Search results for "Mary Astor"


Act of Violence (1948) RT 90% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Jul 2007

An embittered veteran tracks down a POW camp informer.  (more)

GENRES: Thriller
DIRECTION:  Fred Zinnemann
CAST:  Van Heflin  •  Robert Ryan  •  Janet Leigh  •  Mary Astor

The Maltese Falcon (1941) RT 100% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Feb 2000

Spade and Archer is the name of a San Francisco detective agency. That's for Sam Spade and Miles Archer. The two men are partners, but Sam doesn't like Miles much. A knockout, ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Huston
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Mary Astor  •  Gladys George  •  Peter Lorre

Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)

Aged and wealthy Charlotte Hollis has lived alone and as a recluse in the crumbling family plantation mansion in Hollisport, Louisiana since her father Sam Hollis' death ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Horror • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Robert Aldrich
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  Olivia de Havilland  •  Agnes Moorehead  •  Joseph Cotten

Youngblood Hawke (1964)

An unknown Kentucky writer (James Franciscus) comes to New York and pursues fame and women (Suzanne Pleshette, Genevieve Page).  (more)

GENRES: 
DIRECTION:  Delmer Daves
CAST:  James Franciscus  •  Suzanne Pleshette  •  Geneviève Page  •  Eva Gabor

Return to Peyton Place (1961) RT Audience 35%

DVD release: Feb 2005

More hubub in the little town full of secrets when a visiting author trys to pry loose some juicy scandals!  (more)

GENRES: Romance
DIRECTION:  José Ferrer
CAST:  Carol Lynley  •  Jeff Chandler  •  Eleanor Parker  •  Mary Astor

A Stranger In My Arms (1959)

An Air Force pilot finds romance with his war buddy's widow.  (more)

GENRES: 
DIRECTION:  Helmut Käutner
CAST:  June Allyson  •  Jeff Chandler  •  Sandra Dee  •  Mary Astor

This Happy Feeling (1958) RT Audience 50%

On a stormy night, young woman asks another guest at party to rescue her from her lecherous boss and take her to the train station. When her rescuer suggests that she stop at ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Debbie Reynolds  •  Curd Jürgens  •  John Saxon  •  Alexis Smith

The Power and the Prize (1956) RT Audience 67%

An ambitious executive jeopardizes his career to marry a European refugee.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Henry Koster
CAST:  Robert Taylor  •  Elisabeth Müller  •  Burl Ives  •  Charles Coburn

A Kiss Before Dying (1956) RT 100% / Audience 44%

DVD release: Aug 2003

Bud Corliss (Wagner) is an ambitious student who is wooing Dorothy Kingship (Woodward) purely for her father's mining fortune. When he discovers that Dorothy is pregnant with ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Gerd Oswald
CAST:  Robert Wagner  •  Jeffrey Hunter  •  Virginia Leith  •  Joanne Woodward

Any Number Can Play (1949) RT Audience 56%

DVD release: Mar 1994

Clark Gable stars in this 1949 drama, directed by Mervyn LeRoy, about a casino owner juggling both business and family problems. The cast also includes Alexis Smith, Mary ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Mervyn LeRoy
CAST:  Clark Gable  •  Alexis Smith  •  Wendell Corey  •  Audrey Totter




Little Women (1949)

Louisa May Alcott's autobiographical account of her life with her three sisters in Concord Mass in the 1860s. With their father fighting in the civil war, the sisters: Jo, Meg ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family • Romance
DIRECTION:  Mervyn LeRoy
CAST:  June Allyson  •  Peter Lawford  •  Margaret O'Brien  •  Elizabeth Taylor

Cynthia (1947) RT Audience 45%

DVD release: Jul 2009

Sheltered by her parents, a small-town teenager finally goes out on a date.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Robert Z. Leonard
CAST:  Elizabeth Taylor  •  George Murphy  •  S.Z. Sakall  •  Mary Astor

Desert Fury (1947)

The daughter of a Nevada casino owner gets involved with a racketeer, despite everyone's efforts to separate them.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Lewis Allen
CAST:  John Hodiak  •  Lizabeth Scott  •  Burt Lancaster  •  Wendell Corey

Fiesta (1947) RT Audience 39%

DVD release: Oct 2009

A non-aquatic change of pace: Esther Williams disguises herself in matador gear and secretly fills in for her twin matador brother (Ricardo Montalban) after he abandons the ring.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Richard Thorpe
CAST:  Esther Williams  •  Akim Tamiroff  •  Ricardo Montalbán  •  John Carroll

Cass Timberlane (1947) RT Audience 56%

DVD release: Jun 1993

Judge Cass Timberlane marries a girl from the wrong side of the tracks, Virginia Marshland. A baby is stillborn and she turns more and more to attorney friend of of Cass' Brad ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  George Sidney
CAST:  Spencer Tracy  •  Lana Turner  •  Rose Hobart  •  Margaret Lindsay

Claudia and David (1946)

The follow-up film to "Claudia", with Dorothy McGuire and Robert Young reprising their earlier roles as a young married couple living in a small Connecticut town.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Walter Lang
CAST:  Dorothy McGuire  •  Robert Young  •  Mary Astor  •  Gail Patrick

Blonde Fever (1944) RT Audience 33%

A woman fights to save her husband from a sluttish waitress.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Richard Whorf
CAST:  Philip Dorn  •  Mary Astor  •  Felix Bressart  •  Gloria Grahame

Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) RT 100% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Apr 2004

In the year before the 1904 St Louis World's Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Vincente Minnelli
CAST:  Judy Garland  •  Margaret O'Brien  •  Mary Astor  •  Lucille Bremer

Young Ideas (1943)

DVD release: May 2012

A widow's grown children try to break up her romance with a college professor.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Jules Dassin
CAST:  Susan Peters  •  Herbert Marshall  •  Mary Astor  •  Elliott Reid

Thousands Cheer (1943) RT Audience 59%

Acrobat Eddie Marsh is in the army now. His first act is to become friendly with Kathryn Jones, the colonel's pretty daughter. Their romance hits a few snags, including ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  George Sidney
CAST:  Kathryn Grayson  •  Gene Kelly  •  Mary Astor  •  John Boles