Search results for "William Holden"


The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) RT 94% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Nov 2000

A classic story of English POWs in Burma forced to build a bridge to aid the war effort of their Japanese captors. British and American intelligence officers conspire to blow ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  William Holden  •  Alec Guinness  •  Jack Hawkins  •  Sessue Hayakawa

Casino Royale (1967) RT 29% / Audience 35%

DVD release: Oct 2002

Sir James Bond is called back out of retirement to stop SMERSH. In order to trick SMERSH, James thinks up the ultimate plan - that every agent will be named 'James Bond'. One ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Comedy
DIRECTION:  John Huston  •  Joseph McGrath  •  Ken Hughes  •  Val Guest  •  Robert Parrish
CAST:  David Niven  •  Peter Sellers  •  Ursula Andress  •  Orson Welles

Network (1976)

A TV network cynically exploits a deranged ex-TV anchor's ravings and revelations about the media for their own profit.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  Faye Dunaway  •  William Holden  •  Peter Finch  •  Robert Duvall

Born Yesterday (1950)

Uncouth, loud-mouth junkyard tycoon Harry Brock descends upon Washington D.C. to buy himself a congressman or two, bringing with him his mistress, ex-showgirl Billie Dawn.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  George Cukor
CAST:  Judy Holliday  •  Broderick Crawford  •  William Holden  •  Howard St. John

Breezy (1973) RT Audience 66%

DVD release: Jun 2004

Breezy is a teen-aged hippy with a big heart. After taking a a ride with a man who only wants her for sex, Breezy manages to escape. She runs to hide on a secluded property ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  William Holden  •  Kay Lenz  •  Roger C. Carmel  •  Marj Dusay

Our Town (1940) RT 86% / Audience 45%

DVD release: Aug 2000

Change comes slowly to a small New Hampshire town in the early 20th century. We see birth, life and death in this small community.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Sam Wood
CAST:  William Holden  •  Martha Scott  •  Fay Bainter  •  Beulah Bondi

Picnic (1955) RT 57% / Audience 55%

DVD release: Apr 2000

The morning of a small town Labor Day picnic, a drifter (Hal Carter) blows into town to visit an old fraternity buddy (Alan Benson) who also happens to be the son of the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Joshua Logan
CAST:  William Holden  •  Kim Novak  •  Betty Field  •  Susan Strasberg

Rachel and the Stranger (1948) RT Audience 59%

A frontier widower (William Holden) treats his bride (Loretta Young) like a servant, until a passing stranger (Robert Mitchum) pays her attention.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Western
DIRECTION:  Norman Foster
CAST:  Loretta Young  •  Robert Mitchum  •  William Holden  •  Gary Gray

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

Sabrina (1954) RT 91% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Apr 2001

Linus and David Larrabee are the two sons of a very wealthy family. Linus is all work -- busily running the family corporate empire, he has no time for a wife and family. ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Billy Wilder
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Audrey Hepburn  •  William Holden  •  Walter Hampden




Stalag 17 (1953) RT 97% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Dec 1999

It's a dreary Christmas 1944 for the American POWs in Stalag 17. For the men in Barracks 4, all sergeants, have to deal with a grave problem - there seems to be a security ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Billy Wilder
CAST:  William Holden  •  Don Taylor  •  Otto Preminger  •  Robert Strauss

Sunset Boulevard (1950) RT 98% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Nov 2002

A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Billy Wilder
CAST:  William Holden  •  Gloria Swanson  •  Erich von Stroheim  •  Nancy Olson

The Dark Past (1948) RT 50% / Audience 45%

A gang hold a family hostage in their own home. The leader of the escaped cons is bothered by a recurring dream that the doctor of the house may be able to analyze.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Rudolph Maté
CAST:  William Holden  •  Nina Foch  •  Lee J. Cobb  •  Adele Jergens

The Devil's Brigade (1968) RT Audience 69%

DVD release: May 2002

1968 American war film about the formation and first mission of the joint Canadian-American WWII special forces winter and mountain unit formally called 1st Special Service ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • War
DIRECTION:  Andrew McLaglen
CAST:  William Holden  •  Cliff Robertson  •  Vince Edwards  •  Andrew Prine

The Horse Soldiers (1959) RT 100% / Audience 74%

DVD release: May 2001

A Union Cavalry outfit is sent behind confederate lines in strength to destroy a rail supply center. Along with them is sent a doctor who causes instant antipathy between him ...  (more)

GENRES: War • Western
DIRECTION:  John Ford
CAST:  John Wayne  •  William Holden  •  Constance Towers  •  Judson Pratt

The Man from Colorado (1948) RT Audience 31%

DVD release: Jun 2004

Two friends return home after their discharge from the army after the Civil War. However, one of them has had deep-rooted psychological damage due to his experiences during ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Western
DIRECTION:  Henry Levin
CAST:  Glenn Ford  •  William Holden  •  Ellen Drew  •  Ray Collins

The Towering Inferno (1974) RT 71% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Mar 1999

At the opening party of a colossal - but poorly constructed - office building, a massive fire breaks out that threatens to destroy the tower and everyone in it.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Guillermin
CAST:  Steve McQueen  •  Paul Newman  •  Faye Dunaway  •  Robert Vaughn

The Turning Point (1952)

Special prosecutor John Conroy hopes to combat organized crime in his city, and appoints his cop father Matt as chief investigator. John doesn't understand why Matt is ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama
DIRECTION:  William Dieterle
CAST:  William Holden  •  Edmond O'Brien  •  Alexis Smith  •  Tom Tully

The Wild Bunch (1969) RT 98% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Aug 1997

Aging outlaw Pike Bishop (William Holden) prepares to retire after one final robbery. Joined by his gang, which includes Dutch Engstrom (Ernest Borgnine) and brothers Lyle ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Western
DIRECTION:  Sam Peckinpah
CAST:  Ernest Borgnine  •  William Holden  •  Robert Ryan  •  Edmond O'Brien

Union Station (1950) RT Audience 61%

DVD release: Jul 2010

Police catch a break when suspected kidnappers are spotted on a train heading towards Union Station. Police, train station security and a witness try to piece together the ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Rudolph Maté
CAST:  William Holden  •  Nancy Olson  •  Barry Fitzgerald  •  Lyle Bettger