Search results for "Bert Stevens"


North by Northwest (1959) RT 100% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Aug 2000

Madison Avenue advertising man Roger Thornhill finds himself thrust into the world of spies when he is mistaken for a man by the name of George Kaplan. Foreign spy Philip ...  (more)

GENRES: Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Eva Marie Saint  •  James Mason  •  Jessie Royce Landis

Ace in the Hole (1951)

A frustrated former big-city journalist now stuck working for an Albuquerque newspaper exploits a story about a man trapped in a cave to revitalize his career, but the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Billy Wilder
CAST:  Kirk Douglas  •  Jan Sterling  •  Robert Arthur  •  Porter Hall

Adam's Rib (1949) RT 100% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Sep 2000

When a woman attempts to kill her uncaring husband, prosecutor Adam Bonner gets the case. Unfortunately for him his wife Amanda (who happens to be a lawyer too) decides to ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  George Cukor
CAST:  Spencer Tracy  •  Katharine Hepburn  •  Judy Holliday  •  Tom Ewell

Ball of Fire (1941) RT 100% / Audience 90%

DVD release: May 2007

A group of academics have spent years shut up in a house working on the definitive encyclopedia. When one of them discovers that his entry on slang is hopelessly outdated, he ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  Gary Cooper  •  Barbara Stanwyck  •  S.Z. Sakall  •  Henry Travers

Calamity Jane (1953) RT 71% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Apr 2002

Doris Day and Howard Keel fuss, feud and fall in love as Calamity Jane and Wild Bill Hickok. At first curvaceous Calamity is too durned busy fighting Indians and cracking a ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Music • Western
DIRECTION:  David Butler
CAST:  Doris Day  •  Howard Keel  •  Allyn Ann McLerie  •  Philip Carey

Days of Wine and Roses (1962) RT 100% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Jan 2004

An alcoholic falls in love with and gets married to a young woman, whom he systematically addicts to booze so they can share his "passion" together.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Jack Lemmon  •  Lee Remick  •  Charles Bickford  •  Jack Klugman

Destination Moon (1950) RT 60% / Audience 48%

DVD release: Jan 2001

Postulates the first manned trip to the moon, happening in the (then) near future, and being funded by a consortium of private backers. Assorted difficulties occur and must be ...  (more)

GENRES: Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Irving Pichel
CAST:  John Archer  •  Warner Anderson  •  Tom Powers  •  Dick Wesson

Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956) RT 71% / Audience 55%

DVD release: Sep 2002

Test space rockets exploding at liftoff and increased reporting of UFO sightings culminate in a direct attempt by alien survivors of a dead, extra-galactic civilization to ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Fred F. Sears
CAST:  Hugh Marlowe  •  Joan Taylor  •  Donald Curtis  •  Morris Ankrum

Funny Face (1957) RT 87% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Apr 2001

A shy Greenwich Village book clerk is discovered by a fashion photographer and whisked off to Paris where she becomes a reluctant model.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Stanley Donen
CAST:  Audrey Hepburn  •  Fred Astaire  •  Kay Thompson  •  Michel Auclair

Giant (1956) RT 95% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Jun 2003

Sprawling epic covering the life of a Texas cattle rancher and his family and associates.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Western
DIRECTION:  George Stevens
CAST:  Elizabeth Taylor  •  Rock Hudson  •  James Dean  •  Carroll Baker




Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) RT 90% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Sep 2004

In 1947, four German judges who served on the bench during the Nazi regime face a military tribunal to answer charges of crimes against humanity. Chief Justice Haywood hears ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Stanley Kramer
CAST:  Spencer Tracy  •  Burt Lancaster  •  Richard Widmark  •  Marlene Dietrich

Meet John Doe (1941) RT 89% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Aug 2005

As a parting shot, fired reporter Ann Mitchell prints a fake letter from unemployed "John Doe," who threatens suicide in protest of social ills. The paper is forced to rehire ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Frank Capra
CAST:  Barbara Stanwyck  •  Gary Cooper  •  Edward Arnold  •  Walter Brennan

Midnight (1939) RT 92% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Apr 2008

An unemployed showgirl poses as Hungarian royalty to infiltrate Parisian society.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Mitchell Leisen
CAST:  Claudette Colbert  •  Don Ameche  •  John Barrymore  •  Francis Lederer

Monsieur Verdoux (1947) RT 97% / Audience 88%

DVD release: May 2000

The film is about an unemployed banker, Henri Verdoux, and his sociopathic methods of attaining income. While being both loyal and competent in his work, Verdoux has been ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Charles Chaplin
CAST:  Charles Chaplin  •  Mady Correll  •  Allison Roddan  •  Robert Lewis

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) RT 89% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Feb 2000

Longfellow Deeds lives in a small town, leading a small town kind of life. When a relative dies and leaves Deeds a fortune, Longfellow moves to the big city where he becomes ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Frank Capra
CAST:  Gary Cooper  •  Jean Arthur  •  George Bancroft  •  Lionel Stander

My Fair Lady (1964) RT 96% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Aug 2003

A snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  George Cukor
CAST:  Audrey Hepburn  •  Rex Harrison  •  Stanley Holloway  •  Wilfrid Hyde-White

Niagara (1953)

Rose Loomis and her older, gloomier husband, George, are vacationing at a cabin in Niagara Falls, N.Y. The couple befriend Polly and Ray Cutler, who are honeymooning in the ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Henry Hathaway
CAST:  Joseph Cotten  •  Marilyn Monroe  •  Jean Peters  •  Max Showalter

Pocketful of Miracles (1961) RT 63% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Sep 2001

Damon Runyon's fairytale, sweet and funny, is told by director Frank Capra. Boozy, brassy Apple Annie, a beggar with a basket of apples, is as much as part of downtown New ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Frank Capra
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  Glenn Ford  •  Hope Lange  •  Peter Falk

Rebel Without a Cause (1955) RT 96% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Jan 2002

After moving to a new town, troublemaking teen Jim Stark is supposed to have a clean slate, although being the new kid in town brings its own problems. While searching for ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Nicholas Ray
CAST:  James Dean  •  Natalie Wood  •  Sal Mineo  •  Ann Doran

Royal Wedding (1951)

Fred Astaire (Tom) and Jane Powell (Ellen) are asked to perform as a dance team in England at the time of Princess Elizabeth's wedding. As brother and sister, each develops a ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Stanley Donen
CAST:  Fred Astaire  •  Jane Powell  •  Peter Lawford  •  Sarah Churchill