Cornel Wilde

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Cornel Wilde (October 13, 1912 – October 16, 1989) was a Hungarian-American actor and film director. Wilde's acting career began in 1935, when he made his debut on Broadway. In 1936 he began making small, uncredited appearances in films. By the 1940s, he had signed a contract with 20th Century Fox, and by the mid-1940s, he was a major leading man. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in 1945's A Song to Remember. In the 1950s, he moved to writing, producing and directing films, and still continued his career as an actor. Description above from the Wikipedia article Cornel Wilde, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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High Sierra (1941)

Given a pardon from jail, Roy Earle gets back into the swing of things as he robs a swanky resort.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raoul Walsh
CAST:  Ida Lupino  •  Humphrey Bogart  •  Alan Curtis  •  Arthur Kennedy

Given a pardon from jail, Roy Earle gets back into the swing of things as he robs a swanky resort.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raoul Walsh
CAST:  Ida Lupino  •  Humphrey Bogart  •  Alan Curtis  •  Arthur Kennedy

Leave Her to Heaven (1945)

A young novelist, Richard Harland, meets beautiful Ellen Berent on a train where they fall in love and are soon married. When tragedies take first his handicapped young brother, then his unborn son from him, Harland gradually realises that his wife's insane ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John M. Stahl
CAST:  Gene Tierney  •  Cornel Wilde  •  Jeanne Crain  •  Vincent Price

A young novelist, Richard Harland, meets beautiful Ellen Berent on a train where they fall in love and are soon married. When tragedies take first his handicapped young brother, then his unborn son from him, Harland gradually realises that his wife's insane ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John M. Stahl
CAST:  Gene Tierney  •  Cornel Wilde  •  Jeanne Crain  •  Vincent Price

Road House (1948)

A night club owner becomes infatuated with a torch singer and frames his best friend/manager for embezzlement when the chanteuse falls in love with him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Negulesco
CAST:  Ida Lupino  •  Cornel Wilde  •  Celeste Holm  •  Richard Widmark

A night club owner becomes infatuated with a torch singer and frames his best friend/manager for embezzlement when the chanteuse falls in love with him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Negulesco
CAST:  Ida Lupino  •  Cornel Wilde  •  Celeste Holm  •  Richard Widmark

The Big Combo (1955)

Police Lt. Leonard Diamond vies to bring a clever, well connected, and sadistic gangster to justice all the while obsessing over the gangster's girlfriend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph H. Lewis
CAST:  Cornel Wilde  •  Jean Wallace  •  Brian Donlevy  •  Richard Conte

Police Lt. Leonard Diamond vies to bring a clever, well connected, and sadistic gangster to justice all the while obsessing over the gangster's girlfriend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph H. Lewis
CAST:  Cornel Wilde  •  Jean Wallace  •  Brian Donlevy  •  Richard Conte

The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)

To ensure a full profitable season, circus manager Brad Braden engages The Great Sebastian, though this moves his girlfriend Holly from her hard-won center trapeze spot. Holly and Sebastian begin a dangerous one-upmanship duel in the ring, while he pursues her on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cecil B. DeMille
CAST:  Betty Hutton  •  Cornel Wilde  •  Charlton Heston  •  Dorothy Lamour

To ensure a full profitable season, circus manager Brad Braden engages The Great Sebastian, though this moves his girlfriend Holly from her hard-won center trapeze spot. Holly and Sebastian begin a dangerous one-upmanship duel in the ring, while he pursues her on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cecil B. DeMille
CAST:  Betty Hutton  •  Cornel Wilde  •  Charlton Heston  •  Dorothy Lamour

A Song to Remember (1945)

Prof. Joseph Elsner guides his protégé Frydryk Chopin through his formative years to early adulthood in Poland. The professor takes him to Paris, where he eventually comes under the wing and influence of novelist George Sand and rises to prominence in the music ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Vidor
CAST:  Paul Muni  •  Merle Oberon  •  Cornel Wilde  •  Nina Foch

Prof. Joseph Elsner guides his protégé Frydryk Chopin through his formative years to early adulthood in Poland. The professor takes him to Paris, where he eventually comes under the wing and influence of novelist George Sand and rises to prominence in the music ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Vidor
CAST:  Paul Muni  •  Merle Oberon  •  Cornel Wilde  •  Nina Foch

Beach Red (1967)

American troops storm ashore on a Japanese-held island and push inland while their enemies plan a counterattack in this look at warfare. Soldiers on both sides are haunted by memories of home and the horrifying, sickening images they find in combat.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cornel Wilde
CAST:  Cornel Wilde  •  Rip Torn  •  Burr DeBenning  •  Patrick Wolfe

American troops storm ashore on a Japanese-held island and push inland while their enemies plan a counterattack in this look at warfare. Soldiers on both sides are haunted by memories of home and the horrifying, sickening images they find in combat.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cornel Wilde
CAST:  Cornel Wilde  •  Rip Torn  •  Burr DeBenning  •  Patrick Wolfe

The Bandit of Sherwood Forest (1946)

Robin Hood's swashbuckling son (Cornel Wilde) comes to the rescue when England's boy-king is captured by the evil, power-hungry William of Pembroke (Henry Daniell). Co-directed by George Sherman and Henry Levin, this 1946 film also stars Anita Louise, Jill Esmond, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Levin  •  George Sherman
CAST:  Anita Louise  •  Jill Esmond  •  Edgar Buchanan  •  Cornel Wilde

Robin Hood's swashbuckling son (Cornel Wilde) comes to the rescue when England's boy-king is captured by the evil, power-hungry William of Pembroke (Henry Daniell). Co-directed by George Sherman and Henry Levin, this 1946 film also stars Anita Louise, Jill Esmond, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Levin  •  George Sherman
CAST:  Anita Louise  •  Jill Esmond  •  Edgar Buchanan  •  Cornel Wilde

The Walls of Jericho (1948)

After County Attorney Dave Connors helps Julian Norman with her shiftless father, Jefferson Norman, she leaves Jericho, Kansas to college to study for a law degree.A few years later, Algeria Wedge, the new bride of Dave's best friend, Tucker Wedge, makes overtures ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John M. Stahl
CAST:  Cornel Wilde  •  Linda Darnell  •  Anne Baxter  •  Kirk Douglas

After County Attorney Dave Connors helps Julian Norman with her shiftless father, Jefferson Norman, she leaves Jericho, Kansas to college to study for a law degree.A few years later, Algeria Wedge, the new bride of Dave's best friend, Tucker Wedge, makes overtures ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John M. Stahl
CAST:  Cornel Wilde  •  Linda Darnell  •  Anne Baxter  •  Kirk Douglas

Treasure of the Golden Condor (1953)

A nobleman searches for a hidden treasure in Guatemala.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Delmer Daves
CAST:  Cornel Wilde  •  Constance Smith  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Fay Wray

A nobleman searches for a hidden treasure in Guatemala.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Delmer Daves
CAST:  Cornel Wilde  •  Constance Smith  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Fay Wray

The Devil's Hairpin (1957)

Cocky car racer Nick Jargin has retired since he nearly caused the death of his brother at a hairpin bend on a circuit. He now holds a trendy café who keeps him busy full time until one day, Tony Boari, a new champion racer, challenges him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cornel Wilde
CAST:  Cornel Wilde  •  Jean Wallace  •  Arthur Franz  •  Mary Astor

Cocky car racer Nick Jargin has retired since he nearly caused the death of his brother at a hairpin bend on a circuit. He now holds a trendy café who keeps him busy full time until one day, Tony Boari, a new champion racer, challenges him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cornel Wilde
CAST:  Cornel Wilde  •  Jean Wallace  •  Arthur Franz  •  Mary Astor

Edge of Eternity (1959)

Helped by socialite Janice Kendon and barkeeper Scott O'Brien, Arizona deputy sheriff Les Martin works to solve three brutal murders in and around the Grand Canyon. His efforts leads to the killer fleeing with Janice as a hostage and a chase by car and helicopter ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Siegel
CAST:  Cornel Wilde  •  Victoria Shaw  •  Mickey Shaughnessy  •  Edgar Buchanan

Helped by socialite Janice Kendon and barkeeper Scott O'Brien, Arizona deputy sheriff Les Martin works to solve three brutal murders in and around the Grand Canyon. His efforts leads to the killer fleeing with Janice as a hostage and a chase by car and helicopter ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Siegel
CAST:  Cornel Wilde  •  Victoria Shaw  •  Mickey Shaughnessy  •  Edgar Buchanan

Maracaibo (1958)

Adventurous

A firefighter is sent to Venezuela to battle a blazing oil well but still finds time for romance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cornel Wilde
CAST:  Cornel Wilde  •  Jean Wallace  •  Abbe Lane  •  Francis Lederer

A firefighter is sent to Venezuela to battle a blazing oil well but still finds time for romance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cornel Wilde
CAST:  Cornel Wilde  •  Jean Wallace  •  Abbe Lane  •  Francis Lederer

Lady with Red Hair (1940)

An actress hopes to regain her lost son by making it to the top.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Bernhardt
CAST:  Miriam Hopkins  •  Claude Rains  •  Richard Ainley  •  Laura Hope Crews

An actress hopes to regain her lost son by making it to the top.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Bernhardt
CAST:  Miriam Hopkins  •  Claude Rains  •  Richard Ainley  •  Laura Hope Crews

Main Street to Broadway (1953)

In New York, a surly, down-on-his-heels playwright meets a country girl who's giving up trying to act and returning home. He goes with her for inspiration when his agent convinces a stage star to take his next effort. When he returns to Broadway, his girl stays ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tay Garnett
CAST:  Tallulah Bankhead  •  Tommy Morton  •  Mary Murphy  •  Agnes Moorehead

In New York, a surly, down-on-his-heels playwright meets a country girl who's giving up trying to act and returning home. He goes with her for inspiration when his agent convinces a stage star to take his next effort. When he returns to Broadway, his girl stays ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tay Garnett
CAST:  Tallulah Bankhead  •  Tommy Morton  •  Mary Murphy  •  Agnes Moorehead

Kisses for Breakfast (1941)

A newlywed develops amnesia and can't remember his wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lewis Seiler
CAST:  Dennis Morgan  •  Jane Wyatt  •  Shirley Ross  •  Lee Patrick

A newlywed develops amnesia and can't remember his wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lewis Seiler
CAST:  Dennis Morgan  •  Jane Wyatt  •  Shirley Ross  •  Lee Patrick

Beyond Mombasa (1956)

An American travels to East Africa, where he tries to find out how his brother died.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Marshall
CAST:  Cornel Wilde  •  Donna Reed  •  Leo Genn  •  Ron Randell

An American travels to East Africa, where he tries to find out how his brother died.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Marshall
CAST:  Cornel Wilde  •  Donna Reed  •  Leo Genn  •  Ron Randell

California Conquest (1952)

The period is the 1840s and California is part of Mexico. Many of the citizens wish to become part of the United States. Other countries are also interested and the Russians have established bases in the northern part of the state. To further their hold they have ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lew Landers
CAST:  Cornel Wilde  •  Teresa Wright  •  Alfonso Bedoya  •  Lisa Ferraday

The period is the 1840s and California is part of Mexico. Many of the citizens wish to become part of the United States. Other countries are also interested and the Russians have established bases in the northern part of the state. To further their hold they have ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lew Landers
CAST:  Cornel Wilde  •  Teresa Wright  •  Alfonso Bedoya  •  Lisa Ferraday

No Blade of Grass (1970)

A strange new virus has appeared, which only attacks strains of grasses such as wheat and rice, and the world is descending into famine and chaos. Architect John, along with his family and friends, is making his way from London to his brother's farm in northern ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cornel Wilde
CAST:  Nigel Davenport  •  Jean Wallace  •  John Hamill  •  Lynne Frederick

A strange new virus has appeared, which only attacks strains of grasses such as wheat and rice, and the world is descending into famine and chaos. Architect John, along with his family and friends, is making his way from London to his brother's farm in northern ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cornel Wilde
CAST:  Nigel Davenport  •  Jean Wallace  •  John Hamill  •  Lynne Frederick

The Norseman (1978)

An 11th-century Viking prince sails to America to find his father, who on a previous voyage had been captured by Indians.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles B. Pierce
CAST:  Lee Majors  •  Cornel Wilde  •  Mel Ferrer  •  Jack Elam

An 11th-century Viking prince sails to America to find his father, who on a previous voyage had been captured by Indians.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles B. Pierce
CAST:  Lee Majors  •  Cornel Wilde  •  Mel Ferrer  •  Jack Elam
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