Eva Marie Saint

Eva Marie Saint (born July 4, 1924) is an American actress who has starred in films, on Broadway, and on television in a career spanning seven decades, she's known for bringing emotional depth and complexity to her roles, in which she generally played women who appear fragile but have great inner strength. She won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the drama film "On the Waterfront" (1954), and later starred in the thriller film "North by Northwest" (1959), directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Saint received Golden Globe and BAFTA award nominations for the drama film "A Hatful of Rain" (1957) and won an Emmy Award for the television miniseries People Like Us (1990). Her most notable subsequent movies included "Raintree County" (1957), Otto Preminger’s "Exodus" (1960), Vincente Minnelli’s "The Sandpiper" (1965), the Cold War comedy "The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!" (1966), and the racing film "Grand Prix" (1966), in which she costarred with James Garner.

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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

36 Hours (1964)

Germans kidnap an American major and try to convince him that World War II is over, so that they can get details about the Allied invasion of Europe out of him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Seaton
CAST:  James Garner  •  Eva Marie Saint  •  Rod Taylor  •  Werner Peters

Germans kidnap an American major and try to convince him that World War II is over, so that they can get details about the Allied invasion of Europe out of him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Seaton
CAST:  James Garner  •  Eva Marie Saint  •  Rod Taylor  •  Werner Peters

A Hatful of Rain (1957)

A Korean War veteran's morphine addiction wreaks havoc upon his family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fred Zinnemann
CAST:  Don Murray  •  Eva Marie Saint  •  Anthony Franciosa  •  Lloyd Nolan

A Korean War veteran's morphine addiction wreaks havoc upon his family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fred Zinnemann
CAST:  Don Murray  •  Eva Marie Saint  •  Anthony Franciosa  •  Lloyd Nolan

All Fall Down (1962)

Ralph and Annabell Willart are a feuding couple who are constantly bickering over their worthless, good-for-nothing son Berry-Berry. When Berry-Berry begins yet another meaningless love affair, this time with an older woman named Echo O’Brien, he really gets his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Frankenheimer
CAST:  Eva Marie Saint  •  Warren Beatty  •  Karl Malden  •  Angela Lansbury

Ralph and Annabell Willart are a feuding couple who are constantly bickering over their worthless, good-for-nothing son Berry-Berry. When Berry-Berry begins yet another meaningless love affair, this time with an older woman named Echo O’Brien, he really gets his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Frankenheimer
CAST:  Eva Marie Saint  •  Warren Beatty  •  Karl Malden  •  Angela Lansbury

Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There (2003)

Broadway: The Golden Age is the most important, ambitious and comprehensive film ever made about America's most celebrated indigenous art form. Award-winning filmmaker Rick McKay filmed over 100 of the greatest stars ever to work on Broadway or in Hollywood. He ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rick McKay
CAST:  Edie Adams  •  Bea Arthur  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Kaye Ballard

Broadway: The Golden Age is the most important, ambitious and comprehensive film ever made about America's most celebrated indigenous art form. Award-winning filmmaker Rick McKay filmed over 100 of the greatest stars ever to work on Broadway or in Hollywood. He ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rick McKay
CAST:  Edie Adams  •  Bea Arthur  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Kaye Ballard

Don't Come Knocking (2005)

Howard Spence has seen better days. Once a big Western movie star, he now drowns his disgust for his selfish and failed life with alcohol, drugs and young women. If he were to die now, nobody would shed a tear over him, that's the sad truth. Until one day Howard ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wim Wenders
CAST:  Sam Shepard  •  Jessica Lange  •  Sarah Polley  •  Tim Roth

Howard Spence has seen better days. Once a big Western movie star, he now drowns his disgust for his selfish and failed life with alcohol, drugs and young women. If he were to die now, nobody would shed a tear over him, that's the sad truth. Until one day Howard ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wim Wenders
CAST:  Sam Shepard  •  Jessica Lange  •  Sarah Polley  •  Tim Roth

Grand Prix (1966)

The story tells about the confrontation of four first-class racers of Formula 1. Each of the competitors had their own additional motivation to become a champion. Their world is a risk and extreme, fast driving on the highway. The taste of adrenaline is what race ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Frankenheimer
CAST:  James Garner  •  Eva Marie Saint  •  Brian Bedford  •  Yves Montand

The story tells about the confrontation of four first-class racers of Formula 1. Each of the competitors had their own additional motivation to become a champion. Their world is a risk and extreme, fast driving on the highway. The taste of adrenaline is what race ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Frankenheimer
CAST:  James Garner  •  Eva Marie Saint  •  Brian Bedford  •  Yves Montand

I Dreamed of Africa (2000)

Inspired by the true story of indomitable Kuki Gallmann, the film tells of a beautiful and inquisitive woman who had the courage to escape from her comfortable yet monotonous life in Italy to start anew in the African wilderness with her son, Emanuele, and her new ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hugh Hudson
CAST:  Kim Basinger  •  Vincent Perez  •  Liam Aiken  •  Daniel Craig

Inspired by the true story of indomitable Kuki Gallmann, the film tells of a beautiful and inquisitive woman who had the courage to escape from her comfortable yet monotonous life in Italy to start anew in the African wilderness with her son, Emanuele, and her new ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hugh Hudson
CAST:  Kim Basinger  •  Vincent Perez  •  Liam Aiken  •  Daniel Craig

Loving (1970)

Brooks Wilson is in crisis. He is torn between his wife Selma and two daughters and his mistress Grace, and also between his career as a successful illustrator and his feeling that he might still produce something worthwhile.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  George Segal  •  Eva Marie Saint  •  Sterling Hayden  •  Keenan Wynn

Brooks Wilson is in crisis. He is torn between his wife Selma and two daughters and his mistress Grace, and also between his career as a successful illustrator and his feeling that he might still produce something worthwhile.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  George Segal  •  Eva Marie Saint  •  Sterling Hayden  •  Keenan Wynn

Nothing in Common (1986)

On his way up the corporate ladder, David Basner confronts his greatest challenge: his father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Garry Marshall
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Jackie Gleason  •  Eva Marie Saint  •  Hector Elizondo

On his way up the corporate ladder, David Basner confronts his greatest challenge: his father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Garry Marshall
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Jackie Gleason  •  Eva Marie Saint  •  Hector Elizondo

On the Waterfront (1954)

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Terry Malloy dreams about being a prize fighter, while tending his pigeons and running errands at the docks for Johnny Friendly, the corrupt boss of the dockers union. Terry witnesses a murder by two of Johnny's thugs, and later meets the dead man's sister and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elia Kazan
CAST:  Marlon Brando  •  Karl Malden  •  Lee J. Cobb  •  Rod Steiger

Terry Malloy dreams about being a prize fighter, while tending his pigeons and running errands at the docks for Johnny Friendly, the corrupt boss of the dockers union. Terry witnesses a murder by two of Johnny's thugs, and later meets the dead man's sister and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elia Kazan
CAST:  Marlon Brando  •  Karl Malden  •  Lee J. Cobb  •  Rod Steiger

Superman Returns (2006)

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Superman returns to discover his 5-year absence has allowed Lex Luthor to walk free, and that those he was closest to felt abandoned and have moved on. Luthor plots his ultimate revenge that could see millions killed and change the face of the planet forever, as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryan Singer
CAST:  Brandon Routh  •  Kevin Spacey  •  Kate Bosworth  •  James Marsden

Superman returns to discover his 5-year absence has allowed Lex Luthor to walk free, and that those he was closest to felt abandoned and have moved on. Luthor plots his ultimate revenge that could see millions killed and change the face of the planet forever, as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryan Singer
CAST:  Brandon Routh  •  Kevin Spacey  •  Kate Bosworth  •  James Marsden

The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming! (1966)

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When a Soviet submarine gets stuck on a sandbar off the coast of a New England island, its commander orders his second-in-command, Lieutenant Rozanov, to get them moving again before there is an international incident. Rozanov seeks assistance from the island ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
CAST:  Carl Reiner  •  Eva Marie Saint  •  Alan Arkin  •  Brian Keith

When a Soviet submarine gets stuck on a sandbar off the coast of a New England island, its commander orders his second-in-command, Lieutenant Rozanov, to get them moving again before there is an international incident. Rozanov seeks assistance from the island ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
CAST:  Carl Reiner  •  Eva Marie Saint  •  Alan Arkin  •  Brian Keith

Exodus (1960)

Based on Leon Uris' novel, this historical epic provides a dramatic backstory to the creation of the state of Israel in 1948, in the aftermath of World War II. Ari Ben Canaan (Paul Newman), a passionate member of the Jewish paramilitary group Haganah, attempts to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Otto Preminger
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Eva Marie Saint  •  Lee J. Cobb  •  Ralph Richardson

Based on Leon Uris' novel, this historical epic provides a dramatic backstory to the creation of the state of Israel in 1948, in the aftermath of World War II. Ari Ben Canaan (Paul Newman), a passionate member of the Jewish paramilitary group Haganah, attempts to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Otto Preminger
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Eva Marie Saint  •  Lee J. Cobb  •  Ralph Richardson

Carol for Another Christmas (1964)

Daniel Grudge, a wealthy industrialist and fierce isolationist long embittered by the loss of his son in World War II, is visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve who lead him to reconsider his attitude toward his fellow man.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph L. Mankiewicz
CAST:  Sterling Hayden  •  Percy Rodriguez  •  Eva Marie Saint  •  Ben Gazzara

Daniel Grudge, a wealthy industrialist and fierce isolationist long embittered by the loss of his son in World War II, is visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve who lead him to reconsider his attitude toward his fellow man.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph L. Mankiewicz
CAST:  Sterling Hayden  •  Percy Rodriguez  •  Eva Marie Saint  •  Ben Gazzara

My Antonia (1995)

Life in rural Nebraska in the late 1890s.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Sargent
CAST:  Jason Robards  •  Eva Marie Saint  •  Neil Patrick Harris  •  Elina Löwensohn

Life in rural Nebraska in the late 1890s.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Sargent
CAST:  Jason Robards  •  Eva Marie Saint  •  Neil Patrick Harris  •  Elina Löwensohn

That Certain Feeling (1956)

When Larry Larkin's comic strip needs some freshening up, he calls in ghost-writer Francis X. Dignan to help him with the strip. Things get complicated when Francis rekindles his love for his ex-wife, who happens to be Larkin's secretary and soon-to-be wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Melvin Frank  •  Norman Panama
CAST:  Bob Hope  •  Eva Marie Saint  •  George Sanders  •  Pearl Bailey

When Larry Larkin's comic strip needs some freshening up, he calls in ghost-writer Francis X. Dignan to help him with the strip. Things get complicated when Francis rekindles his love for his ex-wife, who happens to be Larkin's secretary and soon-to-be wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Melvin Frank  •  Norman Panama
CAST:  Bob Hope  •  Eva Marie Saint  •  George Sanders  •  Pearl Bailey

The Curse of King Tut's Tomb (1980)

After an archeological expedition discovers the tomb of the Egyptian king Tutankhamen, many of the scientists, engineers and workmen begin mysteriously dying off.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philip Leacock
CAST:  Eva Marie Saint  •  Raymond Burr  •  Tom Baker  •  Robin Ellis

After an archeological expedition discovers the tomb of the Egyptian king Tutankhamen, many of the scientists, engineers and workmen begin mysteriously dying off.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philip Leacock
CAST:  Eva Marie Saint  •  Raymond Burr  •  Tom Baker  •  Robin Ellis

People Like Us (1990)

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When a wealthy scriptwriter and socialite's daughter is murdered, he feels let down by the courts, and so decides to use his powerful position to enable his own form of justice.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Hale
CAST:  Ben Gazzara  •  Connie Sellecca  •  Eva Marie Saint  •  Dennis Farina

When a wealthy scriptwriter and socialite's daughter is murdered, he feels let down by the courts, and so decides to use his powerful position to enable his own form of justice.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Hale
CAST:  Ben Gazzara  •  Connie Sellecca  •  Eva Marie Saint  •  Dennis Farina

Hitchcock, Selznick and the End of Hollywood (1999)

Paying homage to two of Hollywood's central icons, the film creates an unparalleled portrait of two very different personalities amidst the demise of the studio system.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Epstein
CAST:  David O. Selznick  •  Alfred Hitchcock  •  Gene Hackman  •  Peter Bogdanovich

Paying homage to two of Hollywood's central icons, the film creates an unparalleled portrait of two very different personalities amidst the demise of the studio system.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Epstein
CAST:  David O. Selznick  •  Alfred Hitchcock  •  Gene Hackman  •  Peter Bogdanovich
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