Search results for "Ralph Nelson"


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Father Goose (1964) RT 79% / Audience 86%

DVD release: May 2013

During World War II South Sea beachcomber Walter Eckland is persuaded to spy on planes passing over his island. He gets more than he bargained for as schoolteacher Catherine ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Ralph Nelson
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Leslie Caron  •  Trevor Howard  •  Jack Good

Soldier Blue (1970) RT 43% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Dec 2006

After a cavalry group is massacred by the Cheyenne, only two survivors remain: Honus, a naive private devoted to his duty, and Cresta, a young woman who had lived with the ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Romance • Western
DIRECTION:  Ralph Nelson
CAST:  Candice Bergen  •  Peter Strauss  •  Donald Pleasence  •  John Anderson

Lilies of the Field (1963) RT 100% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Mar 2001

An unemployed construction worker (Homer Smith) heading out west stops at a remote farm in the desert to get water when his car overheats. The farm is being worked by a group ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Ralph Nelson
CAST:  Sidney Poitier  •  Lilia Skala  •  Isa Crino  •  Lisa Mann

Charly (1968) RT 71% / Audience 62%

DVD release: Mar 2005

An experiment on a simpleton turns him into a genius. When he discovers what has been done to him he struggles with whether or not what was done to his was right.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Ralph Nelson
CAST:  Cliff Robertson  •  Claire Bloom  •  Lilia Skala  •  Leon Janney

...tick...tick...tick... (1970)

Racial tensions threaten to explode when a black man is elected sheriff of a small, racially divided town in the Deep South.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama
DIRECTION:  Ralph Nelson
CAST:  Jim Brown  •  George Kennedy  •  Fredric March  •  Lynn Carlin

Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962) RT 90% / Audience 89%

DVD release: May 2002

Mountain Rivera is at the end of his boxing career after a knockout by Cassius Clay in the seventh round. His left eye is one punch from permanent trauma, his ears turned to ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Ralph Nelson
CAST:  Anthony Quinn  •  Jackie Gleason  •  Mickey Rooney  •  Julie Harris

Soldier in the Rain (1963) RT Audience 71%

DVD release: Mar 2005

Sentemental military comedy revolves around two contemporary army buddies, Master Sergeant Maxwell Slaughter (Jackie Gleason), a smooth operator, who supply Sergeant Eustis ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Ralph Nelson
CAST:  Steve McQueen  •  Jackie Gleason  •  Tuesday Weld  •  Tony Bill

Cinderella (1957) RT Audience 90%

DVD release: Dec 2004

The first of three TV-versions of the classic fairy tale that featured a Rodgers and Hammerstein score and was performed in front of a live audience.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Ralph Nelson
CAST:  Julie Andrews  •  Howard Lindsay  •  Ilka Chase  •  Kaye Ballard

Lady of the House (1978)

A dramatization of the life of Sally Stanford, who operated a bordello in the northern California town of Sausalito, and eventually went on to be elected mayor of the town.  (more)

GENRES: 
DIRECTION:  Vincent Sherman  •  Ralph Nelson
CAST:  Dyan Cannon  •  Armand Assante  •  Zohra Lampert  •  Susan Tyrrell

A Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich (1978) RT Audience 62%

DVD release: Jan 2009

Faced with the harsh reality of growing up in the ghetto, 13-year old Benjie (Larry B. Scott) turns to heroin to escape. After Benjie hits rock bottom, his mother (Cicely ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Ralph Nelson
CAST:  Cicely Tyson  •  Paul Winfield  •  Larry B. Scott  •  Helen Martin




Once a Thief (1965) RT Audience 44%

A young ex-con trying to go straight gets caught up in another criminal scheme.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Ralph Nelson
CAST:  Alain Delon  •  Ann-Margret  •  Van Heflin  •  Jack Palance

Flight of the Doves (1971)

While fleeing across the Irish countryside, two orphans are pursued by their villainous uncle, a master of disguises.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Ralph Nelson
CAST:  Ron Moody  •  Jack Wild  •  Dorothy McGuire  •  Stanley Holloway

Embryo (1976)

A scientist doing experiments on a human fetus discovers a method to accelerate the fetus into a mature adult in just a few days.  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Ralph Nelson
CAST:  Rock Hudson  •  Barbara Carrera  •  Diane Ladd  •  Roddy McDowall

Christmas Lilies of the Field (1979)

Sometime after the events in 'Lilies of the Field' (1963) Homer Smith returns to the Church he helped build to find the nuns have taken in a group of homeless children.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • TV movie
DIRECTION:  Ralph Nelson
CAST:  Billy Dee Williams  •  Maria Schell  •  Fay Hauser  •  Lisa Mann

Counterpoint (1967) RT Audience 100%

In December of 1944, Lionel Evans, an internationally renowned American conductor, is on a USO tour with his 70-piece symphony orchestra in newly-liberated Belgium. While ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • War
DIRECTION:  Ralph Nelson
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  Maximilian Schell  •  Kathryn Hays  •  Leslie Nielsen

The Wilby Conspiracy (1975) RT Audience 45%

DVD release: Jan 2004

Having spent 10 years in prison for nationalist activities, Shack Twala is finally ordered released by the South African Supreme Court but he finds himself almost immediately ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Ralph Nelson
CAST:  Sidney Poitier  •  Michael Caine  •  Nicol Williamson  •  Prunella Gee

Duel at Diablo (1966)

While crossing the desert, a frontier scout, Jess Remsberg (Garner), rescues Ellen Grange (Andersson) from a pursuing band of Apaches, and returns her to her husband, Willard ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Western
DIRECTION:  Ralph Nelson
CAST:  James Garner  •  Sidney Poitier  •  Bibi Andersson  •  Dennis Weaver

The Wrath of God (1972) RT Audience 39%

DVD release: Sep 2012

Set in the 1920s, several foreigners held by a South American military group are offered possible freedom if they accept to topple a local crazed military leader.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Western
DIRECTION:  Ralph Nelson
CAST:  Robert Mitchum  •  Frank Langella  •  Rita Hayworth  •  John Colicos

Fate Is the Hunter (1964) RT Audience 25%

A man refuses to believe that pilot error caused a fatal crash, and persists in looking for another reason. Airliner crashes near Los Angeles due to unusual string of ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Ralph Nelson
CAST:  Glenn Ford  •  Nancy Kwan  •  Rod Taylor  •  Suzanne Pleshette

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