Raymond Burr

Raymond William Stacey Burr (May 21, 1917 – September 12, 1993) was a Canadian actor, primarily known for his title roles in the television dramas Perry Mason and Ironside. His early acting career included roles on Broadway, radio, television and in film, usually as the villain. He won two Emmy Awards in 1959 and 1961 for the role of Perry Mason, which he played for nine seasons between 1957 and 1966. His second hit series, Ironside, earned him six Emmy nominations, and two Golden Globe nominations. He is also known for his role as Steve Martin in both Godzilla, King of the Monsters! and Godzilla 1985. In addition to acting, Burr owned an orchid business and had begun to grow a vineyard. He was a collector of wines and art, and was very fond of cooking. After his death from cancer in 1993, Burr's personal life came into question as details of his known biography appeared to be unverifiable. Gradually, it was revealed that Burr had possibly contrived a life story that hid his homosexuality. Description above from the Wikipedia article Raymond Burr, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Rear Window (1954)

SuspensefulIntenseGrippingBrilliant

A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.  (more)

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

A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.  (more)

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

Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)

A faulty computer causes a passenger space shuttle to head straight for the sun, and man-with-a-past, Ted Striker must save the day and get the shuttle back on track – again – all the while trying to patch up his relationship with Elaine.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Finkleman
CAST:  Robert Hays  •  Julie Hagerty  •  Lloyd Bridges  •  Chad Everett

A faulty computer causes a passenger space shuttle to head straight for the sun, and man-with-a-past, Ted Striker must save the day and get the shuttle back on track – again – all the while trying to patch up his relationship with Elaine.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Finkleman
CAST:  Robert Hays  •  Julie Hagerty  •  Lloyd Bridges  •  Chad Everett

Criss Cross (1949)

Burt Lancaster plays Steve Thompson, a man who seals his dark fate when he returns to Los Angeles to find his ex-wife Anna Dundee (Yvonne DeCarlo) eager to rekindle their love against all better judgement. She encourages their affair but then quickly marries ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Siodmak
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Yvonne De Carlo  •  Dan Duryea  •  Stephen McNally

Burt Lancaster plays Steve Thompson, a man who seals his dark fate when he returns to Los Angeles to find his ex-wife Anna Dundee (Yvonne DeCarlo) eager to rekindle their love against all better judgement. She encourages their affair but then quickly marries ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Siodmak
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Yvonne De Carlo  •  Dan Duryea  •  Stephen McNally

Delirious (1991)

A soap opera writer gets hit on the head and wakes up as a character in his own show.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Mankiewicz
CAST:  John Candy  •  Mariel Hemingway  •  Emma Samms  •  Raymond Burr

A soap opera writer gets hit on the head and wakes up as a character in his own show.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Mankiewicz
CAST:  John Candy  •  Mariel Hemingway  •  Emma Samms  •  Raymond Burr

Desperate (1947)

An innocent trucker takes it on the lam when he's accused of robbery.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Mann
CAST:  Steve Brodie  •  Audrey Long  •  Raymond Burr  •  Douglas Fowley

An innocent trucker takes it on the lam when he's accused of robbery.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Mann
CAST:  Steve Brodie  •  Audrey Long  •  Raymond Burr  •  Douglas Fowley

Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1956)

During an assignment, foreign correspondent Steve Martin spends a layover in Tokyo and is caught amid the rampage of an unstoppable prehistoric monster the Japanese call 'Godzilla'. The only hope for both Japan and the world lies on a secret weapon, which may prove ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ishirō Honda  •  Terry O. Morse
CAST:  Raymond Burr  •  Frank Iwanaga  •  Takashi Shimura  •  Momoko Kôchi

During an assignment, foreign correspondent Steve Martin spends a layover in Tokyo and is caught amid the rampage of an unstoppable prehistoric monster the Japanese call 'Godzilla'. The only hope for both Japan and the world lies on a secret weapon, which may prove ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ishirō Honda  •  Terry O. Morse
CAST:  Raymond Burr  •  Frank Iwanaga  •  Takashi Shimura  •  Momoko Kôchi

His Kind of Woman (1951)

In a desperate attempt to get out of debt, career gambler Dan Milner agrees to rendezvous with a mysterious contact at a distant Mexican resort in exchange for $50,000. Upon arriving, Milner meets his fellow guests, including a plastic surgeon, a philandering movie ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Fleischer  •  John Farrow
CAST:  Robert Mitchum  •  Jane Russell  •  Vincent Price  •  Tim Holt

In a desperate attempt to get out of debt, career gambler Dan Milner agrees to rendezvous with a mysterious contact at a distant Mexican resort in exchange for $50,000. Upon arriving, Milner meets his fellow guests, including a plastic surgeon, a philandering movie ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Fleischer  •  John Farrow
CAST:  Robert Mitchum  •  Jane Russell  •  Vincent Price  •  Tim Holt

Pitfall (1948)

An insurance man's affair with a blonde leads to guilt, murder and a confession to his wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  André De Toth
CAST:  Dick Powell  •  Lizabeth Scott  •  Jane Wyatt  •  Raymond Burr

An insurance man's affair with a blonde leads to guilt, murder and a confession to his wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  André De Toth
CAST:  Dick Powell  •  Lizabeth Scott  •  Jane Wyatt  •  Raymond Burr

Raw Deal (1948)

Fast pacedPowerfulMind blowingBrilliant

A revenge-seeking gangster is sent to prison after being framed for a crime he didn't commit. After seducing a beautiful young woman, he uses her to help him carry out his plot for vengeance, leading him to the crazy pyromaniac who set him up.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Mann
CAST:  Dennis O'Keefe  •  Claire Trevor  •  Marsha Hunt  •  John Ireland

A revenge-seeking gangster is sent to prison after being framed for a crime he didn't commit. After seducing a beautiful young woman, he uses her to help him carry out his plot for vengeance, leading him to the crazy pyromaniac who set him up.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Mann
CAST:  Dennis O'Keefe  •  Claire Trevor  •  Marsha Hunt  •  John Ireland

Red Light (1949)

Nick Cherney, in prison for embezzling from Torno Freight Co., sees a chance to get back at Johnny Torno through his young priest brother Jess. He pays fellow prisoner Rocky, who gets out a week before Nick, to murder Jess... who, dying, tells revenge-minded Johnny ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roy Del Ruth
CAST:  George Raft  •  Virginia Mayo  •  Gene Lockhart  •  Raymond Burr

Nick Cherney, in prison for embezzling from Torno Freight Co., sees a chance to get back at Johnny Torno through his young priest brother Jess. He pays fellow prisoner Rocky, who gets out a week before Nick, to murder Jess... who, dying, tells revenge-minded Johnny ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roy Del Ruth
CAST:  George Raft  •  Virginia Mayo  •  Gene Lockhart  •  Raymond Burr

The Blue Gardenia (1953)

Deeply distraught that her GI ex-boyfriend plans to marry another woman, Norah Larkin agrees to go out on a date with lothario Harry Prebble. Norah's drunken night out with Prebble ends in a hazily remembered confrontation and the next day a startling discovery: ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fritz Lang
CAST:  Anne Baxter  •  Richard Conte  •  Ann Sothern  •  Raymond Burr

Deeply distraught that her GI ex-boyfriend plans to marry another woman, Norah Larkin agrees to go out on a date with lothario Harry Prebble. Norah's drunken night out with Prebble ends in a hazily remembered confrontation and the next day a startling discovery: ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fritz Lang
CAST:  Anne Baxter  •  Richard Conte  •  Ann Sothern  •  Raymond Burr

Godzilla 1985 (1985)

Originally released in Japan as "The Return of Godzilla" in 1984, this is the heavily re-edited, re-titled "Godzilla 1985". Adding in new footage of Raymond Burr, this 16th Godzilla film ignores all previous sequels and serves as a direct follow-up to the 1956 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  R.J. Kizer  •  Koji Hashimoto
CAST:  Ken Tanaka  •  Yasuko Sawaguchi  •  Keiju Kobayashi  •  Shin Takuma

Originally released in Japan as "The Return of Godzilla" in 1984, this is the heavily re-edited, re-titled "Godzilla 1985". Adding in new footage of Raymond Burr, this 16th Godzilla film ignores all previous sequels and serves as a direct follow-up to the 1956 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  R.J. Kizer  •  Koji Hashimoto
CAST:  Ken Tanaka  •  Yasuko Sawaguchi  •  Keiju Kobayashi  •  Shin Takuma

Out of the Blue (1980)

A young girl whose father is an ex-convict and whose mother is a junkie finds it difficult to conform and tries to find comfort in a quirky combination of Elvis and the punk scene.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Hopper
CAST:  Dennis Hopper  •  Raymond Burr  •  Sharon Farrell  •  Linda Manz

A young girl whose father is an ex-convict and whose mother is a junkie finds it difficult to conform and tries to find comfort in a quirky combination of Elvis and the punk scene.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Hopper
CAST:  Dennis Hopper  •  Raymond Burr  •  Sharon Farrell  •  Linda Manz

Love Happy (1949)

The Marx Brothers help young Broadway hopefuls when they get mixed up with gangsters due to a tin of sardines containing Romanoff diamonds.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Miller
CAST:  Groucho Marx  •  Harpo Marx  •  Chico Marx  •  Ilona Massey

The Marx Brothers help young Broadway hopefuls when they get mixed up with gangsters due to a tin of sardines containing Romanoff diamonds.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Miller
CAST:  Groucho Marx  •  Harpo Marx  •  Chico Marx  •  Ilona Massey

M (1951)

Remake of the 1931 original. In the city, someone is murdering children. The Police search is so intense, it is disturbing the 'normal' criminals, and the local hoods decide to help find the murderer as quickly as possible.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Losey
CAST:  David Wayne  •  Howard Da Silva  •  Martin Gabel  •  Luther Adler

Remake of the 1931 original. In the city, someone is murdering children. The Police search is so intense, it is disturbing the 'normal' criminals, and the local hoods decide to help find the murderer as quickly as possible.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Losey
CAST:  David Wayne  •  Howard Da Silva  •  Martin Gabel  •  Luther Adler

Serpent of the Nile (1953)

Cleopatra (Rhonda Fleming) toys with Mark Antony (Raymond Burr), who wants to merge his Rome with her Egypt.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Castle
CAST:  Rhonda Fleming  •  William Lundigan  •  Raymond Burr  •  Jean Byron

Cleopatra (Rhonda Fleming) toys with Mark Antony (Raymond Burr), who wants to merge his Rome with her Egypt.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Castle
CAST:  Rhonda Fleming  •  William Lundigan  •  Raymond Burr  •  Jean Byron

Station West (1948)

When two US cavalrymen transporting a gold shipment get killed, US Army Intelligence investigator John Haven goes undercover to a mining and logging town to find the killers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lanfield
CAST:  Dick Powell  •  Jane Greer  •  Agnes Moorehead  •  Burl Ives

When two US cavalrymen transporting a gold shipment get killed, US Army Intelligence investigator John Haven goes undercover to a mining and logging town to find the killers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lanfield
CAST:  Dick Powell  •  Jane Greer  •  Agnes Moorehead  •  Burl Ives

Casanova's Big Night (1954)

Italy 1757, Pippo Popolino, a lowly tailor, disguises himself as the great Casanova in order to romance the attractive widow Francesca. He little suspects what awaits him... Locked into the incongruous role by the desperation of the real Casanova's creditors, Pippo ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Z. McLeod
CAST:  Bob Hope  •  Joan Fontaine  •  Audrey Dalton  •  Basil Rathbone

Italy 1757, Pippo Popolino, a lowly tailor, disguises himself as the great Casanova in order to romance the attractive widow Francesca. He little suspects what awaits him... Locked into the incongruous role by the desperation of the real Casanova's creditors, Pippo ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Z. McLeod
CAST:  Bob Hope  •  Joan Fontaine  •  Audrey Dalton  •  Basil Rathbone

Walk a Crooked Mile (1948)

A security leak is found at a Southern California atomic plant. The authorities stand in fear that the information leaked would go to a hostile nation. To investigate the case more efficiently, Dan O'Hara, an FBI agent, and Philip Grayson, a Scotland Yard sleuth, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gordon Douglas
CAST:  Louis Hayward  •  Dennis O'Keefe  •  Louise Allbritton  •  Carl Esmond

A security leak is found at a Southern California atomic plant. The authorities stand in fear that the information leaked would go to a hostile nation. To investigate the case more efficiently, Dan O'Hara, an FBI agent, and Philip Grayson, a Scotland Yard sleuth, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gordon Douglas
CAST:  Louis Hayward  •  Dennis O'Keefe  •  Louise Allbritton  •  Carl Esmond

Thunder Pass (1954)

A cavalry unit escorts a group of civilians through dangerous territory inhabited by Indians on the warpath.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank McDonald
CAST:  Dane Clark  •  Dorothy Patrick  •  Andy Devine  •  Raymond Burr

A cavalry unit escorts a group of civilians through dangerous territory inhabited by Indians on the warpath.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank McDonald
CAST:  Dane Clark  •  Dorothy Patrick  •  Andy Devine  •  Raymond Burr
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