Search results for "Robert Wise"


The Sound of Music (1965)

Film adaptation of a classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical based on a nun who becomes a governess for an Austrian family.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  Julie Andrews  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Eleanor Parker  •  Richard Haydn

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) RT 46% / Audience 42%

DVD release: Nov 2001

When a destructive space entity is spotted approaching Earth, Admiral Kirk resumes command of the Starship Enterprise in order to intercept, examine, and hopefully stop it.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Mystery • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  William Shatner  •  Leonard Nimoy  •  George Takei  •  James Doohan

Audrey Rose (1977) RT 56% / Audience 43%

DVD release: Aug 2001

A man is convinced that a young girl is the reincarnation of his own daughter Audrey Rose, who died in a fiery car accident, along with his wife, two minutes before the girl ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy • Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Marsha Mason  •  John Beck  •  Susan Swift

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

Born to Kill (1947) RT 80% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Jul 2005

Helen Brent (Claire Trevor) has just received a Reno divorce. That night, she discovers one of her neighbors, Laury Palmer, and a gentleman caller murdered in Palmer's home. ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  Claire Trevor  •  Lawrence Tierney  •  Walter Slezak  •  Phillip Terry

I Want to Live! (1958) RT 100% / Audience 83%

DVD release: May 2002

Barbara Graham is a woman with dubious moral standards, often a guest in seedy bars. She has been sentenced for some petty crimes. Two men she knows murder an older woman. ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  Susan Hayward  •  Simon Oakland  •  Virginia Vincent  •  Theodore Bikel

Odds Against Tomorrow (1959) RT Audience 84%

DVD release: Dec 2003

An old-time crook plans a heist. When one of his two partners is found out to be a black man tensions flare.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  Harry Belafonte  •  Robert Ryan  •  Shelley Winters  •  Ed Begley

The Andromeda Strain (1971) RT 67% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Oct 2000

When virtually all of the residents of Piedmont, New Mexico, are found dead after the return to Earth of a space satellite, the head of the US Air Force's Project Scoop ...  (more)

GENRES: Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  Arthur Hill  •  David Wayne  •  James Olson  •  Kate Reid

The Body Snatcher (1945) RT 81% / Audience 74%

Edinburgh, 1831. Among those who undertake the illegal trade of grave robbery is Gray, ostensibly a cab driver. Formerly a medical student convicted of grave robbery, Gray ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Horror
DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  Boris Karloff  •  Bela Lugosi  •  Henry Daniell  •  Edith Atwater

The Captive City (1952) RT 78% / Audience 71%

A small-town newspaper editor defies threats to expose the mob.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama
DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  John Forsythe  •  Joan Camden  •  Harold J. Kennedy  •  Marjorie Crossland




The Curse of the Cat People (1944) RT 88% / Audience 66%

DVD release: Oct 2005

The young, friendless daughter of Oliver and Alice Reed befriends her father's dead first wife and an aging, reclusive actress.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Robert Wise  •  Gunther von Fritsch
CAST:  Simone Simon  •  Kent Smith  •  Jane Randolph  •  Ann Carter

The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) RT 94% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Mar 2003

An alien and a robot land on earth after World War II and tell mankind to be peaceful or face destruction. A classic science fiction film from Robert Wise with an exceptional ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  Michael Rennie  •  Patricia Neal  •  Hugh Marlowe  •  Sam Jaffe

The Desert Rats (1953) RT 80% / Audience 71%

DVD release: May 2002

Richard Burton plays a Scottish Army officer put in charge of a disparate band of ANZAC troops on the perimeter of Tobruk with the German Army doing their best to dislodge them  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  Richard Burton  •  James Mason  •  Robert Newton  •  Robert Douglas

The Haunting (1963) RT 86% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Aug 2003

Dr. Markway, doing research to prove the existence of ghosts, investigates Hill House, a large, eerie mansion with a lurid history of violent death and insanity.  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  Julie Harris  •  Claire Bloom  •  Richard Johnson  •  Russ Tamblyn

The Hindenburg (1975) RT 40% / Audience 37%

DVD release: Oct 1998

In this highly speculative historical thriller, Colonel Franz Ritter (George C. Scott), a former hero pilot now working for military intelligence, is assigned to the great ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  George C. Scott  •  Anne Bancroft  •  William Atherton  •  Roy Thinnes

The Sand Pebbles (1966) RT 88% / Audience 88%

DVD release: May 2001

Engineer Jake Holman arrives aboard the gunboat U.S.S. San Pablo, assigned to patrol a tributary of the Yangtze in the middle of exploited and revolution-torn 1926 China. His ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama • Romance • War
DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  Steve McQueen  •  Richard Attenborough  •  Richard Crenna  •  Candice Bergen

The Set-Up (1949)

Stoker Thompson is a 35-year-old has-been boxer. His once-promising fighting career has come crashing to the end. Tiny, Stoker's manager, is sure he will continue to lose ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  Robert Ryan  •  Audrey Totter  •  George Tobias  •  Alan Baxter

West Side Story (1961) RT 94% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Oct 1998

In the slums of the upper West Side of Manhattan, New York, a gang of Polish-American teenagers called the Jets compete with a rival gang of recently immigrated Puerto Ricans, ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Robert Wise  •  Jerome Robbins
CAST:  Natalie Wood  •  Richard Beymer  •  Russ Tamblyn  •  Rita Moreno

Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956) RT 82% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Nov 2006

Rocky Graziano is building a career in crime, when he's finally caught and arrested. In jail, he is undisciplined, always getting into trouble. When he gets out after many ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Pier Angeli  •  Everett Sloane  •  Eileen Heckart