Search results for "Joseph L. Mankiewicz"


A Letter to Three Wives (1949) RT 94% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Feb 2005

Just as their boat sets off for the day, Deborah (Crain), Rita (Southern) and Lora Mae (Darnell) receive a letter from the alluring Addie Ross (narrator Celeste Holm) stating ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Mystery • Romance
DIRECTION:  Joseph L. Mankiewicz
CAST:  Jeanne Crain  •  Linda Darnell  •  Ann Sothern  •  Kirk Douglas

All About Eve (1950) RT 100% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Oct 1999

Aspiring actress Eve Harrington maneuvers her way into the lives of Broadway star Margo Channing, playwright Lloyd Richards and director Bill Sampson.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Joseph L. Mankiewicz
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  Anne Baxter  •  George Sanders  •  Celeste Holm

Cleopatra (1963) RT 55% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Apr 2001

Historical epic. The triumphs and tragedy of the Egyptian queen, Cleopatra.The winner of four Oscars, this epic saga of love, greed and betrayal stars Elizabeth Taylor as the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • Romance
DIRECTION:  Joseph L. Mankiewicz
CAST:  Elizabeth Taylor  •  Richard Burton  •  Rex Harrison  •  Roddy McDowall

House of Strangers (1949) RT 80% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Jun 2006

Gino Monetti is a ruthless Italian-American banker who engaged in a number of criminal activities. Three of his four grown sons, refuse to help their father stay out of prison ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Joseph L. Mankiewicz
CAST:  Edward G. Robinson  •  Susan Hayward  •  Richard Conte  •  Luther Adler

People Will Talk (1951) RT Audience 78%

DVD release: Jan 2004

Successful and well-liked, Dr. Noah Praetorius becomes the victim of a witchhunt at the hands of Professor Elwell, who disdains Praetorius's unorthodox medical views and also ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Joseph L. Mankiewicz
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Jeanne Crain  •  Finlay Currie  •  Hume Cronyn

Sleuth (1972) RT 96% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Jan 1998

The mystery stage play by Anthony Shaffer was adapted by the author into this stylish film from director Joseph L. Manciewicz. Laurence Olivier stars as Andrew Wyke, a ...  (more)

GENRES: Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Joseph L. Mankiewicz
CAST:  Laurence Olivier  •  Michael Caine  •  Alec Cawthorne  •  John Matthews

Somewhere in the Night (1946) RT 89% / Audience 63%

DVD release: Sep 2005

George Taylor returns from the WWII with amnesia. Back home in Los Angeles, he tries to track down his old identity, stumbling into a 3-year old murder case and a hunt for a ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Joseph L. Mankiewicz
CAST:  John Hodiak  •  Nancy Guild  •  Lloyd Nolan  •  Richard Conte

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947) RT 100% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Apr 2003

In 1900, strong-willed widow Lucy Muir goes to live in Gull Cottage by the British seaside, even though it appears to be haunted. Sure enough, that very night she meets the ...  (more)

GENRES: Fantasy • Mystery • Romance
DIRECTION:  Joseph L. Mankiewicz
CAST:  Gene Tierney  •  Rex Harrison  •  George Sanders  •  Edna Best

The Quiet American (1958) RT Audience 49%

DVD release: Apr 2005

Cynical British journalist Fowler (Michael Redgrave) falls in love with a young Vietnamese woman, but is dismayed when a naïve U.S. official (Audie Murphy) also begins vying ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • Thriller • War
DIRECTION:  Joseph L. Mankiewicz
CAST:  Audie Murphy  •  Michael Redgrave  •  Claude Dauphin  •  Giorgia Moll

King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis (1970)

A 1970 American documentary film biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., presented in the form of newsreel footage and segments of recordings by Dr. King, framed by ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet  •  Joseph L. Mankiewicz
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Joanne Woodward  •  Ruby Dee  •  James Earl Jones




The Barefoot Contessa (1954) RT 100% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Jun 2001

Has-been director Harry Dawes gets a new lease on his career when independently wealthy Kirk Edwards hires him to write and direct a film. They go to Madrid to find Maria ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Joseph L. Mankiewicz
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Ava Gardner  •  Edmond O'Brien  •  Marius Goring

A Carol for Another Christmas (1964)

Director Joseph Mankiewicz's first work for television, the 90-minute ABC drama was publicized as having an all-star cast (which meant that names of some supporting cast ...  (more)

GENRES: Mystery • Science Fiction • TV movie
DIRECTION:  Joseph L. Mankiewicz
CAST:  Sterling Hayden  •  Eva Marie Saint  •  Ben Gazzara  •  Barbara Ann Teer

No Way Out (1950) RT 83% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Mar 2006

The Biddle brothers, shot while robbing a gas station, are taken to the prison ward of the County Hospital; Ray Biddle, a rabid racist, wants no treatment from black resident ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Joseph L. Mankiewicz
CAST:  Richard Widmark  •  Linda Darnell  •  Stephen McNally  •  Sidney Poitier

5 Fingers (1952) RT 100% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Jun 1991

During WWII the valet to the British Ambassador to Ankara sells British secrets to the Germans while trying to romance a refugee Polish countess.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Joseph L. Mankiewicz
CAST:  James Mason  •  Michael Rennie  •  Walter Hampden  •  Oskar Karlweis

There Was a Crooked Man... (1970)

Charismatic criminal Paris Pitman ends up in jail, then attempts to escape the prison of warden Lopeman.  (more)

GENRES: Western
DIRECTION:  Joseph L. Mankiewicz
CAST:  Kirk Douglas  •  Henry Fonda  •  Hume Cronyn  •  Warren Oates

The Honey Pot (1967) RT Audience 63%

In Venice, the millionaire benefactor Cecil Fox watches a Seventeenth Century play 'Volpone' and plots a practical joke to play on his three former greedy mistresses. He hires ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Joseph L. Mankiewicz
CAST:  Rex Harrison  •  Susan Hayward  •  Capucine  •  Maggie Smith

Escape (1948)

Escape is a thriller about a World War II vet who goes to prison for murder and then escapes. He meets a woman who tries to get him to surrender.  (more)

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DIRECTION:  Joseph L. Mankiewicz
CAST:  Rex Harrison  •  Peggy Cummins  •  William Hartnell  •  Norman Wooland

The Late George Apley (1947) RT Audience 86%

George and Catherine Apley of Boston lead a proper life in the proper social circle, as did the Apleys before them. When grown daughter Eleanor falls in love with Howard (from ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Joseph L. Mankiewicz
CAST:  Ronald Colman  •  Peggy Cummins  •  Vanessa Brown  •  Richard Haydn

Suddenly, Last Summer (1959) RT 69% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Aug 2000

The only son of wealthy widow Violet Venable dies while on vacation with his cousin Catherine. What the girl saw was so horrible that she went insane; now Mrs. Venable wants ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Joseph L. Mankiewicz
CAST:  Elizabeth Taylor  •  Katharine Hepburn  •  Montgomery Clift  •  Albert Dekker