Dean Jones

Dean Jones (1931–2015) was an American actor. Jones is best known for his leading roles in several Walt Disney movies between 1965 and 1977, most notably The Love Bug.

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Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero (1998)

When Mr. Freeze kidnaps Barbara Gordon, as an involuntary organ donor to save his dying wife, Batman and Robin must find her before the operation can begin.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Boyd Kirkland
CAST:  Kevin Conroy  •  Michael Ansara  •  Loren Lester  •  Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

When Mr. Freeze kidnaps Barbara Gordon, as an involuntary organ donor to save his dying wife, Batman and Robin must find her before the operation can begin.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Boyd Kirkland
CAST:  Kevin Conroy  •  Michael Ansara  •  Loren Lester  •  Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Beethoven (1992)

The Newton family live in their comfortable home, but there seems to something missing. This "hole" is filled by a small puppy, who walks into their home and their lives. Beethoven, as he is named, grows into a giant of a dog... a St Bernard. Doctor Varnick, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Levant
CAST:  Charles Grodin  •  Bonnie Hunt  •  Dean Jones  •  Nicholle Tom

The Newton family live in their comfortable home, but there seems to something missing. This "hole" is filled by a small puppy, who walks into their home and their lives. Beethoven, as he is named, grows into a giant of a dog... a St Bernard. Doctor Varnick, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Levant
CAST:  Charles Grodin  •  Bonnie Hunt  •  Dean Jones  •  Nicholle Tom

Clear and Present Danger (1994)

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CIA Analyst Jack Ryan is drawn into an illegal war fought by the US government against a Colombian drug cartel.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phillip Noyce
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Anne Archer  •  Donald Moffat  •  Willem Dafoe

CIA Analyst Jack Ryan is drawn into an illegal war fought by the US government against a Colombian drug cartel.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phillip Noyce
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Anne Archer  •  Donald Moffat  •  Willem Dafoe

Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977)

Herbie, the Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own, is racing in the Monte Carlo Rally. But thieves have hidden a cache of stolen diamonds in Herbie's gas tank, and are now trying to get them back.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vincent McEveety
CAST:  Dean Jones  •  Don Knotts  •  Julie Sommars  •  Jacques Marin

Herbie, the Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own, is racing in the Monte Carlo Rally. But thieves have hidden a cache of stolen diamonds in Herbie's gas tank, and are now trying to get them back.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vincent McEveety
CAST:  Dean Jones  •  Don Knotts  •  Julie Sommars  •  Jacques Marin

Jailhouse Rock (1957)

After serving time for manslaughter, young Vince Everett becomes a teenage rock star.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Thorpe
CAST:  Elvis Presley  •  Judy Tyler  •  Mickey Shaughnessy  •  Vaughn Taylor

After serving time for manslaughter, young Vince Everett becomes a teenage rock star.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Thorpe
CAST:  Elvis Presley  •  Judy Tyler  •  Mickey Shaughnessy  •  Vaughn Taylor

Never So Few (1959)

A U.S. military troop takes command of a band of Burmese guerillas during World War II.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sturges
CAST:  Frank Sinatra  •  Gina Lollobrigida  •  Peter Lawford  •  Steve McQueen

A U.S. military troop takes command of a band of Burmese guerillas during World War II.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sturges
CAST:  Frank Sinatra  •  Gina Lollobrigida  •  Peter Lawford  •  Steve McQueen

Other People's Money (1991)

When a corporate raider threatens a hostile takeover of a 'mom and pop' company, the patriarch of the company enlists the help of his wife's attractive daughter—who is a lawyer—to stop the takeover. However, the raider soon becomes infatuated with her, and enjoys ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
CAST:  Danny DeVito  •  Gregory Peck  •  Penelope Ann Miller  •  Piper Laurie

When a corporate raider threatens a hostile takeover of a 'mom and pop' company, the patriarch of the company enlists the help of his wife's attractive daughter—who is a lawyer—to stop the takeover. However, the raider soon becomes infatuated with her, and enjoys ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
CAST:  Danny DeVito  •  Gregory Peck  •  Penelope Ann Miller  •  Piper Laurie

That Darn Cat! (1965)

A young woman suspects foul play when her cat comes home wearing a wristwatch. Convincing the FBI, though, and catching the bad guys is tougher than she imagined.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Hayley Mills  •  Dean Jones  •  Dorothy Provine  •  Roddy McDowall

A young woman suspects foul play when her cat comes home wearing a wristwatch. Convincing the FBI, though, and catching the bad guys is tougher than she imagined.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Hayley Mills  •  Dean Jones  •  Dorothy Provine  •  Roddy McDowall

The Love Bug (1968)

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Down-on-his-luck race car driver Jim Douglas teams up with a little VW Bug that has a mind of its own, not realizing Herbie's worth until a sneaky rival plots to steal him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Dean Jones  •  Michele Lee  •  Buddy Hackett  •  Joe Flynn

Down-on-his-luck race car driver Jim Douglas teams up with a little VW Bug that has a mind of its own, not realizing Herbie's worth until a sneaky rival plots to steal him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Dean Jones  •  Michele Lee  •  Buddy Hackett  •  Joe Flynn

The Sugarland Express (1974)

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Married small-time crooks Lou-Jean and Clovis Poplin lose their baby to the state of Texas and resolve to do whatever it takes to get him back. Lou-Jean gets Clovis out of jail, and the two steal their son from his foster home, in addition to taking a highway ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Goldie Hawn  •  William Atherton  •  Ben Johnson  •  Louise Latham

Married small-time crooks Lou-Jean and Clovis Poplin lose their baby to the state of Texas and resolve to do whatever it takes to get him back. Lou-Jean gets Clovis out of jail, and the two steal their son from his foster home, in addition to taking a highway ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Goldie Hawn  •  William Atherton  •  Ben Johnson  •  Louise Latham

Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)

The story of boxer Rocky Graziano's rise from juvenile delinquent to world champ.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Pier Angeli  •  Everett Sloane  •  Eileen Heckart

The story of boxer Rocky Graziano's rise from juvenile delinquent to world champ.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Pier Angeli  •  Everett Sloane  •  Eileen Heckart

That Darn Cat (1997)

While making his nightly rounds in the neighborhood, Patti's pet cat D.C. finds himself the carrier of a call for help from a kidnap victim. Patti enlists skeptical law enforcement help to find the victim before it's too late.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Spiers
CAST:  Christina Ricci  •  Doug E. Doug  •  Dean Jones  •  Peter Boyle

While making his nightly rounds in the neighborhood, Patti's pet cat D.C. finds himself the carrier of a call for help from a kidnap victim. Patti enlists skeptical law enforcement help to find the victim before it's too late.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Spiers
CAST:  Christina Ricci  •  Doug E. Doug  •  Dean Jones  •  Peter Boyle

The Shaggy D.A. (1976)

Wilby Daniels, a successful lawyer running for District Attorney, suddenly finds himself being transformed into an English sheepdog. Somehow he has to keep his change a secret and find just what is causing it, all the while eluding the local dog catcher.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Dean Jones  •  Suzanne Pleshette  •  Tim Conway  •  Keenan Wynn

Wilby Daniels, a successful lawyer running for District Attorney, suddenly finds himself being transformed into an English sheepdog. Somehow he has to keep his change a secret and find just what is causing it, all the while eluding the local dog catcher.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Dean Jones  •  Suzanne Pleshette  •  Tim Conway  •  Keenan Wynn

The Opposite Sex (1956)

Former radio singer Kay learns from her gossipy friends that her husband, Steve, has had an affair with chorus girl Crystal. Devastated, Kay tries to ignore the information, but when Crystal performs one of her musical numbers at a charity benefit, she breaks down ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Miller
CAST:  June Allyson  •  Joan Collins  •  Dolores Gray  •  Leslie Nielsen

Former radio singer Kay learns from her gossipy friends that her husband, Steve, has had an affair with chorus girl Crystal. Devastated, Kay tries to ignore the information, but when Crystal performs one of her musical numbers at a charity benefit, she breaks down ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Miller
CAST:  June Allyson  •  Joan Collins  •  Dolores Gray  •  Leslie Nielsen

Ten Thousand Bedrooms (1957)

In this musical-comedy, Dean Martin plays an American hotel mogul who becomes smitten with a young Italian woman (Anna Maria Alberghetti) when buying a hotel in Rome. To marry this gal, he has to get her three older sisters married off.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Thorpe
CAST:  Dean Martin  •  Anna Maria Alberghetti  •  Eva Bartok  •  Walter Slezak

In this musical-comedy, Dean Martin plays an American hotel mogul who becomes smitten with a young Italian woman (Anna Maria Alberghetti) when buying a hotel in Rome. To marry this gal, he has to get her three older sisters married off.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Thorpe
CAST:  Dean Martin  •  Anna Maria Alberghetti  •  Eva Bartok  •  Walter Slezak

The Great American Pastime (1956)

Bruce Hallerton becomes coach of the Panthers, a little league baseball team. The fact that an attractive widow has her son in the team causes problems with his wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herman Hoffman
CAST:  Tom Ewell  •  Anne Francis  •  Ann Miller  •  Dean Jones

Bruce Hallerton becomes coach of the Panthers, a little league baseball team. The fact that an attractive widow has her son in the team causes problems with his wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herman Hoffman
CAST:  Tom Ewell  •  Anne Francis  •  Ann Miller  •  Dean Jones

The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit (1968)

Frederick Bolton has to solve two problems. First, his boss has instructed him to come up with a reasonable campaign to promote a new product, a stomach pill named "Aspercel" - by tomorrow. The second problem is Fred's daugther, Helen. She is absolutely fond of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Tokar
CAST:  Lloyd Bochner  •  Ellen Janov  •  Morey Amsterdam  •  Kurt Russell

Frederick Bolton has to solve two problems. First, his boss has instructed him to come up with a reasonable campaign to promote a new product, a stomach pill named "Aspercel" - by tomorrow. The second problem is Fred's daugther, Helen. She is absolutely fond of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Tokar
CAST:  Lloyd Bochner  •  Ellen Janov  •  Morey Amsterdam  •  Kurt Russell

Handle with Care (1958)

A law student working on a class project discovers a real-life crime.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Friedkin
CAST:  Dean Jones  •  Joan O'Brien  •  Thomas Mitchell  •  John Smith

A law student working on a class project discovers a real-life crime.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Friedkin
CAST:  Dean Jones  •  Joan O'Brien  •  Thomas Mitchell  •  John Smith

Original Cast Album: Company (1970)

Stephen Sondheim's musical "Company" opened on Broadway in the Spring of 1970, and tradition dictates that the cast recording is done on the first Sunday after opening night. D.A. Pennebaker, the now-legendary documentarian, filmed the production of the original ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  D. A. Pennebaker
CAST:  Stephen Sondheim  •  Hal Prince  •  Elaine Stritch  •  Dean Jones

Stephen Sondheim's musical "Company" opened on Broadway in the Spring of 1970, and tradition dictates that the cast recording is done on the first Sunday after opening night. D.A. Pennebaker, the now-legendary documentarian, filmed the production of the original ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  D. A. Pennebaker
CAST:  Stephen Sondheim  •  Hal Prince  •  Elaine Stritch  •  Dean Jones

When Every Day Was the Fourth of July (1978)

A little girl convinces her attorney father to defend a mute war veteran accused of murdering a store owner.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Curtis
CAST:  Dean Jones  •  Louise Sorel  •  Chris Peterson  •  Katy Kurtzman

A little girl convinces her attorney father to defend a mute war veteran accused of murdering a store owner.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Curtis
CAST:  Dean Jones  •  Louise Sorel  •  Chris Peterson  •  Katy Kurtzman
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