Search results for "Thelma Ritter"

Rear Window (1954) RT 100% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Mar 2001

Professional photographer L.B. "Jeff" Jeffries breaks his leg while getting an action shot at an auto race. Confined to his New York apartment, he spends his time looking out ...  (more)

GENRES: Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  Grace Kelly  •  James Stewart  •  Wendell Corey  •  Thelma Ritter

A Letter to Three Wives (1949) RT 94% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Feb 2005

Just as their boat sets off for the day, Deborah (Crain), Rita (Southern) and Lora Mae (Darnell) receive a letter from the alluring Addie Ross (narrator Celeste Holm) stating ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Mystery • Romance
DIRECTION:  Joseph L. Mankiewicz
CAST:  Jeanne Crain  •  Linda Darnell  •  Ann Sothern  •  Kirk Douglas

All About Eve (1950) RT 100% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Oct 1999

Aspiring actress Eve Harrington maneuvers her way into the lives of Broadway star Margo Channing, playwright Lloyd Richards and director Bill Sampson.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph L. Mankiewicz
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  Anne Baxter  •  George Sanders  •  Celeste Holm

Boeing Boeing (1965)

Living in Paris, journalist Bernard has devised a scheme to keep three fiancées: Lufthansa, Air France and British United. Everything works fine as long as they only come home ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
CAST:  Jerry Lewis  •  Tony Curtis  •  Thelma Ritter  •  Christiane Schmidtmer

Move Over, Darling (1963)

Three years into their loving marriage, with two infant daughters at home in Los Angeles, Nicholas Arden and Ellen Wagstaff Arden are on a plane that goes down in the South ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Michael Gordon
CAST:  Doris Day  •  James Garner  •  Don Knotts  •  Chuck Connors

A New Kind of Love (1963) RT Audience 50%

DVD release: Jan 2005

The fashion industry and Paris provide the setting for a comedy surrounding the mistaken impression that Samantha Blake (Joanne Woodward) is a high-priced call girl, who is to ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Melville Shavelson
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Joanne Woodward  •  Thelma Ritter  •  Eva Gabor

For Love or Money (1963)

Wealthy Chloe Brasher has three beautiful daughters; Bonnie, Kate, and Jan. Chloe pays attorney Deke Gentry to fix them up with three suitable husbands.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Gordon
CAST:  Kirk Douglas  •  Mitzi Gaynor  •  Thelma Ritter  •  Gig Young

Birdman of Alcatraz (1962) RT 82% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Mar 2001

After killing a prison guard, convict Robert Stroud faces life imprisonment in solitary confinement. Driven nearly mad by loneliness and despair, Stroud's life gains new ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Frankenheimer
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Karl Malden  •  Thelma Ritter  •  Neville Brand

The Second Time Around (1961)

In 1911, a widow with two children leaves New York City for territorial Arizona and becomes a ranch hand and later gets herself elected sheriff. A gambler and a rancher become ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Foreign • Romance • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Vincent Sherman
CAST:  Debbie Reynolds  •  Steve Forrest  •  Andy Griffith  •  Juliet Prowse

The Misfits (1961) RT 100% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Jun 2001

While filing for a divorce, beautiful ex-stripper Roslyn Taber ends up meeting aging cowboy-turned-gambler Gay Langland and former World War II aviator Guido Racanelli. The ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  John Huston
CAST:  Clark Gable  •  Marilyn Monroe  •  Montgomery Clift  •  Thelma Ritter

Pillow Talk (1959) RT 92% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Apr 1999

A man and woman share a telephone line and despise each other, but then he has fun by romancing her with his voice disguised.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Michael Gordon
CAST:  Rock Hudson  •  Doris Day  •  Tony Randall  •  Thelma Ritter

A Hole in the Head (1959) RT 67% / Audience 47%

DVD release: Sep 2001

An impractical widower tries to hang onto his Miami hotel and his 12-year-old son.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music
DIRECTION:  Frank Capra
CAST:  Frank Sinatra  •  Edward G. Robinson  •  Eleanor Parker  •  Carolyn Jones

Lucy Gallant (1955)

Director Robert Parrish's 1955 drama, spanning many years, stars Jane Wyman as a spirited western shopkeeper who watches as her small store flourishes and grows into a hugely ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Robert Parrish
CAST:  Jane Wyman  •  Charlton Heston  •  Claire Trevor  •  Thelma Ritter

Daddy Long Legs (1955) RT Audience 65%

DVD release: Feb 2006

Wealthy American Jervis Pendleton III (Fred Astaire) has a chance encounter at a French orphanage with a cheerful 18-year-old resident, Julie Andre (Leslie Caron). He ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Jean Negulesco
CAST:  Fred Astaire  •  Leslie Caron  •  Terry Moore  •  Thelma Ritter

The Farmer Takes a Wife (1953) RT Audience 25%

Erie Canal, N.Y., 1850: Molly Larkins, cook on Jotham Klore's canal boat, has a love-hate relationship with her boss. She hires handsome new haul-horse driver Dan Harrow and ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Henry Levin
CAST:  Betty Grable  •  Dale Robertson  •  Thelma Ritter  •  John Carroll

Titanic (1953) RT 89% / Audience 65%

DVD release: Sep 2003

Unhappily married, Julia Sturges decides to go to America with her two children on the unsinkable Titanic. Her husband, Richard also arranges passage on the luxury liner so as ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Jean Negulesco
CAST:  Clifton Webb  •  Barbara Stanwyck  •  Robert Wagner  •  Audrey Dalton

Pickup on South Street (1953) RT 90% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Nov 2005

A pickpocket unwittingly lifts a message destined for enemy agents and becomes a target for a Communist spy ring.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Samuel Fuller
CAST:  Richard Widmark  •  Jean Peters  •  Thelma Ritter  •  Murvyn Vye

With a Song in My Heart (1952) RT Audience 65%

DVD release: Nov 2007

Jane Froman (Susan Hayward), an aspiring songstress, lands a job in radio with help from pianist Don Ross (David Wayne), whom she later marries. Jane's popularity soars, and ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music
DIRECTION:  Walter Lang
CAST:  Susan Hayward  •  Rory Calhoun  •  David Wayne  •  Thelma Ritter

The Model and the Marriage Broker (1951) RT Audience 100%

A marriage broker can't resist meddling in the life of a model, with disastrous results.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  George Cukor
CAST:  Jeanne Crain  •  Scott Brady  •  Thelma Ritter  •  Zero Mostel