Richard Brooks

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Richard Brooks (May 18, 1912 – March 11, 1992) was an American screenwriter, director, novelist and occasional producer. His outstanding works as director are Blackboard Jungle (1955); Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958); Elmer Gantry (1960) – for which he won an Academy Award for Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay); In Cold Blood (1967); and Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977). Brooks was one of the relatively few filmmakers whose careers bridged the transition from the classic studio system to the independent productions that marked the 1960s and beyond. He was also among the postwar writer-directors who made some of their best films as they struggled to break free of industry censorship. His legacy is that of a filmmaker who sought independence in a collaborative art and tried to bring his own vision to the screen. Description above from the Wikipedia article Richard Brooks, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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$ (1971)

A bank security expert plots with a call girl to rob the safety deposit boxes of three very different criminals from a high-tech bank in Hamburg.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Brooks
CAST:  Warren Beatty  •  Goldie Hawn  •  Gert Fröbe  •  Robert Webber

A bank security expert plots with a call girl to rob the safety deposit boxes of three very different criminals from a high-tech bank in Hamburg.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Brooks
CAST:  Warren Beatty  •  Goldie Hawn  •  Gert Fröbe  •  Robert Webber

Battle Circus (1953)

A young Army nurse, Lt Ruth McGara (June Allyson), newly assigned to the 66th MASH during the Korean War, attracts the sexual attention of the unit's commander Dr. (MAJ) Jed Webbe (Humphrey Bogart). Webbe, who has a drinking problem, at first wants a "no strings" ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Brooks
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  June Allyson  •  Keenan Wynn  •  Robert Keith

A young Army nurse, Lt Ruth McGara (June Allyson), newly assigned to the 66th MASH during the Korean War, attracts the sexual attention of the unit's commander Dr. (MAJ) Jed Webbe (Humphrey Bogart). Webbe, who has a drinking problem, at first wants a "no strings" ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Brooks
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  June Allyson  •  Keenan Wynn  •  Robert Keith

Blackboard Jungle (1955)

Richard Dadier is a teacher at North Manual High School, an inner-city school where many of the pupils frequently engage in anti-social behavior. Dadier makes various attempts to engage the students' interest in education, challenging both the school staff and the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Brooks
CAST:  Glenn Ford  •  Anne Francis  •  Sidney Poitier  •  Vic Morrow

Richard Dadier is a teacher at North Manual High School, an inner-city school where many of the pupils frequently engage in anti-social behavior. Dadier makes various attempts to engage the students' interest in education, challenging both the school staff and the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Brooks
CAST:  Glenn Ford  •  Anne Francis  •  Sidney Poitier  •  Vic Morrow

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)

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An alcoholic ex-football player drinks his days away, having failed to come to terms with his sexuality and his real feelings for his football buddy who died after an ambiguous accident. His wife is crucified by her desperation to make him desire her: but he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Brooks
CAST:  Elizabeth Taylor  •  Paul Newman  •  Burl Ives  •  Judith Anderson

An alcoholic ex-football player drinks his days away, having failed to come to terms with his sexuality and his real feelings for his football buddy who died after an ambiguous accident. His wife is crucified by her desperation to make him desire her: but he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Brooks
CAST:  Elizabeth Taylor  •  Paul Newman  •  Burl Ives  •  Judith Anderson

In Cold Blood (1967)

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After a botched robbery results in the brutal murder of a rural family, two drifters elude police, in the end coming to terms with their own mortality and the repercussions of their vile atrocity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Brooks
CAST:  Robert Blake  •  Scott Wilson  •  John Forsythe  •  Paul Stewart

After a botched robbery results in the brutal murder of a rural family, two drifters elude police, in the end coming to terms with their own mortality and the repercussions of their vile atrocity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Brooks
CAST:  Robert Blake  •  Scott Wilson  •  John Forsythe  •  Paul Stewart

The Last Hunt (1956)

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A buffalo hunter (Stewart Granger) has a falling-out with his partner (Robert Taylor), who kills for fun.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Brooks
CAST:  Robert Taylor  •  Stewart Granger  •  Lloyd Nolan  •  Debra Paget

A buffalo hunter (Stewart Granger) has a falling-out with his partner (Robert Taylor), who kills for fun.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Brooks
CAST:  Robert Taylor  •  Stewart Granger  •  Lloyd Nolan  •  Debra Paget

The Professionals (1966)

An arrogant Texas millionaire hires four adventurers to rescue his kidnapped wife from a notorious Mexican bandit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Brooks
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Lee Marvin  •  Robert Ryan  •  Woody Strode

An arrogant Texas millionaire hires four adventurers to rescue his kidnapped wife from a notorious Mexican bandit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Brooks
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Lee Marvin  •  Robert Ryan  •  Woody Strode

The Happy Ending (1969)

The triumphs and failures of middle age as seen through the eyes of runaway American housewife Mary Wilson, a woman who believes that ultimate reality exists above and beyond the routine procedures of conscious, uninspired, everyday life. She feels cheated by an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Brooks
CAST:  Jean Simmons  •  John Forsythe  •  Shirley Jones  •  Teresa Wright

The triumphs and failures of middle age as seen through the eyes of runaway American housewife Mary Wilson, a woman who believes that ultimate reality exists above and beyond the routine procedures of conscious, uninspired, everyday life. She feels cheated by an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Brooks
CAST:  Jean Simmons  •  John Forsythe  •  Shirley Jones  •  Teresa Wright

Wrong Is Right (1982)

Political double-talk, dirty tricks, hidden microphones, spy satellites, bugging the Oval Office and a nuclear bomb for sale are all ingredients in this swift, funny and frightening look at the possibilities in today's political arenas. Sean Connery stars as TV ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Brooks
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  George Grizzard  •  Robert Conrad  •  Katharine Ross

Political double-talk, dirty tricks, hidden microphones, spy satellites, bugging the Oval Office and a nuclear bomb for sale are all ingredients in this swift, funny and frightening look at the possibilities in today's political arenas. Sean Connery stars as TV ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Brooks
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  George Grizzard  •  Robert Conrad  •  Katharine Ross

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

Fever Pitch (1985)

An investigative journalist gets hooked on the subject of his inquiry - organized gambling.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Brooks
CAST:  Ryan O'Neal  •  John Saxon  •  Catherine Hicks  •  Giancarlo Giannini

An investigative journalist gets hooked on the subject of his inquiry - organized gambling.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Brooks
CAST:  Ryan O'Neal  •  John Saxon  •  Catherine Hicks  •  Giancarlo Giannini

The Light Touch (1951)

An art thief tries to double cross his gangster boss.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Brooks
CAST:  Stewart Granger  •  Pier Angeli  •  George Sanders  •  Kurt Kasznar

An art thief tries to double cross his gangster boss.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Brooks
CAST:  Stewart Granger  •  Pier Angeli  •  George Sanders  •  Kurt Kasznar

Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)

Gigolo and drifter Chance Wayne returns to his home town as the companion of a faded movie star, Alexandra Del Lago, whom he hopes to use to help him break into the movies. Chance runs into trouble when he finds his ex-girlfriend, the daughter of the local ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Brooks
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Geraldine Page  •  Ed Begley  •  Rip Torn

Gigolo and drifter Chance Wayne returns to his home town as the companion of a faded movie star, Alexandra Del Lago, whom he hopes to use to help him break into the movies. Chance runs into trouble when he finds his ex-girlfriend, the daughter of the local ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Brooks
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Geraldine Page  •  Ed Begley  •  Rip Torn

Bite the Bullet (1975)

At the beginning of the 20th century, a newspaper organizes an endurance horse race : 700 miles to run in a few days. 9 adventurers are competing, among them a woman, Miss Jones, a Mexican, an Englishman, a young cow-boy, an old one and two friends, Sam Clayton and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Brooks
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  Candice Bergen  •  James Coburn  •  Ben Johnson

At the beginning of the 20th century, a newspaper organizes an endurance horse race : 700 miles to run in a few days. 9 adventurers are competing, among them a woman, Miss Jones, a Mexican, an Englishman, a young cow-boy, an old one and two friends, Sam Clayton and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Brooks
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  Candice Bergen  •  James Coburn  •  Ben Johnson

Crisis (1950)

An American doctor gets caught in the middle of a revolution when he's forced to operate on a South American dictator.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Brooks
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  José Ferrer  •  Paula Raymond  •  Signe Hasso

An American doctor gets caught in the middle of a revolution when he's forced to operate on a South American dictator.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Brooks
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  José Ferrer  •  Paula Raymond  •  Signe Hasso

Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)

A dedicated schoolteacher spends her nights cruising bars, looking for abusive men with whom she can engage in progressively violent sexual encounters.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Brooks
CAST:  Diane Keaton  •  Tuesday Weld  •  William Atherton  •  Richard Kiley

A dedicated schoolteacher spends her nights cruising bars, looking for abusive men with whom she can engage in progressively violent sexual encounters.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Brooks
CAST:  Diane Keaton  •  Tuesday Weld  •  William Atherton  •  Richard Kiley

Deadline - U.S.A. (1952)

With three days before his paper folds, a crusading editor tries to expose a vicious gangster.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Brooks
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Ethel Barrymore  •  Kim Hunter  •  Ed Begley

With three days before his paper folds, a crusading editor tries to expose a vicious gangster.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Brooks
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Ethel Barrymore  •  Kim Hunter  •  Ed Begley

With the Marines at Tarawa (1944)

Documentary short film depicting the harrowing battle between the U.S. Marines and the Japanese for control of the Pacific island of Tarawa.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Brooks  •  Lewis Hayward
CAST:  William Lundigan

Documentary short film depicting the harrowing battle between the U.S. Marines and the Japanese for control of the Pacific island of Tarawa.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Brooks  •  Lewis Hayward
CAST:  William Lundigan

Elmer Gantry (1960)

When hedonistic but charming con man Elmer Gantry meets the beautiful Sister Sharon Falconer, a roadside revivalist, he feigns piousness to join her act as a passionate preacher. The two make a successful onstage pair, and their chemistry extends to romance. Both ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Brooks
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Jean Simmons  •  Arthur Kennedy  •  Dean Jagger

When hedonistic but charming con man Elmer Gantry meets the beautiful Sister Sharon Falconer, a roadside revivalist, he feigns piousness to join her act as a passionate preacher. The two make a successful onstage pair, and their chemistry extends to romance. Both ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Brooks
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Jean Simmons  •  Arthur Kennedy  •  Dean Jagger

The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954)

Charles returns to Paris to reminisce about the life he led in Paris after it was liberated. He worked on "Stars and Stripes" when he met Marion and Helen. He would marry and be happy staying in Paris after his discharge and working for a news organization. He ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Brooks
CAST:  Elizabeth Taylor  •  Van Johnson  •  Walter Pidgeon  •  Donna Reed

Charles returns to Paris to reminisce about the life he led in Paris after it was liberated. He worked on "Stars and Stripes" when he met Marion and Helen. He would marry and be happy staying in Paris after his discharge and working for a news organization. He ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Brooks
CAST:  Elizabeth Taylor  •  Van Johnson  •  Walter Pidgeon  •  Donna Reed
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