James Mason

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia James Neville Mason (15 May 1909 – 27 July 1984) was an English actor who attained stardom in both British and American films. Mason remained a powerful figure in the industry throughout his career and was nominated for three Academy Awards as well as three Golden Globes (winning once). Description above from the Wikipedia article James Mason, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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North by Northwest (1959)

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Advertising man Roger Thornhill is mistaken for a spy, triggering a deadly cross-country chase.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Eva Marie Saint  •  James Mason  •  Jessie Royce Landis

Advertising man Roger Thornhill is mistaken for a spy, triggering a deadly cross-country chase.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Eva Marie Saint  •  James Mason  •  Jessie Royce Landis

11 Harrowhouse (1974)

A small time diamond merchant jumps at the chance to supervise the purchase and cutting of a large first class diamond. But when the diamond is stolen from him, he is blackmailed into pulling off a major heist at the Diamond Exchange, located at 11 Harrowhouse.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Aram Avakian
CAST:  Charles Grodin  •  Candice Bergen  •  James Mason  •  Trevor Howard

A small time diamond merchant jumps at the chance to supervise the purchase and cutting of a large first class diamond. But when the diamond is stolen from him, he is blackmailed into pulling off a major heist at the Diamond Exchange, located at 11 Harrowhouse.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Aram Avakian
CAST:  Charles Grodin  •  Candice Bergen  •  James Mason  •  Trevor Howard

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)

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A ship sent to investigate a wave of mysterious sinkings encounters the advanced submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by Captain Nemo.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Fleischer
CAST:  Kirk Douglas  •  James Mason  •  Paul Lukas  •  Peter Lorre

A ship sent to investigate a wave of mysterious sinkings encounters the advanced submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by Captain Nemo.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Fleischer
CAST:  Kirk Douglas  •  James Mason  •  Paul Lukas  •  Peter Lorre

A Star Is Born (1954)

A movie star helps a young singer/actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Cukor
CAST:  Judy Garland  •  James Mason  •  Jack Carson  •  Charles Bickford

A movie star helps a young singer/actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Cukor
CAST:  Judy Garland  •  James Mason  •  Jack Carson  •  Charles Bickford

Age of Consent (1969)

An elderly artist thinks he has become too stale and is past his prime. His friend (and agent) persuades him to go to an offshore island to try once more. On the island he re-discovers his muse in the form of a young girl.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Powell
CAST:  James Mason  •  Helen Mirren  •  Jack MacGowran  •  Neva Carr-Glynn

An elderly artist thinks he has become too stale and is past his prime. His friend (and agent) persuades him to go to an offshore island to try once more. On the island he re-discovers his muse in the form of a young girl.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Powell
CAST:  James Mason  •  Helen Mirren  •  Jack MacGowran  •  Neva Carr-Glynn

Autobiography of a Princess (1975)

On the birthday of her late father, a deposed Maharaja, a displaced Indian princess living in London and his former private secretary watch home movies and reminisce about royal India.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  James Mason  •  Madhur Jaffrey  •  Diane Fletcher  •  Timothy Bateson

On the birthday of her late father, a deposed Maharaja, a displaced Indian princess living in London and his former private secretary watch home movies and reminisce about royal India.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  James Mason  •  Madhur Jaffrey  •  Diane Fletcher  •  Timothy Bateson

Cold Sweat (1970)

During the Korean War, Joe Moran, is convicted for striking a colonel. Imprisoned in Germany he encounters his former company commander Captain Ross, jailed for black marketeering. Together with Ross' cohorts Joe agrees to escape with them, but things go wrong and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terence Young
CAST:  Charles Bronson  •  Liv Ullmann  •  James Mason  •  Jill Ireland

During the Korean War, Joe Moran, is convicted for striking a colonel. Imprisoned in Germany he encounters his former company commander Captain Ross, jailed for black marketeering. Together with Ross' cohorts Joe agrees to escape with them, but things go wrong and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terence Young
CAST:  Charles Bronson  •  Liv Ullmann  •  James Mason  •  Jill Ireland

Cross of Iron (1977)

It is 1943, and the German army—ravaged and demoralised—is hastily retreating from the Russian front. In the midst of the madness, conflict brews between the aristocratic yet ultimately pusillanimous Captain Stransky and the courageous Corporal Steiner. Stransky is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Peckinpah
CAST:  James Coburn  •  Maximilian Schell  •  James Mason  •  David Warner

It is 1943, and the German army—ravaged and demoralised—is hastily retreating from the Russian front. In the midst of the madness, conflict brews between the aristocratic yet ultimately pusillanimous Captain Stransky and the courageous Corporal Steiner. Stransky is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Peckinpah
CAST:  James Coburn  •  Maximilian Schell  •  James Mason  •  David Warner

Fire Over England (1937)

The film is a historical drama set during the reign of Elizabeth I (Flora Robson), focusing on the English defeat of the Spanish Armada, whence the title. In 1588, relations between Spain and England are at the breaking point. With the support of Queen Elizabeth I, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William K. Howard
CAST:  Flora Robson  •  Raymond Massey  •  Leslie Banks  •  Laurence Olivier

The film is a historical drama set during the reign of Elizabeth I (Flora Robson), focusing on the English defeat of the Spanish Armada, whence the title. In 1588, relations between Spain and England are at the breaking point. With the support of Queen Elizabeth I, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William K. Howard
CAST:  Flora Robson  •  Raymond Massey  •  Leslie Banks  •  Laurence Olivier

Heaven Can Wait (1978)

Joe Pendleton is a quarterback preparing to lead his team to the superbowl when he is almost killed in an accident. An overanxious angel plucks him to heaven only to discover that he wasn't ready to die, and that his body has been cremated. A new body must be found ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Buck Henry  •  Warren Beatty
CAST:  Warren Beatty  •  Julie Christie  •  James Mason  •  Dyan Cannon

Joe Pendleton is a quarterback preparing to lead his team to the superbowl when he is almost killed in an accident. An overanxious angel plucks him to heaven only to discover that he wasn't ready to die, and that his body has been cremated. A new body must be found ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Buck Henry  •  Warren Beatty
CAST:  Warren Beatty  •  Julie Christie  •  James Mason  •  Dyan Cannon

Lolita (1962)

Humbert Humbert is a middle-aged British novelist who is both appalled by and attracted to the vulgarity of American culture. When he comes to stay at the boarding house run by Charlotte Haze, he soon becomes obsessed with Lolita, the woman's teenaged daughter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stanley Kubrick
CAST:  James Mason  •  Sue Lyon  •  Shelley Winters  •  Peter Sellers

Humbert Humbert is a middle-aged British novelist who is both appalled by and attracted to the vulgarity of American culture. When he comes to stay at the boarding house run by Charlotte Haze, he soon becomes obsessed with Lolita, the woman's teenaged daughter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stanley Kubrick
CAST:  James Mason  •  Sue Lyon  •  Shelley Winters  •  Peter Sellers

North Sea Hijack (1980)

When terrorists take over two oil rigs, and threaten to blow them up if their demands are not met, an eccentric anti-terrorism expert volunteers his unique commando unit to stop them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew V. McLaglen
CAST:  Roger Moore  •  James Mason  •  Anthony Perkins  •  David Hedison

When terrorists take over two oil rigs, and threaten to blow them up if their demands are not met, an eccentric anti-terrorism expert volunteers his unique commando unit to stop them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew V. McLaglen
CAST:  Roger Moore  •  James Mason  •  Anthony Perkins  •  David Hedison

Odd Man Out (1947)

Belfast police conduct a door-to-door manhunt for an IRA gunman wounded in a daring robbery.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carol Reed
CAST:  James Mason  •  Robert Newton  •  Cyril Cusack  •  F.J. McCormick

Belfast police conduct a door-to-door manhunt for an IRA gunman wounded in a daring robbery.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carol Reed
CAST:  James Mason  •  Robert Newton  •  Cyril Cusack  •  F.J. McCormick

One Way Street (1950)

After stealing a gangster's money and his girlfriend, a doctor heads for a small village in Mexico to hide out.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hugo Fregonese
CAST:  James Mason  •  Märta Torén  •  Dan Duryea  •  Basil Ruysdael

After stealing a gangster's money and his girlfriend, a doctor heads for a small village in Mexico to hide out.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hugo Fregonese
CAST:  James Mason  •  Märta Torén  •  Dan Duryea  •  Basil Ruysdael

The Boys from Brazil (1978)

Nazi hunter Ezra Lieberman discovers a sinister and bizarre plot to rekindle the Third Reich.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Franklin J. Schaffner
CAST:  Gregory Peck  •  Laurence Olivier  •  James Mason  •  Lilli Palmer

Nazi hunter Ezra Lieberman discovers a sinister and bizarre plot to rekindle the Third Reich.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Franklin J. Schaffner
CAST:  Gregory Peck  •  Laurence Olivier  •  James Mason  •  Lilli Palmer

The Decks Ran Red (1958)

A band of dishonest seamen plans a murderous mutiny aboard the S.S. Berwind.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew L. Stone
CAST:  James Mason  •  Dorothy Dandridge  •  Broderick Crawford  •  Stuart Whitman

A band of dishonest seamen plans a murderous mutiny aboard the S.S. Berwind.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew L. Stone
CAST:  James Mason  •  Dorothy Dandridge  •  Broderick Crawford  •  Stuart Whitman

The Desert Rats (1953)

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)

DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  Richard Burton  •  James Mason  •  Robert Newton  •  Robert Douglas

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)

DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  Richard Burton  •  James Mason  •  Robert Newton  •  Robert Douglas

The Reckless Moment (1949)

A mother attempts to protect her murderous daughter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Max Ophüls
CAST:  James Mason  •  Joan Bennett  •  Geraldine Brooks  •  Henry O'Neill

A mother attempts to protect her murderous daughter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Max Ophüls
CAST:  James Mason  •  Joan Bennett  •  Geraldine Brooks  •  Henry O'Neill

The Verdict (1982)

Frank Galvin is a down-on-his-luck lawyer and reduced to drinking and ambulance chasing, when a former associate reminds him of his obligations in a medical malpractice suit by serving it to Galvin on a silver platter—all parties are willing to settle out of court. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Charlotte Rampling  •  Jack Warden  •  James Mason

Frank Galvin is a down-on-his-luck lawyer and reduced to drinking and ambulance chasing, when a former associate reminds him of his obligations in a medical malpractice suit by serving it to Galvin on a silver platter—all parties are willing to settle out of court. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Charlotte Rampling  •  Jack Warden  •  James Mason

The Wicked Lady (1945)

A married woman finds new thrills as a masked robber on the highways.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leslie Arliss
CAST:  Margaret Lockwood  •  James Mason  •  Patricia Roc  •  Griffith Jones

A married woman finds new thrills as a masked robber on the highways.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leslie Arliss
CAST:  Margaret Lockwood  •  James Mason  •  Patricia Roc  •  Griffith Jones
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