Larry Gates

Larry Gates (September 24, 1915 – December 12, 1996) was an American actor probably best known for his role as H.B. Lewis on daytime's Guiding Light and as Doc Baugh in the film version of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. He played the role of Lewis from 1983 to 1996 and received the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor at the 1985 awards. Description above from the Wikipedia article Larry Gates, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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Airport (1970)

Melodrama about a bomber on board an airplane, an airport almost closed by snow, and various personal problems of the people involved.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Seaton
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Dean Martin  •  Jean Seberg  •  Jacqueline Bisset

Melodrama about a bomber on board an airplane, an airport almost closed by snow, and various personal problems of the people involved.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Seaton
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Dean Martin  •  Jean Seberg  •  Jacqueline Bisset

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

The Hoodlum Priest (1961)

Venturing into some of the roughest slums of St. Louis, Jesuit priest Rev. Charles Dismas Clark dedicates himself to helping young ex-convicts who are struggling to rejoin a society that fears and rejects them. An especially wrenching case for the Reverend is Billy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Don Murray  •  Larry Gates  •  Cindi Wood  •  Keir Dullea

Venturing into some of the roughest slums of St. Louis, Jesuit priest Rev. Charles Dismas Clark dedicates himself to helping young ex-convicts who are struggling to rejoin a society that fears and rejects them. An especially wrenching case for the Reverend is Billy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Don Murray  •  Larry Gates  •  Cindi Wood  •  Keir Dullea

In the Heat of the Night (1967)

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African-American Philadelphia police detective Virgil Tibbs is arrested on suspicion of murder by Bill Gillespie, the racist police chief of tiny Sparta, Mississippi. After Tibbs proves not only his own innocence but that of another man, he joins forces with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
CAST:  Sidney Poitier  •  Rod Steiger  •  Warren Oates  •  Lee Grant

African-American Philadelphia police detective Virgil Tibbs is arrested on suspicion of murder by Bill Gillespie, the racist police chief of tiny Sparta, Mississippi. After Tibbs proves not only his own innocence but that of another man, he joins forces with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
CAST:  Sidney Poitier  •  Rod Steiger  •  Warren Oates  •  Lee Grant

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Siegel
CAST:  Kevin McCarthy  •  Dana Wynter  •  Larry Gates  •  King Donovan

A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Siegel
CAST:  Kevin McCarthy  •  Dana Wynter  •  Larry Gates  •  King Donovan

Leonard Part 6 (1987)

After separating from his wife, Leonard Parker (Cosby) quit the spy business and became a restaurateur. His wife refuses to speak with him, and his daughter, who changes her career more often than her clothes, has begun dating a man old enough to be Leonard's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Weiland
CAST:  Bill Cosby  •  Tom Courtenay  •  Joe Don Baker  •  Moses Gunn

After separating from his wife, Leonard Parker (Cosby) quit the spy business and became a restaurateur. His wife refuses to speak with him, and his daughter, who changes her career more often than her clothes, has begun dating a man old enough to be Leonard's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Weiland
CAST:  Bill Cosby  •  Tom Courtenay  •  Joe Don Baker  •  Moses Gunn

The Great Impostor (1960)

Fictionalized account of Ferdinand Waldo Demara Jr., who stole or created fictional identities and worked in a variety of occupations, most quite successfully.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Mulligan
CAST:  Tony Curtis  •  Karl Malden  •  Edmond O'Brien  •  Arthur O'Connell

Fictionalized account of Ferdinand Waldo Demara Jr., who stole or created fictional identities and worked in a variety of occupations, most quite successfully.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Mulligan
CAST:  Tony Curtis  •  Karl Malden  •  Edmond O'Brien  •  Arthur O'Connell

The Sand Pebbles (1966)

Engineer Jake Holman arrives aboard the gunboat USS San Pablo, assigned to patrol a tributary of the Yangtze in the middle of exploited and revolution-torn 1926 China. His iconoclasm and cynical nature soon clash with the 'rice-bowl' system which runs the ship and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  Steve McQueen  •  Richard Attenborough  •  Richard Crenna  •  Candice Bergen

Engineer Jake Holman arrives aboard the gunboat USS San Pablo, assigned to patrol a tributary of the Yangtze in the middle of exploited and revolution-torn 1926 China. His iconoclasm and cynical nature soon clash with the 'rice-bowl' system which runs the ship and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  Steve McQueen  •  Richard Attenborough  •  Richard Crenna  •  Candice Bergen

Funny Lady (1975)

Famous singer Fanny Brice has divorced her first husband Nicky Arnstein. During the Great Depression she has trouble finding work as an artist, but meets Billy Rose, a newcomer who writes lyrics and owns a nightclub.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Ross
CAST:  Barbra Streisand  •  James Caan  •  Omar Sharif  •  Roddy McDowall

Famous singer Fanny Brice has divorced her first husband Nicky Arnstein. During the Great Depression she has trouble finding work as an artist, but meets Billy Rose, a newcomer who writes lyrics and owns a nightclub.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Ross
CAST:  Barbra Streisand  •  James Caan  •  Omar Sharif  •  Roddy McDowall

Death of a Gunfighter (1969)

In the turn-of-the century Texas town of Cottownwood Springs, marshal Frank Patch is an old-style lawman in a town determined to become modern. When he kills drunken Luke Mills in self-defense, the town leaders decide it's time for a change. That ask for Patch's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Siegel  •  Robert Totten
CAST:  Richard Widmark  •  Lena Horne  •  Carroll O'Connor  •  Kent Smith

In the turn-of-the century Texas town of Cottownwood Springs, marshal Frank Patch is an old-style lawman in a town determined to become modern. When he kills drunken Luke Mills in self-defense, the town leaders decide it's time for a change. That ask for Patch's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Siegel  •  Robert Totten
CAST:  Richard Widmark  •  Lena Horne  •  Carroll O'Connor  •  Kent Smith

Toys in the Attic (1963)

Julian Berniers returns from Illinois with his young bride Lily Prine to the family in New Orleans. His spinster sisters Carrie and Anna welcome the couple, who arrive with expensive gifts. The sisters hope Julian will help with their expenses, and he tells them ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Roy Hill
CAST:  Dean Martin  •  Geraldine Page  •  Yvette Mimieux  •  Wendy Hiller

Julian Berniers returns from Illinois with his young bride Lily Prine to the family in New Orleans. His spinster sisters Carrie and Anna welcome the couple, who arrive with expensive gifts. The sisters hope Julian will help with their expenses, and he tells them ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Roy Hill
CAST:  Dean Martin  •  Geraldine Page  •  Yvette Mimieux  •  Wendy Hiller

Glory Alley (1952)

A New Orleans boxer backs out of a bout and leaves his girlfriend for Korea.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raoul Walsh
CAST:  Ralph Meeker  •  Leslie Caron  •  Kurt Kasznar  •  Gilbert Roland

A New Orleans boxer backs out of a bout and leaves his girlfriend for Korea.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raoul Walsh
CAST:  Ralph Meeker  •  Leslie Caron  •  Kurt Kasznar  •  Gilbert Roland

Take Me to Town (1953)

Saloon entertainer Vermilion O'Toole and her former partner in crime Newt Cole escape from a train ride to prison and hide out in logging town Timberline. Meanwhile, the three sons of widower Will Hall come to town in search of a wife for their dad. Vermilion needs ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Douglas Sirk
CAST:  Ann Sheridan  •  Sterling Hayden  •  Phillip Reed  •  Lee Patrick

Saloon entertainer Vermilion O'Toole and her former partner in crime Newt Cole escape from a train ride to prison and hide out in logging town Timberline. Meanwhile, the three sons of widower Will Hall come to town in search of a wife for their dad. Vermilion needs ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Douglas Sirk
CAST:  Ann Sheridan  •  Sterling Hayden  •  Phillip Reed  •  Lee Patrick

Lucky Luciano (1973)

Lucky Luciano is one of the bosses of the Mafia. He orders the slaughter of 40 other responsibles, therefore becoming the only boss. But a few years later he is put into jail. In 1946, he got a pardon and is sent back to Sicilia. There, he begins becoming one of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francesco Rosi
CAST:  Gian Maria Volonté  •  Edmond O'Brien  •  Rod Steiger  •  Vincent Gardenia

Lucky Luciano is one of the bosses of the Mafia. He orders the slaughter of 40 other responsibles, therefore becoming the only boss. But a few years later he is put into jail. In 1946, he got a pardon and is sent back to Sicilia. There, he begins becoming one of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francesco Rosi
CAST:  Gian Maria Volonté  •  Edmond O'Brien  •  Rod Steiger  •  Vincent Gardenia

Some Came Running (1958)

Hard-drinking novelist Dave Hirsh returns home after being gone for years. His brother wants Dave to settle down and introduces him to English teacher Gwen French. Moody Dave resents his brother and spends his days hanging out with Bama Dillert, a professional ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vincente Minnelli
CAST:  Frank Sinatra  •  Dean Martin  •  Shirley MacLaine  •  Martha Hyer

Hard-drinking novelist Dave Hirsh returns home after being gone for years. His brother wants Dave to settle down and introduces him to English teacher Gwen French. Moody Dave resents his brother and spends his days hanging out with Bama Dillert, a professional ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vincente Minnelli
CAST:  Frank Sinatra  •  Dean Martin  •  Shirley MacLaine  •  Martha Hyer

Cattle King (1963)

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A rich landowner of Wyoming fights to prevent the Texas herds from trampling his rich meadows.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tay Garnett
CAST:  Robert Taylor  •  Robert Loggia  •  Joan Caulfield  •  Robert Middleton

A rich landowner of Wyoming fights to prevent the Texas herds from trampling his rich meadows.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tay Garnett
CAST:  Robert Taylor  •  Robert Loggia  •  Joan Caulfield  •  Robert Middleton

Evening Primrose (1966)

A young poet gets the brilliant idea to live in a department store, hiding by day, and courting his muse by night where it's quiet, and he can have all his needs met. But, to his surprise, he learns his brilliant idea's not exactly original; there are other ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Bogart
CAST:  Anthony Perkins  •  Charmian Carr  •  Dorothy Stickney  •  Larry Gates

A young poet gets the brilliant idea to live in a department store, hiding by day, and courting his muse by night where it's quiet, and he can have all his needs met. But, to his surprise, he learns his brilliant idea's not exactly original; there are other ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Bogart
CAST:  Anthony Perkins  •  Charmian Carr  •  Dorothy Stickney  •  Larry Gates

The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker (1959)

In early 1900s' Pennsylvania, Mr. Pennypacker has two company offices and two families with a combined total of 17 children. With an office in Harrisburg and an office in Philadelphia, he has successfully kept two separate homes. However, when an emergency requires ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Levin
CAST:  Clifton Webb  •  Dorothy McGuire  •  Charles Coburn  •  Jill St. John

In early 1900s' Pennsylvania, Mr. Pennypacker has two company offices and two families with a combined total of 17 children. With an office in Harrisburg and an office in Philadelphia, he has successfully kept two separate homes. However, when an emergency requires ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Levin
CAST:  Clifton Webb  •  Dorothy McGuire  •  Charles Coburn  •  Jill St. John

One Foot in Hell (1960)

Mitch Barrett becomes embittered because his wife is allowed to die when he can't pay for the medicine she needs. The remorseful townspeople hire Mitch to be a deputy sheriff, thereby enabling him to plot an elaborate bank robbery with the help of an artist, a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James B. Clark
CAST:  Alan Ladd  •  Don Murray  •  Dan O'Herlihy  •  Dolores Michaels

Mitch Barrett becomes embittered because his wife is allowed to die when he can't pay for the medicine she needs. The remorseful townspeople hire Mitch to be a deputy sheriff, thereby enabling him to plot an elaborate bank robbery with the help of an artist, a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James B. Clark
CAST:  Alan Ladd  •  Don Murray  •  Dan O'Herlihy  •  Dolores Michaels

F.D.R.: The Last Year (1980)

Though visibly frail and weary, President Franklin D. Roosevelt runs for a precedent-setting fourth term. He also oversees plans for the D-Day Invasion and engages in tempestuous summit meetings with his wartime allies Stalin and Churchill.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Page
CAST:  Jason Robards  •  Eileen Heckart  •  Edward Binns  •  Kim Hunter

Though visibly frail and weary, President Franklin D. Roosevelt runs for a precedent-setting fourth term. He also oversees plans for the D-Day Invasion and engages in tempestuous summit meetings with his wartime allies Stalin and Churchill.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Page
CAST:  Jason Robards  •  Eileen Heckart  •  Edward Binns  •  Kim Hunter
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