  Broderick Crawford  •  Bela Lugosi




Cross-Country Romance (1940)

Chase across the country romance.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Frank Woodruff
CAST:  Wendy Barrie  •  Gene Raymond  •  Hedda Hopper  •  Berton Churchill

In Old Missouri (1940)

The Weavers are share-croppers who confront their landlord with their tale of woe only to find he is in money trouble too. He also has a wastrel son and a socialite wife who ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Frank McDonald
CAST:  Leon Weaver  •  Frank Weaver  •  June Weaver  •  June Storey

Desert Legion (1953)

A commander in the Foreign Legion romances a mysterious and exotic princess.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure
DIRECTION:  Joseph Pevney
CAST:  Alan Ladd  •  Richard Conte  •  Arlene Dahl  •  Akim Tamiroff

Red Mountain (1951)

Towards the end of the American Civil War, a rebel captain flees to Colorado to join a band of Southern mercenaries. He drags an innocent gold prospecting couple into trouble ...  (more)

GENRES: Western
DIRECTION:  John Farrow  •  William Dieterle
CAST:  Alan Ladd  •  Lizabeth Scott  •  Arthur Kennedy  •  John Ireland

Lucky Jordan (1942)

A gangster (Alan Ladd) escapes from boot camp with a canteen girl (Helen Walker) and finds his gang's new boss (Sheldon Leonard) helping Nazi spies.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Frank Tuttle
CAST:  Alan Ladd  •  Helen Walker  •  Sheldon Leonard  •  Mabel Paige

China (1943) RT Audience 25%

DVD release: Jun 1997

Shortly before Pearl Harbor, American opportunist Jones and partner Johnny are in China to sell oil to the invading Japanese army. Cynical about the sufferings of the Chinese, ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  John Farrow
CAST:  Alan Ladd  •  Loretta Young  •  William Bendix  •  Philip Ahn

Beyond Glory (1948)

DVD release: Oct 2016

Thinking he may have caused the death of his commanding officer Captain Daniels in Tunisia, Rocky visits Daniels' widow. She falls for him, he falls for her, she encourages ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  John Farrow
CAST:  Alan Ladd  •  Donna Reed  •  George Macready  •  George Coulouris

13 West Street (1962)

Walt Sherill (Alan Ladd) is attacked and beat down by a group of juvenile delinquents on his way home from work one night. The boys who attacked him are not previously known ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime
DIRECTION:  Philip Leacock
CAST:  Alan Ladd  •  Rod Steiger  •  Michael Callan  •  Dolores Dorn

Saigon (1948)

After World War II Larry learns that his flying buddy Mike will only live a short time despite the efforts of the doctors. He takes on a profitable flying job for profiteers ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Leslie Fenton
CAST:  Alan Ladd  •  Veronica Lake  •  Douglas Dick  •  Wally Cassell

The Iron Mistress (1952) RT Audience 18%

Barely historical presentation of the life of Jim Bowie. Here he goes to New Orleans to sell lumber but falls in love with Judalon. To match his rivals he must become ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • History • Western
DIRECTION:  Gordon Douglas
CAST:  Alan Ladd  •  Virginia Mayo  •  Joseph Calleia  •  Phyllis Kirk