Search results for "Robert Preston"

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

DVD release: Jun 1999

A video-gaming boy, seemingly doomed to stay at his trailer park home all his life, finds himself recruited as a gunner for an alien defense force.  (more)

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

Rehearsal for Murder (1982) RT Audience 58%

DVD release: Apr 1999

A year after his fiancée's death, a playwright schedules a rehearsal for his new play, which proves to be a trap for her killer.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  David Greene
CAST:  Lynn Redgrave  •  Robert Preston  •  Patrick Macnee  •  Jeff Goldblum

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

S.O.B. (1981)

Felix Farmer (Richard Mulligan) latest movie flops - and lots of Hollywood types spring into action. Agents are called. Lawyers are retained. Statements are issued. It's what ...  (more)

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

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

Mame (1974)

The film focuses on eccentric Mame Dennis, whose madcap life is disrupted when her deceased brother's son Patrick is entrusted to her care.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music
CAST:  Lucille Ball  •  Beatrice Arthur  •  Robert Preston  •  Bruce Davison

Child's Play (1972)

At an exclusive boys' school, a new gym teacher is drawn into a feud between two older instructors, and he discovers that everything at the school is not quite as staid, ...  (more)

GENRES: Thriller
DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  James Mason  •  Robert Preston  •  Beau Bridges  •  Ron Weyand

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

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

All the Way Home (1963) RT Audience 50%

In the early 1900's Tennessee, a loving family undergoes the shock of the father's sudden, accidental death. The widow and her young son must endure the heartache of life ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Segal
CAST:  Jean Simmons  •  Robert Preston  •  Pat Hingle  •  Aline MacMahon

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

The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (1960) RT Audience 90%

Robert Preston plays the flip side of his eternally ebullient Professor Harold Hill in Dark at the Top of the Stairs. Preston portrays an early 20th-century harness salesman, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Delbert Mann
CAST:  Robert Preston  •  Dorothy McGuire  •  Eve Arden  •  Angela Lansbury

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

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

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

My Outlaw Brother (1952) RT Audience 25%

The outlaw brother El Tigre and his gang have been regularly crossing the border into Texas, robbing and killing. At the border of the city, a ranger is asked to dismantle the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elliott Nugent
CAST:  Mickey Rooney  •  Wanda Hendrix  •  Robert Preston  •  Robert Stack

The Sundowners (1950) RT Audience 29%

DVD release: Mar 2005

Brother is pitted against brother in this tale of fueding ranchers in the old west.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Western
DIRECTION:  George Templeton
CAST:  Robert Preston  •  Robert Sterling  •  Chill Wills  •  Cathy Downs

The Lady Gambles (1949) RT Audience 22%

When Joan Boothe accompanies husband-reporter David to Las Vegas, she begins gambling to pass the time while he is doing a story. Encouraged by the casino manager, she gets ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Gordon
CAST:  Barbara Stanwyck  •  Robert Preston  •  Stephen McNally  •  Edith Barrett

Tulsa (1949) RT Audience 46%

DVD release: Mar 2005

It's Tulsa, Oklahoma at the start of the oil boom and Cherokee Lansing's rancher father is killed in a fight with the Tanner Oil Company. Cherokee plans revenge by bringing in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Heisler
CAST:  Susan Hayward  •  Robert Preston  •  Pedro Armendáriz  •  Lloyd Gough