Search results for "Nicholas Ray"


We Can't Go Home Again (1973) RT Audience 50%

DVD release: Nov 2012

Called by some a visionary masterpiece, and by others a fool’s errand, this controversial film embodies Ray’s last explorations in the medium that he called “the cathedral of ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Nicholas Ray
CAST:  Richard Bock  •  Tom Farrell  •  Danny Fisher  •  Jill Gannon

55 Days at Peking (1963)

Diplomats, soldiers and other representatives of a dozen nations fend off the siege of the International Compound in Peking during the 1900 Boxer Rebellion. The disparate ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Guy Green  •  Nicholas Ray
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  Ava Gardner  •  David Niven  •  Burt Kwouk

King of Kings (1961) RT 85% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Feb 2003

Who is Jesus, and why does he impact all he meets? He is respected and reviled, emulated and accused, beloved, betrayed, and finally crucified. Yet that terrible fate would ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Nicholas Ray
CAST:  Jeffrey Hunter  •  Siobhán McKenna  •  Hurd Hatfield  •  Viveca Lindfors

The Savage Innocents (1960) RT 90% / Audience 76%

An Eskimo who has had little contact with white men goes to a trading post where he accidentally kills a missionary and finds himself being pursued by the police.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Nicholas Ray
CAST:  Anthony Quinn  •  Yoko Tani  •  Peter O'Toole  •  Carlo Giustini

Party Girl (1958) RT 80% / Audience 55%

DVD release: Feb 1992

Slick lawyer Thomas Farrell has made a career of defending mobsters in trials. It's not until he meets a lovely showgirl at a mob party that he realizes that there's more to ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Nicholas Ray
CAST:  Robert Taylor  •  Cyd Charisse  •  Lee J. Cobb  •  John Ireland

Wind Across the Everglades (1958) RT Audience 50%

An ornithologist battles a family of bird poachers in the Florida Everglades.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure
DIRECTION:  Nicholas Ray
CAST:  Burl Ives  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Chana Eden  •  Gypsy Rose Lee

Bitter Victory (1957) RT 80% / Audience 67%

DVD release: Feb 2005

A commander receives a citation for an attack on Rommel's headquarters, which is actually undeserved as the commander is unfit for his job. On top of that, unbeknownst to him, ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Romance • War
DIRECTION:  Nicholas Ray
CAST:  Richard Burton  •  Curd Jürgens  •  Ruth Roman  •  Christopher Lee

The True Story of Jesse James (1957) RT 86% / Audience 36%

DVD release: Mar 2007

Misfit Missouri brothers Jesse and Frank James (Robert Wagner, Jeffrey Hunter) turn to crime in the post-Civil War South.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Western
DIRECTION:  Nicholas Ray
CAST:  Robert Wagner  •  Jeffrey Hunter  •  Hope Lange  •  Agnes Moorehead

Hot Blood (1956) RT 83% / Audience 42%

Stephen Torino (Wilde), who is tricked by his brother Marco (Adler) into an arranged marriage with tempestuous Annie Caldash (Russell). Annie is willing to give the union a go ...  (more)

GENRES: 
DIRECTION:  Nicholas Ray
CAST:  Jane Russell  •  Cornel Wilde  •  Luther Adler  •  Joseph Calleia

Bigger Than Life (1956)

Bigger Than Life is an American film made in 1956 directed by Nicholas Ray and starring James Mason, who also co-wrote and produced the film, about a school teacher and family ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Nicholas Ray
CAST:  James Mason  •  Barbara Rush  •  Walter Matthau  •  Robert F. Simon




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

Run for Cover (1955) RT 83% / Audience 60%

DVD release: Jan 2003

Western that starts when a man (Matt Dow) is mistaken as a train robber. After the town's sheriff shoots the kid he's riding with, Dow clears his name and ends up as the new ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Western
DIRECTION:  Nicholas Ray
CAST:  James Cagney  •  Viveca Lindfors  •  John Derek  •  Ernest Borgnine

Johnny Guitar (1954)

On the outskirts of town, the hard-nosed Vienna (Joan Crawford) owns a saloon frequented by the undesirables of the region, including Dancin' Kid (Scott Brady) and his gang. ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Western
DIRECTION:  Nicholas Ray
CAST:  Joan Crawford  •  Mercedes McCambridge  •  Sterling Hayden  •  Ernest Borgnine

The Lusty Men (1952) RT 100% / Audience 87%

Former rodeo star Jeff McCloud (Mitchum), disabled by a series of accidents, hobbles back to his Oklahoma hometown in hopes of replenishing his bank account. Aspiring ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Western
DIRECTION:  Nicholas Ray  •  Robert Parrish
CAST:  Susan Hayward  •  Robert Mitchum  •  Arthur Kennedy  •  Arthur Hunnicutt

On Dangerous Ground (1951) RT 100% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Jul 2006

A big-city cop is reassigned to the country after his superiors find him too angry to be an effective policeman. While on his temporary assignment he assists in a manhunt of a ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Ida Lupino  •  Nicholas Ray
CAST:  Ida Lupino  •  Robert Ryan  •  Ward Bond  •  Charles Kemper

Flying Leathernecks (1951) RT 86% / Audience 65%

DVD release: May 2004

Major Daniel Kirby takes command of a squadron of Marine fliers just before they are about to go into combat. While the men are well meaning, he finds them undisciplined and ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Nicholas Ray
CAST:  John Wayne  •  Robert Ryan  •  Don Taylor  •  Janis Carter

Born to Be Bad (1950) RT Audience 52%

DVD release: Jan 1991

Nicholas Ray’s 1950 drama with Joan Fontaine and Robert Ryan. A manipulative woman plots to seduce her cousin's rich fiance, but is also in love with the only man who can see ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Nicholas Ray
CAST:  Joan Fontaine  •  Robert Ryan  •  Zachary Scott  •  Joan Leslie

In a Lonely Place (1950) RT 97% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Mar 2003

Dixon 'Dix' Steele, a down-on-his-luck screenwriter needs to adapt a trashy novel. At a night club, the hat-check girl, Mildred Atkinson is engrossed reading it. Too tired to ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Nicholas Ray
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Gloria Grahame  •  Frank Lovejoy  •  Carl Benton Reid

Knock on Any Door (1949) RT 70% / Audience 60%

Bogart plays a crusading lawyer fighting to save a juvenile delinquent charged with murder.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Nicholas Ray
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  John Derek  •  George Macready  •  Allene Roberts