Search results for "Robert Preston"


Blood on the Moon (1948) RT Audience 52%

Mitchum plays drifter cowboy Jim Garry. After receiving a job-offer letter from smooth-talking Tate Riling (Preston), Garry rides into an Indian reservation and finds himself ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Western
DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  Robert Mitchum  •  Barbara Bel Geddes  •  Robert Preston  •  Walter Brennan

How the West Was Won (1962) RT 100% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Sep 2006

The epic tale of the development of the American West from the 1830s through the Civil War to the end of the century, as seen through the eyes of one pioneer family.  (more)

GENRES: Western
DIRECTION:  George Marshall  •  Henry Hathaway  •  John Ford  •  Richard Thorpe
CAST:  Carroll Baker  •  Lee J. Cobb  •  Henry Fonda  •  Carolyn Jones

Junior Bonner (1972) RT 89% / Audience 63%

DVD release: Mar 2001

McQueen is Junior Bonner, an aging rodeo champ who returns to his home town to participate in the annual rodeo. He finds his family estranged, does what he can to help, and ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Western
DIRECTION:  Sam Peckinpah
CAST:  Steve McQueen  •  Ben Johnson  •  Robert Preston  •  Joe Don Baker

S.O.B. (1981)

A movie producer who made a huge flop tries to salvage his career by revamping his film as an erotic production, where its family-friendly star takes her top off.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Julie Andrews  •  William Holden  •  Marisa Berenson  •  Larry Hagman

The Last Starfighter (1984) RT 76% / Audience 69%

DVD release: Jun 1999

A video game expert Alex Rogan finds himself transported to another planet after conquering The Last Starfighter video game only to find out it was just a test. He was ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Nick Castle
CAST:  Lance Guest  •  Dan O'Herlihy  •  Catherine Mary Stewart  •  Barbara Bosson

The Music Man (1962) RT 94% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Feb 1999

A con man comes to an Iowa town with a scam using a boy's marching band program, but things don't go according to plan.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Family • Music
DIRECTION:  Morton DaCosta
CAST:  Robert Preston  •  Shirley Jones  •  Buddy Hackett  •  Ron Howard

This Gun for Hire (1942) RT 93% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Jul 2004

Hit man Philip Raven, who's kind to children and cats, kills a blackmailer and is paid off by traitor Willard Gates in "hot" money. Meanwhile, pert entertainer Ellen Graham, ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Frank Tuttle
CAST:  Veronica Lake  •  Robert Preston  •  Laird Cregar  •  Alan Ladd

Victor Victoria (1982) RT 96% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Apr 2000

A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Julie Andrews  •  James Garner  •  Robert Preston  •  Lesley Ann Warren

Wake Island (1942) RT 83% / Audience 58%

DVD release: May 2004

In November 1941, Major Caton takes command of the small Marine garrison on Wake Island. His tendency toward spit and polish upsets the men's tropical lassitude, but Pearl ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • War
DIRECTION:  John Farrow
CAST:  Brian Donlevy  •  Macdonald Carey  •  Robert Preston  •  William Bendix

Semi-Tough (1977) RT 88% / Audience 32%

DVD release: May 2001

A three-way friendship between two free-spirited professional football players and the owner's daughter becomes compromised when two of them become romantically involved.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Michael Ritchie
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  Jill Clayburgh  •  Robert Preston




Reap the Wild Wind (1942) RT 67% / Audience 55%

DVD release: Dec 1998

Clipper ships taking the shortest route between the Mississippi and the Atlantic often end up on the shoals of Key West in the 1840s. Salvaging the ships' cargos has become a ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama
DIRECTION:  Cecil B. DeMille
CAST:  Ray Milland  •  John Wayne  •  Paulette Goddard  •  Raymond Massey

Cloudburst (1951) RT Audience 50%

An American World War II veteran working for the British Foreign Office scours England for the killer who murdered his wife.  (more)

GENRES: Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Francis Searle
CAST:  Robert Preston  •  Elizabeth Sellars  •  Colin Tapley  •  Sheila Burrell

Best of the Badmen (1951) RT Audience 27%

DVD release: Sep 1990

Though RKO Radio Pictures was, in 1951, still faithful to the concept of "B" westerns starring Tim Holt, the studio was more than capable of turning out an "A" oater from time ...  (more)

GENRES: Western
DIRECTION:  William D. Russell
CAST:  Robert Ryan  •  Claire Trevor  •  Jack Beutel  •  Robert Preston

Big City (1948)

A young orphan (Margaret O'Brien) in New York's Lower East Side is collectively adopted by three neighborhood men--a minister, a cantor, and a cop.  (more)

GENRES: 
DIRECTION:  Norman Taurog
CAST:  Margaret O'Brien  •  Robert Preston  •  George Murphy  •  Danny Thomas

The Lady from Cheyenne (1941)

Fictionalized story of the 1869 adoption of women's suffrage in Wyoming Territory. In the new-founded railroad town of Laraville, Boss Jim Cork hopes to manipulate the sale of ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Western
DIRECTION:  Frank Lloyd
CAST:  Loretta Young  •  Robert Preston  •  Edward Arnold  •  Frank Craven

Island of Love (1963)

Con artist Steve Blair persuades Tony Dallas, a Manhattan gangster, to finance a movie about Adam and Eve by offering the female lead to Tony's stripper girl friend, Cha Cha ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Morton DaCosta
CAST:  Robert Preston  •  Tony Randall  •  Giorgia Moll  •  Walter Matthau

The Last Frontier (1955)

Three trappers become scouts for a cavalry captain (Guy Madison) who loses his fort to a hated colonel (Robert Preston).  (more)

GENRES: Action • Western
DIRECTION:  Anthony Mann
CAST:  Victor Mature  •  Guy Madison  •  Robert Preston  •  Anne Bancroft

Finnegan Begin Again (1985)

A schoolteacher in her early 40s, involved in a dead-end love affair with a married mortician, drifts into a relationship with an aging newspaperman.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Joan Micklin Silver
CAST:  Robert Preston  •  Mary Tyler Moore  •  Sam Waterston  •  Sylvia Sidney