Yul Brynner

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Yul Brynner ( July 11, 1920 – October 10, 1985) was a Russian-born American actor of stage and film. He was best known for his portrayal of Mongkut, king of Siam, in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The King and I, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Actor for the film version; he also played the role more than 4,500 times on stage. He is also remembered as Rameses II in the 1956 Cecil B. DeMille film The Ten Commandments, General Bounine in Anastasia and Chris Adams in The Magnificent Seven. Brynner was noted for his distinctive voice and for his shaven head, which he maintained as a personal trademark long after adopting it for his initial role in The King and I. He was also a photographer and the author of two books. Description above from the Wikipedia Yul Brynner, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Anastasia (1956)

Russian exiles in Paris plot to collect ten million pounds from the Bank of England by grooming a destitute, suicidal girl to pose as heir to the Russian throne. While Bounin is coaching her he comes to believe she is really Anastasia. In the end the Empress must ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anatole Litvak
CAST:  Ingrid Bergman  •  Yul Brynner  •  Helen Hayes  •  Akim Tamiroff

Russian exiles in Paris plot to collect ten million pounds from the Bank of England by grooming a destitute, suicidal girl to pose as heir to the Russian throne. While Bounin is coaching her he comes to believe she is really Anastasia. In the end the Empress must ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anatole Litvak
CAST:  Ingrid Bergman  •  Yul Brynner  •  Helen Hayes  •  Akim Tamiroff

Cast a Giant Shadow (1966)

An American Army officer is recruited by the yet to exist Israel to help them form an army. He is disturbed by this sudden appeal to his jewish roots. Each of Israel's Arab neighbors has vowed to invade the poorly prepared country as soon as partition is granted. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Melville Shavelson
CAST:  Kirk Douglas  •  Senta Berger  •  Michael Douglas  •  Angie Dickinson

An American Army officer is recruited by the yet to exist Israel to help them form an army. He is disturbed by this sudden appeal to his jewish roots. Each of Israel's Arab neighbors has vowed to invade the poorly prepared country as soon as partition is granted. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Melville Shavelson
CAST:  Kirk Douglas  •  Senta Berger  •  Michael Douglas  •  Angie Dickinson

Catlow (1971)

Catlow is a 1971 western based on a story by Louis L'Amour. It stars Yul Brynner as a outlaw determined to pull off a gold robbery and co-stars Richard Crenna and Leonard Nimoy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Wanamaker
CAST:  Yul Brynner  •  Richard Crenna  •  Leonard Nimoy  •  Daliah Lavi

Catlow is a 1971 western based on a story by Louis L'Amour. It stars Yul Brynner as a outlaw determined to pull off a gold robbery and co-stars Richard Crenna and Leonard Nimoy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Wanamaker
CAST:  Yul Brynner  •  Richard Crenna  •  Leonard Nimoy  •  Daliah Lavi

Port of New York (1949)

This film tells the story of a customs and treasury agent out to stop the distribution of opium, that came in on a ship in the Port of New York but was smuggled off by drug dealers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  László Benedek
CAST:  Scott Brady  •  Richard Rober  •  K.T. Stevens  •  Yul Brynner

This film tells the story of a customs and treasury agent out to stop the distribution of opium, that came in on a ship in the Port of New York but was smuggled off by drug dealers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  László Benedek
CAST:  Scott Brady  •  Richard Rober  •  K.T. Stevens  •  Yul Brynner

Testament of Orpheus (1960)

Outside time and reality, the experiences of a poet. The judgement of the young poet by Heurtebise and the Princess, the Gypsies, the palace of Pallas Athena, the spear of the Goddess which pierces the poet's heart, the temptation of the Sphinx, the flight of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Cocteau
CAST:  Jean Cocteau  •  Françoise Arnoul  •  Claudine Auger  •  Charles Aznavour

Outside time and reality, the experiences of a poet. The judgement of the young poet by Heurtebise and the Princess, the Gypsies, the palace of Pallas Athena, the spear of the Goddess which pierces the poet's heart, the temptation of the Sphinx, the flight of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Cocteau
CAST:  Jean Cocteau  •  Françoise Arnoul  •  Claudine Auger  •  Charles Aznavour

The King and I (1956)

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Widowed Welsh mother Anna Loenowens becomes a governess and English tutor to the wives and many children of the stubborn King Mongkut of Siam. Anna and the King have a clash of personalities as she works to teach the royal family about the English language, customs ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Lang
CAST:  Deborah Kerr  •  Yul Brynner  •  Rita Moreno  •  Martin Benson

Widowed Welsh mother Anna Loenowens becomes a governess and English tutor to the wives and many children of the stubborn King Mongkut of Siam. Anna and the King have a clash of personalities as she works to teach the royal family about the English language, customs ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Lang
CAST:  Deborah Kerr  •  Yul Brynner  •  Rita Moreno  •  Martin Benson

The Light at the Edge of the World (1971)

Pirates take over a lighthouse on a rocky island. They then execute a devious plan to cause ships to run aground, pillaging their wrecks. A lone member of the lighthouse crew survives, and he deperately fights their plot. A shipwrecked maiden that avoids the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Billington
CAST:  Kirk Douglas  •  Yul Brynner  •  Samantha Eggar  •  Jean-Claude Drouot

Pirates take over a lighthouse on a rocky island. They then execute a devious plan to cause ships to run aground, pillaging their wrecks. A lone member of the lighthouse crew survives, and he deperately fights their plot. A shipwrecked maiden that avoids the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Billington
CAST:  Kirk Douglas  •  Yul Brynner  •  Samantha Eggar  •  Jean-Claude Drouot

The Magnificent Seven (1960)

An oppressed Mexican peasant village hires seven gunfighters to help defend their homes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sturges
CAST:  Yul Brynner  •  Eli Wallach  •  Steve McQueen  •  Charles Bronson

An oppressed Mexican peasant village hires seven gunfighters to help defend their homes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sturges
CAST:  Yul Brynner  •  Eli Wallach  •  Steve McQueen  •  Charles Bronson

The Ten Commandments (1956)

Escaping death, a Hebrew infant is raised in a royal household to become a prince. Upon discovery of his true heritage, Moses embarks on a personal quest to reclaim his destiny as the leader and liberator of the Hebrew people.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cecil B. DeMille
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  Anne Baxter  •  Yul Brynner  •  Edward G. Robinson

Escaping death, a Hebrew infant is raised in a royal household to become a prince. Upon discovery of his true heritage, Moses embarks on a personal quest to reclaim his destiny as the leader and liberator of the Hebrew people.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cecil B. DeMille
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  Anne Baxter  •  Yul Brynner  •  Edward G. Robinson

Westworld (1973)

In a futuristic resort, wealthy patrons can visit recreations of different time periods and experience their wildest fantasies with life-like robots. But when Richard Benjamin opts for the wild west, he gets more than he bargained for when a gunslinger robot goes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Crichton
CAST:  Yul Brynner  •  Richard Benjamin  •  James Brolin  •  Norman Bartold

In a futuristic resort, wealthy patrons can visit recreations of different time periods and experience their wildest fantasies with life-like robots. But when Richard Benjamin opts for the wild west, he gets more than he bargained for when a gunslinger robot goes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Crichton
CAST:  Yul Brynner  •  Richard Benjamin  •  James Brolin  •  Norman Bartold

The Brothers Karamazov (1958)

Ryevsk, Russia, 1870. Tensions abound in the Karamazov family. Fyodor is a wealthy libertine who holds his purse strings tightly. His four grown sons include Dmitri, the eldest, an elegant officer, always broke and at odds with his father, betrothed to Katya, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Brooks
CAST:  Yul Brynner  •  Maria Schell  •  Claire Bloom  •  Lee J. Cobb

Ryevsk, Russia, 1870. Tensions abound in the Karamazov family. Fyodor is a wealthy libertine who holds his purse strings tightly. His four grown sons include Dmitri, the eldest, an elegant officer, always broke and at odds with his father, betrothed to Katya, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Brooks
CAST:  Yul Brynner  •  Maria Schell  •  Claire Bloom  •  Lee J. Cobb

The Battle of Neretva (1969)

In January 1943 the German army, afraid of an Allied invasion of the Balkans, launched a great offensive against Yugoslav Partisans in Western Bosnia. The only way out for Partisan forces and thousands of refugees was the bridge on the river Neretva.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Veljko Bulajić
CAST:  Yul Brynner  •  Curd Jürgens  •  Hardy Krüger  •  Anthony Dawson

In January 1943 the German army, afraid of an Allied invasion of the Balkans, launched a great offensive against Yugoslav Partisans in Western Bosnia. The only way out for Partisan forces and thousands of refugees was the bridge on the river Neretva.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Veljko Bulajić
CAST:  Yul Brynner  •  Curd Jürgens  •  Hardy Krüger  •  Anthony Dawson

The Buccaneer (1958)

During the War of 1812 against Britain: General Andrew Jackson has only 1,200 men left to defend New Orleans when he learns that a British fleet will arrive with 60 ships and 16,000 men to take the city. In this situation an island near the city becomes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Quinn
CAST:  Yul Brynner  •  Claire Bloom  •  Inger Stevens  •  Charlton Heston

During the War of 1812 against Britain: General Andrew Jackson has only 1,200 men left to defend New Orleans when he learns that a British fleet will arrive with 60 ships and 16,000 men to take the city. In this situation an island near the city becomes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Quinn
CAST:  Yul Brynner  •  Claire Bloom  •  Inger Stevens  •  Charlton Heston

Taras Bulba (1962)

Ukraine, 16th century. While the Poles dominate the Cossack steppes, Andrei, son of Taras Bulba, a Cossack leader, must choose between his love for his family and his folk and his passion for a Polish woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  J. Lee Thompson
CAST:  Tony Curtis  •  Yul Brynner  •  Sam Wanamaker  •  Brad Dexter

Ukraine, 16th century. While the Poles dominate the Cossack steppes, Andrei, son of Taras Bulba, a Cossack leader, must choose between his love for his family and his folk and his passion for a Polish woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  J. Lee Thompson
CAST:  Tony Curtis  •  Yul Brynner  •  Sam Wanamaker  •  Brad Dexter

Futureworld (1976)

Two years after the Westworld tragedy in the Delos amusement park, the corporate owners have reopened the park following over $1 billion in safety and other improvements. For publicity purposes, reporters Chuck Browning and Tracy Ballard are invited to review the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard T. Heffron
CAST:  Peter Fonda  •  Blythe Danner  •  Arthur Hill  •  Yul Brynner

Two years after the Westworld tragedy in the Delos amusement park, the corporate owners have reopened the park following over $1 billion in safety and other improvements. For publicity purposes, reporters Chuck Browning and Tracy Ballard are invited to review the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard T. Heffron
CAST:  Peter Fonda  •  Blythe Danner  •  Arthur Hill  •  Yul Brynner

Morituri (1965)

A German living in India during World War II is blackmailed by the English to impersonate an SS officer on board a cargo ship leaving Japan for Germany carrying a large supply of rubber for tyres. His mission is to disable the scuttling charges so the captain ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bernhard Wicki
CAST:  Marlon Brando  •  Yul Brynner  •  Janet Margolin  •  Trevor Howard

A German living in India during World War II is blackmailed by the English to impersonate an SS officer on board a cargo ship leaving Japan for Germany carrying a large supply of rubber for tyres. His mission is to disable the scuttling charges so the captain ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bernhard Wicki
CAST:  Marlon Brando  •  Yul Brynner  •  Janet Margolin  •  Trevor Howard

Flight from Ashiya (1964)

Featuring an all-star cast and on-location shooting in Japan, where the story is set, three US Air Force rescue pilots must overcome their personal problems and differences to embark upon a dangerous mission to save raft-bound Japanese survivors from a murderous ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Anderson
CAST:  Yul Brynner  •  Richard Widmark  •  George Chakiris  •  Suzy Parker

Featuring an all-star cast and on-location shooting in Japan, where the story is set, three US Air Force rescue pilots must overcome their personal problems and differences to embark upon a dangerous mission to save raft-bound Japanese survivors from a murderous ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Anderson
CAST:  Yul Brynner  •  Richard Widmark  •  George Chakiris  •  Suzy Parker

The Sound and the Fury (1959)

Drama focusing on a family of Southern aristocrats who are trying to deal with the dissolution of their clan and the loss of its reputation, faith, fortunes and respect.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Ritt
CAST:  Yul Brynner  •  Joanne Woodward  •  Margaret Leighton  •  Stuart Whitman

Drama focusing on a family of Southern aristocrats who are trying to deal with the dissolution of their clan and the loss of its reputation, faith, fortunes and respect.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Ritt
CAST:  Yul Brynner  •  Joanne Woodward  •  Margaret Leighton  •  Stuart Whitman

Romance of a Horsethief (1971)

Since time immemorial, the simple-minded boisterous people of Malava, a small Polish town near the border of imperial Russia, have lived on horse-stealing, horse-trading and horse-smuggling. Life changes abruptly when a Russian garrison, commanded by Captain ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Abraham Polonsky
CAST:  Yul Brynner  •  Eli Wallach  •  Jane Birkin  •  Lainie Kazan

Since time immemorial, the simple-minded boisterous people of Malava, a small Polish town near the border of imperial Russia, have lived on horse-stealing, horse-trading and horse-smuggling. Life changes abruptly when a Russian garrison, commanded by Captain ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Abraham Polonsky
CAST:  Yul Brynner  •  Eli Wallach  •  Jane Birkin  •  Lainie Kazan

Poppies Are Also Flowers (1966)

In an attempt to stem the heroin trade from Iran, a group of narcotics agents working for the UN inject a radioactive compound into a seized shipment of opium, in the hopes that it will lead them to the main heroin distributor in Europe. Along the way, they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terence Young
CAST:  Senta Berger  •  Stephen Boyd  •  Yul Brynner  •  Angie Dickinson

In an attempt to stem the heroin trade from Iran, a group of narcotics agents working for the UN inject a radioactive compound into a seized shipment of opium, in the hopes that it will lead them to the main heroin distributor in Europe. Along the way, they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terence Young
CAST:  Senta Berger  •  Stephen Boyd  •  Yul Brynner  •  Angie Dickinson
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