Search results for "James Whitmore"


The Shawshank Redemption (1994) RT 91% / Audience 98%

DVD release: Jan 1998

Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Frank Darabont
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Bob Gunton  •  William Sadler

A Ring of Endless Light (2002) RT Audience 57%

When 15-year-old Vicky Austin, her sister Suzy and little brother Rob visit their grandfather on Seven Bay Island, Vicky faces several unexpected challenges. Her beloved ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family • Romance
DIRECTION:  Greg Beeman
CAST:  Mischa Barton  •  Ryan Merriman  •  Jared Padalecki  •  Scarlett Pomers

Battle Cry (1955) RT 80% / Audience 44%

DVD release: May 2003

The dramatic story of US marines in training, in combat and in love during World War II. The story centres on a major who guides the raw recruits from their training to combat ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • War
DIRECTION:  Raoul Walsh
CAST:  Van Heflin  •  Aldo Ray  •  Mona Freeman  •  James Whitmore

Madigan (1968) RT 100% / Audience 43%

DVD release: Mar 1999

Policemen Bonaro and Madigan lose their guns to fugitive Barney Benesch. As compensation, the two NYC detectives are given a weekend to bring Benesch to justice. While Bonaro ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Don Siegel
CAST:  Richard Widmark  •  Inger Stevens  •  Henry Fonda  •  Harry Guardino

Nuts (1987) RT 38% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Jul 2003

A high-class call girl kills a customer in self-defense. To avoid scandal, her parents try to have her declared mentally incompetent. Not helping matters is that she is very ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Martin Ritt
CAST:  Barbra Streisand  •  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Maureen Stapleton  •  Karl Malden

Planet of the Apes (1968) RT 90% / Audience 87%

DVD release: May 2001

An U.S. Spaceship lands on a desolate planet, stranding astronaut Taylor in a world dominated by apes, 2000 years into the future, who use a primitive race of humans for ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Franklin J. Schaffner
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  Roddy McDowall  •  Kim Hunter  •  James Daly

The Asphalt Jungle (1950) RT 96% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Jul 2004

Recently paroled from prison, legendary burglar "Doc" Riedenschneider, with funding from Alonzo Emmerich, a crooked lawyer, gathers a small group of veteran criminals together ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Huston
CAST:  Sterling Hayden  •  Louis Calhern  •  Jean Hagen  •  James Whitmore

The Majestic (2001) RT 42% / Audience 60%

DVD release: Jun 2002

Set in 1951, a blacklisted Hollywood writer gets into a car accident, loses his memory and settles down in a small town where he is mistaken for a long-lost son.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Frank Darabont
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Martin Landau  •  Laurie Holden  •  David Ogden Stiers

The Relic (1997) RT 31% / Audience 34%

DVD release: Apr 1999

A researcher at Chicago's Natural History Museum returns from South America with some crates containing his findings. When the crates arrive at the museum without the owner ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Peter Hyams
CAST:  Penelope Ann Miller  •  Tom Sizemore  •  Linda Hunt  •  James Whitmore

The Serpent's Egg (1977) RT 23% / Audience 55%

DVD release: Feb 2004

The Serpent's Egg follows a week in the life of Abel Rosenberg, an out-of-work American circus acrobat living in poverty-stricken Berlin following Germany's defeat in World War I.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Ingmar Bergman
CAST:  David Carradine  •  Liv Ullmann  •  Heinz Bennent  •  Gert Fröbe




The Undercover Man (1949) RT Audience 80%

Frank Warren is a treasury agent assigned to put an end to the activities of a powerful mob crime boss. The "undercover" agent poses as a criminal to seek out information but ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Joseph H. Lewis
CAST:  Glenn Ford  •  Nina Foch  •  James Whitmore  •  Barry Kelley

Them! (1954) RT 100% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Aug 2002

Nuclear tests in the desert result in the growth of gigantic mutant ants who menace cities in the American south-west as a team of investigators and the army search for a way ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Mystery • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Gordon Douglas
CAST:  James Arness  •  Edmund Gwenn  •  Joan Weldon  •  James Whitmore

Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) RT 57% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Nov 1999

In the summer of 1941, the United States and Japan seem on the brink of war after constant embargos and failed diplomacy come to no end. "Tora! Tora! Tora!", named after the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  Richard Fleischer  •  Toshio Masuda  •  Kinji Fukasaku
CAST:  Martin Balsam  •  Sô Yamamura  •  Joseph Cotten  •  Tatsuya Mihashi

Battleground (1949)

The film concentrates on the camaraderie and the divisions between the troops as they ready for the big offensive. Told in a taut narrative, the men of the 101st, led by Van ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama • War
DIRECTION:  William A. Wellman
CAST:  Van Johnson  •  John Hodiak  •  Ricardo Montalbán  •  George Murphy

The Harrad Experiment (1973) RT Audience 18%

DVD release: Jan 1998

At fictional Harrad College students learn about sexuality and experiment with each other. Based on the 1962 book of the same name by Robert Rimmer, this movie deals with the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Ted Post
CAST:  James Whitmore  •  Tippi Hedren  •  Don Johnson  •  Bruno Kirby

Because You're Mine (1952) RT Audience 50%

DVD release: Nov 1992

A famous opera singer (Mario Lanza) falls for his sergeant's (James Whitmore) sister (Doretta Morrow) at boot camp.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music
DIRECTION:  Alexander Hall
CAST:  Mario Lanza  •  Doretta Morrow  •  James Whitmore  •  Dean Miller

Angels in the Outfield (1951) RT Audience 64%

DVD release: May 2007

Paul Douglas, stars with Janet Leigh, as the hot-tempered Pittsburgh Pirates manager whose hard-luck team goes on a wining streak thanks to some heavenly intervention.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Clarence Brown
CAST:  Paul Douglas  •  Janet Leigh  •  Keenan Wynn  •  Donna Corcoran

Across the Wide Missouri (1951) RT Audience 35%

DVD release: Dec 1991

In the 1830's beaver trapper Flint Mitchell and other white men hunt and trap in the then unnamed territories of Montana and Idaho. Flint marries a Blackfoot woman as a way to ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Western
DIRECTION:  William A. Wellman
CAST:  Clark Gable  •  Ricardo Montalbán  •  John Hodiak  •  Adolphe Menjou

The Eddy Duchin Story (1956) RT Audience 56%

DVD release: Jul 2002

The life story of the famous pianist and band-leader of the 1930s and 1940s.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  George Sidney
CAST:  Kim Novak  •  Tyrone Power  •  James Whitmore  •  Victoria Shaw

The Outriders (1950)

DVD release: Feb 2011

Late in the Civil War, three Confederate soldiers escape from a Union prison camp in Missouri. They soon fall into the hands of pro-Confederate raiders, who force them to act ...  (more)

GENRES: Western
DIRECTION:  Roy Rowland
CAST:  Joel McCrea  •  Arlene Dahl  •  Barry Sullivan  •  Claude Jarman Jr.